Sports News Archives for 2023-04

FF Creighton Minor Ball Update

Online registration continues for Flin Flon/Creighton Minor Ball til May the 13th.


They will be collecting fees at the Creighton Ball Diamond at the first practises and games.


Remember it is quicker to register online.


If your player is registered before May the 1st, you will be e-mailed your players schedule and basic information.


Fees are once again $60.00 for U-7 and U-9'S.


$75.00 for U-11,U-13,U-15 and U-18.


Practises will start this Monday May the 1st and the regular season will begin on Monday May the 15th.


For more information you can e-mail



Bombers Looking Forward To Spring Camp

The Flin Flon Bombers will be hosting their annual development camp in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from Friday, May 5th to Sunday, May 7th at the ACT Arena. Please note that the teams will change each day. On Friday the players and teams will be LETTERED and on Saturday they will be NUMBERED. Rosters for Sunday will be posted at 8:30 PM at the ACT Arena on Saturday.


Friday, May 5th 

10:30 AM – Registration @ ACT Arena Lobby

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Practice 1 (Team A and B)

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM – Practice 2 (Team C and D)

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM – Practice 3 (Team E and F)

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM – Game 1 (A vs B)

6:45 PM – 7:45 PM – Game 2 (C vs D)

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Game 3 (E vs F)

Saturday, May 6th 

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM – Game 4 (1 vs 2)

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Game 5 (3 vs 4)

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Game 6 (5 vs 6)

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Game 7 (1 vs 3)

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM – Game 8 (2 vs 5)

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Game 9 (4 vs 6)

8:30 PM – Rosters posted for Sunday at the ACT Arena lobby

Sunday, May 7th 

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM – Teams will be announced Saturday night

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM – Teams will be announced Saturday night

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Teams will be announced Saturday night

Bombers Wrap Up Season With Awards Banquet


The Flin Flon Bombers officially wrapped up their season last night with their year end awards and banquet.


The festivities took place last night at Bakers Narrows Lodge and was well attended by billets, parents, sponsors, staff and fans.


Cole Duperreault was last night's big winner as he took home 5 awards including the Pat Spiller Memorial Trophy for being the Top Scorer.


Duperreault also won the Bombers Most Popular Player, The RBC Three Star Award, George Leel Award for most points, and the CFAR MVP Award.


Other Award winners included:

Diane Krokosz Memorial for Most Dedicated- Ethan Mercer

Howard Fox Courier- MR Hustle- Brent Gulenchyn and Alex Von Sprecken

Paddy Ginnell Memorial, Most Improved- Brent Gulenchyn

Lavalley Artworks Academic Award- Kenny Marquart

Creighton Furniture Defensive Player Of The Year- Lucas Fry

Harmon Laser Hume and Jeremi Tremblay came second and third for the RBC 3 Awards for the season.

Nick Oklobdzija Award for Top Rookie- Alexi Sylvestre

Darcy Bancroft Memorial for Best Defenseman- Reese Richmond

Chicken Chef Unsung Hero- Kylynn Olafson

Coach's Award- Alex Von Sprecken

Burkees Sports Lounge Playoff MVP- Harmon Laser Hume.



Former Flonner Excited About New Opportunity

courtesy of CTV Regina


Former Regina Pats coach and general manager Dave Struch is excited about his new role as director of hockey at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask.


Struch, spent a total of eight seasons with the Pats as an assistant coach and general manager and as the team’s head coach for parts of four seasons.


Originally from Flin Flon, Man., Struch was also a member of the Saskatoon Blades coaching staff, a team he played for in the early 1990s.


In an interview with CTV Morning Live, Struch admitted initially he wasn’t too keen on the opportunity.


“I wasn’t really interested at the start, I still was hoping to get back into the Western Hockey League (WHL) or something pro,” Struch said. “I did a bit of due diligence on it and it allowed me to put a stamp on something, I’ve always wanted to do that.”


Struch said a couple of months after the initial offer he received at the end of January, he got another call and both sides started to talk more seriously about him taking on the role.


“My official start date is July 1 and I’ve had a chance to go out there and meet some of the coaches and teachers and leadership group and it’s so far been exciting [with] lots for me to learn as far as the administration and managerial stuff but I’m up for the challenge,” Struch said.


There are 11 hockey teams in total at Notre Dame that Struch will be involved with.


“The umbrella is big but the leadership group that is there right now has got some experience with it so we’re going to use that.”


Struch said they are hoping to add former professional players to the staff list that live in the area.


“If we can bring out some guys that played the game at the NHL level, you look at the other academies across the country and I can use Jerome Iginla for example, those are the guys that bring in players,” Struch said.


Getting more kids out to Wilcox is something Struch said can create a unique experience for them.


“The experience is one that you’ll never get anywhere else, you walk out of a classroom and straight into a gym, then from a gym into a skills station and back into the classroom and back onto the ice and it’s all within minutes,” Struch said.


