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





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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


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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


Thursday, 12 September 2019

Wednesday Night Local Hockey Recap

Schroder's OT winner leads Swan Valley to preseason victory over OCN


20 year old Des Moines, Iowa product Trevor Schroder scored the game winner 3:16 into overtime to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 2-1 preseason victory over the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday night.

Ethan Hersant also scored for the Stamps who got 25 stops from Carson Close in the win.

Wes Dobbin had the only marker for the hometown Blizzard.

The Stampeders will wrap up their exhibition schedule on Friday night when the two teams meet once again, this time at the Centennial Arena in Swan River with a puck drop of 7:30PM MB time

Other Wednesday MJHL result:

Winkler Flyers 4  Virden Oil Capitals 3


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Maulers' stay perfect in SMAAAHL preseason after home victory over Hounds

The Yorkton SeCon Maulers improved their preseason record to 3-0 after a 3-0 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds at the Farrell Agencies Arena last night (Wed).

Hunter Weber, Anthony Roebuck and Blake Duquette each had a goal and an assist to lead the way offensively while returning net-minder Kael DePape had to make only 13 stops for the shutout in the Mauler goal.

The Maulers will continue their preseason on Saturday afternoon in Wilcox at 2PM when they battle Hounds once again.

Melville's Sass traded to Kelowna (WHL)

Melville product Carson Sass is on the move in the Western Hockey League.

The Tri-City Americans dealt the 20 year old defenceman to the Kelowna Rockets in exchange for 2022 10th round draft pick.

Sass spent the past 3 seasons with the Red Deer Rebels before he was released by the Rebels and picked up by the Americans before the start of this year's training camp.

In 202 career WHL games he has notched 36 points (nine goals, twenty-seven assists) with 98 penalty minutes.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - Sept 10th




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Wolverines earn 4th preseason victory in Neepawa on Tuesday
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines improved their preseason record to 4-2 after a 5-3 road victory over the Neepawa Natives on Tuesday night.


Noah Westgate and Charlie Kashmark had 1G 2A for the Wolverines who got singles from Gerrick Ripley, Jaymes Knee and Ryley Cardinal.


The Wolverines will wrap up their preseason on Saturday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals.

Mils drop preseason finale in Dauphin on Monday

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires finished up their preseason schedule with a 2-2 record after dropping a 7-0 decision on Monday night to the MJHL's Dauphin Kings.

Carter Eha had 2 goals to lead the Kings who got singles from Cole DeKonick, Braeden Young, Nakodan Greyeyes, Leeam Tivers and Avery Smith.

Kings netminder Matthias Smith made 28 stops for the shutout.

The Mils split their netminder duties with Hunter Adams getting the start allowing 4 goals on 15 shots before being relieved for Kaleb McEachern who made 19 saves on 22 shots.

Melville will now shift their focus to their 2019/20 SJHL regular season opener on Friday night when they visit the Yorkton Terriers. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, "Sask Milk" pregame show starts at 7:20 with PXP getting underway at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Monday, 9 September 2019

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show - Sept 9th edition




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Terriers acquire D Granville from Battlefords

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have traded a 2020 4th round pick and a player development fee to the Battleford North Stars for D Ryan Granville.
 
Granville was a member of the 2018-19 SJHL champion North stars, where he posted 8 points in 32 games.
 
The Sherwood Park, AB native also played in 3 games during last year Anavet Cup.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Swan Valley & Melville make Weekend Trades

Millionaires acquire a pair 

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have picked up 18 year old F Jonathan Krahn from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (BCHL) and 19 year old D Dylan Wells from the AJHL's Olds Grizzlys, both in exchange for future considerations.

Wells who hails from St. Albert, AB had 3 goals and 9 assists for 12 points in 57 games split between the Grizzlys and Whitecourt Wolverines.

Meanwhile for Krahn (Chilliwack, BC) he played 50 games last season with the Silverbacks and had 4 goals, 4 assists for 8 points.


