Sports News Archives for 2023-10

Hunter Lee Is Back On The World Stage

Flin Flon's Hunter Lee who has mastered the sport of wrestling has been given an opportunity to represent his community and country at the Pan - Am  Games in Santiago Chile.

 

Lee has had all kinds of success that has seen him win medals and compete all over the world including a Bronze medal at the Junior World Championships in 2019.

 

Lee just found out recently that one of the wrestlers who had qualified had dropped out and he was the next in line and welcomed the opportunity.

 

Lee,  fresh off a Silver medal at the Canadian Wrestling  Lutte Championships in March finished second to Alex Moore who earned the spot to go to the Pan Am Games but had to pull out.

 

Hunter will be competing in the 86 kg event and will compete on November the 2nd. It is a one day tournament with 9 athletes from both North and South America in each weight class.

 

You can follow Hunters's progress here: https://www.santiago2023.org/en

 

 

Roberts Leads The Way Against Cross Lake

Embry Roberts picked up the natural hat-trick yesterday,  scoring the first three goals of the game and the PBCN Selects never looked back in a 8 to 3 win over the Cross Lake Islanders.

 

Harland Jacobson from Cranberry  made his debut yesterday after a stint in the SIJHL and picked up a goal in his first game.

 

The other Select goals came from Kobe Tanuak, Jace Melnyk, Mathis Bacon Labbe and Ray Pudlat JR.

 

Randy Suisangnark picked up a pair for the Islanders in a losing cause.

 

PBCN peppered Islander goalie Aidan Spaggs with 69 shots while Selects goalie Paxton Moore stopped 32 out of 35.

 

The Selects continue to move up the standings at 5-2 while Cross Lake remains in the basement at 0-6-0-2.

 

PBCN will host the Norway House Northstars in a pair of games this weekend, Saturday at 7:30 and Sunday at 1:30.

 

Norway House is 4-4 on the season. 

JV Queens Perfect In The Pas

It was a perfect weekend for the JV Hapnot Queens who rolled into the Pas this weekend and went undefeated.

 

The Queens went 6-0 with round robin wins over the Pas, Moose Lake, Norway House, OCN an Chemawawin.

 

The Queens would knock off MBCI out of the Pas in the finals 26-27, 25 to 13 and 15 to 6.

 

It was also a good weekend for the Senior Kings who finished second in their tournament in Ste Rose.

 

The Kings went 5-3 in the round robin beating both Dauphin and Glenboro in the playoffs before dropping both sets to Alonsa/McCreary in the final.

 

 

Mills End The Bombers Winning Streak

You knew it had to end  some time, but the Flin Flon Bombers were hoping to keep it going a little bit longer as they saw their 12 game winning streak come to an end on Saturday.

 

The Melville Millionaires were in town and came as advertized as one of the best defensive teams in the SJHL. Only the Humboldt Broncos have given up less goals than Melville this year.

 

On Friday,  Melville battled the Bombers hard dropping a 3 to 2 decision and were very happy with their game and took that into the rematch on Saturday.

 

Carter Anderson, Anthony Piccininno and Alexi Sylvestre scored the Flin Flon goals on Friday. Sylvestre now leads the SJHL in points with 24 which is one more than team mate Jacob Vockler.

 

Saturday, the Mills broke out of the gate quick and were actually up 3 to 0 after  two periods on goals by Kole Keen, Flynn Macxy and Liam Cox Smith.

 

The Bombers couldn't get anything by goaltender Ethan Rau and it looked like he might actually be able to shut them out.

 

Flin Flon  came out and played very hard in the third period and almost pulled this one out,  firing 20 shots on Rau and did manage to beat him a couple of times. 

 

Adam McNutt scored his first in a Bomber uniform blasting a short handed goal on a quick rush inside the Melville zone. That sparked his team and the Bombers got a late powerplay and pulled the goalie to go 6 on 4.

 

Carter Anderson took a nice pass from Jacob Vockler behind the Melville net and he scored his 6th to send the Whitney into a frenzy.

 

Flin Flon kept pressing with just over a minute remaining in regulation but just couldn't get the equalizer and Melville hung on for the win.

 

The Bombers peppered Rau with 46 shots while the Mills made the most of their opportunities beating Laser Hume 3 times on 15 shots.

 

Despite the loss it was one of the most impressive Octobers in Bomber history which saw them go 10-1.

 

Flin Flon remains in top spot in the league at 13-1-1, 4 points up on Humboldt.

 

The Bombers will get another good test this week as the Melfort Mustangs make their way to town on Thursday, and beat Flin Flon in a shoot out on opening weekend.

 

No broadcast of this game but we will broadcast both games from the Showcase on November the 13th and 14th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hall Of Fame Exhibit Unveiled At The Whitney Forum Tonight

There is going to be a special ceremony at the Whitney Forum tonight in the lobby starting at 6pm. Stewie Lloyd, Ken Pawlachuk and others have been collecting local memorabilia the last three years for a new kiosk that will feature Flin Flon sports artifacts.

 

Ken Pawlachuk tells us how this all came about. " Actually Stewie's wife came to me about this  three years ago and it is a collection he has and she wanted a place for it. I suggested the Whitney Forum , so we went with the then  manager we had then plus the Rec Director and we got it built. We have divided it up with Minor Hockey, the figure skating club, the PBCN Selects, our new junior hockey franchise. I have also collected from Hudson Bay some old trophys which will mean a lot to curlers and golfers and put them in there to and one is from 1935."

 

They are hoping this becomes a special attraction at the Whitney Forum and they decided to unveil it this weekend with all the parents who will be in town  to watch the Flin Flon Bombers for parents weekend.

Selects Down The Islanders 5 to 2

The PBCN Selects scored 5 straight goals last night  enroute to a 5 to 2 win over the Cross Lake Islanders.

 

Mathis Bacon Labbe, Laryn Chaboyer and Carson Ledoux all found the back of the net in the first period.

 

Ray Pudlat and Israel Maktor would add goals late in the second before the Islanders Wilfred McLeod JR would score a couple of late goals for Cross Lake.

 

PBCN will improve to 4-2 on the year while Cross Lake continue to struggle and are still in search of their first win at 0-5.

 

These two teams will meet again in Flin Flon this Sunday at the Whitney Forum with puck drop at 4pm.

 

Everybody in attendance will get a chance to win an electric fireplace sponsored by Canadian Tire.

 

The Selects will have affiliated players Madox Dominey, Owen Durette and Brody Grant.

 

Harland Jacobson is also expected to make his Selects debut on Sunday.

Jobes Re-elected As President Of PLSC

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club held their AGM on October 22 nd. The club highlighted the success of house league, travel program and introduction of the ‘Little Boos’ U4 parent and tot program starting this December

 

Heather Jobes was re-elected as PLSC president

Kristina Lewis-Treasurer

Crystal Eggart- Secretary

Ashley Kennedy- Registrar

Erica Christensen- Technical Director

Angela Ishaka- Volunteer Coordinator

Brittney Monchka- Communications 

Philip Jobes- Fields Coordinator . 

 

PLSC is still looking to fill the Vice-president, Referee Coordinator, Fundraising/ grants Coordinator, Travel Coordinator,  Referee Coordinator, and Special Events Coordinator. 

 

If you are interested in registering for Little Boos, these board positions, or to become a Division Coordinator for the outdoor season, please contact Phantom Lake Soccer Club.  

Hapnot Girls Off To The Pas

The JV Hapnot Queens Volleyball  team is off to the Pas for a tournament featuring teams from all over the North starting on Friday.

 

Teams will be competing from Flin Flon, The Pas, Moose Lake, Norway House, Chemawawin and OCN.

 

Games will take place at both MBCI and Scott Bateman.

 

The Queens will play everybody in the round robin including 3 games on Friday against Norway House at 3, Chemawawin at 5 and Moose Lake at 6.

 

The top 4 teams will make the playoffs and the two semi- finals will go at 2pm on Saturday followed by the final at 4.

Bombers Hold Off The Hawks And Keep Winning Streak Alive

It wasn't the prettiest of games but the Flin Flon Bombers went into Nipawin last night and pulled out a 3 to 2 win against the Hawks.

 

The Bombers took advantage of a couple of Nipawin penalties  early and got a break when Jacob Vockler was awarded a penalty shot less than 9 minutes into the game.

 

Vockler took his time went in slowly and made a nice deek to beat Tyson Endall low stick side for his league leading 12th of the year.

 

Koen Senft would get his first of the year on the powerplay just minutes later,   when he was able to snap a shot past Endall with lots of traffic in front of the Hawk net.

 

The Bombers looked like they were on their way with a quick 2-0 lead. The Hawks would respond with a late first period goal from veteran Joel Mabin,  who snapped a nice shot over Harmon Laser Hume's left shoulder with just 33 seconds left in the first.

 

Nipawin carried the momentum into the second and they struck on the powerplay when Evan Forest was left alone in front of the Bomber net just 52 seconds in.

 

 

The game would remain tied until early in the third when a couple of Northern Manitoba boys would go to work, Thompson's Carter Anderson fed  a beautiful pass to Justin Lies who soared down the left wing and fired a shot top shel for the game winner.

 

This was Lies 9th of the year and that is the second most on the team so far this year.

 

Neither team could muster another goal and that did stand up as the game winner.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was able to beat his former team for the second straight time this season and made 29 saves on 31 shots. Tyson Endall was steady and he also made 29 saves.

 

That is 11 straight wins for the number three team in the country as the Bombers improve to an impressive 12-0-1 and lead the league by 7 points over both Melfort and Humboldt.

 

The Hawks fall to 6-6-0-1.

 

A really good test for the Bombers this weekend as they will host the Melville Millionaires who come to town with an impressive 7-2 record after a win against Melfort last night.

 

Doug Johnson, the long time coach from Nipawin will make his return to the Whitney Forum on Friday. Johnson has turned the Mills around very quickly and has had a lot of good battles against the Bombers through out the years.

 

It will be great to see Doug and the great fans from Flin Flon once again.

 

Saturday's game will be broadcast on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

 

Houle Is Having A Season To Remember

To say that Noah Houle isn't having a season to remember would be a huge under statement.

 

The Flin Flon Bombers are the talk of the SJHL and so is Noah Houle who is leading the league in scoring with 22 points in 12 games including 3 goals.

 

Houle has been chosen the SUPER-U Defenseman Of The Week with 4 assists in the weekend sweep of the Kindersley Klippers.

 

There are only two games this season that Houle hasn't collected a point in and he has had 6 games this year where he has had multi-points including one 4 point game and 4,  3 point nights.

 

Houle is also creating a lot of NCAA interest and should have a commitment soon.

 

The Bombers travel to Nipawin tonight to face the Hawks in their first meeting since opening night when the Bombers won 5 to 3.

 

Flin Flon has won 10 in a row and are a league best 11-0-1.

 

The Hawks are 6-5-1 and are coming off a 3 game road trip which wrapped up with a 3 to 1 loss to Notre Dame on Sunday.

 

Nipawin always gets up for the Bombers and this should be a good tilt at the Centennial Areana with an 8PM start time in Manitoba.

 

You can catch all the action tonight on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:40.

Queens Roll Over Teams Down South

It was a great start for the JV Volleyball Queens who made their way to Hamiota for their first volleyball  tournament of the year.

 

The Queens beat Glenboro and Major Pratt out of Russell to make it to the finals.

 

Hapnot would square off with Gilbert Plains and won the tournament winning two of the three sets by scores of 26 to 24, 23 to 25 and the tie breaker 16 to 14.

 

It is a busy travel weekend for more of the Hapnot volleyball teams.

 

The JV Girls are off to The Pas, the SV Kings are off to Ste Rose and Hapnot will be hosting a one day tournament on November the 3rd.

The Wins Keep Piling Up

Another perfect weekend for the Flin Flon Bombers who swept a pair of games against the Kindersley Klippers winning 8 to 2 on Friday and hard fought 4 to 3 win Saturday.

 

Friday was a special tribute to former Bomber Gerry Hart with Gerry's son Jordy, wife Liz and nephew Ryan who were on the ice for a special ceremony prior to puck drop. Gerry passed  away in May and was a great ambassador for the Bombers and the City Of Flin Flon.

 

Austin Mattes put together a great video that ran on the score clock before the game and it was very emotional with a lot of tears shed.

 

The Bombers were able to build on the great atmosphere and fired 46 shots on the tandem of Logan Faulk and Cody Jaman Friday night.

 

Jaman came in relief of Faulk who got in a scrap  with Kenny Marquart late in the third.

 

The crowd and the Benches errupted but the league office felt different inssuing Marquart a five  game suspension and Faulk received three games.

 

Friday was a game that Dawson Karol and Brock Mueller won't forget as they led the way with three points each including a pair of goals.

 

Alexi Sylvestre, Liam Bridger, Cole Tanchuk and a pair from newly acquired Carter Anderson rounded out the scoring.

 

 

Austin Osiowy and Zach Anderson scored for the Klippers.

 

Saturday was a lot tighter and Flin Flon had to work a little harder to pull out the 4 to 3 win.

 

Kylynn Olafson had the hot hand and picked up his first two goals of the year and assisted on Sylvestre's game winning goal on the powerplay for a three point night.

 

This was huge for Olafson who has battled injuries right since training camp.

 

Alexi Sylvestre scored the other two including the game winner to give him 8 on the year and three behind league leader and team mate Jacob Vockler.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was back between the pipes and stopped 29 out of 32 including some big saves in the third when the Klippers were pressing.

 

Tylin Hilbig, Keenan Ingram and Cam Perlinger replied for Kindersley with Cody Jaman stopping 47 out of 51 shots.

 

That is 10 straight wins for Flin Flon who improve to 11-0-1 on the year and remain first overall , 5 points up on Melfort and Humboldt.

 

Kindersley dropped a 4 to 2 decision in Laronge yesterday to go winless on the trip and fall to 3-6-1-1.

 

A good test for the Bombers tomorrow as they travel to the Cage to face the Nipawin Hawks for an 8PM Manitoba start time. Flin Flon beat Nipawin on opening night and the Hawks will be looking to exact revenge.

 

You can catch all the action on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:40.

 

 

Bombers Will Pay Tribute To Gerry Hart Tonight

The Flin Flon Bombers will hit the ice for a pair of games against the Kindersley Klippers this weekend and tonight will be a very special night.

 

The Bombers are going to pay tribute to one of their greatest players in their history  Gerry Hart who passed  away this past spring.

 

Hart suited up for the Bombers for 4 seasons between 1965 and 1969 before moving on to play in the NHL for 13 seasons suiting up for Detroit, the New York Islanders, Quebec Nordiques and St .Louis Blues.

 

Hart was an inaugural member of the Islanders and played the bulk of his NHL career with that glorious franchise between 1972 and 79 and would return to Long Island after he retired to launch an ice rink.

 

Gerry was very proud of his Flin Flon heritage not only as a player but a person who really loved his home community.

 

We caught up to the Head Coach and GM of the Bombers Mike Reagan earlier today and he said this will be a very important night for the entire organization and community.

 

" I think that it's going to be a very special night not just for the Bombers but for the community and the Hart family. Liz, Jordy and Ryan Kemp are here in town with friends and other family. We want to make sure we honor Gerry in the right way and we have spoken to the players about performing here tonight and making it a memorable night."

 

Puck drop is 7:30 and there will be a tribute video with family on the ice just prior to puck drop.

