Dealing with a shortened bench for their road trip to Flin Flon, the Richardson Pioneer Weyburn Red Wings would fall 5-3 to the Bombers in the second game in as many nights. The Wings would rally to keep things close but were unable to score the game-tying goal in the third period, with an empty-netter with six seconds sealing the deal for Flin Flon.
With the loss, the Red Wings remain in 8th place in the SJHL standings, two points back of the Nipawin Hawks for 7th, and now eight points back of the Estevan Bruins for 6th place. The Wings did get a little help in the quest to clinch a playoff spot, though, as the Kindersley Klippers picked up a win over the Notre Dame Hounds, which brings the magic number for Weyburn to secure a post-season berth down to 8.
The Bombers would get on the board first when Brock Mueller scored his second of the season just 5:15 into the game. Weyburn wouldn’t take too long to respond, though.
Jackson Hassman netted his 24th of the year just 2:59 later. His tally was assisted by Ryley Morgan and Ty Mason.
The Bombers would regain the lead with 3:02 left on the clock in the first period as Barron Stibbe scored his second of the season. This had the Wings down 2-1 heading into the second period.
In the second, Liam Bridger would beat Dazza Mitchell 5:41 into the frame with his 9th of the season. Weyburn would strike back, though, just 12 seconds later.
The duo of Mason and Morgan would combine for Mason’s 21st of the campaign, with Morgan picking up the lone assist. The two-goal deficit would come back, however, as Kylynn Olafson scored for Flin Flon to make it 4-2 in favour of the Bombers with 8:33 to go in the middle frame.
The Wings weren’t going to go away quietly, though. Nicholas Kovacs scored his 7th of the year just two minutes later. His goal was assisted by Elijah Anderson.
The Wings would do what they could to get as many opportunities as they could in the third, but Harmon Laser-Hume would keep the puck out of the Bombers' net. Then, Ethan Mercer would put things away with an empty net goal with just six seconds left to play.
The Red Wings will get set for their next road game in this stretch of seven, as they pay another visit to Wilcox to take on the Hounds Tuesday night. The Wings will then head up to Kindersley this coming weekend for a pair of games against the Klippers.