It was a spirited affair at the Farrell Agencies Arena in Yorkton, SK last night as the Flin Flon Bombers and Yorkton Terriers combined for 122 minutes in penalties, most of them in the third period, as the Terriers cruised to a 6-1 lead over the visiting Bombers, the seventh straight loss for Flin Flon.
Three goals in by the Terriers in the first and another three in the third were more than enough for the win, the lone goal by the Bombers coming in the second when local product Evan Akkerman tipped in a Danys Chartrand shot from the point to make the score 3-1 at the time.
For Akkerman, that’s his first career SJHL goal.
Goalie Casey Parker made his Bomber debut last night, turning aside 41 saves and helping to keep the team in the game for as long as he could.
Flin Flon was out shot in by a total of 47-20, including 19 in the first period, where Parker had to be sharp the keep the score 3-0 after the Terriers started the game buzzing the Bombers net.
The third period saw two fights and multiple misconducts and game misconducts, heating things up as these two teams meet one more time, late in February at the Whitney Forum.
Flin Flon now travels to Wilcox, SK to take on the Notre Dame Hounds in a must win for the Bombers as far as the standings are concerned. Flin Flon is five points back of the Hounds who sit in the final playoff spotin the SJHL.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 1 for 6 last night on the power play compared to the Terriers 2 for 5. --- In other SJHL action last night the Nipawin Hawks and La Ronge Ice Wolves both lost but the Melfort Mustangs picked up a win against the Ice Wolves. They now sit tied with Nipawin for first in the Sherwood with 42 points. --- Here are the up to date standings in SJHL as far as the Bombers are concerned:
8th - Nipawin 43 GP – 42 Pts
9th - La Ronge 44 GP – 39 Pts
10th - Notre Dame 42 GP – 39 Pts
11th - Weyburn 44 GP – 39 Pts
12th - Flin Flon 43 GP – 34 Pts