Regals rally late to slip by Windsor
GUELPH – The Guelph Regals struck for the final four goals of the game to rally for a 10-7 victory over the Windsor Clippers in Ontario junior B lacrosse league play Sunday at the Victoria Road arena.
Michael Blaymires started the comeback for Guelph when his goal at 4:06 of the third tied the score 7-7 and came exactly a minute after Windsor’s Blain Wallace had put Windsor ahead.
Ethan Keleher fired the eventual game-winner just under three minutes after Blaymires had squared the score.
Liam Holwell connected for four goals for the Regals while Ethan Keleher and Mitch Taylor scored twice apiece. Blaymires and Shane Halliwell each had one goal while Marcus Keleher collected three assists and Ethan Harkins, Ethan Keleher, Matthew Vilas and Taylor had two each and Halliwell, Blaymires and Aiden Marroni each had one.
Brayden Mayea picked up three goals and three assists for Windsor while Blain Wallace had two goals and two assists. Zane Dalpe and Xander Derkatz each scored once and Dalpe also had four assists. Jake Rosa had two assists and Jacob McLellan had one.
Brady Wilson made 48 saves to get the win in net for the Regals while Chase Cosgrove had 37 saves for Windsor.
Both teams scored two power-play goals, the Regals on five power plays and Windsor on seven.
The win was the second in a row for the Regals and it leaves them at 2-3-1 while Windsor falls to 5-2-1.
The Regals are to play the Hamilton Bengals (3-1-0) at Hamilton Thursday. Game time is 8 p.m.
Regals 10 Clippers 7
1. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Ethan Harkins) 2:10
2. Windsor, Zane Dalpe (Jacob McLellan, Jake Rosa) 3:12
3. Windsor, Xander Derkatz (Brayden Mayea, Blain Wallace) 4:08
4. Guelph, Ethan Keleher (unassisted) 4:46
5. Windsor, Brayden Mayea (Zane Dalpe) 5:10
6. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Shane Halliwell, Ethan Keleher) 15:43 pp
7. Windsor, Brayden Mayea (Blain Wallace, Zane Dalpe) 17:14 pp
8. Guelph, Mitch Taylor (Marcus Keleher, Ethan Keleher) 19:10 pp
Penalties: Jake Rosa Wsr (too many men), 11:19; Carter TenEycke Gue (high sticking), 13:09; Blain Wallace Wsr (roughing), 14:04; Carter McGrath Gue (holding), 16:59; Jonathan Jenkins Wsr (slashing), 17:22; Blair Cosgrove Wsr (unsportsmanlike conduct misconduct), 19:10.
9. Windsor, Blain Wallace (Brayden Mayea, Zane Dalpe) 8:31
10. Guelph, Mitch Taylor (Ethan Harkins) 9:18
11. Windsor, Brayden Mayea (Zane Dalpe, Jake Rosa) 11:34 pp
Penalties: Kaz Nizielski Gue (too many men), 4:06; Kaz Nizielski Gue (holding), 11:17; Josh Fairey Gue (slashing), 12:53; Ethan Harkins Gue (slashing), 16:34; Zane Dalpe Wsr (slashing), 18:28.
12. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Matthew Vilas, Michael Blaymires) 2:06
13. Windsor, Blain Wallace (Brayden Mayea) 3:06
14. Guelph, Michael Blaymires (Mitch Taylor, Matthew Vilas) 4:06
15. Guelph, Ethan Keleher (unassisted) 6:51
16. Guelph, Liam Holwell (Marcus Keleher, Aiden Marroni) 14:50
17. Guelph, Shane Halliwell (Marcus Keleher, Mitch Taylor) 15:56
Penalties: Carter TenEycke Gue (high sticking), 10:25; Josh Jacobs Wsr (roughing), 11:26.
Shots on Goal
Goalies: Chase Cosgrove (L, 47 shots-37 saves), Windsor; Brady Wilson (W, 55 shots-48 saves), Guelph.
Power Plays (goals-chances): Windsor 2-7; Guelph 2-5.
- Guelph Sports Journal