Flin Flon Bombers

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Flin Flon Bombers
Flin Flon Bombers Logo.svg
City Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
League SJHL
DivisionSherwood Division
Founded1927
Home arena Whitney Forum
ColoursMaroon and White
Head coachMike Reagan
Website http://www.bombers.ca
Franchise history
19271984Flin Flon Bombers
19841986Creighton Bombers
1986PresentFlin Flon Bombers
Previous franchise history
196778Flin Flon Bombers
197879 Edmonton Oil Kings
197980 Great Falls Americans
198082 Spokane Flyers

The Flin Flon Bombers are a junior ice hockey based in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. They are affiliated with the Canadian Junior Hockey League as a member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). Their home rink is the Whitney Forum. Radio station CFAR (102.9 FM, 590 AM) live broadcasts a select number of home and away games throughout the year as well as all playoff games.

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History

The Bombers date back to 1927 and have featured many future hockey greats, including Bobby Clarke, Reggie Leach, Ted Hampson, Blaine Stoughton, Gene Carr, Chuck Arnason, Gerry Hart, Ken Baumgartner and Mel Pearson. Their trademark colours are maroon and white, [1]

1939–1944

The Bombers played in the Senior Saskatchewan Hockey League for the 1939 to 1944 seasons, and the North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for the 1950 season. No information is available for the 1945, 1946, and 1947 seasons.

1949–1950: North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

The NSJHL became the SJHL for the 1951 season.

1951–1966: Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Memorial Cup championship

The 1956–57 Flin Flon Bombers had no trouble winning their own league, the SJHL, averaging nearly 6 goals a game and allowing only 2 against. They won the league title by 19 points. In the playoffs, they beat the Humboldt Indians 4-games-to-none and won the final over the Prince Albert Mintos 4-games-to-2.

In the Western Canadian playdowns, the Bombers next played Edmonton Oil Kings of the Western Junior Hockey League. After allowing the series to be split after four games, the Bombers beat the Oil Kings the next two games to take the series in six. The Bombers then beat the Thunder Bay Junior A Hockey League's Fort William Canadiens four games straight to win the Abbott Cup.

As per Junior A rules, the Bombers picked up goalie Lynn Davis and defenceman Jean Gauthier from the Fort William and centre Orland Kurtenbach from Prince Albert for the Memorial Cup Finals.

The Eastern Champion was the Ottawa Junior Canadiens. Coached by Sam Pollock and assistant Scotty Bowman. The first three games were in Flin Flon with the series closing out in Regina. The Bombers won the series 4-games-to-2.

The 1956–57 Flin Flon Bombers were inducted into both the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum and the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.

Championship roster

Harvey Fleming, Carl Forster, Cliff Lennartz, Barry Beatty, Mike Kardash, Duane Rupp, George Konik, Mel Pearson, Ken Willey, Rod Lee, Wayne Sproxton, Ted Hampson (captain), George Wood, Lynn Davis, Jean Gauthier, Ron Hutchinson, Orland Kurtenbach, Pat Ginnell, Doug Dawson (manager), Bobby Kirk (coach), Hec McCaig (trainer), Jim Wardle (executive), Pinkie Davie (executive), Ken Cunningham (stickboy), Rees Jones (stickboy), Dan McCaig (mascot).

1967: Manitoba Junior Hockey League

The Bombers played for one season in the MJHL before moving on to the WCHL for the 1968 season. See the 1968-1978 WHL section for more details.

1968–1978: Western Hockey League

Note: The Western Hockey League was known as the Western Canadian Hockey League for the 1967-68 season.

Bobby Clarke's Bombers jersey on display at the 2007 Memorial Cup in Vancouver. Clarke bombers.jpg
Bobby Clarke's Bombers jersey on display at the 2007 Memorial Cup in Vancouver.
The Bobby Clarke era

In 1966, Bill Hunter lead the formation of the Western Canada Junior Hockey League. 5 of the 8 teams in the SJHL joined, while the Brandon Wheat Kings and Flin Flon Bombers joined the Manitoba Junior Hockey league. After one season, both would leave and also join the Western Canada Hockey League (the word 'Junior' having being dropped). During the 1966–67 season, the Bombers, led by Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach, dominated the MJHL and cruised to a league championship, capturing the Turnbull Memorial Cup. Clarke set league records for most assists (112), goals (71), and points (183). Besides the scoring title, Clarke was also the MJHL rookie of the year, and first team all-star centre. Joining Clarke on the first all-star team were right winger Reggie Leach, goaltender Chris Worthy, and captain Gerry Hart a defenceman. Defenceman Jack Criel made the second all-star team.

