The biggest-ever Tier 1 bantam B.C. Hockey championships face off this week in Nanaimo. The Clippers T1 bantams host provincials Monday to Thursday, March 19-22, at the Nanaimo Ice Centre. Brian Van Herk, team manager and co-chairperson of the tourney, said not every region chooses to participate each year, but this year, seven zones were on board and so eight teams – including two from the Island – are in the mix. “It’s going to be a great tournament.