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.