This from the BCHL, released this morning:

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The quest to the Frozen Four begins today and 16 teams – featuring 72 BCHL alumni – will hit the ice at locations all over the NCAA map.

Of the 16 teams in the tournament, 15 of them have at least one BCHL graduate. Michigan Tech has the most with 12. The University of Miami-Ohio is lone school without a league alum. All 16 BCHL teams are represented with alumni in the NCAA tournament.

The No. 1 overall seed in the tournament, Minnesota State, has eight BCHL alums. They will face the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and their nine BCHL alums on Saturday.

NCAA Tournament Bracket

Prospects wise, 28 NHL teams have at least one draft pick in the tournament and 107 drafted players are include on the 16 rosters. Of those, nine are BCHL grads.

The complete list of BCHL players in the NCAA tournament is as follows (Notes if drafted in brackets):

Minnesota State
Nick Buchanan
Bryce Gervais
Sean Flanagan
Brad McClure
Jaden Schmeisser
Brett Knowles
Jon Jutzi
Cole Huggins

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
Brad McGowan
Matt Garbowsky
Brad Reid
Myles Powell
Garrett McMullen
Dan Schuler
Josh Mitchell
Alex Perron-Fontaine
Brandon Thompson

University of Nebraska-Omaha
Brock Crosswaite
Brian Rideout
James Polk
Kyle Mountain
David Pope – (Detroit, 2013)
Luke Nogard
Kirk Thompson

Harvard
Kevin Guiltinan
Luke Esposito
Brayden Jaw
Alexander Kerfoot – (New Jersey, 2012)
Seb Lloyd

Miami-Ohio
None

Providence College
Brandon Tanev
Josh Monk

Denver University
Danton Heinen – (Boston, 2014)
Joey LaLeggia – (Edmonton, 2012)
Adam Plant

Boston College
Destry Straight

Boston University
Connor LaCouvee
Sean Maguire (Currently injured)

Yale
Dan O’Keefe
Charles Orzetti
Patrick Spano

Minnesota-Duluth
Derik Johnson

Minnesota
Mike Reilly – (Columbus, 2011)
Ryan Reilly
Connor Reilly

North Dakota
Troy Stretcher
Wade Murphy – (Nashville, 2013)
Mark MacMillan – (Montreal, 2010)
Brendan O’Donnell – (Tampa Bay, 2010)

Quinnipiac
Brayden Sherbinin
Devon Toews
Canon Pieper
Bo Pieper
Jonah Renouf
Nathan Renouf
Landon Smith
Travis St. Davis
Michal Garteig

Michigan Tech
Dane Birks – (Pittsburgh, 2013)
Reid Sturos
Alex Gillies
Malcolm Gould
Mason Blacklock
Riley Sweeney
Shana Hanna
Alex Petan
Evan Anderson
Brent Baltus
Walker Hyland
Devin Kero
Jamie Phillips

St. Cloud State
Joey Benik
David Morley
Garrett Milan
Tim Daly


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The Kings season is over as they fell in a thrilling game 7 on Sunday night in Nanaimo by a score of 3-2, dropping the series 4-3.

