PORT ALBERNI – The Clippers have been fantastic to close out 2018 with six consecutive wins.
After Monday's 6-2 win in Alberni Valley they're up to 18-18 on the season and they've beat the Bulldogs four times in a row.
For the second straight game Nanaimo got off to a 3-0 first period lead on the road.
Jonathan Stein with a shot from the right wing, Kyler Kovich showing patience for the left circle, and Tyler Williams in tight beat Bulldogs goalie Cole Demers in a four and a half minute span.
Hunor Torzsok was tossed from the game in the opening period after a checking from behind minor.
The teams traded goals in the second period with Aaron Bohlinger notching a power play goal for the Bulldogs and Tyler Williams firing home a loose puck behind Demers that led to Alberni switching to John Hawthorne in net.
In the third period the Bulldogs made the game close on a power play marker from Ryan Miotto, but Nanaimo put the game away with a man advantage marker from Sammy Steele, and a goal off the rush by Ethan Scardina.
The final shots finished 39-38 for Alberni Valley with Jordan Naylor very sharp in the Nanaimo net.
On the power play the Clippers were 1/3 and they went 3/5 killing penalties.
Monday's Three Stars were Tyler Williams (2g), Ryan Miotto (1g 1a), and Kyler Kovich (1g 2a).
It won't be long until the Clippers get back on the ice as they open 2019 in Cowichan Valley against the Capitals on Wednesday.
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