Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Craig Stein

The Flin Flon Bombers and Nipawin Hawks will play a seventh and deciding game in their SJHL Semi-Final series, after the Bombers rolled to a 5-1 win on home ice in Game 6 Sunday night.

The Bombers trailed the series 3-1, but back to back wins have the series heading back to the Whitney Forum for Game 7 on Tuesday night.

Sunday night the Bombers got off to a hot start, and rode their powerplay and another stellar goaltending performance from Brenden Newton to their second straight win in the series.

Eric Sinclair, Jason Lavallee and Greyson Reitmeier (1g-1a) scored first period goals before Nipawin’s Eric Bolden got one back in the second.  Nate Hooper added the Bombers’ third powerplay goal in the third period (finished the game 3/6), before Kristian St. Onge (1g-1a) finished the scoring with an empty-netter.

Brenden Newton made his second straight start and allowed just a single goal once again, stopping 33/34 shots.  In this series alone, Newton is 2-0, 0.79 GAA, .977%.

Kristian Stead made 30/34 saves in goal for the Hawks.

The Bombers host Game 7 Tuesday night at 7:30 Manitoba time, 6:30 Sask time.

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