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MBCI Wins Border Bash

 

The high school basketball season kicked off this past Friday with the annual  Boy's Border Bash Tournament in Creighton.

 

MBCI out of the Pas finished first beating Cranberry 60 to 46 to win the tournament.

 

The Hapnot Kings went 1-1 in the round robin and beat Nipawin in a nail biter 49-48 to take the B-side.

 

The host Kodiaks were 1-1 in the round robin and ended up losing 79-62 to Sandy Bay in the third place game.

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Broncos Trim Bombers

 

The Humboldt Broncos scored with just over 1 minute remaining in regulation last night and were able to pull out a 2-1 win over the Flin Flon Bombers at the Whitney Forum.

 

Drew Warkentine was able to lead a two on one down the ice and fired a nice low wrist shot past Pierce Diamond for hIs 8th goal in 8 games since coming over from the AJHL.

 

The Bombers got Diamond out for the extra attacker but couldn't get the equalizer despite swarming the Humboldt net in the dieing seconds.

 

Flin Flon got their lone goal from Dawson McKenzie when he placed a shot just underneath the cross bar to open the game 2:15 early in the first period.

 

The Bronco's countered on a short handed goal from Brayden Camrud when he collected a loose puck behind the Bomber net and scored on a wrap around. That would be all the offense til late in the third period.

 

I thought the Bombers carried the play in the first period and had some chances to put the Bronco's away but couldn't capitalize on their chances and let Humboldt stay in it.

 

Back up goalie Rayce Ramsay was solid in making 34 saves on 35 shots while Pierce Diamond suffered just his fourth loss giving up 2 goals on 30 shots.

 

With the win,  Humboldt will leap frog Kindersley for first place in the Global Ag Risk Solution Division with 45 points , which is also good enough for a share of first overall with Nipawin.

 

Flin Flon remains in third in the Sherwood Division at 18-9-0-2 and sit 5 points behind Melfort and 7 behind Nipawin. The Bombers do have a game in hand on the Mustangs and two on the Hawks.

 

The Bombers are 6-4 in their last ten and will play three more games before their Christmas break with a trip to Laronge Friday and Kindersley, Saturday and Sunday. All three games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

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Midget AA Hockey In Town This Weekend

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers are back in town this weekend as they will host the first place Cross Lake Islanders.

 

Games are this Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 11 at the Whitney Forum.

 

Cross Lake is tied with Thompson for first overall at 9-3 while Flin Flon is third at 5-6-0-1. These will be the final two home games before Christmas.

 

The Bombers will travel to the Pas to battle Norway House next weekend.

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Goaltending Clinic

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting a mid-season goaltending clinic December the 28th and 29th at the Creighton Sportex.

 

It is open to any kids 8-13 and it will start at 8:45 both days. There will be two ice sessions both days and will be a geat refersher course for the stretch run after Christmas.

 

You can register on the Flin Flon Minor Hockry web-site and you can call 204-489- 7465 for more information.

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Creighton Hosts Border Bash

The High School Basketball season will begin this weekend with the Creighton Kodiaks hosting the Boys Senior Border Bash Tournament.

 

Teams will be competing from Creighton, Hapnot, Laronge, Cranberry,Nipawin, Sandy Bay, The Pas and La Loche.

 

Action starts Friday at 2:30 with Creighton playing Laronge. Hapnot's first game is Friday at 4 VS Sandy Bay.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 10:30, with the A-side final at 7:30.

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Midget Bombers Drop Pair In Thompson

The Midget AA CO-OP Bombers were in Thompson for a pair of games this weekend in  the Norman Midget AA League.

 

Thompson took both games by scores of 5-2 and 2-1.

 

Austin McLean, Damon Constant and Aidan Collard scored the goals.

 

The Bombers record will fall to 5-6-0-1 and they return to the Whitney Forum to host Cross Lake this weekend.

 

The Norman Northstars were also in action and dropped three games on the road. They squared off with Pembina Valley losing 7-2 on Friday and 6-5 in Ot on Saturday.

 

The Northstars scored with just 23 seconds left in the third period to force OT and would gain a point. Flin Flon's Blake Lahonen scored one of the goals.

 

Sunday Norman fell to the Winnipeg Bruins 8-4 to fall to 2-22-0-1 on the season.

 

Norman will host Eastman this weekend.

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Mel Pearson Novice Results

 

The fIrst Flin Flon Minor Hockey Tournament  of the year wrapped up yesterday at the Whitney Forum and Sportex. 11 teams took part and FFMH did an excellent job organizing and the kids had lots of fun playing the game for all the right reasons.

 

Here are the complete results:

 

A- Final ( Mel Pearson Event) Norway House 14- The Pas Grey 4

 

B-Final ( Jack Turner Event) Thompson Kings 11- Snow Lake 8

 

C-Final ( Scott Davidson Event) Thompson Flyers 8- The Pas Red 7

 

D- Final ( Paddy Ginnell Event) The Pas Black 12- Laronge 4

 

E- Final ( Cementation Event) McKeens 12- Firemen 4

 

F- Final ( Shayne Pearson Event) Thompson Wild 15- FF Steelworkers 9

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Senior Queens Season Comes To An End

The High school volleyball season has come to an end for another year. The Hapnot Senior Queens were the last team still in action at Provincials in MacGregor.

 

It was a gutzy effort from the Queens who had a good weekend beating MacGregor 2 sets to 0 and Springs Christian 2 sets to 1.

 

They lost to Green Valley 2 sets to 1 and Gabrielle Roy 2 sets to 0 to finish second in their pool.

 

In the playoff round they got beat by one of the best teams in the province Major Pratt out of Russell, 2 sets to 0 by scores of 18-25 and 11-25.

 

Warren ended up winning the Provincial title.

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Bombers Win One For Jonhy

One goal was all it took for the Flin Flon Bombers to pick up their 17th win of the season as they blanked the Estevan Bruins 1-0 Friday night at the Whitney Forum.

 

Tyler Higgins who was just picked up from the QMJHL made his presence felt in his Bomber debut, snapping a shot from the point low blocker side on Grant Boldt for the only goal of the night.

 

Higgins,  who is a very impressive physical specimen at 6 ft 5 should be fun to watch in a Bomber uniform for the rest of the season. I interviewed Higgins in the first intermission and he told me he is thrilled to be in Flin Flon and appreciates the team's rich history.

 

The two best players on the ice were the two goaltenders who put on a show for their respective clubs.

 

Grant Boldt made a lot of highlight reel saves for the Bruins and ended up making 30 saves on 31 shots. Not to be out done, Pierce Diamond was rock solid in making 24 saves for his second career SJHL shut out.

 

This was an important win for Flin Flon who improve to 17-8-0-2 and are within 5 points of second place Melfort with 2 games in hand. The Mustangs have dropped two in a row to Yorkton and Estevan.

 

Nipawin has climbed into first place with 43 points and the Bombers will travel to the Cage Tuesday night looking for their first win of the year against the Hawks.

 

The Bombers are 7 points behind with 3 games in hand.

 

Estevan surprised Melfort 4-3 on Saturday and end up going 2-1 on their Northern road trip. They are 15-17-1 and are 2 points behind Yorkton for first in the Viterra Division.

 

It was a very special night for the entire Bomber organization as long time fan and supporter Jonathan Dougall was honored before the game.

 

Jonhy was presented with an autographed Bobby Clarke Bomber jersey and a plaque from the RCMP for his contributions in the community.

 

Jonhy also got to be a guest coach on the Bomber bench and dropped the puck before a standing ovation.

 

It was first class all the way on behalf of the Flin Flon Bomber organization.

 

Besides acquiring Higgins from the QMJHL, Flin Flon did make another move in dealing 20 year old d-man Doug Johnson to Steinbach of the MJHL.

 

The Bombers were maxed at 20 year old's which made Johnson available. Mike Reagan commented that it was difficult to see Doug go who was very committed to being a Bomber.

 

This is a big week for the Maroon and White, who head to the Cage tomorrow to face the first place team in the Sherwood Division, the Nipawin Hawks. Nipawin has taken all 3 meetings this year.

