Sports News Archives for 2019-11

Mel Pearson Memorial Tournament

The Mel Pearson  Novice Memorial Hockey Tournament will take place this weekend at both the Sportex and the Whitney Forum.

 

There will be teams from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson and Snow Lake taking part.

 

Games start Friday with The Thompson Wild taking on the Pas Black, 4:30 at the Sportex. First game at the Whitney Forum has the Steelworkers against the Pas Red at 4:30.

 

Action will take place through out the entire weekend with the playoffs starting Sunday at 9 and the Championship final at 12:15.

 

 

 

 

Queens Provincial Volleyball Schedule

Good luck to the Senior Hapnot Queens volleyball team who are off to Boissevain later this week for Provincial volleyball.

 

The Queens are in a pool with the Prairie Mountain Predators, Minnedosa Chancellors, Major Pratt Trojans and Gabrielle Roy.

 

Hapnot will play their first game on Thursday at 10 am against Gabrielle Roy. Friday they play Major Pratt at 9, Minnedosa at noon and Prairie Mountain at 2.

 

Playoffs will start Saturday at 9.

 

102.9 CFAR will have updates through out the weekend.

Mustangs Topple Bombers

 

The Melfort Mustangs, on a strong goaltending performance from Shawn Parkinson downed the Flin Flon Bombers 3 to 1 on Saturday night.

 

Parkinson was definitely the difference in the game stopping 32 out of 33 Bomber shots.

 

Jacob Delorme also played well stopping 36 out of 38, with one of the Melfort goals in to the empty net.

 

Melfort came out and played a very good first period, and held the Bombers to only 7 shots with very few good scoring opportunities.

 

They also scored the only goal when Schell re-directed a point shot past Delorme on the power play to put the Mustangs up 1 to 0 after one.

 

That stood up til the 6:15 mark of the third period when Mr. Hustle, Caleb Frankilin jumped on a Dane Hirst re-bound to tie the game early in the third.

 

This was Melfort's night, as Lopez was left alone in front of the Bomber net to score the eventual game winner mid way through the final frame.

 

Ryley Lanthier, would seal it with an empty netter and less than two minutes on the clock.

 

With the Melfort win, the Bombers and Mustangs are once again tied a top the Sherwood Division with 35 points. Flin Flon does have a game in hand.  

 

The Bombers have had a tough time with the Stangs this season and saw their record fall to 0-2-1 in the three meetings.

 

The Maroon and White pulled out a nice come from behind win in Nipawin on Friday.

 

Trailing 3 to 0, the Bombers reeled off four straight goals to stun the Hawks 4 to 3.

 

Reid Robertson had a 3 point night and was the game's first star. Mason Martin scored the winner with the other goals coming from Trystan Lemyre and Billy Klymchuk.

 

Kyle Jessiman picked up the victory with 22 saves on 25 shots.

 

Despite Saturday's loss, the Bombers are playing good hockey and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games.

 

Flin Flon will hit the road for 4 games in 5 nights starting tomorrow in Melville, before hitting Notre Dame, Estevan and Weyburn.

 

We will not be broadcasting these games and won't be back on the air until December the 6th in Laronge.

 

Kinsmen Bombers Win Wescana Cup

The Pas and OCN hosted the annual Pee Wee Wescana Cup tournament this past weekend at the Roy H Johnston Arena and GLMC.

 

The Kinsmen AA Bombers were unbeaten picking up 2 wins and a tie in the round robin and ended up beating Thompson 4 to 3 in the final to win the Wescana Cup.

 

The Eddies Family Foods Bombers went 3-0 in the round robin and lost the A- Final to Hudson Bay 8 to 2.

 

The Pas beat Snow Lake 7 to 2 in the C-Final.

Off To Nipawin

A big weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who travel to the Cage to face the Nipawin Hawks tonight before returning home to face Melfort tomorrow.

 

The Bombers are coming off a successful weekend in which they knocked off Humboldt in the shoot out on Thursday 6 to 5 and a convincing 9 to 3 win over Notre Dame on Friday.

