Thursday, 27 August 2015

Springside's Nehring earns invite to New York Rangers Camp

A local hockey player is one step closer to that childhood dream.

28 year old Springside product Chad Nehring (pictured above) has earned an invite to training camp for the NHL's New York Rangers next month.

"It's exciting, it's kind of a lifelong dream and at one point when you think it's unreachable then you keep working hard and when finally the hard work pays off I'm very excited for the opportunity", the former Yorkton Terrier said.

Nehring is also excited that he will be attending camp with another local product in Jarret Stoll who signed a 1 year deal with the Rangers earlier this summer.

"Ya I reached out to him by email, and he was pretty much one of my mentors through my pro career and just watched how he takes big face-off & how he plays his game and tried to mold my game around him."

Nehring spent most of last season with the Rangers AHL- affiliate the Hartford Wolfpack where he compiled 4 goals & 12 points in 53 games. He also suited up in all 15 of the Wolfpack's playoff games in their run to the Calder Cup Finals.

Spoke with Nehring about the off season, the camp invite and last years run to the Calder Cup Final

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Mils Coaches Show- Aug. 26th Edition

In the first Mils Coaches Show of 2015/16 season, Mils Head Coach/GM Jamie Fiesel discusses the busy offseason for his club.

Monday, 24 August 2015

Terriers Coaches Show- Aug 24th Edition

In this the first installment of the Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show of 2015/16, Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan discusses the recently passed Terrier Early Bird Season Blitz and how the offseason recuiting went.


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Maulers begin preparations for 2015/16 SMAAAHL Season

The Yorkton Maulers Midget AAA hockey team began preparations for the upcoming Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey league season as they held their annual training camp at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

I had a chance to chat with Maulers Head Coach Graham Garrett to recap the camp.


The Maulers will play their first exhibition game on Wednesday Sept 2nd when they take on the Parkland Rangers in Dauphin, Manitoba.

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Terriers (SJHL) complete staff for 2015/16 season


(Yorkton Terriers Press Release)

The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that Matt Weninger (pictured above) will be joining the Terriers staff for the 2015-16 season as the teams Goalie Coach.

Matt is no stranger to the SJHL having played his rookie season in Kindersley (2007-08) before being traded and spending his final two years in the league with the Flin Flon Bombers (2008-10).  Matt was an SJHL All-Star and held numerous records for shutouts and consecutive shutouts.

While playing for Flin Flon Matt accepted an NCAA Division I scholarship to St. Lawrence University, located in Canton, New York. While at St. Lawrence Matt set single season and career records for games played, consecutive games played, minutes played, saves, and is second all-time in wins and shutouts.  Upon the completion of his College career in 2014 Matt finished his season with the Adirondack Phantoms of the AHL. Matt is one of a number of very successful goalies who developed in the SJHL before advancing to the NCAA Division I level.

Matt graduated from St. Lawrence in the spring of 2014 with a degree in Communications.

For the 2014-15 hockey season Matt and his family lived in Sudbury, Ontario where he served as the Goalie Coach for the Laurentian University Voyageurs men’s hockey team at the CIS level.

Originally from Lethbridge, Alberta, Matt and his wife Desirea and their two children Emma and William have recently moved to Regina where Matt currently works for Southeast Connection.

Matt also works as a regional manager/instructor for Alberta and Saskatchewan with Pro Goal Development where he works with numerous young goaltenders.

The Terriers are extremely excited to have a person of Matt’s talent, experience and professionalism on staff to be able to work with their goaltenders for the upcoming season.


(Yorkton Terriers Press Release)
The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that they have completed their hockey operations staff for the 2015/16 season with the hiring of Nathan Hollinger as the teams Athletic Therapist/Equipment Manager.

Originally from Grenfell, Saskatchewan Nathan recently graduated from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Kinesiology, majoring in Human Kinetics. He also has his Advanced Certificate in Athletic Therapy from Mount Royal University in Calgary.

While obtaining his university education Nathan was able to gain valuable work experience at various times with the University of Regina men’s hockey team, the Calgary Royals Midget AAA team, and the Regina Pats of the WHL.

Nathan will begin work with the Terriers at the end of August as the team prepares for Training Camp which will take place at the Farrell Agencies Arena from Friday, September 4th to Sunday, September 6th.

On behalf of the Yorkton Terriers organization we would like to welcome Nathan to the organization and the city of Yorkton.


Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan chats about the additions to the Terriers Organization.


Monday, 17 August 2015

Swan Valley ship Mullin to Powell River (BCHL)


The Swan Valley Stampeders have made another deal as they have sent leading scorer Tristan Mullin (96) and future considerations to the BCHL's Powell River Kings in exchange for D Ross Hnidy (96) & F Adam Tracey (95).

The Cartwright, MB product had 24 goals, 28 assists for 52 points in 58 games in his first year as a Stampeder last season. Mullin (pictured above) came over after the 2013/14 season as part of the futures that sent former Stampeder Captain Justin Valentino the Dauphin Kings.

Stamps Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen says "Tristan expressed interest early this off season.  that he wanted head out to BC, then the next step was to try and get some value back for him

Petersen also added: "Tristan is a great kid off the ice, and very smart hockey player who has the goal of becoming a Division 1 player and we wish him nothing but the best"


In the return, the Stamps receive a couple big bodies to add to their line up.

Hnidy (pictured above right) is a  6'0, 220 lbs Saskatoon product who had 2 goals, and 10 points with Kings last season. He also some WHL experience playing 29 games with Saskatoon Blades.

Tracey (pictured above left) is a 6'2 190 lbs forward who hails from Sleepy Hollow, New York and had 7 goals & 8 assists for 15 points in 43 games split between the Kings & Merritt Centennials

Stamps Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen recaps the trade below:

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Wolverines acquire Cullum & Cameron from the OCN Blizzard

                                                                       (Brayden Cullum)

The Wayway Wolverines have swung a trade with OCN Blizzard to bring a player closer to home.

The Wolverines acquired Russell product & forward Brayden Cullum (96)  and the rights to F Matthew Cameron from the Blizzard for F Shane Roulette (97) & a conditional 6th round pick.

Cullum had 5 goals, 3 assists for 8 points in 57 games for the Blizzard in 2014/15 while Cameron played last season with Prairie Junior Hockey League's Ochapowace Thunder where he finished 2nd in league scoring with 32 goals, 54 assists and was also named the League's Most Valuable Player.

"Cullum has been improving every year and now has 1 year of Junior under his belt, and when there was chance to get his rights & Matthew Camerons who had an exceptional year in Junior B in Saskatchewan we jumped at the opportunity" said Wayway Head Coach/GM Barry Butley,

Roulette, a Winnipeg MB product had 1 goal, 4 assists in 31 games with the Wolverines this past season.

I chatted with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Barry Butler to recap the trade.