Thursday, 21 May 2015

Yorkton Terriers looking for new Athletic Therapist/Trainer

(Yorkton Terriers Press Release)

The Yorkton Terriers would like to thank Andre Huberdeau for his two years of service to the hockey club as the Terriers Trainer/Equipment Manager. Andre was very committed and dedicated to ensuring that the Terrier player’s needs were always taken care. He was very professional and organized while working well with the teams coaching and medical staff.

Andre joined the Terriers in the fall of 2013. His first season with the hockey club the team captured their second consecutive SJHL Canalta Cup, the Western Canada Cup and the RBC Cup National Championship. Andre will be looking to continue his education in the near future.
Thank you Andre and all the best in your future! Terriers are looking for a new trainer and equipment manager for the upcoming 2015-2016 hockey season.

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The Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) are seeking an individual to serve as the teams Athletic Trainer/Equipment Manager commencing for the 2015-16-hockey season. 
The successful applicant must be a team-oriented individual who is outgoing, organized and willing to work closely with the coaching and medical staff to serve the players needs. The position requires strong organizational and communication skills with a positive attitude and work ethic. Applicants must be able to handle multiple task and responsibilities. The individual will also be required to travel with the team to all road games; travel expenses will be covered by the team. 
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Must be available for first response and injury assessments for all games and practices
  • Working closely with medical staff/team doctors to attend to and assess player injuries, rehabilitation needs and documentation
  • Injury prevention and physical preparation guidelines
  • Communication of injuries to coaching staff and team doctors
  • Management, repair and distribution of players equipment (sticks, gloves, pants, helmets, jerseys, team apparel)
  • Game day setup of dressing room, players benches and team equipment
  • Skate sharpening 
  • Post-practice and post-game laundry
  • Maintaining an inventory and ordering of all team and player equipment related to hockey operations in collaboration with the coaching staff.
This is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience. The organization is willing to help train and advance the right individual. To help offset costs a billet home may be provided should the individual require accommodations in order to address the seasonal nature of the position.
Interested applicants are asked to outline their qualifications. Certified Athletic Therapist, or related program and previous hockey team experience would be an asset. This position requires non-standard hours. Salary will be based on experience and certification. 
Start date for the successful applicant would be late August 2015.
Those interested are asked to forward a resume to:
Trent Cassan, Head Coach & General Manager
Fax: (306) 782-4633


Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan talks about the position.
 

Swan Valley acquires Last from Winkler Flyers


The Swan Valley Stampeders have acquired 20 year old forward Evan Last from the Winkler Flyers (MJHL) to complete the futures in the deal that sent Jagger Thomas to Winkler earlier this season.

Last, a Cloverdale BC product had 7 goals, 21 assists for 28 points in 55 games with the Flyers this season.  In his rookie season in the MJHL, Last had 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 56 games.

Thomas was traded by Swan Valley to Winkler just before this past years trade deadline.

Stamps Head Coach/General Manager talks about the acquisition

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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Portage Terriers: 2015 RBC Cup National Champions

(mjhlhockey.ca)

Portage Terriers are the best team in Junior A hockey – RBC Cup champions!

The host Terriers capped a historic season with a thrilling 5-2 win Sunday night over Carleton Place Canadians. The win, before a frenzied PCU Centre audience, snapped a 41-year championship drought for the MJHL. The 2015 Terriers now join the 1973 Terriers and 1974 Selkirk Steelers as national Junior A champions.

“It’s an unbelievable feeling,” Terriers’ captain Tanner Jago told CFRY-Radio. “We’ve worked so hard for this day to come. It’s a dream come true. I can’t say enough about our team. What an unbelievable group of guys.”

“At the start of the year, this was our goal. But now that we have actually done it, it really hasn’t settled in. It’s an unforgettable feeling. It’s a special moment for all of us. We knew we were going to have a great group. We really jelled in August (training camp).”

It was the first time in 10 years that a host team has captured the RBC Cup; the last being the Weyburn Red Wings. And the Terriers’ soaked up every second of the moment: with each player doing the traditional championship lap.

“I feel so happy for our guys,” said Terriers’ GM/Head Coach Blake Spiller, a Portage native who also played for the Terriers. “Everybody always said it was surreal, and unreal. It’s such a long process. To actually get it done, it’s everything you hope it will be.”

“It’s been a long season. It was a tough final game. We kept at it and stuck to our game plan. This is very special. I was really happy to see the clock get to the one minute mark.”

The win did not come without some tense moments. Jordyn Boyd scored a power-play goal in the third period to give the Terriers breathing room: 3-1. The Bowles brothers then added a goal apiece to send the PCU crowd into a championship frenzy.

Terriers received goals from Grant Valiquette, Davis Ross, Boyd, Brad and Shawn Bowles.

“This is amazing, just amazing,” said Ross. “We just took it to them. I wanted to throw my bucket as high as I could. It’s such an unreal feeling.”

