Flin Flon Bombers 2019 Recruitment Video
Flin Flon Bombers Recruitment Information
Members of the SJHL Since 1984
1993 SJHL and Anavet Cup Champions
2001 RBC Cup Finalist
Built On Passion
The Flin Flon Bombers are a proud member of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League since 1984 and in that time have helped guide the development of their hockey players for Major Junior, NCAA, CIS and professional hockey.
Since their return to the SJHL, the Bombers have seen many players graduate from their organization to higher ranks including the likes of recent ECHL Hall of Fame inductee Darren Schwartz, Hobey Baker candidate goaltender Carsen Chubak (Niagara, NCAA), and NHL prospects Michael Young (Omaha-Nebraska, NCAA – Philadelphia Flyers), Jesse Mychan (Tri-City Americans, WHL – Vancouver Canucks) and Andrew Johnston (Philadelphia Phantoms, AHL – Philadelphia Flyers Free Agent).
The reason? The emphasis of hard work, dedication to the game, and a strong structured franchise that will make the junior hockey experience a great one for all hockey players that walk through the doors of the Whitney Forum.
Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey league, founded in 1968, is a Junior A ice hockey league under Hockey Canada, a part of the Canadian Junior Hockey League.
Open to North American-born players 20 years of age or younger, the SJHL’s 12 teams play in three divisions: the Sherwood, Kramer and Viterra Divisions. A major attraction in small-town Saskatchewan, the SJHL draw 400,000 fans each season—nearly half the population of the province.
The winner of the SJHL playoffs continues on to play in the Western Canada Cup in a tournament format against the league champions of the British Columbia Hockey League, Alberta Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League and a tournament host. The tournament advances two seeds tol compete in the Junior “A” National Championship for the Royal Bank Cup.
The SJHL won 3 of the last 10 RBC Cups (’03 Humboldt, ’05 Weyburn, ’08 Humboldt). The SJHL has also had tremendous success at the inter-provincial level as-well, winning the Anavet cup (Champion of SJHL and MJHL) 26 times in its 34 year history.
Whitney Forum – Home of the Zoo
The Flin Flon Bombers have the distinct advantage of playing in the world’s famous Whitney Forum. Built in 1958, the Whitney Forum has a reputation around the league, and Canada, as a tough place to play as a visiting team.
Situated in the arena, around the walking track, are the images of the rich history of the Flin Flon Bombers. Team pictures fill the walls dating back to the 1920’s and the “Bomber Wall of Fame” shows pictures and stats of former Flin Flon Bombers who have moved on to play professional hockey.
The Whitney Forum also houses one of the best team dressing rooms in Junior A hockey. The team prepares for games and practices in the comforts of a space that has a workout room, individual team stalls, a cold tub and a player’s lounge.
Billeting – Home Away From Home
The Flin Flon Bomber organization feels that one of the components of success is to provide living environment for each of our players. We strive to find homes that will expose our players to a positive environment.
In the past few seasons, the team has seen a resurgence of billet families and it has been a positive experience for both the families and players. We depend on the efforts of these dedicated volunteers.
All players are placed in homes that we as an organization feel they would fit in. Players are expected to become of the billet’s families and they have the opportunity to become a part of another family, when some are so far away from home.
Education – Helping Shape For The Future
Like all organizations, education is a very important element for our hockey players.
The team works closely with the high schools in the area and helps the team prepare for SAT’s and, for younger players, graduation. The Bombers have a big emphasis on education as the team prides itself on the preparation, both on the and off the ice, of players striving for an NCAA scholarship or to play in Canadian College and University.
Flin Flon – A City Built on Rock
Flin Flon is a thriving mining community and vacationer’s destination nestled in the middle of nature’s magnificence. Located north of the 55th parallel of latitude, the City of Flin Flon is part of the Precambrian Amisk Volcanic Belt that was an element of the Trans-Hudson Origen.
A City and surrounding area of approximately 10,000 people, it is the one of the only cities named after a science fiction character. Today, Hudbay is still the major employer in the area and mining is at the heart of the economy primarily based on copper and zinc.
Flin Flon has an above-average household income, making it possible to sustain a healthy retail sector, which includes Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire. The town has a prosperous business area with a number of stores, restaurants, and services. It features a full service 9-hole golf course, a walking boardwalk, parks and camping and a swimming and gym facility.
There is one newspaper in town, The Reminder, and one radio station, 102.9 FM CFAR, that broadcasts Flin Flon Bombers games regularly, including all playoff games.
Flin Flon Bombers
PO Box 762
Flin Flon, Manitoba
Phone: (204) 687-4404
Fax: (204) 687-4704
Head Coach and General Manager
Office: (204) 687-4414
Cell: (204) 271-1407