Stampeders acquire goalie from the East 

The Swan Valley Stampeders have acquired 2000-born goaltender Mikael Foucher from the CCHL's Brockville Braves for future considerations.

The St. Hubert, Quebec product played last season with the St. Louis Jr. Blues of the NA3HL where in 32 games, he had a 2.24GAA & 0.920 SV%.


Friday, 6 September 2019

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - September 6th edition



Wolverines; Stamps & Millionaires all earn Preseason victories on Thursday night

Wolverines 5, Terriers 1 The Waywayseecappo Wolverines scored 5 power play goals,  4 of them coming in the 3rd period en route to a 5-1 road victory over the Yorkton Terriers on Thursday night.

Charlie Kashmark led the way with a goal and 2 assists while Jack Kennedy, Matthew Swanson, Jaymes Knee and Anthony Bilka chipped in with singles.

Evan Sare scored the only marker for the hometown Terriers.

The Wolverines' next preseason game will be on Saturday night when they host the Virden Oil Capitals at the Wayway Arena Complex.


The Terriers' next action will be their home and season opener next Friday night when they host the Melville Millionaires. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show kicks off at 7:20 with the play by play starting at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.


Stampeders 5, Bombers 3 Josh Maucieri and Frazer Dodd each scored twice and added an assist to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to their 3rd straight preseason win after a 5-3 victory over the Flin Flon Bombers at the Centennial Arena.

Caleb Parkhouse scored the other for the Stampeders.

Mason Martin, Caleb Franklin and Donavon Houle replied for the Bombers.

The next exhibition matchup for the Stampeders will be next Wednesday night when they visit the OCN Blizzard.




Millionaires 5, Kings 2
The Melville Millionaires earned their 2nd victory of the preseason on Thursday after defeating the hometown Dauphin Kings 5-2.

The line of Luke Spadafora (1G 2A), Dylan Abbamont (1G 1A) and Luke Nkwama (1G 1A) combined for 7 points in the win.

Ryan Butler and Jaden Hewes also scored while returning netminder Berk Berkeliev made 39 saves to earn the victory.

The Mils will wrap up their preseason visiting the Kings once again on Monday night at Credit Union Place.


Thursday, 5 September 2019

Stampeders; Wolverines victorious in Sept. 4th Local SJHL/MJHL Preseason recap


Stampeders 6, Bombers 3
The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 2nd straight preseason win on Wednesday night after firing 6 2nd period goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Flin Flon Bombers.

Parker Johnson (2G 2A) and Trevor Schroder (2G 2A) led the way with 4 points each while Jamie Valentino and Frazer Dodd chipped in with singles.

Carson Close made 27 saves on 30 shots to earn the victory for Swan Valley who'll host the back half of the home and home series with the Bombers on Thursday with puck drop at 7:30PM MB time from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Neepawa 2, Waywayseecappo 3
Dylan Soosay scored twice to lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 3-2 home victory over the Neepawa Natives.

Xavier Halterman had the other marker for Wayway.


Terriers 3, Red Wings 6
The Yorkton Terriers dropped their first road preseason match-up on Wednesday after falling 6-3 to the Weyburn Red Wings.

Ryan Ries, Riley Egan and Chase Gallant scored for the Terriers while Kael DePape and Phillip Bond split the duties in goal.

The Terriers will go right back at it tonight (Thurs) when they host the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 7:30PM MB time from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Sept 4th edition



Swan Valley gets first win of Preseason after 3-2 victory over Dauphin on Tuesday

The Swan Valley Stampeders got their first victory over the MJHL preseason on Tuesday after a 3-2 victory over the visiting Dauphin Kings.

Trevor Schroder led the way for Swan with 2 goals while 20 year old Tommy Cardinal chipped in with the other.

Mitchell Joss and Avery Smith replied for the Kings.

The Stampeders will continue their exhibition schedule as they go right back at it tonight (Wed) when they visit the Flin Flon Bombers with a 7:30 face-off at the Whitney Forum.


