The Clippers had their worst outing of the season in Wenatchee in January, but their 4-1 win over the Wild on Friday night was one of their most important wins of the year.
With revenge on their minds, Nanaimo shut down the league’s best offense and put a blanket over BCHL leading scorer Jasper Weatherby.
Despite getting only 13 shots on the night, Nanaimo never trailed and got goals from Josh Bourne, David Silye, Brady Lynn, and Tristan Crozier.
Taz Burman was excellent in net stopping 32 of 33 shots he faced.
Wenatchee starter Seth Eisele was beaten three times on eight shots and was replaced by Austin Ryman who surrendered one goal on five shots.
Both teams were 0/3 on the power play in a well disciplined game from both sides.
The victory tightens the log jam at the top of the Island Division standings.
Victoria has 61 points and both the Clippers and Kings have 60.
Nanaimo has won five straight games and they are 5-0-1 in their last six contests.
Friday’s Three Stars
1) Taz Burman 32 saves
2) David Silye 1g 1a
3) Brady Lynn 1g 1a
On Saturday the Clippers host the Merritt Centennials at 6pm.