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Clippers hope to make new fans with free admission for kids

In a way, every day will be family day at Frank Crane Arena for the rest of hockey season.

The Nanaimo Clippers announced just before Christmas their decision to offer free admission to children ages 12 and under for the remainder of the B.C. Hockey League regular season. The team also reduced youth ticket prices to $5 per game.

“We would love to see all families in Nanaimo and beyond take advantage of this great offer,” said Jen Kennedy, the team’s marketing director, in a press release.

The Clippers are in the midst of a playoff race in the Island Division as the season enters its stretch run.

Devin Brosseau, Clippers alternate captain, said the team wants to play a high-energy style of hockey.

“The first [games] back in 2014 in our home arena, I’m sure the fans are excited to see us play and we’re as excited as them,” he said.

Jayson Argue, Clippers goalie, said after the holidays the hockey games seem to become more intense.

“It’s an exciting time,” he said. “I think our team’s getting a lot better.”

The Clippers start a three-game homestand on Wednesday (Jan. 15) as they play the Victoria Grizzlies at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena. The Clips then host on the Powell River Kings on Friday at 7 p.m. and the Prince George Spruce Kings on Sunday at 2 p.m.

For ticket information, please call 250-751-0593, visit www.nanaimoclippers.com or stop by the team’s office at Beban House at 2290 Bowen Rd.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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