 

We will have the broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30. It doesn't get any easier with the second place overall Humboldt Broncos coming to town for a pair of games this weekend, Friday and Saturday.

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Northstars And Midget Bombers Weekend Action

The Norman Northstars will be in search of their third win of the year as they will hit the road for three games starting tonight.

 

They will take on Pembina Valley tonight at 8 and tomorrow at 2:30. They will wrap up the trip Sunday in Winnipeg against the Bruins at 12:45.

 

The AA Midget CO-OP Bombers are in Thompson for a pair of games this weekend tonight and tomorrow at 7:30.

 

The Bombers are 5-4 while the King Miners are 7-1. Flin Flon is the only team to beat Thompson this year.

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Bounce Back Win

 

The Flin Flon Bombers snapped a two game losing streak at the Whitney Forum last night with a convincing 6-1 win over the Weyburn Red Wings.

 

Most of the damage was done in the first period when the Bombers connected 4 times on just 12 shots.

 

Crystopher Collin scored his 9th of the season to open the scoring at 3:56 and Flin Flon never looked back. Other first period goals came from Moretz (12), Hooper (13) and Houle (7).

 

Weyburn would get their only goal early in the second ,  when Hiltz scored his 13th , sneaking a puck under Pierce Diamond's left pad. The Bombers would add a couple more insurance goals when Houle picked up his second of the night late in the second period.

 

Caleb Franklin scored the only goal early in the third to seal the deal at 6-1.

 

Pierce Diamond played well especially in the third period and never gave Weyburn a chance to get back in the game and ended up with 36 saves on 37 shots.

 

Riley Lamb went the distance for the Wings and looked shaky in the first period winding up with 41 saves on 47 shots.

 

This is a big win for the Bombers who improve to 16-8-0-2 and have crept as little closer to the division leaders. Flin Flon is now 7 points behind the first place Mustangs and 5 behind second place Nipawin.

 

The Bombers travel to the Cage on Tuesday.

 

Weyburn continues to struggle and fall to 9-16-2 and have been out scored 15-2 in their last two games.  They will try to get back on the winning track tomorrow in Laronge.

 

Flin Flon is back on the ice tomorrow when Estevan comes to town. The Bombers lead the season series two games to none. Don't forget it will be a very special night at the Whitney Forum as the Maroon and White will honor one of their most dedicated fans.

 

It will be Johny Dougall night with a nice ceremony planned before the game, so get their early.

 

You will also be able to catch the game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

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Bombers Host Wings

The Flin Flon Bombers will try to snap a two game losing streak on home ice tonight, when they welcome the Weyburn Red Wings to town.

 

Weyburn come reeling into town after getting blown out 9-1 last night in Melfort and are really struggling, barely hanging on to the last overall playoff spot.

 

The Wings are tied with Melville with 20 points, but do have two games in hand. Their 73 goals for,  are also the fourth worst in the league.

 

Flin Flon leads the season series 2 games to none including a 7-4 win at the Forum on October the 26th. You don't want to say this is a must win game, but you need to beat the teams lower than you in the standings.

 

The Bombers are starting to lose ground in the very competitive Sherwood Division and find themselves 9 points behind the Melfort Mustangs and 7 behind second place Nipawin.

 

The Maroon and White continue to have the league's most potent offense with 112 goals in 25 games, along with Melfort who also have 112 in 27 games.

 

Brandson Hein and Nate Hooper continue to lead the charge offensively, sitting second and 5th in overall scoring. Hein has 43 points in 25 games and Hooper has 40 points in 25 games.

 

Hooper also leads the league in assists with 28. A healty Caleb Moretz should help out offensively as well,  as he missed over a month with a lower body injury. He was one of the top point getters across the league before getting hurt in October.

 

Game time tonight is 7:30 and there will be no broadcast, but we are back on the air this Friday against Estevan.

 

Don't forget it is a special game with a  tribute to long time supporter and " SUPER FAN Johny Dougall". Get there early for a ceremony before the game.

 

 

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Senior Queens Off To Macgregor

There is still one tournament remaining in the volleyball season for Hapnot Collegiate, as the Senior Queens will head off to Macgregor this weekend for Senior Provincials.

 

Hapnot will be in a pool with the Green Valley Pirates, Macgregor Mustangs, Gabrielle Roy and Springs Christian Eagles.

 

The Queens will play two games Thursday against Macgregor at 9 and Gabrielle Roy at 11. They will wrap up the round robin Friday VS Green Valley at 3 and Springs Christian at 6.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 9 with the Championship final at 5.

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Mel Pearson Novice Tournament

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is hosting their first tournament of the season this weekend with the annual Mel Pearson Memorial Novice Tournament.

 

This is a house league tournament and 11 teams are confirmed from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson, Norway House, Snow Lake and Laronge.

 

Action will take place at both the Whitney Forum and Sportex starting Friday afternoon with the FF Firemen taking on the Pas Grey at 1:45 at the Whitney Forum and McKeens VS the Pas Red at the Sportex.

 

The full schedule can be seen at flinflonminorhockey.com.

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Kodiak Awards Banquet

 

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man football team held their year end awards earlier tonight at the Creighton school gym.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk addressed the crowd and mentioned they had a decent season finishing 3-2 and they are technically a 1A school playing in a 2A league. They have the third smallest population base right across the province.

 

He did say they were dissapointed in not making the playoffs and really missed not playing in the Northern final. " We had a good season and we finished over 500, but at the end of the day we didn't make our goal of getting into the playoffs. I still believe we were one of the best teams in the North, but football doesn't work that way and we lost two important games, but overall I am happy with a young team that didn't have a lot of seniors."

 

There was a special salute to the 5 graduating players including Kaylab Ranks, Jaron McDermott, Bailey Noonan, Corbin Collier and Noah Dickens.

 

Here is the complete list of tonight's award winners.

 

Top Special Teams Award- Blake Alexander

 

Offensive and Defensive Warriors- Brady Carmichael and Keenan Campbell

 

Most Improved- Austin McLean

 

Rookie Of The Year- Myles Patterson

 

Most Dedicated- Brennan Haley and Davin Eastman

 

Leadership- Hayden Kanto

 

Top Defensive- Noah Dickens

 

Top Offensive- Blake Alexander

 

 

 

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Perfect Weekend For Midget Bombers

It was a great weekend for the CO-OP Midget AA Bombers who hit the road for a pair of games.

 

Saturday the Bombers took it to the winless Norway House Northstars 9-1. Blake Alexander led the way with 3 points.

 

On Sunday the Bombers knocked off the first place Cross Lake Islanders 8-5 with Damon Constant scoring a pair of goals. Other goals came from Blake Alexander, Thunder Ballantyne, Chayce Busby, Jeritt Cowley, Cree Nicholas and Sean Yaworski.

 

The Bombers continue to move up the standings at 5-4 and are only 3 points behind Cross Lake for first place overall. Flin Flon will travel to Thompson this weekend.

 

Another tough weekend for the Norman Northstars who dropped a pair of games to the first place Winnipeg Wild by scores of 7-1 and 10-1, Saturday and Sunday.

 

The Northstars slip to 2-20 and are back on the road this weekend starting, Friday in Pembina Valley.

 

 

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JV Volleyball Provincials Wrap Up In Flin Flon

 

It was a busy weekend at Hapnot Collegiate as the best 12 JV Volleyball teams from across Manitoba were in town to compete in Provincials.

 

The JV Hapnot Kings played three round robin games, losing to Hamiota 2 sets to 1, Major Pratt 2 sets to none and St.Paul's 2 sets to 1.

 

The Kings looked good early in the playoff round beating Treherne in the first set, but couldn't keep the momentum going and dropped the next two sets and were eliminated.

 

Gabrielle Roy finished first beating Rosenort in the final 2-0.

 

The JV Queens were in Morris and they dropped all three round robin games to MacGregor, Carberry and Killarney.

 

They lost early in the playoff round to St.pauls and Boissevain ended up taking the Girl's Provincial title.

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Wescana Cup Results

The Pas hosted the annual Wescana Cup this past weekend and both the Flin Flon Pee Wee AA Kinsmen Bombers and Pee Wee A Eddies Bombers competed in the tournament.

