Red Devils And Clippers Series Heated Before It Starts

Jordan Durston Wallaceburg Red Devils

Jordan Durston fights off a pair of Windsor defenders in a May game – Photo by Jocelyn McLaughlin/ CKSN.ca

If you want to see a friendly series between two teams, don’t attend the Wallaceburg Red Devils and Windsor Clippers games in the opening round of the Ontario Junior B Lacrosse League playoffs.

The series, which will kick off Thursday night in Windsor, has been hotly contested already, as the Windsor Clippers have launched a formal protest regarding Jordan Durston and Joel Shepley, stating they are ineligible for the series due to the percentage of games they played with the Junior A Six Nations Arrows.

The protest, which was called “classless” by those within the Wallaceburg organization, was successful in keeping Durston out of the lineup, however Shepley will be eligible to play.

The start time of the opening games of the series was another contested issue, as Wallaceburg asked to have the games begin later to allow players with work commitments to make games, however the Clippers did not accommodate.

Windsor finished first in the Far West Division with a 17-3 record, six points ahead of Wallaceburg, who were 14-6 this season, including three losses to Windsor.

The series will return to Wallaceburg Saturday night at 8pm.

Wallaceburg is asking everyone in attendance to wear red, and will be selling red shirts, which can be picked up at 99.1 CKXS in Wallaceburg, or at the arena Saturday.

If the on floor action is as heated as the off floor, this will be an incredible series.

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    Lax fan always 7 years

    I believe there is a rule stating where ever the higher percentage of games played can stop you from playing down. It’s to stop teams stacking jr a guys on a b team that play up on jr a. This is nothing new but should of been watched more closely by wallaceburg.