The Flin Flon Bombers will try to snap a three game losing streak tonight when the high flying Millionaires hit the Whitney Forum for the first time.
The teams have met twice at the Horizon Credit Union Centre, with the teams splitting the two games. Flin Flon won 7-4 on October the 15th when Cole McCaig scored two goals, and was moved to Way Way of the MJHL earlier this week.
Melville came back to win 3-2 on November the 16th. I thought Flin Flon deserved a lot better and should of won this game. The Bombers hit three goal posts and really controlled the play but did not get the end result.
Mike Reagan has made more changes to try and get a better offensive attack. Hiebert and McCaig are gone and Sam Williams and Peter Poulin Roy have been added.
Williams is no stranger to the SJHL spending three seasons with the Wings. He started the season in Weyburn picking up 12 points in 15 games before being dealt to Drumheller of the AJHL. Roy has major junior experience with the Sudbury Wolves and Head Coach Reagan says he is a point per game player. It may take Roy a while to get going as he has not played a single game this season. He has been going to school, and has decided to come back and give junior hockey one more try.
Both players will suit up for tonight.
Melville comes to town with the third best record in the SJHL at 14-6-2-2 and are 5-3-1-1 in their last ten. Melville went into Nipawin and shut out a very good Hawk team 5-0 last night. The Mills have scored 78 goals which is second in the league behind only Laronge.
This is a huge surprise, as many people across the league had Melville fighting to make the playoffs after supposedly selling the farm for Brennen Ritchie and Nathan Boyer last year in a big deal with Laronge.
Things could not have worked out better for Melville, Alex Walkaluk got a scholorship, Trudeau quit hockey and Sagen did report and is putting up decent numbers with the Ice Wolves 24 points in 25 games. Many people including Head Coach and GM Jamie Feisel did not expect this.
The Bombers look forward to the meeting tonight as these two teams seem to bring the best out in each other, which always makes for a very uptempo exciting game. The town is also a buzz about the new players Williams and Roy who get set to make their Bomber debuts tonight.
Flin Flon will try to avoid another third period melt down tonight after giving up five goals in the third period to the offensively challenged Melfort Mustangs on Wednesday. The Bombers third periods have been very shaky lately giving up 13 goals in the third in their last five games. If you take away the final period the Bombers could have easily won all five games.
The Bombers continue to be one of the best defensive teams giving up 61 goals in 25 games. Only Humboldt and Yorkton have given up less.
Brett Boehm sits out the second of his three game suspension tonight, so someone else will have to step up offensively without the two top two scorers in the lineup. Cam Blair remains out with an injury and could be back before christmas.
All the action on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com tonight. We are on the air from the fabulous Whitney Forum at 7:10 tonight with the Murray GM Coach's Show.
The Hapnot Senior boys volleyball team are down in Winnipeg competing in Provincials. The Kings knocked off the no. 3 ranked team in the province Thursday Springs Christian ( 25-22, 20-25 and 15-10.)
The Kings will play three round robin games Friday including their first game at 2 PM against the no.1 ranked team in the province Calvin Christian.
Playoffs start Saturday at 9 AM.
Keep on listening to CFAR for complete updates all weekend.
The Battleford Stars beat the Flin Flon Bombers for the second straight time at the Whitney Forum in front of 448 fans Tuesday.
Things started rough for Flin Flon when their leading scorer Brett Boehm got tossed for hitting Braden Lecoursiere from behind just eight minutes into the opening period. A five minute power play ensued with the Stars scoring once when Fountain found the back of the net at 12:08.
The Stars led it 1-0 after one. Flin Flon had a good second when Empey and Hounsell both scored their third of the season. Keller would score another power play goal to tie it at 2 after two.
Battleford took the lead at 8:21 in the third when Young scored his tenth of the season. The Bombers stormed the Battleford net and tied it just 18 seconds later when Dean Allison was able to jam the puck under Gudmandson.
The momentum the Bombers gained off the tieing goal was short lived, as Jack Petrino would take advantage of a Bomber turn over and fired a wrist shot glove side on Buffalo, to give the Stars their third lead of the night 4-3.
