Thompson Sports News Archives for 2018-09

Bombers Kick-Off Four Game Home Stand

The Flin Flon Bombers will kick of a four-game home stand tonight as they host the Melville Millionaires.


The two teams played during the recent SJHL showcase, when the Bombers dropped Melville 4-0.


Puck drop is scheduled for 7:30pm, followed by a rematch tomorrow at the same time.

Blizzard Host Terriers

The OCN Blizzard will look to bounce back at home following a pair of loses to the Swan Valley Stampeders.


OCN will play host to former Norman Northstars forward Sheldin Howard and the Portage Terriers at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre tonight at seven, following by another game 24 hours later.


The Blizzard currently sit 10th in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.

Northstars Open Season On The Road Tonight

The Norman Northstars open up their 2018-2019 campaign tonight in Brandon against the Wheat Kings.


This years’ Northstars squad will not only feature over ten new players, but also new Winnipeg Jets-inspired jerseys.


The Nor-Man squad will head To Shoal Lake for a game against the Yellowhead Chiefs on Saturday, followed by a tilt with the Parkland Rangers in Dauphin Sunday.

Bantam "AAA" Norman Wild To Practic In Thompson This Weekend

The Bantam "AAA" Norman Wild Girls hockey team will be holding practices here in Thompson over the weekend.


The team, which includes five girls from Thompson, will be practicing at the TRCC Saturday morning from 10:00am until 11:00am, Saturday afternoon from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and Sunday afternoon from 12:45pm until 1:45pm.


Everyone is encouraged to head on down to the rec centre to support the girls.

Thompson Hosts Zone X1 Soccer Championship This Weekend

RD Parker is playing host to the Zone 11 soccer championship today and tomorrow.


The Trojan girls are looking for back to back banners, while the boy’s team is looking for redemption from last year.


Games at 11:30am, and will continue into the evening before starting up again tomorrow morning.


All of the games are taking place at the Burntwood soccer fields, and everyone is invited to come out to support the RD Parker squads.


The full schedule can be found below.


Bombers Drop Pair To Defending Champs

The Flin Flon Bombers are sitting at .500 on the season after a pair of weekend losses to the Nipawin Hawks.


The Hawks rolled into the Whitney Forum on Friday and doubled up on the Bombers 4-2. Vincent Nardone and Caleb Moretz both scored for Flin Flon in the second period to tie up the game, only to have Hawks’ forward Colton Nikiforuk score the eventual game winner less than a minute later.


The two teams made the over four hour drive to play 24 hours later in Nipawin, with a similar result. Jessie Young scored his first of the season for the Bombers to open up the scoring with less than 30 seconds left in the opening frame, but it wasn’t enough. The Hawks tied things up on the powerplay in the second, and scored two in the third including one into the empty net to skate away with a 3-1 win.


The Bombers will play again this afternoon against the Melville Millionaires.

OCN Blizzard Drop Pair To Stampeders

It was a rough start to the season for the OCN Blizzard.


They opened up their 2018/2019 account Friday evening at home, dropping a 6-3 decision to the Swan Valley Stampeders.


The game started with a Stamps goal just over a minute into the opening frame, and was followed by two others before the end of the period. Sequoia Swan, Kobe Campbell and Trygve Many Guns scored for the Blizzard in the losing effort.


Many Guns is serving as an alternate captain for OCN this season, coming off a 2017/2018 campaign that saw him put up 11 goals and add 15 helpers. Before joining the Blizzard, the 19-year-old spent two seasons split between the Alberta Junior Hockey League and the WHL’s Regina Pats.  


OCN didn’t fare much better on Saturday in Swan River, as they lost to the Stampeders 5-2. Josh Maucieri and Jaden Townsend had Swan Valley up by two heading into the second, before Josh Tripp scored the game winner in the second. Many Guns would add his second of the season in the middle frame, with Tony Apetagon adding the other Blizzard goal.


The Blizzard will look to bounce back this weekend as they host former Norman Northstar Sheldin Howard and Portage Terriers. The two teams will play Friday and Saturday, with both games starting at 7:00pm.

