Sports News Archives for 2021-09

Kodiaks Crush Islanders

The Creighton Kodiaks got to play their much awaited home opener yesterday and did not disappoint the large crowd in attendance with another impressive offensive display.


The Kodiaks poured it on and rolled over the Cumberland House Islanders 68 to 20.


In a game that most likely will secure home field for the Kodiaks in the playoffs, this game was never in doubt.


Creighton jumped out to a quick 18-0 lead after the first quarter and kept piling up the points with a 48 to 8 lead at the half.


Noah Olivier had another good day with three touch downs and four converts.  Another highlight was a 70 yard strike from QB, Marcus Kennedy to Carson Straile.


Jaxson Smith, Myles Patterson and Connor Andrews also scored touch downs and Gracie Dubinak added two converts.


Head Coach Ryan Karkakochuk was happy with how his team played yesterday. " It was great to see the environment, the fans and play our first home game in two years. With that said I thought we took command of the line of scrimmage and that is the most important part of football that people don't understand. If you can establish the line of scrimmage, you can run the ball and that opens up the pass and we could do anything we wanted yesterday."


The Kodiaks improve to 2-1 on the season and will travel to Laronge next Tuesday October the 5th before hosting Athahkakoop on October the 13th to wrap up the regular season.

Kodiaks Will Finally Play Home Opener

This is a day the Creighton Kodiak football team has been waiting well over a year for, their much awaited home opener.


After losing all of last season to Covid and their first two games wiped out this year, the Kodiaks were given the green light to get back on their home field today.


Creighton did get back on the field in Ahtahkakoop last week and had no problem finding the end zone winning handily 81-0.


Noah Olivier and Myles Patterson did much of the damage with 5  touch downs between them.


Cumberland House will come to Creighton today for a 4 pm kick off and their is lots riding on this game with the winner getting to host a playoff game.


The Kodiaks are 1-1 as they were forced to forfeit their first game against Sandy Bay. Cumberland is 2-0.


A big crowd is expected for today's game.

Bombers Fall To 1-2

The Flin Flon Bombers did score the first goal in  last night's game against the Nipawin Hawks but couldn't muster much offense after that.


Cole Duperreault streaked down the left wing and snapped a low shot past Chase Hamm, just 4:48 into the opening period but that was it for the Bomber offense  as they dropped  a 4 to 1 decision.


Nipawin played well defensively and Flin Flon had a hard time getting to the net.


The Hawks scored four straight from Albertsen, Lefebvre, Wilson and Dobson with the Bombers holding the edge in shots 31 to 26.


The Bombers who are especially good on the power play went  0 for 1 in their only opportunity. The Hawks finished 1 for 4.


Flin Flon will fall to 1-2 on the season while Nipawin is tops in the Sherwood Division at 3-0.


Next up for the Bombers will be a home and home with Laronge this weekend. Flin Flon heads to Laronge on Friday with the re-match at the Whitney Forum on Saturday at 7:30.


The Wolves are still looking for their first win of the season at 0-2.

Golf Club AGM

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is starting to wind things down after a very successful season.


The Club-house is now closed  for serving food but will continue to sell drinks til the end of the week.


Sarah and her staff want to thank everybody who came out and supported them this year.


The course will remain open til this Thursday September the 30th before closing for the season.


The PLGC AGM will take place on Wednesday October the 6th starting at 7 at the Club house.


The agenda will include a report from the Golf Pro, Greens Superintendant, President and Treasurer.


There will also be questions from the floor and election of officers.

Manitoba Midget Triple A Hockey Season Is Under Way

The Manitoba Midget Triple a Hockey league kicked off the 2021-22 season this past weekend with 12 of the league's 13 teams in action including the Norman Northstars.


Norman got to open up the season at the C.A. Nesbitt Arena in Thompson against the Southwest Cougars.


It was a good showing for a very young roster with the Cougars winning both games 4 to 0 and 2 to 1 Sunday  afternoon.


Ian Snooks from Thompson was the only Northstar player to find the back of the net on opening weekend.


Norman will get another chance on home ice to grab their first win as they will welcome the Brandon Wheat Kings to town for two games next weekend October the 2nd and 3rd.



