Top line leading team

The Nanaimo Clippers’ new first line led the team to back-to-back wins to start the 2013-14 B.C. Hockey League season.

Some of the Clippers are clicking right away.

The Nanaimo Clippers’ new first line of Brendan Taylor, Devin Brosseau and Sheldon Rempal led the team to back-to-back wins to start the 2013-14 B.C. Hockey League season. Each member of the line tallied four points at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack, where the Clips beat the West Kelowna Warriors 6-4 and the Prince George Spruce Kings 3-1.

Taylor, a veteran from Nanaimo, has been lining up with Rempal, from Calgary, and Brosseau, from St. Lambert, Que., since the start of the pre-season. What they’re doing seems to be working so far.

“We kind of play the same way – we like to attack the net,” Brosseau said. “It’s mostly our chemistry. We look for each other on the ice and we try to make nice plays and put pucks to the net.”

He said the Clippers just tried to go “with the flow” when they had the puck.

“In the offensive zone [we had] a good cycle, getting pucks to the net, and the power play was working, too,” said Rempal.

Players said there are a lot of things to work on as they get ready for a game Friday (Sept. 13) at Port Alberni, but one thing that’s coming easily is energy.

“[We need to] just bring it again,” Rempal said. “I know we were all pumped up for [last] weekend. Just carry that over to this weekend.”

GAME ON … The Clippers and Alberni Valley Bulldogs face off Friday at 7 p.m. at Weyerhaeuser Arena.

sports@nanaimobulletin.com

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