Sports News Archives for 2018-11

Hawks Slip Past Bombers


It was one of the Bombers best efforts of the season, but they came out on the wrong end of a 3-2 score against the Nipawin Hawks.


Declan Hobbs was at his stingy best stopping 44 out of 46 Bomber shots and was without question the difference in the game.


Flin Flon peppered the Nipawin net in the final few minutes but couldn't get anything by the veteran puck stopper.


It looked like it might be the Bombers night as they led 2-1half way through  the third period on goals from Marchi (13) and Houle- Villeneuve (6), before Tremblay would tie the game on the power play with just under 7 minutes remaining.


Right off the faceoff, 17 seconds later,  the Hawks would get the eventual game winner racing down the ice with Girod firing a shot top right corner on Pierce Diamond.


Diamond stopped 26 out of 29 and suffered just his third loss of the season.


Hobbs did the rest stopping a barage of Bomber shots in the last  two minutes.


Nipawin has beaten the Bombers in all three meetings this season and has over taken Flin Flon for second spot in the Sherwood Division.


The Hawks improve to 16-8-0-1, while the Bombers fall to 15-7-0-2. Nipawin trail Melfort by 1 point for the division lead, while Flin Flon are 3 points back.


Despite the loss, Mike Reagan was happy with how his team played last night. " I told the boys don't hang your heads, that might be the best game we played all year. I loved the intensity, our work ethic and will to win. It is unfortunate we didn't come out with 2 points because we deserved better."


The Bomber home stand will continue against Notre Dame this Friday, with puck drop at 7:30.



Provincial Volleyball Coming To Flin Flon

Hapnot Collegiate will be the place to be for JV Provincial Volleyball starting this Thursday. There will be 12 teams from right across Manitoba including the JV Hapnot Kings who are the host and Northern rep.


The Kings are in a pool with Hamiota, Major Pratt out of Russell and St.Paul's from Elie.


Hapnot will play Major Pratt this Thursday at 9 and Hamiota at noon. They wrap up the round robin against St. Pauls Friday at 3.


The Championship final is scheduled for Saturday at 5.


Aqua Jets In The Pas

This weekend the Flin Flon Aqua Jets attended their first swim meet  of the year, The Pas’s Roadrunners Fall Invitational Meet.
They had 12 competitive swimmers and    Pre/Jr competitive swimmers compete in the swim meet , lots of the pre comps being there first meet ever.

Competitive swimmers swam 7 swims each ranging from 50 meters free , breast, fly and back to even a 400 free. a total of 84 events

The Flin Flon swimmers received :
35 1st place ribbions
10 second
12 3rd

51 personal best times and 17 new times

There were several swimmers who accomplished qualifying times for Provincials (A times) in February and Mansask (AA times) in December

2 swimmers ten years and under got A times  (Mila Neubuhr, Owen Qui)
4 swimmers 11 years and older reviving a total of 14 A times (Conner Brown, Dax Lawrence, Madison Campbell, and Jordan Gorrell)
1 swimmer Receiving a AA time , (Jordan Gorrell)



Bombers And Stars Split

It was a battle between two premier hockey clubs this past weekend at the Civic Centre in the Battlefords between the Flin Flon Bombers and Battleford Stars.


Battleford came to play and took down Flin Flon 3-1 on Friday night, out shooting them 44-31 and 19-7 in the first period.


The Bombers looked like they had bus legs after the 7 hour trip,  but Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan said that was no excuse, and vowed his team would be better on Saturday.


They were,  coming away with a hard fought 5-4 victory. The high octave Bomber offense caught fire, scoring two goals in the opening period courtesy of Dawson McKenzie(5) and Isaac Jackson (3).


Flin Flon quickly made it 3-0 , to open the second on a powerplay goal from Vinny Nardone, his 13th of the season.


It looked like the Bombers were well on their way to blowing the doors open but the Stars had other ideas.


Gammer answered Nardone's goal 39 seconds later to get Battleford on the board at 3-1. Flin Flon restored the 3 goal lead when Calvon Boots potted his 6th of the year on the PP.


The North Stars never quit and fought back with two goals to close out the period from Form (1) and Urbanski (13) and trailed 4-3 after 2.


Any time Flin Flon needed a big goal they got one,  and Crystopher Collin made a great play to intercept a Battleford pass,  and fired a quick snap shot past Joel Grzybowski to put the Bombers back up by two at 5 to 3.


They would need it as the Stars did manage to get one more courtesy of Quintin Loon Stewardson to get it to 5-4.


