Sports News Archives for 2019-06

Bombers Move Nardone, Finalize Weyburn Deal

It has been a very busy couple days for the Flin Flon Bombers who made a couple of impact moves that will give them more depth up front for the up comong season.


Flin Flon made a three way trade with Penticton of the BCHL and the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL.


The Bombers have traded  highly skilled forward Vincent Nardone to Penticton and will receive forwards Chase and Easton Haygarth who played for Whitecourt last year.


The Haygarth brothers are from Lloydminster and already have two years of junior experience under their belt.


Chase had 12 points in 42 games and Easton had 35 points in 58 games including 18 goals.


Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about the deal. " They play the game the right way. Dwayne Rhinehart our Alberta scout who was instrumental in helping us get Switzer and Kocur a couple of years ago,  told me they are very physical and are very tough to play against. They are good team mates and we feel that both these players will be able to do a lot for our hockey club." 


The Bombers also completed the weyburn trade which was the futures in the Cade Kowalski deal from last season.


Flin Flon will send prospect Sebastian Eger to Weyburn  who suited up for the Regina Pat Canadians last season in the Saskatchewan Midget Triple A league.


Eger put up 17 points in 49 games. The Bombers will also give up a player development fee and another prospect in October.

Minor Hockey Announces AA Coach's

Flin Flon Minor Hockey has announced their AA Coach's for the up coming 2019-2020 season.


Congratulations to Dan Hotel who will be the Midget AA coach, Greg Kritzer who will coach Bantam,  Scott McGinnes, Pee Wee and Corey Thompson, Atom.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey will also host a three on three Jamboree Tournament on September the 7th at the Whitney Forum.


This is open to all Atom age hockey players and you need to register by August the 9th.


Registration forms are available at and will cost $50.00

Bombers Sign D-Man

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to bolster their line up for the up coming season by adding another top recruit.


The Bombers are very excited about adding 6'3 defenseman Cole Vardy who suited up for the Cole Harbour Wolfpack this past season.


Vardy's home town is Hammonds Plains Nova Scotia.


Vardy had some impressive stats this past season as he picked up 30 points in 34 games including 9 goals.

Goalie Camp Coming To Flin Flon

Rink Goalie Development will be hosting a goalie evaluation camp in Flin Flon August the 6th to the 9th.


This is open to any kids born between 2004 and 2011 with all the sessions at the Whitney Forum.


Each camp day will feature two  on ice sessions as well as an indepth off ice video and boardroom session which will allow goalies to ask questions and learn visually.


If you would like to register and find out more, you can go to There will be a maximum of only 28 spots.



Moretz Off To Sabres Camp

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Graduating Flin Flon Bombers forward Caleb Moretz (Fairbanks AK USA) has received an invitation to next week's NHL Development Camp of the Buffalo Sabres.

Moretz, who scored 21-goals and 30-assists in 45-games this past season, is slated to play this Fall in the NCAA at RIT.  

"This past season we had a four game road trip and there was a Sabres scout (presumably Randy Hansch) at the Notre Dame game and he spent a little bit of time talking to me.  A few days ago I got a phone call from that same scout inviting me to their development camp," says Moretz.

Moretz is taking the opportunity in stride.  "I just want to go in with an open mindset and learn as much as I can about the NHL lifestyle as well as play to the best of my ability."

The four day event starts Wednesday at Harborcenter in Buffalo and culminates with a 3-on-3 tournament Saturday morning.  The goal of the camp is to provide an exposure to potential players as far as organizational standards and professional work habits.  Players will become familiar with the team and the resources available to them.

Meanwhile, the 2019 NHL Entry Draft concluded on Saturday in Vancouver and one-time Nipawin Hawks prospect Adam Beckman (Saskatoon SK) was taken in the third round by Minnesota.  Beckman played one game and scored a goal and an assist with the Hawks in 2018.  He also played in three playoff games as part of the Hawks championship run and scored two goals.  This past year, he put up 32-goals and 62-points in 68-games with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs.

Year End Soccer Tournament

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club wrapped up their season with their year end tournament at various fields around town this past weekend.


Here are the results:


Medal winners for Division 2


Gold - CO-OP Rush

Silver- Credit Union Crushers

Bronze- Gold Legion


Division 3


Gold- Credit Union Cosmos

Silver- CO-OP Cruisers

Bronze- Rotary Rockets



Division 4


Gold- Vic Inn

Silver- Maroon

Bronze- MA Ironworks



Lee Brothers Ready For Canada Cup

Another big event is coming up for local wrestlers Hunter and Carson Lee who have returned to Saskatoon to get ready for one of the biggest events of the year.


The Canada Cup will take place in Calgary, starting June the 28th and Hunter returns with Bronze medal from  last year while Carson will be competing for the first time.


Both brothers have been competing steady on the international stage and look forward to competing in Western Canada.


The Lee brothers popped by the CFAR studio yesterday,  and we had a chance to talk about their very succesful careers to date including their aspirations to represent their country at the Olympics.


You can hear that interview right here.

Bombers Add Another Forward

The Flin Flon Bombers are excited to announce the signing of highly skilled forward Zach Purcell who is from Aurora Colorado.


Purcell suited up for the Rocky Mountain Roughriders of the NAPHL, where he put up 12 points in 15 games. He also added 5 points in 4 playoff games.


Purcell is from the same program that produced Calvon Boots, Caleb Moretz, Ethan Daniels and Alec Cokley.


Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about this signing and feels that Purcell will be able to contribute right away.