The Clarke-led Bombers continued to dominate with 2 first-place finishes, a loss in the 1968 playoff finals, and a league championship in 1969. The Bombers won a national championship in 1969 by defeating the St. Thomas Barons of the Western Ontario Junior A Hockey League in an unsanctioned best-of-7 series aimed at rivaling the Memorial Cup. Clarke led the league in scoring both years, and was named Most Valuable Player in 1969.

The growing demands of the WHL caused the Bombers to outgrow their small home arena, and the franchise departed. The club played three and a half dismal seasons after leaving Flin Flon, with iterations as the Edmonton Oil Kings (Alberta, Canada) for the 1979 season, Great Falls Americans (Montana, USA) in 1980, and the Spokane Flyers (Washington, USA) for the 1981 and part of the 1982 season before folding on December 2, 1981. [2]

The Bombers resurfaced in 1978 in the NorMan Junior Hockey League.

1978–1984: NorMan Junior Hockey League

In 1977, the Bombers formed a Junior B team as a feeder system. The Jr. B Bombers would eventually win the Baldy Northcott Trophy as Manitoba Provincial Junior B Champions. In the summer of 1978, the ownership sold the Junior A Bombers WCHL rights to Edmonton (where the team would become the ill-fated Edmonton Oil Kings). The Flin Flon ownership, along with the owners of the Thompson King Miners, banded together with people from The Pas, Manitoba and Snow Lake, Manitoba to create a rival Jr. B league to the Manitoba Jr. B League - the NorMan Junior Hockey League (NJHL). After one season, the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association granted the league Tier II Junior A status and the right to compete against the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for Turnbull Cup for a chance to win the Anavet Cup, Abbott Cup, and Centennial Cup.

Flin Flon won NJHL titles in 1979, 1982, and 1984. The Bombers had the distinction of being the only NJHL team to ever beat a MJHL team in a playoff game in the 1984 Turnbull Cup.

In 1984, the Bombers were granted expansion into the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

1985–Present: Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Flin Flon is located on the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border with a portion of the city in both provinces, while Creighton is located approximately 1 km from Flin Flon and is wholly within Saskatchewan. In 1984, the Bombers were temporarily renamed the Creighton Bombers to allow them to play in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, even though no relocation actually occurred, and, in fact, the team was still referred to as the Flin Flon Bombers in all non-official context. In 1986 the SJHL granted the team permission to remain in the league but play out of Manitoba, which allowed the Bombers to revert their name back to the traditional Flin Flon Bombers.

