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The Phantom Lake Golf Club hosted the annual Senior's Open yesterday with 66 golfers taking part. Congratulations to Duke Rodnisky who fired a 75 to lead the men and Pat Bilquist shot a 91 to win the ladies.

 

Don't forget the Youth/Adult tournament will take place this Sunday at 11AM. You can sign up with one adult and one youth per team. It is $30.00 which includes 9 holes of golf, prizes and a meal. Deadline to register is Friday at 6, so call the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.

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The Flin Flon Bombers are headed back to Main Street, as they will be opening their new office at 35 Main next Tuesday.

 

To celebrate they will once again be offering season tickets at a reduced price as they try to hit 500. Right now they are 175 short.

 

If the Bombers hit 500,  all season ticket holders will receive a free Bomber hat.

 

The season ticket blitz will take place at the new location next Tuesday through Friday only. Hours will be 12-4 and you can call 204-687-4404.

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The Shoot To Score Hockey Skills Camp was a big success in Flin Flon this past weekend. This was the first time it was ever held in Flin Flon and Camp Director Tom McDermott says 62 kids signed up and had a blast on the ice with the likes of Reggie and Jamie Leach.

 

I had a chance to catch up with Jamie Leach the founder of Shoot To Score and we talked about how the program has evloved over the years, the state of hockey today and his NHL career which included 2 Stanley Cups with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

 

You can hear  that interview herehttps://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

 

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The 2018 Club Championship was decided earlier today at the Phantom Lake Golf Club and Lori Salahub picked up her unprecedented 18th straight Ladies Title.

 

Salahub won the Ladies with a 79. There is a new Men's Club Champion as Trevor Fox fired a 71.

 

Lauren Fox took the Juniors with a 88. Randy Fox the the Senior Men's with a 79, Pat Bilquist the Senior Ladies with an 83 and Brian Bortis the Super Senior's with a 79.

 

28 golfers took part and the Senior's Open is this Wednesday and the afternoon shotgun is full. There are still entries for the morning shotgun at 8, so call the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.

 

 

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The Norman Triple A Bantam Female Wild try-outs will take place in Flin Flon at the Whitney Forum the weekend of August the 25th and 26th.

 

This is open to any girls between 14 and 15 who live in the Norman region.

 

Registration is $125.00 and you can sign up by getting a hold of Darrin Mansell at darrin.mansell@gmail.com.

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A very busy August continues for the Phantom Lake Golf Club as the annual Club Championship will take place this Sunday August the 12th.

 

It is open to all members including Men's, Ladies, Senior Men's and Ladies, Super Senior Men and Ladies and Juniors.

 

Tee times will start at 11, and their may be a shotgun start if their are enough entries.

 

It will be complementary 18 holes and prizes. There will also be a steak dinner for $21.00 to follow.

 

Sign up at the Pro Shop at 306-688--5555.

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The 2018 Cranberry Trout Challenge wrapped up yesterday after two great days of fishing on Lake Athapap. 63 boats took part and here are the top 11 finishers of 2018.

 

1st- Brady Fidierchuk (Cranberry) and Leigh Johnston (Redvers)

2nd- Brian Fidierchuk and Hoglander (Cranberry)

3rd- Bickel and Bickel (The Pas)

4th- Boychuk and Hyska ( Flin Flon)

5th- Barry Anderson and McCallum (Cranberry)

6th- Robertson and Whitbread (Flin Flon)

7th- Asham and Smerch (Cranberry)

8th- Wiens and Smith (Cranberry)

9th Ballantybe and Cote (The Pas)

10th- Barry Anderson and Gord Fidierchuk (Cranberry)

11th- Donnie and Logan Grenier (Cranberry)

 

Youth Angler category

 

1st- Logan Grenier

2nd- Ethan Johnson and Jayden Oulette

3rd- Michael McCracken

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The Shoot To Score Hockey Pro Skills Camp will be in Flin Flon next week starting on Wednesday at the one and only Whitney Forum.

 

The Camp features two names that are no strangers to Flin Flon including the Riverton Rifle and Flin Flon Bomber great Reggie Leach and two time Stanley Cup champion  Jamie Leach.

 

The camp has been going on for 7 years, but this is the first time it will ever take place in Flin Flon.

 

I had a chance to chat with Reggie yesterday and he couldn't be happier about coming back to his second home. You can hear the full interview here:https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be hosting the Senior's Open on Wednesday August the 15th. It is open to both Ladies and Men who are 50 and over.

 

There will be two shotgun starts at 8 and 1PM. Entry fee is $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members which includes 18 holes, prizes and food.

 

Enter at the Phantom Lake Golf Club by calling 306-688-5555.

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31 Golfers teed off yesterday for the Ladies Open at the Phantom Lake Golf Course, with Laurie Salahub taking the Championship flight with a 79.

 

Lauren Fox came second with a 81, Sue Murray shot a 90 and Pat Bilquist a 94.

 

Here are the rest of the results:

 

First Flight- Amanda Bilquist

 

Second Flight- Charney Jones

 

Third Flight- Maxine Long

 

Fourth Flight- Jay Ginnell

 

Fifth Flight- Donna Geist

 

Sixth Flight- Lana Lecler

 

Seventh Flight- Karen Rasmussen

 

The Phantom Lake Golf course is preparing for a very busy August including the Club Championship, Junior/Adult Tournament and the Senior's Open.

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The Roller Goodwin Memorial hockey tournament is just a few weeks away as it makes it's return to the Whitney Forum the August long weekend.

