Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Millionaires' fall in overtime in SJHL Showcase finale on Tuesday



The Melville Millionaires' dropped their 2022 SJHL Showcase finale on Tuesday, 5-4 in overtime to the Flin Flon Bombers. 

Jaxon Martens scored the OT winner just 50 seconds into the extra period, while Cole Duperrault (2), Jeremi Tremblay, and former Yorkton Mauler Dryden Jeannot also scored for Flin Flon. 

Payton Kostyshyn, Zach Cain and Ayden Lamarre chipped in with 1G 1A each to lead the Mils offensively, while also chipping with a marker was forward Brayden Fryfogle. 

The Moneymen's record now sits at 2-2-1-0 on the season, and they'll return to action on Saturday night visiting the Weyburn Red Wings. 

Other Tuesday showcase results: 

Melfort Mustangs 4 vs. Notre Dame Hounds 0 

Weyburn Red Wings 0 vs. Battlefords North Stars 8

Estevan Bruins 4 vs. Humboldt Broncos 5

Showcase Recap with Millionaires' HC/GM Mike Rooney

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Millionaires victorious; Terriers' fall on Day 2 of the SJHL Showcase in Warman



The Melville Millionaires got two goals from 17 year old Carter McKay as they won their 2nd straight beating the Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 at the Legends Center in Warman. 

Zach Cain and Cole Larocque also scored for the Mils while Noah Wills had 3 assists to pull into the league-lead in points with 10 on the season. 

Nolan Dawson replied with all three goals for the Hounds in the loss. 

Millionaires' netminder Kelton Pyne made 37 saves on 40 shots in the victory. 

The Moneymen wrap up their games at the SJHL Showcase at 1:30PM this afternoon (Tues) against the Flin Flon Bombers. 


The Yorkton Terriers' suffered their first loss of the 2022/23 season on Monday afternoon, falling 2-1 to the Kindersley Klippers. 

Klipper captain Brayden Koch scored the game winner with 4:23 remaining in regulation, while Cash Arntsen also scored for the Kindersley who earned their first win of the campaign. 

Karsten Kruska replied with the lone marker for Yorkton, who got a 33 save performance from goalie Tommy Bouchard in his Terrier debut. 

The Terriers' return to action on Fri. Oct 7th in Melville against the Millionaires.  

Other Monday results: 

                                              La Ronge Ice Wolves 3 Humboldt Broncos 10 

                                                  Flin Flon Bombers 4 Weyburn Red Wings 1

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Allen’s shutout leads Terriers to win over Hawks on Sunday

 The Yorkton Terriers earned their 4th straight win to start the season after 3-0 win over the Nipawin Hawks on Sunday Night. 

The Terriers' got the only goal of the first frame as Cale Strasky's shot provided a big rebound in front and Greg Nelson tapped it home for his 2nd of the season to make it 1-0 Yorkton through 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd period, Dalton Mayes added some insurance with 3:42 remaining as his seeing-eye wrister beat Reid Lalonde over the left shoulder for his 1st SJHL goal to make it 2-0 before goaltender Caleb Allen was credited with the third Terrier goal of the game after the Hawks shot it into their empty net to wrap up the scoring. 

Allen, the Lone Tree, Colorado product also made 41 stops for his 1st career SJHL shutout while Hawks netminder Reid Lalonde made 38 saves on 40 shots in the loss.

The Terriers wrap up their SJHL Showcase on Monday afternoon at 1:30PM vs. Kindersley Klippers.

Other Sunday result:

La Ronge 4, Kindersley 1

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Millionaires' win; Stampeders' lose on Saturday Night


Noah Wills had 2G 1A and also along with Payton Kostyshyn scored in the shootout to lead the Melville Millionaires' to their first win of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Kindersley Klippers.

Louis-Frédéric Théberge also scored for Melville and added an assist as the Mils improved to 1-2 on the season.

Tylan Hilbig (2) and Spencer Paplawski replied for the Klippers.

Melville netminder Kelton Pyne made 32 saves on 35 shots to earn his 1st win of the season.
The Moneymen will have the day off on Sunday before they embark on the SJHL Showcase in Warman, where they kick things off on Monday at 4:30PM vs. Notre Dame Hounds

Other SJHL result:




Garrett Hrechka scored 1:22 into overtime to lead the Dauphin Kings to a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night over the Dauphin Kings.

