Friday, 12 February 2016

Mils gain a point beating Yorkton in shootout; Stamps win big on home ice over Selkirk; Wayway falls on the road in Portage



The Melville Millionaires won the 8th meeting of the Highway 10 battle tonight (Fri) on home ice, 3-2 in the shootout over the Yorkton Terriers at the Horizon Credit Union Center. 

The Terriers would strike first at the 12:11 mark of the 1st as Brandon Sookro would bang home his team leading 23rd of the season to give them an early 1-0 lead. The Mils would even it up 4 minutes later as Keegan Milligan would take a nice cross ice feed and go top shelf on Jakob Severson for his 8th to tie things up at 1-1 after 20 minutes. 

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Mils would grab their first lead at 6:18 of the 3rd as Cole Filler would back home his 12th of the season to give the home team a 2-1 advantage. It would stay like that until 1:32 remaining as Terrier Co-Captain Corwin Stevely would sneak one through Brandon Wells to give the visitors the equalizer at 2-2. 

After overtime solved nothing, the two teams would head to the shootout where only 1 of the 6 combined shooters would score and that would be Cole Filler (pictured above) on a nice move to give the Mils their 15th win of the season a 3-2 decision. 

Brandon Wells got his 11th victory of the season for the Mils stopping 31 of 33 shots while Terrier net minder Jakob Severson made 24 saves in the loss. 

These two teams will go right back at it on Saturday afternoon at 2PM from the Farrell Agencies Arena. Pregame show 1:50 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94. 

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Meanwhile in the MJHL, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders exploded for 11 goals in a 11-0 rout over the Selkirk Steelers. 

Colton Brausen and Riley McKay each had Hat Tricks for the Stamps while Evan Last, Trevor Mann, Connor Navrot, Daylan Creasy and Jordie Valentino also scored for Swan. 

20 year old Zach Degraves made 27 saves in goal for Swan Valley to get the shutout. 

The Stamps next action will be on GX94 on Wednesday night when they host the Virden Oil Capitals. Pregame show gets going at 7:20, pxp at 7:30. 

Elsewhere on Friday, 

Brock Paddock and Tyler Ham score for the Wayway Wolverines but they fell on the road, 8-2 to the Portage Terriers. 

The Wolverines next action will be on Tuesday night when they host the Winkler Flyers at 7:30. 

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

Wolverines comeback falls short, lose 3-2 in Virden; Mils get point but fall in shootout to Flin Flon

The Wayway Wolverines got behind early and couldn't complete the comeback as they fell to Virden Oil Capitals 3-2 on Wednesday night from Tundra Oil and Gas Place.

The Oil Capitals would click first as Dylan Cusmano would snipe home his 5th of the season to give them an early 1-0 lead just 6:09 into the 1st. The score would stay like that until the 17:48 mark of the opening frame when Zach Whitecloud would take a nice feed from Cusmano & snipe home his 4th of the year as Virden took a 2-0 advantage into the 1st intermission. Shots after 1 were even at 12-12.

The only offence in the 2nd would come very quickly as Devan Schram would take a nice feed in front from Drake Bodie and snipe home his 16th of the season to give the Oil Caps a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots after 40 minutes were 27-17 Virden.

In the 3rd, you would expecting a tired and exhausted Wolverine bunch who played 2 players short to start with, then lost Cody Durdle to a fight and Dylan Tanner was injured in the 3rd but the Wolverines were not tired one bit. The Wolverines were the better team in the final frame and scored 2 goals late, a power play goal from Riley Shamray and then Landyn Cochrane would pull the Wolverines within one with a minute to go but that's as close as Wayway would get, losing 3-2 eventual to the Virden Oil Capitals.

Patrick Zubick got his 7th victory in goal stopping 29 of 31 shots for Virden while Troy Martyiuk was impressive keeping his Wolverine team in it but in a losing cause making 33 saves.

The Wolverines will look to rebound on Friday night when they visit the Portage Terriers at 7:30 while the Oil Caps next game is also on Friday night when they visit the Manitoba capital to battle the 5th place Winnipeg Blues.

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In the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,

The Melville Millionaires gave up a 4-2 3rd period lead as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to the Flin Flon Bombers on Wednesday night.

Dylan Ostertag led that 4 goal 2nd period offensively for the Mils with 2 goals while Dalton Menke and Liam Shaw had the other Mils' markers. Tyler Kreklewich who scored the only Mils goal in the shootout, chipped in with 3 assists in the loss.

Brandon Wells made his 2nd straight start and in the shootout loss made 33 saves on 37 shots.

The Mils with the point are now 9 points back of Yorkton for the final playoff spot and their next action will be on Friday night host those Terriers at the Horizon Credit Union Center. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.


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** In WHL action on Thursday,



The Prince Albert Raiders fell on the road in Western Hockey League to the Moose Jaw Warriors 4-2 but it was big night for a local product.

