Nanaimo Clippers forward Sheldon Rempal takes a shot on net during Saturday's game against the West Kelowna Warriors at Frank Crane Arena.

Clippers star scores every which way

Sheldon Rempal again provided the highlight of the night in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the West Kelowna Warriors.

The Nanaimo Clippers’ star forward is closing in on 40 goals this season, and yet he’s still finding new ways to score.

Sheldon Rempal again provided the highlight of the night in Saturday’s 7-4 loss to the West Kelowna Warriors.

Three and a half minutes into the first period, he scored a lacrosse-style goal, flipping the puck onto the blade of his stick behind the net, lifting it up and tucking it past the opposing goalie.

Vandekamp marvelled at Rempal’s bag of tricks, with the coach adding that he’s never seen that type of goal scored live.

“I don’t usually practise that too much,” Rempal said. “I just kind of recognized the situation there. It was fresh ice and a new tape job, so the puck was able to stick a little bit better. I just saw an opportunity to try something new, I guess.”

Rempal has a league-leading 37 goals, the most by a Clippers player in one season since Blair Riley scored 41 in 2005-06.

GAME ON … The Nanaimo Clippers host the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday (Dec. 16) at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena, and are home again Friday for a 7 p.m. game against the Prince George Spruce Kings.

Just Posted

B.C. freestyle skier wins gold

Cassie Sharpe of Comox shines in the halfpipe

Suspect allegedly robs bank at Terminal Park Mall

According to a Nanaimo RCMP, a man robbed the TD Bank at about 3:40 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17

Truck and taxi cab collide in Cedar

Accident happened Monday, Feb. 19 at about 2:15 p.m. on Harmac Road

B.C. Ferries aims to improve passenger perceptions and onboard experience

Corporation acknowledges it is sometimes seen in a negative light

Weekend temperatures down among coldest on record

Nanaimo hit with snow and sub-freezing temperatures over weekend

Montreal Canadiens alumni shoot and score at Nanaimo charity game

The Habs alumni team won 8-4 at Sunday’s event at Frank Crane Arena

Virtue and Moir end ice dance careers with Olympic gold

Virtue and Moir’s gold medal win at the Olympics makes them the world’s most decorated figure skaters

Icy conditions lead to Parksville crash

Sedan went off the side of the highway, knocked over a light pole and went down embankment

Vehicle stop in Parksville leads to drug seizure, arrest

‘Trafficking-level’ quantities of suspected drugs found

12-year-old girl allegedly sexually assaulted at Victoria shopping centre

Suspect fled Bay Centre after alleged incident Sunday

Emergency crews rescue pregnant woman after fall on mountain near Victoria

Roughly four-hour-long rescue includes firefighters from two departments

VIU volleyball teams will go for the kill as playoffs start

Vancouver Island University’s men’s and women’s teams have byes into PacWest semifinals

PHOTO GALLERY: Home sweet home expo in Nanaimo

Nanaimo Spring 2018 Home Expo takes place at Beban Park this weekend.

Nanaimo fundraiser walk creates awareness about cold nights outside

Island Crisis Care Society set to host Coldest Night of the Year on Saturday, Feb. 24

Most Read