Kodiaks Release 2019 Schedule

The Creighton Kodiaks released their 2019 Northern Saskatchewan Football schedule on Friday.


Creighton will play in a conference with Cumberland House, Sandy Bay and Pinehouse.


The Kodiaks kick off the season in Pinehouse on Wednesday, September the 11th and play their home opener on Wednesday September the 18th against Sandy Bay.


They will also play in Cumberland House on Wednesday Septermber the 25th, before wrapping up the regular season on October the 2nd at home against Pinehouse.


Playoffs begin October the 8th with the Ralph Pilz Championship being decided on Saturday October the 19th in Prince Albert.


The top two teams will then move on to Provincial Playdowns starting October the 26th.

Bombers Sign Elite Manitoba Prospect

The Flin Flon Bombers continue to sign players from their Spring Camp which took place in Saskatoon back in April.


Flin Flon have added top Manitoba prospect, forward  Drayson Collyer who was the captain of the Brandon Midget AAA Wheat Kings this past season and helped guide his team to the league championship.


Collyer played three seasons with the Wheat Kings picking up 63 points in 93 career games including 28 goals.


This past season he collected 15 points in 22 games.


Trout Festival Open

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is getting ready for their next big tournament which will be the Trout Festival Open coming up on Saturday June the 29th.


Men, Ladies and Juniors are all welcome to take part.


You will get 18 holes of golf, great prizes and a delicious meal all for $60.00.


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

More Hardware For The Lee Boys

It has been a very busy and rewarding summer so far for Hunter and Carson Lee who have made their way back to Flin Flon with more hardware.


Hunter recently picked up a Silver medal at an under 21 competition in Sassari Italy and Carson returns home with a pair of Silver medals from the Pan American games in Guatamala.


Carson won the Silver in the 79 KG, losing the Gold medal to an American. He was also part of the Boy's team that finished second overall for Silver.


The Lee brothers have also competed in Romania and did some training at Michigan and are now back in Flin Flon for a two week break.


They will head to Calgary for the Canada Cup on June the 30th and will host a hot dog fundraiser this Saturday at the CO-OP.

Minor Hockey Looking For Coachs

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is accepting coaching applications for the up coming 2019-2020 season.


There are AA openings in the Atom, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget divisions.


If you are interested,  e-mail by next Friday June the 14th.

Learn How To Play Pickle Ball

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in North America and there is a regular league in Flin Flon.


The City Of Flin Flon will be building 4 new pickleball courts at the Steventon rink this summer.


You can find out more about this popular sport for all ages with two introduction clinics happening Saturday June the 15th at 10 am and Tuesday June the 25th at 7.


There is a regular league that plays at the Steventon rink Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday afternoons at 1:30.

Phase Two Of Bomber Season Tickets

Phase two of the early bird season ticket blitz for the Flin Flon Bombers is under way.


Adult ticket prices are currently $325.00 which is a savings of $179.00 from walk up.


Senior tickets are $300.00, which is a savings of $145.00 from walk up.


Stop by the Bomber office on Main street open  12-4, Monday through Friday to get your tickets and enjoy every Bomber home game this season.

Flin Flon Bomber Bantam Selections

The SJHL held their AGM this past weekend in Nipawin and one of the big orders of buisiness was the Bantam draft.


The Bombers chose 4 players overall including the 6th overall pick which ended up being forward Kylynn Olafson from Lanigan.


Olafson put up 36 points in 26 games with the Bantam AA Humboldt Broncos.


In the second round, Flin Flon chose defenseman Cole Tanchuk from Prince Albert


Tanchuk had 34 points in 30 games with the AA Prince Albert Pirates.


The Bombers went with a goalie in the fourth round, selecting Max  Hildebrand from Martensville.


Max suited up for 18 games with a 2.56 gaa and is the son of former Bomber trainer Steve Hildebrand.


With their final selection in the fifth round, the Maroon and White added d-man Kalem Parker.


Parker put up 36 points in 30 games with the Martensville AA Marauders this past season.

Hapnot Athletic Awards

Hapnot Collegiate hosted their athletic banquet on Tuesday in the Hapnot gym, where they would acknowledge the outstanding local high school athletes from this past year.


Senior Varsity Male Athlete Of The Year- Wrestler Carson Lee

Senior Varsity Girls- Alyssa Patterson- Volleyball


Junior Varsity Male- Braydon Abott- Basketball

Junior Varsity Female- Alli Lytwyn- Volleyball


Harder Avalon Classic

Saskatoon hosted the Harder Avalon Classic soccer tournament  this past  weekend and  a number of Flin Flon teams took  part.


Under 11 boys- Phantom Lake Vikings went o-1-1


Under 11 girls- Phantom Lake Thunder finished 0-1-1


Under 13 boys- Phantom Lake Warriors, 1-1 and beat Lakewood for the Bronze 7-1.


Under 15 boys- Phantom Lake Mutants- 0-1-1


Under 15 girls- Phantom Lake Lightning- 0-2-0 and ended up losing 3-2 to Aurora in a close game for the Bronze.


Under 17 boys- Phantom Lake Storm- 0-1-1, lost Bronze medal game to Nipawin 2-1.

Opening Day Results

The Phantom Lake Golf  Club held their first big event of the golf season this past Saturday.


50 golfers took part in the Opening Day tournament in the Men's, Ladies, Senior and Junior Divisions.


Men's results


Championship Flight- Ray Shirran-74

second- Jeff Woods

third- Chris Bortis


First flight

Sean Dundas



Sue Murray



Doug Anderson



Blake Alexander


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