Local Rally: Clippers Complete North Stars First Round Series Sweep

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The Windsor Clippers completed a series sweep of the Owen Sound North Stars on Friday.

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Max Frattaroli had three goals and seven points to lead the Clippers to a 17-9 victory over the North Stars at Forest Glade Arena. With that, the Clippers claimed the best-of-five series 3-0 to advance to the Western Conference semifinals in the Ontario Lacrosse Association Junior B League.

The Clippers, who defeated the North Stars 41-17 in the series, also got three goals each from Malikye Good, Josh Rosa, Connor McManus and Xander Derkatz.

Windsor, who scored four short goals, got a goal from Nathan DeThomasis and Zane Dalpe, while goalkeeper Chase Cosgrove made 30 saves for the Clippers, who had a 62-39 lead in shots on goal.

Track and field

Windsor’s Brandon McBride and Sarah Mitton, the product of the University of Windsor Lancers, were named to Canada’s 54-athlete team for the World Championships in Athletics, to be held July 15-24 in Oregon.

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The national record holder in the men’s 800 meters, 28-year-old McBride, a product of Herman’s high school, takes a silver medal at the Canadian Track and Field Championships.

At that same meeting, 26-year-old Mitton set a new Canadian record in women’s shot put with a throw of 20.33 meters and followed on Thursday in Sweden with a silver medal at a Diamond League meeting with a throw of 19.90 meters .

Harrow’s Kurt Downes, who is also a former Lancer, was named to the Canadian coaching staff for the event.

Saints Women’s Basketball

The St. Clair Saints women’s basketball team has added two local products for the 2022-23 season.

Security guards Skyla Glover and Tsarah Langlois, both Kennedy high school products, have committed to the Saints.

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The six foot tall Langlois can play point or shooting guard and has also spent club time with the Windsor Valiants. She was named team MVP and top defensive player at Kennedy.

The six-foot Glover can also play both guard positions and helped Kennedy, along with Langlois, to a silver medal at the 2019 OFSAA Championship.

“We see them both as players with a good lead and have had a winning culture at Kennedy,” Saints head coach Andy Kiss said in a press release. “Their experience in situations under high pressure is also a plus.”

Boughner let go

The NHL’s San Jose Sharks announced Friday that former Windsor Spitfires owner and head coach Bob Boughner has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

The Sharks are in the process of hiring a new general manager, but interim general manager Joe Will said the organization wanted to give that appointment a free hand to install the next coaching staff.

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“This change is not so much an indictment of (the coaching staff) performance as it is an acknowledgment of the complete organizational reset that we believe is in the best interest of the team at this point,” said Will.

Boughner was elevated to San Jose head coach in December 2019, replacing former Spitfire Peter DeBoer. Boughner, who also served as Florida’s head coach for two seasons, had a 67-85-23 with the Sharks.

Perrott ink deal

Former Windsor Spitfires defenseman Andrew Perrott has agreed to a free-agent deal with Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League for the 2022-23 season.

Perrott, 20, joined the Spitfires in January in a trade with the Owen Sound Attack for four draft picks.

The son of former NHLer Nathan Perrott, the two-foot-tall 212-pound Perrott finished this season with 49 points in 62 games. He had four goals and 26 points in 39 games with the Spitfires and added seven goals and 14 points in 25 playoff games.

Perrott is the second Spitfires player to sign an AHL deal last week, with defender Louka Henault signing a one-year deal with the Hartford Wolf Pack.

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