Sports News Archives for 2018-09

Big Weekend For Moretz, Marchi and Heine

 

It was a very good weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who ended up sweeping the Melville Millionaires in a pair of games at the Whitney Forum. Assistant Coach Gary Childerhose had the bench with Head Coach Mike Reagan away scouting the AJHL Showcase.

 

It was an offensive explosion on Friday where the Maroon and White cruised to a 9- 1 victory courtesy of Caleb Moretz's first ever hat-trick. Brandson Heine had another good outing collecting 4 points, and Dalan Marchi added a goal and two assists.

 

Flin Flon got going on the powerplay finishing up 2 for 7 and also scored a short handed goal. Pierce Diamond stopped 33 out of 34 for his fourth straight win.

 

Veteran Colby Entz started for the Mills and was yanked after giving up 5 goals on 27 shots, before Berk Berkeliev came in releif stopping 13 out of 17. Ryan Butler was the only Melville player to get a puck past Diamond early in the second period.

 

After doing pretty much what ever they wanted on Friday, the Bombers knew they would face a different Melville team on Saturday.

 

It didn't look that way early as it only took Flin Flon 52 seconds to find the back of the net in the rematch. Daylan Marchi continued his hot streak  burying a nice shot past Berkeliev in the slot on the powerplay.

 

Nardone and Heine would also score in the opening frame with Dayton Heino replying for Melville with a nice wrap around goal while the Mills were short handed.

 

Caleb Moretz scored early in the second to make it 4-1 and it looked like it may be another run away contest for Flin Flon, bit Melville got things in check.

 

Ryan Heino and Jerome Payton scored his first of the season a couple minutes apart and Melville was in buisiness down 4-3 after 2.

 

The Mills came roaring out in the third but could not beat Pierce Diamond who may have played his best game as a Bomber, stopping 41 shots including 13 in the third period. Berk Berkeliev went the distance for Melville stopping 32 out of 36.

 

Flin Flon managed one powerplay goal in six opportunities, while Melville came up empty on only one attempt.

 

The Bombers improve to 5-3 on the young season and move into second spot in the Sherwood Division.  Three of their wins have come courtesy  of the Millionaires who drop to 1-6-1-1 after an afternoon loss in Laronge earlier today.

 

Hein and Moretz are the top point getters so far in the SJHL this season with Hein leading the way with 17 points including 9 goals and Moretz has 14 points with 9 goals.

 

Next up,  will  possibly be  the surprise team in the SJHL this season, the Kindersley Klippers who are 4-3 and feature one of the league's best tenders in Justin Close.

 

Action will hit the Whitney Forum, Friday and Saturday night with 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com having the call Saturday. It all starts with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

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Kodiaks Win Big

The Creighton Kodiaks evened up their record at two and two after a convincing win over Pinehouse earlier today at the Creighton Field 60-18.

 

Noah Dickens had the big turn over early,  returning a 90 yard interception to the end zone to give the Kodiaks the start they were looking for.

 

Blake Alexander had another good afternoon taking the snaps scoring three touchdowns and adding three two point converts.

 

Austin Mclean scored two touchdowns including a 70 yard kickoff return with the other td's coming from Evan Madarash, Myles Patterson  and  Dickens adding his second with a running td.

 

Creighton and Pinehouse are both at 2-2, and after the Kodiaks big win today they would own the tie breaker.

 

The top two teams in the conference make the playoffs and right now Creighton would be tied for third.

 

The Kodiaks have one more game remaining in the regular season when they travel to Beauval next Wednesday needing another win.

 

 

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Kodiaks Host Pinehouse

The Creighton Kodiaks will host Pinehouse tomorrow in their final home game of the year in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League. Despite their 1-2 record Creighton could still make the playoffs but will need to win their last two games of the year.

 

Pinehouse is 2-1 and have a very explosive offense, scoring 137 points in their three games. Creighton won the only meeting last year and are 2-0 in head to head meetings lifetime.

