Wednesday 31 October 2012

Stampeders rebound to down OCN 6-3

Despite having their 6 game winning streak one night ago, the Swan Valley Stampeders  rebounded by doubling up the OCN Blizzard 6-3. Landon Peel led the way with 2 goals, while Dylan Reimer, Colin Baudry, Dylan Favell and Mitchell Eiseberg replied with the other Stampeders goals. Veteran forward Kyle Smart chipped in with 2 assists. Landon Noel was back between the pipes for the Stamps and he also rebound coming off his worst outing a night ago in Waywayseecappo, by stopping 34 of 37 shots to improve his record to 6-1 on the season since being acquired. The Stampeders were an unbelievable 4-5 on the powerplay in the victory. The Stamps will return to action on Friday when they host the Neepawa Natives.

Melville Millionaires Coaches with Jamie Fiesel- Halloween (Oct 31st) Edition

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Tuesday night Recap

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines (7-8-2) won a goalfest in WayWay as they snapped the Swan Valley Stampeders' (8-5-1) 6 game winning streak with 7-5 victory. Drake Bodie led the way for the Wolverines with a goal and 3 helpers while Russell Turner chipped in with 2 goals and 1 assist. Brenden Luchinski had 2 , and Brett Lafond & Curtis Veitch had the other goals. Riley Hiebert, Landon Peel, Sam Briscoe , Colton Magwood and Justin Valentino had the goals for the Stamps. Cory Simons stopped 34 of 39 shots for the win, while Landon Noel lost for the first time stopping 24 out of 30

The Wolverines return to action on Sunday in Winnipeg, while the Stamps will visit The Pas to battle the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday.
While in the SJHL, the Melville Millionaires (13-2-0-1) overcame a 3-0 deficit and beat the visiting Melfort Mustangs 4-3 for their 7th consecutive victory. Sean Aschim led the way with 3 goals and 1 assist while linemate Lucas Froesegot the other goal. Troy Trombley got the start and was victorious with 27 saves. The Mils return to action Sunday when they host Humboldt.
In Yorkton, Jeremy Johnson, Patrick Martens and Tyler Giebel all scored for the Yorkton Terriers (10-4-0-1) but it wasn't enough as they fell 5-3 to visiting Estevan Bruins. Kale Thomson stopped 21 of 26 for the loss.

The Terriers will begin a lengthy roadtrip starting Friday and Saturday in Kindersley then a matinee in Battlefords on Sunday on GX94.

4 Local Players headed to Under 16 Western Canadian Challenge Cup this Weeked!

These 4 local players who were born in 1997 will be competing at the 2012 Western Canadian Under 16 Challenge Cup hockey tournament this Thursday to Sunday in Calgary, Alberta as a member of Team Saskatchewan. The tournament comprises of the best 1997 born hockey players in Western Canada

Goalie: Matt Kustra- Yorkton (Notre Dame Midget AAA Hounds)
Defenseman: Ethan Bear- Ochapowace (Yorkton Harvest)
Forwards: Rykr Cole- Moosomin (Moose Jaw Generals)
                 Drew Litwin- Wynyard (Tisdale Trojans)

Team Saskatchewan will open on Thursday against Team Manitoba at 3:30, against Team BC 11:30 on Friday , and then take on Team Alberta at 11:30 on Saturday. The Medal games will go on Sunday, with the Bronze going at 9:30 and the Gold medal game at 1:00

Yorkton product Matt Kustra

Way Way Wolverines Coaches Show with Barry Butler- Oct 30th Edition

Mcnulty receives SJHL Canalta Player of the Week honours.

1992 F Ian McNulty (Airdrie AB) rattled off two goals and five assists in three games played last week, all Millionaire victories. McNulty had a goal and an assist in a 3-0 home ice win over Weyburn last Wednesday. He followed it up two nights later with a goal and three helpers in a blowout decision over Kindersley. He ended the week with one assist against Melfort in a shootout victory on Saturday. For the season, McNulty now boasts 7-goals and 17-assists in 15-games, good enough to lead the league in scoring.

Monday 29 October 2012

Zubko Joins Byczynski Brothers In Louisiana

The Byczynski brothers aren't the only familiar faces suiting up for the Louisiana Ice Gators of the Southern Professional Hockey League this season.

Kirk and Clark will also be joined by former Terrier captain Cody Zubko.

Zubko, 23, Kirk, 24, and Clark, 22, all spent significant time as Terriers, but all three were never teammates at the same time, aside from when Clark AP'd for a handful of games as a 17-year-old back in 2007-2008.

Kirk played three full seasons in Yorkton (2006-2009), a total of 151 regular season games, and finished his junior career on the Terriers' top defense pairing, alongside Greg Coburn in 2008-2009.

His younger brother Clark, played in 104 regular season games over two season (2008-2010), before being acquired by the MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders in a future considerations deal that saw Troy Smukowich come to Yorkton. In Swan, Clark was named MJHL Defenseman Of The Year in 2010-2011.

Zubko would be one of the all-time leaders in games played with the Terriers, suiting up for 192 regular season games over four full seasons (2006-2010). He captained the Terriers in his fourth and final season, to an unexpected Sherwood Conference Championship and league final appearance in 2009-2010, and led the team 28 points in 21 post season games.

Zubko (Preeceville/Stenen, SK) played part of one season with the Fayetteville FireAnts, also of the SPHL, and a season and a half with the U of R Cougars in the CIS prior to this season. Kirk played senior for his hometown Bredenbury Cougars between his junior career ending and now, while Clark, the youngest of the three, is the savvy vet for the Ice Gators, having suited up for them a year ago, and put up an impressive 15 points (1g-14a) in his rookie campaign.

