Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Terriers drop to 1-2 after road loss in Estevan on Tuesday night

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 2nd straight on Tuesday night, a 4-2 decision on the road to the Estevan Bruins at Affinity. Place

The Bruins would get on the board at the 12:16 mark of first as Tyson Manz's shot would produce a big rebound that would come up high in the air in the crease area and it would be batted home by 20 year old Devon Cyr for his 1st of the season to make it 1-0.

Then in the final minute of the first they add another as Austin King-Cunningham's long point shot would get re-directed home by youngster Griffin Asham-Moroz for the Winnipeg product's first SJHL goal to give the Bruins a 2 goal lead after 1.

Shots were 17-10 Bruins.

The Terriers would respond from the deficit in a big way in the 2nd as Carson Henry would get the visitors within one just 6:05 in as his wrist-shot would beat Keenan Rancier short-side for his 2nd of the young season to make it 2-1.

Then just under 9 minutes later, Henry would see a trailing Kurri Woodford coming late into the Estevan zone & find him and the Littleton, Colorado would make no mistake going top-shelf to make it even at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

After a back and forth start to the 3rd the Bruins would break through to get the eventual game winner with 2:24 remaining in regulation as Eddie Gallagher would be left wide-open in front and his snap shot would squeak through the glove of Terrier G Phillipe Bond and into the back of the net.

Jayden Davis would seal the game with an empty-netter with 40 seconds left to help the Bruins improve their record to 1-1.

19 year old Bruins net minder Keenan Rancier stopped 23 of 25 shots to earn his 1st victory in the SJHL while fellow 19 year old Phullipe Bond in the Terrier cage made 31 stops in the loss.

The Terriers will look to snap their 2 game slide on Friday night when they entertain the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday for a 7:30 puck-drop. Don't forget to get your tickets at www.yorktonterriers.com

Post Game with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Melfort 6 La Ronge 4

Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - Sept 17th edition

National Junior Hockey Championship now rebranded to the "Centenntial Cup" starting in 2020

As Canada’s National Junior A Championship prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in May in Portage la Prairie, Man., Hockey Canada, in partnership with the CJHL, has announced that Canada’s National Junior A Championship will return to its original name - the Centennial Cup starting in 2020.

“There is a long-standing and deep-rooted history of this event that brings together the top Junior A teams from across the country and we look forward to honouring that history by returning to the event’s original name,” said Dean McIntosh, vice-president of events and properties with Hockey Canada. “For 49 years, hockey fans from across the country have embraced this tournament, and we are excited to officially reintroduce the Centennial Cup in Portage la Prairie in 2020 and celebrate the 50th edition of the event.”

The first Centennial Cup was launched in Manitoba. In 1971, the Red Deer Rustlers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League claimed the inaugural championship and Centennial Trophy with a win over the Charlottetown Islanders. The final Centennial Cup was awarded to the Calgary Canucks in 1995, with the tournament being re-named the Royal Bank Cup from 1996 to 2018. 

“Within the CJHL, we are exceedingly excited about reactivating the Centennial Cup,” said Canadian Junior Hockey League president Brent Ladds. “It represents a cherished memory from our past and will capture the period of the RBC Cup to maintain the history of the road to the National Junior A Championship, which is so important to our members.”

Schedule and ticket information:

Hockey Canada also announced schedule and ticket information for the 2020 Centennial Cup, set for May 9-17 at the 1,675-seat Stride Place.

The schedule features 10 preliminary-round games, including the host Portage Terriers’ tournament-opener at 2 p.m. CT on May 9 against the East region champions, along with two semifinals and the championship game. Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, TSN and RDS, will broadcast the championship game while all other games will be available via livestream at video.hockeycanada.ca

Full-event ticket packages, which include one ticket to all 13 games, can be purchased at HockeyCanada.ca/Tickets for $200 plus applicable fees. As with other Hockey Canada national championships, the net proceeds from all ticket sales remain in the host community of Portage la Prairie to assist with hockey programs that encourage the growth of the game in the city and surrounding communities. Historically, this event has generated more than $2 million in local economic impact.

The 2020 National Junior A Championship represents a partnership between Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League, Manitoba Junior Hockey League and Hockey Manitoba.
For more information on the 2020 Centennial Cup, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook or Twitter.

