The Flin Flon Bombers opened the 2022-2023 season with a pair of games against the Melfort Mustangs and Nipawin Hawks.
On Friday night, the Bomber hosted Melfort in the teams home opener in front of 1100 plus fans. In what seemed to be a playoff type atmosphere with great goaltending on both sides, shot blocking and a ton of physicality, the Bombers would come away with a 2-0 win. Bombers forward Cole Duperreault would break the scoreless tie less than 5 minutes into the final frame. Duperreault would put the game away with his 2nd of the game with an empty net goal with 10 seconds remaining. Bombers goaltender Harmon Laser-Hume made 34 saves for the shutout in his Bombers debut. It was also his 1st career SJHL shutout.
The next night the Bombers travelled to Nipawin for the Hawks home opener. Nipawin lost to La Ronge 7-4 the previous night and were looking to rebound from it. After a scoreless 1st period, the Hawks would explode for 4 goals in the 2nd period and cruised their way to a 5-2 win at the Centennial Arena. Duperreault had another pair of goals for the Bombers in the loss. Laser-Hume made his return to Nipawin after spending the 2021-2022 season with the Hawks and made 19 saves in the loss. Former WHL player and current Nipawin Hawk, Bryden Kiesman led the way offensively with 3 points (1g, 2a).
The Flin Flon Bombers have traded forward Jordan Pfoh (02) to the Dryden Ice Dogs of the SIJHL in exchange for a PDF. The local product suited up in 32 games last season and chipped in with 5 assists.
The Flin Flon Bombers have traded goaltender Ethan Farrow (04) to the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL in exchange for a PDF. Farrow had yet to appear in a regular season game with the Bombers.
The Bombers roster currently sits at 17 forwards, 8 defens