Major Bantam Bombers complete sweep


It’s official. The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers are statistically playingwinning hockey.

The Bombers continued their roll in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League with two narrow home-ice victories that give them nine wins and six regulation losses to go with one overtime loss after they edged the ACCEL Hawks of Halifax on Saturday and nipped the Dartmouth Arrows 4-3 on Sunday in a shootout at the Pictou County Wellness Centre.

They will try to add to their momentum when they visit Truro on Saturday and host Bedford at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Wellness Centre.

Jayden Duplessis tipped in the tying goal as the Bombers overcame a 3-2 deficit in the third period against the Whalers and extended the game to the shootout. There, they scored twice, while Bombers’ goaltender Jorja Burrows stopped the two shots she faced.

Ben Wallace and Cade Moser got earlier goals for the Bombers, who outshot Dartmouth 35-28.

Wallace’s second goal of the game proved to be the winner against the Hawks.

Goals by Wallace and Duplessis gave the Bombers a 2-0 lead after the first period. They led 3-1 after the second period.

The Hawks outshot the Bombers 28-26.

Jayden Duplessis celebrates after tipping in the tying goal for the Bombers against Dartmouth on Sunday. The Bombers won 4-3 in a shootout. (Goodwin photo)