Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Krahn leads Millionaires to home win over Notre Dame on Tuesday

MILLIONAIRES 3, HOUNDS 1 

Melville Millionaires' captain Jonathan Krahn scored twice including the game winner in the 2nd period to lead the Mils to a 3-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night. 

Zach Cain (1G 1A) and SJHL MVP of the Week Noah Wills (2A) also had 2 point nights. 

Jared Thompson made 23 saves on 24 shots in the victory. 

Johno Hoins replied with the only goal for the Hounds. 

The Millionaires return to the ice on Friday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Horizon Credit Union Center for a 7:00PM puck-drop.


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Post Game with Mils Head Coach and GM Mike Rooney 



Other Tuesday results: 

Nipawin 0, Estevan 6 

Humboldt 7, Kindersley 2  

Monday, 29 November 2021

Local Weekend Recap

 SJHL: 

The Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers had a pretty successful weekend on the ice. 

The Terriers got 4 out of a possible 4 points after a 6-2 win over La Ronge Ice Wolves on Friday, and a 1-0 shootout victory over the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night. 

The Terriers' will return to action on Friday night on GX94 when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. 

The Millionaires' fell 4-3 in overtime to Nipawin on Friday,  and then rebounded in Churchbridge on Saturday with a 5-2 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves to earn 3 out of a possible 4 weekend points. 

The Moneymen are back on home ice on Tuesday hosting the Notre Dame Hounds at 7:00PM. 


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MJHL: 

The Swan Valley Stampeders split their two games this past weekend with the Winkler Flyers.

The Stamps' fell 2-0 on Friday, before a 6-5 overtime on Saturday night at the Centennial Arena. 

It was also pretty cool for the Stampeders' to recognize former Stampeder Justin Falk, whose now the Head Coach and GM of the Flyers. 

Falk suited up as a 16 year old for the Stamps, then went on to play over 300 games in the National Hockey League. 

Swan has the week off before visiting the Winnipeg Freeze on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines snapped a 3 game losing streak on Sunday with a 10-6 win over the Winnipeg Freeze on a night they honored Shane Goodrunning. 

Goodrunning, died in April of 2020 at the age of 28. 

The Alberta product suited up in 140 career games with the Wolverines contributing 131 points. 

Waywayseecappo returns to action on Thursday when they entertain the Selkirk Steelers. 


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LOCAL FOOTBALL:

An exciting finish for the Saskatchewan Huskies Football team who came back to beat the Montreal Carabins 14-10 in Saturday's Uteck Bowl in Montreal. 

Local players on the Huskie squad include Esterhazy's Sam Baker, Langenburg's Noah Zerr, Melville's John Stoll, Ituna's Coy Clark, Carter McLean of Foam Lake, and Yorkton's Matthew Mandziuk & Jordin Rusnack.

The Huskies will play for a Vanier Cup this Saturday in Quebec, City when they battle the Western Mustangs starting at 2:00PM. 

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It was also a successful weekend for Melville Cobra linebacker Taylen Assman-Shewchuk. 

Assman-Shewchuk helped the Saskatchewan U15 squad capture the National Youth Alliance Pigskin tournament over a team from Kansas City on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The 14U selects also won Gold, while 13U's earned a Silver medal.  







Friday, 26 November 2021

Nov. 26th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap

 FLYERS 2,   STAMPEDERS 0

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2 game win streak snapped on Friday night after a 2-0 loss to the Winkler Flyers.

The game was scoreless until 3:51 left when Ryan Monias got a loose puck back-door and made no mistake for his 5th to make it 1-0, before Mike Svenson iced it into the empty-net with just over a minute to go.

Malachi Klassend made 23 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season for Winkler, while Stamps' G Kobe  Grant was solid in loss making 39 stops.

The two teams will once again meet on Saturday night in Swan River starting at 7:00PM


Other results:

OCN 3, Winnipeg Blues 2

Dauphin 5, Portage 2

Steinbach 4, Neepawa 3

Waywayseecappo 6, Winnipeg Freeze 7

Selkirk 8, Virden 5

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SJHL


TERRIERS 6,  ICE WOLVES 2

Clay Sleeva had 2G 1A to lead the Yorkton Terriers back into the win column after a 5-2 win over the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Erik Boers, Kishaun Gervais, Colby Vranai and Tanner Sklaruk also scored, while Bradley Mistol made 20 stops in the win.

Gavin Mattey had both goals for the Ice Wolves. 

The Terriers' return to action on Saturday hosting the Nipawin Hawks.

