Teddy Bear Toss Game Victoria Grizzlies Take On Rivals Nanaimo Clippers At The Q

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Game Preview: 

Nanaimo Clippers (22-9-1-2) @ Victoria Grizzlies (12-23-0-0)

Head to head (season series): 2-4 – Tonight’s matchup is the seventh of nine meetings this season. the teams will finish off the season series in the next seven days, as they are set to play another 2 times in the next week. The Grizzlies were able to come out of Nanaimo last Wednesday with 2 points by defeating the Clippers 3-1.

Players to watch: 

Grizzlies: 

 Marty Westhaver: The Grizzlies captain will look to enjoy a milestone night as he plays his 200th BCHL game tonight. Westhaver is in his most consistent stretch of the season with 8 points (6 goals,2 assists) in his last 7 games. The Victoria local is also approaching 100 points in the league. In 199 games, he has picked up 94 points (50 goals,44 assists).

Clippers:  

Joshua Bourne: the 6’4, 210-pound forward is a consistent physical force & agitator for the Clippers. In 3 games at the Q Centre this season, Bourne has picked up 1 goal & 3 assists.

Stat Leaders:

Grizzlies: 
Goals:  Henri Schreifels, Cody Monds, Marty Westhaver – 13
Assists: Cody Monds – 21
Points:  Cody Monds – 34

Clippers: 
Goals:   Josh Kagan – 20
Assists:  Robby Drazner– 17
Points:  Josh Kagan, Ethan Scardina– 30

Special teams:

Powerplay: 
Grizzlies – 17.1% (11th)
Clippers – 19.6% (7th)

Penalty Kill:
Grizzlies- 83.2% (5th)
Clippers- 82.9% (2nd)