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The Bombers take on the 15-4-0-1 Estevan Bruins this weekend at the Whitney Forum. The Bruins are set to host the 2022 Centennial Cup and are loaded with talent throughout their lineup. Estevan is 9-1-0-0 in their last 10 games and have scored 89 goals already this season. Estevan’s goals for and goals against differential is a league best at +49. On the special teams, the Bruins have the 3rd best power play at 24.2% and best penalty kill at 90.6%.

Bruins goaltender, Boston Bilous, has a league best 1.82 GAA. Bilous spent the last 4 seasons in the WHL with the Edmonton Oil Kings, Prince Albert Raiders and Moose Jaw Warriors. Defenceman, Kian Calder, has 15 points (3g, 12a) in 15 games since being acquired from the MJHL’s Portage Terriers. Calder is the only SJHL defenceman that is averaging a point per game with a minimum of 15 games played.

Upfront the Bruins have 4 of the league’s top 15 scorers. Mark Rumsey currently leads the SJHL in scoring with 35 points (17g, 18a) in just 20 games. Rumsey’s line mates, Olivier Pouliot and Mikol Sartor have 22 points in 20 games.

The Bombers and Bruins clashed back in October with the Bruins winning 3-1. The Bombers had a 1-0 lead going into the 3rd period but gave up a shorthanded goal and the game winning goal shortly after that.

Flin Flon is 7-3-0-0 in their last 10 games and have 2 of the league’s top 20 scorers. Zak Smith and rookie forward Jeremi Tremblay have produced 20 points each. Goaltender Cal Schell, sits in the top 3 in shut outs, wins, GAA and SV%.