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CLIPPERS END REGULAR SEASON WITH DRAMATIC 4-3 OT WIN OVER SURREY

The final game of the Clippers season turned out to be one of the most memorable.

Nanaimo beat the Surrey Eagles 4-3 in overtime after spotting Surrey a 3-0 lead in the first period.

In a four minute span in the first period John Wesley, Aaron White and Jeffrey Stewart beat Taz Burman to shock the the home team.

Nanaimo regrouped in the intermission and brought in Noah Featherstonhaugh Gowe to play goal.

Then the comeback started.

Brady Lynn roofed a shot over Mario Cavaliere to get the Clippers on the board, and Josh Bourne sniped a shot in the final minute of the second to bring the game to within one.

A third period power play goal by Jamie Collins set the stage for overtime, and the captain struck again in the first minute of 3 on 3 OT on a breakaway.

The Clippers outshot the Eagles 52-31, and Nanaimo won the special teams battle going 1/2 on the power play and 4/4 killing penalties.

Nanaimo ended the season on a 10 game winning streak but still didn’t know who they would face in the first round or where they would finish in the standings after the game.

Their record was 32-20-3-3.

Friday’s Three Stars

1) Jamie Collins 2g

2) Tristan Crozier 1a

3) Jackson Ross 1a

Nanaimo will start the playoffs on Friday March 2nd.

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