By contributor Reid Eccles
The Clippers were back in Frank Crane Arena on November 14 to face the Langley Rivermen.
Into the second period, Rivermen forward Justin Fregona broke the scoreless tie when his wrist shot through traffic, beat Clipper goaltender Jakob Walter’s low glove side. The Rivermen capitalized again two minutes later when Walter’s stick
caught in the mesh of his net, allowing Max Kaufman to tuck in an easy wraparound.
Seven minutes later, the Clippers’ power play got them on the board when Matt Hoover potted a Devin Brosseau rebound. Sheldon Rempal picked up the second assist.
Rempal assisted another goal late in the period by dancing around three Rivermen to enter the offensive zone. The puck ended up on Hoover’s stick and he found defenseman Yanni Kaldis with all kinds of time in front of Rivermen goaltender Bo Didur. Kaldis slid the puck five-hole on Didur and tied the score at two to end the second period.
The Clippers took their first lead of the game six minutes into the third when Will Reilly sprung Nolan Aibel and Zach Court for a two-on-one opportunity. Aibel faked a pass to Court before burying the puck himself off of the far side post. Then, with four
minutes left in the game, Hoover ripped a one-timer above Didur’s shoulder for his second power play goal of the game and the 4-2 Clippers lead.
The Rivermen scored again to bring them within one, but a staunch Clippers defense held off the attack, even after Didur had been pulled for an extra attacker. The Clippers held on to win 4-3.