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Mustangs 4 Bombers 0

 

 

The Flin Flon Bombers had a disappointing finish to a 3 game homestand this past weekend dropping a 4-0 decision to the Melfort Mustangs Sunday night.

 

Adam Fauchoux scored 23 seconds into the opening period and Melfort never looked back, picking up their fourth straight victory over the Bombers this season.

 

This weekend has to be especially sweet for the Mustangs who fianally won a game in Flin Flon for the first time in over 5 years. The Mustangs had dropped 13 straight at the Whitney Forum before their shoot out win last night.

 

Other Melfort goals Sunday came from: Sobkowics, Mayan and Hermary.

 

The Bombers simply couldn't generate enough good offensive opportunities on Mustang goaltender Zach Degraves and only managed 24 shots total. Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan felt they only had about 5 really good chances in the entire game.

 

The Bomber d-core I felt might of been a bit tired after playing 3 games in 3 nights and really missed not having Dustin Perrilat and Brayden Lacoursiere in the lineup. Perrilat was called up to Moose Jaw and Lacoursiere was hurt the night before.

 

Lacoursiere is day to day and hopes to be back in the lineup next weekend, and looks like he will miss the game in Melfort this Wednesday.

 

Flin Flon grabs 3 out of a possible 6 points this weekend after beating Laronge Friday 5-1, losing in a shoot-out Saturday 4-3, and tonight's 4-0 loss. Saturday has to sting a little, with the Bombers leading 3-2 late and Melfort pulling their goaltender  to tie it with just over a minute left in regulation.

 

The second time in as many games the Mustangs have done this to Flin Flon. The Bombers had an outstanding third period outshooting Melfort 17-8, and by far their best period in the weekend homestand. What makes this disappointing is both Allison and Rauckman hit the goal post in the shoot out.

 

 

 

Melfort has given the Bombers their best test this season and have handed Flin Flon 2 out of their 3 regulation losses this season. The Bomber record against Melfort stands at: 0-2-1-1, 2 points in 4 games with another matchup coming up in Melfort this Wednesday.

 

I thought Simon Hofley played very well this weekend and was very good Saturday where he made 46 saves and really kept his team in it, especially in the first 2 periods. Matter of fact in my opinion his best game of the year.

 

It was a good bounce back game for Simon, who missed only his second game of the season Friday in Laronge, when rookie Connor Slip started against the Ice Wolves and picked up his first career win, and came within 4 minutes of a shut out.

 

The Bomber record now stands at: 9-3-3-3, 3 points behind Melfort for the division lead with a game in hand.  The Nipawin Hawks are determined to make it a 3 team race and have crept to within 1 point of Flin Flon for second. Both teams have played 18 games.

 

The Bombers will not have a lot of time to stew about their 2 losses to the Mustangs this weekend, as they jump right back on the bus to head to Melfort Wednesday for their 5th meeting of the season. You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com, starting with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:15.

 

Mike Reagan says he will confirm a couple of trades early Monday,  I will have the details on the 12:30 sports.

 

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