“It’s a unique little campus.”

Sylvestre Gets Another Player Nod

The SJHL announced their final Players Of The Week for the 2022-23 season.


Once again the Flin Flon Bombers Alexi Sylvestre was chosen as the DirectWest Rookie Of The Week.


This is the third time he has won this in the post season.


Sylvestre finished the Bomber Playoff Run at just under a point a game and scored his first ever SJHL Playoff Hat-trick in a 7 to 4 loss on Saturday.


The 18 year old out of Chateauguay Quebec had a very impressive rookie season which saw him rack up 41 points in the regular season which included 21 goals.


That was third overall in rookie scoring this past season.

Local Judo Club Shines At Provincials


The local Flin Flon Judo Club travelled down to Moose Jaw for Provincials and every member of their club and every member was able to bring home a medal.


Here are the results:


Cece Martin -- U10 Newaza (ground work only)  (participation medal)


Bonham Martin   U12 Newaza  (participation medal)


Rylan Santos    U10  Newaza   (participation medal)


Jacob Hiebert    U10 Newaza  (participation medal)

                             U10 Tachiwaza   (Start standing) (participation medal)

                             U12 Tachiwaza  (Gold)

Josie Wiens        U16  Tachiwaza (Bronze)


Jacob Wiens      Unable to compete due to illness


 The Provincial Kata Championships were held on Sunday. With Josie Wiens being the only club member in attendance with previous kata competition experience, the club did extremely well in bringing home 3 team medals. 


   The team of Cece Martin and Bonham Martin were able to earn a Bronze medal in the Kodomo-no Kata 6 division.


   The team of Josie Wiens and Rylan Santos put together a silver medal performance in the Kodomo-no Kata 6 division as well.


    The team of Josie Wiens and Jacob Wiens were able to overcome not being able to practice together until the day of the competition due to Jacob's illness and pulled off a silver medal in the Kodomo-no Kata 7 division.




Kata Competition  


Cece Martin and Bonham Martin   Kodomo no Kata 6  (Bronze)



Josie Wiens and Rylan Santos     Kodomo no Kata 6   (Silver)



Josie Wiens and Jacob Wiens     Kodomo no Kata 7   (Silver)


Spring Basketball Camps Continue

The future Kings and Queen's Basketball Camps will continue this weekend at the Hapnot Collegiate gym.


Grades 5 and 6 will take place this Sunday at 10 and grades 7 and 8 will be at 11:30.


The camp will focus in on skill development and team work in a fun and challenging environment.


It is $50.00 payable to Hapnot Athletics. Each athlete will receive a future King and Queen t-shirt.


Please bring proper gym attire and you can register using the google form.

Hapnot Takes Both Badminton Banners

Hapnot’s badminton team took  home both Jv and Sr badminton banners this past weekend in Flin Flon.


Congratulations to Gianna Watt who went undefeated this weekend, placing 1st in Sr girls singles.


Congratulations to Teslynn Beauchamp who placed 2nd in Jv girls singles.


Both Gianna and Teslynn will represent Hapnot at badminton provincials!


Also congratulations to Zachary, Ari, Walter, Paxton, Seth, and Chris for placing 3rd in their event! 

Bomber Season Comes To An End


It was a valiant effort but the Flin Flon Bombers dropped a 7 to 4 decision to the Battleford Stars on Saturday night and their season has come to an end.


The Stars sweep the Canterra Seeds Cup Final, 4 games to none and claim their second championship since 2019.


It was nice to see the Bombers come out skating and have nothing to hang their heads about as it was another exciting season.


Flin Flon wanted to get the big crowd into it early and they did when Jacob Vockler raced across the Battleford blue line and lifted a beautiful shot over Josh Kotai's left shoulder.


The Stars answered quickly as they have all series and tied the game when SJHL MVP, Josh Kesslering tied the game with a powerplay goal.


It looked like the Bombers luck might change when they regained the lead when Alexi Sylvestre beat Kotai with a nice wrist shot off the post to put Flin Flon up 2 to 1.


This was the Stars series  though and they were not going to be denied.


Jordan Grill scored a pair of goals to close out the opening period and the Stars would take a 3 to 2 lead to the locker room.


Battleford  would not relinquish the lead again and scored two more in the second courtesy of Colby Bear and Steven Kesslering's second of the night.


Down 5 to 2 to start the third, The crowd kept cheering and were hoping the Bombers would come out with one of their best periods of the season.


Flin Flon came out and had a terrific third period as Alexi Sylvestre would score two more goals for his first career SJHL hat-trick, and ended up with 9 total to lead his team in the post season.


Battleford got two more goals from two of their top snipers in Holden Doell and Kian Bell to make the final score 7 to 4.


The Bombers played their best game of the final and out shot the Stars 44 to 35 and had plenty of chances to win this game.


