(WINDSOR, ON) – Facing a familiar foe, the Windsor Clippers allowed a little penalty trouble to trip them up to start their OJBLL game Thursday night. Despite this, as the match wore on, Windsor pulled themselves together to lay a 14-4 pounding on the Point Edward Pacers in lacrosse action.
The Clippers, playing at home, picked up an early lead with blasts from Evan Mihalic and Brayden Mayea. Point Edward responded with a power-play marker by Blain Adams, but he was bookended soon after by a Chase Kavanaugh laser to make the score 3-1.
Late in the frame, Windsor fell into penalty trouble and allowed the Pacers to pile the shots on starting goalie Carson Hebner. Goals from Jakob Knowles and Korey Conroy, while on the advantage, allowed Point Edward to claw back even going into intermission.
In the middle stanza, the home team sprung to life and a six-goal run for the Clippers blew the game wide open. Kavanaugh and Jake Rosa each belted in two goals while Mayea added another and Brendan Wallace snagged his first tally of the match.
Point Edward’s Brett Barnes broke up the run with an extra-attacker buzzer-beater to end the frame. Hebner stopped 32 of 36 shots in two periods of play, good enough to pick up the win. For the third period the Clippers turned to rookie goalie Chase Cosgrove.
The Windsor offence kept roaring, adding five more goals; two from Rosa, one more for Wallace and Kavanaugh, and a man-up marker for Andrew Clark. Cosgrove was solid in relief, picking up the 9-save shutout period. Noble Jacobs took the loss for the Pacers, turning aside 39 shots.
The Clippers will next be in action Saturday night when they host the St Catharines Spartans at 7pm at Forest Glade Arena.
The Windsor Warlocks Tykes will be special guests at the game and will play a mini-game during the first intermission.