It was a shoot out last night at the Horizon Credit Union Centre in Melville, SK. Brett Boehm seems to have found his stride as him and Cole McCaig each scored two goals en route to a 7-4 Flin Flon win over the hometown Millionaires.
Boehm scored his third and fourth of the season in the second period, which saw the Bombers score three in total. Boehm would add an assist to Landon Hiebert’s second period goal to help earn first star.
Cam Blair opened the scoring in the first from newly acquired forward Erik Pedersen, just past the midway point.
Pedersen would also chip in with his first as a Bomber on a redirected shot in the third period.
McCaig would make it 2-0 to finish the first period with his first of the season. He would round out the scoring for the Bombers in the third period from Tyson Empey.
Goalie Devin Buffalo stood tall for two periods, not allowing a goal on 23 shots before being beat just 44 seconds into the final frame by the Mill’s Kelvin Walz, a shorthanded marker.
Melville would get three more before the end of the period to make things interesting, but it was too much too soon by the Bombers to put it out of reach. Tyson Predinchuk, Colin Mospanchuk and Alec Brandrup each scored for Melville, who fired 23 shots on the Bomber’s net in the third period.
Next up is a matchup against the Estevan Bruins tonight at the Spectra Place before finishing up the road trip Friday in Weyburn and Saturday in Notre Dame.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 50% on the power play last night going 1 for 2 compared to the Millionaires 1 for 5. On the season, Flin Flon is third in the league with a 25% efficiency rating. They are ninth in the league on the penalty kill with a 75% rating. --- With the three points last night, Brett Boehm has points in all five games he’s played this season after returning from appendectomy surgery which kept him out of the team’s first two games. --- Flin Flon sits in dead last in the league in shots against per game. Going into tonight’s game, the team has averaged 39.4 shots per game against compared to 35.1 for which has them second in the league. Last night the team was outshot 46-30.