Sioux Lookout, ON – The Sioux Lookout Bombers bounce back from a 6-3 loss earlier in the week to the Red Lake Miners. Special teams were instrumental in the win over the Lumberjacks.
Both teams started off with a fairly quiet approach to the game. The game’s first goal didn’t come until the 16:16 mark of the first frame. Wisconsin’s Axel Wyatt scored on a seeing eye shot from the point on a clean face-off win by Drake Flynn. The period ended with the visitors up 1-0.
Connor Burke opened the scoring in the second period for the Bombers. He stuffed the puck past Wisconsin’s Kyler Lowden on the power play at 2:43. Wisconsin would regain the lead at 5:09 when Cooper McClure took a beautiful no-look, behind-the-back pass from his twin brother, Connor and launched it past Jake Manners. Blake Burke potted his 19th of the season at 14:16 to even up the score 2-2. The Bombers got their first lead of the game when Captain Lucas Trimarchi hammered home a centering feed from Ty Bahm in the corner. It was the Bombers’ third power play goal of the game. As the horn blew on the second period, the Bombers had a 3-2 lead.
Ty Bahm scored his 18th of the season to give the Bombers a little breathing room at 10:34 of the third. With that goal, Bahm pulled into a three-way tie for third in points in the SIJHL with 49, sharing the spot with Thunder Bay’s Edison Weeks and Kam River’s Jeremy Dunmore.
Jake Manners picks up his 20th win of the campaign and remains in the top spot for Goals Against Average and Save Percentage. Kyler Lowden saw 45 shots in the game. Wisconsin also logged the lion’s share of penalty minutes with 49. The Bombers capitalized three times with the man-advantage. Wisconsin was zero for four on the power play.
The Lumberjack stop in Dryden for two games this week and the Bombers will play hosts to the league leading Fighting Walleye.
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