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April 30, 2015 - National Basketball League of Canada (NBL Canada) - Windsor Express News Release

(WINDSOR, ON) The Windsor Express are the 2015 National Basketball League of Canada Champions!

A long night of uncertainty turned into jubilation as the Express were named NBL Champions by forfeit over the Halifax Rainmen, their second consecutive title.

The Rainmen did not appear at Game 7, citing concerns over safety after an altercation earlier in the day before the Windsor Express shoot around.

According to NBL Canada rules, in the instance when a team does not appear for a game, a forfeit is ordered and the opposing team is awarded the victory.

"At the end of the day, a Championship is a Championship." Head Coach and Director of Basketball Operations, Bill Jones stated after the game. "It's unfortunate we couldn't do it on the court, but we gave them a chance to play us for that Championship and they didn't do that."

Anyone with tickets to tonight's Game 7 will be issued for a full refund.

Tickets purchased by credit card will be automatically refunded, cash and debit purchases will be refunded at the Box Office inside the WFCU Centre on Friday, May 1.

A city celebration will be held, with more details to be released shortly.

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