When asked what it'll be like to have his big brother as his "rookie," Clark responded saying "What goes around... comes around!"

The Ice Gators are off to a great start to the 2012-2013 season. They beat the Huntsville Havoc 4-1 and 4-3 on opening weekend, October 26th and 27th, to get a 2-0 record out of the gates. Clark already has a goal and a +1 rating, Kirk has an assist, and is +3, while Cody got into a scrap and is +1.

The Gators play almost all their games on weekends, and hit the road for the first time this season on Friday and Saturday (Nov 2/3), to Mississippi and Pensacola.


Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show Oct 29th Edition

Terriers GM Don Chesney fills in for Trent Cassan on this weeks installment of the Terriers Coaches Show.

CJHL Rankings : Oct 29th/12

The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, October 29th:
1. (1) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. (2) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
3. (3) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
4. (7) Melville Millionaires (SJHL)5. (4) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
6. (5) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
7. (10) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
8. (6) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)9. (9) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
10. (12) Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
11. (13) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
12. (15) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
13. (14) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
14. (NR) Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)
15. (HM) Summerside Western Capitals (MHL)
16. (11) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
17. (19) St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)
18. (17) Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
19. (18) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
20. (NR) Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL)
Honourable Mention goes to the Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL), Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL), Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL), Nepean Raiders (CCHL), Yarmouth Jr. 'A' Mariners (MHL).


Sacred Heart Saints Senior Girls Soccer earns Provincial silver

Sacred Heart Saints of Yorkton girls soccer team lost 3-2 to a very tough Saskatoon team  in the Godl medal match at the  2A Provincial Soccer championships Saturday, In Saskatoon.The Victors Bishop John Mahoney Saints of Saskatoon - claimed their thirdstraight 2A girls soccer championship after sweeping aside Humboldt 5-0 and Notre Dame 5-2.Sacred Heart advanced to claim the silver medal on two shut out victories 5-0 over Regina Sheldon and 6-0 over Regina Miller.

While in Warman, Sacred heart 2A Boys team lost their opening match 1-0 to Regina s Miller and then defeatd Humboldt 3-2 before falling 4-0 to Moose Jaw CentralSaskatoon s Evan Hardy boys defeated Miller 3-1 to claim the 2A provincial championship.The weekend tournament completes the soccer season for the sacred Heart teams although some of the players will now go on to play competitive indoor soccer over the winter.

*Thanks to Jack Dawes for the updates

Saturday 27 October 2012

All Junior A teams record victories on Saturday night

The Yorkton Terriers (10-3-0-1) snapped their 2 game losing streak with 4-3 shootout win over the Nipawin Hawks. Jeremy Johnson led the way with 2 goals and an assist plus the shootout winner, while Kailum Gervais got the other. Kale Thomson stopped 20 shots for the victory.

Next action on Tuesday when they host Estevan.
The Melville Millionaires (12-2-0-1) won their 6 in a row and continued ther regulation unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 3-2 shootout win in Melfort. TJ Reeve got the shootout winner plus a goal in regulation while Christian Magnus got the other. Alex Wakaluk stopped 32 shots for the victory.

The Mils will host Melfort on Tuesday.
While the Swan Valley Stampeders (8-4-1) stayed red hot extending their win streak to 6 games moving into 2nd place in the Sherwood with a big 6-3 victory over the OCN Blizzard. Colin Baudry led the way with a goal and 3 assists while Captain Dylan Reimer had 2 and Riley Hiebert, Justin Valentino and Bryce Enns got the others. Landon Noel remains unbeaten his 5th win in a row in net stopping 31 saves.

The Stamps will look to make it 7 straight

Way way and Swan will meet Tuesday in Waywayseecappo
In Winkler, David Haaf got the OT winner as the Way Way Wolverines (6-8-2) beat the Winkler Flyers. JJ Cruikshank, Brett Lafond and Brendan Luchinski got the other Wolves goals.

Friday 26 October 2012

Swan Valley Stamps make it 5 straight victories in Virden

The Swan Valley Stampeders (7-4-1) continued their winning ways and made it 5 straight wins as they defeated the hometown Virden Oil Capitals 4-3 at Tundra Oil and Gas Place in Virden.

As the game started off a little slowish, both teams would trade very good chances but it would be Virden getting the only goal in the period as Jon Gaudet captialized on a Stamps turnover and made no mistake to put it 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Shots: 12-9 SV

The Stamps would even the game 11:13 into the 2nd period as Riley Hiebert's shot made a rebound Swan captain Dylan Reimer put it short side on 'Caps goalie Kyler Beckett for his 1st of 2 on the night to tie it at 1. Then with under a minute to go in the 2nd, a mad scramble in front of the Virden goal and get the last stick on it was Dylan Favell who put it five-hole and that gave Swan a 2-1 lead going into the 3rd.

Shots: 15-9 SV

The last frame would open up with the Oil Caps evening the game at 2 as Richard Olson took a back door feed and put it past goalie Landon Noel for the games only powerplay goal. But at 11:21 of the 3rd, the Stamps would pull away for good as Mitchell Eisenberg would pull the Stamps away for good as he got the game winner on a beauty goal for his 2nd of the season since coming from the Erie Otters of the OHL. Reimer would add the insurance into the empty net with 9 seconds left for his 2nd to make the final 4-2.
With the win, Swan Valley moves into a third place in the Sherwood division with Virden with 15 points and goalie Landon Noel gets his 4th straight win between the pipes for Swan.