Bombers 1-1 As They Start The SJHL Season

Bombers  Even as they start the SJHL Seson



       The Flin Flon Bombers traveled to Melfort to begin the SJHL on Friday night, and didn’t get off to the start they wanted.  Melfort got the best of the Bombers 5-2.The Mustangs  scored twice early in the first period and Bombers had to play catch up the rest of the way. Cole Duperreault and Mason Kaspick got the markers for Flin Flon and Cal Schell made 33 saves in the loss.



      Saturday night in the home opener the Bombers were able to get avenge the previous night’s loss and pick up 5-3 victory  over the ‘Stangs in a spirited game heard on 102.9 CFAR. Fueled bya  3/8 night on the power play, the Bombers got offensive production with goals from  Nathan Gagne,Jaxon Martens,Xavier Lapointe,Cold Duperreault, and Mason Kaspick  who added the empty netter in an eventful third period.  Melfort got a pair of power play goals of their own late to make it a contest that went right down to the dying seconds. Cal Schell made 37 saves including several that turned the momentum the Maroon and Whites way. Bombers welcome the Nipawin Hawks, Tuesday night at the Whiteny Forum at 7:30. Masks and proof of vaccination required to attend

Bombers Announce Another Cash Draw

The Flin Flon Bombers have announced another cash draw with a chance to win over $30,000.00 in prizes.


There will be 10 draws of $200.00 each

10 draws of $500.00 each.

3 draws of $1000.00 each

and a grand prze draw of $20,000.00


You can pick up your tickets by etransfering


or stop by the bomber office for tickets.


The draw date is October the 16th at 9pm.

Rep Team Try-Outs

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will begin their rep team try-outs next week.

The Sportex will hold a Rep Team Showcase on Sunday for U-11, 9:30 TO 10:45  and U-13, 11-12:15


Monday U-7 all 5:30 to 6:30 and U-13 try-outs 7 to 8:15.


The Whitney Forum will hold U-15 try-outs on Monday 8 to 9:15 and U-11 5:30 to 6:45, U-13 7 to 8:15 and U-15 try outs 8:30 to 9 :15 on Tuesday.


Try-outs will hold a $25.00 charge in cash only and you are asked to bring the exact change.


I will post the rest of the try-outs next week.

Bombers Take It To Blizz Again

The Flin Flon Bombers had no trouble filling the back of the net again last night and pounded the OCN Blizzard 8 to 3 at the Whitney Forum.


The Bombers took all three games against their MJHL rivals out scoring them 22 to 6.


The power play was firing on all cylinders and ended up going an incredible 6 for 10 while OCN managed to go 1 for 7.


Nathan Gagne continues to tear it up offensively and scored his fourth and fifth of the pre-season and also added an assist.


Cole Duperreault, Jaeden Mercier and Reece Richmond also had three points.


Jared Thompson got the call between the pipes and ended up making 25 saves for his second pre-season win.


The OCN goals came from Amraj Gill, Max Mazur and Ashton Paul.


The Bombers will now wind down the pre-season with their annual golf tournament on Saturday before heading to Laronge on Sunday.


The regular season will start a week from Friday in Melfort.

Kodiaks Forced To Forfeit Game

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man football team has taken anothe dagger in trying to get back on the field to defend their 2019 trophy.


Last season was totally wiped out due to Covid and now they have lost their first two games of this season.


They were supposed to open up the season last week in Sandy Bay, but Sandy Bay was forced to drop out of the league and now the Kodiaks have been told they will have to forfeit their home opener tomorrow.


There has been a rise in Covid cases in the area so Creighton school has decided to forfeit the game to SMVS out of Laronge and the Kodiaks will start the season 0 and 1.


The Kodiak players will keep working hard in practise and hope to finally get on the field next week in Ahtakakoop.



102.9 CFAR Releases 2020-21 Bomber Broadcast Schedule

102.9 CFAR  is ready to bring you another season of hard pounding Flin Flon Bomber action and look forward to bringing you 33 exciting broadcasts this season.


It all begins with a home and home against the Melfort Mustangs to open the season September the 24th and 25th.


All games will start at Manitoba time and the broadcast scedule is subject to change.


