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Wolves And Cougars Split


The Norman Bantam Triple A Wolves split a pair of games in Flin Flon this past weekend against the Southwest Cougars at the Whitney Forum.


The Wolves won Saturday 5-3 on the strength of an Ian Snoots hat-trick and two goals from Flin Flon's Joey Lies.


Sunday the Cougars got revenge with a hard fought 4-3 win to close out the regular season.


Ethan Johnstone (Thompson), Ashton Paul (The Pas) and Colby Hnidy (The Pas) scored the goals. Joey Lies had one assist.


 Flin Flon's Colby Salamondra started in goal and gave up 4 goals on 35 shots.


Norman will finish the season 5-29-1-1 and will get ready for Provincials which will take place , March the 1st to the 3rd in Landmark.

Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers Off To Swan River

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers will get one more tune up tournament before Provincials as they will play in a tournament in Swan River strarting today.


The Bombers will suit up against Shoal Lake at 1:15, and  Swan River at 4:45.


They play two more games tomorrow against Dauphin at 10 and The Pas at 3:15.


Finals are Sunday at noon.


The Bombers are looking to keep their tournament streak going, winning the 5 other tournaments they have played in this season.

Kowalkski Scores Pair Against Former Team

It was a game the Flin Flon Bombers absolutely had to have, and Cade Kowalski was the difference maker against his former team the Weyburn Red Wings.


Kowalski scored twice,  his 20th and 21st goals of the season and assisted on Daylan Marchi's OT winner as the Bombers beat the Wings 3-2.


Flin Flon was able to erase a couple of 1 goal deficits in fighting back for the victory and are now 1-1 on their current 4 game road trip.


This was also a big win for starting goalie Gabriel Waked who stopped 24 out of 26 shots for his 5th win in a Bomber uniform and hopefully gained some confidence.


Former Bomber Dawson McKenzie and Drew Anderson had the Weyburn goals.


Cody Levesque took the loss giving up 3 goals on 39 shots.


With the win the Bombers improve to 31-17-1-2 and remain 1 point behind Melfort for second in the Sherwood after the Mustangs doubled the Klippers 6-3 last night.


Flin Flon does move up to 6th overall with 65 points, and are currently tied with the Battleford Stars who do have a game in hand.


After a much needed day off, the Maroon and White will head to Estevan tomorrow to take on the red hot Bruins who have reeled off 9 wins in their last 10 games. The Bombers have won all 3 previous meetings.


The road trip will wrap up in Wilcox against the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday.

Broncos 3, Bombers 2

It was a lot better effort defensively, but the Flin Flon Bombers dropped their second straight game and 5th in their last 6 to the Humboldt Broncos last night 3-2.


Brayden Camrud opened the scoring just 2:18 into the game,  before the Bombers responded with goals from Houle (15) and Hein (41) to give Flin Flon a much needed 2-1 lead after 1 period.


Humboldt chipped away with the only goal in the second when former Ice Wolf, Mitch Zambon picked up his 19th of the season.


Logan Foster would decided the game with his 13th of the year which stood up as the game winner, just 37 seconds into the final period.


The Bombers got a good goaltending effort from the SJHL Rookie Of The Month in Jacob Delorme who turned away 28 out of 31 Bronco shots. Rayce Ramsay got the win for Humboldt, making 25 saves on 27 shots.


Both teams had some success on the power play with the Bombers going 1 for 4 and the Bronco's ending up 1 for 2.


Humboldt ends up winning the season series 3 games to 1.


Flin Flon's overall record will slip to 30-17-1-2 and are 1 point behind Melfort for second in the Sherwood and are 7th overall.


The Bronco's improve to 32-16-2-1 and sit 2 points behind Kindersley for the division lead and are fouth overall.


The Bombers will get a chance to get back on the winning track as their road trip continues in Weyburn tonight. Puck drop is at 7:30.

Bantam Wolves Will Be In Flin Flon This Weekend

The Norman Bantam Triple A Wolves will be in Flin Flon for a pair of games this weekend.


The Wolves will host the Southwest Cougars in a pair of games at the Whitney Forum, Saturday at 5:30 and Sunday at 11.


