The Flin Flon Bombers finished their exhibition schedule this past Friday night with a 3-1 loss to the hands of the OCN Blizzard and now look towards the start of the 2013-14 SJHL season. The team now sits at 26 players with eight 1993 born players after a series of moves this past weekend.
The Bombers first moved 1993 born forward Greg Wiwcharuk to the North Bay Trapper of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League in exchange for future considerations. Wiwcharuk (Snow Lake, MB) was a long shot to make the club this season with 10 1993 born players at one time, played in 77 games with the Bombers registering 16 points (4g, 12a) over two seasons. He has decided to end his junior hockey career.
Flin Flon then shipped 1993 born Tanner Clark and 1995 born Keifer Schaufler to the OCN Blizzard of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in exchange for 1994 born defenseman Sean Whelan and future considerations. Last season Whelan split time between the WHL’s Regina Pats and SJHL’s Kindersley Klippers where he had four assists in 32 games. He was acquired by the Blizzard earlier in the month.
In other minor moves the Bombers traded 1995 born forward Brent Aiken to the Winkler Flyers for future considerations and 1995 born forward Evan Patrick to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for futures.
In other camp news, 1994 born forward Brett Boehm is listed as week to week with an undisclosed injury.
The Flin Flon Bombers will also be outside of the Dollar Store With More tomorrow from 3-7 with their new bus, having a fundraising BBQ with the Fuel The Bombers Season campaign. All funds raised will go towards the new bus. Anyone sponsoring $40 or more will have their name entered for a draw to have an opportunity to join the team on a road trip. The bus will be there for people to come aboard and see it up close and personal.