Friday, November 13, 2009


The Nanaimo Clippers knocked off the Express 6-4 Friday night at the Frank Crane Arena.

Simon Denis opened the scoring just 34 seconds into the game. That was followed by a goal by Garrick Perry to give the Express an early 2 goal lead.

Carson Schell replied for Nanaimo before the period was done. Cody Bremner then pulled Nanaimo even in the 2nd period on a powerplay.

Denis restored the lead for the Express blasting home his 2nd of the game from the point after a won faceoff.

Luc Oliver Blain pulled Nanaimo even shortly after Denis' goal as Blain jammed the puck under Nick Enegren.

Andrew Gladiuk gave Nanaimo their first lead in the third when his shot beat Enegren up high. Gladiuk then added his second of the game minutes later. He was 1 on 1 with Jimmy Geerin, Gladiuk's shot went off Gerrin and dribbled into the net to the left of Enegren as he was going to his right.

Colby Kulhanek playing in his first Express game scored a powerplay goal after a coast to coast rush by Brad Reid to set up Kulhanek to pull the Express back within one.

That would be as close as the Express would come as Nicholas McIntyre wrapped up the game with an empty net goal to make the final 6-4 in favour of the Clippers.

The win extended Nanaimo's unbeaten streak to 6 games.

The effort was there for Burnaby. They competed hard and played a good road game. They just didn't get the bounces.

The Express now travel to Cowichan Valley Saturday night.

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