 

The Kodiaks will be wearing Pink tomorrow in support of breast cancer awareness and kickoff will be 3:30 at the Creighton Field.

 

Be listening for Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk today on the Creighton Kodiak Football Report starting at 3:30.

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Bombers Lose Wild One To Yorkton

It was a game that resembled an old Oiler's , Flames tilt from the 80's with all kinds of goals between the Flin Flon Bombers and Yorkton Terriers last night at the Showcase in Warman.

 

When it was all said and done Yorkton picked up the 6-5 victory, almost blowing a two goal lead on two differant occasions.

 

Yorkton jumped out to a quick 3-0 lead on goals from Keenleyside, legien and Petruic midway through the first period. This would chase Jacob Delorme from the game stopping 5 out of 8 shots. Owen Hunter came in to replace him.

 

The goalie switch sparked the Bombers, who found the back of the net twice courtesy of Daylan Marchi, his third and fourth of the season, to make it a 3-2 game after 1.

 

The teams would combine for 5 more goals in the second with Caleb Moretz adding a pair and Brandson Heine scoring his team leading 6th. Bruchkowski and Legien with his second of the night replied for the Terriers.

 

It was all even steven, 5-5 heading into the third. The teams would tighten up defensively with just the one goal in the final  period when Chantz Petruic scored his second of the game with just  over 5 minutes remaining in regulation for the 6-5 Yorkton victory.

 

A disappointing game from the Bombers stand point who doubled the Terriers in shots 46-23. Hunter stopped 12 of 15 after coming in to replace Delorme.

 

Ben Laidlaw went the distance for Yorkton stopping 41 out of 46.

 

Flin Flon is back at .500 after splitting their two games at the Showcase and will be back at the Whitney Forum this weekend to face the Melville Millionaires , who the Bombers shut out 4-0 on Tuesday.

 

We will broadcast Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show starting at 7:15.

 

 

 

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Kings And Queens Zone Soccer Schedule

The Hapnot Kings and Queens are off to Thompson to compete in Soccer  Zones this weekend. Teams will be competing from Thompson, Norway House, Oscar Lathlin, Moose Lake and Flin Flon.

 

The Queens will play their first game Friday at 1 against Oscar Lathlin and Moose Lake Saturday at 8:30 AM.

 

The Kings will play Oscar Lathlin Friday at 2:30 and Moose Lake Saturday at 10.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 11:30.

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Phantom Lake Golf Club AGM

The Phantom Lake Golf Club AGM is scheduled for Wednesday October the 3rd at 7 PM at the Clubhouse. This meeting is open to the entire public but only Club members will be available to vote and run for the executive.

 

The agenda will include a recap of the season, financial report, good welfare report and election of officers. There are 5 positions available for the executive.

 

For more information call the Pro- Shop at 306-688-5555.

 

 

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Nice Bounce Back

It was a nice bounce back game for the Flin Flon Bombers who blanked the Melville Millionaires 4-0 earlier today at the SJHL Showcase in Warman.

 

Fresh off a weekend sweep at the hands of the Nipawin Hawks the Bombers rebounded nicely to collect their third win of the season.

 

The usual suspects led Flin Flon offensively with Brandson Hein scoring his team leading fourth and fifth of the year.  Captain Nate Hooper and rookie sensation Vincent Nardone both scored their third of the year.

 

Edmonton's Pierce Diamond picked up his third straight win and also first career SJHL shutout, stopping all 29 shots he faced. Veteran Colby Entz took the loss for the Mills giving up 4 goals on 34 shots.

 

Neither team could get the powerplay going with Melville going 0 for 8, and Flin Flon finished 0 for 4. The Bombers did get a short handed goal courtesy of Brandson Hein.

 

Flin Flon improves to 3-2 and will face Yorkton tomorrow night, 8 PM, Manitoba time. Melville will fall to 1-3-0-1 and will close out the Showcase against Humboldt on Wednesday.

 

The Bombers and Mills will also play a double header at the Whitney Forum this Friday and Saturday. 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will broadcast Saturday's game.