 

We will be on FLO Hockey tonight and back on radio tomorrow with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and play by play at 7:30.

 

Tomorrow night in the second intermission we will have a special interview with Gerry's long time friend and former Flin Flonner Tom Gilmore as we pay tribute to this former great Bomber and person.

 

 

 

 

Kodiaks Fall In Wakaw

It was a great effort in Wakaw yesterday, but the Creighton Kodiaks came up a bit short losing to the Warriors 50 to 22 and their season is now over in the 6 Man Saskatchewan Football League.

 

Creighton started well courtesy of a couple Payton Pelletier touch downs and were only down 22 to 15 at the half.

 

The Kodiaks turned the ball over on their first possession of the second half and the Warriors started to roll and never looked back reeling off 5 straight touchdowns for the convincing win.

 

Jordan Gorrell would score a late touchdown for Creighton who tried to keep  the score respectable.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk had this to say after yesterday's game.

 

" My thoughts were we did what we wanted to do coming into the game and we were well prepared. We scored right off the hop and led 9 to 8 after the first quarter. I thought our best players were playing very well in the first half. Unfortunately what has plagued us all year happened in the second half including  untimely miscues, penalties and turn overs and they have a really good quarterback. We had a whole new starting offense this year and we made great strides but lost to a very good veteran team."

 

The future does look good with the Kodiaks only graduating two players and will be able to pretty much bring everybody back for next season.

 

One more order of business will be the Kodiaks Football Banquet which will take place in early November.

 

Creighton will finish the season at 1-4 and good luck to the Wakaw Warriors who move on to the next round of the playoffs.

Norman Region Recognizes FFMH Volunteers

 

The Norman Region recently recognized two long time members and volunteers of Flin Flon Minor Hockey.

 

Congratulations to Tauvia Alexander for her administration work which includes many positions on the FFMH board throughout the years including Treasurer, Ice Scheduler and helping organize various tournaments through out the years.

 

Chad Schwartz was also recognized for his years of volunteering and coaching including being a coach for various house league teams at many different age groups. He has also been involved coaching rep hockey which included helping out with the Norman Female Wild the past couple of seasons.

 

Thank you to these two dedicated volunteers on behalf of Flin Flon Minor Hockey for all your years of service.

Kodiaks Kick Off The Playoffs Today

The Creighton Kodiaks are off to Wakaw to face the Warriors as the 6 Man Saskatchewan Football Playoffs start  today.

 

Creighton finished the regular season at 1-3 which included a 57 to 30 loss to Wakaw a few weeks ago.

 

Wakaw was a perfect 4-0 and will be the huge favorite today.

 

Ryan Karakochuk was frustrated with how they ended the season last week against Shellbrook and feels they have been beating themselves.

 

" We don't seem to be focussed and we are making way to many mistakes and taking lots of undiciplined penalties. We have had a good week of practise and I do expect us to be a lot better today."

 

Kickoff will be at 5pm Manitoba time today and you will be able to follow the updates on the Creighton Kodiak Football Facebook Page.

FF Minor Hockey Hosting A Referee Clinic

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting a Referee Clinic this Sunday at the Sportex Lounge between 9 and 1 pm.

 

If you are interested Flin Flon Minor Hockey will reimburse you for the clinic fees and lend you referee equipment.

 

You can e-mail refereeffmh@gmail.com if you want more information.

Kings And Queens End Soccer Seasons

The Hapnot Kings and Queens wrapped up the high school soccer season this past weekend at Provincials in Dauphin.

 

Both teams made it to the Consolation Semi- Final where the Kings fell to the  Morweena Raptors 3 to 1 and finish the season with the Zone 11 banner and an 8-2 record.

 

The Queens lost a heartbreaker to Minnedosa 1 to 0 and they finish their year at 7-3 which also included a Zone banner.

 

Congratulations to the coach's and players on a very good season.

Both Bomber Goalies Recognized

It was one of the best Bomber road trips in recent memory with not only the Bombers winning all four games but out scoring the opposition 19 to 2.

 

Both Bomber goalies, Harmon Laser Hume and Kenny Marquart  were exceptional and both will share the SJHL Sasktel Goalie Of The Week.

 

Both netminders had almost identical numbers giving up one goal a piece, both had a shut-out and both won two games.

 

Laser Hume wound up with a 0.5 GAA and a save % of .983 while Marquart wound up with a .48 GAA and a save % of .980.

 

Congratulations are also in order for the Bomber Captain, Justin Lies who was selected the Borgault Forward Of The Week for the second week in a row.

 

Lies had 6 points in the four games including a pair of goals and is currently fourth overall in league scoring with 16 points behind three of his team-mates including league leader Jacob Vockler with 19 points.

 

The Bombers now prepare for the Kindersley Klippers in a pair of games this weekend at the Whitney Forum. Don't forget Friday is a  tribute to Gerry Hart who will be rememberd with a special ceremony and video tribute before the game.

 

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

 

 

 

Goalie Development Clinic

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be hosting a Goalie Development Clinic tomorrow night at the Whitney Forum starting at 6:45.

 

The instructor is Dan Ferguson of the Rink Hockey Academy who has many years of experience working with goalies at all kinds of different levels and leagues.

 

This is open to all goalies registered in Flin Flon Minor Hockey.

