A four goal outburst in the first chased the Hawks Steven Glass from the Nipawin net, as the Bombers pounded their Sherwood Division rivals last night at the Forum, 6-1.
Austin Calladine opened the scoring just 1:10 into the first period with his tenth of the season from defenseman Danys Chartrand. Calladine would add his eleventh with less than thirty seconds to go in the period. Dalton Menke and Peter Poulin-Roy would add the assists.
Cameron Blair and Brody Robinson rounded out the first period scoring as the Bombers would take a 4-0 lead into the second.
For Robinson, that was only his third of the season, and his first since December 7th. He also added a helper on Blair’s first period goal.
The Hawks were finally able to solve Devin Buffalo in the second when the SJHL’s leader in goals, Tad Kozun, scored his 28th of the season.
The Bombers/Hawks rivalry really showed last night with both teams taking a total of 73 penalty minutes, most of them in the third period, which was filled with after whistle scrums and a couple of Goalie Interference calls.
In his first game back in just over a month, 1993 born defenseman Brock Hounsell would open the third period scoring when he fired a seeing eye shot from the point past the Hawk’s Joe O’Brien, who was in for relief for Glass to start the second. Hounsell would also add an assist on Robinson’s first period goal.
Danys Chartrand rounded out the scoring late in the third.
The team now turns its attention to the La Ronge Ice Wovles and their Saturday night affair, but before that, Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan will be busy as the SJHL’s Trade Deadline is first up. The deadline to make roster moves is Friday.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 0 for 1 on the power play compared to the Hawks 0 for 5. --- The win, coupled with a La Ronge loss to Battlefords, has the Bombers tied for second place with the idle Melfort Mustangs and only two points back of first place Nipawin. --- Forward Tyson Empey was called for a 5 minute match for Attempt to Injure and a Game Misconduct for his collision with Hawk’s goalie Joe O’Brien in the third period. No word on if he’ll face any further disciplinary action with the league.