  • Quite simply, what a series. It was 7 games of some of the most exciting, tense, skillful playoff hockey I’ve witness in the BCHL. It’s tough to say that “the best team won”, and that’s not to be a knock on the Clippers, but neither side really emerged as the clear “best” team. All 7 games were so even, if a team began to take control it was for a limited time only. At the end of the day the Clippers prevailed because they scored 1 more goal than the Kings when it mattered most.
  • From the outset we said this was a series where both teams knew each other so well and the term ‘familiarity’ was thrown around a lot during the 7 games. Both teams try to employ a similar style of game, relying on will over skill. That was on full display in a series with 5 1-goal games and a pair of 4-2 scorelines in the other 2 games.
  • Early goals certainly the story from game 7. 2:30 and 0:18 seconds into the 1st and 3rd periods were crucial goals and had the Kings chasing in a game that they never led in. Shots totals favoured the Clippers throughout as well, with the Kings closing the gap through much of the game an eventually turning it in their favour during a late 3rd push.
  • Looking back over the game, who stepped up the most for the Kings? The players without a tomorrow in their Junior careers. Stephen Hiff and Derian Hamilton both scored, both in their final seasons. JJ Coleshaw had another JJ Coleshaw-type game, while Kurt Keats, Jarid Lukosevicius and Jacob Pritchard all contributed at both ends of the ice. Brent Lashuk, who we learned in the post game show was playing pretty banged up, continued to battle in the corners, going to the tough areas of the ice.
  • 3rd period and the kitchen sink was thrown at the Clippers. The Kings sent wave over wave at the Clippers and it was pushed aside. The “big three” were united in a bid to find an equaliser, but it didn’t eventuate. A big key to that was the matchup of Coleshaw/Pritchard-Keats-Lukosevicius against Carrier-Maier-Roulston, something that Clipper coach Mike Vandekamp clearly wanted all series, and did hit best home or away to have out on the ice against the Kings top scorers.
  • How good was Brett Magnus this playoffs? I hope I’m not breaking the “fourth wall” here, but at the post-game meal Kent Lewis had no reservations naming Magnus as the team’s Playoff MVP which was met with an instant ovation from his team mates. 7-6, 2.38 GAA and .930sv% in the post season, and one of the team’s best down the stretch playing in all but 2 games in the 2015 portion of the schedule. He outdueled Michael Stiliadis in the first round with flashy highlight reel saves. In the 2nd round, he very nearly had Guillaume Decelles by being very technically sound. Sacred Heart has a very good freshman coming their way next season.
  • What a turn out from Kings fans in game 7. The entire section behind the Kings bench was jam packed, the large majority coming over from Powell River to take in the game. This on top of a great crowd at the Hap for game 6. “You could feel their support, it does mean something, not only your gate and your 50/50, financially it’s huge for our program but the main things is our kids sense it” said Kings Head Coach and GM Kent Lewis after the game. “To see the amount of people who came down, took holidays, to get that many people out on a Sunday night in Nanaimo, it’s special, it means a lot to our program to see that. We have a special program, a special community and it was great to see that support.”

Here’s what Brock Sawyer had to say in the post game show as we recapped the season and eulogised the 20 year olds who were ending their Junior careers.

So the season comes to an end, a 2nd round defeat for the 2nd straight year. The Kings finish a combined regular season and playoff record of 34-26-1-10, finishing a runner up for the Island Division Championship. The Clippers advance to the 3rd round along with Penticton and Chilliwack, as the three regular season divisional champions held serve through the opening two rounds of the playoffs.

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It’s a difficult job each year, but I do my best to thank everyone around the Kings for their contributions. Here is this year’s farewell as we put a bow on the 2014/2015 season.

Thank you all. We’ll talk through the off-season when the news dictates it. Enjoy your summer.


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The Powell River Kings are proud to announce the commitment of 1998-born forward Carter Turnbull for next season.

Turnbull, who turns 17 in September, is from Nanaimo and joined the Kings at their main camp this past August as well as playing in exhibition games for the club. This season, Turnbull was with the VIJHL’s Nanaimo Buccaneers and was 2nd in team scoring with 31 goals and 40 assists for 71 points. Those numbers also had Turnbull 9th in league scoring.

Listed at 5’7, 155lbs, Turnbull is a small forward who isn’t afraid to mix it up. “Powell River plays a gritty game, and I like that” says Turnbull. “I’m hoping to bring some offence to the table, I like to be creative in the offensive zone.” In addition to his time in Nanaimo, Turnbull played 1 game with the Kings and 4 with Cowichan Valley as an affiliate, scoring a goal and adding an assist with the Caps.

“Carter is a very good player who is going to have a big role with our hockey club” says Kings Head Coach and General Manager Kent Lewis. “He’s obviously a very gifted player offensively, but he’s also smart with the puck and that’s why we’re excited to have him with us next season.”

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Photo: Independent Sports News (ISN)

 

With a successful season in Nanaimo under his belt, Turnbull set his mind on playing in the BCHL for the 2015/2016 campaign, and decided that he wanted to do that in Powell River. “The Kings are always a contender in the playoffs, they always have a good, tough team” says Turnbull. “Also some of the best coaching staff in the league, and it’s a beautiful town so there really wasn’t any reason not to choose Powell River.”

“We had a good look at Carter during camp and exhibitions last year and he certainly demonstrated that he can play at this level” says Lewis. “We felt the best thing for his development at the time was to spend time with the Buccaneers logging a lot of minutes there, and be able to come up to Junior A next season and play a big role for us.”