 

You can register by contacting goaliecoordinatorffmh@gmail.com.

Selects Bury Peguis

The PBCN Selects broke out offensively big time at the Whitney Forum this past weekend and took it to the defending champion Peguis Juniors out scoring them 22 to 4.

 

The Selects rolled to a 9 to 2 win on Saturday and followed that up with a 13 to 2 win yesterday afternoon.

 

David Nakoolak scored his first two goals of the year to lead the way with local product Evan Madarash picking up his first of the year. Odin Chuch was solid stopping 27 out of 29 for his first win of the year.

 

Mathias Bacon Labbe had the hot hand yesterday scoring 4 goals and adding one assist in the 13 goal barage.

 

Odin Church got the start once again and was very good in stopping 34 out of 36 shots.

 

The Selects improve to 3-2 after the weekend and have climbed into third spot, just four points back of the first place OCN Storm.

 

PBCN will play a home and home with Cross Lake next week  with the Selects heading to Cross Lake on Thursday October the 26th and hosting them on Sunday afternoon October the 29th at 1:30.

Bombers Complete The Perfect Road Trip

For the first time since 2019, the Flin Flon Bombers won every game on their Southern road swing which wrapped up with a 2 to 1 shoot out win in Weyburn on Saturday night.

 

Flin Flon came into the game out scoring their opponents 17 to 1 in the first three games. I give Weyburn a lot of credit they did a masterful job on keeping the Bombers high octane offense in check limiting them to just 29 shots.

 

After a scoreless first period, newly acquired Carter Anderson scored his second in as many nights to put the Bombers on the board early in the second.

 

Blake Betson answered just a few minutes later to tie the game at one after two.

 

The two goalies battled it out the rest of the way and neither team could score in the third period or OT.

 

Flin Flon would go the shoot out for the first time this year and two of their snipers Jacob Vockler and Alexi Sylvestre would beat Dazza Mitchell to clinch the victory.

 

Kenny Marquart stopped three of the four Wing shooters with Jacob Visentini the only player who was able to score.

 

Marquart was fantastik and ended up with 27 saves on 28 shots against a very good team in a tough building. Dazza Mitchell who is one of the top tenders in the league wound up with 28 saves on 29 shots.

 

The Bombers look very impressive this year and sit first overall at 9-0-1 and have scored a whopping 59 goals in 10 games. They have four players leading the league in scoring with Jacob Vockler, Alexi Sylvestre, Noah Houle and Justin Lies combining for 71 points so far.

 

They have also been great defensively only giving up 21, which is third best in the league.

 

Flin Flon will now get a few days rest and return to the Whitney Forum to host the Kindersley Klippers this weekend. Friday will be a very special night as the Bombers will pay tribute to former player and ambassador Gerry Hart who passed away this past Spring.

 

We will have more details on this event later in the week.

Kodiaks Drop Their Final Regular Season Game

It wasn't the way the Creighton Kodiaks wanted to wrap up the Saskatchewan 6 man football regular season yesterday afternoon.

 

The Kodiaks were hosting the Shellbrook Aardvarks at the Creighton Field and got off to a great start.

 

Creighton faked the handoff to Payton Pelletier and Jordan Gorrell took the ball  into the end zone for an early 6-0 Creighton lead.

 

That was one of the few bright spots as Shellbrook took over after that and never looked back winning convincingly 45 to 12.

 

Penalties and mistakes were a big part of Creighton's downfall yesterday and Shellbrook was also very successful in  running the ball.

 

Owen Durette caught a nice pass from Kaleb Lykan late in the fourth quarter for the other Creighton touchdown.

 

Head Coach Ryan Karakochuk was very frustrated with yesterday's result. " We didn't come out very well and I was very disappointed with our intensity level right off the start. Yeah we scored the first touchdown and everything looked good and then we took penalty after penalty  after penalty. We didn't tackle, block properly, missed passes . There wasn't really anything out there that was great. What was really disappointing was I didn't see the intensity from the guys. Now we have to get prepared to get our mood up and that will be on me."

 

The Kodiaks finish the regular season at 1-3 and will head to Wakaw for the playoffs starting next Thursday.

 

Wakaw finished the regular season at 4-0 after beating Hague 38 to 26 yesterday.

 

 

 

Kodiaks Wrap Up Regular Season Today

 

The Creighton Kodiaks 6 man  Football team will wrap up their regular season as they host Shellbrook  today at the Creighton Field with kickoff at 4pm.

 

The Kodiaks will try to shake off a 57 to 30 loss against Wakaw last week.

 

Both teams enter today with 1-2 records and the Kodiaks would love to win today  to finish the regular season at .500 plus get momentum heading into the playoffs next week.

 

The winner of today’s game will finish third and will travel to play the number two seed. The loser today travels to play the top seed.

 

Hague and Wakaw are the top seeds and are both undefeated and are playing this afternoon to determine the top team. After today we will know the playoff matchups and the playoffs start one week from today.

Bombers Power To Their 7th Win Of The Season

So far so good for the Flin Flon Bombers on their Southern road swing as they made their way to Wilcox last night and blanked the Notre Dame Hounds 5 to 0.

 

That is back to back shut outs as the Bombers have out scored the opposition 10 to 0 in the two games.

