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2020 ID Camp

The Nanaimo Clippers Junior A Hockey Club kickoff their 2020 ID Camps today, one in Abbotsford and one in Nanaimo for players looking to compete for a spot on the upcoming roster. The Clippers originally had their camps booked for end of March and middle of April however due to COVID-19 plans had to change. […]

‘Painting the Picture’ Defence with Colin Birkas

Painting the Picture presented by Imperial Painting — Connect. Collaborate. Complete.   The Nanaimo Clippers had one of the best defense cores in the BCHL which resulted in a very low goals against average and one of the main reasons the Clippers captured the Island Division Banner.     “Last year’s group was special and we took a lot […]

Lease extension between Clippers & City of Nanaimo

The Nanaimo Clippers Junior A Hockey Club is pleased to announce a one-year lease extension of their rink lease with the City of Nanaimo for Frank Crane Arena.  Wes Mussio, the Nanaimo Clippers owner remarked; “The length of the extension is not what we had hoped for as we put forward a proposal for a […]

Official Statement: 2020-20201 Season

The British Columbia Hockey League announced this morning that the 2020-2021 season will begin on December 1st 2020 to align with the NHL’s start of their 2020-2021 season with the approval from the health authority. The Nanaimo Clippers management have confirmed all players will be reporting to Training Camp as of September 8th which will be […]

Clippers management address capacity likelihoods

Open letter to fans Dear Clipper Nation, The Nanaimo Clippers Owners, Wes and Penny Mussio, Clippers Management and the British Columbia Hockey League are working very hard with BC Health Officials, viaSport and Hockey Canada on the return to play. As of now, we are still unsure what it’s going to look like, however we […]

Off-season feature: Jordan Naylor

The Nanaimo Clippers were one of most successful teams on the ice last season and a lot of that had to do with some incredible goaltending from Jordan Naylor. Naylor who was ranked second best overall goalie in the BCHL and first best 2000-born goalie posted a .935 save percentage capturing 30 wins, nine losses […]

Clippers Acquire Defenceman Kabir Gill

The Nanaimo Clippers have further solidified their backend heading into the 2019-2020 season with the acquisition of Kabir Gill from Weyburn Red Wings of the SJHL for future considerations. Gill is a three-year veteran of the BCHL playing for West Kelowna Warriors in 2016-2017 and Coquitlam Express in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. He finished the 2019-2020 […]

Clippers Acquire Defenceman Michael Palandra

The Nanaimo Clippers have shored up their defence core heading into the 2019-2020 season with the key acquisition of Michael Palandra from Brantford 99ers of the OJHL for future considerations. Michael Palandra played in the high-end Toronto Nationals program in the Greater Toronto Hockey League during his minor hockey days. He then played 100 games […]

Clippers announce ID Camps

The Nanaimo Clippers of the BCHL have announced they will be hosting two 2020 Identification Camps in August with the intent of finding the newest recruits for the team. Like any BCHL team, the Clippers Identification Camps is where it all starts for any player looking to join the team and compete in the league. […]

Nanaimo Clippers acquire Colton Kitchen

Nanaimo Clippers have added veteran 2001 defenceman, Colton Kitchen, in a trade with the Victoria Grizzlies for future considerations. Kitchen started his BCHL career in 2018-2019 with the Chilliwack Chiefs accumulating 9 points in 43 games that season. He started the 2019-2020 season with the Clippers but was traded to Penticton Vees early in the […]