Riley Borody and Mason Smith also scored for the Kings, while Callum Halls and Thomas Gazich replied for for the visiting Stampeders' who fell to 2-2-1 on the season.

Keaton Woolsey made 21 stops in the win for the Kings, while Loic Mainguy-Crepault made 34 saves in his MJHL debut for Swan Valley.

The Stampeders' return to action on the road on Friday visiting the Steinbach Pistons.

Other Saturday MJHL results:

Friday, 23 September 2022

Millionaires drop Friday road decision in North Battleford


The Melville Millionaires dropped their 2nd straight to start the season on Friday, falling 6-3 on the road to the undefeated Battlefords North Stars.

The Stars and Millionaires exchanged goals in the 1st and 2nd period respectively as Colby Bear opened the scoring in the first for Battlefords, while Zach Cain replied back in the final seconds of the 2nd period to even it 1-1 through 40 minutes.

Noah Wills gave the Mils their first lead of the night just 86 seconds into the 3rd as his wrister snuck past Josh Kotai for his 1st of the season. 

But the North Stars came back with four unanswered including two on the powerplay from Tynan Ewert and Keiton Klein to push their lead to three. 

Ashton Boschmann’s 1st SJHL goal pulled the Moneymen within two but Jake Southgate’s empty netter iced it home in the final minute. 

Josh Kotai made 26 saves on 29 shots in the North Stars crease for his 4th straight W, while Jared Thompson made 34 saves in the loss for Melville

Millionaires go right back at it, continuing their 4 game road trip in Kindersley on Saturday, while the North Stars return to action on Tuesday in Warman at the SJHL Showcase against the Weyburn Red Wings. 

Other Friday results: 







Kobe Grant made 40 saves for his 1st shutout of the season to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 3-0 win over the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena.

Jakob Jones, Myles Mason and Tyler Park scored for the Stampeders, who won their 2nd straight.

The two teams will meet once again on Saturday in Dauphin

Elsewhere in the MJHL,





Thursday, 22 September 2022

SJHL & Canterra Seeds team up for the "Canterra Seeds Cup"


When teams across the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) hit the ice this fall, they’ll all have one goal in mind – hoisting the newly-minted Canterra Seeds Cup in the spring.

“We couldn’t ask for a better fit than the name of a farmer-owned company with deep roots in our province on our championship cup,“ says Kyle McIntyre, Commissioner of the SJHL. “When Canterra Seeds reached out to us about sponsorship opportunities and I mentioned the naming rights had become available, they jumped on the opportunity immediately.”

For Canterra Seeds, partnering with the league as a major sponsor is another piece of the company’s commitment to supporting rural communities across Western Canada.

“It’s important to us, as a company, to see the resources we have available for sponsorships benefit rural communities – the communities we live and work in – as much as possible,” says David Hansen, President and CEO of Canterra Seeds.

“This opportunity to work with the SJHL and the twelve teams and towns from all corners of Saskatchewan, and to have them play for a championship cup with our name on it, is just really special,” he says.

In addition to the naming rights for the cup, fans will see Canterra Seeds sponsorships in all of the team arenas and at the bantam draft in June of next year.

The company and the league will also be working together over the next few months to design and produce a new cup to be handed to the top team in the league next spring.

“The league has been thinking about introducing a new cup design since last season and when we started talking with Canterra Seeds about the naming rights, it all just came together,“ says McIntyre. “Both of our organizations are really excited about collaborating on a new cup and seeing it raised for the first time.”

Rooted in the Prairies

The partnership with the SJHL is the latest of a number of rural-focused organizations Canterra Seeds has thrown their support behind, including 4-H Canada, Ag in the Classroom and the company’s own initiative, the Rooted in the Prairies Project.

“We celebrated our 25th anniversary last year and as part of that milestone launched our Rooted in the Prairies Project,” says Hansen.

In that first year, $25,000 was committed to 10 projects by the company’s seed grower shareholders and farmer customers, but with opportunities for nominees to match or amplify the investment, the total raised was over $161,000. Now in its second year, the project has doubled its investment and will be supporting seventeen worthy causes.

“After seeing the effect of last year’s project – the communities it touched and the people it helped – we knew we had to do it again.” says Hansen. “Like building a championship team in the SJHL, it’s all about teamwork. We are able to plant a seed – our investment – to help these projects, but then so many people come together and work so hard to turn that seed into a big win for everyone.”

(SJHL Press Release)