The Nanaimo Clippers showcased some of their potential on the weekend, winning one out of two games.
The Clips and the rest of the teams in the B.C. Hockey League were in Chilliwack for the annual BCHL Showcase event.
Nanaimo started strongly, with a 6-0 blowout of the Merritt Centennials on Friday, but were doubled up 4-2 by the Coquitlam Express the following afternoon.
The Clippers’ top line was ablaze to start the weekend, as Sheldon Rempal scored two goals and added two assists, Matthew Hoover also had a two-goal game and Devin Brosseau contributed three assists. Other Nanaimo scorers were Jordan Low and Kale Bennett and Yanni Kaldis had four helpers from the blueline. Jonathan Reinhart made 28 saves to earn the shutout.
The following day, the Shipmen might have hoped for a better fate as they outshot the Express 50-27.
Kaldis and Sean Buchanan scored for the Clippers and Jakob Walter tended goal.
GAME ON … The Clippers play three home games this week at Frank Crane Arena. The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are in town Wednesday (Sept. 30) for a 7 p.m. faceoff, the Express visit Friday, also a 7 p.m. start, and then the Vernon Vipers will come to town Saturday for a 6 p.m. game. For ticket information, please call 250-751-0593 or visit www.nanaimoclippers.com.