There are three players from Flin Flon including forwards Joey Lies and Magnus Pearson as well as goaltender Logan Salamondra.


Norman is currently 4-28-1-1 on the season while Southwest is 15-15-2

McCluckie Wins Masters


The annual Master's Men's Curling Bonspiel wrapped up yesterday afternoon at the Uptown Curling Club.


In the A- Event for Creighton Furniture it was Grant McCluckie downing Jim Meyer 6 to 4 to cap an undefeated weekend.


The B-Event for CIBC saw Al Shirran knock off Barry Smith 11-5 in 6 ends.


Next up will be the Legion Mixed Spiel, March the 1st and 2nd, and the Ladie's and Men's Bonspiels, March the 10th to the 12th.

Mustangs Double Bombers

The Flin Flon Bombers had another tough third period on Saturday where they gave up three goals and ended up dropping an 8-4 decision to the Melfort Mustangs, their fourth loss in their last 5 games.


Once again it was a good first period where the Bombers jumped out 3-1 before the game was even ten minutes in.  Marchi(19), Houle (14) and Hooper (23) provided the early offense.


Colin Schmidt scored late in the opening frame for the Stangs to cut the deficit to 3-2 after 1.


That goal would spark Melfort in the second as Schmidt would score two more to convert the natural hat-trick and give the Mustangs the 4-3 lead. Alex Rondeau added a late goal with just under 2 minutes to go as Melfort took a 5-3 lead to the locker room after 2.


That would be the eventual game winner.


The Colin Schmidt show continued in the third,  scoring his fourth of the night just 1:59 into the period and this would chase Bomber starter Gabriel Waked from the net after surrendering 6 goals on 29 shots.


Caleb Moretz would make it a little closer, getting his 20th of the season to make it 6-4, but Melfort would get a couple of insurance goals late from King and Anderson en route to the 8-4 victory.


Specialty teams were a big part of the game with Flin Flon going 1 for 8 on the PP, and also giving up a pair of short handed goals. Melfort finished up 0 for 3 and final shots were 39-36 for the Mustangs.


It also looks like we will see some suspensions as Crystopher Collin and Kayle Tosh got involved in a huge melee late in the game where Collin received a major for fighting and an attempt to deliberately injure.


Tosh picked up a 5 minute major for slashing and a 5 minute major for fighting and I expect the league to review the game tape and make a decision later today.


This was a big win for the Mustangs who leap frogged the Bombers for second in the division and 6th overall. Flin Flon drops to 7th with a big 4 game in 5 night road trip coming up.


The Bombers who are vey banged up especially on the back end play in Humboldt Tuesday, Weyburn Wednesday and Estevan Friday, wrapping up with Notre Dame Saturday.


Calvon Boots, Tyler Higgins and Isaac Jackson are all out of the line-up and now it looks like the Bombers will also be missing Crystopher Collin for a few games as well.


The good news is that Flin Flon is only two points behind Humboldt and Battleford for fourth overall and if they can string some wins together, could find themselves back at the top of the standings.


We won't have the broadcasts from this trip as I continue to recover from a bronchial infection but hope to be back for Friday February the 22nd when the Bombers host Yorkton.





Cross Lake Moves On

The Cross Lake Islanders are moving on to the Norman Midget AA final after beating the North Of 53 Midget CO-OP Bombers two games to one in their best of 3 series this past weekend.


The weekend started well for Flin Flon who won the first game 7-5 on Friday.


Cross Lake rallied to win 6-5 yesterday and hung on for an 8-6 win earlier today. The Islander's Christian Ross held the hot hand picking up 5 points including a hat-trick in pacing his team to the win.


Cree Nicholas(2), Damon Constant(2), Chayce Busby and Blake Alexander scored for the Bombers.


Cross Lake will now move on to face the Thompson King Miners for the championship starting next Friday.

Masters Opening Draw

The over 60 Men's Masters Curling bonspiel will take place this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club. There are 8 rinks entered and here is the opening draw for Saturday at 11.


Smith VS Myer, Holmes VS Connolly,Blatherwick VS McCluckie and Munson VS Shirran.


Finals will go Sunday afternoon at 1.


