The SJHL is seeing a great deal of parity in 2013-14 and with that the SJHL Trade Deadline saw only two teams active on the trade fronts, one of them the Flin Flon Bombers.
The Dominos started to fall on January 3rd when the team traded 1994 born defenseman Sean Whelan to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines of the MJHL and ended with three trades on Friday night. Some might say it all started in December when the club parted ways with leading point getter Brett Boehm.
On Thursday night the club traded local product Dillan McCombie to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for future considerations.
Friday the team then parted ways with three 1993 born players.
The first deal saw forward Sam Williams get dealt to the Melville Millionaires in exchange for future considerations. Williams was acquired by Flin Flon from the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL, but before there Williams played for the Weyburn Red Wings, in 11 games with the Bombers Williams had no points and 37 penalty minutes.
Next up the team sent former SJHL Rookie of the Year, goaltender Devin Buffalo, to the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL. This season the Wetaskiwin, AB product has a 12-14-0-2 record with a 2.24 goals against average and a 0.940 save percentage to go along with 4 shutouts.
In the final deal of the day, Flin Flon sent captain Cam Blair to the Battlefords North Stars for 1994 born forward Austin Evans and future considerations.
Blair this year led the team in points with 27 points (11g, 16a) in 23 games. In total Blair finished up with 118 points (48g, 70a) in a maroon and white jersey.
In Evans the club gets a high energy guy that has played junior hockey since he was 15 when he cracked the line up of the British Columbia Junior Hockey League’s Cowichan Valley Capitals and in 47 games he scored twice and collected six assists.
This year the Whistler, BC native had 18 points (6g, 12a) in 36 games. He will play his first game with the Bombers tonight when they host the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
“It was really tough to give up the guys that we did,” said Head Coach and General Manager Mike Reagan. “In saying that, we have really set ourselves up for the next couple years. I’m really excited with what direction we are going in”