(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers are two games closer to the playoffs after splitting the weekend schedule. The squad still sits atop the OJBLL Far West Division with a 13-5-0 records, 13 points ahead of their nearest competitor.
Saturday evening, the Clippers welcomed the Guelph Regals to town by handing them an 11-10 come-from-behind defeat.
Both teams were tied 3-3 after the first 20 minutes. Chase Kavanaugh scored in the final minute of play to even the score after Andrew Garant and Dylan Riley tallied earlier in the period.
In the second, Windsor let down a little as Guelph established a 2-goal cushion by the buzzer. Garant scored all three of Windsor’s 2nd period goals to keep the team in the competition.
The Clippers pulled within one before the final frame was two minutes old, on a goal by Blain Wallace. They ten took the lead on goals by Noah Bushnell and Logan Holmes. But the team couldn’t hang on for the victory as the Regals tied the game with less than 3 minutes to play, and the teams headed to overtime.
Guelph struck first, at the one minute mark, but goals by Bushnell and Wallace secured Windsor’s 13th win of the season.
Jacob Corra saved 26 of 36 shots for the win.
There was a different outcome Sunday on the road. The Clippers journeyed to Elora to face the Mohawks at the Elora Community Centre.
The Clippers gave up the first two goals, but scored the last two of the 1st period to head to the dressing room with a 5-4 lead. Goal scorers were Bushnell with two, and Liam Leclair, Wallace, and Riley with singles.
Bushnell and Holms scored Windsor only two markers in the second as a rejuvenated Elora ran away by a 6-2 margin. The Clippers faired no better in the 3rd as both teams lost steam and netted just two goals apiece, Windsor’s coming from Matt Martinello and Riley with his second.
Corra took the loss between the pipes for Windsor, facing 53 shots while the Clippers could manage just 44 on the Mohawks’ goal.
Windsor has just two games remaining in the regular season. On June 18 they play host to the London Blue Devils at 8:00 pm at Forest Glade Arena. In their previous three meetings, the Clippers have owned the Devils, winning by a combined 53-14 margin.
The Clippers will play out the final game in Hagersville in their only meeting against the Six Nations Rebels at the Iroquois Lacrosse Arena.