Final Shots: Swan Valley 33
                   Virden  25

Landon Noel (SV): 23 svs of 25 shots
Kyler Beckett (VIR): 29 svs of 32 shots

Swan Valley Co-op 3 stars:
1. Dylan Reimer- 2 Goals
2. Mitchell Eisenberg: 1 Goal, 1 Assist
3. Justin Valentino: 2 Assists

The Stamps will look to make it 6 in a row at home on Saturday when they host the OCN Blizzard.
Elsewhere, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines dropped their 2nd straight a 6-3 decision in Selkirk. Curtis Veitch, Drake Bodie and David Haaf the goal scorers. Riley Feser got the start in goal and stopped 30 of 35 shots but was tagged with the loss. The loss drops the Wolves record to 5-8-2.

Way Way will return to action on Saturday against the Winkler Flyers.
In Kindersley, the Melville Millionaires improved their Sherwood conference leading record to 11-2-0-1 by beating the Kindersley Klippers 8-3 on Friday night. The line of Ian McNulty, Russell Trudeau and Christian Magnus each had 4 points to lead the Millionaires. Russell Trudeau (2), TJ Reeve (2), Christian Magnus, Lucas Froese, Dirk De Waal and Ian McNulty with the goals. Alex Wakaluk stopped 19 of 22 for his 8th win of the year.

Mils will contunue road trip on Saturday in Melfort.

Melville Cobras Report- Oct 26th

I chatted with Melville Cobras Football Coach Johnny Svenson as they prepare to travel to Delislie to battle the Rebels in the Provincial quarter-finals on Saturday.

Wednesday 24 October 2012

Wednesday Night Recap

The Melville Millionaires (10-2-0-1) continued their winning ways and moved into sole possession of 1st place in the Sherwood conference with a 3-0 shutout victory over the visiting Weyburn Red Wings. Christian Magnus, Ian McNulty and Michael Sagen got the goals for the Mils. Alex Wakaluk made 24 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season.

Mils return to action Friday in Kindersley.
The Yorkton Terriers (9-3-0-1)  lost their 2nd straight a 4-3 decision in the Battlefords against the North Stars. Kailum Gervais, Tyler Giebel and Derek Falloon with the goals. Dawson McAuley played his 1st game back since returning to the Terriers and stopped 26 out of 30 shots but was tagged for the loss.

Terriers back at it Saturday night when they host the Nipawin Hawks 7:30 FAA
While in the MJHL, the Way Way Wolverines fell 3-0 to the hometown OCN Blizzard in The Pas. Cory Simons started in goals for the Wolverines and stopped 42 of 45 but took the loss.

Way Way will take on the Selkirk Steelers in Selkirk on Friday night .

14th Prairie Wildfire Taekwondo Challenege in Yorkton on Saturday!

The Yorkton Taekwondo Association and Kee's Taekwondo are hosting the 14th annual Prairie Wildfire Taekwondo Challenge this Saturday at the Gallagher Center Flexi-hall.

Master Wayne Mitchell

Melville Millionaires Coaches with Jamie Fiesel- OCt 24th Edition

Trudeau selected to Team Canada West selection camp roster

Melville Millionaires forward Russell Trudeau has been selected to the Canada West selection camp roster and is one step closer to suiting up with Canada West that would compete at the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia next month. Trudeau was among 7 SJHLers that were selected to the camp roster. The Camp will go from Oct 28th-31st in Calgary, Alberta. The 19-year old Landmark, Manitoba native has 9 goals 8 assists for 17 points in 12 games this season with the Mils.

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Wolverines; Terriers both fall on Tuesday

The Way Way Wolverines modest winning streak is stopped only at one game as they dropped a 2-1 decision to the visiting Virden Oil Capitals on "Pink" night in Waywayseecappo. Richard Olson got both for the Oil Caps while Brendan Luchinski got the lone one for the Wolverines. Riley Feser stopped 18 of 20 shots but was tagged for the loss. Kyler Beckett stopped 25 of 26 to get the W.

The Wolverines go right back at it tomorrow night in the Pas against the OCN Blizzard.
While in Kindersley, the Yorkton Terriers fell in regulation for the first time in 8 games as they lost 4-3 to the Kindersley Klippers. Zak Majkowski, Patrick Martens and Brady Norrish scored for the Terriers. Kale Thomson was tagged for the loss stopping 29 of 33 shots while former Terrier and Calder product Warren Shymko stoppe 56 shots for the W. John Neibrandt played his first game back for the Terriers while Dawson McAuley was the backup to Thomson tonight

The Terriers continue roadtrip Wednesday in the Battlefords.

Way Way Coaches Show with Barry Butler Oct 23rd Edition

The Way Way Wolverines will be playing for a cure tonight and will be sporting pink sticks, jersey's which will be raffled off after with proceeds to going towards breast cancer awareness. The coaches will also be sporting pink shirts for the great cause as well. Game time is set for 7:30 MB time

Monday 22 October 2012

Mils acquire 20 year old Dman

The Melville Millionaires have add some experience by acquiring 20 year old Kyle Scaber from the Whitecourt Wolveines of the AJHL for futures. The St. Albert native had 4 points in 13 games this season

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show with Trent Cassan- Oct 22nd Edition

Sunday 21 October 2012

Mils; Terriers both move up CJHL's Top 20 rankings

The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, October 22nd :
1. (1) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. (3) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
3. (4) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
4. (6) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
5. (5) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
6. (20) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
7. (8) Melville Millionaires (SJHL
8. (7) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
9. (9) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
10. (2) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
11. (19) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
12. (HM) Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL)
13. (14) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
14. (16) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
15. (12) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
16. (11) Yarmouth Jr. 'A' Mariners (MHL)
17. (17) Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
18. (HM) Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL)
19. (NR) St. Michael's Buzzers (OJHL)
20. (19) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
Honourable Mention goes to the West Kelowna Warriors (BCHL), Humboldt Broncos (SJHL), Dauphin Kings (MJHL), Carleton Place Canadians (CCHL), Summerside Western Capitals (MHL).