Other Junior A Preseason results:

Virden Oil Capitals 3 @ Portage Terriers  4 SO

Flin Flon Bombers 3 @ OCN Blizzard 5

Humboldt Broncos 3 @ Kindersley Klippers 4
Melfort Mustangs 2 @ Nipawin Hawks 3 (OT)

Weyburn Red Wings 3 @ Estevan Bruins 1                    

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Monday, 2 September 2019

Sept 1st Local MJHL/SJHL Preseason Recap

Terriers 3, Millionaires 1


The Yorkton Terriers got some revenge from yesterday's loss on Monday afternoon when they defeated the Melville Millionaires 3-1 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

20 year old vet Chantz Petruc had a goal and an assist while newcomer & fellow 20 year old Jordan Guiney opened the scoring for the home-side while Chase Gallant had the winner in the 3rd frame.

Booker Chacalias chipped in with the lone goal for the visiting Moneymen.

The Terriers' next preseason action will be on Wednesday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings while the Mils will visit the Dauphin Kings on Thursday night

SCORING SUMMARY: 


1st: Yorkton- Jordan Guiney (99) from Chantz Petruic (99) and Tanner Sklaruk (01)    4:00

2nd: Melville- Booker Chacalias (99) from Brett Fogg (02) and Will Pond (01)     3:31
2nd: Yorkton- Chantz Petruic (99) from Carson Henry (01) and Tanner Sklaruk (01)  6:23  (PP)

3rd: Yorkton- Chase Gallant (01) from Riley Egan (00) and Gavin Ingram (01)    11:24

GOALTENDING: 

Yorkton: 

Cooper Kennedy (01)- 13 saves on 14 shots
Jacob Herman (02)- 13 saves on 13 shots

Melville: 

Hunter Adams (00)- 20 saves on 22 shots
Kaleb McEachern (01)- 14 saves on 15 shots

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Kings 3, Stampeders 2 (SO)
The Swan Valley Stampeders sent 58 shots on net but they only managed to beat the Dauphin Kings netminders twice as they fell in their preseason opener, 3-2 at Credit Union Place. 


Parker Johnson and Owen Harris scored for the Stamps while Drayden Kurbatoff and Owen Wareham replied for the home side.

Brayden Stevenson had the shootout winner for Dauphin


The two teams will meet in the back-end of their preseason home and home series tonight (Tues) in Swan River with puck drop at 7:30PM MB time.


Full Scoring Summary CLICK HERE


Wolverines 5, Blizzard 4
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines kicked off their preseason on a high note edging the visiting the OCN Blizzard 5-4 in the annual Rookie Game.


Andrew Boucher led the way for the Wolverines with 2G 1A while Tyson Smith, Matt McLeod and Beau Kennedy also hit the back of the net.


Mikey Baron, Riley Zimmeran, Ben Mitchell and Chris Mingus replied for the Blizzard.

The Wolverines' next preseason action will be tomorrow night (Wed) when they host the Neepawa Natives.

Full Scoring Summary CLICK HERE





Sunday, 1 September 2019

Millionaires 4 Terriers 3 in 2019/20 SJHL Preseason Opener

The Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers kicked off their 2019/20 preseason with the annual Rookie game on Sunday afternoon and it was the Moneymen that came out on top.

The Mils got the game winning game from Ethan Lang (02) with 53.6 seconds left to give them a 4-3 over the Terriers.

Melville products Colby Lubachowski & Payton Kostshyn and Davis Fry also scored for the Mils while Josh Groenwold, Kylen Taphorn and Prescott Senger replied for the Terriers.

