Sports News Archives for 2019-01

FF Aqua Jets In Thompson

This past weekend, on January 26th, the Flin Flon Aqua Jets had 22 of their club's 27 swimmers attend the Thompson TNT swim meet. There were 50 events total and Flin Flon had swimmers enter 37 of these available events.


They attained an amazing 28 provincial qualifying A times from 8 of our swimmers.


108 personal best times


27 first place ribbons


14 second place ribbons


12 third place ribbons


8 fourth place ribbons


5 fifth place ribbons


And 7 sixth place ribbons


That’s a total of 73 ribbons for 20 swimmers! The kids had fun and represented Flin Flon well.

Win Streak Is Over

The Flin Flon Bombers 9 game winning streak came to an end against the first place Nipawin Hawks last night.

 

Declan Hobbs was his usual self stopping 38 out of 40 Bomber shots as the Hawks picked up the 4-2 victory.

 

Jake Tremblay opened up the scoring when he was left all alone in front of Bomber starting goalie Gabriel Waked.

 

New defenseman Jack Michel would score his first as a Bomber when he slipped a puck through Hobbs's legs to tie it late in the first.

 

Nipawin poured it on the second and took a 3-1 lead  on goals from Carson Erhardt and Jeremy Bisson.

 

For the second straight game the Bombers would have to rally in the third down by multiple goals.

 

The third started well when Ethan Daniels connected on a tic tac toe passing play from Caleb Franklin and Calvon Boots.

 

Daniels has looked like his old self since suiting up for the Bombers the last three games after missing most of the season. Daniels has 3 points in 3 games since coming back.

 

Down 3-2 late in the third and with the goalie pulled,  the Bombers couldn't solve Hobbs and the Hawks put the icing on the cake with a late goal from Michael Makarenko with just over a minute remaining.

 

Gabriel Waked took the loss stopping 35 out of 39 Hawk shots and did play well including a couple of break away stops in the third period.

 

It was a great run with 9 straight wins and the Bombers will try to start a new winning streak this Friday when they host Notre Dame.

 

This was a big win for Nipawin who have beaten Flin Flon in 4 out of the 5 meetings and have opened up a 7 point lead for first overall.

 

The Bombers do have two games in hand.

 

After last night's loss Flin Flon's record will fall to 29-14-0-2 and have 60 points. Even though that is the second most points in the league, the Bombers occupy the fouth seed

because Kindersley is first in their division while Yorkton leads theirs.

 

We will not have the broadcast of Friday's game against Notre Dame, but we will head to Melfort on Saturday for another key Sherwood Division match up.

 

The broadcast begins with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10. The Bombers have won all three head to head meetings with the Mustangs so far.

Teagan Quinn Memorial Tournament

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting the Teagan Quinn Memorial Pee-Wee tournament this weekend at both the Whitney Forum and Sportex.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Snow Lake in the AA, A and B categories.

 

Games start Friday with the AA Bombers VS The AA Huskies at 2:30 at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Flin Flon B'S play the Snow Lake B'S, 2:00 at the Sportex.

 

Flin Flon A'S play The Pas A'S at 2:45 at the Whitney Forum.

 

Playoffs start Sunday at 12:30 with the AA Final at 2:15.

Masters Curling Bonspiel

The Uptown Curling Club will host the Men's Masters Curling bonspiel the weekend of February the 10th and 11th.

 

There will be two events and it is $25.00 per curler.

 

This is for any men 60 and older and you can sign up at the rink.

 

Deadline is February the 7th.

Bombers And King Miners Split

 

The Midget CO-OP Bombers squared off the first place Thompson King Miners this past weekend at the Whitney Forum in Norman Midget AA action.

 

Thompson took the first game Saturday  5-4. Flin Flon goals came from Cree Nicholas (2), Blake Alexander and Chayce Busby.

 

Damon Constant scored a hat trick as the Bombers rebounded on Sunday for a 4-2 win. Sean Yaworski had the other Flin Flon goal.

 

This was just Thompson's second loss of the year.

 

The Bombers improve to 14-7-0-1 and head to Cross Lake and Norway House for a pair of games this weekend.

