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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Mustangs and Bombers collide for third straight time

By Jaret Schneider, 02/16/18, 9:45AM CST

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Do you think the Melfort Mustangs and Flin Flon Bombers are sick of each other? Well tonight is the 3rd straight meeting and 7th overall on the season. Both teams got some well needed days off this week after going toe to toe last weekend splitting a pair of games in each others rinks. Tonight the meeting shifts back to Melfort as the Mustangs are looking to stay hot as we roll towards the playoffs.

For the Flin Flon Bombers, they're looking at locking down a better playoff spot after now clinching a spot in the first round survivior series. The Bombers currently sit 9th and are looking at a date with the Kindersley Klippers in the first round. They could catch the Klippers which would set them up with home ice advantage in the quick best of 3 series.

For the Mustangs they continue to hold down 4th place in the SJHL Standings, but do so with the 3rd most points, the same spot they've been in since Christmas. The Mustangs have been rolling through the SJHL season as a top team once again this season and sit 9 points back of the Nipawin Hawks for first place overall. If the regular season were to end today the Mustangs would meet the Humboldt Broncos in a best of 7 first round series. Unless something crazy were to happen over the final few weeks of the season, the Mustangs and Broncos are poised to meet! 

Leading Scorers: 

Melfort 

Loch Morrison 18G, 37A- 55Pts

Reed Gunville 11G, 29A- 40Pts

Colin Schmidt 21G, 16A- 37Pts

Kalem Zary 8G, 28A- 36Pts

Justin Ball 18G, 18A- 36Pts

Flin Flon 

Nate Hooper 18G, 28A- 46Pts 

Chrystopher Collin 22G, 22A- 44Pts

Caleb Moretz 10G, 24A- 34Pts

Ban Lanfermann 6G, 21A- 27Pts

Daylan Marchi 11G, 14A- 25Pts

Tonight's game begins at 7:30pm from the Northern Lights Palace. It's the 7th of 8 meetings between the Bombers and Mustangs. Meeting number 8 goes March 6th, the final game of the season for the Mustangs. 

Following tonight's contest the Mustang head to Nipawin to play the Hawks tomorrow. They wrap up the weekend with a matinee Monday, for Family Day meeting in Humboldt at 3pm. A possible playoff preview???