The Nanaimo InsuranceCentre Clippers peewees are Island champions. The Tier 2 rep hockey team won the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association’s Div. 5 title earlier this month after completing a two-game sweep of Cowichan Valley.
After winning Game 1 by a 2-1 score on Feb. 26, the peewee Clips beat Cowichan 4-1 in Game 2 on March 3 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.
Drew Hnatyshyn, Jared Winkel, Cole Pridham and Ryan Polywkan scored for Nanaimo and Austin Dendl was the winning goalie.
The Div. 5 playoffs were not a provincial qualifier, so the peewees will close out 2011-12 with an exhibition tournament this coming weekend in Maple Ridge.