Early in the second,  Josh Kotai stopped a barage of shots including a wide open chance from Ethan Mercer which kept the Bombers at bay.


Harmon Laser Hume did everything he could to keep his team in the game and the series, but this Battleford team was too much and certainly deserved the results they got. You can see why they were the number one team in the country for much of the season.


Laser Hume would be the Bombers Playoff MVP, and they might not of got to  the finals if it wasn't for him. Who could ever forget his third period series save against the Estevan Bruins in the opening round. He was also dialled in against Humboldt in the Semi- Finals.


Congratulations to former Bomber Assistant Coach  Gary Childerhose who is now an Assistant with the Stars. He  got a nice reception from the crowd when he went out to collect his plaque after the game. 


Gary is a very nice young man and has worked very hard for every organization he has been a part of and this is well deserved.


Congratulations to Mike Reagan and the rest of the Flin Flon Bomber organization on getting to the league final for the fourth time in 6 years. That is no easy task.


It is great to be watching Bomber hockey this late into the season and great to see the Bomber nation stirred up and following this team every single game.


Good luck to the 8 graduating 20 year old's, Cole Duperreault, Zach Cain, Jaeden Mercier, Alex Von Sprecken, Reese Richmond, Cory King , Ethan Mercer and Bomber Captain Lucas Fry.


It was another tremendous ride that saw the organization produce 5 more  scholarships allowing Bomber players to get to the next level.


Head Coach Mike Reagan and Assistant Coach Cole McCaig were also signed to extensions and you know they will be able to put a competitive team back together once again.


The Awards Banquet will be the last order of business later  this week and we look forward to seeing you back at the rink in September.

Stars Dominate Bombers 6 to 2

The Battleford Stars built up a quick 3 to 0 lead last night and never looked back in a solid 6 to 2 win over the Flin Flon Bombers in game 3 of the Canterra Seeds Cup.


Tynan Ewart, Keiton Klein and Kian Bell all hit the back of the net in the opening period to put the Bombers back on their heels early.


The Stars couldn't of executed their game plan any better and took the large crowd out of it early.


I thought when the Bombers scored with less than a second remaining in the first period that they might get some life. Alexi Sylvestre re-directed a shot from Cory King that went through the legs of Josh Kotai to get Flin Flon on the board.


It was the Stars who came out flying and scored two more quick goals from Jordan Gibbs and Steven Kesserling. The Kesslering goal chased Harmon Laser Hume who had pretty much no help all night.


Kenny Marquart entered the game and played very well considering that he hadn't played a game in several weeks and only surrendered one goal.


The Bombers did pull a little closer when Alex Von Sprecken fired a laser beam off the post and in to beat Kotai for his third of the post season. That was all the offense Flin Flon could muster and the Stars did answer with Kesslering's second of the night late in the middle frame.


There was no scoring in the third period.


Von Sprecken has been the Bomber's best player in the finals and here's hoping that the rest of his team mates can find a way to match his intensity.


The Bombers also have to find a way to get some shots on Josh Kotai who wasn't  very busy last night in facing 32 shots. Most of those came from the outside and wern't very difficult.


There is nothing to lose now as the Bombers are down three games to none and need to win tonight to keep their season going. I will be interested to see if their big guns show up tonight when they need them most.


So far, other then Sylvestre the Bombers have got no production from their top scorers.


They say the toughest game to win in a 7 game series is the elimination game and the Bombers hope that holds true tonight.


A big contingent from the 92-93 Championship team is expected to be at the Forum tonight, so maybe that will bring the Bombers good luck.


Don't forget all the action is back on 102.9 CFAR and with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Game 3 Tonight

After a 5 day break the SJHL Canterra Seeds Cup will switch venues to the friendly confines of the Whitney Forum.


The Battleford Stars took care of buisiness and won both games at Access Communications Centre by scores of 5 to 2 and 3 to 0 and bring a two game  lead into game three tonight.


This will be no small task for the Flin Flon  Bombers who will need to win 4 of the next 5 games against a team that only lost 5 games in regulation all season. 


The Bombers are hoping that history will repeat itself as you might recall the Stars led the Bombers two games to none in their SJHL Quarter Final last year to only see Flin Flon reel off four straight.


It will certainly be an  uphill battle as the Stars who are known for their high octane offense are pretty good defensively too and have only given up 17 goals in 11 games.


What is more staggering is they have only given up 3 goals on the road. You can make a case that Josh Kotai is the biggest reason, but the Stars also don't give up much in front of him.


They have blocked a lot of shots and have not allowed the Bombers a lot of offensive zone time. Although I thought Flin Flon did get more quality chances in game two.


The Stars best players are also showing up every game and now it is time for the Bombers to do the same.


Cole Duperreault, Jeremi Tremblay, Jacob Vockler and Alexi Sylveste have all been held at bay. The Bombers also could use some offense from Zach Cain. Cain was acquired at the trade deadline from the Melville Millionaires and was one of the top scorers in the league.


