Sports News Archives for 2019-01

Hapnot Basketball Teams Hit The Road

It is a very busy weekend for a number of Hapnot basketball teams.


The Senior Queens will be in Brandon for the Regent Custom Cresting Viking Invitational.


The Queens play their first game Friday against Virden at 12:30. If they win they will play at 5:45.


The Senior Kings are in Swan River and they will play two games on Saturday at 10 against The Pas and 1:15 against Swan Valley.


The JV Kings are in Dauphin and they will play Portage at 6:30 on Friday. If they win they will play Saturday at 1:30, and if they lose they play Saturday at 10:30.


Updates and full recaps will be heard on 102.9 CFAR and


Bantam Tournament Hits The Whitney Forum

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers will host a tournament this weekend at the Whitney Forum with teams competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Norway House and Thompson.


Action starts Friday with the Bombers taking on the Pas Huskies at 5, followed by Norway House against Thompson at 6:45.


Flin Flon will also play Thompson at 12:15 and Norway House at 4:45 on Saturday.


The Bronze Medal game is Sunday at 10:30 and the Gold Medal game is at 12:15.


The Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers are coming off back to back Gold Medals at tournaments in Morden and The Pas.


Pee Wee Teams Off To Thompson

It will be a busy weekend for all three Flin Flon Pee Wee teams who are off to Thompson for the 27th annual Prince- Berscheid Tournament.


Games will start Friday with the Flin Flon A'S playing the Thompson A'S at 11:30. The Flin Flon AA'S play the Pas AA at 1:45 and the Flin Flon B's play the Thompson B's at 3:15.


Action will continue through the weekend with the playoffs starting Saturday .


Medal games will be played Sunday starting at 12:45.




Midget AA Bombers Light Up Northstars

The North Of 53 CO-OP Bombers played their first two games of 2019 as they hosted the Norway House NorthStars at the Whitney Forum Friday and Saturday.


The offense was firing on all cylinders in a couple of convincing wins by scores of 6-2 and 7-0.


Blake Alexander, Chayce Busby and Ron Campbell all led the way with 3 points a piece.


The Bombers sit second in the overall standings at : 11-6-0-1 and will travel to Cross Lake and Norway House this up coming weekend.


Queens Take Kit Classic


Creighton school hosted the annual Kit Classic Girl's basketball tournament which took place this past weekend.


The Senior Hapnot Queens went undefeated and won the tournament beating Norway House 46-20.


Creighton won the B-side beating Sandy Bay 59-53 and Nipawin won the third place game over Hudson Bay 78-33.


Another Gold For Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers

There seems to be no stopping the Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who won another Gold Medal at the Kikiwak Tournament in The Pas today.


Flin Flon beat Thompson 8 to 7 in the Gold medal game. The Bombers were down by 2 goals with just over 11 minutes remaining in the third and tied it with under 2 minutes to go.


It would only take 45 seconds in OT for Flin Flon to get the win. Austin Weseen got the winner.


They also kept their unbeaten streak alive,  thanks to wins over the Pas and Hudson Bay and a tie with Thompson in the round robin.




Bombers Win Fourth Straight


It was an absolutely electric atmosphere last night at the Whitney Forum as the Flin Flon Bombers took care of business and held off the Melfort Mustangs 5-4.


Flin Flon came into the game with lots of confidence after a 5 - 3 win in Melfort the night before.


Specialty teams were huge with the Bombers opening things up with a short handed goal from Caleb Moretz just 1:43 into the opening period. Melfort responded on the same power play just 35 seconds later with Colin Schmidt gobbling up a juicy rebound.


With the game tied at one early in the second, Vincent Nardone batted in a loose puck, getting behind the Stangs starting goaltender Shawn Parkinson to put the B's back in front 2-1.


The Mustangs would tie the game with a short handed goal of their own , when SJHL leading scorer Justin Ball broke in on a break away and fired a shot five hole on new Bomber goalie Gabriel Waked. This was Ball's 42nd marker of the year.


Flin Flon took their third lead of the game courtesy of Billy Klymchuk, before the Mustangs Rondeau scored another short handed goal to tie it at 3 after 2.


