Clippers outwork Grizzlies in 4-2 win

By Dan Marshall
December 29, 2018 - 9:50pm

The Clippers celebrate during a three goal first period at the Q Centre on Saturday.Gary Dorland

COLWOOD – The Clippers started their post Christmas schedule with a 4-2 win against the Grizzlies.

Nanaimo came out with one of their best periods of the season to take a 3-0 lead after one.

Ethan Scardina rifled two shots by the glove of Zach Rose and Thomas Samuelsen trickled one through on a man advantage.

Both Scardina and Samuelsen are on impressive streaks.

Scardina has goals in four consecutive games, and Samuelsen has connected in five in a row

The shots were 14-3 for the road team.

The Clippers were penalized six times in the second period, and were down five on three twice.

Victoria capitalized when Carter Berger snapped a shot by Landon Pavlisin with traffic in front on a two man advantage.

The teams traded goals in the third with Newhook blasting a puck by Pavlisin and Sammy Steele scoring on a wonderful toe drag to give Nanaimo the insurance marker.

The final shots finished 35-25 for the Clippers with Nanaimo going 1/6 on the power play and 8/9 on the penalty kill.

Saturday's Three Stars were Ethan Scardina (2g), Sammy Steele (1g 2a), and Alex Newhook (1g 1a).

Nanaimo's line of Scardina, Samuelsen, and Steele combined for seven points in the victory which was the team's fifth in a row.

Monday at 2 p.m. the Clippers will play their final game of 2018 in Alberni Valley.

With a victory they'll be back to the .500 mark for the first time since September.

 

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