You can expect a little more veteran line-up on Monday afternoon when the two teams wrap up their preseason home and home from the Farrell Agencies Arena. Puck drop will once again be at 2PM


SCORING SUMMARY: 


1st- Melville: Colby Lubachowski (02) from Nathan Flodell (03)  & Samuel McPeak (03)  11:01
1st- Yorkton: Prescott Senger (02) from Kirk Mullen (03) & Ryan McCleary  18:43

2nd- Melville: Davis Fry (03) from Dalton Garcia (01)  11:57

3rd- Yorkton: Josh Groenwold (02) from Kody Norberg (04) & Jackson Mark (03)    2:00
3rd- Yorkton: Kylen Taphorn (03) from Cole Youngman (02) & Park Jasper (03)    5:54  (PP)
3rd- Melville: Payton Kostyshyn (03)  Unassisted     12:17
3rd- Melville: Ethan Lang (02) from Nathan Flodell (03) Brenden Wade (01)     19:07

GOALTENDING:

Melville
#31 Ty Shumanski (04): 8 saves on 9 shots
#35 Kyle Groff (02): 9 saves on 11 shot

Yorkton 
#30 Jacob Herman (02): 28 saves on 29 shots
#29 Kael DePape (03): 22 saves on 25 shots


Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - August 28th edition




Swan Valley (MJHL) hires Karod as teams new Associate Coach




The Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) have hired Suneil Karod as the teams new Associate Coach.
Karod, a native of Nanaimo B.C., spent the past 10 seasons with the Victoria Cougars of the VIJHL, with the last 3 as Head Coach and GM.
During his time with the Cougars, Karod was part of five league championships, and 7 regular season titles.
He also spent time with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL as an assistant coach, where they went on to become National Champions in 2018.

The Stamps also announced that last year's Asst. Coach Ryan Bettesworth has stepped back from the coaching staff to focus on family and work commitments.
The Stampeders will hold their training camp this weekend and will kick off their 2019-2020 preseason, on September 2nd when they travel to Dauphin to take on the Kings.

Monday, 26 August 2019

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Aug 26th edition

Local Baseball Canada Championship Recap

Baseball Canada 13U Boys National Championships in Quebec
**9th place game**
Saskatchewan 8
  Alberta 2

**(Fort Qu'Appelle's Kellen Muirhead and Whitewood-born Karter Scott are members of Team Saskatchewan)

Results/Schedule: https://gc.com/t/spring-2019/a-saskatchewan-5cfaaa09cc6827002127189f/schedule/games

Ray Carter Cup 15U Boys National Baseball Championships in Oshawa, Ontario
**Semi-Finals**
Manitoba 1  Ontario 5
**Bronze Medal Game**
Manitoba 4 PEI 6
**(Strathclair's Connor Geekie was a member of Team Manitoba)

**7th place game
Saskatchewan 5  Alberta 4
**(Melville-born Chris Sastaunik and Brett Walchuk were members of the Saskatchewan coaching staff)

Results/Schedule at https://gc.com/tmt/summer-2019/15u-boys-ray-carter-cup-championship-5c9b12d652adea001f2a1503/schedule

Baseball Canada 16U Girls Invitational Championships in Bedford, Nova Scotia
**7th place game

Saskatchewan 6 Ontario 4
**(Moosomin products' Jaycene Willms and Ava Metzger are members of Team Saskatchewan)

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) complete a couple trades on Tuesday





The Swan Valley Stampeders shipped out 20 year old D Troy Quinn out west to the BCHL's Merritt Centennials in exchange for 19 year old D Mattias Dal Monte and futures.

Quinn, a Nepean ON product compiled 24 points in 40 games with the Stamps last season while also chipping in with 2 goals and 9 points in 17 playoff games. 

Meanwhile, the 6'3" 185 pound Dal Monte who hails from Nanaimo BC had 9 points in 40 games with the Centennials. 

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The Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) have traded 2001 born-forward Justin Svenson and future considerations to the Winnipeg Blues for 2000-born forward Cyle McNabb and 2001-born Defenseman Austin McIvor.

In 15 games last season with the Stamps, Svenson posted 6 goals and 5 assists for 11 points.

McNabb who spent time in the Western Hockey League last season with the Vancouver Giants, Saskatoon Blades and Kootenay Ice posted 10 points (7G, 3A) in 59 games.

McIvor, a native of Winnipeg MB spent last season with the Shawnigan Lake School prep, where he posted 6 points (2G,4A) in 34 games.


Caught up with Stamps Head Coach/GM Geoff Grimwood to chat about the trades/offseason

Monday, 19 August 2019

Stamps' Uryga commits York Lions (USports)

The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that forward Alex Uryga has committed to play with York University in Toronto, ON for the upcoming season.

