Bombers send Collin out east, get cash and player back

Forward Chrystopher Collin has played his last game in maroon and white. The Bombers finalized a deal sending him to the Maritimes Sept. 14.

Collin was dealt to the Maritime Hockey League’s (MHL) Edmundston Blizzard for a player development fee and a player to be named later.

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Originally from Bois-de-Filion, Que., Collin played two seasons with the Bombers, racking up more than 20 goals, 50 points and 120 penalty minutes in both seasons. Through 103 games, the forward scored 44 goals and 104 points for the Bombers. The 5-foot-11, 174 pound winger is committed to play NCAA hockey next season for the Bowling Green Univ. Falcons.

Collin missed each of the team’s last two training camps to train elsewhere. Last season, Collin tried out for the Acadie-Bathurst Titan of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) and headed back to Flin Flon after being a late cut from the team. This season, Collin did not report to the Bombers’ camp last month to pursue an opportunity in the United States Hockey League.

Collin has reported to Edmundston and has already played one game with his new team, suiting up Sept. 15.

The Blizzard and the Bombers have ties through the New Brunswick-based team’s coach – former Bomber assistant coach Emery Olauson. After leaving the team in 2013, Olauson was hired as Edmundson’s new coach this past June.

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