 

A total of 10 teams will be taking part and here is the weekend schedule

 

Friday August the 3rd

 

Pistols VS Kros Pros- 4pm

Crones VS McKenzie-5:30

Brough VS Donaghy- 7

Rideouts VS L-Dub All Stars-8:30

Chudy VS The Dump Bears-10

 

Saturday August the 4th

 

Doughboys VS Kros Pros- 10am

Rideouts VS McKenzie-11:30

Doughboys VS Quinn- 1pm

Firemen VS Pistols-2:30

L-Dub All Stars VS Crones- 4

Rideouts VS Dump Bears-5:30

Chudy VS Donaghy-7

Brough VS Krones-8:30

Kro's Pros VS Quinn-10

 

Sunday August the 5th

 

The Dump Bears VS Donaghy-9am

Firemen VS McKenzie- 10:30

Rideouts VS Chudy- noon

Doughboys VS Brough-1:30

L-Dub All Stars VS Firemen - 3

Pistols VS Quinn- 4:30

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Due to all the rain this weekend the Phantom Lake Golf club has postponed the Ladies Open til this Sunday July the 29th.

 

Tee times will start at 1:30 and you will get 18 holes of golf with a Roast Beef supper and prizes to follow.

 

The Adult Junior Tournament has been moved to Sunday August the 19th starting at noon.

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The Flin Flon Bombers made a trade to bolster their goaltending situation and unfortunately had to part with one of their core guys from the past couple of seasons.

 

The Bombers moved popular forward Brody Madarash to the Lloydminster Bobcats for veteran goaltender Pierce Diamond.
 

Diamond a 20 year old from Edmonton has spent his entire junior career in the AJHL, played 26 games last year with Lloydminster and went   8-17   with a gaa of 3.30 and a save % of .904

 

Madarash who is also 20 played two years with the Bombers picking up 15 points in 61 career games. He also added 1 point in 15  playoff games.

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Congratulations to Flin Flon's Brett Muench who had the best shot in the semi-finals on Saturday to claim the 2018 CFAR Million Dollar Hole In One.

 

Golfers competed all week at the Phantom Lake Driving range to qualify for the semi's which took place on Saturday on hole no.9 of the Phantom Lake Golf Course.

 

Muench had a number of shots hit the green, but his best shot measured 8 ft,3 and a half inches away to claim top prize.

 

Shawn Fraser came second at 10 ft, four and 3 quarter inches, followed by Rick Hall at 12 ft, nine and a half inches.

 

All three players got one shot to shoot for a million and Shawn Fraser came within 47 feet, Brett Muench 52 feet and Rick Hall 100 feet.

 

A big thanks to the Kinsmen and Rotary for spear heading the event as well as all the volunteers,sponsors and golfers for coming out to support the event.

 

Congratulations to the six golfers who scored hole in one's during the week including Jeff Boismier, Jason Mucha, Merle Sproxton, Laverne Hynzman, Casey Crone and Brenda Russell who picked up her third career hole in one, which is a record for the ladies.

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More great events to look forward to at the Phantom Lake Golf Club. The Adult Junior Fun Day is set to go on Sunday August the 19th with tee times starting at noon.

 

Kids can enter for free and adults can play for only $25.00. There will be a barbecue and prizes to follow.

 

 

The Club Championship will be played on Sunday August the 12th starting at 10. This is open to members only and entry fee is $25.00.

 

You will get a barbecue and great prizes once again after the event is complete.

 

Sign up for both events at :306-688-5555.

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Cranberry Portage is only a few weeks away from their biggest event of the year as they prepare for the 29th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge August the 4th and 5th on Lake Athapap.

 

Brand new this year will be the youth angler event, where first place gets $350.00, second $250 and third $200.00.

 

There are cash prizes for the top 11 fish including $5000.00 for first, $2,500.00 for second and $2,000.00 for third.

 

This is a catch and release derby and entry fee is $150.00 with two people per boat.

 

You can register by calling Debbie at 204-271-0050 or Brianna at 204-271-1157.

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The SJHL released the schedule for the up coming season on their website at sjhl.ca, with the season beginning on September the 12th when Nipawin travels to Humboldt to battle the Broncos on national tv.

 

The game will be broadcast on TSN and CTV.

 

All teams will play 58 games.

 

The Showcase will be in Warman, September the 23rd to the 26th, and the SJHL/MJHL Showcase will be played in Regina January the 13th to the 15th. The regular season will end March the 5th.

 

Flin Flon will open up the season on September the 14th and 15th with a home and home against Laronge. The Bombers travel to the Mel Hegland Uniplex in Laronge on Friday with the Wolves making their way to the Whitney Forum the next night.

 

The Bombers will kick off their first big road trip where they will play 4 games in 5 nights starting in Humboldt October the 10th, Notre Dame on the 11th , Weyburn the 13th and wrapping up in Estevan on the 14th.

 

Flin Flon will play Laronge 10 times , Melfort and Nipawin 6 times.

 

The Bombers last regular season home game is March the 2nd VS Laronge, and they play in Melfort to close out the season March the 5th.

 

Full schedule can be seen at sjhl.ca, and 102.9 CFAR will post our broadcast schedule later in August.

 

 

 

 

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If you would like to make sure you are ready for the up coming hockey season, sign up for off ice conditioning with Ryan Fox from Sal's Fitness.

 

Ryan will teach you speed, agility, power, core strength and flexibility. It doesn't matter your skill level as everyone will benefit from this conditioning clinic.

 

It is open to anyone between 10 and 20 and the sessions will take place at the Creighton Track Field starting July the 23rd.

 

Call 687-5811 to sign up and for more information.

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It was a great weekend for a local Flin Flon swimmer. Madison Campbell was in Saskatoon for the Man/Sask Provincial Swimming Championships and was only one of two swimmers from all of Northern Manitoba to qualify.

 

Madison had a very good weekend making the finals for the 100 Butterfly, finishing 11th out of 150 girls. In the 5o Free event she finished 5th in the 11 year old category.

 

She finished 9th in the 200 IM, with roughly 160 girls.

 

Madison also shaved off time in all her events including 2 seconds in the 200IM, 1 second off in the 50 Free and another 2 seconds in the 100 Fly.

