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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Luck Of The Irish!

By Flin Flon Bombers, 02/07/14, 10:15PM CST

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Seamus Maguire and Erik Pedersen each score two goals and goalie Simon Hofley makes 48 saves as the Flin Flon Bombers defeat the Melfort Mustangs 6-4.

It took rookie Seamus Maguire 32 games to score his first SJHL, but the Victoria, BC native scored one of three first period Flin Flon Bomber goals, and added another one in the third period, helping lift the Bombers to a 6-4 victory over the visiting Melfort Mustangs.

Erik Pedersen also picked up a pair of goals helping the club keep pace in the race for the SJHL's final playoff spot.

The Mustangs opened the scoring but it was short lived as forward Connor Bucsis tapped in his fifth of the season only 30 seconds later.  Defenseman AJ Kapchek picked up the lone assist.

Goaltender Simon Hofley was sharp in the first, making 16 saves in the first, and 48 overall. 

Flin Flon would take a 3-1 lead with Pedersen and Maguire scoring 47 seconds apart.

Melfort's Regan Wilton would bring the score to 3-2 just before the end of the first scoring the Mustangs one of three power play goals on night.

Flin Flon's offence would contine in the second with Pedersen picking up his second of the game and sixth overall, chasing the Mustang's starter and former Flin Flon Bomber Austin Rediron just 3:15 into the second.

Parker Evans-Campbell rounded out the second period scoring with his seventh of the season, unassisted.  Evans-Campbell also picked up an assist on Pedersen's second goal.

Maguire would score his second of the game early in the third to take a 6-2 lead.

The Mustangs would make things interesting scoring two more before the end, but Hofley shut the door, making 22 saves in the third.

Up next is a date with the La Ronge Ice Wolves tomorrow night in La Ronge.

ICE CHIPS;  Flin Flon was 0 for 1 on the power play compared to the Mustangs who scored 3 goals on 8 advantages.  ---  A pair of hometown boys made debuts tonight with forward Zach Garrett saw his first SJHL action.  Also making his hometown debut behind the bench was Chris Bortis, who replaced the spot left by former Assistant Coach Emery Olauson.  ---  Despite the win, Flin Flon was unable to make any ground in the SJHL playoff race as the Notre Dame Hounds also won over Weyburn.  Flin Flon is now seven points back of both the Hounds and Red Wings.