Two of the city’s top rep teams find themselves in a must-win situation in minor hockey playoffs.
The Nanaimo Clippers midget T1 boys and bantam T1 boys are both down two games to one in their best-of-three Island finals after losing road games this past weekend.
The midget T1 boys fell to Cowichan 7-3 Saturday and will host Game 2 on Saturday (Feb. 25) at 2:30 p.m. at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
The bantam T1 team dropped Game 1 of the finals 9-3 to the Victoria Racquet Club Kings on Sunday. Game 2 goes Saturday at 11:45 a.m. at the NIC.
Nanaimo’s bantam T2 team starts the Island final against Comox at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday.
In other local minor hockey action, the Nanaimo InsuranceCentre Clippers peewee T2 boys defeated the Nanaimo Kasjac Clippers peewee T3 boys 6-4 on Sunday at Frank Crane Arena.