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Brad Kwong, head of the new Nanaimo Clippers’ ownership group, speaks at a meet-and-greet at Wolf Brewing on Aug. 4. (News Bulletin photo)

New Nanaimo Clippers owner has ideas to improve the hockey team and the league

Brad Kwong, head of new ownership group, recently met with Clippers fans

 

Colorado Avalanche centre Alex Newhook is congratulated by his teammates after scoring a regular-season goal in March. Newhook, a former Victoria Grizzlies star, won a Stanley Cup on Sunday with the Avs following a 2-1 win over two-time defending champion Tampa Bay. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Alex Newhook second former Victoria Grizzlies player in 3 years to hoist Stanley Cup

The pride of St. John’s, Colorado Avalanche centre joins Blues’ Bozak on short list

 

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers sold to new ownership group

BCHL board unanimously approves sale of team to Northern Lights Hockey Canada LLC

 

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)

Nanaimo mayor hand delivers Nanaimo bars after losing hockey bet

Leonard Krog will also wear a Vees jersey at the next council meeting

John Vassilaki and Leonard Krog, the mayors of Penticton and Nanaimo, respectively, put a wrap on their friendly wager on the B.C. Hockey League Finals in front of Penticton’s City Hall. (Photo- City of Penticton Facebook)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)

Cowichan Capitals snag son of former Canucks defenceman

Oliver Salo, son of Sami Salo, commits to Caps for next season

Oliver Salo, son of former Vancouver Canucks defenceman Sami Salo, has committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals for 2022-23. (Submitted by the Cowichan Valley Capitals)
Nanaimo Clippers captain Michael Craig and his teammates shake hands with the Penticton Vees, who won the BCHL championship with a Game 4 win Wednesday, May 18, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Vees blow out Clippers to sweep series and win BCHL championship

Nanaimo loses Game 4 by 8-2 score Wednesday, May 18, at Frank Crane Arena

Nanaimo Clippers captain Michael Craig and his teammates shake hands with the Penticton Vees, who won the BCHL championship with a Game 4 win Wednesday, May 18, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)

Clippers lose to Vees in overtime to fall behind three games to none

Penticton edges Nanaimo 3-2 in Game 3 on Tuesday

Penticton Vees player Josh Nadeau carries the puck in the attacking zone as Nanaimo Clippers player Brett Merner defends on the play during Game 3 of the BCHL finals on Tuesday, May 17, at Nanaimo’s Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/Black Press Media)
The Nanaimo Clippers and the Penticton Vees play Game 2 of the BCHL finals on Saturday, May 14, in Penticton. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Vees up two games to none on Clippers as series moves to Nanaimo

Penticton beat Nanaimo 4-1 and 3-1 in first two games of Fred Page Cup BCHL finals

The Nanaimo Clippers and the Penticton Vees play Game 2 of the BCHL finals on Saturday, May 14, in Penticton. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘A rivalry renewed’: Coaches from Penticton Vees, Nanaimo Clippers preview BCHL Finals

The battle for the Fred Page Cup begins on Friday night, May 13, in Penticton

Nanaimo Clippers players celebrate a goal in a playoff game earlier this spring at Frank Crane Arena. (Black Press Media file photo)
Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki and Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog have made a friendly wager on the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals. (Submitted photos)

Nanaimo bars, Penticton wine on the line as mayors bet on BCHL finals

Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog makes friendly wager with Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki

Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki and Nanaimo Mayor Leonard Krog have made a friendly wager on the BCHL Fred Page Cup finals. (Submitted photos)
The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers make it to BCHL finals

Clippers win Game 4 by 6-1 score to sweep Langley Rivermen

The Nanaimo Clippers will play in the BCHL’s Fred Page Cup finals for the first time since 2015. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Nanaimo Clippers defeated the Langley Rivermen in Game 3 of the BCHL semifinals on the road Tuesday, May 3. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers one win away from BCHL finals

Clippers defeat Langley Rivermen 5-4 in overtime in Game 3 of Coastal finals

The Nanaimo Clippers defeated the Langley Rivermen in Game 3 of the BCHL semifinals on the road Tuesday, May 3. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers win 10th straight playoff game

Goalie records third straight shutout, Nanaimo up two games to none in BCHL’s Coastal finals

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes a save with help from teammate Andrew Noel as Langley Rivermen Riley Wallack and Max Bulawka go to the net during Game 2 of the B.C. Hockey League’s Coastal final playoff series Saturday, April 30, at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes a save earlier in the playoffs. The Clippers opened the BCHL Coastal finals with a 4-0 win against the Langley Rivermen on Friday, April 29. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers win again, shut out Langley Rivermen in Game 1 of BCHL semifinals

Goalie makes 36 saves in 4-0 victory to start Coastal finals

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes a save earlier in the playoffs. The Clippers opened the BCHL Coastal finals with a 4-0 win against the Langley Rivermen on Friday, April 29. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black follows the action in his end of the ice during a playoff game last week against the Chilliwack Chiefs at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo Clippers goaltender honoured as BCHL’s First Star of the Week

Cooper Black has perfect 8-0 record so far in the post-season

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black follows the action in his end of the ice during a playoff game last week against the Chilliwack Chiefs at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
Langley Rivermen forward Max Bulawka and Nanaimo Clippers forward Charles Tardif compete for a faceoff during a BCHL regular-season game earlier this year at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo Clippers get home-ice advantage in Coastal final

Clippers will play Langley Rivermen in best-of-seven series starting Friday, April 29

Langley Rivermen forward Max Bulawka and Nanaimo Clippers forward Charles Tardif compete for a faceoff during a BCHL regular-season game earlier this year at Frank Crane Arena. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes one of his 37 saves as teammate Keighan Gerrie helps out Tuesday, April 19, in a 1-0 shutout win against the Chilliwack Chiefs at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)

Clippers score late and shut out Chiefs to sweep series

Nanaimo has won all eight of its BCHL playoff games so far

Nanaimo Clippers goalie Cooper Black makes one of his 37 saves as teammate Keighan Gerrie helps out Tuesday, April 19, in a 1-0 shutout win against the Chilliwack Chiefs at Frank Crane Arena. (Greg Sakaki/News Bulletin)
The Nanaimo Clippers have a two-games-to-none lead over the Chilliwack Chiefs in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. (News Bulletin file photo)

Clippers lead Chiefs in playoff series, still perfect in post-season

Nanaimo Clippers win first two games of best-of-seven versus Chilliwack Chiefs

The Nanaimo Clippers have a two-games-to-none lead over the Chilliwack Chiefs in the second round of the BCHL playoffs. (News Bulletin file photo)
Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay during regular season play at The Q Centre. Wood finished the regular season as the BCHL’s leading scorer and point-earner despite it being his rookie season. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)

Victoria Grizzlies rookie Matthew Wood tops league in goals and points

The 17-year-old from Nanaimo earned 45 goals and 85 points in 46 regular-season games

Victoria Grizzlies right winger Matthew Wood bears down on Powell River Kings defenceman Dylan Finlay during regular season play at The Q Centre. Wood finished the regular season as the BCHL’s leading scorer and point-earner despite it being his rookie season. (Victoria Grizzlies/Twitter)