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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Extra Time In LA

By Flin Flon Bombers, 02/22/13, 8:15AM CST

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La Ronge scores late in the extra time to sink Flin Flon and forces them to finish in third in the North.

27 seconds left in overtime, 27, Brett Hope scored with 27 seconds left in the extra frame, on the power play as the Ice Wolves won their third game against the Flin Flon Bombers this season, in a game with big time implications on the North Division standings.

The Ice Wolves would open up the scoring mid way through the first period when Graham Smerek put one past starter Devin Buffalo.

That lead would hold until Dillan McCombie scored his first of two on the night early into the second period.  Brett Boehm and Jason Wark would pick up the assists.

McCombie scored his second to take a 2-1 lead into the third period, Boehm and Tanner Clark picked up the helpers.

That lead would hold until Brett McNevin would tie things up midway through the third forcing the game into overtime.

The loss means Flin Flon will finish in third place in the North and will start the playoffs in Nipawin.  In the win, the Ice Wolves puts themselves in the fifth and final playoff spot, two points up on the idle Melfort Mustangs. 

The Ice Wolves and Bombers will clash tonight on the back end of the home and home at the Whitney Forum.

ICE CHIPS:  Flin Flon went 0 for 3 last night on the power play while the Ice Wolves went 1 for 3.  Flin Flon had a power play going into overtime.  ---  Flin Flon has two games left and both of them are big in terms of the playoff race.  They host both La Ronge and Melfort with those two teams battling for fifth in the North.  ---  The loss was Flin Flon’s first loss in extra time this season.  Up until last night Flin Flon had three overtime wins and four more in a shootout.  ---  Flin Flon finished the season under .500 on the road.  The team compiled a 12-14-1-0 record away from the friendly confines of the Whitney Forum.