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CLIPPER OF THE WEEK
May 21, 2013
Windsor Clippers defender Matt Martinello is this week’s Windsor Crossing Clipper of the Week.
Martinello earned the honour for his play from May 14th through May 20th . During that stretch Martinello scored 1 breakaway goal, scooped up 17 ground balls and made 12 clears in three Clippers wins last week.
The 19-year-old, 5′ 10″ and 200 pound Martinello is in his third year with the Clippers. Matt’s ability to pick up loose balls and his transition play have become valuable assets to the Clippers scheme.
Martinello and the Clippers will welcome in the London Blue Devils to Forest Glade Arena Friday night, May 24th, at 7:300 pm. for the first of a three game home stand. On Saturday night the Owen Sound North Stars will come calling for a 7:00 pm tilt at Forest Glade. Following that the Clippers will entertain the Wallaceburg Red Devils on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:30 pm. The Clippers are currently riding a five game winning streak and are atop the Far West division with a 6-1 record.
CLIPPERS TAKE A PAIR OF ROAD GAMES
May 19, 2013
To say it was a thing of beauty would be a misrepresentation of the truth, but the truth is that the Clippers earned a pair of road victories. The Clippers defeated the St. Catharines Spartans Saturday night 9-8 and then edged the Welland Warlords 11-10 in overtime to complete the weekend sweep.
The wins improve the Clippers record on the season to 6-1 and the lead in the Far West division. The Clippers have a five game winning streak in tact, the last three of which have been by a one goal differential, coming into a pair of home games this weekend. The Clippers will host the London Blue Devils for a rare Friday night home game at Forest Glade Arena. Game time on Friday is 7:30 pm. On Saturday night the Clippers will welcome in the always tough Owen Sound North Stars for a 7:00 pm tilt.
In St. Catharines the Clippers fell behind 2-0 just 96 seconds into the game before they shook off the bus legs and battled back to lead 5-4 after 20 minutes. The teams traded goals in the second and third periods for the Clippers to hold on to the 9-8 victory. The Clippers held a 47-30 shot advantage in the win. Brendon Anger paced the Clippers attack with three goals. Singles were added by Josh Jubenville, Jarred Riley, Bryan Larocque, Lucas Ducharme, Ryan Marchand and Jeff Rivait. Kyle May went the distance in goal for the victory.
In Welland the Clippers had to put in some overtime to pry the two points away from a hungry Welland squad to earn the victory. Rookie Andrew Garant was the overtime hero scoring his second goal of the game with only 8 seconds remaining in the game to secure the win. Lucas Ducharme and Jeff Rivait also scored a pair of goals for the Clippers. Singles were added by Josh Jubenville, Austin Thompson, Brendon Anger, Trevor Learn and Bryan Larocque. Cooper Cecile faced 55 shots in goal to record the win
CLIPPERS EDGE PACERS 7-6
May 15, 2013
The Windsor Clippers edged the Point Edward Pacers 7-6 tonight at Forest Glade Arena. The contest was rather one sided, but the score certainly did not indicate that. The Clippers directed more than 100 shots toward the Pacers goal, but almost half of them missed the target. The first period shots were 30-8 for the Clippers, but the scoreboard read 4-2. The Clippers led 6-4 after 40 minutes and hung on to win 7-6.
Jeff Rivait scored twice for the Clippers. Singles were added by Bryan Larocque, Lucas Ducharme, Ryan Marchand, Trevor Learn and Logan Holmes. Cooper Cecile recorded the win in goal for the Clippers with 26 saves.
The Clippers hit the road for a pair of weekend games. On Saturday night they take on the St. Catherines Spartans, and Sunday afternoon will face the Welland Warlords.
CLIPPER OF THE WEEK
May 14, 2013
Windsor Clippers Jeff Rivait is this weeks Windsor Crossing Clipper of the Week.
Rivait earned the honour for his play from May 6th through May 13. During that stretch, Jeff scored 4 goals and added 6 assists for 10 points in two games. Two of his four goals were power play tallies.
The 21-year-old veteran is the Clippers team captain and in his final year of Junior eligibility. Rivait also earned a scholarship to play Lacrosse in the NCAA at Young Harris University in Georgia, where he was second in points for the Mountain Lions this season.
