Sports News Archives for 2017-08

Walt Cunningham Labour Day Classic

The biggest event of the Phantom Lake Golf season is almost here. The Walt Cunningham Labour Day Classic kicks off on Saturday with three tremendous days of golf, food and prizes.


You can still sign up for either shotgun start at 8:30 AM and 2 PM, for $120.00 and payment due at the time of registration.


The afternoon shotgun is filling up but there are still lots of spots left for the morning shotgun and you can register at 306-688-5555.

Main Camp Starts Today

Flin Flon Bomber Main Camp will open up later today at the Whitney Forum. Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is expecting between 60 and 70 kids to be competing for spots.


Here is the complete schedule:


Wednesday Aug 30th- 3-4- Registration

                                5-5:45- Team 1 Practise

                                6-6:45- Team 2 Pactise

                                7-7:45- Team 3 Practise

                                8-8:45- Team 4 Practise


Thursday Aug 31st      10-11am  1 VS 2

                                11:30-12:30 3 VS 4

                                5:30-6:15  Goalie Session

                                6:30-7:30 1 VS 4

                                8:00-9:00 2 VS 3


Friday Sept 1             10-11 1 VS 3

                               11:30-12:30  2 VS 4


Maroon and White Game  7:30-9:30 

Bomber Pre- Season Schedule

The Flin Flon Bombers will be hitting the ice for Main Camp starting this Wednesday with registration at 3 and on ice sessions to follow after that through Friday.


Fans will get a chance to see how this years team starts to unfold with 5 pre season games for the Maroon and White starting with a home and home with Nipawin this weekend.


Here is the Bombers complete pre-season schedule in MB times.


Sat Sept 2nd- in Nipawin 8:30


Sun Sept 3rd VS Nipawin 7:30


Tues Sept 5th in OCN 7PM


Thurs Sept 7th VS Laronge 7:30


Fri Sept Sept 8th VS OCN- 7:30

Norman Wolf Try-outs

The Norman Wolves AAA Bantam team had their tryouts in Thompson this past weekend.


45 kids tried out including 18 skaters and 3 goalies with a number of Flin Flon kids making the final roster including Owen Slugoski, Oden Church, Justin Lies and Hayden Linklater.


The Wolves will practise in the Pas next weekend with their first tournament in Portage the weekend of September the 15th before getting ready for the Bantam Showcase in Virden October the 5th to the 8th.


The Norman Northstars also held their tryouts on the weekend and congratulations to Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh, Mitchell Reid, Keian  Weseen and Carson Ledoux on making the team. Morgan Beauchamp and Blake Lahonen will be AP'S.


Norman will start the season against the new entry Winnipeg Bruins in Winnipeg on Friday September the 29th to kick off a three game road trip.


Norman's home opener is Friday October the 6th against Parkland.


Bombers Look Forward To Main Camp

Another SJHL hockey season is just around the corner with Flin Flon Bomber Main Camp hitting the Whitney Forum next week.


Mike Reagan the Head Coach and GM who guided his team to two straight league finals is looking very forward to the start of another season. He says the recruiting has gone very well and he feels they will be very competitive and better than a lot of people think.


The Bombers have some holes to fill after losing 13 players from last year's team including Rylee Zimmer and Troy Williams who ended up being the futures in the Eric Sinclair deal with Melville.


Reagan says they have a number of good prospects to watch in this year's camp including Vaughan Bamford out of BC. He is a 6 foot 2 defenseman who has good skills, competes hard and has a great shot. He chose Flin Flon over two teams in the BCHL.


Another prospect is Calbin Boots out of Alaska who is a 6 foot defenseman. Reagan describes him as versatile, a very good skater and should play in the Bombers top 4.


Flin Flon is also high on a couple of forwards from the Manitoba Midget AAA League including Dawson Mckenzie who suited up for the Winnipeg Thrashers. Mckenzie put up 54 points in 41 games including 20 goals and Reagan likes his play making ability and hockey iq.


Dylan Burton his linemate with the Thrashers is also very good offensively who put up 48 points in 37 games including 25 goals. Reagan says he is a great skater and very good offensively.


Main Camp will start Wednesday at 3PM with registration, before hitting the ice at 4. Intrasquad games will start Thursday at 10AM.


