Since being acquired by the Bombers from the Grand Prairie Storm last week, 1994 born goaltender Adam Beukeboom (Sundre, AB) has made the most of his short time with his new team.
Beukeboom followed up his 21 save shutout against Melville on Saturday night with a 36 save performance and another shutout last night, blanking the SJHL leading Kindersley Klippers 4-0 at the Whitney Forum.
He stopped 18 alone in the third period to preserve the shutout in front of almost 500 fans.
“He’s been good in his two starts,” said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan. “He shows great composure in the net.”
Despite 36 shots fired his way, the team in front of him was solid in the win, outshooting the Klippers (17-5-1-2) 46-36 and improving their record to 12-3-3-3. But that’s not to take away from the goalie’s outing.
“He was good again tonight helping us win a big game,” added Reagan.
Austin Calladine’s (Saskatoon, SK) eighth goal of the season late in the first period was enough to stand as the game winner. Calladine jumped on a rebound kicked out by starting Kindersley goalie Evan Weninger, and fired it high glove side. Tanner Lishchynsky (Saskatoon, SK) and Austin Evans (Whistler, BC) picked up the assists.
The Bombers were on a five minute man advantage after the Klippers’ Owen LeClare fought Parker Evans-Campbell (High River, AB) after a hit by the Bomber forward. LeClare got two for Instigator, five for fighting and a game misconduct, Evans-Campbell got two for Boarding.
The game had a playoff atmosphere to it as both clubs played a physical game that saw two fights and 83 minutes in penalties in between the two teams.
Michael Knaub (Morden, MB) would increase the lead to 2-0 late in the second period unassisted when he fired a shot that beat Weninger between his body and blocker. For Knaub, that’s his fourth of the season after being acquired by the Bombers from the Melville Millionaires at the beginning of the season.
Lishchynsky added to the total midway through the third one timing a loose puck past Weninger on the power play. New comers Brandon Switzer (Brandon, MB) and Joel Kocur (Edson, AB) assisted on Lishchynsky’s third goal of the season. That’s now nine combined points for the pair since being acquired from the Whitecourt Wolverines.
Calladine would round out the scoring firing his ninth of the season into the open cage four minutes later.
Flin Flon now hits the road for a pair of games starting on Saturday night in a return against the Millionaires and finishes up in Nipawin on Sunday against the rival Hawks.