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
1980–82 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. 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.

History[edit]

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, and their home rink is and has always been the Whitney Forum in Flin Flon.

1939–1944[edit]

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[edit]

The NSJHL became the SJHL for the 1951 season

1951–1966 - Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League[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).

1967 - Manitoba Junior Hockey League[edit]

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[edit]

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.
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. [1]

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

1978–1984 - NorMan Junior Hockey League[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.

1985–Present - 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 - 4th of 6 Won League Championship
1939-40 n/a
1940-41 32 14 16 2 - - 121 148 30 .469 Oldie Lowe - 4th of 5 Lost Semifinal
1941-42 32 13 19 0 - - 105 131 26 .406 - 4th of 5 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 of 4 Lost Semi Final
1949-50 24 14 9 1 - - 129 109 29 .604 - 2nd of 4 Lost Final
SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 1951-1966)
1950-51 26 24 11 1 - - 189 147 49 .681 Alex Shibicky - 1st of 4 Lost Final
1951-52 50 18 27 5 - - 211 236 41 .410 Alex Shibicky - 4th of 4 Won League Championship
1952-53 45 30 13 2 - - 200 183 62 .689 Alex Shibicky - 1st of 4 Won League Championship
1953-54 48 27 21 0 - - 297 204 54 .563 Alex Shibicky - 2nd of 4 Won League Championship
1954-55 48 23 24 1 - - 218 215 47 .490 Bobby Kirk - 2nd of 4 Lost Semi Final
1955-56 48 37 10 1 - - 301 149 75 .781 Bobby Kirk - 1st of 5 Won League Championship
1956-57 53 48 5 2 - - 309 108 94 .891 Bobby Kirk - 1st of 6 Won League Championship,
Won Abbott Cup
Won Memorial Cup
1957-58 55 28 25 2 - - 220 177 58 .527 Bobby Kirk - 3rd of 6 Lost Final
1958-59 48 35 12 1 - - 269 144 71 .740 Emmanuel McLean - 1st of 7 Won League Championship
1959-60 54 35 16 3 - - 301 189 82 .676 Bobby Kirk - 1st of 7 Won League Championship
1960-61 60 25 28 7 - - 184 203 57 .475 Bobby Kirk - 5th of 7 DNQ
1961-62 56 29 22 5 - - 244 199 63 .563 Bobby Kirk - 3rd of 8 Lost Semi Final
1962-63 54 17 35 2 - - 152 237 36 .333 Bobby Kirk - 6th of 7 Lost Quarter Final
1963-64 62 19 32 11 - - 262 304 49 .395 Bobby Kirk - 6th of 8 Lost Quarter Final
1964-65 56 21 29 6 - - 255 298 48 .429 Tom Baird - 5th of 8 Lost Quarter Final
1965-66 60 8 51 1 - - 199 490 17 .142 Tom Baird - 8th of 8 DNQ
MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League, 1967)
1966-67 58 52 6 0 - - 406 125 104 .929 Pat Ginnell - 1st of 7 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 of 11 Lost Final
WCHL (Western Canada Hockey League, 1969–78)
1968-69 60 47 13 0 - - 343 159 94 .783 Pat Ginnell 1st East 1st of 8 Won League Championship
Won James Piggott National Championship
1969-70 60 42 18 0 - - 257 176 84 .700 Pat Ginnell 1st East 1st of 8 Won League Championship
1970-71 66 41 23 2 - - 306 224 84 .636 Pat Ginnell 2nd East 3rd of 10 Lost Final
1971-72 68 31 36 1 - - 265 307 63 .463 Pat Ginnell 4th East 8th of 12 Lost Quarter-Final
1972-73 68 39 19 10 - - 334 228 88 .647 Pat Ginnell 2nd East 3rd of 12 Lost Semi-Final
1973-74 68 34 21 13 - - 322 259 81 .596 Pat Ginnell 2nd East 4th of 12 Lost Quarter-Final
