It was a win the home side needed. It took a 34 save performance from Devin Buffalo and it took 3 points (2g, 1a) from forward Austin Calladine for the Bombers to avenge the loss they received from the Melville Millionaires last weekend, 3-0.
After a scorless first period, Bomber's Brock Hounsell opened up the scoring with his fourth of the season just 1:30 into the middle frame. Dillan McCombie and Calladine picked up the assits.
Calladine would make the score 2-0 before the end of the period, from McCombie, as Flin Flon would outshoot their oppnents in the final two periods after being outchanced in the first.
"It was a great effort from the boys tonight," said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan. "With the guys we had out for different reasons, the guys knew they had to pick it up and they did."
The red hot Millionaires came into town winners of four straight, including a 5-3 win at the Whitney Forum last Saturday night. The team had scored 23 goals in that span.
Calladine would round out the scoring late in the third with his seventh of the season on the power play, from Erik Pedersen and AJ Kapcheck.
Flin Flon was on their own streak going into tonight's game, a four game losing streak.
The team now looks to tomorrow night when they enterain the Estevan Bruins.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon went 1 for 5 on the power play while Melville was 0 for 3. --- This was Devin Buffalo's third shutout of the season. That matches his career SJHL total. --- Speaking of matching totals, with his fourth of the season, defensman Brock Hounsell tied his totals from the last two seasons. --- The win also helped the Bombers gain some ground in the Sherwood Divison. They are now one up on the idle La Ronge Ice Wolves for second and only two back of the Nipawin Hawks for first. The Hawks were shutout tonight against the Yorkton Terriers.