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Bombers Come Back With 2 Points

The Flin Flon Bombers were on the road this weekend playing in Kindersley and Battleford.

 

The Bombers hung on for a 3-2 win over the Klippers on Friday. Austin Calladine scored 1:17 into the game, when he converted a beautiful feed from Brett Boehm to give the Bombers an early lead.

 

That goal held up until early in the third when the Bombers scored a couple of quick goals to open the frame. Dean Allison scored his first ever SJHL goal, a short handed goal to make it 2-0. Brett Boehm would step out of the penalty box and scored his tenth, when he fired a nice shot under the cross bar to make it 3-0.

 

The Bombers would need all three goals as the Klippers would mount a late come back on goals from Dubeau and Garden.

 

With the goalie pulled for the extra attacker, the Klippers could not beat Buffalo and Flin Flon hung on for their 12th win of the season.

 

Final shots were 40-24 in favour of Kindersley. The Bombers went 0 for 6 on the power play, while the Klippers were 0 for 10.

 

On Saturday Flin Flon would make their way to the Battlefords to face the Stars for the first time this season. After a slow start, Battleford has been playing a lot better lately winning seven out of their last ten games.

 

The Northstars believe they have solved their goal tending problems by bringing in former Bronco goaltender Michael Gudmandson. Gudmandson was in the Northstars camp last season however Battleford had too many imports,so they could not keep him.

 

The game was scoreless for the first two periods and it looked the Bombers were in good shape heading into the third. The Stars came out firing in the period and created lots of quality chances, and you had the sense they were due to score one.

 

Battleford fianally got to Devin Buffalo early in the third when Igor Leonenko came out of the corner and fired a shot low blocker side to open the scoring at 5:28. The Bombers hardly had a chance to catch their breath as 30 seconds later the Stars scored again when Fountain got loose in the slot and scored a big insurance goal.

 

The Bombers had their chances in this game including Brett Boehm firing a couple shots off the cross bar including one very early in the game. Boehm also set up Eric Pedersen for a nice one timer when the teams were 4 on 4, but Pedersen missed the net.

 

After the weekend the Bombers sit 12-11. Second in the Sherwood Division, two points up on Laronge and four on Melfort.

 

Flin Flon continue to struggle putting the puck in the net with 57 goals in 23 games. The Bombers should get some help as they have dealt Landon Heibert to Abitibi Eskimos of the NOJHL for 1994 F Peter Poulin Roy. Poulin Roy was a point a game player when he played with Sudbury in the OHL.

 

The Bombers have also announced that popular 20 year old forward Cole McCaig has left the team. McCaig cherished his two and a half seasons with the maroon and white but was very frustrated with his offensive output this season, scoring only 2 goals in 21 games. McCaig stated that he needs a change of scenery. Mike Reagan commented on Friday's pre game show that the organization was very sad to see him leave and wishes him the best of luck.

 

Wayway has his MJ rights and that looks like it may be a good fit, as Cole lives in Brandon.

 

The Bombers are back on the ice Tuesday when they host the Battlefords 7:30 at the Whitney Forum.  Our next broadcast is another big Sherwood tilt in Melfort on Wednesday.

 

We hit the air with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.

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