VIJHL ANNOUNCES DECISION TO BECOME INDEPENDENT LEAGUE

After a board vote by the 11 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) franchises, the league has announced that it will become an independent league starting 2024-25 and will no longer be affiliated with Hockey Canada or BC Hockey. This decision was made to enhance the development opportunities for VIJHL players and their families and […]

Verbrugge Wins September Player of the Month

As one of only 2 returning players on the opening night roster, expectations of Kai Verbrugge were high to start the season for Bombers Head Coach and General Manager Brad Knight. Verbrugge has delivered on those expectations both on and off the ice as he was named the very first Alberni Lifeline player of the […]

Bombers ID Camp Runs this Week

The Port Alberni Bombers will host the next wave of new recruits, returning players and Bomber hopefuls this week at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. Camp Schedule: Wednesday August 16th – 6:30 to 9:00 pm Thursday August 17th – 6:30 to 9:00 pm Friday August 18th – 6:00 to 9:00 pm. If there are any questions, […]

VIJHL STATEMENT

THE JUNIOR B VANCOUVER ISLAND JUNIOR HOCKEY LEAGUE (VIJHL) HAS APPLIED TO BC HOCKEY ASKING TO RECLASSIFY AS A JUNIOR A LEAGUE FOR THE 2023-24 SEASON. IF APPROVED, THE VIJHL (ALL 11 CLUBS) WOULD TRANSITION TO THE JUNIOR A LEVEL AND ADOPT NEW OPERATING STANDARDS. THE BCHL HAS CHOSEN AS OF JUNE 1 , 2023 […]

Bombers Partner with Ruel Athletics

The Port Alberni Bombers are proud to announce a partnership with Ruel Athletics that will see Nicole Ruel serve as the Bombers Strength and Conditioning Coach for the 23-24 season. Born and raised in Port Alberni, Nicole returned home in 2022.  Ruel specializes in movement performance and strength and conditioning.  Along with her nursing diploma, […]

Bombers Name Brad Knight Club’s Next Head Coach & General Manager

The Port Alberni Bombers are thrilled to announce Brad Knight as the clubs next Head Coach and General Manager for the upcoming 2023-2024 VIJHL season. Brad brings a wealth of experience to the Bombers including time in the BCHL with the Victoria Grizzlies, the Nanaimo Buccaneers in the VIJHL and with BC Hockey Elite programming […]

Bombers in Search of New Head Coach & GM as Patterson Departs

The VIJHL’s Port Alberni Bombers are in search of a new head coach and general manager after Gaelan Patterson announced to the club he was moving on to a new endeavour with a U14 program being established in Duncan. Patterson has been at the helm of the Bombers program since the club broke into the […]

Bombers Season Comes to an End as Generals Move On

In the end, the Oceanside Generals, as predicted were just too much to handle for a young Bombers squad that fought valiantly in a 4 game sweep at the hands of the league’s top team. On Monday night, the Generals defeated the Bombers 5-1 to clinch the series. Blake Power scored the lone goal for […]

Bombers Pushed to the Brink By Generals

For nearly 47 minutes, the Port Alberni Bombers played a near perfect playoff road game against the highly touted Generals. The Bombers clinging to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Justin Osborne 2nd period goal, could only hang on for so long.  The Generals struck for 3 goals in the 3rd period and won Game […]

Bombers Battle, But Fall Short in Game 2

The effort was there on Thursday night, unfortunately for the Port Alberni Bombers, the final result was not.  The Oceanside Generals defeated the Bombers 4-2 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex to take a 2-0 series lead. Much like Game 1, the shots wildly favoured the Generals who outshot Port Alberni 58-17 on the night.  Felix […]