Devin Buffalo turned aside 29 shots for his second shutout of the season and the line of Brett Boehm, Parker Evans-Campbell and Austin Calladine combined for eight points lifting the Flin Flon Bombers to a 4-0 victory over the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Coming into the Whitney Forum last night, the visiting Wolves were tied for first in the Sherwood, four points up on the Bombers, but it was all Flin Flon, firing 46 shots on La Ronge’s starter Tyler Fuhr.
Calladine opened the scoring 13 minutes into the first off a feed from Boehm, as the puck just crossed the line after hitting the stick of a sprawling Fuhr.
Evans-Campbell got an assist on the first three Flin Flon goals.
Boehm would make it 2-0 when he fired a shot in close, high glove, which beat the Wolves’ goalie short side. Defensman Sean Whelan would pick up the other assist.
“We came out flying tonight,” said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan, “we needed to after the effort we put out on Saturday.”
Danys Chartrand rounded out the scoring in the second, his second of the season, on the power play. Erik Pedersen picked up the other helper.
The Bombers outshot the Ice Wolves in the first two periods, only surrendering five on goal in the middle frame.
Calladine would score his second of the night, third of the season, late in the third to finish up the game.
Next up is a return match tonight in La Ronge at the Mel Hegland Uniplex before taking a few days off and hitting the road again for games on Saturday and Sunday.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon went 1 for 2 on the power play while the Wolves couldn’t capitalize on 5 man advantages. --- It took 48 games for defenseman Danys Chartrand to score his first Junior A goal, he now has two in six games. --- With the win, Flin Flon now returns to one game above the .500 mark. And what used to be a lock, they are only two games over .500 at home. --- Flin Flin is now only two points back of La Ronge for second, and four back of Nipawin for first, who took over top spot in the Sherwood with a 2-1 shootout win over the Humboldt Broncos last night. The Bombers have one game in hand on La Ronge and three on Nipawin. They are three points up on last place Melfort. --- The Bombers now play eight games in a two week span starting tonight in La Ronge. Of the eight games, six of them are on the road, but only two of them are against Sherwood opponents.