Sports News Archives for 2017-10

Kodiaks Off To Meath Park For Conferences

The Senior Creighton Kodiak girl's fresh off winning a tournament in Carrot River will be in Meath Park this weekend for Volleyball Regionals.

 

Creighton will play Hudson Bay Friday at 6:30, and Kinistino Saturday at noon.

 

Playoffs will start Saturday at 2:30. The top two teams will qualify for Regionals the following weekend.

 

The Senior Kodiak boy's will be in Humboldt and will be in a pool with Nipawin, Middle Lake, Birch Hills and Anaheim.

 

Their first game is Friday against Annaheim at 4:30 and playoffs will start Saturday at 3.

 

 

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Hapnot Off To Neelin Dig Tournament

The Hapnot Senior Kings and Queens are off to Brandon for one of the biggest high school volleyball tournaments in Manitoba this weekend, the Neelin Dig.

 

The Queens are in a pool with Neelin, Neepawa and The Pas. They play on Friday at 9 against Neelin, Neepawa  at noon and The Pas at 2.

 

The Kings are in a pool with Crocus Plains, Portage and Swan Valley. They will play Friday against Swan River at 9, Portage at 11 and Crocus Plains at 1.

 

Playoffs will start Saturday at 8AM.

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Kodiak Girls Win Tourney In Carrot River

The Creighton Kodiak Senior Girls were in Carrot River this past weekend in a final tune up tournament before Conferences.

 

The Kodiaks went 4-2 in the round robin , then beat Carrot River in the semi's, before beating Tisdale 2 sets to 1 to win the tournament.

 

The Senior Girls are off to Meath Park for Conferences this weekend, while  the Senior Boys will host Conferences this year on November the 11th.

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Norman Drop 2 Games To Interlake

A good effort, but still not the results that the Norman Northstars were looking for in a weekend series with the Interlake Lightning.

 

Interlake pulled out a pair of 1 goal victories including a 6-5 win on Friday and a 3-2 win Saturday.

 

Flin Flon's Mitchell Reid did get a goal on the weekend and continues to lead the team with 8 in 12 games. Jordan pfoh added an assist and Keian Weseen played goal on Friday stopping 30 out of 36 shots.

 

Norman's record will slip to 0-11-0-0-1 and they will host Brandon this weekend.

 

 

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Hapnot Volleyball Roundup

It was a very busy and successful weekend for all the Hapnot Volleyball teams.

 

The Senior Queens were in Virden and they finished 6-2 in the round robin, to get a second place ranking.

 

The Queens moved on to the playoffs and lost a tough 3 set game to Dauphin. This would drop them to the B-side where they beat Wawanesa and Wawota, before losing the B-side final to Swam River 2 sets to none.

 

The Kings were in Rossburn and they went 4-2 in the round robin and beat Rivers in the semi's 2 sets to none. This put Hapnot in the final against Rossburn and they lost 2 sets to none to finish second.

 

Next up for the Senior teams will be the Neelin Dig in Brandon this weekend.

 

The JV Queens were in Winnipeg and they went 4-2 in the round robin and finshed second in their pool.

 

They beat Stonewall 2 sets to none to kick off the playoffs before losing to Sanford in the Semi Final. The Queens rallied to beat Altona to finish third overall.

 

What makes this even more impressive was that Hapnot beat a lot of AAA teams, and the JV Queens are a AA team.

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Bombers Snap 8 Game Winless Streak

 

It might of been the Bombers best two games of the season this past weekend at the Whitney Forum.

 

After a great effort against the hottest team in the league Friday, which saw the Bombers drop a 4-2 decision against Weyburn, Flin Flon was right back on the ice Saturday facing Notre Dame.

 

Flin Flon picked up their 6th win of the season, holding off a late push by the Hounds to pull out a 4-3 win on parents night.

 

The night started with the introduction of players, parents and billet parents which seemed to rally the young Bomber squad.

 

Specialty teams were huge and the Bombers picked up a power play goal to open up the scoring when captain Ben Lanfermann fired a beautiful shot from the point that beat the sceened Jacob Standen.

 

Flin Flon would double their lead in the second when Caleb Moretz scored another power play goal just 57 seconds into the middle frame.

 

It looked like the maroon and white were in cruize control when they added two more goals in the third from Shumlanski(5) and Collin with his team leading 12th of the year to put the Bombers up 4-0.

 

Even down 4 goals in the third, Notre Dame never quit and after Kosteniuk scored to make it 4-1 at 12:07, the Hounds got some life.

 

With the goalie out for the extra attacker, Notre Dame scored two goals in the last minute to make things very interesting. Veterans,  Longjohn and Smedsrud both hit the back of the net to put the Bombers back on their heels.

 

A late penalty by Notre Dame would stop the come back and the Bombers hung on 4-3 for a much needed victory.

 

Flin Flon got a remarkable performance from 18 year old goaltender Niklas Anderson who stopped 20 out of 23 shots for his first ever win in a Bomber uniform. His glove hand in particular was very good on Saturday.

 

Specialty teams were the big difference with Flin Flon going 3 for 5 on the PP, while the Hounds were 0 for 8.

 

This was a monumental win to stop an 8 game winless streak with the last Bomber win coming on Friday October the 6th VS Kindersley. It was an October to forget with a record of 2-7-1, but now the focus can shift to November.

 

Just what the doctor ordered to end the month as the Bombers will begin the new month with a home and home against the Melfort Mustangs.

 

Melfort is on top of the division at 11-3-2-1, while Flin Flon sits third in the Sherwood at 6-8-0-3. This will be the first meetings of the year with the first game at the Whitney Forum Wednesday, and the return matchup in Melfort Thursday.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have Thursday's game in Melfort including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 and play by play at 8:30.

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Kodiaks Season Comes To An End

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man football team saw their season come to an end this weekend in Wakaw with a 77-44 loss to the undefeated Warriors in provincial quater final play.

 

Creighton scored first when Shawn Francois scored on a 70 yard run to open up the game on the first play from scrimmage. Wakaw shook off the early Creighton touchdown and went on to score 46 points to jump out 46-8 after one quarter.

 

The Kodiaks would cut it to 54-22 at the half on another td run from Francois and a kickoff return td for Noah Dickens.

 

Despite the lop sided score at the half, Creighton kept battling all afternoon and were able to convert a couple of nice td passes from Bailey Eastman to Linden Moore of 15 and 50 yards.

 

Francois would add his third td of the day in the fourth quarter and Blake Alexander made good on three converts to complete the scoring.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk had this to say after Saturday's game. " We knew we were coming into a tough game in Wakaw, they were the no.1 seed in the whole six man provincials, so we knew it was going to be tough. I am proud of the guys, we scored first,  put up 44 points and had a lot of good moments in that game. Some of our seniors who played their last games  all played well. Some sad moments when your grade 12's play their last game, but they realized how good they played. They put it all out there and I couldn't of asked more from my team playing a good team like that."

 

Creighton will finish the season at 4-3 and will have 4 players who will be graduating later this year including quaterback Bailey Eastman, running back Shawn Francois and receivers Linden Moore and Dimitri Morin.

 

There are 4 teams remaining in the hunt for a provincial title, with the semi finals going next Saturday.

 

Rhostern who beat Cumberland will travel to Clavet and Wakaw will host Dalmeny.

 

Ryan Karakochuk will be in the 102.9 CFAR studio on Tuesday at 3:30 for a final interview on the season. Congratulations to the Kodiaks on a very entertaining season.

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Challenging Weekend Ahead

The Flin Flon Bombers are back in action this weekend with a pair of games, as they will try to snap a 6 game losing streak.

 

It won't be easy as Flin Flon will try to knock off the two hottest teams in the league. Weyburn who are in town tonight,  have won 8 in a row including convincing wins in Melfort and Laronge earlier in the week.

 

The Wings have also beaten the Bombers twice this season including a 3-2 shoot out win at the Showcase in Saskatoon, and a recent 7-4 win in Weyburn back on October 14th.

 

Home cooking may be exactly what the Bombers need as they are 4-1 at home and are a lot better defesively giving up just 13 goals. On the road a totally different story at 1-6-0-1 including 41 goals against.

 

Weyburn is 10-2-1 and with their recent winning streak  have a share of first place in the Viterra Division with the high flying Estevan Bruins. Weyburn also have three games in hand.

 

This will be a big challenge for the Maroon and White, who have struggled to score lately, and goals don't come easy against the Wings who have only given up 29 all season. They are second overall, only Battleford has given up less with 20.

 

Notre Dame will be at the Whitney Forum tomorrow and they come to town winners of their last 6. The Hounds are 9-3-1-1 and are one of the early surprises this year.

 

We will know if the Hounds are for real after this weekend,  as the majority of their games have been played at home so far this year. Notre Dame have played 10 at home and only 4 away and wins have been tough to come by at the Forum, with just 1 victory in their last 8 meetings.

 

The Bombers are battling injuries with a couple of their veterans still out of the lineup including no.1 goalie Brenden Newton and forward Jordan McCausland. Their return to the lineup is still not known.

 

A lot has changed in the last few weeks as the Bombers were once  challenging for the division lead but now trail Melfort by 12 points and Nipawin by 5.

 

Flin Flon will need to have a good weekend to get back in the race. It is parents weekend so hopefully that will give the team an extra boost.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the broadcast of Saturday's game with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15, and drop of the puck at 7:30.

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Northstars Back On Home Ice

The Norman Northstars are back at home this weekend searching for that elusive first win of the season.

 

The Interlake Lightning come to town with a record of 2-6, for their first head to head meeting of the season.

 

Norman remains winless at 0-9-0-0-1,  but did play a lot better on their last road trip picking up their first point against Brandon in a shoot out loss last Saturday.

 

Both games will start at 7:30 Friday and Saturday at the CA Nesbitt Arena in Thompson.

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Kodiaks Ready For Football Provincials

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man football team are one of 8 teams remaining in the province with a chance at a Provincial title.

 

Even after a tough loss in the Ralph Pilz Northern Saskatchewan final against Cumberland House last weekend, the Kodiaks have kept their season alive with a second place finish in their conference.

 

Creighton is off to Wakaw this Saturday in the Provincial Quarter Finals to battle the Warriors who are 5-0.

 

I asked Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk how they were preparing for this Saturday's game. "Well first of all, we are trying to get as much intel on Wakaw as possible. We have talked to several coach's in their conference, who have given us some tape and faxes on their formations. First and formost is  trying to get ready on what they run and what they do,  and prepare our guys the best we can on that. Obviously we haven't seen them yet so there will be an adjustment period."

 

Kickoff in Wakaw will be at 1, and if the Kodiaks win would host either Wynard or Dalmny in one of the two Provincial Semi- Finals.

 

Rosthern will travel To Cumberland House in one of the other Quarter Finals with kickoff also this Saturday at 1.

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Senior Volleyball Teams Back On The Road

The Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens  volleyball teams are both heading out of town this weekend.

 

The Hapnot Queens will be in Virden competing in an 18 team tournament.

 

The Queens play four games on Friday including Virden at 1:30, Neepawa at 4:50, Hartney at 6:30 and Wawota at 7:20.

 

Playoffs start Saturday morning at 8:30, with the Championship final at 12:30.

 

The Kings will be in Rossburn and play  all their games Friday.

 

They play Rossburn at 9, Strathclaire at 11:15, Minnedosa at 2:15 and Rivers at 3:45.

 

First will play 4th and second plays third at 4:30.

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Bombers Lose 6th Straight

It was a tough weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who dropped a pair of 5-2 decisions to the Laronge Ice Wolves and Battleford Stars.

 

It looked good for Flin Flon Friday night in Laronge when Ethan Daniels scored 36 seconds into the opening period. Laronge responded and looked like a toally different team in powering to just their second win of the season.

 

Connor Smith scored a late first period goal which seemed to spark the Wolves who are battling all kinds of adversity off the ice. Veterans Luke Lush and Bryce Fiske have both left the team looking for trades.

 

Manson scored an early powerplay goal in the second and Laronge never looked back, building up a 4-1 lead in the third , before Crystopher Collin would add his team leading 10th of the year to cut the lead to 4-2.

 

Connor Smith would add his second of the game into the empty net to seel it with just over a minute to go.

 

The other Laronge goals came from Thunderchief and Brewster. Merek Pipes looked good in his SJHL debut stopping 46 out of 48 shots. The Bombers went with rookie Nik Anderson who stopped 32 out of 37.

 

It was a tall order for the Bombers who made their way to the Battleford's on Saturday for a re-match of last spring's SJHL final.

 

Battleford has not lost a game in regulation and have taken over right where they left off last year.

 

The young Bombers battled hard and had a decent start and were tied 2-2 after 1. After Urbanski opened up the scoring for the Stars, Crystopher Collin continued his hot start by scoring his 11th of the year when he converted on the PP.

 

The teams would trade goals one more time before the first period came to an end. After Anderson scored at 14:38, Caleb Moretz scored his 5th of the year short handed and gave the Bombers a lift going into the second period.

 

That is all the offense that Flin Flon could muster as Kolby Mathews shut the door the rest of the way stopping 26 out of 28 Bomber shots.

 

Reese Jones, who the Bombers just picked up in a trade with Lloydminster played well and made 43 saves. Jones was at the Bombers spring camp. so they were quite familliar with him.

 

Other Battleford goals came from Urbanski his second of the night, with singles from Young and Gil.

 

Flin Flon's record will slip to 5-7-0-3 and sit third in the Sherwood Division with 13 points. After 6 straight on the road, the Bombers will enjoy some home cookin when they play a pair of games at the Whitney Forum this weekend when Weyburn and Notre Dame come to town.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the Saturday broadcast against Notre Dame.

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Northstars Get First Point

The Norman Northstars were in Portage this past weekend for the Manitoba Midget AAA Showcase.

 

Norman started the weekend with a 5-2 loss to Central Plains on Friday with Flin Flon's  Freddie Ledoux picking up 1 assist.

 

It looked like Norman would get their first win on the season on Saturday as they had Brandon down 4-2 late in the second period. The Wheat Kings fought back and ended up taking the game 5-4 in the shoot out, with the Northstars picking up their first point of the year.

 

Sunday, Norman jumped out to a quick 2-0 lead on Parkland but couldn't hang on and lost 8-5.

 

Jordan Pfoh and Mitchell Reid both scored in a losing cause.

 

After the weekend the Northstar record will fall to 0-9-0-0-1 and will host the Interlake Lightning this weekend. Interlake is 2-6 on the season.

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Cumberland House Comes Out On Top

It wasn't the best of conditions in Prince Albert on Saturday but that didn't stop Cumberland House and Creighton from putting on a good show in the Northern Saskatchewan football final.

 

The top two teams from the regular season met up at the Max Clunie Field and had to battle strong winds and a steady down pour through out the afternoon.

 

When it was all said and done Cumberland House defeated the Kodiaks 32-26 and remain undefeated on the season.

 

The Kodiaks did score first and did manage to get their top offensive players involved and looked like they may pull off the upset. This was the first time that Cumberland trailed this season, but shook off a shaky start and tightened up defensively.

 

Shawn Francois did everythimg he could to bring the trophy back to Creighton by scoring four touch downs on the afternoon with the other td coming from Noah Dickens.

 

Cumberland House improves to 6-0 on the year and claim their first Ralph Pilz Trophy and now move on to the  provincial ranks and will host a game this weekend.

 

The Kodiaks season is not over either as they will move on provincially and will go to Wakaw this Saturday.

 

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Bombers VS Laronge

After a 4 day break the Flin Flon Bombers , are back on the road to face a struggling Laronge Ice Wolf team tonight at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.

