(ELORA, ON) – In an undisciplined display, the Windsor Clippers allowed the Elora Mohawks to slide back into a tie in their Round 1 OJBLL playoff series with a 13-6 win in Elora. The deciding factor in the game was Windsor’s in ability to stay out of the penalty box.
The Mohawks jumped out in front in the 1st period, scoring four goals before Matt Martinello got Windsor on the score sheet with 2 second remaining to play. The tone of the game was set when Gianni Martinello was assessed a 2-minute minor at the 8:29 mark then earned 6 more minutes in penalties a mere 7 seconds after leaving the box.
In total, the Clippers were whistled for 17 infractions, spending 40 minutes of the game a man short. Elora took advantage with six power play goals, compared to Windsor’s two scores in eight chances.
Elora added five more goals in the second period as only Patrick Kaschalk and Martinello, with his second, replied for Windsor. Three tallies in the 2nd for Elora were with a man advantage.
The Clippers showed signs of life in the 3rd period with three goals from Logan Holmes, Dylan Riley, and Kaschalk’s second, but it was too little too late for the Boatmen.
Ian Ferguson took the loss for Windsor as he split the goaltending duties with Jacob Corra. Ferguson gave up 8 goals on 33 shots while Corra saved 19 of 24 shots in relief.
The two sides will be back at it this Thursday as they return to Forest Glade Arena for game 3. Start time is scheduled for 8:00 pm.