By Mike Soulliere
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers got off to a quick start in game two, jumping out to a 6-1 first period lead and cruised to a 12-7 victory over the Orangeville Northmen.
The win ties the best of five western conference semi final series at one game apiece. The Clippers lost game one of the series 12-9 in Orangeville on Sunday night.
Lucas Ducharme scored three first period goals to pace the Clippers attack. Ryan Marchand and Brendon Anger each chipped in with a pair of goals while singles were scored by Josh Jubenville, Andrew Garant, Cam Rogers, Jeff Rivait and Nate Hodgins.
Cooper Cecile was solid in goal for the Clippers stopping 50 of 57 shots for the victory.
However, on Thursday evening the Clippers looked unbeatable for one period in Orangeville, during game three. The next two periods, though, the Northmen took the Clippers to school.
After jumping out to an 8-3 first period lead, the Clippers found themselves trailing 10-9 after two periods and lost 16-11.
Ryan Marchand scored four goals for the Clippers while Jeff Rivait scored three times. Brendon Anger scored twice with singles going to Andrew Garant and Lucas Ducharme. Cooper Cecile took the loss in goal for the Clippers.
Game four of the series will be played Saturday night at Forest Glade Arena. Game time is 7:00 pm.
A Clippers loss and the season is over. But a Clippers win will force a fifth and deciding game in Orangeville on Monday night.