 

The Pee Wee AA Bombers went undefeated in the round robin with a tie against Swan River and wins over Thompson and The Pas.

 

Thompson would get revenge in the Gold Medal game winning 9-2. The AA Bombers would finish second.

 

The Pee Wee A Bombers went 1-1-1 in the round robin and ended up losing a close one,  4-3 to Swan River in the Bronze Medal game to finish fourth.

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Hounds 8 Bombers 5

It was a tough night at the rink for the Flin Flon Bombers on Friday as they couldn't  keep the puck out of the back of their net.

 

The Notre Dame Hounds rolled into town and had no trouble scoring goals with an impressive 8-5 win in front of over 900 spectators.

 

Charles Martin did a lot of the damage picking up a 4 point night including his 7th goal of the season.

 

The Hounds never trailed in the game leading 2-1 after 1 on goals from Wilton and Renwick. Brandson Hein scored his league leading 25th for the Bombers.

 

Flin Flon would tie the game early in the second when Mason Martin scored his first of the season just 2:17 in. That was short lived as Notre Dame scored two quick goals from Hamm and Tarbell to go up 4-2.

 

Calvon Boots made it a one goal game , firing his 6th of the season from just inside the blue line to fool Riley Kohonick. It looked like the shot hit someone in front of the net and changed direction.

 

Any time Flin Flon would get a goal to get back in the game, the Hounds would answer quickly. Conor Maclean scored his first of the year to put Notre Dame up 5-3.

 

Saying that,  the Bombers would tie it before the second period was complete on a power play goal from Marchi (17) and Caleb Moretz's  first goal since October the 11th, his 12th of the year.

 

Moretz missed over a month of the season with a lower body injury.

 

All even at 5 to start the third period, Flin Flon couldn't mount any more offense, and watched the Hounds score three unanswered to win the game 8-5 courtesy of Martin, Gould and Penner.

 

It was a tough night for Pierce Diamond who was pulled after giving up 4 goals on 14 shots. Jacob Delorme didn't fare much better and actually gave up a goal on the first shot he faced, when he entered the game in the second period.

 

He ended the night giving up 4 goals on 24 shots. The Hounds Riley Kohonick made the saves he had to and stopped 27 out of 32.

 

This was a big win for the Hounds who are now tied with the Kindersley Klippers for third in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division with 31 points. Notre Dame went 2-1 on their Northern road trip with a 2-1 loss in Nipawin last night.

 

Flin Flon dropped their second straight home game and are starting to fall behind the two top clubs in the Sherwood. The Bombers are 7 points behind first place Melfort and 5 behind second place Nipawin.

 

The home stand will continue against Weyburn on Wednesday and Estevan on Friday, which will also be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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Midget CO-OP Bombers Back In Action

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers are back in action this weekend as they hit the road for a pair of games in the Norman Midget League.

 

The Bombers who are 3-4 face Norway House who are still looking for their first win at 0-7, Saturday at 7:30. Flin Flon will also be in Cross Lake Sunday afternoon at 1:30.

 

Cross Lake have the best record in the league at 7-1.

 

Things don't get any easier for the Norman Northstars who are set to host the first place Winnipeg Wild, who come to Thompson with a record of 16-1.

 

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

 

Norman remain in the basement of the Manitoba Midget AAA League at 2-18.

 

 

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Hawks Slip Past Bombers

 

It was one of the Bombers best efforts of the season, but they came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 score against the Nipawin Hawks.

 

Declan Hobbs was at his stingy best stopping 44 out of 46 Bomber shots and was without question the difference in the game.

 

Flin Flon peppered the Nipawin net in the final few minutes but couldn't get anything by the veteran puck stopper.

 

It looked like it might be the Bombers night as they led 2-1half way through  the third period on goals from Marchi (13) and Houle- Villeneuve (6), before Tremblay would tie the game on the power play with just under 7 minutes remaining.

 

Right off the faceoff, 17 seconds later,  the Hawks would get the eventual game winner racing down the ice with Girod firing a shot top right corner on Pierce Diamond.

 

Diamond stopped 26 out of 29 and suffered just his third loss of the season.

 

Hobbs did the rest stopping a barage of Bomber shots in the last  two minutes.

 

Nipawin has beaten the Bombers in all three meetings this season and has over taken Flin Flon for second spot in the Sherwood Division.

 

The Hawks improve to 16-8-0-1, while the Bombers fall to 15-7-0-2. Nipawin trail Melfort by 1 point for the division lead, while Flin Flon are 3 points back.

 

Despite the loss, Mike Reagan was happy with how his team played last night. " I told the boys don't hang your heads, that might be the best game we played all year. I loved the intensity, our work ethic and will to win. It is unfortunate we didn't come out with 2 points because we deserved better."

 

The Bomber home stand will continue against Notre Dame this Friday, with puck drop at 7:30.

 

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Provincial Volleyball Coming To Flin Flon

Hapnot Collegiate will be the place to be for JV Provincial Volleyball starting this Thursday. There will be 12 teams from right across Manitoba including the JV Hapnot Kings who are the host and Northern rep.

 

The Kings are in a pool with Hamiota, Major Pratt out of Russell and St.Paul's from Elie.

 

Hapnot will play Major Pratt this Thursday at 9 and Hamiota at noon. They wrap up the round robin against St. Pauls Friday at 3.

 

The Championship final is scheduled for Saturday at 5.

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Aqua Jets In The Pas

This weekend the Flin Flon Aqua Jets attended their first swim meet  of the year, The Pas’s Roadrunners Fall Invitational Meet.
 
They had 12 competitive swimmers and    Pre/Jr competitive swimmers compete in the swim meet , lots of the pre comps being there first meet ever.

Competitive swimmers swam 7 swims each ranging from 50 meters free , breast, fly and back to even a 400 free. a total of 84 events

The Flin Flon swimmers received :
35 1st place ribbions
10 second
12 3rd

51 personal best times and 17 new times

There were several swimmers who accomplished qualifying times for Provincials (A times) in February and Mansask (AA times) in December


2 swimmers ten years and under got A times  (Mila Neubuhr, Owen Qui)
4 swimmers 11 years and older reviving a total of 14 A times (Conner Brown, Dax Lawrence, Madison Campbell, and Jordan Gorrell)
1 swimmer Receiving a AA time , (Jordan Gorrell)


 

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Bombers And Stars Split

It was a battle between two premier hockey clubs this past weekend at the Civic Centre in the Battlefords between the Flin Flon Bombers and Battleford Stars.

 

Battleford came to play and took down Flin Flon 3-1 on Friday night, out shooting them 44-31 and 19-7 in the first period.

 

The Bombers looked like they had bus legs after the 7 hour trip,  but Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan said that was no excuse, and vowed his team would be better on Saturday.

 

They were,  coming away with a hard fought 5-4 victory. The high octave Bomber offense caught fire, scoring two goals in the opening period courtesy of Dawson McKenzie(5) and Isaac Jackson (3).

 

Flin Flon quickly made it 3-0 , to open the second on a powerplay goal from Vinny Nardone, his 13th of the season.

 

It looked like the Bombers were well on their way to blowing the doors open but the Stars had other ideas.

 

Gammer answered Nardone's goal 39 seconds later to get Battleford on the board at 3-1. Flin Flon restored the 3 goal lead when Calvon Boots potted his 6th of the year on the PP.

 

The North Stars never quit and fought back with two goals to close out the period from Form (1) and Urbanski (13) and trailed 4-3 after 2.

 

Any time Flin Flon needed a big goal they got one,  and Crystopher Collin made a great play to intercept a Battleford pass,  and fired a quick snap shot past Joel Grzybowski to put the Bombers back up by two at 5 to 3.

 

They would need it as the Stars did manage to get one more courtesy of Quintin Loon Stewardson to get it to 5-4.

 

Pierce Diamond was steller in both games and shut the door the rest of the way, stopping  43 out of 47 shots and was the Bomber's best player both nights. He has been in goal for 11 of the 15 Bomber wins this season.

 

Specialty teams were huge and were a big difference in this game with Flin Flon going 3 for  6 on the PP, while the Stars were 0 for 6.