The A-side is sponsored by Creighton Furniture and the B-side by CIBC.

Ski Club Is Hosting Saskatchewan Provincial Championships

It is going to be a big February  for the Flin Flon Ski Club who once again will be hosting the Saskatchewan Provincial Cross Country Championships, February the 16th and 17th.


Skiers will be coming in from Saskatoon, Isle La Cross, Regina, Laronge, Sturgeon River, Prince Albert and the local Nordic team.


Skiing will take place on Saturday with the Classic Skiing starting at 1, and Sunday at 11 with the Free Technique.


You can still register online via Zone 4 only. Access by next Wednesday.


They are still looking for volunteers and if you are interested contact Duane Davis at 306-688-4871, Dave Price at 204-687-8653 or Dean Grove at 204-923-0315.

Midget CO-OP Bombers Announce Playoff Dates

The North Of 53 Midget CO-OP Bombers have announced their playoff dates.


The Bombers will host the Cross Lake Islanders in a best of 3 starting this weekend.


Game 1 is this Friday at the Sportex starting at 7:30. Game 2 Saturday at 1:30 at the Whitney Forum and game 3 (if needed) would be played Sunday at 11 at the Whitney Forum.


Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2.00 for students.


Flin Flon finished the regular season in second spot at 14-7-0-1 while Cross Lake was third and finished 10-12-0-0

Hooper and Delorme Players Of The Month

Congratulations to two members of the Flin Flon Bombers who were rewarded for their fine play in January.


Nate Hooper was selected as the SJHL Player Of The Month


Hooper led all players during the month of January with 7-goals and 13-assists in 12-games played.  Hooper was a big part of a nine game Flin Flon win streak during which he produced 4-goals and 10-assists. His best game was on January 26th against Battlefords when he assisted on a third period goal to draw the Bombers to within one.  He, later, scored the goal that forced overtime and then also notched the OT winner. Hooper begins this week with 22-goals and 53-assists in 47-games played and is seven behind league leader Justin Ball.


Jacob Delorme was selected as SJHL Goalie Of The Month


Delorme had a coming out party in January, making six starts and winning all of them to go along with a stingy 1.51-GAA and .949-SPCT.  He gave up two goals or less in five of those starts with his most impressive games coming on January 8th when he allowed just one goal to beat Nipawin and then on January 11th, he blocked 39 shots in helping the Bombers defeat Melfort.  For the season, Delorme is 11-and-3 with a 2.86-GAA and .910-SPCT.


Next up will be the free game Friday night, when the Bombers face Laronge. Don't forget to tell your friends and family to come out and enjoy some free hockey courtesy of Hudbay, The City Of Flin Flon, Town Of Creighton and Village Of Denare Beach.


Besides the free game there will be lots of raffles, give aways and a huge 50/50 draw. Puck drop at 7:30.

Daneliuk Scores His First Triple A Goal

It was another tough weekend for the Norman Northstars who dropped a pair of games to the SouthWest Cougars by scores of 10-1 and 7-0.


There was one bright spot,  as Flin Flon's Morgan Daneliuk scored his first ever Manitoba Midget Triple A goal.


Daneliuk now has 6 points in 39 career games.


Norman's overall record will slip to 6-33-0-1-1 and will kick off their last road trip of the season when they play the Winnipeg Thrashers on Friday.

Teagan Quinn Results


The Teagan Quinn Memorial tournament took place at both the Whitney Forum and Sportex this past weekend with teams taking part from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Snow Lake.


Here are the results:


In the AA- The Pas beat Thompson 3-0 in the final. Flin Flon came third and was 0-3.


A- Final-Thompson blanked Flin Flon 5-0.


B- Final- Snow Lake over Flin Flon 5-3.


A number of Flin Flon teams were down in the Pas for the annual Atom Grub Box Tournament.


The Ped's Threads AA Bombers went 0-4 and lost to the Pas 6-1 in the Consolation final. The Atom A Northland Ford Bombers  lost in the Bronze Medal game  to The Pas 3-0.

Bombers Come Up Empty In Melfort

It wasn't the effort or the result the Flin Flon Bombers were hoping for last night in Melfort.


