By Ian Shalapata
(WINDSOR, ON) – In a penalty-filled match, Windsor Clippers gave up only their first loss of the season at the hands of the Owen Sound Northstars by a score of 13-11, Saturday night. Now 6-1, the Clippers remain in first place in the Far West Division, 6 points better than London.
Owen Sound opened the scoring at 1:44, but Patrick Kaschalk even the score just 22 seconds later. The teams traded goals throughout the first period, interspersed with penalties until Chase Kavanaugh potted a shot with just 11 seconds remaining to bring the score to 5-4 in Windsor’s favour.
The Northstars turned on the heat in the second, out-shooting Windsor 24-14 and out-scoring them 4-2. Both teams peppered the goaltenders from start to finish, but they both held tough.
In the final frame, Windsor’s Ryan Marchand netted two goals within the first five minutes. Logan Holmes put the Clippers up by two with just over 12 minutes remaining to play, but Owen Sound wouldn’t go away.
They tied the game six minutes later and then sealed the win with two more just a minute and a half left to play.
Jacob Corra made 31 saves in his first loss of the season while Windsor directed 49 shots at the Northstars’ goal.
Windsor welcomes Point Edward at 8:00 pm on Wednesday before heading to the Niagara Region for two games over the weekend.