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Bomber Award Winners

The Flin Flon Bombers held their year end awards and send off party for the Centennial Cup this past Friday night at the FF Community Hall.


It was a great night with the fans, parents, billets,volunteers, sponsors and organization able to come together and celebrate a successful season.


The Bombers are off to the Centennial Cup in Estevan and play their first game on Thursday.


Here is a complete list of the awatd winners from Friday night.


Bomber netminder Cal Schell was the big winner taking home 3 trophies including the CFAR Most Valuable Player, the Burkees Playoff MVP and First Star for the Royal Bank 3 Stars.


Gabriel Shipper also won three including  the FF Bombers Most Popular Player, the Howard Fox Courier for  MR Hustle and was selected for the Coach's Award.


Jeremi Tremblay took home both the Nick Oklobdzija Rookie Of The Year and Lavalley Artworks Academic Award.


Xavier Lapointe won the George Leel Trophy for most points and was also selected the Darcy Bancroft Memorial for best defenseman.


Other award winners included: 

Cole Duperreault- Diane Krokosz Memorial for Most Dedicated

Lucas Fry- Creighton Furniture Best Defensive Player

Cole Tanchuk- Paddy Ginnell Memorial for Most Improved

Drew Kuzma- Chicken Chef Unsung Hero

Zac Smith- Pat Spiller Memorial For Leading Goal Scorer


Kodiaks Ready For Combine

The Creighton Kodiaks football team are going to get a great opportunity with the rest of the teams from the Northern Saskatchewan Football League.


All 8 teams will be taking part in the first ever Northern Jamboree at Mosaic Field in Regina. The Jamboree will be led by players of the Saskatchewan Rough Riders and the University of Regina Rams.


This will take place June the 9th and 10th and all players and coach's will get tickets for the Rider home opener on June the 11th.


27 players and 3 coach's from the Kodiaks will be attending and are very much looking forward to the experience.


Also a big congratulations to 3 Senior Kodiaks, Myles Patterson, Noah Olivier and Brennen Haley who are heading to Saskatoon  to try out for the Senior Bowl this weekend.


We will have details next week.



Catching Up With The New League President

We had a chance to catch up with the brand new SJHL President Kyle Mcintyre who was in attendance for game 7 of the league final in Estevan this past Friday.


Kyle share some great stories about his playing time in the SJHL which included a stint with the Swift Current Indians under legenday coach Paddy Ginnell. McIntyre also played with Yorkton.


He also discussed what led him to apply for the league job and his goals for the SJHL moving forward.


You can listen to that that interview here:

Bomber Centennial Cup Send Off Party

It was a heck of a ride that saw the Bombers come within one game of their first league title since 1993.


The Bombers gave the heavilly favoured Estevan Bruins everything  they could handle before losing game 7, 2-0 last Friday in the Canalta Cup Championship.


The good news is that the Bomber season is not over and will get a chance to play for a National Championship starting next week.


With Estevan being the host team, the Bombers will get an automatic berth into the Centennial Cup and will be the SJHL represenitive.


Let's show our support for an incredible season with a Centennial Cup Send Off Party this Friday night.


The night will include the team awards at 8pm and a social featuring the Usual Suspects at 9:30.


you can pick up tickets at the Flin Flon Bomber office today through Friday between 1 to 5.



Local Golf Season Upon Us

As the weather continues to get warmer and the snow continues to melt, we are just days away from another Phantom Lake Golf season.


Greens Superintendant, Brett Stephanson and his staff are working very hard in getting the course ready for the May long weekend.


The Pro- Shop is open Monday through Friday 9 to 5 and Saturday 10 to 4.


Pop by and check out all the new stock that is arriving weekly and the Clubhouse will be opening this weekend.


If you are looking to book the course for a tournament or special event, call asap as many weekends are filling up.


The club is also looking for people to work in the Club House and the Pro Shop, so if you are interested you can stop by.


For any additional information including paying dues for the up coming season you can call 306-688-5555 and continue to check out their facebook page.



Bombers Fall Just Short

The Flin Flon Bombers quest to bring a Canalta Cup  championship back to Northern Manitoba just came up short on Friday night in Estevan.


