They outshot their opponents 37-26. They held a 2-0 lead at one point. They were playing a team that had lost their previous nine straight games. Yet the Flin Flon Bombers were unable to snap their current losing skid last night, when the home town Humboldt Broncos scored two goals 1:26 apart in the third period to take a 3-2 win, extending the Bombers losing streak to six.
Joel Kocur (Edson, AB) would open the scoring for the Bombers on a power play in the first. After bouncing on a rebound shot from Chris Rauckman (Red Deer, AB) from the point, he fired it five hole from the slot past goalie Brock Hamm. Tanner Lishchynsky (Saskatoon, SK) picked up the other assists.
Hamm was the difference in this game. For the second straight night, the Bombers out shot their opponents significantly but was unable to get the win. Hamm was solid making 35 saves and was big down the stretch in the third when Flin Flon pressed for the tying goal.
Lishchynsky would increase the lead to 2-0 early in the second, also on the power play, firing a shot through traffic from the point. Dean Allison (Surrey, BC) and Brandon Switzer (Brandon, MB) assisted on the goal.
The Broncos would get on the board 10 minutes later, and then scored two goals to start the third period, taking the lead just 1:46 in.
Flin Flon will have Thursday night off before they start a two game set in North Battleford against the Stars starting on Friday night.
ICE CHIPS: Flin Flon was 2 for 5 on the power play last night with the Broncos going 0 for 3. --- Flin Flon now has a record of 1-2 against the Broncos this season and an overall record of 3-3-2 against Kramer Division opponents. --- If the season was to end fright now the Flin Flon Bombers would be 7th in the league and would face off against the Kindersley Klippers. The Bombers have 39 points and are 1 point behind sixth place Battlefords but have a game in hand.