NANAIMO -- The Nanaimo Clippers got their Thanksgiving wish.
They finally earned their first win at the newly-renovated Frank Crane Arena when they crushed the Prince George Spruce Kings 10-2 Friday.
It was their first win in five consecutive tries this season and only their second overall.
The Clippers, desperate to end their miserable record at home, showed no mercy on the depleted Spruce Kings, who were missing a number of players due to injuries and suspensions, including head coach Ed Dempsey. The suspensions were the result of second-period brawl with the Cowichan Valley Capitals on Wednesday night in Duncan, which ended in a 7-4 loss for the Kings.
The Clippers were on a mission Friday night and had inspiration from their returning veterans from injury -- Kyle Kramer, who scored a goal, and Todd Gebert.
They had a wild first period when they scored eight goals and gave up only one. It was a lead that the Clippers never relinquished.
Mike Domsodi sparked the offense with a five point effort that included a hat trick. He now leads the Clippers' scoring with 12 points (six goals, six assists).
The Fitzgerald trio -- Myles, Leo and Gerry -- also factored offensively as all three scored a goal. Myles scored his first goal of the season while Leo, who had a double last night, gave the 1,217 fans the play of the night when he netted a penalty goal in the first period.
Charles Pelletier gave up only two goals and stopped 21 shots for his second win of the season in goal.
The Clippers are now 2-4-1-2, while the Kings' record dropped to 2-9-0-2.
Jujhar Khaira netted the Kings' first goal on the powerplay at the 14 minute mark in the first period, with Chris Bodo and Justin Fillion notching the helpers. Khaira assisted on RJay Berra's goal at 10:43 in the third period to round out Prince George's scoring.
The Kings play tonight in Alberni Valley, then face Victoria on Sunday.