Cain enters the weekend with 4 points in 10 playoff games and is still looking for his first ever playoff goal. Flin Flon could definately use some offense from him.


The Bombers will also have to play the rest of the league final with out their Captain Lucas Fry. Fry was injured by a skate in game one and will not be back this season.


Head Coach and GM, Mike Reagan is hoping his team can use that for motivation.In a first class move the Bombers hung his jersey on their bench back in Battleford for game two and I am sure it will be there again tonight.


They say you are never in trouble til you lose a game at home and the Bombers still have that luxury. The Maroon and White are hoping to rally behind the allegiance of their many fans and big crowds are expected both games this weekend.


Remember, it was that game 3 OT win against the Stars last Spring  that turned their whole playoff around.


This team has battled adversity all year and you can win a lot of games and do some great things when you have strong character and a lot of heart.


Don't forget that tickets will be available at the Bomber office today between 1 and 5 and bring those radios and mobile devices tonight.


Once again Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey will hit the air with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.


Pro Shop Is Open

Good news, we are hopefully  just a few weeks away from another Phantom Lake Golf season. Head Pro, Kelly McLaren is looking forward to another great summer.


The Pro- Shop has opened for the season and their hours are 10 to 4, Monday through Saturday.


Stop by and pay for your memberships plus check out the latest in gear which is arriving daily.


This would also be a good opportunity to book the course for any special events and tournaments for the up coming year.


Don't forget to check out the Golf Club at this year's Trade and Leisure Show at the Sportex next weekend starting Thursday.


The Phantom Lake Golf Club is looking forward to another great season of tournaments, lessons, special events and chances to spend quality time with your friends and familly.


Course will open up some time in May depending on weather.

FF Minor Hockey Land Big Grant

A big congratulations to Flin Flon Minor Hockey who are the recipients of a $50,000.00 grant from Kruger Products Big Assist Program  to bring more diversity, equity and inclusion to the sport and help build a better future for kids.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey received a $25,000.00 grant a few weeks back and are now the recipients of the second assist in the amount of $50,000.00.


Flin Flon Minor Hockey President, Tanner Brough was on yesterday's Norman Sportsline Program and discussed the steps Minor Hockey took to get awarded the grants , and some of the ideas that they are looking at doing with the money they have received.


Brough also talked about the staus of hockey in the North and some of their challenges moving forward.


You can hear yesterday's full interview here:

FF Minor Hockey AGM

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be holding their AGM on Monday May the 15th at the Victoria Inn starting at 7.


The agenda will include a report by the President, Treasurer as well as information on the latest $50,000.00 grant from Kruger products.


There will also be nominations and elections for various board positions and information on registration for the up coming season.


All parents, coach's and co-ordinators are encouraged to attend. 





Fry Selected As SJHL Defenseman Of The Week

The SJHL has selected their Players Of The Week, and one of the Flin Flon Bombers has been recognized.


Flin Flon Captain  Lucas Fry who was involved in a very scary incident in game one of the SJHL Final was selected the SuperU Defenseman Of The Week.


Fry got cut by a skate and was rushed off the ice and sent to the hospital. Lucas had surgery in Saskatoon on Saturday and was able to attend his team's game later that night.


The entire SJHL is wishing Lucas the best in his recovery and he continues to be an inspiration to his team and will continue to lead off the ice.


Fry is one of the top defensive defensemen in the league and had a tremendous Semi- Final against Humboldt.  He was also a key player for the Bombers down the stretch last year on their run to the Centennial Cup.



U-19 Girls Open Practise

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club will be hosting a U-19 Open Girls practise this Thursday 6:15 at the Creighton Sportex.


This will be try-outs for a travel team.


Don't forget to bring indoor shoes, shin pads, socks, a water bottle and your own ball if you have.


The indoor season will continue at the Sportex til April the 28th, with the out door games starting in May.


Teams and rosters will be announced on when the season moves outdoors in May. 

Bombers Drop First Two In The Battlefords

Things did not go according to plan in game's one and two of the Canterra Seeds Cup for the Flin Flon Bombers.


The Maroon and White made their way to the Battlefords to take on one of the top teams in the country the Battleford Stars,  and were on the wrong end of scores of 5 to 2 and 3 to 0.


On Friday Flin Flon got a big break when standout goalie Josh Kotai threw  a puck away in the corner which was intercepted by Kylynn Olafson,  who flipped the puck over his left shoulder to get the Bombers on the board early.


Unfortunately the Bombers have only managed to score one more goal in the next 5 periods and offensive chances are few and far between.


I will say that the Bombers despite being shut out on Saturday, did play better in the second game and did have more chances in front of the Battleford net.