The Bruins played a text book game and didn't allow many good scoring opportunities in a low scoring 2-0 victory to claim theit first title since 1999.


Flin Flon had lots of momentum coming into Friday after a big 6 to 1 win at the Whitney Forum on Tuesday. Matter of fact,  Flin Flon out scored the Bruins 15 to 5 in the last 3 games coming into the final game on Friday.


I give Estevan a lot of credit, they made adjustments and didn't give the Bombers anything and played as good as a  defensive game that I have ever seen.


The game winning goal came courtesy of Kian Calder when he put a shot through a big crowd in front of the Bomber net to beat Cal Schell early in the second period.


That would hold up  til Olivier Pouliot scored on a 4 on 3 power play late in the third to give the Bruins the all important insurance goal  on their way to the 2-0 win.


Cal Schell did everything he could to keep his team in the game and finished with 28 saves to go along with a staggering .934 save %. Word is,  if the Bombers would of won Friday he would of been awarded the playoff MVP.


The MVP went to Estevan goalie Boston Bilous who also played very well and shut the Bombers out twice in the final.


This was as close as the Bombers have been to a league  championship since 1992-93 getting the final to 7 games.


Flin Flon had been to the finals on two other occasions losing in 6 to Melfort in 2016 and got swept 4 straight by Battleford in 2017.


This doesn't take away from an incredible ride  that the whole community and Bomber nation  rallied around for their entire playoff run.


Lots of former players made their way to the Whitney Forum and gave their support as the current Bombers played their hearts out for these former great players and the entire community.


Who will ever forget the massive 50/50's, the horns, sirens, jerseys, shirts, bunny hugs, bus send offs and of course Krazz beating his drum. This was the most fun I  can ever remember calling Bomber games.


The tremendous large crowds made it so easy to get into it and I could hardly wait to get to the rink and jump on the air.


The nice thing is,  the Bombers arn't done playing yet, as they will get a chance to compete at the Centennial Cup.


Estevan is the host team so Flin Flon was given an automatic birth for going to the final.


A big thank you to all the fans, volunteers, sponsors and of course the players and coach's on making this a season to remember.


I will release a schedule on the Centennial Cup later in the week as the tournament will start on Thursday May the 19th.






Pearson Signs With Thunder Bay

Congratulations to Flin Flon's Magnus Pearson who has signed with the Thunder Bay North Stars of the SIJHL for the up coming season.


Magnus played two seasons for the Norman Northstars where he put up 24 points in 48 games including 11 goals.


Pearson recently suited up for the OCN Storm of the KJHL where put up really good numbers including 19 points in just 9 games with 9 goals.


Thunder Bay lost out to the Kam River Fighting Walleye in the SIJHL Semi- Finals a few weeks ago.



Game 7 Here We Come

Don't look now but the Flin Flon Bombers are just one win away from hoisting up the Canalta Cup.


The Bombers played their hearts out and took it to the Estevan Bruins by a tune of 6 to 1 to even the best of 7 league final at 3.


Flin Flon was able to erase the tough ending in game 5 when they gave up the tieing goal with just under 6 seconds remaining before losing in OT.


No dramatic finsish for the Bruins this time as the Maroon and White express had no intention of letting this game slip away.


After a scoreliss first period, Drew Kuzma was able to tap in  a nice pass from Jaeden Mercier early in the second period for his team leading 9th of the post season.


The Bombers never looked back and got goals from six different players including Xavier Lapointe (2), Cole Duperreault(1), Jaeden Mercier (7), Jaxon Martens (2) and Zac Smith (9).


Mark Rumsey picked up his 8th and scored the only Estevan goal.


Another superb performance from Cal Schell who turned aside 33 shots and made a lot of big saves early when the game was still in doubt.


Schell continues to battle game in and game out and is on one heck of a roll with a 2.39 gaa and a save % of .923.


Flin Flon has been able to get to Boston Bilous and have scored 15 goals in the last 3 games and chased him in game 4.


Bilous wound up with 37 saves last night and didn't have a lot of help as he was under seige for most of the second and third periods.


The crowd was a big factor again with an atmosphere second to none and the Bombers responded with their 7th home win of the playoffs.


It was also great to see all the Bomber alumni at the rink last night and I know the current Bomber team appreciates all the support.


