Bucs win last game of year

The Nanaimo Buccaneers beat the Peninsula Panthers 3-2 in overtime on Sunday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Will Koop

The Nanaimo Buccaneers were able to end 2015 the way they wanted to, thanks to an overtime win.

The Bucs beat the Peninsula Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night at the Nanaimo Ice Centre as Billy Walters scored the winning goal a minute into the OT frame. It put an end to a contest in which the Bucs outshot the visitors 37-12.

“Tonight was our most complete night that we’ve played this entire season, which is nice to see before the Christmas break,” said Dan Lemmon, Bucs coach. “To allow a team 12 shots all game, we were doing a lot of things right. We were playing physical but also disciplined.”

Will Koop and Owen Dalman scored Nanaimo’s first two goals and then, on the winner, Nick Gomerich elected to pass on a two-on-none breakaway and Walters finished off the play.

“[Going] into Christmas, it’s good to head in really positive,” Walters said.

Alex Orth earned the win in goal.

GAME ON … The Bucs resume the season Jan. 3 when they host the Victoria Cougars at 6:15 p.m. at the NIC.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

Just Posted

Nanaimo’s first downtown night market is tonight

More than 75 vendors, roving entertainers, food trucks and music take over downtown streets tonight

Nanaimo nursery property sells in historic deal

Green Thumb Garden Centre and Nurseries on Hammond Bay Road sold

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Discontent City better than alternatives

Discontent City is providing a much needed safety net, says letter writer

Fisheries and Oceans Canada concerned after seizing 3,000 pounds of clams

Nanaimo and Powell River seeing increased illegal shellfish harvesting

Snuneymuxw totems rise over Nanaimo’s Departure Bay

Two poles put up this week which overlook the water and welcome visitors

Nanaimo woman graduates high school at age 92

Joan Deebank is the oldest high school graduate ever in B.C., as far as the ministry can confirm

UPDATE: Federal government announces $6.3M for Nanaimo port’s vehicle processing centre

Minister of Transport makes announcement in Nanaimo on Wednesday

Nanaimo-based Tilray applies for listing on the Nasdaq

Medical marijuana company planning initial public offering

Free Wi-Fi now available at NRGH

Nanaimo hospital is second on Vancouver Island to get free, public Wi-Fi

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog

Allegedly the team’s mascot, the Phillie Phanatic, rolled out his hot dog launcher

GoFundMe page launched for families of missing Vancouver Island fishermen

Search for three men whose vessel capsized near Tofino on June 15 continues.

Woman steps on dirty needle in Qualicum Beach

Delegation suggests Vancouver Island Health Authority distributes retractable needles

UPDATE: Man arrested after alleged robbery spree in Nanaimo

A jogger spotted the suspect and alerted police, who made an arrest Wednesday near Port Place

Supportive housing project divides Parksville

Hundreds attend public hearing for 222 Corfield St. rezoning

Most Read