Norman Northstars Lose Top Player To MJHL Powerhouse

The Norman Northstars will have to make due without a top player this season.


Sheldin Howard was set to be one of the returning players to the Midget "AAA" Nor-Man squad, having put up 33 points (16 goals, 17 assists) in 46 games played. He was part of the Northstars top line with Hunter Rambow and Jamie Valentino, who together combined for almost a third of all goals scored by the team.


Despite having made the team again, Howard will be spending the season playing Junior "A" hockey in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The 16-year-old Thompsonite went down to Portage la Prairie for the Portage Terriers training camp, and made an immediate impact with multiple points in his first exhibition game.


Terriers head coach and general manager Blake Spiller was impressed with Howard's play, adding the big forward to the regular season roster. He's joined on the Terriers roster by five other recent Manitoba "AAA" Midget graduates; Miles Minor (Winnipeg Wild), Tyler van Deynze (Central Plains), Logan Calder (Central Plains), Reilly Funk (Central Plains) and Kolton Shindle (Pembina Valley).


Howard made an immediate impact in the season opener for Portage, scoring a goal and adding an assist in their 9-1 victory over the Winnipeg Blues.

Northstars Finish Preseason Tournament With Dominant Win 

The Norman Northstars have some momentum heading into the Manitoba “AAA” Midget Hockey League season following a 1-2 weekend in Souris. 


The NorMan squad opened up the tournament Friday with a 7-2 loss against the host Southwest Cougars. Returning forward Mikey Baron had one of the goals, with newcomer Richard Duchamp potting the other.  


Saturday saw the Northstars play the Central Plains Capitals, one of the four teams that they were able to beat last year. Keistin Saunders and Chase Muswagon scored for the Northstars, but it wasn’t enough as the Capitals skated away with a 5-2 victory. 


In what the scoreboard shows as a night-and-day transformation, the NorMan squad finished the weekend earlier today with an emphatic 8-2 stomping of the Interlake Lightning. Six players scored for the Northstars, including Mikey Baron who had three.  


The Northstars, who finished last year with a record of 4-43-1, will open up the season on the road next Friday (September 28th) in Brandon against the Wheat Kings. 


The team will open up the home portion of their schedule on Thanksgiving weekend when they welcome the Winnipeg Bruins to the C.A. Nesbitt Arena.   

OCN Blizzard Finish Preseason With Loss To Stampeders 

The OCN Blizzard wrapped up preseason play over the weekend, dropping a 5-1 decision to the Stampeders in Swan River. 


Swan Valley opened up the scoring with just over six minutes left in the first, when Carson Pawlenchuk and Quinton Sudom set up Tanner McKechnie for his first goal of the pre-season. Jake Thomson would add another for the Stamps just before the first period ended. 


Kevin Crawley was the lone goal scorer for the Blizzard, as he was set up by Malik Ali and Jacy Kennedy late in the second period. All three are looking to stick with OCN for what would be their first season playing in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Both Crawley and Ali played under new Blizzard head coach Matt Summers last season in the USPHL Premier league. 


OCN is set to open up the 2018/2019 regular season Friday evening as they welcome the Stampeders to the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre. 

Bombers Start Off Season Strong With Pair Of Wins 

The Flin Flon Bombers have started the 2018/2019 season strong.


The Bombers opened up on the road Friday against the La Ronge Ice Wolves, and were powered by a Brandson Hein hat trick as they came away with a 7-4 victory.  


Winnipeg native Billy Klymchuk, who tallied 44 points in 48 games last year with the Midget “AAA” Winnipeg Thrashers, opened up his SJHL account just under four minutes into the game.  


The two teams met again Saturday in front of over 1,400 fans at the Whitney Forum. Despite La Ronge centre Jake Gudjonson scoring the first goal of the game, Bombers captain Nate Hooper would pot two of his own en route to a 8-5 Flin Flon victory. 


The Bombers are next in action Friday as they host the Nipawin Hawks.

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