 

The Ice Wolves enter tonight dead last in the SJHL standings with a 1-10-0-1 record. Offense is their big problem just scoring 23 goals in their first 12 games. They work hard and compete hard but don't seem to have that one guy that can ignite the offense.

 

Jason Bednarski and Connor Smith are their two top goal scorers with four goals each.

 

Flin Flon is trying to shake off a bad southern road trip which saw them go 0-4 and get out scored 26- 12. The amount of goals the Bombers gave up was disappointing,  especially since they were one of the better defensive teams in the league before the road trip.

 

The Bombers are still a 500 team with a record of 5-5-0-3 and know one needs to hit the panic button yet as they have a lot of new faces in their lineup that are still getting used to the league.

 

To say the Bombers have the Ice Wolve's number would be a huge under staement as Flin Flon has beaten Laronge 18 out of the last 20 games  including both meetings on opening weekend this year.

 

Evan Vossen, the Laronge Head Coach continues to tweek his lineup making a number of trades this week including adding 99 born forward Nolan Dawson,  who is a 6'4 forward who spent time in the AJHL with the Calgary Mustangs and Drayton Valley Thunder.

 

This season he was playing with English River Miners of the SIJHL. Laronge gave up a player development fee.

 

The Bombers will have to try and snap their 5 game winless streak without goalie Brenden Newton and veteran d-man Kurtis Rutledge who are both hurt and not expected to play tonight.

 

You can listen to tonight's game from Laronge on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.

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Northstars Hit The Road

The Norman Northstars will play three games this weekend at the Manitoba Midget AAA Showcase in Portage.

 

Norman will play Central Plains Friday, Brandon Saturday and Parkland on Sunday.

 

The Northstars are 0-7 on the season and are  still in search of their first win. Central Plains is 2-3, while Brandon is 5-1 and Parkland is 5-2 including two wins against Norman the first weekend of October.

 

Flin Flon's Mitchell Reid is leading the team in scoring with 6 points in 7 games including 3 goals on the powerplay. Jordan Pfoh and Frederick Ledoux have chipped in with 4 points. Keian Weseen has started 4 games in goal and is 0-4 with a save % of .869.

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Kodiaks Will Play For Ralph Pilz Trophy

The Creighton Kodiaks will meet the Cumberland House Islanders for the Ralph Pilz trophy this Saturday in Prince Albert to determine the top team in the Northern Saskatchewan 6 Man Football league.

 

Cumberland House finished first at 5-0, while the Creighton Kodiaks were 4-1 with their only defeat coming against Cumberland back on September the 28th.

 

Head Coach of the Kodiaks Ryan Karakochuk was in the CFAR studio yesterday and mentioned what they had to do to try and be successful. "I think some of the keys to the game are, we need to score first. They haven't trailed yet and I would like to see how they respond and fight through some adversity. We also need to control the time of play by keeping our offense on the field as much as possible. We need to run the ball and grind out the clock so we can keep our defense off the field and allow them to stay rested and if we can do these two things,  you never know what can happen."

 

This will be the Kodiaks third trip to the Northern Saskatchewan championship game winning the Ralph Pilz trophy in 2014 and 15. Creighton missed the playoffs last year.

 

Cumberland House was led offensively by running back Seth Anderson who led the league with 96 points and Creighton will have to find a way to slow him down on Saturday if they are going to be successful.

 

The Kodiaks are finally healthy and are very happy to have Shawn Francois and Kaylab Ranks back in their lineup. Both players will give Creighton a gigantic boost this weekend.

 

Kickoff will be 2 PM Sask time from the Max Clunie Field in Prince Albert this Saturday. Win or lose the Kodiaks will be guaranteed to play another game as they will then move on to Provincial play.

 

If they win Saturday they get to host a game, if they lose they will play on the road.

 

Keep listening to 102.9 CFAR for all the updates.

 

 

 

 

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Former Bomber Finds New Home

Former Flin Flon Bomber Rylee Zimmer has found a new home as he was dealt to the Portage Terriers of the MJHL today.

 

Zimmer who suited up in 79 regular season games with the Bombers potted 81 points including 27 goals, was dealt to the Melville Millionaires just prior to the SJHL regular season.

 

Zimmer was part of the futures in the Eric Sinclair trade which also included defenseman Troy Williams.

 

The Russell Manitoba native just suited up in two games for Melville before requesting a trade and didn't register any points.

 

Portage will give up a very good player in their own right sending former Cobourg Cougar and RBC Cup Champ Daniel McKitrick  to Melville who had 12 points in 10 games for the Terriers this season.

 

This will give Zimmer a chance to play his final year of junior hockey in his home province after breaking in his career with  Way Way back in 2016 after a stint with the Regina Pats.

 

Good luck to Rylee who had some very impressive moments as a Bomber including that double OT winner against Battleford two years ago to send the Bombers to their first league final in 23 years.

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Kodiaks Close Out Regular Season With Win

The Creighton Kodiaks closed out the regular season of the Northern Saskatchewan Football League with a win in Laronge yesterday afternoon.

 

The Kodiaks beat SMVS by a score of 49-6 to finish the regular season at 4-1.

 

Shawn Francois was back in the lineup and scored four touchdowns to lead the way offensively, with Bailey Eastman adding two.

 

Jaron McDermott added a rushing TD and Noah Dickens took an interception back for six.

