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Klippers Snap Bombers Winning Streak

The Kindersley Klippers are the only team to beat the Flin Flon Bombers in December, handing the Bombers a 4-1 setback last night at the West Central Events Centre.

 

Flin Flon will wrap up an incredible month in which they went 7-1, including big wins on the road in both Laronge and Battleford.

 

The Bombers took it to the Klippers 7-3 back on Thursday, and Kindersley were able to respond with 39 shots en route to their victory last night.

 

Kindersley scored a pair of goals in the second from former Bomber Austn Calladine and Cole Young. Young's goal did stand up as the game winner.

 

Chatterly put Kindersley up 3-0 early in the third, before Bomber captain Tyson Empey scored his 6th of the year to cut the lead at 3-1. Binfet would answer that on the power play and the Bombers couldn't get any closer and dropped their first game of the month 4-1.

 

Kindersley out shot the Bombers 39-25. The season series still favours Flin Flon at 3-2.

 

With the Bombers 7-1 run in December they have leap frogged Laronge for third in the Sherwood with 40 points, 3 more than the Ice Wolves who do have a game in hand.

 

Flin Flon are 4 points behind second place Nipawin and both teams have played 35 games.

 

There are lots of reasons for the Bombers success including the play of their number one line of Switzer, Kocur and Smith. All 3 are in the top ten in league scoring and have  combined  for 134 points and are one of the most feared trios in the league.

 

Goaltender Zac Robidoux continues his fine play and is ranked fourth in the league for his 2.59 gaa and .925 save %.

 

Secondary scoring is also starting to come from Foyle, Empey, Lesko and Shumlanski who all had big goals on this road trip.

 

The Bombers are now on their Christmas break, and will enjoy a 3 week layoff before kicking things off in the new year when they host Yorkton January the 5th.

 

Congratulations to the Bombers Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan who helped guide Canada West to a Gold Medal at the World JR.A Challenge in Cobourg Ontario on Saturday.

 

Reagan was an assistant Coach and has been with the team for the past month and is very excited about his first championship.

 

I will have an interview with Mike posted on my blog sometime tomorrow.

 

To Flin Flon Bomber fans everywhere Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, look forward to seeing you in 2016 and watching one of the most exciting teams in the league.

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