The Flin Flon Bombers are happy to congratulate, Defencemen, Cory King and Reece Richmond on both their commitments to play at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (ACAC) for the 2023/24 season.
King joined the Bombers for the 2021/22 season after playing two years for the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL. During his time with the Bombers, the Souris, Manitoba product was a warrior on the back end being a great shot blocker along with having a great IQ and passing ability. King helped the Bombers get to the 2022 SJHL Finals and Centennial Cup but it was during the 2023 SJHL playoffs that King took on a lead role for the team as injuries hit the Bombers depth chart. King played a total of 122 games in a Bomber uniform and tallied 8 goals and 41 assists for 49 points.
Born in Forrest, Manitoba, Richmond started his junior career with the Portage Terriers of the MJHL before coming to the Bombers for the 2021/22 season. The past 2 seasons, Richmond has been a very valuable and reliable 2 way defencemen with great vision. He played in 141 games and notched 7 goals and 86 assists in those games for a total of 93 points. Richmond was a big part of the Bombers SJHL Finals run in 2022 and 2023 along with the 2022 Centennial Cup. Richmond finished 2nd in scoring for Defencemen in the SJHL last season and was also awarded the Bombers Darcy Bancroft Memorial Award for Best Defencemen.
The SAIT Trojans currently compete in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference and finished the 2022/23 season third overall with a 13-10-1 record.
The Bombers are very proud of Cory and Reece and wish them the best in their hockey and academic future!
“We are very happy for both of them to be playing together for another number of years. They are best of buddies so we aren’t surprised that they will continue their playing careers together. Both played a huge role for us over the past two years and we wish them all the best.” – Head Coach/GM, Mike Reagan
King and Richmond are the ninth and tenth Bombers to receive a scholarship this season.