This is the closest the Bombers have been to a league title since 1992-93 and will play for the Canalta Cup in a winner take all on Friday night.


No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house as we will be good to go with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey once again  including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:40 MB time.



FF Creighton Minor Ball Update

Flin Flon Creighton Minor Ball is very excited for the up- coming season and have over 100 kids signed up this year.


Indoor practises will start at the Sportex the week of May the 9th and they will be announcing the teams by the end of this week.


You can continue to receive information by following the FF.Creighton Minor Ball Facebook page.

Heart Breaker In The Energy City

The Flin Flon Bombers were just 5.8 seconds away from stealing home ice advantage and taking a 3 to 2 series lead in the Canalta Cup Final against Estevan on Saturday night.


The Bombers were up late  2 to 1 on power play goals from Zac Smith who scored his 5th in the final and Jaeden Mercier who picked up his 5th of the playoffs back in the first period.


Eric Pearce was the only Bruin to find the back of the net when he beat Cal Schell on a nice wrap around early in the second period.


It looked like the Bombers were going to hang on as they won a big face off and got the puck down the ice in the dieing seconds but could not hit the empty net.


Drew Kuzma got hauled down by Olivier Pouliot and the Bruins were able to come back up the ice and Nolan Jones leaned into a shot just inside the Bomber blue line to beat Cal Schell.


There was so much traffic in front of the Bomber net I don't think Schell saw the shot.


The Bomber bench was furious that there was no call on Pouliot and we would get OT for the first time in the league final.


Estevan was riding the momentum and were the better team in over time and were getting the majority of the good chances.


Saying that, Cal Schell was making lots of brilliant saves and you felt if Flin Flon could get a good chance they may be able to still win the game.


Go figure,  a fluky goal would win it off a face off in the Bombers zone when Von Sprecken fired a shot off Pouliot's back that went past Cal Schell and sent sold out Affinity Place into utter jubilation.


Estevan was able to snag victory from defeat and can win their first league  championship since 1999 in Flin Flon Tuesday night.


I felt really bad for the guys who worked so hard and really should of won this game. Flin Flon played their hearts out with out 5 regulars in the line up including Gabriel Shipper, Rylan Theissen and Jeremi Trembley who did not dress.


Mason Kaspick and Cole Vardy both got injured early in the game and had to leave the ice and did not return.


Cal Schell was once again his incredible self and took the team on his back making 48 saves.


Specialty teams were a big factor once again with Flin Flon going 2 for 8 with the extra man ,  and if they could of found the back of the net one more time would have seeled the game and put them selves in a real good position for Tuesday.


Give the Bruins credit, they did what they had to do and found a way to win their biggest game of the season.


Boston Bilous was good when he had to be making 33 saves in a nice rebound win after getting pulled in game number four.


One thing we do know is that Tuesday will be the final game of the year at the Whitney Forum and the Bombers need to win to get it back to Estevan for game 7 on Friday.


I am hearing from lots of former Bomber players who plan to be in Flin Flon Tuesday and I really think we will hit 2000 fans for the first time in over 20 years.


This has been an incredible run , and I have said it before there is no better place to watch a hockey game than the Whitney Forum.


Get your tickets at the office asap and get ready  for an atmosphere that is second to none as the Maroon and White express hit the ice at home for the final time this season.


We are excited to get back on the air with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.


So don't forget to bring your radios and mobile devices for another exciting broadcast.




Packed House Results In Another Huge Victory

In front of 1,586 fans at the Whitney Forum last night the Flin Flon Bombers rolled over the Estevan Bruins 7 to 1, and have evened up the best of 7 Canalta Cup Final at 2.


It was an absolutely electric atmosphere with the Bomber faithful out in full force to support their team once again.


Jacob Vockler scored just under 7 minutes into the opening period and the Maroon and White express never looked back.


Jaeden Mercier had a three point night including his 4th and 5th of the playoffs and Zac Smith also picked up 3 points including his 7th of the post season. Smith has 4 goals in the final alone.


The other Bomber goals came from Drew Kuzma who picked up his eighth while Ethan Antsey and Jaxon Martens both scored their first.


This was Antsey's first ever SJHL goal. Antsey came over in a trade with Cowichan Valley of the BCHL back on January the 10th,and was absoultely eladed finding the back of the net last night.


