October 16th was an epic night for the Port Alberni Bombers as they would come back from a four-goal deficit to force overtime. But in the end, the Lake Cowichan Kraken would come away with the victory by a score of 7-6.
For a game with this amount of goals shared between the two teams, it sure started with a bang.
The Bombers would open the scoring off Aidan See’s first goal of the season, but the Kraken quickly responded to tie it up 1-1 just over five minutes into the opening frame.
See would score again later in the period, but the Kraken would respond with two more goals of their own. Both of which were on the powerplay and it would remain a 3-2 contest heading into the first intermission.
The shots were 17-11 for the Kraken in the opening frame.
In the second period, the Kraken would continue to add on the goals by increasing their lead by three and making it a 5-2 game going into the third period.
The shots were 16-12 for the Bombers in the middle frame and were 29-27 up to that point for the Kraken.
In the third period, the Kraken would score once again and would give themselves a comfortable 6-2 lead over the Bombers.
However, that lead wouldn’t prove to be as comfortable as the Kraken thought. As the Bombers would storm back and score four unanswered goals.
Sam Davidson (2) would begin the comeback to make it 6-3. Davidson’s goal was assisted by Aiden See.
Jaydon Merritt (6) would get on the board as well with help from Nathan MacDonald and Blake Power to make it a two-goal lead for the Kraken.
Less than two minutes later, Brady McIsaac (2) would cut the Kraken lead in half and make it a 6-5 game with just over two minutes left in the third period. McIsaac’s goal was assisted by Hunter Harwood and Easton Sandberg.
Then, just 26 seconds later, Nathan MacDonald (6)would tie the game on the powerplay with help from Evan Vasarhely to make it a 6-6 hockey game.
In overtime, the Kraken would put an end to the game and crush the Bombers’ dreams of completing the comeback and won the game 7-6 just 85 seconds into overtime.
The final shot totals were 49-42 in favour of the Bombers. The Bombers were also 1-8 on the powerplay and the Kraken were 2-4 with the man advantage.
With that loss, the Bombers record is now (3-6-2). Which currently puts them fifth in the North Division ahead of the Nanaimo Buccaneers (0-11-1).
The next Bombers game is Wednesday, October 20th at 7:00 PM as they will play host to the Kraken once again at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
Tickets will be available for $10 for an adult and $5 for those under 18. However, if you’re under 18 and are accompanied by an adult, you’ll be able to watch the game for free. Thanks to the San Group.
And if you’re unable to make it to the game, you can catch the game live on HockeyTV and Mixlr. The links for both broadcasts will be down below.
COVID-19 regulations and restrictions will be in place at the arena.