Did­mon must wait for 100th win as Griz­zlies go down in Nanaimo

Times Colonist - - Sports -

Vic­to­ria Griz­zlies gen­eral man­ager and head coach Craig Did­mon went search­ing for his 100th B.C. Hockey League win on Satur­day night in Nanaimo, but the Clip­pers weren’t in a giv­ing mood.

Not af­ter get­ting ham­mered 9-1 the night be­fore by the Pow­ell River Kings.

The Clip­pers took out their frus­tra­tions on the Griz­zlies, scor­ing twice in the first pe­riod and never look­ing back, de­feat­ing Vic­to­ria 5-2. Last sea­son, the Griz­zlies won seven of the eight reg­u­lar-sea­son games played be­tween the two teams, but Nanaimo takes Game 1 this sea­son.

The Clip­pers, who out­shot the Griz­zlies 34-21, got goals from VIJHL call-up Lu­cas Van­roboys, Parker Col­ley, Jake Har­ris, Jamie Collins and Vin­cent Mil­lete.

Ethan Nother, with his third of the sea­son, scored early in the sec­ond pe­riod for the Griz­zlies. Cap­tain Lu­cas Clark added a power-play marker in the third.

Shawn Parkin­son made his first start of the sea­son in goal for the Griz­zlies, who fall to 2-2 on the year. Noah Feather­ston­haugh Gowe picked up the win in goal for the Clip­pers, who im­prove their record to 3-1.

The Griz­zlies re­turn home to pre­pare for next week­end’s BCHL Show­case in Chilli­wack. Vic­to­ria will take on Prince Ge­orge at Pros­pera Cen­tre on Satur­day and Co­quit­lam on Sun­day. The Griz­zlies don’t play their home opener un­til Sept. 29, when the Ver­non Vipers visit The Q Cen­tre.

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