Monday, 5 October 2015

Local Hockey Players named to U16 & U18 Rosters


The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) and Hockey Manitoba are pleased to announce their  rosters for the U16 Male and U18 Female programs.

The Male U16 Teams will now prepare to travel to Calgary to take part in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup where they will compete against provincial teams from B.C. and Manitoba. The Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup is hosted in partnership by the Western Hockey League (WHL) and Hockey Canada. It will take place October 27th to November 1st at the Martin McPhail Centre located in Canada Olympic Park.

The Female U18 Team Saskatchewan and Manitoba will also be busy as they will officially begin preparations to travel to Huntsville, Ontario to take part in the Nation Women’s U18 Championship November 4th – 8th where they will face-off against 6 other provincial and regional based teams from across Canada.

Locals named to Male U16 Sask Roster:

D Kaleb Bulych- Yorkton (Yorkton Rawtec Maulers)

D Devin Harrison- Dysart (Moose Jaw Generals)

F Brett Kemp- Yorkton (Yorkton Rawtec Maulers)

F Carson Miller- Yorkton (Yorkton Rawtec Maulers)

F Kaedan Taphorn- Yorkton (Yorkton Rawtec Maulers)

F Keenan Taphorn- Yorkton (Yorkton Rawtec Maulers)

Locals named to Male U16 Manitoba Roster:
D Lane Kirk- Swan River (Parkland Rangers)

D Dawson Barteaux- Foxwarren (Yellowhead Chiefs)

D Layne Toder- Elkhorn (Yellowhead Chiefs)

F Koby Morrisseau- Grandview (Parkland Rangers)

**Swan River's Darren Webster who also a Asst. Coach with the MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders will serve as Asst. Coach.

Locals named to Female U18 Sask Roster:
D Sydney Hill- Redvers (Warner Warriors)

F Georgia Kotylak- Montmarte (Melville Prairie Fire)

Locals named to Female U18 Manitoba Roster:
F Hannah Fouillard- St. Lazare (Yellowhead Chiefs)

Terriers Coaches Show- Oct 5th Edition

In this weeks installment of the KW Men's Wear Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan recaps this past weeks losses to Estevan and Notre Dame and also previews their SJHL Showcase opener vs. La Ronge today.

Sunday, 4 October 2015

MJHL Weekend Recap; Local Hockey Weekend Recap

Sunday Night
Johl Swedlo had 2 goals to lead the Wayway Wolverines to their first win of the 2015/16 season a 5-3 victory over the Neepawa Natives.

Brock Paddock, Riley Shamray and Aaron Dupasquier also scored for the Wolverines who got 33 saves from Greg Harney for his 1st MJHL victory.

Wolverines will look for their 2nd straight win on Tuesday when they visit the Dauphin Kings at 7PM MB time.

On Saturday night,

The Swan Valley Stampeders got a point but they wrapped their 2015 Old Dutch MJHL Showcase with a 4-3 OT loss to the Steinbach Pistons in Winnipeg.

Josh Tripp, Keaton Jameson and Trevor Mann all scored for the Stamps while Zach Degraves made 38 saves in the loss.

The Stamps next action will be on Tuesday night when they visit the OCN Blizzard at 7PM

Other Weekend Notes:
**Congrats to a couple local products on their firsts' in the WHL. Yorkton product Jake Kustra netted his 1st WHL goal with the Saskatoon Blades in their loss to Vancouver on Sunday.
   --Meanwhile Lasse Petersen of Swan River made 19 saves for the Calgary Hitmen in their 3-0 win over Regina to earn his 1st WHL shutout in his regular season debut.

** It's been a rough start for both the Melville Millionaires & Yorkton Terriers as they both have opened up with 0-6 records after losses to Weyburn & Notre Dame respectively on Friday.
    -- Both teams are headed to the SJHL Showcase in Warman with YOR playing La Ronge on Monday at 3PM and then play their Highway 10 rivals on Tuesday at 12:30PM. The Mils will open up the showcase on Monday taking on Nipawin at 12:30PM.