That would stand as the game winner, as the Bombers pulled their goal tender late but could not score the equalizer.
Final shots 39-35 in favour of Battleford. The Stars were 2 for 4 on the power play, while the Bombers were 1 for 3.
Flin Flon continue to struggle in the third period as they have been scored on eight times in the final period in their last four games.
Battleford remains the hottest team in the league at 8-1-1 in their last 10. The Bombers continue to flirt at .500 at 5-5 in their last 10.
After the loss tonight Flin Flon is at 12-12 and remain just two points ahead of Laronge and four up on Melfort. The Mustangs have three games in hand and Laronge has one.
The Bombers and Mustangs will collide at the Northern Lights Palace on Wednesday with second place on the line in the Sherwood Division.
Both teams stack up well and their stats are almost identical. Flin Flon has scored 60 goals while the Mustangs have 59. The Bombers are second best in goals against with 54. Melfort has given up 57 which is third best. Yorkton leads the league with 53.
Both teams are struggling to string wins together as the Bombers have dropped two straight and are 5-5 in their last ten. Melfort is winless in their last four and are 2-4-0-4 in their last ten.
Mike Reagan mentioned that newly acquired Peter Poulin Roy will not be in the lineup til Saturday when the Bombers host Melville.
Reagan also mentioned that he has made a couple more deals that we will announce on Wednesday's Murray GM Coach's Show live from Melfort at 7:10.
The Flin Flon Bombers were on the road this weekend playing in Kindersley and Battleford.
The Bombers hung on for a 3-2 win over the Klippers on Friday. Austin Calladine scored 1:17 into the game, when he converted a beautiful feed from Brett Boehm to give the Bombers an early lead.
That goal held up until early in the third when the Bombers scored a couple of quick goals to open the frame. Dean Allison scored his first ever SJHL goal, a short handed goal to make it 2-0. Brett Boehm would step out of the penalty box and scored his tenth, when he fired a nice shot under the cross bar to make it 3-0.
The Bombers would need all three goals as the Klippers would mount a late come back on goals from Dubeau and Garden.
With the goalie pulled for the extra attacker, the Klippers could not beat Buffalo and Flin Flon hung on for their 12th win of the season.
Final shots were 40-24 in favour of Kindersley. The Bombers went 0 for 6 on the power play, while the Klippers were 0 for 10.
On Saturday Flin Flon would make their way to the Battlefords to face the Stars for the first time this season. After a slow start, Battleford has been playing a lot better lately winning seven out of their last ten games.
The Northstars believe they have solved their goal tending problems by bringing in former Bronco goaltender Michael Gudmandson. Gudmandson was in the Northstars camp last season however Battleford had too many imports,so they could not keep him.
The game was scoreless for the first two periods and it looked the Bombers were in good shape heading into the third. The Stars came out firing in the period and created lots of quality chances, and you had the sense they were due to score one.
Battleford fianally got to Devin Buffalo early in the third when Igor Leonenko came out of the corner and fired a shot low blocker side to open the scoring at 5:28. The Bombers hardly had a chance to catch their breath as 30 seconds later the Stars scored again when Fountain got loose in the slot and scored a big insurance goal.
The Bombers had their chances in this game including Brett Boehm firing a couple shots off the cross bar including one very early in the game. Boehm also set up Eric Pedersen for a nice one timer when the teams were 4 on 4, but Pedersen missed the net.
After the weekend the Bombers sit 12-11. Second in the Sherwood Division, two points up on Laronge and four on Melfort.
Flin Flon continue to struggle putting the puck in the net with 57 goals in 23 games. The Bombers should get some help as they have dealt Landon Heibert to Abitibi Eskimos of the NOJHL for 1994 F Peter Poulin Roy. Poulin Roy was a point a game player when he played with Sudbury in the OHL.
The Bombers have also announced that popular 20 year old forward Cole McCaig has left the team. McCaig cherished his two and a half seasons with the maroon and white but was very frustrated with his offensive output this season, scoring only 2 goals in 21 games. McCaig stated that he needs a change of scenery. Mike Reagan commented on Friday's pre game show that the organization was very sad to see him leave and wishes him the best of luck.