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Offense Dries Up

 

 

After scoring 15 goals in the opening weekend, it was a little different story offensively for the Flin Flon Bombers as they could only muster 3 goals in back to back losses to the defending champion Nipawin Hawks.

 

 

Nipawin rolled into town and doubled the Bombers 4-2 on Friday night courtesy of 29 saves from Declan Hobbs who has been nothing short of outstanding so far this season.

 

 

The Hawks played a well executed road game and quickly jumped out 2-0 on goals from Erhardt and Sorensen in the first.

 

Flin Flon would tie it on a couple of beauties from Nardone and Moretz before Nikiforuk would score the eventual game winner with just over 3 minutes remaining in the second period.

 

 

Flaman scored a big insurance goal early in the third to seal the deal 4-2 for Nipawin.

 

Jacob Delorme got his first start of the year for the Bombers and fought his rebound control but I thought for the most part played pretty well, stopping 30 out of 34.

 

 

Talking to a number of Bomber players and Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan, they thought they didn't play very well and thought they would be a lot better on Saturday.

 

 

The Hawks would host the rematch at the Cage on Saturday and the Bombers caught a break when Nipawin started rookie goalie Patrick Pugliese and gave Declan Hobbs the night off.

 

Okotoks Alberta native Hunter Young would get his first start of the year for Flin Flon.

 

I thought the Bombers skated well and had a pretty good first period and got the game's first goal when Jessie Young re-directed a puck through Pugliese's legs with just 23 seconds left in the first.

 

This was the first time this season that Nipawin had trailed in a hockey game.

 

 

Nipawin picked it up in the second and tied the game at the midway point of the period  when Breton beat Young with a nice shot, low stick side. This was a powerplay goal.

 

The game stayed tied until Jaxsen Wiebe beat Young with a strange shot that bounced off Young's chest pad and dribbled between his legs for the eventual game winner. I felt bad for Young who I am sure would of liked that one back, and I thought was one of the Bomber better players on this night.

 

Flaman would cap the game with an empty netter with just 55 seconds left in the game.

 

Final shots were 32-25 in favour of Nipawin.

 

Hawks were 1 for 5 on the pp, while the Bombers were 0 for 5 and only have two powerplay goals in the first four games.

 

Flin Flon will drop to 2-2 on the season while Nipawin improves to 4-0 which may have a few people surprised, but not the Hawk players. I talked to a number of Nipawin players before Saturday's game and they see no reason why they can't repeat.

 

It is also nice to know that when you have Declan Hobbs between the pipes, you may only need to score 3 goals on any given night to win the game.

 

 

The Bombers did get some good news before the weekend as one of their top offensive players from last year in Crystopher Collin has rejoined the team and should be a force offensively. Collin suited up for both games and did not pick up a point,  but did have some good chances.

 

 

Flin Flon are in Warmen preparing for the SJHL Showcase and will suit up against Melville this afternoon, 2 PM, Manitoba time. They will also play Yorkton tomorrow night at 8PM, Manitoba time.

 

Next action at the Whitney Forum is this weekend against Melville, Friday and Saturday night.

 

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Kings Pick Up Victory

The Hapnot Senior Kings found a way to pick up their first win of the high school soccer season. The Kings were in Swan River and they beat Thompson in penalty kicks yesterday afternoon for their only victory on the weekend.

 

Hapnot dropped their first two games to Dauphin in penalty kicks and Swan River 4-0.

 

This was a lot better showing this weekend and the Kings seem to be hitting their stride in time for Zones which take place in Thompson starting Friday.

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Fox Wins Provincial Golf Championship

 

Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox who battled mother nature in North Battleford this past weekend to win the Saskatchewan High School Athletics Provincial Championship in golf.

 

Fox placed second in the province last year but wouldn't be denied this time winning by 6 strokes over her nearest competitor.

 

Snow was a big faktor but that didn't stop Fox from firing an 85 in the first round and an 86 in the second round to take home the banner and Gold Medal.

