Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Stamps clinch 6th with OT win over Neepawa; will play Winnipeg in Quarter-Finals

All the Swan Valley Stampeders needed on the final night of the MJHL regular season was a single point, but they got one more for good measure as they defeated the Neepawa Natives in overtime on Tuesday night, 3-2 to clinch the 6th seed going into the MJHL playoffs.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Stamps would open the scoring at the 7:27 mark of the middle frame as the MJHL's Player of the Month for February Tristan Mullin would another one to start March as he would make a beauty move around the Neepawa blueliner and then forehand, backhand and slip it over top of Alex Henry for his team leading 24th to give the Stamps a 1-0 lead. But just a short time later, Stephen Mather would rip it over top the left shoulder of Graham Hunt for his 15th to tie things up at 1-1 after 40 minutes.

Neepawa would take their first lead of the night just 2:57 into the 3rd, as Neepawa captain and former Yorkton Terrier Steven Phillip, playing in his final junior gae would deflect home his 22nd to make it 2-1. But that lead wouldn't last long, 34 seconds to be exact as 16 year old local product Tristan Langan would bang home his 12th of the year to even things up at 2-2 as we head to overtime as the Stamps would earn the single point they needed.

But they would get the 2nd point as well as just 41 seconds into the extra period as Colton Brausen (pictured above) would pounce on a loose puck and hammer home his 9th to give the Stamps the 3-2 victory in the overtime to finish off the regular season on a high note.

Stamps' netminder Graham Hunt stopped 44 shots for the win while 20 year old Alex Henry, in his final Jr. game would make 45 saves in the losing cause.

The Stamps will be the 6th seed in the playoffs, and that sets up a date with the Winnipeg Blues in the MJHL Quarter-Finals, most likely to start  mid next week.

The MJHL Quarter- Final matchups are as follows:

1. Portage Terriers vs. (Lowest Seeded Survivor from Survivor Series)
2. Steinbach Pistons vs. (Highest Seeded Survivor from Survivor Series)
3. Winnipeg Blues vs. 6. Swan Valley Stampeders
4. Winkler Flyers vs. 5. Virden Oil Capitals

MJHL Survivor Series

7. Selkirk Steelers vs. 10. OCN Blizzard
     GM 1. @SEL (Thurs)
     GM 2. @OCN (Sat)
     **GM 3. @SEL (Sun)

**If Necessary

8. Wayway Wolverines vs. 9. Dauphin Kings
     GM 1. @WAY (Thurs) 7:30PM
     GM 2. @DAU (Sat) 7PM
     **GM 3. @WAY

**If necessary


SJHL Quarter-Final Matchups

1. Melfort Mustangs vs. (Lowest Seed Survivor from Survivor Series)
2. Kindersley Klippers vs. (Highest Seeded Survivor from Survior Series.
3. Melville Millionaires vs. 6. Nipawin Hawks
4. Notre Dame Hounds vs. 5. Flin Flon Bombers

SJHL Survivor Series

7. Battlefords North Stars vs. 10. Estevan Bruins
       GM 1 @ BFD (Fri)
       GM 2 @ BFD (Sat)
       GM 3 @ EST (Mon)
       **GM 4 @ EST (Tues)
      ** GM 5 @ BFD (Thurs)    

**If Necessary

8. Humboldt Broncos vs. 9. Weyburn Red Wings
     GM 1 @ HUM  (Fri)
     GM 2 @ WEY (Sat)
     GM 3 @ HUM (Mon)
     **GM 4 @ WEY (Tues)
     **GM 5 @ HUM (Thurs)

**If necessary

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show- March 3rd Edition


YLTC headed to Winnipeg

(Submitted by Marcel Porte )

Yorkton Legion Track Club will be heading to Winnipeg this weekend of March 6-7 to compete in the 34th annual Boeing Indoor Classic Track and Field Championship.
Approximately 1,000 athletes will compete for their school or club at this meet.

With 300 officials and volunteers makes it the biggest indoor meet in the prairie indoor circuit.

 Local Participants:
- Brianna Antonichuk
- Cole Burkholder
- Bob Edwards
- Jennifer Haczkewicz
- Kelsey Haczkewicz
- T.J. McBride
- Kellie Onda-Inglis
- Mikaila Ortynsky
- Brittany Varga
- Brendon Weber

Good luck YLTC.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Wolverines drop final reg. Season game, 3-2 to Selkirk

The Wayway Wolverines finished off their regular season portion of their schedule on a losing on home ice on Sunday afternoon 3-2 to the Selkirk Steelers.

The Wolverines would have to happy with their effort in the 1st period, as they dominated the opening period, especially the opening 10 minutes but they just won't able to convert on their chances. Then shortly after a Wolverine PP, the Steelers would get on the board as Jesse Miller would split the D and go five hole on Brandon Holtby to make it a 1-0 Steeler after 20 minutes.

It wouldn't take long for the Wolverines to even things up as just 1:03 into the 2nd period, George Spilchal with a beauty of a shot would go top shelf on Teagan Sacher for his team leading 25th goal of the season to tie things up at 1-1. But that score would be short lived as Ty Kraus just 1:32 later would regain the Steelers 1 goal lead at 2-1. Brock Paddock would answer back again for the Wolverines with his 7th to tie things up at 2-2. But the game winner for the Steelers would come at the final second of the 2nd period as Justin Derlago's long shot from just outside of the Wayway blue line would beat Holtby for his 24th to make it 3-2 Steelers, and even after a push back in the 3rd including a good effort in the final minute but Waywayseecappo's comeback would come up short to give the Steelers a big 3-2 win. 

