ESTEVAN - The Estevan Bruins scored three times in the third period, and Bruin goaltender Boston Bilous made 41 saves, as the Bruins rallied to defeat the Flin Flon Bombers 3-1 Wednesday night at Affinity Place.
The Bombers entered the game on a six-game winning streak, and with a 10-3 record overall, and showed early why they’ve succeeded early in the season. They outshot the Bruins 18-9 in a scoreless first period.
Flin Flon opened the scoring 72 seconds into the second period on a power play goal by Jaxon Martens – the only goal in the middle frame.
The Bruin comeback started 3:11 into the third on a shorthanded goal by Caelan Fitzpatrick. His goal came moments after Bilous made an impressive glove save to keep it a one-goal game.
Captain Eric Houk scored his first as a Bruin less than six minutes after Fitzpatrick’s goal to give the Black and Gold their first lead of the night.
Mikol Sartor added an empty net goal with 41 seconds remaining to put the game away.
Cal Schell stopped 28 shots for Flin Flon.
The Bruins will have little time to savour the win, as they’ll host the La Ronge Ice Wolves Thursday night at Affinity Place, starting at 7 p.m.