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The Flin Flon Bombers have put together their season ticket packages for the upcoming season.

 

Not only can you pick up tickets for Adults, Seniors, Students and children, the hockey club will once again be offering a Family pack and 2 flex packs for  either 15 or 10 games.

 

You can  purchase your season ticket through a payment plan at the office by contacting the Bombers at 204-271-1407.

 

You can also send an e-mail to flinflonbombers@mymts.net or stop by their office at the Flin Flon Community Hall open 9 til 1:30 until August the 1st. Regular hours return after August the 1st 11:30-4.

 

There will be 28 home games this year with the home opener set to go Friday  September the 16th against the Nipawin Hawks.

 

Season tickets are the life blood of the franchise, and the Flin Flon Bomber hockey club appreciate your continued support.

 

 

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The SJHL will host their annual Showcase Tournament in Warmen Sept the 25th to the 28th, with all 12 teams competing.

 

Games will count for points in the SJHL regular season. The Bombers will suit up against a team they know well the Weyburn Red Wings on Monday Sept the 26th at 5:30. They will also play Yorkton on Tuesday Sept the 27th at 12:30.

 

Both these games will be Sask time.

 

Here is the complete schedule for the league.

 

Sunday September 25
11:00am - Midget AAA Game 1
1:30pm - Humboldt Broncos vs Melville Millionaires
4:00pm Midget AAA Game 2
6:30pm - Weyburn Red Wings vs Kindersley Klippers

 

Monday September 26
10:00am - Melville Millionaires vs Battlefords North Stars
12:30pm - Estevan Bruins vs Humboldt Broncos
3:00pm - Nipawin Hawks vs Yorkton Terriers
5:30pm - Flin Flon Bombers vs Weyburn Red Wings

 

Tuesday September 27
10:00am - Melfort Mustangs vs Estevan Bruins
12:30pm - Yorkton Terriers vs Flin Flon Bombers
3:00pm - La Ronge Ice Wolves vs Notre Dame Hounds
5:30pm - Battlefords North Stars vs Nipawin Hawks

 

Wednesday September 28
11:00am - Notre Dame Hounds vs Melfort Mustangs
1:30pm - Kindersley Klippers vs La Ronge Ice Wolves

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It is a hockey tournament that started decades ago and features people getting together from Flin Flon playing the game that help shape the heart of this community.

 

It was once called the IOC tournament and was later renamed the Roller Goodwin Hockey Tournament in the 90's.

 

The format has changed throughout the years and started as a very competitive event , but the powers that be decided to settle for more of a family event.

 

No one worries about the score and the tournament  ranges in ages between people in their teens to grandfathers.

 

There are still family teams, while  others decided to enter teams that consist of players that grew up playing together, whether it is a former minor hockey team or pals from your old neighborhood.

 

One thing is for sure it is a special weekend that really comes to life when it returns to Flin Flon at the historic Whitney Forum. This event has also been held in Banff, Calgary, Winnipeg, Saskatoon and a few other places throughout the years.

 

Make sure you make your way down to the Whitney Forum the weekend of July the 29th to August the 1st to check out the action, see some familiar faces and share some great stories.

 

Reid Simpson, Pat Chamberlin, Scott Kennedy, Patt Liss and yes Bobby Clarke are some of the faces expected to make an appearance.

 

Here is this years' complete schedule.

 

Friday July 29th

 

6:30- 50 and over

 

8PM- Dough Boys VS Brough

 

9:30 PM- Stallard VS Quinn

 

Saturday July 30th

 

8 AM- Donaghy VS McKenzie

 

9:30 AM- Firemen VS Chudy

 

11 AM- Crone VS Brough

 

12:30 PM- Krows Pros VS Doughboys

 

2PM- Stallard VS Donaghy

 

3:30PM- McKenzie VS Firemen

 

5PM- 50 and over

 

6:30- Kro's Pros VS Crones

 

8PM- Chudy VS Quinn

 

9:30  Stallard VS Quinn

 

Sunday JULY 31ST

 

10:30 AM- Brough VS Kros Pros

 

12 PM  - Quinn VS Donaghy

 

1:30 PM Chudy VS McKenzie

 

3 PM- Crones VS Doughboys

 

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The Phantom Lake Ladies Open wrapped up yesterday at the Phantom Lake Golf Club.