 

This was an important two points as the Bombers were able to over take Nipawin for second spot in the Sherwood Division improving to 15-6-0-2, with 32 points. Battleford is a very respectable 14-8-1-3 and are currently second in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division.

 

A big game tomorrow as the Nipawin Hawks make their return to the Whitney Forum trailing the Bombers by 1 point and leading the season series two games to none.

 

It is always an electric atmosphere when these two teams collide and this will be a very important two points.

 

Our next broadcast of Bomber hockey will be on November the 30th against the Estevan Bruins.

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Werbicki Bantam Bombers Win First Tournament

The Werbicki Bantam AA Bombers won their first tournament of the year in Shellbrook beating the host Elks in the final today 9-1.

 

They went undefeated beating Warman, Melfort and Laronge.

 

The Midget CO-OP Bombers hosted the undefeated Thompson King Miners this past weekend in the Norman Midget AA league.

 

They lost Saturday 5-4 with goals coming from Aiden Collard, Sean Yaworski, Chayce Busby and Cree Nicholas.

 

Flin Flon handed Thompson their first loss of the season earlier today 6-4. Damon Constant led the way with a pair of goals with singles from Sean Yaworski, Colten Tetoff, Blake Alexander and Joel Hucaluk.

 

The Bomber record now sits at 3-3 and they will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend in Norway House on Saturday and Cross Lake on Sunday.

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Hapnot Queens Prevail

 

Congratulations to the Senior Hapnot Queens who went undefeated this past weekend and took home the Zone banner in Senior volleyball. Flin Flon hosted with the girls games at Hapnot and the boys games at McIssac.

 

The Queens beat Oscar Lathlin two sets to none by scores of 25-10 and 25-16. FCI out of Cranberry took the Boys title knocking off Oscar Lathlin in three sets.

 

The Hapnot Kings lost in the semi's to Cranberry.

 

Good luck to the Queens who are off to MacGregor for provincials next weekend.

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Midget AA Bombers Host Thompson

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers are back in action this weekend as they will host Thompson at the Whitney Forum.

 

This will be a good test as the King Miners are undefeated and have only given up 8 goals in 4 games.

 

Flin Flon is 2-3 and dropped both games in Thompson to start the season.

 

Games are scheduled for 4 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.

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Senior Volleyball Zones Start Friday

Hapnot and McIsaac are all set to host Senior Volleyball Zones this weekend with teams competing from Flin Flon, OCN, Nelson House, Cranberry,Oxford House,Split Lake and Cross Lake.

 

The Girls games will take place at Hapnot and the Boys games at McIsaac.

 

The Queens will play Friday against Cranberry at 3:30 and Split Lake at 7:30. The Kings play both their games Friday against Oscar Lathlin at 3:30 and Nelson House at 7:30.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 9 with the Girls Final at 2 and the Boys Final at 3.

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Ski Club Open House

The Flin Flon Ski Club Open House is set for Sunday November the 25th, 11-4 at the Chalet.

 

This will be a great opportunity to find out about the facilities and programs that the ski club offers including trails, ski instruction, ski tours, socials and ski and chalet rentals.

 

You will also be able to purchase memberships.

 

Fresh Air Experience from Prince Albert will be in with all the latest gear and everybody is welcome.

 

For more information call: Dean at 204-687-8307, Dave at 204-687-8653. You can also visit the website at flinflonskiclub.com.

 

 

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Co-op Midget Bombers Get Split.

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers rebounded with a 6-1 win over Norway House in the Norman Midget AA League yesterday.

 

Chayce Busby led the way with the hat-trick and Aidan Collard added a pair with the other goal coming from Blake Alexander.

 

It was a good bounce back game for the Bombers who lost to Cross Lake 11-1, the day before.

 

Flin Flon's record is 2-4 and they will be at home this weekend when they face Thompson.

 

Games are at 4 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday,  both at the Whitney Forum.

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Northstars Knock Off Thistles

A strong third period saw the Norman Northstars pick up their first win on home ice yesterday, beating the Kenora Thistles 4-3.

 

Trailing 3-1, Norman scored three times in the last 10 minutes with the Pas's, Brandon Hill scoring the winner with less than a minute and a half left in the game.

 

Flin Flon's Blake Lahonen picked up an assist.

 

Kenora won 4-1 on Saturday.

 

With the win , Norman will improve to 2-15 and they are back on the road this weekend starting in Souris against Southwest on Friday.

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Two More Banners For Hapnot

 

Congratulations to both the Hapnot Kings and Queens on capturing the JV Zone banners in volleyball this past weekend.

 

Both teams went undefeated with the Kings beating Grand Rapids in the final 25-16 and 25-9. The Queens beat OCN in the final 25-17 and 25-16.

 

Both teams have qualified for Provincials with the Boys taking place right at Hapnot and the Girls will travel to Morris.

 

Provincials will take place November the 22nd to the 24th.

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Bombers Blast The Wolves

The Flin Flon Bombers and their electrifying offense made their way to the Mel Hegland Uniplex in Laronge last night and found the back of the net several times in a convincing 9-2 victory.

 

Calvon Boots led the way with his first ever SJHL hat-trick, his 3rd,4th and 5th of the season. Bomber captain Nate Hooper kept up his hot streak adding his 11th and 12th with other goals from Franklin (3), Houle (5), Jackson (2) and Brandson Hein's league leading 23rd.

 

Ice Wolve goals came from Bannister (10) and Thackeray (3).

 

The turning point for me, was the Bombers killing an early 5 on 3 Laronge power play with Jacob Delorme making a number of big stops. The Wolves came up empty and didn't have a lot of energy after that.

 

Specialty teams were definately in Flin Flon's favour with the Maroon and White going 2 for 4 on the PP, and they also scored two short handed goals. Laronge was 0 for 7 including that big 5 on 3 early in the first period.

 

Jacob Delorme got the start,  and was rock solid making 28 saves on 30 shots and even got an assist on Brandson Hein's short handed goal.

 

It was a tough night for both Laronge goalies,  who didn't get a lot of support with Daniel Davidson getting the start, allowing 6 goals on 31 shots.

 

Jordan Frey came in relief and he was beat 3 times on 20 shots. Flin Flon fired 51 shots total and were peppering the Ice Wolf duo all night long.

 

With last night's 9 goals,  the Bombers are up to a whopping 99 on the season in just 21 games.

 

Flin Flon also leap frogs Nipawin for first place in the Sherwood Division at 14-5-0-2 with 30 points. That is good enough for second overall, just 2 points behind Humboldt.

 

Laronge has lost 6 in a row and remain dead last at : 6-17. They are 6 points out of a playoff spot.

 

Next up will be a trip to the Battlefords this Friday and Saturday for the first meetings of the season between these two teams. Battleford is a solid team at 12-6-1-3 and should be a good test for the Bombers.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the call of both games starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 .

 

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Bombers Tangle With Wolves

   

 

After a 7 day break,  the Flin Flon Bombers are ready to get back on the ice and face the Laronge Ice Wolves in a home and home series.

 

The two teams will battle at the Whitney Forum tonight with the rematch at the Mel Hegland Uniplex tomorrow.

 

Flin Flon is playing some good hockey, sitting second in the Sherwood Division at: 12-5-0-2, currently 3 points behind the Nipawin Hawks. The Bombers are 7-1-0-2 in their last 10.

 

Laronge has been an up and down team this year, and sit  6-15 and occupy the basement in the Sherwood Division. Saying that,  the Wolves are an improved team who won all of 10 games last season.

 

The Wolves do limp in to the weekend losing their last 4 games. This will be their first meeting since the opening weekend and Laronge does look a lot different.

 

Laronge has made a number of moves,  including trading veteran players, Austin and Justin Bill and most recently goalie Merek Pipes and  Egan Wolford.

 

The Bombers have tinkered with their line-up a little bit but are still pretty much the club the Wolves saw at the beginning of the season.

 

This may look like a little bit of a mis-match on paper with Flin Flon scoring a whopping 86 goals compared to just 58 for Laronge, but the Wolves always play the Bombers tough.

 

The Wolves picked up 3 out of their 10 wins last year against the Bombers, so wins are anything but guaranteed this weekend.