 

What makes this weekend even more impressive is that Madison made it to the finals in every event and the Flin Flon Aqua Jets have been done swimming for over 3 months.

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The Flin Flon Nordic race team will be hosting a summer ski paddling conditioning camp starting this Friday. It is a great opportunity for anyone who would like to learn more about canoe racing and improve your fitness.

 

You can join top notch instructors including Rick Hall who brings all kinds of experience about the technical aspects of canoe racing. Other instructors include Bob Jarvis who is the co-coach of the Flin Flon Nordic team and Andrew Brisbin who is entering his third year as Saskatchewan's high performance coach.

 

You will also get to work with Brett Unrau who is a top skier in his own right and has been the Head coach of the Flin Flon Nordic team the last 9 years.

 

Fitness testing starts this Friday at 4 and the camp will wrap up Saturday night after strength and conditioning. You can register by e-mailing Dean Grove at bigisland5959@gmail .com or calling 204-923-0315.

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The Early Bird Flin Flon Bomber season ticket deadline is this Thursday. Remember all tickets are $25.00 off including Adults, Students, Seniors and Children.

 

There is also the Family rate which will means if you buy one season ticket, a member of your family can also purchase one for $100.00 off.

 

There is also a payment plan in place and about 150 season tickets have been sold so far.

 

Once 400 season tickets are sold, all season ticket holders will receive a free Bomber T-shirt.

 

Office hours at the Flin Flon Community Hall are 10-1 til August the 15th. You can also call 204-687-4404.

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The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be hosting the Ladies Open on Sunday July the 21st with a shot gun start at 1PM.

 

This is open to all ladies who would like to come out and have fun. It is $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members. You get 18 holes of golf, a great meal and lots of prizes.

 

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is also looking for volunteers to help out during the Million Dollar Hole In One, starting July the 17th.

 

Call the Pro- Shop at 306-688-5555.

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The Cadet World Championships took place in Zagreb Croatia and Flin Flon's Carson Lee once again had a very impressive showing in Wrestling.

 

Lee ended up finishing 5th in the 80 KG weight class and improved signifigantly from his 21st place showing the year before.

 

Matter of fact Lee had the best showing by a Canadian male on the whole team.

 

Lee had victories over Greece and the Ivory Coast and ended up taking on Milan Koresog of Hungary for the Bronze Medal. The Hungarian did prevail but it didn't take away from a great event for Carson.

 

Lee who currently wrestles for the Saskatoon JR Huskies Wrestling Club will now move up from the Cadet to the Junior Level.

 

 

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The Phantom Lake Golf Club hosted the Trout Festival Open this past Saturday. 45 golfers took part and battled a good down pour before completing their 18 holes.

 

When it was all said and done, Ray Shirran won the tournament firing a sizzling 68.

 

Shawn Goodman placed second and DJ Wilson third to round out the Championship Flight.

 

First Flight- Hugh Devlin, Second Flight- Scott Greenwood and Third Flight was Dean Pardowski.

 

Don't forget the next Mixed 2-ball is Saturday July the 14th starting at 4 and the Senior's Open is scheduled for August the 15th.

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The Creighton Kodiaks will have a veteran group as they prepare for their 5th season in the Northern Saskatchewan 6 Man Football League starting in September.

 

Training Camps will open right across the league, August the 20th.

 

All teams will play out of one division this year and each team will get 5 regular season games. Creighton is in a division with Beauval, Pinehouse, Cumberland House, Sandy Bay and La Loche.

 

The Kodiaks will play twice at home and three on the road. Here is their complete schedule:

 

Thursday Sept 6th at Sandy Bay- 3pm

Wednesday Sept 12th at La Loche ( In PA)- 3pm

Thursday Set 20th VS Cumberland House -4pm

Thursday Sept 26th VS Pinehouse- 4pm

Wednesday Oct 3rd at Beauval- 3PM

 

Playoffs start October the 15th, with the Ralph Pilz Trophy game in PA on Saturday October the 20th.

 

Provincials will start the weekend of October the 27th.

 

Creighton brings back 20 players from last year's team and will be one of the deepest teams in the North.

 

 

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The Flin Flon Extreme Hockey School is the longest running hockey school in Northern Manitoba and has been around for the last 19 years.

 

It will return to the Whitney Forum August the 20th to the 24th and has something for everyone.

 

The different programs include, Juniors 6-9, Intermediate 10-12, Skill Development 12-15 and Conditioning 14 and up.

 

The Specialty Cliniics start August the 27th.

 

Mike Reagan returns as the head instructor with lots of current and former Bombers helping out.

 

If you sign up by July the 30th you will be entered in a draw for a Bomber punch pass. For more information call 204-271-1407 or e-mail mikereagan39@hotmail.com.

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Congratulations to Flin Flon's Justin Lies on being selected among the top 28 prospects for 15 year olds across Manitoba.

 

Lies attended a selection camp in Portage in early May which attracted the top 40 bantam players across the province.

 

The program has been narrowed down to 28 and will look forward to a August camp in Winnipeg, and will cut down to 24 for the Canada Games coming up in Red Deer in February.

 

Team Manitoba won a Bronze medal in Prince George in 2015.

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The Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up their season with the year end tournament played at Foster Park, Phantom Lake and Creighton.

 

In Division 2 ( 9 and 10 year olds) it was the CO-OP Rush beating the Credit Union 3-1 to win Gold. The CO-OP Red Racers took Bronze.

 

Division 3 (10 and 11) the CO-OP beat the Rotary 6-1.

 

Division 4 ( 13-14) Team Maroon over Team Blue 6-3 to win Gold. MA Ironworks took the Bronze.

 

Division 5 ( 15-18)  Rotary over the Community 4-1. CO-OP took Bronze.