Wolverines, Stamps and Mils all win on Sunday night

The Way Way Wolverines (5-5-2) snapped their 3 game losing with a 5-2 victory over the visiting Selkirk Steelers. The Wolverines were hit with the flu bug with a few regulars out of the line-up but they looked like a very determined team.

The 1st period ended scoreless, but there was some pretty good chances both ways in the opening frame with each having 2 powerplays. Shots in the 1st were 13-7 in favour of the visiting Steelers.

The Steelers would open the scoring in the 2nd period but the Wolverines would respond just over 4 and a half minutes later when Brett Lafond (pictured above) got his 7th goal of the season tipping in Zane Morin point shot to tie it up at 1 after 40 minutes. Shots were in favour of Way Way in the second at 12-11

The 3rd period is where most the scoring would happen, 5 goals in total with 4 of them scored by the Wolverines. They open up the period with a powerplay as Drake Bodie was johnny on the spot as he made mistake on the doorstep for his 2nd goal of the season off a Matt Miller point shot. Selkirt would even it up back this time at 2, when Eric Pushka who was the best player for the Steelers got his 2nd goal of the game on a powerplay of their own. But just 12 seconds later it was Way Way regaining their lead when David Haaf walked in from the right point and ripped it past Steelers goalie Jake Danson for his 5th goal of the season and it was 3-2. Then it was Wolves captian Curtis Veitch's turn to hit the scoresheet, he capitalized on a Selkirk turnover and went in on a shorthanded breakaway and made no mistake putting it short side for his 2nd of the season and that made it 4-2. Russell Turner would get the 5th Wolverines goal when his long shot from just out the blueline caught Danson off guard for his 7th of the season

Cory Simons (Way Way)- 34 saves on 36 shots
Jake Danson (Selkirk)- 30 saves on 35 shots

Way Way: 1-4 PP
Selkirk: 1-6 PP

GX94 3 stars:
1. David Haaf
2. Brendan Luchinski
3. Brett Lafond

The Wolverines return to action on Tuesday when they host the Virden Oil Capitals 7:30 MB. The Wolves will sport pink jersey's in that game for Breas Cancer Awareness.
While in Winnipeg, the Swan Valley Stampeders (6-4-1) made it 4 straight wins and swept their 3 game weekend against the Addison division with a big 4-2 victory over the Winnipeg Blues. Peter Horecka led the way for the Stamps with 2 goals, while Colin Baudry and Sam Briscoe had the others. Riley Hiebery and Kyle Smart both chipped in with 2 assists each. Stamps goalie Landon Noel won his 3rd straight stopping 21 of 23 shots for the victory, and now they move into sole possession of 3rd place in the Sherwood conference.

The Stamps will return to action on Friday when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals, 7:20 MB pre game/7:30 MB play by play with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.
In the SJHL, the Melville Millionaires improved their record to 9-2-0-1 and into a 1st place tie in the Sherwood division with the Yorkton Terriers after a 4-3 shootout win over the Notre Dame Hounds. Colin Mospanchuk, Lucas Froese and Michael Sagen scored in regulation for the Mils, while Ian McNulty and Sean Aschim scored the only goals in the shootout. Goaltender Troy Trombley got the start and stopped 36 of 39 shots to get the victory.

The Mils will host the Weyburn Red Wings on Wednesday night , 7:30 HCUC

Saturday 20 October 2012

Saturday night recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders made it 3 wins in a row as they beat the Steinbach Pistons 3-2 in a shootout. Riley Hiebert and Colin Baudry scored the Stamps' goals in regulation while Max Flanagan and Dylan Favell with the goals in shootout. Landon Noel got his 2nd straight win with 38 saves.

The Stamps finish off roadtrip tomorrow in Winnipeg against the Blues.
The Yorkton Terriers pull into sole possession of 1st place in the Sherwood with a 4-3 home ice over the La Ronge Ice wolves. Nathan Murray led the way with 2 goals for the Terriers. Patrick Martens and Brendon Poncelet had the others. Kale Thomson stopped 21 shots for the Win. The Terriers now have points in 8 straight games.

The Terriers will return to action on Tuesday when they start a road trip in Kindersley.

Friday 19 October 2012

Swan makes it 2 wins in a row, 5-2 in Portage.

The Swan Valley Stampeders ((4-4-0-1) came into Portage and played their best game of the season to defeated the Portage Terriers (6-4-0-1) 5-2 in Portage Friday night.

Kyle Smart opened the scoring for the Stamps tapping one home to make it 1-0. Portage would respond with just over a minute to go in first as Matt Glowa evened it at one after 20 minutes.

Max Flanagan would regain the 1 goal lead in the Powerplay in the 2nd finishing off a rebound to make it 2-1 SV after 2 periods.