Wayway has his MJ rights and that looks like it may be a good fit, as Cole lives in Brandon.
The Bombers are back on the ice Tuesday when they host the Battlefords 7:30 at the Whitney Forum. Our next broadcast is another big Sherwood tilt in Melfort on Wednesday.
We hit the air with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.
Another tough weekend for the Norman Northstars who dropped a pair of home games to the Southwest Cougars by scores of 6-3 and 4-2.
Norman's record has dropped to 1-17, as they head out on the road this weekend.
Norman will face the Interlake Lightning on Friday and Saturday, and the defending champs, Winnipeg Wild on Sunday.
The Don Holmes rink from Flin Flon won the Zone 1 Curling Playdowns this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.
Holmes beat Antilla from Thompson in the final.
The Holmes rink will be off to Winnipeg for Provincials February the 27th to March the 3rd.
Flin Flon will be hosting Zone 1 Masters Curling Playdowns this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.
Three rinks from Northern Manitoba will be competing: Don Holmes from Flin Flon, Sam Antilla from Thompson and Terry Needham from the Pas.
Action starts Friday at 1 PM, with the playoffs Saturday. The winner will represent Northen Manitoba at provincials in Winnipeg.
The Flin Flon Bombers will try to snap a two game losing streak tonight, when they play host to the Melfort Mustangs.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams since opening weekend when each team shut the other out at home.
Both teams have struggled in their last ten games. Flin Flon is 5-5 and Melfort is 4-3-0-3.
Offense continues to be a problem for the maroon and white with just 51 goals in 20 games. Only Notre Dame has scored less with 44.
The Mustangs aren't shooting out the lights either with only 55 goals in 19 games.
Both teams are good defensively, with the Bombers at a league best 44 goals against. The Mustangs are ranked second with 50 goals against, tied with Kindersley.
Congratulations to the Bomber's Brett Boehm who has been selected as the Canalta Player of the week. Boehm had one goal and five assists in four games played. Boehm leads the Bombers in goals with nine, and is tied with Cam Blair for the team lead in points with twenty.
The Mustangs are led offensively by third year vet Anthony Pickering who has seventeen points in eighteen games. Another veteran Brandon Sloan leads the 'Stangs in goals with ten.
Game time tonight is 7:30 at the Whitney Forum. No broadcast tonight, we will have both games from the road trip this weekend in Kindersley Friday and Battleford Saturday.
Exciting news for Flin Flon and surrounding area, who get set to host Hockey Rural A1 Provincials the weekend of February the 28th to March the 2nd,2014.
The Announcement was made on flinflonminorhockey.com on Monday.
FFMH President Travis Rideout is very excited about the oppurtunity and had this to say on CFAR-590 Tuesday afternoon.
"We really want to do the Provincials up a-one." Flin Flon always does an excellent job with anything they put on and this will be no different."
The Northland Ford Bombers will be the host team and they are coached by Rick Bacon.
Three other teams are confirmed from: Thompson, Morden and Portage.
Flin Flon will be hosting a curling clinic at the Uptown Curling Club on Saturday December the 7th.
There will be a clinic for youth 10-4 and adults 6:30-9.
Connor Njegovin will be the instructor, and you need to register by Monday December the 2nd by going to curlmanitoba.org.
The Flin Flon Bombers dropped both games on the road this weekend in Melville and Yorkton.
On Saturday, the Bombers spotted the Mills two goals in the first period before tying things up in the second on goals by Evans Campbell and McCombie. Flin Flon really started to take it to Melville and seemed to be in a good position with a couple power plays in the third.
The Bombers could not get a puck past Isaiah Plett, and it was Melville who would end up scoring the power play goal to win it. Tyson Predinchuk would get loose in the slot and put a nice wrist shot past Devin Buffalo low blocker side.
That was pretty much the only good chance Melville had in the third period, as they were outshot 11-7 in the third period and 34-31 overall. Flin Flon deserved a better fate, but sometimes you can be the better team and lose. The final score 3-2 Mills.
Brett Boehm was great again in this game and was a threat every time he was on the ice. He had a little bad luck, hitting the post twice and setting up Hounsell on the power play only to have him fire one off the post as well.
