Sports News Archives for 2021-11

Mel Pearson Memorial Hockey Tournament

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting their first tournament in almost 2 years this weekend.

 

The 21st annual Mel Pearson Memorial Tournament will take place at both the Sportex and Whitney Forum.

 

There will be 8 teams competing from Flin Flon, The Pas and Thompson.

 

Games will start on Friday with McKeens Trucking playing the Pas Black at the Sportex at 4. The FF Firemen will take on the Thompson Senators at the Whitney at 4.

 

The Steelworkers will take on the Thompson Stars at 5:30 and the Thompson Jets will play the Pas Red at 7 with both games at the Sportex.

 

Round Robin games will continue through Saturday and the finals will all be played Sunday starting at 9:30.

Heartbreak In Humboldt

The Flin Flon Bombers were just over 6 minutes away yesterday from taking 4 points out of Humboldt.

 

After a gutsy 3 to 2 win on Saturday a depleted Bomber line-up played their hearts out yesterday to only come up a little short.

 

Flin Flon looked good early building up a 2-0 lead early in the second period on goals from Jeremi Tremblay his 10th and Mackenzie Carson his 2nd.

 

The Bronco's would get their act together and tied the game when two of the top point getters in the league,  Saretzky and Perkins found the back of the net before the period was over.

 

Flin Flon continued to battle and Nathan Gagne scored a nice one timer to restore the lead early in the third.

 

Humboldt once again battled back just minutes later when Mckinnon snuck a shot through a maze of players in front of the Bomber net. Cal Schell never saw it.

 

Flin Flon would get their final lead of the afternoon taking advantage of a 5 minute major penalty to Landon Stromme who decided to run Matt Egan from behind.

 

Cole Duppereault would score his team leading 12th of the season when he banked in a rebound on Race Ramsay to put the Bombers up 4 to 3.

 

That seemed to give Flin Flon back the momentum, but the Broncos who had lost their last 2 games were determined not to make it 3.

 

Humboldt would tie it late when Eric Nicksha buried a shot from the slot with just over 3 minutes remaining in the game.

 

I thought we were going to get it to OT, but the officials had other ideas and called a terrible penalty on Bomber defenseman Reece Richmond for holding.

 

Humboldt took advantage and scored with just 30 seconds left in regulation when Saretzky scored his second of the day from a tough angle on Cal Schell to win the game 5 to 4.

 

Despite the loss, I thought the Bombers showed a lot on the weekend and proved that they are in the same category as the Broncos, Bruins and Stars and are one of the top teams in the league.

 

Give Humboldt credit they were down most of the game but found a way to come back and get it done.

 

The Bombers now sit at 17-8 and continue to sit first in the Sherwood Division and fourth over all.

 

The Broncos are a league best 20-7 and are the first team to hit 40 points.

 

Both Cole Vardy and Matt Egan were injured in yesterday's game when Vardy was high sticked by Connor Casparie and Egan was run from behind by Landon Stromme.

 

Their status is unknown.

 

These two teams will get to go at each other again this weekend as they will switch venues and play a pair at the Whitney Forum this Friday and Saturday.

 

Friday's game will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

Lee Brothers Win Huskie Open

Another event and the Lee brothers are wrestling champions once again.

 

Both Carson and Hunter competed in the Huskie Open this past weekend in Saskatoon and the two brothers were ranked no.1 in their weight classes going in.

 

Neither disappointed, with Carson winning the 74 kg event and Hunter was perfect in the 86kg weight class.

 

The two brothers won all three of their matches with Carson beating D.Williams from the Uof A in the final.

 

Hunter beat T.Boal from Ontario in his final. 

 

The youngest brother Maguire also competed in the Huskie Open Tournament and looked good in his 2 matches despite being off the mat for 3 weeks.

 

Next up for the Lee brothers will be the U-Sports National Wrestling Championships Feb 25-26th in Edmonton.

Northstars Look To Keep Their Hot Streak Going

The Norman Northstars who have won 5 of their last 7 games will begin another road trip tonight in Brandon.

 

This will be a good test,  as the Wheat Kings are the top team in the league at 17-0-2 and have not lost in regulation.

