Friday, 19 December 2014

Wolverines; Terriers victorious as they both head into X-Mas Break

The Wayway Wolverines wanted to go into their Christmas break with a bang and they certainly did that as they hammered the OCN Blizzard on Friday night 7-1 to get win number 11 on the season.

The first period was a period dominated by the Blizzard early on, as they had all kinds of chances to open the scoring, but every chance they'd get they were denied by goaltender Mitch Wiebe. The Wolverines would open the scoring at the 16:02 mark of the opening frame as Brock Paddock would squeak one through to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after 20 mintues.

In the 2nd, it would be all Wolverines as they muster 4 goals in the middle frame. The goal party would start at 4:23 mark, as George Spilchal would bang home his 13th goal of the season to make it a 2-0 Wayway lead. Rylee Zimmer would add their third Wolverine goal shorthanded for his 5th to make it 3-0. Neil Woolfrey and Spilchal again, would add singles in the late stages of the 2nd period to give the Wolverines a 5-0 lead after 2 periods.

It would be more of the same in the 3rd, as Wayway would add a couple more as Rhett Lough (1st as a Wolverine) and Zimmer would add the Wolverine markers. But the shutout bid for Mitch Wiebe would end with just 5:12 remaining as Brendan Barron would rip home a powerplay goal for the Blizzard to break the goose egg, but Wayway held on for the 7-1 victory.

Mitch Wiebe (pictured above) was the busier of the goaltenders as he turned aside 40 shots for the win while Brodie Claeys made 19 saves in the loss.

The Wolverines are now on their Christmas break, there next action will be on Jan. 3rd when they visit the Winnipeg.

In the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers went into their Christmas break on a winning note as Jordan Ross got the game winner late for the Terriers as they slipped by Notre Dame 5-4.

Cortlan Procter, Brandon Sookro, Kailum Gervais & Corwin Stevely added singles for the Terriers who got a split goalie performance in between the pipes as Matt Kustra stopped 18 of 20 shots while Dawson MacAuley made 11 saves on 13 shots.

Terriers next action will be in the 5th installment of the Highway 10 battle on New Years Day as they visit the Melville Millionaires. GX94 will broadcast the game, with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show 2:20, pxp at 2:30PM.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Kustra stops 33 but Terriers fall on road in Melfort

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final road game of 2014 as they fell 4-2 to the league's best team the Melfort Mustangs at Northern Lights Palace in Melfort on Wednesday night.

It wasn't the most ideal start for the Terriers as just 42 seconds into the opening period, the teddy bear toss would be scored as Mustangs captain David Heath would hammer one by Matt Kustra (pictured above) for his 3rd goal of the season make it an early 1-0 game. Then just 6:24 later, the Mustangs would add to their lead as the league's leading scorer would add his 21st goal of the season to give Melfort Mustangs a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

That lead would stay intact until the late stages of the 2nd period when Kailum Gervais would deflect home his 4th of the year on the powerplay to pull the Terriers within 1, at 2-1 after 2 periods.

The Terriers would come out strong in the 3rd and they would generate a lot of chances to try and get that equalizer which would finally come just over the mid way point of the period when Brandon Sookro would take a nice feed in front from Adam Santoro and direct home his team leading 14th goal of the season to tie things up at 2-2. The Terriers would continue with the pressure that they had all period, but Mustangs' goalie Zack Degraves played his best down the stretch and the Terriers couldn't break through. Then with just 4:40 left Cole Hrysky would take a nice feed across and hammer home his 12th of the season, which was the eventually game winner, while Mayan would add the final dagger an empty netter with just over a minute remaing.

Zack DeGraves turned aside 28 shots for his 7th win of the season while Matt Kustra put together another solid start making 33 saves in the loss.

The Terriers will look to go into the break on a high with a win on Friday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds.

In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders made a statement in their final home game of the 2014 calendar year as BJ Avery had the natural hat trick to lead the Stamps over Selkirk 4-0.

Gavin Froese had the lone other SV goal while Graham Hunt made 25 saves for the shutout.

The Stamps will play their final game before Xmas on Saturday visiting Neepawa.

Mils score 3 in 3rd to tie it up but end up falling in OT to Nipawin; Mils Coaches Show (Dec 17th Edition)

The Melville Millionaires stormed back from 3-0 down to tie it up at 3-3 in the 3rd period and force OT but they weren't able to get that extra point as they fell 4-3 to the Nipawin Hawks.

Tyler Kreklewich, Brennen Miller and Dalton Menke (who also chipped in with 2 assists) had their 3rd period goals for the Mils.

Eric Bolden had the OT Winner with only 7 seconds left in the extra period.

Logan Flodell made 30 saves for the Hawks for the win, while Josh Bykowski stopped 35 shots in a losing cause.

The Mils are now on their Christmas break and their next action will be on Thurs. Jan 1st when they host the Yorkton Terriers at 2:30PM. 
Mils Coaches Show/Post Game

Monday, 15 December 2014

Cassan & Canada West drop WJAC Opener to Denmark

Winnipeg Jets 1st-rounder Nikolaj Ehlers had 2 goals to lead Denmark to a 3-2 victory over Canada West in the opener for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

Mikkel Aagaard had the other goal for the Danes, while a pair of Penticton Vees Gabe Bast and Tyson Jost had the markers for Canada West.

Canada West will play their final pool play game tomorrow night (Tues) when they take on Russia at 7:30PM

Trent Cassan Comments on Tourney Opener

First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:
First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:
First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:

Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 15th Edition

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Muirhead wins first ever Canadian Open Women's Title

 (Photo: Anil Mungal)

After an opening end blank, Eve Muirhead made an outstanding come around with her last in the opening end forcing Rachel Homan into a soft weight hit for her one, but she wrecked on the front allowing Muirhead to steal 2 in the 2nd end and take a 2-0 lead early on.

In the 3rd, it looked like a whole lot of trouble for the Homan rink but Eve Muirhead trying to get around the abundance of rocks in front wrecked, that allowed Homan to play a raise of her own onto Muirheads in the 4 foot and it was successful to cut the lead in half to 2-1.

Just before the 4th end break, Muirhead would add to her lead as she would make her easy hit for one to take a 3-1 lead. Homan would once again be able to cut into the Scottish teams lead in 5th as facing a couple her draw would grab a piece of the button to make it a 3-2 Muirhead advantage.

Muirhead would be forced to take a single point in the 6th end after her blank attempt was unsuccessful and she would regain her 2 point lead at 4-2. In an end controlled by the Muirhead rink, Homan was forced into a hit for her single point and she made no mistake, to cut to within one at 4-3 without hammer heading into the 8th end.

In the 8th end, it would be an open draw for the Scotland native Muirhead, and like she was all week right on mark to push her to the 5-3 victory.

Muirhead Post Game