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Clippers Acquire Zach Bennett from MJHL

Nanaimo, BC – The Nanaimo Clippers have acquired 2000 born goaltender Zach Bennett from the Selkirk Steelers of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in exchange for the playing rights of Hunor Torzsok and Future Considerations.

Bennett, who competed in 31 games last season, stopping 923 shots and posting a sparkling .920 save percentage. Since entering the MJHL in the 2016-17 season, he has continued to maintain a save percentage over .900 while being one of the top goalies in the MJHL.

“Bennett is a goaltender that gets talked about a lot here on the West Coast.” mentioned Darren Naylor, Head Coach of the Nanaimo Clippers “His numbers speak for themselves and we feel he will help take the Clippers to the next level. He caught my eye back at the Brick tournament at age 10 and he has excelled ever since.”

Bennett is being brought in as a goaltender for the Clippers due to an off season injury issues with our projected two starting goalies.  “We needed some more depth at the goaltending position as injuries really hurt us last season and we want to make sure we have solid net minding tandem from opening day forward.” Naylor said “Bennett will join Blake Wood and Jordan Naylor for the start of the season and we will asses the situation as time goes on.”

The Nanaimo Clippers Main Camp kicks off Monday, August 19th at Cliff McNabb Arena.

Tali Campbell – Director, Business Operations
250-327-2071 – tali@nanaimoclippers.com