Regals dumped by Windsor in their season finale

GUELPH – The Guelph Regals completed their Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League season by getting trounced 31-6 by the Windsor Clippers Sunday at the Victoria Road arena.

The Clippers scored 11 times in the final 14 minutes of the match to add to the margin of victory. Windsor led 8-4 at the end of the first period and 17-5 after the second.

Jayden Bushey and Shane Halliwell scored twice each for the Regals while Liam Holwell and Mitch Zulian added single goals. Jean-Luc Vereecke assisted on three of the goals while single assists were awarded to Jack Burke, Bushey, Holwell, Zulian and Halliwell.

Noah Bushnell led Windsor with six goals and 10 assists while Brayden Mayea had seven goals and five assists. Blain Wallace scored five times while Chase Kavanaugh and Nathan Salaris had three goals apiece, Brendan Wallace and Jake Rosa each had two goals and Aaron Dugan, Jackman Schooley and Kolton Couvillon netted single goals. Kavanaugh had eight assists and Rosa had six, Schooley, James Morgan and Salaris had five each, Blain Wallace had three and Alex Mayhead, Andrew Clark, Blair Cosgrove, Craig Marentette and Drew Denomey had one each.

Kavanaugh’s totals put him in first place in the scoring race with 54 goals and 68 assists while Mayea (105) and Bushnell (103) also raised their point totals over the century mark.

Windsor outshot the Regals 99-40, but were scoreless on three power plays while the Regals went 2-for-5 on their power play. Windsor outshot the locals 72-26 after the first period. Veterans Curtis Webb, Burke and Holwell of the Regals were ejected from the game for fighting in a melee with 1:15 to go in the first. That left the hosts with only two players – Cohen Campbell and goalie Chris Wood – who had any more than two years of experience in the league.

Wood took the loss in net for the Regals although he made 48 saves in two periods. Call-up Hayden Finoro played the third and made 20 saves. Carson Hebner had the win in net for Windsor with 20 saves in two periods. Chase Cosgrove made 14 saves in the third.

The Regals finish the season fourth in the Mid West Division and 10th in the Western Conference at 4-15-1. Windsor is first in the Far West and tied for second in the Western Conference at 17-3-0. Top eight in the conference qualify for the playoffs.

The Regals finish with one more point in the standings than they had last year when they were 4-16-0.


Clippers 31 Regals 6
First Period
1. Guelph, Bushey (Vereecke) 0:31
2. Guelph, Zulian (Burke) 7:13
3. Windsor, Schooley (Kavanaugh, Salaris) 7:27
4. Windsor, Mayea (Rosa, Mayhead) 8:01
5. Guelph, Holwell (Zulian, Vereecke) 9:19
6. Windsor, Kavanaugh (Bushnell, Bl.Wallace) 9:43
7. Guelph, Halliwell (Bushey, Holwell) 14:38 pp
8. Windsor, Br.Wallace (Salaris) 14:47
9. Windsor, Mayea (Bushnell, Schooley) 17:03
10. Windsor, Bushnell (Marentette) 17:51
11. Windsor, Salaris (unassisted) 17:56
12. Windsor, Rosa (Clark) 19:28 sh
Penalties: Bl.Wallace Wsr (slashing), 14:15; Webb Gue (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Burke Gue (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Holwell Gue (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Bl.Wallace Wsr (slashing, checking from behind double minor), Couvillon Wsr (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Jenkins Wsr (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), Marentette Wsr (fighting major, fighting game misconduct), 18:45.
Second Period
13. Windsor, Bushnell (Salaris, B.Cosgrove) 4:46
14. Windsor, Salaris (Mayea, Kavanaugh) 9:13
15. Windsor, Bl.Wallace (Bushnell, Morgan) 9:31
16. Windsor, Bushnell (Kavanaugh, Bl.Wallace) 10:26
17. Windsor, Bl.Wallace (Mayea, Bushnell) 10:41
18. Windsor, Couvillon (Kavanaugh, Mayea) 11:23
19. Windsor, Mayea (Morgan, Kavanaugh) 11:43
20. Windsor, Dugan (Bushnell, Kavanaugh) 16:46
21. Windsor, Kavanaugh (Bl.Wallace, Schooley) 17:41
22. Guelph, Halliwell (unassisted) 17:58
Penalties: Halliwell Gue (tripping), 11:50; Vereecke Gue (roughing), Denomey Wsr (roughing), 15:51; Conway Gue (high sticking), 19:07.
Third Period
23. Windsor, Bl.Wallace (Kavanaugh, Denomey) 2:18
24. Windsor, Bushnell (Rosa, Morgan) 2:46
25. Windsor, Bushnell (Mayea) 3:01
26. Guelph, Bushey (Halliwell, Vereecke) 5:23 pp
27. Windsor, Salaris (Schooley) 6:25
28. Windsor, Mayea (Bushnell, Schooley) 6:54
29. Windsor, Bushnell (Salaris, Rosa) 7:01
30. Windsor, Bl.Wallace (Bushnell, Rosa) 7:19
31. Windsor, Kavanaugh (Morgan) 11:13
32. Windsor, Bl.Wallace (Bushnell, Mayea) 12:14
33. Windsor, Rosa (Kavanaugh, Bushnell) 13:00
34. Windsor, Mayea (Morgan) 14:08
35. Windsor, Mayea (Rosa, Schooley) 15:11
36. Windsor, Br.Wallace (Salaris) 15:50
37. Windsor, Mayea (Rosa, Bushnell) 19:05
Penalties: Rosa Wsr (high sticking), 4:16; Conway Gue (high sticking major), 19:05.
Shots on Goal
Windsor     27-38-34–99
Guelph         14-11-15–40
Goalies: Hebner (W, 40:00, 25 shots-20 saves), C.Cosgrove (20:00, 15 shots-14 saves); Wood (L, 40:00, 65 shots-48 saves), Finoro (20:00, 34 shots-20 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Windsor 0-3; Guelph 2-5.
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