(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers had their hats handed to them Saturday night as the Niagara Thunderhawks swooped into town. By the time the dust settled, Niagara had provided Windsor with its third loss of the season, against eight wins, by a score of 17-5.
The Thunderhawks jumped out into a 4-0 lead in a relatively uneventful 1st period. Niagara doubled that to 8-0 before Logan Holmes got Windsor on the board at the 7:37 mark. Colin Reaburn relieved the shell-shocked Jacob Corra between the pipes, but couldn’t change the luck of the game for Windsor.
Reaburn gave up three goals in five minutes before Corra retook the reins. The Thunderhawks closed out the period with a 12-2 lead.
Four more goals for Niagara, to two for Windsor, necessitated another goaltender change as Reaburn trudged back out for the final 12 minutes.
Windsor was able to tally just one more goal before the relief of the final buzzer.
The Clippers now sit 3.5 games ahead of Wallaceburg in the OJBLL Far East Division. The Red Devils split their weekend schedule by defeating St Catharines on Saturday and dropping an 8-5 decision to Orangeville the next day.
The two teams will meet this Wednesday at 7:30 in Wallaceburg. Windsor will then travel to London for a Thursday matchup before returning to Forest Glade on June 3 to face the Point Edward Pacers.