The championship run couldn’t have been sweeter for hometown product Zack Waldvogel, who ended his Junior A career in championship style.

“This is amazing,” he said. “I can’t explain the feeling when the buzzer went off. To get it done is amazing. My buddies were here with me all along. To win in front of them is unbelievable. Terriers is a first-class organization.”

Terrier defenceman Landon Peel was all smiles, as he skated around the ice with his RBC championship hat.

“This is the best, surreal feeling,” he said. “It (RBC Cup) was a heavy trophy, kind of surprised me. As for this game, we all stuck together and stuck to our game plan. It really worked out for us.”

Shawn Bowles, who sealed the deal with the fourth goal, was thrilled with the championship outcome.

“We kept it simple,” said the native of Elkhorn. “We knew they were fast. We wanted to chip pucks and keep them in their zone. I really can’t believe the feeling right now. Definitely going to celebrate.”

Carleton Place, who lost the RBC Cup final last season to Yorkton Terriers, were left shaking their heads in frustration due to the outstanding play of goaltender Zac Robidoux, who was named player of the game.

“This is just an unbelievable feeling,” said Robidoux. “When I was told I was playing I couldn’t sleep. This is the best feeling in the world. Fans are loving it, I’m loving it, everybody is loving it. We were able to hold them off early. We overcame their systems and executed perfectly.”

EXTRA POINTS: This was the fourth RBC Cup appearance (2005, 2011, 2012) for the Terriers, who finished the previous three in fifth spot…Terriers’ overall record this season was an incredible 74-6-4.
Shawn Bowles scored once and added two assists to lead the offence and lead the host Portage Terriers to a 5-2 win over the Carleton Place Canadians in the championship game Sunday night at the 2015 RBC Cup.
The national title is the second for the Terriers, who won the Centennial Cup in 1973, while the Canadians became the first team ever to finish as national runner-up in consecutive seasons.
Portage is also the seventh host team to be crowned national champions since the start of the five-team format in 1990, and the first since the Weyburn Red Wings in 2005.
Grant Valiquette, Davis Ross, Jordyn Boyd and Brad Bowles had the other goals for the Terriers, who capped a dominating season that saw them finish with ridiculous 74-5-5 in the regular season, playoffs and RBC Cup.
Alex Robinson and Maxime St. Pierre scored for Carleton Place.
The standing-room-only crowd at the PCU Centre was rocking from the first puck drop, showing just why home ice had been so good to the Terriers all season; Portage was 37-3-1 as the host.
Valiquette gave them even more to cheer about at the 14:13 mark of the opening period, taking advantage of a bobbled puck at the Canadians blue-line and roofing a wrist shot over the glove of Carleton Place goaltender Guillaume Therien on a breakaway.
Ross doubled the Portage lead at 2:42 of the second, dropping the puck off to Garick Gray and driving to the net before knocking in the rebound of a Shawn Bowles shot.
Robinson got that back with 7:13 to go in the middle frame, finishing off a three-on-one break by going bar-down over the shoulder of Terriers netminder Zac Robidoux to cut the lead to one through 40 minutes.
Boyd took advantage of a four-minute Portage power play early in the third period, knocking in a gorgeous no-look, behind-the-back feed from Dane Schioler, and Brad Bowles batted a bouncing puck five-hole on Therien six minutes later on another man advantage to push the lead to 4-1.
With the PCU Centre on its feet in the dying minutes, Shawn Bowles found the empty net with 2:58 remaining to officially get the party started, although St. Pierre scored with 60 seconds left to cap the scoring.
The RBC Cup heads west next spring, with Lloydminster, Alta., and the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats playing host to Canada’s 46th National Junior A Championship.
- See more at: http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/game/show/9750645?subseason=205429&_ga=1.4987827.1495899926.1427467957#.dpuf
Shawn Bowles scored once and added two assists to lead the offence and lead the host Portage Terriers to a 5-2 win over the Carleton Place Canadians in the championship game Sunday night at the 2015 RBC Cup.
The national title is the second for the Terriers, who won the Centennial Cup in 1973, while the Canadians became the first team ever to finish as national runner-up in consecutive seasons.
Portage is also the seventh host team to be crowned national champions since the start of the five-team format in 1990, and the first since the Weyburn Red Wings in 2005.
Grant Valiquette, Davis Ross, Jordyn Boyd and Brad Bowles had the other goals for the Terriers, who capped a dominating season that saw them finish with ridiculous 74-5-5 in the regular season, playoffs and RBC Cup.
Alex Robinson and Maxime St. Pierre scored for Carleton Place.
The standing-room-only crowd at the PCU Centre was rocking from the first puck drop, showing just why home ice had been so good to the Terriers all season; Portage was 37-3-1 as the host.
Valiquette gave them even more to cheer about at the 14:13 mark of the opening period, taking advantage of a bobbled puck at the Canadians blue-line and roofing a wrist shot over the glove of Carleton Place goaltender Guillaume Therien on a breakaway.
Ross doubled the Portage lead at 2:42 of the second, dropping the puck off to Garick Gray and driving to the net before knocking in the rebound of a Shawn Bowles shot.
Robinson got that back with 7:13 to go in the middle frame, finishing off a three-on-one break by going bar-down over the shoulder of Terriers netminder Zac Robidoux to cut the lead to one through 40 minutes.
Boyd took advantage of a four-minute Portage power play early in the third period, knocking in a gorgeous no-look, behind-the-back feed from Dane Schioler, and Brad Bowles batted a bouncing puck five-hole on Therien six minutes later on another man advantage to push the lead to 4-1.
With the PCU Centre on its feet in the dying minutes, Shawn Bowles found the empty net with 2:58 remaining to officially get the party started, although St. Pierre scored with 60 seconds left to cap the scoring.
The RBC Cup heads west next spring, with Lloydminster, Alta., and the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats playing host to Canada’s 46th National Junior A Championship.
- See more at: http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/game/show/9750645?subseason=205429&_ga=1.4987827.1495899926.1427467957#.dpuf
Shawn Bowles scored once and added two assists to lead the offence and lead the host Portage Terriers to a 5-2 win over the Carleton Place Canadians in the championship game Sunday night at the 2015 RBC Cup.
The national title is the second for the Terriers, who won the Centennial Cup in 1973, while the Canadians became the first team ever to finish as national runner-up in consecutive seasons.
Portage is also the seventh host team to be crowned national champions since the start of the five-team format in 1990, and the first since the Weyburn Red Wings in 2005.
Grant Valiquette, Davis Ross, Jordyn Boyd and Brad Bowles had the other goals for the Terriers, who capped a dominating season that saw them finish with ridiculous 74-5-5 in the regular season, playoffs and RBC Cup.
Alex Robinson and Maxime St. Pierre scored for Carleton Place.
The standing-room-only crowd at the PCU Centre was rocking from the first puck drop, showing just why home ice had been so good to the Terriers all season; Portage was 37-3-1 as the host.
Valiquette gave them even more to cheer about at the 14:13 mark of the opening period, taking advantage of a bobbled puck at the Canadians blue-line and roofing a wrist shot over the glove of Carleton Place goaltender Guillaume Therien on a breakaway.
Ross doubled the Portage lead at 2:42 of the second, dropping the puck off to Garick Gray and driving to the net before knocking in the rebound of a Shawn Bowles shot.
Robinson got that back with 7:13 to go in the middle frame, finishing off a three-on-one break by going bar-down over the shoulder of Terriers netminder Zac Robidoux to cut the lead to one through 40 minutes.
Boyd took advantage of a four-minute Portage power play early in the third period, knocking in a gorgeous no-look, behind-the-back feed from Dane Schioler, and Brad Bowles batted a bouncing puck five-hole on Therien six minutes later on another man advantage to push the lead to 4-1.
With the PCU Centre on its feet in the dying minutes, Shawn Bowles found the empty net with 2:58 remaining to officially get the party started, although St. Pierre scored with 60 seconds left to cap the scoring.
The RBC Cup heads west next spring, with Lloydminster, Alta., and the AJHL’s Lloydminster Bobcats playing host to Canada’s 46th National Junior A Championship.
- See more at: http://stats.hockeycanada.ca/game/show/9750645?subseason=205429&_ga=1.4987827.1495899926.1427467957#.dpuf