Flin Flon was able to get to Bruin starting goalie Boston Bilous who was pulled after the 5th Bomber goal. Bilous actually made some good saves once again but it wasn't his teams night.


Eric Pearce scored the lone goal for the Bruins on the power play early in the second period for his 9th of the post season.


Final shots were 43 to 25 in Flin Flon's favour. Cal Schell was good when he needed to be but didn't have as many shots to deal with like he saw in the first three games.


So now the best of 7 Canalta Cup Final is down to a best of 3 with the series tied at 2 and both clubs winning their two home games.


The Bombers will  try to be the first team to win on the road as the series will shift back to Estevan and Affinity Place this Saturday. With last night's win the Bombers have guaranteed a game 6 for the Whitney Forum on Tuesday.


We are back on the air with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey on Saturday with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:45 and drop of the puck at 8pm Manitoba time.








Don't Mess With The Moose Leg


The Flin Flon Bombers were once again able to rise to the occasion in front of a spirited and large crowd at the Whitney Forum last night in game 3 of the Canalta Cup Final.


In a game they absolutely had to have,  the Bombers pulled out a gutsy 4 to 3 win and now trail the best of 7 league final 2 games to 1.


Brett Wieschorster scored on the power play with just 58 seconds left in regulation to score one of the biggest goals of his career.


Flin Flon had a 3 to 1 lead but the very talented Bruins fought hard to tie the game mid way through the third  on a goal from Kade Runke his 6th of the playoffs.


It looked like the game was headed to OT for the first time in the series but the Bombers were able to score their first specialty team goal of the final.


Flin Flon wound up 1 for 6 with the extra attacker while Estevan was 1 for 5.


The other Bomber goals came from Drew Kuzma (7), Jaeden Mercier (3) and captain Zac Smith who collected his third of the series and 6th of the playoffs.


The Other Bruin goals were scored by the big duo of Mark Rumsey (7) and Olivier Pouliot (9) who have combined for 34 points so far this post season.


They sit first and second in overall playoff scoring.


Gabriel Shipper continues to lead the Bombers with 12 points in 14 games.


The goalies once again took centre stage with many highlight reel saves between them as Bilous kicked out 24  while Cal Schell was called upon 31 times.


This was by far the most intense game of the series and things were getting pretty heated at various times in the game including a shouting  match between the two coach's after the first period.


It looked like we may see a big donnybrook when Jamie Valentino thought it would be a good idea to grab the moose leg and skate off the ice with it.


As the Bombers celebrated, Valentino grabbed the Moose leg and was followed down the ice by a number of Bombers including Matt Raymond who was able to get it back.


This very well could be the motivation that the Bombers needed to take command in the series. We saw what happened to Weyburn a number of years ago when they tried the same thing. They haven't won a playoff series since.


Many fans were coming unglued as that is something you don't fool around with at the Whitney Forum. It is a huge tradition and has been a staple of Bomber games for decades.


Looking forward to game 4 tonight and hoping for 2000 plus at the Whitney Forum for the first time in over 20 years.


Join us for all the action tonight with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey at 7:30 and the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.



Hapnot Wins Badminton Banner

Hapnot Collegiate took part in Badminton Zones this past weekend in Thompson. They sent 19 athletes including 5 JV'S and 14 Seniors.


Congratulations to Amber McKenzie and Cailyn O'Haire who finished second in Girls Varsity Doubles and will compete in Provincials in Winnipeg on May the 6th and 7th.


Olivia Fernandes and Seth Ames got third in Varsity Mixed Doubles. Ethan Patterson placed third in Varsity Boys Singles and Hapnot was able to take the AA Zone Banner.



Stinton Makes Top 40 Players Roster

Hockey Manitoba has released the roster for the 2022 Male Under 16 program which will take place in Portage La Prairie MB on the weekend of May the 5th to the 8th.


The roster will include Wyatt Stinton from Flin Flon who is currently  playing for

the Rink Hockey Academy in Winnipeg. Stinton has 47 points in 30 games including 23 goals.


The final U16 Team Manitoba roster will compete at the 2023 Canada Winter Games which is scheduled to take place from February 18th to February 26th, 2023, in Prince Edward Island.