The North Vancouver, B.C. native made stops with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL), North Van Wolf Pack (PIJHL), Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL), Polonia Bytom (Poland), and the Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) playing in 90 games, scoring 31 goals and adding 28 assists.

The Stampeders acquired the 6’2”, 200-pound forward from Olds on November 3, 2018 by former Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff, and would become a dominant player for the organization.

The 20-year-old Uryga dressed in 42 regular season games with the Stamps` scoring 15 goals and adding 19 assists. He would add another 17 points in 17 playoff games during the franchises best post season in history.

The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to provide a great platform that allows our players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.

We want to congratulate Alex Uryga on his recent commitment to York University.

(Stampeders Press Release)

Sobkow; Hyas baseball teams among 2019 Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame inductees

(Erna Sobkow, wife of the late Bill Sobkow accepting his 2019 Sask. Baseball Hall of Fame plaque)
**Photo from Brady Lang and Yorkton Cardinals twitter


The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2019 was officially inducted over the weekend in the Battlefords, with 12 players, 3 teams, one family and a city being honoured.

Among those inducted posthumously was Calder product Bill Sobkow.

Bill died suddenly in September of 2016.

Sobkow started in the game of baseball at a young age playing before in his later years getting into coaching which included stints with the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Cardinals, who he recreated in 2002 and brought them back to the then Western Major Baseball.

Bill was rewarded for his efforts being named the league's top coach and executive that same year.

Also inducted was the 1920's to 1930's baseball teams of Hyas, Saskatchewan.

Among the other inductees:

Don Anweiler (Saskatoon)

Gary Brotzel (Regina)

Sharon Clarke (Regina)

Bernie Eiswirth (Regina)

Elmer Franks (Weyburn)

Don McIntyre (Neilburg)

Ernie Moser (Mendham)

Dean Pylypow (North Battleford)

Lawrence Sloan (Glaslyn).


Posthumously inducted

Dwayne Andreen (Saskatoon)

We Reader (Lafleche)


In the team category

Mendham Monarchs (1961-93)

Mervin Juvenile Legionnaires (1948-52).

Friday, 16 August 2019

Yorkton SeCon Maulers (SMAAAHL) holding Fall camp this weekend

There's a new coach, new General Manager and new crop of players coming in when the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League's Yorkton SeCon Maulers hold their training camp this weekend at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Mauler General Manager Chad Korczak says they'll be bringing in a little bit of a smaller group of players for the camp.

"We will have around 65 guys in camp, and we went smaller just for the fact we aren't looking to fill the whole roster and it also makes it easier for evaluations and such."

Along with Korczak coming on board as the teams' GM, the club also announced this offseason that former Terrier coach Ed Zawatsky will return to the area to be the Head Coach.

"We're excited, he brings a lot of knowledge and for us its about advancing our guys to the next level whether its Junior or college or what ever route they wanna go and we feel that Eddy will give them the best chance to do that and the kids will learn a lot from him."


Mauler Fall Camp Schedule below:





Full chat with Maulers GM Chad Korczak below:

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) 2019 Annual General Meeting Recap



The SJHL’s Melville Millionaires held their 2019 Annual General Meeting in the Horizon Credit Union Center Boardroom last night (Thurs).

The Mils missed the playoffs during the 2018/19 season, and that's something that according to team President Dwayne Kraft attributed to the club's loss financially.

"Not a very good year for us financially, we lost some money around 45-thousand dollars attributed to that is the decrease in attendance, some fundraising shortfalls and we had some financial obligations from our coaching change mid-season as well."

Kraft adds that it is disappointing with the loss of money any year, but thinks there is a few ways that can do to try to get that profit back.

"Definitely making playoffs is critical, it helps any team and just simply wins, we need to be putting a better product on the ice and that draws interest as well our improving the fundraising, our Ag project was great but we need to try and get more money fund raised."

A newly-structured 9 person board of directors was also introduced during the meeting that does away with the two-tier structure they had in previous.