 

Creighton's Blake Alexander competed for the boys and he shot a total score of 191 to finish 44th overall.

 

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Kings Off To Swan River

The Hapnot Kings Senior Soccer team heads to Swan River in search of their first win of the year this weekend. The Kings lost all three games last weekend in Neepawa.

 

Hapnot will play all three games on Saturday against Dauphin at 10:30, Swan River at 1:30 and Thompson at 3.

 

The Queens have the weekend off.

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Creighton Slips To 1-2

 

It was a defensive showdown between the Creighton Kodiaks and undefeated Cumberland House Islanders earlier today at the Creighton Field.

 

 

The Kodiaks played a great game but they couldn't punch it into the end zone late in the game and they found themselves on the wrong end of a 16-12 score.

 

Creighton had a tough time getting their offense in gear,  especially the running game and found them selves down 8-4 at the half.

 

Trailing 16-4 in the final quarter, the Kodiaks finally found the end zone when Evan Madarash took the hand off from Blake Alexander and scampered 5 yards for Creighton's only touchdown of the day.

 

The Kodiaks put together a great drive with just over 3 minutes remaing in the game but turned the ball over on downs deep in the Islander's end.

 

Cumberland House got a couple of key first downs and were able to run the clock down enroute to their third straight victory.

 

The other Kodiak points came from Blake Alexander who kicked a field goal and scored a point on a long single.

 

Creighton will fall to 1-2 and will play their final home game next Thursday against Pinehouse, 4 PM at the Creighton Field.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk had this to say after the game. " I thought the guys worked really hard, I feel bad for them as they worked their butts off. It came down to a few details, we missed a few kicks and were second in goal from the ten and couldn't punch it in. They were able to run the clock out and I am very proud of them."

 

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Kodiaks Host Cumberland House

After splitting their first two road games of the season, the Creighton Kodiak 6 man football team will play their much awaited home opener tomorrow at the Creighton field.

 

The Kodiaks will welcome the Cumberland House Islanders to town who are 2-0 on the season and beat Creighton in their only meeting last year.

 

To say this is a big game is an under statement with playoff implications on the line.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karkakochuk confirms they will have a full lineup and they will be unveiling their third jerseys sponsored by the local legion.

 

Kickoff will be at 4.

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Queens Win Two Out Of Three

The High School Soccer season kicked off this past weekend in Neepawa with both the Hapnot Kings and Queens seeing their first action.

 

The Queens look in fine form from  the weekend beating Altona 1-0, Swan River 1-0 and their only loss coming to Neepawa 3-0.

 

The Kings dropped all three of their games to Altona 3-1,Neepawa 6-1 and Swan River 1-0.

 

Next action will be a tournament in Swan River this weekend.

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Local Golfers Off To Provincials

Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox and Blake Alexander who both are off to North Battleford for Provincial High School Golf.

 

Regionals took place in Nipawin last weekend and Fox tied for first with an 83 and is off to Provincials for a second straight time. She placed second in the province last year.

 

Blake Alexander will represent the boys as he was second at Regionals with a 91.

 

The Provincial Golf Championship will be played on Saturday.

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Bombers Start 2-0

 

It was a good start to the season for the Flin Flon Bombers who scored 15 goals in two games including an 8-5 win last night at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bombers swept the home and home with the Laronge Ice Wolves and this looks like it will be a very entertaining year.

 

A number of Flin Flon  players had a very productive weekend.

 

Fresh off a 7-4 win in Laronge on Friday, over 1400 fans turned out to the Forum for the Bomber home opener last night.

 

 

The Ice Wolves scored first and silenced the big crowd when Jake Gudyonson fired a puck past Pierce Diamond.

 

The lead was short lived as Bomber captain Nate Hooper struck twice before the first period was complete and Flin Flon took a 2-1 lead to the locker room.

 

Caleb Moretz who was flying all over the ice made it 3-1 early in the second before Zach Bannister made it a one goal game with his second of the year just 4 minutes later.

