Sunday, June 10, 2018

Capitals Trade Ex Viper Scardina To Nanaimo:

The Nanaimo Clippers acquired former Vernon Vipers forward Ethan Scardina from the Cowichan Capitals in a six player trade.

Scardina committed to the Cowichan Capitals last season, played in 48 games collecting (14-goals-12-assists-26-points). Scardina played one game as an "AP" affiliated player with the 2016-17 Vernon Vipers.  

Ethan Scardina's Player Profile:

Interesting side note. Both coaches for Nanaimo & Cowichan are Vernon Junior hockey alumni's. Clippers Head Coach Darren Naylor played one season in Vernon with the 1989-90 Vernon Lakers, is entering his first full season with the Clippers. Capitals Head Coach/GM Mike Vandekamp is entering his first season in Cowichan after spending the past seven years in Nanaimo. Vandekamp was Head Coach/GM of the Vernon Vipers from 2001-2005 posted a record of 159-57-4-0 going to the league finals in three out of four years, winning the Fred Page Cup in 2003.

This is posted on the Clippers website:


June 1, 2018

by gdorland

Recent News, Uncategorized

The Nanaimo Clippers have made a six player trade with the Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Coming to the Harbour City are Nicholas Wilson, Ethan Scardina, and Jonathan Stein. In exchange the Clippers have sent David Melaragni, Lucas Vanroboys, and Preston Brodziak to Duncan.

Wilson has the most experience of any player in the deal with 112 junior A games under his belt.  He has 30 points in two seasons and posted career highs with ten goals and eight assists in 2017-18.

Ethan Scardina is the youngest player in the trade with a 2000 birthday. Not only was the White Rock product the Capitals top rookie during the 17-18 season he also finished second in team goal scoring. The 17-year-old scored 14 goals and added 12 assists in 48 games in Cowichan last year.

Speedy forward Jonathan Stein appeared in 42 games for the Caps last season and he joins the Clippers after posting seven goals and eight assists as a rookie.

Clippers coach Darren Naylor is excited about the new additions. “I’m very familiar with all of the players who will be joining us. Nic, Ethan, and Jonathan will all fit in well with the uptempo, offensive style we are going to implement this season. We believe this trade brings us players with a tremendous amount of offensive upside,” said Naylor. “These guys we’ve brought in are 100 per cent committed to the program we’re building they’re all excited about representing Nanaimo and the Clippers.”

Aside from the talent being brought in, the Clippers get younger after this transaction. Both Wilson and Stein have two years of junior eligibility left while Scardina has three.

The Clippers organization would like to thank David Melaragni, Lucas Vanroboys, and Preston Brodziak for their contributions to the team and welcome Nic, Ethan, and Jonathan to the Clipper family.

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