Bantam Bombers host Gulls, Cougars


The Pictou County Wear Well Bombers have two home games on their radar this weekend in the Nova Scotia Major Bantam Hockey League.

The Bombers will host the St. Margaret’s Bay Gulls on Saturday and the Cape Breton Joneljim Cougars on Sunday in their next league games after splitting their two games last weekend.

The host Truro Bearcats edged the Bombers 3-2 on Saturday to deny them a chance to move up the standings, while the Bombers recovered on Sunday on home ice by edging the ACCEL Hawks of Halifax 3-2.

The Bearcats scored three goals in the second period, while the Bombers replied with two goals by Logan Crosby. They outshot Truro 31-14.

The Bombers never trailed against the Hawks as Crosby gave them a 1-0 lead in the first period and assisted on Lane Lochead’s two goals that restored the Bombers’ lead.

They outshot the Hawks 32-25.

The Bombers remain in sixth place, but they are just five behind the first-place Novas of Antigonish.

Crosby is fourth place in points with 23 goals and 23 assists. Ben Wallace is next on the team with 18 goals and 15 assists.

Eastyn Cameron, right, of the Bombers chases a Halifax puck carrier on Sunday during their league game at the Pictou County Wellness Centre. (Goodwin photo)