 

Congratulations to Flin Flon's Brandson Hein on being selected the SJHL Player Of The Month for both September and October. Hein leads the league in goals with 22 and points with 36.

 

Bomber captain Nate Hooper also remains red hot picking up 14 points in his last 5 games.

 

There will be no broadcast on Friday , but make sure you join 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com for all the action on Saturday from Laronge with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.

 

 

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Hapnot Hosting JV Zones

Hapnot Collegiate and McIssac schools are getting set to host JV Zone volleyball this weekend. A number of communities from all over the North will be taking part including Flin Flon, OCN, Split Lake, Grand Rapids, Chemawawin, ST Theresa's Point, Gillam and Norway House.

 

Games will kick off Friday with the Hapnot Queens taking on OCN at 1:30 and the Kings playing OCN over at McIsaac AT 1:30.

 

The Queens will also play round robin games against Norway House and Grand Rapids. The Kings will square off with Split Lake.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 9:30 with the Boys Final at 3:30 and the Girls Final at 5:00.

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Midget CO-OP Bombers Hit The Road

The Midget CO-OP AA Bombers will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend. The Bombers are 1-3 on the season after a weekend split with Cross Lake.

 

Flin Flon will play in Cross Lake Saturday at 7:30 and face the winless Norway House Northstars, Sunday at 1:30.

 

The Bombers will return home to face Thompson the following weekend.

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Kodiak Regional Schedule

The Senior Creighton Kodiak Girls Volleyball team are off to Wakaw this weekend for Regionals after their second place finish this past weekend at Conferences.

 

The tournmament takes place Saturday and the Kodiaks will play Foam Lake at 9 and Wakaw at 11.

 

Playoffs start at 3:30 with the final at 7.

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Northstars Just Come Up Short

The Norman Northstars just ran out of time in their game with the Interlake Lightning yesterday, dropping a hard fought contest 7 to 6.

 

Norman scored three goals in the third period and ended up with 49 shots, one of their best efforts of the season.

 

Norway House's Richard Ducharme led the way with a pair of goals. Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh added a goal and an assist.

 

The Northstars dropped all three games on the trip with a 7 to 1 loss to Central Plains on Friday and a 6-0 loss to the Winnipeg Wild, Saturday.

 

After the weekend, Norman will slip to 1-14 and they return home to face Kenora this weekend.

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Kodiaks Off To Regionals

Congratulations to the Senior Creighton Kodiak Girls on finishing second this past weekend at Volleyball Conferences and qualifying for Regionals.

 

Creighton finished 3-1 with wins over Air Ronge, Montreal Lake and Hudson Bay. Their lone loss came to Carrot River who finished 4-0.

 

Carrot River and Creighton finish with the two best records , so they will head off to Regionals at a location yet to be determined. An announcement is expected some time on Monday.

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Midget Bombers And Cross Lake Split

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers split a pair of games with the Cross Lake Islanders at the Whitney Forum this past weekend in the Norman Midget AA League.

 

Flin Flon took their home opener 6 to 3 on Saturday. Reid Nicholas led the way with a pair of goals , with singles from Sean Yaworski, Derek Cowley, Aiden Collard and Gaborik Dorian.

 

Cross Lake battled back with a 6 to 5 win in OT on Sunday. Flin Flon goals were scored by Bryce McCallum, Joel Hucaluk, Damon Constant and a pair from Austin McLean.

 

The Bombers will slip to 1 and 3 on the season and travel to Norway House next weekend.

 

 

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Northstars Hit The Road

The Norman Northstars embark on a three game road swing starting tonight as they take on the Central Plains Capitals in Portage .

 

There is a matinee against the Winnipeg Wild on Saturday and they wrap up the trip in Interlake Sunday.

 

Norman will be looking for their second win of the season as they sit with a record of 1-11.

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Bombers VS Mustangs

    

 

The Flin Flon Bombers make their way to the Northern Lights Palace tonight to battle the Melfort Mustangs for the first time this season.

 

Flin Flon enters the game second place in the Sherwood Division at 11-5-0-2, with Melfort right behind them at 10-5-1. The Mustangs do have two games in hand.

 

Melfort won the season series 5 to 3 last year and wins have been very tough to come by at the Palace for the Bombers in recent memory.

 

Flin Flon have managed just 3 wins in their last 14 visits. The Mustangs are good at home again this year sitting at 6-1.

 

The Bombers continue to score at will leading the league with 83 goals in just 18 games. This should be a good challenge tonight as Melfort is good defensively, giving up 57 goals in 16 games.

 

This is good enough for fourth overall.

 

Tonight's game will feature 3 of the top 4 league goal scorers. Brandson Hein and Nate Hooper continue to sit first and second. Hein leads the league with 34 points, while Hooper has 29.

 

Melfort's Justin Ball has 27 points including 16 goals and is currently fourth overall in scoring.

 

Specialty teams are always big and the Mustangs have the league's best power play at 26.3 %. The Bombers continue to get better and are ranked fourth at 22.9%.

 

No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house with the broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. It all starts with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:10 and drop of the puck at 8:30 MB time.

 

After tonight's game Flin Flon will enjoy a 7 day break before returning to the ice November the 9th and 10th against Laronge.

 

 

 

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JV Kings And Queens Off To Roblin

The JV Kings and Queens try to carry their momentum into Roblin after a great tournament in the Pas this past weekend.

 

The Kings went undefeated and placed first while the Queens were second.

 

The Kings will play Russell at 1:40, Roblin at 3:20 and Thompson at 6:40 all on Friday . The Queens play Swan River at 1:40, Roblin at 3:20 and Thompson at 6:40 on Friday.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 2 will the Championship finals at 3:40.

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Midget AA Hockey Hits The Whitney Forum

The Midget CO-OP Bombers will play a pair of home games this weekend at the Whitney Forum in the Norman Midget League.

 

The Bombers kicked off the season with a pair of losses against Thompson last weekend and are hoping for better results in their home opener weekend.

 

Flin Flon will host Cross Lake this Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 11. The Bombers have 9 players from Flin Flon- Creighton, 5 from The Pas-OCN and 4 from Pelican Narrows.

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Creighton To Host Conferences

The Senior Creighton  Kodiak Girls will be hosting 3A Conference Volleyball this weekend. Teams will be coming in from Carrot River, Hudson Bay , Air Ronge and Montreal Lake.

 

All the games will take place this Friday with Creighton kicking things off against Hudson Bay at 10AM.

 

Creighton will also play Carrot River at 1, Montreal Lake at 4 and Air Ronge at 7.

 

There will be a small fee at the door, adults $6.00,youth grades 7-12 $4.00, kids grade 6 and under get in free.

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Good Weekend For The Kings And Queens

The Hapnot JV Kings and Queens were both in the Pas for a volleyball tournament this past weekend and both teams played extremely well.

 

The Kings went totally undefeated in the round robin and semi's before beating Norway House in the final, two sets to none.

 

The Queens also went undefeated in the round robin and semi's before losing the final to OCN.

 

Both teams are in Roblin this weekend.

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Thrashers Sweep North Stars

The Winnipeg Thrashers came into Thompson and took it to the Norman Northstars winning both games 6-3 and 6-2.

 

Flin Flon point getters included Jordan Pfoh who scored his third of the year with assists from Morgan Beauchamp and Morgan Daneliuk.

 

The Northstar record will fall to 1-11 and they are back on the road this weekend when they kick off a three game road trip against Central Plains.

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Midget AA Results

For the first time in a number of years  Flin Flon will have a Double A Midget team this season that will be playing in a Northern league with Thompson, Norway House and Cross Lake.

 

The Midget AA'S kicked off their season in Thompson this past weekend and dropped both games 9-4 and 5-0.

 

Bomber goal scorers were: Klein, McLean and two from Blake Alexander.

 

Flin Flon will play their home opener this Saturday against Cross Lake at 4pm at the Whitney Forum.

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Bombers Clip Wings

 

Brandson Hein continued his October to remember as the Flin Flon Bombers rolled over the Weyburn Red Wings 7-4 on Friday night.

 

Hein potted his second hat trick of the season,  scoring his 19th,20th and 21st of the year  and continues to lead the league in most offensive categories including goals.