We will have the complete main camp schedule posted here next week and don't forget to pick up those Bomber season tickets at the office at the Flin Flon Community Hall. We are at around 360 and as soon as we hit 400 every fan will receive a Bomber T- Shirt.


Bomber Golf Tournament

The Flin Flon Bombers are preparing for their annual golf tournament which will take place this year on Sunday September the 10th with a shot gun start at 1pm at the Phantom Lake Golf Course.


It will cost $75.00, which will include a round of golf, a steak dinner and a chance to win some great prizes. Each group will also include a Bomber player.


This is a big fundraiser for the hockey club and is a great way to mingle with the players, coach's, billets and sponsors.


You can sign up in a group of 4 or individually by calling the Bomber office at 204-687-4404.

In Person Minor Hockey Registration

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting their only in person registration at the Flin Flon Community Hall on Wednesday September the 6th from 5-8,  in conjunction with the Registration Under One Roof.


Hockey D kits will be available for $100.00 and you will be able to register for all the age groups including Hockey D, Novice, Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget.


This will be the only in person registration , so you need to show up.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey is also looking for an Secretary, Ice Scheduler,Atom, Midget co-ordinator and coach's for house league teams.


If you are interested you can get more details at Season starts September the 18th. 

Flin Flon Hosting A Volleyball Camp

Flin Flon  will be hosting a summer volleyball camp for boys and girls  at McIsaac school next week.


The camp is aimed at kids that will be entering grades 7-12 in September and instruction for kids 7-9 will take place next Monday  through Thursday 9-noon and kids 10-12 between 1-4.


The coach's will be Jake Rodgers a former phys-ed teacher and coach at Hapnot and he  also coached team Winnipeg at the Manitoba Games,  and  Craig McKenzie who played for the U of W Wesman where he won a national championship.


Lots of local coach's will be helping out as well including Craig McIntosh, Will Hatherly, Sam Kinsley and Dan Kennedy.


Sign up will be accepted at McIsaac, Monday Aug the 28th in the gym and will cost $25.00.

Woods Wins Club Championship For A Fourth Time

The Phantom Lake Golf Club held their Club Championship this past Saturday with 44 golfers taking part.


Congratulations to Jeff Woods who took the Men's Club Championship for a fourth time, including three of the last four.


Here are the rest of the results:


Senior Men's- Dave Salahub


Super Senior Men- Jack Quinn


Ladies- Laurie Salahub


Senior Lady- Judy Maitland


Junior- Brad Fox

102.9 CFAR Releases Bomber Broadcast Schedule

Another Flin Flon Bomber season is upon us and you can follow all the action here on your home of Bomber hockey for more than 70 years on 102.9 CFAR and


102.9 CFAR will broadcast 34 games ( 11 at home and 23 on the road)


Here is the complete broadcast schedule subject to change in MB times


Fri Sept 15th vs Laronge 7:30

Sat Sept 16th at Laronge 8:30

Sat Sept 30th vs Melville-7:30

Sat Oct 7th vs Kindersley-7:30

Sat Oct 14th at Weyburn- 8:30

Sun Oct 15th at Estevan- 7pm

Fri Oct 20th at Laronge-8:30

Sat Oct 21st at Battleford-8:30

Sat Oct 28th vs Notre Dame-7:30

Thurs Nov 2nd at Melfort- 8:30

Fri Nov 17th at Nipawin- 7:30

Sat Dec 2nd vs Nipawin 7:30

Tues Dec 5th at Nipawin-7:30

Sat Dec 9th vs Humboldt-7:30

Sat Dec 30th vs Laronge-7:30

Sun Dec 31st at Laronge- 6pm

Sat Jan 6th vs Yorkton-7:30

Tues Jan 9th at Melfort-7:30

Sat Jan 13th vs Battleford- 7:30

Thurs Jan 25th at Melville- 7:30

Fri Jan 26th at Yorkton- 7:30

Sat Jan 27th at Humboldt- 7:30

Fri Feb 2nd at Laronge- 7:30

Sat Feb 3rd vs Laronge- 7:30

Tues Feb 6th at Nipawin - 7:30

Fri Feb 9th at Melfort- 7:30

Sat Feb 10th vs Melfort- 7:30

Fri Feb 16th at Melfort-7:30

Sat Feb 24th at Nipawin- 7:30

Tues Feb 27th at Yorkton-7:30

Wed Feb 28th at Melville-7:30

Fri Mar 2nd at Notre Dame- 7:30

Sat Mar 3rd at Estevan- 7:30

Fri Mar 9th vs Laronge- 7:30

Lee Brothers Medal At Canada Games



There is no mistaking it,  the Lee brothers Carson and Hunter continue to dominate the sport of wrestling, taking it to heights never seen before in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


You have to wonder where they find room to display all their hardware as they continue to excel on the mat in every meet they take part in.


