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Wings Bury Bombers


The first ten minutes of last night's game looked like the Flin Flon Bombers might get back on the winning track. After Rob Johnson and Nate Hooper gave the Bombers an early 2-0 lead, the wheels would start to come off.


Weyburn would score two goals, ten seconds apart at 14:26 and 14:34 and never looked back. Wyatt Arndt and Jeremy Valazquez both were able to get shots through from the blue line to beat Bomber netminder Niklas Anderson.


With the game tied at two after one, the Wings would go on to score five more and take the game convincingly 7-2 in front of 500 plus at the Whitney Forum.


Other Weyburn goals came from Eric Olson who netted the hattrick with his 11th, 12th and 13th of the season. Tyran Brown added a pair with his 6th and 7th.


It was quite the turn around for Weyburn who got beat 10-1 in Nipawin the night before. This was the second straight game that Flin Flon used both goaltenders with Nik Anderson starting and getting yanked after giving up 5 goals on 25 shots.


Reese Jones came in relief and stopped 8 out of 10.


All losses sting,but this one especially tough for Bomber bench boss Mike Reagan who will be leaving the team to head out to Calgary for Canada West try-outs starting on Saturday.


Reagan had this to say after last night's loss. " We had full control of the game and there was a point where we had the powerplay , and I told the boys this is where we have to step on them. They just came off losing 10-1 and if we get that third goal then we probably win the hockey game. We didn't and had two breakdowns in our own end,  and all of a sudden it is 2-2. That is extemely frustrating and we give up 7 unanswered goals and that is unacceptable."


Flin Flon will have a different look to their lineup on Saturday when recently acquired Alex Lindstrom makes his debut in a Bomber sweater. Lindstrom was picked up in a trade with Grand Prairie on Wednesday for veteran dman Kurtis Rutledge. The Bombers have also picked up a new goaltender, Colten Lancaster from Port Alberni of the BCHL.


Lancaster has lots of experience with three years of junior hockey under his belt including two years with the Merrit Centennials. So far this year Lancaster is 1-8-2 with a gaa of 3.87 and save percentage of .887.


It doesn't get any easier for the Maroon and White who have given up 14 goals in their last two games,and will host another power house team in the Nipawin Hawks who are 2-0 against Flin Flon this season.


You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and this Saturday from the Whitney Forum with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and drop of the puck at 7:30.






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