 

Vincent Nardone added a pair,  his 9th and 10th with singles coming from Collin(7) and Hooper (7).

 

Weyburn goal scorers were: Plett a pair for his first and second, Kowalski(8) and Schwean(1).

 

The Bomber powerplay was on fire going 4 for 8 and have the fourth best powerplay in the league at 22.9 %.

 

Weyburn had a good night with the extra attacker going 2 for 5.

 

Pierce Diamond was back between the pipes for the first time in two weeks and he played very well stopping 31 out of 35 shots. Diamond has found a groove and has picked up 8 out of the 11 Bomber victories this season.

 

Flin Flon was able to get to Riley Lamb and forced him from the game in the second period when he gave up 5 goals on 20 shots. In Lamb's defense,  I thought Weyburn played pretty bad defensively and coughed up the puck in their own ende several times.

 

Cody Levesque came in relief and played reasonably well stopping 18 out of 20.

 

The Bombers improve to 11-5-0-2 and are tied with Nipawin for first place in the Sherwood Division with 24 points. That is also good for second overall, 1 point behind Kindersley.

 

Weyburn is in a funk dropping to 5-10-2 and are winless in their last 10 games.

 

Flin Flon will enjoy 5 days off before travelling to Melfort this Thursday. This will be the first meeting of the season between these two Sherwood Division rivals who are expected to be the top two clubs in the division this year.

 

Melfort is 10-5-1 and are 6-1 at the Northern Lights Palace. 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will broadcast this game with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.

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Norman Welcomes The Thrashers

The Norman Northstars will try for their first home win of the year when they entertain the Winnipeg Thrashers at the CA Nesbitt Arena this weekend.

 

Norman got the monkey off their back with a road win against Central Plains last weekend.

 

Norman sits with a record of 1-9 while the Thrashers are 5-2. Games are Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30.

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Bombers Double The Bruins

 

The Flin Flon Bombers got back in the win column after a solid 4-2 win against the Estevan Bruins last night at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bombers jumped out to a 2-0 lead after one,  on goals from new comer Caleb Franklin and Crystopher Collin who seems to be getting into an offensive groove after a bit of a slow start  returning from major junior in Quebec.

 

Estevan got the only goal in the second when Cunningham beat Jacob Delorme late in the frame.

 

It looked like it could be another third period collapse, when Estevan came out flying in the third and got to within one when high flying forward Michael McChesney made it 3 to 2 with just under 3 minutes remaining in regulation.

 

Flin Flon didn't fold the tent this time and got a big insurance goal from Brandson Hein, who restored the two goal lead, just over a minute later to answer McChesney's goal. Hein continues to pile up the goals with his league leading 18th.

 

The Bombers skated to the 4-2 win and have beaten the struggling Bruins in both their meetings so far this season.

 

I thought it was a great goaltending battle and Jacob Delorme was dynamite in stopping 39 out of 42 Bruin shots. Not to be out done,  was Grant Boldt at the other end of the ice stopping 32 out of 36.

 

Specialty teams saw the Bombers go 1 for 3 on the PP, while the Bruins were 0 for 2.

 

Flin Flon will regain first place in the Sherwood Division at 10-5-0-2, 2 points up on the Hawks who have two games in hand.

 

Estevan slips to 7-9 and remain 3 points behind the Yorkton Terriers in the Viterra Division.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be the Weyburn Red Wings who will be in town tomorrow for a 7:30 start.

 

You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

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Weekend Volleyball

It is a very busy weekend for a number of high school volleyball teams. Four teams from Flin Flon and Creighton will be headed down to the Pas for a JV tournament.

 

Hapnot will send two girls teams and the boy's team while Creighton is sending one girl's team.

 

Hapnot 1 Girls will play their first game Friday against the Pas at 2. Hapnot 2  Girls plays Norway House Friday at 8 PM.

 

The Hapnot Boys start Friday against Oscar Lathlin at 2, then they play Cross Lake at 6.

 

The Senior Kodiak Girls are off to Carrot River and are in a pool with Nipawin, Melfort and Hudson Bay. The Kodiaks will start Friday morning at 9 AM against Nipawin.

 

 

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Ready For The Bruins

   

 

The Flin Flon Bombers will try to shake off a 5-4 set back to the Yorkton Terriers Saturday, when they return to the ice to face the Estevan Bruins tonight at the Whitney Forum.

 

This will be the team's  second meeting of the season with the Bombers winning convincingly at Affinity Place 7 to 2 , just 10 days ago.

 

Estevan is coming into tonight's game with a loss in Nipawin last night where they were shut out 2 to 0. Saying that the Bruins are playing better hockey since picking up goaltender  Grant Boldt from the US.

 

Boldt just picked up the SJHL Goalie Of The Week and has some pretty decent numbers since taking over the crease,  including a 2-3 record with a very good save percentage at .930 and GAA of 2.01.

 

Estevan picked by many as one of the favorites this season, is a disappointing 7 and 8 so far and sit second in the Viterra Division.

 

The Bombers looked like they found their groove picking up 7 out of a possible 8 points on their Southern road swing but had a tough time with Yorkton this past weekend.

 

Flin Flon almost blew a 5 goal lead on Friday and did cough up a 2 goal lead on Saturday. The Maroon and White still find themselves in a good spot at 9-5-0-2 and are tied with Nipawin for first place in the Sherwood Division.

 

Brandson Hein continues to lead the way with MVP numbers as he is first in points with 30, goals-17, and short handed goals with 3.

 

Offense is not a problem as the Bombers have four players in the top ten in league scoring with Marchi in fourth spot with 24, Hooper fifth with 23 and Moretz sixth with 21 points.

 

Flin Flon as a team lead the league with 72 goals scored in just 16 games. Their big challenge will be to keep the puck out of their net as they have surrendered 51 which has them ranked 7th overall.

 

Game time is 7:30 tonight and we will not have the broadcast. We are back on the air Friday against Weyburn with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

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Northstars Hit The Win Column

The Norman Northstars have their first win of the season after knocking off the Central Plains Capitals 5 to 2 to kick off their road trip Friday night.

 

Richard Ducharme out of Norway House led the way with a hat-trick with Flin Flon's Morgan Daneliuk added one assist.

 

Unfortunately Norman couldn't sustain the momentum and dropped their next two games to Southwest 6 to 3 and 8 to 2 to Parkland.

 

Jordan Pfoh added two assists.

 

The Northstar record sits at 1-9 and they return home to face the Winnipeg Thrashers this weekend.

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Kodiak Girls Lose In Final

The Creighton Kodiak Senior Girls Volleyball team were in Shellbrook this past weekend. It was a strong showing after an opening game loss to Duck Lake. Creighton responded beating Shellbrook and splitting with Spiritwood.

 

The Kodiaks made it to the Quarter Finals beating PA Carlton, before getting revenge against Duck Lake in the Semi's.

 

In the final the Kodiaks came out strong winning the first set against Spiritwood, before dropping the next two to finish second. Head Coach Jen Johnsgaard was very pleased with how her team performed.

 

The Senior Kodiak Girls will be in Carrot River this weekend and the Senior B Girls are off to the Pas.

 

In the Ralph Pilz Championship Final in Northern Saskatchewan Football it was Cumberland House beating Sandy Bay 44 to 14.

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Terriers Mount Third Period Come Back

 

It was the type of hockey everybody was expecting to see this weekend with no shortage of goals between the Yorkton Terriers and Flin Flon Bombers.

 

Flin Flon won a wild one, 7 to 5 on Friday almost blowing a 7-2 lead going into the third period. Yorkton made things very interesting including hitting three goal posts in the final frame.

 

Brandson Hein had another good night adding two more goals to give him a league leading 15 on the season.

 

The Bombers felt good going into the rematch on Saturday but this time could not hold on to a two goal lead going into the third period.

 

 

Flin Flon led 3 to 1 entering the third on goals from Hein(16), McKenzie (4) and Marchi (12) before the game would take a dramatic change.

 

The Terriers fired 21 shots at the Bomber net,  scoring four times before the mid way point of the period and were able to skate to a 5-4 victory.