 

Norman will play Brandon tonight and again tomorrow before wrapping up the trip against Parkland on Sunday.

 

The Wheat Kings won both games in Thompson earlier this season and Norman is 1-1 against Parkland.

 

The Northstars sit at 8-11-3 and are tied with the Winnipeg Bruins for 7th over all.

Lee Brothers Update

 

The Lee brothers are having a great weekend at the Huskie Open which is taking place at the U

of S in Saskatoon.

 

Carson is competing in the 74 kg event and he had a bye in his opening round then beat S.Marchand from the U of S , 10-0 in the second round. He is now facing L. Springer from Alberta in the third round.

 

Hunter is competing in the 86 kg weight class and has booked a spot in the finals with wins over Obadiah Arthurs from the U of S and T.Goring of Alberta. Hunter has not given up a point in his first two matches.

 

He will be taking on T.Boal from Ontario in the final.  

 

102.9 CFAR will continue to have results and you can follow the matches at https://wrestling.ca/events/huskie-open-carding-tournament/

Lee Brothers Ready For Husky Open

Another big weekend for the Lee brothers, Carson and Hunter who will be representing the U of S at the Huskie Open which starts today.

 

The Lee brothers come into this weekend the top ranked wrestlers in their weight class.

 

Carson is ranked no.1 in the 82 kg and Hunter is no.1 in the 90kg.

 

The Lee brothers who have lots of international success under their belts are one of the biggest reasons that the U of S is ranked no.1 heading into the weekend's competition.

 

Hunter will compete against Obadiah Arthurs also from the Uof S in the 86 kg class.

 

Carson gets a bye in the first round and moves on to wrestle S.Marchand from the Uof S in the second round.

 

You can follow the results at : trackwrestling.com

 

 

Kodiaks Hand Out Awards

The Creighton Kodiaks officially wrapped up their season last night with their awards banquet at the Creighton Community Hall.

 

A big thanks to Rockyview BNB for donating and preparing a delicious meal.

 

Among the highlights included a slide presentation from Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk featuring all the big moments from the season.

 

Head Coach Karakochuk also thanked the other coach's Ryan Biberdorf, Chad Trumbley, Haiden Lengyel Kanto, Brady Carmichael, Hayden Biberdorf and Manager Mandy Patterson.

 

There was also a special send off for the 6 graduating players including: Davin Eastman, Austin Harrower, Myles Patterson, Brenden Haley, Noah Olivier and Kole Slugoski.

 

Here are last night's Award Winners:

 

Most Improved- Marcus Kennedy

 

Rookie Of The Year- Jordan Gorrell

 

Most Dedicated- Davin Eastman

 

Leadership- Myles Patterson

 

Courage- Caleb Jansen

 

Warriors Of The Year- Offense- Noah Olivier and Defense- Brenden Haley

 

Special Teams- Myles Patterson

 

Defensive Player Of The Year- Brenden Haley

 

Offensive Player Of The Year- Noah Olivier

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk summed up their season. " I t was great to get back on the field after a year layoff. It was nice to win the North again and we  were very close in Provincials and continue to make strides as far as the Provincials are concerned. The future is very bright with lots of players back for next year and we honored a fallen hero who needed us in Caleb Jansen."

Bombers Back On Track

The Flin Flon Bombers continued their winning ways at the Whitney Forum with a convincing 5 to 1 win last night against Nipawin.

 

The Bombers were able to shake off a 3 to 2 loss against Estevan on Saturday and picked up their league leading 12th win at home.

 

The game was never in doubt as Matt Raymond opened up the scoring just 1:59 into the opening period.

 

This was just Raymond's fifth game since coming back from a shoulder injury from the pre season.

 

Raymond has lit a big spark into his team mates and has showed great leadership and is very proud to be a Bomber.

 

Brett Wieschorster scored just 3 minutes later as he converted an early Bomber power play with assists from Tremblay and Gagne.

 

Flin Flon never looked back and got more offense from Cole Vardy, Xavier Lapointe and McKenzie Carson chipped in with his first goal.

 

Braxton Buchberger got the lone goal for the Hawks who continue to struggle finding the back of the net.

