Flin Flon Bombers

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Flin Flon Bombers
Flin Flon Bombers Logo.svg
City Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada
League SJHL
Division Sherwood Division
Founded 1927
Home arena Whitney Forum
Colours Maroon and White
Head coach Mike Reagan

Website
http://www.bombers.ca
Franchise history
1927–1984 Flin Flon Bombers
1984–1986 Creighton Bombers
1986–Present Flin Flon Bombers
Previous franchise history
1967–78 Flin Flon Bombers
1978–79 Edmonton Oil Kings
1979–80 Great Falls Americans
1980–81 Spokane Flyers

The Flin Flon Bombers are a junior ice hockey team and current member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), and are based in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada. The team moved and became the Edmonton Oil Kings in 1978, but the Flin Flon Bomber name was retained. The team was briefly known as the Creighton Bombers from 1984 to 1986 (due to SJHL rules) but were allowed to change the name back to the Flin Flon Bombers in 1986. Radio station CFAR (AM) 590 live broadcasts a select number of home and away games throughout the year.

History[edit]

The Bombers date back to 1927. They have featured many future hockey greats: Bobby Clarke, Reggie Leach, Blaine Stoughton, Gene Carr, Chuck Arnason, Gerry Hart, Ken Baumgartner and Mel Pearson. Their trademark colours are Maroons and White and they play in the Whitney Forum in Flin Flon.

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (1951–1966)[edit]

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).

Western Hockey League (1967–1978)[edit]

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, the Brandon Wheat Kings and the 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' being dropped from its name). But during the 1966–67 season, the Bombers, led by Bobby Clarke and Reggie Leach, dominated the MJHL cruising 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 rightwinger Reggie Leach, goaltender Chris Worthy, and captain Gerry Hart a defenceman. Defenceman Jack Criel made the second all-star team.

Entering the WCHL the Clarke led Bombers continued to dominate, 2 first place finishes, and in the playoffs losing in the final in 1968, and a league championship in 1969. Clarke led the league in scoring both years, and was named Most Valuable Player 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.

The growing demands of the WHL caused the Bombers to outgrow their small home arena, and the franchise departed. The club played three dismal seasons in three different cities after leaving Flin Flon. These cities were Edmonton, Alberta, Great Falls, Montana, and Spokane, Washington.

The WCHL franchise rights were sold off to the Edmonton Oil Kings, but the Bombers resurfaced the next season in the NorMan Junior Hockey League, where they played until 1984.

NorMan Junior Hockey League (1978-1984)[edit]

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.

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League[edit]

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[edit]

  • # 4 Gerry Hart
  • # 7 Mel Pearson
  • # 9 Reggie Leach
  • #10 Ted Hampson
  • #11 Patty Ginnell
  • #11 Bobby Clarke
  • #12 Dale Fox

Alumni[edit]

Season-by-seasons standings[edit]

