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Bombers Name Brad Knight Club’s Next Head Coach & General Manager

The Port Alberni Bombers are thrilled to announce Brad Knight as the clubs next Head Coach and General Manager for the upcoming 2023-2024 VIJHL season. Brad brings a wealth of experience to the Bombers including time in the BCHL with the Victoria Grizzlies, the Nanaimo Buccaneers in the VIJHL and with BC Hockey Elite programming […]

Bombers in Search of New Head Coach & GM as Patterson Departs

The VIJHL’s Port Alberni Bombers are in search of a new head coach and general manager after Gaelan Patterson announced to the club he was moving on to a new endeavour with a U14 program being established in Duncan. Patterson has been at the helm of the Bombers program since the club broke into the […]

Bombers Season Comes to an End as Generals Move On

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 […]

Bombers Pushed to the Brink By Generals

For nearly 47 minutes, the Port Alberni Bombers played a near perfect playoff road game against the highly touted Generals. The Bombers clinging to a 1-0 lead thanks to a Justin Osborne 2nd period goal, could only hang on for so long.  The Generals struck for 3 goals in the 3rd period and won Game […]

Bombers Battle, But Fall Short in Game 2

The effort was there on Thursday night, unfortunately for the Port Alberni Bombers, the final result was not.  The Oceanside Generals defeated the Bombers 4-2 at the Alberni Valley Multiplex to take a 2-0 series lead. Much like Game 1, the shots wildly favoured the Generals who outshot Port Alberni 58-17 on the night.  Felix […]

Bombers Fall to Generals in Game 1

The Port Alberni Bombers dropped Game 1 of their Best of 7 series with the Oceanside Generals on Wednesday night 8-2 in Parksville. The 2nd period proved to be the Bombers undoing on Wednesday.  Tied 1-1 after 20 minutes play, the Generals pounded the Bombers for 6 unanswered goals and outshot Port Alberni 27-3 in […]

Game 1 Set for Tonight in Parksville

From the outside looking in, few will give the Port Alberni Bombers much of a chance against the juggernaut that is the Oceanside Generals.  To be clear, this is David vs Goliath on ice. The Oceanside Generals finished the 22-23 VIJHL season with just 3 losses.  They posted a league-best record of 41-3-2-2.  They were […]

Bombers Clinch VIJHL Playoff Birth

Thanks to a little help from their soon-to-be opening round opponent, the Port Alberni Bombers locked up a playoff spot after the Oceanside Generals  defeated the Lake Cowichan Kraken on Wednesday evening. The Bombers will face the Generals in the opening round with the series starting on Wednesday March 1st at Oceanside Place. There is […]

Bombers Win Big 4-3 Over Nanaimo

The Bombers came into Friday night needing a big two points and they would get just that when they hosted the Nanaimo Buccaneers at the Alberni Valley Multi-Plex.   The Opening period would be tight with both teams getting some chances. Goaltending would be the story of period number one as the teams went to […]

Bombers Host Buccaneers Tonight

Friday night will be a huge game for the Port Alberni Bombers as they sit just one point ahead of the Lake Cowichan Kraken for the final playoff spot in the North Division.   Last game was a good win for the Bombers as they took care of the Saanich Predators at home. A big […]