 

The Hawks have scored 60 goals in 23 games which has them ranked fourth from the bottom while the Bombers have had no trouble scoring with 91 in 23 games which is fourth overall.

 

Cal Schell continues to be a work horse and picked up his 12th win of the season which is third best in the league and he also has the second best gaa of 2.06.

 

This was a big win for Flin Flon who are now 4 points up on Melfort for top spot in the Sherwood at 16-7. They are tied with Battleford for third overall with 32 points.

 

Nipawin continues to struggle at 9-11-0-3 and lead the fourth place Laronge Ice Wolves by just 2 points. The Hawks do have 2 games in hand.

 

The Bombers will get ready for a stiff challenge as they will face the first overall Humboldt Broncos 4 straight games including two this weekend at the Elgar Petersen Arena.

 

Saturday's game is at 7:30 and Sunday at 4 and both will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

Curling Club AGM

The Flin Flon Curling Club will be holding their AGM tomorrow night at the Curling Club Lounge at 7pm.

 

The agenda will include a proposal from the city as well as all the bonspiel dates and questions and answers from the floor.

 

The Open Mixed Bonspiel which was supposed to take place this weekend has been cancelled due to low numbers.

 

Stick Curling has been moved to Thursday night at 7. It is $2.50 per person per game.

 

Come out and give it a try. It is a 2 person team with person holding the broom and the other one sweeping.

 

It is really catching on across the country and the local club is hoping people will give it a try here.

 

For more ingormation contact Sue at 687-5560 or Della at 688-6663. 

Kings And Queens Finish First In Thompson

The Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens had good results at a tournament in Thompson this past Saturday.

 

The Kings went 6-0 in the round robin and beat MBCI out of the Pas two straight in the final 25-13 and 25 to 15.

 

The Queens finished second in their pool but got it together for the final and beat OCN in both games.

 

Now the Kings and Queens will have to wait to see when they play again as it looks like there is talk of a Northern Provincial tournament being considered due to Covid restrictions.

 

Normally,  the Northern teams would play Zones with the winner advancing to Provincials but they want to restrict travel to the south.

Northstars Continue to Move Up The Standings

The Norman Northstars wrapped up a very successful road trip where they took 2 out of 3 on the weekend.

 

Norman made their way to Kenora and squeeked out a 6 to 5 win in OT on Friday.

 

Flin Flon's Magnus Pearson picked up a goal and an assist in the win. Paxton Moore also returned from injury and got the start and made 22 saves for his first win of the season.

 

Saturday, Norman doubled up the Thistles 6 to 3 and Thompson's Clark Scadden hat the hot hand and scored 5 times including the natural hat-trick.

 

Flin Flon's Gage Gogal added an assist.

 

Yesterday, Norman ran out of gas and dropped an 11-1 decision to the Eastman Selects.

 

It was a great weekend that saw the Northstars climb to 7th overall and they have 19 points which has them tied with the Winnipeg Bruins.

 

They will be back on the road this weekend hitting Brandon for a pair of games on Friday and Saturday and Parkland Sunday afternoon.

 

Norman is looking to make the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.

Bombers And Bruins Split

The weekend added up to the billing as two of the league's top clubs competed hard in two entertaining hockey games.

 

The Estevan Bruins made their only two regular season appearances at the Whitney Forum to battle the Flin Flon Bombers.

 

Friday night saw the Bombers over come a 2-0 deficit in coming back to stun the Bruins 3 to 2 in OT.

 

Nathan Gagne scored a late goal in the second period which really gave the Bombers a spark coming out for the third.

 

It didn't take long for the Bombers to tie the game as Mason Kaspick scored less than 2 minutes in to send the team and crowd into a frenzy.

 

That would hold up til over time and we would see plenty of excitement 3 on 3.

 

It looked like the Bruins would end it when defenseman Dayton Deics got robbed by Cal Schell on a 2 on 1 with a hard shot going off Schell's left arm.

 

The Bombers grabbed the rebound and went down the ice the other way and looked like they got stymied by Bruins netminder Boston Bilous.