The Bombers felt good about their effort despite the loss and were looking to carry that into the next night in Yorkton.
Simon Hofley got the call the next night and he was hoping to continue his hot streak against the defending league champs.
Yorkton was ready and pretty much dominated the young Bomber squad for three straight periods.
After a scoreless first period the Terriers struck twice on goals by Gervais and Enzie. Danys Chartrand would respond for Flin Flon picking up his third of the year when he picked up a great pass from Calladine and fired it top corner on Kale Thompson.
That's as close as the Bombers would get as the offense dried up, and Yorkton put it away on goals from Menke and Gatzke in route to the 4-1 win.
There is no doubt why Yorkton is the defending champs and one of the top teams in the league again this season. They are so sound defensively. Besides McMulen and the Norrish twins this is a very deep team that prides itself on shutting the opposition down.
They are big and physical , and very strong in goal. They also don't make a lot of mistakes. They did not allow Flin Flon to get many chances in tight. Everything was kept to the outside.
The Bombers remain the stingiest team in the league with only 44 goals against, but they have also scored the least amount of goals in the league with only 51. To make matters worse, Cam Blair remains out of the lineup with an elbow injury.
Blair is the Bombers top scorer with 20 points, and they sure could have used him this weekend. Sounds like he will be out of the lineup for another two to three weeks.
The Bombers are back at 500 and will play a big division game against Melfort on Wednesday at the Whitney Forum. This is the third meeting of the season with each team collecting a win at home to start the year.
No broadcast of this game but we will be back on the air this weekend with games in Kindersley and Battleford this Friday and Satuday. We hit the air both nights at 7:10.
The Norman Northstars dropped both games to the Brandon Wheat Kings this past weekend by scores of, 10-3 and 8-2. Norman were outshot a combined 106-51 in the two games.
Flin Flon's Aaron Beauchamp had 2 assists on Saturday.
The Northstar's record is a league worst 1-15, as they get ready to host the Southwest Cougars this Saturday and Sunday in Thompson.
It was an all Flin Flon - Thompson final this past weekend for Senior Varsity Volleyball Zones.
In the Boys Final Hapnot beat RD Parker 2 sets to none to win the Zone, and move on to Provincials in Winnipeg November the 29th and 30th.
Unfortunately the Girls lost their final 2 sets to none and their season has come to an end.
The Creighton Kodiak Boys were in Sturgis for Regionals and ended up playing some competitive games but did not qualify for Playoffs, with a record of 1-6. Their season also comes to an end.
The Flin Flon Bombers were good, REAL GOOD in taking down the Laronge Ice Wolves 3-1 Wednesday night.
Newly Acquired Connor Bucsis had a game he will never forget, scoring the natural hat trick to pace the Bombers to the victory. It was Bucsis's fourth game as a Bomber.
Flin Flon took over where they left off after Tuesday's 4-0 win. The Bombers fired 50 shots at rookie netminder Tyley Fuhr, who kept the Wolves in both games. The rookie from Sherwood Park made some great saves, and he was the only reason Laronge was able to hang around.
Devin Buffalo was almost perfect again stopping 38 out of 39 shots. Buffalo leads the league in save percentige at .947.
The Bombers have been able to win 4 out of their last 5 games and are tied with Laronge for second in the Sherwood with 20 points. Nipawin is first with 22 points, but the Bombers have two games in hand.
Laronge continues to struggle with just three wins in their last eleven games.
The Bomber PK continues to get better, as they killed off eight Ice Wolve penaltys on Wednesday. Flin Flon is ranked fourth at 84%. Dillon McCombie was outstanding killing penaltys on Wednesday, which did not go unnoticed by his coach.
" Dillon was one of our best players tonight, his penalty killing was outstanding, and he was able to create a couple of excellent scoring chances." " I was very happy with how we were able to kill penaltys all night, especially that 5 on 3 late in the second period."
The Bombers will now focus their attention on the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers Saturday and Sunday on the road. Melville has the best record in the league at: 12-3-1-2 (27 points). Yorkton is second best at: 12-5-1-1(26 points).
The Bombers beat Melville back on October the 15th 7-4 right in Melville. This will be the first meeting with Yorkton this season.
