Sports News Archives for 2023-01

Tremblay Named Bomber Player Of The Month

The Flin Flon Bombers are fesh off a weekend sweep of the Estevan Bruins and finish the month of January at 6-4.

 

One of the big reasons why is the play of high flying forward Jeremi Tremblay.

 

Tremblay continues to be one of the most exciting players in the entire league and was awarded the Bomber Player Of The Month for January.

 

He led his team in scoring through out the month,  picking up 16 points including 9 goals in the 10 games played.

 

Tremblay is 5th in overall scoring and has hit the 25 goal plateau  to give him the second most amount of goals on the Bombers so far this season.

 

Only Cole Duperreault has more with 32.

 

Tremblay has committed to Sacred Heart University for next year and is one of 10 Bombers selected  to play in the SJHL/MJHL Showcase going on now in Winnipeg.

 

 

 

 

Selects Add Big Addition Up Front

The PBCN Selects have been on a tear lately and continue to make their way up the standings in the KJHL.

 

The Selects will get finally get back on the ice this weekend after a 11 day break when they travel to Thompson to face the NCN Flames.

 

PBCN will have a new addition to their line-up as they announced on social media that they have acquired 6''4 , 230 lb forward Carson Favell.

 

Favel a former highly regarded prospect suited up in 1 game this season for the Saskatoon Quackers where he scored 3 goals. Choosing to enroll in school at Sask Poly’s Business Program rather then a full year of hockey,  has lead the power Forward the opportunity to Join the Expansion Selects for the final seven games of the Regular Season and playoffs.

 

He should be a nice addition to a team that has won 7 straight games and are only 2 points out of third behind Nelson House.

 

The Selects still have a chance to finish first as they are 10 points behind the OCN Storm with 14 games to go and 3 games in hand.

 

PBCN is expecting Carson to be in their lineup this weekend.

Straile Competes In Battle Of The Prairies

submitted by Austin Mattes

 

Carson Straile of the Creighton Kodiaks, played this past weekend in the 2nd Annual Battle of The Prairies Tackle Football Tournament in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan as a part of The Sask Selects Football team.

 

The Tournament consisted of The Alberta Selects, Manitoba Selects, Golden Bear Selects (Alberta), and the Sask Selects all competing in front of USport coaches, CJFL coaches, and NCAA Division 1 and 2 coaches. 

 

The games were played at Yara Centre in Moose Jaw, Sask. The tournament features five different divisions: U11, U13, U14, U15, and Varsity. Straile and the Selects won the Varsity Division.

 

The first game they played was on Friday, January 27th against the Golden Bears Selects 1 and the Sask Selects won 18-0.

 

The second game on Saturday, January 28th was against the Golden Bears Selects 2. It was a close fought game but Straile and the Sask Selects were able to pull out the win 16-12.

 

Straile and The Sask Selects then made it to the Championship game on Sunday, January 29th. They played the Alberta Selects and ended up winning the game and the championship with a big 28-0 victory.

 

Even though having a lack of touches, Straile still made his presence known on the field with an important role on the teams blocking scheme, helping them secure the victory. Straile was the only player in the tournament to represent the communities of Flin Flon and Creighton.

U-15 Female Wild Drop A Pair To Eastman

It was a tough weekend for the U-15 Norman Female Wild who lost a pair of games to the Eastman Selects.

 

Eastman took both contests by scores of 5 to 1 and 4 to 2.

 

Flin Flon's Samantha Dallas and Ellis Pearson had one  assist each over the weekend.

 

Norman will fall to 8-18 on the season and will host Central Plains in a pair of games this weekend.

 

Games will go at the Sportex this Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 1:30.

 

Bombers Sweep The Bruins

The Bombers looked impressive in back to back wins over the Estevan Bruins on the weekend.

 

Flin Flon was able to get the best of the team they lost that epic league final to just a few months ago.

 

The Bombers came out flying and took Friday's game 5 to 1, and held the Bruins to just one goal in a 3 to 1 win on Saturday.

 

Cole Duperreault continues to pile up the points and collected 4 points in the two games and now has 32 goals to sit second overall in the league.

 

It was nice to see Ethan Mercer pick up a goal and an assist in the win Friday,  as he has been out of the line-up for over 6 weeks with a finger injury.

 

Jeremi Tremblay continued with his fine play and picked up 3 points in the two games.

 

He set up Duperreault for a big powerplay goal on Saturday and found the back of the net twice on Friday to give him 25 goals on the season.

 

Jacob Vockler scored the game winner on Saturday  when the Bruins failed to clear a puck from the back of their net,  and Vockler grabbed the loose puck and tucked it in past Cam Hrdlicka.

 

Both goalies were fantastik as Hrdlicka kept the Bruins in both games and faced 107 shots in the two games only giving up 7 goals. one goal was scored into the empty net.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was also sharp for the Bombers and made some big saves at key times. He stopped 67 out of 69 in the two games.

 

This was a very big weekend for Flin Flon who continue to battle with several teams jockying for positioning at the top of the standings.

