By Mike Stackhouse
All three teams facing elimination on Sunday were able to force a game seven, including the Flin Flon Bombers, who are looking to rally all the way back from a 3-games-to-0 deficit.
The Bombers, who needed a last minute regulation goal in third and a triple overtime winner on Friday to force a game six, scored three third period goals on Sunday to erase a 4-3 deficit and beat the Battlefords North Stars 6-4 in what was the highest scoring game of the series in front of 1204 at the Whitney Forum.
Caleb Moretz got the tying goal at 6:14, Cade Kowalski notched the winner at 13:20 and Daylan Marchi picked up the empty netter late. Alec Cokley, Caleb Franklin, and Jack Michell also scored for the Bombers.
Austin Becker, Cody Spagrud, Seth Summers, and Brett Gammer (all with their first of the series) replied for the North Stars, who will host game seven on Tuesday.
Johnny Witzke and Will Koop scored within the game’s fir six minutes to lift Estevan to a 4-1 win over Humboldt to force game seven back at home on Tuesday. The Bruins once trailed this series 3-games-to-1.
Devan Harrison’s shorthanded goal in the second was the back breaker as that put the game, firmly, out of reach.
Bryce Platt picked up an empty netter to answer Brayden Camrud’s fourth of the series. He now has 12-points in the 6-games.
Nipawin got second period goals from Christian Bosa and Josh Lester three minutes apart as they erased a 1-0 deficit and defeated Yorkton 3-1 to force game seven. They, too, were down in this series 3-games-to-1. They’ll host game seven on Tuesday.
Christian Erhardt took advantage of a slow start for the Terriers to begin the third to make it 3-1. Cody Dubas had opening the scoring for Yorkton. Patrick Pugliese made 40-saves and has a GAA of 1.06 and a SPCT of .968 since coming in to the series in the first period of game four.