Retired numbers

Notable alumni

Season-by-seasons standings

Final Ranking
SeasonGPWLTOTLSOLGFGAPPCTCoachDivisionLeaguePlayoffs
SSHL (Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, 1939-1944)
1938-393014133--1058831.517Oldie Lowe-4th of 6Won League Championship
1939-40n/a
1940-413214162--12114830.469Oldie Lowe-4th of 5Lost Semifinal
1941-423213190--10513126.406-4th of 5Lost Semifinal
1942-43Statistics not availableLost Final
1943-44Statistics not availableWon League Championship
NSJHL (North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1949-1950), became the SJHL for the 1950-51 season
1948-49245181--7611911.2294th of 4Lost Semi Final
1949-50241491--12910929.604-2nd of 4Lost Final
SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1951-1966)
1950-512624111--18914749.681Alex Shibicky-1st of 4Lost Final
1951-525018275--21123641.410Alex Shibicky-4th of 4Won League Championship
1952-534530132--20018362.689Alex Shibicky-1st of 4Won League Championship
1953-544827210--29720454.563Alex Shibicky-2nd of 4Won League Championship
1954-554823241--21821547.490Bobby Kirk-2nd of 4Lost Semi Final
1955-564837101--30114975.781Bobby Kirk-1st of 5Won League Championship
1956-57534852--30910894.891Bobby Kirk-1st of 6Won League Championship,
Won Abbott Cup
Won Memorial Cup
1957-585528252--22017758.527Bobby Kirk-3rd of 6Lost Final
1958-594835121--26914471.740Emmanuel McLean-1st of 7Won League Championship
1959-605435163--30118982.676Bobby Kirk-1st of 7Won League Championship
1960-616025287--18420357.475Bobby Kirk-5th of 7DNQ
1961-625629225--24419963.563Bobby Kirk-3rd of 8Lost Semi Final
1962-635417352--15223736.333Bobby Kirk-6th of 7Lost Quarter Final
1963-6462193211--26230449.395Bobby Kirk-6th of 8Lost Quarter Final
1964-655621296--25529848.429Tom Baird-5th of 8Lost Quarter Final
1965-66608511--19949017.142Tom Baird-8th of 8DNQ
MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League, 1967)
1966-67585260--406125104.929Pat Ginnell-1st of 7Won League Championship
WCJHL (Western Canada Junior Hockey League, 1968), became the WCHL for the 1968-69 season
1967-68 604785--36114399.825Pat Ginnell-1st of 11Lost Final
WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League, 1969–78)
1968-69 6047130--34315994.783Pat Ginnell1st East1st of 8Won League Championship
Won James Piggott National Championship
1969-70 6042180--25717684.700Pat Ginnell1st East1st of 8Won League Championship
1970-71 6641232--30622484.636Pat Ginnell2nd East3rd of 10Lost Final
1971-72 6831361--26530763.463Pat Ginnell4th East8th of 12Lost Quarter-Final
1972-73 68391910--33422888.647Pat Ginnell2nd East3rd of 12Lost Semi-Final
1973-74 68342113--32225981.596Pat Ginnell2nd East4th of 12Lost Quarter-Final
1974-75 7019429--26238947.336Mel Pearson6th East11th of 12DNQ
1975-76 72184410--27944146.319Mickey Keating6th East12th of 12DNQ
1976-77 72164214--29441146.319Mickey Keating3rd East11th of 12DNQ
1977-78 7233309--39638075.521Mickey Keating2nd East7th of 12Lost Semi-Final
NJHL (NorMan Junior Hockey League, 1979-1984)
1978-79242022--210-42.909-1st of 3Won League Championship
1979-80Statistics not availableTom Skinner-2nd of 4Lost Final
1980-814227123----57.692-1st of 4Lost Final
1981-82424200--544146841.000Tom Skinner-1st of 4Won League Championship
1982-83Statistics not availableLost Final
1983-84Statistics not availableWon League Championship
SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1985–Present)
1984-856416480--29449532.250-8th of 9Lost Quarter-Final
1985-866013461--23445227.220-10th of 10DNQ
1986-876413501--24943027.211-9th of 9DNQ
1987-886021354--20733746.383Laury Ryan-8th of 11Lost Quarter-Final
1988-896436262--34230374.578Laury Ryan3rd North5th of 11Lost Quarter-Final
1989-906830335--29332565.4784th North8th of 11Lost Quarter-Final
1990-916827365--20828659.434Norm Johnston5th North9th of 11DNQ
1991-926427325--20624359.461Norm Johnston3rd North8th of 12Lost Division Semi-Final
1992-936435236--27721576.594Norm Johnston2nd North4th of 12Won League Championship,
Won Anavet Cup
1993-946836284--27225976.559Norm Johnston4th North7th of 13Lost Division Quarter-Final
1994-956414446--18433634.2666th North13th of 13DNQ
1995-966421385--20128047.3675th North9th of 13Lost Division Quarter-Final
1996-976423374--20425050.391Larry Wintoneak6th North10th of 13DNQ
1997-986423338--19124954.422Larry Wintoneak6th North11th of 13DNQ
1998-996634293--19422471.538Larry Wintoneak5th North9th of 14Lost Division Quarter-Final
1999-006029274--21518062.517Larry Wintoneak5th North8th of 13Lost Division Semi-Final
2000-0162441530-27118291.734Larry Wintoneak1st Dodge1st of 13Lost Division Final
2001-0264104662-17033428.219Troy Walkington6th Dodge12th of 12DNQ
2002-0360104163-16829029.242Troy Walkington7th Dodge12th of 12DNQ
2003-04601728123-18323849.408Ryan Hoffman5th Dodge10th of 12DNQ
2004-0555103663-13824429.264Ryan Hoffman6th Itech12th of 12DNQ
2005-0655193312-17321641.373Hoffman/Stokes5th Itech10th of 12Lost Division Semi-Final
2006-07581838-2-16826438.328Doug Stokes6th Itech12th of 12DNQ
2007-08583321-4-21917270.603Mike Reagan3rd Itech5th of 12Lost Division Final
2008-09563220-4-21316868.607Mike Reagan2nd Itech4th of 12Lost Division Final
2009-10583717-4-21415778.672Mike Reagan1st Itech2nd of 12Lost Division Semi-Final
2010-11582531-2019621252.448Mike Reagan5th Bauer9th of 12Lost Division Semi-Final
2011-12582821-3620521465.560Mike Reagan5th Bauer8th of 12Lost Division Quarter-Final
2012-13543419-1019814369.639Mike Reagan3rd North5th of 12Lost Division Final
2013-14562330-1213916949.438Mike Reagan3rd Sherwood10th of 12Lost Wild Card
2014-15563113-6620715974.661Mike Reagan2nd Sherwood5th of 12Lost Quarter-Final
2015-16583420-0421616972.621Mike Reagan3rd Sherwood6th of 12Lost Final
2016-17583914-2324515083.716Mike Reagan1st Sherwood2nd of 12Lost Final
2017-18582426-3519421656.483Mike Reagan3rd Sherwood9th of 12Lost Quarter-Final
2018-19583616-1323318672.621Mike Reagan3rd Sherwood6th of 12Lost Quarter-Final

