It was a game the Flin Flon Bombers absolutely had to have, and Cade Kowalski was the difference maker against his former team the Weyburn Red Wings.
Kowalski scored twice, his 20th and 21st goals of the season and assisted on Daylan Marchi's OT winner as the Bombers beat the Wings 3-2.
Flin Flon was able to erase a couple of 1 goal deficits in fighting back for the victory and are now 1-1 on their current 4 game road trip.
This was also a big win for starting goalie Gabriel Waked who stopped 24 out of 26 shots for his 5th win in a Bomber uniform and hopefully gained some confidence.
Former Bomber Dawson McKenzie and Drew Anderson had the Weyburn goals.
Cody Levesque took the loss giving up 3 goals on 39 shots.
With the win the Bombers improve to 31-17-1-2 and remain 1 point behind Melfort for second in the Sherwood after the Mustangs doubled the Klippers 6-3 last night.
Flin Flon does move up to 6th overall with 65 points, and are currently tied with the Battleford Stars who do have a game in hand.
After a much needed day off, the Maroon and White will head to Estevan tomorrow to take on the red hot Bruins who have reeled off 9 wins in their last 10 games. The Bombers have won all 3 previous meetings.
The road trip will wrap up in Wilcox against the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday.