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The Masters Men's Curling Bonspiel for men 60 and over will take place February the 11th and 12th at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

Sign up sheet is at the Uptown Curling Club and registration deadline is February the 8th.

 

There are 2 events and it is $20.00 per curler.

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Another tough road trip for the Norman Northstars who dropped all 3 games this past weekend.

 

Norman lost both games in Kenora 4-2 Friday and 6-2 on Saturday, then dropped a 9-3 decision to Winnipeg on Sunday.

 

It was a good weekend for Flin Flon's Ethan Stuckless and Tristan Galarneau who combined for 7 points between them. Stuckless had a goal and 2 assists while Galarneau added 4 assists.

 

 

Norman will close out the season with 6 straight home games including a double header against Southwest this weekend.

 

The Northstar record sits at 6-31-0-0-1.

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The Lyle Lavis Memorial Senior Men's and Ladies Curling Bonspiels wrapped up earlier today at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

Here are the results:

 

Men's

 

Main Event for McMunn and Yates

 

McLuckie beat Giesbrecht

 

2nd Event- Don Holmes Trucking

 

Derald Groff beat Dale Connolly

 

3rd Event- FF Insurance

 

Dennis Anderson beat Dave Blatherwick.

 

 

Ladies

 

Main Event

 

Sue Chrisp beat Judy Black

 

 

Second Event

 

Sheila Adams beat Denise Davis

 

Third Event

 

Anne Hardy beat Dianne Burwash

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It was just another night at the office for the Flin Flon Bombers who knocked off the struggling Laronge Ice Wolves 6-2 at the Whitney Forum Saturday night.

 

Flin Flon has hit 30 wins on the season and have also won their last 15 in a row on home ice.

 

Greyson Reitmeier continues to be one of the best players in the league night in and night out and picked up 4 points to move to  within just 2 points of Notre Dame's Ben Duperreault for the overall scoring lead.

 

Reitmeier has 60 points in 45 games including 22 goals.

 

Hooper, Lavallee, Etter and new comer Teal Sobkowicz also scored. For Sobkowics this is  his second in a Bomber uniform since being picked up January the 10th from Estevan.

 

It was a big night for third string goalie Gunnar Neilson who picked up his first win in a Bomber uniform stopping 29 out of 31 Laronge shots and looked pretty sharp and composed for his first start since December the 17th.

 

Neilson has been patient waiting his turn and Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan has desribed him as the perfect team mate. He never complains about not playing and has fit in very well with the locker room and displays a very positive attitude.

 

It was great to witness his first Bomber win and nobody on the squad deserved this more than he did, as he got mobbed by his team mates after the win on Saturday.

 

Flin Flon will improve to 30-10-2-3 on the season and remain first in the Sherwood, 8 points up on a red hot Nipawin Hawk squad who have won 7 in a row and are not letting the Bombers get to comfortable atop the division.

 

The Bombers and Hawks will square off three more times this season including the final regular season game March the 7th at the Whitney Forum.

 

Flin Flon also remain second overall, 10 points behind Battleford with 13 games left. Mike Reagan says their goal is to catch Battleford, but will be more than happy to grab one of the top three seeds.

 

Next up will  be a 4 game in 5 night road trip which starts Wednesday in Melfort where the Bombers have dropped their last two meetings. Then it is off to Melville Thursday, Notre Dame Saturday and Estevan Sunday afternoon.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have all 4 broadcasts with Raphael Saray making the trip to bring the action to all of Northern Manitoba and the world.

 

Remember we hit the air with the Murray GM Coach's Show 15 minutes before the opening face off.

 

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The Lyle Lavis Memorial Senior Ladies and Men's Bonspiel take place this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

Here is the opening draw for Saturday morning at 9:30.

 

Ladies

 

Sheila Adams VS Dianne Burwash

 

Anne Hardy VS Judy Black

 

Men

 

Dale Connolly VS Menno Giesbrecht

 

John Munson VS Dennis Anderson

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The Creighton Kodiak Basketball teams will both be in action this weekend.

 

The Kodiak Girls will be in Kinistino and play their first game against Birch Hills Friday at 5:30.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 4, with the Gold medal game set to go at 7:30.

 

The Kodiak Boys are in Prince Albert and play their first game against Meath Park Friday at 5.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 9 with the Gold Medal game at 7:30.

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The Bombers were able to rebound with a solid 4-1 win at the Farrell Agencies Arena Saturday afternoon after dropping a 5-4 decision in a shoot out to Yorkton Friday night.

 

Flin Flon tasted defeat for the first time in 2017 and also had their 6 game win streak snapped, but did what good teams do and that is respond after a loss.

 

Nick Shumlanski opened up the scoring in the second period when he picked up his 12th of the year on the powerplay at 3:05.

 

Jordan McCausland followed that up with a pair of goals against his former team his 7th and 8th of the year. McCausland had 1 goal in 26 games with Yorkton and now has 7 goals in 15 games with the Bombers.

 

Flin Flon would get an insurance goal from Greyson Reitmeier in the third period as he would pick up his 20th of the season on a nice feed from Hooper. Reitmeier had a great weekend picking up 4 points in the weekend set in Yorkton and has moved into second spot for the league scoring race with 55 points in 43 games.

 

Reitmeier trails Notre Dame's Ben Duperreault by 5 points for first overall.

 

This was as good a game as goaltender Brenden Newton has played all season stopping 36 out of 37 Yorkton shots and Mike Reagan mentioned on the CFAR Post Game Report that it looked like the Brenden Newton of last season.

 

After the weekend the Bomber record will stand at 28-10-2-3 good for 61 points which gives them a 10 point lead on Nipawin for first in the Sherwood and the Hawks holding 4 games in hand.

 

Flin Flon also continues to hold down second overall 6 points up on Estevan,  but the Bruins also have 2 games in hand.

 

Not much rest time as the Bombers will now prepare for the Melfort Mustangs who make their way to the Whitney Forum for just the second time this season Tuesday night. Melfort hasn't been at the Whitney Forum since November the 1st.

 

The Mustangs have played the Bombers well winning both games at the Palace and are responsible for two of the Bombers 5 losses since the beginning of November.

 

No broadcast of this game, we hit the air waves on Saturday as the Bombers prepare for the Laronge Ice Wolves with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and play by play at 7:30.

 

 

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Hapnot competed in Pre- Zone Basketball this past weekend in The Pas.

 

The Queens had another productive weekend going 3-1 in the round robin before losing to a very good Thompson team 66-53 in the final.

 

The Kings finished 1-3 and did not make the playoffs.

 

Thompson won the final beating the Pas 77-58.

 

Next up for the Queens will be the Transcona Optimast Feb 3-4, and the Kings will play in the Mac Attack in Winnipeg Feb 10-11th.

 

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The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers capped a perfect weekend defeating The Pas 7-3 in the Gold Medal game played earlier today at the Whitney Forum.

 

Goal scorers for the AA Bombers were: Blake Lanonen with a pair, Morgan Beauchamp, Jordan Pfoh, Owen Slugoski and Aiden Collard.

 

Flin Flon also beat the Pas, Thompson and Cross Lake in the round robin and now qualify for Provincials in Labroquerie March the 10th to the 12th.

 

Cross Lake beat Thompson 9-2 in the Bronze Medal game.

 

The Ped's Threads Atom AA Bombers were in the Pas and they beat Thompson earlier today to capture the Gold Medal and also qualify for Provincials in Stonwall March the 3rd to the 5th.

 

They finished regualtion with two wins and a tie.

 

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Hapnot is off to the Pas to compete in Pre- Zone High School  basketball this weekend with action starting this afternoon.

 

The Kings and Queens will have identical schedules and will play the Pas at 2 and Cross Lake at 6:30. Tomorrow they face Thompson at 10 and Norway House at 2:30.

 

The finals will go at 4.

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The Flin Flon Bombers will put their 6 game winning streak on the line as they hit the Farrell Agencies Arena in Yorkton this weekend for a pair of games.

 

The two teams will face off tonight at 7:30 and a rare Saturday afternoon contest at 3.

 

Flin Flon lead the season series two games to none including a 4-2 win at the Whitney Forum last Friday.

 

The Bombers are flying high with a record of : 27-10-2-2 and have 58 points which has them leading the Sherwood Division and the second best record overall behind only Battleford.

 

Matter of fact the Bombers have only lost 4 times since the beginning of November reeling off an amazing record of 19-4.

 

There are lots of reasons for the success including solid goaltending, a veteran d-core and lots of different players stepping up each night.

 

Offensively the Bombers have also found their groove with Rylee Zimmer, Jason Lavallee, Greyson Reitmeier, Brandon Lesko , Kristian St.Onge and Nick Shumlanski filling the back of the net every night.

 

Flin Flon have scored 158 goals in 41 games which has them third overall and their 111 against also has them ranked third.

 

New comers Troy Williams and former Terrier Jordan McCausland have also fit in very nicely and have added 10 goals between them.

 

Yorkton has a record of 18-20-3-0 and sit third in the Viterra Division and are 7th overall and could be a dangerous team to play in the playoffs.

 

They have a very good goalie in Nathan Hargrave and just got Dakota Odgers back from the Western league and the Welke brothers are always dangerous.

 

It should be a very interesting weekend and you can catch both games here on the Bomber originater 102.9 CFAR and flin flon online.com.

 

Craig Stein will have the call both games with the Murray GM Coach's Show hitting the air 15 minutes before puck drop.

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Flin Flon will be hosting a Double A Bantam Tournament this weekend at the Whitney Forum. Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Cross Lake.

 

The top two teams will end up getting a spot in Provincials March the 10th to the 12th in Labroquerie.

 

 

Here is the complete schedule:

 

Friday 5pm-  Flin Flon VS The Pas

7PM- Thompson VS Cross Lake.

 

Saturday-10AM- Thompson VS Flin Flon

12PM- Cross Lake VS The Pas

4PM- Flin Flon VS Cross Lake

6PM- The Pas VS Thompson

 

Sunday

10AM Third VS Fourth

Noon- First VS Second

 

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The Lyle Lavis Memorial Senior Mens and Ladies Curling Bonspiel will take place at the Uptown Curling Club the weekend of January the 28th and 29th.

 

Sign up sheets are at the rink and they would like you to sign up at the rink by this Wednesday the 23rd.

 

It will cost $40.00 and that will include a meal and prizes.

 

Finals will start Sunday at 1PM.

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The Creighton Kodiaks hosted the 10th annual Kit Classic Girls Basketball Tournament this past weekend.

 

The home town Kodiaks  did not dissapoint going undefeated winning all four of their games including a 43-35 win over Hapnot in the final.

 

The Queens also had a good weekend going 3-1 followed by Naicam and Stobert who were 2-2.                                         

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The Flin Flon Bombers remain perfect in 2017 thanks to a 4-0 win over Notre Dame on Saturday night at the Whitney Forum .

 

Fresh off doubling Yorkton 4-2 on Friday, the Bombers came out hitting everything in sight and had one of their most physical games I have seen i recent memory. Big hits were coming from everywhere including Ben Lanferman, Jason Lavallee, Nick Shumlanski and Jordan McCausland.

 

After a bit of a slow first period, the Bombers started to pull away in the second , when Rylee Zimmer opened things up with his 16th of the season scoring short handed.

 

Zimmer flew down the ice and grabbed a loose puck in the left corner and fooled Hound netminder Benjamin Patt with a quick shot through his legs, which stood up as the game winner.

 

Zimmer remains one of the hottest players in the league and now has 14 points in his last 10 games and sits 5th overall in league scoring with 48 points in 41 games.

 

Other goals in the second period came from Lavallee his team leading 20th of the year and Williams added his 5th on the power play.

 

Flin Flon would put the icing on the cake with a power play goal from Jordan McCausland early in the third period.

 

Brenden Newton did his job stopping all 22 shots fired in his direction for his second shut out of the year. The Bombers lead the league in shut outs with 6.

 

The Bombers improve to 4-0 in 2017 and have won 6 in a row dating back to the final weekend of 2016.

 

With their two wins Saturday they sit at 27-10-2-2 and are 9 points up on Nipawin with the Hawks still enjoying three games in hand. Flin Flon is also second overall, 11 points back of Battleford.

 

Flin Flon won't have to wait to long to see Yorkton again as they head to the Farrell Agencies Arena to face the Terriers in a pair of games this weekend.