In the last frame, Stamps captain Dylan Reimer would make it 3-1 making the Terriers pay for a mistake. Just over 7 minutes later Dylan Favell would capitalize on Terrier goalie Adam Iwans mistake put it in the open net to make it 4-1 mid way through the third. Portage would cut the lead with just over a minute to go but it was too late. Newcomer Mitchell Eisenberg would ice it into the empty net for his 1st MJHL goal to make it a 5-2 final. While fellow newcome Landon Noel stopped 22 quality shots for his 1st win in his first appearance as a Stamp.

3 Stars:
1. Dylan Favell- 1G 2A
2. Landon Noel- 22 saves, 1st MJ win
3. Riley Hiebert- shutdown top line, was beast all night

The Stampeders continue road trip Saturday in Steinbach.
Elsewhere, Brett Pinkerton and David Haaf scored goals with less then two minutes left but the Waywayseecappo Wolverines (4-5-0-2) big comeback came up a little short as they fell to the OCN Blizzard 5-4 in the shootout. Kyle Threndyle and Andrew Clark got the others for the Wolves. Riley Feser stopped 33 of 37 shots but was tagged with the Shootout loss.

Wolverines next action will be on Sunday when they host the Selkirk Steelers 6:50/7:00 MB time with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey league on GX94.
In Melville, the Millionaires got a 24 save shutout from Alex Wakaluk to improve their record to 8-2-0-1 on the season and a tie for 1st in the Sherwood with a 1-0 victory over the La Ronge Ice Wolves. Russell Trudeau, his 9th was the lone goal.

Mils return to the ice on Sunday afternoon when they visit the Notre Dame Hounds.

Thursday 18 October 2012

Terriers hang on for 4-3 win in Melfort

The Yorkton Terriers (8-1-0-1) moved into sole possession of 1st place in the Sherwood Conference with a 4-3 win over the Melfort Mustangs (5-6-0-0).

Melfort opened the scoring just 6 seconds into the game when Landon Belchamber capitalized on a turnover and made it 1-0. Tayler Thompson would tie it up on the Powerplay for the Terriers. Yorkton would make it 2-1 when Derek Falloon got a feed from Patrick Martens and made no mistake. Tyler Giebel would get his 1st of 2 on the night late in the 1st and it was 3-1 Terriers after 1.

The second period would produce two goals both coming from the Melfort Mustangs as Reagan Wilton and Brandon Fermosa would get the markers for the 'Stangs and it wasted at 3 after 40 minutes of play.

In the final period, early in the 3rd period Tyler Giebel would get his 2nd if game and 6th of the season and it would stand up as the GWG, despite a couple glorious chances the Terriers held off the 'Stangs charge and move into 1st in the Sherwood conference 2 points up on the idle Millionaires. Austin Buzzell would stop 22 of 25 for his 1st SJ win.

The Terrier return to action when they host the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Saturday night.

Until next time stay classy and goodnight from the bus

McAuley re-assigned to Terriers

The Medicine Hat Tigers announced today they have reassigned 18-year-old goaltender Dawson MacAuley to the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.

The move came about as a result of yesterday's acquisition of 20-year-old goaltender Cam Lanigan from the Portland Winterhawks.


Yorkton product and Prince Albert Raider Davis Vandane

The 20-year old Yorkton product was dealt from the Spokane Chiefs to the Prince Albert Raiders earlier this month. Vandane has 45 points in 129 career Western Hockey League career.

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show with Dwayne Kirkup- Oct 18th Edition

Millionaires Baseball nets profit in 2012.

The Melville Millionaires Baseball team held their annual general meeting last night at the Rec  Room in the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Millionaires baseball Team President Jeff Bouvier

Wednesday 17 October 2012

Swan Valley Stampeders drop Way Way Wolverines 3-1


The Swan Valley Stampeders (3-4-0-1) defeated the Way Wayseecappo Wolverines (4-5-0-1) 3-1 at home in Swan River. Dylan Reimer opened the scoring for the Stamps before Wolverine forward Zaine Walker tied it midway through the 2nd. Max Flanagan would regain the 1 goal lead for the Stamps on the Powerplay late in the middle frame. Justin Valentono would ice it late for the Stamps to make it 3-1.

Alcide Grenier stopped 30 shots for the victory while Wolverine goalie Cory Simons stopped 38 out of 40 to take the loss.

The next game for Swan Valley will be Friday when they start a swing in Portage against the Terriers. 7:20 MB Pre game, 7:30 MB play by play with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey on GX94. While Way Way will hit the road on Friday against the OCN Blizzard in the Pas.

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show with Jamie Fiesel Oct 17th Edition

Tuesday 16 October 2012

Terriers hand Bombers first loss of season

The Yorkton Terriers (7-1-0-1) were able to hand the Flin Flon Bombers (8-1-0-0) their first loss of the young SJHL season with a 4-2 home victory. Veteran forward Zak Majkowski (pictured left) led the way for the Terriers with 2 goals (including one short handed) and 1 assist, while line mate Tayler Thompson who had his best game of the season chipped in with 3 helpers. Dayan Gatzke and Kailum Gervais also chipped with goals for Yorkton, who got a 30 save
performance from goalie Kale Thomson who was solid in the net again . Dillion McCombie and Brett Penner replied for the Bombers and Devin Buffalo stopped 34 for Flin Flo to take the loss.

The next action for the Yorkton Terriers will be Thursday when they visit the Melfort Mustangs 7:20/7:30 on GX94.

Way Way Wolverines Coaches Show with Barry Buttler- Oct 16th Edition

Odgers re-assigned to the Yorkton Harvest

Spy Hill product and 16 year old Dakota Odgers has been re-assigned to the SMAAAHL's Yorkton Harvest by the Western Hockey League's Swift Current Broncos. Odgers was held pointless in 6 games with Broncos this season and registered 12 penalty minutes. Last season with the Yorkton Harvest, Odgers recorded 19 goals, 17 assists for 36 points in 43 games.

