The Windsor Clippers continued to sail past their Junior B Lacrosse League competition Thursday, defeating the visiting London Blue Devils 17-14 at the Forest Glade Arena.
The first period was a back-and-forth battle, which saw 14 goals scored in the frame. Windsor’s Ryan Marchand opened the scoring at 1:35, but London’s Andrew Campbell answered less than 20 seconds later. Trevor Learn and Josh Lubenville each found the back of the net next to give the Clippers a 3-1 lead, before the Blue Devils went on a 5-goal tear. Singles from Jordan Bennett, Greg Morrisette, and Brent Montgomery, and two from Mike Rybka put London up 6-3. Brendon Anger answered at 13:11, but Campbell responded 40-seconds later restore London’s 3-goal lead. Marchand and Anger each scored their second goals of the game to make it 7-6, but London’s Rybka earned his third of game to make it 8-6 after one.
London opened the second with three unanswered goals as Bennett, Campbell, and Morrisette each added their second goals of the match. Windsor responded with three of their own, as Logan Holmes, Jarred Riley, and Anger – with his third of the match – found the back of the net. Bennett scored his third goal of the game for the Blue Devils at 10:15, but Anger responded with his fourth at 19:45 to make it 12-10 London. Learn brought the Clippers within one on a power-play at 19:59, while London’s Lucas Jenkins AP watched from the box for a slash.
Windsor dominated in the third, allowing only two goals. Anger popped his fifth of the game 36-seconds in to open the third, and Riley scored his second at 3:06 to give Windsor the lead for the first time since the first. Brady Doxtator tied it up at 4:11, but Anger and Riley each scored again to put the Clippers back on top. London’s Rybka scored his fourth of the game to make it 15-14 for Windsor, before Anger - with his game-leading seventh – and Marchand - with his third - put the game away for the Clippers.
As with their previous game, Jacob Corra AP allowed 7 of 14 in 13:51 playing time, and Cooper Cecile earned the win, 7 of 27 in 45:55 playing time. Zach Grace stopped 41 of 58 in the loss.
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Next up, the Clippers host the Orangeville Northmen on Saturday, June 7 at the Forest Glade Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.