The Bombers had a successful weekend winning both games after an 8 day break.
Flin Flon was able to redeem themselves Friday night with a 5-0 win over Melfort. The Mustangs had beaten the Bombers 7-3 the game before. Goaltender Cal Schell picked up his 4th shutout of the season making 31 saves. This is the second time this season Schell has posted back to back shutouts. Zak Smith, Mason Kaspick and Reece Richmond all had multipoint games.
Saturday night, the Notre Dame Hounds visited the Whitney Forum. The previous night the Hounds defeated Nipawin 7-3 and entered the contest with the hottest power play in the league. The Bombers scored 3 goals in each period to take this one 9-3. The Bombers special teams went 100%. 2/2 on the power play and 3/3 on the penalty kill. Xavier Lapointe, Jeremi Tremblay and Zak Smith all had 4 point nights. Goaltender Max Hildebrand picked up his 4th win of the season, making 26 saves. Defenceman Ethan McColm scored his 1st career SJHL goal and also chipped in with a pair of assists.
The Bombers now sit 2 points ahead of Melfort for 1st place in the Sherwood Division. Forward Jeremi Tremblay is currently 5th in SJHL rookie scoring with 20 points (9g, 11a) in 20 games. Xavier Lapointe and Cole Vardy still sit 1st and 2nd in SJHL defencemen scoring. Cal Schell currently leads the SJHL in shutouts with 4. Schell’s 2.08 GAA has him 3rd among SJHL goaltenders while his .937 SV% has him sitting in 2nd.