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Bombers Sign D-Man

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to bolster their line up for the up coming season by adding another top recruit.

 

The Bombers are very excited about adding 6'3 defenseman Cole Vardy who suited up for the Cole Harbour Wolfpack this past season.

 

Vardy's home town is Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia.

 

Vardy had some impressive stats this past season as he picked up 30 points in 34 games including 9 goals.

Goalie Camp Coming To Flin Flon

Rink Goalie Development will be hosting a goalie evaluation camp in Flin Flon August the 6th to the 9th.

 

This is open to any kids born between 2004 and 2011 with all the sessions at the Whitney Forum.

 

Each camp day will feature two  on ice sessions as well as an indepth off ice video and boardroom session which will allow goalies to ask questions and learn visually.

 

If you would like to register and find out more, you can go to flinflonminorhockey.com. There will be a maximum of only 28 spots.

 

 

Moretz Off To Sabres Camp

courtesy of sjhl.ca

 

Graduating Flin Flon Bombers forward Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks AK USA) has received an invitation to next week's NHL Development Camp of the Buffalo Sabres.

Moretz, who scored 21-goals and 30-assists in 45-games this past season, is slated to play this Fall in the NCAA at RIT.  

"This past season we had a four game road trip and there was a Sabres scout (presumably Randy Hansch) at the Notre Dame game and he spent a little bit of time talking to me.  A few days ago I got a phone call from that same scout inviting me to their development camp," says Moretz.

Moretz is taking the opportunity in stride.  "I just want to go in with an open mindset and learn as much as I can about the NHL lifestyle as well as play to the best of my ability."

The four day event starts Wednesday at Harborcenter in Buffalo and culminates with a 3-on-3 tournament Saturday morning.  The goal of the camp is to provide an exposure to potential players as far as organizational standards and professional work habits.  Players will become familiar with the team and the resources available to them.

Meanwhile, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft concluded on Saturday in Vancouver and one-time Nipawin Hawks prospect Adam Beckman (Saskatoon SK) was taken in the third round by Minnesota.  Beckman played one game and scored a goal and an assist with the Hawks in 2018.  He also played in three playoff games as part of the Hawks championship run and scored two goals.  This past year, he put up 32-goals and 62-points in 68-games with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs.

Year End Soccer Tournament

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up their season with their year end tournament at various fields around town this past weekend.

 

Here are the results:

 

Medal winners for Division 2

 

Gold - CO-OP Rush

Silver- Credit Union Crushers

Bronze- Gold Legion

 

Division 3

 

Gold- Credit Union Cosmos

Silver- CO-OP Cruisers

Bronze- Rotary Rockets

 

 

Division 4

 

Gold- Vic Inn

Silver- Maroon

Bronze- MA Ironworks

 

 

Lee Brothers Ready For Canada Cup

Another big event is coming up for local wrestlers Hunter and Carson Lee who have returned to Saskatoon to get ready for one of the biggest events of the year.

 

The Canada Cup will take place in Calgary, starting June the 28th and Hunter returns with Bronze medal from  last year while Carson will be competing for the first time.

 

Both brothers have been competing steady on the international stage and look forward to competing in Western Canada.

 

The Lee brothers popped by the CFAR studio yesterday,  and we had a chance to talk about their very succesful careers to date including their aspirations to represent their country at the Olympics.

 

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

Bombers Add Another Forward

The Flin Flon Bombers are excited to announce the signing of highly skilled forward Zach Purcell who is from Aurora Colorado.

 

Purcell suited up for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders of the NAPHL, where he put up 12 points in 15 games. He also added 5 points in 4 playoff games.

 

Purcell is from the same program that produced Calvon Boots, Caleb Moretz, Ethan Daniels and Alec Cokley.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about this signing and feels that Purcell will be able to contribute right away.

 

 

Kodiaks Release 2019 Schedule

The Creighton Kodiaks released their 2019 Northern Saskatchewan Football schedule on Friday.