**The Yorkton Rawtec Maulers opened up their 2015/16 SMAAAHL season with a couple of victories over the Tisdale Trojans including Kaeden Taphorn scoring the OT winner as the Maulers won on Friday night in Tisdale 4-3.
     --- Their next action will be on Tuesday night when they visit the Notre Dame Argos at 8PM from the Duncan McNeil Arena.

**In the SFMAAAHL, the Melville Prairie Fire split their season opening weekend matchups with the Saskatoon Stars. The Prairie Fire won on Saturday 3-1, and then the Stars came back with a 8-2 victory on Sunday. 
  -- The Prairie Fire's next action will be on Saturday when they host the Prince Albert Bears at 4PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

**The Yorkton Gardon Crushers Bantam Female hockey team hosted their first ever South Sask Female Bantam A games over the weekend and they swept Weyburn in both games, 3-1 and 7-3.

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Frustrating Friday for our Local Junior A Teams

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their record drop 2-2 to start the season as they fell 3-1 to the Winnipeg Blues in the MJHL Showcase opener for both teams in Winnipeg.

Liam Kroeker got things going for the Blues 9:24 into the 1st as he would put his 3rd goal of the season over the shoulder of Brett Evans to give the Blues and early 1-0 lead after 1.

The Blues would add a couple more in the frame with first one coming just over 7 minutes in as James MacIssac would capitalize on a Stampeder turnover and snipe home his 1st MJHL goal and then shortly after that Kroeker would pick up some garbage of the Stamps net and slip home his 4th of the season, & 2nd of the night to give Winnipeg a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Stamps were able to add one late in the final minute as Evan Akkerman hammered home his 1st of the season to break the shutout of Scott Parsons but that's as close as they would get as the Blues held on for their 3rd win of the season, 3-1 over the Stampeders.

Parsons who hails from Fort Frances, Ontario made 19 saves on 20 shots for the victory while 17 year old Grandview MB product Brett Evans made 27 saves in a losing cause.

The Stamps will wrap up their MJHL Showcase today (Sat) when they take on the Steinbach Pistons at 7PM MB time from the MTS Iceplex.


Earlier in the day at the MJHL Showcase,

The Wayway Wolverines had their record drop to 0-3-1 as they lost 4-1 to the Steinbach Pistons.

Ty Enns had the lone goal for the Wolverine who got 17 saves on 21 shots from 20 year old Greg Harney in the loss.

The Wolverines next action will be tomorrow night (Sun) when they visit the Neepawa Natives at 6:30PM MB time.


SJHL Recap


17-year-old Carter Phair made 38 saves on 39 shots in his first SJHL start, and the Weyburn Red Wings went into Melville and beat the Millionaires 6-1.

Fellow 17-year-old Tyran Brown scored his first two SJHL goals in the win, with Jacob Fricks, Connor Burk, Jake Glover and Chris Van Os-Shaw adding singles.

Christian Stevens scored the lone goal for the Millionaires whose next action will come at the SJHL Showcase on Monday at 12:30PM when they take on the Nipawin Hawks.


Ian Williams (2g), Rhett Kingston (1g-1a), Tyler Podgorenko (1g-1a) and Peyton Hogan (2a) all had two point nights as the Notre Dame Hounds doubled up the Yorkton Terriers 6-3 on the road.

Chance Longjohn and Gavin Apperson added goals and Riley Welyk made 29/32 saves in his first start of the season, giving starter Alexi Thibaudeau the night off.

Jordan Evans (1g-1a) and Brandon Sookro (1g-1a) each scored their 5th goals of the year for the Terriers, and Paul Savage notched his first.  Regan Seiferling added a pair of assists.

The Terriers next action will also be on Monday at the SJHL Showcase In Warman at 3PM when they battle the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Stampeders acquire Soares from Estevan (SJHL) for Hnidy

The Swan Valley Stampeders have traded 19 year old defenseman Ross Hnidy and future considerations to the Estevan Bruins for 19 year old forward Luc Soares (pictured above) and future considerations.

