The Estevan Bruins have inched just a little bit closer to an SJHL championship.

The Bruins won game 1 of their best of seven championship series with Flon Flon, defeating the Bombers 4-2 on Friday night at Affinity Place in front of a raucous crowd.

The Bruins led 1-0 after one period and 2-1 after 40 minutes. Defenceman Dayton Deics scored a highlight reel goal late in the second period that sent Bruins fans into a frenzy.

Bruins captain Eric Houk also scored, as did Caelan Fitzpatrick. Cody Davis added an empty netter.

Bombers captain Zak Smith scored both goals for the visitors.

Estevan netminder Boston Bilous made 25 saves in the win, including a couple dazzling stops with his right pad.

Game 2 goes Saturday night, weather permitting, at Affinity Place at 7 p.m.