 

Flin Flon is 7-2-1 in their last 10 and find them selves tied with Melfort for top spot in the Sherwood Division with 33 points.

 

The Sherwood is very competitive this season with only 3 points separating first and fourth spot.

 

It is a log jam,  but the Bombers have games in hand on every body with 3 games in hand on Nipawin, 2 on Melfort and 5 on Laronge.

 

Flin Flon has lost just 5 times in regulation which is second best in the league only behind Nort Battleford.

 

Mike Reagan has made some very good moves so far this season in particular to shore up the blue line.

 

The addidtions of veteran's Troy Quinn and Dane Hirst have rounded out the line- up nicely, and their forward group is as deep as anyone.

 

Cole Rafuse is red hot and was just awarded the SJHL Player Of The Week after adding 8 points in 2 games including 5 goals. He sits third in league scoring, 2 points behind team mate Alec Malo.

 

Congratulations to third year Bomber forward, Donavan Houle who has committed to the University of Maine, Division 1.

 

The 20 year old from Montreal has 19 goals and 13 assists in only 22 games.

 

Houle will be the first Bomber to attend Maine since Eddy Wood who won a national championship with that program in 1998-99.

 

The Hawks have struggled a bit lately going 4-4-2 in their last 10 but are unbeaten in their last 3.

 

Offense is definately a problem as they have only scored 70 goals in 26 games which is 34 less than Flin Flon who has played 23 times.

 

Nipawin also doesn't have a player in the top 20 in league scoring while the Bombers have 5.

 

Saying that, the Hawks are always tough to beat in their own building and are 8-3-2 at the Cage this season.

 

Flin Flon has had as much success there as anyone and are 7-7 in their last 14 visits.

 

You can catch tonight's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com starting with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Peds Threads Bombers Off To Swan River

Good Luck to the Peds Threads Atom Bombers who are off to Swan River for their first tournament of the year this weekend.

 

Flin Flon will play four round robin games against Dauphin, Friday at 3, Swan Valley Saturday at 11, The Pas, Saturday at 5 and Thompson Sunday at 8.

 

Playoffs start Sunday at 9:30 with the Gold Medal game at 2.

Kodiak Football Award Winners

 

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man football team handed out their year end awards last night at the Creighton Community Hall.

 

It was their fifth annual event with more than 200 people in attendance.

 

A big thanks to BnB Rockyview for preparing a delicious supper.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk addressed the crowd with a re-cap of the season and a farewell to the Senior's.

 

He also thanked all the sponsors,parents and volunteers.

 

Here are last night's award winners:

 

Rookie Of The Year- Marcus Kennedy

 

Most Dedicated Award- Brenden Haley and Davin Eastman

 

Special Teams Award- Austin McLean

 

Most Improved Player- Aidan Collard

 

Warrior Of The Year- Offense- Evan Madarash, Defense- Brady Carmichael

 

Leadership Award- Hayden Kanto

 

Offensive Player Of The Year- Blake Alexander

 

Defensive Player Of The Year- Hayden Kanto

2019 Wecana Inn Hockey Tournament

The Pas will be hosting the Wescana Inn Pee Wee Tournament this weekend at both the Roy H. Johnston Arena and GLMC.

 

Flin Flon will be well represented with two teams competing including the Eddies Family Food Bombers and Flin Flon Kinsmen Bombers.

 

The tournament will start Friday at 1:30 with the Pas Huskies playing the Eddies Family Foods Bombers at the Roy.

 

The Flin Flon Kinsmen Bombers play the Pas Huskies in their first game at 3:05 also at the Roy.

 

Playoffs begin Sunday at 9 with the Gold Medal game at 3.

Good Effort Falls Short

The Norman Northstars were in action this past weekend with a couple of games against the Southwest Cougars.

 

After a 4 to 0 loss on Saturday, Norman came out with a gutsy effort on Sunday afternoon.

 

Norman took a 4 to 2 lead into the third period but couldn't hang on and ended up losing 6 to 5.

 

It was a good afternoon for the Pas's Branden Hill who had two goals and an assist. Ryan Monias from Thompson chipped in with a goal and two assists.

