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Nanaimo busts Bucks winning streak at 4

The Cranbrook Bucks are looking to start a new winning streak after their 6-3 loss to the Nanaimo Clippers Saturday night.

The Bucks got off to a good start. They were able to build a 3-1 lead through the first period with goals from Kaslo Ferner, Blake Cotton and Jack Silich. Nanaimo’s lone goal came from Joel Plante. Cranbrook outshot the Clippers 16-13 through the first period, and took their 3-1 lead into intermission.

The Clippers made some tweaks during the break, and it paid off. Nanaimo got second period goals from Gabriel Westling, Mike Murtaugh and Joel Plante’s second of the game to erase their 3-1 deficit, and take a 4-3 lead at the forty minute barrier.

Nanaimo added a pair of goals in the third period to seal their victory. Joel Plante completed his hattrick, while Brett Merner tallied a long-distance empty net goal in the dying seconds to secure a 6-3 win for the Clippers.

Saturday’s loss drops Cranbrook’s record to 7-12-1. The Bucks outshot Nanaimo 45-40, they went 1/3 on the power play and 1/1 on the penalty kill.

The Bucks are on the road for their next batch of games, starting Friday in Prince George.

Buck Tracks:

  • 1 goal for Jack Silich puts him on a 4 game point streak.
  • 34 saves for Braedyn McIntosh in his first BCHL start.