The Flin Flon Bombers fired 36 shots on the Humboldt Broncos’ Brock Hamm last night, but was only able to beat the rookie goalie twice, as they dropped their first of a four game road trip, 4-2.
After a scoreless opening frame each team scored three goals in 46 seconds, which would shape the outcome of the game.
Erik Pedersen, who returned to the lineup after being out for the past three games due to injury, opened the scoring in the second period from Michael Knaub. For Pedersen, it’s his third of the season.
The Broncos would score two goals in a 27 second span to take the lead, and the eventual win, Connor Swystun and Morgan Greve would beat Flin Flon starter Simon Hofley. Hofley, who’s made his ninth straight start, finished up with 24 saves on the night.
The 2-1 Broncos lead stayed that way until the third when forward Austin Duzan would increase the lead to 3-1.
Bomber defenseman Dustin Perrilat closed the lead to 3-2, on the powerplay, with his first of the season. Perrilat fired a shot from the point beating Broncos goalie Hamm.
Hamm was solid in the Humboldt net; stopping 34 of 36 shots fired his way.
Humboldt would eventually put the game out of reach, scoring into an empty Bomber cage to take the 4-2 win, their third of the season.
Flin Flon looks to rebound from their second straight loss tonight when they travel to Estevan to take on the Bruins in a rematch of last year’s Wild Card round, which the Bruins won in the fifth and final game.
ICE CHIPS: There was a lot of frustration last night during the game, and it reflected in the penalty section of the score sheet. Overall both teams combined for 85 minutes in penalties, 53 of them for Flin Flon. Overall the Bombers were 1 for 7 on the power play with the Broncos going goal less on 7 attempts. --- Forward Lance Yaremchuk made his 2014-15 Bomber debut last night playing on a line with Alex Smith and Erik Pedersen. Yaremchuk was re-assigned by the WHL’s Prince George Cougars last week. --- The Bombers next three opponents have a combined record of 12-12-0-1. Only one of them, Notre Dame, have a record over .500.