Flin Flon was looking to shake off an ugly OT loss the night before against Notre Dame. The Bombers had the Hounds down 6-3 after 2 periods, and ended up getting out shot 25-2 in the third and ended up losing 7-6 .


Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan,  and a number of his players vowed they would be better at the Northern Lights Palace last night, but it did not go as planned.


George King scored his first of two on the night to open the scoring at 3;34 of the opening period in what turned out to be the game winning goal. The Mustangs went on to bury the Bombers 6-0.


Other Melfort goals were scored by: Fofonoff, Smith, Zentner and Justin Ball picked up his league leading 46th.


Final shots were actually tied at 32 a piece, but many of the Bomber shots were not in tight and I don't want to take anything away from Noah Giesbrecht, but I didn't think he was really tested.


Flin Flon played both their goalies with Gabriel Waked getting the start before getting pulled after allowing 4 goals on 14 shots. Jacob Delorme came in relief and he ended up with 16 saves on 18 shots.


With the 1 point in the weekend set, Flin Flon is 29-15-1-2 and are tied with Battleford for fourth with 61 points. Both teams have played 47 games.


The Mustangs seem to have gotten out of their fumk and have moved to with in 1 point of the Stars and Bombers. Melfort will have a chance to move up the standings as they play both Battleford and Flin Flon this week.


Humboldt,  who had the weekend off are very much in contention with 59 points in 47 games.


This thing looks like it is going to go right down to the wire and the Bombers need to shake off the weekend and take care of Buisiness against Laronge Friday and the re-match with Melfort Saturday.


Friday you will be able to come to the rink for free courtesy of Hudbay, The City Of Flin Flon, Town Of Creighton and Village Of Denare Beach.


They have picked up the tab so make sure to tell your friends, family, co-workers and any one you can think of to come out and enjoy some free hockey.


There will be no broadcast, but we will be back on the air Saturday against the Mustangs.

Midget AA Bombers Off To Cross Lake

The Midget AA  CO-OP Bombers hit the road for a pair of games this weekend in Cross Lake and Norway House.


The Bombers split a pair of games with Thompson last weekend and sit second overall with a record of 14-7-0-1.


Game times are 7:30 in Cross Lake Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 in Norway House.


The Norman Northstars are at home against the Southwest Cougars trying to snap a 5 game losing streak.


Norman enters the weekend at 6-31-0--1-1 while Southwest is 25-8-0-2-2.


Games are 7:30 Saturday and 1:30 Sunday.

FF Aqua Jets In Thompson

This past weekend, on January 26th, the Flin Flon Aqua Jets had 22 of their club's 27 swimmers attend the Thompson TNT swim meet. There were 50 events total and Flin Flon had swimmers enter 37 of these available events.

They attained an amazing 28 provincial qualifying A times from 8 of our swimmers.

108 personal best times

27 first place ribbons

14 second place ribbons

12 third place ribbons

8 fourth place ribbons

5 fifth place ribbons

And 7 sixth place ribbons

That’s a total of 73 ribbons for 20 swimmers! The kids had fun and represented Flin Flon well.

Win Streak Is Over

The Flin Flon Bombers 9 game winning streak came to an end against the first place Nipawin Hawks last night.


Declan Hobbs was his usual self stopping 38 out of 40 Bomber shots as the Hawks picked up the 4-2 victory.


Jake Tremblay opened up the scoring when he was left all alone in front of Bomber starting goalie Gabriel Waked.


New defenseman Jack Michel would score his first as a Bomber when he slipped a puck through Hobbs's legs to tie it late in the first.


Nipawin poured it on the second and took a 3-1 lead  on goals from Carson Erhardt and Jeremy Bisson.


For the second straight game the Bombers would have to rally in the third down by multiple goals.


The third started well when Ethan Daniels connected on a tic tac toe passing play from Caleb Franklin and Calvon Boots.


Daniels has looked like his old self since suiting up for the Bombers the last three games after missing most of the season. Daniels has 3 points in 3 games since coming back.


Down 3-2 late in the third and with the goalie pulled,  the Bombers couldn't solve Hobbs and the Hawks put the icing on the cake with a late goal from Michael Makarenko with just over a minute remaining.


