Clippers lose pair at home

The Nanaimo Clippers were shaded 3-2 by the Merritt Centennials, then fell 3-1 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals the next night.

The Nanaimo Clippers’ offence cooled off on home ice as the junior A hockey club lost a pair of weekend games.

The Clips were shaded 3-2 by the Merritt Centennials in double overtime on Friday at Frank Crane Arena, then fell 3-1 to the Cowichan Valley Capitals the next night.

The loss to the Cents was the first overtime defeat the Clippers have suffered this season. Yanni Kaldis and Edwin Hookenson scored goals for Nanaimo and Jakob Severson made 31 saves in the loss.

The next night Cole Maier scored Nanaimo’s only goal. Guillaume Decelles suffered the loss as the Clippers outshot the opposition 38-18.

Nanaimo gets a rematch with Cowichan on Wednesday (Dec. 10) at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre. Faceoff is at 7 p.m.