 

 

The Norman Northstars dropped a pair of games to the Yellowhead Chiefs by scores of 11-2 and 9-2.

 

Flin Flon's Morgan Beauchamp and Blake Lahonen both had 1 assist.

 

Norman will fall to 6-31-0-1-1 on the season and will host Southwest this weekend.

Senior Curling Results

 

The 25th annual Senior's Bonspiel wrapped up yesterday at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

The Lyle Lavis Men's results

 

A- Event- McMunn and Yates- McCluckie over Blatherwick

 

B-Event- Steelworkers- Holmes beat Meyer

 

C- Event- FF Insurance- Munson defeated Connolly

 

Ladies results

 

A-Event- Cassidy beat Black

 

B-Event- Rice over Chrisp

What A Come Back

 

If you left the Whitney Forum early last night you missed one heck of a comeback by the Flin Flon Bombers, who erased a 3 goal deficit in coming back to stun the Battleford Stars 6-5 in OT.

 

The Bombers trailed the Stars by 3 goals on two different occasions last night, but never gave up and found their offense in the third period.

 

Battleford who were trying to bounce back from a 5-2 setback the night before came out and owned the first period.

 

Ryder Richmond opened the scoring with a nice wrist shot from the point to put Flin Flon up 1-0 just 2:31 into the contest.

 

The Stars responded with 4 straight from Dayton Heino who scored twice, and Austin Shumanski and Braydon Buziak also scored to put Battleford up 4-1 after 1.

 

Brandson Hein made it a two goal deficit when he fired his 37th past Joel Grzybowski just under neath the bar early in the second. Battleford would restore the three goal lead with Ryan Gil tapping a puck past Jacob Delorme who came in relief of starter Gabriel Waked who was pulled after giving up 3 goals on 11 shots.

 

With the Stars leading 5-2 to start the third I thought if Flin Flon could get a goal early in the period it might be the spark they need.

 

Caleb Moretz answered the bell and made it 5-3, just 1:29 into the third period. The Bombers kept piling it on, and Brandson Hein would score his league leading 5th short handed goal when he intercepted a Stars pass and went in alone on Grzybowski, tucking a puck between his legs to send the Whitney into a frenzy.

 

Specialty teams were the name of the game in the third as the Bomber powerplay would get going on a 5 on 3,  and captain Nate Hooper was left alone on the left side of the net to collect his 21st of the season.

 

Flin Flon had stolen the momentum and you had the feeling it was just a matter of time. Nate Hooper was at it again , this time taking a Brandson Hein rebound and sliding it past Grzybowski for the Ot winner and one of the biggest celebrations I have witnessed in a long time at the famous Whitney Forum.

 

I felt bad for Grzybowski who made a lot of big saves in the game especially late in the second to keep his team in it. His team mates took some bad penalties and were not there for him in the end.

 

Final shots were 51-42 in favour of Flin Flon and power plays saw the Bombers and Stars both go 1 for 5.

 

This is the 9th straight win for the Maroon and White which has them second overall with 60 points,  and just 5 back of the Nipawin Hawks with two games in hand.

 

These two teams will meet Tuesday night for the fifth time this year and the Hawks leading the season series 3-1. Flin Flon did take the last meeting 4-1 in their make up game January the 8th.

 

I can hardly wait as it is always sensational hockey when these two Sherwood rivals square off. The Bombers have lots of momentum and I know are very much looking forward to the challenge.

 

Don't forget to join us for all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com as we hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Senior Bonspiel Opening Draw

The 25th annual Men's and Ladies Senior Curling Bonspiel will start tomorrow at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

Here are the opening draws.

 

Men- 9:30

Dale Connolly VS Jon Veilgut

Jim Meyer VS Dave Blatherwick

 

Ladies- 9:30

Lorna Rice VS Judy Black

 

Men Noon

Al Shirran VS Grant McCluckie

Jon Munson VS Don Holmes

 

Ladies- Noon

Anne Hardy VS Janice Cassidy

 

Sue Chrisp gets the bye.

 

Finals go Sunday starting at 1.

Second Place Showdown

  

 

 

It should be another electric atmosphere as the Flin Flon Bombers return to the Whitney Forum to host the Battleford Stars in a pair of games this weekend.

