The Bombers took a whole period to figure out they couldn't take the visiting Estevan Bruins lightly. After spotting them a 2-0 lead after the first, Flin Flon scored three times in the second and three more in the third to take the game 6-3.
Estevan scored two power play goals ten minutes apart to take the 2-0 lead into the second. In total the Bombers were down a man four times, something Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan said needs addressing.
"We can't be taking undisciplined penalties. Our penalty killing is not the greatest right now, but it's definitely something that we're working on," said Reagan after the game.
Captain Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) scored his first of the season, just 56 seconds into the second period and rookie defeneseman Mason Etter (Wisconsin, USA) fired a puck past Bruins starter Brett Lewchuk on the power play for his first Junior A goal to tie up the score 2-2.
Estevan would take back the lead just 32 seconds after Etter's goal, but Austin Evans (Whistler, BC) would score his second of the season to tie things up going into the final frame.
Chris Rauckman (Red Deer, AB) would score his league leading sixth goal, for the eventual game winner just over two minutes into the third. Austin Calladine (Saskatoon, SK) and Parker Evans-Campbell (High River, AB) would round out the scoring in the third.
Overall the Bombers out shot the visiting Bruins 48-28.
Tonight the new look Humboldt Broncos will visit the Whitney Forum (Radio: 102.9 CFAR).
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 2 for 5 on the power play with the Bruins scoring twice on six attempts. --- With their points, Rauckman (9) and Evans-Campbell (8) lead the SJHL in points. --- 1995 born forward Erik Pedersen (Airdrie, AB) was out of the lineup with what the team is calling a lower body injury. He'll be a game time decision tonight.