Playoffs

SSHL (Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League), 1939-1944

Moose Jaw Millers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 1 (1 tie)
Regina Rangers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
Saskatoon Quakers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon RCAF Flyers 3 games to 0
Regina Army Capitals defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Moose Jaw Victorias 2 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Navy 3 games to 1 WON SSHL CHAMPIONSHIP
New Westminster CPA Lodestars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 1 at Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs

NSJHL (North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League), 1949-50

Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 1
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 1

SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League), 1951-1966

Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 3 games to 0 (1 tie)
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Wesleys 4 games to 1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 3 games to 2 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 4 games to 2
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 4 games to 1 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Lethbridge Native Sons defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Wesleys 4 games to 3
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 5 games to 4 (1 tie) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt-Melfort Indians 4 games to 1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3 games to 2 (2 ties) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt-Melfort Indians 4 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 4 games to 2 SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Fort William Canadiens 4 games to 0 WON ABBOTT CUP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Ottawa-Hull Canadiens 4 games to 3 WON MEMORIAL CUP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3 games to 1 (2 ties)
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Quakers 4 games to 1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Estevan Bruins 4 games to 2 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
Winnipeg Braves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Quakers 4 games to 2 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 1 (1 tie) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Semi-Finals
Flin Flon Bombers placed 5th place of 6, 2W-8L-0T
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1

MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League), 1967

Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Monarchs 3 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 3 games to 2 WON TURNBULL CUP
Port Arthur Marrs (TBJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2 in Western Memorial Cup

WCJHL (Western Canada Junior Hockey League), 1968

Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 1 (1 tie)
Estevan Bruins defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0 (1 tie)

WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League), 1969-1978

Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Jets 4 games to 2 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Estevan Bruins 4 games to 0 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 2 WON WCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated St. Thomas Barons 2 games to 1 WON JAMES PIGGOTT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Series forfeited by St. Thomas while down two games to one, and losing 4-0 at 10:10 of the second period of the fourth game [3]
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 5 games to 0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Jets 5 games to 4
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4 games to 0 WON WCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 1 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg 5 games to 2
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1 (1 tie)
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 2 (2 ties)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 0
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Swift Current Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
Flin Flon Bombers advanced in Division Round Robin to Semi-Final Round Robin (4W-4L)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 1
Flin Flon Bombers eliminated in Semi-Final Round Robin (0W-4L)

NJHL (NorMan Junior Hockey League), 1979-1984

Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson Nickel Knights WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Baldy Northcott Trophy: Transcona Railers (MJBHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated The Pas Lumber Kings 3 games to 0
Final: Thompson King Miners defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 1
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated The Pas Lumber Kings
Final: Thompson King Miners defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson King Miners 4 games to 0 WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Turnbull Cup: Winnipeg South Blues (MJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
Final: The Pas Huskies defeated Flin Flon Bombers
Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson King Miners 4 games to 2 WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Turnbull Cup: Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1

SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1985–Present

Quarter-Final: Weyburn Red Wings defeated Creighton Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Yorkton Terriers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4 games to 1
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4 games to 1
Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melville Millionaires 4 games to 3 WON HANBIDGE CUP (SJHL)
Anavet Cup: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Dauphin Kings (BCHL) 4 games to 2 WON ANAVET CUP (SJHL/MJHL)
Centennial Cup Round Robin: Flin Flon Bombers placed fifth in 1993 Centennial Cup Round Robin (0W-4L)
Preliminary Round: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
Preliminary Round: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
Preliminary Round: Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4 games to 1
Semi-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
RBC Cup Round Robin: Third in 2001 Royal Bank Cup Round Robin (2-2)
RBC Cup Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-0 in Semi-Final
RBC Final: Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 5-0 in Final
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4 games to 3
Semi-Final: Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4 games to 2
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4 games to 0
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Quarter-Final: La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
Survivor Series: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Battlefords North Stars 3 games to 1
Quarter-Final: La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Survivor Series: La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4 games to 2
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Wildcard Series: Estevan Bruins defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 2
Quarter-Final: Notre Dame Hounds defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4 games to 1
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Battlefords North Stars 4 games to 1
Final: Melfort Mustangs defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Notre Dame Hounds 4 games to 1
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4 games to 3
Final: Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
Wildcard Series: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Notre Dame Hounds 2 games to 1
Quarter-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
Wildcard Series: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 2 games to 0
Quarter-Final: Battleford North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3