Final Ranking
Season GP W L T OTL SOL GF GA P PCT Coach Division League Playoffs
SSHL (Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League, 1939-1944)
1938-39 30 14 13 3 - - 105 88 31 .517 Oldie Lowe Won League Championship
1939-40 n/a
1940-41 32 14 16 2 - - 121 148 30 .469 Oldie Lowe Lost Semifinal
1941-42 32 13 19 0 - - 105 131 26 .406 Lost Semifinal
1942-43 Statistics Not Available Lost Final
1943-44 Statistics Not Available Won League Championship
NSJHL (North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1949-1950), became the SJHL for the 1950-51 season
1948-49 24 5 18 1 - - 76 119 11 .229 4th NSJHL Lost Semi Final
1949-50 24 14 9 1 - - 129 109 29 .604 2nd NSJHL Lost Final
SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1951-1966)
1950-51 26 24 11 1 - - 189 147 49 .681 Alex Shibicky 1st SJHL Lost Final
1951-52 50 18 27 5 - - 211 236 41 .410 Alex Shibicky 4th SJHL Won League Championship
1952-53 45 30 13 2 - - 200 183 62 .689 Alex Shibicky 1st SJHL Won League Championship
1953-54 48 27 21 0 - - 297 204 54 .563 Alex Shibicky 2nd SJHL Won League Championship
1954-55 48 23 24 1 - - 218 215 47 .490 Bobby Kirk 2nd SJHL Lost Semi Final
1955-56 48 37 10 1 - - 301 149 75 .781 Bobby Kirk 1st SJHL Won League Championship
1956-57 53 48 5 2 - - 309 108 94 .891 Bobby Kirk 1st SJHL Won League Championship,
Won Abbott Cup
Won Memorial Cup
1957-58 55 28 25 2 - - 220 177 58 .527 3rd SJHL Lost Final
1958-59 48 35 12 1 - - 269 144 71 .740 Emmanuel McLean 1st SJHL Won League Championship
1959-60 54 35 16 3 - - 301 189 82 .676 Bobby Kirk 3rd SJHL Won League Championship
1960-61 60 25 28 7 - - 184 203 57 .475 Bobby Kirk 5th SJHL DNQ
1961-62 56 29 22 5 - - 244 199 63 .563 Bobby Kirk 3rd SJHL Lost Semi Final
1962-63 54 17 35 2 - - 152 237 36 .333 Bobby Kirk 7th SJHL Lost Quarter Final
1963-64 62 19 32 11 - - 262 304 49 .395 Bobby Kirk 6th SJHL Lost Quarter Final
1964-65 56 21 29 6 - - 255 298 48 .429 Tom Baird 5th SJHL Lost Quarter Final
1965-66 60 8 51 1 - - 199 490 17 .142 Tom Baird 8th SJHL DNQ
CMJHL (Canadian Major Junior Hockey League, 1967), became the WCJHL for the 1967-68 season
1966-67 58 52 6 0 - - 406 125 104 .929 Pat Ginnell 1st MJHL Won League Championship
WCJHL (Western Canada Junior Hockey League, 1968), became the WCHL for the 1968-69 season
1967-68 60 47 8 5 - - 361 143 99 .825 Pat Ginnell 1st WCJHL Lost Final
WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League, 1969–78)
1968-69 60 47 13 0 - - 343 159 94 .783 Pat Ginnell 1st WCHL Won League Championship
Won James Piggott National Championship
1969-70 60 42 18 0 - - 257 176 84 .700 Pat Ginnell 1st WCHL Won League Championship
1970-71 66 41 23 2 - - 306 224 84 .636 Pat Ginnell 2nd East Lost Final
1971-72 68 31 36 1 - - 265 307 63 .463 Pat Ginnell 4th East Lost Quarter-Final
1972-73 68 39 19 10 - - 334 228 88 .647 Pat Ginnell 2nd East Lost Semi-Final
1973-74 68 34 21 13 - - 322 259 81 .596 Pat Ginnell 2nd East Lost Quarter-Final
1974-75 70 19 42 9 - - 262 389 47 .336 Mel Pearson 6th East DNQ
1975-76 72 18 44 10 - - 279 441 46 .319 Mickey Keating 6th East DNQ
1976-77 72 16 42 14 - - 294 411 46 .319 Mickey Keating 3rd East DNQ
1977-78 72 33 30 9 - - 396 380 75 .521 Mickey Keating 2nd East Lost Semi-Final
NJHL (NorMan Junior Hockey League, 1979-1984)
1978-79 24 20 2 2 - - 210 - 42 .909 1st NJHL Won League Championship
1979-80 Statistics Not Available Tom Skinner 2nd NJHL Lost Final
1980-81 42 27 12 3 - - - 57 .692 1st NJHL Lost Final
1981-82 42 42 0 0 - - 544 146 84 1.000 Tom Skinner 1st NJHL Won League Championship
1982-83 Statistics Not Available Lost Final
1983-84 Statistics Not Available Won League Championship
SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1985–Present)
1984-85 64 16 48 0 - - 294 495 32 .250 8th SJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1985-86 60 13 46 1 - - 234 452 27 .220 10th SJHL DNQ
1986-87 64 13 50 1 - - 249 430 27 .211 9th SJHL DNQ
1987-88 60 21 35 4 - - 207 337 46 .383 Laury Ryan 8th SJHL Lost Quarter-Final
1988-89 64 36 26 2 - - 342 303 74 .578 Laury Ryan 3rd North Lost Quarter-Final
1989-90 68 30 33 5 - - 293 325 65 .478 4th North Lost Quarter-Final
1990-91 68 27 36 5 - - 208 286 59 .434 Norm Johnston 5th North DNQ
1991-92 64 27 32 5 - - 206 243 59 .461 Norm Johnston 3rd North Lost Division Semi-Final
1992-93 64 35 23 6 - - 277 215 76 .594 Norm Johnston 2nd North Won League Championship,
Won Anavet Cup
1993-94 68 36 28 4 - - 272 259 76 .559 Norm Johnston 4th North Lost Division Quarter-Final
1994-95 64 14 44 6 - - 184 336 34 .266 6th North DNQ
1995-96 64 21 38 5 - - 201 280 47 .367 5th North Lost Division Quarter-Final
1996-97 64 23 37 4 - - 204 250 50 .391 Larry Wintoneak 6th North DNQ
1997-98 64 23 33 8 - - 191 249 54 .422 Larry Wintoneak 6th North DNQ
1998-99 66 34 29 3 - - 194 224 71 .538 Larry Wintoneak 5th North Lost Division Quarter-Final
1999-00 60 29 27 4 - - 215 180 62 .517 Larry Wintoneak 5th North Lost Division Semi-Final
2000-01 62 44 15 3 0 - 271 182 91 .734 Larry Wintoneak 1st SJHL Lost Division Final
2001-02 64 10 46 6 2 - 170 334 28 .219 Troy Walkington 6th Dodge DNQ
2002-03 60 10 41 6 3 - 168 290 29 .242 Troy Walkington 7th Dodge DNQ
2003-04 60 17 28 12 3 - 183 238 49 .408 Ryan Hoffman 5th Dodge DNQ
2004-05 55 10 36 6 3 - 138 244 29 .264 Ryan Hoffman 6th Itech DNQ
2005-06 55 19 33 1 2 - 173 216 41 .373 Hoffman/Stokes 5th Itech Lost Division Semi-Final
2006-07 58 18 38 - 2 - 168 264 38 .328 Doug Stokes 6th Itech DNQ
2007-08 58 33 21 - 4 - 219 172 70 .603 Mike Reagan 3rd Itech Lost Division Final
2008-09 56 32 20 - 4 - 213 168 68 .607 Mike Reagan 2nd Itech Lost Division Final
2009-10 58 37 17 - 4 - 214 157 78 .672 Mike Reagan 1st Bauer Lost Division Semi-Final
2010-11 58 25 31 - 2 0 196 212 52 .448 Mike Reagan 5th Bauer Lost Division Semi-Final
2011-12 58 28 21 - 3 6 205 214 65 .560 Mike Reagan 5th Bauer Lost Division Quarter-Final
2012-13 54 34 19 - 1 0 198 143 69 .639 Mike Reagan 3rd North Lost Division Final
2013-14 56 23 30 - 1 2 139 169 49 .438 Mike Reagan 3rd Sherwood Lost Wild Card Series

