It was a rollercoaster weekend for Brody Stewart and the Barrie Bombers Jr. C
. After upsetting the favoured Whitby Warriors for a huge comeback win on Friday, the Bombers stumbled on Saturday night, losing 6-5 to the Oakville Buzz.
A stellar 4 goal performance from Bo Steele had put the Bombers back in the game, but a costly penalty for Stewart late in third period ended the Bomb Squad’s comeback hopes and sent the Buzz back down the 400 with a win.
The Bombers hit the floor Sunday afternoon for their third game in 48 hours, but struggled to get going against the visiting Gloucester Griffins. Gloucester opened the game with three goals, settling into a 5-1 lead by the end of the first period.
An early second period tally put Gloucester ahead by a five goal margin before “Broadway Bo”, the Bombers’ leading scorer, put on another amazing show. In a span of just 2:13, Steele scored short-handed, even-strength, and on the powerplay to get the Bombers back in the game. Cooper Lammle also scored, sending the Bombers into intermission trailing 8-5.
Brody Stewart, Player of the Game
With Steele’s offense motivating the team, rookies Luke West, Garet McMahon, and Jacob Booth took control on transition, moving the ball out of danger and contributing effective offensive movement. West and McMahon each had critical assists, while Booth scored the game’s final goal.
Stewart had a stellar third period, contributing at both ends of the floor. After a momentum killing delay to start the frame, it was the burly veteran who got the Bombers back into gear, scoring his first two goals of the season to draw Barrie within one. Nick Sangalli tied the game up 50 seconds later, before Aidan Flannery’s powerplay marker put the Bomb Squad ahead for good.
The win was Barrie’s fourth of the season, setting a new franchise high and moving the team into a tie for second place in the Ontario Junior C Lacrosse league
Eastern Division. The Bombers head to Oakville on Saturday night before returning home on Sunday, May 28th for Assisting You Bombers Game Day
at 2PM vs the first place Cornwall Celtics.
Tickets for Bombers Home Games are $3 for children/students/seniors and $7 for adults.