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Tier 2 bantams win Island championship

By STAFF WRITER
March 2, 2012 · Updated 12:14 AM
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The Nanaimo Clippers bantam T2 hockey team won the Div. 5 Island championship on the weekend, sweeping a best-of-three final against Comox.

Nanaimo used home ice to its advantage on Saturday, shutting out Comox 6-0. The next day up Island, the Clippers closed out the series with a 5-3 victory over Comox.

The Nanaimo InsuranceCentre Clippers peewee T2 team is also in the title hunt. The team won Game 1 of the Island final and can claim the Div. 5 crown with a win Saturday (March 3).

The peewee Clips beat Cowichan 2-1 last Sunday in Chemainus. Isaac Finner and Cole Pridham scored goals and netminder Cameron Donn backstopped the team to victory.

Game 2 goes Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre and Game 3, if necessary, will be played Sunday in Duncan.

The Nanaimo Minor Hockey Association’s midget Tier 1 and bantam Tier 1 rep teams both succumbed to two-game sweeps in their Island final series.

The midgets lost 7-2 to Cowichan on Saturday at the NIC, while the bantams lost 3-1 to Victoria Racquet Club, also Saturday at the NIC.