November proved to be very productive for the World Financial Group-sponsored Nanaimo Clippers. With the month coming to a close, the Clippers are 7-1-1. But how would the team fair in the final two road games of November?
Friday, Nov. 27, the Clippers visited the Langley Events Centre to take on the Chiefs. Kyle Kramer of the Clippers scored twice in the 5-4 victory, a game in which the Clippers never trailed. Fellow Clippers Luc Olivier Blain, Andrew Gladiuk and Teal Burns also scored goals, with the latter two on the power play. Blain was named the First Star of the Game while his teammate Cody Bremner was named the Second Star for two timely assists.
But the WFG-sponsored Junior A hockey team didn’t have time to rest on this win as they traveled the next day to the Bill Copeland Arena in Burnaby to play the Express. Forty seven seconds into the first period, Clippers forward Colton Cyr scored. Joining him in that period were Cody Bremner, Teal Burns (unassisted), Luc Olivier Blain and Andrew Gladiuk. And, once again, the latter two Clippers scored on the power play. The second period saw a power play goal from Burns and a goal from Carson Schell. And Bremner scored again in the third to help the Clippers take this game 8-3. Gladiuk, Burns and goalie Loic Boivin, who blocked 16 of 19 shots, all were honored with Stars of the Game.
The WFG Nanaimo Clippers really made November a winning month with a 9-1-1 record. To start December, the Clippers have three home games: the Victoria Grizzlies visit on Wednesday, Friday sees the Surrey Eagles on the ice for the “teddy bear toss” (visit the Clippers’ website, www.nanaimoclippers.com, for more information), and Sunday sees a matinee against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs. GO CLIPPERS!