Rivait and the Clippers will welcome in the Point Edward Pacers to Forest Glade Arena Wednesday night, May 15th, at 8:00 pm. This weekend the Clippers will hit the road for a pair of games. On Saturday night the Clippers will be in St. Catharines to face the Spartans and on Sunday afternoon the Clippers will visit the Welland Warlords.
HOME OPENER ACTION SHOTS POSTED
Click here to view action shots from the Clippers May 4 2013 home opener against the Guelph Regals. Action shots compliments of Gerry Marentette
CLIPPERS SHUT DOWN BLUE DEVILS
May 12, 2013
The Windsor Clippers completed a perfect weekend with a 7-3 road win in London on Sunday night. On Saturday night the Clippers defeated the Brampton Excelsiors 17-7 at home. The pair of wins vaults the Clippers into first place in the Far West division.
Trevor Learn led the Clippers offensive attack with three goals and two assists. Also scoring for the Clippers were Lucas Ducharme, Andrew Garant, Ryan Marchand and Jeff Rivait. Kyle May went the distance in goal for the win.
The Clippers defence played three solid periods, including shutting out the Blue Devils in the final twenty minutes.
The Clippers will host the Point Edward Pacers on Wednesday night at Forest Glade Arena. Game time is 8:00 pm
CLIPPERS POUND EXCELSIORS 17-7
May 11, 2013
The Windsor Clippers put their size advantage to good use tonight with a 17-7 victory over the much smaller but skilled Brampton Excelsior squad. The Clippers wore down the Excelsiors in the first two periods and took advantage in the third period to cruise to a 17-7 victory.
Jeff Rivait, Bryan Larocque, Lucas Ducharme and Ryan Marchand each scored three goals for the Clippers tonight with singles going to Dylan Riley, Trevor Learn, Andrew Garant, Matt Martinello and Logan Holmes. Trevor Learn and Jeff Rivait also added four assists each. Cooper Cecile recorded the win in goal for the Clippers. The Clippers also went 6 for 7 on the power play.
The Clippers head up the 401 to take on division leading London Blue Devils on Sunday for a Mother’s Day match-up at 7:00 pm This is a huge game for the Clippers as it is their first divisional game and will be the first of 3 meetings between the two clubs. The Clippers next home game is Wednesday night against the Point Edward Pacers. Game time at Forest Glade Arena is 8:00 pm
CLIPPER OF THE WEEK
May 8, 2013
Windsor Clippers defender Joshua Jubenville is the first recipient of the Windsor Crossing Clipper of the Week.
Jubenville earned the honour for his play from April 29 through May 5. During that stretch, he had no points and 4 penalty minutes, but more importantly was outstanding on defence. In two games the tenacious Jubenville scooped up 13 loose balls and had several big hits, earning special teams time on the ball team and penalty kill.
The 16-year-old rookie from Windsor played his first Junior B game on May 4th against the Guelph Regals. At 5’9″ and 175 pounds the truculent young Clipper has already earned the respect of his team-mates for his rockem sockem in your face style of play. “Jubes” is fast becoming a fan favourite.
Jubenville and the Clippers will welcome in the Brampton Excelsiors to Forest Glade Arena this Saturday night, where it will be Windsor Fire and Rescue night. Game time is 7:00 pm. On Sunday the Clippers will travel to London to take on the Blue Devils in a Far West Division rivalry game.
CLIPPERS CLOBBERED IN SIX NATIONS
May 5, 2013
On a night when the Six Nations Rebels were receiving their Founders Cup rings and raising their Canadian Championship banner the Clippers wish it was a bad dream and want the day to start over. The Rebels embarrassed the Clippers in every facet of the game while cruising to a 20-8 victory over Windsor. To their credit, while things were not going the way they wanted, the Clippers never gave up and put up a battle to the end. The Clippers will take the lesson and hopefully learn from it and move forward.
Brendon Anger scored three times for the Clippers. Jeff Rivait added a pair while singles were scored by Trevor Learn, Austin Thompson and Lucas Ducharme.