 

They will play Friday at 7:30 and a special 3PM start on Saturday to accomodate the Terriers Sportsman's Dinner.

 

Both games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com, with the Murray GM Coach's Show 15 minutes before the opening faceoff.

 

 

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Flin Flon will host the Little Prospects Cup welcoming Hockey D players from all over Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan this weekend.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, OCN, Thompson, Snow Lake and Laronge.

 

Here is the complete schedule.

 

 

9:00-9:51 A Flin Flon 1 1 vs La Ronge 2

9:25 – 10:21 B OCN 3 vs The Pas White 4

10:00 – 10:46 A Snow Lake 1 vs Thompson Habs 2

10:20 – 11:16 B Flin Flon 2 3 vs Thompson Wings 4

10:55 – 11:41 A Flin Flon 1 1 vs The Pas Red 2

Flood

1:00 – 1:51 A Thompson Habs 1 vs La Ronge 2

1:25 – 2:21 B Flin Flon 2 3 vs The Pas White 4

1:55 – 2:46 A OCN 1 vs Thompson Wings 2

2:25 – 3:16 B Snow Lake 3 vs The Pas Red 4

2:55 – 3:41 A The Pas White 1 vs Flin Flon 1 2

4:15 – 5:02 A OCN 1 vs La Ronge 2 B The Pas Red 3 vs Thompson Habs 4

5:55 – 6:43 A Flin Flon 1 1 vs Thompson Wings 2 B Flin Flon 2 3 vs Snow Lake 4

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courtesy of bombers.ca

 

The SJHL trade deadline came to a close last night at 10 PM local time and Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan was busy as usual up until then.

 

Sitting first in the Sherwood Division, Reagan was looking to add depth and character to the existing roster, building for a long playoff run, and he thinks he did just that.

 

The club added sought after veteran forward Teal Sobkowicz (Outlook, SK) from the Estevan Bruins and 18 year old forward Daylan Marchi (Lethbridge, AB) from the Canmore Eagles of the AJHL.

 

“Teal brings leadership and championship experience which is a very valuable asset to us,” commented Reagan.

 

Sobkowicz was a member of the back to back Champion Melfort Mustangs where the 6’1, 180 pounder totaled 44 points (21g, 23a) in 107 games.  He was acquired by the Melville Millionaires at the beginning of the season as futures in the Kirk Bear/Carter Hansen trade last season and in 17 games had 11 points (7g, 4a).

 

After being acquired earlier in the week from Melville, the Bombers were able to get Sobkowicz and a 2017 3rd pick from the Bruins for 1999 born prospect Matthew Lenz (Calgary, AB) and a 2017 1st rounder.

 

Along with his two SJHL Championships, Sobkowicz was a member of the 2014 Telus Cup winning Prince Albert Mintos.

 

“He’s won league titles, a Telus Cup, he’s a winner and there is something to be said about character,” added Reagan.  “From day one of this season, he’s a guy that we targeted.”

 

In their second trade of the day, the Bombers shipped 1996 born Dondre Watson (Calgary, AB) and a Player Development Fee to the Eagles in exchange for 1998 born Marchi (Lethbridge, AB).

 

“I watched Daylan at the AJHL Showcase this season and really liked the way he played,” said Reagan.  “We did our homework on him and heard nothing but great things about him as a player and a person.”

In his second season with Canmore, Marchi had 10 points (6g, 4a) in 31 games after an 8 point (2g, 6a) in 44 game rookie campaign.

 

“We value character real high and that what this deadline was about,” added Reagan.  “Getting kids that can play and have great character is what building a championship team is all about.”

 

The team also sent 1999 born Brett Pickler (Villa Park, CA) to the Fort Francis Lakers of the SIJHL for future considerations.

 

“Entering the deadline we had three things on our list, we got two of them,” said Reagan.  “Adding Teal and Daylan was big, and the third was out of our control in Hein,” commenting on 1998 born prospect Brandson Hein (Winnipeg, MB) who stuck around with the Everett Silvertips of the WHL. 

 

“We feel good about what we got accomplished.”

 

 

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Creighton school will host the 10th annual Kit Classic Girls basketball tournament this weekend with teams competing from Creighton, Flin Flon, Cranberry, Naicam, The Pas, Nipawin, Sandy Bay and Stobert.

