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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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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 Saturdy we hit the air at 8:15 with the Great North GM Coach's Show, and 6:45 on Sunday.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


The Hapnot Kings and Queens were both in Thompson over the weekend trying to bring home a couple of banners in soccer.


Things started well for the Queens who beat OCN 3-0, then beat Cross Lake 5-0 to get to the final. It was the matchup that everyone expected to see as Hapnot would play Thompson, and RD Parker came out on top 1-0 in a very exciting final.


The Kings also played well beating Easterville 14-0, lost to OCN 3-2, but rebounded to beat Moose Lake 2-1. Unfortunately the Kings did not qualify for the finals losing out on points for and against.


Thompson also won the Boy's final 5-1 over OCN.


The future looks very good for the Hapnot soccer program as both teams will carry over a number of players for next year's teams.



It was a very good weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who ended up sweeping the Melville Millionaires in a pair of games at the Whitney Forum. Assistant Coach Gary Childerhose had the bench with Head Coach Mike Reagan away scouting the AJHL Showcase.


It was an offensive explosion on Friday where the Maroon and White cruised to a 9- 1 victory courtesy of Caleb Moretz's first ever hat-trick. Brandson Heine had another good outing collecting 4 points, and Dalan Marchi added a goal and two assists.


Flin Flon got going on the powerplay finishing up 2 for 7 and also scored a short handed goal. Pierce Diamond stopped 33 out of 34 for his fourth straight win.


Veteran Colby Entz started for the Mills and was yanked after giving up 5 goals on 27 shots, before Berk Berkeliev came in releif stopping 13 out of 17. Ryan Butler was the only Melville player to get a puck past Diamond early in the second period.


After doing pretty much what ever they wanted on Friday, the Bombers knew they would face a different Melville team on Saturday.


It didn't look that way early as it only took Flin Flon 52 seconds to find the back of the net in the rematch. Daylan Marchi continued his hot streak  burying a nice shot past Berkeliev in the slot on the powerplay.


Nardone and Heine would also score in the opening frame with Dayton Heino replying for Melville with a nice wrap around goal while the Mills were short handed.


Caleb Moretz scored early in the second to make it 4-1 and it looked like it may be another run away contest for Flin Flon, bit Melville got things in check.


Ryan Heino and Jerome Payton scored his first of the season a couple minutes apart and Melville was in buisiness down 4-3 after 2.


The Mills came roaring out in the third but could not beat Pierce Diamond who may have played his best game as a Bomber, stopping 41 shots including 13 in the third period. Berk Berkeliev went the distance for Melville stopping 32 out of 36.


Flin Flon managed one powerplay goal in six opportunities, while Melville came up empty on only one attempt.


The Bombers improve to 5-3 on the young season and move into second spot in the Sherwood Division.  Three of their wins have come courtesy  of the Millionaires who drop to 1-6-1-1 after an afternoon loss in Laronge earlier today.


Hein and Moretz are the top point getters so far in the SJHL this season with Hein leading the way with 17 points including 9 goals and Moretz has 14 points with 9 goals.


Next up,  will  possibly be  the surprise team in the SJHL this season, the Kindersley Klippers who are 4-3 and feature one of the league's best tenders in Justin Close.


Action will hit the Whitney Forum, Friday and Saturday night with 102.9 CFAR and having the call Saturday. It all starts with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.



The Creighton Kodiaks evened up their record at two and two after a convincing win over Pinehouse earlier today at the Creighton Field 60-18.


Noah Dickens had the big turn over early,  returning a 90 yard interception to the end zone to give the Kodiaks the start they were looking for.


Blake Alexander had another good afternoon taking the snaps scoring three touchdowns and adding three two point converts.


Austin Mclean scored two touchdowns including a 70 yard kickoff return with the other td's coming from Evan Madarash, Myles Patterson  and  Dickens adding his second with a running td.


Creighton and Pinehouse are both at 2-2, and after the Kodiaks big win today they would own the tie breaker.


The top two teams in the conference make the playoffs and right now Creighton would be tied for third.


The Kodiaks have one more game remaining in the regular season when they travel to Beauval next Wednesday needing another win.




The Creighton Kodiaks will host Pinehouse tomorrow in their final home game of the year in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League. Despite their 1-2 record Creighton could still make the playoffs but will need to win their last two games of the year.


Pinehouse is 2-1 and have a very explosive offense, scoring 137 points in their three games. Creighton won the only meeting last year and are 2-0 in head to head meetings lifetime.


The Kodiaks will be wearing Pink tomorrow in support of breast cancer awareness and kickoff will be 3:30 at the Creighton Field.


Be listening for Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk today on the Creighton Kodiak Football Report starting at 3:30.


It was a game that resembled an old Oiler's , Flames tilt from the 80's with all kinds of goals between the Flin Flon Bombers and Yorkton Terriers last night at the Showcase in Warman.


