The Flin Flon Bombers held thair annual general meeting last night at the Flin Flon Community Hall Green room.
among the highlights
Bomber President Hank Kozar thanked all the volunteers and board members for all their hard work this past season. Hank said one of the biggest plusses from the past year was the organization purchasing their own bus, with contributions from corporate sponsors.
Hank also went on to thank the bus drivers , Paul Garrett, Joe Danis, Tom Morrison and Cornelious Weib who were all volunteers.
Kozar noted that they had to make some tough trades, but believes it was best for their organization at the time and is very excited about the futures coming back in trades and young recruits coming in with a very good group of returnees.
The Bombers will be looking for a new secretary treasurer as Dave Brooks after ten years serving on the board did not seek re-election. Hank thanked Dave for all his contributions and received a standing ovation from all those in attendance.
Financially speaking things are starting to look good.
Revenue is up in corporate advertising, souvenirs, the golf tournament and boat draw.
Unfortunately season tickets were significantly lower.
The Bombers turned a profit of: $9,885.38 and their overall debt is around $120,000. Not bad when you consider $75,000 of that is owing on the bus.
It was also noted that 41% of the Bomber crowds this past season paid at the door.
Mike Reagan mentioned that it was a very successful spring camp in Saskatoon this past weekend, and their are a number of elite prospects they would like to sign.
Some of the prospects include Lance Yaremchuk who played with the PA Mintos, Curtis Roach from the Saskatoon Contacts and younger brother of former Bomber Josh Roach and Dustin Perillat from the Saskatoon Blazers. Perillat played in 11 games for the Bombers last season picking up 4 points, 2 goals and 2 assists
More future trades were announced:
The Bombers have completed the trade with Dauphin by re-aquiring Dillan McCombie, and 6'4 forward Tanner Lomsnes who had 34 points in 32 games last season.
Flin Flon also gets forward Chris Rauckman from Drumheller of the AJHL. This was futures in the Devin Buffalo trade. Rauckman had 33 goals last year and could be a potential 40 goal guy this year. The Bombers will receive one more player from Drumheller who will be named after the AJHL Showcase.
Reagan mentioned that the futures from the Yorkton Terriers will be announced next week, although in a surprising development from the AGM, it was learned that Brett Boehm's rights will revert back to Flin Flon.
Boehm could potentially be back in a Bomber uniform to start the season.
There is also 26 players returning next season with Junior A experience.
New board director's elected to positions last night.
Paul Garrett re-elected to Vice President
Directors for 2 year positions- David Hane, Gary Westhaver and Tanya Benoit
Directors for 1 year positions- Lisa Tower and Emily Robinson
I will have audio with Mike and Hank on tomorrow's blog.