Bombers hammer Kraken, win second straight 8-0

The game got off to a booming start, as the Bombers took a 1-0 lead just 22 seconds in as Brady McIsaac blew up the left wing and around a defender to skate in alone where he went upstairs on the backhand to give the Bombers an early lead. Jackson Payeur also drew an assist. The Kraken pushed back through a fairly even middle portion of the period, before the Bombers pushed back later in the frame with an extended attacking zone shift. With just 7 seconds to play in the period, the Bombers went up 2-0 as Carson Steel found Gavin Mastrodonato alone at centre ice, where he made no mistake on the breakaway with a quick release glove side on Josh Robins at 19:53 of the first.


The Bombers took a 3-0 lead on the power play four minutes into the second, as Hunter Harwood put a point shot off the post and in past the blocker of Robins. Assists went to Jaydon Merritt and Jackson Payeur. Gavin Mastrodonato’s second of the game made it 4-0 as he had a Jackson Payeur point shot go off his leg in in. Carson Steel also assisted on it at 12:14 of the second. A minute and a half later, it was 5-0 as Brady McIsaac stole the puck at the Bomber line while shorthanded and drove around the defender where he went off the post and in, short-side at 13:43 of the second. 


The Bombers added to their lead early in the third, as affiliate player Brody Simpson put a shot on goal that was stopped by Brendan Wilson but Justin Osborne banged the rebound home the paint to make it 6-0 at 1:54 of the third. The Bombers carried the play through the period, and added to their lead in the back half of it as Carson Steel threw it at the net where it was blocked, but Grayson Erickson stuck with it and banked it home from behind the goal line to make it 7-0 at 13:38. With under a minute to play, Erickson set up Steel with a cross-ice pass that he one-timed home top corner, blocker side to make it 8-0 and complete the scoring. 


Final shots favoured the Bombers 49-29, with Callum Tung earning the win and his first career shut out in net, while Josh Robins took the loss. The Bombers went 1 for 3 on the power play and also scored once while shorthanded, while the Kraken went 0 for 3. 


The Bombers next see action Thursday night when they visit the Buccaneers in Nanaimo.