 

This was a huge win for Creighton who will once again find themselves in Prince Albert for the Ralph Pilz Championship game after a one year absence.

 

The Kodiaks finish second at 4-1 and will play the top ranked team from Cumberland House who finished the season at 5-0.

 

Cumberland House handed Creighton their only loss in the regular season 64-22 back on September the 28th.

 

The Kodiaks have their full lineup back together and are looking forward to the rematch at the Max Clunie Field in PA this Saturday with kickoff at 2PM Sask time.

 

Creighton won the Ralph Pilz championship their first two years in the league in 2014 and 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yellowhead Sweep Norman

The wins are not coming very easy for the Norman Northstars so far this season after a weekend series with the Yellowhead Chiefs.

 

Yellowhead took both games decisively by scores of 7-1 and 8-2 to improve to 4-3 on the year. Norman falls to 0-7.

 

Flin Flon's Mitchell Reid scored one of the Norman goals on the weekend and leads the team with 5 goals.

 

The Northstars will look for their first win of the year when they hit the road on Friday against Central Plains, Saturday in Brandon and winding up Sunday in Parkland.

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Kodiak Volleyball Roundup

It was a busy weekend for both the Creighton Kodiak Senior Volleyball teams who were out competing in tournaments .

 

The Senior Kodiak girls were in Duck Lake and ended up going 5-3 in round robin with wins over Allan, Duck Lake and Laronge. They lost to Onion Lake in the Quarter Finals.

 

The Senior boys were in Cranberry and they ended up going 1-2 . They dropped their first two games to Norway House and Snow Lake but rallied to win their last game against Oscar Lathlin.

 

They did not make the playoff round.

 

Next up for the Senior girls is a tournament in Carrot River on October the 27th and 28th. The Senior boys go to Humboldt on November the 3rd and 4th.

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Bruins Down Bombers 7-3

The Flin Flon Bombers lost their fourth straight game on the road and come home with no points after losing 7-3 last night to the Estevan Bruins.

 

Estevan's Zach Goberis led the way with the hat -trick picking up his league leading 14th,15th and 16th goals of the year.

 

Other Bruin goals came from Chekay(4), Manz (2) and Fletcher (6).

 

The Bomber goals came from Shumlanski (4), Lanfermann (3) and Hooper (4).

 

Estevan out shot Flin Flon 34-27 and this was the first official start for Winnipeg's Niklas Anderson who ended up making 27 saves in his first SJHL start as a Bomber.

 

Anderson got relief duty in both the Notre Dame and Weyburn games Thursday  and Saturday.

 

This was a tough trip for the Bombers defensively who gave up 26 goals in the 4 game road trip and were actually one of the better defensive teams in the league before hitting the road Tuesday.

 

Through 13 games Flin Flon has given up 44 goals which has them ranked 8th in the league defensively, with only Laronge, Melville, Yorkton and Estevan giving up more.

 

After the weekend the Bomber record sits at 5-5-0-3, and they sit third in the Sherwood Division, 1 point behind Nipawin. The Hawks do have 4 games in hand.

 

Estevan improve to 10-2-1 and not only sit first in the Viterra Division but second overall. Melfort leads the Bruins by 1 point and they have both played 13 games.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be a pair of games on the road this weekend, hitting Laronge Friday and a re-match of last year's SJHL final with Battleford Stars on Saturday.

 

Both games on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com, with the Great North GM Coach's Show hitting the air 8:15 MB time both games.

 

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Northstars Host Yellowhead

The Norman Northstars continue their home stand when they host the Yellowhead Chiefs this weekend in Thompson.

 

Norman is 0-5 on the year and are  still in search of their first win of the season while Yellowhead is 2-3.

 

Yellowhead took all four meetings last year.

 

The first game is 7:30 tonight and they will also play at 7:30 tomorrow.

 

Norman is led offensively by Flin Flon's Mitchell Reid and Jordan Pfoh who lead the team in scoring with a combined 8 points.

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Bombers Drop Second In A Row On The Road

The Flin Flon Bombers lost their second straight game on their current road trip dropping a 6-1 decision in Notre Dame last night.

 

It took the Hounds just 1:14 in to the opening period to  score their first goal when Alec Sawatzky notched his 6th of the season on the powerplay and Notre Dame never looked back.

 

Zack Kosteniuk scored the eventual game winner just 5 minutes later when he beat Brenden Newton for his first of two on the night and third of the season.

 

Dawson McKenzie would get the Bombers on the board with his second of the season at 12:42, but that is as close as the Bombers would get all night trailing the Hounds 2-1 after 1.

 

Other Notre Dame goals came from Longjohn, Perka, Ally and Kosteniuk his second of the game for a convincing 6-1 victory.

 

The Bombers got their first look at rookie goalie Niklas Anderson who came in relief of Newton late in the second period and he stopped 6 out of 8. Newton stopped 18 out of 22 and has given up 10 goals in the last two games after leading the league in gaa and save % coming into the road trip.

 

This is the Bombers third loss in regulation this year and see their overall record fall to 5-3-0-3,  and remain 6 points behind division leading Melfort with both teams playing 11 games.

 

Notre Dame improves to 5-3-1-1 and take over first place in the Olympic Buildings Division.