 

With a 3-2 Bomber lead to begin the final period, the doors came completely off as the teams combined for 8 goals.

 

Donavan Houle scored two goals in the first 5 minutes as Flin Flon opened up a 5-2 lead and seemed to be off to the races.

 

Laronge never gave up though as Tanner Brewster converted a nice two on one pass from Austin Bill to get the Wolves back within two at 5 to 3.

 

Alec Cockly and Daylan Marchi quickly added goals to make it 7-3, but Laronge refused to go away and got within two once again on power play goals from Di Paolo and Mish.

 

Caleb Moretz would cap a great weekend for himself  scoring his second of the night into the empty net to send the Bombers to their second straight win 8 to 5.

 

Final powerplay saw the Bombers go 0 for 4 while the Wolves were 2 for 8.

 

A number of Bombers had mutiple point games including Brandson Heine who had 7 points in the two games with Nate Hooper and Calvon Boots collecting 6 and Donavan Houle picking up 5.

 

Pierce Diamond was back between the pipes picking up his second straight win making 24 saves on 29 shots while Jordan Frey started his first game stopping 48 out of 56 shots. Frey was the Wolves best player and made a lot of remarkible saves to keep his team in it.

 

I predict a bright future for the 18 year old out of Saskatoon.

 

Flin Flon will now enjoy a 5 day break before getting back on the ice with a home and home against the defending Canalta Cup Champion Nipawin Hawks who come to the Whitney Forum on Friday. The Bomber travel to the Cage on Saturday and that will be our next broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

We hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.

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It All Starts Tonight

This is a night,  hockey fans have been both waiting for and looking forward to for a long time.

 

 Another Flin Flon Bomber season will begin as the Maroon and White make their way to the Mel Hegland Uniplex to battle the Laronge Ice Wolves.

 

There is a lot of optimism in Bomber land as Flin Flon will bring back 12 players from last year's team and Mike Reagan has also been able to recruit some very good young talent for a very balanced roster.

 

The big question heading into the season was who would be between the pipes with Brenden Newton graduating and no returning goalies from last year.

 

Mike Reagan went out and got veteran goalie Pierce Diamond from the AJHL and he will be the starting goalie heading into the season. Reagan gave up a lot in third year forward Brody Madarash, and is expecting big things from the 20 year old out of Edmonton.

 

The Bombers still have three other goalies including three 18 year old's in Jacob Delorme, Hunter Young and local product Jeremy Dutcawich.

 

Flin Flon will be very skilled up front including, veteran forwards Nate Hooper, Brandson Heine and Daylan Marchi. It will be very interesting to see what Heine can do with a full year under his belt. He was a point a night player after arriving from the WHL after Christmas last year.

 

Calvon Boots and Isaac Jackson will anchor a pretty decent blue line, and both were very good in Main Camp and in the pre season. Boots should be the go to guy on the power play and I think is very capable of putting up all star numbers.

 

The Bombers won 24 games last year, but caught fire and looked very good after Christmas  giving the eventual Canalta Cup Champion Nipawin Hawks everything they could handle in their playoff series.

 

I think a 40 win season is very possible.

 

Flin Flon will meet Laronge 10 times this season and I am also predicting a drastic improvement from the Ice Wolves who only won 10 games last year. Mind you 3 came against the Bombers. Laronge always plays Flin Flon well.

 

Head Coach and GM, Evan Vossen has worked very hard and has a bonified sniper in Kolby Johnson who has lots of major junior hockey experience. Johnson played last year in the QMJHL and has WHL experience with Prince George and Prince Albert. Johnson will also bring strong leadership to a young dressing room.

 

Laronge has lots of players returning from last year including Antonio Di Paolo, Justin Bill and veteran goalies Jordan Frey and Merek Pipes.

 

I expect the Wolves to come at the Bombers hard, especially tonight and if they can have a good opening weekend, it could go a long way to a better season.