 

Flin Flon is red hot , putting their 7 game winning streak on the line tonight. What makes that stat even more impressive as 6 of those wins have come on the road.

 

The Bomber offense has been firing on all cylinders all year, and now it looks like they have been able to make some adjustments to their defensive part of the game.

 

On this 7 game win streak Flin Flon has out scored their opponents 31-15 and have an amazing +55 goal differential to lead the league.

 

Melfort is second at +38.

 

This will be the third meeting of the year between these two teams since November the 16th and 17th in Battleford.

 

They split the two games in Battleford with the Stars winning the first game 3-1 and the Bombers winning the re-match 5-4.

 

We always hear about how deep and how competitive this league is but this season seems to be one of the most competitive I can remember.

 

Nipawin remains first overall with 62 points, then you have Kindersley with 57 points and Flin Flon, Melfort and Battleford all tied with 56 for fourth.

 

Humboldt is right behind with 55. I think we can say the playoffs have already begun.

 

The Bombers have fine tuned the line-up adding forward Cade Kowalski, goalie Gabriel Waked and defenseman Jack Michell and look very dangerous for the stretch drive.

 

Ethan Daniels has also returned to the lineup and will play his first game of the season tonight. Daniels is a player who works very hard and should be a nice addition to the PK unit which is already one of the best in the league.

 

Offensively Flin Flon is led by Nate Hooper and Brandson Hein, who are fourth and fifth in league scoring and have combined for 125 points. The secondary scoring is also very strong with Daylan Marchi, Calvon Boots , Donavan Houle and Cade Kowalski all having banner seasons.

 

Congratulations to Crystopher Collin on being named the SJHL Player Of The Week for collecting 8 points in his last 4 games.

 

Collin looks like he has regained his confidence and looks like his old self again and will be counted on heavilly down the stretch.

 

Don't let the cold weather scare you, make your way out to the Whitney Forum to watch two premiere teams this weekend. 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the call for Saturday's game.

 

 

Northstars Try To Snap A 3 Game Slide

The Norman Northstars are back at home at the CA Nesbitt  Arena this weekend trying to snap a three game losing streak.

 

The Northstar overall record stands at : 6-29-0-1-1

 

Norman is playing better hockey and are just 1 point behind 12th place Parkland and 6 points behind Interlake for 11th.

 

Games are this Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30.

Two Hapnot Wrestlers Claim Silver

Two local wrestlers represented Hapnot at Warman's Scratch and Claw tournament on Friday and Saturday.

 

Kyle Gurniak and Maguire Lee, two grade 10 students competed and won Silver medals.

 

Kyle won Silver in the Novice 79-82 KG category and Maguire won Silver in the Elite 82-86 KG category. They are coached by Derek Abrahamson.

 

Both only lost one match, which was the Gold medal match.

Midget CO-OP Bombers Host Thompson

The Midget CO-OP Bombers return to action this weekend when they host the Thompson King Miners  at the Whitney Forum.

 

Thompson remains the top team in the Norman Midget  AA  League with a record of 19-1 with their one loss coming to Flin Flon in November.

 

The Bombers are second at :11-6-0-1 and game times this weekend are Saturday at 4 and Sunday at 11.

Senior Curling Bonspiel This Weekend

The Uptown Curling Club will be hosting the Senior' s Bonspiel this weekend for both ladies and men over 50.

 

There are 8 rinks confirmed for the men with 6 registered for the ladies. They could still use 2 more ladies rinks, so if you are interested sign up at the rink or cotact Sue Chrisp.

 

Curling starts Saturday at 10 with the finals Sunday at 2.

Bombers Win 7th Straight

To say the Flin Flon Bombers aren't hot would be a huge under statement after reeling off their 7th straight win over the Melville Millionaires yesterday 5-1 to complete a perfect 3 for 3 weekend.

 

The Mill's scored the first goal when Damian Bentz beat Jacob Delorme with a shot just underneath the cross bar for the only goal of the opening period.

 

The lead was short lived as the Bomber offense found their groove and they scored 5 unanswered for their 6th win over Melville this season.

