Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bombers Week Recap: Powered By Canadian Tire

The Flin Flon Bombers had a disappointing week dropping all 4 games. This is the longest losing skid for the team this season.

Despite outshooting Nipawin 49-24 on Tuesday night, the Bombers dropped a 4-2 decision to the Hawks. Nipawin built a 3-0 lead halfway through the contest. A couple of late Bomber goals by Gabriel Shipper and Zak Smith cut the deficit by 1, but the Bombers were unable to complete the comeback. Goaltender Ben Montgomery made 20 saves in the loss.

The Bombers travelled down south this past weekend for 3 games in 3 nights, beginning in Melville on Friday. Again, the Bombers outshot their opponent by a wide margin of 47-26 but were unable to solve Millionaires goaltender Alexis Giroux. Millionaires forward Noah Wills scored the game winner less than 3 minutes into the final frame and that would be the lone goal of the contest with Melville taking this one 1-0. Goaltender Cal Schell made 25 saves in the loss.

The Bombers had a quick turnaround the next day against the Yorkton Terriers for a rare 2:00 PM start. Yorkton got off to a great start with a 2-0 lead before the Bombers would comeback to tie the game before the 1st period would end. Drew Kuzma and Gabriel Shipper would score for the Bombers in the opening frame. Cal Schell would have to leave the game late in the 2nd period due to an injury. The Terriers would take the lead 10 seconds after the goaltending change and would add a power play marker less than a minute into the 3rd period to take a 4-2 lead. The Bombers would add a power play marker of their own by Jaeden Mercier with less than 5 minutes remaining but were unable to get the equalizer. The Terriers would take this one 4-3.

Flin Flon would wrap up the weekend in Battlefords for another afternoon contest with both teams battling for 3rd place overall in the SJHL standings. Jaeden Mercier would open the scoring halfway through the contest until the North Stars would tie the game 2 minutes later. Cole Duperreault would give the Bombers the lead heading into the 3rd period. It looked like the Bombers would snap the teams 3 game losing skid until the North Stars would storm back with 2 goals in a span of 3 minutes late in the 3rd period. Battlefords would add an empty netter and extend the Bombers losing skid to 4 games. Goaltender Ben Montgomery would make 28 saves in the loss.

The Bombers still sit in 3rd place overall in the SJHL standings with Melfort and Battlefords trailing them by just 3 points. The North Stars have 2 games in hand on the Bombers.