Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

DRAFT RECAP: Bombers Add Six Players In 2022 SJHL Draft

The Flin Flon Bombers have selected six players in the 2022 SJHL Draft which was held on Friday, June 10th.

Flin Flon began the draft by selecting 8th-overall, picking forward Koen Senft from the Regina Pat Canadians U18 AAA program. Senft produced 19 points (7g, 12a) in 44 regular season games. Koen was also selected in this years WHL Draft by the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 10th round.

The Bombers did not have a pick in the second or third rounds as a result of previous trades. However the Bombers did have three fourth round picks and used the picks on two defencemen and a goaltender. With the 37th-overall pick, the Bombers went back to Regina, Saskatchewan and selected defenceman Kolten Bridgeman. Bridgeman played the 2021-22 season with the Regina Vics U18 AA team and put up 23 points (10g, 13a) in 34 games. Kolten also appeared in 6 games with the Regina Pat Canadians U18 AAA and is also a Regina Pats prospect.

The Bombers would select again at the 44th-overall and 46th-overall picks in the fourth round. With the 44th-overall pick, the Bombers would select another defenceman, Jonah Marshall out of the Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAA program. Marshall produced 2 goals and 4 assists in 44 games. Jonah had a strong showing at the Bombers spring camp this past May. Flin Flon would go back to the Moose Jaw Warriors U18 AAA program, this time selecting goaltender Ryan Bain. Bain appeared in 25 games this season and posted a 3.57 GAA & .878 SV%.

With the Bombers final selection in the 2006 born SJHL Draft, the Bombers would select forward Hudson Darby. Darby played this past season with the Swift Current Legionnaires in the SMAAHL and produced 36 points (14g, 22a) in 43 games. Hudson was drafted in the fifth round by the Portland Winterhawks in this years WHL Draft and signed a WHL Standard Player Agreement with the club.

The Bombers would just have one pick in the 2007 born SJHL Draft and the team made great use of the pick by selecting forward Ryan Ulmer out of Regina, Saskatchewan. Ulmer suited up with the Regina Pat Blues U15 AA program and had a monster season producing 54 points (25g, 29a) in just 31 games. Ryan was selected in the seventh round by the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds.