VIJHL

Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Lukas Toth gets ready to make a save against the Campbell River Storm. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers pick up a point despite losing streak

Team will be back at home on Sunday, Nov. 6 when they host the Lake Cowichan Kraken

 

Chase Pacheco beats his opponent to the puck during the Port Alberni Bombers’ 5-2 home loss to Oceanside Generals on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. (DARRAN CHAISSON/ Chaisson Creative)

Port Alberni Bombers drop five in a row in VIJHL

Junior B hockey team will try and break losing streak with pair of home games Oct. 14-15

 

Sporting the Campbell River Storm’s new third jersey that commemorates National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day are two Storm players of First Nations heritage, Wyatt Dumont (left) and Brady Estabrook. The duo and their teammates will be wearing the jerseys on Friday, Sept. 30 National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Campbell River Storm debut orange jerseys for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

First Nation ownership of the team acknowledges importance of the day

 

A Port Alberni Bombers player attempts to pass a puck past Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Mitchell Billings during a powerplay opportunity on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers improve to 2-0 at home with win against Kraken

The team is back on home ice to face Kerry Park on Friday, Sept. 23

A Port Alberni Bombers player attempts to pass a puck past Lake Cowichan Kraken forward Mitchell Billings during a powerplay opportunity on Wednesday, Sept. 21. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Sam Davidson handles the puck around Victoria defenceman Ken Stalder during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Sam Davidson handles the puck around Victoria defenceman Ken Stalder during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Saturday, Sept. 17. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Oceanside Generals Brady O’Brien gets his shot blocked by the pad of Port Alberni Bombers goalie Lukas Toth during their VIJHL game at Oceanside Place, Sept. 9. (Michael Briones photo)

Oceanside Generals power past Port Alberni Bombers 5-4 in VIJHL season opener

Steady parade to the penalty box for the Gens kept the score close

Oceanside Generals Brady O’Brien gets his shot blocked by the pad of Port Alberni Bombers goalie Lukas Toth during their VIJHL game at Oceanside Place, Sept. 9. (Michael Briones photo)
Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).

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Oceanside Generals head coach Dan Lemmon. (Submitted photo).
Assistant captain Logan Speirs (centre) scored a hat-trick including the winning overtime goal to help the Panthers win the VIJHL title Friday. Captain Riley Braun (left), league MVP and leading scorer, made a crucial save during a Generals power-play late in the game, while his brother Payton, VIJHL rookie of the year, made important contributions throughout the season, including Friday’s game witnessed by 500-plus fans. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Peninsula Panthers claim VIJHL crown with emotional overtime victory

Victory comes almost four months after death of teammate Grant Gilbertson

Assistant captain Logan Speirs (centre) scored a hat-trick including the winning overtime goal to help the Panthers win the VIJHL title Friday. Captain Riley Braun (left), league MVP and leading scorer, made a crucial save during a Generals power-play late in the game, while his brother Payton, VIJHL rookie of the year, made important contributions throughout the season, including Friday’s game witnessed by 500-plus fans. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
A photo from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs training camp in August 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

Port Alberni to host junior hockey showcase

Inaugural event will take place at Alberni Valley Multiplex in April 2022

A photo from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs training camp in August 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Campbell River Storm forward Riley Billy (#42) is closely guarded by Port Alberni Alberni Bombers’ Taylor Madsen while goaltender Callum Tung keeps a close eye on the proceedings in the Tuesday, March 8 VIJHL playoff game 7 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. The storm won the game 4-1 and the series 4-3. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River Storm forward Riley Billy (#42) is closely guarded by Port Alberni Alberni Bombers’ Taylor Madsen while goaltender Callum Tung keeps a close eye on the proceedings in the Tuesday, March 8 VIJHL playoff game 7 at Rod Brind’Amour Arena in Campbell River. The storm won the game 4-1 and the series 4-3. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung pokes away a shot from Campbell River forward Justin Gyori. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung pokes away a shot from Campbell River forward Justin Gyori. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni goaltender Callum Tung smothers a loose puck at the side of the net at the heel of Campbell River Storm captain Nolan Corrado’s stick in first period action of Game 5 of the VIJHL playoff series in Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, March 4. The Bombers won the game 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Port Alberni Bombers take lead in VIJHL playoff series against Campbell River Storm

