Clippers-Caps lineup notes

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Loic Boivin makes a save during practice Thursday morning on Day 4 of training camp. Boivin will get the start in goal tomorrow (Aug. 27) when the Clips visit the Caps to open the B.C. Hockey League pre-season schedule.

The Nanaimo Clippers will have a a few veterans in the lineup to help set a tone in the first pre-season game tomorrow (Aug. 27).

Goalie Loic Boivin and defencemen Tyler Mah and Ty Morton will all suit up against the Cowichan Valley Capitals at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre.

Chris Johnson, a 20-year-old defenceman, will also be in the lineup as will Marc Guertin, Dustin Beairsto and Myles, Gerry and Leo Fitzgerald, five forwards expected to make the team for 2010-11.

“We expect to see our team play with poise and composure,” said Bill Bestwick, Clippers coach. “It’s a chance for these guys to make a statement about how [badly] they want to be in this uniform when opening night comes around.”

GAME ON … The puck drops tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. … The Clips and Caps will play a rematch in Nanaimo on Wednesday (Sept. 1) at 7:10 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

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