Pierce Diamond was steller in both games and shut the door the rest of the way, stopping  43 out of 47 shots and was the Bomber's best player both nights. He has been in goal for 11 of the 15 Bomber wins this season.


Specialty teams were huge and were a big difference in this game with Flin Flon going 3 for  6 on the PP, while the Stars were 0 for 6.


This was an important two points as the Bombers were able to over take Nipawin for second spot in the Sherwood Division improving to 15-6-0-2, with 32 points. Battleford is a very respectable 14-8-1-3 and are currently second in the Global Ag Risk Solutions Division.


A big game tomorrow as the Nipawin Hawks make their return to the Whitney Forum trailing the Bombers by 1 point and leading the season series two games to none.


It is always an electric atmosphere when these two teams collide and this will be a very important two points.


Our next broadcast of Bomber hockey will be on November the 30th against the Estevan Bruins.


Werbicki Bantam Bombers Win First Tournament

The Werbicki Bantam AA Bombers won their first tournament of the year in Shellbrook beating the host Elks in the final today 9-1.


They went undefeated beating Warman, Melfort and Laronge.


The Midget CO-OP Bombers hosted the undefeated Thompson King Miners this past weekend in the Norman Midget AA league.


They lost Saturday 5-4 with goals coming from Aiden Collard, Sean Yaworski, Chayce Busby and Cree Nicholas.


Flin Flon handed Thompson their first loss of the season earlier today 6-4. Damon Constant led the way with a pair of goals with singles from Sean Yaworski, Colten Tetoff, Blake Alexander and Joel Hucaluk.


The Bomber record now sits at 3-3 and they will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend in Norway House on Saturday and Cross Lake on Sunday.


Hapnot Queens Prevail


Congratulations to the Senior Hapnot Queens who went undefeated this past weekend and took home the Zone banner in Senior volleyball. Flin Flon hosted with the girls games at Hapnot and the boys games at McIssac.


The Queens beat Oscar Lathlin two sets to none by scores of 25-10 and 25-16. FCI out of Cranberry took the Boys title knocking off Oscar Lathlin in three sets.


The Hapnot Kings lost in the semi's to Cranberry.


Good luck to the Queens who are off to MacGregor for provincials next weekend.


Midget AA Bombers Host Thompson

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers are back in action this weekend as they will host Thompson at the Whitney Forum.


This will be a good test as the King Miners are undefeated and have only given up 8 goals in 4 games.


Flin Flon is 2-3 and dropped both games in Thompson to start the season.


Games are scheduled for 4 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.


Senior Volleyball Zones Start Friday

Hapnot and McIsaac are all set to host Senior Volleyball Zones this weekend with teams competing from Flin Flon, OCN, Nelson House, Cranberry,Oxford House,Split Lake and Cross Lake.


The Girls games will take place at Hapnot and the Boys games at McIsaac.


The Queens will play Friday against Cranberry at 3:30 and Split Lake at 7:30. The Kings play both their games Friday against Oscar Lathlin at 3:30 and Nelson House at 7:30.


Playoffs start Saturday at 9 with the Girls Final at 2 and the Boys Final at 3.


Ski Club Open House

The Flin Flon Ski Club Open House is set for Sunday November the 25th, 11-4 at the Chalet.


This will be a great opportunity to find out about the facilities and programs that the ski club offers including trails, ski instruction, ski tours, socials and ski and chalet rentals.


You will also be able to purchase memberships.


Fresh Air Experience from Prince Albert will be in with all the latest gear and everybody is welcome.


For more information call: Dean at 204-687-8307, Dave at 204-687-8653. You can also visit the website at




Co-op Midget Bombers Get Split.

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers rebounded with a 6-1 win over Norway House in the Norman Midget AA League yesterday.


Chayce Busby led the way with the hat-trick and Aidan Collard added a pair with the other goal coming from Blake Alexander.


It was a good bounce back game for the Bombers who lost to Cross Lake 11-1, the day before.


Flin Flon's record is 2-4 and they will be at home this weekend when they face Thompson.


Games are at 4 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday,  both at the Whitney Forum.


Northstars Knock Off Thistles

A strong third period saw the Norman Northstars pick up their first win on home ice yesterday, beating the Kenora Thistles 4-3.


Trailing 3-1, Norman scored three times in the last 10 minutes with the Pas's, Brandon Hill scoring the winner with less than a minute and a half left in the game.


Flin Flon's Blake Lahonen picked up an assist.


Kenora won 4-1 on Saturday.


