In the end, the Oceanside Generals, as predicted were just too much to handle for a young Bombers squad that fought valiantly in a 4 game sweep at the hands of the league’s top team.
On Monday night, the Generals defeated the Bombers 5-1 to clinch the series.
Blake Power scored the lone goal for the Bombers, with assists to Aiden See and Jackson Payeur. Felix Plendl was great in goal again for the Bombers in defeat. Plendl started all four games in the post-season for the Bombers and performed admirably as he was peppered by Oceanside shot.
The red-hot Generals power play was a big factor in not only game 4, but the series as a whole. The Gens went 3 for 5 on power play last night, while the Bombers were 1 for 4.
Oceanside will now move to face the winner of the Comox / Campbell River series which currently favours the Storm with a 3 games to 1 series lead.
The Bombers Carson Steel, the lone 20-year old for the Bombers played in his final Junior game. The emotion of their season coming to an end was evident on the faces of many Bombers. As is the nature of the beast at this level, many players will face the decision of moving on to school or continuing pursuing their dream of Junior hockey. There will no doubt be many new faces in the Bombers line-up when the puck drops in the fall, however the young franchise can now take pride in the fact that they’ve qualified for the post-season in both seasons.
The Bombers organization would like to thank China Creek Campground, Tyler’s No Frills, and the San Group for making Bombers Hockey a reality in our community. Thank you as well to the fans who supported our young players all season long!