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Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bombers In The Pros

By Flin Flon Bombers, 10/28/13, 3:00PM CDT

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A trio of former Bombers are etching their marks in the professional ranks.

The Flin Flon Bombers have had success on the ice the past six seasons, it coincides with the arrival of Head Coach and General Manger Mike Reagan who has had success of his own in recruiting and trades to build his clubs.

With success on the ice comes players that move on after junior and have even more success in the university, college or pro ranks.  Forwards Jesse Mychan, Andrew Johnston and goaltender Carsen Chubak are three of them that are plying their trades in the East Coast Hockey League.

Mychan (Flin Flon Bombers 2009 – 2011) played parts of two seasons before moving on to the WHL is currently with the Colorado Eagles.  After taking part in the Vancouver Canucks rookie camp, which included an invite to their main camp this season, recently scored his first professional goal, the game winner in a 4-2 victory over the Idaho Steelheads.  He scored one more in the win, his only two goals of the season to go along with 19 penalty minutes in four games.

Johnston (Flin Flon Bombers 2007 – 2011) was rewarded with a scholarship to Union College after a successful SJHL career, but signed a professional contract with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012.  Since then he’s played in 29 AHL games with the Flyers’s affiliate Adirondack Phantoms.  He is now with the Orlando Solar Bears and has one assist in four games played.

Chubak (Flin Flon Bombers 2007 – 2008) was recently voted a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, awarded annually to the player deemed the top player in the NCAA.  He finished this past season with the Niagara University Purple Eagles and signed a professional contract with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL.  He is currently with the Greenville Road Warriors and has a 1-1 record with 3.50 goals against average and a save percentage of 0.894.