 

 

 

 

 

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In just over 2 months the Flin Flon Bombers will be back on the ice for their main camp which is scheduled to start August the 31st at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bombers have also released their pre season schedule.

 

At Nipawin, Sunday Sept 2nd (all rookies)

At Laronge, Tuesday Sept 4th

 

VS Swan River,Thursday Sept the 6th

VS Nipawin, Friday Sept the 7th.

 

Regular season starts Saturday Sept 15th.

 

 

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The Shoot To Score Hockey Pro Skills Camp will make it's debut in Flin Flon in August. The camp will feature a couple of names you know in the Riverton Rifle and former Flin Flon Bomber Reggie Leach and his son Jamie Leach.

 

They have all kinds of experience with the game including three Stanley Cup rings between them.

 

The camp will take place at the Whitney Forum, August the 8th to the 11th. Register by contacting Tom McDermott at 306-930-7839 or tomchop20@yahoo.ca.

 

Registration fee is $400.00 and is sponsored by Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation Suicide Prevention.

 

They will be holding a kick off barbecue tomorrow starting at 11:30 at the Petrocan in Creighton. Stop by for a hot dog, hamburger and try the new Beaver Tail Burger. Proceeds will go to Amisk Lake Minor Hockey.

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A number of Flin Flon/ Creighton soccer teams that play in the Phantom Lake Soccer Club travelled to Saskatoon for the Bridge City Classic this past weekend. Here are the results.

 

The Phantom Lake Thunder- under 11 girls finished 3-0 in the round robin and beat The Lakewood Thunder 1-0 to win Gold.

 

The Phantom Lake Vikings went 2-0-1 and lost in playoffs while the Phantom Lake Warriors were 2-0 before losing in semis in the under 11 boys.

 

The Phantom Lake Mutants under 13 boys went 0-2-1 and did not make playoffs. The Phantom Lake Lightning, under 15 girls went 2-1 in round robin. They lost Gold medal game to Aurora 1-0 to win Silver.

 

The Phantom Lake Storm, under 15 boys went 2-1 and did not make playoffs while the under 17 girls went 3-0 in round robin before losing 2-0 to Saskatoon to take Silver.

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The Roller Goodwin Memorial Hockey Tournament is returning to Flin Flon this summer and will take place at the Whitney Forum the August long weekend.

 

The Flin Flon Bombers will be organizing it and are now taking registration for teams that would like to take part.

 

Entry fee is $850.00 per team, and you are guaranteed three games.

 

Contact Travis Rideout by June the 30th at 204-271-3689.

 

Teams that have taken part the last few years will get first priority.

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A number of teams from the Phantom Lake Soccer Club will be travelling to Saskatoon for the Bridge City Classic starting on Friday.

 

Good luck to the Under 11 Girls Phantom Lake Thunder, Under 11 Boys Phantom Lake Vikings and Phantom Lake Warriors, Under 13 Boys Phantom Lake Mutants, Under 15 Girls Phantom Lake Lightning, Under 15 Boys Phantom Lake Storm and Under 17 Girls.

 

Each team is guaranteed 3 games with the playoffs on Sunday.

 

We will have full results on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. You can also follow the action through out the weekend at bridgecityclassic.com.

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The Flin Flon Bombers announced some key signings out of their spring camp, which took place in Saskatoon back in April.

 

Ryder Richmond from Forest Manitoba,  who is a moble puck moving defenseman who put up 68 points in 3 seasons in the Manitoba Midget AAA league with the Yellowhead Chiefs. He started last season with the Dauphin Kings.

 

Hunter Young a 18 year old goalie from Okotoks Alberta. Young went 3-7-3 with a gaa of 3.91 in the Alberta Midget Triple A league last year. Reagan thought he had a really good camp.

 

David Hibbs, a 17 year old power forward from Bay Roberts Newfoundland who had 37 points in 31 games with his Triple A Midget team including 18 goals.

 

A couple names Bomber fans may be familliar with,  include  Jaxon White who has suited up for the Beardy's Blackhawks the past couple of seasons. Last year, White had 18 points in 43 games and he did suit up in a couple of games for Flin Flon as an AP.

 

Matt Flodell, a 17 year old forward who played for the Midget Triple A Battleford  Stars and picked up 25 points in 43 games with 10 goals.

 

Flodell dressed for three Bomber playoff games , collecting 2 points in 3 games with a goal and an assist.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan says they will announce more signings out of their Spring Camp in the next couple of weeks.

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The Phantom Lake Golf Club is getting ready for one of their biggest tournaments of the year, the Trout Festival Open on Saturday June the 30th.

 

There will be two shot gun starts at 8am and 1pm. It will be $65.00 for non-members and $60.00 for members.

 

You get 18 holes of golf, a meal and prizes. Something new this year, you will get to pick your starting hole for first paid entries.

 

Call the Pro- Shop at 306-688-5555.

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Due to all the rain the last few weeks, the Phantom Lake Golf Club has re-scheduled the Opening Day Tournament.

 

The Opening Day Celebration will now take place on Saturday June the 23rd with a shotgun start at 4. You will get 9 holes of golf, prizes and a barbecue to follow.

 

The first Mixed 2-ball will take place this Saturday June the 16th with tee times at 3.

 

You can sign up for both these events at 306-688-5555.

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The Flin Flon /Creighton Pickelball Club will be hosting a pair of introduction clinics this Saturday at the Steventon Bunk.

 

The clinics will be at 9:30 and 1 and are both free.

 

Paddles will be provided and court shoes are recommended. This is open to all age groups and they would like it if you would pre-register by contacting Dave Etienne at detienne@mymts.net.

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The SJHL Bantam Draft took place in Nipawin during the AGM this past weekend. All 12 teams took part and got to choose 5 players.

 

Here are the Flin Flon Bomber selections.

