Monday 22 December 2014

Stampeders' extend contracts of Petersen & Kroeker thru 16/17


The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announced that their coaching staff will be sticking around for the time being and beyond.

The club announced they have signed Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen (pictured left) as well as Asst. Coach, Goaltender Consultant & Director of Marketing Landon Kroeker (pictured right) to 2-year extensions plus an option to keep the pair around until at least the end of the 2016/17 season.

The Stampeders are 43-44-7 under Petersen in one and a half years behind the helm.

Friday 19 December 2014

Wolverines; Terriers victorious as they both head into X-Mas Break

The Wayway Wolverines wanted to go into their Christmas break with a bang and they certainly did that as they hammered the OCN Blizzard on Friday night 7-1 to get win number 11 on the season.

The first period was a period dominated by the Blizzard early on, as they had all kinds of chances to open the scoring, but every chance they'd get they were denied by goaltender Mitch Wiebe. The Wolverines would open the scoring at the 16:02 mark of the opening frame as Brock Paddock would squeak one through to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after 20 mintues.

In the 2nd, it would be all Wolverines as they muster 4 goals in the middle frame. The goal party would start at 4:23 mark, as George Spilchal would bang home his 13th goal of the season to make it a 2-0 Wayway lead. Rylee Zimmer would add their third Wolverine goal shorthanded for his 5th to make it 3-0. Neil Woolfrey and Spilchal again, would add singles in the late stages of the 2nd period to give the Wolverines a 5-0 lead after 2 periods.

It would be more of the same in the 3rd, as Wayway would add a couple more as Rhett Lough (1st as a Wolverine) and Zimmer would add the Wolverine markers. But the shutout bid for Mitch Wiebe would end with just 5:12 remaining as Brendan Barron would rip home a powerplay goal for the Blizzard to break the goose egg, but Wayway held on for the 7-1 victory.

Mitch Wiebe (pictured above) was the busier of the goaltenders as he turned aside 40 shots for the win while Brodie Claeys made 19 saves in the loss.

The Wolverines are now on their Christmas break, there next action will be on Jan. 3rd when they visit the Winnipeg.

In the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers went into their Christmas break on a winning note as Jordan Ross got the game winner late for the Terriers as they slipped by Notre Dame 5-4.

Cortlan Procter, Brandon Sookro, Kailum Gervais & Corwin Stevely added singles for the Terriers who got a split goalie performance in between the pipes as Matt Kustra stopped 18 of 20 shots while Dawson MacAuley made 11 saves on 13 shots.

Terriers next action will be in the 5th installment of the Highway 10 battle on New Years Day as they visit the Melville Millionaires. GX94 will broadcast the game, with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show 2:20, pxp at 2:30PM.

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Kustra stops 33 but Terriers fall on road in Melfort

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final road game of 2014 as they fell 4-2 to the league's best team the Melfort Mustangs at Northern Lights Palace in Melfort on Wednesday night.

It wasn't the most ideal start for the Terriers as just 42 seconds into the opening period, the teddy bear toss would be scored as Mustangs captain David Heath would hammer one by Matt Kustra (pictured above) for his 3rd goal of the season make it an early 1-0 game. Then just 6:24 later, the Mustangs would add to their lead as the league's leading scorer would add his 21st goal of the season to give Melfort Mustangs a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

That lead would stay intact until the late stages of the 2nd period when Kailum Gervais would deflect home his 4th of the year on the powerplay to pull the Terriers within 1, at 2-1 after 2 periods.

The Terriers would come out strong in the 3rd and they would generate a lot of chances to try and get that equalizer which would finally come just over the mid way point of the period when Brandon Sookro would take a nice feed in front from Adam Santoro and direct home his team leading 14th goal of the season to tie things up at 2-2. The Terriers would continue with the pressure that they had all period, but Mustangs' goalie Zack Degraves played his best down the stretch and the Terriers couldn't break through. Then with just 4:40 left Cole Hrysky would take a nice feed across and hammer home his 12th of the season, which was the eventually game winner, while Mayan would add the final dagger an empty netter with just over a minute remaing.

Zack DeGraves turned aside 28 shots for his 7th win of the season while Matt Kustra put together another solid start making 33 saves in the loss.

The Terriers will look to go into the break on a high with a win on Friday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds.

In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders made a statement in their final home game of the 2014 calendar year as BJ Avery had the natural hat trick to lead the Stamps over Selkirk 4-0.

Gavin Froese had the lone other SV goal while Graham Hunt made 25 saves for the shutout.

The Stamps will play their final game before Xmas on Saturday visiting Neepawa.

Mils score 3 in 3rd to tie it up but end up falling in OT to Nipawin; Mils Coaches Show (Dec 17th Edition)

The Melville Millionaires stormed back from 3-0 down to tie it up at 3-3 in the 3rd period and force OT but they weren't able to get that extra point as they fell 4-3 to the Nipawin Hawks.

Tyler Kreklewich, Brennen Miller and Dalton Menke (who also chipped in with 2 assists) had their 3rd period goals for the Mils.

Eric Bolden had the OT Winner with only 7 seconds left in the extra period.

Logan Flodell made 30 saves for the Hawks for the win, while Josh Bykowski stopped 35 shots in a losing cause.

The Mils are now on their Christmas break and their next action will be on Thurs. Jan 1st when they host the Yorkton Terriers at 2:30PM. 
Mils Coaches Show/Post Game

Monday 15 December 2014

Cassan & Canada West drop WJAC Opener to Denmark

Winnipeg Jets 1st-rounder Nikolaj Ehlers had 2 goals to lead Denmark to a 3-2 victory over Canada West in the opener for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge in Kindersley, Saskatchewan.

Mikkel Aagaard had the other goal for the Danes, while a pair of Penticton Vees Gabe Bast and Tyson Jost had the markers for Canada West.

Canada West will play their final pool play game tomorrow night (Tues) when they take on Russia at 7:30PM

Trent Cassan Comments on Tourney Opener

First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:
First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:
First-round NHL draft pick Nikolaj Ehlers lived up to expectations on Sunday night, scoring twice to lead Denmark to a 3-2 win over Canada West in the opening game for both at the 2014 World Junior A Challenge. - See more at:

Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 15th Edition

Sunday 14 December 2014

Muirhead wins first ever Canadian Open Women's Title

 (Photo: Anil Mungal)

After an opening end blank, Eve Muirhead made an outstanding come around with her last in the opening end forcing Rachel Homan into a soft weight hit for her one, but she wrecked on the front allowing Muirhead to steal 2 in the 2nd end and take a 2-0 lead early on.

In the 3rd, it looked like a whole lot of trouble for the Homan rink but Eve Muirhead trying to get around the abundance of rocks in front wrecked, that allowed Homan to play a raise of her own onto Muirheads in the 4 foot and it was successful to cut the lead in half to 2-1.

Just before the 4th end break, Muirhead would add to her lead as she would make her easy hit for one to take a 3-1 lead. Homan would once again be able to cut into the Scottish teams lead in 5th as facing a couple her draw would grab a piece of the button to make it a 3-2 Muirhead advantage.

Muirhead would be forced to take a single point in the 6th end after her blank attempt was unsuccessful and she would regain her 2 point lead at 4-2. In an end controlled by the Muirhead rink, Homan was forced into a hit for her single point and she made no mistake, to cut to within one at 4-3 without hammer heading into the 8th end.

In the 8th end, it would be an open draw for the Scotland native Muirhead, and like she was all week right on mark to push her to the 5-3 victory.

Muirhead Post Game

Laycock falls short in 1st Grand Slam of Curling Final; Gushue wins 2nd Slam of Season

                                           (Photo: Anil Mungal).

