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Women's Save Haven Hole In One This Weekend

It is going to be a busy weekend at the Phantom Lake Golf Club with the Women's Resource Centre sponsoring their $10,000.00 Hole In One tournament on Saturday.

 

It will be a par three tournament and you can win the jackpot on any one of the 18 holes.

 

Shotgun start at 1:30 and entry fee is $100.00. You can sign up as a single or a four some. Call the Pro- Shop at 306-688-5555.

 

Sunday,  will be the Ladies Open and that will begin with a mini- shotgun at noon.

 

It will be $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. You get 18 holes of golf, prizes and a dinner.

 

Once again sign up at 688-5555.

Bombers Sign Key Member Of Staff

The Flin Flon Bombers have re-signed athletic therapist and equipment manager Jason Savill.

 

Prior to joining the Bombers, Jason had worked with the University of Regina Cougars of the CIS the past couple of seasons.

 

Bomber President Travis Rideout had this to say about the signing. " The post of athletic therapist is hard to fill on a year to year basis and we are very happy to have locked Jason down for another year. He is a very hard worker and is extremely professional when dealing with the players and representing the hockey club."

 

Savill will be back in Flin Flon in the middle of August to prepare for main camp and get things ready for another SJHL season. 

Fox Places Second In Provincials

Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox who placed second in the  Golf Saskatchewan Junior Women's Provincials last week in Nipawin.

 

Provincials were held at the beautiful Evergreen course last Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Lauren came second and was 23 over for the three day event including 6 over for the final round.

 

Lauren with her second place finish will join team Saskatchewan at the Junior Women's Canadian Nationals this year in Lethbridge starting July the 29th.

 

Lauren will be part of the team that includes the Provincial Champion Autumn Neizner from Regina and third place finisher Brooklyn Fry from Shell Lake. Ella Kozak from Yorkton will be the alternate.

Extreme Hockey School Back In August

The longest running hockey school in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan is set to return to the Whitney Forum in August.

 

The Extreme Hockey School will begin on August the 12th and will give all age groups a chance to sharpen their skills for the up coming hockey season.

 

There will be Junior, Intermediate and Conditioning camps being offered and don't forget about the popular Specialty Clinics coming up on August the 26th. They will focus on shooting, stickhandling, power skating and body checking.

 

Register by contacting head instructor Mike Reagan at 204-271-1407. It all begins with a registration skate on Sunday August the 11th at 7.

SJHL Releases Schedule

The SJHL regular season schedule has been released and once again each team will play 58 games.

 

The season will begin on the weekend of September the 13th and 14th with the Flin Flon Bombers facing off against the Laronge Ice Wolves.

 

The Bombers will play their home opener on Friday the 13th before heading to Laronge for the re-match Saturday.

 

Flin Flon will play 22 games with in their own division including 10 against Laronge and 6 against Melfort and Nipawin.

 

Other notables from the schedule include the SJHL Showcase in Warman on September the 23rd and 24th.

 

The Bombers will host former Assistant Coach Gary Childerhose and the Kindersley Klippers on October the 4th and 5th, then travel to Kindersley for a pair of games on October the 25th and 26th.

 

Flin Flon will start their Christmas break a little later this year as they will play a home and home with Laronge on December the 20th and 21st, returning to the ice on January the 3rd.

 

The regular season will come to an end on February the 29th with the Bombers once again facing their division foes from Laronge.

 

Playoffs will begin the first weekend of March.

Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge

It is going to be a big event for Cranberry Portage as they will host the 30th annual Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge Fishing Derby August the 3rd and 4th on beautiful Lake Athapap.

 

There will be great cash prizes awarded including $5,000.00 for first overall. $350.00 will be handed out to the top youth angler.

 

You will also have a chance to win a 2019 Yamaha boat, motor and trailor package.

 

Register now by calling Debbie at 204-271-0050 or Russell at 204-271-3465. Entry fee is $150.00 per two person team.

