Once again the two old rivals had something to settle in their long standing history,and last night as expected both teams left it all on the ice after 60 minutes but needed OT to settle the score.
Marcus Mitchell opened the scoring for the Clippers with a power play goal three minutes into the contest and then Landon Pavlisin took over from there. His best save in the first period was on a two on one when he stopped David Melaragni in close.
The Capitals did tied the game early in the second on a long range shot by Niko Selivanov on the man advantage. Just after a Clippers penalty kill Tyler Williams gave Nanaimo the lead back on a two one with Ethan Scardina. Pavlisin rose up again in the second period with two of his best saves on Cowichan Valley’s Olivier Gauthier.
Nanaimo took the lead into the dressing room after the second but this was far from over as the Capitals had other plans for their visitors up Island.
The third period was one for the ages as the Capitals poured it on and with the goalie pulled in the final minute the Capitals tied the game at 3-3 on a Brady Lynn deflection.
Melaragni got Cowichan the winning goal early in overtime to give the home side a 4-3 victory.