Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap February 19 – 25, Powered by Canadian Tire

This is your Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap Powered by Canadian Tire

This past week, the Flin Flon Bombers had a 3 games in 3 night road trip that started on Thursday against the Humboldt Broncos. The Broncos opened up the scoring in the first period at the 8:02 mark to go up 1-0. The Bombers had some looks but couldn’t find the back of the net in the first. For the second period, the Bombers offence started to pick up the pace, out shooting the Broncos 17-10 in the period. Despite their good opportunities, the Bombers still couldn’t score and found themselves down 2-0 as Humboldt grabbed another goal in the second period. In the third period, it was desperation time for the Bombers and finally they were able to put one on the scoreboard and make it a 2-1 game with a goal coming from Jacob Vockler. The Bombers continued to try and tie up the game throughout the final period but were unsuccessful and it was an empty net goal by the Broncos in the last 30 seconds to seal the deal and take the game 3-1.

The Bombers got outshot by the Broncos 41 to 38. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 38/40 shots. The Bombers went 1/3 on the power play and stopped Humboldt 2/3 times on the penalty kill.

The following night, the Bombers took to the West Central Events Centre in Kindersley to take on the Klippers for the third time this season. The Bombers opened up the scoring this time with a nice goal from Dawson Karol, his 4th of the season to take a 1-0 lead in the first and into the intermission. In the second period, the Klippers answered right back with two goals of their own to make it 2-1. Then near the end of the second, the Bombers tied it up with a power play goal from Alexi Sylvestre. It was 2-2 going into the third and the Bombers had the edge, greatly outshooting the Klippers. For the third, the Bombers took shot after shot, attempting to seal the deal but after no luck, it was the Klippers at the 13:46 mark that got the final goal to take the game 3-2.

The Bombers outshot the Klippers 41 to 24. Kenny Marquart stopped 21/24 shot. The Bombers went 1/2 on the power play and stopped Kindersley both times on the penalty kill.

For the final game of the road trip, the Bombers were back at the West Central Events Centre for a rematch against the Kindersley Klippers. The Bombers came out to a strong start again, getting the first and only goal of the initial period, coming from Riley Niven to take a 1-0 lead. In the second, the Bombers scored an early goal, coming from Keefe Gruner to take a 2-0 lead. The Klippers did answer back to close the gap to one and make it a 2-1 game going into the second intermission. Coming out for the third period, the Bombers really started to turn it on, getting a goal from Kylynn Olafson to put them up 3-1. The Klippers didn’t make it easy, as they answered right back in the final minutes of the game to make it 3-2. But it was Adam McNutt who sealed the deal for the Bombers with an empty net goal to take 4-2 lead and come back home with a win.

The Bombers outshot the Klippers 39 to 24. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 22/24 shots. The Bombers went 0/3 on the powerplay and stopped Kindersley 3/4 times on the penalty kill.

Overall this past week, the Bomber only got 2 out of the possible 6 points. They now currently hold a record of 41-6-2-0. They are still 1st in the SJHL with 84 points and after 15 week at #1 in the CJHL, the Bombers dropped down to #3 on the CJHL Power Rankings.