Nanaimo Clippers forward David Silye, middle, takes a pass before shooting and scoring against the Salmon Arm Silverbacks, including goalie Kyle Dumba and forward Brandon Whistle, during Sunday’s game at Frank Crane Arena. (GREG SAKAKI/The News Bulletin)

Comeback falls short, Clippers lose fourth straight

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks held on for a 5-4 win against Nanaimo on Sunday

The Nanaimo Clippers will look for more complete hockey after suffering their fourth loss in a row.

The Clips lost both their home games at Frank Crane Arena this past weekend, losing 5-3 to the Powell River Kings on Saturday and then 5-4 to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Sunday.

Sunday’s matinee game ended in exciting fashion, as the Clippers, trailing 5-2 late, managed two goals to make things close.

Coach Darren Naylor said his team only played 20 minutes of hockey, and there was “no compete level” during the first and second periods.

“In the third period it happened, but not for the first 40,” he said.

“We’re going to have to have a hard week of practice. We’ll address what needs to be addressed and watch some video and figure it out [but] it’s pretty self-explanatory.”

David Silye scored twice for Nanaimo on Sunday and Tristan Crozier and Lucas Vanroboys were other scorers. Taz Burman made 32 saves as shots were 39-37 in favour of the home team.

The night before, the Clips were outshot 35-24 by the Kings. Crozier, Cal Babych and Parker Colley scored and Burman made 30 saves.

GAME ON … The Clippers head off on the road this week, visiting the Coquitlam Express on Friday, Jan. 19, then travelling to play the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday and the Surrey Eagles on Sunday. Next home action isn’t until Jan. 31.

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