The Clippers winning streak is up to four games after a 4-1 win over the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday.
Even though it was the Bulldogs who were pressing early, Nanaimo would lead 3-0 before the first period was over.
Alberni Valley was buzzing until a Clipper power play turned the tide mid way through the period.
Jake Harris scored his BCHL best eighth power play goal to open the scoring, and Brad Belisle added the 2-0 goal less than a minute later.
Before the game was 15 minutes old Vincent Millette circled the offensive zone and put the road team up by three.
Jake Harris snapped a shot behind John Hawthorne to give the Clippers a 4-0 lead in the second period and Nanaimo never looked back.
Taz Burman’s shutout bid was ended late in the third on a shot from the right side by Keaton Mastrodonato, but the Clippers recorded the win – their third in four games against the Bulldogs this year.
The final shots were 46-38 for Nanaimo with the Clippers going 1/5 on the man advantage and the Bulldogs finishing 0/2.
Saturday’s Three Stars
1) Jake Harris 2g
2) Taz Burman 37 saves
3) Tristan Crozier 1a
The Clippers have a record of 5-0-0-1 in their last 6 games and they’ll be put to the test with road games against the top three teams in the Mainland Division coming up.
Nanaimo is in Prince George Friday, Chilliwack Saturday, and Langley Sunday afternoon
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