Nanaimo defeated Cowichan Valley, 5-3, to inch closer to first-place Alberni Valley, who lost in OT to Powell River, 4-3. Clipper Colin Greening did not play as he nurses an undisclosed injoury. For the Bulldogs, Joe Scali picked up an assist in their loss to the Kings. Nanaimo now trails Alberni Valley by 4 points in the Island Division with three weeks remaining.
Visiting Salmon Arm defeated Williams Lake, 5-3. Brendon Nash was held scoreless in the win. Also, Brendon's younger brother, Riley, made his Silverback debut last night. Riley (6' 1", 175) is 16 and currently ranked the 4th-best player in the BCHL's class of 2007 recruits, according to Chris Heisenberg. Wouldn't it be nice to have the Nash brothers in Red?