Monday, 9 July 2018

Local Junior A Update

Mils Hire Assistant Coach
The Melville Millionaires are pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Beaudry as Assistant Coach. 
Beaudry takes over from Mark Chase who left the club for a job as Head Coach/GM with the Osoyoos Coyotes in the KIJHL. 
Beaudry, from St. Front Saskatchewan spent last season as an Assistant Coach with the Humboldt Broncos. He has also worked with the Prince Albert Raiders and Mississauga Steelheads in the CHL. 
The Mils would like to welcome Chris and his family to the organization!

(Mils Press Release) 

Mils holding Alumni Golf Tournament 

The Melville Millionaires are holding their Alumni golf tournament on Saturday, July 28 at the Melville Regional Park Golf Club.
Format - Texas Scramble Registration - 10:00 - 10:30 am Entry Fee - $100/player includes, golf, supper, beverage and prizing Call the pro shop to register today 306-728-3931



The Yorkton Terriers acquired F Colby Brandt (98) from the Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for D Austin Wieler and a player development. 

Brandt, a Regina SK product had 8 goals, 35 assists for 43 points in 54 game this past season. 

Wieler (Laird SK) had 5 points in 41 games with the Terriers in his rookie season. 



Stamps Captain commits to U of M Bisons

The Swan Valley Stampeders announced that graduating Captain Keaton Jameson has committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons (U-Sports) for the upcoming season. 

Jameson, who hails from Brandon Manitoba scored 46 goals and added 75 assists in 169 games

Stamps Hire full-time Marketing Director 
The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that they have hired Cody Manchester as the full time Director of Marketing. Manchester will return for his second year with the organization after obtaining the position in the summer of 2017. Manchester brings a wealth of experience in customer relations and a knowledgeable background.
“I am very excited to be continuing on with the Swan Valley Stampeders”, said Manchester.
The Stamps have a tremendous coaching staff to work with, and has unreal community support. My time with the club has been nothing but first class and I’m excited to get started on our 20th anniversary year.”
“We are thrilled to have Cody as part of our organization,” said Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White.

“His positive outlook and enthusiasm to get things done is second to none. I’m looking forward to working with him again this year.”
The club announced that Manchester will officially commence his duties on July 15. The Stamps plan to widen their corporate sponsorship opportunities due to the overwhelming demand last season for new ideas.

Stamps sign a couple 
The Swan Valley Stampeders are happy to announce the signing of F Carson Pawlenchuk and D Jacob Thomson for the upcoming season. 
The 6’1” forward who hails from Strathcona Alberta, Pawlenchuk scored 32 goals and added 26 assists in 32 games last season with the Strathcona Warriors Midget AA in the NAMHL.
The 6’3” Thomson from Brandon, Manitoba scored one goal and added 12 assists in 34 games last season with the Brandon Wheat Kings Midget AAA squad.
(Stamps Press Release)

Stamps complete trade with La Ronge 

The Stamps complete their deal with the La Ronge Ice Wolves that had them acquire F Daniel Chartrand this past season.

Swan sent F James Maxwell (99) to the Ice Wolves to complete the deal.

Maxwell had 25 points in 52 games split with the Stamps and Wayway Wolverines this past season 



The Winkler Flyers have traded D Brady Pupp (1998) to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for the MJHL List Rights of Jacob Tibbatts F (1999).

Pupp, who hails from Calgary AB had 6 goals, 12 assists for 18 points in 38 games with the Flyers. 

Tibbatts split last year with the Battlefords North Stars and the Lloydminster Bobcats. 


Friday, 29 June 2018

Mils kick off Alberta trip with win in Okotoks on Thursday'

With 2,946 fans in the Seaman Stadium stands the Melville Millionaires snapped their four game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the hometown Okotoks Dawgs.

Noah Freimuth was a dual threat for the Money Men as he belted a home run and then pitched a scoreless eighth inning.  Ryan Tackett had three hits, a homerun, three RBI and scored two runs in the Millionaires 7th victory of the year.

Nate Dechaine hit his seventh double of 2018 and picked up his 22nd RBI for Okotoks in the loss.

Melville starter Tyler Ulrish allowed just one run on seven hits and two walks for the win. David Flores earned his second save. Carter Robinson, the freshman from Mesa Junior College took the loss and is now 2-2 in his four starts with the Dawgs.


