Monday 19 February 2024

Millionaires' three game win streak snapped after road defeat in Weyburn on Family Day

The Melville Millionaires' had their 5 game point streak snapped after a 5-0 road defeat on Monday afternoon against the Weyburn Red Wings.

The Red Wings got off to a hot start as just 1:14 in as Blake Betson opens the scoring with his 9th of the season to make it 1-0 early on.

Weyburn continued their hot period with two more as Cade Meiklejohn and Jerome Maharaj (PP goal) added to the home teams lead to give them 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd the Red Wings tacked on more insurance as just 19 seconds into the period, Dallen Oxelgren walked across the Mils blueline and sniped home his 3rd of the season to make it 4-0 before Carter Briltz chipped in with another.

After a scoreless third, the Red Wings held on for their first win of the season over Melville.

Weyburn goaltender Dazza Mitchell made 36 saves to earn his 2nd shutout of the season, while Mils starter William Dyke was relieved early in second period after allowing 4 goals on 21 shots before Ethan Rau made 16 saves on 17 shots in relief.

The Millionaires' return to action on Friday night visiting the Melfort Mustangs, while the Red Wings' next game is on Saturday against Nipawin.

Full Recap HERE





Two Millionaires' rewarded SJHL Player of the Week honours (Feb 12th-18th)

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is out with its weekly Award winners, and two Melville Millionaires were rewarded.

Millionaire netminder William Dyke (pictured above) was rewarded both the MVP & Goaltender of the Week, while forward Luc Bydal was named SJHL Rookie of the Week.

Dyke won both of his starts this past week including a shutout on Wednesday night vs. Nipawin and had a dazzling 1.59GAA and 0.959 SV%.

Meanwhile Bydal, had 3 goals 2 assists for 5 points in the Moneymen's three wins and now sits 2nd among rookies in scoring in the SJHL.

Other award winners included: Canora's Clay Sleeva (Sask. Player of the Week), Flin Flon's Noah Houle (Defenceman of the Week) and Bomber forward Alexi Sylvestre (Forward of the Week).

Friday 16 February 2024

Feb. 16th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines moved into the 4th and final playoff spot in the MJHL's West division standings after a 4-2 decision over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday night. 

The Wolverines struck first just 4:33 into the 1st as Aiden Herring deflected home an Owen Wheatley point shot for his 6th of the season to make it 1-0.

It would stay like that until late in the third as after Stamps' F Will Brown was stopped on a breakaway, the loose puck came out to Riley Fequet and he beat a screened Jace Wareham over the right pad for his 8th to tie it up at 1-1 through 1 periods.

In the 2nd period, the Wolverines took over as they scored three times off the sticks of Sam McPeak, Jackson Foster and Aiden Moser to put them in front 4-1 after 40 minutes.

Matthew Munro got the Stampeders back within two just 4:41 into the 3rd period with a powerplay goal but that's as close as they would get. 

Wolverine netminder Jase Wareham earned his 9th win of the season making 23 saves on 25 shots, while Elias Giacarri-Dimitriou stops 25 of 29 in the loss. 

The Stampeders return to action on Saturday night hosting Dauphin while the Wolverines entertain the Neepawa Titans for a crucial battle on Monday afternoon.

Elsewhere in the MJHL:









Jadon Iyogun & Elliot Mikesch each scored twice while William Dyke made 21 saves to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 4-2 home ice victory over the La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Colby Ball also chipped in with 2 assists for the Mils, while Dylan Handel & Mason Bueckert replied with the goals for the visitors. 

The two teams will meet again on Saturday night in Melville starting at 7:00PM. 

Other games on Saturday:




Wednesday 14 February 2024

Dyke's 26 save shutout powers Millionaires to road victory over Nipawin

The Melville Millionaires earned their 22nd win of the year on Wednesday night after a 3-0 decision over the Nipawin Hawks. 

The Mils for the 18th time this season got the opening goal as after a scramble in front it would be Bradley Banach extending his point streak to 9 games, tapping home his 10th of the season to make 1-0 Moneymen just 6:55 into the 1st.

Caden Drury make it 2-0 less than three minutes later as he took a nice feed from Jadon Iyogun & tucked home his 13th of the campaign to give his team a two goal advantage through 20 minutes.

Shots 9-8 Nipawin after 1 period.

After a scoreless 2nd, the Millionaires notched the lone marker in the 3rd as Luc Bydal hit the empty net with 2:08 remaining to ice it. 

20 year old William Dyke turned aside all 26 shots he faced for his 2nd shutout of the season, while Hawks netminder Tyson Endal made 19 saves in the loss. 

The Moneymen return to action on Saturday hosting the La Ronge Ice Wolves for a start of a back to back while the Hawks host the Kindersley Klippers.

Elsewhere in the SJHL, 



Local Sports legend Gerry James has passed away at the age of 89



Legendary multisport star and local Sporting legend Gerry James has passed away at the age of 89.

James joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 1952 as the youngest CFL player at age 17.  During his eleven years with Winnipeg, James won four Grey Cups and was named the top Canadian twice

While on the ice, James also played five years of National Hockey League (NHL) hockey with the Toronto Maple Leafs, from 1955 to 1960. 

