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Collision Course In Prince Albert

For the second straight year it will be the Creighton Kodiaks taking on the Cumberland House Islanders for the Northern Saskatchewan Football league Championship.

 

Creighton knocked off Sandy Bay in the one semi final 44 to 20 while Cumberland demolished Pinehouse 80 to 6.

 

Cumberland has won the last two championships and beat the Kodiaks 16 to 12 in the final last year.

 

The Championship final will go at 3pm at Max Clunie Field this Saturday in Prince Albert.

Kings Provincial Soccer Schedule

The Senior Hapnot Kings who won the northern soccer Zone a few weeks back in Thompson will head off to Minnedosa for Provincials this weekend.

 

The Kings are ranked no.8 out of 9 teams and will play the no.9 ranked Marweena Chistian school on Friday at 9AM.

 

The winner will move on to play the number one seed Morden Thunder , Friday at 2:45.

 

Playoff games will all go Saturday. 

Come Back Falls Short

The Flin Flon Bombers spotted the Yorkton Terriers three goals on Saturday but managed to find their groove and came back to earn a point, losing 4 to 3 in OT.

 

Yorkton scored all three of their goals in the first period courtesy of Le Grandeur, Sare and leading scorer Chantz Petruic who collected his 14th.

 

Jacob Delorme was back between the pipes, making his first start since September the 24th and I thought looked a little rusty early on.

 

Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan decided to leave him in after a shaky first period and it proved to be a good decision as Delorme rebounded and started to look like his old self.

 

With Delorme making some timely saves,  the Bombers got on the board just 23 seconds into the second period when Easton Haygarth re-directed a Caleb Franklin shot through Yorkton goalie, Phillipe Bond's legs.

 

Reid Robertson was left all alone in front of the Yorkton net and he deposited his second of the year with a low wrist shot, to make t a one goal game after two.

 

Trailing 3 to 2 in the third , Donavan Houle got in alone and made a couple nice moves to beat Bond low stick side to tie the game.

 

This was Houle's league leading 15th of the year and is by far the most exciting player in the league that I have seen.

 

Flin Flon continued to pour on the pressure and dominated the third period and over time but couldn't get that fourth goal.

 

The Terriers were able to take advantage of an odd man rush and won the game when Ryan Ries used a bomber for a screen and beat Jacob Delorme low glove side for the 4 to 3 OT win.

 

The Bombers come home with two out of a possible six points and did play well in all three games and really should of won them all.

 

Flin Flon had Humboldt down 2 to 1 late on Thursday, with the Broncos scoring twice in the last two minutes to win 3 to 2. The Bombers also led Battleford 3 to 2 late on Friday with the Stars scoring late to tie it and eventually won it in over time.

 

After the weekend Flin Flon is 7-3-2 and sit third in the Sherwood Division with 16 points, two behind Nipawin and three points behind division leading Melfort.

 

Secondary scoring continues to be a concern with the Bombers scoring 8 goals in the three games and 5 came  from Donavan Houle himself.

 

Flin Flon continues to battle injuries with 4 regulars still out of the line up including forwards Tristan Lemyre, Matt Flodell new comer Ryan Moon and d-man Jack Michell.

 

Flodell is day to day with the the other three appearing tobe long term. The good news is forward Billy Klymchuk and goalie Jacob Delorme are both back.


The Bombers will return to the Whitney Forum this weekend with two games against Melville on parents weekend.

 

Kodiaks Off to Northern Footbal Title Game

The Creighton Kodiaks are off the Northern Saskatchewan Football championship game, thanks to their home win on Thursday afternoon over Sandy Bay 44-20.The victory was highlighted by Evan Madarash and Blake Alexander scoring two touchdowns a piece. Plus a spectacular 80 yard touchdown reception by Austin Mclean and a 20 yard touchdown catch by Myles Patterson. The Kodiaks will now travel to Prince Albert for the title game on Oct. 19 at 3pm Sk. time. They will  take on Cumberland House who beat Creighton by only 6 points in Week 3. The Kodiaks have also qualified for Provincials and if they win in Prince Albert they will host a quater-final game, a loss and they will still play - but on the road.

 

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Kodiaks Ready For Playoffs

The Northern Saskatchewan football playoffs will start tomorrow with the Creighton Kodiaks hosting the Sandy Bay T-Wolves at the Creighton field at 4 PM.

