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Bomber Game Report: Duperreault hatty powers Flin Flon to 4-1 win over Broncos

In a rare Sunday matinee on the road, the Bombers tamed the Humboldt Broncos in a 4-1 victory.
Bomber Game Report.

In a rare Sunday matinee on the road, the Bombers tamed the Humboldt Broncos in a 4-1 victory.

The Bombers put an exclamation point on a gruelling weekend road trip against high-ranked opponents by beating Humboldt, who entered the Nov. 20 game tied with the Bombers in the standings.

Cole Duperreault took over early for Flin Flon, scoring a powerplay marker off a snapshot seven minutes in. Moments later, a high-octane forecheck by Jeremi Tremblay on a Bomber penalty kill got the puck to Duperreault, who added a shorthanded goal, putting Flin Flon up 2-0 by the halfway point of the first.

Xavier Roy would put the Broncos on the board later in the frame with a powerplay goal, whacking a redirected loose puck past Harmon Laser-Hume, but that would be as close as Humboldt would get. Despite the Broncos hosting the team's annual family weekend, the Bombers would spoil the party, keeping up the pressure and picking up two key points.

Cory King scored his fourth goal of the year in the second period following a series of fast passes, then Duperreault added an empty netter late in the third to give him his first SJHL hat-trick and seal the win.

Laser-Hume made 25 stops for the Bombers in the win, while Humboldt's Hayden Dunford also made 25 stops, taking the L for the Broncos.

With the win, the Bombers are pushed back into a tie for the league's second overall spot and for top spot in the Sherwood division, with Flin Flon and La Ronge tied with 33 points apiece. The Bombers have a higher point percentage, however, having played 23 games to La Ronge's 24.

The Bombers will be back in action this weekend with a home-and-home series against Melfort, playing on the road Nov. 25 before playing their first home game in two weeks at the Whitney Forum Nov. 26.

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