 

No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house with the return of Creighton Furniture Bomber Hockey on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. We hit the air tonight with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 MB time.

 

Don't forget we are also on the air with the Bomber home opener from the Whitney Forum tomorrow at 7:15, drop of the puck at 7:30.

 


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Kodiaks Respond

What a difference a week makes as the Creighton Kodiaks were able to shake off a week one loss to Sandy Bay and improve their record to 1-1 in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.

 

The Kodiaks battled La Loche under the lights last night in Prince Albert and picked up the decisive 72-0 victory.

 

This was a statement game for quarerback Blake Alexander who threw 5 touchdown passes and booted a 35 yard field goal.

 

Austin McLean and Bailey Noonan picked up three touchdowns a piece with Myles Patterson and Aidan Coliard  also able to find the back of the end zone.

 

After playing their first two games on the road the much awaited home opener for the Kodiaks will be next Thursday September the 20th against Cumberland House.

 

Kickoff will be at 4PM.

 

 

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Kings And Queens Ready For Another Soccer Season

With the beginning of another school year, both the Hapnot Kings and Queens are preparing for another high school soccer season.

 

The Kings and Queens have had one of the best programs across trhe province and arguibly the best program in the North.

 

Both teams are off to Neepawa this weekend to officially kick off the season. Both teams have identical schedules with three games on Saturday.

 

10:30 VS Altona

1:30 VS Neepawa

3pm vs Swan River.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have updates throughout the weekend and a full report on Monday.

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Closing Day Tournament Re-scheduled

Due to all the rain the past few days the Phantom Lake Closing Day Tournament has been re-scheduled to this Sunday September the 16th.

 

There will be a shot-gun start at 11 AM and this tournament is open to everybody. Cost is $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non-members.

 

You get 18 holes of golf, a meal and great prizes. Call the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.

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Bombers Roll Over Hawks

 

 

The Flin Flon Bombers kept their impressive pre-season record entact thanks to another great effort at the Whitney Forum on Friday night.

 

This time the defending champion Nipawin Hawks were the victims as the Bombers rolled over the Hawks 6-1. Mind you this is a lot different Nipawin team which has a lot of new faces since their last meeting in the Spring.

 

The Hawks opened the scoring 6:57 into the opening period when Josh Bell re-directed a puck past starting goalie Jacob Delorme.

 

The lead was short lived as the Bombers would score 6 unanswered for their fourth straight victory.

 

Vincent Nardone would tie the game batting a puck out of the air on veteran goalie Declan Hobbs with less than four minutes remaining in the first period.

 

Flin Flon added three more in the second courtesy of Matt Flodell, Caleb Moretz and Brandson Heine. Flodell's was the prettiest of the night, picking up a loose puck before heading to the net with a nice dipsy doodle move on Hobbs. 4-1 Bombers after 2.

 

Jesse Young and Caleb Moretz would add a couple more in the third period for a 6-1 Flin Flon final.

 

Jacob Delorme started stopping 9 out of 10, before Pierce Diamond finished the game stopping all 9 shots he faced.

 

The veteran Declan Hobbs, who has only been back in Nipawin for a week, put on a clinic stopping 18 out of 20 shots and already looks in mid season form. Rookie Patrick Pugliese also played well with 26 saves on 30 shots. Goaltending will not be the Hawks problem as they will ice a very young squad.

 

Nipawin only dressed two 20 year olds while Flin Flon went with 8.

 

The Bombers wrap up the pre-season at 4-0 and look very ready for the Laronge Ice Wolves and the start of the SJHL regular season on Friday. Once again Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan will have some tough decisions to make as he will need to cut down numbers for the weekend.

 

Make sure you are listening to 102.9 CFAR this Tuesday for our SJHL Preview Show, as the very knowledgeable Mike Stackhouse will join me to break down all 12 teams heading into the season.

 

I will also post on this blog later in the week.