Board includes:
Dwayne Kraft
Tammy Stevenson
Dawn Melnychuk
Bruce Graff
Richard "Bunker" Hill
Tara Badduke
Renee Waldbauer
Charlotte Poier

**One spot to be filled in the near future

Full chat with Mils President Dwayne Kraft





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Mils named new Asst. Coach; Waldbauer adds Asst. GM to his title


The Mils also announced some additions to their hockey operations staff.

They named 26 year old Philip Fife as an Assistant Coach.

Fife, a Oromocto NB product just completed his USports career with the University of Waterloo previous to that he spent 4 years in the Maritime Junior Hockey League.

This will be his first gig behind the coach.

Meanwhile the Mils also announced that Melville product Jarett Waldbauer will add Assistant General Manager to his title to go along with remaining as of the club's Assistant Coaches.

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Stampeders acquire D Saether from Powell River (BCHL)


The MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders have swung a deal with the Powell River Kings (BCHL) to add some size to their back-end.

The Stamps have acquire 6'3". 185 pound Brenden Saether in exchange for future considerations.

The 19 year old product of Abbotsford, BC had 3 points in 43 games with the Kings this past season..

Elite Prospects
 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 BCMML Flyers 1U16 Cup- - -- -|      
 
  Abbotsford Hawks Bantam A1PCBHL48 2 911 64|      
 
 2015-2016 Yale Hockey Academy Elite 15sCSSHL E1534 2 68 32|Playoffs3 0 00
  Yale Hockey Academy PrepCSSHL2 0 00 0|      
 
 2016-2017 Mission City OutlawsPIJHL44 1 78 64|Playoffs5 0 11
 2017-2018 Mission City OutlawsPIJHL42 4 59 48|      
 
  Surrey EaglesBCHL14 0 00 8|Playoffs13 0 00
 2018-2019 Powell River KingsBCHL43 0 33 22|Playoffs2 0 00

Monday, 12 August 2019

Waywayseecappo Wolverines (MJHL) hires Rakochy as new Goalie Coach

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are proud to announce the hiring of Zach Rakochy as the teams’ Goaltending Coach.

A veteran of 197 games at the Junior ‘A’ level, the Canora, Saskatchewan native split his junior career between the Melville Millionaires in the SJHL and the Steinbach Pistons in Manitoba. Rakochy was a part of the 2012-13 Pistons roster who were able to capture a league championship in six games over the Dauphin Kings.


The 26-year-old former puck stopper is now a seed farmer by trade and also serves as an Assistant Coach with the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers. While it may seem like a lot on his plate, Rakochy is ready for the opportunity.


“It’s an honor to join the Wolverines,” Rakochy said of his role with the organization. “I’m really excited about his (Taylor Harnett) vision of the team and the program. What the team did last season, it made people rethink the Wolverines which was amazing to see. I’m just looking forward to being a part of it.”


A big part of what Rakochy brings to the table is his wealth of experience at the Junior ‘A’ level. Being able to relate to the Wolverines goaltending tandem is part of the key to success in the crease, and according to Rakochy, the mental aspect of the game is one of the biggest areas where he hopes to make an impact.


“Of course we work on technique and make sure everything is crisp, but a big thing is going out there with the goalies and talking about the position. I’ve been between the pipes and I know what they’re thinking and going through, hopefully, I can guide them and steer them in the right direction.”
While posting a solid goals-against average and save percentage is important to Rakochy, it’s not everything. The newest member of the Wolverines staff says having solid numbers is great, but in the end, it’s about the wins.


“Numbers are important, but the biggest thing is having more wins than losses. If I can have two goaltenders that have more wins than losses, then I’m doing my job at the end of the day. I’m just excited to put in the work. When I played in the MJHL, Wayway always had the best ice in the league so I’m looking forward to coming back,” Rakochy concluded.

Welcome to the Wolverines organization, Zach & family.

