The Flin Flon Bombers finally found a way to beat the Melville Millionaires, but it wasn't easy as they hung on for a 3 to 2 win last night at CN Community Centre.
Carter Anderson's league leading 20th powerplay goal was the difference, as he fired a nice snapshot past Ethan Rau late in the second period.
Anderson has hit 32 goals on the season which has him tied with team mate Justin Lies for the league lead. The Stars Kian Bell and Spencer Bell from Humboldt are close behind with 31.
Flin Flon's other goals came from Jacob Vockler who scored just 1:30 into the game. Vockler made a fantastick move on the Melville defensemen before undressing Rau for his 19th of the year.
Alexi Sylvestre also found the back of the net on the powerplay for his 21st of the year and was one of the best Bombers on the ice. Every time Sylvestre was out there he made something happen.
The Melville goals came from former Nipawin Hawk Joel Mabin and Payton Kostyshyn who scored with less than three minutes left in the game.
Melville got a late powerplay and pulled the goalie to go 6 on 4 but couldn't get the equalizer past Harmon Laser Hume who was brilliant once again making 24 saves.
That was Laser Hume's 24th win of the year and continues to lead all goalies in the league with a .933 save %.
Flin Flon will win the season series 3 to 2, but Melville played the Bombers really well and every game between the two teams this year was decided by one goal.
After last night's win, the Bombers will go 36-2-2, best in the country while Melville falls to 20-20 and sit in sixth spot with 40 points, one behind fifth place Estevan with two games in hand.
The road trip will continue in Notre Dame tonight, where Flin Flon will face the Hounds. The Bombers haven't seen the Hounds since October and their team has changed quite a bit since then.
You can catch all of tonight's action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:45 and drop of the puck at 8 with Austin Mattes.