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Bomber Game Report: Early surge pushes Flin Flon past top-seed Broncos

The Bombers took it to Humboldt Saturday night, picking up a key two points against the SJHL's top team. Flin Flon won 6-3 against the Broncos, riding an early wave of offence to victory.
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Bomber Game Report

The Bombers took it to Humboldt Saturday night, picking up a key two points against the SJHL's top team.

Flin Flon won 6-3 against the Broncos, riding an early wave of offence to victory.

The onslaught started with an ugly one in the first period by Jaxon Martens, who slid a puck under Broncos netminder Rayce Ramsay - but as any goalscorer knows, "They don't ask how - they ask how many". 

After a comedy of errors - Bomber Matt Egan tripping over his own feet, Humboldt's Reilly MacKinnon getting his stick caught in the crack of the door in the boards and losing it and a Humboldt penalty in the corner - Flin Flon took a further lead with a powerplay goal, a point shot by Xavier Lapointe tipped in front by Jeremi Tremblay. 

A third goal came later in the period, with a Humboldt defender crashing into Ramsay and taking him out of positions, leaving Cole Duperreault with all week to score on a both crowded and empty net. Flin Flon led 3-0 after 20.

The Bombers got another tally after a giveaway by the Humboldt defence put Jacob Vockler on a breakaway, where he beat Ramsay clean. Humboldt got one back later in the period, with Alex Morozoff beating Bomber 'keeper Cal Schell far side with a wrister. Flin Flon continued to lead after two periods, up 4-1.

Humboldt closed the gap halfway through the third, with Connor McGrath getting his 14th of the season. Cole Tanchuk restored a three-goal Bomber lead with a seeing-eye point shot that once again beat Ramsay clean moments later.

Samuel Marburg got on the board late, beating Schell on the powerplay to make the game 5-3. A late pair of penalties made the game 4-on-4, with Ramsay hitting Humboldt's bench to give the Broncos a man advantage late - a man advantage that Zak Smith shrugged off, skating the length of the ice to score an empty-netter and ice the game for Flin Flon.

Out of two possible goalie of the year favourites, it was Schell who got the W, making 25 saves, while Ramsay made 35 saves in a losing effort.

The Bombers and Broncos will not play another regular season game against each other this season after playing each of their last four games together. Those games ended with two Broncos wins and two Bombers wins - though since the Bombers took the Broncos to a shootout and earned the bonus point Friday, the Bombers got five points while the Broncos took only four.

Flin Flon is back in action in Nipawin, against a new-look Hawks team without long-time coach Doug Johnson, Dec. 7. The Bombers host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Whitney for a pair of games Dec. 10-11.