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Smith, Newton Score Monthly Honors, Team Splits Weekend Games

By Flin Flon Bombers, 02/03/16, 11:15AM CST

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Forward Alex Smith takes home Player of the Month while goalie Brenden Newton is named the Rookie of the Month.

The Flin Flon Bombers had an excellent month of January and for their efforts in the success, 1995 born forward Alex Smith (Edmonton, AB) and rookie goalie Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat, AB) each walked away with a monthly SJHL award.

It’s been quit the month of January for Smith.  He accepted a scholarship to Michigan Tech, took over the SJHL scoring lead and was named the RBC SJHL Player of the Month.

Smith picked up 24 points (9g, 15a) in all 11 games for the Bombers, helping the club go 9-2 since the Christmas Break.  In total Smith leads the SJHL with 72 points (26g, 46a) in 46 games.

Newton took over the reins from an injured Zac Robidoux and found his groove going 8-1 in 8 starts with is lone loss coming against the Weyburn Red Wings on the road on January 23rd.

He had a goals against average of 1.89 and save percentage of 0.936 to go along with two shutouts.  On the season Newton is 12-5-0-1 with a 2.37 goals against average and a save percentage of 0.926.

To close out the month, the club split their weekend games, which included a 4-3 loss against the Weyburn Red Wings on Friday in the Hockey Night In The North tilt infront of 1,749 fans.  They rounded out the weekend with a 3-2 overtime win against the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

The team will return to action this Friday when they host the Humboldt Broncos on Friday and the Kindersley Klippers on Saturday.