The Flin Flon Bombers winners of 7 out of their last 10 games, will host Yorkton and Melville this weekend at the Whitney Forum in what will be their last 2 home games of 2015.
Flin Flon is fresh off scoring 14 goals this past weekend against Nipawin and Estevan and have fianally got their offense going after struggling to put the puck in the net for a good part of the season.
Secondary scoring is starting to come courtesy of Roach, Reitmeier, Lavallee and recently acquired Rylee Zimmer who picked up 2 goals last Saturday in just his second game as a Bomber.
Yorkton and Melville are 2 teams that have struggled this season and would both be on the outside looking in if the playoffs were to start tomorrow. The Terriers and Mills both have 19 points and really struggle to score. Melville is last in goals for with 83, and the Terriers are third from the bottom with 87.
The Bombers beat the Terriers in their only meeting of the season in a shoot out back on October the 16th. This was Flin Flon's first road win of the season. The Bombers have struggled against Melville dropping both games 6-4 in Melville October the 17th and they blew a two goal third period lead on October the 24th and lost 4-3 in a shoot out at the Whitney Forum.
If there is anything I have learned covering this league for the past 18 years is anyone can beat anyone on a given night, and these games will be anything but easy for the Bombers who will be playing 2 desperate hockey teams.
This will be a special weekend with the Riverton Rifle Reggie Leach making his way back to Flin Flon this Saturday. Reggie has a new book out " The Riverton Rifle , Straight Shooting On Hockey And Life".
There is a forward from Bobby Clarke and this is supposed to be a very good read. Reggie is getting a lot of praise for this book and it is being well received right across North America.
Reggie will have copies of his book at the library tomorrow starting at 11 and will also be at the Whitney Forum at 6 just before the Bombers face the Mills. If you have a sports fan on your Christmas list , this is a must read which contains some great stories from the Bomber days and his great NHL career.
We will have Reggie on our broadcast in the second intermission of tomorrow's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com
Congratulations to the Bombers Alex Smith and Josh Hayward on their selection of the week honors.
Smith had 6 points in 2 games last weekend to be named player of the week, and Hayward picked up 3 goals in 2 games to be named the top rookie.
Smith has vaulted into 5th spot in overall league scoring picking up 39 points in 29 games. He had a red hot November in which he picked up 17 points in 11 games and is one of the biggest reasons the Bombers are moving up the standings.
No broadcast tonight, but we will have the Saturday clash with Melville in what will be our final broadcast of 2015. We hit the air at 7:15 with the Murray GM Coach's Show, play by play at 7:30.