Surrey Eagles player Taylor Tate, left, checks Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt during a regular-season game in December at Frank Crane Arena. The two teams meet in the BCHL playoffs starting Friday, April 1. (News Bulletin file photo)

Surrey Eagles player Taylor Tate, left, checks Nanaimo Clippers player Jake Hewitt during a regular-season game in December at Frank Crane Arena. The two teams meet in the BCHL playoffs starting Friday, April 1. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers getting ready for the puck to drop and the playoffs to start

Clippers to face Surrey Eagles in best-of-seven BCHL playoff series starting Friday, April 1

The Nanaimo Clippers will be facing off in the post-season against a mainland opponent.

The Clippers, after winning their final regular-season game this past weekend and then awaiting results on the out-of-town scoreboard, will be matched up against the Surrey Eagles in the first round of the B.C. Hockey League playoffs.

The Clippers (33-17-3-1) earned third place in the Coastal Conference, ending the regular season with a 3-0 shutout versus the Victoria Grizzlies on Friday at Frank Crane Arena.

The sixth-place Eagles (28-26-0-0) didn’t have any games this past weekend as they waited to find out their first-round opponent.

GAME ON … Game 1 is Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane Arena, and Game 2 is Saturday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at Frank Crane. The series will then shift to Surrey for Game 3 and Game 4 on April 4 and 5, respectively.

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