Friday's game did take a turn for the worse  when Captain Lucas Fry got cut by a skate. The good news is both the Bomber's and Star's trainer's got on it quickly and Fry got to the hospital right away  and got surgery on Saturday.


In a first class move the Bombers hung Fry's jersey on their bench Saturday and Fry actually made it to the rink to cheer his team on in the second period.


The series will shift to Flin Flon for games three and four this Friday and Saturday and the Bombers need to find a way to get to Josh Kotai. You can see how this guy was named the top SJHL goaltender from this past season,  as he has been sensational in making 61 out of 63 saves in the two games.


Harmon Laser Hume continued his fine play in making 59 saves in the two games and is one of the big reasons the Bombers are in the final. Without Harmon on Friday, the score would of been much worse.


The Bombers also need to get their big guns going as Cole Duperreault, Jeaden Mercier, Jacob Vockler and Jeremi Tremblay have all been held at bay and haven't got a lot of chances.


The Bombers are hoping the home town faithful will help turn the series around just like they did when the Bombers were down 2 game to none against the Stars last year.


One thing about this group is they have faced adversity all year and this group will never quit and a win on Friday coud turn this whole thing around.


Don't forget to pick up your tickets at the Bomber office this week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 to 5 at the office on Main street.


You can also catch both games on 102.9 CFAR and with the Great North GM Coach's Show both night's at 7:10.


FF/Creighton Minor Ball Registration

You can register online for Flin Flon/ Creighton Minor Ball for the up coming season.


Register at


Sign the kids up JR Rally Cap and Rally Cap for $60.00 for the season.


U-11, U-13 and U-15 is $75.00 for the year.


Don't forget to post date 2 cheques/cash for June 30th 2023 which will cover jersey and volunteer deposit.

Interview With Gardiner MacDougall

Gardiner MacDougall is one of the most successful coach's in Canada and is fresh off another University National Championship.


MacDougall just guided the University Of New Brunswick to another Canadian University Championship which is the 8th title in his 23 year career.


MacDougall has had success at every level he has coached including a Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs when he took over late last year.


It all began in Northern Manitoba back in the mid 80's when MacDougall was hired in Cranberry Portage to coach the local high school team. 


That led to a stint as a Flin Flon Bomber Assistant Coach in 1990 and 92, Lebret Eagles Head Coach between 1993-96 and eventually Head Coach of the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL.


Gardiner was the first ever Head Coach in Blizzard history and won a league title in his final year of 1998-99.


He then moved on to the University of New Brunswick in 2000 and has been there ever since.


I had a chance to catch up with Gardiner on one of my recent Flin Flon Bomber broadcasts,  and we had a nice chat about his fond memories of starting out in  Northern Manitoba and his recent success at the University level.


You can hear the full interview here:

Selects Hire Cote For Director Of Scouting

The PBCN Selects have been very busy putting together their Hockey Operations Staff for the 2023-24 season. After finalizing their Coaching Staff earlier this month the Selects have hired a new Director of Scouting.


Nelson Cote has agreed to take on the role for the coming season with an option for 2024-25. Cote a former Assistant Coach with the OCN Storm, has had his finger on the pulse of Manitoba hockey over the past six years. His son Ashton just finished his second full season with the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.


Cote has Coached, Played and instructed at many levels of hockey over the past 25 years. Cote will be attending many tournaments and showcases over the next 4 months on behalf of the Selects.


“Nelson is a very knowledgeable and organized individual, I fully trust him in his ability to identify talent and look forward to working with him and his scouting staff this year.” Said GM Gatlin Church.


With the addition of Cote, the Selects feel they added another piece to putting together a championship caliber team.


Training Camp is planned for early September, if any players are interested in trying out, reach Nelson at

U-11 Try -Outs

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club will be holding try-outs for their U-11 Male try-out team.


This will take place this Thursday April the 13th, 7pm at the Creighton Sportex.


There will also be a parent meeting at the end of practise in one of the dressing rooms.


Please bring runners, shin pads, socks and a water bottle.

SJHL Announces League Final Schedule

After knocking off the Humboldt Broncos in 5 games to win the SJHL Semi- Final, the Flin Flon Bombers have the Battleford Stars in their sights for the Canterra Seeds Cup.


This will be their 5th playoff meeting since 2016 and the second time they will be meeting in the Finals. Flin Flon knocked off the Stars in 6 games in the SJHL Quarter Finals last Spring.


Battleford took the first two games only to see the Maroon and White Express come back and take the next 4.


The season series in the regular season was 2-1-1 in the Stars favour.


Here is the complete League Final Schedule in Manitoba time.


Fri. Apr 14 - 8:30PM


Sat. Apr 15 - 8:30PM


Fri. Apr 21 - 7:30PM


Sat. Apr 22 - 7:30PM


Tue. Apr 25 - 8:30PM*


Sat. Apr 29 - 7:30PM*


Wed. May 03 - 8:30PM*



All games will once again be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and with the Great North GM Pre-Game Show 20 minutes before faceoff.

