Richmond's Bourne leads BCHL's Clippers in scoring

Former Seafair standout scores 23rd goal of campaign on Sunday in Surrey

Josh Bourne is making the most of his final season in the BC Hockey League.

The 20-year-old Richmond native and alternate captain recorded his 23rd goal of the season in the Nanaimo Clippers 6-5 road loss to the Surrey Eagles on Sunday afternoon. That’s 10 better than his previous career high and he now has a team-leading 50 points with five games remaining.

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The Clippers won two of three games on the weekend to improve to 32-17-2-2 on the season — five points behind the Island Division leading Cowichan Valley Capitals.

Bourne was leading the the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in scoring as a member of the Chase Heat when he was signed by the Clippers midway through 2017-18 season. 

The multi-sport standout led the Richmond Roadrunners of the BC Junior B Tier One Lacrosse League in scoring last year as team captain.

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