Monday 15 October 2012

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show with Trent Cassan- Oct 15th Edition

Interview with Former Melville Millionaires Coach and current PA Raiders Head Coach Steve Young

Terriers; Mils both crack CJHL's Top 20 Rankings

The CJHL Weekly Top 20 as of Monday, October 15th:
1. (1) Brooks Bandits (AJHL)
2. (3) Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL)
3. (4) Truro Bearcats (MHL)
4. (7) Trenton Golden Hawks (OJHL)
5. (2) Penticton Vees (BCHL)
6. (6) OCN Blizzard (MJHL)
7. (9) Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL)
8. (NR) Melville Millionaires (SJHL)9. (10) Minnesota Wilderness (SIJHL)
10. (13) Oakville Blades (OJHL)
11. (16) Yarmouth Jr. A Mariners (MHL)
12. (9) Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
13. (11) Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
14. (HM) Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL)
15. (12) Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL)
16. (NR) Newmarket Hurricanes (OJHL)
17. (17) Saint Jerome Pantheres (LHJAAAQ)
18. (HM) Chilliwack Chiefs (BCHL)
19. (NR) Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
20. (20) Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)
Honourable Mention goes to the Victoria Grizzlies (BCHL), Portage Terriers (MJHL), North Bay Trappers (NOJHL), Toronto Lakeshore Patriots (OJHL), Smiths Falls Bears (CCHL).


Sunday 14 October 2012

Wolves win streak snapped at 4 in Neepawa

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines had their winning streak snapped at 4 games as they were shutout 3-0 by the hometown Neepawa Natives. Justin Dalebozik had 2 goals while Clarke Rempel had the other for the Natives who got a 36 save shutout performance from their backup Jeff Stallard who was solid in the Neepawa net and got his 1st win of the season. Wolves Cory Simons stopped 21 of 24 to take the loss. The Wolves controlled much of the play for most of the game, but just couldn't buy a goal tonight and they also ran into some penalty trouble late and the Natives capitalized with 2 Powerplay goals. The Wolverines record drops to 4-4-1 on the season good for 4th in the Sherwood.

The Wolverines next action will be on Wednesday night when they travel to Swan River to take on the Swan Calley Stampeders.

Saturday 13 October 2012

Saturday Night Recap

The Melville Millionaires got redemption on their Highway 10 rivals with a 4-3 win over the Yorkton Terriers
Lucas Froese opens the scoring tapping it in open net 46 seconds into the 1st period. Melville got their other goals from TJ Reeve and Alex Elliot. Tyler Giebel, Patrick Martens and Nathan Murray replied for the visiting Yorkton Terriers. Mils Captain Lucas Froese with the shootout winner.
Yorkton hosts Flin Flon Tuesday, while Melville hosts La Ronge on Friday.
Way Way Wolverines make it 4 in a row with a 6-4 win over Virden Oul Capitals. Brett Pinkerton (2), Drake Bodie, JJ Cruikshank, Russell Turner and Richard Dartnall replied for the Wolves. Riley Feser takes the win in goal. We will have Way Way on Sunday , 6:20 Pregame/ 6:30 MB time on GX from Neepawa.
While in Dauphin, the Dauphin Kings got their own redemption with a 5-3 over Swan Valley. Max Flanagan, Dylan Reimer And Riley Hiebert with the goals for Swan.

Friday 12 October 2012

Terriers drop Mils in the Shootout on Friday night

The Yorkton Terriers (6-1-0-0, 2nd in Sherwood)  took the first installment of the Highway 10 rivalry, defeating the Melville Millionaires (6-2-1, 1st in Sherwood) 4-3 in the shootout on home ice.

The Terriers opened the scoring 2:51 into the 1st as Brenden Poncelet put home a gift into the open Mils net for his 2nd of the season with Dylan Johnson drawing the lone helper. The Mils though wasted no time evening the game at 1 apiece as TJ Reeve tipped home his first of two on the night off a great low shot by Rylan Badduke just 3:28 later and it was tied at 1. But it was the Terriers getting their lone powerplay goal of the evening as Brady Norrish shot from the top of circle beat Mils Goalie Alex Wakaluk and it was 2-1.
Shots- 17-13 MLV

While in the 2nd period, TJ Reeve got his 2nd of the game and 4th goal of the season taking a feed from Allan Kilback and putting it home to even the hockey game at 2. The Mils would take their first lead of the hockey game as Mils captain Lucas Froese captitalized on a Terriers turnover and walked in alone on Kale Thomson and buried it for his 6th of the season and it was 3-2.

Shots- 13-13

There would be no scoring in the first half of the 3rd period before Terriers forward Tyler Giebel tied the hockey game at 3-3 his 3rd of the season and that would send both teams to over time for the first time this season

Shots- 10-7 MLV

In the overtime session there was good pace back and forth early and the Terriers thought they won it but couldn't get a stick on the open puck as the net was wide open. Then Mils Russell Trudeau took a tripping penalty and that sent the Terriers to their 4th powerplay of the game, but that was short lived as Terriers' defenceman Austin Bourhis who was playing his 1st game since being sent back by the Moose Jaw Warriors took a roughing penalty. The Mils would get a short powerplay late in the extra frame and had many glorious chances even hitting the post a couple times

Shots- 3-1 MLV

Total Shots- MLV (43), YORK (35)

Aschim- NO GOAL
Trudeau- NO GOAL

B. Norrish- NO GOAL
Falloon- GOAL
Majkowski- GOAL

Kale Thomson (YOR)- 40 saves on 43 shots
Alex Wakaluk (MLV)- 31 saves on 34 shots
*Both goalies were solid once again keeping their teams in the hockey games with timely and unbelievable saves.