Player awards

Scoring champions

SeasonLeagueWinnerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
1967-68 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 5951117168
1968-69 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 585186137
1969-70 WCHL Reggie Leach 576546111
1970-71 WCHL Chuck Arnason 667984163
2007-08 SJHL Reid MacLeod 57474289
2016-17 SJHL Greyson Reitmeyer 58285179

Goaltender of the Year

SeasonLeagueWinnerGPWinsShutoutsAverage
1967–68 WCJHL Chris Worthy 6047102.39
1968–69 WCJHL Ray Martyniuk 41NA62.52
1969–70 WCHL Ray Martyniuk 43NA42.58

Defenseman of the Year

SeasonLeagueWinnerGPGoalsAssistsPoints
1967–68 WCJHL Gerry Hart 58133851
2012-13 SJHL Josh Roach 53134154
2016-17 SJHL Eric Sinclair 46173451

Rookie of the Year

SeasonLeagueWinnerPositionGPG/WA/GAAPTS/SV%
1969–70 WCHL Gene Carr Center60225173
1973-74 WCHL Cam Connor Right Wing65474491
2006-07 SJHL Reid MacLeod Forward58243761
2011-12 SJHL Devin Buffalo Goalie38183.37.909
2012-13 SJHL Brett Boehm Right Wing49252954

Most Valuable Player

SeasonLeagueWinnerGPG/WA/GAAP/SV%
1968-69 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 585186137
1969-70 WCHL Reggie Leach 576546111
2000-01 SJHL Morgan Cey 53352.620.916

Player of the Year

SeasonLeagueWinnerGPGAP
2015-16 SJHL Alex Smith 56325284
2016-17 SJHL Greyson Reitmeyer 58285179

Coach of the Year

SeasonLeagueWinner
1969-70 WCHL Patty Ginnell
1970-71 WCHL Patty Ginnell
1972-73 WCHL Patty Ginnell

Roster

The current Flin Flon Bombers roster can be found on the SJHL website.

See also

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The Melfort Mustangs are a junior "A" ice hockey team based in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. They are members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). They play their home games at the Northern Lights Palace, which has a seating capacity of 1,850. The team colors are blue, green, and white.

Nipawin Hawks

The Nipawin Hawks are a Canadian junior "A" team based in Nipawin, Saskatchewan. They are members of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL). They play their home games at the Centennial Arena, which has a seating capacity of 1,500. The team colors are black and yellow.

The 2001 Royal Bank Cup is the 31st Junior "A" 2001 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

The 1993 Centennial Cup is the 23rd Junior "A" 1993 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior A Hockey League.

On March 14, 1968, at home in St. James, the St. James Canadians corralled the Manitoba Junior Hockey League championship, and on March 26, in Selkirk, the Canadians captured the Turnbull Cup defeating the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions Selkirk Steelers.

1958–59 Manitoba Junior Hockey League season

The 2009 Royal Bank Cup is the 39th Junior "A" 2009 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League. 2009 marked the 14th year the Royal Bank Cup has been awarded and the 39th year of modern Junior "A" hockey.

NorMan Junior Hockey League

The NorMan Junior Hockey League (NJHL) was Junior A hockey league in Northern Manitoba, Canada from 1978 until 1985. The NJHL was a member of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, a part of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association. The winner of the NJHL was allowed to compete against the champion of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the Turnbull Cup and a berth into the Centennial Cup national playdowns.

Thompson King Miners

The Thompson King Miners were a junior ice hockey team from Thompson, Manitoba, Canada. The King Miners were members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and the NorMan Junior Hockey League.

The 2012 Royal Bank Cup was the 42nd Junior "A" 2012 ice hockey National Championship for the Canadian Junior Hockey League. The 2012 Royal Bank Cup marked the 42nd consecutive year a national championship has been awarded to this skill level since the breakaway of Major Junior hockey in 1970.

References

  1. and their home rinks have been the Flin Flon Community Club Arena (1935 - 1960) and the Whitney Forum (1960 - present).
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  3. Costa, Morris Dalla. "Bomber Raid Revisited". The London Free Press . Retrieved 2014-03-14.