Monday, 15 October 2018

Local Soccer/Cross Country Weekend Recap

Manitoba Provincial High School Rural Soccer Championships were held in Swan River

The 2018 Manitoba High School Provincial Rural Soccer Championships were held in Swan River over the weekend.

On the boys side, the Steinbach Regional Sabres captured the Gold Medal defeating the Garden Valley Zodiacs 2-1 in the Championship Game.
In the Bronze Medal game, the Morden Thunder blanked the Niverville Panthers 2-Nil

Meanwhile in the Girls Gold Medal game, Northlands Parkway Knighthawks defeated the Stonewall Rams 1-0

The Minnedosa Chancellors captured the Girls Bronze medal after defeating the Lorette Scorpions 3-2

Full Results at

Saskatchewan High School Cross Country Championships wrapped up in Delisle
The Saskatchewan High School Cross Country Championships took place this past Saturday in Delisle.

Top 10 finishes in the Midget boys category included a Bronze medal from Hudson Bay's Brendan Banks while Canora product Clay Sleeva finished in 6th, Yorkton's Justin Adam in 8th and Hudson Bailey of Canora finishing in 10th.

It was a Top 10 finish for Sarah Novakowski of the Yorkton Regional High School, as she finished in 7th place out of 102 runners in the Senior Girls category.

Meanwhile in the Junior Boys race, Yorkton Regional's Jesse Horsman finished in 10th place overall.

Full results at:

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Stampeders make couple trades & win on home ice on Sunday


It was eventful Sunday for the Swan Valley Stampeders. 

First the Stampeders completed a couple trades, including acquiring 20 year old F Bradly Goethals from the Selkirk Steelers in exchange for 19 year old F Noah Basarab, a 2019 6th round pick and future  considerations.

Goethals (pictured above) who hails from Île-des-Chênes, Manitoba had 16 goals, 17 assists for 33 points in 72 games recently with the Saskatoon Blades. 

Meanwhile, Basarab played in 142 career games with the Stampeders scoring 34 goals, 41 assists for 75 points including 12 points in 9 games this season. 

The Stamps made another trade acquiring 20 year old F Campbell Balk (West Olive, Michigan) from the Yarmouth Mariners (MaJHL) for future considerations. 

Balk had 2 goals 18 assists for 20 points for the Mariners last season. He also played one game with the North American Hockey League's Jamestown Rebels in 2018/19. 

Meanwhile on the ice, 

Newcomer Brad Goethals had one of the goals while Matt Osadick had the GWG to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to their 7th victory of the season as they defeated the visiting Steinbach Pistons 3-2 on Sunday night.

Brian Harris had the other goal for the Stamps while Michael Davis made 31 saves to earn the victory. 

The next game for the Stamps will be on Friday night when they visit the Selkirk Steelers before they visit the Winnipeg Blues on Saturday night.

Stamps Director of Player Personnel Darren Webster recaps two victories and talks about the two trades the teams made

Elsewhere in the MJHL, 

The Waywayseecappo earned 4 out of possible 6 points on their 3 game road trip after they fell 2-1 on Sunday to the Winnipeg Blues. 

The Wolverines beat Winkler and Selkirk on Friday and Saturday respectively. 

Issac Labelle made 27 saves in the loss while Drew Anderson chipped in with the lone goal. 

Jayson Szun and Kelton Sutherland had the markers for the Blues. 

The next action for the Wolverines will be on Wednesday night when they visit the Neepawa Natives at Yellowhead Center. Puck drop will be at 7:30PM MB time. 

Other results: 

Portage 8 Neepawa 2 

Friday, 12 October 2018

Oct 12th SJHL/MJHL Local Recap


The Melville Millionaires dropped a 5-3 road decision on Friday night against the Battlefords North Stars.

The North Stars would strike first just 6:52 into the hockey game when Matthias Urbanski would snap home his 7th of the season to make it 1-0. They would add to their lead on the power play as Cody Spagrud's point shot would beat a screened Berk Berkeliev for his 2nd of the year to give the home-side a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Shots were 19-9 after 1 period for Battlefords.

In the 2nd, the Mils would cut their deficit in half as Jacob Bourchier would finish off a nice tic-tac-toe passing play and beating Adam Dmyterko for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 2-1 game. But just over 8 minutes later, the North Stars would regain their two goal lead as Eli Loon-Stewardson would grab a loose puck and beat the Mils net minder for his 2nd to give Battlefords a 3-1 lead after 2 periods.

The North Stars continued to lead the shot clock at 32-14 after 40 minutes.