 

Creighton took the only regular season meeting by a score of 36 to 9 in Creighton on September the 18th.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk feels very good going into their match up tomorrow afternoon. "We are well rested and have had a chance to review game film and have added some new plays on offense. We have a veteran group and know what we need to do to get it done tomorrow afternoon."

 

The winner of this game will move on to the Ralph Pilz Trophy game in Prince Albert on Saturday October the 19th against either Pinehouse or defending champion Cumberland House.

Bombers Get Forward From BC

In a 3-way deal with the Wenatchee Wild and the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the BCHL, the Bombers have acquired 6'3 forward Ryan Moon (99) and a PDF. This completes the Gabriel Waked trade from this summer.

 

In 117 BCHL games played, Moon has recorded 19 goals and 23 assists.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan had this to say about the trade:

 

"We're excited to add a 6'3 forward with 3 years of experience in the BCHL. Ryan is a player we've had our eye on for a couple of years now."

 

Ryan will be joining the Bombers during the teams road trip this week.

Skating Club Seminar

The Flin Flon Figure Skating Club will be hosting a fun day of skating and skill building with on and off the ice exercises.

 

The All Star seminar will feature long time special guest coach Carla Stoltz who brings over 37 years of experience and has skated all over the world.

 

Carla started with the Flin Flon Figure Skating Club and is very excited to come back to Flin Flon this weekend.

 

You can register by going online to flinflonskatingclub.com or contact Lyndsay Lenderbeck at lenderbk@mymts.net.

Central Plains Knock Off Norman

The Norman Northstars dropped both games at home this past weekend to Central Plains by scores of 7 to 2 and 6 to 1 to spoil their home opener weekend.

 

Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh picked up a goal with Derek Koivisto grabbing a pair of assists in the two losses.

 

Norman will fall to 0-5 on the year and will host Yellowhead next weekend.

Sankner Steller In Bomber Debut

 

The Flin Flon Bomber Goaltender carousel  continued on the weekend as the Bombers swept a pair of games from the Kindersley Klippers to improve to 7-2 on the season.

 

On Friday,  rookie Jaden Little stopped 34 shots as the Bombers beat the Klippers 5-4 in OT.

 

Brandon Cianflone scored a beautiful goal on a feed from Matt Flodell just 1:18 into the extra period for his second of the night and fourth of the season.

 

On Saturday, Matt Sankner made his Bomber debut and was nothing short of fantastik in stopping 48 out of 50 Klipper shots in the 4-2 Flin Flon win.

 

No question in my mind that Sankner was the difference, as he made a lot of big saves including three clear cut break aways for his first SJHL win.

 

The Bomber defense coughed up the puck several times through out the game but the veteran puck stopper was there to bail them out.

 

Sankner hails from Pennington New Jersey and brings lots of experience from the USHL and Norh American Hockey League.

 

Most recently Sankner suited up for the Johnstown Tomahawks of the NAHL.

 

The Flin Flon goal scorers from Saturday were: Flodell (2), Martin (4), White (1) and Houle with his team leading 10th.

 

With the win Flin Flon will improve to 7-2 on the season and are second in the Sherwood Division, just two points behind Melfort with two games in hand.

 

The Bombers will get a good test this week as they embark on their first road trip of the season with 3 games in 3 nights.

 

It starts in Humboldt on Thursday, Battleford Friday and Yorkton on Saturday.

 

Remember they will all start at 8:30 Manitoba time with all three games broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

 

 

Norman Northstars Home Opener Weekend

The Norman Northstars will try to shake off an 0-3 start to their young season as they will play on home ice for the first time this weekend.

 

Norman dropped all three games on the road last weekend and return to the CA Nesbit Arena for a pair of games against Central Plains who are 1-1 so far this year.

 

They will play Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 1:30.

 

Team captain Jordan Pfoh is the leading scorer with 3 assists in 3 games.

Creighton Volleyball Teams On The Road

Both Creighton Kodiak Girls volleyball teams will be on the road this weekend.

 

The Senior A Girls will be in Choiceland. The Kodiaks will play Little Red tonight at 7:30 and Nipawin  at 9 and Choiceland at 1 on Saturday.

 

Playoffs start at 2.

 

The Senior B Girls  are in Kinistino and will play three round robin games on Saturday against Kinistino at 9, ST.Mary's at 11:30 and Melfort at 1.

 

Playoffs begin at 2 and the A-side final is at 5.