 

Creighton will play in a conference with Cumberland House, Sandy Bay and Pinehouse.

 

The Kodiaks kick off the season in Pinehouse on Wednesday, September the 11th and play their home opener on Wednesday September the 18th against Sandy Bay.

 

They will also play in Cumberland House on Wednesday Septermber the 25th, before wrapping up the regular season on October the 2nd at home against Pinehouse.

 

Playoffs begin October the 8th with the Ralph Pilz Championship being decided on Saturday October the 19th in Prince Albert.

 

The top two teams will then move on to Provincial Playdowns starting October the 26th.

Bombers Sign Elite Manitoba Prospect

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to sign players from their Spring Camp which took place in Saskatoon back in April.

 

Flin Flon have added top Manitoba prospect, forward  Drayson Collyer who was the captain of the Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings this past season and helped guide his team to the league championship.

 

Collyer played three seasons with the Wheat Kings picking up 63 points in 93 career games including 28 goals.

 

This past season he collected 15 points in 22 games.

 

Trout Festival Open

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is getting ready for their next big tournament which will be the Trout Festival Open coming up on Saturday June the 29th.

 

Men, Ladies and Juniors are all welcome to take part.

 

You will get 18 holes of golf, great prizes and a delicious meal all for $60.00.

 

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

More Hardware For The Lee Boys

It has been a very busy and rewarding summer so far for Hunter and Carson Lee who have made their way back to Flin Flon with more hardware.

 

Hunter recently picked up a Silver medal at an under 21 competition in Sassari Italy and Carson returns home with a pair of Silver medals from the Pan American games in Guatamala.

 

Carson won the Silver in the 79 KG, losing the Gold medal to an American. He was also part of the Boy's team that finished second overall for Silver.

 

The Lee brothers have also competed in Romania and did some training at Michigan and are now back in Flin Flon for a two week break.

 

They will head to Calgary for the Canada Cup on June the 30th and will host a hot dog fundraiser this Saturday at the CO-OP.

Minor Hockey Looking For Coachs

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is accepting coaching applications for the up coming 2019-2020 season.

 

There are AA openings in the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget divisions.

 

If you are interested,  e-mail technicaldirectorffmh@gmail.com by next Friday June the 14th.

Learn How To Play Pickle Ball

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and there is a regular league in Flin Flon.

 

The City Of Flin Flon will be building 4 new pickleball courts at the Steventon rink this summer.

 

You can find out more about this popular sport for all ages with two introduction clinics happening Saturday June the 15th at 10 am and Tuesday June the 25th at 7.

 

There is a regular league that plays at the Steventon rink Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30.

Phase Two Of Bomber Season Tickets

Phase two of the early bird season ticket blitz for the Flin Flon Bombers is under way.

 

Adult ticket prices are currently $325.00 which is a savings of $179.00 from walk up.

 

Senior tickets are $300.00, which is a savings of $145.00 from walk up.

 

Stop by the Bomber office on Main street open  12-4, Monday through Friday to get your tickets and enjoy every Bomber home game this season.

Flin Flon Bomber Bantam Selections

The SJHL held their AGM this past weekend in Nipawin and one of the big orders of buisiness was the Bantam draft.

 

The Bombers chose 4 players overall including the 6th overall pick which ended up being forward Kylynn Olafson from Lanigan.

 

Olafson put up 36 points in 26 games with the Bantam AA Humboldt Broncos.

 

In the second round, Flin Flon chose defenseman Cole Tanchuk from Prince Albert

 

Tanchuk had 34 points in 30 games with the AA Prince Albert Pirates.

 

The Bombers went with a goalie in the fourth round, selecting Max  Hildebrand from Martensville.

 

Max suited up for 18 games with a 2.56 gaa and is the son of former Bomber trainer Steve Hildebrand.

 

With their final selection in the fifth round, the Maroon and White added d-man Kalem Parker.

 

Parker put up 36 points in 30 games with the Martensville AA Marauders this past season.