“Obviously it’s faster, it’s smarter, it’s better passing, better goalies, all around better” says Turnbull. “The challenge will be adapting to that and getting used to working with new guys and better players. I have ice time in the summer to get my feet wet, and lots of time in the gym in order for me to get stronger and bigger and ready for the season.”

Turnbull will be in Powell River late August as the eligible returnees assemble for Main Camp in town, in preparation of the 2015/2016 season beginning in September.


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It’s become a broken record. A tight checking, never-give-an-inch, hard fought playoff game decided by the smallest of things was the story from game 6, a 60 minutes that mirrored the 5 games before it as the Kings got goals from 3 different players including a 3rd period empty netter for a 4-2 win in game 6, sending the Island Division Final to a desisive game 7 on Sunday night.

  • For the 2nd straight game, the opening goal goes to the loser as the Clippers got a perfect start with a goal 5:38 in. However it was the response from the Kings who were happy with their effort and Nanaimo’s goal coming somewhat against the run of play, certainly against the run in shots as the Kings led substantially throughout the period. Back to back tallies 2:30 a part including a bit of a soft one for Stephen Hiff (above) made it 2-1 through 20 with the Kings outshooting the Clippers 12-6.
  • Hiff’s goal gave the Kings good control of a game that was steering in their direction regardless with the bulk of the territory and possession.
  • The earlier goal for LeClerc was another example of the Kings extending a powerplay. Several times in the playoffs, this series included, the Kings have earned a powerplay and turned it into a 2:30/3:00 advantage by holding onto the puck on the delayed call and getting the 6-on-5 advantage. It had already led to one goal, and this one was generated by LeClerc making a risk-free play and getting down low. Knowing any Nanaimo touch would be whistled down, so with no risk of a break the other way, LeClerc pounced on a Sandberg shot that was intentionally wide, getting a good bounce off the end wall and getting buried to the side of the goal.
  • 2nd period and with a 2-1 scoreline, the teams “hunkered down” to make fans believe we were set for our 5th straight 2-1 result. Jacob Pritchard broke that streak on the eventual game winner a few minutes after Kurt Keats was denied by the officials due to a net coming off its mooring. The goal was the first 2-goal lead in the series since game 3 and bode well for the Kings given the fact we hadn’t had a 3rd period goal since game 3 either. The Clippers cut the lead in half via Spencer Hewson on another bit of a soft goal that found a way to squeeze through Magnus and it was 3-2 through 40.
  • Into the 3rd and the game continued to close down, much in the same way that the 3rd periods before it had been played. Checks became tighter, pucks became more difficult to clear and entries into the zone became harder to get. For whatever room there may have been in the 1st and 2nd periods, it was completely shut down in the 3rd with very little to work with.
  • On the empty netter, unselfish from Jarid Lukosevicius who could have fired from the circle after making a nice room to get past a diving Yanni Kaldis backchecking, but instead gave to Hiff to gathered in his skated and slid home his 2nd and the insurance to ensure a game 7 in Nanaimo on Sunday.
  • The empty netter bought about a real first line “brawl”, but that’s using the term extremely loosely. A 9-player shoving match was quickly defused as a Nanaimo defenceman made contact with Hiff after he put the puck in the net, contact that was met with a response from Hiff and the Kings. It’s the closest we’ve come to boiling over in a series that has been tough but fair, gritty but played between the whistles. It’s been, at least for me to watch, a “posterboy” playoff series filled with nothing but GREAT playoff action and none of the extra stuff that soils it.
  • Nick Nonis returned to the lineup after a couple of weeks out with an upper body injury, and was solid. It’s meant as a compliment when you say defencemen weren’t noticible and Nonis was for the most part that. He looked impressive along the boards, made some nice plays in his own zone and played a solid defensive game. He didn’t jump in the rush, but he took care of his own zone and changed in short shifts. A good first game back.
  • On the empty netter, it’s the first of the series. Amazing considering we’ve had 1-goal games with goaltenders pulled for attempts at late tying goals.
  • Kurt Keats continues to impress. Even with all the attention he’s gotten in both series, and a lack of scoring outside of his burst in games 3 and 4, Keats has been the motor in the Kings car this playoffs. He’s been double shifted, he’s been thrown out in different situations and has excelled.
  • Another player to lift this series is Jarid Lukosevicius. It’s hard to say a player who is 6th in league scoring is “flying under the radar”, but Luko is doing just that. He goes about business quietly and has tallied a nice playoff point nest-egg. 4-9-13 in his 12, several of those assists key ones in setting up the scoring play.
  • No mention of Brett Magnus tonight, who will want the 2nd one back but was otherwise rock solid. Not as flashy as his counterpart, but equally as good. 26 saves to compile win number 7 on the playoffs, there’s very little fault to find with his game. Rebound control has continued to be good, with maybe 1 or 2 pucks sitting in front tonight and those were quickly cleared.