 

Flin Flon will get today off before resuming the road trip in Weyburn tomorrow and Estevan Sunday. Both games can be heard on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

We hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 on Saturday, drop of the puck at 8:30. Sunday we are on the air at 6:45 MB time. Mike Stackhouse will have the call for both games.

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Junior High Volleyball Tournament This Weekend

Flin Flon and  Creighton will host a Junior High Volleyball tournament this weekend. There will be teams competing from Flin Flon, Creighton, Cranberry, The Pas and Snow Lake.

 

The girls draw will take place in Creighton and the boys draw at McIsaac with games Friday and Saturday.

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Curling Registration Coming Up

Curling is an exciting way to spend your winter and registration is coming up later in October.

 

You can show up at the Uptown Curling Club on Thursday October the 26th at 7 to sign up.

 

Men's curling will be Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15, Mixed Friday's at 7 and the Senior Hot Stove will be Monday and Wednesday at 1PM.

 

Any Juniors who are interested in curling can show up any time.

 

It will cost $70.00 for the season and you can get more information by calling Keenan Kennedy at 204-687-2498.

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Rep Rosters Announced

Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their Double A try outs this past weekend at the Whitney Forum. Here are the official rosters for Atom AA, Pee Wee AA and Bantam AA.

 

Atom AA roster

 

Adams, Kaiden

Andres,Trey

Brown, Jake

Dominey, Maddox

Donaghy, Jordon

Francoeur, Danial

Grant, Brody

Grenier, Logan

Hlady, Rogan

Joa-Hall, Aidan

Laderoute, Grayson

Lavis, Ethan

McInnes, Kieran

Mucha, Ryder

Slugoski, Reid

 

Pee Wee AA roster

 

Burke, Tye

Francoeur, Christopher

Gogal, Gage

Kuzmiak, Jacob

Lies, Joey

Mclean, Ethan

Moore, Paxton

Pearson, Nole

Playford, Liv (Livia)

Salamondra, Logan

Slugoski, Connor

Smith, Bobby

Stinton, Wyatt

Werbicki, Tanner

 

Bantam AA roster

 

Alexander, Blake

Busby, Chayce

Colgan, Connor

Collard, Aiden

Daneliuk, Morgan

Hnidy, Colby

Hucaluk, Joel

Linklater, Shayden

Mclean, Austin

Moore, Nathan

Paul, Ashton

Pearson, Magnus

Price, Shayne

Rideout, Nolan

Tetoff, Colten

Weseen, Austin

Wilson, Blaine

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Norman Wild In Winnipeg

The Norman Wild AAA Bantam teams representing boys and girls from all over Northern Manitoba were in Winnipeg for the first tournament of the year over the weekend.

 

The Boys team has two players from Flin Flon including Justin Lies and Odin Church, while the girls team also has two Flin Flon players Amber McKenzie and Joie Simon.

 

The Boys team lost a close one to the Winnipeg Warriors 5-4, 12-5 to the Interlake Lightning and then 9-5 to Pembina Valley.

 

The Girls team lost to Pembina Valley 7-1, the Winnipeg Titans 5-4 in a SO and 12-4 to the Winnipeg East Saints.

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Weekend Volleyball Results

The Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens Volleyball teams were both in action this past weekend.

 

The Kings were in Dauphin and went 3-1 in the round robin with wins over Portage, Gilbert Plains and Dauphin JV'S. Their only loss came to the Dauphin senior team.

 

Hapnot finished second and played Hamiota in the final and lost 2-0.

 

The Queens were in Swan River and went 3-2 in the round robin before losing to Gilbert Plains in the semi's. 

 

This knocked them down to the third place game where they lost to Swan River in 3 sets including 15-9 in the deciding game.

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Northstars Lose A Heart Breaker

The Norman Northstars almost completed the comeback and fell one goal short in their home opener on Friday night.

 

The Northstars hosted the Parkland Rangers in a pair of games in Thompson and lost their first home game 6-5 on Friday night.

 

Parkland bulit up a couple of 2 goal leads early going up 3-1 before Norman tied it in the second period. Parkland also led 6-3 in the third before the Northstars made it 6-5 with just over 12 minutes to go, but could not get the equalizer.

 

The Rangers kept the momentum going on Saturday and took the second game 5-2.

 

It was a good weekend for many players from Flin Flon including Frederick Ledoux who scored the Northstars first home goal of the season.

 

Mitchell Reid added 4 points including 3 goals over the weekend with Jordan Phoh collecting 1 goal and 2 assists.

 

The Northstars fall to 0-5 on the season and will continue their home stand against Yellowhead this weekend. The Chiefs  are 2-3 on the year.

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Klippers Over The Bombers In A Shoot Out

 

A goaltending battle for the ages at the Whitney Forum on Saturday night as the Klippers snapped the Bombers three game winning streak at home with a 2-1 Shoot out win.

 

Kindersley's Justen Close was incredible stopping 49 out of 50 Bomber shots including 8 in OT and all 3 in the shootout to pick up the victory. Not to be out done was the Bombers Brenden Newton who stopped 46 out of 47 Kindersley shots including a couple of nice break away saves in the second period.

 

Newton continues to lead the league in g.a.a at 1.53 and .952 save%. I was very surprised to see that Close only had a .896 save % coming into the game on Saturday as this was as good a goaltending performance I have seen in the last 10 years.

 

The Klippers opened up the scoring just 23 seconds into the second period when Jordan Funk was left all alone in front of Brenden Newton and re-directed a back hand past Newton for his fourth of the year.