1974-75 70 19 42 9 - - 262 389 47 .336 Mel Pearson 6th East 11th of 12 DNQ
1975-76 72 18 44 10 - - 279 441 46 .319 Mickey Keating 6th East 12th of 12 DNQ
1976-77 72 16 42 14 - - 294 411 46 .319 Mickey Keating 3rd East 11th of 12 DNQ
1977-78 72 33 30 9 - - 396 380 75 .521 Mickey Keating 2nd East 7th of 12 Lost Semi-Final
NJHL (NorMan Junior Hockey League, 1979-1984)
1978-79 24 20 2 2 - - 210 - 42 .909 - 1st of 3 Won League Championship
1979-80 Statistics not available Tom Skinner - 2nd of 4 Lost Final
1980-81 42 27 12 3 - - - - 57 .692 - 1st of 4 Lost Final
1981-82 42 42 0 0 - - 544 146 84 1.000 Tom Skinner - 1st of 4 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 of 9 Lost Quarter-Final
1985-86 60 13 46 1 - - 234 452 27 .220 - 10th of 10 DNQ
1986-87 64 13 50 1 - - 249 430 27 .211 - 9th of 9 DNQ
1987-88 60 21 35 4 - - 207 337 46 .383 Laury Ryan - 8th of 11 Lost Quarter-Final
1988-89 64 36 26 2 - - 342 303 74 .578 Laury Ryan 3rd North 5th of 11 Lost Quarter-Final
1989-90 68 30 33 5 - - 293 325 65 .478 4th North 8th of 11 Lost Quarter-Final
1990-91 68 27 36 5 - - 208 286 59 .434 Norm Johnston 5th North 9th of 11 DNQ
1991-92 64 27 32 5 - - 206 243 59 .461 Norm Johnston 3rd North 8th of 12 Lost Division Semi-Final
1992-93 64 35 23 6 - - 277 215 76 .594 Norm Johnston 2nd North 4th of 12 Won League Championship,
Won Anavet Cup
1993-94 68 36 28 4 - - 272 259 76 .559 Norm Johnston 4th North 7th of 13 Lost Division Quarter-Final
1994-95 64 14 44 6 - - 184 336 34 .266 6th North 13th of 13 DNQ
1995-96 64 21 38 5 - - 201 280 47 .367 5th North 9th of 13 Lost Division Quarter-Final
1996-97 64 23 37 4 - - 204 250 50 .391 Larry Wintoneak 6th North 10th of 13 DNQ
1997-98 64 23 33 8 - - 191 249 54 .422 Larry Wintoneak 6th North 11th of 13 DNQ
1998-99 66 34 29 3 - - 194 224 71 .538 Larry Wintoneak 5th North 9th of 14 Lost Division Quarter-Final
1999-00 60 29 27 4 - - 215 180 62 .517 Larry Wintoneak 5th North 8th of 13 Lost Division Semi-Final
2000-01 62 44 15 3 0 - 271 182 91 .734 Larry Wintoneak 1st Dodge 1st of 13 Lost Division Final
2001-02 64 10 46 6 2 - 170 334 28 .219 Troy Walkington 6th Dodge 12th of 12 DNQ
2002-03 60 10 41 6 3 - 168 290 29 .242 Troy Walkington 7th Dodge 12th of 12 DNQ
2003-04 60 17 28 12 3 - 183 238 49 .408 Ryan Hoffman 5th Dodge 10th of 12 DNQ
2004-05 55 10 36 6 3 - 138 244 29 .264 Ryan Hoffman 6th Itech 12th of 12 DNQ
2005-06 55 19 33 1 2 - 173 216 41 .373 Hoffman/Stokes 5th Itech 10th of 12 Lost Division Semi-Final
2006-07 58 18 38 - 2 - 168 264 38 .328 Doug Stokes 6th Itech 12th of 12 DNQ
2007-08 58 33 21 - 4 - 219 172 70 .603 Mike Reagan 3rd Itech 5th of 12 Lost Division Final
2008-09 56 32 20 - 4 - 213 168 68 .607 Mike Reagan 2nd Itech 4th of 12 Lost Division Final
2009-10 58 37 17 - 4 - 214 157 78 .672 Mike Reagan 1st Itech 2nd of 12 Lost Division Semi-Final
2010-11 58 25 31 - 2 0 196 212 52 .448 Mike Reagan 5th Bauer 9th of 12 Lost Division Semi-Final
2011-12 58 28 21 - 3 6 205 214 65 .560 Mike Reagan 5th Bauer 8th of 12 Lost Division Quarter-Final
2012-13 54 34 19 - 1 0 198 143 69 .639 Mike Reagan 3rd North 5th of 12 Lost Division Final
2013-14 56 23 30 - 1 2 139 169 49 .438 Mike Reagan 3rd Sherwood 10th of 12 Lost Wild Card
2014-15 56 31 13 - 6 6 207 159 74 .661 Mike Reagan 2nd Sherwood 5th of 12 Lost Quarter-Final
2015-16 58 34 20 - 0 4 216 169 72 .621 Mike Reagan 3rd Sherwood 6th of 12 Lost SJHL Final
2016-17 58 39 14 - 2 3 245 150 83 .716 Mike Reagan 1st Sherwood 2nd of 12 Lost SJHL Final

Playoffs[edit]

