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Bombers And Mustangs Split


 

Home ice advantage meant nothing as the Flin Flon Bombers and Melfort Mustangs both picked up wins in the visitors rinks this past weekend.

 

The Bombers went into Melfort and won for just the 6th time on the road this season with a 6-4 victory on Friday.

 

It was another good night for first year standout Crystopher Collin who picked up 4 points including two of the nicest goals you will ever see. The first goal he scored was a thing of beauty, flipping the puck in the air and ending the play with a dipsy doodle move to beat Evan Plotnick.

 

Nate Hooper added three points including his 16th and 17th goals of the season. Brenden Newton picked up the win stopping 34 out of 38 shots.

 

Flin Flon looked to be in a good spot heading back to the Whitney Forum on Saturday where they have

played a lot of good hockey this season.

 

Saturday's game did not start well with the Mustangs scoring quickly,  when Drew Warkentine banked a puck off the back of Brenden Newton's skate to give the Mustangs the quick start.

 

Reed Gunville then went in alone on a short handed break away to put Melfort in front 2-0.

 

Branson Heine continues to impress in his short time with the Maroon and White as he would score his 6th in 10 games since being re-assigned from the WHL, to get the Bombers on the board 2-1.

 

Another short handed goal by Ben Allen with just 9 seconds left in the first put Melfort ahead 3-1 after 1.

 

The Bombers were able to shake that off and scored the only two goals of the second courtesy of Calvon Boots and Nate Hooper to tie the game at 3. How about the play of Nate Hooper, he is really coming into his own with 15 points in his last 10 games.

 

The Bombers had a tough time getting anything going offensively in the third period and didn't register a shot until their was 6 minutes left in the frame.

 

Loch Morrison's laser beam from the blue line decided it when he beat a screened Brenden Newton half way through the third. Reed Gunville added a late powerplay goal, and Ben Allen scored his second of the game into the empty net for a 6-3 Mustang victory.

 

Final shots were 31-27 in favour of the Stangs and powerplays were 1for 4 for Melfort, while the Bombers were 1 for 6.

 

The big story was the three short handed goals for the Stangs.

 

Flin Flon now sits at 19-22-3-4 and are 5 points behind Kindersley for 8th, and the Klippers having 2 games in hand.

 

The Bombers will now get a 5 day break before heading back to Melfort this Friday to face the Mustangs, and once again we will have all the action here on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.


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