Kodiaks Impressive In Regular Season Finale

 

The Creighton Kodiaks rolled over the Pinehouse Lakers by a score of 74 to 12 yesterday at the Creighton Field to wrap up the Northern Saskatchewan Football season.

 

Aidan Collard scored a touch down on the opening drive and the Kodiaks never looked back as they were able to play every single player in their final tune up game before the playoffs.

 

Myles Patterson had a big afternoon scoring three td's with other majors coming Evan Madarsh and Austin McLean who both had two. Single td's came from Haiden Lengyel and Caleb Janzen.

 

The Kodiaks were also good on defense forcing three turn overs on interceptions.

 

Creighton will finish the regular season, second in their division at 3-1 and will host Sandy Bay in the first round of the playoffs next Wednesday. Kick off will be at 4.

 

Cumberland will play Pinehouse in the other semi-final with the two winners moving on to Prince Albert for the Ralph Pilz Trophy on Saturday October the 19th.

 

 

Kodiaks Wrap Up Regular Season

The Creighton Kodiaks will wrap up the regular season today in the Northern Saskatchewan Football league.

 

Pinehouse will come to town for a 3:30 kick off time at the Creighton field in a game that will have no bareing on the standings.

 

Creighton is 2-1 and will finish second in the division no matter the out come. Pinehouse is 0-3 and can finish no higher than fourth.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk talks about their game plan for today." The plan will be to do some of the things that we need to do moving forward to get ready for the playoffs. For starters we need to improve on some things we saw on tape from last week against Cumberland that we didn't do well. I will also play all our rookies in the second half to get them some experience and let them have some fun."

 

Creighton will host Sandy Bay in the playoffs next Wednesday with the defending champions Cumberland playing Pinehouse.

 

The two winners will meet in Prince Albert the following weekend for the Ralph Pilz Trophy. 

Golf Club Fall AGM

The Phantom Lake Golf Club will officially wind down the season with their fall AGM taking place on Wednesday October the 9th, 7 pm at the Clubhouse.

 

The agenda will include a report from the President, Club Pro, Superintendant and a financial statement.

 

There will be a chance to ask questions from the floor.

 

This meeting is open to the entire public.

Bombers Take Down The Hawks

 

After giving up 10 goals in their game against the Stars at the Showcase on Wednesday, fans were holding their breath with the undefeated Nipawin Hawks rolling into town on Saturday.

 

This looked like a totally different Flin Flon Bomber team who played a full 60 minutes and got rewarded with a solid 6-2 victory.

 

It took the Bombers only 1:15 in to find the score sheet with Matt Flodell re-directing his first of the season past Ethan Slobodzian.

 

Then the league's best power play went to work with Mason Martin firing a nice hard shot from the point to put the Bombers up 2-0.

 

Flin Flon then chased Slobodzian when Brandon Cianflone was left alone in front of the net and shovelled in a re-bound which stood up as the eventual game winner.

 

Hawk veteran Eric Sorensen did score late to get his team on the board, but it was a period totally dominated by the Bombers.

 

Flin Flon would get the only goal in the second from Trystan Lemyre who finished up a beautiful tic tac toe play with Donavan Houle and Cole Rafuse.

 

The other Bomber goals came from Houle who scored his 9th and Easton Haygarth who potted his first into the empty net.

 

Michael Makarenko scored the other Nipawin goal.

 

One of the most impressive stats of the night for me was the Bombers holding the Hawks to just 21 shots in the entire game. Nipawin got 12 of those shots in the third period.

 

I have broadcast a lot of games with the Hawks through out the last couple of decades and I don't remember ever seeing them dominated like I did on Saturday night.

 

It was a night that rookie goalie Jaden Little will not forget stopping 19 out of 21 shots for his first ever SJHL win.

 

Veteran starter Jacob Delorme got hurt at the Showcase, so Bomber Head Coach Mike Reagan was scrambling to find a goalie and found Little in Junior B. Little did attend the Swan Valley Stampeders camp.

 

The Bomber power play continues to sizzle going 3 for 8 and is a league best 31.1%

 

After the win Saturday, Flin Flon will improve to 5-2 and will be off til Friday when they welcome the Kindersley Klippers to town.

 

We will have the broadcast of Saturday's game including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

Flin Flon also completed the Weyburn trade for Cade Kowalski last season by sending Shayde Peterson to the Wings on Friday.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan was disappointed to see Peterson go and mentioned to get a good player you have to give up a good player.