(Wolverines Press Release)

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Wolverines' swing deal with Olds (AJHL)
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have acquired 20 year old D Matt Kasowski from the AJHL's Olds Grizzlys.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound defenceman from St. Albert had 8 points in 27 games with Olds while serving as team captain during the 2018/19 season.


Monday, 22 July 2019

Local Recap from Baseball Sask Provincial Championships over weekend




There was a number of Baseball Sask Provincial Championships held this past weekend across the province.

11U AAA Tier 1 Championships in Regina
The Yorkton Core Real Estate Cardinals fell in the Semi-Finals to the Saskatoon Super A's, 15-9.

11U AA Tier 2-A Championships in Yorkton
The host Yorkton Cardinals dropped a 11-4 decision to the Sask Five Giants Sliders in the Semi-Finals.

The Sliders went on to a 9-5 victory over the White Butte Broncos Black in the Championship game.

11U AA Tier 5 Championships in Mossbank
The Churchbridge Hornets fell in the Championship final, 9-3 to the Carnduff Astros.

11U AA Tier 6 Championships in Langenburg
In the Gold Medal game, the host Langenburg Miners doubled up the Gull Lake Greyhounds 12-6.

15U AA Tier 2 Championships in Regina
The Parkland Expos fell in a Tie-breaker game, 9-4 to the Regina Pacers




 

Friday, 19 July 2019

Stamps' Besnilian commits to Weber State University

The Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that Jake Besnilian has committed to play ACHA Division ll hockey for Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, USA.


Besnilian, a solid two way forward, played a season and a half with the Stampeders from 2017 until 2019. The 5’9” 180 lbs Whittier, CA, USA native played in 92 games, collecting 9 goals and adding 20 assists during his time in the Swan River valley.


“I’m ready and excited to further my education and hockey career at a quality school,” said Besnilian. “I chose Weber State in Ogden, Utah because the school provides an excellent educational opportunity to pursue a career in business.”


The Stampeder organization continues to provide a very positive atmosphere in Swan River, one that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.


The entire Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate Jake on his recent commitment to play ACHA Division ll hockey with the Weber State Wildcats.

(Stamps Press Release)

Yorkton products Farrell & Leslie help Saskatchewan capture U16 Western Challenge




It was another successful Football Canada event for Team Saskatchewan.

Less than a week after capturing their 2nd straight Football Canada Cup, Saskatchewan won the Gold Medal at the Football Canada U16 Western Challenge in Kamloops, BC after a 21-7 victory over British Columbia

Yorkton products QB Jake Farrell and Wide Receiver Aidan Leslie were members of the winning Saskatchewan squad.

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

2019/20 Junior Hockey Broadcast Schedule on GX94



2019/20 GX94 Junior Hockey Broadcast Schedule

Fri. Sept 13th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Sept 17th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Estevan Bruins (6:50PM/7:00PM)

Fri. Sept 20th/19—Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM MB time)

Tues. Sept 24th/19- Melville Millionaires vs. Nipawin Hawks (6:50PM/7PM)  at SJHL Showcase in Warman

Mon. Sept 30th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders vs. Dauphin Kings at MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg (joined in progress at 6PM SK time)

Fri. Oct 4th/19— Neepawa Natives @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Oct 15th/19—Estevan Bruins @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Oct 22nd/19—Melfort Mustangs @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Oct 29th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)


Wed. Oct 30th/19—Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM MB time)

Tues. Nov 5th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Nov 6th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Melfort Mustangs (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Nov 12th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM

Wed. Nov 13th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Battlefords North Stars (7:20PM/7:30PM)


Fri. Nov 15th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Nov 20th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Thurs. Nov 21st/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Nov 27th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Neepawa Natives (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Nov 29th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Neepawa Natives (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Dec 3rd/19—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Thurs. Dec 5th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ La Ronge Ice Wolves in Pinehouse (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Dec 6th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Dec 10th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Wed. Dec 18th/19—OCN Blizzard @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Dec 20th/19- Weyburn Red Wings @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Mon. Dec 30th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Melville Millionaires (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Jan 1st/20—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (1:50PM/2:00PM)