 

Flin Flon's Derek Koivisto also scored his fourth of the season.

 

Norman will drop to 0-18-0-1 and hit the road for three games starting Friday against Eastman.

 

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers were in Lac du Bonnet this past weekend and dropped all three of their games to the Pembina Rockets 6 to 2, Pembina Flyers 6 to 1 and 7 to 1 against the Northern Knights.

Queens Win Fourth Straight Zone

 

Flin Flon and Cranberry hosted Senior Volleyball Zones this past weekend with teams from all over the North competing.

 

The Hapnot Queens were able to win their fourth straight Zone with an undefeated weekend.

 

Hapnot went 4-0 in the round robin then beat Cross Lake in the semi's 25 to 22 and 25 to 11 setting up the final against MBCI from The Pas. 

 

The Queens would not be denied and took both games convincingly 25 to 13 and 25 to 11.

 

 

The Boy's games took place in Cranberry and the Hapnot Kings went 3 and 3 in the round robin before losing in the semi's to Oxford House.

 

Oxford House then went on to beat The Pas 25 to 18 and 25 to 16 to win the Boy's Zone for the very first time in their school's history.

 

The Queens move on to Provincials in Boissevain and Oxford House is off to Killarney the weekend of November the 28th to the 30th.

Werbicki Trucking Bantam Bombers Off To Lac du Bonnet

The Werbicki Trucking Bantam AA Bombers are off to Lac du Bonnet for their second tournament of the year this weekend.

 

The Bombers will play the Pembina Valley Rockets today at 5, the Pembina Central Flyers tomorrow at 10 and the Northern Knights at 1:45.

 

Playoffs start Sunday at 9:30 with the Gold Medal game at 3:45.

Northstars Host South West

The Norman North Stars return to action this weekend at the C.A.Nesbitt Arena in Thompson where they will host the South West Cougars in a pair of games.

 

Games will take place Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30.

 

Norman are still in search of their first win of the year as they bring a record of 0-16-0-1 into this weekend's action.

 

Southwest is 8-6-0-1

 

The Northstars are led offensively by captain Jordan Pfoh who has 10 points in 17 games while rookie Derek Koivisto has 9 points in 15 games.

Bombers Rally In The Shoot Out

The Flin Flon Bombers were able to shake off a rough first period and came back to beat the Humboldt Broncos in a shoot out 6 to 5 last night at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bronco's were able to score 3 goals on just 11 shots and chased Kyle Jessiman from the game after the opening period.

 

Jacob Delorme came and played the second and third periods in relief and played well stopping 28 out of 30 shots including all 3 Bronco's in the shoot out.

 

Cole Rafuse continues to be one of the hottest Bombers down the stretch, scoring a pair to give him 16 on the season. Rafuse has 8 points in his last 4 games and has surpassed Donavan Houle for second place in team scoring.

 

Other Bomber goals came from Alec Malo, Tristan Lemyre and Matt Raymond collected his first ever SJHL goal in the first period.

 

Alec Malo was also the only player to score in the shoot out when he fired a low shot blocker side on Brendan Forman and actually broke his stick.

 

The Humboldt goals came from Bryson Cecconi with a pair, Eric Nicksha, Logan Kurki and Tristan Shewchuk.

 

With the win Flin Flon will imrove to 14-5-3 and are now tied with Melfort for top spot in the Sherwood Division with 31 points. The Bombers have a game in hand.

 

The Bomber home stand continues tonight with Notre Dame coming to town for the first meeting of the year between the two clubs.

 

The Hounds are playing a lot better hockey getting back to the .500 mark going 6-2-1-1 in their last 10. They did lose in Laronge last night 4 to 2.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan had this to say after last night's game. " It shows that we can come from behind. We did that in Melfort when we were down 3 to nothing and I thought the guys were relentless as it wasn't our best effort. At times we were good and there were times we wern't that good. Humboldt plays us real well and they are a good hockey club, no question about it and you can't take anything away from them. We have some guys that should of had better games and they know that they are capable of having better games. We will be a lot better tomorrow night."