 

It looked like that may be enough the way that Close was playing, but the Bombers kept pressing and finally got rewarded late in the third when Rutledge was able to bury a nice shot from the point through traffic to tie the game with just over 6 minutes remaining.

 

That is all the offense both teams could muster through 60 minutes and 3 on 3 OT settled nothing, and the Bombers did get a power play and hit the post and cross bar and totally dominated pretty much the entire 5 minutes but could not get another puck past Close.

 

After Close stopped all 3 Bombers in the shoot out, Josh Fletcher the third shooter for Kindersley came in over the blue line and fired a beautiful shot over the right shoulder of Brenden Newton to steal the win for the Klippers. You could tell that Newton wasn't expecting Fletcher to shoot that quickly and didn't really seem set for the shot.

 

Through 9 games the Bombers only have one regulation loss and after the weekend sport a record of: 5-1-0-3 and trail division leading Melfort by 4 points with a game in hand. Melfort lost to both Weyburn and Estevan on the weekend.

 

Kindersley had a good road trip going 3-1 with 2 wins over Laronge earlier in the week and are: 5-4-1 and are tied with Battleford for the Olumpic Buildings Division lead.

 

Flin Flon will get a couple days rest before embarking on a 4 game in 5 night road trip starting in Humboldt Wednesday, Notre Dame Thursday , day off Friday, before wrapping it up in Weyburn Saturday and Estevan Sunday.

 

Mike Stackhouse will broadcast Saturday and Sunday's games here on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. Saturday will be an 8:30 MB start time with a 7PM faceoff on Sunday.

 

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FFMH Looking For Rep Coach's

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is accepting applications for Atom A, Pee Wee A and the Novice Vipers for the upcoming season.

 

Deadline for applications will be at noon on October the 11th, with interviews being held that night.

 

Applications can be found on the Flin Flon Minor Hockey website and can be emailed to flinflonminorhockey@gmail.com.

 

Atom AA and Pee Wee AA rosters should be released on the website later today and the Bantam AA on Saturday.

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Northstar Home Opener Tonight

After an 0-3 start to the season last weekend, the Norman Northstars are hoping home turf will be the answer to their first win of the year.

 

Norman will host the Parkland Rangers in a pair of games this weekend including their home opener tonight at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena at 7:30.

 

Parkland is 2-1 on the year and won the season series last year taking 3 out of 4.

 

They will also play tomorrow night at 7:30.

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Kindersley Comes To Town

 

 

The Bombers are back on the ice tonight after a 5 day break and  welcome the Kindersley Klippers to town for a pair of games this weekend.

 

This will be their first meeting of the season and the Klippers already have two wins under their belt on this road trip after beating Laronge 5-2 on Tuesday and 3-2 Wednesday.

 

Flin Flon is fresh off a weekend sweep of Melville including a convincing 7-0 win on Saturday.

 

Both teams have similar records with Kindersley sitting third in the Olympic Buildings Division at 4-3-1 , just 2 points behind front running Battleford. The Bombers are second in the Sherwood  at 4-1-0-2 and are 6 points behind Melfort who are a perect 8-0 to start the year.

 

Both these teams are relatively young with the Bombers sporting seven 20 year olds, while the Klippers have eight.

 

Offensively they match up very well with the Bombers scoring 26 goals in 7 games while Kindersley has scored 25 in 8. The big difference is goals against. Flin Flon has given up 15 goals in 7 games which is third best in the league compared to the Klippers 28  in 8 games.

 

One of the big reasons for the Bombers defensive success is 20 year old netminder Brenden Newton. Newton has played every minute of every game and is the reigning SJHL Goalie Of The Week with a league best GAA of 1.69 and a .944 save percentage.

 

This is a crucial two game home stand as the Bombers will hit the road for 4 games in 5 nights starting Tuesday in Humboldt.

 

No broadcast tonight but we will be back on the air tomorrow (Saturday) with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

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Kodiaks Rebound With A Win

The Creighton Kodiaks 6  man football team got back in the win column with a 50-6 victory yesterday over Beauval at the Creighton Football field.

 

Creighton was able to shake off last week's loss against Cumberland House and got a complete team effort in their final regular season home game.

 

Kaylab Ranks who got back in the lineup for the first time since the season opener due to injury, led the way with a couple of rushing touch downs.

 

Jaron McDermott also scored two touchdowns including a 15 yard pass from Bailey Eastman,  with the other touchdowns coming from Linden Moore on an interception and Blake Alexander on a third down gamble.

 

Alexander had another strong day kicking the ball with two singles and six converts.

 

The Kodiaks improve to 3-1 and clinch a playoff spot and will now close out the regular season in Laronge against SMVS on Monday October the 16th.

 

Not only has SMVS not picked up a win this season they have yet to score a point, but Creighton will not take anything for granted.

 

Other scores from last night's Northern Saskatchewan Football league included Cumberland House over SMVS 66-0, and Sandy Bay beat Pinehouse 55-52.

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Bombers Grab Two Player Of The Week Honors

Two members of the Flin Flon Bombers got rewarded for their fine play this past weekend. Congratulations to goaltender Brenden Newton  and rookie Ethan Daniels who got recognized by the SJHL today.