 

Brandson Hein led the way with his 35th and 36th of the season which is the second most in the league behind Justin Ball's 42.

 

Cade Kowalski continues to be a nice addition as he picked up two more in a Bomber uniform to give him 17 on the year. Kowalski has 8 points in 5 games with Flin Flon.

 

Crystopher Collin scored the other Bomber goal to give him 14 on the season. Collin has caught fire and is looking like his old self again with 8 points in his last 4 games and was awarded the SJHL Player Of The Week.

 

 

It was good to see Jacob Delorme back between the pipes after a 3 game break. Delorme was very good again yesterday stopping  21 out of 22 for his 10th win of the year.

 

Delorme's gaa has dropped to 2.73 to go along with a very solid sv% of .915.

 

With this recent hot streak the Bombers are starting to move up the standings and are now second in the Sherwood Division at : 27-13-0-2, 1 point up on Melfort. Both teams have played 42 games.

 

Those 3 wins head to head with the Mustangs are paying big dividends right now.

 

They sit second overall,  tied with Battleford with 56 points. Talk about perfect timing with the Stars making their way to the Whitney Forum for a pair of games this weekend. I think Battleford is very under rated and should give the Maroon and White a very good test this weekend.

 

Mike Reagan made it clear on yesterday's CFAR Post Game report that he is very happy with the turn around of his team and they have the first place Nipawin Hawks in their sights.

 

Nipawin leads Flin Flon by 6 points with the Bombers having two games in hand. They play two more times this year.

 

Just when you thought the Bomber line-up couldn't get any deeper, Reagan also announced on the road trip that Ethan Daniels will make his return to Flin Flon and was expected to be back in town yesterday.

 

Daniels is a complete player that can score and kill penaltys and doesn't mind the rough stuff. I am expecting to see him in the line-up this weekend.

 

Don't forget to catch the Saturday game against Battleford on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

Flin Flon Teams Fare Well In Thompson

The 27th annual Prince Berscheid pee-wee tournament took place in Thompson this past weekend with a number of Flin Flon teams taking part.

 

The Pee Wee AA Kinsmen Bombers went undefeated in the round robin before losing to Thompson 3-2 in the final to pick up a Silver medal.

 

The A Bombers ended up winning the Bronze medal in a convincing 13-3 win over Split Lake.

 

The B Bombers went undefeated in the round robin and they dropped a 10-8 decision to Wabowden in the Gold medal game to finish second.

Kodiak Girls Take B-Side

The Creighton Kodiak Girls had a great weekend at a senior High School basketball tournament this past weekend in Birch Hills.

 

The Kodiaks beat Kinistino 68-41 to win the B-side.

 

A number of Hapnot teams were also in action, the JV Kings were in Dauphin and they won the Consolation.

 

The Senior Kings were in Swan River and they dropped all 3 games to Dauphin, The Pas and Swan River.

 

The Senior Queens were in Brandon  and they were 1-1 in the round robin and beat Winkler 56-29 to finish third.

Werbicki Trucking Bombers Strike Gold Again

 

Congratulations to the Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who picked up another gold medal, this time on home soil with a win against Thompson earlier today in the Gold Medal game.

 

Flin Flon won 4-2 with goals coming from Embry Roberts, Evan Reid, Nolan Rideout and Austin Weseen.

 

This was a little rougher road for the Bombers who went 1-1-1 in the round robin and suffered their first loss of the season to The Pas 4-3 in OT on Friday. This was the Bombers fourth Gold Medal already this season.

 

In the Bronze Medal game, The Pas beat Norway House 7-1.

Hapnot Basketball Teams Hit The Road

It is a very busy weekend for a number of Hapnot basketball teams.

 

The Senior Queens will be in Brandon for the Regent Custom Cresting Viking Invitational.

 

The Queens play their first game Friday against Virden at 12:30. If they win they will play at 5:45.

 

The Senior Kings are in Swan River and they will play two games on Saturday at 10 against The Pas and 1:15 against Swan Valley.

 

The JV Kings are in Dauphin and they will play Portage at 6:30 on Friday. If they win they will play Saturday at 1:30, and if they lose they play Saturday at 10:30.

