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Bombers Tangle With Wolves

The SJHL  regular season is quickly coming to a close and the Flin Flon Bombers are trying to get healthy for the post season.


Flin Flon has second overall wrapped up and now have to scoreboard watch to see who they are going to face in the opening round.


It looked like it would be the Estevan Bruins about a week ago, but Estevan is 9-1 in their last 10 and are now tied with Nipawin for 6th overall.


Both those teams could still move up depending on how Melfort and Laronge do this weekend.


Even though,  the last three remaining games mean nothing for the Bombers they are huge for both Laronge this weekend and Melfort on Monday.


Entering play tonight, the Wolves are sitting in fourth overall with 68 points, one up on Melfort and home ice advantage if these two teams do end up playing each other.


If Laronge sweep both games from the Bombers this weekend and Yorkton loses their last two games, the Wolves could still finish third overall.


It is going to be one crazy weekend with all kinds of different scenarios. I don't remember a tight year like this in the standings for a long time,  and fans should be treated to some great action on the last weekend of the regular season.


Flin Flon is expected to rest a lot of their regulars tonight with Jacob Delorme, Alec Malo and Cole Rafuse not expected to be in the line up.


The Bombers will be calling up a number of ap's including local product Jordan Pfoh who is expected to see some action tonight.


Pfoh is coming off an excellent season with the Norman Northstars of the Manitoba Midget Triple A league. Pfoh led his team in scoring with 50 points in 47 games.


Congratulations to Tristan Lemyre who was awarded the SJHL Rookie Of The Year after a dominating season that has seen him put up 61 points in 43 games including 29 goals.


Lemyre is the second highest scorer in the league since December the 1st, behind only Chantz Petruic of Yorkton. Lemyre also missed all of October due to an injury and accepted a scolarship to the University of Denver last month.


I also want to congratulate Head Coach and GM of the Laronge Ice Wolves, Kevin Kaminski who was awarded the SJHL Coach Of The Year along with Brayden Klimosko of the Battleford Stars.


Kaminski has guided Laronge to a 31-19-3-3 record which is already a 42 point improvement from last season. They are also going to be very dangerous for who ever they play in the playoffs.


Both games,  including tonight's contest from the Mel in Laronge will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.


We will also broadcast the make up game from Melfort on Monday.

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