The two teams will play in the back half of the home and home on Saturday at the HCUC in Melville, 7:30 puck drop.

Raider Gridders to host first Home Playoff Game in 18 years tomorrow!

The Yorkton Regional Raider Gridders will be hosting their first home playoff game since 1994. The Gridders ended in a first place tie with the Central and Peacock, all had 5-1 records, but Peacock got first place and the bye after having the better point differential between all 3 teams.

Estevan Elecs @ Yorkton Regional Raider Gridders 2:00 Saturday (Oct 13), Kinsmen Century Field

Other Quarterfinals on Saturday include:
Swift Current Colts vs Weyburn Eagles
Moose Central Cyclones vs Moose Jaw Vanier Vikings

*Moose Jaw Peaock received a bye into the semi-finals after ending the season in 1st place.

Yorkton Regional Raider Gridders Head Coach Roby Sharpe previews the Quarter-final matchup.

Bourhis expected to return to Yorkton Terrier line-up Tonight

20-year old Austin Bourhis is expected to be in the Terrier line-up tonight as they battle the Melville Millionaires tonight.

Mils/Terriers Challenge-R Series opens tonight!

All you have to do is attend all Millionaires and Terrier games during the regular season and receive a ticket, a blue ticket in Melville and Orange ticket in Melville for a chance to win a Purple 1972 Dodge Challenger, with donation from Yorkton Dodge and Melville Chevrolet.

Terriers GM Don Chesney with more on the Challenge.

At the end of the six game series a 1972 Dodge Challenger will be given away to a fan of the series winning team. Results will be tallied from a number of categories including total fan attendance, points for winning, shutouts and 50/50 sales.The draw will be made on January 4th and 5th. In order to attend fans must be part of the paid attendance in order to receive a blue or orange ticket to win the vehicle.

Thursday 11 October 2012

Four local hockey players get selected to Team Saskatchewn U16 Hockey

Goalie: Matt Kustra- Yorkton (Notre Dame Midget AAA Hounds)

Defenseman: Ethan Bear- Ochapowace (Yorkton Harvest)

Forward: Rykr Cole- Moosomin (Moose Jaw Generals)
               Drew Litwin- Wynyard (Tisdale Trojans)

They will compete at the 2012 Western Canadian Under 16 Challenge Cup November 1st-4th in Calgary, Alberta.

Swan Valley Coaches Show- Oct 11th Edition

Wednesday 10 October 2012

Stampeders are back in the win column, 6-5 win over Dauphin

The Swan Valley Stampeders got a Power play goal with 1:59 to go in regulation from veteran defenseman Riley Hiebert as they came from behind to beat the visiting Dauphin Kings 6-5 .

Jagger Thomas led the charge for Swan Valley notching 2 goals, while Kyle Smart, Max Flanagan, and Justin Valentino (eventual game winner) got the other markers for the home town Stamps. Alcide Grenier 29 saves for Swan Valley who improve their team record to 2-3-1 on the young MJHL season.

The Stamps will take on these same Dauphin Kings on Saturday in Dauphin.

Tuesday 9 October 2012

Terriers; Mils Both win on the road

The Yorkton Terriers got goals from 6 different players as they made it 3 wins in as many days defeating the hometown Estevan Bruins 6-1. 20-year old Jeremy Johnson opened the scoring ripping a dandy wrister over the shoulder of Curtis Martinu, his league tying 8th of the season. Derek Falloon, Patrick Martens, Tyler Giebel, Chase Norrish, and Zak Majkowski also scored for the Yorkton Terriers. Taylor Reich got the lone goal for the Bruins. Terriers goalie Conor Barrie stopped 25 of 26 shots for the victory before leaving with a lower body injury. Kale Thomson came in and stopped 5 shots in relief.

The Terriers were lethal on the Powerplay going 3-8 on the night
Elsewhere, Lucas Froese scored with 1:39 left in regulation to secure a 6-5 victory over the Weyburn Redwings. Ian McNulty (2), Michael Sagen, Sean Aschim and Landon Hall got the others for the Millionaires. Troy Trombley stopped 26 of 31 shots for his 2nd victory of the season.

These two teams will meet in the first installment of the Highway 10 rivalry on Friday in Yorkton. 7:20/ 7:30 on GX94

Rossiter, Wakaluk claim SJHL POW honours

Alex Wakaluk, Melville MillionairesWakaluk won both of his starts last week, kicking out 65-of-69 shots and posting a .942-SPCT to go along with a weekly goals against average of 2.00. On Friday’s win over Nipawin, he stopped 33-of-36, including 24 straight shots to end the game after allowing one early in the second. He kicked off the week on Wednesday by turning away 32-of-33 in a 4-1 decision over Notre Dame.

Dallas Rossiter, Yorkton TerriersRossiter had one assist in two games played for the Terriers this past week; both games ended up being Yorkton victories. Rossiter has good size at 6’2” and 200 lbs and has been an excellent addition their blueline, playing with a physical edge. Rossiter also has 27-penalty minutes through the first five games of the season and Yorkton has been one of the stingiest in the league at giving up goals. Rossiter has been a key cog as to why.


