Bombers split bantam hockey tilts

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The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers will follow a split of their weekend games in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with two road games.

Lucas Canning fired four goals on Sunday as the Bombers built up a 7-1 lead and hung on to defeat the visiting Bedford Barons 7-4 at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

Ben Wallace added a goal and three assists, while Landon Sim and Adam Farrell also scored.

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Canning scored his three goals in the second period after the Bombers took a 4-0 lead in the first period.

The Barons outshot the Bombers 29-24.

Sim collected one goal and assisted on the other goal by Canning for the Bombers in their 4-2 loss to the host Truro Bearcats in a game played in Lantz.

Sim was named the league’s most recent player of the week. He’s second in the league in scoring with eight goals and 10 assists in 11 games.

Canning has moved up to a tie for fifth spot with 11 goals and four assists in nine games.

The Bombers are currently in a three-way tie for sixth place in the 12-team league.


Bombers forward Landon Sim, No. 15, closes in on goal for a possible rebound against the Bedford Barons. The Bombers defeated the Barons 7-1 on Sunday to earn a split of their weekend games in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League. (Goodwin photo)