Hapnot Athletic Awards

Hapnot Collegiate hosted their athletic banquet on Tuesday in the Hapnot gym, where they would acknowledge the outstanding local high school athletes from this past year.

 

Senior Varsity Male Athlete Of The Year- Wrestler Carson Lee

Senior Varsity Girls- Alyssa Patterson- Volleyball

 

Junior Varsity Male- Braydon Abott- Basketball

Junior Varsity Female- Alli Lytwyn- Volleyball

 

Harder Avalon Classic

Saskatoon hosted the Harder Avalon Classic soccer tournament  this past  weekend and  a number of Flin Flon teams took  part.

 

Under 11 boys- Phantom Lake Vikings went o-1-1

 

Under 11 girls- Phantom Lake Thunder finished 0-1-1

 

Under 13 boys- Phantom Lake Warriors, 1-1 and beat Lakewood for the Bronze 7-1.

 

Under 15 boys- Phantom Lake Mutants- 0-1-1

 

Under 15 girls- Phantom Lake Lightning- 0-2-0 and ended up losing 3-2 to Aurora in a close game for the Bronze.

 

Under 17 boys- Phantom Lake Storm- 0-1-1, lost Bronze medal game to Nipawin 2-1.

Opening Day Results

The Phantom Lake Golf  Club held their first big event of the golf season this past Saturday.

 

50 golfers took part in the Opening Day tournament in the Men's, Ladies, Senior and Junior Divisions.

 

Men's results

 

Championship Flight- Ray Shirran-74

second- Jeff Woods

third- Chris Bortis

 

First flight

Sean Dundas

 

Ladies

Sue Murray

 

Senior

Doug Anderson

 

Junior

Blake Alexander

Boots Will Join Hooper

Another member of the Flin Flon Bombers has received a Division 1 scholarship for the up coming season.

 

Graduating d-man Calvon Boots will be joining teammate Nate Hooper at American International Collegiate this fall.

 

Boots not only was one of the league's best defensemen, but was considered one of the best all around players in the league, and his  tenacious style was  contagious.

 

Boots spent two years in a Bomber uniform appearing in 99 games where he picked up 71 points. He also had 7 points in 11 career playoff games.

 

Calvon was a finalist for this past season's top SJHL Defensemen and was a member of the 2017-18 SJHL All Rookie Team.

 

This is the fourth Division 1 Scholarship for the Bombers this season.

Bomber AGM Highlights

The Flin Flon Bombers hosted their annual general meeting earlier tonight in the Green room at the Flin Flon Community Hall.

 

Travis Rideout was re-elected for President for a two year term and is very excited with how his first year at the helm went.

 

Rideout said , they have a very positive motivated board and mentioned how big a move it was to get their own building on Main street and how that has helped in souvenir revenue.

 

He also said it is a pleasure to work with such a passionate club and fan base and to get Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan re-signed for two more years.

 

David Brooks, who will not be staying on as Treasurer prepared an un-audited statement and said it was a decent year financially.

 

The club had one of their best season ticket bases in recent memory and generated over $70,000 in season ticket sales with an additional $38,000 made in the playoffs.

 

It was a very good year for souvenirs as the team brought in over $53,000. Due to repairs to the team's bus the club did report a loss of $3,181 at the end of the year.

 

All in all, Brooks said they were able to increase revenue in lots of different areas and the team continues to work hard to stay financially secure. Janice Slip was elected the new Treasurer for the next two years.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan thanked all the fans, billets, sponsors and board members for their continued hard work.

 

He also welcomed new Assistant Coach, Cole McCaig  who  replaces long time assistant Gary Childerhose who has moved on to Kindersley. McCaig will also serve as the team's marketing director.

 

Reagan said, even though they lost in the first round to the eventual League Champion Battleford Stars, he deemed the season a success.

 

Reagan noted it was one of the tightest locker rooms he has seen and thought his players were very motivated and committed to the program.

 

He did mention they lost a lot of fire power up front and he would be re-cruiting heavilly to re- tool offensively for the up coming season. 

