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The Victoria Grizzlies defeated the Nanaimo Clippers 4-2 Saturday night at The Q Centre.
It was the first game home after a four-game road trip where they won three including a 7-2 shellacking of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
The Grizzlies sit in first place in the Island Division of the British Columbia Hockey League with a record of 19-8-0-1. They are seven points up on the Powell River Kings and sit in fourth place in the 17-team league.
Alex Newhook followed up his hat-trick in Port Alberni by opening the scoring against Nanaimo with his 16th goal of the season. The St. John’s, NL native got the Grizzlies on the board at 42 seconds of the second period, after a scoreless first period. Riley Hughes and Carter Berger assisted on the play.
At 1:53 of the second Aiden Hansen-Bukata scored his fourth of the season.
Victoria got one back at 3:46 with Stephen Konroyd picking up his first goal of the season. The 18-year-old Hinsdale, IL native also has a pair of assists.
Marcus Mitchell scored his fifth of the season to tie the game at two apiece.
During the third period, Cameron Thompson scored his 14th of the season at 9:39 for the game-winner and Marty Westhaver tallied with the insurance goal shorthanded, it was his ninth of the season.
Jordan Naylor stopped 31 of 35 shots in net for the Clippers for the loss, while Kyle Dumba earned his second consecutive win stopping 30 of 32.
Nanaimo scored once on the powerplay of the three opportunities that they had, while Victoria were 0/2.
The Grizzlies next play on the road at Cowichan Valley on Wednesday and play their next home game Friday, Nov. 30 when they host the Coquitlam Express.