The Port Alberni Bombers took a 3-2 lead in the VIJHL playoff…

Port Alberni goaltender Callum Tung smothers a loose puck at the side of the net at the heel of Campbell River Storm captain Nolan Corrado’s stick in first period action of Game 5 of the VIJHL playoff series in Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, March 4. The Bombers won the game 3-2 to take a 3-2 lead in the series. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Port Alberni Bombers forward Gavin Mastrodonato dishes a pass past Lake Cowichan Kraken defender Ethan Toole during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Feb. 15, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers aim for playoff spot with 8-0 win against Lake Cowichan

Final VIJHL playoff spot comes down to a best of three battle

Port Alberni Bombers forward Gavin Mastrodonato dishes a pass past Lake Cowichan Kraken defender Ethan Toole during a game at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Feb. 15, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Grayson Erickson, pursued by Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Alex Wienecke, fires a shot on the Nanaimo goal during a powerplay opportunity in the first period on Feb. 9, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers top Nanaimo Buccaneers

Bombers picked up a 7-2 win against the visiting team

Port Alberni Bombers forward Grayson Erickson, pursued by Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Alex Wienecke, fires a shot on the Nanaimo goal during a powerplay opportunity in the first period on Feb. 9, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Campbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers pick up one win, two losses in February action

Win against the Oceanside Generals was first of the season for new VIJHL team

Campbell River Storm forward Nolan Corrado slams a puck into the Port Alberni net behind Bombers goalie Keelan Hondro during the first period of the VIJHL tilt at Rod Brind’Amour Arena Friday, Feb. 4. The Storm won 7-3 to continue a 18-game winning streak. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung makes a blocker save during a game against the Campbell River Storm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Jan. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers goaltender Callum Tung makes a blocker save during a game against the Campbell River Storm at the Alberni Valley Multiplex on Jan. 26, 2022. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Gavin Mastrodonato and Comox Valley Glacier Kings defenceman Riley Wiens collide together in the first period of a game on Friday, Jan. 21. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers drop three straight

Port Alberni team will host the Campbell River Storm on Jan. 26

Port Alberni Bombers forward Gavin Mastrodonato and Comox Valley Glacier Kings defenceman Riley Wiens collide together in the first period of a game on Friday, Jan. 21. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Brett MacLean and Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Tyler Ollech eagerly wait for the puck to drop in the opening period of a game on Friday, Jan. 14. The Bombers were trailing 2-0, but came back and won 3-2 in overtime. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers get a win in first home game of 2022

Team came back from a 2-0 deficit to win in overtime

Port Alberni Bombers forward Brett MacLean and Nanaimo Buccaneers forward Tyler Ollech eagerly wait for the puck to drop in the opening period of a game on Friday, Jan. 14. The Bombers were trailing 2-0, but came back and won 3-2 in overtime. (PHOTO COURTESY KAICEE TROTT)
Evan Vasarhely of the Port Alberni Bombers goes up against Campbell River goaltender Josh Doherty during a game in Port Alberni on Dec. 8, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Evan Vasarhely of the Port Alberni Bombers goes up against Campbell River goaltender Josh Doherty during a game in Port Alberni on Dec. 8, 2021. (ELENA RARDON / ALBERNI VALLEY NEWS)
Port Alberni Bombers forward Brady McIsaac, centre, dances in the goalie crease with Oceanside Generals’ Ashton Sadauskas and Aidan Mailhot in the second period of their Dec. 1, 2021 Junior B game at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (KAICEE TROTT/ Special to the AV News)

VIJHL: Port Alberni Bombers drop two games to Generals, Storm

Last home game of the year for Port Alberni’s VIJHL team is Dec. 8

Port Alberni Bombers forward Brady McIsaac, centre, dances in the goalie crease with Oceanside Generals’ Ashton Sadauskas and Aidan Mailhot in the second period of their Dec. 1, 2021 Junior B game at Weyerhaeuser Arena in Port Alberni. (KAICEE TROTT/ Special to the AV News)