 

 

 

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Kodiaks Drop Season Opener

It was a tough start to the year for the Creighton Kodiaks who made their way to Sandy Bay to kick off their 5th season yesterday in the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.

 

The Timberwolves played very good defensively and beat Creighton 38-12. The Kodiaks ran into injury trouble early and ended up turning the ball over 6 times.

 

The bright spots on offense were a couple of TD throws from Blake Alexander to Austin McLean to account for all the Kodiak offense.

 

Creighton will try to heal and get ready for their next game on the road in PA next Wednesday, when the Kodiaks will meet Pinehouse under the lights at 7 PM.

 

Pinehouse won their opening game 64-0 over LaLoche.

 

Creighton's home opener is scheduled for Thursday September the 20th against Cumberland House.

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Bombers Dump Stamps

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In front of a crowd just shy of 300, the Flin Flon Bombers used a good third period to power themselves to a 5-1 victory over the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders last night at the Whitney Forum.

 

Daylan Marchi opened up the scoring 7:10 into the opening period, and that goal held up til Nate Hooper made it 2-0 mid way through the second period.

 

After the Stamps Cole Chicoine cut the deficit to 2-1, the Bombers pulled away with three straight goals, with two courtesy of Donavan Houle who was flying all over the ice hitting everything in sight.

 

The other Flin Flon goal came courtesy of newly acquired Jessie Young. Young came over in a trade with the Humboldt Broncos for Michael Wong.

 

Final shots were 48 to 37 in favour of the Bombers who used three different goalies. Local product Jeremy Dutcawich stopped all 8 shots he faced. Dutcawich has yet to give up a goal the entire pre-season.

 

Hunter Young played the second, stopping 16 out of 17 shots, while veteran Pierce Diamond stopped all 15 shots he faced in the third period.

 

Michael Davis went the distance for the Stampeders, playing very well stopping 43 out of 48, and was the reason the Stamps stayed in the game.

 

The Bombers finished up 2 for 6on the PP, while the Stamps were 0 for 4.

 

With last night's win the Bombers improve to 3-0 in the pre-season out scoring their opponents 23-4. Flin Flon will play their final pre season game tonight, when the defending SJHL Champion Nipawin Hawks make their way to town. Game time is 7:30.

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Kodiaks Off To Sandy Bay

The Creighton Kodiaks are ready to kick off their 5th season in the Northern Saskatchewan Football league as they hit the road to Sandy Bay to  play  the Timber Wolves this afternoon, 4:30 Manitoba time.

 

Creighton is coming off a 4-1 season and did beat Sandy Bay in their one meeting last year 55-40 in the first game for both teams.

 

Sandy Bay finished the season at 3-2 , just  behind the Kodiaks and did not make the playoffs. You know redemption will be on their minds.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk says they will be ready." We will have 16 players in our line-up this afternoon and we are still waiting for a couple more to make their way back to the line-up. It is a beautiful day and you can only practise so long. We need to get out and play somebody, hit somebody. I don't know what to expect from Sandy Bay but we will be ready to go."

 

102.9 CFAR will provide updates through out the day and will have a complete wrap up on flinflononline.com.

 

 

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Skating Clubs Ready For New Season

Both the Flin Flon and Creighton Skating Clubs are getting prepared for another exciting season with a number of programs being offered for all ages.

 

Flin Flon Skating registration is open with the season to start October the 1st. Prices for the year include $100.00 for Pre Can Skate, $200.00 for Can Skate, and $150.00 for Power Skating.

 

You can do payment installations and no fundraising will be required. You may also qualify for the Jumpstart Program. Call Cait Bailey for more information at : 204-681-7542 or cbailey@flinflon.ca.

 

The Creighton Skating Program will begin on October the 13th. Programs include Pre-Beginners to Advanced, Parent and Tot, Power Skating, Power Skating Advanced and Adults.

 

These programs will take place Saturday's at the Sportex, and instructor is Carla Wabick.

 

Sign up at 306-688-3538 or 306-688-8253.

