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Bucs getting back to business

Last week was an interesting one for the Nanaimo Buccaneers, and the rest of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League, for that matter.

The Bucs played two league games in the midst of the trade deadline and all-star festivities.

This week things get back to normal, with the Buccaneers buckling in for the stretch run of the VIJHL season.

Division-leading Nanaimo (21-14-0-3) hosts the second-placed Comox Valley Glacier Kings (17-17-0-2) tonight (Jan. 17) at 7:15 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre, one of 10 games remaining on the schedule for the Bucs. It’s the first half of a home-and-home series with the Icemen, as the teams will play a rematch Saturday up Island.

The Bucs are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Oceanside Generals last Saturday. Nanaimo outshot Parksville in the road game, 48-37, getting goals from Jake Calverley and Garrett Dunlop.

In Sunday’s all-star game in Parksville, Bucs goalie Cameron Large shut out the South Island all-stars in his half of a 4-1 win for the North Island. In the prospects game earlier that day, Dunlop had two goals.

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