By Mike Soulliere
(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers picked up a hard fought 12-11 victory over the rival Wallaceburg Red Devils on Friday night in Wallaceburg. The Red Devils drop to 4-3 in a battle for the Far West division.
The game saw the Clippers jump out to an early 4-0 lead in a dominant first ten minutes, but the Red Devils managed to keep hanging around and chipped away to end the first period trailing 5-4.
The second period was all Wallaceburg as the Clippers could not get on track and they trailed 9-6 after forty minutes.
The third period looked more like the opening ten minutes for the Clippers as they outscored the Red Devils 6-2 in the period to earn the 12-11 win.
Brendon Anger led the Clippers scoring with five goals. Matt Martinello chipped in with a pair while singles were added by Nathan Hodgins, Josh Jubenville, Trevor Learn, Dylan Riley and Logan Holmes. Mike Cameron started in goal for the Clippers and was replaced by Cooper Cecile late in the second period. Cameron gave up eight goals on 31 shots while Cecile gave up three goals on 14 shots for the win.
On Saturday, the Windsor Clippers put in a strong defensive showing with a 9-5 victory over the St Catharine’s Spartans, at Forest Glade Arena. The Spartans, who have been averaging nearly 14 goals a game coming into action, were served a stiff dose of some Clippers “not in our house” defence. The Clippers hit everything in red that moved.
Ryan Marchand and Jarred Riley each scored twice for the Clippers, while singles were scored by Josh Jubenville, Brendon Anger, Dylan Riley, Patrick Kaschalk and Cody Holmes.
Cooper Cecile recorded the win in goal for the Clippers, stopping 29 of 34 shots. The Spartans scored three of their goals on the power play.
A tired and weary Clippers team rolled into Owen Sound and came out with a 12-7 win. The win improved the Clippers to 7-1 on the season, and was the third win in less than 48 hours.
Jarred Riley paced the Clippers attack with three goals. Brendon Anger and Trevor Learn each scored a pair while singles were scored by Gianni Martinello, Andrew Garant, Ryan Marchand, Dylan Riley and Patrick Kaschalk.
Cooper Cecile stopped 34 of 41 North Stars goals to earn the win in goal.
The Clippers next home game will be on Wednesday night against the Point Edward Pacers. Game time at Forest Glade Arena is 8:00 pm. On Saturday night the Wallaceburg Red Devils come calling. Game time on Saturday is 7:00 pm.
To see a re-broadcast of the game against St Catharines, visit www.WE-tv.ca.