 

 

Bombers Get D-Man from Kindersley

The Flin Flon Bombers have  swung a significant trade with the Kindersley Klippers earlier today as they continue to bolster their back end with more experience.

 

Flin Flon has landed veteran defenseman Dane Hirst from the Kindersley Klippers for goaltender Matt Sankner, forward Drayson Collyer , prospect Hunter Laroque and future considerations.

 

Hirst who is from Lac Du Bonnet MB has 7 points in 12 games this season.

 

Hirst also played with Troy Quinn on the Swan Valley Stampeders laast year. The Bombers just got Quinn from Merrit of the BCHL last week.

 

Sankner is the key part of the deal for Kindersley. The 19 year old product from Pennington New Jersey has put up some very good numbers in a Bomber jersey, going 2-2-1 with a save % of .936 and a gaa of 2.39.

 

This should also be a good move for Collyer who saw limited duty in a Bomber sweater, dressing for only  9 games with no points this season. Collyer is only 17 and has his whole career ahead of him.

 

Flin Flon is hoping that Hirst will be in the line up tomorrow against Notre Dame.

Bombers Welcome Back The Broncos

After splitting a pair of games with Yorkton on the weekend, the Flin Flon Bombers will continue their home stand tonight against the Humboldt Broncos.

 

These two teams know each other very well with this being the fifth meeting of the season.

 

The season series is even at two wins a piece with Flin Flon winning the last match up in Humboldt 5 to 2 back on October the 24th.

 

Flin Flon continues to battle for top spot in the Sherwood Division with the Melfort Mustangs who are two points ahead of the Bombers with Flin Flon having two games in hand.

 

The Maroon and White will make up one of those games tonight.

 

As of today the Bomber record stands at 13-5-3 and have 29 points which is third overall , tied with the surging Yorkton Terriers.

 

Humboldt is 12-8-2-1 and are just two points behind the Bombers and are one of the biggest surprises in the league this season.

 

The Bronco's are the youngest team in the league and have only three 20 year olds including captain Graysen Cameron, Logan Foster and Bryson Cecconi.

 

Head Coach and GM , Scott Barney who took over mid way through last season has done a tremendous job with this group and they are never an easy 2 points for anybody.

 

A lot of people thought they might be a couple of years away but they have proven that they are a team to contend with now.

 

Both these two clubs match up well and play very similar styles that includes quick skating and aggressive fore checking.

 

Their numbers are fairly close too with the Bombers scoring 89 times in 21 games compared to the Bronco's 78 in 23 games.

 

Flin Flon has also given up 69 goals against compared to 77 for Humboldt.

 

I always enjoy watching these two teams go at each other and this has been a very good rivalry for the last several seasons.

 

The games this season remind me of all the epic playoff battles back in the mid 2000's.

 

We will not have the broadcast tonight and don't return to the air waves until next Friday when Flin Flon will invade the Cage in Nipawin.

 

 

Senior Volleyball Zone Schedules

Flin Flon and Cranberry will be hosting Senior Zone volleyball this weekend starting on Friday with teams competing from Flin Flon, Norway House, The Pas, OCN, Oxford House, Cross Lake, Cranberry and Nelson House.

 

The Girls will be playing games in Flin Flon

 

The Hapnot Queens will play three games on Friday against Cranberry at 2, The Pas at 3 and OCN at 4.

 

The Boys games will be played in Cranberry.

 

The Hapnot Kings will also play 3 games on Friday as they will take on Cross Lake at 11, The Pas at 2 and OCN at 7

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 9 with the Girls Final at 3 and the Boy's Final at noon. 

 

 

Bombers And Terriers Split

 

The Flin Flon Bombers and Yorkton Terriers split a pair of games this past weekend in what turned out to be two pretty entertaining hockey games.

 

Friday,  Donavan Houle was up to his usual tricks picking up a pair of goals and an assist in leading his team to their 13th win of the year, winning 6 to 2. Houle now has 18 goals which is second overall.

 

Cole Rafuse also had a good night, adding a goal and two assists with the other Bomber markers coming from Brandon Cianflone and new comer Troy Quinn with a pair.