Both games will be broadcast on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com.
Flin Flon's next home game is Wednesday November the 20th against Melfort.
Make it five straight home wins for the Bombers over Laronge dating back to last year, thanks to a 4-0 win at the Whitney Forum on Tuesday night.
Devin Buffalo stopped all 29 Laronge shots for his second shut out of the season, including 15 in the third.
It was a dominating performance by the line of Calladine, Evans- Campbell and Boehm who combined for 9 points in the team's 9th victory of the season.
This may have been the most complete win for the Bombers this season, who certainly rebounded after a tough 3-0 loss to Humboldt on Saturday.
Flin Flon took control early and never let their foot off the gas pedal in a game they really needed to win. The Bombers put themselves in a nice spot for the rematch in LA on Wednesday.
The Bombers improve to 9-8 and trail the Ice Wolves by just 2 points for second in the Sherwood with a game in hand. Nipawin has taken over first in the division after a 2-1 win against Humboldt. The Bombers are 4 points behind the Hawks with 3 games in hand.
The Bombers are now 2-3 in the Sherwood, and improve their home record to 6-4.
Laronge after an impresive start are struggling with a 3-7 record in their last 10 games.
Flin Flon will try to win back to back games for the first time since October the 16th, when they head to Laronge Wednesday. It won't be easy as the Bombers have not won at the Mel Hegland Uniplex since 2011.
Sean Whelan and Brett Boehm both returned to the lineup on Tuesday, unfortunately Cam Blair did not and could be out of the lineup for a while with an upper body injury. Blair is having a great year and leads the Bombers in scoring with 20 points.
Goal scorers from Tuesday: Boehm(9), Chartrand(2) and Calladine with a pair, his second and third.
You can hear the rematch from Laronge on Wednesday with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30 on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com.
JV Volleyball Zones took place last weekend in The Pas
The Hapnot Kings lost in the finals to The Pas 2 sets to 1.
The Queens lost in the semis to Thompson 2 sets to 1.
Senior Varsity Zones will be in Thompson this weekend.
The Kings and Queens have identical schedules.
Games are Friday at 3:30 against Cross Lake, 4:30 vs Thompson and 7:30 vs The Pas.
Playoffs start Saturday at 9AM, with the boys final at 11:30 and the girls final at 12:30.
The Creighton Kodiak Boys Volleyball team will be in Sturgis for Regionals this weekend.
The Kodiaks play Carrot River Friday at 7:30, and Sturgis Saturday at 10 AM.
Playoffs start Saturday at 5:30, with the Championship game set to go at 8 PM.
The Flin Flon Bombers and Laronge Ice Wolves get set to renew their rivalry tonight in the first part of a home and home series at the Whitney Forum.
Laronge won both pre season games and the two clubs split the eight regular season meetings last year, with each team winning all their home games.
The Ice Wolves have been one of the biggest surprises so far this season with a 10-7 record, good enough for a share of first place in the Sherwood Division. Laronge got off to an incredible start and were ranked no.2 in the country, but have only won four of their last 10 to come back to the pack.
The Bombers come into tonight's matchup only four points behind Laronge with a game in hand. Flin Flon is 5-5 in their last 10 and sit with a record of 8-8 overall.
The Bombers will need to be better within their own division, as they are 1-3 against teams from the Sherwood so far this year.
This game will feature two of the leagues most prolific scorers in Brett Boehm for the Bombers and Sebastien Beauregard of the Ice Wolves. Boehm leads the Bombers in goals with 8 and is second in points with 14. Beauregard is scoring at will with 15 goals and 23 points and is in second in overall scoring to the Nipawin Hawks Tad Kozan.
This will be the first of six meetings this season and Mike Reagan had this to say in preparation for tonight's game.
"I think they are a team that has got to off to a very good start, although they are a team that has come back to the pack a little bit." "You knew that wasn't going to last for ever but they have put together a very good team over there." " It is going to be very interesting to see them, we havn't been able to watch or play them since exhibition." "They have some high flyers over there and we are very good defensively, we are excited about the challenge with a chance to pull within a couple points of first place if we can win tonight."