 

Kenny Marquart got the start and stopped all 23 Hound shots fired in his direction.

 

Reid Arberry who has been impressive in the two games he has dressed scored his second of the season which stood up as the game winner just 2:46 into the opening period.

 

Home Town Captain Justin Lies kept up his hot pace scoring a pair to give him 8 on the season and 6 in his last 4 games.

 

Lies also sits fifth overall in league scoring with 13 points in 8 games.

 

Noah Houle and Cheechoo Lathlin rounded out the scoring and this was a big goal for Lathlin who missed almost all of last season as he collected his first ever SJHL goal. 

 

Flin Flon fired 46 shots at Hound goalie Jesse Pye. The Bombers got plenty of chances with the extra attacker and went 2 for 8 on the powerplay. Notre Dame finished 0 for 2.

 

The Hounds fall to 0 and 9 on the season and offense continues to be a problem with just 11 goals in 9 games.

 

Flin Flon mean while continues to fill the net with a whopping 50 goals in 8 games and are first overall at 7-0-1, 3 points up on the Melfort Mustangs who have two games in hand.

 

The Bombers also have 4 players in the top 5 in league scoring including Jacob Vockler who is first with 18 points followed by Alexi Sylvestre with 16, Noah Houle 15 and Justin Lies with 13.

 

It is a day off today with the road trip resuming in Estevan tomorrow and winding  up in Weyburn Saturday.

 

A bit of a slow start for the Bruins this year at 3-3-0-1 but they always get up to play the Bombers and I think this may be the best rivalry in the league.

 

Puck drop in Estevan is 8:00  Manitoba time. 

Stanley Cup Is Coming To Flin Flon

Some very exciting news for hockey fans in Northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan as the one and only Stanley Cup will be in Flin Flon next week.

 

Erin Ginnell who was born in Flin Flon and spends his summers here is the amateur scout for the Vegas Golden Knights,  and as per tradition everybody involved with the organization gets to host the Stanley Cup for the day.

 

Ginnell will have the cup in Flin Flon on Tuesday October the 17th with it going to the schools starting at 8:45 at Hapnot and Many Faces and making it to the rest of the schools by 11.

 

Between 11 and 1 the Stanley Cup will be at the Whitney Forum where the general public will be able to come see the cup and get your picture taken with it.

 

Ginnell who is very proud of his Flin Flon heritage says he is honored to give people an opportunity in this community to view the best and biggest  trophy in sports.

 

" I think it's great for the people in Flin Flon with the way hockey is embredded up there and it is a way of life. Just the thought of being able to get it up there for people to see, maybe touch and get their picture taken with it really means alot. We spend our summers there still and it has been our home base our whole life and I think it is going to be a special day."

 

The cup will make it's way to the Pas in the afternoon as Vaughn Karpan who is the Vegas Golden Knights Director Of Player Personnel will give people a chance in that community to view the trophy.

 

Karpan grew up in the Pas and still has family that live there.

Bombers Blank The Terriers

It was the perfect start to the road trip last  night for the Flin Flon Bombers who went into Yorkton and shut out the Terriers 5 to 0.

 

Despite being outshot 17 to 10 in the opening period,  it was the Bombers opening  up the scoring when Jacob Vockler found the back of the net for his league leading 10th of the season.

 

That would stand up as the game winner with Flin Flon getting plenty  of insurance from Brock Mueller, Liam Bridger and a pair from Alexi Sylvestre to give him 5 on the season.

 

It was a terrific performance from Harmon Laser Hume who stopped all 35 shots fired in his direction for his first shutout of the year.

 

The Bombers beat Blake  Sittler 5 times on 33 shots to improve to 6-0-1 on the year and are now first place overall, one point up on Melfort with the Mustangs having a game in hand.

 

Yorkton will fall to 3-3-1.

 

The road trip will continue tonight as the Bombers will once again face the Notre Dame Hounds who they just peppered for 16 goals on the weekend.

 

This time it will be in Wilcox and despite the big ice, goals are sometimes tough to come by. This should be another good test for the Maroon and Whit Express who have scored a very impressive 35 goals in just 7 games.

 

Puck drop is 9pm Manitoba time tonight.

Lies Is Awarded MVP and Forward Of The Week

For the second straight week, the Flin Flon Bombers have been awarded the SJHL MVP and Forward Of The Week.

 

This time it is the home town captain Justin Lies who is coming off a 6 point weekend including his first career SJHL hat-trick against Notre Dame on Saturday.

 

He has 6 goals on the season which has him ranked second on his team behind leader Jacob Vockler who has 9. Lies has 10 points through 6 games which has him 5th in overall SJHL scoring.

 

Lies and the Bombers make their way to Yorkton for the first of 4 games in 5 nights with puck drop at 8pm Manitoba time.

 

Flin Flon sits at 5-0-1 good for 11 points and second overall, one point behind Melfort. Yorkton is off to a decent start at 3-2-1 and are second in the Viterra Division.

FF Minor Hockey Skill Development Happening Tomorrow Night

Flin Flon Minor Hockey will be holding skill development for U-11 to U-13 players tomorrow night at the Whitney Forum.

 

It starts at 6:45 and is open to both players and goalies.

 

It is free to attend and you can register by going to technicaldirectorffmh@gmail.com.