 

Updates and full recaps will be heard on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

Bantam Tournament Hits The Whitney Forum

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers will host a tournament this weekend at the Whitney Forum with teams competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Norway House and Thompson.

 

Action starts Friday with the Bombers taking on the Pas Huskies at 5, followed by Norway House against Thompson at 6:45.

 

Flin Flon will also play Thompson at 12:15 and Norway House at 4:45 on Saturday.

 

The Bronze Medal game is Sunday at 10:30 and the Gold Medal game is at 12:15.

 

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers are coming off back to back Gold Medals at tournaments in Morden and The Pas.

Pee Wee Teams Off To Thompson

It will be a busy weekend for all three Flin Flon Pee Wee teams who are off to Thompson for the 27th annual Prince- Berscheid Tournament.

 

Games will start Friday with the Flin Flon A'S playing the Thompson A'S at 11:30. The Flin Flon AA'S play the Pas AA at 1:45 and the Flin Flon B's play the Thompson B's at 3:15.

 

Action will continue through the weekend with the playoffs starting Saturday .

 

Medal games will be played Sunday starting at 12:45.

 

 

Midget AA Bombers Light Up Northstars

The North Of 53 CO-OP Bombers played their first two games of 2019 as they hosted the Norway House NorthStars at the Whitney Forum Friday and Saturday.

 

The offense was firing on all cylinders in a couple of convincing wins by scores of 6-2 and 7-0.

 

Blake Alexander, Chayce Busby and Ron Campbell all led the way with 3 points a piece.

 

The Bombers sit second in the overall standings at : 11-6-0-1 and will travel to Cross Lake and Norway House this up coming weekend.

Queens Take Kit Classic

 

Creighton school hosted the annual Kit Classic Girl's basketball tournament which took place this past weekend.

 

The Senior Hapnot Queens went undefeated and won the tournament beating Norway House 46-20.

 

Creighton won the B-side beating Sandy Bay 59-53 and Nipawin won the third place game over Hudson Bay 78-33.

Another Gold For Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers

There seems to be no stopping the Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who won another Gold Medal at the Kikiwak Tournament in The Pas today.

 

Flin Flon beat Thompson 8 to 7 in the Gold medal game. The Bombers were down by 2 goals with just over 11 minutes remaining in the third and tied it with under 2 minutes to go.

 

It would only take 45 seconds in OT for Flin Flon to get the win. Austin Weseen got the winner.

 

They also kept their unbeaten streak alive,  thanks to wins over the Pas and Hudson Bay and a tie with Thompson in the round robin.

 

 

Bombers Win Fourth Straight

 

It was an absolutely electric atmosphere last night at the Whitney Forum as the Flin Flon Bombers took care of business and held off the Melfort Mustangs 5-4.

 

Flin Flon came into the game with lots of confidence after a 5 - 3 win in Melfort the night before.

 

Specialty teams were huge with the Bombers opening things up with a short handed goal from Caleb Moretz just 1:43 into the opening period. Melfort responded on the same power play just 35 seconds later with Colin Schmidt gobbling up a juicy rebound.

 

With the game tied at one early in the second, Vincent Nardone batted in a loose puck, getting behind the Stangs starting goaltender Shawn Parkinson to put the B's back in front 2-1.

 

The Mustangs would tie the game with a short handed goal of their own , when SJHL leading scorer Justin Ball broke in on a break away and fired a shot five hole on new Bomber goalie Gabriel Waked. This was Ball's 42nd marker of the year.

 

Flin Flon took their third lead of the game courtesy of Billy Klymchuk, before the Mustangs Rondeau scored another short handed goal to tie it at 3 after 2.

 

Lot's more offense in the third with Melfort taking their first lead courtesy of a nice point shot from Nolan Kadachuk which seemed to lift the Mustangs bench.

 

The Bombers never stopped skating or hitting and it paid off with two more goals in the third period. Daylan Marchi got the Bomber power play going, capitalizing on a goal line scramble potting his 16th of the season.

 

One of the new additions in just his second game, Cade Kowalski made his presence felt potting the winner on a nice set up from Bomber captain Nate Hooper.

