By Mike Soulierre
(WALLACEBURG, ON) – The Windsor Clippers survived the return trip to Wallaceburg with a 14-11 victory over the Red Devils. The win evens the best of five series at two wins each, with the deciding game to be played at Forest Glade Arena on Tuesday evening. Game time is 8:00 pm.
The Clippers fell behind 4-0 early in this game, but chipped away at the Wallaceburg lead and closed out the first period trailing 7-3. Ryan Marchand, Trevor Learn, and Brendon Anger each scored in the first period for the Clippers. Cooper Cecile started in goal for the Clippers, and was relieved by Zach Grace at the 9:06 mark.
In the second period the Clippers pulled to within one goal before the Red Devils scored a pair to regain a three goal lead, but the Clippers came back again and trailed 10-8 after forty minutes. Ryan Marchand, Logan Holmes, Patrick Kaschalk, Jarred Riley, and Dylan Riley all scored for the Clippers in the second period.
The Clippers opened the third period with three straight goals to take their first lead of the game. The Red Devils bounced back with a goal to even the score at 11-11 with 5:21 to play.
Jarred Riley then put the Clippers up for good with his second goal of the night with 2:21 left on the clock. One minute later the Clippers were awarded a penalty shot and Brendon Anger made no mistake putting the Clippers ahead 13-11.
Josh Jubenville closed out the scoring with an empty net goal with 0:40 seconds left to play. Zach Grace recorded the win in goal for the Clippers, giving up 7 goals on 25 shots.
Game five of the series is expected to be a sell-out, so you will want to get down to the arena early to get a good seat.