Sports News Archives for 2019-08

Day 2 Of Bomber Main Camp


Day 2 of Flin Flon Bomber Main Camp continues at the Whitney Forum with a combination of over 60 veterans and rookies all vying for spots for the up coming season.


Once again, Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan will have some difficult decisions to make as they have recruited a lot of top end talent.


They still have a number of key prospects at WHL camps and expect some of those players to trickle back starting next week. 


The Bombers are also excited about a number of veteran players who are back including Caleb Franklin, Reid Robertson, Donavan Houle, Mason Martin, Ryder Richmond and Jacob Delorme.


We caught up to the Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan  and he talks about how the team is shaping up for the up coming season which starts for real in just two weeks.


You can hear that interview here:

Bomber Main Camp Schedule

The Flin Flon Bombers will open Main Camp this Thursday at the Whitney Forum.


Here is the schedule:


Thursday 29th

10 am- Registration

12:00-12:45- Team 1 practise

1:00-1:45- Team 2 practise

2:00-2:45- Team 3 practise

6:00- 9:00- Inter squad games


Friday August 30th

10:00 am to 10 pm- Inter squad games


Saturday- Aug 31st

11:00-11:45-  pre game skate, team 1

12:00-12:45- pre game skate, team 2

7:00- 9:00- Top 40 game


Norman Will Have Strong Flin Flon Contingent

The Norman Northstars wrapped up main camp earlier today with the Blue and White inter squad game.


Once again their will be a strong contingent of players from Flin Flon this year.


Congratulations to returning players, defenseman Jordan Pfoh, forwards, Morgan Daneliuk, Blake Lahonen , Morgan Beauchamp and goalie Rylan Potkonjak.


Congratulations as well to first year player, forward Derek Koivisto.


This will be Norman's 35th season in the Manitoba Midget Triple A League with the season starting on Friday September the 27th in Winnipeg against the Wild.

Fundraising Barbecue For Lee Brothers

Hunter and Carson Lee will be hosting one more fundraising barbecue at the CO-OP parking lot tomorrow between 11 and 2.


$5.00 will get you a hot dog, drink and a bag of chips. This will also be an opportunity to come chat with the boys about their recent under 21 Junior World Championships in Tallinn Estonia.


Hunter will also have his Bronze Medal on hand that he won at the World Championships.


A big thank you to the CO-OP and Arctic Beverages for sponsoring and making this event possible.

Catching Up With Former SJHL'er Dale Butland

Shoot To Score Hockey School continues this week at the Whitney Forum. The legendary Reggie Leach has done an excellent job with the youngsters in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, teaching the skills of the game.


One of the instructors that Leach has recruited is former Selkirk Steeler and Nipawin Hawk, Dale Butland.


Butland was one time property of the Flin Flon Bombers and remembers his time in the SJHL very fondly,  including many division battles with the Maroon and White in the early 2000's.


I had a chance to sit down with Dale yesterday and we discussed his connections to Flin Flon and we talked about his career in junior and as a professional. You can hear that interview right here:

Walt Cunningham Labour Day Classic

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is gearing up for their biggest weekend of the year, the Walt Cunningham Labour Day Classic.


It will take place the weekend of August the 31st to September the 2nd.


Entry fee is $120.00 which must be paid at sign up. There will be two shot gun starts at 9 and 2.


Day 1 is stroke play and day 2 and 3 will be match play.


There will be no shortage of great food, prizes and golf, so call the Pro- Shop for more details at 306-688-5555.

Bomber Golf Tournament

The Flin Flon Bombers are preparing for their annual golf tournament coming up at the Phantom Lake Golf Club on Sunday September the 8th.


Shotgun start at 2 with a maximum of 72 golfers. Every group will get to golf with one Bomber player.


Cost is $75.00 which includes 9 holes of golf, prizes and a steak dinner. Some of the prizes include autographed pictures from Grant Fuhr, Chris Chelios, and Pete Mahovilich.


Sign up at the Bomber office by calling 204-687-4404.

Lee Wins Bronze At Junior Worlds

Congratulations to Flin Flon's Hunter Lee who picked up a Bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in Tallin, Estonia.


Lee defeated a Georgian,  Miriani Maisuradze 4-2 in the 86 KG Bronze medal final.


Lee won two of his three round robin matches with his only loss coming to Deepak Punia of India who was the eventual Gold medal winner.


This medal is Lee's first at the world level. At the Junior World Championships last year  he placed 13th in the 92 kg. 

