Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Yorkton Terriers 2019 AGM Recap

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers held their 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Gallagher Center on Monday night with just around 30 people in attendance.

The Terriers are coming off some pretty success on the ice by improving their win total by 18 victories and advancing to the SJHL's Final Four before falling to the eventual Canalta Cup champion Battlefords North Stars in the Semi-Finals.

But the success wasn't as good off of it as the team's financial report saw them with a loss of $54,792 from the 2018/19 season.

That total adds to their existing debt which now leaves them overall with a debt of around $90,000.

"It was disappointing as you said we had some great success on the ice, but we had some things not go our way this year specifically a major fundraiser that didn't quite the way we wanted it to go," Terriers Treasurer Corvyn Neufeld said in a interview after the meeting.

Another factor that Neufeld added was the sponsorship was little down from previous years.

"I know the numbers are lower than other years that was a difference, but still I feel like we are starting to head back to positive direction next year,  we've done a good job in rebuilding relationships in the city and our gate revenues were up a ton this year which is great."

Neufeld also added that in order to work off some debt simply they got to increase their revenue and he said they have some new ways they are working on to make that happen.

Also at last night 's meeting (Mon) , Alan Sharp announced that he has stepped down as team President as he will be relocating away from Yorkton.

A new President will be determined and announced in the near future.

Terriers 2019/20 Board of Directors:

Elected for 2 year terms ending in 2021

Darren Campbell
Chad Holinaty
Curtis Maleschuk
Thomas Mamela
Peter Franck

Directors on 2nd year of 2 year term ending in 2020

Pat Holtkamp
Blaine Buckle
Chris Kosteroski
Kurt Karcha
John Anderson (Governor)

Some Financial Report notes:
-Advertising went down from $217,250 to $178,800

- Gate receipt revenue rose from $35,544 to $153,419

- The club lost over $15,000 hosting the Montreal Canadiens alumni team


Terriers Treasurer Corvyn Neufeld spoke after Monday's meeting:

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Yorkton's Korczak selected in 2nd round of 2019 NHL Draft

(Getty images: Andre Ringeutte)

Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver has come and gone and for one local product a dream became a reality.

Yorkton's Kaedan Korczak didn't have to wait long to hear his name called on Day 2 when he was selected in the 2nd round, 41st overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.

In his 2nd season with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in 2018/19, Korczak compiled 4 goals, 29 assists for 33 points.

Friday, 21 June 2019

York Lake Golf & Country Club becomes 2nd 12-hole Golf Course to open in Saskatchewan

The newest 12-hole golf course in Saskatchewan officially held their Grand Opening today.

The York Lake Golf & Country Club becomes the 2nd 12-hole golf course in the province joining the Greenbrye in Saskatoon that opened up in 2012.

York Lake Vice President Rick Schrader says it was the right choice to go to 12 holes.

"Time frame wise and cost wise it's the most effective system being put in place right now and going forward."

A history of the Club shows it started out as a small sand 9-hole course in 1926 and grew into a grassy 18-hole course designed by world renown golf architect Les Furber.

Devastating floods in  2011 and 2014 destroyed the Back Nine compelling the Board and members to develop a plan to rebuild the golf course.

The club also introduced the new "Cornerstone Cafe" located in the clubhouse of the golf course.

On Saturday, the Country Club is offering a super special for golfers to try out the new 12 holes.
You can golf the 12-hole course for $12.00 a round or try your skills at Footgolf.

Chat with York Lake Vice-President Rick Schrader