 

Round 1- Jayden Wiens- Carrot River (4th overall)

 

Round 2- pass

 

Round 3- Ashton Ferster- Prince Albert

 

Round 4- Hunter Laroque- Saskatoon

 

Round 5- Conner Yager- Dundurn

 

Round 6- Grayson Chell- Saskatoon

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The Harder Avalon Soccer Classic took place in Saskatoon this past weekend and a number of Flin Flon teams had very good showings. This is very impressive, when you consider the Flin Flon teams have been playing for less than a month.

 

Here are the results:

 

Under 9 Boys- FF Knights went 2-2 and did not advance to playoffs.Under 11 Girls Thunder won Gold with a 4-0 win in the final.

 

Under 11 Boys- Warriors beat the Phantom Lake Vikings 5-2 in Semis, then lost final to Big River to take Silver.

 

Under 13 Boys Mutants went 1-2 and did not advance to playoffs. Under 15 Girls Lightning lost Semi- Final to Aurora 2-0. Under 15 Boys , Phantom Lake Storm lost Semi Final to Nipawin 1-0.

 

Under 17 Girls, Phantom Lake Fusion went 0-3 and did not advance to playoffs.

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The Flin Flon Bombers held their AGM last night at the Green Room at the Flin Flon Community Hall.

 

Tanya Benoit announced that she would not be seeking re-election for President after completing her one year term,  and thanked all the volunteers and board members for all their hard work. Tania will stay on the board as a Director.

 

Travis Rideout who has been the Vice President the last two years will move into  President for a two year term and is very excited about all the new people who have stepped up and will join the board this season.

 

Rideout mentioned that the team bus will also need some major repairs, between 20 and 30 thousand dollars and they will go ahead with the repairs as opposed to going back to charters.

 

Mike Reagan, the Head Coach and GM gave his report and he mentioned that 21 players will be eligible to return from last year's team. Rob Johnson is the only vet not returning.

 

The Bombers have 12 verbal commitments from Spring Camp, and the peremeters of the Nick Shumlanski trade from Humboldt still need to be worked out.

 

Jason Savill has been hired the new trainor from the University of Regina Cougars.

 

A dispersal draft with the Humboldt Broncos will be figured out at the league meetings in Nipawin this Friday.

 

Here is this year's Board Of Directors

 

Travis Rideout- President

Damian Dominey- Vice

David Brooks- Tresurer

Directors- Adam Ricard, Tania Benoit, Glenn Rideout, Danny Hailey, Lisa Tower, Tyanna Clarke,Eldrid Dicks, Janice Slipp, Emily Robinson, Carissa Mason, Marty Ledoux and Kelly Mansell.

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The Phantom Lake Golf course is in fantastic shape and will host the first big event of the new golf season. The Opening day tournament is this Saturday and will begin with a shot gun start at 11.

 

This event is open for everyone including Ladies, Men and Juniors. Registration is $50. 00 for non-members and $45.00 for members.

 

You get 18 holes of golf, a meal and prizes.

 

Call the Pro- Shop to sign up at 306-688-5555.

 

 

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After a very successful season ticket campaign from last season, the Flin Flon Bombers will once again be offering their fans the same great deals and incentives this year.

 

If you pick up a season ticket now before July the 12th, you will save $25.00. That includes Adult's, Student's , Seniors and Kids.

 

There is also a family rate which means if you buy one Adult or Senior season ticket, you will be able to purchase a second ticket for a Student or Child and save $100.00.

 

The Bombers will also be offering a payment plan and have included some great incentives.

 

If 400 season tickets are sold, you will receive a Bomber T-shirt, 500 a Bomber hat, 600 a Hoodie and if 1000 season tickets are sold, tickets will be reduced to $200.00.

 

Office hours at the Flin Flon Community Hall are 12-4 til the end of May and 10-1 from June til August.

 

Some other advantages to getting a season ticket include your guaranteed seat for the regular season and playoffs. A one time discount at the Souvenir booth and ticket draws for great prizes through out the season.

 

Call the Bomber office for more details at 204-687-4404.

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There will be a new face at the Phantom Lake Golf Club this year. Jeff Boismier who is originally from Ontario is the new Club Pro and is thrilled to be in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

 

Jeff has played professionally, consulted and built golf courses and brings a ton of experience and talent to his new post.

 

I caught up with Jeff on Tuesday, and had a chance to sit down and talk about how he wound up in Flin Flon and the great sport of golf. You can hear that interview here: https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their AGM last night at the Victoria Inn. President Darin Mansell chaired the meeting and thanked the entire board for another successful season.

 

Mansell came in late last year and after jumping a few hurdles they were able to get on track.

 

Among the highlights, were the Novice half ice program where they noticed the skill levels went up. The Bantam AA and Pee Wee AA'S also picked up Silver medals at Provincials and enrollment was up.

 

Mansell also attended the Norman Hockey AGM and reported that there will be a change in how teams will qualify for provincials. You will now have to play-off in your region, which could either happen at a tournament or special dates may be booked.

 

Minor Hockey is excited as it looks like they may have a Double A Midget team for the first time in a number of seasons but did mention that they are lacking referees.

 

Numbers are down and are hoping that some new kids will step up and take the referee clinics they will be offering.

 

Suzie Playford, the treasurer spoke and said that Minor Hockey turned a profit for the third straight year and they are in good financial standing. The Whitney Forum and Sportex will both race their ice rates, so enrollment fees will slightly increase this fall.

 

Elections took place and here is your board of directors for the up coming year.