 

Action starts Friday with Creighton facing Cranberry at 2:30. Hapnot's first game is against Nipawin at 4.

 

There will be a Friday night skills competition and the Championship final is set to go Saturday at 7PM.

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Flin Flon hosted the Vitterra Regional Curling Champonship this past weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

The Parsons and Graham rinks from Thompson grabbed the top two spots to qualify for provincials in Portage coming up in February.

 

Grant McLuckie and Jason Levers from Flin Flon went 1-2.

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The Bantam AA Bombers had a perfect weekend in Morden winning their third tournament of the year.

 

The Bombers beat Altona 7-2, Varsity 6-0 and Mcdonald 7-1 to finish first in their pool.

 

In the A-side final they beat Boissevain 7-2.

 

Flin Flon will host a bantam tournament the weekend of January the 20th to the 22nd.

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Flin Flon hosted the Jason Morran Memorial hockey tournament this past weekend at both the Sportex and Whitney Forum.

 

The Flin Flon AA Bombers took the AA Division, The PA Gladiaters came second followed by Thompson in third.

 

Thompson took the A Division with the Flin Flon A's coming second and OCN third.

 

The Flin Flon B Bombers won the B Division with Swan River coming second and Snow Lake/Gillam third.

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The Vitterra Norman Regional Curling Playoff will take place this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club with 6 teams taking part.

 

There are 4 rinks  from Thompson and 2 from Flin Flon including Grant McCluckie and Jason Levers.

 

Curling starts Saturday morning at 9 and the Final is Sunday at 10am.

 

Two spots are up for grabs for the Provincial Playdowns in Portage in February.

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The Jason Morran Memorial Atom Hockey tournament will take place at both the Sportex and Whitney Forum this weekend with teams competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, OCN, Norway House, Swan River,Thompson and Gillam /Snow Lake.

 

Action starts Friday at the Whitney Forum with the AA Bombers facing the AA Pas Huskies at 1 PM.

 

First game at the Sportex is Swan River against the Pas A at 2:30.

 

Playoffs start Sunday morning at 9.

 

 

 

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No rust after the Christmas break for the Flin Flon Bombers as they dominated the Laronge Ice Wolves, out scoring them 11-2 in the home and home to close out 2016.

 

Flin Flon went into Laronge Friday and scored 4 first period goals enroute to the 6-1 win.

 

Troy Williams led the way with a pair of goals his third and fourth of the season with other goals coming from McCausland(5), Zimmer(12),Watson(15) and Lavallee(18).

 

The lone Laronge goal came from Pejkovic his 6th short handed.

 

Zac Robidoux picked up his 12th win of the season stopping 22 out of 23 shots. Laronge played both goalies Mackay and Lush who stopped 47 out of 53 Bomber shots.

 

The Bombers carried the momentum into the Whitney Forum on New Years eve and once again a dominant first period led to the victory. Flin Flon scored three times on goals from Lesko (14), Zimmer (13) and Hooper (6).

 

St.Onge (15) and Shumlanski (11) added powerplay goals in the second as the Bombers won another decisive game 5-1.

 

The only Ice Wolf goal came from Reynolds who score Laronge's second short handed goal in as many nights.

 

 

Brenden Newton was back between the pipes stopping 27 out of 28 shots. Flin Flon saw both Laronge goalies again who combined to stop 46 out of 51 shots.

 

It was a great weekend for Russell Manitoba's Rylee Zimmer who picked up 5 points in the weekend set to give him 18 points in his last 10 games. Watson, Sinclair, Lavalle and Shumlanski also had multiple point weekends.

 

After the weekend the Bombers are: 23-10-2-2 and are just the third team in the league to hit 50 points, and are 14-1-2-2 at home.

 

Laronge continues to struggle at 6-25-1-4 and are now 16 points out of a playoff spot. These two teams will play 5 more times this season.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be a trip to Kindersley this weekend to battle the  Klippers who handed Flin Flon their last loss December the 17th 8-5.

 

We will have both games on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com starting with the Murray GM Coach's Show at 7:15, Friday and Saturday night.

 

 

 

 

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