The Nanaimo Clippers started slowly and never quite reached top speed against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.
The Caps defeated the Clips 6-1 on Wednesday night in B.C. Hockey League action in Duncan.
The first star of the game was Jordan Levesque, a Capitals affiliate player from Nanaimo who is an alternate captain on the North Island Silvertips. Levesque had a goal and an assist.
Cowichan scored twice in a first period in which they outshot the Clippers 15-6. The Caps tallied two more in the second and two more in the third before Ryan Wells finally got the visitors on the scoreboard with two minutes left in the game.
It was the first B.C. Hockey League goal for Wells, who only recently got into the lineup off the injured list.
Shots in Wednesday’s game ended up 36-33 for Cowichan, with Billy Faust suffering the loss.
GAME ON … The Clippers play the Alberni Valley Bulldogs tonight (Nov. 26) at 7 p.m. at Port Alberni’s Weyerhaeuser Arena … In other Clippers news, the franchise announced it is bidding to host the Canadian Junior A Hockey League’s Western Canada Championship in 2013. The tournament replaces the Doyle Cup and will involve the championship teams from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba as well as a host team. The winner of the tourney advances to the Royal Bank Cup.