(WINDSOR, ON) – The Windsor Clippers, fresh off a nail-biting loss to the Six Nations Rebels last Saturday, laid a merciless beating on the London Blue Devils Thursday night, in Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League action. Outshooting their foes by a 70-39 margin, the Clippers pounded out a 20-6 win over the hapless Devils.
Fueled by a first-period hat-trick from Brayden Mayea, Windsor set the tone early at Forest Glade Arena. Matt Fraser, Chase Kavanaugh, Noah Bushnell, and captain James Morgan also added to the tally as the Clippers walked away from the frame up 7-2. London’s scorers were Sean Campbell and Gregory Elijah-Brown.
In the middle act, the Clippers continued the onslaught. Will Cecile, Kavanaugh, Morgan, and Fraser all buried the ball for the home team. Daniel Carruthers scored the lone Blue Devils goal as they fell behind by an 11-3 score.
Windsor rookie goalie Chase Cosgrove left the game 28 minutes in, after allowing just two goals on almost 20 shots. The win was his first statistical victory of his young Junior B career.
Windsor piled on in the third, outscoring London by a 9-3 margin. Jake Rosa and Mayea each tallied twice, while Blake Patterson, Darian Delisle, Andrew Clark, Morgan, and Kavanaugh all ripped the mesh once. London answered back with two goals from Elijah-Brown and a single by Quincy Abrams.
In net, Liam Tomes finished the game for the Clippers, allowing four goals on about 20 shots in 32 minutes of play. For the Blue Devils, Marquez Stonefish took the loss, turning aside 49 attempts on 65 shots. Elijah Trudeau allowed four goals in relief of Stonefish.
Rosa and Mayea each collected eight points on the night for Windsor, followed by Bushnell with seven, and Kavanaugh with six.
The Clippers (3-2) will take to the road this weekend to face the Niagara Thunderhawks (2-1) on Saturday and the Hamilton Bengals (4-2) on Sunday. Windsor’s next home game will be next Thursday night when they host the Point Edward Pacers at 8pm at Forest Glade Arena.