Bombers Survive a Kraken Attack

The Port Alberni Bombers were able to pull off a miraculous victory over the Lake Cowichan Kraken by a score of 3-2 on Wednesday night.

While the offence wasn’t over the top on the scoresheet as the last two meetings between these two teams. But in terms of the play, this game was fast-paced.

In the opening frame, the Bombers would strike first off a shorthanded goal from Brady McIsaac (7) and it would be the only goal of the first period. To give the Bombers a 1-0 lead heading into the first intermission.

The Bombers though were outshot 11-6 by the Kraken in that opening frame.

The second period would see the Kraken tie the game 1-1 after a powerplay tally.

However, Nathan MacDonald (12) would give the Bombers the lead once again with under four minutes left in the period. And it would remain that way going into intermission.

The Kraken would continue to outshoot the Bombers and would have a 26-10 advantage after two periods.

In the third period, Easton Sandberg would score his first goal of the season to give the Bombers a two-goal lead over the Kraken.

It would also stand as the game-winning goal as the Kraken would make it a one-goal game again with under two minutes left to play. But Bombers goalie Callum Tung would remain rock solid until the final buzzer. As the Bombers would come away with a 3-2 victory.

The Bombers players better thank Tung for his amazing performance as he stopped 46 of the 48 shots he faced. Since the Bombers were outshot 48-20 in this contest. Needless to say, Tung stole that game from the Kraken.

The next Bombers game will be on Saturday, November 13th as the Bombers will host the Westshore Wolves.

Puck drop will begin at 7:00 PM. 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. A link for the broadcast will be down below.

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