The Port Alberni Bombers are still looking for their first win.
The new VIJHL team hosted the Campbell River Storm on Sept. 22 and lost 4-1.
Just a few days later, on Sept. 26, the team travelled to Parksville to face the Oceanside Generals. They were a goal away from grabbing their first win of the season, but victory was snatched away by the Generals in overtime. The final score was 4-3.
Joe Martin, director of hockey operations for the Port Alberni Bombers, said that growing pains are expected with a brand-new hockey franchise.
“They’re starting to come around as a team,” he said. “They’ve been battling veteran lineups. It’s all new for them—there will be a bit of a transition period.”
The Bombers are now set to host two games in a row on home ice. They will play against the Victoria Cougars on Tuesday, Sept. 28 and will face the Comox Valley Glacier Kings on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Puck drop is 7 p.m. for both games. Tickets can be purchased online at www.portalbernibombers.ca or in person at the Alberni Valley Multiplex.