The Flin Flon Bombers spoiled the party. On a night when the defending RBC Cup champions received their championship rings, the Bombers scored four goals in the second period and two more in the third to take a 6-3 win over the Yorkton Terriers.
All this happened after the Bombers spotted the Terriers two goals.
On the emotions of receiving the honor of their three championships last season (Canalta Cup, Western Canadian Championship and the RBC Cup) Yorkton scored two goals in the first to take a 2-0 lead into the second period.
Terriers’ Brandon Sookro and Zach Zadorozniak each scored in the first with Zadorozniak’s coming on the power play, as the Terriers would fire 10 shots on Bombers goalie Simon Hofley (Ottawa, ON).
Hofley would settle down, stopping 30 of 33 shots in total for his eighth win of the season.
Tyson Empey (Swift Current, SK) would close the lead to one just a minute into the second when he would walk in on the break away and tuck it between Yorkton starter Dawson MacAuley. Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) and Brandon Masson (Oak Lake, MB) would pick up the assists on the shorthanded goal.
The score stayed 2-1 until just past the midway point when Parker Evans-Campbell (High River, AB) would tie things up, with his fourth of the season from Danys Chartrand (Winnipeg, MB) and Micheal Knaub (Morden, MB).
Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB) would make the score 4-2 after a pair of power play goals, the first from Austin Calladine (Saskatoon, SK) and Empey, the other from Allison and the newest Bomber Tyler Bell (Regina, SK). Smith now has seven goals on the season.
The lead would go to 5-2 just 36 seconds into the third when Chris Raukman (Red Deer, AB) would score his league leading 14th of the season from Evans-Campbell and Tanner Lishchynsky (Saskatoon, SK). It was an emotional night for Lishchynsky who received his ring for being a member of the Terriers last season.
The Terriers would get one back on the power, but Allison would fire a puck into the empty net to put the game out of reach for Yorkton. Allison’s fifth of the season was shorthanded.
Next up, a battle for first place, when the Bombers move onto Melfort and face off against the Mustangs who they share first place with in the Sherwood Division.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 2 for 5 on the power play with the Terriers going 2 for 9. --- The Bombers snapped a 10 game losing streak at the Farrell Agencies Arena last night. --- Flin Flon is now 4-0-0-1 in their last five games, four of which came on the road.