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This past week, the Bombers had another 3 game slate that started off Wednesday night against the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Mel Hegland Uniplex. The Bombers came strong in the first period, putting on a variety of shots to pressure the Ice Wolves. Eventually, after tons of good opportunites, the Bombers were able to find back of the net near the end of the period to make it a 1-0 game, coming from Justin Lies shorthanded. For the next two periods, the Bombes continued with the pressure, getting great shot after great shot. It looked like the Bombers were close to pulling away but Topher Chirico of the La Ronge Ice Wolves was stopping everything that came his way. Once the third period started, the Ice Wolves also got some decent chances but nothing that made a difference. The Bombers still kept on with the high pressure offence, but by the time it was the end of the game, it was still 1-0 and the Bombers took the win in their lowest scoring game of the season.
The Bombers outshot the Ice Wolves 53 to 31. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped all 31 shots. The Bombers went 0/4 on the power play but stopped La Ronge all three times on the penalty kill.
The Bombers had a one day break before they were set for a double head against the Weyburn Red Wings at the Whitney Forum! On Friday night, the Bombers took no time to get things going, scoring the first three minutes of the game, coming from Carter Anderson. As the period went on the Bombers continued to dominate and ened up getting another goal, coming from Jacob Vockler, to finish off the period 2-0. The second period was alot of the same for the Bombers as they continued to score at will, getting another two goals, both coming from Noah Houle. They finished the period leading 4-0 going into the third. The Bombers kicked off the scoring in the final period with a nice goal from Ashton Paul to go up 5-0 and essentially seal the deal. It was the Red Wings though, who did get the last goal of the game and prevented the shut out with four minutes left in the game. The final score was 5-1 for the Bombers.
The Bomber outshot Weyburn 69 to 25. Kenny Marquart stopped 24 of 25 shots. Despite the win, the Bombers really struggled on the power play going 0/7. They stopped Weyburn 2 out of 3 times on the penalty kill.
The following night, the Bombers scored the first goal again, coming from Carter Anderson, but this time, the Red Wings answered back quickly to make it 1-1 early on in the first period. That didn’t last for long though, as the Bombers got another two of their own, coming from Justin Lies and Carter Anderson, to make it 3-1 going into the second. The Bombers came out a little flat footed in the second period but eventually were able to score one goal coming from Koen Senft. There was no other goals during the second, so the period finished off 4-1 going into the third. Weyburn put up a good fight to start off the period, but it was no match for the Bombers high powered offence, as they continued to pile on the goals. The Bombers scored two more goals in the third, both coming from Alexi Sylvestre to make it 6-1. To end off the game, Weyburn was able to get one goal to go, but it was too little too late as the Bombers ended up taking the second game 6-2 to sweep the weekend!
The Bombers outshot Weyburn 42 to 29. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 27 of 29 shots. The Bombers went 2/4 on the powerplay and stopped Weyburn 4 out of 5 times on the penalty kill.
Overall, the Bombers got all 6 points this week to give them 54 points on the season. The Bombers are still the #1 team overall in the SJHL and the #1 ranked team in the CJHL for the sixth week in a row. Their record now sits at an amazing 26-1-2.