This time the two brothers made local history becoming the first two athletes from Flin Flon to win medals at the Canada Summer games in Winnipeg.


Hunter blew away his opponent from Ontario in less than two minutes by a perfect 10-0 score to capture Gold in the 98- Kilogram category. His brother Carson picked up Silver in the 76 Kilogram category losing a close battle  6-5 to an Alberta opponent.


Flin Flon's third wrestler who competed Keelan Salamondra also had a good showing finishing  5th in the 98 Kilogram category.


Team Manitoba took 4 Wrestling medals total and helped the province with their biggest haul ever in the Summer Games finishing with 41 medals to break the old record of 35.


Hunter had this to say about the move which led to his gold medal winning performance. " Once you get the leg locked in it is usually really hard to get out of. Once it is in, the match is pretty much over. I just wanted to go out and dominate as much as I could."

Senior Golf Winners

The Senior Golf Tournament took place yesterday at the Phantom Lake Golf Club for any body over the age of 50.


It was a great day, with the weather co-operating and a very good turn out of golfers.


Here are the results:


Men's Championship Flight

First- Glenn Smith

Second- Sal Woloshyn

Third- Harold Harris

Fourth- Doug Anderson


First Flight- Rod Asmundson

Second Flight- Butch Lekopoy

Third Flight- Frank Roguski

Fourth Flight- Bill Griffiths

Fifth Flight- Bev Baker


Ladies Championship Flight


First- Judy Maitland

Second- Pat Billquist

Third- Ann Weibe


First Flight- Maxine Long

Second Flight- Dela Chilson

2017 Cranberry Trout Winners



The Cranberry Trout Challenge wrapped up earlier today with 59 boats taking part this weekend on Lake Athapap.


When it was all said and done the team from Flin Flon Blaine Hyska and John Highmoor finished first with a combined 227.25 inches for total fish caught  on the weekend.


The rest of the top 11 were:


 2. Unrau and Baynton (Flin Flon)

 3. Smith and Wiens (Cranberry)

 4. Knutson and Head (Calgary)

 5. Leigh Johnston and Brady Fidierchuk (Cranberry)

 6. Peter Mischuk and Cory Mischuk (The Pas)

 7. Holmes and Holmes (Flin Flon)

 8. Barry Anderson and Gord Fidierchuk (Cranberry)

 9. Lavis and Kozar (Flin Flon)

 10. Oullet and Petryk (Cranberry)

 11. Gaylene Mischuk and Brisson (The Pas)


A big thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers for all your hard work and due to the popularity of this event there will be a 29th next August long weekend.



Flin Flon Wrestlers Off To Canada Games

The Canada Summer Games are underway in Winnipeg and Flin Flon will have a local connection to the event.


Three local wrestlers including Hunter and Carson Lee as well as Keelan Salamondra will be representing Flin Flon and the Province of Manitoba starting next Wednesday at the University of Winnipeg- The Lloyd Axworthy Recplex.


Carson will be competing in the 76KG, while Hunter and Keelin will compete in the 98KG.


Here is team Manitoba's draw. Wednesday August the 9th , 9am VS Alberta, 2pm VS Quebec and 7pm VS Ontario. Thursday August the 10th VS Nova Scotia at 9am with Dual Finals at 6:30pm.


Medal Finals will continue all day Friday.


You can follow the action at We will also have full coverage and details on 102.9 CFAR and

Seniors Open

The Phantom Lake Golf Club will host the Senior's Open next Wednesday August the 9th with shot gun starts at 8AM and 1 PM.


It will cost $50.00 for members and $55.00 for non-members, which includes golf,a meal and fabulous prizes.


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


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