A late second period goal by Estevan’s Jake Fletcher forced overtime and Arthur Miller scored his second of the night with less than a minute left in extra time gave the Flin Flon Bombers only one point in the standings, as the visiting Bruins won 4-3 in one of two SJHL games last night.
Returning from an illness, Nick Shumlanski (Tisdale, SK) opened up the scoring just before the midway point of the first with his sixth of the season from Ben Lanfermann (Paradise Hill, SK) and rookie Dawson McKenzie (Winnipeg, MB).
Estevan would take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission scoring five minutes apart on starter Brendan Newton (Medicine Hat, AB) who was making his first start after coming back from an injury in almost a month.
Overall Newton (5-4-0-1) would make 44 saves.
Lanfermann would tie up the score early in the second period on the power play sneaking down the side wall and converting a Caleb Morez (Fairbanks, AK) cross ice pass. Rookie standout Chrystopher Collin would pick up the other assist.
Isaac Jackson’s (Warman, SK) shot from the point would beat Bruin’s goalie Maxim Sidelnik, hitting an Estevan defender infront. For Jackson, that was his first career SJHL goal.
It would stand 3-2 Flin Flon until the 14:22 mark, when Fletcher beat Newton for the tie game.
Flin Flon (7-9-1-3) now sits seven points back of the second place Nipawin Hawks in the Sherwood Division.
Next action is this Tuesday when the Bombers take on the Melfort Mustangs at the Whitney Forum.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon went 1 for 6 on the power play last night with Estevan going 0 for 2. --- After scoring his first career junior goal, defenseman Isaac Jackson hit the boards hard in the third period and left the ice on his own power. He’ll be re-evaluated later this week. --- This was only Flin Flon’s third game for the month of November. They only have four more, three more at home, for the month, and only have one weekend game, when they take on the Bruins for a second time in November.