Game 1 Set for Tonight in Parksville

From the outside looking in, few will give the Port Alberni Bombers much of a chance against the juggernaut that is the Oceanside Generals.  To be clear, this is David vs Goliath on ice. The Oceanside Generals finished the 22-23 VIJHL season with just 3 losses.  They posted a league-best record of 41-3-2-2.  They were […]

Bombers Clinch VIJHL Playoff Birth

Thanks to a little help from their soon-to-be opening round opponent, the Port Alberni Bombers locked up a playoff spot after the Oceanside Generals  defeated the Lake Cowichan Kraken on Wednesday evening. The Bombers will face the Generals in the opening round with the series starting on Wednesday March 1st at Oceanside Place. There is […]

Bombers Up for League Awards

The VIJHL Award nominations came out this week and a few Bombers made the list of best players in the VIJHL. Chase Pacheco (Rookie of the year), Felix Plendl (Unsung Hero) and Tanner Burt (Rookie of the year) all made the list compiled by all VIJHL coaches Pacheco who leads all Bombers in scoring has […]

Bombers Have Plenty to Celebrate at the Break

The Port Alberni Bombers hit the Christmas break with plenty to celebrate as they return to their family and friends.  The “Bomb Squad” as they’re affectionately referred to, are coming off back-to-back shutouts, the latter coming against the defending VIJHL Champion Peninsula Panthers. Felix Plendl has been solid as a rock for the Bombers in […]

Power & Pacheco Help Bulldogs to BCHL Win

When the Bulldogs were hit hard last week with both injuries and suspensions, they didn’t have to look far for help. With several key players out of the line-up, the Bulldogs added Blake Power and Chase Pacheco to their line-up.  Pacheco played in both Friday and Saturday, while Power drew into the line-up for Saturday’s […]

Power Named Team Captain

The Port Alberni Bombers are proud to announce that Blake Power has been named the 2nd captain in franchise history. The captaincy opened when the Bombers traded 20-year old defenceman Evan Vasarhely to the Lake Cowichan Kraken for future considerations last week. Power, a native of Port Alberni re-joined the Bombers this season after a […]

Bombers Add Dean Fisher to Organization

The Port Alberni Bombers will have a new voice next season….some of the time.  The club announced on Friday that Dean Fisher will take over from long time Alberni Hockey broadcaster Evan Hammond in the Bombers broadcast booth to provide coverage and support while Hammond is away with the BCHL’s Bulldogs on 93.3 The Peak. […]

Bombers Announce 22-23 Schedule

The Port Alberni Bombers and the VIJHL have announced their schedule for the 22-23. The Bomb Squad’s 2nd season will kick off on Friday September 9th when they travel to Oceanside to take on the Generals. The Bombers will open the season with 3 straight on the road before finally opening at home on Saturday […]

Tung Makes the Jump to Bulldogs in 22-23

The Port Alberni Bombers are proud to announce that  goaltender Callum Tung is making the jump to the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs for the 2022-2023 BCHL Season. Tung joined the Bombers last October after graduating from the BCEHL’s Vancouver NE Chiefs.  Tung quickly became a fan favorite after becoming the Bombers number 1 goaltender.  Tung […]

VIJHL Board of Governors Update

The VIJHL Board of Governors have completed their Annual General Meetings and there are some exciting changes coming in 22-23 for VIJHL fans. Most notable for the fans is the adoption of a new schedule format that will see the schedule reduced to 48 games.  Non-Divisional opponents will face each other four times next season, […]