Up next for the Clippers is a visit from the Brampton Excelsiors this Saturday at 7:00 pm at Forest Glade Arena
CLIPPERS ROMP IN OPENER
May 4, 2013
The Windsor Clippers opened the 2013 season with a convincing 15-8 victory over the visiting Guelph Regals at Forest Glade Arena tonight in front of more than 250 spectators. The Clippers jumped out to a 5-1 first period lead, but let the Regals back into the game in the second period and took a 7-5 lead into the third period. The Clipper out-scored the Regals 8-3 in the final frame to come out with the 15-8 win.
Jeff Rivait, Logan Holmes and Lucas Ducharme scored three times each for the Clippers, while Brendon Anger chipped in with a pair. Singles were scored by Bryan Larocque, Andrew Garant, Trevor Learn, and Cody Holmes. Kyle May went the distance in goal to record the win. The Regals out shot the Clippers 57-52 in the game. The Clippers went five for seven on the power play, and scored twice while short handed.
Up next for the Clippers is a trip to Six Nations on Sunday to face the defending National Champion Rebels in their home opener. The Clippers will be back home for a tilt with the Brampton Excelsiors next Saturday, May 11th. Game time at Forest Glade Arena is 7:00 pm
Clippers To Open Season Saturday With New Zone Defence
Windsor’s Austin Thompson, right, fires a shot at goaltender Cooper Cecile during practice at Forest Glade Arena. (TYLER BROWNBRIDGE/The Windsor Star)
Courtsey Of Jim Parker Windsorstar.com May 3, 2013
With 14 new faces in the lineup a year ago, there were bound to be some growing pains for the Windsor Clippers.
Under the circumstances, last year’s .500 record might have been acceptable, but it left the Clippers on the outside of the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior B playoff picture.
“At the end, not making the playoffs brings everyone down and you have to think about it all off-season,” said Clippers alternate captain Brendon Anger, who is entering his fourth season.
A new season will begin tonight for the Clippers against the Guelph Regals. Game time at Forest Glade Arena is 7 p.m. with Windsor to play its first road game Sunday to face the defending Founders Cup champion Six Nations Rebels.
“I’ve got a good feeling this year,” Clippers head coach Greg Ducharme said. “I’m expecting good things.”
Ducharme and his coaching staff have had time to make some subtle changes on offence and defence that seemed to play well during the team’s exhibition schedule where the club went 5-2.
The Clippers have moved away from the man-to-man defence employed last season.
“Playing man-to-man, that’s just too hard,” Ducharme said. “People who see our defence will think it’s more zone, but it’s more of a sagging defence or help defence where if a guy is beaten, there’s help.”
Six-foot-three, 195-pound Jarred Riley, who was seventh in team scoring last season, has moved over to the defensive side this season for more support.
“I don’t mind it,” said the 20-year-old Riley, who is also an alternate captain. “I’ll still get put in some situations on offence and I like playing defence.”
Offensively, expect the Clippers to be a little more patient with the ball and go deeper into the shot clock more rather than rushing the offence.
“On offence, we want to hold the ball more and manage the ball better,” Ducharme said.
Too often last season, the attempt to be a quick-strike offence would often leave the Windsor defence hanging on the floor far too long.
“Bringing up the ball, we turned it over a lot on transition,” said Riley, who had14 goals and 36 points in 19 games last season. “Now, we’re trying to limit those turnovers.”
On offence, players are also finding that patience does have its advantages.
“I think the new systems are working really well,” said the 20-year-old Anger, who had 33 goals and 70 points in 20 games last season.
“I think we have more freedom to do what we do best. We’re a young team with a lot of talent; we just have to execute a little better.”
If all the pieces fall into place as expected, Ducharme is confident that the Clippers will not only return to the playoffs this season, but also get back into contention for the Far West Division title.
“The playoffs are a must,” Ducharme said. “London’s still the team to beat (in the division), but we should be there.”
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CLIPPERS GO 3-0 TO END PRE-SEASON
April 27, 2013
The Windsor Clippers went 3-0 on the day at the Oakville Buzz pre-season tournament at the beautiful Toronto Rock Athletic Centre. The Clippers opened the day with a 6-2 victory over the home team Oakville Buzz. In the second game of the day the Clippers defeated the Halton Hills Bulldogs 9-4, and closed out the perfect day with an 8-6 victory over the Mississauga Tomahawks.