The U16 POE Top-40 Camp will see a total of forty-one (41) players invited, comprised of twenty-four (24) forwards, twelve (12) defencemen, and five (5) goaltenders. 

Indoor Soccer Championship


Creighton Recreation hosted an indoor soccer touurnament this past weekend at the Sportex with kids from all over Flin Flon, Creighton and the Pas taking part.


The Champions for the 2011-2013 age group was Team D, coached by Bradley Powell and Blake Shirran.


Players were: Brody Cooper, Quinlann Trubiak, Summer Wasylyk, Janae Neaufeld, Davin McKeen, Preston McKeen, Dex Tetlock and Corbin Taylor.


Champions for 2008-2010- Team 4 coached by Evin Davis and Rogan Hlady.


Players were : Brayden Church, Oliver Atchison, Jacob Miller, Abigail Dicks, Sadie Hynes, Westyn Hlady and Riley Trubiak.


A special thanks to all the coach's, refs, time keepers and the players. Also a big thanks to Northland Ford for their sponsorship, North Of 53 CO-OP for the snacks for the tote bags, Chicken Chef for running the concession and the PLSC for the use of nets, jerseys and balls.


Bombers Battle Bruins And Power Outage

The Bombers will return to the friendly confines of the Whitney Forum after dropping the first two games of the SJHL Canalta Cup Final in Estevan.


The Bruins took the first two this past weekend in Estevan by scores of 4 to 2 and 2-0.


On Friday,  the Bombers matched the Bruins chance for chance but had a tough time beating Bruins netminder Boston Bilous who was sensational in both games.


Bilous made 25 saves including some highlight reel ones on Jacob Vockler and Zac Smith. Vockler looked like he had him on a wrap around, but Bilous was able to get the left pad down to make an incredible save.


Bomber Captain Zac Smith was able to beat the Bruin veteran goalie early in the second,  when Bilous  collided with Gabriel Shipper at the side of the net, and Smith was alone out front to bang in a loose puck.


Smith also connected on  a nice feed in front of the Bruins goal late in the third to get the Bombers within a goal at 3 to 2 with just over 2 minutes left in regulation.


Estevan would seel it with an empty netter courtesy of Cody Davis with just a few seconds left and took the opener 4 to 2. The other Bruin goals were scored by Eric Houk, Dayton Deics and Caelan Fitzpatrick.


Saturday's game was delayed due  to a major storm in the Estevan area that knocked the power off at Afffinity Place and the game started an hour late.


With just over a minute remaining in the first period, the power went out again resulting in another stoppage. This one didn't last long and they did get things up and running about 15 minutes later.


I don't know if it was the delays or not but the Bombers came out flat and didn't have a very good first period being out shot 14 to 7.


Cal Schell kept them in the game and made a lot of  highlight reel saves himself especially early.


Olivier Pouliot was the difference maker on Saturday as he scored both the Estevan goals for a 2-0 victory.


The game winner was scored just over a minute into the second period when he fired a shot from inside the blue line that rattled off the post behind Cal Schell who I don't think saw the shot.


That would stand up til late in the third when Pouliot would hit the empty net with only 25 seconds remaining in the game. Pouliot continues to be the top points producer in the playoffs with 19 points including 8 goals.


Boston Bilous stopped all 26 shots fired in his direction and held off a late Bomber charge in the third. Jacob Vockler had a great chance on a clear cut  break away but Bilous made a great glove save.


Cal Schell kept his team in the game making 28 saves and was the best Bomber.


Estevan did what they had to do and lead the SJHL Canalta Cup Final 2 games to none with the series shifting to Northern Manitoba and the Whitney Forum for games 3 and 4, Tuesday and Wednesday.


We will need the full support of the fans once again with  what is now a must win for Tuesday. Flin Flon can not go down 3 games to none to a veteran Estevan team.


The fan support turned around the Battleford series and here is hoping for lightning in a bottle once again.


Don't forget to bring your radios and mobile devices to the rink both nights for Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15.




Lapointe Named SJHL Top Defenseman

The SJHL announced their top players from the 2021-2022 season and a Flin Flon Bombers has been recognized.


