Nanaimo Clippers and Cowichan Capitals Go Toe to Toe in Rematch

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Thomas samuelsen with a shot on net and Pierce diamond with a blocker save. Photo by Corey Shaw ISN

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.

Marcus Mitchell scores to open the night. 1-0.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN
Marcus Mitchell scores to open the night. 1-0.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN

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.

Tyler Williams rips a one timer by Pierce diamond. 2-1.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN
Tyler Williams rips a one timer by Pierce diamond. 2-1.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN

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.

Devon Mussio scores to make it 3-2. Photo by Corey Shaw ISN
Devon Mussio scores to make it 3-2. Photo by Corey Shaw ISN

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.

 

Cowichan scores in overtime to get their first lead of the game and win the game. 4-3.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN
Cowichan scores in overtime to get their first lead of the game and win the game. 4-3.Photo by Corey Shaw ISN

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