With this season drawing to a conclusion and a long playoff run looming, the Nanaimo Clippers are still hard at work recruiting top-end players for the 2020-2021 season.
One of the first recruits is 2002 born forward, Max Dukovac. He is currently on the Chicago Mission U18 team of the HPHL where he has 21 points in 14 games including 10 goals. There is no question Max has a knack for scoring as in the USHS-IL, over the previous two seasons, he had 92 points including 51 goals and 41 assists in only 45 games played. He has dual citizenship so he is not an import roster spot as well.
Darren Naylor remarked, “After watching Max play at the Calgary Macs Tournament over the Christmas break, I identified him early as a future BCHL star and made arrangements to meet Maxand his father while in Calgary. Max is a player that creates a lot of offense. He has a high hockey IQ and seems to always put himself in a good position to score. He has an NHL caliber shot and release that is similar to current Clipper, Josh Bourne. Maxjoins us from the prestigious Chicago Mission program, the same team that we recruited Robbie Drazner from several years back.”
Max, a highly sought after recruit, commented, “There are a couple of different reasons that I decided to commit to Nanaimo. They have a winning tradition, Nanaimo is a beautiful area, and the program succeeds at developing and as well as moving kids on to the next level.”