The Flin Flon Bombers are proud to announce the signing of Flin Flon local, ’03 Forward, Justin Lies, from the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.
Being born and raised in Flin Flon, Lies played peewee and minor hockey for his hometown. In 2015, Lies, made the Norman Wolves U15 AAA out of Thompson, Manitoba, where he played for 2 seasons, tallying 40 goals and 23 assists in 38 games played. Following his time with the Wolves, his skill landed him a spot on the Rink Hockey Academy U16 Team out of Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2018/19 season. In one season, Lies put up 17 goals and 16 assists for a total of 33 points in 38 games.
In 2019, Lies was selected with the 12th pick in the third round by the Vancouver Giants in the WHL Bantam Draft. During this same time, Lies was also selected to represent Team Manitoba in the Canada Winter Games, playing in 6 games, he scored one goal and claimed 5th place in the tournament.
From 2019 to 2022, Lies played in 132 games for the Vancouver Giants. During his time with the Giants, he put up 13 goals, 20 assists for a total of 33 points. Last season, Lies was traded to the Saskatoon Blades, where he had his most successful season in his WHL career. Throughout the 2022/23 regular season and playoffs, Lies scored 12 goals and tallied 15 assists for 27 points in 71 games with the Blades.
This year, Lies has decided to return to his hometown and finish his Junior career alongside his brother, Joey, and with the team he watched growing up as a kid. Coming in at 6’1, 205 lbs, Lies is a big and strong Power Forward with exceptional skating ability and an elite shot. Lies will be a huge addition to the Bombers front end this season, not only with his skill set but with his experience and leadership abilities.
“We are obviously very excited to add Justin for so many reasons. Not only is he a great player and will make us a better team, but it’s been a long time since we had two local brothers on the Bombers. This is a special time for our fans to have Joey and Justin playing for the Bombers together. There are a lot of young kids that look up to these two. As a Flin Floner, I’m proud to have these two representing our great community.” Head Coach/GM – Mike Reagan
The Flin Flon Bombers and our fans are very excited to have Lies back in town and can’t wait to see the difference he will make not only on the ice, but in the community as well.
Welcome Home Justin!