Sports News Archives for 2018-05

Bombers Will Have A New President

The Flin Flon Bombers held their AGM last night at the Green Room at the Flin Flon Community Hall.


Tanya Benoit announced that she would not be seeking re-election for President after completing her one year term,  and thanked all the volunteers and board members for all their hard work. Tania will stay on the board as a Director.


Travis Rideout who has been the Vice President the last two years will move into  President for a two year term and is very excited about all the new people who have stepped up and will join the board this season.


Rideout mentioned that the team bus will also need some major repairs, between 20 and 30 thousand dollars and they will go ahead with the repairs as opposed to going back to charters.


Mike Reagan, the Head Coach and GM gave his report and he mentioned that 21 players will be eligible to return from last year's team. Rob Johnson is the only vet not returning.


The Bombers have 12 verbal commitments from Spring Camp, and the peremeters of the Nick Shumlanski trade from Humboldt still need to be worked out.


Jason Savill has been hired the new trainor from the University of Regina Cougars.


A dispersal draft with the Humboldt Broncos will be figured out at the league meetings in Nipawin this Friday.


Here is this year's Board Of Directors


Travis Rideout- President

Damian Dominey- Vice

David Brooks- Tresurer

Directors- Adam Ricard, Tania Benoit, Glenn Rideout, Danny Hailey, Lisa Tower, Tyanna Clarke,Eldrid Dicks, Janice Slipp, Emily Robinson, Carissa Mason, Marty Ledoux and Kelly Mansell.

Opening Day Tournament

The Phantom Lake Golf course is in fantastic shape and will host the first big event of the new golf season. The Opening day tournament is this Saturday and will begin with a shot gun start at 11.


This event is open for everyone including Ladies, Men and Juniors. Registration is $50. 00 for non-members and $45.00 for members.


You get 18 holes of golf, a meal and prizes.


Call the Pro- Shop to sign up at 306-688-5555.



Bomber Season Ticket Blitz

After a very successful season ticket campaign from last season, the Flin Flon Bombers will once again be offering their fans the same great deals and incentives this year.


If you pick up a season ticket now before July the 12th, you will save $25.00. That includes Adult's, Student's , Seniors and Kids.


There is also a family rate which means if you buy one Adult or Senior season ticket, you will be able to purchase a second ticket for a Student or Child and save $100.00.


The Bombers will also be offering a payment plan and have included some great incentives.


If 400 season tickets are sold, you will receive a Bomber T-shirt, 500 a Bomber hat, 600 a Hoodie and if 1000 season tickets are sold, tickets will be reduced to $200.00.


Office hours at the Flin Flon Community Hall are 12-4 til the end of May and 10-1 from June til August.


Some other advantages to getting a season ticket include your guaranteed seat for the regular season and playoffs. A one time discount at the Souvenir booth and ticket draws for great prizes through out the season.


Call the Bomber office for more details at 204-687-4404.

Meet The New Golf Pro

There will be a new face at the Phantom Lake Golf Club this year. Jeff Boismier who is originally from Ontario is the new Club Pro and is thrilled to be in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan.


Jeff has played professionally, consulted and built golf courses and brings a ton of experience and talent to his new post.


I caught up with Jeff on Tuesday, and had a chance to sit down and talk about how he wound up in Flin Flon and the great sport of golf. You can hear that interview here:

Minor Hockey AGM Highlights

Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their AGM last night at the Victoria Inn. President Darin Mansell chaired the meeting and thanked the entire board for another successful season.


Mansell came in late last year and after jumping a few hurdles they were able to get on track.


Among the highlights, were the Novice half ice program where they noticed the skill levels went up. The Bantam AA and Pee Wee AA'S also picked up Silver medals at Provincials and enrollment was up.


Mansell also attended the Norman Hockey AGM and reported that there will be a change in how teams will qualify for provincials. You will now have to play-off in your region, which could either happen at a tournament or special dates may be booked.


Minor Hockey is excited as it looks like they may have a Double A Midget team for the first time in a number of seasons but did mention that they are lacking referees.


Numbers are down and are hoping that some new kids will step up and take the referee clinics they will be offering.


Suzie Playford, the treasurer spoke and said that Minor Hockey turned a profit for the third straight year and they are in good financial standing. The Whitney Forum and Sportex will both race their ice rates, so enrollment fees will slightly increase this fall.


Elections took place and here is your board of directors for the up coming year.


President- Darin Mansell

Vice- Wade Lowe

Secretary- Kathryn Church

Registrar- Dan Hlady

Volunteer Coordinator- Carrie Stinton

Fundraising Coordinator- Kerri- Lynn Behrman

Ice Scheduler- Donna Madarash

Referee In Chief- Todd Simms and Harvey Bolton

Special Events- Cindy Davis

Coach Coordinator- Corey Thompson

Communications Coordinator- Courtney Biberdorf

Hockey D- Ashton Crone

Novice- Tanner Brough

Atom- Chad Schwartz

Pee-Wee- Vacant

Bantam- Vacant

Midget- Vacant

Female- Jolene Gardner

Equipment Manager- Brandi Moore

Midget- Vacant

Timekeepers- Vacant

Northstar Award Winners

The Norman Northstars held their awards night and banquet on Saturday night in Thompson. It was a good night for both Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh and Mitchell Reid.


