The Port Alberni Bombers were a goal away from grabbing their first win of the season but was snatched away by the Oceanside Generals by a final score of 4-3 in overtime.
It was a tense game throughout. Especially in the first, where it was deadlocked until the Generals had scored with just 20 seconds left to take a 1-0 lead going into the intermission.
Shots in the opening frame were 12-4 in favour of the Generals.
In the second period, the Bombers would respond in a big way. Scoring not one, but three goals to take a 3-1 lead. The first was from Grayson Erickson, followed by Sam Davidson and Blake Power. Both of which were on the same 5-minute major powerplay that saw Generals player Jon Griffiths ejected for a boarding major.
Shots were 11-8 in favour of the Bombers and 20-15 overall for the Generals.
In the third, the Generals would claw their way back as they would end up tying the game and forced overtime. In the extra frame, the Generals only needed 50 seconds to close it out as it would be Greyson Weme’s 10th goal of the season.
The final shot totals were 33-21 for the Generals. For the man advantage, the Bombers would finish 2/6 on the powerplay and the Generals would finish 1/5.
The next Bombers game will take place on home ice on September 28th at 7:00 PM as the Bombers will host the Victoria Cougars.
Tickets will be $10 for adults and $5 for those under the age of 18. However, if you’re under 18 and accompanied by an adult, you’ll be able to see the game for free. All thanks to the San Group.
You can also catch the game on HockeyTV. There will be a link to the website below.
COVID-19 regulations will be in place at the arena.
HockeyTV Link: https://www.hockeytv.com/