After the Port Alberni Bombers defeated the Lake Cowichan Kraken 4-3 Wednesday, October 20th, the Bombers were back at it again on Thursday night. This time they played against the Victoria Cougars in another offensive showcase, but it wasn’t the way the Bombers wanted it to go. Falling to the Cougars 7-4.
The opening frame was a wild one. The Cougars went up 2-0 just over the halfway mark of the first period and looked as though it would remain that way heading into intermission.
But the Bombers pulled off two goals in the final 27 seconds to tie the game 2-2. The first was from Brett MacLean (1) that was assisted by Carson Steel and the second was from Jaydon Merritt (7) which was assisted by Brady McIsaac.
In the second period, the goals would be back and forth. The Cougars would strike first on the powerplay, but Mason Cannon (1) would tie it up 3-3 just over them minutes into the middle frame.
Then just 21 seconds later, the Cougars would take the lead right back, but it wouldn’t last for long as Nathan MacDonald (8) would tie the game again with the help of Blake Power and Jaydon Merritt t make it a 4-4 game.
However, in the third, the Cougars would take full control of the game. Scoring the eventual game-winner off a shorthanded goal to make it 5-4. They would add two more afterwards and the game would end with a final score of 7-4.
The overall shot totals were in favour of the Cougars, as they outshot the Bombers 44-23.
For special teams, the Bombers went 0-2 and gave up one shorthanded goal. And the Cougars went 2-3 with the man advantage.
The next Bombers game will be on Saturday, October 23rd, as they will host the Nanaimo Buccaneers.
Puck drop will commence at 7:00 PM 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. The link for the broadcast will be down below.
COVID-19 regulations and restrictions will be in place at the arena.