Express Return Home Down 3-2

Header-image-Shalapata-2By Ian Shalapata

(WINDSOR, ON) – Road trips have not been friendly to the Windsor Express this year. With just 8 road wins during the regular season, Windsor has continued the trend during the playoffs with a 2-4 record away from the confines of the WFCU Arena.

This weekend the Express played three games in Halifax as the away component of the NBLC Finals. Windsor escaped with a 1-2 result, and returning home while looking at elimination from this year’s playoffs.

The Express won the middle of the the three game series on the coast, enough to force a Game 6 back in Windsor. However, instead of being in the driver’s seat, a loss tomorrow night will ordain the Rainmen as the 2014-15 Champions. A win will force a winner-take-all Game 7 on Thursday.

Either way, the next NBLC Champ will be crowned in Windsor for the second year in a row.

The Express out-lasted Halifax on Friday night in Game 4, 109-105. It was a strong comeback after being blown out the night before, and testifies to the fortitude of this Express team.

Kirk Williams Jr was the leader on the night as he put up a playoff high of 36 points in the winning effort.

Sunday afternoon, with a return to Windsor secured, the Express dropped Game 5 125-91 to Halifax.

Again Williams led the team in scoring as he registered 20 points, closely followed by Tony Bennett with 18.

The ball toss for Game 6 is at 7:00 pm. If necessary, Game 7 will be Thursday.


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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata