The Flin Flon Bombers were able to shake off a rough first period and came back to beat the Humboldt Broncos in a shoot out 6 to 5 last night at the Whitney Forum.
The Bronco's were able to score 3 goals on just 11 shots and chased Kyle Jessiman from the game after the opening period.
Jacob Delorme came and played the second and third periods in relief and played well stopping 28 out of 30 shots including all 3 Bronco's in the shoot out.
Cole Rafuse continues to be one of the hottest Bombers down the stretch, scoring a pair to give him 16 on the season. Rafuse has 8 points in his last 4 games and has surpassed Donavan Houle for second place in team scoring.
Other Bomber goals came from Alec Malo, Tristan Lemyre and Matt Raymond collected his first ever SJHL goal in the first period.
Alec Malo was also the only player to score in the shoot out when he fired a low shot blocker side on Brendan Forman and actually broke his stick.
The Humboldt goals came from Bryson Cecconi with a pair, Eric Nicksha, Logan Kurki and Tristan Shewchuk.
With the win Flin Flon will imrove to 14-5-3 and are now tied with Melfort for top spot in the Sherwood Division with 31 points. The Bombers have a game in hand.
The Bomber home stand continues tonight with Notre Dame coming to town for the first meeting of the year between the two clubs.
The Hounds are playing a lot better hockey getting back to the .500 mark going 6-2-1-1 in their last 10. They did lose in Laronge last night 4 to 2.
Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan had this to say after last night's game. " It shows that we can come from behind. We did that in Melfort when we were down 3 to nothing and I thought the guys were relentless as it wasn't our best effort. At times we were good and there were times we wern't that good. Humboldt plays us real well and they are a good hockey club, no question about it and you can't take anything away from them. We have some guys that should of had better games and they know that they are capable of having better games. We will be a lot better tomorrow night."