All the action at the Whitney Forum at 7:30 , and remember no broadcast tonight. CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com will have all the action from Laronge tomorrow with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30 from the Mel Hegland Uniplex.
The Creighton Kodiaks Senior Girls Volleyball team were in Foam Lake this weekend for Regionals.
The Kodiak girls had a very good showing beating Meath Park 25-18, 25-13 to open up the tournament.
They lost to Wynyard in their second round robin game, but still qualified for the semis.
Played their hearts out and lost to eventual champions from Foam Lake 25-21 and 25-20.
Head Coach Ryan Trumbley had this to say after their final game.
"We had a few calls that didn't go our way hurt us." " We played as well as possible, we have a group of unreal kids that almost did it."
This was cetainly a season to remember for the Senior Kodiak Girls who had two first place finishes, and a couple of second place finishes.
The Kodiaks also gave Foam Lake their most competitive game this past weekend.
The Norman Northstars continue to struggle after a tough road trip this weekend. The Northstars dropped all three games to fall to 1-13.
Norman lost to Central Plains 10-7 on Friday, Brandon 9-0 on Saturday and Parkland 9-6 Sunday.
Flin Flon's Aaron Beauchamp had two assists in the three games and Riley McDonald had a goal and assist.
The Northstars return home to face the Brandon Wheat Kings this Saturday and Sunday.
he Humboldt Broncos put together a very solid road effort in defeating the Flin Flon Bombers 3-0 on Saturday night.
Flin Flon could not establish any thing offensively in the first couple of periods, and were limited to just eleven shots after two. The Bombers were much better in the third when they out shot Humboldt 11-8.
Humboldt forechecked very effectively and the Bombers seemed to be a step behind especially in their own zone.
The Boncos opened up the scoring with a power play goal at 16:19 of the opening period when Ryan Aubertin scored his 9th of the season. That stood up as the game winner, with a couple of insurance goals from: Stumborg and Mcloud.
Devin Buffalo was back betwen the pipes for Flin Flon and was solid as usual stopping 32 out of 35 shots. Ryland Pashovitz picked up his third shut out of the season stopping all 22 Flin Flon shots.
Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan had this to say after last night's game.
"We had a difficult time last night, creating any momentum." "Credit to them, we didn't play as well as we did the night before." "We knew going in with twelve eighteen year olds that it was going to be a real challenge for us, to beat them three times in a row." " We were hoping our guys would rise to the challenge, but we did not get ourselves in good scoring areas." When we did generate good chances we missed the net."
The Bombers certainly missed two of their top scorers in Brett Boehm and Cam Blair, who have sixteen goals between them. Boehm will be back in the lineup Tuesday, and Blair's status is not known. He went down hard on his shoulder Friday, and his staus is day to day.
Flin Flon will now focus in on the first place Laronge Ice Wolves in a home and home series Tuesday and Wednesday. Through seventeen games Laronge is 10-7. The Bombers have played sixteen games and are 8-8.
If the Bombers are going to move up the standings they are going to have play better in their own division. Flin Flon is 1-3 in the Sherwood so far this year. This will be the first meeting betwen these two clubs this season, who will meet six times total. They split the season series 4-4 last year, with Flin Flon winning all their games at the Whitney Forum.
No broadcast at home Tuesday, but CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com will have the call Wednesday from the Mel Hegland Uniplex in Laronge with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10.
The Flin Flon Bombers were outshot heavilly 42-29 last night at the Whitney Forum, but were still able to hold off the Humboldt Broncos 3-2.
Simon Hofley was spectacular again last night making big save after big save, to the delight of the home town crowd.
Hofley is 3-1 on the season with a GAA of 2.20 and an unbelievable SV% of 953. You can see how Hofley was the best goaltender at last year's Telus Cup.
Austin Calladine scored his first as a Bomber last night as he took a pretty pass from Cam Blair and went in on a break away and put it between Cade Spencer's legs.
Other Bomber goal scorers were: Dillan McCombie who opened up the scoring with his 6th, and Parker Evans Campbell added his fourth.
Bronco goals came from Logan Sproule and Cody Pongracz.
