The SJHL regular season kicked off this past weekend and the Flin Flon Bombers started strong taking both games from a new look Laronge Ice Wolf team. The Ice Wolves started the season with only 7 players that were with them last season. while the Bombers brought back 12 from last year.
The Bombers opened up at home and used 5 different goal score'rs en route to a convincing 5-1 victory.
The Montreal tandem of Crystopher Collin and Donavan Villeneuve opened up the scoring to give Flin Flon a 2-0 lead after 1. After Shumlanskiu scored to make it 3-0, Laronge drew a little closer in the second when Justin Bill fired a nice low shot stick side on Brenden Newton to make it a 3-1 deficit.
That is as close as Laronge would get as Kurtis Rutledge and Tyler Nyman would score in the third to put the game out of reach at 5-1.
Brenden Newton looked sharp stopping 25 out of 26 while Luke Lush was much busier for Laronge stopping 35 out of 40. The Bombers were 2 for 5 on the PP, and Laronge wound up 0 for 2.
It took all of 48 seconds for Crystopher Collin to find the back of the net the next night in Laronge as the Bombers skated away with a 4-2 win and a sweep of the home and home.
Collin would add two more for his first ever SJHL hat trick and leads the team with 4 goals in the first two games. The other Bomber goal came from Dylan Burton into the empty net with only 35 seconds left in the game.
The Laronge goals came from home town product Bryce Fiske and Jason Bednarski. Flin Flon out shot Laronge for the second straight night 43-39. Neither power play was effective with the Bombers finishing 0 for 9 and the Wolves 1 for 6.
This was a good start for Flin Flon who sit 2-0 and prepare for the Nipawin Hawks who come to town on Friday. Nipawin is 0-1-1 after an OT and regulation loss to Melfort on the weekend.
After Friday's home game against the Hawks, Flin Flon will travel to Saskatoon for the Showcase and play Weyburn and Notre Dame Sunday and Monday.
Next broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will be Saturday September the 30th VS Melville.