 

President- Darin Mansell

Vice- Wade Lowe

Secretary- Kathryn Church

Registrar- Dan Hlady

Volunteer Coordinator- Carrie Stinton

Fundraising Coordinator- Kerri- Lynn Behrman

Ice Scheduler- Donna Madarash

Referee In Chief- Todd Simms and Harvey Bolton

Special Events- Cindy Davis

Coach Coordinator- Corey Thompson

Communications Coordinator- Courtney Biberdorf

Hockey D- Ashton Crone

Novice- Tanner Brough

Atom- Chad Schwartz

Pee-Wee- Vacant

Bantam- Vacant

Midget- Vacant

Female- Jolene Gardner

Equipment Manager- Brandi Moore

Midget- Vacant

Timekeepers- Vacant

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The Norman Northstars held their awards night and banquet on Saturday night in Thompson. It was a good night for both Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh and Mitchell Reid.

 

Pfoh took home two awards for Defensive Player Of The Year and Best Defenseman. Reid was awarded the Rookie Of The Year.

 

Hunter Rambow from the Pas took home the MVP, Offensive Player Of The Year and Top Scorer.

 

Mikey Barron was Most Popular and Jamie Valentino was Most Improved.

 

 

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The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be holding their AGM next Wednesday, May the 23rd at the club house starting at 7.

 

There will be various reports, a financial statement and an update on course renovations.

 

You can also come out and meet the new club pro Jeff Boismier and find out what they have planned for 2018.

 

All members are welcome.

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The Phantom Lake Golf course will officially open up next week for members. You can start booking tee times on Monday and come down and meet the new pro Jeff Boismier.

 

The golf course, the driving range and restaurant will all be open. The Pro- Shop will also be open from sun set to sun down, so come down and pick up your memberships.

 

The golf course is in great shape and Jeff the new Club Pro is looking forward to meeting you.

 

Phone 306-688-5555 for tee times and more information.

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The Flin Flon Bombers will once again be hosting a wine tasting night at the Victoria Inn , June the 6th starting at 7.

 

There will be 11 represenitives taking part and tickets are $25.00 and can be picked up at the Bomber office, the Liquor Store and Northland Ford.

 

All the proceeds will go to the Bomber organization.

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Flin Flon's Justin Lies made local history last Thursday when he was chosen the 12th pick in the third round of  the WHL Bantam Draft by the Vancouver Giants.

 

Lies is the highest draft pick to ever come out of Northern Manitoba and is very excited about his hockey future.

 

Justin stopped by the CFAR studio yesterday to share his thoughts about the draft and where he plans to play this season to get ready for his WHL career.

 

You can hear that interview here: https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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Congratulations to 19 year old Flin Flon Bomber forward Crystopher Collin who has committed to Bowling Green , NCAA Division 1 for the 2020-21 season.

 

Collin had a season to remember in his first year playing for the Bombers in the SJHL.

 

Not only did Collin finish second in team scoring with 50 points in 49 games but he also led the team in goals with 22. His 13 powerplay goals led the entire league.

 

He also won a Gold medal playing for Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan at the World JR. A Challenge in Truro Nova Scotia and was only one of two players from the SJHL to be selected to play in the CJHL Prospects game.

 

Collin is the second Bomber in the last two weeks to pick up a scholarship, as Tyler Nyman committed to Hamlin Division 3 in Minnesota at the end of April.

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Flin Flon Parks and Rec, The Town of Creighton and the Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up the annual Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend.

 

For the first time ever the tournament was held at the Creighton Sportex, and both finals were played on Saturday afternoon.

 

2004-2006- The Jets beat MA Ironworks 2-1 and in the 2007-2009 division it was the Rockets over the Rotary 5-4 in penalty kicks.

 

The soccer club would like to thank all the coach's, referees, volunteers and the Town Of Creighton for all their support in hosting this tournament.

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The Flin Flon Bombers will kick off their spring camp in Saskatoon at the Agriplace Arena with registration today at 11 AM, and the first practice at 1.

 

There will be four practices today and they will get into games tonight. Saturday everybody will play two games with the prospects game and then they will break down the top forty.

 

I caught up with Mike yesterday and you can hear his comments about the spring camp right here:https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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It was a day that two Northern Manitoba boys will never forget as Justin Lies and Chase Bertholet were both selected today in the WHL Bantam Draft.

 

Both Lies and Bertholet suited up for the Norman Bantam AAA Wolves this past season who played out of Thompson.

 

Lies who is from Flin Flon was selected with the 12th pick in the third round by the Vancouver Giants. He put up 62 points in 35 games including 39 goals.

 

Bertholet from The Pas went 6th in the 5th round and was selected by the Red Deer Rebels. In 36 games with Norman this past season, Bertholet put up 68 points including 30 goals.

 

Both these players have also been selected to the top 40 prospects in Manitoba and will be at a try out camp in Portage May the 11th to the 13th. This list will be reduced to 26 with those players off to represent Manitoba at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February.

 

 

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The soccer club will kick off their regular season next week at various fields around town but will get a tune-up with their annual indoor tournament which will start tonight.

 

For the first time ever,  the indoor tournament will be played at the Sportex with two different divisions.

 

In the 2004-2006 Division Tonight

 

MA Ironworks VS The Jetst at 6

 

Bombers VS MA Ironworks at 8

 

Jets VS Bombers- Friday at 6.

 

Playoffs start Friday at 8 with the Championship Final, Saturday at 4.

 

2007-2009 Division Tonight

 

Co-op VS The Kinettes at 5

 

Rotary VS The Rockets at 7.

 

Playoffs start Friday at 7, with the Championship Final, Saturday at 5.

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The Flin Flon Bombers will hold their AGM on Wednesday May the 30th at the Green room at the Flin Flon Community Hall starting at 7.

 

The meeting will include a Coach's and President's report as well as a financial statement provided by the Treausurer.

 

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions from the floor.

 

Elections will also take place for President, Vice President, Treasurer and 8 Director spots.

 

The entire public is encouraged to attend.

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Congratulations to graduating Flin Flon Bomber forward Tyler Nyman who has been awarded a division 3 scholarship to attend Hamlin University next season in Minnesota.