 

Peterson will be a very good player in this league and will be a nice addition to the Wings.

 

 

Kings Bring Home Banner

It was a very impressive display by both of Hapnot Collegiate's Senior High School soccer teams this past weekend at Zones in Thompson.

 

The Hapnot Kings are back on top winning the banner with wins over Cross Lake and Moose Lake and a thrilling 2-1 win over Thompson in the final.

 

The Queens beat Norway House and Moose Lake then lost a heart breaker to Thompson in penalty kicks 2-1.

 

What makes this even more impressive is that it was Hapnot's first tournament of the year. All the other teams had plaid at least one tournament going into the weekend.

 

Good luck to the Kings who are off to Provincials in Minnedosa this weekend.

Fox Back To Back Provincial Champion

Congratulations to Creighton's Lauren Fox who is the Saskatchewan Provincial High School Golf Champion for the second straight year.

 

Fox wrapped up her second straight title yesterday In Estevan shooting  a total score of 160 which was good enough for a three stroke win over Autumn Neiszner of Regina.

 

Fox also took last year's event in North Battleford and has two Gold Medals and a Silver in Provincial competition,  the last three years.

 

Blake Alexander competed for the boy's for the second straight year and once again had a good showing placing 38th out of 52 golfers across the province.

Bombers Ready For Hawks

In what has to be described as a topsy turby season so far for the Maroon and White, the Flin Flon Bombers return to action tomorrow against the Nipawin Hawks.

 

Flin Flon sits at 4-2 but have given up 21 goals in their last 3 games including a 10 spot against the defending champion Battleford Stars at the Showcase on Wednesday.

 

It looked like the Bombers were ready to right the ship with an impressive 7-2 win over Weyburn Tuesday after giving up 9 to Humboldt on Saturday.

 

So far this season you don't know what your going to get from night to night.

 

Nipawin looks very strong and are one of two undefeated teams at 6-0 and have given up a staggering 7 goals against in 6 games. The Hawks 22 goals for is decent, but let's face it they are a defensive team and will win a lot of games scoring 2 to 3 goals.

 

Flin Flon has given up 27 goals against and only Yorkton has surrendered more so far this young season. They do have a very young and inexperienced blue line that need to find a way to tighten up and get some confidence.

 

Bomber fans will have to be patient and as the old saying go's, Rome wasn't built in one night and the only way to get better is to actually play and learn from your mistakes.

 

It will be interesting to see what direction Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan will take. Will he be patient and let this group slowly settle in? Or will he make a move to shake things up.

 

I am thinking these next three home games will tell a lot against Nipawin tomorrow and Kindersley next weekend.

 

The top line od Donavan Houle, Alec Malo and Cole Rafuse continue to bolster the offense. Houle and Malo are lighting it up with 14 points a piece to lead the league in scoring.

 

The goaltending tandem of veteran Jacob Delorme and JP Mella will need some support as both have been hung out to dry, way to many times in the last few games.

 

Don't forget to join us for all the action tomorrow night on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

 

Northstars Kick Off Season Tonight

The Norman Northstars will kick off the 2019-2020 season tonight,  starting a three game road trip in Winnipeg against the Wild.

 

They will also play Pembina Valley in a pair of games Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

 

Their home opener will be the following weekend against Central Plains.

 

Flin Flon has 5 players on the team including forwards Derek Koivisto, Morgan Beauchamp, Blake Lahonen, goalie Odin Church and d-man and team captain Jordan Pfoh.

Cumberland Beats Creighton

The top two teams in the Northern Saskatchewan Football league collided yesterday afternoon in Cumberland House with the Islanders winning a thriller 34-28 over the Creighton Kodiaks.

 

The game came down to the very last possession but the Kodiaks couldn't punch the ball into the end zone to try and steal the game.

 

The Kodiaks also got into penalty trouble late which didn't help the come back bid.

 

Blake Alexander had another good afternoon running in for two touch downs with the other majors coming from Brady Carmichael and Myles Patterson.

 

Creighton will fall to 2-1 on the year and will wrap up the regular season next Wednesday at home against Pinehouse with the opening kick off at 4.

 

Cumberland, the defending champs go to 3-0 and lock up first place in the division and will now  host a first round playoff game.

 

The Kodiaks also qualify for the playoffs but will most likely start on the road.

 

 

 

 

Kodiaks Off To Cumberland

The Creighton Kodiaks head off to Cumberland House today for a big show down with the Islanders and first place on the line in the Northern Saskatchewan Football league.