Playoffs[edit]

SSHL (Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League), 1939-1944

  • 1939 Lost Semifinal
Moose Jaw Millers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-1 (1 tie)
  • 1940 Did not qualify (DNQ)
  • 1941 Lost Semifinal
Regina Rangers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-0
  • 1942 Lost Semifinal
Saskatoon Quakers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-0
  • 1943 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon RCAF Flyers 3-0
Regina Army Capitals defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2
  • 1944 Won League Championship, Lost semifinal at Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Moose Jaw Victorias 2-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Navy 3-1 WON SSHL CHAMPIONSHIP
New Westminster CPA Lodestars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-1 at Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs

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

  • 1949 Lost Semi-Final
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2-1
  • 1950 Lost Semi-Final
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-1

SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League), 1951-1966

  • 1951 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 3-0 (1 tie)
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-0
  • 1952 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Wesleys 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 3-2 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
  • 1953 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 4-2
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 4-1 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Lethbridge Native Sons defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
  • 1954 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Wesleys 4-3
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 5-4 (1 tie) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
  • 1955 Lost Semifinal
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 1956 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt-Melfort Indians 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3-2 (2 ties) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-3 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoffs
  • 1957 Won SJHL Championship, Won Abbott Cup, Won Memorial Cup
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt-Melfort Indians 4-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 4-2 SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4-2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinal
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Fort William Canadiens 4-0 WON ABBOTT CUP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Ottawa-Hull Canadiens 4-3 WON MEMORIAL CUP
  • 1958 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3-1 (2 ties)
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2
  • 1959 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Quakers 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Estevan Bruins 4-2 WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4-0 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Winnipeg Braves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Final
  • 1960 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon Quakers 4-2 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4-1 (1 tie) WON SJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2 in the Western Canada Memorial Cup Semifinals
  • 1961 DNQ
  • 1962 Eliminated in the semifinal round robin (5th place of 6, 2-8-0)
  • 1963 DNQ
  • 1964 Lost in quarterfinals
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-3
  • 1965 Lost in quarterfinals
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 1966 DNQ