Here’s what Brock Sawyer, and special guest Stephen Hiff had to say in the post-game show

Three Stars of the Game

  1. Kurt Keats (Kings) – 1 assist
  2. Jacob Pritchard (Kings) – 1 goal, 1 assist, GWG
  3. Jeremy LeClerc (Kings) – 1 goal

The Kings and Clippers will now get set for a decisive game 7 in Nanaimo on Sunday night. The game is a 7pm start and will be broadcast live on CJMP 90.1FM, the Kings Broadcast Network online and FastHockey PPV beginning at 6:40 with the pre-game show. The winner advances to the BCHL Round Robin stage of the playoffs, the loser heads home.


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After 4 games in the Island Division Final series, the Kings and Clippers find themselves back exactly where they started last Friday night…in Nanaimo with a series final that’s all square. That’s due to both teams holding serve at home through the first 4 games of the series and turning a best of 7 into a best of 3.

The remainder of the series looks like this:

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Game 5 | Thursday March 19th | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
Game 6 | Friday March 20th | 7:15pm | Hap Parker Arena
Game 7* | Sunday March 22nd | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
*if necessary

Here’s a look back at a few of the key talking points through 4 games, leading into the final stretch beginning Thursday in Nanaimo:

  • There has been a glaring lack of options, room and chances 5-on-5 in this series. Both teams have made life difficult for their opponents in the offensive zone with a plethora of blocked shots and good positioning meaning a lot of the play in the offensive zone is being kept to the outside.
  • On that same thought, shot totals have come down drastically since game 1. Through 240 minutes, the Clippers lead 143 to 131, thanks exclusively to their 3rd period on Tuesday in game 4 where they outshot the Kings 19-2. Outside of that, each game had a differential of 2 or less shots (45-43 NAN, 35-34 PR, 29-28 NAN).
  • What there hasn’t been 5-on-5, has been partially there on special teams. Both teams have been able to click, although both were shut out completely in game 4. Both teams have scored 3 goals (PR: 3/18, NAN: 3/17), both teams have converted on a 5-on-3 and both teams have been able to take away and build their momentum through successful penalty kills.
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  • Hard not to notice 3 consecutive 2-1 scorelines and no empty net goals yet in the series. That for me really demonstrates the way this series has been played…not an inch to be had anywhere on the ice. Nanaimo pulled Guillaume Decelles for just under a minute in both game 3 and 4, while Brett Magnus spent just over a minute on the Kings bench in game 2.
  • While scoring chances and shots have been trending down, the intensity and playoff feel of this series has been ramping up consistently from game 1. Credit both teams for playing it hard and tough between the whistles though as there has been very very little after the whistle. Sure we’ve had the odd push and odd scrum to the side of the goal, but it hasn’t escalated past that. That’s gotta be a message from the coaches of playing tough, but not giving up needless penalties. Certainly from a Kings side, discipline has been a key focus in the series, not giving a very good Nanaimo powerplay time to work.
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  • Speaking of the powerplay, the two disallowed goals in the 3rd period of game 4 are certainly “talking points” on this series moving forward. Nanaimo on the powerplay, down 2-1 late in the 3rd with 4 minutes left and a huge crowd around the net results in a puck getting batted in past Brett Magnus. The referee signals to the back of the net, the goal goes up on the scoreboard but a long conference at centre ice begins and ultimately overturns the goal. The explanation that I heard after the game was that there was interference on Magnus and his ability to make the save. Understandably, the Clippers bench was furious with the decision and a conference with Mike Vandekamp and the officials did little to convince the Clippers of the ruling. The decision was obviously polarising, and Nanaimo’s composure tested further not long after where the Clippers again beat Magnus, only to have it waved off by the referee down low. The 2nd goal received much less push back by the Clippers bench. Regardless both decisions obviously had a direct impact on the result of the game, and for Nanaimo were made even more frustrating by the fact the Clippers threw everything at the Kings, outshooting them 19-2 in the 3rd.