The Mayfair Diagnostics Top Defenseman is Xavier Lapointe from Quebec City who had a season to remember  for the Maroon and White.


Lapointe led his team in scoring picking up 50 points in 58 games including 19 goals with 9 coming on the power play.


He also led all SJHL Defenseman in scoring finishing 8 points ahead of Humboldt's Noah Barlage. His 19 goals also led the league.


Lapointe came over from the North American Hockey League where he played for the Janesville Jets the previous two seasons.


In 67 games Lapointe netted 19 points.


So far in 10 playoff games Lapointe has picked up 3 points on the current Flin Flon Bomber run.


After this season with Flin Flon, Lapointe has committed to RIT of the NCAA.


Dickens Selected As An All Star

Congratulations to Creighton School's Naomi Dickens  who has been selected to play in the Sask Senior Basketball Classic.


This game will take place in Moose Jaw this weekend.


Naomi is the first athlete from Creighton school to get a chance to participate in this prestigious event.


This will be a great opportunity to represent her school and her community.

Canalta Cup Final Dates

The Canalta Cup Final is now just a few days away as the Flin Flon Bombers will be in search of their first league title since 1993. This will be the Bombers first  trip to the final since 2017.


Their opponent,  the Estevan Bruins will be trying for their first Championship since 1999.


The Final will start at beautiful Affinity Place this Friday.


Here is the complete schedule of games which will all be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and We are on the air 15 minutes before each face off with the Great North GM Coach's Show.


Game 1 Friday April 22nd in Estevan at 8pm (MB time)

Game 2  Saturday April 23rd in Estevan at 8pm (MB time)

Game 3 Tuesday  April 26th in Flin Flon at 7:30

Game 4  Wednesday April 27th in Flin Flon at 7:30

Game 5  Saturday April 30th in Estevan at 8 (MB time)

Game 6 Tuesday May 3rd in Flin Flon at 7:30

Game 7 Friday May 6th in Estevan at 8pm (MB time)

JR Prospect Showcase

Flin Flon will be playing host to a JR Showcase for players born between 2002 and 2005.


This will take place at the Whitney Forum between May the 13th and 15th featuring the top prospects from Northern Manitoba, Northern Saskatchewan and Rankin Inlet.


Scouts will be attending from the SJHL, MJHL, SIJHL as well as scouts from 5 JR B teams have been confirmed.


Registration is open and the fee is $75.00 and you can call 431-346-0132.

Last Chance Minor Ball Registration

Your last chance to register for FF/Creighton Minor Ball will take place this Saturday April the 23rd.


It will take place at the Creighton School Lounge starting at 11. You can use the parking lot entrance.


One again this includes all the age groups from Rally Cap 4-5 all the way up to 14 to 15 year olds.


Please bring registration fee cash or cheque. Post dated volunteer/jersey deposit for $150.00 dated June 30th 2022 and $50.00 for 50/50.


The season will start in May.



Soccer Registration Continues

Registration continues for the Phantom Lake Soccer Club who will be kicking off their season in May.


On-line registration will continue til April the 25th on their website at


You can register for all the age groups including U-5, U-7, and U-9 to U-19


Once you register you will need one volunteer cheque for $100.00 dated for Oct 1-2022 and one jersey deposit cheque for $100.00 post dated for July 1, 2022.


You can contact Angie Raddysh at to arrange a drop off of your fees or you can go to the Sportex on Saturday April the 23rd between 10 and 2.


If the player being registered is in Division U-11 to U-19 and is interested in playing for a travel team please indicate on your registration sheet.



Bombers Are Off To Canalta Cup Final

The Flin Flon Bombers have punched their ticket to the Canalta Cup Final against the Estevan Bruins after  a 1-0 win in Humboldt last night.


Jacob Vockler scored his 5th of the playoffs 14:16 into the opening period on the Power Play and it held up as the game winner.


Cole Vardy shot the puck from the corner and it hit Vockler's leg and went in the net fooling Rayce Ramsay. This was Vockler's fourth game winner of the post season and the  biggest goal of his career.


Both goalies were steller and stole the show once again.


Cal Schell performed an absolute  master piece which saw him stop all 37 shots and he picked up his second shut out of the playoffs.


