The Swedish Under 17 team started its four game tour of the SJHL with a hard fought and exciting 5-4 win over the Flin Flon Bombers Wednesday night in front of over 12-hundred fans at the Whitney Forum. The Swedes looked like they might make it a one-sided affair as they led it 2-0 after one on goals by Nick Sorensen and Axel Waltott.
Sorensen’s 2nd of the game on the power play at the 6:46 mark of the 2nd made it 3-0 for the yellow clad Swedes, but Flin Flon got on the board less than a minute later on a goal by James McNulty. Jesse Mychan’s power play goal three minutes into the 3rd closed the gap to one, but Sorensen completed the hat-trick on the power-play at 11:28. Ryan Fox made it 4-3 at the 13:31 mark, but Sorensen completed a four goal evening with an even strength marker at 18:26. Flin Flon came right back though as Fox netted his 2nd of the evening just 15 seconds later, but the Bombers could not get the equalizer.
The Swedish squad will move into La Ronge for a game against the SJHL champion Ice Wolves on Thursday night.