Bombers Continue To Pile On The Goals

Another weekend sweep and another 16 goals as the Flin Flon Bombers buried the Notre Dame Hounds in both games  at the Whitney Forum this past weekend.

 

Friday the Bombers took it to the Hounds 8 to 1 as Jacob Vockler continued his torrid pace,  scoring a pair of goals to give him a league leading 9 on the season.

 

Ashton Paul collected his first SJHL goal with Alexi Sylvestre, Trevor Stenglein, Justin Lies, Anthony Piccininno and Fabrice Bourgeois all finding the back of the net.

 

Cyprus Smith Davis scored the lone goal for Notre Dame.

 

Kenny Marquart got his second win of the year making 26 saves.

 

Johann Tremblay Kau was far busier and made 49 saves on 57 shots for the Hounds and was their lone bright spot.

 

 

Saturday, the Bombers continued right where they left off and picked up another lopsided win 8 to 2.

 

Hometown product Justin Lies had a great night collecting his first career regular season  SJHL hattrick including a short handed goal to seel the deal late in the third. That gives Lies 6 so far this year which is second on the team.

 

Hats buried the ice as there was a great crowd with many Flin Flon Minor Hockey players in attendance and they showed their appreciation for the home town captain.

 

Noah Holule leads all SJHL Defenseman in points with 11 as he scored his first two goals of the year. Other goals came from Alexi Sylvestre, Anthony Piccininno and Reid Arberry who got his first.

 

The Hound captain Carsin Bayliss got both their goals.

 

Harmon Laser Hume was back between the pipes for the Bombers and stopped 27 out of 29 while his counterpart Jesse Pye stopped 37 out of 45.

 

The Bomber powerplay is starting to find it's groove and was 3 for 11 and they killed all 6 Notre Dame powerplays.

 

Flin Flon has had no trouble filling the back of the net and has scored 34 goals in the last 4 games and lead the league with 40 in just 6 games. They will get a good test this week as they hit the road for 4 games in 5 nights starting tomorrow in Yorkton.

 

They will see the Hounds again on Wednesday and stops in Estevan  Friday and Weyburn on Saturday. 

 

The Bombers return home on October the 20th to face the Kindersley Klippers.

 

 

Bombers And Wolves Complete Major Trade

The Flin Flon Bombers have swung a big blockbuster trade with the Laronge Ice Wolves  just a couple weeks into the season.

 

The Bombers have picked up the rights to 20 year old defenseman Adam McNutt who most recently was playing with the Swift Current Broncos of the WHL.

 

McNutt has also played with the Saskatoon Blades and Regina Pats and played a handful of games with Laronge during the Covid season of 2019.

 

McNutt is coming off a season where he picked up 19 points in 60 games including 3 goals.

 

The Bombers parted company with some really good prospects including 19 year old forward Bailey Ewonus, 18 year old forward Jaden Beauchamp. 18 year old defenseman Ethan Andrews plus a PDF and a third round selection in the 2024 SJHL Draft.

 

Head Coach and GM Mike Reagan gave us the low down on how the trade went down. " We have had our hook in the water here for a while  looking for a defenseman with a veteran presence and we have a couple guys here that are familiar  with him . There are a lot of guys I know that really like him as a player and we did our homework on him and we did our best to try to acquire him. We gave up a lot of assets but we feel it is dealing from a position of strength and feel he is going to have a big impact on our back end."

 

McNutt will be in the lineup tonight as the Bombers will host the Notre Dame Hounds in a pair of games at the Whitney Forum.

 

Flin Flon is still unbeaten in regulation and bring a 3-0-1 record into their game tonight and are coming off one of their biggest weekends ever offensively with 18 goals in the last two games.

 

Notre Dame is the only team in the league still looking for their first win of the year and are 0 and 5 and really struggle to score goals with just 7 in their first 5 games.

 

Saying that,  you can't take anyone for granted and you have to go out and play. 

 

No broadcast tonight but we are back on radio tomorrow with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10 and drop of the puck at 7:30.

Kodiaks Fall To Wakaw Warriors

It was a cold windy rainy day yesterday at the Creighton field.

 

It didn't stop a good crowd of spectators who came out to cheer on the Creighton Kodiak's football team   who were up against a formidable opponent in the Wakaw Warriors.

 

The Warriors have been a powerhouse in Saskatchewan 6 man football and have actually ended the Kodiaks season the last two year's  when Creighton has crossed over to play in the Provincial bracket.

 

Creighton knew it would be a tough task and would have to win the turn over battle.

 

The game started well as the Kodiaks were able to run the ball with Peyton Pelletier finding the back of the end zone a couple of times in the first quarter.

 

It was tied at 14 after the first quarter and the Kodiaks took the lead briefly when Pelletier would once again make his way into the end zone early in the second.

 

The lead was short lived as Wakaw quarterback Griffin Leblanc went to work and did a really good job of converting a lot of deep passes down the field which resulted in touchdowns.

 

Wakaw went up 35 to 22 at the half and never looked back.

 

The Kodiaks turned the ball over too many times in the second half and were only able to muster one touchdown late when veteran Jordan Gorrell ran the ball in late in the fourth quarter.

 

The final score was 57 to 30 for Wakaw as the Warriors improve to 3 - 0 and the Kodiaks slip to 1-2.