SSHL (Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League), 1939-1944

  • 1939 Lost Semi-Final
Moose Jaw Millers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 1 (1 tie)
  • 1940 Did Not Qualify
  • 1941 Lost Semi-Final
Regina Rangers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
  • 1942 Lost Semi-Final
Saskatoon Quakers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
  • 1943 Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Saskatoon RCAF Flyers 3 games to 0
Regina Army Capitals defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
  • 1944 Won SSHL championship, lost Semi-Final at Western Canada Allan Cup Playoffs
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
  • 1945 to 1948: Missing

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

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

SJHL (Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League), 1951-1966

  • 1951 Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Humboldt Indians 3 games to 0 (1 tie)
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
  • 1952 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
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
  • 1953 Won SJHL championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
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
  • 1954 Won SJHL championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
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
  • 1955 Lost Semi-Final
Prince Albert Mintos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
  • 1956 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
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
  • 1957 Won SJHL Championship, Won Abbott Cup, Won Memorial Cup
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
  • 1958 Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Prince Albert Mintos 3 games to 1 (2 ties)
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
  • 1959 Won SJHL championship, lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Final
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
  • 1960 Won SJHL Championship, Lost Western Canada Memorial Cup Playoff Semi-Finals
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
  • 1961 Did Not Qualify
  • 1962 Eliminated in the Semi-Final Round Robin
Flin Flon Bombers placed 5th place of 6, 2W-8L-0T
  • 1963 Did Not Qualify
  • 1964 Lost in Quarter-Finals
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
  • 1965 Lost in Quarter-Finals
Weyburn Red Wings defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
  • 1966 Did Not Qualify

MJHL (Manitoba Junior Hockey League), 1967

  • 1967 Won MJHL Championship (Turnbull Cup)
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

  • 1968 Won Quarter-Final, Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
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

  • 1969 Won WCHL Championship, won James Piggott National Championship
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[2]
  • 1970 Won WCHL Championship
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
  • 1971 Won Quarter-Final, Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
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)
  • 1972 Lost Quarter-Finals
Regina Pats defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 2 (2 ties)
  • 1973 Won Quarter-Finals, Lost Semi-Finals
Flin Flon Bombers defeated Regina Pats 4 games to 0
Saskatoon Blades defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
  • 1974 Lost Quarter-Finals
Swift Current Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
  • 1975 Did Not Qualify
  • 1976 Did Not Qualify
  • 1977 Did Not Qualify
  • 1978 Advanced in Division Semi-Final Round Robin, Advanced in Division Final Round Robin, Eliminated in League Semi-Final Round Robin
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
  • 1980 Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
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
  • 1981 Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
Semi-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated The Pas Lumber Kings
Final: Thompson King Miners defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
  • 1982 Won NJHL Championship, lost Turnbull Cup
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
  • 1983 Lost Final
Final: The Pas Huskies defeated Flin Flon Bombers
  • 1984 Won NJHL Championship, lost Turnbull Cup
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

  • 1985 Lost Quarter-Final
Quarter-Final: Weyburn Red Wings defeated Creighton Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 1986 Did Not Qualify
  • 1987 Did Not Qualify
  • 1988 Lost Quarter-Final
Quarter-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 1989 Lost Quarter-Final
Quarter-Final: Yorkton Terriers defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 1990 Lost Quarter-Final
Quarter-Final: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 1991 Did Not Qualify
  • 1992 Lost Quarter-Final
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)
  • 1994 Lost Preliminary Round
Preliminary Round: Nipawin Hawks defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
  • 1995 Did Not Qualify
  • 1996 Lost Preliminary Round
Preliminary Round: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
  • 1997 Did Not Qualify
  • 1998 Did Not Qualify
  • 1999 Lost Preliminary Round
Preliminary Round: Battlefords North Stars defeated Flin Flon Bombers 2 games to 0
  • 2000 Lost Quarter-Final
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
  • 2002 Did Not Qualify
  • 2003 Did Not Qualify
  • 2004 Did Not Qualify
  • 2005 Did Not Qualify
  • 2006 Won Quarter-Final, Lost Semi-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
  • 2007 Did Not Qualify
  • 2008 Won Quarter-Final, Lost Semi-Final
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4 games to 2
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 2009 Won Quarter-Final, Lost Semi-Final
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Melfort Mustangs 4 games to 0
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0
  • 2010 Lost Quarter-Final
Quarter-Final: La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 2
  • 2011 Won Survivor Series, Lost Quarter-Final
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
  • 2012 Lost Survivor Series
Survivor Series: La Ronge Ice Wolves defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 0
  • 2013 Won Quarter-Final, Lost Semi-Final
Quarter-Final: Flin Flon Bombers defeated Nipawin Hawks 4 games to 2
Semi-Final: Humboldt Broncos defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 1
  • 2014 Lost Wild Card Series
Wild-Card Series: Estevan Bruins defeated Flin Flon Bombers 3 games to 2
  • 2015 Lost Quarter-Final Series
Quarter-Final: Notre Dame Hounds defeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 3
  • 2016 Won Quarter-Final, Won Semi-Final, Lost Final
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
  • 2017 Won Quarter-Final, Won Semi-Final
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 Starsdefeated Flin Flon Bombers 4 games to 0