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HAWKS 4,
MILLIONAIRES 3 (OT)
 

The Melville Millionaires' dropped their 7th overtime game of the season on Friday, falling 4-3 to the Nipawin Hawks.

Alex Johnson scored the game winner in overtime for the Hawks who got singles from Christian Albertson, Zander Stewart and Jake Smith.

Noah Wills (1G 1A) and Louis-Frederic Theberge (2A)  led the Mils with two points each, while Nicolas Samson and Jonathan Krahn also scored.

The Mills return to action on Saturday night in Churchbridge at 7:30PM when they battle the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Kaminski Arena.


other SJHL results: 


Estevan 1, Battlefords 2 


Melfort 2, Weyburn 3 (SO)




Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Millionaires' earn road shootout win in Melfort on Wednesday




MILLIONAIRES 3,
MUSTANGS 2 (SO)

The Melville Millionaires earned win number 5 on the season on Wednesday night beating the Melfort Mustangs 3-2 in the shootout at the Northern Lights Palace.

The Millionaires came out with a solid first period and would be rewarded for their efforts as Zach Cain worked his way into the Mustangs' zone and his shot brought out a big rebound where Noah Wills (pictured above)  capitalized on it with his 4th of the season to make it 1-0 Melville after 1 period.

The home-side got the equalizer just 5:43 into the 2nd as off a offensive zone draw, Marco Lopez grabbed it and snapped it over the right-pad of Jared Thompson for his 8th to make it 1-1.

Melfort grabbed their first lead of the night late in the 2nd with just 88 seconds to go as Trenton Curtis caught the Mills on a sloppy change and went in alone and beat Thompson to make it 2-1 after 40 minutes. 

Nicolas Samson tied things up for the Mills, 4:43 into the 3rd as he walked in and went top-shelf on James Venne to pull his team back even after regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, Noah Wills' scored the only goal of the shootout while Jared Thompson stopped all three Mustang shooters.

Speaking of Thompson, he made 31 saves on 33 shots to earn his 3rd win of the season, while Mustangs' G James Venne turned aside 32 shots in the shootout loss.

The Millionaires will return to action on Friday night when they host the Nipawin Hawks at 7:00PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Terriers' fall on road in divisional showdown in Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 3rd straight against Estevan this season, falling 6-1 to the Bruins at Affinity Place on Tuesday night.

The Terriers got off to a very quick start in Estevan scoring just 35 seconds in as Parker Jasper's long point-shot provided a big rebound in front as Karsten Kruska was in the right spot to back-hand it home for his 6th of the season to make it 1-0 Yorkton early.

It would stay like that until 18:24 mark of the 1st when Caelan Fitzpatrick capitalized on a rebound in front himself and beat Kael DePape for his 13th of the campaign to even the score heading into the 1st intermission.

The Bruins got off to a quick start in the 2nd period as they would score 2 goals in the opening 2:30 as Nolan Jones' side angle shot beat a screened DePape for his 2nd of the season to make it 2-1, and then 45 seconds later, Mark Rumsey scored his league leading 19th to give the home team a two goal lead.

Caelan Fitzpatrick added his 2nd of the night half-way through the 2nd period on the powerplay to push their lead to three after 2 periods.

In the 3rd period, the Bruins' offence continued as Brandon Ambrozik and Kade Runke added a couple more to increase their margin.

Bruins' G Boston Bilous made 30 saves on 31 shots to earn his 13th win of the season, while Kael DePape turned aside 32 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers' return to the ice for a couple home games this weekend, against the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Friday and then they'll welcome the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night. 

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Other SJHL result:

Nipawin Hawks 1, Flin Flon Bombers 5


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Terriers' acquire F Nelson from Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
 

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have acquired a forward from the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The Terriers picked up 19 year old F Greg Nelson of the AJHL's Whitecourt Wolverines in exchange for a player development fee.

The 6-foot, 182 pounder from Veteran, Alberta had 6 assists and 50 penalty minutes in 24 games split between the Wolverines and Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) this season.

He spent the previous 2 seasons with the Olds Grizzlys.

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MJHL Showcase in Portage La Prairie

Swan Valley 4, Selkirk Steelers 2

The Swan Valley Stampeders completed a sweep of their two games at the MJHL Showcase by holding on for a 4-2 win over the Selkirk Steelers. 


Jacob Paler-Chow, Quinn Mulder, Carter Cockburn and Brad Fortin scored for the Stamps while it was a 31 save performance from Kobe Grant in the win.

