The Flin Flon Bombers have traded forward and Flin Flon native Dillan McCombie (1994) to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for future considerations.
Bombers head coach/general manager Mike Reagan confirmed the deal this afternoon.
According to Reagan, the future considerations will include a player to be named at a later date.
“Dillan has been a big part of our organization for the last four years,” Reagan wrote via email. “It is hard to play in your hometown for that long and not feel pressure.
“I think the biggest thing was it was time for Dillan to have a fresh start somewhere else.”
The 5-foot-8 McCombie will get that fresh start with a Dauphin team that is in the thick of a tight race for first place in the MJHL’s Sherwood Division. The Kings (23-14-1) currently trail the Virden Oil Capitals (23-13-2) by one point for the Sherwood Division lead.
McCombie had tallied nine goals and 22 points through 36 games with the Bombers in 2013-14. In 193 career games with his hometown club, McCombie registered 60 goals and 127 points.
This is the third significant move in recent weeks for Reagan. Back on Dec. 11 Reagan first shipped forward Brett Boehm (1994) to the Yorkton Terriers for Dalton Menke (1995) and future considerations. Late last week Reagan traded blueliner Sean Whelan (1994) to Waywayseecappo of the MJHL in exchange for future considerations.
“I think we are a team that has had a lot of bad luck this year with some things that didn’t fall into place for us,” Reagan continued. “In saying that, you have to play the hand you were dealt and we will move forward to win as many hockey games as we can.”
Reagan and the Bombers will next suit up Saturday night as they host the La Ronge Ice Wolves in a critical Sherwood Division game.