Clippers trade for Grant, add grit

The Nanaimo Clippers added some grit and scoring potential to its lineup Tuesday in a three-player deal with the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Matt Grant, a six-foot-three, 207-pound forward, was expected to be in the Clippers lineup Friday in Victoria, and will be again tonight (Dec. 1) when the Clippers host the Powell River Kings at Frank Crane Arena at 7 p.m.

Grant arrived in Nanaimo with six goals, 15 assists and 13 penalty minutes in 20 games.

Moving down the Trans Canada to the Big Stick in Duncan are forwards Luke Gordon (three goals, two assists in 16 games) and Jesse Neher (one goal and one assist in 25 games), who will both add depth to the struggling Capitals offence.

Today is also the deadline for teams to reduce player cards from 35 to 25 or less.

The league’s trade deadline is Jan. 10.

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