 

courtesy of sjhl.ca

 

SASKTEL SJHL GOALTENDER OF THE WEEK:  Brenden Newton, Flin Flon Bombers
1997 G Brenden Newton (Medicine Hat AB) stopped 79 of 82 shots in his three starts last week, winning two and losing one in a shootout.  He’s started every game of the season so far, compiling a 4-1-and-2 record to go with a 1.69-GAA and .944-SPCT.  Runner-up:  Evan Plotnik, Melfort.

SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:  Ethan Daniels, Flin Flon Bombers
1998 F Ethan Daniels (Fairbanks AK) is part of a talented influx of talent up front for the Bombers this season and he picked up points in all three games played, including a goal and an assist on Friday at the Whitney Forum against Melville.  He ended up with 4-points this past week and has 2-goals and 2-assists in 7-games overall.  Runner-up:  Dakota Huebner, Battlefords.

 

 

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Kodiaks Prepare For Beauval

The Creighton Kodiaks will try to shake off last week's loss against Cumberland House when they play host to the Beauval Voyageurs Wednesday at the Creighton field in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.

 

The Kodiaks could sew up a playoff spot with a win and sit 2-1 on the season after home wins against Sandy Bay and Pinehouse.

 

Beauval sits with a record of 1-2 and desperately need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

 

This will be the first ever meeting between the two teams and kickoff is at 4 at the Creighton field.

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Busy Weekend For Hapnot Volleyball Teams

High school volleyball season is in full swing and it will be another busy weekend with 3 of the 4 Hapnot volleyball  teams in action this weekend.

 

The Senior Queens will be in Swan River, while the Senior Kings are in Dauphin. The JV Kings will travel to Swan River.

 

102.9 CFAR will provide updates through out the weekend and a full re-cap on our weekend sports wrap up.

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Tough Start For The Northstars

The Norman Northstars kicked off their 2017-18 Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey season this past weekend but unfortunately came home with no points after an 0 and 3 start.

 

Norman played their first game Friday against the brand new franchise Winnipeg Bruins and played a decent game losing 4-1. Flin Flon's Mitchell Reid scored the only Northstar goal.

 

The Northstars followed that with a couple of shut out losses to Kenora by scores of 5-0 and 3-0 to close out the weekend yesterday.

 

It will be home opener weekend for the Northstars who play host to Parkland this Friday and Saturday with both games 7:30 starts at the C.A Nesbitt Arena. Parkland is 1-1 on the season.

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Queens Streak Comes To An End

 

The Hapnot Queens incredible run of 8 straight Zone soccer titles came to an end this weekend on home turf.

 

After going undefeated in the round robin with wins over OCN, Norway House and Moose Lake, the Queens would face RD Parker out of Thompson in the final.

 

In a game that went back and forth and had the crowd on the edge of their seats all afternoon, RD Parker squeezed out a hard fought 1-0 win to end the Queens impressive run that saw them dominate girls soccer for pretty much the last decade.

 

The Hapnot Kings also had an impressive weekend going undefeated with  wins over Cranberry, Cross Lake and Norway House before losing to OCN 5-2 in the final. This is the second straight boy's  soccer Zone for OCN.

 

OCN and RD Parker out of Thompson will travel to Niverville for Provincials the weekend of October the 13th and 14th.

 

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Bombs Away

 

An offensive explosion saw the Flin Flon Bombers score a season high 7 goals en route to a 7-0 victory over the Melville Millionaires Saturday night at the Whitney Forum.

 

Jordan McCausland scored his first of the season just 7:44 into the opening period and that ended up being the only offense the Bombers would need in picking up their fourth win of the year.

 

Crystopher Collin continued his hot pace and scored his team leading 8th of the year to make it  2-0  Flin Flon after 1.

 

The Bombers took control and scored 4 more in the second courtesy of Lanferman (2), Martin (1),Moretz(3) and Nyman(2). Nick Shumlanski put the icing on the cake with his second of the year just

47 seconds into the final period. A career night for captain Ben Lanferman who had the first 4 point game of his career.

 

Brenden Newton had one of his more easier nights for his first shut out of the season and only had to make 23 saves with most shots kept to the outside. The Melville tandem of King and Entz were far busier  with 44 shots fired at them including 25 in the second period.

 

King started and was pulled after the third Bomber goal making way for Colby Entz who came in played well doing everything he could do to keep his team in it. Special teams were huge with the Bombers going 3 for 7 on the PP, while Melville was 0 for 7 including a 5 on 3 and 5 minute major advantage.

 

The Mills continue to struggle to score and have managed only  13 goals in their first 6 games. Even with a very young lineup the Bombers are getting the job done and have scored 26 goals in 7 games and Saturday's contest should give them more confidence.

 

A good weekend for Flin Flon who came from behind to beat Melville 5-2 on Friday and now sit with a record of: 4-1-0-2 and their 10 points has them sitting second in the Sherwood Division. That is 2 up on Nipawin and 6 points behind division leading Melfort.

 

Melville will slip to 1-5-0-1 and sit in the basement of the Viterra division with only 3 points. The Mills finish up the road trip in Laronge on Sunday.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be the Kindersley Klippers who come to town next weekend for games Friday and Saturday. Word is the Klippers are a much improved team and should be a good test for Flin Flon before they get set for their first big road trip of the year the following week.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the broadcast of Saturday's game including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and play by play at 7:30.

 

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