Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Millionaires seeking to fill Asst. Coach role

The Melville Millionaires are seeking to fill the role of Assistant Coach.

This is a full time position running the length of the hockey season.

The roles and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following
• Assist with game and practice plans and execution

• Analytics

• Video

• Off ice strength and conditioning
• Monitoring high school students

• Assisting with social media accounts
Those who are interested can submit their resumes to Devin Windle via email at melvillemills@sasktel.net.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle talks about Asst. Coach position, some

offseason moves and more  below: 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Local Weekend Baseball Recap

The Yorkton Cardinals are creeping closer and closer to the top seed in the East Division.
Hunter Hisky had a 3 for 4 night to lead the Cards to a 4-2 win over the Swift Current Indians at Jubilee Park.
Yorkton is now just 3 games back from the Speedy Creek bunch for first in the East division.

The Cardinals are back in action tomorrow night (Tues) in the Queen City visiting the Regina Red Sox.

Elsewhere at Pirie Field in Melville,

The Millionaires at one point in the 3rd were down 8-0 but they clawed their way back but in the end their comeback was a little bit short.

The Blue and White fell 12-11 to the visiting Moose Jaw Miller Express.
Mils will host the Swift Current Indians tonight (Mon) at Pirie Field with a 7:05 first pitch. This is a make-up game from a rain out game from this past Friday in Swift Current.

Other results:

Fort McMurray Giants 2 @ Edmonton Prospects 12
Okotoks Dawgs 7 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 4
Weyburn Beavers 1 @ Regina Red Sox 10

In Baseball Sask Provincial Championship recap:

The Yorkton Orioles captured the A-Side of the 2016 Twilite Masters Provincial Men's baseball championships in Macklin with a 8-4  victory over the Riverhurst Thumpers.
Meanwhile in the B-Side Final, the Parkland Padres doubled up the Weyburn Beavers.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

2016 SJHL Showcase Schedule released

Media preview

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is announcing the league’s Annual Showcase will be held 
Sept. 25-28, 2016 in Warman, SK. in the Legends Arena. (Warman is located 15 minutes north of Saskatoon, SK.)
The SJHL’s Showcase will be similar to the other Junior A League’s showcases in which all teams will be competing in 2 games with complete rosters and with points going towards regular season standings.
Sunday September 25
11:00am - Midget AAA Game 1
1:30pm - Humboldt Broncos vs Melville Millionaires
4:00pm Midget AAA Game 2
6:30pm - Weyburn Red Wings vs Kindersley Klippers
Monday September 26
10:00am - Melville Millionaires vs Battlefords North Stars
12:30pm - Estevan Bruins vs Humboldt Broncos
3:00pm - Nipawin Hawks vs Yorkton Terriers
5:30pm - Flin Flon Bombers vs Weyburn Red Wings
Tuesday September 27
10:00am - Melfort Mustangs vs Estevan Bruins
12:30pm - Yorkton Terriers vs Flin Flon Bombers
3:00pm - La Ronge Ice Wolves vs Notre Dame Hounds
5:30pm - Battlefords North Stars vs Nipawin Hawks
Wednesday September 28
11:00am - Notre Dame Hounds vs Melfort Mustangs
1:30pm - Kindersley Klippers vs La Ronge Ice Wolves

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Parkland sweeps Saskatchewan Junior Golf Championships in Warman


                                          (Ella Kozak)        (Chloe Sies & Kade Johnson)                                           **From @absgolf on Twitter

The 2016 Saskatchewan Junior Men's and Women's Golf championships wrapped up on Wednesday at the Legends Golf Course in Warman.

Melville's Chloe Sies captured the Women's event by beating Prince Albert's Kayla Sawchuk in a 2-hole playoff.

Sies followed up her final round of 84 by sinking her 4 foot par putt on the 2nd playoff hole to capture her first ever title.

"My drive on the 2nd playoff hole actually went into the fescue to the left of the green and I made a nice chip and then Kayla lipped out her par chance and I tapped in my putt and it felt great" Sies said after the round.

Sies now advances to the 2016 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championships Aug. 2nd- 5th in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia.

But before that she'll represent Parkland Valley in golf at the 2016 Saskatchewan Summer Games which kicks off this weekend in Estevan.

I caught up with Chloe Sies after the round to talk about the title.

Also on the women's side, Yorkton's Ella Kozak won the U13 Junior Girls title.

Meanwhile on the Men's side, Yorkton's Kade Johnson shot a final round of 4 over par, 76 to hold on and win the 90th Saskatchewan Junior Men's U19 Golf Championships.

"It feels pretty good, a lot of hardwork was put in, and I'm glad that all 3 days I was able to play well", Johnson said after the round.

