This past week, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Flin Flon Bombers announced the signing of St. Adolphe product Matt Egan to a standard player agreement with the club. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound forward has spent the past three seasons with the Eastman Selects AAA program.
“I’m extremely honoured and excited to have this opportunity to become a Flin Flon Bomber,” Egan said in a team-issued press release. “I’ve heard nothing but great things about the team’s history, fans, and organization overall. Flin Flon is going to be a great fit for me and I’m excited to become a Bomber.”
The 2003-born left winger has played both Bantam and Midget hockey with the Selects, seeing his offensive and defensive output grow each season. Following a nine-goal, 21-point and 30 penalty-minute campaign as a U-15 player, Egan transitioned to U-18 hockey, where he has seen action in 94 regular season games.
The past two seasons have seen the the left-shooting 17-year-old amass 27 goals, 79 points and 128 penalty minutes during the regular season, before adding a goal, six points and six penalty minutes in 10 postseason matchups. Egan operated at just over a point-per-game rate in 2019-20, putting up 18 goals and 47 points in 46 games played.
“We are very happy to sign Matt,” said Bombers head coach and GM Mike Reagan in the release. “He’s been a player we have targeted for over a year now. He brings a high compete-level and will play the right way at at both ends of the ice. We love his desire and feel he will be a tough player to play against.”
With Manitoba currently on lockdown and no hockey left to be played, Egan has found himself a way to continue suiting up. Now skating with with TRC Hockey Academy of the North American Prospects Hockey League, he has dressed in four games and has picked up his first point.