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Closing Day Tournament

It will be another busy weekend for the Phantom Lake Golf Club who are getting ready to host the Closing Day Tournament.

 

It takes place this Sunday September the 9th with a shotgun start at 11. It is open to everyone with an entry fee of $45.00 for members and $50.00 for non- members.

 

It includes 18 holes of golf,dinner and prizes. Sign up at the Pro-Shop at 306-688-5555.

 

 

The Flin Flon Bombers will also be hosting their annual golf tournament this Saturday September the 8th with a shotgun start at 2.

 

Entry fee is $75.00 and includes 9 holes of golf, a delicious steak dinner from the Victoria Inn, great prizes including a round trip to Winnipeg on Calm Air,  a putting competition for Hudbay and a Northland Ford Long Drive Competition.

 

 

You can sign up in a group of 4 or as an individual by calling the Bomber office at 204-687-4404. Each group will include one Bomber player.

 

 

 

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Goodman Brothers Steal The Show

88 golfers battled the elements in the biggest event of the golf season this past weekend at the Phantom Lake Golf Club. The Walt Cunningham Labor Day Classic wrapped up yesterday and when it was all said and done Shawn Goodman captured the Championship flight.

 

Goodman was able to hold off a very strong field of golfers for his first Walt Cunningham title. Rounding out the Championship flight were, Jeff Woods, Darrell Bartlett and DJ Wilson.

 

Here are the rest of the results:

 

First Flight- Neil Goodman

 

Second Flight- Blaine Gogal

 

Third Flight- Shawn Frasor

 

Fourth Flight- Tanner Brough

 

Fifth Flight- Mike Slipp

 

Sixth Flight- Jon Alexander

 

Seventh Flight- Glenn Smith

 

Eighth Flight- Terry Hornyak

 

Ninth Flight- Danny Russell

 

Tenth Flight- Roger Armstrong

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Team White 4, Team Maroon 3

Flin Flon Bomber Main Camp wrapped up last night at the Whitney Forum with the annual Maroon and White game, with Team White prevailing 4-3.

 

It was a very quick paced game that saw Team White jump out to a 2-0 lead after one period. Jayden Wiens who is only 15 and will suit up with Tisdale of the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A league this season opened up the scoring.

 

Veteran Daylan Marchi converted a Caleb Moretz pass to make it 2-0 late in the opening frame.

 

Local product Justin Lies got team Maroon on the board when he fired a shot top corner on Hunter Young. Winnipeg's Reid Robertson tied the game with just over a  minute remaining in the second period, re-directing a Justin Lies shot to fool Young.

 

It looked like the two teams would go to the dressing room tied after two, but Moretz scored with just one second on the clock and Team White reclaimed the lead 3-2.

 

Team White would carry the lead for almost the entire third period before veteran sniper Nate Hooper coverted a pass from Branson Hein to tie the game at 3 with just over a minute left in the game and force OT.

 

Caleb Moretz would score the OT winner with his second goal and third point of the day as Team White picked up the 4-3 victory.

 

Another local product, Jeremy Dutcawich was great for Maroon between the pipes stopping 17 out of 19 shots and I thought he moved and saw the puck very well. Pierce Diamond the veteran started and he made 16 saves on 18 shots.

 

Diamond was obtained earlier in the summer from Lloydminster of the AJHL. A pair of 18 year olds started for team White with Jacob Delorme from Drummondville Quebec stopping 13 out of 15 and Hunter Young from Okotoks Alberta stopped 19 out of 20.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan had this to say after the game. " I thoought the camp was pretty good, but as a coach you are always looking for more. It was an exciting Maroon and White game and now we can get oiur numbers down a little bit. I am excited to see us in exhibition against Nipawin and see what our draft picks can do and then it's off to Laronge Tuesday. Things are moving quick but it's exciting."

 

 

It will be an all rookie game in Nipawin tonight, 8:30 Manitoba time. Off to Laronge Tuesday before hosting the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders on Thursday and Nipawin Friday.

 

 

 

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