Sports News Archives for 2021-07

Bombers Bringing Back Golf Tournament

After a year hiatus due to Covid, the Flin Flon Bombers announced on social media that they are bringing back their annual golf tournament.


It will take place on Saturday September the 18th with a shotgun start at 2 PM.


You can book through groups of 4 and each group will include one Bomber player.


Cost is $75.00 per player and will include a steak dinner and prizes. Sign up by contacting Cole McCaig at 204-573-1236 or e-mail


It will be a best ball format and all the proceeds from the event will go directly to outfitting the players for the up coming season.


Keeper Signs With A New Team

Cross Lake Manitoba's Brady Keeper has signed a new contract with the Vancouver Canucks ending a three year stint in Florida where he only dressed for two games.


It is a two year deal worth $1.525 million and it is a chance to continue his career in Canada.


Keeper has played the majority of his games with the Springfield Thunderbirds of the AHL where he picked up 18 points in 61 games including 6 goals.


Keeper is a former  standout with the OCN Blizzard where he played 161 games over three seasons between 2014-17.


In his final year he was the team captain and picked up 48 points in 48 games en route in being selected the top defenseman in the MJHL.


After finishing his junior career, Keeper went on to the University of Maine for two seasons before joining the Florida Panthers in 2019.  



Extreme Hockey School Will Return

Good news for young aspiring hockey players across Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan,  as the Extreme Hockey School will return to the Whitney Forum on August the 23rd.


This is by far the longest running hockey school across the North and will entering it's 23rd year.


Mike Reagan will be back as the head instructor and will be joined by Bomber Assistant Coach Cole McCaig and lots of returning Bomber players. 


There will be programs for all age groups including the Junior program for 6 to 9 year olds, Intermediate for 10 to 12 and Skill Development for anybody 13 and over.


Specialty Clinics  will also be offered for anybody off to Junior camps which will teach shooting, stick handling and body checking. 


More updates including registration details will be announced soon on the Bomber facebook page.


Mike would like to thank all the local sponsors for their support that allows them to offer the hockey school at affordable rates.





Blue Bombers Ready For Start Of Season

A huge Canadian tradition will make it's much awaited return to friendly Manitoba on Thursday August the 5th with the return of the CFL.


The last Grey Cup Champions of record the Winnipeg Blue Bombers will host the Hamilton Tiger Cats at IG Field in a re-match of the 2019 classic.


To make it even more special the province has announced full capacity for the game with over 33,000 fans expected.


The football club has announced that game day tickets are now  available for all 7 home games  with season ticket holders having first crack at single game tickets.


Season tickets and flex packs are also available for purchase. You will also have to be fully vaccinated before being allowed in the stadium and you must have your Manitoba immunization card either paper or digital version.


“This is a great day for Bomber fans,” said Blue Bombers President and CEO Wade Miller after the announcement. “Manitobans got to this point by going out and getting vaccinated and that needs to continue for us to all recover from this pandemic. So, August 5th we’ll be going full-steam ahead.”


Due to all the protocols with Covid,  the CFL was forced to have a condensed season and will play 14 games instead of the usual 18 and will not play the Grey Cup til Sunday December the 12th in Hamilton.





Seniors Open

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is calling all golfers who are 50 and over to compete in the Senior's Open which will be happening on Wednesday August the 18th.


There will be a 9 am shotgun start and will cost $40.00 for members and $50.00 for non- members.


Call the Pro- Shop to register and book a cart at 306-688-5555.


Your fee will cover 18 holes of golf, your meal and prizes.

Summer Evaluation Camp

The Flin Flon Bombers were able to get back on the ice this past weekend for the first time in a long time with their summer evaluation camp.


It took place in Saskatoon at the ATC Arena and featured veteran players, recently signed players and up coming prospects with roughly 50 players in total.


Local product 15 year old Joey Lies was impressive leading Team Yellow with two goals in a 5 to 4 win over Team Blue . Returning Bomber forward, Jaeden Mercier had three assists in a losing cause.


It was an up-tempo high energy camp and you could tell the kids were very happy to be back on the ice again.


Don't forget the Bomber on-line 50/50 draw continues and you can pick up tickets online on the Bomber website and their facebook page.


Tickets are 1 for $5.00, 10 for $10.00 or 20 for $60.00.


The draw in Monday August the 2nd at 6:30.

Kodiaks Revamp Schedule

The Creighton Kodiaks football team is looking forward to the beginning the Northern Saskatchewan Football season this fall.


They will be starting their training camp on Thursday August the 19th at 6:30. They will also be hosting a meet and greet with sizing of equipment on Wednesday August the 18th at 6:30



It will be a very busy month of August with lots of practise with the season starting on September the 3rd in Sandy Bay. The schedule has been changed due to some teams not being  able to take part this season.


The rest of the schedule will look like this:


Wednesday September the 8th vs Pinehouse


Thursday September the 16th vs Cumberland House


Wednesday September the 22nd at Ahtakakoop


Thursday Setember the 30th VS Beauval


Wednesday October the 13th at Laronge


Playoffs start October the 23rd with Provincial Playdowns starting on October the 30th.

Bombers Hosting A Development Camp

The Flin Flon Bombers will be getting back on the ice this weekend as they will be hosting a 50 man development camp in Saskatoon.


It starts this Friday at 12:30 and runs through Sunday at the ATC Arena.


The camp will consist of veterans, signed players and future prospects.


Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan is looking forward to this weekend. " We are excited to be able to do this, as it has been a long time since we had something normal. It won't be our typical spring camp or anything like that but we will have all our veterans, prospects and future prospects with about 50 kids total. We will run a few practises and play some games and see where we are at. I think this is positive and exciting for the Flin Flon Bombers."


This will be the hockey club's first opportunity to see all their players together on the ice  since last fall's training camp.


Head Coach Mike Reagan also mentioned that the 22nd year of the Extreme Hockey School will be returning the week of August the 23rd to the Whitney Forum pending restrictions. 


More updates will be released and if you require any more information contact Mike Reagan directly at 204-271-1407.


MJHL Announces Development Camp

courtesy of mjhlhockey,ca


WINNIPEG, MB – The MJHL #ProtectMB U18 / U16 Prospect Development Camp gets underway Wednesday, July 14th and runs until Sunday, July 18th at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg.


U16 groups, made up of elite Manitoba players born in 2006 who are eligible for the 2022 MJHL Draft, will check-in on Wednesday with daily on and off-ice activities taking place until Saturday.


U18 groups, made up of elite MJHL Prospects from Manitoba born in 2004 and / or 2005, check-in on Thursday with daily on and off-ice activities taking place until Sunday.



The main goal of the camp is to help prepare these players on and off the ice for the upcoming season, what it takes to be successful in the MJHL and what it takes to get to the next level. (NCAA, WHL, USports, NHL). Camp activities will emphasize the elements these players need to focus on to transition successfully from elite minor hockey to elite Junior A hockey. The camp will also provide these players with an important opportunity to return to organized hockey activities in a professional, safe, and fun environment.


Players will receive both on and off-ice skill development led by experienced professionals and high-level hockey players. The on-ice program will consist of practice and skill development group sessions, and the off-ice portion will cover elements related to athleticism and mental skills, as well as the technical and tactical skills required to play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.



Eddie Olczyk – Seattle Kraken (NHL)

Scott Arniel – Washington Capitals (NHL)

Don MacGillivary – Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL)

Ryan Smith – Spokane Chiefs (WHL)

Alfie Michaud – University of Maine (NCAA)

SJHL Releases 2021-2022 Schedule

The SJHL released their full schedule for the 2021-22 season today and will feature a full 58 games for each team.


The Flin Flon Bombers will once again play in a division with the Laronge Ice Wolves, Nipawin Hawks and Melfort Mustangs and will make up the Sherwood Division.


The Bombers will face the Ice Wolves 10 times and play both Nipawin and Melfort 8 times then play the eight remaining teams 4 times.


The top 8 teams overall in the league standings will make the playoffs.


The season will begin on Friday September the 24th with the Bombers travelling to Melfort to face the Mustangs. Flin Flon will host the Mustangs at the Whitney Forum the next night.


Flin Flon's first 5 games will be against division opponents before heading to the Showcase in Warman to face Kindersley and Yorkton, October the 5th and 6th.


The Bombers first big road trip will start on October the 19th in Melville before heading to Estevan, Notre Dame and Weyburn to play 4 games in 5 days.


Flin Flon will play a home and home with Laronge on December the 31st and Jan 1st and will wrap up the regular season on March the 5th at home against the Wolves.


For the full schedule go to

FFMH Still Looking For Volunteers

Flin Flon Minor Hockey still needs some volunteers to step up and join their board in helping them get their season started in the fall.


Board positions that still need to be filled include; Special Events, U-7 Hockey D Co-ordinator, Under 11 Atom Co-ordinator, U-13 Pee Wee Co-ordinator, U-15 Bantam Co-ordinator, Fundraising and Equipment Co-ordinator.


If you would like to help out and keep Minor Hockey in Flin Flon going please e-mail

Corey Thompson Talks About First Shift Program

Corey Thompson,  on behalf of Flin Flon Minor Hockey was yesterday's guest on the CFAR Norman Sportsline Program.


Thompson was in to discuss the First Shift Program which is being done right across the province in conjunction  with the Winnipeg Jets.


This is a program for anybody 6 to 10  and is a great  introduction to the game of hockey.


We discussed how your child could get involved and all the different advantages in signing up for this program starting in the fall.


You can hear the interview right here:

Woods Takes The Trout

The Phantom Lake Golf Club was able to battle the heat and hosted their first big event of the summer this past weekend.


The Trout Festival Golf Tournament was played on Saturday and 40 golfers took part with entries for both the Men and Ladies.


Jeff Woods , one of Northern Manitoba's top golfers was in fine form and fired a 74 to finish in top spot one stroke better than Evynn Labarre.


Shawn Frasor, Ryan Hanson and Dave Knutson rounded out the top 5.


Lori Salahub won the Ladies, shooting an 82. Jordan King, Sue Murray and Judy Freeborn were the other top finishers.


The Phantom Lake Golf Club will now get ready for a Mixed Two Ball coming up on Saturday July the 21st.


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





MJHL Releases League Schedule

The MJHL is looking forward to making it's much awaited return in the fall and will officially get back on the ice on Friday September the 17th.


The OCN Blizzard are looking forward to a full season and will play in a division with Way Way, Swan Valley, Dauphin, Virden and the Neepawa Titans.


The Blizzard will start the season with a home and home against the Swan Valley Stampeders.


The two teams will play in Swan to start the season on Friday the 17th with the re-match at the GLMC the next night.


The Blizzard will play the first 20 games of the season in their division before travelling to Winnipeg to face the Blues on November the 26th and 27th.


OCN will kick off their Christmas break on December the 19th before returning in the new year to face the Winnipeg Freeze on January the 7th and 8th.


The Blizz will close out the regular season in Virden March the 11th.




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