Nanaimo Clippers Week 14 Preview
Friday – HOME vs Powell River – 7pm
Saturday – AWAY vs Victoria – 7pm
Radio: 106.9 the Wolf
The Clippers went 2-1 last week and their consecutive game point streak was stopped at twelve.
But the club has points in 13 of 14 hockey games heading into a week of key division games.
In Wednesday’s game against the Capitals the Clippers were down early but thanks to a hot power play skated away with a 6-1 victory.
Friday’s home game against Penticton was a 2-1 loss, but the game was very well played on both sides.
Those same two teams will meet again in Penticton on December 16 with Nanaimo hopefully having a more full roster.
On Sunday the Clippers beat Mainland Division leading Langley 5-2.
Jake Harris led the offense with one goal and two assists, he had seven points in the Clippers three games and was named a runner up for BCHL Player of the Week.
This week features a battle for first place with the Powell River Kings on Friday.
Nanaimo is one point behind the Kings for first heading in.
The season series is tied at 2-2 with the Clippers winning the last two head to head games.
Friday is the final home game of 2017 and it’s also Teddy Bear Toss night, so bring a new stuffed animal to the game to throw on the ice after the Clippers first goal.
On Saturday Nanaimo travels to Victoria to face the Grizzlies.
Victoria is the only team in the Island Division to have a winning record against the Clippers.
The last head to head game at the Q Centre was a very entertaining 2-2 tie.
Nanaimo starts off the week five points ahead of the Grizzlies in the standings.
Clippers stats as of Dec 5th
NANAIMO – 16-10-2-3
2nd in Island Division
HOME – 10-5-1-1
ROAD – 6-5-1-2
Last Game – 5-2 win vs Langley – Jake Harris 1g 2a, David Melaragni 2g
Streak – 1 win (points in 13 of 14 games)
Top Scorer – Jake Harris – 32pts
Season series – 2-2 vs Powell River
Season series – 1-2-1 vs Victoria
OT Record – 4-3-2
GF – 93
GA – 83
PP – 2nd – 22.8%
PK – 11th – 80.9%
Jamie Collins – Clarkson
Brad Belisle – Bemidji State
Jack MacNab – Notre Dame
Tristan Crozier – Brown
Max Crozier – Providence