Storm force Game seven with 3-0 win

Despite looking tight early, the Bombers had the best chance in the opening minutes of the game on a 2 on 1 rush, but a Bomber forward couldn’t get a stick on a bouncing puck across the crease. The Storm carried the play as the period wore on, and took a 1-0 lead with 3:36 to go in the first as Shaw Cathcart retrieved a dump in and found Alex Bend in tight, where he beat Callum Tung with a quick release, short-side. The Bombers had a great chance to tie it later in the period when Robbie Steel sent Sam Davidson in alone, but Nick Peters made the save to keep it a 1-0 game after one.

The second was scoreless, but a more evenly played period, as the game went to the third with the Storm holding a 1-0 lead.

Campbell River came out in the third and carried the play, and the Bombers couldn’t respond and spent long stretches of it in their zone. They would get burned eventually as a stick lift and steal on a battle by Davis Frank saw him spin and fire from the slot and beat Tung five-hole to make it 2-0 at 6:48 of the third, with Shaw Cathcart drawing the lone assist. The Bombers earned a power play on a net drive later in the frame, and came painfully close to making it a one-goal game as a loose puck on an open net appeared to be labelled but hit a defender and stayed out. Seconds later, it was 3-0 as Davis Frank set up Justin Gyori with a cross-ice pass that he one-timed past the glove of a desperate attempt by Tung at 13:18 of the third to conclude the scoring.

Shots were 43-10 Storm, with Nick Peters earning the win while Callum Tung took first star honours with the loss. Both teams went 0 for 3 on the power play.

The teams meet tomorrow night for a winner take all Game Seven.

Game time is 7:30