The Nanaimo Clippers play two home games this weekend at Frank Crane Arena.

The Nanaimo Clippers play two home games this weekend at Frank Crane Arena.

Clippers looking to keep pace

The Nanaimo Clippers host the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday (Nov. 4) and the Merritt Centennials on Sunday.

The season isn’t even a third of the way through, but Nanaimo Clippers fans are probably already eyeing the standings.

The Island Division has been arguably the toughest so far this B.C. Hockey League season, with four teams separated by six points at the top of the division. Nanaimo (10-7-0-2) is in fourth place.

“I think it is important that we keep pace, of course,” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach and general manager. “We want to …make sure we establish a playoff spot, finish as high as we can, obviously there’s home-ice advantage and things like that. But we’ve got to really just worry about being consistent at this point. We’ve made some pretty good strides.”

GAME ON … The Clippers play two home games this weekend as they host the Chilliwack Chiefs on Friday (Nov. 4) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena and then host the Merritt Centennials on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frank Crane.