Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Prairie Fire Training Camp set for this Weekend in Melville



The Melville Fox FM Prairie Fire of the Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League begin preparations for the upcoming season this weekend when they hold their training camp at Melville's Horizon Credit Union Center.

I had a chance to catch up with Prairie Fire Head Coach Kevin Kirkwood



Prairie Fire are also looking for billets for the upcoming hockey season. If your interested please call Brittany at 1-306-280-6785.

Ochap's Bear captures Ivan Hlinka U-18 Gold


It was a golden weekend this past weekend for Ochapowace's Ethan Bear. Bear along with his Canadian teammates defeated the Czech Republic 6-2 on Saturday to win gold at the under-18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup for the seventh consecutive year.

The 17 year-old Bear had 1 goal and 1 assists in 5 games for Canada at the tournament held every year in the Czech Republic & Slovakia.

Bear will be entering his 2nd season with the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds this upcoming 2014/15 hockey season.

Chat with Bear below

Monday, 18 August 2014

Mils acquire netminder from Lloydminster


With just under 2 weeks until training camp the Melville Millioniares of the SJHL have made a trade acquiring 19 year old goaltender Sean Keuhn (pictured above)from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL for future considerations.

Keuhn, a Flower Mound, Texas native appeared in 21 games last season for the Bobcats posting a record of 9-5-2, .861 save percentage and a goals against average of 3.21 with 1 shutout.

Mils Head Coach Jamie Fiesel comments on trade & about the offseason for the Mils below.

Terriers announce signing of Staff Members; Cassan becomes GM



The Yorkton Terriers of the SJHL are pleased to announce the signing of 3 staff members.

Trent Cassan (pictured above) will return as Head Coach, as well as step up from Associate GM role to become the team's new General Manger.

Don Chesney will step away from the General Manager position but will continue with the club in an expanded Director of Marketing & Public Relations position.

The contracts of Cassan and Chesney are both for 2 years with the third year being an option year.

Casey O'Brien will be back as Assistant Coach and take on the duties of Assistant GM.

In addition, Garry Carson will also be returning as the Terriers Head Scout.

Chat With Trent Cassan below

Inductions announced for Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2014


THE YORKTON SPORTS HALL OF FAME HAS RELEASED ITS 2014 INDUCTION CLASS.
DON CHESNEY - ATHLETE/BUILDER - HOCKEY
BRYCE JACOBS - BUILDER - BASEBALL
BLAINE KNOLL - ATHLETE/BUILDER - FOOTBALL
MIKE MATICH - ATHLETE/BUILDER - GYMNASTICS
LARRY POPEIN - ATHLETE - HOCKEY
2002-2003 YORKTON HARVEST HOCKEY CLUB - TEAM CATEGORY.
THIS YEAR'S BANQUET WILL TAKE PLACE SEPTEMBER 27TH AT PAINTED HAND CASINO.
TICKETS 30 DOLLARS/PERSON, IF YOU WOULD LIKE A TICKET CONTACT JERRY AT 306-621-0672 OR DARREN AT 306-621-4290.

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Broncos Hand Over the Reigns

(Humboldt Broncos/SJHL Press Release)

The Humboldt Broncos are extremely pleased to announce that Ryan Smith from Winnipeg, MB will be their new Head Coach and General Manager agreeing to a three year contract.  Ryan has been the Head Coach and General Manager of the Selkirk Steelers for the past 5 seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL).

He is a two time MJHL All-Star Head Coach and last year; Ryan was honored with being named the MJHL Coach of the Year as he led the Steelers to a 1st overall placing in Manitoba and 2nd overall regular season ranking in the Canadian Junior Hockey League.  For these efforts, Ryan was also a runner up for the CJHL Coach of the Year.

He was also an Assistant Coach with Team Canada West for the past two years, helping the Team win a Silver Medal in 2012 and Bronze in 2013.

Team President, Jamie Brockman stated, “This has been a long and arduous process but we could not be more pleased with Ryan accepting our offer to be our new Head Coach and General Manager. We were very impressed with the passion and determination Ryan had exhibited through this entire process.  His resume speaks for itself and we are extremely confident that he will continue providing the community of Humboldt with the strong, exciting Teams that they have become accustomed to.  We are very excited to get the 2014/15 Hockey Season under way.”

Ryan had this to say about joining the Broncos, “I am truly honored to be part of the Broncos Organization.  It is deep in tradition and has been a top club for many years, not just in the SJHL but the entire CJHL.  I am excited to get the season underway.  It is a new team, league and challenge for me and I am confident in the Team that I am inheriting.  Speaking with Assistant Coach, Brayden Klimosko, whom has done a ton of work for the Team this off season, about the players returning and the new recruits, one can't help but get excited." 

"Dean Brockman is an outstanding Coach and an even better person.  I know he has left some huge shoes to fill and I will do my best to continue on with what he has built and add to it.  These opportunities don't come along every day and I am so pleased to call myself a Bronco.  I would like to thank the Board for this chance and I anticipate an excellent working relationship.  I am looking forward to being part of the community in Humboldt and getting involved in it.”

Ryan also had this to say about his previous Team, “I would like to thank the Selkirk Steelers for allowing me to lead their Team on the ice the past 5 years.  They provided me a place to grow and learn, for this I thank them.  I enjoyed my time with the Steelers and would like to wish them the best of luck in the future.”

The Community will have an opportunity to meet Ryan at Humboldt Streetfest the afternoon of Saturday, August 23rd as the Broncos will have some kid activities with current Broncos players and an opportunity to “Meet the Coach”.  Come on out and let’s welcome Ryan to this great Community.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Yorkton Rawtec Maulers Midget AAA's Training Camp set for this Weekend


The newly named Yorkton Rawtec Maulers Midget AAA hockey team will begin preparations for the 2014/15 season this weekend when the team holds its training camp at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

I had a chance to catch up with Maulers Head Coach Dan Cross to chat about the weekend.