Gabriel Waked took the loss stopping 35 out of 39 Hawk shots and did play well including a couple of break away stops in the third period.


It was a great run with 9 straight wins and the Bombers will try to start a new winning streak this Friday when they host Notre Dame.


This was a big win for Nipawin who have beaten Flin Flon in 4 out of the 5 meetings and have opened up a 7 point lead for first overall.


The Bombers do have two games in hand.


After last night's loss Flin Flon's record will fall to 29-14-0-2 and have 60 points. Even though that is the second most points in the league, the Bombers occupy the fouth seed

because Kindersley is first in their division while Yorkton leads theirs.


We will not have the broadcast of Friday's game against Notre Dame, but we will head to Melfort on Saturday for another key Sherwood Division match up.


The broadcast begins with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10. The Bombers have won all three head to head meetings with the Mustangs so far.

Teagan Quinn Memorial Tournament

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting the Teagan Quinn Memorial Pee-Wee tournament this weekend at both the Whitney Forum and Sportex.


Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Snow Lake in the AA, A and B categories.


Games start Friday with the AA Bombers VS The AA Huskies at 2:30 at the Whitney Forum.


The Flin Flon B'S play the Snow Lake B'S, 2:00 at the Sportex.


Flin Flon A'S play The Pas A'S at 2:45 at the Whitney Forum.


Playoffs start Sunday at 12:30 with the AA Final at 2:15.

Masters Curling Bonspiel

The Uptown Curling Club will host the Men's Masters Curling bonspiel the weekend of February the 10th and 11th.


There will be two events and it is $25.00 per curler.


This is for any men 60 and older and you can sign up at the rink.


Deadline is February the 7th.

Bombers And King Miners Split


The Midget CO-OP Bombers squared off the first place Thompson King Miners this past weekend at the Whitney Forum in Norman Midget AA action.


Thompson took the first game Saturday  5-4. Flin Flon goals came from Cree Nicholas (2), Blake Alexander and Chayce Busby.


Damon Constant scored a hat trick as the Bombers rebounded on Sunday for a 4-2 win. Sean Yaworski had the other Flin Flon goal.


This was just Thompson's second loss of the year.


The Bombers improve to 14-7-0-1 and head to Cross Lake and Norway House for a pair of games this weekend.



The Norman Northstars dropped a pair of games to the Yellowhead Chiefs by scores of 11-2 and 9-2.


Flin Flon's Morgan Beauchamp and Blake Lahonen both had 1 assist.


Norman will fall to 6-31-0-1-1 on the season and will host Southwest this weekend.

Senior Curling Results


The 25th annual Senior's Bonspiel wrapped up yesterday at the Uptown Curling Club.


The Lyle Lavis Men's results


A- Event- McMunn and Yates- McCluckie over Blatherwick


B-Event- Steelworkers- Holmes beat Meyer


C- Event- FF Insurance- Munson defeated Connolly


Ladies results


A-Event- Cassidy beat Black


B-Event- Rice over Chrisp

What A Come Back


If you left the Whitney Forum early last night you missed one heck of a comeback by the Flin Flon Bombers, who erased a 3 goal deficit in coming back to stun the Battleford Stars 6-5 in OT.


The Bombers trailed the Stars by 3 goals on two different occasions last night, but never gave up and found their offense in the third period.


Battleford who were trying to bounce back from a 5-2 setback the night before came out and owned the first period.


Ryder Richmond opened the scoring with a nice wrist shot from the point to put Flin Flon up 1-0 just 2:31 into the contest.


The Stars responded with 4 straight from Dayton Heino who scored twice, and Austin Shumanski and Braydon Buziak also scored to put Battleford up 4-1 after 1.


Brandson Hein made it a two goal deficit when he fired his 37th past Joel Grzybowski just under neath the bar early in the second. Battleford would restore the three goal lead with Ryan Gil tapping a puck past Jacob Delorme who came in relief of starter Gabriel Waked who was pulled after giving up 3 goals on 11 shots.


With the Stars leading 5-2 to start the third I thought if Flin Flon could get a goal early in the period it might be the spark they need.