With the win , Norman will improve to 2-15 and they are back on the road this weekend starting in Souris against Southwest on Friday.


Two More Banners For Hapnot


Congratulations to both the Hapnot Kings and Queens on capturing the JV Zone banners in volleyball this past weekend.


Both teams went undefeated with the Kings beating Grand Rapids in the final 25-16 and 25-9. The Queens beat OCN in the final 25-17 and 25-16.


Both teams have qualified for Provincials with the Boys taking place right at Hapnot and the Girls will travel to Morris.


Provincials will take place November the 22nd to the 24th.


Bombers Blast The Wolves

The Flin Flon Bombers and their electrifying offense made their way to the Mel Hegland Uniplex in Laronge last night and found the back of the net several times in a convincing 9-2 victory.


Calvon Boots led the way with his first ever SJHL hat-trick, his 3rd,4th and 5th of the season. Bomber captain Nate Hooper kept up his hot streak adding his 11th and 12th with other goals from Franklin (3), Houle (5), Jackson (2) and Brandson Hein's league leading 23rd.


Ice Wolve goals came from Bannister (10) and Thackeray (3).


The turning point for me, was the Bombers killing an early 5 on 3 Laronge power play with Jacob Delorme making a number of big stops. The Wolves came up empty and didn't have a lot of energy after that.


Specialty teams were definately in Flin Flon's favour with the Maroon and White going 2 for 4 on the PP, and they also scored two short handed goals. Laronge was 0 for 7 including that big 5 on 3 early in the first period.


Jacob Delorme got the start,  and was rock solid making 28 saves on 30 shots and even got an assist on Brandson Hein's short handed goal.


It was a tough night for both Laronge goalies,  who didn't get a lot of support with Daniel Davidson getting the start, allowing 6 goals on 31 shots.


Jordan Frey came in relief and he was beat 3 times on 20 shots. Flin Flon fired 51 shots total and were peppering the Ice Wolf duo all night long.


With last night's 9 goals,  the Bombers are up to a whopping 99 on the season in just 21 games.


Flin Flon also leap frogs Nipawin for first place in the Sherwood Division at 14-5-0-2 with 30 points. That is good enough for second overall, just 2 points behind Humboldt.


Laronge has lost 6 in a row and remain dead last at : 6-17. They are 6 points out of a playoff spot.


Next up will be a trip to the Battlefords this Friday and Saturday for the first meetings of the season between these two teams. Battleford is a solid team at 12-6-1-3 and should be a good test for the Bombers.


102.9 CFAR and will have the call of both games starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 .



Bombers Tangle With Wolves



After a 7 day break,  the Flin Flon Bombers are ready to get back on the ice and face the Laronge Ice Wolves in a home and home series.


The two teams will battle at the Whitney Forum tonight with the rematch at the Mel Hegland Uniplex tomorrow.


Flin Flon is playing some good hockey, sitting second in the Sherwood Division at: 12-5-0-2, currently 3 points behind the Nipawin Hawks. The Bombers are 7-1-0-2 in their last 10.


Laronge has been an up and down team this year, and sit  6-15 and occupy the basement in the Sherwood Division. Saying that,  the Wolves are an improved team who won all of 10 games last season.


The Wolves do limp in to the weekend losing their last 4 games. This will be their first meeting since the opening weekend and Laronge does look a lot different.


Laronge has made a number of moves,  including trading veteran players, Austin and Justin Bill and most recently goalie Merek Pipes and  Egan Wolford.


The Bombers have tinkered with their line-up a little bit but are still pretty much the club the Wolves saw at the beginning of the season.


This may look like a little bit of a mis-match on paper with Flin Flon scoring a whopping 86 goals compared to just 58 for Laronge, but the Wolves always play the Bombers tough.


The Wolves picked up 3 out of their 10 wins last year against the Bombers, so wins are anything but guaranteed this weekend.


Congratulations to Flin Flon's Brandson Hein on being selected the SJHL Player Of The Month for both September and October. Hein leads the league in goals with 22 and points with 36.


Bomber captain Nate Hooper also remains red hot picking up 14 points in his last 5 games.


There will be no broadcast on Friday , but make sure you join 102.9 CFAR and for all the action on Saturday from Laronge with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.




Hapnot Hosting JV Zones

Hapnot Collegiate and McIssac schools are getting set to host JV Zone volleyball this weekend. A number of communities from all over the North will be taking part including Flin Flon, OCN, Split Lake, Grand Rapids, Chemawawin, ST Theresa's Point, Gillam and Norway House.