The Moneymen got off to a fast start in the 3rd and would tie it up with a couple goals just over 1 minute apart as Sam De Melo and Tyler Pryhitka would light the lamp to make it 3-3. But Regan Doig would get the eventual game winner just under 3 minutes to go, then Owen Lamb would ice it into the empty net to help the home side get the two points.

Adam Dmyterko stopped 21 shots to earn his 1st SJHL win while Berk Berkeliev made 42 saves in the losing cause.

The Mils will look to get back into the win column on Saturday night when they visit the Kindersley Klippers at the West Central Events Center.

Meanwhile in Kindersley,

Chantz Petruic netted the overtime winner as the Yorkton Terriers earned their 5th win of the season, a 3-2 decision over the Klippers.

Jared Legien and Colby Brandt also scored for Yorkton who got a 37 save performance from Ryan Ouelette in the victory.

The Terriers will wrap up their weekend road trip on Saturday visiting the Battlefords North Stars.

Other SJHL scores:

La Ronge 4 Weyburn 2

Notre Dame 5 Humboldt 1

Melfort 0 Nipawin 2



The Swan Valley Stampeders' earned their 6th win of the season on Friday night beating the Neepawa Natives 7-3 in Swan River.

Noah Basarab led the way for the Stamps with 2 goals while Matt Osadick, Kasyn Kruse, Josh Tripp, Justin Svenson and Tanner McKechinie had singles.

Jackson Hjelle made 30 saves to earn his 2nd win of the season.


The Wayway Wolverines improved their record to 6-2-1 on the season after a 3-1 victory on the road against the Winkler Flyers.

Issac Labelle made 35 shots to get the win for the Wolverines.

Wayway got singles from Xavier Halterman, Dylan Soosay, Riley Vautour and Jake Bestul.

The Wolverines will continue their weekend road trip on Saturday visiting Selkirk.

Other Friday MJHL scores:

Steinbach 4 OCN 1

Portage 7 Virden 5

Selkirk 4 Dauphin 3

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) announce Hockey Operations changes

The Melville Millionaires have announced organizational changes in their hockey operations department.
Assistant Coach Chris Beaudry has stepped back from the position for personal reasons.  He will remain with the club in an advisory role.
Kyle Adams will assume the role immediately beginning this coming weekend. 
 Adams, from Scarborough, ON joins the Mils with an extensive coaching background at the Jr A level including Head Coach/GM of the Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL as well as an Assistant Coach with the Chilliwack Chiefs of the BCHL and Woodstock Slammers of the MHL.
(Mils Press Release)

Melville Prairie Fire Season Preview with Head Coach Casey O'Brien

Melville Prairie Fire Home Opening Weekend:

Oct 13th- Saskatoon Stars @ Prairie Fire  4PM
Oct 14th - Saskatoon Stars @ Prairie Fire 1PM
(Both games at the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville)

Yorkton Raider Gridders Coaches Show - Oct 11th edition

In this weeks Yorkton Raider Gridders Coaches Show, Head Coach Roby Sharpe & Quarterback Jordin Rusnack stop by to recap their perfect regular season including their win on Tuesday over the Estevan Elecs.

Mils win; Wolverines lose in Wednesday's SJHL/MJHL Recap

20 year old Dayton Heino (pictured above) scored the OT winner on the powerplay, 2:36 into the extra period to lead the Melville Millionaires (2-7-1-1) to a 3-2 home ice win over the Weyburn Red Wings (5-2-1-0) on Wednesday.

Shane Sherban and Jaxon Tait also scored for the Mils while Berk Berkeliev made 22 saves to earn his 2nd win of the season.

Jacob Piller and Connor Pyne replied for the Red Wings.

The Mils will go for their 2nd win in a row tomorrow night (Fri) when they visit the Battlefords North Stars at the Civic Center. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, your "Sask Milk" pregame show begins at 7:20, pxp at starts at 7:30. (Don't forget you can listen live to the game online as well at
Elsewhere in the SJHL:

La Ronge Ice Wolves 2  Estevan Bruins 1

Flin Flon Bombers 2  Humboldt Broncos 3 SO


The Waywayseecappo Wolverines (5-2-1-0) dropped their 3rd straight game falling on home ice, 3-0 to the visiting Winnipeg Blues (5-3-0-0)

Sulivan Shortreed, Jayson Szun and Michael Ladyman scored for the Blues who got a 30 save shutout from Jeremy Link.

Issac Labelle made 26 saves on 28 shots in the losing cause.

The Wolverines will begin a 3 games in 3 night road trip on Friday night in Winkler against the Flyers before heading to Selkirk (Friday) and Winnipeg (Sunday) to finish off the roady.

Other MJHL results:

Portage Terriers 2  Steinbach Pistons 6
Dauphin Kings 3  Neepawa Natives 4