Nanaimo Clippers players Vincent Millette

Close race keeps Island teams focused

The Capitals host the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday (Oct. 25) in a 7 p.m. faceoff at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre.

The Island Division’s top teams keep winning, so the Nanaimo Clippers will try to keep pace.

The first-, second- and third-place teams in the division are separated by only one point after all three swept their games on the weekend. The Victoria Grizzlies and Cowichan Valley Capitals have 23 points so far this fall, while the Powell River Kings have 22. The Clippers are five off the pace with 18.

Jared Domin, Capitals forward, said it seems like getting two points every night is huge right now, not to mention for the long term as points will only get harder to come by. He said the fact that the division is so tight these days is a good thing for his team’s development.

“It makes us a better team. It makes us want to go out there and work harder,” Domin said. “We know it’s going to be tight in our division. The Island Division’s always pretty tight usually, but this year, especially, you’ve just got to bring it every game.”

GAME ON … The Capitals host the Nanaimo Clippers on Tuesday (Oct. 25) in a 7 p.m. faceoff at Duncan’s Island Savings Centre. The Clippers then host the West Kelowna Warriors on Friday at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena and the Powell River Kings on Sunday at 2 p.m. at Frank Crane.

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