Here is the complete broadcast schedule:


Friday Sept 24th in Melfort- 8:30

Saturday  Sept 25th VS Melfort-7:30

Friday  Oct 1st in Laronge- 8:30

Friday  Oct 8th VS Kindersley- 7:30

Tuesday Oct 12th in Nipawin- 8:30

Friday Oct 15th VS Melville- 7:30

Friday October 29th VS Yorkton-7:30

Wednesday Nov 3rd in Melfort- 8:30

Friday Nov 12th VS Melfort- 7:30

Friday Nov 19th VS Estevan

Sat Nov 27th in Humboldt- 7:30

Sun Nov 28th in Humboldt- 4pm

Friday Dec 3rd VS Humboldt- 7:30

Tuesday Dec 7th in Nipawin- 7:30

Friday Dec 10th VS Weyburn 7:30

Friday Dec 17th in Laronge- 7 :30

Friday Dec 31st VS Laronge- 7:30

Sat Jan 1st in Laronge- 7:30

Tues Jan 4th in Nipawin- 7:30

Fri Jan 7th VS Melfort- 7:30

Sat Jan 8th at Melfort- 7:30

Fri Jan 14th at Kindersley- 7:30

Sat Jan 15th at Battleford- 7:30

Sun Jan 16th at Battleford- 1pm

Friday Jan 21st at Melfort  7:30

Friday Jan 28th VS Laronge- 7:30

Sat Jan 29th at Laronge- 7:30

Friday Feb 11th VS Battleford- 7:30

Friday Feb 18th at Melville- 7pm

Saturday Feb 19th at Yorkton- 7:30

Tuesday Mar 1st at Nipawin- 7:30

Friday Mar 4th at Laronge- 7:30

Sat March 5th VS Laronge-7:30

Closing Day And Club Championship Results

The Phantom Lake Golf Club held their last big event of the year with over 60 golfers coming out for the Club Championship and Closing Day tournament.


The event attracted golfers of all ages including Men, Ladies, Seniors and Juniors.


Here are the complete results:


Men's Club Championship

1st- Darcy Salamondra-69

2nd- Ray Shirran- 75

3rd- Jeff Woods- 76


First Flight

Brad Fox


Men's Senior 50-64 1st Flight

Mark Koop


2nd Flight

Mike Slipp


Men's Super Senior 65+

 Brian Bortis


2nd Flight

Butch Lekopoy


Ladies Club Championship

Lori Salahub


Ladies Senior 50-64

Sue Murray


Super Ladies 65 +

Judy Maitland



Jake Brown




Bombers Take Both In Battle Of The North

The Flin Flon Bombers had no trouble filling the back of the next this past weekend as they swept the home and home with the OCN Blizzard.


The Bombers took Friday's game at the Roy H johnston Arena by a score of 10 to 2 and followed that up with a 4 to 1 win at the Whitney Forum last night.


OCN came out hard on Friday but could not solve Jared Thompson who stood tall for the first 6 or 7 minutes to keep his team in the game.


The momentum turned around in Flin Flon's favour after Luke Shaeffer snuck in a shot from the blue line to put the Bombers on the board with their first shot of the night.


Flin Flon never looked back and quickly made it 3 to 0 on goals from Cole Duperreault and Luke Monroe.


OCN then started a constant stream to the penalty box and the Bombers made them pay by going 4 for 8 in helping put up the ten goals.


Luke Monroe would end up potting two more to collect his first junior hat-trick with other goals coming from: Matt Raymond, Mason Kaspick, Drayden Kurbatoff, Cabrel Labossiere and Lucas Fry.


The OCN goals came from Bryden Sinclair and Michael Hlady.


Saturday, the Blizzard played much better but still had trouble putting the puck in the back of the net.


The Blizzard scored first , but that was the only puck to beat veteran Cal Schell who saw his first action of the pre season and made 37 saves.


Flin Flon got their goals from Gagne, Duperreault, Swanson and Pfoh.


The Bombers will run their pre-season record to 2-1 and will face the Kindersley Klippers in Prince Albert in a neautral sight game tonight at 7:30.


We will have complete results tomorrow.


Next action at the Whitney Forum will be Tuesday night when the OCN Blizzard will make another visit.





Bombers Battle Blizzard


The battle of Northern Manitoba will take place this weekend with a home and home as the Flin Flon Bombers will tangle with the MJHL’S OCN Blizzard.


