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Flin Flon's Most Memorable Hockey Moment

This Saturday night get ready to re-live Flin Flon's greatest hockey moment as we will go back to May the 8th, 1957 when the Flin Flon Bombers shocked the world and Ottawa Canadiens to win the prestigious Memorial Cup, 3-2 in Regina.

 

To this day, Flin Flon is still the smallest centre to ever win Junior Hockey's greatest trophy.

 

What makes this so special, 63 years after the fact is that a number of players were home town boys including Team Captain, Teddy Hampson, Mel Pearson, George Konik, Carl Forster and Ron Hutchinson.

 

Harvey Fleming was from Ontario and after a few pro playing and coaching stints returned to Flin Flon and still lives here today.

 

Pat Ginnell was also part of that historic squad and would return to Flin Flon to coach some of the most talented teams between 1967 and 1974.

 

Led by Bobby Clarke, Reggie Leach, Gerry Hart and Ray Martyniuk the Bombers would reel off 3 Championships in 4 years between 1966 and 70 and were the class of Junior Hockey.

 

 

Due to all kinds of politics the Bombers never got to play for another Memorial Cup and you would have to think they would of garnered a couple more National Championships.

 

I heard Bobby Clarke and Gerry Hart both speak publicly how the 1957 Bombers inspired them to be great Bombers in their own right and prepared them for lengthy NHL careers.

 

Join us this Saturday at 7:05 on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com as we will re-broadcast the third period from Regina's Exhibition Stadium with Lyle Armatage doing the play by play.

 

We will re-live Teddy Hampson's game winning goal and lots of post game dramatics as the Flin Flon Bombers take down the Ottawa Canadiens in a historic game 7.

 

We will also re-air interviews with Teddy Hampson and Harvey Fleming who I had a chance to interview a few years back at a team reunion.

 

The 1957 team was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall Of Fame and the Manitoba Hockey Hall Of Fame.

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