Lot's more offense in the third with Melfort taking their first lead courtesy of a nice point shot from Nolan Kadachuk which seemed to lift the Mustangs bench.


The Bombers never stopped skating or hitting and it paid off with two more goals in the third period. Daylan Marchi got the Bomber power play going, capitalizing on a goal line scramble potting his 16th of the season.


One of the new additions in just his second game, Cade Kowalski made his presence felt potting the winner on a nice set up from Bomber captain Nate Hooper.


Kowalski is thrilled to be a Bomber and showed his new team mates there is a lot more to his game then just offense. He threw some good hits and made a great defensive play in last night's big win.


Gabriel Waked made his Bomber debut stopping 26 out of 30 Mustang shots and I thought played quite well for his first start in a number of weeks.


Shwan Parkinson took the loss, letting in 5 goals on 35 Bomber shots.


I thought this was the most intense game I have witnessd this year and would love to see these two teams battle in the playoffs. Know one on either team left anything on the ice ths past wekend.


Flin Flon is on a roll with their fourth straight win and weekend sweep of the Mustangs.


With last night's win, Flin Flon is just 2 points behind Melfort for second in the Sherwood Division at 24-13-0-2. The Bombers also have a game in hand.


Flin Flon is still 7th overall, but are closing the gap on Humboldt and Battleford. The Bombers are one point back of the Bronco's with 3 games in hand and 2 points back of The Stars with a game in hand.


The SJHL will be idle the next few days for the SJHL/MJHL Showcasw which will take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Regina.


Good luck and congratulations to the 8 players representing the Flin Flon Bombers. Vincent Nardone, Cade Kowalski,Calvon Boots,Donavan Houle, Caleb Moretz,Daylan Marchi, Chrys Collin and Nate Hooper.


Next action for the Bombers will be this weekend, with 3 games in 3 nights including a Friday night tilt in Melville, Saturday in Yorkton and back in Melville Sunday.


All 3 games broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and








Bombers Make Statement

In what has to be described as one of their most complete games of the year, the Flin Flon Bombers played a solid 60 minutes and knocked off the first place Nipawin Hawks 4-1 at the Cage last night.


The Bombers were already buzzing before the puck even dropped with the announcement that they had landed 19 year old forward Cade Kowalski from the Weyburn Red Wings,  for 19 year old forward Dawson McKenzie and future considerations.


Flin Flon was jacked up with the news and were very motivated for puck drop.


After falling behind 1-0 after 1 on a power play goal from Colten Gerlib, the Bombers would score four unanswered.


It was a big second period that sparked the offense with Caleb Franklin (7), Vincent Nardone (15), and Crystopher Collin(11) all finding the back of the net.


Matt Flodell would get his first of the year re-directing a shot past Declan Hobbs for the only goal in the third period.


The SJHL Goalie Of The Week, Jacob Delorme was superb once again only giving up 1 goal on 28 Nipawin shots. He was particularly good in the third period with some monster saves to preserve the win.


Delorme is in a groove only allowing 3 goals against in his last 3 starts and has a save % of .908.


This was one of the few times I have seen Hobbs look ordinary, mind you Flin Flon was able to get a lot of good shots toward the net.


Hobbs stopped 25 out of 29 shots and sufered his 10th loss of the season.


The Bomber PK was nothing short of fantastic, killing 5 out of 6 Nipawin power plays including one 5 on 3. Flin Flon went 0 for 4 with the extra attacker.


Flin Flon's record will improve to 22-13-0-2 after last night's solid effort and also improved  to 8-4 against teams in the Sherwood Division.


After a up and down month of December, Flin Flon have won two straight and 3 of their last 4 and will now put their focus on another Sherwood Division opponent in the Melfort Mustangs.



It will be a home and home, Friday and Saturday with the first game at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort.


The Bombers have put themselves in a good spot and are only 4 points behind the Mustangs for second in the division. This will only be the second meeting of the season with Flin Flon winning 3-2 in Melfort back on November 1st.


Kowalski will make his Bomber debut on Friday and we will broadcast both games from the weekend right here on 102.9 CFAR and




Creighton Will Host Kit Classic This Weekend

Creighton school will host their first basketball tournament of 2019, with the Senior Girls Kit Classic starting this Friday afternoon.