15 year old Yorkton native Carson Miller (pictured above) made his WHL debut for the Raiders after being selected by the team in the 1st round of last June's draft.

Miller along with fellow 1st rounder Cole Fonstad combined for the Raiders' first goal as Miller would go top shelf for his 1st WHL goal.

Miller in his rookie season with Yorkton Rawtech Maulers and has 15 goals & 28 points in 36 games this season.

Speaking of the Maulers (SMAAAHL), they lost their 3rd straight shootout decision on Wednesday, 4-3 to the visiting the Notre Dame Hounds. Maulers still sit in 2nd place in the overall standings, one point back of the first place Regina Pat Canadians.



Weekly Mils Coaches Show- Feb 10th Edition



Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Stamps drop OT decision on road in Dauphin; Wolverines & Terriers both win on home ice on Tuesday Night

The Swan Valley Stampeders got a point in their 5th meeting with Dauphin as they fell to the Kings on the road on Tuesday, 2-1 in Overtime.

After a scoreless 1st period, just 5:59 into the 2nd Kirklan Lycar would jump on a rebound and bang home his team leading 19th of the season to give the Kings a 1-0. Cody Ellingson would even things up at 1-1, with 7:22 to go in the middle frame as he would take a nice chip pass from Josh Tripp and go top shelf on Jarod Schamerhorn for his 11th of the year to knot it up at 1-1 after 40 mins.

After the 3rd period solved nothing, just 1:15 into the overtime, Brandon Young's long point would hit a Stampeder in front and get by Zach Degraves for his 5th of the season to give the Kings their 2nd win over the Stamps this season, a 2-1 overtime decision.

The pair of 20 year olds in goal played pretty solid in their respective nets as Jarod Schamerhorn would make 29 saves for his 9th victory of the season while Zach Degraves made 33 saves on 35 shots in a losing cause.

The Stamps with a point, are now 2 points up on the OCN Blizzard for 6th place in the MJHL standings with their next action being on Friday night when they host the Selkirk Steelers from the Centennial Arena in Swan River at 7:30.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Nathan Peabody would get his first goal as Wolverine just 2:09 into OT as Wayway held on for a 4-3 win over the Neepawa Natives.

Rhett Lough (1G 1A) and Johl Swedlo (1G 1A) led the way for the Wolverines while Brock Paddock had the other marker.

Troy Martyniuk stopped 43 shots in goal for Wayway to get the victory.

The Wolverines return to the ice on Wednesday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals. Pregame show 6:50, pxp at 7:00 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.


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In the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers snapped a mini 2 game slide as Jordan Ross got the GWG with just 1:35 left as they slipped by the Flin Flon Bombers 3-2 on Tuesday.

Jordan McCausland and Brandon Sookro also scored for the Terriers while Jakob Severson was outstanding making 37 saves for the win.

The Terriers now have 9 point cushion on Humboldt & 10 points ahead of the Melville Millionaires for the final playoff spot in the SJHL.

The Terriers will visit their Highway 10 rivals on Friday night, a game you'll hear on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.




Polonich to headline Yorkton Terriers Sportsman's Dinner set for this Saturday!





The Yorkton Terriers are hosting their Annual Sportsmen's Dinner on Saturday.

The dinner will take place at the Gallagher Centre Flexihall. Cocktails will begin at 5:00pm, the horse races begin a 6:15pm followed by dinner at 6:30pm and  the program to following dinner.

This year's guest speaker is former NHLer and former Yorkton Terrier head coach and general manager Dennis Polonich (pictured above)

Also joining us for the evening is comedian Ken Hicks and the Master of Ceremonies is former Yorkton Terrier Trevor Secundiak.

Tickets are $60 individually or $450 for a table of 8 and tickets can be purchased through Terrier office manager Sheri Woolridge at 306 783 4077 or by email at yorktonterriers@sasktel.net.


I had a chance to catch up with Terrier Alumni & Master of Ceremonies of the night Trevor Secundiak to preview the night.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Weekly Terriers Coaches Show- Feb 8th Edition


Saltcoats' Laycock & his Saskatoon foursome win 3rd straight Sasktel Tankard

 


The 3-peat was completed yesterday (Sun) for Steve Laycock & his Saskatoon foursome.

The Saltcoats' product and his rink won their 3rd straight Sasktel Tankard yesterday (Sun) slipping by fellow Saskatoon foursome Shawn Meachem 6-4 in the Championship final.

Team Laycock which includes third Kirk Muyres, second Colton Flasch and lead Dallan Muyres will now represent Saskatchewan at the 2016 Tim Hortons' Brier which goes March 5th-11th in Ottawa, Ontario.

The winning Skip Steve Laycock spoke with reporters after the game.




**Thanks again to John Fraser of CJWW Saskatoon for the photo and audio use.