 

The puck was initially stopped but a mad scramble insued and Cole Duperreault appeared to jam the puck in for his team leading 11th of the season and OT winner.

 

Cal Schell was outstanding making 36 saves as the Bombers picked up their 15th win of the season.

 

It was the Bruins who had to come from behind on Saturday as they trailed the Bombers 2 to 1 in the third period.

 

Mason Kaspick had put the Bombers up by a goal early in the third before the Bruins tied it on a strange goal by Nolan Jones.

 

Jones got the puck just inside the Bomber blue line and fired a puck that actually bounced off the ice and through Cal Schell's legs.

 

Estevan would grab the momentum and got the eventual game winner when Olivier Pouliot beat both Bomber defenseman and got to ther net to flip a back hander over Cal Schell's right shoulder.

 

Boston Bilous held the fort the rest of the way and the Bruins held on for the 3 to 2 win.

 

The Bombers had plenty of good chances in this game but couldn't score on the power play and ended up going 0 for 5 including a 5 on 3.

 

Zac Smith had the Bombers other goal.

 

A good weekend of hockey which saw the Bruins leave Flin Flon with 3 out of 4 points and Flin Flon got two to improve to 15-7.

 

They sit first in the Sherwood and fourth over all.

 

Estevan is 16-4-1-1 and they are second over all, 4 points behind Humboldt.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be Nipawin to complete the 5 game home stand tomorrow before travelling to Humboldt for a pair of games on the weekend.

Bombers Battle Bruins

One of the best North/ South rivalries will be rekindled tonight at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Flin Flon Bombers will host the Estevan Bruins in a pair of games this weekend.

 

This will be a fantastic match-up with both teams playing great hockey.

 

The Bombers are 7-3 in their last 10 and are coming off a weekend where they out scored the Melfort Mustangs and Notre Dame Hounds 14 to 3.

 

Flin Flon has also been lights out at the Whitney Forum with a record of 9-1.

 

Estevan continues to be one of the league's top clubs and enters the weekend at 15-4-0-1 and their 31 points has them in second spot overall.

 

The Bruins are 9-1 in their last 10 and beat the Bombers in their only meeting 3 to 1 on October the 20th. Flin Flon did have a 1-0 lead entering the third period that night.

 

Both teams can score with Estevan second in goals for with 89, 1 behind the Battleford Stars. Flin Flon sits fourth overall with 81.

 

This will be a great goaltending battle with the Bomber's Cal Schell leading the league in shut outs with 4 and currently sits second in save % at .937.

 

Estevan's Boston Bilous is second in  the league in wins with 11 and the best goals against at 1.82.  He also has a very good save % at .933

 

The Bruins are also blessed with lots of great offensive weapons including Mark Rumsey who leads the league in points with 35. They have 5 players in the top 15 scorers.

 

Estevan will host the Centennial Cup in May and continue to add lots of gifted players to their roster. They just scooped up 19 year old forward Jamie Valentino from Swan River to bolster the line-up.

 

This is always a great battle when these two teams meet and their battles date all the way back to the 60's when they were in the WCHL. I always remember their Remembrance Day brawl from 1997 and the famous sponge puck incident from 2000.

 

We look forward to getting back on the air with Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Hockey including tonight's Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Norman Ready For Kenora

The Norman Northstars fresh off a weekend sweep of the Interlake Lightning will hit the road for three starting tomorrow in Kenora.

 

The Northstars continue to make their way up the standings at 6-10-3 and have actually won 4 of their last 6.

 

They sit 9th overall and are just 1 point out of the final playoff spot behind Yellowhead. The Chiefs do have 4 games in hand.

 

This will be a good opportunity for the Northstars to pick up some more points as Kenora is dead last at 1-15.

 

After playing Kenora tomorrow and Saturday, Norman will finish the trip on Sunday against the 11-2-3 Eastman Selects.

 

 

Senior Kings And Queens Off To Thompson

The Senior Hapnot Queens and King's are off to Thompson for another weekend of volleyball on Saturday.

 

Both teams will play three round robin games against RD Parker, MBCI and Oscar Lathlin.

 

Playoffs will start at 5:30  and the finals will go at 7.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have full results after the weekend.