Flin Flon is back over the 500 mark at 8-7, and improve to 5-3 at the Whitney Forum. The Bombers are also 4-2 against teams from the Kramer Division, including 2-0 against the Broncos.
Flin Flon has leap frogged Melfort for third in the Sherwood with 16 points. The Bombers remain two points behind second place Nipawin, with three games in hand and four behind Laronge with two games in hand.
Tonight's game from the fabulous Whitney Forum can be heard on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.
Nice to see all the parents in attendance, wearing their son's jerseys and adding to an already electric atmosphere.
After tonight's game with Humboldt the Bombers will play a home and home with the Laronge Ice Wolves Tuesday and Wednesday.
The Norman Northstars begin a three game road trip tonight, when they travel to Portage to face the Central Plains Capitals. Norman will be in Brandon tomorrow and Parkland Sunday.
Norman's record is 1-10 and they are still looking for their first win on the road this season.
The Northstars will be home the following weekend November the 15th and 16th, when they play host to the Brandon Wheat Kings.
The Flin Flon Bombers will be back on the ice tonight after an eight day break - for a weekend series against their arch rivals the Humboldt Broncos. This is Flin Flon's first game since beating the Broncos at the Elgar Peterson Arena 3-1 on October 30th.
The Bombers will have Connor Bucsis in the lineup tonight, after picking him up from West Kelowna of the BCHL. Bucsis had 6 points in 14 games with the Warriors.
Flin Flon will not have sniper Brett Boehm in the lineup this weekend, as he has been selected to play in the CJHL Prospects Game in Yarmouth.
" I think this is a huge honor, we are very happy for Brett and are very proud that we have another player who gets to go attend that." This says a lot about our organization with the fourth player we have had selected to play in this game." Michael Young, Cole Wilson, and Andrew Johnston have all gone in the past." " We are proud when we can have kids represent our organization." Mike Reagan shared these comments just before practice earlier today.
The Bombers find themselves fourth in the Sherwood Division at 7-7. They are one point behind Melfort for third, and both teams have played fourteen games. Flin Flon is only two points behind Nipawin for second with three games in hand on the Hawks and only four behind front running Laronge. The Bombers have two games in hand on the Wolves.
Humboldt is 9-7-0-1, second in the Kramer Division, five points behind the surprising Kindersley Klippers.
This will be the only regular season visit to Flin Flon for the Broncos, because of the Division realignment.
It is parent's weekend, so make sure you get there early for parent introductions before tonight's game. No broadcast tonight but CFAR and flinflononline.com will have tomorrow's game with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:15.
Congratulations to second year defenseman Danys Chartrand who has committed to the University of North Dakota NCAA Division 1 Men's hockey team for the 2015-16 season. You can find out more at bombers.ca
Flin Flon Minor Hockey is offering two clinics later in November.
There will be an Initiation Clinic, required to coach Hockey D and Novice taking place on Wednesday Nov 19th, with class room at 5 and on ice at 7 PM.
The Coach's Clinic required to coach Novice and up, is being offered Thursday November the 20th, with class room at 5 and on ice at 7 PM.
All clinics will take place at the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy across from the Whitney Forum. On ice portion takes place at the Whitney Forum, so don't forget to bring skates,gloves, a stick and helmet.
The Regional Volleyball Schedule for Foam Lake this weekend has been released.
The Creighton Kodiak Senior Girls who earned a spot after finishing second in Naicam last weekend, will play Meath Park at 10 AM and Wynyard at noon on Saturday.
The Kodiaks will need to win one of their two games to move on to the semi-finals which will be played at 2.
All the results will be broadcast on CFAR-590 and flinflononline.com.
Congratulations to The Bombers Brett Boehm who is off to the 2013 CJHL Prospects Games this weekend in Yarmouth NS this Friday and Saturday.
The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top NHL prospects in the CJHL. The games will feature players from the CJHL'S five western leagues against players from the five eastern leagues.
Boehm is one of five players from the SJHL selected.
The Norman Northstars battled their hearts out this weekend against a very good Eastman Selects team, only to lose a heartbreaker Sunday afternoon.
The Selects pulled out a 2-1 victory with a powerplay goal late in the third period, with just over 7 minutes remaining.
