Austin Roden came up big, stopping 32 of 35 shots throughout the game. The Nanaimo Clippers took the lead before the halfway point in the first on a goal from David Silye and never looked back.
Cal Babych chipped in with 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists) and Tristan Crozier did his part, adding 3 points (1 goal, 2 assists). Haydn Hopkins contributed with 2 points (1 goal, 1 assist) and David Laroche had a productive game with 2 assists.
In the first period, Hopkins opened the scoring for Cowichan Valley with a goal at 5:05 with helpers from his linemates, Tinling and Laroche. Collins answered for the Clippers with a goal at 7:34 with helpers from his linemates, Babych and Belisle. Melaragni quickly followed with a goal at 8:36 with an assist from his teammate Colley. Macnab quickly followed with a goal at 9:06 with a helper from Crozier. Silye scored what turned out to be the game winning goal at 11:54 with assists from Collins and Heinold. Harris put in a goal at 15:43 with helpers from Crozier and Guison. Crozier quickly followed with a goal at 16:32 with assists from Guison and Wharrie.
In the second period, Belisle netted a goal at 4:29 with a helper from fellow Clippers forward Babych. Pochipinski answered for Cowichan Valley with a goal at 16:30 with assists from his linemates, Laroche and Hopkins.
In the third, Davis-Martel scored a goal at 5:32 with a helper from Wilson. Babych answered for Nanaimo with a goal at 19:14 with an assist from Belisle.
The Clippers’ victory was in no doubt helped out by Roden’s big night as he stopped 32 of the 35 shots he faced. On the other hand, Roden’s counterpart, Dery, and Cowichan Valley’s defense was beaten a few times stopping only 5 of 6 shots.
This win brings the Nanaimo Clippers’ record to (547-332-68-0).