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Mustangs Stun Bombers 6-5 In OT



The Flin Flon Bombers looked poised to win their ninth game of the season Thursday night in Melfort.


The Bombers took a 4-2 lead into the third period, and that is when the wheels fell off.


Things seemed to be going well and Flin Flon even managed to chase Mustang starting goaltender Richard Palmer.


I would of loved to been a fly on the wall and heard what Mustang Coach and Gm Trevor Blevins said to his team after the second period. What ever it was IT WORKED!!!


Melfort came out like a house on fire and outshot Flin Flon 18-5 and outscored them 3-1. Boutin scored at 9:33 and Melfort never looked back. Travis Mayan tied it at 10:58 to make it 4-4.


Flin Flon did not get a lot of good chances against new goalie Zach Degraves but did manage to get one puck past him. Kristian ST.Onge was able to re-direct a puck between Degraves legs to put the Bombers back ahead at 5-4. This was ST.Onge's first ever SJHL goal at 16:38.


The lead was short lived because Melfort with their goalie pulled for the extra attacker, would tie the game with only 41 seconds left in regulation.


I thought we might see a shoot out, but Melfort got a late power play and would score the game winner with only 48 seconds left in the extra period. Big Riley Boomgarden buried a low slapshot past Simon Hofley with a bunch of traffic in front of the Bomber net.


The 19 year old from Ottawa never saw it.


Bomber goals came from: Allison(6), Pedersen(5), Smith (8), Calladine (6) and ST.Onge (1).


Mike Reagan joined the 102.9 CFAR Post Game Show and said he was at a loss for words as to what happened to his team in the third period. " That is the first time I can really say that our team was absolutely flat to play a period. The guys just quit, they thought it was in the bag. We were not physical and could not get pucks to the net. I called a time out when it was 4-2, to give the guys a break and settle everyone down. I wish we would of had a timeout later on, because our guys were reeling and were playing with no confidence."


The Bomber record stands at: 8-2-3-2- 21 points and sit one point behind Division leader Melfort.  Both teams have played 15 games. You can't forget about Nipawin either,  who have been quietly winning games this year and are only 4 points behind Flin Flon with game in hand.


Flin Flon will get a 7 day break before a busy weekend. The Bombers travel to Laronge Friday night before hosting Melfort in a pair of games at the Whitney Forum Saturday and Sunday night.


The Mustangs have won both games at the Palace so far this year, but have not won in Flin Flon in over 5 years. No doubt the sting from Thursday's game will be fresh on the Bombers minds.


102.9 CFAR and will broadcast Friday and Saturday's games.





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