Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Big third leads Bombers to Game 3 victory

(Photo courtesy Marty Martinson)

REGINA, SK – The defending champs are on the brink of elimination.

Justin Lies notched his fifth and sixth goals of Round 2, and Alexi Sylvestre added three helpers as the Flin Flon Bombers took a 3-0 series lead over the Battlefords North Stars with a 5-2 win at the Access Communications Centre Monday.

Lies, the Flin Flon captain, has points in every post-season game so far this year, and ran his point streak to eight contests. He also has goals in five straight.

The Bombers, the No. 1 seed, have won every game they have played in the playoffs so far, and have scored the first goal in every contest.

Carter Anderson scored the winner with a highlight-reel marker 5:07 into the third period.

The 2024 SJHL Playoffs presented by UPL at a glance

Flin Flon – Battlefords: Bombers lead series 3-0

Melfort – Humboldt: Mustangs lead series 2-0

Flin Flon 5 Battlefords 2

Game 4 in this series and Game 3 in the Melfort-Humboldt series go Tuesday night. A win Tuesday night in North Battlefords would see the Flin Flon Bombers reach their third-consecutive SJHL final.

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

  • Game 4: Flin Flon Bombers @ Battlefords North Stars, 7:30 P.M. SDT
  • Game 3: Melfort Mustangs @ Humboldt Broncos, 7:30 P.M. SDT