 

Cody Bruchkowski led the way with a pair, his 6th and 7th of the year with other goals from Mullaney(1) and Hobbs(2). Legien scored his 14th back in the second.

 

Local product Jeremy Dutcawich started his first ever SJHL regular season game and played extremely well stopping 40 out of 45 Yorkton shots. I thought he made a number of big saves especially in the first period and looked poised and moved very well.

 

Ryan Oulette started just his fourth game of the year and made the saves he had to make in turning aside 26 out of 30 Bomber shots.

 

Specialty teams were big for both teams with the Bombers going 4 for 8 on the PP, while the Terriers were 2 for 8.

 

It was parents weekend and it was nice to see that almost all of the parents made it up North to cheer on their sons decked out in their Bomber gear and enjoying the best atmosphere in the league at the Whitney Forum.

 

Lsst night's loss stopped the Bombers point streak of at least 1 point in the last 6 games, but they still sit first in the Sherwood Division at 9-5-0-2. They have dropped to third overall with Kindersley and Humboldt both winning last night.

 

Yorkton continues to lead the Viterra Division at 8-5-1, with a 3 point lead on Estevan.

 

Flin Flon will continue their home stand this week with two games against Estevan on Wednesday and Weyburn on Friday. The Bruins have reeled off three straight wins while the Wings have lost six in a row.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have Friday's game including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

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Senior Kodiak Girls Off To Shellbrook

Good luck to the Senior Kodiak Girls who are off to Shellbrook for a volleyball tournament this weekend.

 

Creighton will play Stobart at 5:40,Spiritwood at 6:30 and W.P. Sandman at 8:10pm on Friday.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 10 with the Bronze medal game at 1, and the Gold medal game at 2.

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Bonus Game For Kodiak Football Team

The Creighton Kodiaks football season has been extended for a bonus game against the Hudson Bay Riders this Thursday.

 

These two teams have never played each other with the Riders playing in the 1A Conference and the Kodiaks play 2A.

 

Both teams finished with 3-2 records and did not make the playoffs. Creighton finished their regular season with a convincing 60-18 win over Pinehouse and Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk says their season ended to soon so he is happy they get to play one more game.

 

Kickoff in Hudson Bay will be 4PM, Sask time on Thursday and it is supposed to be a beautiful afternoon with plus 15.

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What A Road Trip

It is one of the most successful road trips down south in recent memory for the Flin Flon Bombers who came home with 7 out of a possible 8 points, after a 6-2 win in Estevan last night.

 

Crystopher Collin led the way with a pair of goals his third and fourth of the season. Other goal scorer's included Klymchuk(3),Hein (13),Hooper(5)and McKenzie(2).

 

Jacob Delorme got the start with Pierce Diamond getting suspended for his part in a line brawl the night before. Delorme was fantastik picking up his first SJHL victory in stopping 36 out of 38 Estevan shots.

 

Tristan DeRoose and Eddie Gallagher replied for the Bruins with Jake Anthony getting the start in goal giving up 5 goals on 25 shots. He was pulled early in the third period for Grant Boldt who stopped all 7 shots he faced.

 

Both teams got plenty of powerplay chances with the Bombers going 1 for 8 and the Bruins finished up 0 for 6.

 

Mike Reagan mentioned on last night's CFAR Post Game Show this was the most successful southern road swing he remembers in the last 13 seasons coaching the club.

 

The trip began with a 3-2 SO loss to Humboldt before convincing wins over Notre Dame 4-1, 6-3 over Weyburn and last night's 6-2 victory over Estevan.

 

The Bombers have also taken over sole possesion of first place in the Sherwood Division with a record of: 8-4-0-2. Flin Flon leads Melfort by 3 points and Nipawin by 4, but both teams have 3 games in hand.

 

Next up will be the much improvedYorkton Terriers who come to the Whitney Forum for a pair of games this weekend.

 

Yorkton is first place in their division with a record of 6-4-1 and have some very good offensive players. This should be a very entertaining matchup this weekend as these are two of the top offensive teams in the league.

 

The Bombers sit first in goals for, with 61 in 14 games, while Yorkton is second with 46 goals in 11 games.

 

They met at the Showcase in Warman a few weeks back with the Terriers winning a wild one 6-5. We will have Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

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Lee Finishes Fourth

Another banner weekend and wrestling event for Carson Lee. Lee finished fourth today at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

 

Lee fell 0-10 to Uzbekistan in the 80 KG class ealier today to finish fourth in the World.

 

Lee was only one of two youth cadet wrestlers from Canada who got the chance to compete based on his fifth place finish at the Cadet World Championships in Zegreb Croatia in May.

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Northstars Fall To 0-7

The Norman Northstars remain winless on the season after dropping a pair of games to the Pembina Valley Hawks this weekend. After a tough 12-2 loss on Saturday, the Northstars had a much better effort this afternoon.

 

Norman competed, but came up short losing the rematch 7-4 earlier today in Thompson. Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh scored his hirst goal of the season and also added an assist. Morgan Daneliuk also picked up an apple.

 

The Northstars fall to 0 and 7 and hit the road for three starting Friday against Central Plains.

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Kings And Queens Lose In Final

The JV Kings And Queens both had a decent weekend at a volleyball tournament in Thompson. The Kings were undefeated in the round robin before making it to the playoff round.

 

After beating Thompson in the semi, the Kings lost the final to Norway House,  two sets to one including 19-17 in the last set to finish second.

 

The Queens also went undefeated in the round robin and semi's before losing the final to Snow Lake, two sets to none. They also finished second.

 

They hit the road October the 26th and 27th in the Pas.

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Northstars In Search Of Their First Win

The Norman Northstars return to action this weekend in Thompson in search of their first win in the young Manitoba Midget Triple A Hockey season.

 

Norman enters the weekend 0 and 5 and will host Pembina Valley who is 3-2. Games are scheduled for Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30 at the CA Nesbit Arena in Thompson.

 

The Northstars are led offensively by Jamie Valentino who has 4 points including 3 goals.

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Hein And Moretz Lead The Way

Brandson Hein continues to give SJHL goaltenders fits, with another solid performance last night at the Duncan McNeill Arena in Wicox.

 

It only took Hein over 4 minutes into the opening period to net his league leading 12th of the season short handed. It was also his league leading third short handed goal.

 

Hein would also add a couple of assists for a three point night in helping the Bombers to a much needed 4-1 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds.

 

Caleb Moretz added his 11th, with rookie Billy Klymchuk picking up his 2nd and Calvon Boots scoring his  first, which was the first goal scored by a Bomber d-man this year.

 

Specialty teams were big for Flin Flon who added a couple of powerplay goals to go along with their short handed goal. Pierce Diamond picked up his 6th win of the season, stopping 20 out of 21 shots.

 

Curtis Wiebe was the only Hound to score and Andrew Henderson took the loss stopping 21 out of 25 shots.

 

The Bombers now have 3 out of a possible 4 points on the road trip and are sitting at : 6-4-0-2, tied with Nipawin for top spot in the Sherwood Division with 14 points. Nipawin has three games in hand.

 

Flin Flon will enjoy a day off today before resuming the road trip in Weyburn tomorrow. 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the call with Steve Wilson and the Great North GM Coach's Show set to kick things off at 8:15 MB time.

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Broncos Slip Past Bombers

The Flin Flon Bombers picked up a valuable point in kicking off a 4 game in 5 night road trip last night in Humboldt, dropping a 3-2 game in the shoot out to the Broncos.

 

The Bombers overcame a two goal deficit when Brandson Hein scored his team leading 11th of the season on the powerplay midway through the second period. Caleb Moretz continued his electric play so far this year when he tied the game with a short handed goal late in the third.

 

OT would settle nothing so Flin Flon would go to the shootout for their second straight game. The Bronco's Owen Guenter was the only player to find the back of the net with Collin, Moretz and Boots all coming up empty for the Bombers with their chances.

 

The Broncos out shot the Bombers 37-27 while Flin Flon went 1 for 5 on the PP, and Humboldt went 0 for 5.

 

Pierce Diamond continued his fine play between the pipes stopping 34 shots.

 

With last night's point, the Bombers were able to leap frog Melfort for second in the Sherwood Division with 12 points. The Mustangs do have two games in hand.

