The Nanaimo Clippers have had two more games postposed after the team entered the league’s COVID-19 protocols on Saturday, Jan. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

The Nanaimo Clippers have had two more games postposed after the team entered the league’s COVID-19 protocols on Saturday, Jan. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers enter league’s COVID-19 protocols, postpone another game

Clippers suspending all team activities for five days

The Nanaimo Clippers came back for one game after the holiday break, but the season is now being interrupted due to COVID-19.

The Clippers are pausing all team activities for five days, according to a statement from the league, “per BCHL COVID-19 protocol and provincial health regulations.”

The Clippers had originally been scheduled to host the Langley Rivermen on Friday, Jan. 7, but that game was postponed when the Rivermen went into COVID protocol. The Clippers were anticipating playing tonight, Jan. 8, on the road against the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, but that game has now been postponed along with a home game against the Victoria Grizzlies that had been scheduled for Jan. 12.

Nanaimo’s next scheduled action is Friday, Jan. 14, when the Rivermen will try again to visit Frank Crane Arena for a 7 p.m. faceoff.

The Clippers’ lone game in 2022 was a convincing win, as the Clips started the second portion of their BCHL season with a 7-0 thrashing of the Coquitlam Express on the road Jan. 2.

Star forward Sean Donaldson scored his league-leading 24th and 25th goals of the season, Charles Tardif also netted a pair and Cooper Black made 20 saves for the shutout.

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