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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

The Stars Were Not Aligned

By Flin Flon Bombers, 11/27/13, 9:00AM CST

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Bombers drop their second straight to the Battlefords North Stars, this time 4-3 last night at the Whitney Forum.

Three goals were exchanged in the third period between the two teams in a two minute span, but it was the visiting Battlefords North Stars who were on the receiving end of the two as they edged the hometown Bombers 4-3 on a snowy Tuesday evening.

With the score 2-2 going into the final period, Battlefords Blake Young would put his team up 3-2 at the 8:21 mark.

That lead was short lived as Dean Allison poked the puck past the Star’s Michael Gudmandson, just 18 seconds later, during a scramble in front of the Stars goal.

But, 1:29 later, the Start would score the eventual game winner off a turnover in the Bombers’ end with Jack Petrino firing a shot glove side past Flin Flon starter Devin Buffalo.

In total Buffalo was solid again making 35 saves, with Flin Flon putting 35 shots on Battlefords Gudmandson.

The North Stars opened up the scoring in the first on the power play when Nick Fountain redirected a shot passed a screened Buffalo.  The goal was at the end of a five minute power play taken after Bombers forward Brett Boehm was ejected for Checking From Behind.

Flin Flon would tie up the score and then take their only lead of the night, early in the second withTyson Empey and Brock Hounsell each scoring their third goals of the season.  Hounsell’s was on the power play.

The Stars would even up the score later in the second off of the stick of Ryne Keller, also on the power play.

Next up for the Bombers is tonight when they take to the road to play against the Mustangs in Melfort.

ICE CHIPS:  Flin Flon went 1 for 3 on the power play compared to the Stars 2 for 4.  ---  This was the home town’s first glimpse of newly anointed captain Brody Robinson, who’s wearing the ‘C’ in the absence of Cam Blair.  ---  The team hasn’t been successful in the goal scoring department this season and one reason has been the lack of offense from second year forward Tyson Empey.  At the start of the season the 1995 born forward was to be looked to for some goals, but was only able to score two before last night, the last one coming on October 19th against the Notre Dame Hounds.  Last night the monkey looked to jump off his back after he scored his third of the season he also picked up an assist on Dean Allison’s tying goal in the third period.  He looked comfortable and was on the ice in the dying seconds when the team needed to score.