Bombers’ forward Jesse Cooper handles the ball down the side during Wednesday’s battle with Stanley Humphries of Castlegar at the Lakeside field.

Bombers strong on Nelson turf

The L.V. Rogers Bombers field hockey team wrapped up the West Kootenay regular season

The L.V. Rogers Bombers field hockey team wrapped up the West Kootenay regular season with 5-1 win over Castlegar’s Stanley Humphries on Wednesday afternoon at Lakeside pitch.

Bombers’ coaching staff are thanking the City of Nelson public works crew for preparing the waterfront field for the rare home game.

With a team made up of primarily Grade 9 and 10 players, the locals dominated play against the older Humphries squad. Sarah Wade and Chiara Chirico scored two goals each and Naomi Perkins added the single in the victory.

The win secured second place in the West Kootenay league that consists of the two teams that played Wednesday and the perennial powerhouse Rossland Secondary who finished atop the standings.

The West Kootenay semi-finals will now be played on Tuesday at Pass Creek near Castlegar where the Bombers will once again meet Stanley Humphries. The winner of that game will play Rossland next Thursday at Pass Creek.

The West Kootenay champion gets an automatic berth in the provincials which will be held in Burnaby on November 6 to 9. The loser of the final game still has an opportunity to make it through the back door if they win a game against Fraser Valley in Kelowna on October 30.

The Bombers lost to Rossland 2-0 in a Tuesday contest at Pass Creek.

The West Kootenay junior finals — which will include a squad from LVR and Trafalgar Middle School — is slated for October 29 at Pass Creek.

 

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