The Flin Flon Bombers are very excited to announce that 1996 born Eric Sinclair (Kenora, ON), has committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey program for the 2016-17 season.
“We’re really happy for Eric,” commented Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan on the commitment. “Eric has only been with us for a short period of time, but there has been a lot of interest from schools and at the end of the day, I believe it was the commitment of Alaska to come to Flin Flon to watch Eric that helped in his decision.”
Sinclair has appeared in 15 games with the Bombers since being dealt to the club earlier this season, and has 16 points (3g, 13a). Overall he has 21 points (5g, 16a) in 17 games this season.
“Anchorage showed a lot of interest making the trip to come to see me,” added Sinclair. “They made an offer I couldn’t refuse.”
After 10 points (3g, 7a) in his rookie season, Sinclair had 45 points (13g, 32a) in 58 games last season, helping him pick up the IBAS Top Defenseman of the year honors.
“I’m excited to play for Alaska. It’s kinda like home with the scenery, the outdoors feel, and it’s an experience I can’t wait to start.”
December 1 Deadline Moves
The December 1st roster cutdown deadline has come and gone and the Flin Flon Bombers were active.
First the team picked up 1997 born Jordan McCaulsand (Brandon, MB) from the Yorkton Terriers in exchange for a 2018 2nd round draft pick.
McCausland picked up 26 points (9g, 17a) in 54 games last season with the Terriers. In 27 games this season he has 7 points (1g, 6a).
Then the team traded 1996 born Joseph Leonidas (Calgary, AB) to the Steinbach Pistons of the MJHL in exchange for 1998 born Troy Williams (Dryden, ON).
Williams has played in two full season of Junior A hockey, both with the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL, picking up 72 points (29g, 43a) in 105 games, while also being one of three SIJHL representatives at Canada West camp last December.
This season with the Pistons, William has 14 points (3g, 11a) in 27 games.
Players Of The Month
A pair of Flin Flon Bombers picked up SJHL Player of the Month honors for the month of November.
The RBC SJHL Player of the Month was Greyson Reitmeier (Naksup, BC). Reitmeier had points in all nine games in November finishing up with 18 points (8g, 10a).
Overall he leads the team with 35 points (14g, 21a) in 29 games.
Along with Reitmeier, 1996 born goaltender Zac Robidoux (Winnipeg, MB) was named the Sasktel SJHL Goaltender of the Month.
After posting back to back shutouts, Robidoux picked up Goalie of the Week honors back to back weeks.
He won four of his five starts and had a 1.00 goals against average to go along with a .950 save percentage. Overall he has a record of 8-3-0 with 3 shutouts with a goals against average of 2.16 and a save percentage of .920.
Eric Sinclair - @ericsinclair24
University of Alaska-Anchorage - @UAAHockey
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Troy Williams - @Williams93
Zac Robidoux - @RazzalingRobz