Bombers at Hector Arena

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PICTOU — Fans will get a rare chance to watch the Pictou County Wear Well Bombers this Sunday at Hector Arena.

The Bombers will host the Joneljim Cougars from Cape Breton starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Hector Arena in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League fixture.

The game was moved due to a conflict with the Pictou County Wellness Centre, which is hosting the annual Subway Cup female hockey tournament this weekend.

“It would be great to get some people out to the game,” Bombers’ head coach Jon Sim said.

The Bombers’ other game this weekend is against the host Bedford Barons on Saturday.

It has been some time since the Bombers have achieved the success they are enjoying in the league. For the second straight weekend, they took three of a possible four points to stay in the middle of the pack in the league standings.

The Bombers followed a 4-3 shootout loss to the Western Hurricanes with a convincing 7-0 victory over the Novas on Sunday at the Wellness Centre.

Matt Carson scored one goal and assisted on the other two by Landon MacDonald and Ryan Green, whose goal came with 10 seconds left in the third period.

The Hurricanes outshot the Bombers 34-28.

Carson’s three goals and two assists, two goals by Thomas Schnare and a goal and two assists by Cale MacLaughlin lifted the Bombers on Sunday. Blaise MacDonald also scored.

The Bombers led 2-0 after the first period and 5-0 after the second period while outshooting the Novas 33-20.

“I thought on Saturday it took us two periods to get up some steam, but we’ll take the point,” Sim said. “We used the last eight minutes of that game and took it into Sunday’s game and it was probably our best game of the season. We went in with a plan and stuck to it the whole game.”

Carson’s output gives him six goals and five assists in eight games this season.

The Bombers are in seventh place in the league standings, two points behind the Barons and the ACCEL Hawks.


Cale MacLaughlan, left, celebrates after scoring the Bombers’ second goal of the game on Sunday against the Novas. MacLaughlin added two assists as the Bombers blanked the Novas 7-0. (Goodwin photo)

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