With their backs against the wall, the Flin Flon Bombers delivered one of their best performances of the season and got back on the winning track with a 3-1 victory over the Nipawin Hawks last night.
The Bombers were able to snap a 3 game losing streak and picked up just their third win of the month.
A lot of things fell into place including some timely saves from Gabriel Waked, who played his best game in a Bomber uniform last night.
Waked stopped 32 out 33 Nipawin shots and was able to make the timely saves, something that Flin Flon hasn't been getting their last several outings.
Waked talked about the win after last night's game. " Tonight is a big win , we have been struggling the last few games, so tonight is a big one for the team and everyone showed up and played very well in front of me and it was an easy job."
The Bomber goals came from Tyler Higgins, Jack Michell and Donavan Houle into the empty net. Houle was one of the best players on the ice, flying and running over everything in sight.
He is a treat to watch every single game.
Christian Bosa had the lone goal for Nipawin , while stand out goaltender Declan Hobbs gave up 3 goals on 39 shots including Houle's empty netter.
With the win, the Bombers still have a chance at 6th overall, trailing Humboldt by 5 points with only three games remaining. Flin Flon would have to run the table and hope that the Broncos lose their last two games.
This was a tough loss for the Hawks who dropped to fourth overall after the Mustangs beat the Hounds last night. Both teams have 3 games remaining including a home and home this weekend.
The Bombers will put their focus on the Laronge Ice Wolves and a home and home this weekend. Laronge have played Flin Flon tough and you know they will want to end their season on a positive note.
Flin Flon will have to be at their best to beat them as they are never an easy 2 points, especially in their rink.
102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the call of both games this weekend including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 both nights.