Local Basketball Players Attend Skills Camp

 

Three local basketball players from Creighton got the opportunity of a life time to attend a basketball skills camp in Winnipeg earlier this week.

 

The camp was hosted by Toronto Raptors star Danny Green.

 

The three local athletes were Blake Alexander, Austin McLean and Myles Patterson who all play for the Senior A Creighton Kodiaks.

 

The camp consisted of drills, games and a q and a with Danny Green.

 

All three players said they learned a lot and enjoyed the oppurtunity to meet Danny Green from the World champion Toronto Raptors.

Summer Ski And Paddling Conditioning Camp

The Flin Flon Nordic Race team will once again be hosting their summer ski/ paddling conditioning camp starting tomorrow.

 

It all begins with fitness testing at 4 and supper at the Chalet at 6. The first day will wrap up with water safety orientation at Phantom Lake.

 

This is open to anybody who would like to imrove their off season fitness level and learn more about canoe racing.

 

The instructors  will include Brett Unrau who is the head coach of the Flin Flon Nordic team the last 9 years. Rick Hall who is a noted paddle builder, Bob Jarvis the former high performance chair for Cross Country Saskatchewan.

 

The Nordic team is also excited to bring in Andrew Brisbin who is entering his fourth year as Saskatchewan's High Performance Coach. Andrew has skied at the National, University and International level competitions.

 

To get more information or to sign up you can contact Dean Grove at 204-923-0315 or bigisland5959@gmail.com.

Bombers Make Another Trade And Announce Pre- Season Schedule

Another busy day on the trade front for the Flin Flon Bombers who made another inter- provincial deal.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan was in the CFAR studio earlier today and announced that they have dealt second year defenseman Brady Morrison to the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL for a player development fee.

 

Morrison suited up for 22 games last year and collected 1 assist to go along with 4 penalty minutes.

 

The Bombers also announced their pre-season schedule today and will play a total of 6 pre-season games this year.

 

Here is the schedule:

 

Sun Sept 1st at Nipawin (all rookies)

Tues Sept 3rd at OCN

Weds Sept 4th VS Swan Valley

Thurs Sept 5th at Swan Valley

Fri Sept 6th VS Nipawin

Sat Sept 7th VS OCN

 

Minor Hockey Registration Is Open

Flin Flon Mionr Hockey registration is now open online for the up coming 2019-2020 season.

 

Registration can be completed online at flinflonminorhockey.com. Options for payment plans with online registrations.

 

There will be an in person registration as well at the Flin Flon Community Hall during the registration under one roof.

 

If you require more information you can contact flinflonminorhockey@gmail.com.

Fox Takes The Trout

The weather did manage to co-operate for the annual Phantom Lake Trout Festival Golf tournament which took place this past Saturday.

 

53 golfers took part in the Men's, Ladies, Seniors and Junior Divisions.

 

Here are this past Saturday's winners.

 

Men- Championship Flight

Trevor Fox-72

Neil Goodman

Darcy Salamondra

Ray Shirran

 

First Flight

Scott Skeavington

 

Second Flight

Tanner Brough

 

Third Flight

Rich Moore

 

Fourth Flight

Trevor Watt

 

Ladies

Championshop Flight

Lori Salahub-84

 

First Flight

Stacey Hyndman

 

Junior

Blake Alexander- 94

 

Senior

Hugh Devlin- 82

 

First Flight

Al Brown

 

Bombers Move Nardone, Finalize Weyburn Deal

It has been a very busy couple days for the Flin Flon Bombers who made a couple of impact moves that will give them more depth up front for the up comong season.

 

Flin Flon made a three way trade with Penticton of the BCHL and the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL.

 

The Bombers have traded  highly skilled forward Vincent Nardone to Penticton and will receive forwards Chase and Easton Haygarth who played for Whitecourt last year.

 

The Haygarth brothers are from Lloydminster and already have two years of junior experience under their belt.

 

Chase had 12 points in 42 games and Easton had 35 points in 58 games including 18 goals.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about the deal. " They play the game the right way. Dwayne Rhinehart our Alberta scout who was instrumental in helping us get Switzer and Kocur a couple of years ago,  told me they are very physical and are very tough to play against. They are good team mates and we feel that both these players will be able to do a lot for our hockey club." 

 

The Bombers also completed the weyburn trade which was the futures in the Cade Kowalski deal from last season.

 

Flin Flon will send prospect Sebastian Eger to Weyburn  who suited up for the Regina Pat Canadians last season in the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A league.

 

Eger put up 17 points in 49 games. The Bombers will also give up a player development fee and another prospect in October.

Minor Hockey Announces AA Coach's

Flin Flon Minor Hockey has announced their AA Coach's for the up coming 2019-2020 season.

 

Congratulations to Dan Hotel who will be the Midget AA coach, Greg Kritzer who will coach Bantam,  Scott McGinnes, Pee Wee and Corey Thompson, Atom.

 

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will also host a three on three Jamboree Tournament on September the 7th at the Whitney Forum.

 

This is open to all Atom age hockey players and you need to register by August the 9th.

 

Registration forms are available at flinflonminorhockey.com and will cost $50.00

Bombers Sign D-Man

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to bolster their line up for the up coming season by adding another top recruit.

 

The Bombers are very excited about adding 6'3 defenseman Cole Vardy who suited up for the Cole Harbour Wolfpack this past season.

 

Vardy's home town is Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia.

 

Vardy had some impressive stats this past season as he picked up 30 points in 34 games including 9 goals.

Goalie Camp Coming To Flin Flon

Rink Goalie Development will be hosting a goalie evaluation camp in Flin Flon August the 6th to the 9th.

 

This is open to any kids born between 2004 and 2011 with all the sessions at the Whitney Forum.

 

Each camp day will feature two  on ice sessions as well as an indepth off ice video and boardroom session which will allow goalies to ask questions and learn visually.

 

If you would like to register and find out more, you can go to flinflonminorhockey.com. There will be a maximum of only 28 spots.

 

 

Moretz Off To Sabres Camp

courtesy of sjhl.ca

 

Graduating Flin Flon Bombers forward Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks AK USA) has received an invitation to next week's NHL Development Camp of the Buffalo Sabres.

Moretz, who scored 21-goals and 30-assists in 45-games this past season, is slated to play this Fall in the NCAA at RIT.  

"This past season we had a four game road trip and there was a Sabres scout (presumably Randy Hansch) at the Notre Dame game and he spent a little bit of time talking to me.  A few days ago I got a phone call from that same scout inviting me to their development camp," says Moretz.

Moretz is taking the opportunity in stride.  "I just want to go in with an open mindset and learn as much as I can about the NHL lifestyle as well as play to the best of my ability."

The four day event starts Wednesday at Harborcenter in Buffalo and culminates with a 3-on-3 tournament Saturday morning.  The goal of the camp is to provide an exposure to potential players as far as organizational standards and professional work habits.  Players will become familiar with the team and the resources available to them.

Meanwhile, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft concluded on Saturday in Vancouver and one-time Nipawin Hawks prospect Adam Beckman (Saskatoon SK) was taken in the third round by Minnesota.  Beckman played one game and scored a goal and an assist with the Hawks in 2018.  He also played in three playoff games as part of the Hawks championship run and scored two goals.  This past year, he put up 32-goals and 62-points in 68-games with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs.

Year End Soccer Tournament

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up their season with their year end tournament at various fields around town this past weekend.

 

Here are the results:

 

Medal winners for Division 2

 

Gold - CO-OP Rush

Silver- Credit Union Crushers

Bronze- Gold Legion

 

Division 3

 

Gold- Credit Union Cosmos

Silver- CO-OP Cruisers

Bronze- Rotary Rockets

 

 

Division 4

 

Gold- Vic Inn

Silver- Maroon

Bronze- MA Ironworks

 

 

Lee Brothers Ready For Canada Cup

Another big event is coming up for local wrestlers Hunter and Carson Lee who have returned to Saskatoon to get ready for one of the biggest events of the year.

 

The Canada Cup will take place in Calgary, starting June the 28th and Hunter returns with Bronze medal from  last year while Carson will be competing for the first time.

 

Both brothers have been competing steady on the international stage and look forward to competing in Western Canada.

 

The Lee brothers popped by the CFAR studio yesterday,  and we had a chance to talk about their very succesful careers to date including their aspirations to represent their country at the Olympics.

 

You can hear that interview right here.https://soundcloud.com/102-9-cfar-podcasts/lee-brothers

Bombers Add Another Forward

The Flin Flon Bombers are excited to announce the signing of highly skilled forward Zach Purcell who is from Aurora Colorado.

 

Purcell suited up for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders of the NAPHL, where he put up 12 points in 15 games. He also added 5 points in 4 playoff games.

 

Purcell is from the same program that produced Calvon Boots, Caleb Moretz, Ethan Daniels and Alec Cokley.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about this signing and feels that Purcell will be able to contribute right away.

 

 

Kodiaks Release 2019 Schedule

The Creighton Kodiaks released their 2019 Northern Saskatchewan Football schedule on Friday.

 

Creighton will play in a conference with Cumberland House, Sandy Bay and Pinehouse.

 

The Kodiaks kick off the season in Pinehouse on Wednesday, September the 11th and play their home opener on Wednesday September the 18th against Sandy Bay.

 

They will also play in Cumberland House on Wednesday Septermber the 25th, before wrapping up the regular season on October the 2nd at home against Pinehouse.

 

Playoffs begin October the 8th with the Ralph Pilz Championship being decided on Saturday October the 19th in Prince Albert.

 

The top two teams will then move on to Provincial Playdowns starting October the 26th.

Bombers Sign Elite Manitoba Prospect

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to sign players from their Spring Camp which took place in Saskatoon back in April.

 

Flin Flon have added top Manitoba prospect, forward  Drayson Collyer who was the captain of the Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings this past season and helped guide his team to the league championship.

 

Collyer played three seasons with the Wheat Kings picking up 63 points in 93 career games including 28 goals.

 

This past season he collected 15 points in 22 games.

 

Trout Festival Open

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is getting ready for their next big tournament which will be the Trout Festival Open coming up on Saturday June the 29th.

 

Men, Ladies and Juniors are all welcome to take part.

 

You will get 18 holes of golf, great prizes and a delicious meal all for $60.00.

 

Sign up at the Pro Shop by calling 306-688-5555.

More Hardware For The Lee Boys

It has been a very busy and rewarding summer so far for Hunter and Carson Lee who have made their way back to Flin Flon with more hardware.

 

Hunter recently picked up a Silver medal at an under 21 competition in Sassari Italy and Carson returns home with a pair of Silver medals from the Pan American games in Guatamala.

 

Carson won the Silver in the 79 KG, losing the Gold medal to an American. He was also part of the Boy's team that finished second overall for Silver.

 

The Lee brothers have also competed in Romania and did some training at Michigan and are now back in Flin Flon for a two week break.

 

They will head to Calgary for the Canada Cup on June the 30th and will host a hot dog fundraiser this Saturday at the CO-OP.

Minor Hockey Looking For Coachs

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is accepting coaching applications for the up coming 2019-2020 season.

 

There are AA openings in the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget divisions.

 

If you are interested,  e-mail technicaldirectorffmh@gmail.com by next Friday June the 14th.

Learn How To Play Pickle Ball

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and there is a regular league in Flin Flon.

 

The City Of Flin Flon will be building 4 new pickleball courts at the Steventon rink this summer.

 

You can find out more about this popular sport for all ages with two introduction clinics happening Saturday June the 15th at 10 am and Tuesday June the 25th at 7.

 

There is a regular league that plays at the Steventon rink Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30.

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