Pfoh took home two awards for Defensive Player Of The Year and Best Defenseman. Reid was awarded the Rookie Of The Year.


Hunter Rambow from the Pas took home the MVP, Offensive Player Of The Year and Top Scorer.


Mikey Barron was Most Popular and Jamie Valentino was Most Improved.




The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be holding their AGM next Wednesday, May the 23rd at the club house starting at 7.


There will be various reports, a financial statement and an update on course renovations.


You can also come out and meet the new club pro Jeff Boismier and find out what they have planned for 2018.


All members are welcome.

Golf Course Is Open

The Phantom Lake Golf course will officially open up next week for members. You can start booking tee times on Monday and come down and meet the new pro Jeff Boismier.


The golf course, the driving range and restaurant will all be open. The Pro- Shop will also be open from sun set to sun down, so come down and pick up your memberships.


The golf course is in great shape and Jeff the new Club Pro is looking forward to meeting you.


Phone 306-688-5555 for tee times and more information.

Bomber Wine Tasting Night

The Flin Flon Bombers will once again be hosting a wine tasting night at the Victoria Inn , June the 6th starting at 7.


There will be 11 represenitives taking part and tickets are $25.00 and can be picked up at the Bomber office, the Liquor Store and Northland Ford.


All the proceeds will go to the Bomber organization.

Local Hockey Player Discusses Future

Flin Flon's Justin Lies made local history last Thursday when he was chosen the 12th pick in the third round of  the WHL Bantam Draft by the Vancouver Giants.


Lies is the highest draft pick to ever come out of Northern Manitoba and is very excited about his hockey future.


Justin stopped by the CFAR studio yesterday to share his thoughts about the draft and where he plans to play this season to get ready for his WHL career.


You can hear that interview here:

Collin Lands Scholarship

Congratulations to 19 year old Flin Flon Bomber forward Crystopher Collin who has committed to Bowling Green , NCAA Division 1 for the 2020-21 season.


Collin had a season to remember in his first year playing for the Bombers in the SJHL.


Not only did Collin finish second in team scoring with 50 points in 49 games but he also led the team in goals with 22. His 13 powerplay goals led the entire league.


He also won a Gold medal playing for Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan at the World JR. A Challenge in Truro Nova Scotia and was only one of two players from the SJHL to be selected to play in the CJHL Prospects game.


Collin is the second Bomber in the last two weeks to pick up a scholarship, as Tyler Nyman committed to Hamlin Division 3 in Minnesota at the end of April.

Indoor Soccer Results


Flin Flon Parks and Rec, The Town of Creighton and the Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up the annual Indoor Soccer Tournament this past weekend.


For the first time ever the tournament was held at the Creighton Sportex, and both finals were played on Saturday afternoon.


2004-2006- The Jets beat MA Ironworks 2-1 and in the 2007-2009 division it was the Rockets over the Rotary 5-4 in penalty kicks.


The soccer club would like to thank all the coach's, referees, volunteers and the Town Of Creighton for all their support in hosting this tournament.

Reagan Talks About Spring Camp

The Flin Flon Bombers will kick off their spring camp in Saskatoon at the Agriplace Arena with registration today at 11 AM, and the first practice at 1.


There will be four practices today and they will get into games tonight. Saturday everybody will play two games with the prospects game and then they will break down the top forty.


I caught up with Mike yesterday and you can hear his comments about the spring camp right here:

Lies And Bertholet Selected In WHL Draft



It was a day that two Northern Manitoba boys will never forget as Justin Lies and Chase Bertholet were both selected today in the WHL Bantam Draft.


Both Lies and Bertholet suited up for the Norman Bantam AAA Wolves this past season who played out of Thompson.


Lies who is from Flin Flon was selected with the 12th pick in the third round by the Vancouver Giants. He put up 62 points in 35 games including 39 goals.


Bertholet from The Pas went 6th in the 5th round and was selected by the Red Deer Rebels. In 36 games with Norman this past season, Bertholet put up 68 points including 30 goals.


Both these players have also been selected to the top 40 prospects in Manitoba and will be at a try out camp in Portage May the 11th to the 13th. This list will be reduced to 26 with those players off to represent Manitoba at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer in February.



Indoor Soccer Tournament Starts Tonight

The soccer club will kick off their regular season next week at various fields around town but will get a tune-up with their annual indoor tournament which will start tonight.


For the first time ever,  the indoor tournament will be played at the Sportex with two different divisions.


In the 2004-2006 Division Tonight


MA Ironworks VS The Jetst at 6


Bombers VS MA Ironworks at 8


Jets VS Bombers- Friday at 6.


Playoffs start Friday at 8 with the Championship Final, Saturday at 4.


2007-2009 Division Tonight


Co-op VS The Kinettes at 5


Rotary VS The Rockets at 7.


Playoffs start Friday at 7, with the Championship Final, Saturday at 5.


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