With five regulars sitting out of the line-up the coaching staff had a chance to give some of the young guys an opportunity to gain valuable experience prior to next Saturday’s season opener. The opening day 23-man roster is now set.
Game scoring summaries:
Windsor 6 vs. Oakville 2: Lucas Ducharme (3,0), Brendon Anger (2,0), Ryan Marchand (1,1), Cody Holmes (0,3), Trevor Learn (0,2), Andrew Garand (0,2), Hunter Bushnell (0,1) Winning goaltender Kyle May
Windsor 9 vs. Halton Hills 4 : Brendon Anger (4,1), Trevor Learn (1,2), Andrew Garant (1,2), Matt Martinello (1,1), Ryan Marchand (1,0), Bryan Larocque (1,2), Cody Holmes (0,1) Cooper Cecile (0,1) Winning goaltender Cooper Cecile
Windsor 8 vs. Mississauga 6: Brendon Anger (4,1), Bryan Larocque (2,0), Jarred Riley (1,1), Ryan Marchand (1,2), Trevor Learn (0,4), Lucas Ducharme (0,2), Matt Martinello (0,1), Dylan Riley (0,1) Winning goaltender Mike Cameron
The Clippers home opener is Saturday, May 4th against the Guelph Regals. Game time is 7:00 pm at Forest Glade Arena. Tickets are $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Seniors, Students and Alumni. Children under 12 are FREE
Here is the 2013 opening day roster:
|#||Name||Birth Year||Height||Weight||Shot||Home Town|
|1||Kyle May (G)||1992||5’8″||185||R||Windsor|
|4||Jarred Riley “A”||1993||6’3″||195||R||Windsor|
|16||Brendon Anger “A”||1993||5’11″||200||L||Tecumseh|
|21||Mark Rivait||1995||5’11″||190||R||Belle River|
|22||Jeff Rivait “C”||1992||5’8″||175||R||Belle River|
|51||Cooper Cecile (G)||1993||6’2″||205||L||Windsor|
Clippers Double Up Red Devils
April 20, 2013
The Windsor Clippers defeated the Wallaceburg Red Devils 14-7 tonight in Junior B Lacrosse exhibition play. The game was hosted by the Sun County Crows Minor Lacrosse Association at the Heinz Arena in Leamington in front of 250 fans.
Wallaceburg opened up the scoring 1:19 into the game, but that was the last time they saw the lead as the Clippers came back with seven in a row to take a 7-1 lead. The Clippers led 4-1 after the first period, 9-5 after 40 minutes and finished with a 14-7 victory. Kyle May started in goal for the Clippers giving up one goal in 30 minutes of work, while Jacob Corra played the final 30 minutes and surrendered 6 goals.
Brendon Anger paced the Clippers attack with 4 goals and 1 assist. Matt Martinello (2,0) and Bryan Larocque( 2,2) each scored a pair while singles were scored by Ryan Marchand(1,1), Austin Thompson (1,0), Rain Whited (1,0), Trevor Learn (1,4), Kellen Leclair (1,3), and Dylan Riley (1,0). Hunter Bushnell also chipped in with a pair of assists.
The Clippers have signed 21 runners to open the season, and assigned the remaining runners to the Windsor Minor Lacrosse Intermediate squad. The goaltending scenario is not so clear as the Clippers still have four goaltenders in camp with just two spots remaining to fill. The Clippers will play 3 pre-season games in Oakville next Saturday and cut down to the maximum 23 man roster before opening day on May 4th.
The Clippers will open the 2013 regular season at home against the Guelph Regals on Saturday May 4th. Game time at Forest Glade Arena is 7:00 pm. On Sunday May 5th the Clippers will hit the road to Six Nations to take on the defending National Champion Rebels.
Clippers Release 2013 Regular Season Schedule
To All Returning Clippers Players And Prospects
Febuary 26, 2013
Due to a mechanical break down of the ice making
equipment at Forest Glade Arena, we are able to start Lacrosse tryouts and
conditioning earlier than anticipated. We will open this Wednesday, February
27th with an information meeting at the Forest Glade Arena auditorium. The
meeting is at 7:30 pm. Please pass this information along to anyone else who
may be interested
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