Games will kick off Friday with the Hapnot Queens taking on OCN at 1:30 and the Kings playing OCN over at McIsaac AT 1:30.


The Queens will also play round robin games against Norway House and Grand Rapids. The Kings will square off with Split Lake.


Playoffs start Saturday at 9:30 with the Boys Final at 3:30 and the Girls Final at 5:00.


Midget CO-OP Bombers Hit The Road

The Midget CO-OP AA Bombers will hit the road for a pair of games this weekend. The Bombers are 1-3 on the season after a weekend split with Cross Lake.


Flin Flon will play in Cross Lake Saturday at 7:30 and face the winless Norway House Northstars, Sunday at 1:30.


The Bombers will return home to face Thompson the following weekend.


Kodiak Regional Schedule

The Senior Creighton Kodiak Girls Volleyball team are off to Wakaw this weekend for Regionals after their second place finish this past weekend at Conferences.


The tournmament takes place Saturday and the Kodiaks will play Foam Lake at 9 and Wakaw at 11.


Playoffs start at 3:30 with the final at 7.


Northstars Just Come Up Short

The Norman Northstars just ran out of time in their game with the Interlake Lightning yesterday, dropping a hard fought contest 7 to 6.


Norman scored three goals in the third period and ended up with 49 shots, one of their best efforts of the season.


Norway House's Richard Ducharme led the way with a pair of goals. Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh added a goal and an assist.


The Northstars dropped all three games on the trip with a 7 to 1 loss to Central Plains on Friday and a 6-0 loss to the Winnipeg Wild, Saturday.


After the weekend, Norman will slip to 1-14 and they return home to face Kenora this weekend.


Kodiaks Off To Regionals

Congratulations to the Senior Creighton Kodiak Girls on finishing second this past weekend at Volleyball Conferences and qualifying for Regionals.


Creighton finished 3-1 with wins over Air Ronge, Montreal Lake and Hudson Bay. Their lone loss came to Carrot River who finished 4-0.


Carrot River and Creighton finish with the two best records , so they will head off to Regionals at a location yet to be determined. An announcement is expected some time on Monday.


Midget Bombers And Cross Lake Split

The CO-OP Midget AA Bombers split a pair of games with the Cross Lake Islanders at the Whitney Forum this past weekend in the Norman Midget AA League.


Flin Flon took their home opener 6 to 3 on Saturday. Reid Nicholas led the way with a pair of goals , with singles from Sean Yaworski, Derek Cowley, Aiden Collard and Gaborik Dorian.


Cross Lake battled back with a 6 to 5 win in OT on Sunday. Flin Flon goals were scored by Bryce McCallum, Joel Hucaluk, Damon Constant and a pair from Austin McLean.


The Bombers will slip to 1 and 3 on the season and travel to Norway House next weekend.




Northstars Hit The Road

The Norman Northstars embark on a three game road swing starting tonight as they take on the Central Plains Capitals in Portage .


There is a matinee against the Winnipeg Wild on Saturday and they wrap up the trip in Interlake Sunday.


Norman will be looking for their second win of the season as they sit with a record of 1-11.


Bombers VS Mustangs



The Flin Flon Bombers make their way to the Northern Lights Palace tonight to battle the Melfort Mustangs for the first time this season.


Flin Flon enters the game second place in the Sherwood Division at 11-5-0-2, with Melfort right behind them at 10-5-1. The Mustangs do have two games in hand.


Melfort won the season series 5 to 3 last year and wins have been very tough to come by at the Palace for the Bombers in recent memory.


Flin Flon have managed just 3 wins in their last 14 visits. The Mustangs are good at home again this year sitting at 6-1.


The Bombers continue to score at will leading the league with 83 goals in just 18 games. This should be a good challenge tonight as Melfort is good defensively, giving up 57 goals in 16 games.


This is good enough for fourth overall.


Tonight's game will feature 3 of the top 4 league goal scorers. Brandson Hein and Nate Hooper continue to sit first and second. Hein leads the league with 34 points, while Hooper has 29.


Melfort's Justin Ball has 27 points including 16 goals and is currently fourth overall in scoring.


Specialty teams are always big and the Mustangs have the league's best power play at 26.3 %. The Bombers continue to get better and are ranked fourth at 22.9%.


No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house with the broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and It all starts with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:10 and drop of the puck at 8:30 MB time.


After tonight's game Flin Flon will enjoy a 7 day break before returning to the ice November the 9th and 10th against Laronge.






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