After a much needed day off on Wednesday, the series resumes on Thursday from the Frank Crane Arena in Nanaimo, a 7:00pm puck drop. A game 6 is also required, and goes back in Powell River on Friday night. With both teams holding serve at home, the Clippers will no doubt feel confident that a potentially deciding game 7 is coming back to Nanaimo on Sunday. However with so little separating these two teams, any bounce, any deflection could turn the tide.

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From a Powell River perspective, they’ll be very happy with the last few results. There will be comfort taken as well in the fact that Nanaimo to date have generated very little in terms of their own offensive opportunities with 3 of the Clippers last 4 goals coming from Kings defensive miscues. Not to take away anything from the Clippers who helped cause those miscues, but if the Kings can clean those up then they feel its their series.

Here are some pictures taken by Kings photographer Alicia Baas from games 3 and 4 in Powell River:


 

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It’s a re-match of the 2014 Island Division Semi-Final as the Kings and Clippers will meet in a best of 7 series to determine who will advance to the Round Robin portion of the BCHL Playoffs. The Kings advanced through a 6-game series win over the Victoria Grizzlies, while the Clippers survived an 0-3 game fightback from the Bulldogs to win game 7 on Wednesday night.

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STATSNanaimo dominated the start and the end of the series, winning both the first 3 and the last 2 games between the clubs both in Powell River and at home. The Kings won a string of 3-straight, including the only shutout from Powell River this season.

September 26 | 8-4 Clippers | in Nanaimo
October 15 | 4-3 Clippers (2-OT) | in Nanaimo
October 19 | 4-1 Clippers | in Powell River
October 31 | 3-1 Kings | in Powell River
November 1 | 3-0 Kings | in Powell River
January 28 | 4-3 Kings (2-OT) | in Nanaimo
February 9 | 5-2 Clippers | in Powell River
February 20 | 6-1 Clippers | in Nanaimo

STATSThe Clippers, with a bulk of the scoring in the series, were able to spread out their offence in the 8 games played against the Kings. However one player led the way and that’s Sheldon Rempel. 9-2-11 against the Kings this season, with those two assists coming in the final game of the season series. Others on the roster made up a deep supporting cast including Devin Brosseau (1-10-11), Jake Jackson (3-4-7), Brendan Taylor (1-5-6), Brett Roulston (3-3-6) and Cole Maier (2-4-6).

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For the Kings, Jacob Pritchard was the go-to man against the Clippers this year with 4 of his 39 goals coming against Nanaimo. He went 4-5-9 to lead Powell River. Other notables include Kurt Keats (3-3-6), Jarid Lukosevicius (1-3-4), Stephen Hiff (2-2-4) and Carmine Buono (0-3-3).

STATSFor both the Clippers and the Kings, there is again a clear number 1 and unlike Powell River’s previous series, both Brett Magnus and his opponent this series in Guillaume Decelles, went the distance in all 8 games. Decelles and Magnus wound up 2nd and 3rd respectively in minutes played this season (behind Salmon Arm’s Angus Redmond) and were 1st and 2nd respectively in both saves and shots against.

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Brett Magnus: 3-5-0, 3.52 GAA, .901sv% (24-21-1, 3.23 GAA, .907sv%)

Nanaimo Clippers
Guillaume Decelles: 5-3-0, 2.31 GAA, .934sv% (34-13-0, 2.57 GAA, .926sv%)

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STATS

Goaltending
As noted above, both goaltenders played a lot this season. For Magnus, 3rd in minutes, 2nd in shots against and saves. While his numbers aren’t statistically better than Decelles, he faced a lot of pucks and some blowout results for the Kings early in the season really hurt his cause.

Guillaume Decelles has been the guy in Nanaimo start to finish this year, and has had a few backups behind him. Whether Jakob Severson or the currently listed Jonathan Arsenault, Decelles has been able to keep them out of the crease due to his stellar play. Like Magnus, Decelles missed just two starts down the stretch, both in February.

Defence
We’ve already profiled the Kings overhauled blue line, as one that lacked experience but has grown in leaps and bounds through this season. Through round 1 of the playoffs, the Kings blue line scored some big goals. Jeremy LeClerc, Ross Hnidy and of course Colton Sandberg all scored, and at key times as well with Hnidy’s goal coming in game 1 to make the game 2-0 with Victoria pressing. That’s the good news, the D-core is scoring…the bad news is that there’s not many of them left. Ross Hnidy missed a game against Victoria and Tony DeVito and Nick Nonis are both on the shelf. There are replacements coming in, as Andy Stevens played the middle 3 games of the series, Derian Hamilton and Ryan Pouliot also suited up and the Kings get Rylan Ball from Westshore as the Wolves were eliminated from the VIJHL playoffs by the Victoria Cougars.

