Clippers won’t let up in busy stretch

The Nanaimo Clippers are in Langley today (Oct. 29) against the Rivermen, visit the Surrey Eagles tomorrow, then go play the Victoria Grizzlies down the Malahat on Tuesday.

The Nanaimo Clippers don’t get much of a chance to catch their breath these days. But that’s OK – that’s what the off-season is for.

Players said this week they were looking forward to playing four B.C. Hockey League  games in five days, a stretch that started last night after press time.

The Clips are in Langley today (Oct. 29) against the Rivermen, visit the Surrey Eagles tomorrow, then go play the Victoria Grizzlies down the Malahat on Tuesday.

“You really look forward to [stretches] like this because we’re here to play hockey,” said Mason Blacklock, Clippers forward. “Three games in a row, if you have an off-night, you’re right back at it the next night. We’re hoping to go into this weekend with a good swing and come out with some wins.”

The Clippers say they’ll go full-bore during all the games and be responsible with getting rest in between. It helps that they’re energized by the prospect of so many games.

“Weeks can get long when you’re coming to practice and you’re not playing many games,” said Kyle Kramer, alternate captain. “So we’re looking forward to it. It’s a big challenge.”

GAME ON … Puck drop in Langley tonight is 7 p.m. Tomorrow’s opening faceoff in Surrey is at 4 p.m.

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