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Sports News Archives for 2016-05



The Flin Flon Parks and Rec indoor soccer tournament took place at the Whitney Forum this past weekend, a month later than normal due to the length of the Flin Flon Bombers season.


10 teams took part and here are the results:


Junior Division




Rotary Wheelers beat Dwayne's Glass Smashers 3-1




Whitford Pavers beat FF Parks and Rec 2-1 in penalty kicks


Senior Division




Ped's Threads Panthers beat In Motion 2-0




Dollar Store Dazzlers beat Team 1 3-0








The Flin Flon Bombers held their Annual General meeting last night at the green room at the Flin Flon Community Hall.


Mike Reagan gave a coach's report and said the future looks bright only losing 5 players from last year's team.19 players are eligible to come back including all 8 defensemen, both goalies and 9 forwards.


Over 100 kids are expected at this weekend's  spring camp in Saskatoon, and Reagan said they will sign between 6 to 8 kids from this group.


Reagan also commented that he will be on some recruiting trips which will take him into the States in July.


Bomber President Hank Kozar also addressed the crowd and thanked all the volunteers, sponsors, fellow board members, fans and bus drivers for their continued dedication over the past season.


Kozar called it the most memorable season for him and his 20 years of service to the club, and was very happy with the excitement this year's playoff run was for the whole community.


Dave Brooks the Secretary- Treasurer reported that with this year's playoff success, they were able to trim over $90,000.00 off their overall debt. Things are really moving in the right direction with only one more payment remaining on their bus and a couple of other minor things they still have to pay off.


The Bombers were able to generate a lot of money off marketing and both Brooks and Kozar thanked Tanya Benoit and her crew for their hard work and perseverance.


Here is this year's board of directors after last night's meeting.


President- Hank Kozar


Vice President- Travis Rideout  (new)


Secretary Treasurer- David Brooks


Directors-2 years


Trevor Watt  (new), Emily Robinson and Tanya Benoit.


Directors- 1year


Randi Lindsay (new), Noel Lindsay (new), Glenn Rideout (new) and Lisa Tower.


The Flin Flon Bombers would also like to thank Paul Garret for his many years serving on the board in many capacities.






The Phantom Lake Golf Club held their annual Opening Day Tournament  this past Saturday.


Over 60 golfers took part and here are the results:


Men's Champion- Neil Goodman


1st Flight- Sal Woloshyn


2nd Flight- Jack Quinn


3rd Flight- Randy Matzer


4th Flight- Al Brown


5th Flight- George Fontaine


Closest to the pin- Todd Quinn


Long Drive- Jim Glynn


Ladies Champion- Sue Murray


1st Flight- Stacey Hyndman


2nd Flight- Jay Ginnell


Long Drive- Stacey Hyndman


Junior's Champion- Brad Fox


Closest to the pin and Long Drive- Mitchell Reid


Don't forget the PLGC AGM will be Wed May the 25th at the Clubhouse starting at 7.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey is looking for coach's for the upcoming season for Novice Vipers, Atom AA, Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA.


If you are interested in applying you are asked to go to and print off an application form.


Fill it out and send it to or submit to po box 862, Flin Flon MB, R8A1N6.


Application deadline is May the 31st and interviews will be conducted June the 1st.


The Phantom Lake Golf Club is all set to host their first big event this summer, with their opening day tournament this Saturday.


Registration deadline is this Friday and is open to everybody including Junior's, Men and Ladie's.


$40.00 registration fee includes 18 holes of golf, prizes and a Roast Beef Buffet.


Shotgun start this Saturday at 11AM.


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


The Flin Flon Bomber AGM is scheduled for Wednesday May the 25th , 7 PM at the Flin Flon Community Hall Green Room.


The agenda  will include a Coach's report, President's report, Treasurer's report as well as questions from the floor. Most board positions will also be up for election.


You can call 204-687- 4404 for more information.


Congratulations to a group of 9 basketball players from Flin Flon, Creighton who went undefeated and won SR Provincials in Regina this past weekend.


They ended up going 5-0 and won the Championsip, scoring a basket with less than 6 seconds remaining in the game.


Here are the names of the winning squad.


Neil Campbell
Garrett Whitford
Sam Kinsely
Nick Novosel
John Feiber
Alfred Fajotina
Noah Capyk
J.J. Nash
Austin Whitford


Norman Northstars held their year end banquet Saturday night.


Here are the award winners:


Barry Patterson Most Popular Player – Hunter Halcrow

McIntyre Defensive Player of the Year – Conner Faulkner

McDonalds Offensive Player of the Year – Tony Apetagon

Most Improved Player – Braden Paulic

Terry Murray Most Dedicated Player – Lance Laycock

Best Defenseman of the Year – Dustin Parker

Cliff Duschense Hardest Worker – Tristan Galarneau

Top Scorer – Tony Apetagon

Top Defensive Forward – Tristan Galarneau

Rookie of the Year – Justin Nachbaur

Most Valuable Player – Keith Monias

People’s Jewelers Ring Award (all around – school, on ice, community) – Braden Paulic.


