Clippers acquire Gould at trade deadline

By contributor Reid Eccles The British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) trade deadline came and went on January 10, and the Nanaimo Clippers were actively involved in one of the day’s 10 trades. The Clippers acquired forward Gavin Gould from the Merritt Centennials in exchange for rookie Clipper forward Zach Court, as well as a future … Continued

Nanaimo Clippers vs Powell River Kings

By contributor Reid Eccles. Saturday, January 9: The Nanaimo Clippers downed the Powell River Kings 3-2. Clippers and British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) leading scorer Sheldon Rempal scored twice, including his 17th power play goal of the season. Clippers goaltender Evan Johnson shut the door in the final minutes to maintain the Clipper lead. [slideshow_deploy … Continued

Profile: Myles Mattila

You wouldn’t think that hockey and mental health go together, but with lots of time spent on the road and away from family, those in the sport don’t have it easy. Myles Mattila, 16-year-old Okanagan Rockets right wing and mental health advocate, challenges those preconceptions. Signs of mental health issues aren’t always apparent— something Mattila … Continued

Forward on the front line: Matt Hoover

By contributor Reid Eccles With November fading into December, the Nanaimo Clippers are nearing the halfway mark of their 60-game season. The Clippers’ 33 points in their first 27 games earned them the top spot of the British Columbia Hockey League’s (BCHL) five-team Island Division. The Clippers currently rank fifth league-wide. A large part of the Clippers’ success so far has … Continued

Clippers finish strong, defeat Rivermen

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 … Continued

Rempal leads Clippers to win over Chiefs

By contributor Reid Eccles The Chilliwack Chiefs were in Frank Crane Arena on Sunday, October 18th, with the intention of defeating a tired Nanaimo Clippers squad that’d taken a loss to the Wenatchee Wild the night before, but the Clippers’ showed no signs of fatigue. The Clippers opened the scoring with three minutes left in … Continued

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