Caleb Moretz answered the bell and made it 5-3, just 1:29 into the third period. The Bombers kept piling it on, and Brandson Hein would score his league leading 5th short handed goal when he intercepted a Stars pass and went in alone on Grzybowski, tucking a puck between his legs to send the Whitney into a frenzy.


Specialty teams were the name of the game in the third as the Bomber powerplay would get going on a 5 on 3,  and captain Nate Hooper was left alone on the left side of the net to collect his 21st of the season.


Flin Flon had stolen the momentum and you had the feeling it was just a matter of time. Nate Hooper was at it again , this time taking a Brandson Hein rebound and sliding it past Grzybowski for the Ot winner and one of the biggest celebrations I have witnessed in a long time at the famous Whitney Forum.


I felt bad for Grzybowski who made a lot of big saves in the game especially late in the second to keep his team in it. His team mates took some bad penalties and were not there for him in the end.


Final shots were 51-42 in favour of Flin Flon and power plays saw the Bombers and Stars both go 1 for 5.


This is the 9th straight win for the Maroon and White which has them second overall with 60 points,  and just 5 back of the Nipawin Hawks with two games in hand.


These two teams will meet Tuesday night for the fifth time this year and the Hawks leading the season series 3-1. Flin Flon did take the last meeting 4-1 in their make up game January the 8th.


I can hardly wait as it is always sensational hockey when these two Sherwood rivals square off. The Bombers have lots of momentum and I know are very much looking forward to the challenge.


Don't forget to join us for all the action on 102.9 CFAR and as we hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Senior Bonspiel Opening Draw

The 25th annual Men's and Ladies Senior Curling Bonspiel will start tomorrow at the Uptown Curling Club.


Here are the opening draws.


Men- 9:30

Dale Connolly VS Jon Veilgut

Jim Meyer VS Dave Blatherwick


Ladies- 9:30

Lorna Rice VS Judy Black


Men Noon

Al Shirran VS Grant McCluckie

Jon Munson VS Don Holmes


Ladies- Noon

Anne Hardy VS Janice Cassidy


Sue Chrisp gets the bye.


Finals go Sunday starting at 1.

Second Place Showdown




It should be another electric atmosphere as the Flin Flon Bombers return to the Whitney Forum to host the Battleford Stars in a pair of games this weekend.


Flin Flon is red hot , putting their 7 game winning streak on the line tonight. What makes that stat even more impressive as 6 of those wins have come on the road.


The Bomber offense has been firing on all cylinders all year, and now it looks like they have been able to make some adjustments to their defensive part of the game.


On this 7 game win streak Flin Flon has out scored their opponents 31-15 and have an amazing +55 goal differential to lead the league.


Melfort is second at +38.


This will be the third meeting of the year between these two teams since November the 16th and 17th in Battleford.


They split the two games in Battleford with the Stars winning the first game 3-1 and the Bombers winning the re-match 5-4.


We always hear about how deep and how competitive this league is but this season seems to be one of the most competitive I can remember.


Nipawin remains first overall with 62 points, then you have Kindersley with 57 points and Flin Flon, Melfort and Battleford all tied with 56 for fourth.


Humboldt is right behind with 55. I think we can say the playoffs have already begun.


The Bombers have fine tuned the line-up adding forward Cade Kowalski, goalie Gabriel Waked and defenseman Jack Michell and look very dangerous for the stretch drive.


Ethan Daniels has also returned to the lineup and will play his first game of the season tonight. Daniels is a player who works very hard and should be a nice addition to the PK unit which is already one of the best in the league.


Offensively Flin Flon is led by Nate Hooper and Brandson Hein, who are fourth and fifth in league scoring and have combined for 125 points. The secondary scoring is also very strong with Daylan Marchi, Calvon Boots , Donavan Houle and Cade Kowalski all having banner seasons.


Congratulations to Crystopher Collin on being named the SJHL Player Of The Week for collecting 8 points in his last 4 games.


Collin looks like he has regained his confidence and looks like his old self again and will be counted on heavilly down the stretch.


Don't let the cold weather scare you, make your way out to the Whitney Forum to watch two premiere teams this weekend. 102.9 CFAR and will have the call for Saturday's game.




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