 

After the weekend the Bombers improve to 26-11-2-1 and are tied with Humboldt for third overall with 55 points.

 

Flin Flon sits 3 points behind Laronge for first in the Sherwood and second overall but do have 5 games in hand.

 

Estevan falls to 23-19-1-2 and are 6th overall.

 

Next up for the Bombers will be the  high flying Nipawin Hawks who make their way to the Whitney Forum this Saturday.

 

The Hawks are playing their best hockey of the season and have points in 6 of their last 8 games.

 

You can catch Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

 

Congratulations are also in order to Alex Von Sprecken who has committed to Nait in Edmonton for next season. Von Sprecken is in his final year of junior hockey for the Bombers and has 17 points in 37 games.

Queens Top Curling Team In The North

Congratulations to the Hapnot Queens curling team on winning the Zone in  Curling this past weekend in the Pas.

 

The Queens beat the Pas 2 games to 1 to claim the banner.

 

The Hapnot team is represented by Teslun Beauchamp, Niki Keramydas, MacKenzie McLean and Nevaya Simard.

 

The Queens will head to Provincials in the Pas Feb 9th to the 11th.

 

The Kings lost to the Pas 2 games to 1 and their team was made up of Bobby Smith, Drayden Lowe, Brad Powell and Brent Tetlock.

 

The Kings and Queens JV basketball  teams were in Thompson and they both went 2-2,  and finshed third beating Norway House for the Bronze medal.

Canalta Cup Final Rematch

It is a weekend that a lot of hockey fans have had circled on their calenders for a long time, as the Estevan Bruins will make their long awaited return to the Whitney Forum.

 

This will be the Bruins first visit to Northern Manitoba since  last spring's legendary league final.

 

The two teams did meet in Estevan earlier this year in October and the Bruins won 8 to 6.

 

Alex Von Sprecken had just been traded to the Bombers and actually scored against his former team that night. Von Sprecken is really looking forward to the the two games this weekend,  and will have lots of family and friends making the trip up North.

 

Besides all the emotions that will be flying high for both teams this weekend, these two games will have a huge barring on the league standings.

 

Entering play tonight, Flin Flon leads the Bruins by just 2 points for fourth overall, but the Bombers do have 5 games in hand.

 

Both teams have been a little inconsistant of late as the Bombers are 4-4 in January and are coming off a 5 to 4 loss in Melfort on Tuesday. The Bruins are struggling on the road and are below .500 at 9-11-1.

 

The Bruins roll into town with back to back losses in Laronge but were the first team to beat Battleford in regulation this year shutting them out 5 to 0 back on January the 14th.

 

Both these clubs have lost significant players from their big runs last year but have both been able to be in the mix as two of the top clubs once again this year.

 

Estevan in particular has been a big surprise with only 6 players left from last year's championship team. Kade Runke has been on fire and leads their team in scoring with 45 points.

 

Cam Hrdlicka has been great between the pipes and has 18 wins this year to go along with a  gaa of 2.83 and save % of .914.

 

Cole Duperreault is back to his old ways and has been all over the score sheet his past two games with 7 points. Duperreault had two goals in the Bomber loss in Melfort on Tuesday.

 

No matter what go's down it should be an electric atmosphere this weekend as we get to rekindle the rivalry from this past spring.

 

You can catch tomorrow night's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

Bonspiels Coming To Snow Lake

Snow Lake is getting ready to host a couple of big curling bonspiels coming in February.

 

The weekend of February the 3rd to the 5th will be the 67th annual Ladies Bonspiel.

 

There will be a Saturday Night Live theme,  and there will be prizes for best costumes,  plus plenty of entertainment.

 

It is $240.00 per team and deadline to register is Jan 30th.

 

There is also going to be a Men's Cash Bonspiel, Feb the 17th and 18th.

 

Registration is $200.00 per team and $1,000.00 is being awatded for first place.

 

For more information you can contact: John at 204-358-0070 or Jodi at 204-358-0181.

JV Basketball Teams Travel To Thompson

The JV Queens and Kings will be off to Thompson for the JV Basketball Invitational with games starting tomorrow.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, Thompson, The Pas, Norway House and Cross Lake.

 

The Queens will play their first game against the Pas tomorrow at 3 and the Kings will play their first game against Thompson at 3.

 

Round robin will continue through Friday and Saturday morning, with the Girls Final at noon, followed by the Boys Final at 1:30.

Come Back Comes A Little Short

It was one of the best games I have seen Flin Flon  play at the Northern Lights Palace, but the Bombers still found themselves on the wrong end of a 5 to 4 score.

 

It was all about the timely goals for the Melfort Mustangs who scored just 33 seconds into last night's contest.

 

Chase Huxley converted a beautiful pass from Mustang captain Ben Tkachuk to get the ball rolling.

 

Tkachuk was the best player on the ice and ended last night's game with 4 points including a pair of goals.

 

Tkachuk scored another timely goal 11 seconds into the second period and ended up scoring the game winner on a nice wrap around ealy in the third.