U-15 Bombers In Estevan

The  U-15 Bombers were in Estevan for their first tournament of the year this past weekend.

 

The Bombers were in a pool with Carlyle and Yorkton.

 

Flin Flon went 1-1 with a 5 to 3 loss to Carlyle but did rebound to beat Yorkton 10 to 3.

 

The Bombers moved to the playoff round and shut out Oxbow 2 to 0 before losing in the Semi's to Weyburn 8 to 2.

 

They finished third and will head to Thompson December the 3-5 and then Dauphin Dec 10-12.

 

 

Kodiak Awards Banquet

Still one order of business for the Creighton Kodiaks football team.

 

They will officially wrap up their season with their awards banquet on Wednesday November the 24th at the Creighton Community Hall.

 

Doors will open at 6 and you must have tickets to enter. You can pick up your tickets from Mandy at the Creighton school office 7:30-12 and 12:30- 3.

 

Deadline for tickets will be this Friday .

 

You must also have proof of double vaccination to get tickets.

 

There will be two tickets available per player and the dinner is courtesy of Rocky View BNB.

 

Any questions get a hold of Mandy at 306-688- 5138 or Ryan at 204-271- 1140

Results From Hapnot JV Tournament

Hapnot hosted a JV Volleyball tournament this past weekend with the girls games at Hapnot and the boys at McIsaac.

 

The JV Queens won both their round robin games against MBCI out of the Pas and RD Parker from Thompson.

 

They ended up winning the tournament beating OCN 2 sets to 1.

 

The JV B girl's team went 1-1 in the round robin before losing to RD Parker Red in the fourth place game.

 

The JV Kings played in a round robin against the Pas and Thompson and ended up going 7-5.

Northstars Sweep The Lightning

The Norman Northstars continue to play hard and are getting rewarded with more wins.

 

Norman swept the Interlake Lightning in a pair of games this past weekend in Thompson.

 

Norman won 3 to 2 on Saturday and picked up the 7 to 4 win yesterday.

 

Flin Flon's Nolan Rideout assisted on the winning goal on Saturday and Magnus Pearson had a goal yesterday.

 

Brady Krentz led the way with a hat-trick yesterday and now has 35 points on the season including 13 goals.

 

With the two wins on the weekend, the Northstars have climbed into 9th overall at 6-10-3 and are just 1 point behind 8th place Yellowhead.

 

They are back on the road this weekend with two games in Kenora and 1 game against Eastman.

Four Point Weekend

No shortage of offense from the Flin Flon Bombers this past weekend,  as they had no trouble filling the back of the net with a 5-0 win over Melfort on Friday and a 9 to 3 win against Notre Dame Saturday.

 

Friday night behind a 31 save performance from Cal Schell,  the Bombers shook off a bad first period and took it to the Mustangs in the second and third periods.

 

Nathan Gagne scored on the powerplay,  and Flin Flon never looked back as Zac Smith would add a pair of goals with singles from Mason Kaspick and Jaxon Martens to grab the victory.

 

It was great to see Cal Schell back between the pipes and the 20 year old out of Burlington picked up his league leading fourth shutout of the year.

 

The Bomber record is 5 with Morgan Cey and Danny Dennis sharing the mark. You would have to think with the way Schell is playing and the amount of games left in the season he has a good chance to make history.

 

Notre Dame has been one of the big surprises in the league this year and had beaten the Bombers in their only meeting back in October.

 

The Bombers pounced on the Hounds early and 8 different players found the back of the net for the 9 to 3 win.

 

Jeremi Trembley, Cole Duperreault, Mason Kaspick, Brett Wieschorster, Xavier Lapointe, Cole Vardy, Kylynn Olafson and Ethan McColm added the offense.

 

McColm scored his first ever SJHL goal when he one timed a shot just inside the blue line.

 

Max Hildebrand got the start and was good when he had to be making 26 saves for his fourth win of the season.

 

The Bomber record now sits at 14 and 6 after the weekend and they are once again first place in the Sherwood Division, 2 points up on Melfort with a game in hand.