Soares, a Delta BC product had 24 goals, 28 assists for 52 points in 49 games with the NOJHL's Kirkland Lake Gold Miners last night. The Bruins had acquired Soares from the Prince George Spruce Kings earlier in the week.

Hnidy, a product of Saskatoon was picked up by the Stamps from the Powell River Kings in the deal that seen last years leading scorer Tristin Mullin head to the Island. Hnidy hasn't played a game yet this season due to injury.

Wolverines dropped MJHL Showcase opener, 4-3 in OT to Selkirk

The Wayway Wolverines got a point but they dropped their 3rd straight game to start the season losing 4-3 to the Selkirk Steelers on Thursday to open up the 2015 Old Dutch MJHL Showcase at the MTS Ice Plex in Winnipeg.

It was a good start & good opening period for the Wolverines as they opened the scoring 8:05 in as Captain Alex Keena sniped home his 3rd of the season to make it 1-0 Wayway. The Steelers would respond with a PP goal of their own by Taylor Fisher his 1st of the season to tie things up at 1-1. The Wolverines added a couple in the late stages of the 1st off the sticks of Rhett Lough & Ty Enns to give Wayway a 3-1 after 20 mins. 

In the 2nd the Wolverines would continue their strong play into the middle frame but just weren't able to convert especially on a full time 5 on 3 PP but they just couldn't beat goaltender Cody Murray. The Steelers would build off that momentum and cut it within 1 as Adam Wowryk would deflect home his 2nd of the year to make it 3-2. Then just 1:22 later, they would even things as Victor Knaub would capitalize on a Wolverine turnover and snipe home his 1st MJHL goal to tie things up at 3-3 after 2 periods.

After a scoreless 3rd period, it would be 20 year old Ty Kraus getting the OT winner just 1:14 into the extra frame as he would slip around the Wolverine defenders then wrap around and beat Greg Harney to give his team their first win of the season 4-3 over Wayway.

Newly acquired Cody Murray made 28 saves for the win for the Steelers while Greg Harney dropped to 0-1-1 with a 21 saves performance in a losing cause.

The Wolverines continue their MJHL Showcase on Friday when they battle the Steinbach Pistons at 6PM MB time.

Mils; Terriers still looking for 1st win of 2015/16

The Melville Millionaires remained winless to start the season as they dropped the 2nd game of their 2 game road trip, 4-1 to the Kindersley Klippers.

It would be the Klippers who would draw first blood as Brenden Benson would capitalize on a Mils turnover and beat Josh Bykowski short side for his 3rd of the season just 2 minutes in to give Klippers an early 1-0 lead. But the Mils will reply just 1:03 later as Keegan Milligan's long shot would go off the glove of the Nathan Hargrave and it would roll into the empty net tie things up at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

Chaeston Sare would pull the Klippers out in front just 14 seconds into the 2nd period with his 1st SJHL goal to make it 2-1. Cody Young and Landon Gross would increase the Klips lead with goals just 35 seconds apart midway through the 2nd period to make it a 4-1 Kindersley lead after 2 periods.

The Mils would have their chances in the 3rd to try and get back in the game but their powerplay wasn't able to capitalize as it would 0-6 on the night.

Nathan Hargrave would stop 20 of 21 shots for the victory in net while for the 2nd straight night the Mils had their starter pulled as this time Josh Bykowski was yanked after allowing 4 goals on 21 shots. Jeff Veitch came in, in relief and was pretty solid stopping all 9 shots he faced.

The Mils next action will be tomorrow night (Fri) when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Horizon Credit Union Center.


The Yorkton Terriers also dropped to 0-5 to start the season as they fell 6-3 to the Estevan Bruins.

MacKenzie Welke had 2 goals to lead the way for the Terriers while Jordan Evans also chipped in with his 4th goal of the season in a losing cause.

Cam Pateman made 29 saves for the Terriers in the loss.

Terriers will host the Notre Dame Hounds coming up tomorrow night (Thurs) at the FAA at 7:30.