Bombers host Buccaneers tonight

It’s the only game of the week for the Bombers (15-27-2-1, 5th North) as they return to the Bomber Base tonight to host the Nanaimo Buccaneers (1-38-3-1, 6th North) as they near the end of the VIJHL regular season.

The Bombers last saw action Saturday in Oceanside, where they lost their second straight, 3-1 to the Generals. The Buccaneers last played Sunday night at home, where they lost their 20th straight, 9-1 to the Comox Valley Glacier Kings.

This is the sixth head-to-head meeting this season, with the Bombers holding a 5-0 edge in the season series to date. They won the inaugural meeting 10-2 on October 23rd at the Bomber base, the second meeting 6-2 in Port Alberni on November 3rd, and came out on top by a 6-3 score in Nanaimo on November 28th  and they came out on top by a 10-4 score on December 30th. 

The Bombers won the most recent meeting 3-2 in comeback fashion in overtime at the Bomber Base on January 14th.

The Bombers enter play tonight five points behind the Lake Cowichan Kraken for the final playoff position in the North Division. They got some help on the out of town scoreboard last night, as the Kraken fell 3-2 to the Kerry Park Islanders. The Bombers have a game in hand on Lake Cowichan.

Game time is 7:00 PM.

All Local Youth receive free admission when accompanied by an Adult, thanks to the San Group.

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