Tuesday, 17 May 2016

WMBL’s Fort McMurray Giants will start their 2016 inaugural season playing in Edmonton


Because of a massive wildfire,  the Fort McMurray Giants will begin the 2016 WMBL season playing in the Alberta Captial.

The Edmonton Prospects announced on Monday that the Giants will be welcome to play ball in Rossdale’s Edmonton Ballpark, formerly Telus Field, for the first half of the 2016 season.

The Giants are set to play their inaugural season in the Western Major Baseball League in 2016.
The Giants will kick off their 2016 season on Saturday May 28th when they take on the Edmonton Prospects.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Richardson Pioneer becomes Title Sponsor for the Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League

(Submitted by Scott Comfort)

Richardson Pioneer, a division of Richardson International Limited, Canada’s largest agribusiness is proud to partner as the Title Sponsor for the formerly titled Milligan Creek Men's Fastball League.
In its inaugural season, the Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League features six teams in East Central Saskatchewan. The league not only offers an opportunity for area men to play, it gives high school kids a chance to play with a lack of minor softball leagues in the area. The Wadena Wildcats and Fishing Lake Mariners are completely made up of 19 and under boys, in addition to some younger players on Wynyard and Foam Lake. The only other option for those boys is to play against Bantam and Midget aged teams with the closest being PA, Saskatoon and Regina.
"We are pleased to support this league and help give high school students and adults the opportunity to play fastball in their community," says Carter Kolybaba, Director of Operations for Richardson Pioneer Wadena. "It's having activities like this that make our communities thrive."
The Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League consists of the Foam Lake Merchants, Fishing Lake Mariners, Fishing Lake Cubs, Wadena Wildcats, Rosebud Royals (Wadena), and Wynyard Blues. League President James Holowaty said "This partnership with Richardson Pioneer will allow the league to offer an opportunity to play in an organized league for years to come."

Richardson International is proud to be truly invested in Canadian agriculture. Recognized as a global leader in agriculture and food processing, Richardson is a worldwide handler and merchandiser of all major Canadian-grown grains and oilseeds and a vertically-integrated processor and manufacturer of oats and canola-based products. One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, Richardson is headquartered in Winnipeg and has over 2,500 employees across Canada and the U.S.

Wheat Kings capture 2016 WHL Title on Friday after 5 game series victory over Seattle

                                                 Jayce Hawyluk            Linden McCorrister

The Brandon Wheat Kings won their first Western Hockey League title in more than 2 decades on Friday nigh after a 8-4 win over the Seattle Thunderbirds to win the Best of 7 championship series, 4 games to 1.

Roblin's Jayce Hawryluk had 2 goals and 1 assists in the series clincher on Friday.

Along with Hawryluk, the Wheat Kings also includes former Swan Valley Stampeder Linden McCorrister.

The Wheat Kings will open up their 2016 Memorial Cup in Red Deer on Saturday night at 4PM SK time when they battle the QMJHL champion, Rouyn Noranda Huskies.

Hawryluk talks about the WHL Title and previews the Memorial Cup below:

Melville's Perpetua captures Girls Singles High School Provincial Badminton Title

                                                 (Courtesy: Melville Advance)

The 2016 Saskatchewan High School Provincial Badminton Championships will held this past weekend in Humboldt, where a local product was crowned one of the best

Melville Comprehensive High School's Clarizze Perpetua (pictured above right) became a provincial champion in the Girls Singles category after she defeated Shayna Uhryn of Saskatoon in 3 sets in the championship final on Saturday.

Friday, 13 May 2016

Terriers hire new Director of Marketing & Public Relations

The Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that Eric Anderson has joined the hockey club as the new Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

 From Regina, Eric will graduate from the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Business Admin in General Management from the Paul J. Hill School of Business. 
Eric has been actively involved in sports since a young age playing both hockey and football. He played quarterback for the Regina Thunder junior football club. He has served as an intern for Gil Scott Sports Management and assisted in keeping stats for the University of Regina Cougars basketball teams.

Eric has experience on the Business Students Society serving terms as the VP of Finance and VP of Corporate Finance. He served as the Director of Corporate Relations for the Canadian Association of Business Students where he has worked in a not-for-profit setting, planned and managed events and led large teams of people.

Eric will re-locating to Yorkton May 25th where he will begin preparations for the 2016-17 SJHL season.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Yorkton product Johnson named to ACHA All-American 1st team

The accolades continue to come in for the Minot State Beavers.

The 2015-2016 season had many records and many major accomplishments. Some of these included a record 33 wins and a best start to a season with a 14-0 record.

You can add a couple American Collegiate Hockey Association All-Americans to that list.

Junior forward Jeremy Johnson (pictured above) was selected to the 1st team and Sophomore defenseman Austin Yano was selected to the 2nd team.

It was a great season, which Head Coach Wade Regier is very proud of the players and their awards.

“I am proud of these two guys. It is nice to get awards for various accomplishments, but to be awarded league wide, these guys are very deserving. They both would be the first to admit they wouldn’t have received these awards if it wasn’t for their teammates. I am excited to see what they bring to the table next season.”

Forward Jeremy Johnson led the Beavers in scoring with 30 goals and 20 assists for 50 points in 38 games played. His numbers put him at 18th in the nation in scoring and his 30 goals put him 7th in the nation in that category. The Yorkton Saskatchewan product finished the season in 3rd place in game winning goals with seven.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Local Products receive Golf. Sask SAGE Scholarships

Golf Saskatchewan (GS) is pleased to announce the 2016 SAGE Scholarship Recipients.

Yorkton's Kade Johnson received the $1000 Ron Young Memorial Scholarship, Kipling's Carson Harcourt received the Leddy-Heyward Scholarship also valued at $1000 while Melville's Chloe Sies got the $400 Golf Sask. High School Bursary. The

Saskatchewan Academic and Golf Excellence (SAGE) Scholarship program annually presents scholarships to assist deserving member golfers in their pursuit of high school and post-secondary academic excellence.