It’s official – the Flin Flon Bombers are bidding to host Canada’s top junior A tournament.
Executive board members with the Bombers confirmed May 3 that the team has put a bid forward to host the 2021 National Junior A Championship (NJAC), formerly known as the RBC Cup.
A number of other communities have announced intentions to host the 2021 edition of the tournament, including Penticton, BC, Nanaimo, BC, Salmon Arm, BC, Trail, BC, Quinte West, Ont., and Estevan, Sask.
The Bombers last hosted the national championship in 2001. That year, the Bombers finished third in the five-team round robin before upsetting the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) champion Weyburn Red Wings in the tournament semifinals 4-0, setting up a date with the Camrose Kodiaks in the national title game. The game was broadcast nationally on TSN and the Whitney Forum was packed with spectators. Ultimately, the Bombers lost 5-0.
Further information can be found in next week’s edition of The Reminder.