Bombers Lose in Overtime to Storm

The Port Alberni Bombers, playing their third game in three nights, lost 4-3 in overtime to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League-leading Campbell River Storm on Friday night in the north-Island centre.
The Bombers opened the scoring, for the first time this season, and led 2-0 before the game reached the mid-way point in the first period on goals by Owen Ditzel and Solstice Tennant, but the Storm responded with two of their own, one in the first frame, and the only goal of the second period as the teams went to the dressing rooms tied at 2-2 after two periods.
Campbell River took the lead for the first time when Quinn Messer scored at 11:52 of the third period, and just when it looked as though fatigue might be catching up with the Bombers, they replied with a Jonny Timmons goal less than a minute later to even things again. Neither team could score the rest of the way, and the game went to extra time – the second time this week for the Bombers.
Raydon Parkes ended the Bombers hopes of an upset, scoring at 2:49 of the extra frame to give the Storm the victory.
Damien Knackstedt, minding the Bombers goal for the second night in a row, was solid again, making a number of key saves. He was recognized as the Bombers player of the game for his efforts.
Port Alberni now gets a much needed break and then take on the Westshore Wolves on Wednesday night at the Q Centre before returning home to face the Nanaimo Buccaneers next Friday evening.