Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap February 26 – March 3, Powered by Canadian Tire

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

This past week, the Bombers played only two games, both against the Estevan Bruins. The first game on Friday was at the Whitney Forum and it got opened up with a goal from Joey Lies for the Bombers to take the early 1-0 lead. The Bruins answered back, scoring 2 of their own to take a 2-1 lead before going into the intermission. For the second period, the Bruins came out hot, scoring the first the goal of the period on the power play to take the 3-1 lead. The Bombers charged back though, scoring on the powerplay, coming from Alexi Sylvestre to make it a 3-2 game going into the second intermission. Coming out for the third, both teams were hot, putting on tons of shot  but neither could find the back of the net. It came down to the final 5 seconds, when the Bombers had a 6 on 4 opportunity and it was Alexi Sylvestre that found the back of the net in the dying second of the game to tie it 3-3. The game then went to overtime.  In overtime, both teams had some chances but both failed to seal the deal, so to the shootout it went. Both teams went 2/3 with their first three players in the shootout so it came down to Felix Allard of the Bruins and Anthony Piccininno of the Bombers. Allard was first up and made his shot, so it all came down to Piccininno, but after a nice poke check from Jackson Miller, the shot was no good and the Bruins won the game 4-3.

The Bombers outshot the Bruins 53 to 41. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 38 of 41 shots.  The Bombers went 2/6 on the powerplay and stopped the Bruins 5/6 times on the penalty kill.

The following night, the Bombers were back at the Whitney Forum for round 2 vs. the Bruins. The Bomber opened up the scoring early with a powerplay goal from Carter Anderson in the first period to put the Bombers up 1-0. Then later on near the 11:00 mark of the period, the Bruins tied it up 1-1 with a goal of their own. It was 1-1 after the first but the Bombers came out striking in the next period, grabbing a goal early on in the second to go up 2-1. The Bruins didn’t let the Bombers get any momentum though, as they got a goal of their own less than a minute after to tie the game 2-2. There was no scoring the rest of the period, so the game went into the third period all tied up. It was Joey Lies of the Bombers who ended up sealing the deal with the game winning goal early on in the period to win 3-2.

The Bombers outshot the Bruins 45 to 33. Kenny Marquart stopped 31/33 shots. The Bombers went 1/6 on the powerplay and stopped the Bruins 4/5 times on the penalty kill.

Overall, the Bombers  grabbed 3 out of the total 4 possible points. Their record now sits at 42-6-2-1. They are still the #1 Ranked team in the SJHL with 87 points and are now the #2 Ranked team in the CJHL Power Rankings.