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Checking up with Melville Mils Baseball President Jeff Bouvier; Billets Urgently Needed!!

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Millionaires' billets get:
- $400/month per player
- 1 season ticket per player

Interested? Call Lorie Somogyi at 728-2244 or email lsomogyi@sasktel.net or contact Jeff Bouvier at 306-728-4525.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Terriers' MacAuley set to join the University of Regina Cougars (CIS)

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The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that graduating goaltender Dawson MacAuley will be continuing his hockey career at the CIS level.

The Prince Albert product will join former Terrier teammates Tyler Giebel, Austin Bourhis, Devon McMullen & John Neibrandt with the University of Regina Cougars starting this fall.

MacAuley played in 39 games this past season for the Terriers where he went 10-24-3, with a 3.27GAA, 0.908 SV% as well as 2 shutouts. 

His career record in the SJHL with Yorkton, was a 44-40-4 record, 7 SO's and a careet 3.11 GAA.

MacAuley also helped the Terriers capture the first of their back to back Canalta Cups and he was named Co Playoff MVP in the 12/13 championship run.

He also spent time in the WHL with the Medicine Hat Tigers & Regina Pats (who he helped to capture a East Division title in 2013/14.

I had chance to catch up with Dawson to talk about the commitment.

Friday, 8 May 2015

2015 RBC Cup Previews


Portage Terriers Play-by-Play Voice
- Cody Buhler

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Penticton Vees defenceman & Kamsack product- Jarod Hilderman

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                             Melfort Mustangs forward & Moosomin product- Dakota Boutin

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