Luke Penner from The Pas was outstanding again stopping 47 out of 49 shots. The lone Northstar goal came from Trent Laycock.
The Selects also beat the Northstars 5-2 on Saturday with Flin Flon's Riley McDonald scoring a short handed goal.
Norman's record slips to 1-10, as the Northstars hit the road this weekend.
They begin things Friday against Central Plains, Saturday in Brandon and wrap things up Sunday taking on Parkland.
All 3 gyms were very busy this past weekend at Hapnot, McIssac and Many Faces, where Flin Flon hosted a 16 team JV volleyball tournament.
On the boy's side it was creighton defeating Hapnot in the final 2 sets to none.
Hapnot was 3-0 in the round robin and beat The Pas in the quarters and Roblin in the semis.
Creighton was also 3-0 in round robin with wins over Thompson and Cranberry in the playoffs.
On the girls side, there were 2 teams from Flin Flon.
Flin Flon A were 0-3 in round robin and lost in the quarters to Cranberry.
Flin Flon B were 1-2 in round robin and lost to Creighton in the quarters.
Creighton won the Consolation over Cross Lake 2-0.
Cranberry won the final beating MBCI out of The Pas 2 sets to none.
The Creighton Kodiak Senior girls were in Naicam for Conferences.
The Kodiaks beat Porcupine Plain and Hudson Bay before losing to Naicam.
This set up the final round robin game against Carrot River with the winner going to Regionals.
The Kodiaks beat Carrot River 2 sets to 1 in a match that went back and forth all night.
Naicam finishes first, with Creighton second. Both teams qualify for Regionals in a location yet to be determined.
The Norman Northstars are back in action this weekend when they host the Eastman Selects at the CA Nesbitt Arena.
Norman sits with a record of 1-8, while Eastman is 6-1 and second overall.
Games are at 7:30 Saturday and 1:30 Sunday.
Flin Flon will be hosting a JV Volleyball tournament this weekend at Hapnot, McIssac and Many Faces.
There will be 16 teams competing in both the boys and girls pools.
Action starts at 1 PM today with the Hapnot boys playing Cranberry, and Creighton's first game is at 1:50 against The Pas. Both games are at Many Faces.
The Hapnot girls play Creighton today at 5:10 PM at Hapnot.
The Boys playoff games will start at 2 PM Saturday at Hapnot. Girls playoffs start at 2 at McIssac.
Cam Blair scored a pair of goals, his 7th and 8th of the season as the Bombers were able to pick up their 7th win of the season 3-1 in Humboldt. The Bombers even their record to 7-7 with the win.
The other goal came from Parker Evans Campbell , his third of the season to open up the scoring in the first period. Rookie netminder Simon Hofley got his third SJ start and stopped 27 out of 28 shots for his second career victory. Cody Pongracz scored the only goal for Humboldt , when he buried one from the slot early in the third.
The Bombers were able to avenge a 3-0 setback in Nipawin the night before.
This was the Bombers best effort on the road this season and one of the best outings I have ever witnessed in Humboldt. Flin Flon could of easily won this game 7 or 8 to 1, without a good performance from Bronco rookie netminder Cade Spencer.
The Bombers improve to 3-4 on the road, and sit at 7-7 overall, third in the Sherwood Division. Flin Flon has 14 points which has them just 1 point behind second place Melfort. They are four points behind first place Laronge, and all three teams have played fourteen games.
Mike Reagan continues to make moves to solidify his team. The Bombers have traded 1995 born forward Ram Brar to Notre Dame. Brar suited up for four games in Flin Flon and didn't generate any points. Brar goes back to Notre Dame where he played Midget.
The Bombers have also acquired 1995 forward Connor Bucsis from West Kelowna of the BCHL. This completes the trade that sent goaltender Andy Desautels to West Kelowna earlier in the season.
Bucsis is no stranger to Saskatchewan, he is a former member of the Tisdale Trojans of the SMHL where he put up 37 points in 39 games. Bucsis also spent some time with the Nipawin Hawks.
The Bombers will enjoy a week off before returning to the Whitney Forum to face the Humboldt Broncos in a pair of games Friday and Saturday November the 8th and 9th.