 

Kowalski is thrilled to be a Bomber and showed his new team mates there is a lot more to his game then just offense. He threw some good hits and made a great defensive play in last night's big win.

 

Gabriel Waked made his Bomber debut stopping 26 out of 30 Mustang shots and I thought played quite well for his first start in a number of weeks.

 

Shwan Parkinson took the loss, letting in 5 goals on 35 Bomber shots.

 

I thought this was the most intense game I have witnessd this year and would love to see these two teams battle in the playoffs. Know one on either team left anything on the ice ths past wekend.

 

Flin Flon is on a roll with their fourth straight win and weekend sweep of the Mustangs.

 

With last night's win, Flin Flon is just 2 points behind Melfort for second in the Sherwood Division at 24-13-0-2. The Bombers also have a game in hand.

 

Flin Flon is still 7th overall, but are closing the gap on Humboldt and Battleford. The Bombers are one point back of the Bronco's with 3 games in hand and 2 points back of The Stars with a game in hand.

 

The SJHL will be idle the next few days for the SJHL/MJHL Showcasw which will take place tomorrow and Tuesday in Regina.

 

Good luck and congratulations to the 8 players representing the Flin Flon Bombers. Vincent Nardone, Cade Kowalski,Calvon Boots,Donavan Houle, Caleb Moretz,Daylan Marchi, Chrys Collin and Nate Hooper.

 

Next action for the Bombers will be this weekend, with 3 games in 3 nights including a Friday night tilt in Melville, Saturday in Yorkton and back in Melville Sunday.

 

All 3 games broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bombers Make Statement

In what has to be described as one of their most complete games of the year, the Flin Flon Bombers played a solid 60 minutes and knocked off the first place Nipawin Hawks 4-1 at the Cage last night.

 

The Bombers were already buzzing before the puck even dropped with the announcement that they had landed 19 year old forward Cade Kowalski from the Weyburn Red Wings,  for 19 year old forward Dawson McKenzie and future considerations.

 

Flin Flon was jacked up with the news and were very motivated for puck drop.

 

After falling behind 1-0 after 1 on a power play goal from Colten Gerlib, the Bombers would score four unanswered.

 

It was a big second period that sparked the offense with Caleb Franklin (7), Vincent Nardone (15), and Crystopher Collin(11) all finding the back of the net.

 

Matt Flodell would get his first of the year re-directing a shot past Declan Hobbs for the only goal in the third period.

 

The SJHL Goalie Of The Week, Jacob Delorme was superb once again only giving up 1 goal on 28 Nipawin shots. He was particularly good in the third period with some monster saves to preserve the win.

 

Delorme is in a groove only allowing 3 goals against in his last 3 starts and has a save % of .908.

 

This was one of the few times I have seen Hobbs look ordinary, mind you Flin Flon was able to get a lot of good shots toward the net.

 

Hobbs stopped 25 out of 29 shots and sufered his 10th loss of the season.

 

The Bomber PK was nothing short of fantastic, killing 5 out of 6 Nipawin power plays including one 5 on 3. Flin Flon went 0 for 4 with the extra attacker.

 

Flin Flon's record will improve to 22-13-0-2 after last night's solid effort and also improved  to 8-4 against teams in the Sherwood Division.

 

After a up and down month of December, Flin Flon have won two straight and 3 of their last 4 and will now put their focus on another Sherwood Division opponent in the Melfort Mustangs.

 

 

It will be a home and home, Friday and Saturday with the first game at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort.

 

The Bombers have put themselves in a good spot and are only 4 points behind the Mustangs for second in the division. This will only be the second meeting of the season with Flin Flon winning 3-2 in Melfort back on November 1st.

 

Kowalski will make his Bomber debut on Friday and we will broadcast both games from the weekend right here on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

 

Creighton Will Host Kit Classic This Weekend

Creighton school will host their first basketball tournament of 2019, with the Senior Girls Kit Classic starting this Friday afternoon.

 

Teams will take part from Creighton, Hapnot,Hudson Bay, Norway House, Sandy Bay, Nipawin and The Pas.

