Clippers play final regular-season games

The Nanaimo Clippers close out the B.C. Hockey League regular season this week with games against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

The Nanaimo Clippers are almost ready to move into playoff mode, but there are a few things to take care of first.

The junior A club closes out the B.C. Hockey League regular season this week with games against the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Friday (Feb. 26) at Frank Crane Arena and Saturday in Duncan.

The Clippers have already clinched first place in the Island Division, but they don’t want to let up too much.

“You’ve got to have all your guns going, you’ve got to have everyone playing and we will…” said Mike Vandekamp, Clippers coach. “But it allows us to probably stretch the bench a little longer, get some other guys a little bit more ice time.”

In other BCHL news, the league announced its awards finalists for 2015-16. Clippers forward Sheldon Rempal is a finalist for league MVP, Yanni Kaldis is up for Top Defenceman and Vandekamp is in contention for Coach of the Year.

GAME ON … The Clippers and Capitals face off Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling 250-751-0593 or visiting www.nanaimoclippers.com.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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