It was a statement weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who knocked off the Humboldt Broncos in both games at the Whitney Forum.
Friday the Bombers started slow and gave up the first goal of the game when Maric Mamic was able to score a fluky goal back of the Bomber net.
Flin Flon shook that off and scored five unanswered including a goal late in the first period by the SJHL scoring leader Alexi Sylvestre who potted his 12th.
Brock Mueller, Justin Lies and Ashton Paul all added goals in the second period with Joey Lies scoring a big insurance goal in the third.
Despite the 5 to 1 win, the Bronco's actually out shot the Bombers 50 to 42. I am pretty sure that is the first time all season that Flin Flon has been out shot in a game.
Humboldt came out flying again on Saturday but once again had trouble beating Harmon Laser Hume, and it was the Bombers scoring the first goal when Koen Senft fooled Benjamin Motew with a quick shot off the faceoff.
This sparked the Bombers when Captain Justin Lies buried his 15th of the season early in the second when he grabbed a loose puck and made some nifty moves before firing a nice shot over Motew's left shoulder.
Maddox Amaral would bang in a loose puck at the side of the Bombers net to get the Bronco's on the board but that was as close as they would come all night.
The Bombers pulled away scoring three more goals courtesy of Alexi Sylvestre, Matt Egan and one more from Justin Lies.
It was great to see Matt Egan score who finally returned to the lineup after missing the last several weeks with an injury. The fourth line looked good both nights and the Broncos had a tough time with the Bombers depth.
I think it is safe to say that Harmon Laser Hume answered his critics and was lights out both games stopping 82 out of 85 shots over the weekend.
Flin Flon improves to a league best and staggering 18-1-1 and get back out on the road this weekend.
The Bombers will play in Yorkton Friday, Melville on Saturday and back in Yorkton on Sunday.
This is an interesting trip with the Terriers playing some good hockey and are 5-5 in their last 10 after adding former Bomber goalie Ethan Farrow who is 4-1. Farrow most recently played with the OCN Blizzard and was a MJHL All Star last year.
Yorkton is a different team since acquiring him. Melville is one of the most improved teams this season under new bench boss Doug Johnson and are the only team to beat Flin Flon in regulation so far this year.
The Bombers will be looking to exact some revenge. You will be able to listen to all three games on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.