Clippers down Langley 5-2, extend winning streak to eight

By Dan Marshall
January 5, 2019 - 10:14pm

The Clippers celebrate their 8th straight win 5-2 over Langley on Saturday

NANAIMO – The Clippers winning streak started against Langley, and it reached eight games with a victory over the Rivermen on Saturday.

Nanaimo won 5-2 on a night that the team honoured it's alumni.

Langley opened the scoring in a shot from the slot by Garrett Daly but the Clippers would take a 2-1 lead to the first intermission on goals by Tyler Williams and Markus Mitchell.

Robby Drazner scored a shorthanded goal in the second period when he beat Braedon Fleming on a cross ice feed from Williams.

Gunnar Wegleitner roofed a shot to the short side to give Nanaimo a stranglehold early in the third before Riley Wallack scored in tight on Jordan Naylor to cut the gap to 4-2.

Ethan Scardina's empty net tally locked the game down with just seconds left to play.

Nanaimo outshot Langley 30-26, and neither team scored a power play with the Clippers getting four chances to the Rivermen's two.

Saturday's Three Stars were Tyler Williams (1g 1a), Markus Mitchell (1g 1a), and Gunnar Wegleitner (1g 1a).

The win sets up a great matchup Sunday with the Wenatchee Wild coming to Frank Crane Arena for a 2 p.m. matinee.

Nanaimo won 5-4 in overtime in Wenatchee back in October.

 

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