 

20 golfers took part and here are yesterday's winners.

 

Championship Flight- Lori Salahub

 

First Flight- Darlene Myden

 

Second Flight- Charney Jones

 

Third Flight- Pat Hyndman

 

The next big  event will be the Seniors Open on Wednesday August the 10th.

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The Ladies Open will take place at the Phantom Lake Golf Club this Sunday July the 17th.

 

There will be a shotgun start at 1, with 18 holes of golf, prizes and dinner. $40.00 to sign up at the Pro Shop at 306-688-5555.

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The 2016 Tri- Service Million Dollar Hole In One took wrapped up Sunday night at the Phantom Lake golf course on hole no.9.

 

After 72 golfers competed in the preliminary round, it came down to the final 3 for a chance at $1million dollars.

 

Congratulations to Darcy Salamandra who finished first at 39 feet, 5 inches. Darcy also won the event in 2014.

 

Second was Harold Harris 60 feet, 5 inches and third was Grant McKluckie 64 feet and 11 inches.

 

Darcy wins a Dauphin Countryfest VIP weekend pass for 2 for 2017 and a flight from Calm Air and a Big Dipper gift certificate.

 

Harold wins a flight from Calm Air and a Halcrow Lake Golf Card.

 

Grant wins a one night stay at the Viscount Gort in Winnipeg plus gift cards from Rockyview, the CO-OP and Funky Threads.

 

A big thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors and especially the Tri- Service group from the Lions, Kinsmen and Rotary.

 

We could not do this event without you. Look forward to seeing you again next year.

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Fresh off winning a Bronze Medal at last weekend's Pan Am games in Peru, I had a chance to catch up with Flin Flon's Hunter Lee on Thursday.

 

We chat about his career defining moment and what is next for this amazing local athlete. You can hear that interview right here.

 

 

 

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Two thirds of the most potent trio in the SJHL are moving on in their hockey careers.

 

Brandon Manitoba's Brandon Switzer has committed to Grant MacEwan University of the ACAC for the upcoming season.

 

Switzer finished last season with 75 points (32g,42a) in 53 games, not to mention his 19 points in the playoffs including 10 goals.

 

Joel Kocur from Edson AB has committed to the American International College in Springfield MA, for the Yellow Jackets NCAA Division 1 for the upcoming season.

 

Kocur is also coming off a career season where he picked up 71 points (34g,37A) in 57 games including 18 points in the playoffs with 6 goals and 12 assists.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited for both these players.

 

" Swits is a heart and soul guy, he put up great numbers and plays with a lot of grit and pride. "

 

" We are excited for Joel to be going to a rejuvinated program at AIC. With coach Eric Lange's new vision of the program we think he will be a big part of helping with the process."

 

More details at bombers.ca.

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Congratulations to Flin Flon's Hunter Lee who won a Bronze medal at the Pan Am games in Peru.

 

Hunter defeated Jean Cordova Guzman of Ecuador in the 85 KG weight class in Wrestling.

 

Canada's overall team ranking was third at 84 behind the US and Ecuador.

 

Hunter becomes the first athlete from Flin Flon to not only compete at the Pan Am games but to also medal.

 

Hunter  will arrive back in Canada on July the 5th before heading off to Japan July the 8th. We hope to have an interview with him as soon as he gets back in the country.

 

Keep reading this blog for more info.

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The Trout Festival Golf Tournament was a great success with 80 golfers, perfect weather and 2 shotgun starts.

 

The winners were:

 

Championship Flight- Ray Shirran who shot a 67

 

First Flight- Kelly Mansell

 

Second Flight- Travis Foord

 

Third Flight- Jack Quinn

 

Fourth Flight- Larry Daoust

 

Fifth Flight- Steve Stelmach

 

Sixth Flight- Harold Bonazew

 

Seventh Flight- Roger Armstrong

 

Ladies Championship- Lori Salahub

 

First Flight- Judy Freeborn

 

Juniors Championship- Brad Fox

 

First Flight- Eric Rutherford

 

 

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