Shoot To Score Schedule

Shoot To Score Hockey School will be back for their second year at the Whitney Forum starting next Monday. Unfortunately all the spots are full so if you would like to attend the school you will have to go on the waiting list.


You can go to the Shoot To Score facebook page and leave your name and if their is a cancellation they will get in touch with you.


Here is the schedule for next week:


Novice- 10am


Atom- 11:45


Pee-Wee- 2:45


Bantam/ Midget 4:30


Any questions you can contact Tom at 306- 960-9318



Bombers Continue To Bolster Line Up

With training camp just a few weeks away, the Flin Flon Bombers continue to make additions to get ready for the 2019-2020 campaign.


The Bombers have added some more experience up front wih the addition of Matt Raymond from the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL for a pdf.


Raymond played 16 games last year where he picked up 5 points including 2 goals and 3 assists.


Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is very excited about the addition of Raymond. "We're happy to acquire Matt who has half a year of junior experience and plays a physical game. He's a team guy that is willing to do whatever it takes to win. Matt will make us tougher to play against, which has been our goal this off-season." 

Senior Open Results

The Senior's Open took place yesterday at the Phantom Lake Golf Club with 61 golfers taking part.


Here are the results


Championship Flight


Shawn Fraser- 75

Mark Davis-77

Doug Ductawich-80

Barry Smith- 80


First Flight

Hugh Quinn


Second Flight

Brian Bortis


Third Flight

Ron Breedon


Fourth Flight

Randy Beever


Fifth Flight

Al Brown


Ladies Championship

Sheila Sproxton


First Flight

Maxine Long


Low Gross- 50-64- Jim Quinn, Low Net- 50-64- Sal Woloshyn


Low Gross- 65 and over- Bob Davis, Low Net 65 and over- Brett Davie


Low Gross Ladies- Pat Bilquist



Marchi Commits To Marian University

Congratulations to three year Flin Flon Bomber, Daylan Marchi who has committed to Marian University for the up coming season.


Marchi put up 88 points in 123 career games including  this past season where he scored 21 goals and added 31 assists. He also put up 11 points in 27 career playoff games.


Head Coach from Marian University Zach Gaynor had this to say about signing Marchi for the up coming season. “We are really excited to add Daylan to our program. I have had my eye on Daylan for a long time. Daylan’s skating, efficiency on face offs, and his compete level on special teams will really round out our forward lines. We feel that not only are we getting a great hockey player, but we are getting an even better person. Our team has taken a major step forward adding Daylan to our roster and I look forward to seeing him in a Sabre jersey this fall.” 


Marian competes in the NCAA Div 3 Conference.


Cranberry Trout Winners For 2019

The 2019 Cranberry Portage Trout Challenge wrapped up yesterday afternoon after two days of fishing on Lake Athapap.


A total of 66 boats took part and a big thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors who continue to make this one of the best weekends of the entire year.


Congratulations to the home town team of Barry Anderson and Gord Fidierchuk on winning it all with 234.25 total inches for the two days. Gord also caught the biggest fish of the weekend that was 42 inches and a master angler.


Here are the top 11 winners from this weekend:


First- Barry Anderson and Gord Fidierchuk- Cranberry- 236.25

Second -Blaine and D. Hyska- Flin Flon- 224

Third- Brady Fidierchuk and Lee Johnston- Redvers and The Pas- 222.25

Fourth- C and S Matheson- Sheriden- 212.75

Fifth- Brian Fidierchuk and Hoglander- Dauphin- 208.5

Sixth- D and Justin Murray- Winnipeg- 207.5

Seventh- M Ouellet and Petznick- Cranberry-206.25

Eighth- Jarrett Ouellet and Petryk-Cranberry- 205

Ninth- Bickel and Bickel- The Pas- 204.75

Tenth- Grenier and Grenier- Cranberry- 202.75

Eleventh- Ted Smith and Wiens- Cranberry- 202.75 

Summer Volleyball Camp

The Flin Flon School Division will be hosting a summer volleyball camp August the 26th to the 28th at McIsaac school gym.


The lead instructors will be Jake Rogers from Winnipeg and Craig McIntosh from Hapnot.


This is open to both Junior High and High school students.


Grade 6-8 boys and girls 9-noon and grade 9-12 boys and girls will be 1-4.


It is $20.00 per athlete and you can sign up by e-mailing Craig McIntosh at



Senior Open On Wednesday

The Phantom Lake Golf Club will be hosting the Senior Open this Wednesday, August the 7th with a shot gun start at 10.


Cost is only $40.00 for members and $45.00 for non-members. You get 18 holes of golf, prizes and food.


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


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