Bombers face Ice Jam event


PICTOU — The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are among teams in the annual Ice Jam minor hockey tournament this week in Hammond Plains, N.S.

The Bombers will face Fredericton, N.B. at 6:45 p.m. today before testing Northern New Brunswick at 3:15 p.m. on Thursday and Tri Com at 12:45 p.m. on Friday. Their results will determine what future games they will play.

The Bombers are coming off two losses in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League by scores of 7-0 against the South Shore Lumberjacks on Saturday at the Hector Arena in Pictou and 8-3 on Sunday against the ACCEL Physio Hawks in Halifax.

The Lumberjacks led 3-0 after the first period and outshot the Bombers 42-21 over the game.

Lucas Canning, Kiefer Avery and Cole Sellers scored the Bombers’ goals in Halifax, who outshot the Bombers 34-19.

The Bombers had a rare chance to test P.E.I. talent in exhibition Major Bantam hockey action.

The Bombers defeated a prep school team from Charlottetown 6-2 and 7-1 in two games played on December 30 at Hector Arena.

Canning fired four goals to lead the opening win, while Tanner Steele and Avery also scored.

Canning and Avery each scored twice in the Bombers’ other win. Chase Nicholas, Blaise MacDonald and Ben Wallace got the other goals.

The results were not reflected in the shots on goal, which favoured the Bombers in the first game by a 25-23 margin and 29-28 in the second game.

Bombers’ Tanner Steele turns for a shot on goal during exhibition games against a P.E.I. prep school team at the Hector Arena. (Goodwin photo)