Tonight the two teams will hook up at the Roy H. Johnston Arena in The Pas with puck drop at 7 and the rematch tomorrow at the Whitney Forum at 7:30.


Head Coach Mike Reagan talks about what type of a line – up we can expect to see from them tonight.

“ We will insert some veterans with a bunch of rookies as we are only a week through training camp and I think it is important to get some veterans in especially since they didn’t play at all last year. They are chomping at the bit to get in the line up and we have three games in three nights. We are not going to play guys three straight so there will be a lot of juggling as we want to be healthy going into the regular season.”


This will be just the second pre-season game for the Bombers who dropped a 2-0 decision to Laronge on Sunday.

OCN has split two games with  Swan Valley including a 6 to 2 win  on Wednesday.


You can catch all the action on 102.9 CJAR and the with the Great North GM Coach’s Show at 6:45.


We will have the re-match on 102.9 CFAR and tomorrow.

Bombers Extend Season Ticket Deadline

Good news if you haven't picked up your Bomber season tickets yet.


The hockey club has extended the season ticket deadline to Saturday September the 18th.


You can pop by the Bomber office and store on Flin Flon's Main street Thursday and Friday's between 1 and 4 and Saturday's 12-4.


You must provide proof of vaccination prior to buying tickets.

Skating Club Registration

The Flin Flon Figure Skating Club will be starting their season soon.


Registration continues and is filling up fast by going to their web-site at


Starskate will start this Tuesday September the 14th at 4:30.


Canskate starts on Wednesday September the 29th at 5:45 and Pre Canskate will also start on the 29th at 6. 


They look forward to seeing everybody back at the rink.



Closing Day Tournament

The Phantom Lake Golf Club is getting ready to present the last tournament of the year this Sunday.


It will be the Club Championship and Closing Day tournament with a shotgun start at 11 am.


It will be $40.00 for members and $50.00 for  non- members which will include 18 holes of golf a meal and prizes.


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

Kodiaks Season Delayed

Once again the Northern Saskatchewan Football League has had to make some changes before they hit the field.


The Kodiaks were to start their season in Sandy Bay last Friday but Sandy Bay has had to withdraw from the league due to not being able to get all their players vaccinated.


The season will start next week with the Kodiaks holding their home opener next Wednesday September the 15th, 4 pm from the Creighton Field.


SMVS from Laronge will be in town to kick off the season.


Cumberland House has rejoined the league, so that means there will be 4 teams in the league this year including Creighton, SMVS and Atahkakoop.


We should have the new schedule in the next couple of days and I will post on this blog when it is complete.


The Kodiaks are the reigning champions from 2019 and have 5 players remaining from that championship team including Marcus Kennedy, Myles Patterson, Brenne Hailey, Davon Eastman and Noah Olivier.







Gogal Boys Shine At Walt

The Walt Cunningham Labour Day Classic has wrapped up after three gigantic days at the Phantom Lake Golf Club.


Blaine Gogal had an incredible weekend and knocked off some stiff competition including the defending champion Darcy Sal to claim the 2021 Championship.


Gogal had 14 pars and 4 birdies on his way to the Match Play round.


Here are the complete results:

Championship Flight

Blaine Gogal

Darcy Sal

Neil Goodman

Cody Bray


First Flight

Chris Harris


Second Flight

Jeff Woods


Third Flight

Steve Pickering


Fourth Flight

Clayton Quinn


Fifth Flight

Jack Quinn


Sixth Flight

Chris Reynolds


Seventh Flight

Gage Gogal


Eighth Flight

Cal Hammond


Ninth Flight

Todd Simms


Tenth Flight

Trevor Watt


Eleventh Flight

Ken Brough

Bombers Fall In Pre Season Opener

The Laronge Ice Wolves scored twice in the opening period last night and that was enough offense to pick up the 2-0 pre season win at the Whitney Forum.


Rookies,  Cossette and Ovido provided all the offense as the Wolves out shot the Bombers 33 to 25.


Flin Flon also dressed all rookies and looked a little nervous to start the game as they were out shot 14 to 4 in the opening period.


The Bombers got better as the night went on but couldn't solve the Ice Wolf goaltenders Smith and Bell.


The Maroon and White countered with Max Hildebrand and Cody Wilson who both played well.