 

Creighton will kick things off against Hudson Bay, Friday at 2:30. The Hapnot JV'S will play Norway House at 5:30 and the Senior Hapnot Girls will play Sandy Bay at 4.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 11:30 with the A-side final at 7pm.

Bantam Bombers Off To The Pas

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who just picked up the Gold Medal in Morden this past weekend, will put their undefeated streak on the line in the Kikiwak tournament in The Pas.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Hudson Bay.

 

Games start Friday with Flin Flon playing The Pas at 5. Saturday they play Thompson at 10:45 and Hudson Bay at 5:15.

 

Playoffs start Sunday at 10:15 with the Championship Final at 12:30. All games will be played at the Roy.H. Johnston Arena.

Jason Morran Atom Results

Flin Flon Minor Hockey held their first tournament of 2019 this past weekend with the Jason Morran Memorial tournament wrapping up yesterday at the Sportex and Whitney Forum.

 

In the AA bracket

 

Thompson won Gold beating Swan River 4-1.

 

Dauphin beat Flin Flon 8-1.

 

In the A's

 

Thompson beat The Pas 11-2 for Gold

 

Flin Flon won Bronze with a 3-2 thriller over Swan River.

Pee Wee and Bantam Bombers Strike Gold

It was a great way to start 2019 for a couple of Flin Flon Minor Hockey rep teams.

 

The Pee Wee AA Kinsmen Bombers were in Portage and they ran the table beating Winkler 6-1, Portage 9-5 and Selkirk 6-2.

 

That put Flin Flon in the Gold medal game where they beat Thompson 7-6 to cap an undefeated weekend. The Bombers were down 5-3 to start the third but were able to mount the come back.

 

 

It was also a good weekend for the Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who knocked off  Morden Black 6-0 and Morden Red 6-1.

 

This put them in the final against Portage, and the Bombers rolled over the Terriers 7-1 to claim Gold.

 

The Bantam AA'S have yet to lose a game this season.

Shoot Out Thriller

The Flin Flon Bombers were able to avenge a 5-3 loss in Yorkton Friday by picking up a 2-1 victory in the shoot out last night in Melville.

 

Jacob Delorme got the start and was nothing short of fantastik, stopping 36 out of 37 shots including some really big saves in OT.

 

Delorme is really finding his groove and has only given up 2 goals in his last 2 starts. His numbers are very respectable with a gaa of 3.04 and a save % of .907. He is 7-3 on the season.

 

Flin Flon opened up the scoring last night when Crystopher Collin broke in on Berk Berkeliev early in the second period, firing a puck through his legs for his 10th of the season.

 

I thought that might be enough offense the way that Delorme was playing, but Melville would tie the game with just over 3 minutes remaining in regulation.

 

The Mills leading scorer, Luke Spadafora scored from a strange angle to tie the game at 1 late in the third as Melville were really pouring it on.

 

After some scary moments for the Bombers late in regulation and OT, this game would need to be decided by the shoot out.

 

Caleb Moretz and Nate Hooper were able to find the back of the net in the second extra period and the Bombers grabbed a huge 2 points. Luke Spadafora got the only shoot out goal for Melville.

 

The other big story line was the Flin Flon penalty kill which stifled 8 Melville opportunities including, two 5 on 3's.

 

The Bombers continue to have one of the best pk units in the league, and it helped carry them to the victory last night. Flin Flon finished up 0 for 5 on their power play chances.

 

I was impressed with this new looking Millionaire team who skated hard and never stopped working all night. They are a lot of fun to watch and new Head Coach and GM Kyle Adams is slowly putting his stamp on this team.

 

They will not be an easy 2 points for anybody and Flin Flon still has to face them two more times this year.

 

After last night's very important two points, the Bomber record will improve to 21-13-0-2 and have moved to within 6 points of second place Melfort in the Sherwood Division. The Bombers also have a game in hand.

 

It is a very big week with the Maroon and White travelling to Nipawin Tuesday in a game that is re-scheduled from December the 4th, when Flin Flon's bus broke down. The Bombers will then face the Melfort Mustangs in a home and home series this weekend.

 

All three games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

 

Werbicki Bantam Bombers Look To Stay Undefeated

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers who have not lost a game this season are off to Morden for a tournament this weekend.

