The Port Alberni Bombers began their five-game homestand on a positive note. By defeating the Nanaimo Buccaneers for the second time this season by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday night.
In the opening frame, the Bombers came out hot with Blake Power (9) scoring just 16 seconds into the game, followed by Sam Davidson (5) before the two-minute mark to make it 2-0.
Later in the period, Jackson Payeur scored his first goal of the season on the powerplay to give the Bombers a 3-0 heading into the first intermission.
The Bombers outshot the Buccaneers 13-7 in the first period.
In the second period, the Bombers would continue their powerplay success this game with their second goal on the man advantage. This time from Nathan MacDonald for his team-leading 11th goal of the campaign.
But the Buccaneers would eventually get on the board too before the final five minutes of the second period and would keep it at a 4-1 game going into the second intermission.
The shots were 16-12 for the Buccaneers in the period and were 25-23 overall for the Bombers.
In the third period, the Buccaneers would make it more interesting by making it a 4-2 game, but Brady McIsaac (6) would make it a three-goal lead once again for the Bombers.
And Blake Power would score his second goal of the game in the final 35 seconds of the game to seal a 6-2 victory for the Bombers.
The shots were even at 12-12 for the third period and were 37-35 overall for the Bombers.
Bombers also went 2/2 on the powerplay and the Buccaneers went 0/8 with the man advantage.
The next Bombers game will take place on Wednesday, November 10th at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.
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.