 

The Bombers battled back all night and did manage to tie the game on a couple of occasions and certainly didn't lack effort.

 

Cole Duperreault continues to be the Bombers biggest weapon and he scored two of their goals for his 28th and 29th of the season.

 

One with the extra attacker and one at even strength.

 

The other Flin Flon goals came courtesy of Jeremi Tremblay ( 23) and Alexi Sylvestre ( 13).

 

The Bombers got 3 of their 4 goals on the PP, and finished the game 3 for 7 while they killed all 6 Mustang powerplays.

 

No question, the Flin Flon powerplay continues to be their bread and butter and if they can find a way to start scoring more 5 on 5 they might be able to pull out these tight games.

 

It was a tough night for Bomber starter Harmon Laser Hume who got yanked after giving up 4 goals on 8 shots. Mike Reagan indicated on the CFAR Post Game Show,  that he felt Harmon had no chance on most of the goals and made the move to spark his team.

 

Kenny Marquart came in relief early in the second and didn't see a shot til almost at the end of the period.

 

The Bombers had lots of jump and were the better team for much of the game but did not get rewarded for their efforts.

 

Final shots were 37 to 21 in the Bombers favour.

 

It is a big two points for the Mustangs who are now just 2 points behind the Bombers for second in the Sherwood and fourth overall.

 

It was a tough loss for the Bombers who not only lost ground to Melfort but couldn't take advantage of the Ice Wolves loss to Battleford. Flin Flon remains 3 points behind Laronge with 5 games in hand.

 

A big weekend is coming up with the defending champion Estevan Bruins coming to town for a pair of games this weekend.

 

Games will be Friday and Saturday at the Whitney Forum starting at 7:30. This will be the Bruins first visit since this past spring's Canalta Cup final.

 

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

 

Bombers Ready To Face Mustangs

The Flin Flon Bombers will be looking to ride the momentum when they make their way to the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort tonight.

 

Flin Flon, fresh off a win against Notre Dame on Sunday , finally played three complete periods enroute to the 5 to 2 victory.

 

Cole Duperreault looked like his old self in picking up the hat-trick for his 25th, 26th and 27th goals of the season. He is second in the league in goals as only Kian Bell of the Battlefords has more with 33.

 

Jaeden Mercier continues to be the Bombers most consistant player and has picked up 7 points in his last 4 games. His 29 points on the powerplay is the best in the sjhl.

 

The Mustangs are led by the big three of Dawson Leroux, Ben Tkachuk and the college bound Zac Somers. These three players have combined for 104 points. Tkachuk got off to a slow start and has battled injuries but is now a point a game player.

 

Melfort always seems to have good goaltending and have two capable starters in Joel Favreau and James Venne.

 

They pretty much split the crease and both guys numbers are good with Venne coming into tonight with a gaa of 2.46 and a save % of .919. Favreau's gaa is 2.61 and save % .913.

 

The Bombers Harmon Laser Hume has had a lot of good games this year and may be a little under rated with his 18 wins and gaa of 2.46 and save % of .917.

 

Laser Hume also looked sharp in the 5 to 2 win on Saturday.

 

Tonight's match-up will be huge in the standings as the Bombers find them selves second in the Sherwood and fourth overall. Flin Flon trails Laronge by 3 points and Humboldt by 2.

 

Melfort is in the mix and if they can beat the Bombers tonight they will move to within just 2 points of Flin Flon.

 

The season series is in Flin Flon's favour at 3 and 1, but tonight's game will be the toughest to win with a desperate Melfort team knowing what is at stake.

 

You can hear tonight's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

 

 

Selects Perfect At The Showcase

The PBCN Selects are on a real roll and won all 4 of their games at this past weekend's Showcase in Winnipeg.

 

The Selects capped a perfect weekend in winning a wild game 10 to 9 over Norway House yesterday afternoon.

 

Leon Natomagen and Dominic Suhr both had hat-tricks to lead the way offensively while Odin Church made 31 saves for the victory.

 

The Selects have now won 7 straight and 9 of their last 11 to improve to 15-9-0-3 and are only 2 points behind the third place NCN Flames.

 

PBCN will travel to Nelson House for a showdown for third  with the Flames the weekend of February the 4th and 5th.

Kings And Queens Results From Swan River

The Senior Varsity Kings and Queens were in Swan River for a basketball tournament this past weekend.

 

The Queens kept their undefeated string going with 4 wins against the host team from Swan River and RD Parker out of Thompson.

 

The Queens will get a few weeks off before heading back to Swan River on February the 10th.

 

The Kings finished second and went 2-1 including a 55 to 37 win over RD Parker in their final game.

 

The Kings will be back in action in February when they travel to Dauphin.

Blatherwick And Rice Top Rinks For Seniors

The annual Senior' s Bonspiel took place this past weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

9 rinks took part including 5 ladies and 4 for the men.

 

The finals took place yesterday afternoon.

 

Dave Blatherwick won the A-side defeating the Salahub rink for the Steelworkers.