 

The Maroon and White will get a great test this weekend with the Estevan Bruins coming to town. After a slow start the Bruins are 9-1 in their last 10 and sit second overall with 31 points.

 

They beat the Bombers in their only meeting back in Estevan on October the 20th.

 

102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com will have the broadcast of Friday's game with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

The Bombers Are Back In Town

The Flin Flon Bombers are back on the ice after a 8 day break as they will return to the Whitney Forum to host the Melfort Mustangs tonight.

 

This will be the Bombers first game since the Mustangs took it to Flin Flon by a score of 7 to 3 last Wednesday at the Palace.

 

The Melfort power play was on fire going 5 for 7 and was the difference in the game.

 

Melfort has played one game since then and dropped a 3 to 2 decision to Laronge this past Wednesday.

 

Both teams are tied for first in the Sherwood Division with 24 points but the Bombers do have a game in hand.

 

This will be the fourth meeting of the season with the Mustangs holding the edge 2 games to 1.

 

Melfort has won both their home games and the Bombers took their game at the Whitney Forum 5 to 3 back on opening weekend.

 

Flin Flon is playing some good hockey going 7-3 in their last 10 and hopefully this break will get some injuries healed up. Matt Raymond is expected to be back in the line-up after a 6 week absence.

 

Cal Schell was a little banged up and missed the last game in Melfort but should be good to go again this weekend.

 

The Bombers continue to be led by 19 year old forwards Jaxon Martens and Cole Duperreault who are both in the top 20 in league scoring with 18 and 17 points.

 

Duperreault continues to lead the club in goals with 9 and powerplay points with 5.

 

We will be back on the air tonight with another great edition of Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Hockey which will include the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:15 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

 

The Bombers will also host the surprising Notre Dame Hounds tomorrow and we will have that broadcast on Hockey TV.

 

 

 

 

 

Hapnot Hosting A JV Tournament

Flin Flon will be preparing to host their first high school sports event in almost two years.

 

There will be a JV Volleyball tournament taking place at Hapnot and McIsaac this Saturday.

 

The girls games will take place at Hapnot and the Boys at McIsaac.

 

The Hapnot Queens will have two teams and Hapnot will play MBCI out of the Pas at 9 and Hapnot Team 2 will play OCN at 10.

 

Then at 1 Hapnot Team 1 will play RD Parker Red and Hapnot Team 2 will play RD Parker Blue at 2.

 

Playoffs start at 3 with the Final at 5.

 

The Hapnot Kings will be in a pool with MBCI and RD Parker and they will play a round robin with no playoffs.

 

Games start at 10:30 and will run til 4:30.

Ski Club Registration

The Flin Flon Ski Club is now taking registration for the 2021-22 season.

 

They have lots of programs for kids including Bunny Rabbits- 3-5, Jack Rabbits 6-11, FF Nordic HP Race Team 10-17 and FF Parent Ski and Tot Play group.

 

If you sign up before the end of November you will receive 10 % off your membership fees.

 

There is a special family rate and you can sign up directly on the website at flinflonskiclub.com.

 

Don't forget the Open House will take place at the Chalet on Sunday November the 21st from 11-4.

 

For more information call Dean at 204-687- 8307 or Dave at 204-687-8653.

 

 

Great Weekend For Lee At The Worlds

Flin Flon's Hunter Lee continues to shine on the world stage.

 

Lee was competing for his country this past week at the U-23 Wrestling Championships in Belgrade Serbia.

 

Lee won his first match over a wrestler from Georgia 13 to 2 before beating Maldova 10-6.

 

He would end up losing his Quarter Final match to Latvia in a very spirited affair.

 

Lee continues to be one of the best wrestlers in his weight class not only in his country but around the world.

 

The best is still to come.

A Good Weekend For Hapnot Volleyball Teams

It was a perfect weekend for all the Hapnot Volleyball teams who travelled down to the Pas this past week for some exhibition games.

 

The Senior Queens and Kings won all three sets and the JV Queens also won all four sets against the Pas.

 

This weekend Hapnot will be hosting a JV tournament on Saturday. I will post the schedule later in the week.

