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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Empey, Roach Take Home Weekly Honors

By Flin Flon Bombers, 04/04/16, 12:15PM CDT


Forward Tyson Empey and defenseman Curtis Roach named SJHL Top Playres after two wins in North Battleford.

It was a very successful weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers.

The club went into North Battleford and took two from the SJHL’s top rated North Stars to take a 2-0 lead in their SJHL Semi Finals best of seven series, 3-1 on Friday and a 5-4 overtime win on Saturday.

For their efforts, forward Tyson Empey (Swift Current, SK) and defenseman Curtis Roach (Saskatoon, SK) were named the SJHL’s Canalta Hotels SJHL Player of the Week and the IBAS SJHL Defenseman of the Week respectively.

Bomber Captain Empey had a five point weekend helping the team to the series lead.  He had a goal and an assist on Friday and added another two goals and a helper in the team’s overtime win on Saturday.  In total, Empey has seven points (4g, 3a) in seven games so far in the playoffs.

Roach picked up a goal and two assists in the second game of the series but it’s his play defensively that has really helped the club to their lead.  Roach has helped the team that has allowed an average of 2.00 goals against, tops in the remaining teams in the playoffs.

The Bombers will look to increase their series lead on Tuesday and Wednesday when they entertain the Stars in Games 3 and 4 at the Whitney Forum.

Tyson Empey - @t_emps27
Curtis Roach - @Roacher97