It has been a rough start to 2012 for the Langley Rivermen.
The Rivermen managed just a single point in three road games over the weekend, and that came at the tail end of the trip, a 3-2 loss to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.
Against the Clippers, the Rivermen led 2-1 after 40 minutes — on goals from Mario Puskarich and Mike Tebbutt, but Nanaimo struck for five unanswered goals in the third.
Jim Kruger made 50 saves in the loss and followed that performance up with a 54-save performance against the Bulldogs.
Tebbutt and Thomas Nitsche scored in the defeat.