Ryan Ostermann and Keagan Abbott replied for the Steelers. 

The Stampeders return to action on Friday night for the start of two home games against the Winkler Flyers. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show at 6:50PM, and the play by play gets underway at 7:00PM


Other Tuesday MJHL results:

Winnipeg Freeze 4, OCN Blizzard 2

Dauphin Kings 6, Steinbach Pistons 2

Winnipeg Blues 4, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3
(Wolverines return to action in Portage on Wednesday at 7:30PM against the Steinbach Pistons)

Esterhazy's Baker and the Saskatchewan Huskies prepare for this weekend's Uteck Bowl in Montreal

 


(Photo courtesy of Sask. Huskies) 


The Saskatchewan Huskies earned the berth into the U-Sports football National Semi-Final, after a 45-17 win over the Manitoba Bisons in this past Saturday's 84th Hardy Cup. 

"It feels pretty good, this one might mean a little more special for me since back in 2018 when we won the Hardy, I was injured and wasn't able to play, so being more involved this year has made it extra special, but we know as a group that we haven't won the ultimate prize we want quite yet," said fourth year receiver and Esterhazy product Sam Baker. 

The Huskies are getting prepared to head to Montreal this week as they prepare for this weekend's Uteck Bowl National Semi-Final against the Montreal Carabins.  

"We know Montreal will be a challenge, but for us it's just worrying about our own game, if we play like we can and execute like we know we can that'll put us in the best chance to be successful on Saturday."

 

Baker, whose in his 4th year with the Huskies being named a Canada West All-Star, as he's hauled in 41 passes for 556 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2021, and he gave a message to other 9- a side players looking to advance their football careers. 

"Just keep working hard, it seems more and more that guys from the 9-man game are excelling at the next level, because it doesn't matter where you played or what game you came from, the teams will find you." 


The Huskies take on the Carabins' in the Uteck Bowl this Saturday (Nov. 27th) at 2:00PM Saskatchewan time. 


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Locals on Huskies roster:

Sam Baker (Esterhazy) 

Noah Zerr (Langenburg)

Carter McLean (Foam Lake) 

Matthew Mandziuk (Yorkton) 

Jordin Rusnack (Yorkton) 

John Stoll (Melville) 

Cauy Clark (Ituna) 


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Chat with Sam Baker below: 

Monday, 22 November 2021

Mils drop OT decision to the Hounds in Midale

 MILLIONAIRES 3, HOUNDS 4 (OT)

The Melville Millionaires lost their 6th overtime game of the season on Monday night, 4-3 to the Notre Dame Hounds in Midale. 

The Hounds got on the board first just over 4 minutes in, when Antonie Saint-Onge pounced on a rebound for his 1st as a Hound to make it 1-0.

Then just over 6 minutes later, Kevin Anderson walked in and went top-shelf on Alexis Giroux for his 11th of the season to give the home-side an early 2 goal lead. 

But late in the 1st, the Mills cut their deficit in half as Ryland Maier sent it on net and it went off a leg and in for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 2-1 ND after 20 minutes.

The Moneymen got off a quick start in the 2nd as just 37 seconds in, Jake Spak banged him his fourth to tie it up before Zach Cain finished off a nice passing play for his 8th to give the Mills their first lead.

But just 73 seconds later, Kevin Anderson got the equalizer for his 2nd of the night to make it a 3-3 game through 2 periods. 

After a scoreless third, it would be the Hounds getting the OT winner as Oliver Bend finished off a nice drive play to give his team the extra point.

Ryley Osland made 34 saves for the Hounds in the win while Mils' G Alexis Giroux turned aside 31 Hound shots in the losing cause. 

The Mills' return to action on Wednesday night when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. GX94 will broadcast the game with "Melville Chevrolet" Millionaires hockey, pregame starts at 7:20 and the play by play kicks of at 7:30PM from the Northern Lights Palace.

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MJHL:


Callum Fortin scored twice as the Swan Valley Stampeders snapped a 4 game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winkler Flyers on Day 1 of the MJHL Showcase in Portage la Prairie. 

Jacob Paler-Chow and Quinn Mulder also scored for the Stamps who got a 26 save performance from Kobe Grant in the win.

Gavin Waltz replied with the only goal for the Flyers. 

The Stamps' wrap up their showcase event on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30PM against the Selkirk Steelers. 


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Other MJHL results: 


Winnipeg Freeze 1, Neepawa Titans 8 

OCN Blizzard 0, Portage Terriers 3

Virden Oil Capitals 6, Selkirk Steelers 4