Bombers drop second straight 6-3 to Storm

The Bombers fought hard and came back from three different deficits, but ran out of gas late in dropping a 6-3 decision to the Storm in Gold River Friday night.

Alex Bend gave the Storm an early lead three minutes in, but the Bombers replied to tie it on Cam Maher’s first career goal 10 minutes in, with Robbie Steel assisting. The Storm took the lead back three minutes later on a Jalen Price marker to lead 2-1 after 20 minutes. It stayed that way into the late stages of the second, when Nathan MacDonald found the net with 30 seconds to play in the period, with Blake Power assisting to make it 2-2 heading into period three.

The Storm retook the lead on a Carter De Boer marker before the third was three minutes old, but again the Bombers replied as Jaydon Merritt tied it three minutes later, unassisted. Just over a minute later Nolan Corrado made it 4-3 Storm before Jalen Price and Justin Gyori completed the scoring two minutes apart to make it a 6-3 final.

Shots were 62-20 Storm, with Keelan Hondro taking the loss in net but earning game star honours, while Nick Peters earned the win. The Bombers went 0 for 4 on the power play while the Storm went 0 for 2.