The Langley Rivermen will look to right the ship tonight after a 6-1 loss on home ice last night to Cowichan Valley. For a second time this season the Nanaimo Clippers will travel to the Langley Events Centre to take on the Rivermen. It has been an air tight series throughout between the two teams as the season series is tied up at 2-2 with both teams scoring an even 10 goals a piece. The most recent game was on December 9th in Nanaimo where the Rivermen won that game by a score of 4-1. Both teams will enter tonight’s game fresh off a loss last night and will play their last games of 2011. The Rivermen are still looking for their first win on home ice in December as they have dropped all 5 home contests to date. It has been the complete opposite this month compared to November where the team won all 6 games at the “Fort”. In the standings right now, the Clippers are in 5th place, just one point out of the playoff picture while the Rivermen sit in 7th spot in the Coastal Conference. Darnell Dyck and Austin Plevy have 4 points a piece in the season series to lead the Rivermen offensively. On the other side of the coin Clippers defenseman Graeme McCormack leads all point scorers with 5 points in the 4 games played between each other.
In case you missed it, the Rivermen got some disappointing news over the break as centre Scott Moyer is out for the season with a shoulder injury. Ben Greiner was brought in to fill the void as he played in the centre ice spot on the third line last night and almost scored with a chance in the slot. That name may sound familiar to BCHL fans as he played for the Surrey Eagles this season for 24 game and out up 11 points.
It should be an intense battle tonight at the LEC, the puck will drop at 7 PM and can be seen live on the BCHL PPV!