 

The Bombers will play Morden Black this Friday at 8:45 and Morden Red , Saturday at 3:30.

 

Playoffs start Sunday ay 8:30 and the Gold Medal game is at 10:15.

Flin Flon Gains Revenge

It was a totally different looking Flin Flon Bomber team last night as they erupted for a 9-1 bounce back win against the Laronge Ice Wolves.

 

The Bomber powerplay was on fire, erupting for three straight goals courtesy of Hein who collected his 32nd and 33rd goals of the year and Houle chipping in with his 10th.

 

Flin Flon took a commanding 5-0 lead after 1 and never looked back. Many players had multi point games including Nate Hooper who had 4 points including a goal and 3 assists, Isaac Jackson  4 assists, Hein, 2 goals and 1 assist and Crystopher Collin collecting 3 assists.

 

Caleb Franklin added 2 goals and Reid Robertson scored his first ever SJHL goal when he was left all alone in front of the Ice Wolf net.

 

The Bombers chased starting goalie Daniel Davidson early in the second, when he gave up his fourth goal on 14 shots. Jordan Frey came in and stopped 38 out of 43 the rest of the way.

 

Specialty teams were a big part of this game with Flin Flon going 5 for 8 including 4 goals on their first 4 chances. Laronge was 0 for 4.

 

Jacob Delorme got the start and picked up his 6th win of the season and ended up with 21 saves on 22 shots. Jake Gudjunson was the only player to beat him with a goal 25 seconds into the third period.

 

This was a huge win for the Bombers who snapped a three game losing streak and also gave themselves some momentum for this weekend when they travel to Yorkton and Melville.

 

Flin Flon improves to 20-12-0-2 and remain third in the Sherwood and 7th overall. They did pick up a little ground on 6th place Humboldt and are 3 points back of the Broncos with 3 games in hand.

 

The Bombers face the high flying Yorkton Terriers on Friday night from the Farell Agencies Arena. This will be the fourth meeting of the season between the two teams with the Terriers taking 2 out of 3. Flin Flon does get a bit of a break as Yorkton's leading scorer Jared Legien has been recalled to thr WHL.

 

You will be able to catch all the action from Yorkton including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30 on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

We will also have Saturday's game from Melville.

 

Bombers Roll Into New Year On A Losing Note

It wasn't the way the Flin Flon Bombers wanted to close out 2018 in Laronge last night. Flin Flon dropped their third straight and have only two wins in their last 6 games after a 6-3 loss  at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.

 

Laronge leading scorer Zach Bannister did a lot of the damage picking up a hat-trick including his 16th, 17th and 18th goals of the season. Other Ice Wolf goals came from Gudjonson, Fortner and Mish.

 

Flin Flon got their offense from Ryder Richmond, who scored his first ever SJHL goal in a losing cause. Dawson McKenzie added his 9th on the power play and Brandson Hein scored his team leading 31st.

 

Pierce Diamond suffered the loss stopping 33 out of 37 shots, but got little help from any of his players who played a very sloppy game in their own zone.

 

Laronge were able to get in tight on Diamond and bang in at least 3 opportunities after being left unguarded in front of the Bomber net. Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan mentioned on last night's CFAR Post Game Show, how dissappointed he was on his team's defensive coverage.

 

Daniel Davidson got the win for the Wolves and was pretty busy stopping 42 out of 45, but a lot of the Bomber shots came from the outside.

 

After last night's setback the Bomber record will fall to 19-12-0-2 which is third in the Sherwood and 7th overall, 5 points behind Humboldt for 6th, and 7 points behind Battleford for 5th.

 

The good news, Flin Flon has games in hand on virtually everybody, but that means nothing,  if you don't win them.

 

Tonight will be a good opportunity for the Bombers to rebound, and start the new year off right with the re-match against Laronge who should be feeling pretty good about themselves after a great effort last night.

 

I thought the Ice Wolves played a complete game and shut down the top Flin Flon offensive threats and caused a lot of turn overs in the neautral zone.

 

We should get a good indication of what the Bombers are made of after tonight. You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

 

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