 

FF Insurance sponsored the B-event and it was Don Holmes over Jon Vielgut.

 

Ladies results saw Lorna Rice defeat Edna Smith in the Main Event and Geri Kostachuk took the B-Event over Sue Chrisp.

 

 

Bombers Rebound Against Hounds

The Flin Flon Bombers looked very good in their return to the ice after a 7 day break to face the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday.

 

The Bombers were coming off a very disappointing loss in Kindersley from the previous weekend,  where they had several defensive turn overs and one of their weakest outings of the season.

 

Flin Flon was ready to go on Saturday and came out with 25 shots in the first period and picked up a much needed 5 to 2 victory.

 

Cole Duperreault led the way with the hat-trick, his 25th, 26th and 27th of the season and broke out of his mini slump.

 

Duperreault only had one point in his previous 5 games coming into Saturday, but broke out in a big way.

 

New comer Zach Cain scored his second in a Bomber uniform and 16th overall with the other Bomber goal coming from Jeremi Tremblay.

 

Jaeden Mercier continued his fine play by adding two assists and has 7 points in his last 4 games.

 

Matteo Speranza and Isaiah Peters scored the two Notre Dame goals.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was back between the pipes and was good when he needed to be and ended up with 22 saves on 24 shots.

 

Johan Tremblay-Kau took the loss, but was brilliant at times and kept the Hounds in it with 45 saves on 50 shots.

 

This was a very important two points for the Bombers who are trying to keep pace with a number of teams for second over all.

 

Flin Flon is now in fourth spot at 24-10-2-1 and trail Humboldt by 2 points for third and Laronge by 3 points for second. The Wolves won all three of their games this weekend to vault up the standings.

 

The Bombers have one game in hand on Humboldt  and 5 on Laronge.

 

It will be a busy week for the Maroon and White as the Bombers head to Melfort tomorrow for a key Sherwood Division tilt. The Mustangs are also battling for positioning with the league's top clubs,  and enter tomorrow's game just 4 points behind the Bombers.

 

Flin Flon will also host Estevan in a pair of games this weekend at the Whitney Forum in a rematch of this past Springs league final.

 

We will broadcast tomorrow's game from Melfort and this Saturday's game against Estevan on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

Opening Draws Set For Senior Bonspiels

The Senior Curling Bonspiels for both the men and ladies will take place this weekend at the Uptown Curling Club.

 

There will be 5 rinks for the ladies and four for the men.

 

The opening draw will take place this Saturday at 11.

 

In the ladies, Sharon Chaisson will take on Sue Chrisp and Edna Smith will play Geri Kostachuk.

 

In the men's, it will be Jon Vielgut against Dave Salahub. Dave Blatherwick will play Don Holmes at 1:30.

 

Round robin  will continue through out Saturday and the finals are slated to go Sunday at noon.

A Conversation With More Bomber Legends

 

I had the opportunity to catch up with a couple more Bomber legends on a couple of recent Flin Flon Bomber radio broadcasts.

 

Both these players suited up for Flin Flon back when they were in the WCHL in the late 60's and 70's.

 

Blaine Stoughton who played with Flin Flon between 1969 and 1973 amassing over 300 points in 4 seasons and Ray Neaufeld who suited up for the maroon and white between 1976 and 78.

 

Neaufeld had 171 points in two seasons in Flin Flon and was one of the carry over players when the franchise moved to Edmonton for the 1978-79 season.

 

Besides playing in Flin Flon, both these players went on to lengthy professional careers and both had their best years in pro with the Hartford Whalers.

 

You can hear their stories on what it meant to play junior hockey in Flin Flon and life in the NHL. You can hear those interviews here: https://flinflononline.com/podcasts/flin-flon-today

Kings And Queens Swan River Bound

Another big weekend is coming up for the Senior Hapnot Kings and Queens basketball teams.

 

The Queens remain undefeated on the season after winning a tournament last wekend in Dauphin. The Kings won the Consolation in STE.Rose.

 

This weekend both teams are headed to Swan River.

 

The Kings will open up the tournament against Swan River on Friday at 3, then play Dauphin on Saturday at 1:15 and RD Parker out of Thompson at 4:25.

 

The Queens will  play four  games including two on Friday against Swan River at 4:30 and RD Parker at 7:30.

 

On Saturday they will play RD Parker at 11:40 and Swan River at 6pm.

10 Bomber Players Selected For Showcase

It is almost time for the return of the MJHL/SJHL Showcase which will take place January the 31st to Feb 1st at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg.

 

A total of six teams will compete in the showcase event, with three teams from both the MJHL and SJHL.

 

This will be the first time the event has taken place in three years due to Covid.

 

The Flin Flon Bombers will be well represented with 10 players who have been selected to play in the event.

 

The Bombers will have three players on the 18U team.

 

Defenseman Cole Tanchuk, forwards Liam Bridger and Alexi Sylvestre.

 

The Bombers have had 7 players selected for the 20U team.