CMJHL (Canadian Major Junior Hockey League), 1967

  • 1967 Won Turnbull Cup
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Monarchs 3-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 3-2 WON TURNBULL CUP
Port Arthur Marrs (TBJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2 in Western Memorial Cup

WCJHL (Western Canada Junior Hockey League), 1968

  • 1968 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4-1 (1 tie)
Estevan Bruins defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0 (1 tie)

WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League), 1969-1978

  • 1969 Won WCHL Championship, won National Championship
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Jets 4-2 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Estevan Bruins 4-0 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4-2 WON WCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated St. Thomas Barons 2-1 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[1]
  • 1970 Won WCHL Championship
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Brandon Wheat Kings 5-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg Jets 5-4
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Edmonton Oil Kings 4-0 WON WCHL CHAMPIONSHIP
  • 1971 Lost Finals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4-1 (1 tie)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Winnipeg 5-2
Edmonton Oil Kings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1 (1 tie)
  • 1972 Lost Quarterfinals
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-2 (2 ties)
  • 1973 Lost Semifinals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4-0
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 1974 Lost Quarterfinals
Swift Current Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-3
  • 1975 DNQ
  • 1976 DNQ
  • 1977 DNQ
  • 1978 Eliminated in Semifinal Round Robin
Flin Flon Bombers Advanced Semifinal Round Robin 4-4
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers eliminated in semifinal round robin (0-4)

NJHL (NorMan Junior Hockey League), 1979-1984

Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson Nickel Knights WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Transcona Railers (MJBHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers
  • 1980 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated The Pas Lumber Kings 3-0
Thompson King Miners defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-1
  • 1981 Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated The Pas Lumber Kings
Thompson King Miners defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2
  • 1982 Won League Championship, Lost Turnbull Cup
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson King Miners 4-0 WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Fort Garry Blues (MJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-0
  • 1983 Lost Final
The Pas Huskies defeated Flin Flon Bombers
  • 1984 Won League Championship, Lost Turnbull Cup
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Thompson King Miners 4-3 WON NJHL CHAMPIONSHIP
Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1

SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1985-Present

  • 1985 Lost Quarter-final
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Creighton Bombers 4-0
  • 1986 DNQ
  • 1987 DNQ
  • 1988 Lost Quarter-final
Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
  • 1989 Lost Quarter-final
Yorkton Terriers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
  • 1990 Lost Quarter-final
Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
  • 1991 DNQ
  • 1992 Lost Quarter-final
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4-1
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melville Millionaires 4-3 WON CREDIT UNION CUP
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Dauphin Kings (BCHL) 4-2 WON ANAVET CUP
Fifth, eliminated from playoffs in 1993 Centennial Cup round robin (0-4)
  • 1994 Lost Preliminary Round
Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2-0
  • 1995 DNQ
  • 1996 Lost Preliminary Round
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2-0
  • 1997 DNQ
  • 1998 DNQ
  • 1999 Lost Preliminary Round
Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2-0
  • 2000 Lost Quarter-final
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Broncos 4-1
Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
Third in 2001 Royal Bank Cup round robin (2-2)
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Weyburn Red Wings 4-0 in semi-final
Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) defeated Flin Flon Bombers 5-0 in final
  • 2002 DNQ
  • 2003 DNQ
  • 2004 DNQ
  • 2005 DNQ
  • 2006 Lost Quarter-final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-3
Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 2007 DNQ
  • 2008 Lost Semi-final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-2
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
  • 2009 Lost Semi-final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4-0
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-0
  • 2010 Lost Quarter-final
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-2
  • 2011 Lost Quarter-final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Battlefords North Stars 3-1
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 2012 Lost Survivor Series
La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-0
  • 2013 Lost Semi-Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4-2
Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4-1
  • 2014 Lost Wild Card Series
Estevan Bruins defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3-2

Player awards[edit]

Scoring champions[edit]

Season League Winner GP Goals Assists Points
1967-68 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 59 51 117 168
1968-69 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 58 51 86 137
1969-70 WCHL Reggie Leach 57 65 46 111
1970-71 WCHL Chuck Arnason 66 79 84 163
2007-08 SJHL Reid MacLeod 57 47 42 89

Goaltender of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner GP Wins Shutouts Average
1967–68 WCJHL Chris Worthy 60 47 10 2.39
1968–69 WCJHL Ray Martyniuk 41 NA 6 2.52
1969–70 WCHL Ray Martyniuk 43 NA 4 2.58