Schell only gave up 6 goals in the 5 games and put up numbers out of this world with a 1.15 GAA and a .966 Save %. Ramsay was also very good and only gave up 10 goals in the 5 games and kept his team in every game.


I also have to give credit to the Bombers defense who did an outstanding job keeping the top Bronco offensive players at bay and not allowing them to get a lot of room.


Last night in particular, the Bombers did a really good job keeping everyone to the outside and Cal Schell was able to see every shot.


Flin Flon wins the best of seven  4 games to 1 and after dropping the first two games in North Battleford have rattled off 8 wins in their last 9 games.


The team is playing with lots of confidence and are getting contributions from everyone.


This is the Bombers third trip to the finals in the last 5 years that we have had games and first trip since 2017. We all remember the loaded team they had in 2020 when the season ended abruptly due to Covid 19.


They feel they are a team of destiny.


The league final will feature two teams with the richest traditions that have a history that dates back to the WCHL in the 60's and 70's.


Estevan is the number one seed that had 91 points this year and are also the hosts of the 2022 Centennial Cup. That means the Bombers will alo punch their ticket to the National Championship with the Bruins being the host team.


Both these clubs are searching for their first Championship since the 90's with Flin Flon last winning in 92-93 with their epic win over Melville.


The Bruins last Championsip came in 99 with a win over Humboldt.


The Canalta Cup Final will begin one week from this Friday April the 22nd in Estevan and the Centennial Cup will start on May the 20th.


Don't forget to follow all the Bomber playoff action on 102.9 CFAR and courtesy of Creighton Furniture.

Broncos Stave Off Elimination

The Humboldt Bronco's managed to stave off elimination with a hard fought 3 to 2 OT win at the Whitney Forum on Saturday.


The Flin Flon Bombers had taken a commanding 3-0 series lead thanks to a 1-0 win on home ice on Friday.


Matt Raymond had the only goal when he deposited a beautiful feed from Jacob Vockler late in the first period to the delight of a packed Whitney Forum once again.


Both goalies were fantastik with Cal Schell making 33 saves for his first ever SJHL playoff shut out. Rayce Ramsay stopped 39 out of 40 and was the Broncos best player.


Saturday, with their backs against the wall Humboldt played their best game of the series and scored the first goal of the game for the first time in the four games.


Lucas Ceccarelli deflected a shot from the blue line for his third of the post season to open the scoring in the first. Matthew Perkins finally scored his first of the playoffs,  when he jumped on a loose puck in front of the Bomber net to make it 2-0 early in the second.


Flin Flon was able to shake off a rough start and got back into the game when " MR SPRING" Drew Kuzma banked a shot in past Rayce Ramsay from behind the net.


This was Kuzma's 6th of the playoffs and he leads the team in goals in the post season.


It looked like Humboldt was going to be able to hang on for the 2 to 1win but with only 5 seconds left in regulation, Xavier Lapointe was able to find Jaeden Mercier alone in front of the net.


Lapointe was flying through the Broncos zone and managed to get all 5 broncos to follow him to the right corner,  when he was able to slide the puck out front to a wide open Mercier.


Mercier scored his second of the playoffs and I thought the roof was going to come off with the massive celebration with  horns and sirens blaring all over the place. 


So we would get OT for the second time in the series, but with a different result this time.


It didn't take long for the Broncos to win it as their captain Kade Olson grabbed a Bomber turn over and raced across the line firing a shot top corner to beat Cal Schell.


I give Humboldt credit who found a way to get it done with their best effort of the series that resulted with  the 3 to 2 OT win. The Bombers are still in good shape with a 3 to 1 series lead.


The two teams will once again switch venues as game 5 will make it's way to the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt  Tuesday night.


Join us for all the action once again with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:10 and drop of the puck 8:30 MB time.

FF Minor Hockey Hosting 3 On 3

The City of Flin Flon is partnering with Flin Flon Minor Hockey and will be hosting a 3 on 3 hockey event over the course of the next two weeks.

This will involve  local minor hockey players from U7 to U18. All players will be grouped according to age and games will run Tuesday and Wednesday between 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

They  would like to encourage everyone to come to the Whitey Forum and check out all the  local up and coming hockey players from Flin Flon, Creighton and Denare Beach.


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