After a valliant come back the Flin Flon Bombers season has come to an end after falling 4-1 to the Battleford Stars, Tuesday night at the Civic Centre.
Trailing 3 games to none , Flin Flon battled hard to win the next three and gave themselves a chance to complete the incredible come back in game 7.
Battleford was ready and got the jump early scoring three goals in the first period from Gammer, Summers and Buziak and never looked back.
There were no goals in the second and the Stars put the game away when Quinton Loon Stewardson re-directed a Cody Spagrud shot from the blue line mid-way through the third period.
Daylan Marchi did get the Bombers on the board a couple minutes later but it was too little too late.
Once again the Stars did a brilliant job of keeping the majority of the Bomber shots to the outside despite being out shot 40-35.
Most of Flin Flon's shots came from the perimeter and Joel Grzybowski when called upon made the big save.
Gabriel Waked faced a lot tougher shots and did everything he could to keep his team in it and once again played good enough to win.
In my opinion, the Bombers looked like they ran out of gas and a very flat first period cost them the game. After the Stars got up 3 goals they were able to sit back and clog up the neautral zone.
I give a lot of credit to this fine group of young men , who never quit and gave themselves a chance getting it to game 7, coming up just a bit short.
This was a classic series with 4 of the 7 games going to OT including game 5 which needed three over times.
I will personally never forget that game, as it was the longest game I called in Bomber history in over 22 years.
I was never so happy to see a game end as I didn't know if I would be able to get through another over time.
It was tough to see the season end on Tuesday and I immediately felt bad for the graduating players who put the Bomber sweater on for the final time.
These young men have done an outstanding job representing our team, community, league and the game of hockey and will all be missed.
Good luck to the 8 graduating 20 year old's, Tyler Higgins, Caleb Moretz, Daylan Marchi, Brandson Hein, Nate Hooper, Isaac Jackson, Calvon Boots and Ethan Daniels.
There will also be two Bombers moving on for scholorships including Cade Kowalski and Vaughan Bamford.
Any one of these players will tell you that playing junior hockey in Flin Flon has been one of the best times of their life and they are leaving Flin Flon as a better person.
Also, I would like to thank the coaching staff Mike Reagan, Gary Childerhose, Chris Bortis, Cole McCaig and the trainor Json Savill for their hard work and countless hours of making the Bombers one of the strongest franchises in the league.
It was a fun entertaining season which will wrap up with the awards banquet expected to take place this weekend.