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
2016-17 SJHL Greyson Reitmeyer 58 28 51 79

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
2016-17 SJHL Eric Sinclair 46 17 34 51

Rookie of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner Position GP G/W A/GAA PTS/SV%
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/SV%
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

Player of the Year[edit]

Season League Winner GP G A P
2015-16 SJHL Alex Smith 56 32 52 84
2016-17 SJHL Greyson Reitmeyer 58 28 51 79

Coach of the Year[edit]

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

2016-2017 Roster[edit]

[3] [4]

# Player Pos Ht Wt DOB Home Town Former Team(s)
Skaters
2 Tkachuk, Rylan D 6' 06" 250 1997-05-26 Boyle, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
3 Lanfermann, Ben D 6' 00" 190 1997-08-22 Lloydminister, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
6 Etter, Mason D 5' 11" 190 1997-07-18 Cedarburg, WI, USA Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
8 Thomas, Cory D 6' 05" 210 1998-03-19 St. Brieux, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
15 St. Onge, Kristian RW 6' 01" 200 1996-07-04 Saskatoon, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
16 Lavallee, Jason RW 5' 11" 175 1996-02-24 Thetford-Mines, PQ Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
18 Reitmeier, Greyson C 6' 04" 190 1996-05-16 Nakusp, BC Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
19 Lesko, Brandon RW 6' 00" 185 1998-02-20 Hafford, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
20 Nyman, Tyler LW 6' 00" 175 1997-07-11 Circle Pines, MN, USA USHS/Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
21 Hooper, Nate C 6' 02" 175 1998-01-08 Winnipeg, MB MMHL/Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)
22 Madarash, Brody RW 5' 11" 160 1998-05-28 Martensville, SK Beardy's Blackhawks (SMHL)
23 Jackson, Isaac D 6' 00" 175 1998-01-23 Warman, SK Beardy's Blackhawks (SMHL)
24 Williams, Troy D 5' 11" 196 1998-02-08 Dryden, ON Steinbach Pistons (MJHL)
25 Beebe, Conner LW 5' 11" 195 1998-03-07 Dewinton, AB CSSHL/MPHL
26 Lacoursiere, Braden D 6' 01" 210 1996-09-14 Unity, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
27 Sinclair, Eric D 6' 00" 180 1996-02-19 Kenora, ON Melfort Mustangs (SJHL)
28 Millar, Tyler C 6' 05" 200 1997-08-14 Vermillion, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
37 McCausland, Jordan C 5' 09" 165 1997-06-24 Brandon, MB Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
39 Shumlanski, Nick C 5' 07" 155 1997-06-12 Tisdale, SK Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
41 Zimmer, Rylee D 6' 02" 170 1997-03-08 Russell, MB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
44 Masson, Brandon D 6' 02" 198 1996-07-06 Oak Lake, MB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
47 Sobkowicz, Teal D 6' 01" 180 1996-05-18 Outlook, SK Melville Millionaires (SJHL)
49 Marchi, Daylan LW 5' 10" 180 1998-06-10 Lethbridge, AB Canmore Eagles (AJHL)
Goalies
1 Newton, Brenden G 5' 11" 170 1997-02-25 Medicine Hat, AB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
29 Robidoux, Zac G 6' 03" 230 1996-01-30 Winnipeg, MB Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
35 Neilsen, Gunnar G 6' 01" 175 1997-06-06 Maple Ridge, BC Kindersley Klippers (SJHL)
Staff
Head Coach/General Manager: Mike Reagan
Assistant Coach: Chris Bortis
Assistant Coach: Gary Childerhose

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ hockeydb.com (2017). "1981-82 Western Hockey League Standings". Hockeydb.com. Retrieved 2017-04-12. 
  2. ^ Costa, Morris Dalla. "Bomber Raid Revisited". The London Free Press. Retrieved 2014-03-14. 
  3. ^ SJHL (2017). "Flin Flon Bombers 2016-17 Regular Season Roster". Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 
  4. ^ Elite Prospects (2017). "Flin Flon Bombers". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2017-02-22. 

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