Selects Add New Coach To Staff

The PBCN Selects are excited to announce the hiring of Former WHL Prince George Cougars, Wilson “Froggy” Dumais.


Froggy is a PBCN Band Member from Southend Saskatchewan, he played 79 games in the WHL scoring 12 points and adding 72 Pims. Froggy played his AAA midget with the Tisdale Trojans, he scored 67 points and accumulated? 315 Pims. Following his stint in the WHL Froggy played with both the La Ronge Ice Wolves and the OCN Blizzard where he was assistant captain.


The 30 year old has spent the past few seasons playing Senior A hockey in pursuit of an Allen Cup, he also has played with the PBCN Stars and won the Senators Cup.


Froggy is expected to move to Flin Flon in August and will take on the roll of Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Selects.


Returning to the Selects Coaching staff for next season are as followed

Assistant Coach/ School liaison - Pat McKenzie

Associate Coach-  Drew Morin

Goaltending/ Video Coach Rene Gagon

Head Coach Gatlin Church

The Selects Training Camp is planned for early September and interested players can contact the Head Coach at

Back To The Finals

There is something about playing at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt  at this time of the year for the Flin Flon Bombers.


Flin Flon went into Humboldt last night and took game 5 of the SJHL Semi- Final 3 to 1 and have punched their ticket to the league final, for the fourth time in 7 years.


That is 8 straight playoff  wins for the Bombers in Humboldt over the last 5 years, and they are 12 -2 head to head over that span.


Flin Flon was able to shake off a 4 to 1 loss at the Whitney Forum in game 4 that was played on Wednesday.


I got a good feeling when Jacob Vockler was able to re-direct a Reece Richmond shot from the point just 1:46 into the opening period to grab a quick 1-0 lead.


Ethan Mercer would make it 2 zip  when he picked up a puck in his own end and raced down the ice,  beating both Bronco d-men and firing a puck past Ben Motew low stick side early in the second.


With a 2-0 lead in the third you knew the Broncos were going to come hard and they did.


Their lone goal came from Xavier Roy, when he burst down the ice and was able to beat Harmon Laser Hume five  hole to make it 2 to 1.


The Bombers were not going to be denied and restored the two goal lead just 20 seconds later. Alexi Sylvestre was able to feed Jacob Vockler a beautiful pass on a two on one and Vockler deposited his second of the night and fourth of the playoffs.


Flin Flon tightened up defensively and the Broncos would not be able to solve Laser Hume for  the rest of the game and the Bombers hung on for the 3 to 1 win.


Harmon Laser Hume was fantastik once again in making 36 saves and no question was the series MVP. Ben Motew was solid once again in the loss making 28 saves on 31 shots.


Flin Flon clawed and scratched and no question there desire to win is one of the big factors in helping them get back to the league final. Mike Reagan has commented through out the playoffs on the great charcter of this team.


They have earned a date with one of the top teams in the country in the Battleford Stars who just swept Melfort. After losing game one in the Quarters to Weyburn the Stars have reeled off 8 straight wins.


This will meet in the playoffs for the fifth time since 2016 and this will also be their second meeting in the Finals. They also met in the Quarters last year and after Battleford won the first two, Flin Flon reeled off four straight wins.


The Bombers will enjoy a few days rest and may get a few more injured players back in time for the league finals.


The Championship  Final is expected to start in Battleford next Friday and Saturday, April the 14th and 15th, and back in Flin Flon the 18th and 19th. No official confirmation yet, but I will post dates on this blog when finalized by the league.

Broncos Stave Off Elimination

The Humboldt Broncos came out with a terrific effort at the Whitney Forum last night  and picked up a well deserved 4 to 1 win over the Flin Flon Bombers.


The Bombers had a chance to wrap up the series with a three games to none advantage heading into puck drop yesterday.


Flin Flon looked good early and grabbed a quick 1 to 0 lead when Brent Gulenchyn took a beautiful feed from Zach Cain and fired the puck off the cross bar and in.


This was Gulenchyn's first ever SJHL playoff goal. Unfortunately that was all the Bomber's could muster offensively all night.


Humboldt took over after that and scored the next four.


Quinn Myles would tie the game late in the first when he got a loose puck in the slot to beat Harmon Laser Hume.


Both goalies played well and the 1 all score  would stay that way til the third period.


The Bronco's finally scored on their 5th chance on the powerplay when Spencer Bell re-directed a Tim Kim shot over the left shoulder of Harman Laser Hume. This would stand up as the game winner.


They would get a couple of insurance goals from Captain Ethan Zielke who scored right off a faceoff in the Bombers zone and an eventual empty netter from Ben Kotylak.


Flin Flon couldn't  get anything going and their powerplay was very ineffective and couldn't even get set up. You have to give the Bronco's credit who played a whale of a game on the road to keep their season going.


