Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon Bombers Week Recap, November 20 – 26, Powered By Canadian Tire

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

This past week, the Bombers had three game in three days on the road and it all started on Friday, November 24 against the Yorkton Terriers. After coming off of two big wins over Humboldt the week before, you would’ve expected the Bombers to come out hot against the Terriers, but it was the complete opposite. To begin the first period, the Bombers had their worst start to a game this season, letting in three goals in the first six minutes of the game. Never being in this position yet this season, it was going to be interesting to see how they would respond. As the first period went on, it looked like the Bombers couldn’t get much of anything going until Captain, Justin Lies, got the first one for the Bombers to make it a 3-1 game.  Coming out for the second period, you could see the Bombers had a bit more fire in them. Both teams had good chances and it was looking like a scoreless period until Bombers D-man, Adam McNutt, was able to put one away and close the gap to one goal. To start the third, the Bombers got to a great start, scoring a goal in the first minute, coming from Koen Senft to tie the game. The Terriers kept on the pressure throughout the period, putting on shot after shot but just couldn’t get anything to find the back of the net. Justin Lies was the hero for the Bombers at 7:16 in the third and put one home to take the lead 4-3. No other goals were scored in the third and Bombers took the win 4-3 after being down 3-0 in the first. This game also marked Mike Reagan’s 500th win as the Bombers Head Coach.

The Bombers outshot Yorkton 31 to 30. Kenny Marquart stopped 6 of 9 shots before being subbed off for Harmon Laser-Hume. Laser-Hume stopped 21 of 21 shots. The Bombers went 1 of 5 on the power play and stopped Yorkton all four times on the penalty kill.

The next day, the Bombers headed to Melville to take on the Millionaires for the third time this season. Going into this game, the Bombers were looking for revenge from their last matchup with Melville, which was a 3-2 loss for the Bombers and their only loss in regulation. The Bombers came out strong in the first period, out shooting the Millionaires 16 to 4 and getting the first and only goal of the period, coming from Carter Anderson to take the lead 1-0. In the second period, the Bombers looked a step behind and Melville had the advantage with good rushes and some decent opportunities, but good defence on both ends resulted in no scoring in the second. Going into the third with a 1-0 lead, the Bombers had some momentum but it was quickly shut down in the first six minutes as Melville was able to put one in the back of the net, tying the game. After three periods, it was all tied up 1-1, so the game called for overtime. Both teams had some good shots to open up the overtime period, but it was Melville at the 4:42 mark that got the goal to take the 2-1 win over the Bombers. This was only the Bombers third loss of the season and second loss from Melville.

The Bombers outshot the Millionaires 37 to 33. Kenny Marquart stopped 31 of 33 shots. The Bomber went 1 of 5 on the power play and stopped Melville all five times on the penalty kill.

The Bombers made their way back to Yorkton the following day for their third and final game in three days. For the first period, the Bombers struggled again against the Terriers, letting them score the first two goals of the game. As the period was coming an end, Noah Houle was able to answer back on the power play and get one for the Bombers to make it 2-1. In the second period, the Bombers came hot out the gate, scoring another two goals in the period, both on the power play, coming from Liam Bridger and Noah Houle. Now up 3-2 in the third, the Bombers kept it strong, getting an empty net goal from Justin Lies and leaving the Terriers scoreless in the third to take the 4-2 win.

The Bombers outshot the Terriers 35 to 23. Harmon Laser-Hume stopped 21 of 23 shots. The Bombers were very successful on the power play going 3 of 6 and stopped the Terriers 4 of 5 times on the penalty kill.

The Bombers got five out of the six total points this week. They are still at the top of the SJHL rankings with 42 points. The Bombers were also named the #1 Ranked team in the CJHL for the fifth week in a row. They now sit at 20-1-2-0 on season.