(Hockey Canada Press Release)

Monday, 16 September 2019

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show - September 16th edition


SJHL gives Terriers F Mulhall 25 game suspension 

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s disciplinary committee has announced their suspension for Yorkton Terrier forward Greg Mulhall for his hit on Melville Millionaire’s netminder Berk Berkeliev during Saturday’s game in Melville.
The league has suspended the Fort McMurray, Alberta product for a total of 25 games for the match/attempt to injure penalty.
Mulhall who had 2 points in 2 games is eligible to return to the Terrier lineup on Wednesday, November 22nd against the La Ronge Ice Wolves.
Meanwhile Mils forward Jonathan Krahn was handed a 3 game suspension for a slash during Friday’s season-opening game.
The Chilliwack, BC product served his first game on Saturday and he’ll be eligible to return to Tuesday, Sept. 24th when the Mils open up the SJHL Showcase in Warman against the Nipawin Hawks.

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Millionaires take 2nd Highway 10 battle on Saturday, 7-2 over Yorkton

The Melville Millionaires got a little revenge over their Highway 10 rivals on Saturday night defeating the Yorkton Terriers 7-2 at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

19 year old Luke Nkwama led the way for the Moneymen with the Hat-Trick while Nic Porterfield, Braden Larochelle (1st SJHL goal), Aidan Steinke and Jacob Bouchier chipped in with singles.

Rin Beny had 3 helpers also for Melville while Booker Chacalias and Payton Jerome supplied two assists each.

Ryan Granville and Ethan Robson (1st SJ goal) replied for the Terriers.

Berk Berkeliev made 19 saves on 20 shots in the Mils net before going down to injury, rookie Kaleb McEachern made 3 stops in relief.

Phillipe Bond got the start for the Terriers in goal and surrendered 5 goals before pulled for 1st year 1st year goaltender Cooper Kennedy.

The Mils return to action on Wednesday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Horizon Credit Union Center with puck drop at 7:30.

The Terriers will head back on the road on Tuesday night when they travel to take on the Estevan Bruins. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame starts at 7:20 with play by play getting underway at 7:30.

Other Saturday SJHL results:

Nipawin 3 Melfort 0

Flin Flon 4 La Ronge 1

Notre Dame 4 Humboldt 1

Kindersley 4 Battlefords 7

Terriers earn shootout victory over Melville in SJHL Season Opener

The Yorkton Terriers won the 1st instalment of the Highway 10 battle on Friday night defeating the Melville Millionaires 5-4 in the shootout to open up the 2019/20 season.

The Terriers would strike first just 8:19 into the 1st as newcomer Carson Henry would finish off a nice passing play from Chantz Petruic and make no mistake for his 1st SJHL goal to make it 1-0. They would make it 2-0, just under 6 minutes later as Ryan Ries would pick up a loose puck and slip it over top of Mils net-minder Berk Berkeliev for his 1st as a Terriers to give them a two goal lead.  The visiting Mils would respond though in the late stages of the opening frame as first off Luke Nkwama would slip one five-hole through Phillipe Bond to make it a one goal game. Aidan Steinke would draw his team even with 58 seconds to go as after a scramble in front the puck would squirt out to him and he would make it 2-2 after 1 period.

Shots after 20 minutes were 21-9 Yorkton.

After a scoreless 2nd, the Mils would grab their first lead 12:36 into the 3rd when Nic Porterfield would take a nice saucer pass from Luke Spadafora and make no mistake past Bond for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 3-2 game. Then just a few moments later, Jonathan Krahn would add to the Mils lead with 1st as a Millionaire just 31 seconds later to make it a 2 goal game. The Terriers would respond though as Ryan Ries would add his 2nd of the game then Chantz Petruic would sneak one over top of Berk Berkeliev in the final minute to force the overtime period.

After overtime solved nothing, Chantz Petruic would get the only move in the shootout beating the Mils net minder to give the home side the extra point.

Phillipe Bond made 31 saves to earn his 1st SJHL win while Mils G Berk Berkeliev was solid making 45 saves on 49 shots in the loss.

The two teams will meet in the back-end of the home and home series on Saturday in Melville at 7:30PM.

Elsewhere on Friday:

Battlefords 7 Kindersley 1

La Ronge 2 Flin Flon 5

Weyburn 2 Estevan 0

Melfort 0 Nipawin 3


Stampeders blank OCN to wrap up Preseason 

The Swan Valley Stampeders got a 30 save shutout from 20 year old Michael Davis as they finished up their preseason with a 3-0 victory over the OCN Blizzard on Friday night.

Carter Cockburn, Callum Fortin and Josh Maucieri scored the goals for Swan.

The Stamps finish up the exhibition schedule with a 4-0-1 record and they will now shift their focus to next Friday when they open up the 2019/20 MJHL regular season hosting the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena. We will broadcast that game on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show begins at 7:20 with the Play by Play getting underway at 7:30PM MB time.

Elsewhere in Friday's MJHL preseason schedule:

Dauphin 2 Neepawa 1

Steinbach 6 Winkler 4