Three wins in three games for the Flin Flon Bombers - sounds like a winning streak. The Bombers picked up a big 2-1 dub on the road against Nipawin Tuesday night, moving them into second place in the league.
Cole Vardy put the Bombers on the board about a minute into the game with a powerplay goal, and despite a goal from Nipawin's Rylan Lefebvre in the second half of the second period, Jeremi Tremblay put Flin Flon back in front with his sixth goal of the season shortly after. Tremblay's second period goal would be enough, as Cal Schell and the boys kept the Bomber net clear of pucks after that, getting another big win.
Schell's shutout streak, which included shutout wins against Yorkton and Kindersley last week, ended after 164:17 of no goals against, running from the third period of the Bombers' Oct. 1 win against La Ronge until Tuesday night. The reigning
SJHL goalie of the week award and the Bombers’ player of the week made 26 saves on the night, while Hawks netminder Chase Hamm was stuck with a loss after a 33 save night.
Last weekend, the Bombers celebrated Thanksgiving a little bit early Saturday night, stuffing the Klippers’ net with pucks and giving fans all the fixin’s in a 7-2 drubbing.
Reece Richmond and Jaxon Martens both scored first period goals for the Bombers, with Cole Duperreault scoring his fifth in the early stages of the second period. A pair of goals by Kindersley by Noah Lindsay and Tylin Hilbig brought the visitors within one, but the Bombers pulled away courtesy of a Tremblay second period goal. Zak Smith, Vardy and Xavier Lapointe all got on the board in the third period to ice the win for the home team.
Max Hildebrand, playing his second game of the week, got his second win of the season in what was a slow night in the Flin Flon crease - the Klippers only mustered up 20 shots and the 17-year-old netminder stopped all but two for the win. Matt Pesenti, on the other hand, had a rough one for the Klippers, saving 38 of 45 shots.
As of Tuesday night, the Bombers now sit second in the league's points standings with 14, only behind Melfort's 15. The team is ranked third in point percentage, as Humboldt has 12 points in eight games compared to the Bombers' 14 in 10.
The Bombers will be back in action with a pair of home games this weekend against the tenth-place Melville Millionaires and former Bomber goalie Jared Thompson Oct. 15 and 16 at the Whitney Forum.