 

Kyle Jessiman was back between the pipes making 26 saves in his second start and looked good, particularly handling the puck.

 

Carson Henry and Jordan Mis had the Yorkton goals.

 

Saturday, Yorkton came out and played a better game picking up the 4 to 1 victory.

 

The Bombers hit the board first when Cole Rafuse picked up a loose puck in front of the Terrier net to dispose of his 14th of the season.

 

That is all the offense the Maroon and White could muster as Ryan Ouelette shut the door the rest of the way.

 

Ouelette was fantastik, stopping 47 out of 48 Flin Flon shots and was the game's first star. Ouelette is 5-0 since coming back from the WHL and his numbers are staggering with a gaa of 1.66 and sv % of .960.

 

He is the real deal and Yorkton is a lot different with him in their line up.

 

Yorkton got their offense from Chantz Petruic and Ryan Ries who both had two goals each.

 

Petruic now leads the league with 23 goals  and 46 points in just 23 games.

 

Flin Flon will fall to 13-5-3 on the season and remain two points behind Melfort for first in the Sherwood Division with two games in hand.

 

Yorton improves to 12-10-1 and are starting to run away with the Viterra Division with an 8 point lead over second place Weyburn.

 

The Bomber home stand will continue with two more  games this Thursday against Humboldt and Friday against Notre Dame.

 

We will not be broadcasting these games and arn't back on the air till Friday November the 22nd in Nipawin.

 

Pfoh Leads Norman To First Point Of The Season

The Norman North Stars were back in action against the Parkland Rangers this past weekend in a couple of neautral sight games in the Pas.

 

It looked like the North Stars would hit the win column on Saturday as they led the game at one point 3 to 1, but Parkland mounted the come back winning 5 to 4 in OT.

 

Jordan Pfoh had another good game scoring two goals and adding one assist. Morgan Beauchamp and Derek Koivisto also added assists.

 

This was Norman's first point of the season.

 

Sunday, Parkland won 2 to 0.

 

Norman will fall to 0-16-0-1 on the year and return to Thompson to host Southwest this weekend.

MBCI Sweep JV Zones

MBCI out of the Pas hosted JV Volleyball Zones this past weekend with teams from all over the North competing including the Hapnot Kings and Queens.

 

Both teams played well coming up a little bit short in their quest for Zone banners.

 

The Queens beat both Cross Lake and Easterville in the round robin and then beat Moose Lake in the semi final.

 

This put the Queens in the final against MBCI out of the Pas and they lost a close game two sets to one to finish second.

 

The Kings also won both their round robin games over Grand Rapids and Norway House. They would play The Pas in the semi's and lost two sets to none.

 

MBCI then went on to capture the boy's zone beating Moose Lake in the final two sets to none.

 

The volleyball season also came to an end for the Senior Creighton Kodiak girls who were in Lanigan for Regionals.

 

They lost both their games to Punnichy and Canora but played well and had a good season.  

Bombers Ready For Terriers

After a 7 day break the Flin Flon Bombers are back in action this weekend against the Yorkton Terriers at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bombers sit second in the Sherwood Division at 12-4-3 and remain two points behind the division leading Melfort Mustangs with two games in hand.

 

Flin Flon continues to score a lot of goals with 82 in 19 games and are second only to the Battleford Stars in offense who lead the league with 95 in 21 games.

 

The top line of Alec Malo, Cole Rafuse and Donavan Houle have cooled off a little of late but the team is getting secondary offense from the Haygarth brothers.

 

In the last 7 games the brothers have combined for 23 points and are scoring a lot of big goals.

 

Flin Flon has also bolstered the blue line with the acquisition of Troy Quinn from the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. Quinn had 6 points in 18 games this year and was a member of the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders who went to the league final this past spring.

 

Quinn will be in the Bomber line up this weekend.

 

Yorkton comes to town the class of the Viterra Division at 11-9-1 and lead the Weyburn Red Wings by 6 points and are the only team in the division with a record over .500.

 

Their leading scorer Chantz Petruic is starting to pull away in the overalll scoring race lead with 43 points in 21 games.

