Bombers Complete Comeback to Defeat the Panthers 4-3

The Port Alberni Bombers played a wild game against the Peninsula Panthers and came out with the win in a 4-3 hockey game after being down 3-0 on Wednesday night.

Right from the start, it was all Panthers early on. Scoring the first three goals of the game to take a 3-0 lead. From Panthers players Theodore St-Denis (2), Mason McNeill (2) and Julien Phillips (1). But the Bombers would get one on the board before the end of the first period from Nathan MacDonald (5) to make it a 3-1 game at the intermission.

The shot totals were 14-4 in favour of the Panthers at the end of the first period.

The scoring would stay the same throughout the second period as neither team could add another before the third period.

The shots were 12-6 for the Panthers, which would make it 26-10 by the end of the middle frame.

In the third period, the Bombers would take over. The scoring would begin off of Carson Steel’s first goal of the season before the halfway mark of the period to cut the Panthers’ lead in half 3-2. Followed by Blake Power (5) with under three minutes to play to tie the game 3-3. And with just over a minute left in the game, Jaydon Merritt (3) would score the game-winning goal for the Bombers and the score would end at 4-3.

However, it wasn’t a pleasant ending as there was a charging penalty from Panthers defenceman Mason McNeill which led to two fights at the end between McNeill and Riely Braun of the Panthers and Logan Godfrey and Jaydon Merritt. All four players received a misconduct for their actions.

Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro also recorded his first win in a Bombers uniform as well, stopping 30 of the 33 shots that he faced.

The shot totals in the third were 8-7 for the Bombers and 33-18 overall in favour of the Panthers.

The next Bombers game will be on October 9th at 7:00 PM. As the Bombers will play host to the Saanich Predators.

Tickets will be available for $10 per adult and $5 for those under the age of 18. And 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.

But if you’re unable to see the game in person, you can catch the game live on HockeyTV and Mixlr. Links for both broadcasts will be down below.

COVID-19 regulations and restrictions will be in place at the arena.

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