 

Nyman came to the Flin Flon Bombers via a trade with the Brooks Bandits of the AJHL in the 2016-17 season.

 

In 65 regular season games, Nyman put up 25 points including 10 goals. He had 6 points in 24 playoff games.

 

Nyman battled a lot of injuries in his final year of junior, but showed a lot of resilience and guts and managed to get back in the lineup late in the season and was able to suit up for all the playoff games.

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Blake Alexander who is in Creighton school and plays for the Kodiak 6 man football team got the ultimate opportunity last weekend in Winnipeg.

 

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers hosted a Quarter Back Camp which was eligible for all high school kids right across Manitoba.

 

Blake's dad Mike found out about it, contacted the Blue Bombers and was able to get Blake registered.

 

There were 9 kids total, with Blake the only player from outside Winnipeg to take part in the camp which featured a lot of one on one time with Blue Bomber starting QB Matt Nichols.

 

Blake was in the CFAR studio for an interview to talk about the camp on  Thursday and you can hear that interview  right here.

https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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5 swimmers from the Flin Flon Creighton Aqua Doves will get a chance to represent the local club when they head to Saskatoon for the Canadian Prairie Championships, May the 11th to the 13th.

 

There will be 317 swimmers taking part from across Canada and the United States.

 

The swimmers are Talissa Alexander, Rene Thompson and Cadence McIntosh for 13-15 year olds and Charity Odut and Maryn McKee 16-18 years of age.

 

This will be the last big swim meet of the year.

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The Northern Saskatchewan Football Jamboree will take place in Laronge May the 11th to the 13th. All 8 Northern Saskatchewan teams will  take part including the Creighton Kodiaks.

 

This will be a skills camp for kids in grades 9-11 and will give players a chance to run through all the drills and will include a full contact combine on the final day.

 

The Jamboree will also feature players from the Saskatchewan Rough Riders including Duron Carter and Brandon Bridge.

 

For more information contact Mark Williment at 1-306-425-9895.

 

 

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The Phantom Lake Soccer Club is taking registration online for the upcoming season at phantomlakesoccer.com. 

 

Registration is ongoing and the Soccer Club has reintroduced the Bumblebee program after a three year break. This is a division for 3 and 4 year olds.

 

Prices are $50.00 for 3-6 year olds, who play once a week, and $65.00 for 7-18 year olds who play twice a week.

 

The season is set to start May the 4th, indoors if needed and go til the end of June.

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Flin Flon Minor Hockey will hold their AGM on Tuesday May the 15th at the Victoria Inn starting at 7.

 

Agenda will include a President's report, Treasurer's report, re-cap of the season, questions and answers from the floor, and elections to join the executive.

 

Anyone affiliated with minor hockey is asked to attend. More information will be provided on the Flin Flon Minor Hockey Web-site at flinflonminorhockey.com.

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The Flin Flon Creighton Aqua Jets wrapped up their year last Wednesday and handed out their season ending awards.

 

Here are the award winners:

 

Competitive Swimmer Awards:

Most Improved: Savannah Thurstan
Hardest Worker: Owen Qiu
Most Dedicated: Connor Brown
Top Novice: Eli Plamondon 
Top Overall: Madison Campbell

Pre Competitive Swimmers:

Most Improved: Evalina Dauk
Hardest Worker: Josie Weins
Top Overall: Kaleb Sapergia 

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The Flin Flon Creighton Aqua Doves were in Regina for the Sadie Caulder Knight synchronized swimming provincials this past weekend.

 

A number of local swimmers did well.

 

In the Limited Swimmers competition

 

Mackenzie McLean, first in the 11-12 year old figures, Morgan Burwash, third in the 11-12 figures, Hollie Clarke and Blake Shirran, first in 10 and under duet.

 

Mattie Clarke, Parker Ledoux, Mackenzie McLean, third in 11-12 year old team.

 

Jordan Hucaluk, Jenna Thompson, Kiera Wood, Sara Mansell, Ava Wiilliams, Morgan Burwash,Jayla Roberts and Piper Sapergia Green, first in 11-12 year old team.

 

Stream Competitive Swimmers

 

Grace McIntosh, third in 8 and under figures, Grace and Madeline Sapergia Green , third in 10 and under duet.

 

Talissa Alexander, 10th place in 13-15 solo, Maryn McKee, 6th place in 16-18 solo.

 

The Aqua Doves local water show will take place this Thursday April the 19th at 7.

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Congratulations to Carson Lee who won a Bronze medal at the Canadian National Wrestling Championships in Edmonton this past weekend.

 

Carson won the Bronze in the Juvenile (grade 11's and 12's), only losing one match all day.

 

Carson also won all his matches on Saturday to secure him the 80kg spot to represent Canada at the under 17 Pan American Championships and World Championships.

 

Flin Flon will now have two boys representing their country over the next 6 months, with Carson joining his brother Hunter.

 

Hunter won the 92kg spot at the Junior (under 21) National team three weekends ago in Montreal. He will be competing in the Junior Pan American Games and Junior World Championships.

 

Carson will be heading off to Guatemala, the United States and Croatia, while Hunter is off to Brazil, Italy, the US and Slovakia.

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The Flin Flon Bombers will host their annual spring camp in Saskatoon at the Agriplace Arena, May the 4th to the 6th.

 

The Bombers are expecting between 80 to 100 kids between 15 and 18 years old. Mike Reagan the Head Coach and GM is expecting a very high calibre of skill.

 

If you are interested in taking part contact the Bomber office at :204-687- 4404.

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The SJHL Board of Governors held a scheduled conference call today to decide whether the league would move ahead with the Canalta Cup finals.

 

The SJHL website has announced that alll 12 league Governors unanimously decided to carry on with the season.

 

The message from the board of the Humboldt Broncos was "The Power of healing is in the game."

