Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap February 5 – 11, Powered by Canadian Tire

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

This past week, the Bombers had their second 4 games in 5 nights road trip and it all started on Tuesday against the Melville Millionaires. The Bombers opened up the scoring in the first period with a nice goal from Jacob Vockler, his 19th of the season, to put the Bombers up 1-0. The Millionaires answered back though with one of their own to tie up the game midway through the first period. Then at the 17:13 mark in the first, it was Alexi Sylvestre on the powerplay who got the goal to make it 2-1 to end off the first period. For the second period, both teams had a hard time finding the back of the net, until the final 3 minutes of the period when Carter Anderson got a goal on the powerplay to give the Bombers the 3-1 lead into the intermission. In the third period, both teams had good scoring chances but neither could find themselves a goal. It was at the 17:31 mark when Melville got their next goal since the first period to make it a 3-2 game. In the final minutes, Melville was really putting on the pressure and had great scoring opportunities but still failed to get the game tying goal.  The Bombers grab the 3-2 win for the first game of the road trip.

The Bombers outshot the Millionaires 28 to 26. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 24/26 shots. The Bombers went 2/7 on the power play and stopped Melville 5/6 times on the penalty kill.

The next day, the Bombers were in Wilcox, SK to take on the Notre Dame Hounds. The Bombers came out strong with two goals in the first 10 minutes, one coming from Justin Lies, short handed, and the other from Anthony Piccininno on the power play to make it 2-0.  Shortly after the Bombers first two goals, Notre Dame found one of their own on the power play to make it 2-1 to end off the first. In the second period, the Bombers only had one goal, from Tyson Smith, to make it a 3-1 game going into the third. The Bombers sealed the deal in the third with two more goals, coming from Anthony Piccininno and Jerome Gilbert, his first as a Bomber, to make it 5-1 and win the game.

The Bombers outshot the Hounds 34 to 33. Kenneth Marquart stopped 32/33 shots. The Bombers went 2/3 on the power play and stopped Notre Dame 5/6 times on the penalty kill.

The Bombers had a full day off before they took to the ice on Friday night against the Weyburn Red Wings. The Bombers came out to a slower start than usual in the first period. They struggled to find the back of the net and the only goal scored was from Weyburn to give the Red Wings a 1-0 lead after the first. The Bombers started to find their footing in the second period as they scored 2 goals, coming from Kylynn Olafson, shorthanded, and Jerome Gilbert, to make it 2-1. To start the third period, the Red Wings were the first to strike, scoring a goal to tie it up 2-2. Then for the next 10 minutes both teams traded chances at the net but neither were successful.  Eventually, Justin Lies on the power play was able to find a goal to take the 3-2 lead with just over 7 minutes left. Then to seal the deal, Riley Niven got found the back of the net as well to give the Bombers the 4-2 win.

The Bombers outshot the Red Wings 35 to 31. Kenneth Marquart stopped 29/31 shots. The Bombers went 1/3 on the powerplay and stopped Weyburn 3/4  on the penalty kill.

For the final game of the road trip the Bombers took to Estevan, SK to take on the Bruins for the third time this season. The Bombers came out to a solid start, getting the lone goal in the period from Justin Lies on the power play to take the 1-0 lead in the first. In the second period, the Bombers struggled a bit to find offense and were outshot 14-8. The Bruins scored the only goal of the period to tie the game 1-1. For the third period, things really started to get interesting. The Bruins came out with the first goal to make it a 2-1 game. Then Liam Bridger answered right back with the equalizer to tie it up 2-2. Just when things looked like they were going the Bombers way, a weird bounce and the Bruins got another goal to take the 3-2 lead late in the game. With only a few minutes left, the Bombers pulled their goalies for the extra attacker but unfortunately couldn’t score. The Bruins got one more empty net goal and grabbed the win 4-2 over the Bombers.

The Bruins outshot the Bombers 37 to 32. Harmon Laser-Hume saved 33/36 shots. The Bombers went 1/1 on the power play and stopped Estevan all of 1 time on the penalty kill.

Overall this past week, the Bombers went 3-1 and collected 6 out of the possible 8 points. Their record now sits at 38-3-2-0. The Bombers are still the #1 team in the CJHL for 14 straight weeks and the #1 in the SJHL.