Nanaimo Clippers forward Christopher Smith

Nanaimo Clippers forward Christopher Smith

Clippers edged by Kings

The Nanaimo Clippers showed no quit in a narrow 4-3 loss to the Powell River Kings on Saturday.

The Nanaimo Clippers showed no quit in a narrow loss to the Powell River Kings on the weekend.

The teams met Saturday at Frank Crane Arena, with the Kings prevailing 4-3.

Nanaimo fell behind 3-0 in the contest, but made things interesting. Edwin Hookenson scored late in the second period to make it 3-1, then Matthew Hoover made it a one-goal game six and a half minutes into the third period. The Kings scored an empty-net goal with a minute and a half left, but the Clips again drew within one on a goal by Sheldon Rempal.

Jakob Walter tended goal for the Clippers and his team outshot the Kings 48-29. Rempal finished with a goal and two assists and Devin Brosseau had two helpers.

GAME ON … The BCHL Showcase is in Chilliwack this weekend. The Clippers play the Merritt Centennials on Friday (Sept. 25) at 4 p.m., then take on the Coquitlam Express on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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