 

The road trip will continue tonight in Notre Dame with the Hounds sitting fourth in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division at 3-6. Game time is 9pm MB time.

 

No broadcast tonight but don't forget we will have Saturday and Sunday's broadcasts from Weyburn and Estevan. Saturday is an 8:30 start time, and Sunday is 7.

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JV Kings And Queens Off To Thompson

The JV Hapnot Kings and Queens will be travelling to Thompson for a volleyball tournament this weekend. Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, Thompson, The Pas, Grand Rapids, Norway House, OCN and Snow Lake.

 

The Kings will play Thompson to open things up Friday at 2 and the Queens will play The Pas Friday at 2.

 

Round robin games continue through out Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Playoffs start Saturday at noon with the Championship games at 3.

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Bruins Over Power Northstars

It wasn't the home opener weekend the Norman Northstars were hoping for in dropping a pair of games against the Winnipeg Bruins, by scores of 8 to 3 and 7 to 2.

 

Winnipeg was able to come out and build big leads in both games by giving them selves a 5 goal lead Saturday and a quick 2-0 lead Sunday.

 

Flin Flon's Rylan Potkonjak started yesterday stopping 53 out of 60 Winnipeg shots and Jordan Pfoh added one assist in the two games.

 

Norman falls to 0 and 5 on the season and will stay at home and  host Pembina Valley this Saturday and Sunday.

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JV Kings Win Tournament In Riverton

The JV Hapnot Kings were at a volleyball tournament in Riverton this past weekend and look very good so far this season.

 

The Kings beat Arborg and split with Riverton in the round robin before beating Arborg in the semi's two sets to one and Riverton in the final two sets to one to win the tournament.

 

The Senior Queens were in Russell and they split with Stratchclair, beat Roblin and split With Major Pratt. They ended up losing in the semi's to Hamioya two sets to one.

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Klippers Win In A Shoot- Out

 

It was a good Thanksgiving weekend for the Kindersley Klippers who came into Flin Flon and took 4 points including a 2-1 shoot out win last night, after a 4-2 win on Friday.

 

The Klippers played a perfect style on the road keeping it simple and keeping the Bomber top offensive threats at bay with a relentless fore check.

 

Both goalies stole the show with Pierce Diamond allowing just the one goal in regulation when Clay Keeley snuck a shot through from the blue line with lots of traffic in front of the Bomber net. I don't think Diamond saw it.

 

This was a powerplay goal with just over 4 minutes remaining in the second period.

 

 

Flin Flon would tie it on a powerplay goal of their own, when Crystopher Collin would tap a rebound past Justin Close for his second in as many nights at 13:34 of the third.

 

Both goalies made a lot of big saves to keep the game tied through regulation including Pierce Diamond with perhaps the save of the year, sliding across the crease to make an unbelievable glove save on Caden Benson.

 

The whole building thought it was in, including me. One of the best saves I have seen in a long time.

 

The game was tied at one going into OT, and the Bombers looked like they caught a break getting a powerplay with just under 2 minutes remaining in the extra period.

 

Flin Flon cycled the puck well but could not get another puck past Close who was rock solid for the second straight night.

 

So this one would have to be decided in the Shoot out, which was the first one this season for both teams.

 

Kindersley put it away with both Devon Cyr and Caden Benson scoring on their oppurtunities, while Close stopped both Dawson McKenzie and Caleb Moretz.

 

Final shots through OT were 30-28 in favour of Flin Flon. Powerplays  saw the Bombers go 1 for 7 while the Klippers were 1 for 4.

 

 

After a disappointing weekend, Flin Flon's record will dip to 5-4-0-1, which has them tied with Melfort for second in the Sherwood Division with 11 points. Kindersley sits second in the Global Ag Risks Solution Division at 7-3, just 1 point behind the Humboldt Broncos.

 

 

The Bombers hit the road for 4 games in 5 nights, starting Wednesday In Humboldt, Thursday in Notre Dame before wrapping up in Weyburn Saturday and Estevan Sunday.

 

You can catch Saturday and Sunday's games on 102,9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. Saturdy we hit the air at 8:15 with the Great North GM Coach's Show, and 6:45 on Sunday.

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Northstars Home Opener

After dropping their first three games on the road last weekend, the Norman Northstars are hoping to hit the win column with a pair of home games against the Winnipeg Bruins.

 

This will be the North Stars home opener weekend with games set to go Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30 at the CA Nesbit Arena in Thompson.

 

Calm Air is the corporite sponsor for Saturday's game and everyone in attendance will have a chance to win a free flight any where Calm Air flies.

 

Six players from Flin Flon will be suiting up this weekend including Brycen Francoeur, Morgan Daneliuk, Morgan Beauchamp,Blake Lahonen, Jordan Pfoh and Rylan Potkonjak.

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Golf Club AGM Highlights

The Phantom Lake Golf Club held their AGM last night at the Clubhouse. There was a very good turn out and despite the weather in August and September it was another good year for the golf club.

 

Murray Skeavington addressed the crowd and thanked the many people who continue to make a difference year after year. He thanked Brett Stephenson and his ground crew for their countless hours looking after the terain, the Pro- Shop crew, volunteers and members.

 

Murray also thanked Sandy Doran who is retiring after 7 years running the kitchen and mentioned that she will definately be missed. Jim Glynn was also thanked for his dedication and many years of service.

 

Memberships were up for the first time in many years with 323 the official count.

 

This Friday will be the last day on the course and Brett the grounds keeper said they will start their preparation for winter maintenance on Saturday.

 

One of the challenges and plan for moving forward will be to get more Junior golfers coming out to hopefully improve the numbers and enjoy the course.

 

Congratulations to the new elected members of the executive Ray Shirran and Evynn Labarre.

 

The Golf Club will also begin preparations to bring in a new pro for next year and possibly a Pro Shop manager.

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Kodiaks Play Final Game

The Creighton Kodiaks will play their final game of the season in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League today in Beauval against the Voyageurs.

 

Neither team will be heading to the playoffs as Creighton is 2-2 and Beauval is 1-3. Only the top two teams in the conference qualify for the playoffs and that will be Sandy Bay and Cumberland House.

 

The Kodiaks are coming off a lop sided win over Pinehouse last week where they scored 60 points and Beauval's last game was a tough loss in Sandy Bay.

 

Kickoff is 3PM MB time and we will have a full report tomorrow morning on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

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JV Volleyball Teams Hit The Road

Both Hapnot JV Volleyball teams will hit the road for tournaments this weekend. The Kings are off to Riverton and the Queens will travel to Russell.

 

The Kings will play two round robin games on Friday against Arborg at 10:30 and Riverton at noon. Playoffs will start Friday at 1:30.

 

The Queens have a very busy day Friday playing 4 round robin games against Strathclair at 10:45, Roblin at 12:15, Major Pratt at 1:45 and Hamiota at 3:15.

 

Playoffs will start Friday at 6.

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Bomber Players Recognized

After a very successful week on the ice a couple members of the Flin Flon Bombers were recognized for their fine play.

 

Congratulations to the SJHL Player Of The Week, Caleb Moretz who picked up 6 goals and 3 assists in 4 games played. His week was highlighted by his first ever SJHL hat trick in a 9-1 win over Melville on Friday.

 

Pierce Diamond also had a dominating week and only allowed 4 goals against in 3 starts against Melville, including a 29 save shutout against the Mills at the Showcase and was selected the SJHL Goalie Of The Week.

 

The Bombers put their 5-3 record on the line against the Kindersley Klippers who make their way to the Whitney Forum for a pair of games this weekend. Don't forget to catch Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

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Northstars Kick Off New Season

The Norman Northstars kicked off the Manitoba Midget Triple A Hockey season on the weekend with a three game road trip.

 

Goals were tough to come by as Norman dropped all three games to Brandon 6-0, Yellowhead 3-0 and Parkland 5-2.

 

Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh did have one assist and Rylan Potkonjak started the two games against Yellowhead and Parkland playing very well stopping 69 out of 77 shots.

 

The Northstars will play their home opener against the Winnipeg Bruins this weekend at the CA Nesbit Arena, with games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

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