Teams will take part from Creighton, Hapnot,Hudson Bay, Norway House, Sandy Bay, Nipawin and The Pas.


Creighton will kick things off against Hudson Bay, Friday at 2:30. The Hapnot JV'S will play Norway House at 5:30 and the Senior Hapnot Girls will play Sandy Bay at 4.


Playoffs start Saturday at 11:30 with the A-side final at 7pm.


Bantam Bombers Off To The Pas

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who just picked up the Gold Medal in Morden this past weekend, will put their undefeated streak on the line in the Kikiwak tournament in The Pas.


Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Hudson Bay.


Games start Friday with Flin Flon playing The Pas at 5. Saturday they play Thompson at 10:45 and Hudson Bay at 5:15.


Playoffs start Sunday at 10:15 with the Championship Final at 12:30. All games will be played at the Roy.H. Johnston Arena.


Jason Morran Atom Results

Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their first tournament of 2019 this past weekend with the Jason Morran Memorial tournament wrapping up yesterday at the Sportex and Whitney Forum.


In the AA bracket


Thompson won Gold beating Swan River 4-1.


Dauphin beat Flin Flon 8-1.


In the A's


Thompson beat The Pas 11-2 for Gold


Flin Flon won Bronze with a 3-2 thriller over Swan River.


Pee Wee and Bantam Bombers Strike Gold

It was a great way to start 2019 for a couple of Flin Flon Minor Hockey rep teams.


The Pee Wee AA Kinsmen Bombers were in Portage and they ran the table beating Winkler 6-1, Portage 9-5 and Selkirk 6-2.


That put Flin Flon in the Gold medal game where they beat Thompson 7-6 to cap an undefeated weekend. The Bombers were down 5-3 to start the third but were able to mount the come back.



It was also a good weekend for the Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who knocked off  Morden Black 6-0 and Morden Red 6-1.


This put them in the final against Portage, and the Bombers rolled over the Terriers 7-1 to claim Gold.


The Bantam AA'S have yet to lose a game this season.


Shoot Out Thriller

The Flin Flon Bombers were able to avenge a 5-3 loss in Yorkton Friday by picking up a 2-1 victory in the shoot out last night in Melville.


Jacob Delorme got the start and was nothing short of fantastik, stopping 36 out of 37 shots including some really big saves in OT.


Delorme is really finding his groove and has only given up 2 goals in his last 2 starts. His numbers are very respectable with a gaa of 3.04 and a save % of .907. He is 7-3 on the season.


Flin Flon opened up the scoring last night when Crystopher Collin broke in on Berk Berkeliev early in the second period, firing a puck through his legs for his 10th of the season.


I thought that might be enough offense the way that Delorme was playing, but Melville would tie the game with just over 3 minutes remaining in regulation.


The Mills leading scorer, Luke Spadafora scored from a strange angle to tie the game at 1 late in the third as Melville were really pouring it on.


After some scary moments for the Bombers late in regulation and OT, this game would need to be decided by the shoot out.


Caleb Moretz and Nate Hooper were able to find the back of the net in the second extra period and the Bombers grabbed a huge 2 points. Luke Spadafora got the only shoot out goal for Melville.


The other big story line was the Flin Flon penalty kill which stifled 8 Melville opportunities including, two 5 on 3's.


The Bombers continue to have one of the best pk units in the league, and it helped carry them to the victory last night. Flin Flon finished up 0 for 5 on their power play chances.


I was impressed with this new looking Millionaire team who skated hard and never stopped working all night. They are a lot of fun to watch and new Head Coach and GM Kyle Adams is slowly putting his stamp on this team.


They will not be an easy 2 points for anybody and Flin Flon still has to face them two more times this year.


After last night's very important two points, the Bomber record will improve to 21-13-0-2 and have moved to within 6 points of second place Melfort in the Sherwood Division. The Bombers also have a game in hand.


It is a very big week with the Maroon and White travelling to Nipawin Tuesday in a game that is re-scheduled from December the 4th, when Flin Flon's bus broke down. The Bombers will then face the Melfort Mustangs in a home and home series this weekend.