James also suited up for 4 seasons with the Yorkton Terriers of the then Saskatchewan Senior Hockey League before he coached SJHL's Yorkton Terriers, Melville Millionaires, Estevan Bruins and the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors in the 1970's and 80's.

James would go on to be inducted into the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1981, the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 1982, the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame in 1994, the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame in 1998,  the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2022. 

Feb. 13th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap



Quintin Unreiner netted the game winner just 51 seconds into overtime to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-3 comeback victory over the Estevan Bruins on Tuesday. 

Aiden Knutson, David Coyle and Jaron Desnoyers also scored for the Terriers who got 24 saves from Ethan Farrow in the victory. 

Ilya Chmelevski. Gabriel Fillion and Luke Rybinski replied for the Bruins. 

The two teams will meet again on Saturday night in Estevan. 

Other Result:

La Ronge 4, Notre Dame 5 (OT) 



The Waywayseecappo Wolverines continued to roll on Tuesday night capturing their 5th straight win after a 3-2 home victory over the visiting Dauphin Kings. 

Aiden Moser, Sean Williams and Jack Clarke scored for the Wolverines while Ben Roulette chipped in with 3 assists. 

Jase Wareham was outstanding in the Wolverines' net making 40 saves on 42 shots, while his counterpart Kings' G Cole Sheffield made 20 stops. 

Gabriel Bugeaud and Carter Zalischuk chipped in offensively for Dauphin. 

Elsewhere on Tuesday, 

Virden Oil Capitals 3  Selkirk Steelers 2 (OT)

Saturday 10 February 2024

Feb. 9th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


(📸 Danielle Gordon-Broome)


The Winnipeg Freeze used a 4 goal first period en route to a 6-3 doubling of the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday night on "Amara's Amigo's" Night. 

Declan Whiteman, Elliot Perrault, Nicholas Carlson, Noah Oughton, Nicholas Cullen and Gage Sutherland scored for the Freeze who got 34 saves from Nicholas Remple in the win. 

Aidan Taylor, Darius Makse and Darren Hunt replied for the Stamps. 

Swan Valley returns to action on Saturday night hosting the Winkler Flyers at the Centennial Arena starting at 7:00PM. 


Winkler Flyers 0 The Blizzard 2

Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3 Dauphin Kings 2 (SO)

Steinbach Pistons 6 Winnipeg Blues 2

Niverville Nighthawks 1 Virden Oil Capitals 7

Selkirk Steelers 3 Portage Terriers 4 (SO)



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William Dyke made 32 stops, while Jadon Iyogun & Caden Drury each scored as the Melville Millionaire snapped their 3 game losing skid with a 2-1 road win on Friday over the La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Cole Thomas scored the lone marker for the Ice Wolves, while Topher Chirico stopped 37 of 39 shots in the losing cause. 

The two clubs will face each other again on Saturday night starting at 7:30PM. 

Other Friday results: 

Flin Flon Bombers 4 Weyburn Red Wings 2

Nipawin Hawks 3 Kindersley Klippers 4

Humboldt Broncos 5 Melfort Mustangs 1

Battlefords North Stars 4 Notre Dame Hounds 1

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Feb. 7th SJHL Recap

The Yorkton Terriers got off to a slow start a couldn't recover on Wednesday night falling 6-2 on the road to the Kindersley Klippers.

For the 2nd straight game, the Terriers gave up the opening goal as 4:21 in, Austin Osiowy's point shot got deflected in front for his 5th of the season to make it 1-0 Kindersley early on.

Then just 2:27 later the Klippers made it 2-0 as Brock Mueller found a loose puck in front and beat a screened Ethan Farrow for his 7th of the campaign and that's where we sat through 1 period.

Shots through 20 minutes: 9-5 Kindersley.

The Klippers added to their lead with 7:17 left in the 2nd as Nathan Degraves fed Logan Linklater with a nice dish in front and he one-timed home his 13th of the season to make it a three goal game.

Yorkton got on the board though just 3:11 later as Dustin Renas sent a puck on net and it hit a couple Klipper defenders in front then over top the Kindersley goaltender and in for his 5th to cut the Terriers deficit to two. 

But the home-side responded again quickly with two more before the end of the 2nd as Tylin Hilbig and Zak Anderson pushed the Klippers lead to 5-1 after 40 minutes.

Shots 24-12 through 2 periods.

Jeff Hammond got the Terriers within three early in the 3rd finishing off a nice passing play from Anthony Domina to make it 5-2 but another response this time from Klips' F Alex Mack put the game out of reach for good.

Kindersley G John MacPherson won his 2nd straight start making 23 saves on 25 shots, while Ethan Farrow started for the Terriers and allowed 5 goals on 24 shots before being relieved by AP Luke McKechnie, who allowed one goal on 8 shots.

The Terriers' return to action on Saturday night hosting the Weyburn Red Wings, while the Klippers look for their third straight win on Friday at home vs. Nipawin.

Other Wednesday result: