The Flin Flon Ski Club are getting ready for another season with their open house coming up Sunday November the 17th.
It takes place 11-4 at the Chalet.
Information will be available on all the programs they offer which includes something for all age groups. Memberships will also be available for both families and individuals at a 10% open house discount.
Fresh Air Experience will be in from PA with all the latest equipment, and you will also be able to find out details about all the different events that are being planned for the upcoming season.
For more information contact Chad at 687-8521 or Dave at 687-8653.
The Flin Flon Bombers snapped a three game losing streak in a big way by scoring seven times to upend the Notre Dame Hounds 7-1 Friday night.
Brett Boehm scored his 6th, 7th and 8th of the season for the first Bomber hat trick of the year. AJ Kapchek scored his first 2 SJ goals, with singles from Blair his 6th and Chartrand picking up his first.
The Bombers fired 59 shots on net and chased Notre Dame starter Brett Soles from the net with only a couple of minutes remaining. It looked like a mercy pull from Head Coach and GM Kevin White.
The Bombers were 2 for 4 on the power play, while the Hounds were 0 for 4.
Flin Flon's record stands at 6-6. They remain third in the Sherwood Division, one point behind Melfort for second and six points behind the first place Ice Wolves. The Bombers have one game in hand on both teams.
The Bombers get back on the road Tuesday and Wednesday when they face a couple of familliar foes in the Nipawin Hawks and Humboldt Broncos.
The Hawks beat the Bombers in their only matchup at the Forum back on September the 28th 4-3. This will be the first meeting with the Broncos since Humboldt eliminated Flin Flon from the Sherwood final last spring.
Nipawin is in fourth spot in the Sherwood with a record of: 4-7-0-2- good for 10 points , two points behind Flin Flon for third. Flin Flon has a game in hand.
The Broncos got out of the gate a little slow, but are picking things up, winners of four in a row. Humboldt is 8-6 in the new Kramer Division. They trail the front running Kindersley Klippers by two points for first place in the division. Kindersley does have two games in hand.
Both of these games will be broadcast on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com, with the Murray GM Coach's Show starting things off at 8:10.
Next home games for the Bombers will be Friday November the 8th and Saturday November the 9th when Humboldt comes to town for a weekend series.
The Norman Northstars have their first win of the season after splitting a pair of games with the Interlake Lightning this past weekend in Thompson.
Norman goaltender Luke Penner from the Pas was the difference in the win Saturday turning back 49 out of 50 shots as the Northstars won in over time 2-1. Cross Lake's Tyrell Armstrong scored both of Norman's goals.
Interlake took the game Sunday 4-2.
Norman's record stands at 1-8, and their homestand will continue this weekend against the Eastman Selects.
It was so good I was wondering if anybody was going to be able to score a goal. Lynden Pastachak fianally did at the 6:04 mark of the third period, a powerplay goal to put the Bruins up 1-0 which would be enough to hold on for the victory. Estevan captain Tanner Froese would put one into the empty net at 19:38 to seal it.
The Bombers had great oppurtunities all night , but could not solve Bruin netminder Matt Gibney who stopped all 35 Bomber shots. Flin Flon were pressing with a 6 on 4 late in the game but could not find the back of the net.
Devin Buffalo was good as usual as he stopped 39 out 41 shots, including 15 in the third period. Buffalo was the Bomber's best player again last night , and he had the crowd in awe with some exceptional saves that surely would of beaten any other goaltender in this league.
Unfortunately the offense has dried up. After scoring 7 goals in Melville last Tuesday, the Bombers have only managed 7 in their last 4 games and have gone 1-3.
Flin Flon will have a chance to right the ship tonight as they will host the Notre Dame Hounds, 7:30 at the Forum. After a slow start the Hounds have reeled off 3 wins in a row including a shoot out win in Nipawin last night.
Notre Dame beat Flin Flon on Saturday 4-2 on the strength of 3 power play goals and are sitting in third in the Kramer Division with a record of 4-4.
The Bombers have dropped to under 500, with a record of 5-6 and have lost their last 3 games. Flin Flon remains third in the Sherwood Division, 3 points behind second place Melfort and 6 points behind the front running Ice Wolves. Flin Flon has a game in hand on both teams.
After tonight's home game with Notre Dame the Bombers hit the road for two games next Tuesday and Wednesday in Nipawin and Humboldt. Both games will be broadcast on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com. We are on the air both nights at 8:10 MB time.
The Bombers will have a different look when they face Estevan tonight. Mike Reagan has confirmed three different player acquisitions.
The Bombers have picked up Austin Calladine from the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL. Austin is a player the Bombers have had on their radar screen for a while and were hoping to get him if things did not work out in the WHL. He will be in the lineup tonight.
Flin Flon has also picked up 19 year old 6 ft 3 Defenseman Connar Bass from the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL for futures. Connar is very mobile and the Bombers feel he will really help out their back end.
The third deal is Dean Allison who comes to the Bombers from Port Alberni of the BCHL. Allison is an 18 year old forward, the Bombers picked up during their Southern road swing, and he will make his Bomber debut tonight.
Flin Flon is 5-5 and try to improve on a 3-2 home record tonight when they host Estevan. The Bombers beat the Bruins 3-1 at Spectra Place last Wednesday. The Bruins are playing good hockey with back to back wins on this road trip including a shoot out win in Melfort last night.
Puck drop is 7:30, and don't forget to get there early for a special tribute to Bomber great Ray Martynuik before tonight's game. Tonight's game will not be broadcast on CFAR-590.
Ray Martynuik "The Can Miss Kid" passed away in Panama City this past Sunday at the age of 63. Ray played for the Flin Flon Bombers from 1967 to 1970. Ray wore no.21 and is considered one of the greatest Bomber goaltenders of all time.
During Ray's three year career with the Bombers in the WCHL, he was selected as the league's top goaltender two out of the three years he played.
Ray was selected 5th overall in the NHL Draft in 1970, when he was chosen by the Montreal Canadiens. The legendary Scotty Bowman who managed the ST.Louis Blues at the time said Ray was one of the best goalie prospects he had seen in the last 20 years.
Even though Ray did not play a single game in the NHL, he had an amazing career in the minors where he played Professional hockey for 11 years in 4 different leagues. Among the highlights being chosen the best goaltender in the Central League in 1974-75 with a sparkling 2.96 goals against average.
After Ray's hockey career ended, he moved to Cranbrook British Columbia where he would work for Coca Cola for over 20 years. Ray also got involved with a lot of local charities in BC including the Children's Wish Foundation, where he helped organize a Golf Tournament every year with the Cranbrook Golf Club.
Ray not only was considered one of the best to ever play his position , he is also considered one of the innovaters of the game and loved to entertain the crowd in every town he played.
The next time you open up a cold can of Coke, think of the one and only "Can Miss Kid" Flin Flon's Ray Martyniuk.
The Notre Dame Hounds were able to get their power play working as they scored 3 out of their 4 goals with the extra attacker in taking down the Bombers Saturday night 4-2.
The night started well for Flin Flon who opened up the scoring when Brett Boehm scored at 9:38 into the opening period. The Hounds answered that when Schwartzenberger tied it up with a power play goal at16:35. The Hounds would take the lead 2-1 when veteran Sam Aulie scored at 18:34.
Flin Flon seemed to get a big break when Tyson Empey scored a short handed goal early in the second, but the Bombers could not put any more pucks past rookie netminder Alexi Thibaudeau.
Aulie and Scwartzenberger both scored their second of the night on the powerplay and the Hounds were able to pick up their third win of the season.
Stats sometimes can be very deceiving as the Notre Dame Power play was ranked dead last coming into Saturday's game scoring only 2 goals on 23 oppurtunities. The Hounds were 3 for 4 on Saturday and this was the differance in the game as the Bombers finished up 0 for 4.
Flin Flon will finish the road trip 2-2 and sit third in the Sherwood Division with a record of 5-5. The Bombers are 2 points behind Melfort with a game in hand, and 4 behind division leaders Laronge with a game in hand as well.
The Bombers sit third in the league in goals against with 24, only Kindersley and Notre Dame have allowed fewer goals. Kindersley has given up 22 in 10 games and Notre Dame has given up 23 in 7 games.
Cameron Blair is the only Bomber in the top 10 in league scoring. Blair sits third with 15 points- 5 goals and 10 assists.
Tad Kozan of Nipawin is in second with 16 points and Laonge's Sebastien Bearegard leads the league with 17.
Brett Boehm is 13th with 11 points.
The Bombers will get a 4 day break before they get back on the ice Thursday and Friday, when Estevan and Notre Dame come to town. No broadcast of these games.
Our next broadcasts will be Tuesday and Wednesday October the 29th and 30th when the Bombers travel to Nipawin and Humboldt. We go on the air both nights with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 8:10 and play by play at 8:30.
The Flin Flon Bombers have taken the first two games on their current road trip and have put themselves in a nice spot as they get ready for Weyburn on Friday.
The Bombers went into Melville Tuesday and built up a 5-0 lead en route to the 7-4 win and their first road win of the season.
Cole McCaig scored his first 2 goals of the season to lead the way including a big insurance goal in the third period.
Other goal scorers were: Brett Boehm with a pair, Cam Blair, Landon Heibert and Eric Pederson.
The Bombers came out a little sluggish against Estevan on Wednesday but still scored the only goal in the first period to take a 1-0 lead after one. Parker Evans Campbell took a pass from Danis Chartrand and made a good move on Bruin goaltender Matt Gibney to pick up his second of the season.
Devin Buffalo was outstanding again as he made 33 saves including 14 in the first period to pick up his 4th win of the season. His breakaway save on Austin Daae in the first 30 seconds of the game stood out as one of his best on the night.
The Bombers also got goals from Hounsell, his first on the power play and an empty netter from Cam Blair to ice it with 29 seconds left as the Bombers won the game 3-1.
Hounsell's goal was the first from a Bomber defenceman this season.
After Wednesday's game Flin Flon improves their overall record to 5-3 and have taken over second place in the Sherwood Division, 6 points behind the front running Ice Wolves.
The Bombers are 2-1 on the road and will look for their third straight win on this trip when they hit Weyburn Friday. Flin Flon beat Weyburn 4-1 last Friday at the Whitney forum when rookie netminder Simon Hofley made 46 saves for his first ever SJHL win.
All the action on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com with the Murray GM Coach's Show kicking things off at 8:10. Play by play at 8:30.
All the offense came in the third period as the Flin Flon Bombers were able to pick up their third win of the season as they downed the Weyburn Red Wings 4-1.
The usual suspects scored the goals for Flin Flon as Dillan McCombie scored a pair and continues to lead the team with 5. Blair scored his third and Boehm picked up his second.
One of McCombie's goals was short handed and is the Bombers first short handed goal this season.
This trio continues to do most of the scoring for Flin Flon as they have accounted for 10 of the 14 goals this team has scored so far this year.
Friday was a game that young goaltender Simon Hofley will never forget. Hofley made his first ever SJHL start and had one of the most successful debuts for a Bomber goaltender that I have ever seen.
Hofley stopped 46 out of 47 Weyburn shots and looked like he may actually get a shut out as he kept the Wings at bay until the 16:48 mark of the third period.
Former Bomber Kyle Oleniuk scored on the powerplay to ruin Hofley's shutout bid.
So the Bomber record stands at 3-3 after the weekend 4th in the Sherwood Division ,1 point behind Nipawin. The Bombers do have 4 games in hand on the Hawks. Flin Flon has games in hand on everyone in the Sherwood Division as they prepare for their first big road trip of the season.
The Bombers will play 4 games in 5 nights which will start tonight against the Melville Millionaires who are off to a great start at 5-2-1-1. Melville has scored 32 goals so far which has them ranked first in the SJHL on offense. Their 28 against has them ranked 9th,only Weyburn, Battleford and Nipawin have given up more goals.
The two teams split their 4 games last season and seem to bring out the best in each other. A lot of people would love to see these two teams play in the league final against each other , as all their games seem to be great end to end with lots of action and a very good intensity.
Who knows with the new playoff format , maybe this will be the year.
Mike Reagan the Bomber Head Coach is looking forward to the road trip.
"This is a hard league to win on the road, we have the toughest road schedule of anybody." We were able to get some confidence with our win Friday and I think it is going to be very good for us to get out on the road." The better you feel about your game the better you play."
The Bombers will be in Estevan weds, day off Thursday , hit Weyburn Friday, Notre Dame Saturday.
All four games broadcast on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com starting each night with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 8:10.
The Creighton Kodiak Girls Senior Girls Varsity Volleyball Team had a weekend to remember in Watson.
The Kodiak Girls played a lot of volleyball this past wekend and just kept getting better after every game.
They finished 9-3 in set play and 5-1 in match play.
The Kodiaks beat Quill Lake in the Semi-Final 2 sets to none and followed that up by crushing Bruno in the final 25-11 and 25-12 to win the tournament that had 10 teams competing from all over Saskatchewan.
The Flin Flon Bombers managed 2 out of a possible 4 points at home this weekend against the Kindersley Klippers.
The Bombers behind another strong performance from Devin Buffalo were able to pull out a 3-1 win on Friday night. Buffalo stopped 38 out of 39 shots and was the game's first star.
Parker Evans Campbell scored his first ever SJHL goal in the second period, with McCombie adding a power play marker in the third. Brody Robinson picked up his first of the season, when he scored into the empty net with only 16 seconds left.
The lone Klipper goal came from: Brandon Scheidl.
This was Kindersley's first loss of the season.
The two teams locked horns again on Saturday night, with Kindersley cominig out on top this time 3-2.
Kindersley built up a 2-0 lead on goals from: Garden and Naish. The Bombers responded with power play goals by Boehm his first of the year and McCombie scored his third.
A tough break against Tyson Empey who was knocked into the Kindersley goaltender Evan Weninger late in the second.
The rookie netminder ended up getting injured and Empey was given a goaltender interferance penalty which resulted in a late second period power play.
The Klippers were able to score what turned out to be the game winner. Brandon Scheidel scored his second goal in as many nights at the 16:57 mark which gave Kindersley a 3-2 lead after 2.
The Bombers peppered veteran goalie Tyrell King with 16 third period shots, but could not solve the veteran goaltender and lost their third game of the season.
Flin Flon has been busy on the trade front by acquireing Eric Pederson from the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL for futures. Pederson made his Bomber debut on Saturday and looked very good. Every time he was out there he seemed to make things happen and was fun to watch.
The Bombers have moved Justin Rasmussen back to the maritimes. Both the organization and the player both agreed to the move. Mike Reagan thought that Rasmussen has had a tough time adjusting to the SJHL and he would be more accustomed to playing out east.
The Bombers have also picked up 2 players from Brookes of the AJHL. Defenseman Bryce Evesten who has played 2 seasons, and forward Garret Forrester who is a 3 year vet who also spent some time with Chilliwack. These trades are part of a 3 way deal with Rasmussen beig dealt out east.
Mike Reagan had this to say about the trades: " These 2 players are coming from a winning organization that I think will really help out our club. Pederson is a guy we saw recently at the AJHL showcase. We are really impressed with his work ethic and compete level and he really reminds me a lot of Cam Blair how competitive he is. We are expecting a lot out of him."
Forrester and Evesten will be ariving in Flin Flon later this week.
Next up for the Bombers will be the Weyburn Red Wings who come to town on Friday. Our next broadcast will be when the Bombers kick off their first big road trip of the season 4 games in 5 nights starting October the 15th in Melville.
After the weekend's action the Bombers record sits at 2-3, 4th in the Sherwood Division.
After a 6 day rest the Flin Flon Bombers will be back on the ice tonight as they will host the Kindersley Klippers.
The Klippers come in well rested as well as their last game was Saturday when they came from behind to beat Melville.
There is a lot of talk about Kindersley so far, with their great start at 3-0. They are ranked fifth in the country and are one of two undefeated teams in the league.
Kindersley has filled the back of the net - scoring 14 goals while giving up 6. The Bombers who are expected to be one of the league's best offensive teams have only scored 5 while giving up 7.
It is very early in the season and after only 3 games, it is very tough to form any solid oppinions. The Bombers should be able to build off their power play which seems to be coming around after scoring twice against Nipawin on Saturday.
Brett Boehm is back and has been able to create some good chemistry with Rasmussen and Grenier, who should be lots of fun to watch as a unit this season.
The big challenge for Flin Flon will be to play an entire 60 minutes. They did not do that when they opened up in Melfort and had a bit of a let down in the second period to Nipawin. They still could of very well won the game and almost pulled it out late in the third.
Mike Reagan the Head Coach and General Manager of the Bombers is looking forward to this weekend:" I think it is a challenge for us, we haven't played the best hockey coming out of the gate here. We have a good core, we have had a lot of turn over, it is taking a little longer for us to gel than I thought, but with a new team comes new challenges. Kindersley are a good team with some good young players and if we can get 2 wins this weekend nobody will be talking about the first 3 games of the season."
Mike Reagan was also very impressed with the recent showcase in Warmen: " The Showcase was great, a lot of our guys performed well. I know Danys Chartrand and Tyson Empey got a lot of interest from Division 1 schools including some big ones like North Dakota, Ohio State, and Nebraska. Some of our other guys Dillan McCombie, Cam Blair, and Robbie Cameron were also talking to schools. Our guys did very well and it was a great weekend and this was the best Showcase that I have been a part of since coming back to this league."
The Bombers took 3 out of 4 from Kindersley last season and have matched up well with them the last several seasons. All the action is tonight and tomorrow 7:30 at the one and only Whitney Forum. CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com will have the call for tomorrow night's game.
The Kings and Queens are the defending champs with the Queens going for their 6th straight title and the Kings are looking for back to back titles and their 6th in the last 7 years.
The Queens are in a pool with Thompson, OCN, Norway House and Cross Lake. Their first game is Friday at 4 against Cross Lake at Phantom.
The Kings are in a pool with: Pelican Rapids, Norway House, Thompson, Moose Lake and Cross Lake. The Kings first game is Friday at Foster Park 2:30 against Pelican Rapids. Finals are Saturday with the Girls at 3 and the Boys at 4:30, both at Foster Park.
Dean Grove one of the coach's for the Hapnot Queens was on CFAR'S Norman Sportsline to chat about the season and big weekend coming up.