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Clippers win 7th in a row with a 4-3 win over Cowichan Valley Capitals

Left picture: #31 Landon Pavlisin backstopped the Clippers to a 4-3 win.
Right picture: #22 Hunor Torzsok tries to deflect the puck into the net.

By Dan Marshall
The WOLF 106.9 FM 
Reprinted from NanaimoNewsNOW.com 

DUNCAN — It’s now a seven game winning streak for the Clippers after a 4-3 victory over the Capitals. For the third straight game Nanaimo got off to a fast start thanks to goals by Aidan Hansen-Bukata and Mackenzie Merriman. Paul Selleck had a late goal in the final minute of the first for the Capitals.

#25 Connor Wetsch wrestles #3 Boo Grist of Cowichan to the ice.

Blake Wood started the game for Cowichan but was replaced by Jack Grant after the 2-0 goal. Landon Pavlisin started for Nanaimo and was solid in the first, but really shone in the second. He made highlight reel saves on Selleck and Peter Tabor.

A late second period tally by Jonathan Stein gave the Clippers some insurance. He’s been hot with three goals in four games.

The Clippers went up 4-1 thanks to a shorthanded goal by Marcus Mitchell in the first minute of the third period. That goal ended up being the winner because of two goals in a five minute span by the Capitals. Dimitri Mikrogiannakis and Luc Wilson on the power play sent the game down to the wire.

#21 Jonathan Stein and #22 Hunor Torzsok celebrate Stein’s goal.

Ultimately Nanaimo won their fifth straight game against Cowichan and their fourth consecutive one-goal game versus their Island rivals.

The final shots were 30-28 for the Clippers with Nanaimo going 0/4 on the man advantage and 1/2 on the penalty kill.

Wednesday’s Three Stars were Landon Pavlisin (25 saves), Paul Selleck (1 goal), and Jonathan Stein (1 goal, 1 assist).

Next up the Clippers host the Langley Rivermen on Saturday at 7 p.m.