 

They include goalie Harmon Laser Hume, defenseman Reece Richmond, forwards Zach Cain, Cole Duperrealt,Jaeden Mercier, Jeremi Treblay and Jacob Vockler.

 

Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan will be coaching the 18U team.

 

 

Kodiak Girls In Moosomin

Ceighton Kodiaks senior girls travelled to Moosomin, SK this past weekend to play in the Lyle Severson Classic. Their  first  game was against  the Kamsack Spartans who they  beat 73-32 to make it into the A-side bracket of the tournament. 

Next they  faced Rocanville Ra Ra Avis and  had a great game with them  but got into some foul trouble towards the end and ended up losing in the semi-final 53-48. That put them  into the third place game against the Esterhazy Warriors who they  defeated 61-23! 

The Kodiak girls will be back in action the weekend of January the 26th and 27th in Wynyard.

U-15 Wild Split With Brandon

The Norman U-15 Female Wild continue to make strides and are getting rewarded for their fine play.

 

They split a pair of games with the first place Brandon Wheat Kings this past weekend in Thompson.

 

On Saturday,  the Wheat Kings slipped past the Wild 4 to 3. Flin Flon's Bailey Schwartz was amazing in goal finishing with 51saves.

 

Sunday, the Wild hung on to win the rematch 2 to 1. Flin Flon's Ellis Pearson scored the game winning goal and Schwartz made 33 saves for the win.

 

The Wild improve to 8-16 on the year and have now beaten the first place Wheat Kings twice this season.

 

Next action will be the weekend of January the 28th and 29th when the Wild travel to Eastman.

Kopper Queens Remain Undefeated

The Senior Hapnot Queens were in Dauphin for the Clipper Basketball Tournament this past weekend.

 

The Queens beat Gilbert Plains, Dauphin and Vincent Massey out of Brandon to get to the finals.

 

Hapnot would face Dauphin once again in the final and were able to prevail 60 to 47 to win the tournament. The Queens remain undefeated on the season.

 

The Senior Kings also had a good weekend as they attended a tournament in STE.Rose.

 

Hapnot went 1-1 in the round robin beating STE.Rose and losing to Virdon.

 

That would put the Kings in the Consolation and they took it to Pine Creek by a score of 78 to 67.

 

The JV Queens were in action this weekend at a tournament in Cranberry. The JV Queens had a great weekend playing 6 games and finished in second place.

Heartbreak In Kindersley

It has to be the toughest loss this season for the Flin Flon Bombers,  who dropped a 3 to 2 decision last night to the last place Kindersley Klippers.

 

Kindersley entered last night with 7 straight losses and are on the verge of officially being eliminated from the post season.

 

I thought the Klippers played well in a 4 to 2 loss against the Bombers the night before and just wern't able to convert a lot of Bomber mistakes.

 

Last night they got the breaks and took advantage of some really bad miscues by the much more talented Bombers.

 

The game winner last night was one of the strangest goals I have seen in years. After the Bombers coughed up the puck at their own blue line, Adam Paplawski was able to race down the ice on a break away.

 

Bomber goalie  Kenny Marquart made a great save, as Paplawski fired a shot off his left arm. The rebound went to the corner and every Bomber just froze on the ice, and Paplawski grabbed his own rebound and came to the front of the net and put a shot in just under the bar.

 

Marquart and every other Flin Flon player seemed to lose sight of where the puck actually was. Give Paplawski credit, he didn't give up on the play and that proved to be the game winner.

 

Flin Flon didn't quit and were all over the Klippers for much of the third period,  but Kindersley goalie Logan Falk was simply amazing and stopped all 19 third period shots and 40 overall.

 

This was really a big night for Falk who hadn't started a game in over a month.

 

Jaeden Mercier scored both Bomber goals to give him 12 on the season and he was their best offensive forward on the trip. In the three games which also included a 5 to 2 loss in Humboldt on Thursday, Mercier scored 4 of the 8 Bomber goals.

 

Jeremi Tremblay scored two on the trip with singles coming from Jacob Vockler and Zach Cain scored his first as a Bomber on Friday.

 

The secondary offense has really dried up and the Bombers didn't play one single complete game on the trip and wasted a really good chance last night to pick up some more points.

 

Flin Flon remains in second overall, but the gap is really closing.Flin Flon has 49 points, but Estevan is just 1 point behind with 48 and Laronge and Humboldt have 47.

 

The Broncos, Bruins and Wolves all won last night. Estevan is the first team to beat Battleford in regulation as they blanked the first place Stars 5 to 0.

 

The Bombers will get a chance for a little rest as they will only play one game this week as they host Notre Dame on Saturday. The Hounds are another desperate team and are battling for the last playoff spot.

 

Notre Dame trails Weyburn by 1 point but do have 3 games in hand. They will throw everything at the Bombers this weekend and have won some big games at the Whitney Forum before. 

 

Flin Flon will be looking for a bounce back game and have to find a way to stop making bad mistakes which are costing them goals.

 

You will be able to tune in to all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com. We kick things off with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and puck drop at 7:30.

