The Flin Flon Bombers came away from the Annual SJHL Showcase Weekend in Saskatoon, SK with two points, but the story was a pair of lost first period leads and shootout losses.
The Bombers (2-1-0-2) faced off against the Weyburn Red Wings (2-2-1-0) on Sunday night after Ben Lanfermann (Paradise Hill, SK) and Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks, AK) traded first period goals, the Wings would score two unanswered, one in the second and another in third, to take the game to extra time.
Goalie Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat, AB) made 34 saves, most of them in the second and third period.
After a scoreless overtime, the Wings would take the win on a pair of goals in the shootout.
Last night the Bombers took on the Notre Dame Hounds (3.0-1-1) who are undefeated in regulation time.
Moretz looked to open the scoring in the first period, but the goal was waved off after deliberation from the officials, as it looked like the re-directed shot in the slot was off his skate.
It was another Alaska native Ethan Daniels (Fairbanks, AK) that opened the scoring in the second period with his first of the season.
Daylan Marchi (Lethbridge, AB) added his first point of the season with a helper on Daniels goal. Nick Shumlanski (Tisdale, SK) picked up the other assist.
Newton was solid again in his fifth straight start, making 36 saves through overtime.
The Hounds scored the only goal in the shootout for the win.
The Bombers now look to this weekend when they host the Melville Millionaires for a pair of games starting Friday night.
ICE CHIPS: Quebec native Chrystopher Collin (Bois De Filion, QC) has had a great start to his rookie campaign. The 5’11, 170 pound left winger has found the back of the net six times, including a hat trick in the second game of the season against the La Ronge Ice Wolves. For his efforts, Collin was named the SJHL Rookie of the Week. --- The Bombers sit second in the Sherwood Division with six points on the young season, two points back of the undefeated Melfort Mustangs, and one point up on the Nipawin Hawks. --- The Bombers will play their next four games at home. After Melville is here this weekend, the team plays host to the Kindersley Klippers to start off October. After that they take off for their first four game in five night road swing starting in Humboldt on October 11.