 

The Bombers will prepare for the league meetings in Nipawin this weekend and Reagan said it should be an interesting weekend. " Obviously we have the draft and I think there is going to be some talk about realignment around the league and playoff formats and stuff like that. I think there are going to be some interesting conversations coming ahead of us here, and every year there seems to be a curve ball thrown at you and hopefully we can hit it out of the park."

 

 

 

Opening Day Tournament

The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be holding their opening Day Tournament this Saturday June the 1st.

 

It will be stroke play for 18 holes and there will be a shot gun start at 11.

 

$40.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members, and this is open to ladies, juniors and men.

 

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

Hooper Off To AIC

Congratulations to Bomber captain Nate Hooper on signing a Division 1 scholorship with the American International College this fall.

 

Hooper will join former Bomber, Joel Kocur who has been part of the program the last couple of years.

 

Hooper spent three seasons with the Maroon and White picking up 172 points in 169 career games including 87 points in 58 games this past season.

 

His 60 assists led the entire league for 2018-19.

 

 

Hollandia Cup Results

The Hollandia Cup soccer tournament took place in Saskatoon this past weekend and wrapped up earlier today.

 

There were three teams from Flin Flon who represented the Phantom Lake Soccer Club.

 

Under 11 girls, Phantom Lake Thunder ended up going 2-1-1and played in the final losing 2-1 against the Meridian Rustlers in a shoot out to win the Silver medal.

 

Under 13 boys, Phantom Lake Warriors went 1-2-1 and didn't make the playoffs.

 

Under 15 boys, Phantom Lake Mutants finished with two ties and a loss and also failed to make the playoffs.

Soccer Teams Off To Saskatoon

Flin Flon will be well represented at the Hollandia Cup Soccer Tournament in Saskatoon this weekend.

 

The Under 11 Girls, Phantom Lake Thunder will play their first game Friday against the Meridian Rustlers at 7:15.

 

Under 13 Boys, Phantom Lake Warriors start off against Humboldt at at 6:45 on Friday.

 

Under 15 Boys, Phantom Lake Mutants also start Friday against Nipawin at 6:15.

 

Round robin continues through out the weekend with the playoffs on Sunday.

 

You can follow the scores at hollandiacup.ca

Good Year For Flin Flon Minor Hockey

Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their AGM earlier tonight at the Northern room at the Victoria Inn.

 

President Darrin Mansell chaired the meeting and commented about the number of changes he has been a part of through out the last few years and how the board has been able to adjust.

 

He also thanked the board for all their efforts and hard work the past year and mentioned that it was a very successful season.

 

Mansell attended the Norman AGM in Thompson and the region will continue to ice both a Bantam Boys and Girls Triple A team. There will also be a Midget Triple A Girls team.

 

There was an emphesis at the meeting to try and get out more in the Aboriginal communities.

 

Kathryn Church also mentioned that the board has re-vamped the constitution and by-law manual and this can be viewed on the minor hockey web-site.

 

The evening concluded with minor hockey board elections.

 

President- Darrin Mansell

Vice- Brandi Moore

Treasurer- Tauvia Alexander

Registrar- Joy Tetlock

Communications- Courtney Biberdorf

Ice Scheduler- vacant

Referee In Chief- Todd Simms and Harvey Bolton

Special Events- Mel Dominey

Time Keepers- Justin Moore

Technical Director- Corey Thompson

Hockey D- Jon Kooper

Novice- Ashton Crone and Ryan Biberdorf

Atom- Tanner Brough

Pee- Wee- Chad Schwartz

Bantam- vacant

Midget- vacant

Female- Dennis Zborel and Joleen Gardner

 

 

 

  

Catching Up With The New Golf Pro

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is ready for another great summer and the course is now open 7 days a week with a familiar face back at the helm.

 

Local product Kelly McLaren is once again the pro after a 13 year absence and the local club is thrilled to have him back.

 

We caught up to Kelly this past week at the club's Spring AGM and we talked about his return, the future of the club and golf in general.

 

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

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