The Nanaimo Clippers are excited to announce the latest signing for the 2022-23 season. Tyler Wishart comes to Nanaimo from Kimball Union Academy where he put up 53 points in 33 games.
Colin Birkas Head Coach and General Manager had this to say on the latest signing, “Tyler has produced everywhere he has played, he’s very dynamic and smart with the puck, an area we felt we could improve in. I expect him to come in and contribute right away”
Tyler is committed to Cornell, a school that has four former Clippers on the roster.
About the Nanaimo Clippers
The Nanaimo Clippers are a Junior “A” hockey team based in Nanaimo, British Columbia and one of 18 member clubs of the BCHL. Founded in 1972 the team is entering its 51st season. Playing out of the Frank Crane Arena, with a seating capacity of 2,400, the Clippers are defending BCHL Coastal Conference champions. The franchise has won the Fred Page Cup five times, most recently in 2007. Over 250 Clippers players have earned NCAA Division 1 scholarships and 26 alumni have played in the National Hockey League.
About Northern Lights Hockey Canada, LLC
Northern Lights Hockey Canada, LLC, is the entity that will own and operate the BCHL organization in Nanaimo, BC. The owners of Northern Lights Hockey Canada, LLC, collectively provide an extensive background in both hockey and business, and they represent interests on national and local levels. The ownership group is spearheaded by Managing Partner Brad Kwong, as well as, a distinguished group of successful businessmen and investors. The group includes Joe Carrabino, an All-American basketball player at Harvard University, whose two sons competed at the NCAA level in ice hockey and Brett Barakett, an investment professional with strong hockey roots in Montreal, Quebec.