Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap, January 1 – 7, Powered by Canadian Tire

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This past week, the Bombers had their first games of 2024 after having a 19 day break. They looked to increase their success starting on Friday night against the Nipawin Hawk at the Whitney Forum. This was the Hawks second game of 2024, so they definitely had the advantage and it showed in the first period. The Bombers came out to a slow start, getting out shot by the Hawks and letting them score the lone goal of the period to take the 1-0 lead in the first. It was in the second period where the Bombers started to shake the rust off with 2 powerplay goals to start off the period, both coming from Carter Anderson. The Hawks answered back quickly with a goal to tie it 2-2 to end off the period. The Bombers sealed the deal in the third with two more powerplay goals, coming from Justin Lies and Carter Anderson to take the game 4-2 over the Hawks.

The Bombers got outshot by the Hawks 42 to 36. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 40 of 42 shots. The Bombers went 4/7 on the powerplay and stopped Nipawin all 7 times on the penalty kill.

On Saturday, the Bombers made their way to Melfort to take on the Mustangs for the fourth time this season. Their wasn’t much action in the first period as both team were playing absolutely lock down. There was a lot of back and forth with both team getting good chances, but it was Justin Lies who started off the scoring with a goal near the end of the period, but unfortunately, the goal ended up being called off due to interference. The score was still 0-0 to start off the second period, both teams were playing very tight defence, making it hard for either team to score. As the second period went on, yet again, there was no goals scored and it was still all tied up 0-0 going into the third. It was the third period where the Mustangs slowly started to break down the Bombers and ended up getting the fist goal of the game to make it 1-0. That was followed by another goal to make it 2-0 and then a empty net goal to make it 3-0 for the Melfort Mustangs to hand the Bombers their second regulation loss this season.

The shot were tied at 26. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 23/25 shots. The Bombers went 0/3 on the powerplay and stopped Melfort 5/6 times on the penalty kill.

The Bombers gained 2 out of the total 4 points this past week. Their record stands at 29-2-2-0. The Bombers still sit at the top the SJHL with 51 points and still hold their spot at #1 in the CJHL Power Rankings.