Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bombers Week Recap: Powered By Canadian Tire

The Bombers were able to come home with 5 out of a possible 8 points on the southern road swing where the team played 4 games in 5 nights.

On Tuesday night the Bombers visited Yorkton for a showdown against the Terriers. After a scoreless 1st period, the Bomber exploded with 3 goals in the 2nd period from Jaxon Martens, Jaeden Mercier and Zak Smith. Mercier would score his 2nd of the night in the 3rd period and Cal Schell stopped 31 of 32 shots to lead the Bombers to a 4-1 win to start the road trip.

In the 2nd game of the road trip the Bombers played extremely well and held a 3-1 lead late in the 3rd period. The Hounds would score 2 goals with just 6 minutes remaining in the 3rd period to send the game into overtime. Hounds forward Elliot Dutil would score the overtime winner and his 28th of the season to complete the come from behind win. Drew Kuzma, Brett Wieschorster and Jaeden Mercier scored for the Bombers and goaltender Ben Montgomery made 32 saves in the loss.

The Bombers had a day off on Thursday before heading to Estevan to play the Bruins. The Bruins got off to a great start with a pair of goals in the 1st period to take a 2-0 lead. The Bombers clawed their way back into the game with goals from Xavier Lapointe and Jaeden Mercier to even the score. Despite having a power play late in the 3rd period, the Bombers would surrender a short handed marker with less than 4 minutes remaining which would end up resulting in the game winning goal. Goaltender Cal Schell was exceptional making 29 saves in the loss.

Flin Flon would end the road trip on a positive note by beating up on the Weyburn Red Wings for a 6-0 win. Bombers forward Drew Kuzma made his return to Weyburn after being acquired by the Bombers before the CJHL’s January 10th trade deadline. Kuzma would finish the night with 3 points (1g, 2a). Defenceman Rylan Thiessen also had himself a 3 point night (1g, 2a). Cal Schell secured his 5th shutout of the season making 35 saves.

The Bombers currently have a 29-12-2-1 record and sit in 1st place in the Sherwood Division and 3rd overall in the SJHL standings.