Bombers Weekend Recap 12.03.19
The Barrhead Bombers Hockey Club faced off against the Cold Lake Hornets, Meadow Lake Mustangs, and Hinton Timberwolves over the weekend and picked up a single win over the Mustangs.
The Bombers have fallen to the bottom of the Provincial Division Standings and are behind fourth placed Cold Lake Hornets who have been surging as of late. Barrhead has five more games on the schedule prior to the WSHL Showcase in Las Vegas. They will be on the road and won't be back for a game at the Barrhead Agrena until Dec. 14 when they host the Edson Aeros.
In the win against Meadow Lake, the Bombers got off to a hot start with two first period goals from Wassim Saidani and one from Dmitro Kobylnyk. The second frame was as dominant as the Bombers continued to out-produce Meadow Lake on route to 67 shots in the night.
Serhii Poimanov and Oleksandr Davydenko added two more goals in the second period to make 5-0 by 16:12. Barrhead was held off the scoreboard for the rest of the period until Carter Zawortny found the back of the net at 17:39 of the third.
Ian Sotlar earned his first win in the Bomber crease making 24 of 26 saves with the majority of the work coming in the first period.
Provincial Division Standings
The Western States Hockey League Showcase in Las Vegas is slated for Dec. 17-20. The Showcase features every single team in the league under one roof, Las Vegas Ice Center. Every year, The Strat Hotel & Casino (formerly The Stratosphere), hosts WSHL fans and teams with discount room rates to attend the event.
The Barrhead Bombers are still waiting for the league to finalize game times at the Las Vegas Ice Center but expect to face out-of-division teams who are equally seeded. The atmosphere is very much playoff-like as over a hundred NCAA DI-III and ACHA scouts attend to fill their rosters or build rapport with a player for future consideration.
Each team plays three games on a stagger-start format which means the Bombers may start on the 17th and finish by the 19th or start on the 18th and finish by the 20th.
As always, every game from Las Vegas will be broadcast on Black Dog Hockey with a higher production level than your average regular season game.
Potential opponents may be: Valencia Flyers, Southern Oregon Spartans, Wichita Jr. Thunder.
Visit http://www.wshl.org/news/wshl-showcase for further details on reservations, online ticket sales, game times, and etc.