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Nanaimo suffered a bit of a scare down the stretch with Yanni Kaldis going down to injury late in the season. He was reportedly questionable for the start of the series and wound up only playing 3 games. The health of Kaldis is crucial for the Clippers long term, as certainly against the Kings he’s been the guy to go up opposing teams’ top lines. He can score as well, as Kaldis led all defencemen in scoring for Nanaimo with 9 goals and 38 assists. Other notables include veterans Nicholas Gushue and Edwin Hookenson. The “wildcard” is Ryan Coghlan who was added to the club midway through. He’s a Ross Hnidy-like build, listed at 6’0, 215. He’s experienced at the BCHL and Major Junior level but is in his 1st BCHL playoffs after missing with Cowichan in 2012/2013.

Forwards
The Kings “big three” clicked when needed against Victoria, but were certainly not afforded the same time and space that they got in the regular season. However a breakout from Jacob Pritchard and Jarid Lukosevicius in game 6 with 3 “goal scorers goals” between them is good news for Kings fans. And while Kurt Keats may not be ticking over the scoreboard as much as he’d like, he’s still actively causing teams headaches in the offensive and defensive zones.

The breakout of the series against Victoria was undoubtedly Nick Halagian who scored 4 goals and 1 assist in the 6 games. He provided an excellent spark throughout the series and must fight again to find that line we discussed so much in round 1….that line between playing with passion and fire, and sitting in the penalty box.

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Nanaimo are very deep up front. In the regular season series against Powell River, 10 forward scored at least a goal, with Rempel leading the way. Through the overall regular season, Nanaimo had 11 players (including 2 defencemen) to score 30 or more points, countering the Kings 5. Threats from the Clippers come from guys like Jake Jackson, the Michigan Tech commit and San Jose draft pick, Brendan Taylor, the Clipper captain and BCHL veteran, as well as Brett Roulston (former PG Cougar), Cole Maier (led Nanaimo rookie scoring) and Anthony Rinaldi (dynamic 1st year forward).

Special Teams
The Kings were the more effective team on the powerplay during the 8-game season series, scoring 2 more goals than their opponent in 4 more opportunities. The Kings went 6/35, or 17.14% on the man advantage. It’s a smaller sample size, but it’s down on the Kings regular season figure of 23.48% (3rd). Nanaimo’s PK went 82.86% against the Kings. In round 1 against Victoria, the Kings went 7/26 or 26.92 on the powerplay, while running a penalty kill of 82.86%.

Despite all the offence from Nanaimo, and a good powerplay through the regular season, against Powell River it failed to click. The Kings held Nanaimo’s powerplay to just 4 goals on 31 opportunities or a 12.90% efficiency. That number is well down from Nanaimo’s regular season number of 22.76%. Through 7 games against the Bulldogs, Nanaimo rank 3rd on the powerplay, going 8/37 or 21.62%. Powell River’s penalty kill went 87.10% against Nanaimo.

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STATSFull radio coverage will be announced later on Friday, however each game will be broadcast live on the Kings Broadcast Network, with game 2 (at this stage) also live on CJMP 90.1FM. The pre-game show for all 7 games will also be available through 95.7 CoastFM.


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The Kings and Clippers will play a traditional 2-2-1-1-1 series for the Island Division Championship, beginning Friday March 13th in Nanaimo. Here is the full schedule:

Game 1 | Friday March 13th | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
Game 2 | Saturday March 14th | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
Game 3 | Monday March 16th | 7:00pm | Hap Parker Arena
Game 4 | Tuesday March 17th | 7:00pm | Hap Parker Arena
Game 5* | Thursday March 19th | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
Game 6* | Friday March 20th | 7:15pm | Hap Parker Arena
Game 7* | Sunday March 22nd | 7:00pm | Frank Crane Arena
*if necessary

Note the Sunday night for Game 7 if necessary. While each game will be carried live online via the Kings Broadcast Network, radio coverage is still being ironed out. 95.7 CoastFM will carry the pre-game show ONLY for all 7 games. News on full games on CJMP will come Friday.

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