Bombers Add Another Forward

courtesy of bombers.ca

 

The Flin Flon Bombers have acquired 19-year-old forward Barron Stibbe from the Aberdeen Wings of the NAHL in exchange for a Player Development Fee.

 

Stibbe, from Fargo, SD., appeared in 18 games for the Wings this season and put up 2 goals and 3 assists. During the 2021-2022 season, Barron produced 48 points (31G-17A) in 27 games as the team captain with the Fargo Davies High School program.

 

“After doing our homework and watching video on Barron, we love his compete level. He’s a quick forward that plays with a ton of grit. We also like the fact that he’ll bring leadership to our team as well.” – Flin Flon Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Mike Reagan

 

The Flin Flon Bombers would like to welcome Barron and his family to the organization.

Selects Add Two Players At Deadline

 

submitted by PBCN Selects

The Trade Deadline wasn’t as busy as anticipated, However the PBCN Selects have made two acquisitions…

 

Lucas Dunne a 2004 forward from Fort Erie Ontario, who played the first half of the season with the Souix Lookout Bombers of the SIJHL will join the Selects and should be in the line up for the Winning Showcase.

 

Leo Kaludjak is a 2003 Forward from Rankin Inlet who is Former Pilot Mound Buffalo who won the CSSHL U17 Championship. A 6 Foot forward with great skill and a plus Skater should be a welcome addition to the top 9 with the Selects.

 

PBCN now have positioned themselves for a competitive run at the KJHL title.

Come out to their next home Game Thursday Jan 12 at 7:30 vs OCN Storm at the Whitney Forum.

 

Game Sponsor is SSR mining 

Weekend Tournament Schedules Set

It will be a very busy weekend for the Hapnot basketball teams.

 

The tournament schedules have been released:

 

The JV Queens will be in Cranberry for the Frontier Invitational.

 

Hapnot's first game is against OCN on Friday afternoon. They will also play Cross Lake, Cranberry and Moose Lake.

 

The Senior Queens are off to Dauphin for the Clipper Classic. Hapnot will play Gilbert Plains to open up the tournament on Friday at 4:15.

 

The B-Final will go Saturday at 4, followed by the A-Final at 5.

 

The Hapnot Senior Kings are off to Ste Rose and  play their first game against Virden, Friday at 3. The A-Final will be played Saturday at 5:30.

Senior Curling Bonspiels Coming Up

The Senior Curling Bonspiels are coming to the Uptown Curling Club the weekend of January the 21st and 22nd.

 

Entry fee is only $40.00 and includes a supper.

 

You can sign up at the rink Monday through Sunday afternoons with the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

 

There will be events for both the women and men and deadline to sign up is Weds Jan the 18th at 3pm.

 

For more information you can call: Ron at 306-688-8548, Dela at 306-688-6663 or Sue at 204-687-5560. 

Busy Weekend Coming Up For Hapnot Basketball Teams

The Hapnot Kings and Queens basketball teams are ready to kick off 2023 with a number of tournaments this weekend.

 

The Senior Varsity Queens are off to Dauphin, the Senior Varsity Kings will be going to STe Rose. The Junior Varsity Queens will be heading off to Cranberry.

 

Games will start on Friday with the playoff rounds set to go on Saturday.

 

We are hoping to have the full tournament schedules before the weekend.

Bombers And Mills Make Huge Deadline Deal

The Flin Flon Bombers have pulled off a huge deal just prior to tomorrow's CJHL trade deadline.

 

story courtesy of bombers.ca

 

The Flin Flon Bombers and Melville Millionaires combined on a one-for-one trade, with the Bombers sending 20-year-old forward Jaxon Martens to the Millionaires for 20-year-old forward Zach Cain. Conditional Draft Picks and Future Considerations are also tied to the transaction.

 

Martens, a product of Warman, Saskatchewan., heads south after tallying 29 points (11G-18A) in 33 games for Flin Flon.

 

Cain, a product of Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan., was second in Millionaires scoring with 34 points (14G-20A) in 32 games as the team captain.

 

“Trades like this are never easy to make because Jaxon has been a part of our program for quite some time now, and he played a big part in helping us reach the Canalta Cup final and Centennial Cup national championships last season. We’re very excited to be adding Zach Cain and what he will bring to the team. Zach’s leadership, grit and compete are all things we place a high value on and we feel he will bring other intangibles besides the ability to produce offensively.” – Flin Flon Bombers Head Coach & General Manager, Mike Reagan

 

Martens was signed by the Bombers in the summer of 2020 and has produced 75 points (30G-45A) in 91 career SJHL regular season games while also putting up 11 points (2G-9A) in 18 playoff games last spring.

 

Cain comes to the Bombers with 63 points (27G-36A) in 69 career SJHL regular season games. Zach is related to former Bomber, Aaron Cain, who was a part of the 1992-1993 championship team.

 

The Bombers would like to wish Jaxon Martens all the best in Melville and welcome Zach Cain and his family to the Bombers organization.