 

Both teams are 2-0 with the Kodiaks knocking off Pinehouse and Sandy Bay by a combined score of 106 to 21.

 

Cumberland has also beat Pine House and Sandy Bay.

 

This game will not only decide first place in the division but will also dictate who gets to host a playoff game.

 

Kick off today is 4pm, MB time.

 

102.9 CFAR will have updates and a full post game report.

Creighton Skating Programs

Creighton Recreation is getting ready for their skating club programs starting in October at the Sportex.

 

The sessions start October the 19th and here is the schedule:

 

Parent and Tot- 12:15

Pre- Beginner and Beginners-12:45

Intermediate/Advanced-1:15

Power Skating Beginner- 2:00

Power Skating Advanced-2:00

Adults-3:00

 

Instructor is Carla Wabick and you can call 306-688-3538 or 306-688-8253 for more information.

Senior Soccer Zone Schedule

Thompson will be hosting Senior Zone high school soccer this weekend with games starting Friday afternoon.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, OCN, Norway House, Chemawawin, Cross Lake, Cranberry and Thompson.

 

The Hapnot Queens play their first game against Norway House on Friday at 5 while the Kings will play Cross Lake at 5.

 

Saturday, the Queens play OCN at 10. The Kings play Chemawawin at 8:30. Playoffs start at 11:30 with the Championship finals at 2:30.

Broncos Bury Bombers

 

After picking up 2 points in a hard fought 5-3 win over Humboldt on Friday, it was a complete dismantling in the rematch Saturday.

 

The Broncos scored quickly  and they scored often in a lop sided 9-3 win on Saturday.

 

This was one of the toughest and most frustrating games for the Bombers in a long time and reminded me of the early 2000's right after the Royal Bank Cup.

 

The difference is, Mike Reagan is a seasoned and respected coach and I feel he will be able to right the ship and get his team to rebound.

 

Humboldt scored 4 times in the first,  and opened up a quick 5-0 lead early in the second before Alec Malo scored his third of the year on the PP.

 

The Broncos kept coming and made it 7-1 after two periods.

 

Flin Flon did come out and play a decent third and ended up scoring two more from Lemyre and Shayde Peterson who picked up his first with just over 5 minutes remaining.

 

I thought Peterson played very well in his first game this season and I love how he drives to the net and deserved his first goal of the year.

 

JP Mella got his first start of the year, surrendering 4 goals on 21 shots in the first and I thought he didn't get a lot of support. I thought he played quite well and couldn't be faulted on any of the goals.

 

Jacob Delorme came in relief and gave up 5 goals on 30 shots and was also under seige for most of the night.

 

The Bomber power play continues to look good, going 2 for 5 and is number one in the league at 36.4 %.

 

Flin Flon still have a good record to start the year at 3-1 and will get right back on the ice today at the Showcase in Warman.

 

The Bombers play Weynurn tonight at 8 pm, MB time and will face the Battleford Stars tomorrow at 2, MB time.

 

Our next broadcast of Flin Flon Bomber hockey will be this Saturday when the Nipawin Hawks come to town.

 

 

 

 

 

Broncos In For Two

After a 5 day break the Flin Flon Bombers will swing back into action tonight with a pair of games against the Humboldt Broncos.

 

The Bombers had a successful debut weekend beating Laronge in a pair of games, out scoring them 9-3.

 

Humboldt will come to town in search of their first win after dropping a pair of games against Notre Dame.

 

Normally the Bombers and Broncos only play 4 times a year, but this season they will meet 6 times with 5 of the meetings before Christmas.

 

The Broncos play the Bombers well and have beaten them 11 out of the last 16 meetings and have even been tough for Flin Flon at the Whitney Forum.

 

Humboldt is one of the youngest teams in the league with only 7 players returning from last year's squad, but do possess a pretty good first line with Logan Foster,Tristan Shewchuk and Zach McIntire.

 

Scott Barney is back behind the bench and the team really pulled it together the second half of last year,  when he took over in late December.

 

Flin Flon is led by their top line of Houle, Rafuse and Malo who have scored 8 of the 9 team's goals so far.

 

Houle,  has 5 of them him self and has looked very good since training camp and will be one of the most dangerous forwards in the league this year.

 

Veteran goalie Jacob Delorme looks impressive and made some real timely saves in both starts against Laronge.

 

Game time both nights is 7:30 , and you can catch Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

 

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