 

Petruic is also the SJHL Player Of The Month for both September and October and just picked up the SJHL Player Of The Week.

 

The Bombers will have to try and find a way to shut him down this weekend.

 

Yorkton also bolstered their goaltending by getting Ryan Oullette back from the WHL and he  was between the pipes for their win in Nipawin on Tuesday night making 45 saves on 48 shots. 

 

Good news on the injury front as the Bombers will welcome back forwards Tristan Lemyre and Matt Flodell who both make their return to the line up tonight. Defenseman Jack Michell,  who hasn't played a regular season game yet still looks to be a few weeks away.

 

Don't forget that tonight is Minor Hockey Appreciation Night and all minor hockey players are encouraged to bring their skates and equipment to the rink to skate with the Bombers after the game.

 

No broadcast tonight but we are back on the air tomorrow with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 with drop of the puck at 7:30.

 

 

JV Volleyball Zones In The Pas

The Hapnot Kings and Queens are off to the Pas for JV Volleyball Zones starting on Friday.

 

Teams will be competing from all over the North including Flin Flon, The Pas, OCN, Norway House, Grand Rapids, Split Lake, Cross Lake, Easterville , Nelson House and Moose Lake.

 

The Queens will kick things off against Cross Lake at 6 and Easteville at 8, both on Friday with the Kings playing Grand Rapids at 5:15 and Norway House at 7:15 also on Friday.

 

Playoffs start Saturday at 1:30 with the finals at 6:30.

 

Good luck to the Creighton Kodiak Senior Girls who are off to Lanigan for Regional Volleyball.

 

The Kodiaks play Punnichy at 10 am and Canora at 2, both on Saturday.

 

Playoffs will start Saturday at 3:30. 

Northstars To Play Two Games In The Pas

The Norman Northstars will play a couple of neautral sight games this weekend in the Pas against the Parkland Rangers.

 

On Saturday, the two teams will meet at the Roy H. Johnston Arena at 7:30 and play at the GLMC on Sunday at 1:30.

 

Flin Flon will be well represented with 7 players on the team including goalies Rylan Potkonjak, Odin Church, forwards Derek Koivisto, Morgan Daneliuk, Morgan Beauchamp and Blake Lanonen.

 

Jordan Pfoh is their number one defenseman and team captain.

 

Norman is still in search of their first win of the season.

 

 

Kodiak Football Banquet

The Creighton Kodiaks will officially wrap up the season with their banquet and awards night on Wednesday November the 20th.

 

This is open to the public and will take place at the Creighton Community Hall with Rockyview BnB catering.

 

Doors will open at 6 with dinner at 6:30.

 

Ticket prices are $10.00 for anybody 11 and up, and just $5.00 for 10 and under. You can pick up tickets at the Creighton school main office.

 

Any questions you can call Mandy at 306-688-5138 or Ryan at 306-688-2122.

Bombers Trade For Veteran D-Man

The Flin Flon Bombers have added a veteran presence to their blue line with the addition of 20 year old defenseman Troy Quinn from the Merrit Centennials of the BCHL.

 

Quinn who is from Nepean Ontario and  had 6 points in 18 games with the Centennials this season.

 

Quinn also played with the MJHL'S Swan Valley Stampeders and was part of their success as he put up 9 points in 17 playoff games as the Stamps were just one goal away from a MJHL Championship.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan is excited to add Quinn who brings size and lots of experience to the Bomber lineup and should be in uniform this weekend. 

Northstars Remain Winless

The Norman Northstars had another rough weekend on the road dropping all three games .

 

Friday they lost to the Winnipeg Bruins 5 to 0.

 

Saturday, they dropped a 7 to 3 decision to the Winnipeg Thrashers. Morgan Daneliuk who just got back in the line up picked up his first goal of the season. Jordan Pfoh and Morgan Beauchamp both had assists.

 

On Sunday they lost to Eastman 11 to 4. Derek Koivisto led the way with a goal and an assist.

 

Norman drops to 0 and 15 on the year and are back at home this weekend with two games against Parkland which will be played  in the Pas.