 

Nipawin will play Estevan with the Bruins advancing after bouncing the defending league champion Battleford Stars in 5 games. The Hawks were up 3 games to 1 on the Broncos before the unthinkable happened on Friday night.

 

The Hawks had the best record in the regular season and will host games 1 and 2 this Saturday and Sunday.

 

The rest of the schedule looks like this.

Game 3- Tues April 17th in Estevan

Game 4- Weds April 18th in Estevan

If Nec

Game 5- Friday April 20th in Nipawin

Game 6 -Sunday April 22nd in Estevan

Game 7 - Tuesday April 24th in Nipawin

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A tremendous amount of support continues to surround the Humboldt Broncos after their horrific bus crash which claimed 16 lives with the passing of trainer Dayna Brons earlier today.

 

I had a chance to catch up with former Bronco board member and local buisinesman Mike Yager who I got to know very well in my 20 plus years travelling to Humboldt.

 

Mike along with his wife Shannon own and operate Spotlight Sport and Corporite Wear and have been huge sponsors of the Humboldt Broncos for many years.

 

The Yagers have designed Humboldt Strong t-shirts and sweatshirts and are donating all the profits to the families that have been affected by the crash.

 

The response has been overwhelming with orders coming in from all over the world. Mike took some time to talk to us yesterday and was able to share how the citizens of Humboldt are banding together in one of the worst tragedies in the history of Saskatchewan.

 

You can hear that interview here:https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

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Creighton Rec, Flin Flon Parks and Rec and the Phantom Lake Soccer Club are hosting an indoor soccer tournament in Creighton May the 3rd to the 5th.

 

This is open to kids born between 2004 and 2009.

 

Register in person at the Town Of Creighton office, at Creighton Rec. You can also call 306-688-3538. Registration deadline is April the 18th at 5pm.

 

It is $30.00 per person and all the games will be played at the Creighton Sportex.

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Flin Flon's Tanner and Jeremy Dutcawich who both suited up for the Yellowhead Chiefs of the Manitoba Midget AAA hockey league this past season were recognized for their fine play.

 

Yellowhead held their year end awards this past Thursday and announced that 17 year old Jeremy, the team's no. one goalie was selected as the team's MVP.

 

Jeremy was among the league leaders in wins with 22, posted 4 shut outs and finished with a gaa of 2.91 and a save % of 9.02.

 

His brother Tanner who is 15 was selected as the team's most improved player. Tanner collected 23 points in 48 games including 15 goals and 8 assists.

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In the wake of the Humboldt Broncos bus tragedy from the weekend the Flin Flon Bombers will be holding a candle vigil tonight at the Whitney Forum starting at 7.

 

The Bombers are encouraging everybody to wear Green and bring a candle and donations will be accepted at this time.

 

Ped's Threads will be doing a fundraiser for the Broncos by selling Humboldt Strong sweatshirts, T-shirts and Ladies T-shirts.

 

100% of the profits will go to the victims of the families of the tragedy.

 

The Go-Fund me page has raised over $4 million dollars for all the families affected so far.

 

# we are broncos.

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The City Of Flin Flon , the FFSD and Football Manitoba are bringing Flag Football to Flin Flon this spring and coach's from Football Manitoba will be coming to town to teach the kids how to play.

 

Clinics will take place the weekend of April the 20th and 21st for kids kindergarten to grade 8 plus potential refs and coach's at Ruth Betts and McIsaac.

 

Classes will take place Friday April the 20th in the morning at Ruth Betts and afternoon at McIsaac.

 

The Coaching Clinic is Friday 5:30-9:30 PM, the Referee Clinic is Saturday 9-noon, and also on Saturday there will be a Flag Football Tournament, 1-5 at McIsaac.

 

For questions and to sign up contact Cait Bailey at the Rec office at 204-681-7542.

 

Sign up is totally free.

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The Flin Flon Bombers season has come to an end and the future sure looks bright, with only four players not eligible to come back next season.

 

Saying that,  the four players who are all graduating due to age,  left a lasting legacy with the Maroon and White including captain Ben Lanfermann and goaltender Brenden Newton.

 

Both these players played their entire career in a Bomber uniform and had many big nights and memories about playing in Flin Flon.

 

I had a chance to sit down with these two great players at the Awards night last Thursday as we chatted about what it meant to be a Bomber.

 

You can hear that interview here:https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts

 

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THE NORMAN AAA NORTHSTARS ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018/19 SEASON

 

HEAD COACH

 

ASSISTANT COACHES

 

MANAGER

 

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

 

TRAINER

 

SAFETY

 

INCLUDE A RESUME WITH YOUR APPLICATION

 

APPLICATIONS WILL BE TAKEN UNTIL APRIL 30TH. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CALL BRAD SALAMANDYK @ 204-679-2251 or JOHN McNEVIN @ 204-307-3197

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Good luck to the Flin Flon Creighton Aqua Doves who are off to Regina for their Provincial Championships, April the 14th to the 15th.

 

The Aqua Doves will have four competitive Stream Swimmers competing including Maryn Mckee 16-18 Solo,Talissa Alexander 13-15 Solo , Grace Mcintosh and Madelyn Sapergia Green 10 and under Duet.

 

The event is named after Sadie Caulder Knight who pioneered synchronized swimming in Saskatchewan.

 

The Aqua Doves will host their own local water show on Thursday April the 19th at the Aqua Centre.

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Flin Flon Creighton Minor Ball registration will take place this Saturday April the 7th and 21st at the Creighton Sportex lobby.

 

Registration time is 11-3 both days, and you will need your registration fee cash or cheque, post dated volunteer/jersey deposit for $100.00 and $50.00 for 50/50 tickets.

 

The Divisions will include Blastball for 3-4 year olds, T-Ball for 5-6, Rookie, 7-8, Mosquito,9-10, Pee Wee, 11-12 and Bantam, 13-14+.

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