Defence gets bigger and stronger

The Nanaimo Clippers's defence is bigger and stronger after its latest addition. The B.C. Hockey League team acquired Zach Ovics last week from Alberta's Sherwood Park Crusaders in exchange for future considerations.

The Nanaimo Clippers’s defence is bigger and stronger after its latest addition. The B.C. Hockey League team acquired Zach Ovics last week from Alberta’s Sherwood Park Crusaders in exchange for future considerations.

Ovics, an 18-year-old from Edmonton, is 6-foot-2, 195 pounds. He played 55 games with Sherwood Park the past two seasons, tallying two goals, nine assists and 180 penalty minutes.

Clippers general manager Mike Vandekamp said in a press release that the team is excited to add Ovics to the club.

“He will bring much needed size and physical presence to our defence corps and should be able to log plenty of important minutes for us,” Vandekamp said. “He is a big, strong young man who is committed to getting better as a player.”

GAME ON … The Clippers play the Victoria Grizzlies tonight (Nov. 1) at 7:15 p.m. at Bear Mountain Arena. For results and coach’s comments from Nanaimo’s recent wins, please click here.

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