Returning Veterans pace Clippers strong start

By contributor Ben Chessor The Nanaimo Clippers have begun with a solid start for the 2015-2016 British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) season. After falling just two wins shy of the league championship last season, the Clippers look poised to take another run at the Fred Page Cup. This season looks like it will be a … Continued

Vees down Clippers in Overtime

The Penticton Vees picked up their first win of the BCHL Championship. As the visiting Vees picked up a 2-1 overtime victory over the host Clippers. Tyson Jost scored the winner for Penticton just 57 seconds into overtime. Despite the loss in game three, the Clippers still hold a 2-1 lead in the series. The … Continued

Clippers prepare for League Championship

For the first time since 2008 the Nanaimo Clippers will compete for the Fred Page Cup and the right to be called BCHL champions. The only thing standing in the Clippers’ way are the regular season’s champions, the Penticton Vees. The Clippers advanced to the finals with a 2-0 victory in Nanaimo on Thursday, April … Continued

Clippers one win away from Island Championship

For the second straight series, the Nanaimo Clippers played a do-or-die game seven on home ice, this time with the BCHL Island Championship on the line. The Clippers and their opponent, the Powell River Kings, were tied 3-3 after the first six games of the Island Championship series. The home team has won every game … Continued

Clippers clinch Island Division, await playoffs

As the British Columbia Hockey League season is entering its final weekend, the Nanaimo Clippers still await an opponent for the first round of the playoffs. The Clippers celebrated Family Day with a 5-2 victory over the Powell River Kings. The win clinched the BCHL’s Island Division, the team’s first division title since 2008. The … Continued

Clippers sail towards Island championship

With only seven games left in the British Columbia Hockey League season, the Nanaimo Clippers have all but officially clinched first place in the league’s Island Division. The Clippers’ record of 35-13-0-3 gives the team 73 points on the season, 11 more than the second place Powell River Kings, who have also played two more … Continued

Clippers complete crew as roster deadline passes

  With the 2015 BCHL trade deadline having come and gone, the Nanaimo Clippers’ roster has finally taken shape. The Clippers made a couple of roster moves in the days leading up to the deadline, which was on Saturday, January 11. First, the team signed forward Brendan Shane, who had spent his season to this … Continued

Clippers leading Island division race

Every time the Nanaimo Clippers suffer a setback, they bounce back. This setback saw the Clippers drop back-to-back games to the Victoria Grizzlies. On Wednesday, November 19, the Clippers fell behind early in the second, allowing Victoria to take a 4-2 lead heading into the third period. The Clippers got goals from Jake Jackson and … Continued

Clippers on top of Island division

The first weekend of November was a weird one for the Nanaimo Clippers. Friday, October 31 the team lost 3-1 to the Powell River Kings. The next night the two teams played again. This time, Powell River was victorious by a 3-0 score. Those games marked the first time since the opening weekend of the … Continued

Clippers drop weekend series to Kings

Early in the BCHL season, the Nanaimo Clippers have had no trouble scoring goals. The team entered a two-game road series against Powell River Kings with 76 goals in 16 games, the most in the BCHL. But the Clippers’, normally high-flying offense was silent on October 31 and November 1 against the Kings. In the … Continued

Clippers Buoyed by Recent Winning Streak

The Nanaimo Clippers got off to a rough start this season. The team lost both games they played at the BCHL Showcase on September 20 and 21. The Clippers fell 6-4 to the Prince George Spruce Kings on Saturday before dropping a 7-6 decision against the West Kelowna Warriors on Sunday afternoon. But since the … Continued

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