This one was over early as the Mavericks scored six runs in the top of the first inning and then strolled to a 15-1 win over Yorkton. 

The Western Division leading Medicine Hat Mavericks now sit with a 18-3 record. The Cardinals are now 4-16 and are on a six game winless streak.

Maverick shortstop Carson Johnson led the hit parade with four singles, two RBI and two runs scored. Colton Wright reached base five times with three hits and two walks. The Surrey, BC native also had three runs and two RBI.

Yorkton right fielder Thirus Jones had two of the Cardinals eight hits.

Jumpei Akanuma, from Kyoto, Japan pitched seven scoreless innings for his fourth win of 2018.

He allowed five hits, two walks but registered  seven strikeouts.  Ryan Thrasher took the loss  for Yorkton.

Other Thursday results:

Weyburn Beavers 12  Brooks Bombers 4

Swift Current 57s 14 
Lethbridge Bulls 7

Regina Red Sox 12 
Moose Jaw Miller Express 1
Edmonton Prospects 2  Fort McMurray Giants 5

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Deer Park Golf Report - June 28th edition

                             This weeks "Deer Park Golf Report" with Head Professional Al Sauser

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Whitewood, SK to host 2019 SaskTel Tankard Men's Provincial Curling Championships

The top Saskatchewan men's curling teams from across the province will hit the ice February 6-10, 2019 in Whitewood, SK for the 2019 Sasktel Tankard Men's Provincial Curling Championships.

The SaskTel Tankard will mark the 14th year of the title sponsorship, with 16 men's teams competing for the right to represent Saskatchewan at the 2019 Tim Hortons Brier right next door at the Westoba Credit Union Place in Brandon, Manitoba!

Executive Director, Ashley Howard states "The SaskTel Tankard is one of our premier events, with exceptional arena ice conditions we will be treated to exceptional shot making by the best curlers from around the province. We look forward to watching the community of Whitewood build on the success of their annual 64-team bonspiel to host another successful event!"

The event will not only benefit the town of Whitewood, but many communities here in southeast Saskatchewan! "This is the first large scaled event here in Whitewood, but our town and community has proved through our annual 64-team bonspiel, that we are more than ready to show the curling world what "small town hospitality" is all about," said Chad Kelly, Host Chair of the 2019 Sasktel Tankard. "Whitewood and surrounding communities have a passion and excitement over championship curling, where we are confident and excited that we have the support to host a big time event such as the SaskTel Tankard."

Availability for tickets to the 2019 SaskTel Tankard will be announced at a later date.

(CurlSask Press Release)

GX94's Ryan Young  chats with SaskTel Tankard 2019 Co-Chair Chad Kelly about the announcement

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - June 27th edition (sponsored by: Prairie Co-op)

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In this weeks "Prairie Co-op" Melville Millionaires Baseball Coaches Show, I am joined by Head Coach Wes Hunt

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Mils trade D Warner (98) to Strathroy

The Melville Millionaires have made a trade with the Strathroy Rockets of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Moneymen dealt 1998-born defenceman Ryan Warner to the Rockets in exchange for future considerations.

The Victoria, BC product who was acquired before the 2017/18 season from the Trail Smoke Eaters, had 3 goals 5 assists for 8 points in 46 games with the Mils last season

Yorkton products Maier; Korzcak invited to Hockey Canada's Summer Under-18 Camp

Forty-four of the nation’s top under-18 hockey prospects will gather in Calgary at the end of July to compete for a chance to wear the Maple Leaf on home ice as part of Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team competing at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup in Edmonton and Red Deer this August.

The invitations have been extended to four goaltenders, 14 defencemen, and 26 forwards who are developing in the CHL and CJHL.

Among the players selected it includes a couple of Yorkton products in goaltender Nolan Maier (pictured above left) and defenceman Kaedan Korczak. (pictured above right)

Newly rebranded as the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, the annual tournament is one of the only true, best-on-best competitions for this age group.

While the event is being co-hosted in Edmonton and Red Deer, Canada will play all of its games out of Rogers Place in Edmonton, except for a pre-tournament game against the Czech Republic slated for Aug. 4  in Red Deer.