When it was all said and done Yorkton picked up the 6-5 victory, almost blowing a two goal lead on two differant occasions.


Yorkton jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead on goals from Keenleyside, legien and Petruic midway through the first period. This would chase Jacob Delorme from the game stopping 5 out of 8 shots. Owen Hunter came in to replace him.


The goalie switch sparked the Bombers, who found the back of the net twice courtesy of Daylan Marchi, his third and fourth of the season, to make it a 3-2 game after 1.


The teams would combine for 5 more goals in the second with Caleb Moretz adding a pair and Brandson Heine scoring his team leading 6th. Bruchkowski and Legien with his second of the night replied for the Terriers.


It was all even steven, 5-5 heading into the third. The teams would tighten up defensively with just the one goal in the final  period when Chantz Petruic scored his second of the game with just  over 5 minutes remaining in regulation for the 6-5 Yorkton victory.


A disappointing game from the Bombers stand point who doubled the Terriers in shots 46-23. Hunter stopped 12 of 15 after coming in to replace Delorme.


Ben Laidlaw went the distance for Yorkton stopping 41 out of 46.


Flin Flon is back at .500 after splitting their two games at the Showcase and will be back at the Whitney Forum this weekend to face the Melville Millionaires , who the Bombers shut out 4-0 on Tuesday.


We will broadcast Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show starting at 7:15.





The Hapnot Kings and Queens are off to Thompson to compete in Soccer  Zones this weekend. Teams will be competing from Thompson, Norway House, Oscar Lathlin, Moose Lake and Flin Flon.


The Queens will play their first game Friday at 1 against Oscar Lathlin and Moose Lake Saturday at 8:30 AM.


The Kings will play Oscar Lathlin Friday at 2:30 and Moose Lake Saturday at 10.


Playoffs start Saturday at 11:30.


The Phantom Lake Golf Club AGM is scheduled for Wednesday October the 3rd at 7 PM at the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to the entire public but only Club members will be available to vote and run for the executive.


The agenda will include a recap of the season, financial report, good welfare report and election of officers. There are 5 positions available for the executive.


For more information call the Pro- Shop at 306-688-5555.




It was a nice bounce back game for the Flin Flon Bombers who blanked the Melville Millionaires 4-0 earlier today at the SJHL Showcase in Warman.


Fresh off a weekend sweep at the hands of the Nipawin Hawks the Bombers rebounded nicely to collect their third win of the season.


The usual suspects led Flin Flon offensively with Brandson Hein scoring his team leading fourth and fifth of the year.  Captain Nate Hooper and rookie sensation Vincent Nardone both scored their third of the year.


Edmonton's Pierce Diamond picked up his third straight win and also first career SJHL shutout, stopping all 29 shots he faced. Veteran Colby Entz took the loss for the Mills giving up 4 goals on 34 shots.


Neither team could get the powerplay going with Melville going 0 for 8, and Flin Flon finished 0 for 4. The Bombers did get a short handed goal courtesy of Brandson Hein.


Flin Flon improves to 3-2 and will face Yorkton tomorrow night, 8 PM, Manitoba time. Melville will fall to 1-3-0-1 and will close out the Showcase against Humboldt on Wednesday.


The Bombers and Mills will also play a double header at the Whitney Forum this Friday and Saturday. 102.9 CFAR and will broadcast Saturday's game.




After scoring 15 goals in the opening weekend, it was a little different story offensively for the Flin Flon Bombers as they could only muster 3 goals in back to back losses to the defending champion Nipawin Hawks.



Nipawin rolled into town and doubled the Bombers 4-2 on Friday night courtesy of 29 saves from Declan Hobbs who has been nothing short of outstanding so far this season.



The Hawks played a well executed road game and quickly jumped out 2-0 on goals from Erhardt and Sorensen in the first.


Flin Flon would tie it on a couple of beauties from Nardone and Moretz before Nikiforuk would score the eventual game winner with just over 3 minutes remaining in the second period.



Flaman scored a big insurance goal early in the third to seal the deal 4-2 for Nipawin.


Jacob Delorme got his first start of the year for the Bombers and fought his rebound control but I thought for the most part played pretty well, stopping 30 out of 34.



Talking to a number of Bomber players and Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan, they thought they didn't play very well and thought they would be a lot better on Saturday.



The Hawks would host the rematch at the Cage on Saturday and the Bombers caught a break when Nipawin started rookie goalie Patrick Pugliese and gave Declan Hobbs the night off.


Okotoks Alberta native Hunter Young would get his first start of the year for Flin Flon.


I thought the Bombers skated well and had a pretty good first period and got the game's first goal when Jessie Young re-directed a puck through Pugliese's legs with just 23 seconds left in the first.


This was the first time this season that Nipawin had trailed in a hockey game.



Nipawin picked it up in the second and tied the game at the midway point of the period  when Breton beat Young with a nice shot, low stick side. This was a powerplay goal.


The game stayed tied until Jaxsen Wiebe beat Young with a strange shot that bounced off Young's chest pad and dribbled between his legs for the eventual game winner. I felt bad for Young who I am sure would of liked that one back, and I thought was one of the Bomber better players on this night.


Flaman would cap the game with an empty netter with just 55 seconds left in the game.


Final shots were 32-25 in favour of Nipawin.


Hawks were 1 for 5 on the pp, while the Bombers were 0 for 5 and only have two powerplay goals in the first four games.


Flin Flon will drop to 2-2 on the season while Nipawin improves to 4-0 which may have a few people surprised, but not the Hawk players. I talked to a number of Nipawin players before Saturday's game and they see no reason why they can't repeat.


It is also nice to know that when you have Declan Hobbs between the pipes, you may only need to score 3 goals on any given night to win the game.



The Bombers did get some good news before the weekend as one of their top offensive players from last year in Crystopher Collin has rejoined the team and should be a force offensively. Collin suited up for both games and did not pick up a point,  but did have some good chances.



Flin Flon are in Warmen preparing for the SJHL Showcase and will suit up against Melville this afternoon, 2 PM, Manitoba time. They will also play Yorkton tomorrow night at 8PM, Manitoba time.


Next action at the Whitney Forum is this weekend against Melville, Friday and Saturday night.



The Hapnot Senior Kings found a way to pick up their first win of the high school soccer season. The Kings were in Swan River and they beat Thompson in penalty kicks yesterday afternoon for their only victory on the weekend.


Hapnot dropped their first two games to Dauphin in penalty kicks and Swan River 4-0.


This was a lot better showing this weekend and the Kings seem to be hitting their stride in time for Zones which take place in Thompson starting Friday.



Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox who battled mother nature in North Battleford this past weekend to win the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Provincial Championship in golf.


Fox placed second in the province last year but wouldn't be denied this time winning by 6 strokes over her nearest competitor.


Snow was a big faktor but that didn't stop Fox from firing an 85 in the first round and an 86 in the second round to take home the banner and Gold Medal.


Creighton's Blake Alexander competed for the boys and he shot a total score of 191 to finish 44th overall.



The Hapnot Kings Senior Soccer team heads to Swan River in search of their first win of the year this weekend. The Kings lost all three games last weekend in Neepawa.


Hapnot will play all three games on Saturday against Dauphin at 10:30, Swan River at 1:30 and Thompson at 3.


The Queens have the weekend off.



It was a defensive showdown between the Creighton Kodiaks and undefeated Cumberland House Islanders earlier today at the Creighton Field.



The Kodiaks played a great game but they couldn't punch it into the end zone late in the game and they found themselves on the wrong end of a 16-12 score.


Creighton had a tough time getting their offense in gear,  especially the running game and found them selves down 8-4 at the half.


Trailing 16-4 in the final quarter, the Kodiaks finally found the end zone when Evan Madarash took the hand off from Blake Alexander and scampered 5 yards for Creighton's only touchdown of the day.


The Kodiaks put together a great drive with just over 3 minutes remaing in the game but turned the ball over on downs deep in the Islander's end.


Cumberland House got a couple of key first downs and were able to run the clock down enroute to their third straight victory.


The other Kodiak points came from Blake Alexander who kicked a field goal and scored a point on a long single.


Creighton will fall to 1-2 and will play their final home game next Thursday against Pinehouse, 4 PM at the Creighton Field.


Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk had this to say after the game. " I thought the guys worked really hard, I feel bad for them as they worked their butts off. It came down to a few details, we missed a few kicks and were second in goal from the ten and couldn't punch it in. They were able to run the clock out and I am very proud of them."



After splitting their first two road games of the season, the Creighton Kodiak 6 man football team will play their much awaited home opener tomorrow at the Creighton field.


The Kodiaks will welcome the Cumberland House Islanders to town who are 2-0 on the season and beat Creighton in their only meeting last year.


To say this is a big game is an under statement with playoff implications on the line.


Head Coach Ryan Karkakochuk confirms they will have a full lineup and they will be unveiling their third jerseys sponsored by the local legion.


Kickoff will be at 4.


The High School Soccer season kicked off this past weekend in Neepawa with both the Hapnot Kings and Queens seeing their first action.


The Queens look in fine form from  the weekend beating Altona 1-0, Swan River 1-0 and their only loss coming to Neepawa 3-0.


The Kings dropped all three of their games to Altona 3-1,Neepawa 6-1 and Swan River 1-0.


Next action will be a tournament in Swan River this weekend.


Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox and Blake Alexander who both are off to North Battleford for Provincial High School Golf.


Regionals took place in Nipawin last weekend and Fox tied for first with an 83 and is off to Provincials for a second straight time. She placed second in the province last year.


Blake Alexander will represent the boys as he was second at Regionals with a 91.


The Provincial Golf Championship will be played on Saturday.



It was a good start to the season for the Flin Flon Bombers who scored 15 goals in two games including an 8-5 win last night at the Whitney Forum.


The Bombers swept the home and home with the Laronge Ice Wolves and this looks like it will be a very entertaining year.


A number of Flin Flon  players had a very productive weekend.


Fresh off a 7-4 win in Laronge on Friday, over 1400 fans turned out to the Forum for the Bomber home opener last night.



The Ice Wolves scored first and silenced the big crowd when Jake Gudyonson fired a puck past Pierce Diamond.


The lead was short lived as Bomber captain Nate Hooper struck twice before the first period was complete and Flin Flon took a 2-1 lead to the locker room.


Caleb Moretz who was flying all over the ice made it 3-1 early in the second before Zach Bannister made it a one goal game with his second of the year just 4 minutes later.


With a 3-2 Bomber lead to begin the final period, the doors came completely off as the teams combined for 8 goals.


Donavan Houle scored two goals in the first 5 minutes as Flin Flon opened up a 5-2 lead and seemed to be off to the races.


Laronge never gave up though as Tanner Brewster converted a nice two on one pass from Austin Bill to get the Wolves back within two at 5 to 3.


Alec Cockly and Daylan Marchi quickly added goals to make it 7-3, but Laronge refused to go away and got within two once again on power play goals from Di Paolo and Mish.


Caleb Moretz would cap a great weekend for himself  scoring his second of the night into the empty net to send the Bombers to their second straight win 8 to 5.


Final powerplay saw the Bombers go 0 for 4 while the Wolves were 2 for 8.


A number of Bombers had mutiple point games including Brandson Heine who had 7 points in the two games with Nate Hooper and Calvon Boots collecting 6 and Donavan Houle picking up 5.


Pierce Diamond was back between the pipes picking up his second straight win making 24 saves on 29 shots while Jordan Frey started his first game stopping 48 out of 56 shots. Frey was the Wolves best player and made a lot of remarkible saves to keep his team in it.


I predict a bright future for the 18 year old out of Saskatoon.


Flin Flon will now enjoy a 5 day break before getting back on the ice with a home and home against the defending Canalta Cup Champion Nipawin Hawks who come to the Whitney Forum on Friday. The Bomber travel to the Cage on Saturday and that will be our next broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and


We hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.


This is a night,  hockey fans have been both waiting for and looking forward to for a long time.


 Another Flin Flon Bomber season will begin as the Maroon and White make their way to the Mel Hegland Uniplex to battle the Laronge Ice Wolves.


There is a lot of optimism in Bomber land as Flin Flon will bring back 12 players from last year's team and Mike Reagan has also been able to recruit some very good young talent for a very balanced roster.


The big question heading into the season was who would be between the pipes with Brenden Newton graduating and no returning goalies from last year.


Mike Reagan went out and got veteran goalie Pierce Diamond from the AJHL and he will be the starting goalie heading into the season. Reagan gave up a lot in third year forward Brody Madarash, and is expecting big things from the 20 year old out of Edmonton.


The Bombers still have three other goalies including three 18 year old's in Jacob Delorme, Hunter Young and local product Jeremy Dutcawich.


Flin Flon will be very skilled up front including, veteran forwards Nate Hooper, Brandson Heine and Daylan Marchi. It will be very interesting to see what Heine can do with a full year under his belt. He was a point a night player after arriving from the WHL after Christmas last year.


Calvon Boots and Isaac Jackson will anchor a pretty decent blue line, and both were very good in Main Camp and in the pre season. Boots should be the go to guy on the power play and I think is very capable of putting up all star numbers.


The Bombers won 24 games last year, but caught fire and looked very good after Christmas  giving the eventual Canalta Cup Champion Nipawin Hawks everything they could handle in their playoff series.


I think a 40 win season is very possible.


Flin Flon will meet Laronge 10 times this season and I am also predicting a drastic improvement from the Ice Wolves who only won 10 games last year. Mind you 3 came against the Bombers. Laronge always plays Flin Flon well.


Head Coach and GM, Evan Vossen has worked very hard and has a bonified sniper in Kolby Johnson who has lots of major junior hockey experience. Johnson played last year in the QMJHL and has WHL experience with Prince George and Prince Albert. Johnson will also bring strong leadership to a young dressing room.


Laronge has lots of players returning from last year including Antonio Di Paolo, Justin Bill and veteran goalies Jordan Frey and Merek Pipes.


I expect the Wolves to come at the Bombers hard, especially tonight and if they can have a good opening weekend, it could go a long way to a better season.


No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house with the return of Creighton Furniture Bomber Hockey on 102.9 CFAR and We hit the air tonight with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.


Don't forget we are also on the air with the Bomber home opener from the Whitney Forum tomorrow at 7:15, drop of the puck at 7:30.



What a difference a week makes as the Creighton Kodiaks were able to shake off a week one loss to Sandy Bay and improve their record to 1-1 in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.


The Kodiaks battled La Loche under the lights last night in Prince Albert and picked up the decisive 72-0 victory.


This was a statement game for quarerback Blake Alexander who threw 5 touchdown passes and booted a 35 yard field goal.


Austin McLean and Bailey Noonan picked up three touchdowns a piece with Myles Patterson and Aidan Coliard  also able to find the back of the end zone.


After playing their first two games on the road the much awaited home opener for the Kodiaks will be next Thursday September the 20th against Cumberland House.


Kickoff will be at 4PM.




With the beginning of another school year, both the Hapnot Kings and Queens are preparing for another high school soccer season.


The Kings and Queens have had one of the best programs across trhe province and arguibly the best program in the North.


Both teams are off to Neepawa this weekend to officially kick off the season. Both teams have identical schedules with three games on Saturday.


10:30 VS Altona

1:30 VS Neepawa

3pm vs Swan River.


102.9 CFAR and will have updates throughout the weekend and a full report on Monday.


Due to all the rain the past few days the Phantom Lake Closing Day Tournament has been re-scheduled to this Sunday September the 16th.


There will be a shot-gun start at 11 AM and this tournament is open to everybody. Cost is $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.


You get 18 holes of golf, a meal and great prizes. Call the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.




The Flin Flon Bombers kept their impressive pre-season record entact thanks to another great effort at the Whitney Forum on Friday night.


This time the defending champion Nipawin Hawks were the victims as the Bombers rolled over the Hawks 6-1. Mind you this is a lot different Nipawin team which has a lot of new faces since their last meeting in the Spring.


The Hawks opened the scoring 6:57 into the opening period when Josh Bell re-directed a puck past starting goalie Jacob Delorme.


The lead was short lived as the Bombers would score 6 unanswered for their fourth straight victory.


Vincent Nardone would tie the game batting a puck out of the air on veteran goalie Declan Hobbs with less than four minutes remaining in the first period.


Flin Flon added three more in the second courtesy of Matt Flodell, Caleb Moretz and Brandson Heine. Flodell's was the prettiest of the night, picking up a loose puck before heading to the net with a nice dipsy doodle move on Hobbs. 4-1 Bombers after 2.


Jesse Young and Caleb Moretz would add a couple more in the third period for a 6-1 Flin Flon final.


Jacob Delorme started stopping 9 out of 10, before Pierce Diamond finished the game stopping all 9 shots he faced.


The veteran Declan Hobbs, who has only been back in Nipawin for a week, put on a clinic stopping 18 out of 20 shots and already looks in mid season form. Rookie Patrick Pugliese also played well with 26 saves on 30 shots. Goaltending will not be the Hawks problem as they will ice a very young squad.


Nipawin only dressed two 20 year olds while Flin Flon went with 8.


The Bombers wrap up the pre-season at 4-0 and look very ready for the Laronge Ice Wolves and the start of the SJHL regular season on Friday. Once again Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan will have some tough decisions to make as he will need to cut down numbers for the weekend.


Make sure you are listening to 102.9 CFAR this Tuesday for our SJHL Preview Show, as the very knowledgeable Mike Stackhouse will join me to break down all 12 teams heading into the season.


I will also post on this blog later in the week.





It was a tough start to the year for the Creighton Kodiaks who made their way to Sandy Bay to kick off their 5th season yesterday in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.


The Timberwolves played very good defensively and beat Creighton 38-12. The Kodiaks ran into injury trouble early and ended up turning the ball over 6 times.


The bright spots on offense were a couple of TD throws from Blake Alexander to Austin McLean to account for all the Kodiak offense.


Creighton will try to heal and get ready for their next game on the road in PA next Wednesday, when the Kodiaks will meet Pinehouse under the lights at 7 PM.


Pinehouse won their opening game 64-0 over LaLoche.


Creighton's home opener is scheduled for Thursday September the 20th against Cumberland House.









In front of a crowd just shy of 300, the Flin Flon Bombers used a good third period to power themselves to a 5-1 victory over the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders last night at the Whitney Forum.


Daylan Marchi opened up the scoring 7:10 into the opening period, and that goal held up til Nate Hooper made it 2-0 mid way through the second period.


After the Stamps Cole Chicoine cut the deficit to 2-1, the Bombers pulled away with three straight goals, with two courtesy of Donavan Houle who was flying all over the ice hitting everything in sight.


The other Flin Flon goal came courtesy of newly acquired Jessie Young. Young came over in a trade with the Humboldt Broncos for Michael Wong.


Final shots were 48 to 37 in favour of the Bombers who used three different goalies. Local product Jeremy Dutcawich stopped all 8 shots he faced. Dutcawich has yet to give up a goal the entire pre-season.


Hunter Young played the second, stopping 16 out of 17 shots, while veteran Pierce Diamond stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third period.


Michael Davis went the distance for the Stampeders, playing very well stopping 43 out of 48, and was the reason the Stamps stayed in the game.


The Bombers finished up 2 for 6on the PP, while the Stamps were 0 for 4.


With last night's win the Bombers improve to 3-0 in the pre-season out scoring their opponents 23-4. Flin Flon will play their final pre season game tonight, when the defending SJHL Champion Nipawin Hawks make their way to town. Game time is 7:30.


The Creighton Kodiaks are ready to kick off their 5th season in the Northern Saskatchewan Football league as they hit the road to Sandy Bay to  play  the Timber Wolves this afternoon, 4:30 Manitoba time.


Creighton is coming off a 4-1 season and did beat Sandy Bay in their one meeting last year 55-40 in the first game for both teams.


Sandy Bay finished the season at 3-2 , just  behind the Kodiaks and did not make the playoffs. You know redemption will be on their minds.


Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk says they will be ready." We will have 16 players in our line-up this afternoon and we are still waiting for a couple more to make their way back to the line-up. It is a beautiful day and you can only practise so long. We need to get out and play somebody, hit somebody. I don't know what to expect from Sandy Bay but we will be ready to go."


102.9 CFAR will provide updates through out the day and will have a complete wrap up on




Both the Flin Flon and Creighton Skating Clubs are getting prepared for another exciting season with a number of programs being offered for all ages.


Flin Flon Skating registration is open with the season to start October the 1st. Prices for the year include $100.00 for Pre Can Skate, $200.00 for Can Skate, and $150.00 for Power Skating.


You can do payment installations and no fundraising will be required. You may also qualify for the Jumpstart Program. Call Cait Bailey for more information at : 204-681-7542 or


The Creighton Skating Program will begin on October the 13th. Programs include Pre-Beginners to Advanced, Parent and Tot, Power Skating, Power Skating Advanced and Adults.


These programs will take place Saturday's at the Sportex, and instructor is Carla Wabick.


Sign up at 306-688-3538 or 306-688-8253.


It will be another busy weekend for the Phantom Lake Golf Club who are getting ready to host the Closing Day Tournament.


It takes place this Sunday September the 9th with a shotgun start at 11. It is open to everyone with an entry fee of $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non- members.


It includes 18 holes of golf,dinner and prizes. Sign up at the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.



The Flin Flon Bombers will also be hosting their annual golf tournament this Saturday September the 8th with a shotgun start at 2.


Entry fee is $75.00 and includes 9 holes of golf, a delicious steak dinner from the Victoria Inn, great prizes including a round trip to Winnipeg on Calm Air,  a putting competition for Hudbay and a Northland Ford Long Drive Competition.



You can sign up in a group of 4 or as an individual by calling the Bomber office at 204-687-4404. Each group will include one Bomber player.





88 golfers battled the elements in the biggest event of the golf season this past weekend at the Phantom Lake Golf Club. The Walt Cunningham Labor Day Classic wrapped up yesterday and when it was all said and done Shawn Goodman captured the Championship flight.


Goodman was able to hold off a very strong field of golfers for his first Walt Cunningham title. Rounding out the Championship flight were, Jeff Woods, Darrell Bartlett and DJ Wilson.


Here are the rest of the results:


First Flight- Neil Goodman


Second Flight- Blaine Gogal


Third Flight- Shawn Frasor


Fourth Flight- Tanner Brough


Fifth Flight- Mike Slipp


Sixth Flight- Jon Alexander


Seventh Flight- Glenn Smith


Eighth Flight- Terry Hornyak


Ninth Flight- Danny Russell


Tenth Flight- Roger Armstrong


Flin Flon Bomber Main Camp wrapped up last night at the Whitney Forum with the annual Maroon and White game, with Team White prevailing 4-3.


It was a very quick paced game that saw Team White jump out to a 2-0 lead after one period. Jayden Wiens who is only 15 and will suit up with Tisdale of the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A league this season opened up the scoring.


Veteran Daylan Marchi converted a Caleb Moretz pass to make it 2-0 late in the opening frame.


Local product Justin Lies got team Maroon on the board when he fired a shot top corner on Hunter Young. Winnipeg's Reid Robertson tied the game with just over a  minute remaining in the second period, re-directing a Justin Lies shot to fool Young.


It looked like the two teams would go to the dressing room tied after two, but Moretz scored with just one second on the clock and Team White reclaimed the lead 3-2.


Team White would carry the lead for almost the entire third period before veteran sniper Nate Hooper coverted a pass from Branson Hein to tie the game at 3 with just over a minute left in the game and force OT.


Caleb Moretz would score the OT winner with his second goal and third point of the day as Team White picked up the 4-3 victory.


Another local product, Jeremy Dutcawich was great for Maroon between the pipes stopping 17 out of 19 shots and I thought he moved and saw the puck very well. Pierce Diamond the veteran started and he made 16 saves on 18 shots.


Diamond was obtained earlier in the summer from Lloydminster of the AJHL. A pair of 18 year olds started for team White with Jacob Delorme from Drummondville Quebec stopping 13 out of 15 and Hunter Young from Okotoks Alberta stopped 19 out of 20.


Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan had this to say after the game. " I thoought the camp was pretty good, but as a coach you are always looking for more. It was an exciting Maroon and White game and now we can get oiur numbers down a little bit. I am excited to see us in exhibition against Nipawin and see what our draft picks can do and then it's off to Laronge Tuesday. Things are moving quick but it's exciting."



It will be an all rookie game in Nipawin tonight, 8:30 Manitoba time. Off to Laronge Tuesday before hosting the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders on Thursday and Nipawin Friday.





The Flin Flon Bombers are embarking on another season and will kick off Main Camp tomorrow with upwards of 60 players expected to be competing for spots for this year's club.


It all starts with player registration tomorrow at the Whitney Forum starting at 3. Here is the full schedule for the weekend.






Thursday AUGUST 30






Whitney Forum

Meeting w/players/parents



Whitney Forum

Team A



Whitney Forum

Team B



Whitney Forum

Team C



Whitney Forum

Team D






Friday August 31



Team A vs Team B



Whitney Forum

Team C vs Team D



Whitney Forum




Whitney Forum

Team A vs Team C



Whitney Forum

Team B vs Team D






Saturday Sept 1


Whitney Forum

Team A vs Team D



Whitney Forum

Team B vs Team C



Whitney Forum

Maroon and White Game


The Flin Flon Bombers have extended their season ticket deadline til this Friday at the new Office at 31 Main street til 4.


Early bird prices include Adults $325, Seniors $275, Students $175 and kids $125.


The Bombers are just 90 tickets away from their goal of 500, so stop by the office tomorrow through Friday 12-4, and you can also call 204-687-4404.



The Norman Northstars wrapped up their training camp with the annual Blue and White intrasquad game which took place earlier today at the CA Nesbitt Arena in Thompson. Team White came out with the 10-4 victory.


Flin Flon's Brycen Francoeur and Freddie Ledoux scored for team Blue.


The final roster was announced after the game and congratulations to goalie Rylan Potkonjak, forwards Blake Lahonen and Morgan Daneliuk, as well as defensemen Jordan Brycen and Jordan Pfoh. They were the five players from Flin Flon selected.


The Manitoba Midget AAA season will begin on September the 30th when Norman kicks off a three game road trip in Pembina Valley.




Fresh off his brother Hunter winning a Silver medal at the Junior Under 21 Pan American Championships in Brazil, Carson got some pretty exciting news himself.


Wrestling Canada announced that Carson Lee will be one of two wrestlers to compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires Argentina, October the 12th to the 14th.


Lee was nominated based on his finish at the Cadet Pan American Championships in Guatemala City in May. Lee won a Silver medal and also finished fifth at the Cadet World Championships in Zagreb Croatia.


" It's a pretty cool thing to know I'm the only male representing Canada in wrestling at the Youth Olympic Games. I am looking forward to experiencing international competition at the highest level."


The Youth Olympic Games are an elite sporting event with young people competing from all over the world.


102.9 CFAR will broadcast 34 Flin Flon Bomber games this season starting with opening weekend against the Laronge Ice Wolves on September the 14th and 15th. Here is the complete broadcast schedule and includes Manitoba times.


Friday Sept 14th at Laronge 8:30

Saturday Sept 15th vs Laronge 7:30

Saturday Sept 22nd at Nipawin 8:30

Saturday Sept 29th vs Melville 7:30


Saturday Oct 6th vs Kindersley 7:30

Wednesday Oct 10th at Humboldt 8:30

Thursday Oct 11th at Notre Dame 8:30

Saturday  Oct 13th at Weyburn 8:30

Sunday Oct 14th at Estevan 8:30

Saturday Oct 20th vs Yorkton 7:30

Friday Oct 26th vs Weyburn 7:30


Wednesday Nov 1st at Melfort 8:30

Saturday Nov 10th at Laronge

Friday Nov 16th at Battleford 7:30

Saturday Nov 17th at Battleford 7:30

Friday Nov 23rd vs Notre Dame

Friday Nov 30th vs Estevan


Tuesday Dec 4th at Nipawin 7:30

Saturday Dec 8th vs Humboldt 7:30

Monday Dec 31st at Laronge 7:30


Tuesday Jan 1st vs Laronge 7:30

Friday Jan 4th at Yorkton 7:30

Saturday  Jan 5th at Melville 7:30

Friday Jan 11th at Melfort 7:30

Saturday Jan 12th vs Melfort 7:30

Friday Jan 18th at Melville 7:30

Saturday Jan 19th at Yorkton 7:30

Sunday Jan 20th at Melville 7:30

Saturday Jan 26th vs Battleford 7:30


Saturday Feb 2nd at Melfort 7:30

Saturday Feb 9th vs Melfort 7:30

Friday Feb 22nd vs Yorkton 7:30



Friday March 1st vs Laronge 7:30

Saturday March 2nd at Laronge 7:30


Broadcast schedule subject to change






The Norman Northstars who have totally re-vamped their coaching staff for the up coming season will hold try-outs at the CA Nesbitt Arena in Thompson later this week.


Player registration is this Thursday Agust the 23rd. Team try-outs will take place this Friday through Sunday, August the 24th to the 26th.


Pre- registration can be dropped off at 23 Pelican in Thompson.


You can contact Brad Salamandyk for more information  at 204-679-2251


The biggest event of the Phantom Lake Golf season is almost here. The Walt Cunningham Labour Day Golf Classic will take place Saturday September the 2nd til Monday Septembe the 4th.


There will be two shot gun starts Saturday at 8:30 and 2PM. The cost is $120.00 and you must pay at the time of registration. The afternoon shotgun is filling up quick.


There will be lots of extra events through out the weekend too including a closest to the hole pin contest,long drive,putting contest and a hole in one contest.


Call the pro-shop to sign up asap at 306-688-5555.


Another milestone for Flin Flon's Hunter Lee who picked up a Silver medal at the Junior Under 21 Pan American Championships in Brazil on the weekend.


Hunter won 3 matches and lost one competing in the 92 KG weight class. His Gold Medal match against Cameron Gaffey of the US was voted the top match of the tournament and was also featured in the move of the day.


Hunter also qualified for a spot for the Senior World's and will be training for the Junior World's which are coming up the second week of September in Slovakia.


Congratulations from all your friends and family here in the Flin Flon area.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


You can hear  that interview here



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


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


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


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




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


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


Registration is $125.00 and you can sign up by getting a hold of Darrin Mansell at


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


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


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


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


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



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


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

2nd- Brian Fidierchuk and Hoglander (Cranberry)

3rd- Bickel and Bickel (The Pas)

4th- Boychuk and Hyska ( Flin Flon)

5th- Barry Anderson and McCallum (Cranberry)

6th- Robertson and Whitbread (Flin Flon)

7th- Asham and Smerch (Cranberry)

8th- Wiens and Smith (Cranberry)

9th Ballantybe and Cote (The Pas)

10th- Barry Anderson and Gord Fidierchuk (Cranberry)

11th- Donnie and Logan Grenier (Cranberry)


Youth Angler category


1st- Logan Grenier

2nd- Ethan Johnson and Jayden Oulette

3rd- Michael McCracken


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


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


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


I had a chance to chat with Reggie yesterday and he couldn't be happier about coming back to his second home. You can hear the full interview here:


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


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


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


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


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


Here are the rest of the results:


First Flight- Amanda Bilquist


Second Flight- Charney Jones


Third Flight- Maxine Long


Fourth Flight- Jay Ginnell


Fifth Flight- Donna Geist


Sixth Flight- Lana Lecler


Seventh Flight- Karen Rasmussen


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


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


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


Friday August the 3rd


Pistols VS Kros Pros- 4pm

Crones VS McKenzie-5:30

Brough VS Donaghy- 7

Rideouts VS L-Dub All Stars-8:30

Chudy VS The Dump Bears-10


Saturday August the 4th


Doughboys VS Kros Pros- 10am

Rideouts VS McKenzie-11:30

Doughboys VS Quinn- 1pm

Firemen VS Pistols-2:30

L-Dub All Stars VS Crones- 4

Rideouts VS Dump Bears-5:30

Chudy VS Donaghy-7

Brough VS Krones-8:30

Kro's Pros VS Quinn-10


Sunday August the 5th


The Dump Bears VS Donaghy-9am

Firemen VS McKenzie- 10:30

Rideouts VS Chudy- noon

Doughboys VS Brough-1:30

L-Dub All Stars VS Firemen - 3

Pistols VS Quinn- 4:30


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


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


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


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


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

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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


The game will be broadcast on TSN and CTV.


All teams will play 58 games.


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


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


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


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


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


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






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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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