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Rivermen gameday: Clippers @ Rivermen

The Langley Rivermen and Nanaimo Clippers will finish their two game season series tonight at the LEC. The two teams last met on November 14, 2015 at Frank Crane arena where the Clippers edged the Rivermen 4-3.

Both teams were in action last night. The Rivermen took on Coquitlam and won by a score of 5-3. Down 3-2 in the third period, the Riv rallied and scored three straight goals, with two coming from Torrin White to pick up a much needed victory. Meanwhile. the Clippers were in Wenatchee and took a 7-2 loss. Coming into tonight, the Riv remain third in the Mainland Division with a 23-17-0-1 record for 47 points. Nanaimo continues to stand on top of the Island Division with a 27-15-1-0 clip for 55 points. They have the third most points in the BCHL.

“Nanaimo is going to be a good test for us. We really have to be sharp in the defensive zone as they have some very dangerous players that can hurt you on any given shift,” said Rivermen forward Dominic Franco.

The Clippers have one of the best offense’s in the BCHL. They have scored the second most amount of goals with 171 and enter the LEC with the second best power play in the league. They also have three out of the top five scorers in the BCHL in Sheldon Rempal, Devin Brosseau, and Matthew Hoover. Rempal is the key player to watch as he leads the BCHL in scoring with 49 goals, 38 assists for 87 points in 43 games.

“We have taken note of those guys and what they have done so far this season. We have to respect those player’s abilities and be aware when they are on the ice. With that said, we can’t just focus on one area. We need to play an up-tempo kind of game and generate scoring chances ourselves,” said Rivermen Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson.

The puck drops at 6:00pm from the Langley Events Centre. For tickets please call 604-882-8800, or visit www.ticketmaster.ca.