Guest Speaker – Keith McCambridge – Former head coach of Manitoba Moose.


Special presentation to Doug Korman for his 2 decades as coach with the Norman Northstars


James Buchanan was confirmed as head coach for 2016/17.


Tryouts for 32nd season will be in late August.


Eleven new members have been selected to receive the province's highest honour, the Order of Manitoba including former NHL superstar and former Flin Flon Bomber  "the Riverton Rifle" Reggie Leach.


Lt. Gov Janice Filmon,  chancellor of the order, made the announcement today.


Reggie played for the Flin Flon Bombers between 1966 and 1970 and scored an incredible 255 goals in 4 years before being drafted by the Boston Bruins in the first round in 1970.


He was later traded to the California Golden Seals in 1972 before winding up with Philadelphia in 1974 where he won a Stanley Cup later that season. Reggie played 13 years in the NHL and was named to the All- Star team in 1976 and 1980 and played for team Canada in the 1976 Canada Cup.


He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy for the Most Valuable Player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs in 1976 when he scored 19 goals in 16 games which stands as a record today, tied with Edmonton's Jari Kurri who did it in 19 games.


Reggie spends a lot of his time these days travelling to remote communities to offer hockey schools and inspire young people , through his own life experiences by encouraging healthy life choices.


He has also written a book " The Riverton Rifle- My Story " about his life around the great game of hockey and is a must read with some real tear jerking stories.






Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their annual general meeting last night at the Creighton Community Hall.

Minor Hockey President Scott Eastman chaired the meeting and mentioned enrollment was up this past season with 222 kids enrolled from Novice up to High School.


Scott also mentioned that their focus this year was development for all the different age groups.


Some changes have been implemented including adding a Communications Director who will primarilly handle the web site. Fees have also gone up for all levels which will eliminate fundraising for the upcoming season.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey will also stay with Hockey Manitoba for another year and look at prospects for the possibility of joining the SHA for 2017. Public forums and more information will be presented at a later time.


Here is the 2016 Flin Flon Minor Hockey Board Of Directors


President- Scott Eastman

Vice President- Tim Smith

Treasurer- Suzie Playford

Secretary- Tammy Slugoski

Registrar- Amber Mucha

Fundraising- Kayla Reeves

Volunteer- Carrie Stinton

Ice Scheduler- Travis Rideout

Referee In Chief-Todd Simms

Coach Coordinator- Tyler Stinton

Novice Coordinator- Corey Thompson

Pee Wee Coordinator- Carrie Mclean

Female Coordinator- Michelle Schwartz

Equipment Manager- Pat McKenzie

Communications Director- Tauvia Alexander


Timekeeping Coordinator, Special Events, Hockey D,Atom,Bantam and Midget Coordinator are all vacant.


The Phantom Lake Golf Course is just about ready to open up for the 2016 season.


Chris has confirmed that the course has wintered well and will officially open up this Wednesday at 10 am for people with paid memberships.


The course will open up a week Wednesday for the rest of the general public.


If you have any questions regarding the Pro Shop, lessons , up coming tournaments and tee-times, make sure you call the pro shop at 306-688-5555.




The Flin Flon Bombers officially wrapped up their season with their year end banquet this past Saturday at the Flin Flon Community Hall.


Alex Smith had a big night picking up four awards including the RBC 3 Star Award, George Leel Memorial for most points, CFAR Most Valuable Player and the Flin Flon Bomber Most Popular Player along with Brandon Switzer.


Switzer also picked up the Burkees Sports Lounge Playoff MVP Award.


Other award winners were:


Patty Ginnell Memorial- Most Improved- Corey Thomas


Nick Oklobdzija Memorial- Rookie Of The Year- Brenden Newton


Darcy Bancroft Memorial- Best Defensman- Curtis Roach


Pat Spiller Memorial- Leading Goal Scorer- Joel Kocur


Lavallee Artworks- Academic Award- Corey Thomas


Diane Krokosz Memorial- Most Dedicated- Tyson Empey


Chicken Chef Unsung Hero- Kristian St.Onge


Howard Fox Courier- Mr. Hustle- Tyson Empey


Creighton Furniture and Appliance Centre- Defensive Player Of The Year- Braden Lacoursiere


Coach's Award- Tyson Empey


A big thanks to Dan and the staff from Chicken Chef on a wonderful meal and a big thank you to all the sponsors, fans, billets, parents and board members for coming out to wrap up one of the most successful seasons in the past 20 years.


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