Well, that was one to forget. The Bombers took a tough loss on the road Saturday night, falling 5-2 to the Yorkton Terriers.
The home team took the lead midway through the first period on teddy bear toss night, with Greg Nelson pouncing on a rebound from Harmon Laser-Hume and letting a plume of plush toys clatter to the ice. Once the toys were cleaned up and the boys came back to play, Colton Koran got on the board for Yorkton two minutes later, capitalizing on a turnover by Jeremi Tremblay and beating Harmon Laser-Hume. Yorkton led 2-0 after the first.
Jacob Vockler would get Flin Flon on the board in the first minute of the second period, picking a corner on a Bomber powerplay, but that would be as close as the maroon and white would get. Dylan Ruptash scored three minutes later to extend the lead, then added another goal late in the frame on a stickless Laser-Hume to make it 4-1 Terriers.
Flin Flon's offence would continue the search for chances in the third, putting up 19 shots in the third alone, but came up mostly empty. Vockler went to unorthodox lengths to try and spark the team, going for a through-the-legs tweener shot off a rush, but Terrier goalie Caleb Allen made the stop. Jaxon Martens had a late chance of his own, but Allen robbed him with the glove.
Ruptash would complete the natural hat trick with moments to go in the game, popping a puck over backup Kenneth Marquart to make the result obvious. Alexi Sylvestre would add a goal of his own in the dying seconds, but the result would not change.
Allen made 38 saves for the Terriers, while Laser-Hume stopped 26 saves before being pulled after the second period - Marquart made six stops in the final period in relief.
The Bombers will have a quick chance at redemption next week, playing the Terriers again at the Whitney Forum Dec. 9. From there, the Bombers will play two games against La Ronge - first at home Dec. 16, then on the road Dec. 17 - before heading out for the holiday break.