It was a day when the Clippers unveiled a new owner but it was the same old Jake Harris.
In the afternoon on Friday Wes Mussio was unveiled as the Nanaimo hockey club’s new owner, just hours ahead of the Clippers taking on the Powell River Kings.
Once the game started it was a tight contest with both goalies Taz Burman, and the Kings Mitch Adamyk in fine form.
The scoring would wait until the second period when Jordan Wharrie blasted his first as Clipper behind a screened Adamyk.
That lead carried into the third when Hunter Findlater snapped a shot behind Burman to level the score.
For the second straight game, and the third time in the last four contests, Nanaimo went to overtime.
And just like it happened on Wednesday against Cowichan Valley the Clippers got a power play.
If that wasn’t deja vu enough, Jake Harris scored on the man advantage to win the game for the Clippers – from the same spot on the ice – on the rebound of a Cal Babych shot.
The goal for Harris was his ninth of the season, which equals his production from all of last season.
It was also his BCHL leading seventh goal on the power play.
Thanks to the victory Nanaimo has won three straight games and they are 4-0-0-1 in their last five.
There’s also a log jam at the top of the Island Division standings with Powell River leading the way with 27 points, Victoria sitting with 25, and the Clippers rising to 24.
On Saturday Nanaimo is in Alberni Valley while Grizzlies host the Kings.