No more fog in forecast

The Nanaimo Clippers allow a goal against the Surrey Eagles during last week's Fog Bowl hockey game at Frank Crane Arena. The mist has since dissipated from the rink.

The weather looks good for this weekend’s hockey games inside Frank Crane Arena.

The Nanaimo Clippers’ home opener last Friday was memorable for foggy conditions inside the rink, but the city says the problem has since been rectified.

Due to renovations leading up to the arena’s opening, workers needed to open the doors more frequently which let the outside air into the building.

“That’s all fixed,” said Mark Demecha, manager of recreation and culture facilites with the City of Nanaimo. “That wet air we had last week got in there and it didn’t get a chance to get out … The dehumidifier worked as hard as it could but it could only do what it could do.”

The Clippers didn’t have much to complain about, as their 8-2 loss that night couldn’t be blamed on the weather.

“It probably made it more uncomfortable for the spectators who paid to come and see the game played more than it affected our ability to play,” said Bill Bestwick, Clippers coach.

GAME ON … The Clips take on the Westside Warriors on Friday (Sept. 24) at 7:10 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena, then host the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday at 3 p.m. at Frank Crane. Tickets will be available at the door.

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