Selects Impressive In Norway House

The PBCN Selects travelled to Norway House this past weekend and were able to pick up 4 points in a couple of impressive victories.

 

On Saturday,  Freddy Ledoux led the Selects with 4 goals as PBCN picked up the 7 to 5 win. Ledoux now has 20 goals on the season.

 

Sunday the Selects found the back of the net 11 times and cruised to the 11 to 6 victory.

 

Leon Natomagen and Dwayne McKenzie each scored a pair of goals.Logan Genier out of Cranberry stopped 42 out of 48 shots and was chosen the games first star.

 

PBCN has moved above .500 at 10-9-0-3 and trail the third place OCN Storm by just 6 points.

 

They will get a chance to move even closer as they host the Storm at the Whitney Forum this Thursday at 7:30.

Bombers And Broncos Split

It was two very entertaining hockey games between two clubs battling for second place overall in the SJHL standings.

 

The Flin Flon Bombers hooked up in a pair of games against the Humboldt Broncos this weekend at the Whitney Forum  and took the opener 6 to 2 on Friday night.

 

Jeremi Tremblay hat the hot hand scoring his 18th and 19th of the season and continues to be a threat every time he is on the ice. Tremblay has scored 7 goals in his last 10 games.

 

The other Bomber goals came from Brock Mueller and Noah Houle who both scored their first of the season. Alexi Sylvestre and Brent Gulenchyn both found the back of the net as well.

 

Daylan Weigel and Spencer Bell replied for the Broncos on the powerplay.

 

Humboldt played a totally different game on Saturday and managed to hold the Bombers to 28 shots and picked up the 2 to 0 win.

 

Lucas Ceccarelli re-directed a puck into the top of the net on Harmon Laser Hume for the game winner. Spencer Bell scored into the empty net with only 35 seconds left in regulation for the insurance marker.

 

The SJHL Goalie Of The Month, Benjamin Motew stopped all 28 shots for his second shut-out of the season but didn't have to make a lot of difficult saves.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was the busier of the two stopping 32 out of 33 and was good in both games on the weekend.

 

After the weekend split, the Bombers remain in second over all at 22-8-2-1 good for 47 points. the Broncos are 21-10-1, good for 43 points and a game in hand on Flin Flon.

 

How about this for the schedule makers. These two teams will play for the third straight time in Humboldt this Thursday as the Bombers kick off a 3 game road trip.

 

Flin Flon will also visit Kindersley on Friday and Saturday. All three games will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com.

U-9 Results From The Pas

The Pas hosted a U-9 Tournament this past weekend and there were a number of teams from Flin Flon that took part.

 

Here are the results:

 

B side- The Steelworkers fell short to Hudson Bay Black 3-8

D Side- McKeens defeated The Thompson Flames 11-4

E Side- Flin Flon/Creighton Fireman defeated Hudson Bay White 8-6

 

Thank you to all the coaches and volunteers that made the tournament successful.

 

 

U-11 Bombers Win Jason Morran Tournament

Flin Flon hosted the U-11  Jason Morran Memorial Tournament this past weekend at both the Whitney Forum and Sportex.

 

Teams were once again taking part from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson, Cross Lake and Swan River.

 

Flin Flon beat the Pas in an exciting A -Final yesterday afternoon by a score of 5 to 1.

 

Cache Bentley led the way with a pair of goals with singles coming from Jaeger Dominey, Cohen Banting and Dex Tetlock.

 

Lennex Gagnon picked up the victory in goal.

 

Swan River beat Cross Lake earlier in the day to claim Bronze.

Bombers To Meet Broncos

 

Only 4 points separate the Flin Flon Bombers and Humboldt Broncos who get ready to face off in a pair of games this weekend  at the Whitney Forum.

 

The Bombers head into the wekend on a roll, winners of four straight and fresh off a 4 to 3 win in Laronge on Tuesday.

 

Humboldt is 6-3-1 in their last 10 and haven't played since December the 17th when they shut out the Weyburn Red Wings 3 to 0.

 

The Broncos are always a stiff test and have one of the best road records in the league at 11 and 5.

 

Tonight will be the third head to head matchup  of the season with each team winning on the road in the first two meetings. 

 

The Broncos took the October 2nd game in Flin Flon by a score of 2 to 1 in the shoot out. Flin Flon took the two points in Humboldt by winning 4 to 1 on November the 20th.

 

Goaltending is always a factor, and we will see two red hot goalies go head to head this weekend.

 

Benjamin Motew comes to town,  the SJHL Goalie Of The Month from December. Motew was lights out only giving up 5 goals in 4 games including a shut out against Weyburn.

 

Motew is 8-2-0-1 on the season and has stabilized the Bronco crease.

 

The Bombers Harmon Laser Hume is also playing extremely well and has won his last 3 decisions. Laser Hume has only given up 6 goals in the three wins and looks like he has rediscovered his mojo from earlier in the season.