Final shots were 41 to 35 for the Bombers but many came from the outside and not very close to the net.


Humboldt now has life and will host game 5 at the Elgar Petersen Arena tomorrow night at 8:30  MB time.


The Bombers need to get back on track and find ways to get more good offensive chances. Humboldt has done a remarkable  job keeping them away from the front of their net and Ben Motew didn't have to make a lot of difficult saves.


No matter what go's down you will have the best seat in the house for all the action from game 5 of the SJHL Semi- Final from Humboldt,  with our Great North GM Coach's at 8:10 and drop of the puck at 8:30 on 102.9 CFAR and

Flin Flon Minor Hockey Hands Out Awards

Flin Flon Minor Hockey officially wrapped up their season last night with the Awards Gala at the Creighton Sportex.


Awards were handed out in the U-9, U-11, U-13  Divisions and to the  Officials.


Here are the different award winners:

U9 Division

Most Dedicated- Logan Boucher

Most Sportsmanlike- Austin Peever

Most Improved- Howie Dubinak

League MVP-Blaise Brough



Sportsmanship- Luke Rossington

Most Improved- Elijah Ishaka

Most Deicated- Parker Meikle

MVP- Dex Tetlock



Dedicated- Westyn Hlady

Sportsmanlike- Janae Neaufeld

Most Improved- Zoey Boucher

MVP- Rylan Grudland


Referee Awards


50 Years Of Service Award- Harvey Bolton

Upcoming Referees- Hailey Biberdorf

Female Most Promising- Livia Playford

Female Most Dedicated- Ellis Pearson

Female Most Improved- Joslyn Tetlock

Male Most Improved- Jaxson Gorrel

Most Promising- Braden Thompson

Most Dedicated- Rogan Hlady


Bombers Hang On For 1-0 Win

It was a goaltending battle of the ages as the Flin Flon Bombers and Humboldt Broncos met last night in game three of the SJHL Semi- Final.


The series was shifted to the Whitney Forum and I was fully expecting Humboldt to come out and play their best game of the series down two games to none.


They came out flying and the Bombers were back on their heels for much of the first period and looked like they would be down a goal.


Ben Kotylak looked like he put the puck in just under the bar on Harmon Laser Hume, but the referee ruled that a Bronco player was in the crease and disallowed the goal.


The Bronco's were obviously disappointed but continued to carry the play.


Out shooting the Bombers 28 to 24 through two periods, Harmon Laser Hume was outstanding and stopped three clear cut break aways including a short handed chance by Maddox Amaril.


Heading into the third period you could sense that one goal was going to be enough to win the game either way and the Bombers got another big break.


Alexi Sylvestre was heading down  the ice on a two on one and tried to flip the puck to Jacob Vockler. Humboldt defenseman Noah Barlage raced back to break up the play but unfortunately re-directed the puck into his own net.


The Bombers grabbed the 1-0 lead and Laser Hume did the rest stopping all 40 Humboldt shots for his first ever SJHL playoff shut-out.


Bemjamin Motew was also fantastik for the Broncos and made one of the nicest saves of the playoffs when he robbed the Bombers Ethan Mercer late in the game. Motew stopped 34 out of 35 Flin Flon shots.


Head Coach and GM of the Bombers Mike Reagan was on the CFAR Post Game Show last night and mentioned that it wasn't the prettiest of games and feels his team can still play a lot better.


Flin Flon will take the 1 to 0 win and are now up three games to none with a chance to close out the Semi- Final on home ice tonight.


Expect another big flurry by the Bronco's who have nothing to lose now with their backs definitely against the wall.


It was a costly win for Flin Flon who saw both Matt Egan and Jeremi Tremblay leave the game early last night. Mike Reagan says they will be evaluated today.


Don't forget to pick up your tickets for game four tonight at the Bomber Office on Main Street between 1 and 5.


We are also back with another installment of Creighton Furniture Flin Flon Bomber Playoff Hockey with the Pre-game at 7:10 and puck drop at 7:30.

Flin Flon Judo Club Results

 The Flin Flon Judo Club has had a busy couple of weeks. 


     On March 25th they had 3 members compete in the Watrous Regional Tournament. The 3 that went had great results, seeing that this is the first tournament of the year for all of them. 


     In the U10 -40kg Newaza Division (ground fighting only), Jacob Hiebert went undefeated winning all 3 of his matches, for a first place finish. He followed that up in the U10 -40kg Tachiwaza Division (standing) with another undefeated performance to place first as well. This was Jacob's first tournament in over a year, so the results were very exciting.


      In the U10 +50kg Newaza Division Rylan Santos, being in his first year of judo, and competing in his first tournament ever, went 2-2 for a third place finish. Rylan had some fantastic matches, and has really shown a lot of growth in his first year. 