Northstars Take 3 Out Of 4 Points

The Norman Northstars returned to home ice and took 3 out of 4 points this past weekend against the Yellowhead Chiefs.

 

On Saturday the Northstars won 6 to 2 and fell in OT yesterday by a score of 3 to 2 .

 

The usual suspects, Brady Krentz and Ian Snooks led the way offensively with 11 points between them.

 

Norman remains in tenth spot overall with a record of 4-10-3 and will host the Interlake Lightning this weekend.

Northstars Will Host Yellowhead

The Norman Northstars who are proving to everybody in the Manitoba Midget Triple A League that they will be  no push overs this season are back in action this weekend.

 

Norman who are 3-10-2 will host the Yellowhead Chiefs in a pair of games tomorrow at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30 at the C.A. Nesbit Arena.

 

The Chiefs are slightly higher in the standings at 4-5-2.

 

This will be their first meetings of the season.

 

Norman continues to be led offensively by the tandem out of Thompson, Brady Krentz who has 22 points in 15 games and Ian Snooks who has 17 points.

 

Magnus Pearson is the top scoring player from Flin Flon with 3 points in 15 games. 

Curling Season Is Starting

The local curling season is ready to get started at the Uptown Curling Club starting next week.

 

Hot Stove League will start on Monday November the 8th at 1PM.

 

Ladies Afternoon Curling will start next Tuesday at 1:15.

 

Stick Curling will start on Friday November the 12th at 7.

 

Friday night Mixed Curling will also start on Friday November the 12th.

 

Men's and Ladies Mixed Curling will not start until Thursday November the 18th at 7:15.

 

If you would like to sub this year you can contact Sue at 687-5560 or Della at 688-6663.

 

 

Mustangs 7 Bombers 3

Specialty teams were the name of the game last night as the Melfort Mustangs erupted for 5 powerplay goals enroute to a 7 to 3 win over the Flin Flon Bombers.

 

It is usually the Bomber power play which is the difference but not last night as the Mustangs took advantage of two 5 on 3's and a 4 on 3 to go 5 for 7.

 

Flin Flon did manage one powerplay goal by Xavier Lapointe who collected his 6th of the season in last night's loss.

 

The Mustangs were able to get their goals from 7 different players including Ty Albrecht, Seth McCullough, Curtis Hammond, Ben Tkachuk, Tye Evans, Tye Sherger and Boston Maxwell.

 

The other Flin Flon goals were scored by Jaxon Martens and Matt Egan who scored the prettiest goal of the night.

 

They say you always remember your first goal and Egan's first ever goal was a nice tic tac toe passing play with Gabriel Shipper.

 

It was a short handed goal with Shipper feeding the nice saucer pass to Egan who one timed a low shot,  stick side on Joel Favreau for one of the few bright spots.

 

The Bombers contnue to battle injuries and a tough blow as starting goalie Cal Schell has gone on the shelf with an undisclosed injury.

 

Flin Flon does expect him back after their break.

 

Max Hildebrand got the call in Schell's absence and ened up stopping 31 out of 38.

 

A big win for the Mustangs who have moved to within one point of the Bombers for top spot in the Sherwood.

 

Flin Flon is 12-6 and the Mustangs are now 11-6-0-1.

 

The Bombers will now get a much deserved break where they won't play for 9 days when they return home a week from Friday to face those same Melfort Mustangs.

Bombers Collide With Mustangs

The red hot Flin Flon Bombers will travel to Melfort to battle the Mustangs tonight at the Northern Lights Palace.

 

Flin Flon has a 2 game winning streak and are 8-2 in their last 10 games.

 

Unfortunately,  with the Humboldt Broncos winning last night the Bombers now sit second overall at 12-5. The Broncos improve to 13-4.

 

Melfort has also had a solid season and trail the Bombers by 3 points for top spot in the Sherwood. Both teams have played 17 games.

 

This will be the third meeting of the season with the two clubs splitting the two games to open the season back in September.

 

Melfort won their home opener 5 to 2 while the Bombers returned the favour by winning 5 to 3 in their rink.

 

After a quick start the Mustangs have cooled off going 5-5 in their last 10.