All three games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and




Werbicki Bantam Bombers Look To Stay Undefeated

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who have not lost a game this season are off to Morden for a tournament this weekend.


The Bombers will play Morden Black this Friday at 8:45 and Morden Red , Saturday at 3:30.


Playoffs start Sunday ay 8:30 and the Gold Medal game is at 10:15.


Flin Flon Gains Revenge

It was a totally different looking Flin Flon Bomber team last night as they erupted for a 9-1 bounce back win against the Laronge Ice Wolves.


The Bomber powerplay was on fire, erupting for three straight goals courtesy of Hein who collected his 32nd and 33rd goals of the year and Houle chipping in with his 10th.


Flin Flon took a commanding 5-0 lead after 1 and never looked back. Many players had multi point games including Nate Hooper who had 4 points including a goal and 3 assists, Isaac Jackson  4 assists, Hein, 2 goals and 1 assist and Crystopher Collin collecting 3 assists.


Caleb Franklin added 2 goals and Reid Robertson scored his first ever SJHL goal when he was left all alone in front of the Ice Wolf net.


The Bombers chased starting goalie Daniel Davidson early in the second, when he gave up his fourth goal on 14 shots. Jordan Frey came in and stopped 38 out of 43 the rest of the way.


Specialty teams were a big part of this game with Flin Flon going 5 for 8 including 4 goals on their first 4 chances. Laronge was 0 for 4.


Jacob Delorme got the start and picked up his 6th win of the season and ended up with 21 saves on 22 shots. Jake Gudjunson was the only player to beat him with a goal 25 seconds into the third period.


This was a huge win for the Bombers who snapped a three game losing streak and also gave themselves some momentum for this weekend when they travel to Yorkton and Melville.


Flin Flon improves to 20-12-0-2 and remain third in the Sherwood and 7th overall. They did pick up a little ground on 6th place Humboldt and are 3 points back of the Broncos with 3 games in hand.


The Bombers face the high flying Yorkton Terriers on Friday night from the Farell Agencies Arena. This will be the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams with the Terriers taking 2 out of 3. Flin Flon does get a bit of a break as Yorkton's leading scorer Jared Legien has been recalled to thr WHL.


You will be able to catch all the action from Yorkton including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30 on 102.9 CFAR and


We will also have Saturday's game from Melville.



Bombers Roll Into New Year On A Losing Note

It wasn't the way the Flin Flon Bombers wanted to close out 2018 in Laronge last night. Flin Flon dropped their third straight and have only two wins in their last 6 games after a 6-3 loss  at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.


Laronge leading scorer Zach Bannister did a lot of the damage picking up a hat-trick including his 16th, 17th and 18th goals of the season. Other Ice Wolf goals came from Gudjonson, Fortner and Mish.


Flin Flon got their offense from Ryder Richmond, who scored his first ever SJHL goal in a losing cause. Dawson McKenzie added his 9th on the power play and Brandson Hein scored his team leading 31st.


Pierce Diamond suffered the loss stopping 33 out of 37 shots, but got little help from any of his players who played a very sloppy game in their own zone.


Laronge were able to get in tight on Diamond and bang in at least 3 opportunities after being left unguarded in front of the Bomber net. Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan mentioned on last night's CFAR Post Game Show, how dissappointed he was on his team's defensive coverage.


Daniel Davidson got the win for the Wolves and was pretty busy stopping 42 out of 45, but a lot of the Bomber shots came from the outside.


After last night's setback the Bomber record will fall to 19-12-0-2 which is third in the Sherwood and 7th overall, 5 points behind Humboldt for 6th, and 7 points behind Battleford for 5th.


The good news, Flin Flon has games in hand on virtually everybody, but that means nothing,  if you don't win them.


Tonight will be a good opportunity for the Bombers to rebound, and start the new year off right with the re-match against Laronge who should be feeling pretty good about themselves after a great effort last night.


I thought the Ice Wolves played a complete game and shut down the top Flin Flon offensive threats and caused a lot of turn overs in the neautral zone.


We should get a good indication of what the Bombers are made of after tonight. You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.





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