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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

The Stars Were Aligned

By Flin Flon Bombers, 12/22/14, 9:15AM CST

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Bombers take both games in North Battleford to go into the Christmas Break on a win.

The Flin Flon Bombers were able to close out the 2014 portion of their schedule with back to back wins in North Battleford to snap a six game losing streak and go into the Holiday Season on a winning note.

“We’re really happy to get that streak over and go in Christmas on a high,” said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan.

The team started off their four game in five night trip with back to back loses, extended their longest losing streak of the season before getting back on track with the wins against the Stars.

Friday night saw Tyson Empey (Swift Current, SK) Danys Chartrand (Winnipeg, MB) and Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB) each find the net and goalie Adam Beukeboom (Sundre, AB) make 23 saves for his third shutout of the season, as the Bombers blanked the Stars 3-0.

Saturday night saw the offense pick up in the second period.

After a scoreless first, Flin Flon scored five goals in a six minute span and held off the Stars in the third, winning their second 5-3.

Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) opened the scoring in the second and Empey, Smith, Krisitian St. Onge (Saskatoon, SK) and Austin Evans (Whistler, BC) would round out the Bombers scoring.

The Stars turned it on in the third, but Beukeboom, making his second straight start, would make 25 saves for his fifth win of the season.

Flin Flon (17-7-5-4) still sits in third in the Sherwood Division, three back of the second place Nipawin Hawks.

The Bombers are now on their Holiday break and will return to action on January 4 when they host the Humboldt Broncos.

ICE CHIPS:  The Bombers were 1 for 3 on Friday night and was 0 for 4 on Saturday.  Battlefords was 0 for 4 on Friday and 1 for 8 on Saturday.  ---  Despite two losses on the road trip, they did muster 5 of 8 points with an shootout loss in La Ronge to start the trip.  ---  They are now 4-4-1-1 in their last 10.