The SJHL handed out their season-ending awards and two Bombers were among the recipients.
Forward Greyson Reitmeier was named one of the RBC Players of the Year, while Eric Sinclair was named top defenceman.
Reitmeier, in his second season in Flin Flon, has put up 63 points (23G, 40A) over 49 games. The Nakusp, BC native came to the Bombers after spending the 2014/2015 season in Melville after coming over from the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL.
Bombers head coach and GM Mike Reagan said that Reitmeier is a late bloomer with still a lot of growth in him. He added that the 6’4” winger skates like he’s 5’7” and that he takes pucks to the net with authority.
The 20 year old is set to continue his hockey career next season, playing NCAA Div. I hockey at Michigan Tech.
Eric Sinclair, who won defender of the year last year, has put up 36 points (12G, 24A) in his SJHL swan song.
The 1996 born Kenora, Ontario native is in his third and final Junior “A” season, spending two full seasons in Melfort before splitting last year between the Mustangs and Bombers.
His coach calls Sinclair a “man among boys”. He also added that Sinclair out-competes everybody and that Bombers’ management wasn’t fully aware of everything that he was capable of when they acquired him, which is always a welcome surprise.
Sinclair will lace up next season in the north, playing NCAA Div. I hockey for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.
The Bombers play tonight in La Ronge, before hosting the Ice Wolves tomorrow and closing out the season at home on Tuesday against the Nipawin Hawks.