 

Creighton will wrap up the regular season next Thursday against Shellbrook with the playoffs starting on Thursday October the 19th.

 

The Kodiaks have qualified for the post season and will be starting on the road against an opponent yet to be determined.

Phantom Lake Soccer Club AGM Is Coming Up Later This Month

The Phantom Lake Soccer Club will be hosting their AGM on Sunday October the 22nd at the Cambrian room at the Victoria Inn starting at 6:30.

 

The agenda will include financials, Updates to their policy, an update on their constitution and election of board members and executive positions.

 

This meeting is open to everybody and you can get more information by going to phantomlakesoccer.com.

U-13 Bombers To Face The Pas Huskies

The Kinsmen U-13 Bombers held their try-outs last week and are ready for their first action of the season.

 

The Bombers will play a pair of exhibition games against the U-13 Pas Huskies.

 

The first game will be played in The Pas at the Roy H. Johnston Arena on Saturday October the 21st at 11:45.

 

The rematch will go at the Creighton Sportex on Saturday October the 29th at 11am.

 

Ryan Biberdorf is the coach and you can see the entire U-13 Bomber roster on flinflonminorhockey.com.

Vockler Awarded For His Great Start

It was a weekend that the Flin Flon Bombers and Jacob Vockler won't forget as the Maroon and White Express put up 18 goals in a weekend sweep of the Laronge Ice Wolves.

 

Vockler was a big part of that as he reeled off 7 goals and 2 assists for a 9 point weekend to earn the SGEU MVP Of The Week and the Borgault Forward Of The Week.

 

After the wekend, Vockler sits second in overall SJHL scoring and will be back on the ice this weekend as the Flin Flon Bombers will host the Notre Dame Hounds in a pair of games this weekend.

Selects Split With Flames To Open The Season

The PBCN  Selects hosted the NCN Flames in a pair of games this past weekend to open the Keystone Junior B Hockey League at the Whitney Forum.

 

On Saturday the Selects fired 50  shots at Ayden Biswanger and he stood on his head stopping everything in sight and was certainly the difference in the game as the Flames hung on for a 1-0 win.

 

Odin Church started for the Selects and gave up just one goal on 22 shots.

 

Sunday afternoon was a different story as there was plenty of offense as the Selects erupted for a 9 to 7 win.

 

Kobe Tanuyak hat the hot hand and led the way with 4 goals with singles coming from Owen Angooteaulk, Carson Ledoux, Mikah Emiktowt, Kaden Eetuk and Mathis Bacon Labbe.

 

16 year Old Logan Grenier got the start in goal and gave up 7 goals on 23 shots while the Selects fired another 50 at Ayden Biswanger.

 

The Selects will hit the ice just once this week as they travel to OCN to face the Storm on Saturday night 7 :30 at the GLMC.

 

OCN is 2-0 to start the year while the Selects improve to 1-1.

An Offensive Explosion

The Flin Flon Bombers had one of the most impressive offensive weekends in their history putting up well over 100 shots,  and scoring 18 goals enroute to a weekend sweep of the Laronge Ice Wolves.

 

Flin Flon took Friday's game at the Whitney Forum  9 to 5 and after a slow start in Laronge that saw them fall behind early 3 to 1, they quickly rebounded to win the rematch in Laronge Saturday 9 to 6.

 

It was a weekend that Jacob Vockler won't soon forget,  putting up 7 goals in the two games including back to back hat-tricks to pace his team to the two wins.

 

Vockler also added two assists and now sits second in the league in overall scoring with 9 points in 4 games.

 

Mason Buekert of Laronge has 10 points in 4 games and had a four goal game against Flin Flon on Friday.

 

It was also a breakout weekend for Alexi Sylvestre who picked up 8 points including his first goal of the year to go along with 7 assists.

 

A number of Bombers were able to hit the score sheet for their first goal of the year including Justin Lies, Bailey Ewonus, Cole Tanchuk, Anthony Piccininno, Liam Bridger and Brock Mueller.

 

Kenny Marquart got his first start of the year on Friday and stopped 30 out of 35 to get the win. Harmon Laser Hume started on Saturday and stopped 19 out of 25.

 

The Bomber powerplay finally got going and was 0 for 12 coming into the weekend but they got that back in check going 5 for 11.

 

Usually when these two teams get together, goals are tough to come by and it isn't usually out of the realm to see scores of 2 to 1 or 3 to 2 and everybody was surprised by the amount of goals including the two coach's.

 

I expect both teams to tighten up defensively and work on a lot of defensive zone coverage as we head into games for the up coming weekend.

 

The Bombers will take the two wins and improve at 3-0-1 to start the season and are one point behind the Melfort Mustangs who are 4-0 to start the young season.

 

Laronge will drop to 1-3.

 

Next up for the Maroon and White Express will be the Notre Dame Hounds who make their way to the Whitney Forum for a pair of games this weekend.

 

This is early for the Hounds to hit the North as they usually make the trek in January. The Hounds are the only team in the league without a win but you can never take your opponent lightly.

 

The Hounds have had some success in Flin Flon the last few years. 

 

We will have Saturday's game on 102.9 CFAR and flinflononline.com beginning with the Great North GM Coach's Show at 7:10.

 

 

 

 

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