 

These two teams are very comparible stats wise with the Bombers scoring 64 times so far this year while the Mustangs have found the back of the net on 57 occasions.

 

Goals against is almost dead even with Flin Flon giving up 44 compared to the Mustangs 43.

 

Both teams also have lots of production through out the line-up and don't have to depend on one or two players to score all the goals.

 

The Bombers have 9 players on their team that have hit double figures for points while the Mustangs have 5.

 

It doesn't really seem to matter what time of the year it is as it always feels like a playoff game between these two teams.

 

There never seems to be a game that doesn't mean anything.

 

We will be back with another addition of Creighton Furniture Bomber Hockey tonight including the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 and drop of the puck at 8:30.

 

This will be our last 8:30 broadcast with the time change this weekend.

Kings And Queens Results

This past weekend, the Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens Volleyball teams travelled to the Pas for a day tournament.

 

The Queens finished first by beating the Pas in an exciting three set final while the Kings came in second also playing the Pas in the final.

 

It will be a busy week with the two JV teams heading to the Pas tomorrow and the Senior teams will head back to the Pas this Saturday for some exhibition games.

 

Hapnot will also host a JV tournament on Saturday November the 13th.

 

 

Schell Named Player Of The Month

Cal Schell is off to an incredible start to the season and has been awarded for his fine play.

 

The Bombers announced on their website that Schell has been named the Shaw Communications Player Of The Month for both September and October.

 

Schell picked up his 9th win of the season on Friday, shutting out the Yorkton Terriers 2-0 for his league leading third shutout of the year.

 

Cal is putting up staggering numbers with a 2.25 GAA and a .932 save %.

 

Schell is among the top goalies in the SJHL this season in minutes played, GAA and wins.

FFMH Announce Tournament Dates

Flin Flon Minor Hockey has announced their tournament dates for the 2021-22 season.

 

The first tournament will be the Mel Pearson U-9 Novice tournament, the weekend of December the 3rd to the 5th.

 

The rest of the tournaments will take place in 2022 with the U-7 Invitation Tournament January the 21st, U-11 Atom Tournament Jan 28th to the 30th and the U-13 Pee Wee Tournament Feb 4th to the 6th.

 

All the schedules and lists of teams can be seen at flinflonminorhockey.com.

Bombers Blank Terriers

The Flin Flon Bombers returned to the ice this Friday and only needed one goal to beat the Yorkton Terriers for the second time this season.

 

Jeremi Tremblay stripped the puck away from the Yorkton defender and made the nice wrap around to fool Terrier netminder Kael Depape,  and opened the scoring late in the second period. 

 

That is all the offense the Bombers would need as Cal Schell did the rest, making 42 saves for his third shut out of the year and second against the Terriers.

 

Xavier Lapointe scored his 5th of the season on the PP, early in the third for a little insurance as the Bombers came away with the 2-0 win.

 

Schell made plenty of highlight reel saves including several on the Terriers sniper Kishaun Gervais. Schell will improve to 9 and 3 on the year and continues to have one of the best save % in the league at .932

 

Gervais is one of the most exciting players I have seen in a long time,  and is by far one of the best skaters in the league.

 

Flin Flon was able to keep him in check and picked up their 12th win of the season.

 

The Bombers are tied with the Humboldt Broncos for top spot overall with 24 points and the Bronco's do have one game in hand.

 

Next up will be a big battle with the Melfort Mustangs this Wednesday at the Palace.

 

Flin Flon leads the Mustangs by 3 points and both teams have played 17 games.

 

We will have the broadcast beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 8:15 and drop of the puck at 8:30 MB time.

Northstars Grab Another Road Victory

It was an interesting weekend for the Norman Northstars who wrapped up a 3 game road trip yesterday.

 

Norman dropped a 9-0 game against Pembina Valley on Friday but rebounded to beat them in the rematch on Saturday 4 to 3.

 

Leading scorer Brady Krentz led the way with a pair of goals.

 

Yesterday the Northstars fired 67 shots at Interlake but still ended up on the wrong end of a 4 to 3 score.

 

Norman remains tenth overall at 3-10-2 and will be back on home ice this weekend to face the Yellowhead Chiefs.

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