Johnson's 3 round total of 220 was 2 shots better than Saskatoon's Roman Timmerman and Kiping product Carson Harcourt.

Johnson will now advance to the 2016 Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships, Aug. 1st - 4th in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

Cards' sweep doubleheader over Mils in Tuesday's WMBL Recap

The Yorkton Cardinals are now winners of 8 games in a row after sweeping a doubleheader last night (Tues) at Pirie Field in Melville.

The Cards amd Mils completed a suspended game in Game 1 with the Cards winning 19-1.

Then in the 7 inning Game 2, Yorkton scored 5 runs in the Top of 7th to help them to a 12-8 win over the Millionaires.

The wins improved the Cards record to 24-15 on the season, now 1 game clear of Regina for 2nd place in the East Division. Meanwhile the losses dropped the Mils' league worst record to 7-31 on the season.

These two teams will go right back at it tonight (Wed) at 7:05 from Jubilee Park in Yorkton.

Regina Red Sox 8 @ Moose Jaw Miller Express 11
Okotoks Dawgs 10 @ Edmonton Prospects 2
Medicine Hat Mavericks 4 @ Brooks Bombers 5
Swift Current Indians 0 @ Weyburn Beavers 3

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuesday Local Sports News & Notes

Day 1 Results

105TH Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championships at the Legends Golf Course in Warman

Round 1
Mitchell Matichuk (Melville)
Score: (Even Par)  72
Placing: 10TH ( 4 shots back )

Chad Sies (Melville)
Score: (+13)  85
Placing: T61


90th Saskatchewan Junior Men's Golf Championships at the Legends in Warman

Round 1
Kade Johnson (Yorkton)
Score: (+1) 73
Placing: T2

Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
Score: (+19) 91
Placing: T31

Carson Harcourt (Kipling)
Score: (+1) 73
Placing: T2

Mitchell Morrison (Carlyle)
Score: (+4) 76
Placing: T7


Saskatchewan Junior Women's Golf Championships at the Legends in Warman

Round 1
Chloe Sies (Melville)
Score: (+11)  83
Placing: T1

Ella Kozak (Yorkton)
Score: (+41) 113
Placing: 8th

Hallie Burke (Rocanville)
Score: (+26) 98


In SJHL News, 


The Yorkton Terriers have gotten a little younger on the blueline as they dealt 20 year old defenseman Paul Savage to the BCHL's Alberni Valley Bulldogs in exchange for a player development fee.

The Surrey, BC product just wrapped up his 2nd season with the Terriers where he compiled 6 goals, 11 assists for 17 points in 81 career games with the Terriers.


In the Western Major Baseball League,

The Yorkton Cardinals continue to roll as they are now winners of 6 games in a row as they won a couple more on Monday, 15-10 over Medcine Hat and 4-3 over the Swift Current Indians.

The Cards are now just a half game back of the Regina Red Sox for 2nd place in the East Division with a record of 22-15.

The Cards will play a doubleheader tonight (Tues) at Pirie Field against the Melville Millionaires starting around 5:30PM.

The Mils lost yet again last night as the Red Sox came back for a 4-2 victory in 10 innings at Currie Field.


Former Yorkton Terrier & Melville Millionaire coach Honored by the Winnipeg Blue Bombers


(Bombers Press Release)

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers today announce Gerry James as the third inductee to the Ring of Honour presented by the Insurance Brokers of Manitoba (IBAM) at Investors Group Field.
James joined the Bombers in 1952 at the young age of 17 and was an instrumental part of the club’s glory years. He appeared in six Grey Cups, winning four in 1958, 1959, 1961 and 1962.
“Gerry James was a phenomenal athlete that excelled not only in the Canadian Football League as both a running back and a kicker, but also played five seasons in the National Hockey League while also in the CFL,” said President & CEO, Wade Miller. “That kind of athleticism has remained unsurpassed, and we are thrilled to be able to add Kid Dynamite, as he was known, into the Ring of Honour.”
James was the Canadian Football League’s Most Outstanding Canadian in 1954 and 1957, a West Division All-Star in 1955 and 1957 and was inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1981, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 1984.
James retired in 1964 as the second leading rusher among Canadian tailbacks with 5,554 yards and 57 touchdowns. His 63 total touchdowns still ranks fourth on the Bombers’ all-time list.
“It’s a great honour in the fact that I’ve been away from the game for so long,” said James. “To be thought of for this new Ring of Honour so early in its inception is just a wonderful feeling, knowing that people feel I made some sort of a small impact on the football club.”
This season’s inductees will be recognized with an unveiling ceremony at each regular season home game. Each following year, one more alumni will be added to the Blue Bombers Ring of Honour.