Thursday, 20 October 2016

Stamps lose for 8th time this season, 5-1 to the Winnipeg Blues

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their record drop to 2-8-0 on the season after a 5-1 loss at the MTS Iceplex to the hometown Winnipeg Blues.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Blues would get on the board first in the middle frame as Connor Timlick's long wristshot from the side boards would get past Brett Evans for his 1st MJHL goal to make it an early 1-0 lead. They would add to their lead just over 6 minutes later as Dexter Kuczek would snipe home his 7th of the year to give the home team a 2 goal lead. But the Stamps power play would finally click on their 4th opportunity as Connor Navrot would finish off a nice passing play from Trevar Mann for his 4th of the season to cut the Stamps' deficit to just 2-1 after 40 minutes.

But the Blues would steal the momentum back with an early goal in the opening minutes of the 3rd as Levi Cudmore would beat Brett Evans short-side for his team tying 7th of the campaign to make it 3-1. The Blues would add 2 more late third period goals off the sticks of Dale Goodbranson and power play goal from Kristjon Finnson to help the Winnipeg club get their 5th win of the season a 4 goal victory over the Stampeders.

Adam Derochie earned his 3rd win of the season making 27 saves on 28 shots while Grandview's Brett Evans turned aside 31 shots as his record dropped to 2-5.

The Stamps will wrap up this 2 game stretch on Friday night as they visit the Selkirk Steelers. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30PM MB time with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.

Wayway and Dauphin make Defenceman swap

The Wayway Wolverines have made another deal to continue the reshape of their roster.

The Wolverines dealt 18 year old D Riley Shamray to the Dauphin Kings in exchange for 19 year old D Trevor Kavanaugh and future considerations.

Shamray played last year with Wayway where he compiled 6 goals, 21 assists for 27 points in 58 games as a 17 year old. This year he started the year with the Lethbridge Hurricanes where he went pointless in 5 games before being sent back to the MJHL.

Kavanaugh was in his 2nd season with Kings where had 1 goal, 1 assist for 2 points in 11 games. Last season, he had 12 goals 11 assists for 23 points in 52 MJHL games.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Mils drop home decision to the Estevan Bruins

The Melville Millionaires had their record drop to 5-8-1 on the season after a 7-2 loss to the Estevan Bruins on Thursday night.

Tucker Scantlebury and Aaron Aragon scored for the Mils while Colby Entz made 34 saves in the losing cause.

Levi Barnstable led the way with 2 goals for the Bruins

The Mils return to action on Friday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings at 7:30 from Crescent Point Place.

Mils send 20 year old Sinclair to the Flin Flon Bombers

The Melville Millionaires have made a move in dealing reigning SJHL defensemen of the year Eric Sinclair. 

The Mils dealt the 20 year old Kenora, ON product to the Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL) in exchange for future considerations.

The Moneymen acquired Sinclair as a part of the futures in last years deal with the Melfort that sent Carter Hansen and Kirk Bear to the Mustangs. 

But after being acquired Sinclair elected not to make his way to the Rail City and decided to hold out until another deal was done. 

Sinclair, last season had 13 goals, 32 assists for 45 points in 58 games last season. So far this season in 2 games he had 5 points (2 goals, 3 assists) 

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Oct 19th Edition


In this weeks "Melville Motors" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Devin Windle talks about this past weekends road trip, their matchup tonight hosting Estevan and about a couple of unexpected roster changes the last couple days.

Stanley's hat trick leads Wayway to 1st win, a 6-3 decision over Dauphin on Tuesday night

The Wayway Wolverines are in the win column for the first time this season after they doubled up the Dauphin Kings 6-3 on Tuesday night from the Wayway Arena Complex.

The Wolverines would get on the board early on just 2:06 in as Brandon Stanley (pictured above) would take a nice feed in front from Landyn Cochrane and hammered home his 4th of the season to make it a 1-0 lead. It would stay like that until the 12:58 mark as Stanley would add his 2nd of the night & 5th of the season on a nice individual effort to give the home team a 2-0 lead after 1 period. Shots were 12-9 Dauphin.

The Kings would get on the board just 6:45 into the 2nd as Matthew Greening would bang home his 4th of the season to the cut the visitors deficit to 2-1. But just a short time later, Buchanan produt Korwin Shewchuk would capitalize on a Dauphin turnover and go top shelf on Tanner Douglas for his 4th of the campaign to regain Wayway's 2 goal lead at 3-1. Wolverines would grab their first 3 goal lead of the night just over 2 and a half minutes later as Landyn Cochrane would jam home a PP marker to make it 4-1. But Greening would respond with 2nd of the night finishing a nice passing play for his 5th to make it a 4-2 game. But Stanley would complete his hat-trick and regain the home teams 3 goal lead with 6th of the season to make it a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Rhett Lough would make it 6-2 Wayway just 3:27 into the 3rd with his first of the campaign. Riese Gaber would wrap up the scoring for the Kings with his 1st of the season but it would be a little too late as Wolverines would hang on for a 6-3 win.

Edmonton product Hunter Lorenson made 30 saves on 33 shots for his 1st MJHL victory while Tanner Douglas made 26 saves in the Kings net to take the loss, his 5th on the season.

The Wolverines return to action on Friday night as they visit the Neepawa Natives while the Kings are also on the ice on Friday in Steinbach against the top-seeded Pistons.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Swan Valley swings a deal with the Winkler Flyers


After a 2-7 start to their season the Swan Valley Stampeders have made a deal with the Winkler Flyers on Monday.

The Stamps traded the rights to 1997-born goaltender Cole Kehler (Altona, MB) and futures to the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) in exchange for 20 year old G Connor Slipp (Calgary, AB) and 20 year old F Jason Cohan (North Vancouver, BC).

Cohan (pictured above right) had 3 assists in 7 games with the Flyers this season. He also compiled 6 goals, 6 assists for 12 points in 28 games last year.

Slipp (pictured above left) was impressive for the Flyers last season where he had a 18-5-0 record with 2.26GAA and a 0.922 SV%. So far this season in 3 games, he has a 2-1 mark with a 2.67GAA and a 0.922 SV%.

Kehler was a 3rd round MJHL Draft pick by the Stamps in 2012 but has never played a game with the MJHL squad.

He spent last year with the BCHL's Merritt Centennials and this year with the Portland Winterhawks (MJHL) where he has a 6-1 record.