Chalk up another win for the maroon and white. The Bombers cruised to a 5-1 win over Nipawin Tuesday night.
The Bombers took control of the scoresheet early, courtesy of Matt Raymond capitalizing on a one-timer two minutes in. Raymond's goal was his first goal in over a year - Raymond scored in the Bombers' home opener against Melfort back on Nov. 10, 2020, but hadn't found the twine until Tuesday. Brett Wieschorster added a goal of his own moments late, sliding one under Nipawin goalie Harmon Laser-Hume to make it 2-0 after one.
The second period started with more Bomber offence, with Cole Vardy picking a corner on Laser-Hume to make it 3-0 less than a minute into the period. Nipawin broke duck with Braxton Buckberger banking one in off the hindquarters of Bomber goalie Cal Schell, but that was about all the offence the Hawks would generate. For large stretches of the game, the Bombers set their offence up like a powerplay, despite both teams being at even strength - a lack of defensive pressure and poise from the visitors let the Bombers do what they wanted.
Xavier Lapointe scored his ninth of the season on a point shot through traffic late in the second - Laser-Hume never saw the puck until it hit the net. The scoring ended with a goal for Bomber Mackenzie Carson, making his first appearance of the year and patiently sliding the puck past Laser-Hume for his first-ever goal as a Bomber - Carson has been out for the entire season until Tuesday with a hand injury.
The third period brought little offence and little defence, going by without incident. Cal Schell picked up another W with a 25 save performance, while Laser-Hume stopped 27 pucks in a losing effort.
Flin Flon sits third in the league standings, tied with the Battlefords North Stars, with 32 points in 23 games.
The Bombers will hit the road this weekend to the Elgar Petersen Arena for a pair of games against league-leading Humboldt, suiting up both Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 for a Sunday afternoon matinee matchup.