Clippers youngsters face off

The Nanaimo Clippers play the Cowichan Valley Capitals tomorrow (Aug. 27), but the matchup doesn’t have quite the same cachet as usual.

That’s because the first game of the B.C. Hockey League pre-season doesn’t tend to feature a lot of star power – midget players and rookies are expected to make up the bulk of the lineups tomorrow at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre.

Still, the chase for loose pucks should be intense as the youngsters will be looking to make an impression on coaches and general managers.

Clippers captain Colton Cyr will be looking forward to the trip down the Island to see the rookies play.

“Last year we went down and it was a good time watching guys who we battled with all week go at it,” he said.

GAME ON … The Clips and Caps face off at 7:30 p.m. Friday, then play a rematch on Wednesday (Sept. 1) at 7:10 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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