Bombers grab 4-3 OT win, force decisive third game

It may have been a nail-biter, but the Flin Flon Bombers will live to see another day.

In what was a win-or-go-home road game for Flin Flon, the Bombers got a big 4-3 overtime win over the Notre Dame Hounds.

article continues below

Donovan Houle-Villeneuve opened the scoring midway through the first period for the Bombers, with Rob Johnson adding another goal two minutes later. Jack Flaman answered back for Notre Dame in the second period, then scored again in the third to tie the game up.

Houle-Villeneuve then added another marker to give Flin Flon a 3-2 lead. However, the Hounds didn't go down easy. Flaman scored once again on a late third period power play, finishing his hat trick and tying the game at 3.

Overtime was needed. The Bombers jumped out with some early momentum, getting four shots in less than four minutes. Finally, Brandson Hein capitalized on a pass from Chrystopher Collin 3:48 into the extra frame, ending the game and extending the Bombers' playoffs.

Brenden Newton got a hard-fought 35-save win in the Bomber crease, while Notre Dame 'tender Jack Ryan made 30 saves in a losing cause.

In the other SJHL wildcard series, Weyburn also forced a game three with Melville with a 2-0 win on the road. The two teams will play Wednesday night in Weyburn.

The Bomber win sets up a pivotal game three against the Hounds in Wilcox on Wednesday. The winner will go on to the next round of the SJHL playoffs, facing either Nipawin or Battlefords. The loser goes home.

The Reminder will provide full post-game wrapups for all Bomber playoff games this season.

© Copyright Flin Flon Reminder

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Flin Flon Reminder welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Winter plans POLL

What plans do you have for winter?

or  view results