The Flin Flon Bombers wrapped up a 3 game in 3 night road trip last night in Humboldt, dropping a 6-4 decision to the Broncos.
Flin Flon was coming off a 2-1 shoot- out loss to Melville Thursday, and an 11 round 4-3 shoot-out win over Yorkton Friday. This was the Bombers first win in the shoot out this season with Caleb Moretz not only scoring with 27 seconds left in the game to tie it, but he also had the shoot -out winner.
The Maroon and White were feeling good about themselves with the possibility of grabbing 5 out of 6 points.
It was the Bronco's who came out with the quick start. Former Bomber Nick Shumlanski came back to haunt his old team when he fed a sweet pass to Jaxon Joseph who one timed a nice low shot past Brenden Newton to open up the scoring at 10:52.
Humboldt would add one more goal in the first period when Logan Schatz broke up a pass at the Bronco blue line and reeled in on a break away to score a short handed goal to make it 2-0 Broncos after one.
Bryce Fiske added a power play goal early in the second to give Humboldt a commanding 3-0 lead and put the Bombers in a bit of a bind.
One thing about these young Bombers is they never give up. Rob Johnson got Flin Flon on the board when he took a stretch pass from Alex Lidstrom and broke in alone to beat Parker Tobin.
That goal seemed to spark the Bomber's who got their power play going when Crystopher Collin scored his team leading 19th of the year, burying a one timer from Nate Hooper, to get the deficit to 3-2 after 2.
The Broncos restored the two goal lead when Grayson Cameron made it 4-2 early in the third. Brandson Hein would make it a 1 goal game again just 15 seconds later when he and Nate Hooper went to work.
Humboldt kept pressing and restored the two goal lead once more with a goal from Kaleb Dahlgren. The best Bomber this night was Brandson Heine who jumped on a rebound in front of the Bronco net, to score his second of the night and third of the road trip, to give his team life again making it 5-4.
That is where the come back ended as Lukan would add another Humboldt power play goal and the Broncos took the contest 6-4. Final shots were 44-28 in favour of the Broncos. The Bomber powerplay was good, going 2 for 5, while Humboldt was 2 for 9.
So the Bombers come home with a 1-1-1 record and feel they could have easily been 3-0. They had multitudes of great chances they didn't convert in all 3 games, but are happy to come home 500.
Flin Flon sits with an overall record of 16-20-3-4 which is 9th overall, 2 points behind Kindersley. Nipawin did the Bombers a favour on Saturday beating the Klippers 3-2.
Next up will be a home and home with Laronge this weekend. Friday at the Mel and back at the Whitney Forum on Saturday. Both games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.