Saturday 6 October 2012

Terriers win again, 3-0 victory over Nipawin

Jeremy Johnson, Tayler Thompson and Dylan Baer all scored and Kale Thomson stopped 24 shots for the shutout. The next action for the Yorkton Terriers will be on Tuesday in Estevan Bruins. Pre game 7:20, play by play 7:30 on GX94

Stamps drop 5-3 decision to Selkirk, Wolves beat Winkler in shootout

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped a 5-3 decision to the Selkirk Steelers and took 1 out of 4 points in their 2 games at the 2012 MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg. Colin Baudry, Kyle Smart and Brayden McDonald got the goals for the Stampeders. The Steelers were led by Parker Thomas who got his league leading 9th goal of the season and also notched two assists to bring his league leading point total to 14. Jackson Winkler started in goal for the Stamps but was pulled for Alcide Grenier after allowing 4 goals on 14 shots. The Stamps (1-3-1) will return to action on Wednesday when they host the Dauphin Kings. Pre game show at 7:20, 7:30 play by play MB time on GX94.
While in the finale of the MJHL Showcase the Way Way Wolverines got goals from Russell Turner and Jean Michel Naud and Brett Lafond, and Brett Pinkerton had the shootout winner as the Wolves won for the third game in a row a 4-3 shootout decision over the Winkler Flyers. The Wolves next action would be on Oct 13th when they host the Virden Oil Capitals.

Friday 5 October 2012

Mils and Terriers both win!

Jeremy Johnson had a hat trick and Taylor Thompson had 2 goals and an assist as the Yorkton Terriers won big in Weyburn spoiling the Red Wings home opener 7-2. Dylan Johnson and Kailum Gervais got others for the Terriers, who got 33 saves from Conor Barrie who got his first win. The Terriers return to action Tues in Estevan. 7;20/7:30 on GX94
The Melville Millionaires got 2 goals and 1 assist from Russell Trudeau his 7th and 8th of the season as the Mils defeated the Nipawin Hawks 5-3 at the HCUC. Ian McNulty, Alex Elliot and Michael Sagen got the others and Alex Wakaluk stopped 33 shots for his 4th win of the season. Melville returns to action Tues in Weyburn.

Wolves win, Stamps drop a shootout decision at MJHL Showcase

The Way Way Wolverines made it two straight wins as they defeated the Virden Oil Capitals 4-2 at the first full day of the Showcase in Winnipeg. Vet forward Russell Turner opened the scoring for the Wolves in the first and recently acquired dman David Haaf. Scored twice and Brett Lafond scored his 5th of the season to complete the scoring. Richard Olson and Sean Collins replied for the Oil Caps. 20 year old Riley Feser stopped 30 of 32 shots to get the victory.

The Wolves will continue their showcase tomorrow at 7 Mb time against the Winkler Flyers.
While the Swan Valley Stampeders got 2 goals and an assist from Captain Dylan Reimer but it wasn't enough as they dropped a 5-4 shootout decision to the Winkler Flyers. Colin Baudry and Kyle Smart got the others for the Stamps. Jackson Winkler got the start for Swan had 28 saves on 32 saves to take the loss.

Swan will continue tomorrow at the Showcase against the Selkirk Steelers. Pregame show 4:50, play by play 5 on GX94.

Vandane acquired by Prince Albert.

20 year old defenseman and Yorkton product Davis Vandane has been traded from the Spokane Chiefs to the Prince Albert Raiders in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

First full day of MJHL Showcase begins today in Winnipeg!

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League Showcase begins its first full day today, and both our local MJHL teams will be in action. The Swan Valley Stampeders will hit the ice at 6:00 MB time against the Winkler Flyers, while the Waywayseecappo Wolverines will play in the last game of the day at 7:00 MB time against the Virden Oil Capitals. You can catch all the action on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey, starting with the pre game at 6:50, play by play at 7:00 MB time from the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg,

Wednesday 3 October 2012

Mils win in Wilcox 4-1 over Notre Dame

The Melville Millionaires got back on the winning track defeating the Notre Dame Hounds 4-1 on the road at the Duncan McNell in Wilcox. Captain Lucas Froese led the way for the Mils notching 2 goals and 1 assist. Also scoring for the money men was Sean Aschim and Russell Trudeau. Alex Wakaluk stopped 32 of 33 shots to get the win his 3rd of the season. It was really good road game for the Mils and what coach Jamie Fiesel said was the best all around game they have played in their young season. The win improved the Mils record to 4-2 on the season.

The Millionaires will return to action at home on Friday when they host the Nipawin Hawks, 7:30 HCUC

Mils Coaches Show with Jamie Fiesel- Oct 3rd Edition

Former Yorkton Terrier and Springside native Chad Nehring heading to Arizona!

Monday 1 October 2012

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show with Trent Cassan- Oct. 1st Edition

Grey Cup 100 Train Tour comin to Yorkton tomorrow!

The Grey Cup 100 Train Tour which is travelling coast to coast in Canada will make a stop in Yorkton tomorrow along the CP Line at 3rd Avenue South and Livingstone St right behind Liquidation World from 11:30am to 1:30 pm. The Cup will arrive in the city on a specially outfitted train, and fans will be able to tour three special rail cars like a mini CFL museum about the storied history of the Cup and fans will also get their chance to have their picture with the Cup.

The Yorkton celebrations will also include a community BBQ, sponsored by Harvest Meats and the Yorkton Co-op and will be held at the Western Financial Group City Center Park from 11:30am to 2pm with proceeds going to Yorkton Minor Football. Also some entertainment provided by the YRHS Marching Band. There will also be a special ceremony at 12 noon to celebrate the Cup.