Five goals in the third period by the Ice Wolves was more than enough to sink the Flin Flon Bombers and snap their three game winning streak, as they cruised to a 8-3 win.
As almost a foreshadow into how the game was going to go, the Ice Wolves would open the scoring just 36 seconds into the first period when Jared Iron would walk in alone off the opening faceoff and beat starter Simon Hofley.
Hofley was in for five of the Ice Wolves eight goals before Casey Parker came in for relief.
Flin Flon would tie things up for the end of the period, when at the 19:40 mark forward Parker Evans-Campbell beat Tyler Fuhr after taking a shot just inside the blueline. Austin Calladine and Brock Hounsell each picked up an assist on Evans-Campbell’s eighth of the season.
Flin Flon would then take their only lead of the game just 26 seconds into the second when a Seamus Maguire shot bounced off forward Dalton Menke beating Fuhr for his eighth of the campaign. Hounsell picked up the other assist.
It was all Ice Wolves after that scoring five unanswered to finish the second period 6-2.
Defenseman Simon Desrosiers scored the team’s only power play goal of the game 3:26 into the third to bring the lead to 6-3. But La Ronge would score two more to end the game 8-3.
Menke and Connor Bucsis each assisted on the Desrosiers goal.
The La Ronge win tightens things up even more as far as the playoff picture is concerned. They move to one point of Flin Flon for 11th in the league, Flin Flon is still two back of Nipawin before their contest this Saturday at the Whitney Forum. Nipawin hosts Melfort on Friday before the trip to Flin Flon.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon went 1 for 7 on the power play compared to La Ronge’s 2 for 6. Both of the Ice Wolves PP goals came in the third period. --- Forward Dalton Menke finished with an goal and assist Wednesday night. The 1995 born rookie has eight points (4g, 4a) in six career games against the Ice Wolves. --- In other playoff releated games, Notre Dame beat the Kindersley Klippers 1-0. That moves them up to 8th spot in the SJHL, seven points up on Flin Flon. Flin Flon is still just six points back of first place in the Sherwood.