Defenseman of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner GP Goals Assists Points
1967–68 WCJHL Gerry Hart 58 13 38 51
2012-13 SJHL Josh Roach 53 13 41 54

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner Position GP Goals/Wins Assists/GAA Points/Save %
1969–70 WCHL Gene Carr Center 60 22 51 73
1973-74 WCHL Cam Connor Right Wing 65 47 44 91
2006-07 SJHL Reid MacLeod Forward 58 24 37 61
2011-12 SJHL Devin Buffalo Goalie 38 18 3.37 .909
2012-13 SJHL Brett Boehm Right Wing 49 25 29 54

Most Valuable Player[edit]

Season League Winner GP G/W A/GAA P/SP%
1968-69 WCJHL Bobby Clarke 58 51 86 137
1969-70 WCHL Reggie Leach 57 65 46 111
2000-01 SJHL Morgan Cey 53 35 2.62 0.916

Coach of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner
1969-70 WCHL Patty Ginnell
1970-71 WCHL Patty Ginnell
1972-73 WCHL Patty Ginnell

2014-2015 Roster[edit]

[2] [3] [4]

Number Player Position Height Weight DOB Home Town Former Team(s)
Skaters
3 Tyler Bell LD 6' 02" 194 lbs 1994-02-27 Regina, SK Lethbridge Hurricanes (WHL)
5 Dustin Perrilat LD 6' 00" 170 lbs 1997-01-10 Saskatoon, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
6 Mason Etter RD 5' 10" 184 lbs 1997-07-18 Cedarburg, WI, USA Cedarburg Bulldogs (High School)
8 Rob Cameron LD 5' 11" 180 lbs 1995-04-13 Saskatoon, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
14 Evan Akkerman RW 6' 01" 192 lbs 1995-01-31 Flin Flon, MB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
15 Kristian St. Onge RW 6' 00" 186 lbs 1996-07-04 Saskatoon, SK Saskatoon Blazers (SMHL)
16 Chris Rauckman LW 6' 00" 215 lbs 1994-12-07 Red Deer, AB Drumheller Dragons (AJHL)
17 Michael Knaub LW 6' 05" 215 lbs 1995-02-23 Morden, MB Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
18 Danys Chartrand LD 6' 02" 190 lbs 1994-01-17 Winnipeg, MB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
19 Austin Evans RW 5' 09" 155 lbs 1994-11-06 Whistler, BC Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
20 Alex Smith C 5' 11" 188 lbs 1994-11-06 Edmonton, AB Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
21 Parker Evans-Campbell RW 6' 01" 197 lbs 1994-02-14 High River, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
22 Tyson Empey LW 6' 01" 181 lbs 1995-06-29 Swift Current, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
23 Austin Calladine C 5' 11" 185 lbs 1995-12-21 Saskatoon, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
24 Dean Allison LW 6' 01" 180 lbs 1994-04-21 Surrey, BC Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
25 Tanner Lishchynsky LD 6' 01" 185 lbs 1995-01-05 Saskatoon, SK Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
26 Braden Lacoursiere RD 6' 01" 200 lbs 1996-09-14 Unity, SK Battlefords North Stars (SJHL)
27 Joel Kocur LW 6' 01" 175 lbs 1995-09-18 Edison, AB Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
39 Brandon Switzer RW 5' 10" 175 lbs 1995-11-20 Brandon, MB Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
44 Brandon Masson D 6' 01" 185 lbs 1996-07-06 Oak Lake, MB Virden Oil Capitals (MJHL)
47 Jason Cohan LW 6' 00" 195 lbs 1996-03-05 North Vancouver, BC Port Moody Panthers (PIJHL)
Goalies
29 Adam Beukeboom G 6' 00" 180 lbs 1994-07-26 Sundre, AB Prince George Cougars (WHL)
1 Simon Hofley G 6' 00" 195 lbs 1995-06-08 Ottawa, ON Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
35 Connor Slipp G 6'02" 185 lbs 1996-01-13 Calgary, AB Mountainville Colts (HJHL)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costa, Morris Dalla. "Bomber Raid Revisited". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  2. ^ SJHL (2014). "Flin Flon Bombers 2014-15 Regular Season Roster". Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  3. ^ Elite Prospects (2014). "Flin Flon Bombers". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2014-11-20. 
  4. ^ Hockeydb.com (2014). "2013-14 Flin Flon Bombers roster and statistics". Hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 

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