Head Coach and GM,  Mike Reagan had this to say about last night's pre season game. " I thought both teams competed hard and there is jobs on the line on first impressions that you have to make and I thought we got better as the game went on. We just had a slow start."


Flin Flon will now focus in on the battle of Northern Manitoba as they will play the MJHL'S OCN  Blizzard in a weekend series at the GLMC on Friday and back at the Whitney Forum on Saturday.


102.9 CFAR and will have the broadcast of Saturday's game including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15.

Team White Beats Team Maroon

Lots of offense last night for the annual Maroon and White game which wrapped up Bomber Main Camp at the Whitney Forum.


When it was all said and done, Team White erupted for four goals in the third period for the 8 to 6 victory.


Veteran Matt Raymond led the way with a pair of goals with singles coming from Ethan McColm, Nathan Gagne, Matt Egan, Cole Tanchuk, Nathan Flodell and Jeremi Tremblay.


Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan is predicting a big offensive season for Tremblay who hails from Quebec City.


Team Maroon was led by rookie Dean Gorchynski who scored twice with other goals coming from Jaeden Mercier, Mackenzie Carson, Cole Duppereault and local product Jordan Pfoh.


Gorchynski lit it up for the Winnipeg Wild last year in the Manitoba Midget Triple A League by putting up 55 points in 47 games and also spent some time with the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL.


5 different goalies saw action with Team White going with three back stoppers including veteran Cal Schell and rookies Max Hildebrand and Cody Wilson.


Last year's back up Jared Thompson and Hunter Lolacher shared the crease for Team Maroon.


The Bombers will now start to see how they measure up against every body else as they officially start the pre-season tonight.


Laronge will be here to rekindle the rivalry with puck drop at 7:30. The game will feature all rookies.





SJHL Announces Mandatory Covid 19 Vaccination Policy

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The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announces a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

The mandatory vaccination policy will apply to Coaches, Players, Scouts, Athletic Therapists and Trainers, Equipment Managers, On-ice Officials, and ice level Off-ice Officials (penalty box attendants; timekeepers, and scorekeepers) and any other individuals who interact directly and on a regular basis with players.


1st vaccine to be obtained by September 10th


2nd vaccine to be obtained Oct 15th


These dates will allow ample time for teams to make sure they can help with arrangements, for any player or staff who haven’t yet received their Covid vaccine.


This will also allow time to come up with any modified work for staff or players should that be deemed necessary.


Players, coaches, staff that are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when around other players, coaches, or staff or involved in off-ice team activities.


Due to the travel restrictions into Manitoba, coaches, players, and staff, until they are fully vaccinated cannot travel into Manitoba.


This measure is in order to consider the majority of the Province of Saskatchewan, and in the interest of the communities of the SJHL, the players, coaches, staff, and volunteers of the teams, and to keep them as safe as possible.


The Saskatchewan Jr Hockey League Board of Governors approved this mandatory vaccine policy to provide the best opportunity for the players to complete the 21-22 SJHL season.


Spots Filling Up For The Walt

The biggest weekend of the Phantom Lake Golf season is just a few days away and time is running out to sign up for the Walt Cunningham Golf Classic.


Local Pro, Kelly McLaren has confirmed that the afternoon draw is completely full, but there are still a few spots for the morning shot-gun at 9:30.


It is $120.00 for three days of golf, meals and prizes and don't forget you must pay at the time of sign up.


You must sign up by Friday morning if you want to play this year.


McLaren says the course is in great shape heading into the weekend. " Brett the Greenskeeper gave us the news last Thursday that number 5 is now open and everybody says it is in great shape. The whole course is in good shape and handled the last down pour very well. We have a lot of out of town people coming and look forward to having a great weekend."


102.9 CFAR will have complete results when the event wraps up on Monday.


Reagan Talks About Main Camp

The Flin Flon Bombers are now  just one day away from Main Camp which will kick off with registration at noon tomorrow. 


Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan is expecting over 60 kids this weekend and is looking forward to putting his roster together to start the season.


The complete schedule can be seen at and will conclude with the annual Maroon and White game Saturday night at 7:30.


Reagan was our guest on yesterday's Norman Sportsline Program and you can hear all his comments on what is expected to be a very competitive camp.


You can hear the interview here:


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