The Flin Flon Bombers wrapped up a busy week with four games on the road. The team was able to go 2-1-1-0 during that span which began with a 4-1 win in Nipawin on Tuesday night.
Cole Duperreault returned to the lineup after receiving a two game suspension and had a major impact. Duperreault finished the night with a goal and an assist to help the Bombers rebound after a tough 3-1 loss to the Yorkton Terriers. Jaxon Martens and Jeremi Tremblay also had multipoint games and goaltender Harmon Laser-Hume finished the night with 32 saves in the win against his former squad. Newcomer Ethan Mercer also potted his first career SJHL goal.
The Bombers would then hit the road again for a pair of games against the CJHL’s number one team, the Battlefords North Stars. Due to ice issues, the North Stars and Bombers would play a neutral site game in Wilkie, Saskatchewan on Friday night where the North Stars continued their winning ways with a 5-2 win over the Bombers. Jaeden Mercier and Wyatt Cook were the goal scorers in the loss.
The rematch would take place the following afternoon at the Battlefords Arena. Despite leading 2-0 on goals from Tremblay and Martens, the North Stars would claw their way back into the game and take a 3-2 lead heading into the third period. Jacob Vockler’s 6th of the season would send the game into overtime. At the midway point of the extra frame, North Stars forward Kian Bell would score his league leading 19th of the season to give the North Stars the 4-3 overtime win.
The Bombers would have a quick turn around the next afternoon to face off against the Humboldt Broncos. Cole Duperreault would get the Bombers on the board in the opening frame with a pair of goals, including a shorthanded marker. The Broncos would cut the deficit in half before the first period concluded. Cory King’s 4th of the season would extend the Bombers lead to 3-1 and Duperreault would complete the hat trick with an empty net goal. Duperreault finished the night with four points. Goaltender Harmon Laser-Hume was rock solid in net making 25 saves in the 4-1 win.
The Bombers are currently tied for 1st place in the Sherwood Division and 2nd overall with the La Ronge Ice Wolves at 33 points, however the Bombers do have one game in hand on the Ice Wolves.