Nanaimo Clippers player Jacob Hanlon

Nanaimo Clippers player Jacob Hanlon

Clippers win one on Interior tour

The Nanaimo Clippers won one of three B.C. Hockey League games this past weekend against Interior Division opponents.

The Nanaimo Clippers will get back at it, after barely getting a chance to catch their breath after a long road trip.

The Clips play the Powell River Kings on Wednesday (Nov. 20) in a rare midweek game at Frank Crane Arena.

The Shipmen won one of three games this past weekend against Interior Division opponents, losing 3-2 to the Trail Smoke Eaters on Friday, defeating the Penticton Vees 5-3 on Saturday and then falling 3-1 to the Merritt Centennials on Sunday afternoon.

Bo Brauer and Austin Dick scored goals on the first night of the road trip. Dick’s power-play marker, halfway through the third period, gave his team a chance to try for the tying goal but the Smokies didn’t allow the Clips to generate much and held on. Jayson Argue made 27 saves for Nanaimo.

At Penticton, the Clips knocked off one of the league’s best teams for the second time in eight days. Scott Prier had a goal and two assists to lead his team and Brendan Taylor, Anthony Sabitsky, Korey Morgan and Spencer Hewson also scored. Argue made 42 saves for the win.

Corey Renwick had Nanaimo’s only goal Sunday, while Argue kept his team in it with 51 saves.

GAME ON … Wednesday’s game between the Clippers and Kings is a 7 p.m. faceoff at Frank Crane. Tickets will be available at the door.