Fri. Jan 3rd/20—Winkler Flyers @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Jan 7th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Thurs. Jan 9th/20—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Virden Oil Capitals (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Jan 14th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Jan 24th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Jan 26th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (5:50PM/6:00PM)

Fri. Feb 7th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Feb 9th/20—Selkirk Steelers @ Swan Valley Stampeders (No Pregame/ 6:00PM)

Fri. Feb 14th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Humboldt Broncos (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Feb 16th/20—Winnipeg Blues @ Swan Valley Stampeders (No Pregame /6:00PM)

Tues. Feb 18th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Wed. Feb 19th/20—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Feb 21st/20—Melville Millionaires @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Feb 23rd/20- Steinbach Pistons @ Swan Valley Stampeders (No Pregame/ 6PM)

Tues. Feb 25th/20—Melfort Mustangs @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Thurs. Feb 27th/20- Swan Valley Stampeders @ Virden Oil Capitals (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Feb 28th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. March 3rd/20—Melville Millionaires @ Humboldt Broncos (7:20PM/7:30PM)



Melville Millionaires (15)

Fri. Sept 13th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Sept 24th/19- Melville Millionaires vs. Nipawin Hawks (6:50PM/7PM)  at SJHL Showcase in Warman

Tues. Oct 29th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Wed. Nov 6th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Melfort Mustangs (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Nov 15th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Dec 3rd/19—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Dec 10th/19—Melville Millionaires @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Wed. Jan 1st/20—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (1:50PM/2:00PM)

Tues. Jan 7th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Jan 24th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Jan 26th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (5:50PM/6:00PM)

Fri. Feb 7th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Feb 21st/20—Melville Millionaires @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Feb 28th/20—Melville Millionaires @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. March 3rd/20—Melville Millionaires @ Humboldt Broncos (7:20PM/7:30PM)


Yorkton Terriers (15)

Tues. Sept 17th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Estevan Bruins (6:50PM/7:00PM)

Tues. Oct 15th/19—Estevan Bruins @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Oct 22nd/19—Melfort Mustangs @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Nov 5th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Nov 12th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Kindersley Klippers (7:20PM/7:30PM

Wed. Nov 13th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Battlefords North Stars (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Nov 20th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Thurs. Dec 5th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ La Ronge Ice Wolves in Pinehouse (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Dec 6th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Nipawin Hawks (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Dec 20th/19- Weyburn Red Wings @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Mon. Dec 30th/19—Yorkton Terriers @ Melville Millionaires (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Jan 14th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Weyburn Red Wings (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Feb 14th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Humboldt Broncos (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Tues. Feb 18th/20—Yorkton Terriers @ Notre Dame Hounds (7:50PM/8:00PM)

Tues. Feb 25th/20—Melfort Mustangs @ Yorkton Terriers (7:20PM/7:30PM)


Swan Valley Stampeders (15)

Fri. Sept 20th/19—Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM MB time)

Mon. Sept 30th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders vs. Dauphin Kings at MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg (joined in progress at 6PM MB time)

Fri. Oct 4th/19— Neepawa Natives @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)


Wed. Oct 30th/19—Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM MB time)

Thurs. Nov 21st/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Nov 27th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Neepawa Natives (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Nov 29th/19—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Neepawa Natives (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Wed. Dec 18th/19—OCN Blizzard @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Fri. Jan 3rd/20—Winkler Flyers @ Swan Valley Stampeders (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Thurs. Jan 9th/20—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Virden Oil Capitals (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Feb 9th/20—Selkirk Steelers @ Swan Valley Stampeders (5:50PM/6:00PM)

Sun. Feb 16th/20—Winnipeg Blues @ Swan Valley Stampeders (5:50PM/6:00PM)

Wed. Feb 19th/20—Swan Valley Stampeders @ Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7:20PM/7:30PM)

Sun. Feb 23rd/20- Steinbach Pistons @ Swan Valley Stampeders (No Pregame/ 6PM)

Thurs. Feb 27th/20- Swan Valley Stampeders @ Virden Oil Capitals (7:20PM/7:30PM)