Kodiak Girls Are Conference Champions

Congratulations to the Senior Creighton Kodiak Girls Volleyball team who won both their games this past weekend in Air Ronge at Conferences.

 

The Kodiaks beat Senator Myles and Stanley Mission to finish first and win the Conference Championship .

 

Creighton will now move on to Regionals at a location yet to be determined.

 

The Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens were in Brandon for the Spartan Dig. This is one of the biggest tournaments in the province with 40 teams taking part.

 

The Queens had a great weekend beating Deloraine, Elton and Grandview in the round robin.

 

They also beat Killarney in the playoffs before losing to Virdon in the Quarter Finals to finish 8th overall.

 

The Kings dropped all three round robin games to Green Valley, Landmark and Rosenort. They dropped to the B-Side and lost in the first round of the playoffs to Dauphin.

Norman Hits The Road For Three

The Norman Northstars will hit the road tonight, still in search of their first win of the season.

 

They will be in Winnipeg to face the Bruins tonight at the Southdale West Arena. Tomorrow they are off across the city to face the Thrashers before wrapping it up on Sunday against  Eastman.

 

This may be their weekend to hit the win column as two of the teams they will be facing, the Bruins and Selects are both under 500. 

 

Norman are led offensively by Ryan Monias from Thompson who leads the team with 10 points.

 

Flin Flon's Jordan Pfoh and Blake Lahonen both have 6 points each in 12 games.

Come Back Falls Short

The Flin Flon Bombers spotted the Melfort Mustangs three first period goals before an inspired come back fell short last night at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort,  losing 4 to 3 in OT.

 

The Mustangs pounced on the Bombers at the 10:24 mark of the first period and scored three goals in a 3 minute span to take a quick 3 to 0 lead.

 

Melfort captain Tyson Meyers opened up the scoring with his 6th of the season when he tapped in a loose puck on new Bomber goalie Kyle Jessiman. It looked like Jessiman had the puck covered, but Meyers beat him to the loose puck.

 

Kenzie Arnold and Colby Bredt then scored back to back goals to put the Bombers back on their heels.

 

Flin Flon looked a little shell shocked and I thought Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan might make a goalie change.

 

He stayed with Jessiman and Flin Flon got a late first period goal from Ryder Richmond to spark the team going into the locker room for the second period.

 

Trailing 3 to 1, the Bombers played their best period of the game and put two past veteran puck stopper Shawn Parkinson.

 

Billy Klymchuk set up Chase Haygarth on the break away and he got in alone to score his fourth of the year.

 

Klymchuk was at it again this time setting up Cole Rafuse from behind the Melfort net and Rafuse tied the game with a short handed goal and his 12th of the season.

 

I said it during last night's broadcast , that in  my opinion Billy Klymchuk is the best penalty killer in the league and is one of the reasons why the Bombers have the best overall  PK in the league.

 

With the game tied at 3, neither team could seel the deal in the third so over time was needed.

 

Flin Flon did get the puck deep in Melfort territory but couldn't get a chance in close on Parkinson.

 

Melfort took advantage of their best opportuinty,  when Ryley Lanthier picked up a loose puck at the side of his own net and skated the entire length of the ice and fired a puck over Kyle Jessiman's shoulder to send the Palace into a frenzy.

 

What made this play interesting is Lanthier almost coughed up the puck in front of his own net before leading the rush down the ice.

 

It was the debut of new Bomber goalie Kyle Jessiman who brings lots of experience to the crease with 120 games under his belt in the QMJHL. He ended up with 30 saves on 34 shots and got better as the night went on.

 

He will need to get a few more games under his belt before I can truely assess his play. Parkinson was the busier goalie stopping 39 out of 42 Bomber shots.

 

Flin Flon does get a point and see their record fall to 12-4-3, 2 points behind Melfort for first in the Sherwood with a game in hand. Melfort improves to 13-4-2-1 and have only lost once in regulation since opening weekend.

 

Both teams will get the weekend off and next up for the Bombers will be the Yorkton Terriers who come to town for two games next weekend, November the 8th and 9th.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the broadcast of Saturday's game.

 

 

 

 

 

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