 

After reeling off four straight wins,  the Bombers are back in top spot in the Sherwood Division and second overall with 45 points. The Broncos are right there, just four points behind with a game in hand and second in the Global Ag Risk Solution Division with  41 points.

 

Don't forget to catch tomorrow nights game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show to kick things off at 7:10.

 

Jason Morran U-11 Tournament

Flin Flon Minor Hockey is getting ready for their first tournament of 2023, the Jason Morran U-11 Tournament which will start tomorrow.

 

Teams are once again confirmed from Flin Flon, The Pas, Thompson, Cross Lake and Swan River.

 

Here is the complete tournament schedule:

 

Selects Win In OT

The PBCN Selects kicked off 2023 with a OT win against the NCN Flames last night 5 to 4 at the Whitney Forum.

 

One of the Selects top scorers,  Dwayne McKenzie notched his 19th when he converted a pass from Freddy Ledoux to win it with just over a minute remaining in the extra period.

 

The Selects also got goals from the pride of Las Vegas, Dominic Suhr who scored his  fourth and fifth.

 

Tyler Bird and Caden Joanis also found the back of the net.

 

This was a big win for PBCN who were able to mount the comeback after falling behind 5 to 2.

 

The Selects are now 8-9-0-3 and trail the third place  OCN Storm by 11 points with two games in hand.

 

PBCN hits the road for a pair of games this weekend in Norway House on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon.

A Great Way To Start The Year

For just the second time this season the Flin Flon Bombers were able to win a game when trailing after two periods.

 

Flin Flon kicked off 2023 with a come from behind 4 to 3 victory  last night in Laronge and were down 3 to 2 after 2.

 

Jeremi Tremblay continues his incredible season and scored the winner when he streaked down the right side, and was able to fool Dawson Smith with a low shot stick side.

 

This was Tremblay's 17th of the year as he continues to be one of the most exciting players in the entire league and was flying every where last night at the Mel Hegland Uniplex.

 

The other Bomber goals came from Cole Duperreault who netted his team leading 24th , Jacob Vockler and Jaeden Mercier.

 

Two of the Bomber goals came with the extra attacker as the league's best powerplay went 2 for 5.

 

Laronge got their goals from Thomas Wright, Kayle Taylor and Jacob Cossette.

 

This was the Bombers fourth straight win and third against the Wolves to give them a share of second over all and first in the Sherwood Division. Flin Flon also has 4 games in hand, so it was a pretty important two points.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was once again able to go head to head with one of the league's top tenders in Dawson Smith and ended up with 27 saves including some big ones in the dieing seconds.

 

Smith ended up with 46 saves on the night as he was pepperd with 21 shots in the third period alone.

 

Flin Flon starts the year with a big win and are now 21-7-2-1  and will host Humboldt in a pair of games this weekend.

 

The Broncos are just 4 points behind the Bombers with a game in hand and are always tough to beat and will be a stiff test for the Bombers first home action of the new year.

 

You can catch Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

Bombers Ready For 2023

The Christmas break has come and gone and the Flin Flon Bombers will play their first game of 2023 tonight in Laronge.

 

The Bombers enter play tonight just 2 points back of the Wolves for first in the division and second overall. Flin Flon does have 4 games in hand.

 

Flin Flon did themselves a big favour sweeping the home and home with Laronge to end 2022,  including that thrilling 3 to 2 shootout win back on December the 18th.

 

It took 10 rounds before Corey King finally ended it with a beautiful snap shot off the post and in.

 

Not only are the Bombers battling Laronge for the division lead, but are battling with a number of teams for second overall.

 

Humboldt and Estevan are just 2 points back of the Bombers with Melfort  3 points behind,  so every game will have some importance in the standings and you can't take a night off.

 

The Bombers were starting to play some good hockey going into the Christmas break, reeling off three straight wins.

 

Flin Flon leads the season series with the Wolves 2-0-0-1 and a win tonight could really go a long way in the head to head match-ups and winning the season series.

 

Cole Duperreault continues to lead the way offensively and was chosen the Bombers player of the month for December.

 

Duperreault led the way with 7 points in 5 games including 4 goals and sits fourth overall in SJHL scoring with 42 points and second overall in goals with 23.

 

Harmon Laser Hume seems to have found his game again,  and was razor sharp in the two wins against Laronge just before Christmas. Laser Hume only gave up 3 goals in the two games on 55 shots and will need to be good again tonight.

 

Dawson Smith is expected to get the start for Laronge and is one of the best netminders in the entire league with a GAA of 2.28 and a save % of .936.

 

Smith was incredible in their last meeting December the 18th and showed the Bombers why he is regarded as one of the best goalies in the SJHL.

 

No matter what go's down,  you will have the best seat in the house  with  Creighton Furniture Bomber Hockey on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com and our first broadcast of the new year.

 

We hit the air waves with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

 

We will also continue with our Bomber Legend Series and will be joined by former Bomber and NHL'R Ray Neaufeld in the second intermission.

 

The Bombers return home to face the Humboldt Broncos in a pair of games on Friday and Saturday. We will broadcast Saturday's game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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