The Flin Flon Bombers were able to get three of four points this past weekend when they hit the road for a pair of homes games.
They started out on Saturday in Melville, and after pounding the Mills in Flin Flon 7-0, it was a much closer game. Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) and Joel Kocur (Edson, AB) each scored and goalie Adam Beukeboom (Sundre, AB) stopped 28 Melville shots as the Bombers edged the Millionaires 2-1.
Allison opened the scoring 3:59 into the first, an unassisted goal for his eighth of the season.
That 1-0 lead lasted ten minutes before former Flin Flon Bomber Dalton Meinke would tie things up on the power play, beating Beukeboom.
Since arriving in a trade just over a week ago, the 1994 born Beukeboom pitched back to back shutouts and went 133 minutes and 36 seconds before finally surrendering a goal in the SJHL.
Kocur would pot his second of the season at the 1:46 mark of the first from Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB), which would stand as the eventual game winner.
On Sunday night Nipawin’s Carter Danczak scored two power play goals, one in the first and the other in overtime as the Hawks edged the Bombers 2-1.
Kristian St. Onge (Saskatoon, SK) would tie the score at the 3:01 mark of the third forcing overtime. Michel Knaub (Morden, MB) would pick up the lone assist on St. Onge’s second of the season.
The team will now turn their attention to this weekend when they host Weyburn on Friday and La Ronge on Saturday during their annual Parents Weekend.
ICE CHIPS: The league’s best power play sputtered this weekend. They went 0 for 6 on Saturday against Melville and 0 for 6 against Nipawin. The Mills were 1 for 3 with Nipawin going 2 for 4. --- After picking up the three points on the road the Bombers sit in the second place in the Sherwood Division, four up on the Hawks and three back of the first place Melfort Mustangs. --- Adam Beukeboom has made the most of his days so far with the Bombers. In four straight starts he has a record of 3-0-1-0 with 2 shutouts and a 0.74 goals against average and a 0.976 save percentage.