Teegan Sacher put together another solid game making 26 saves for the win while Brandon Holtby also stopped 26 in the loss. 

The Wolverines next action will be on Thursday when they host the Dauphin Kings for Game 1 of their Best of 3 Survivor Series. Game time is at 7:30 from Wayway. Game 2 will take place Saturday in Dauphin while if necessary Game 3 is Sunday back in Wayway.

Sticking with the MJHL down in Winkler,

The Swan Valley Stampeders snapped their 3 game slide with a 3-2 win on the road over the Winkler Flyers. 

Colton Brausen got the game winner on the powerplay in the 3rd period while Tristan Langan and Braydon MacDonald also scored for the Stamps. Graham Hunt made 31 saves for the victory in goal.

The Stamps will just need a single point on Tuesday night in their final regular season game on Tuesday night when they visit the Neepawa Natives. We will have that game on GX94, with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey Pregame 7:20 PxP at 7:30 from the Yellowhead Center in Neepawa. 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Stamps lose on home ice 3-2 to visiting Neepawa; Now have 2 point lead for 6th on Selkirk

The Swan Valley Stampeders got out to a 3-0 deficit and couldn't finish the comeback late as they fell short in a 3-2 home ice to the Neepawa Natives on Friday night in front of a packed house at the Centennial Arena.

The Stampeders would get off to a pretty good start to the opening period, but they couldn't make anything out of their chances to open the scoring as it would be visitors who would draw first blood as Drake Lindsay would deflect home his 24th goal of the season to give Neepawa an early 1-0 lead, a lead that would stand after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Stamps thought they had tied things up just second into the period, but the goal was disallowed as they said BJ Avery batted it in with his glove. Then just 16 seconds later, the Natives would increase their lead to 2, when captain Steven Phillips would slip home his 21st of the year through the five-hole of Lasse Petersen to make it 2-0 and that would draw the end for the Stamps' goalies night as he was pulled for Graham Hunt. The visitors would take that 2 goal lead into the 2nd intermission.

Stephen Mather would make it a 3-0 lead for Neepawa just 3:27 into the final frame as his deflection would go top shelf on Hunt for his 14th of the season.  But the Stamps would wake up as the period would go on as Daylan Creasy would get the Stamps on the board as he got only his 2nd goal of the 14/15 season to make it 3-1. Tristen Mullin would make things very interesting as with the extra attacker he would cut the Stamps to within 1 as he got his team leading 23rd goal of the season to make it 3-2 but that's as close as they would get as their valiant effort at the end would come up short as Neepawa won its 15th game of the season, 3-2 over Swan Valley.

Alex Henry faced alot of shots but was able to turn aside 43 shots for the win while Lasse Petersen started for Swan but was pulled after allowing 2 goals on 10 shots. Graham Hunt would make 18 saves on 19 shots he faced for the Stamps.

The Stamps are now only 2 points ahead of Selkirk for 6th place after the Steelers beat OCN Blizzard in the shootout tonight. Swan Valley will return to action on Sunday when they visit the Winkler Flyers at 5PM.


Over in the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires took one big step closer to clinching top spot in the Viterra Division as they snapped their 4 game losing streaking by blanking the Estevan Bruins on Friday night, 3-0 in front of a packed house at Affinity Place in Estevan.

Brennen Miller, Tyson Predinchuk & Landon Farrell (Empty netter) would score for the Mils while Trevor Martin made 25 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season. Captain Allen Kilback had 2 assists in his return to the Mils lineup.

The Mils are now a win and/or Weyburn loss away from clinching the Viterra division and they will play their final regular season game on Saturday night when they host the back end of the home and home vs. Estevan at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.


Meanwhile in Yorkton,

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final game of the 2014/15 season as they got a point but loss in overtime to the Humboldt Broncos 4-3.

Riley Hunt, Tyson Enzie & Shane Sherban (1st SJHL goal) scored for the Terriers in the loss, while 20 year old Dawson MacAuley playing in his final Junior game made 36 saves in the losing cause.

The Broncos secure a playoff spot with win, while the Terriers will not make the playoffs for first time in 13 years.

Big props and Congratulations to the 5 20 year olds who had their Junior careers end, to Josh Ellis, Daylan Gatzke, Dallas Rossiter, Dylan Johnson and Dawson MacAuley, best of luck going forrward thanks for making memories over your 3 years with the Terriers.

2014/15 Yorkton Terrier Award Winners

Subway 3 Star Award
: 1st- Riley Hunt
                                     2nd- Dawson MacAuley
                                     3rd- Daylan Gatzke

Scholastic Award/ Donna Moore Scholoarship Recipien
t: Dallas Rossiter

Ed Ruf Memorial for Dedication & Community Service: Dylan Johnson

Jamie Standish Award for Mr. Personality: Josh Ellis

Most Gentlemanly
: Brandon Sookro

Park's Jewelry Unsung Hero
: Adam Santoro

Amos Border Memorial for Most Popular: Kailum Gervais

Yorkton Co-op Mr. Hustle: Daylan Gatzke

Doc's Cup for Rookie of the Year: Regan Seiferling

Schoenroths & Wolfe Memorial for Most Improved: Zack Zadorozniak

Regular Season Top Scorer: Riley Hunt

Josh Campbell Memorial Award for Most Coachable: Dawson MacAuley

Most Valuable Defenceman: Dallas Rossiter

Guy Lamb Memorial for Most Valuable Player: Riley Hunt

Presidents Trophy: Josh Ellis