By Craig Stein
HOUNDS BLANK BOMBERS SUNDAY AFTERNOON
The Notre Dame Hounds are more than okay with the fact that 20-year-old Ben Duperreault returned from the Western Hockey League for his final season of junior, but one has to wonder, at this pace, if the WHL might come calling again.
Durperreault, the Wilcox product, had three goals and an assist in the Hounds’ 4-0 shutout win over the Flin Flon Bombers on Sunday afternoon.
Now with 11-goals and 22-points in 13 games, Duperreault is narrowly close to last year’s season totals in 25 games (12-goals, 28-points).
On Sunday, he opened the scoring late in the first period, and added a pair in the third, including a short-handed marker to cap off the hat trick. In the second period he helped set up Egan Wolford’s second goal of the season. Adam Dawe added two assists for the Hounds (7-5-0-1).
Not to be overshadowed, Jordan Greenfield-Flemon picked up the 36-save shutout, as the Hounds were out-shot 36-17 despite the victory. Greenfield-Flemon is now 3-0-1 as a Hound, and with his first shutout, has a sparkling 1.47 GAA, and a .953 save percentage.
The Bombers (6-6-0-1) were shutout in back to back games, and went 0-4-0 on a touch southern swing.
Regular action resumes on Tuesday night with Humboldt home to Melfort and Kindersley traveling to Nipawin.
Flin Flon’s off until Friday when they welcome Kindersley, while the Hounds are off for a full week before hosting Nipawin Sunday afternoon.