Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap March 4 – March 10, Powered by Canadian Tire

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This past week, the Flin Flon Bombers played 3 games starting on Wednesday, March 6th against the Melfort Mustangs. Going into this game, the Bombers were 3-1-1 against the Mustangs this season. For the first period, both teams game out firing on all cylinders, playing very tight defense and both getting good looks to score. After the first 20 minutes, still no one had scored so it was 0-0 going into the first intermission. In the second period, both teams still struggled to find the back of the net until the Mustangs opened up the scoring later on in the period with 2 goals, a minute apart from each other to go up 2-0. The Bombers answered back in timely fashion with a beautiful goal from Alexi Sylvestre to close the gap to 1 and make it 2-1 going into the third. The Bombers continued to fight and got lots of good opportunities but still couldn’t find a way to tie the game. Melfort ended up sealing the deal with a late goal and took the win 3-1.

Shots were tied at 35 a side. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 32/35 shots. The Bombers went 0/6 on the power play and stopped the Mustangs 5/6 times on the penalty kill.

The Bombers next game was on Friday night at the Whitney Forum against the La Ronge Ice Wolves. The Bombers came out to a very hot start with 3 goals in the first period, coming from Justin Lies, Riley Niven and Alexi Sylvestre. The Ice Wolves did manage to get one of their own as well to make it 3-1 going into the intermission. The Bombers opened up the scoring in the second period with an early goal from Matt Egan to go up 4-1. Just as it was looking like the Bombers were pulling away, La Ronge found the back of the net twice to close the gap and make it a 4-3 game. Coming out for the third period, the Bombers opened up the scoring again with another goal from Matt Egan to make it 5-3. But the Ice Wolves just kept on coming scoring own of their own on the power play to put the gap back to one. La Ronge had some god chances as the game was coming to an end but nothing would suffice and it was the Bombers who ended the game with an empty net goal from Anthony Piccininno to win the game 6-4 over the Ice Wolves.

The Bombers outshot the Ice Wolves 65 to 39. Kenneth Marquart stopped 35/39 shots. The Bombers went 2/7 on the power play and stopped La Ronge 5/7 times on the penalty kill.

The Final game of the week for the Bombers was on Sunday afternoon against the Nipawin Hawks in Nipawin. In the first period, there wasn’t much action as both teams had fewer than 10 shots and no goals were scored. For second period, the Bombers really took off scoring 4 goals in the period, coming from Joey Lies, Justin Lies, Keefe Gruener and Noah Houle. The Hawks also scored a goal as well to make the score 4-1 going into the third period. The Bomber opened the scoring in the third period with a goal from Kylynn Olafson to make it a 5-1 game. Nipawin did answer back, grabbing 2 goals to close the gap a bit and make it 5-3. The Hawks were picking up momentum near the end of the game but it just wasn’t enough as Justin Lies got an empty net goal towards the end of the game to take the win 6-3.

The Bombers outshot the Hawks 46 to 29. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 26/29 shots. The Bombers went 2/3 on the power play and stopped the Hawks 3/4 times on the penalty kill.

Overall this past week, the Bombers gained 4 out of the possible 6 points. Their record now stands at 44-7-2-1, tying the Bombers win record since their start in the SJHL in 1985. They are still the #2 ranked in the CJHL Power Rankings and #1 in the SJHL with 91 points.