Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Canterra Seeds Cup Final Preview

REGINA, SK – The 2024 Canterra Seeds SJHL Final has been set as a match-up between the league’s Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, the Flin Flon Bombers and Melfort Mustangs, respectively.

Flin Flon defeated the Kindersley Klippers and Battlefords North Stars in consecutive four-game sweeps. At the same time, Melfort needed a five-game set with the Estevan Bruins in Round 1, and a hard-fought seven-game thriller with the Humboldt Broncos in Round 2 to reach the final.

It is the third final appearance in a row for the Bombers, while it is the Mustangs’ first appearance since they fell in four games to the Battlefords North Stars in 2019. The last time either one of these franchises won the league was, in fact, 2016 when Melfort took down this same Flin Flon club in six games. Both head coaches and general managers, the Mustangs’ Trevor Blevins, and the Bombers’ Mike Reagan, were at the helm that year as well.

Flin Flon is still looking for its first SJHL championship since 1993.

Here is how the two teams match up.

Regular Season Series:
Sept 23 – Melfort 2 Flin Flon 1 (OT)
Nov 2 – Flin Flon 5 Melfort 4
Nov 29 – Flin Flon 4 Melfort 2
Jan 6 – Melfort 3 Flin Flon 0

Feb 14 – Flin Flon 3 Melfort 0
Mar 6 – Melfort 3 Flin Flon 1

Games 1 and 2 will go on Friday and Saturday from the Whitney Forum! The puck drops at 7:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time.

Here is the rest of the schedule:

Series Burning Questions

  • Will Melfort’s Chase Friedt-Mohr-Leith Olafson pair be keyed on the Jacob Vockler or Justin Lies lines? Melfort’s depth on D has been great, but it’s about to get a major test.
  • Who will emerge the better? James Venne vs Harmon Laser-Hume? Who feels better right now?
  • Can the Mustangs dig deep to find the energy? They have played four more games than Flin Flon in the post-season, plus FF has not had any overtime games, while Melfort just had four in round 2.
  • Is the third time the charm for Mike Reagan this decade?

Every game in the SJHL Final will be broadcast live on SaskTel on maxTV and maxTV Stream Channels 49/349, as well as on FloHockey.