     In the U12 +58kg Newaza Division, Jacob Wiens put on the best performance of his career, going a perfect 3-0 for a first place finish. Jacob really put on a technical display in his victories. In the U12 TachiWaza Division Jacob overcame some novice refereeing, to win the bronze medal. 


     The boys had a great weekend, worked hard and got great results  and they are hoping that continues for the  Saskatchewan Provincial Championships, being held in Moose Jaw on April 15th and 16th. 


     On April 1st and 2nd Josie Wiens attended the Judo Saskatchewan Female retreat. The guest coach for the retreat was Canadian Judo pioneer Sandra Greaves. Sandra is a 2x Olympian, Pan Am Games gold medalist and 8x National Champion. Josie received valuable knowledge and experience, that can only come from working with someone of Sandra's caliber.


   We will post the results and keep you up to date on the athletes from Flin Flon who will be competing in  the Saskatchewan Provincial Championships in Moose Jaw starting April the 15th.


Indoor Soccer Tournament Coming To The Sportex

The Phantom Lake Soccer season has started indoors at the Creighton Sportex.


They will also be bringing back their indoor tournament which will take place the weekend of May the 5th to the 7th.


This is open to any youth born between 2009 and 2014.


You can register in person at the Creighton Rec Office 8 to 5, Monday to Friday til April the 21st.


It is $40.00 per player.


For more information contact Lindsay Shirran at 306-688-3538 or e-mail

Minor Hockey Awards Update

Flin Flon Minor Hockey has moved their time to 5pm for this Wednesday's Awards and Gala at the Sportex to accomodate the Bomber game.


Once again awards will be handed out to the U-9 and U-13 Divisions as well as to the officials.


Players will be seated with their division and supper will be provided. The awards will be presented during supper.


Parents, Grandparents and Guardians are all welcome to attend.


Don't forget to return your jerseys from the past season as there will be a table provided.


We will announce all the Award winners on 102.9 CFAR on Thursday.

Bombers Take Both Games In Humboldt

For what ever reason, the Flin Flon Bombers love playing playoff  games at the Elgar Petersen Arena in Humboldt.


The two clubs kicked off their best of 7 SJHL Semi Final this past weekend and the Maroon and White Express took both games by scores of 4 to 3 and 5 to 2.


Don't let the two scores fool you, the Broncos have played very well and seem to have the puck 70 % of the time, but the Bomber big gunners are coming through.


On Friday, Alexi Sylvestre, Alex Von Sprecken, Ethan Mercer and Jacob Vockler all found the back of the net.


The Bombers actually built up a 4 to 1 lead after 2 and managed to hang on. Humboldt was all over Flin Flon in the third out shooting them 17 to 8 and if the game would of went a few extra minutes the Broncos may have pulled it out.


Cage Newans led the way for the Bronco's with a pair of powerplay goals.


I was expecting Humboldt to come out flying on Saturday and they did exactly that. They got an early powerplay and fired a shot off the post and then the cross bar and the Bombers were able to weather the storm and settle in.


Once again they got the first goal when Cole Duperreault fired a shot off the glass and it hit netminder Ben Motew in the back and went in. It looked like Jacob Vockler actually  knocked it in mid air,  but it was confirmed that Duperreault scored the goal.


Flin Flon then went on to build a 3 to 0 lead on two powerplay goals from Kylynn Olafson and Cole Duperreault's second of the game, when he fired a laser beam past Motew just outside the right circle.


Humboldt would finally answer Harmon Laser Hume, when Tim Kim took a nice pass from Mathew Van Blairicom behind the Bombers net.


Once again the Bombers had a multi goal lead after two with the 3 to 1 lead.


Flin Flon was able to hold off Humboldt for much of the third until Tim Kim grabbed the puck in his own zone and flew down the ice beating Laser Hume with a nice wrist shot on the short side.


The Bombers baired down and did get a couple of empty netters from Ethan Mercer and Liam Bridger to pull out the 5 to 2 win.


Harmon Laser Hume has been exceptional in the two wins and has stopped 64 out of 69 shots.


Benjamin Motew has stopped 59 out of 65 in suffering his first two playoff losses.


Both powerplays have been good with Flin Flon 4 for 11 and Humboldt is 2 for 7 in the two games.


You can make that 7 straight playoff wins for the Bombers in Humboldt at the Elgar Petersen Arena and the Bombers are also 9-1 in their last 10 playoff meetings.


I certainly wouldn't  right off the Broncos just yet. They have had success at the Whitney Forum this year and were one of the best road teams in the regular season. Flin Flon will have to be ready as the Bronco's will need their best effort of the season.


Don't forget to get your tickets for Tuesday and Wednesday as the series shifts back to the Whitney Forum. You can pick up your tickets at the Bomber office on Main street tomorrow and Wednesday 1 to 5.


You can also catch all the action of games 3 and 4 of the SJHL Semi Final on 102.9 CFAR and with the pre-game at 7:10 both nights.




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