(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers got back on track as they sent the Pacers packing by a score of 13-7. The win improves the Clippers’ record to 7-1, first place in the Far West Division, and a share of first place overall in the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League.
Logan Holmes opened the scoring for the Clippers, on the power play, shortly before the 5 minute mark. Noah Bushnell then made it 2-0 less than a minute later. After Point Edward got one back, Andrew Garant netted his first of three on the night to re-establish the two-goal lead.
At the end of a relatively calm but fast-paced first period, the two teams went to the dressing rooms with Windsor leading 5-3.
Frustration took hold in the second frame as 10 total penalties were called, most of them off-setting minors, amongst the seven goals. All but two of the offenses were roughing calls that saw the Clippers playing short for five minutes. Point Edward would connect on just one power play goal during the major penalty, allowing Windsor to escape the period with a 9-6 lead.
Point Edward fell off the pace in the chippy third period, able to score just one goal in 20 minutes. After Windsor scored two goals in two minutes, the game took a turn for the worse as a total of 66 minutes of penalties were called, including two game misconducts and two 10-minute misconducts.
In addition to Garant’s hat trick, the Clippers notched three from both Bushnell and Craig Marentette.
Jacob Corra bettered his record to 6-1 as he turned away 33 of 40 shots for the win.
Windsor will travel to the Niagara Region this weekend for games in St Catharines and Welland before returning to face the Niagara Thunderhawks at Forest Glade Arena on May 23 at 7:00 pm.