Local product Steve Laycock and his Saskatoon rink of Kirk Muyres, Colton Flasch and Dallan Muyres came up a little bit in their bid to capture their 1st Grand Slam title as New Foundland's Brad Gushue (pictured) scored 2 in the final end to beat Laycock 6-5 in the Canadian Open Final yesterday from the Gallagher Center in Yorkton.

The teams would exchange deuces in the opening 2 ends as hometown product Steve Laycock would make a nice soft weight double to score his deuce to take an early 2-0 lead after end number 1, while the 2006 Olympic champion Brad Gushue would come back with a deuce of his own in the 2nd, with a open hit to make the score 2-all after a couple ends.

Laycock would need full 8-foot with his last in the 3rd end, and he would make no mistake to regain his lead this time at 3-2. In the 4th, there was plenty of granite in front of the house and Laycock with his last made a nice come around to bite top 4, and all Gushue could do with his final stone was make a soft hit through a tight port to cut the steal of Laycock to only 1, to give the Saskatchewan rink a 4-2 advantage heading into the 4th end break.

After Laycock came up a little bit short with his corner freeze attempt, Gushue, the 2014 Masters grand slam champion, made his draw to four foot for 2, to once again even things up at 4-4.

After a Laycock blank in the 6th, Brad Gushue made a nice come around with his last to force Laycock to a single point and a 5-4 after 7.

In the 8th, in an end that started off not that ideal for Gushue, was bailed out a nice raise with his 1st to lie one. Laycock would counter with his final stone, with a nice freeze. But Gushue who only could see a couple inches of the button with his last would make the clutch draw and score 2 to come back and defeat Laycock 6-5.

Laycock Post Game

Gushue Post Win

Saturday 13 December 2014

Canadian Open Day 5 Recap

Sat. Dec 13th/14
(C-Event Finals)
M- Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 6 vs. John Epping (Toronto) 5
M- Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 8 vs. Glenn Howard (Ontario) 2
M- John Morris (Calgary) 4 vs. Brad Gushue (St. Johns) 6

(Men's Quarter-Finals)
Kevin Koe (Calgary ) 7
vs. Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 2
Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) 3 vs. Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 6
Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie) 5 Brad Gushue (St. Johns) 7
Steve Laycock (Saskatoon) 6 vs. Jim Cotter (Kelowna) 5
(Women's Quarter-Finals)
Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 8
vs. Binia Feltscher (Switzerland) 2
Val Sweeting (Edmonton) 5 vs. Sherry Middaugh (Ontario) 4
Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 8 vs. Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) 5
Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 6 vs. Chelsey Carey (Edmonton) 3

(Men's Semi-Finals)

Kevin Koe (Edmonton) 4 vs. Brad Gushue (St. Johns) 5

Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 5 vs. Steve Layock (Saskatoon) 6

(Women's Semi-Finals)

Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 4 vs. Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 3

Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 6 vs. Val Sweeting (Edmonton) 3


Sun. Dec 14th/14

(Men's Championship Final at Noon)

Steve Laycock (Saskatoon) vs. Brad Gushue (St. Johns)


(Women's Championship Final at 5PM)

Rachel Homan (Ottawa) vs. Eve Muirhead (Scotland)

Saturday Night Recap

For the 3rd straight the Swan Valley and Wayway Wolverines went to at least the overtime period this time it was the Wolverines being victorious as they defeated the Stamps 4-3 in the shootout.

Matt Miller, Quinton Cubbon and Alex Keena scored for the Wolverines in regulation while Johl Swedlo & George Spilchal had the goals in the shootout.

Colton Brausen, BJ Avery and Gavin Froese replied for the Stamps offensively.

Brandon Holtby got the win in goal making 30 stops while Graham Hunt made 28 saves in a losing cause.

The Wolverines next action will be Friday night when they host the OCN Blizzard. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30. The Stamps will finish their pre Christmas on Wednesday when they entertain the Selkirk Steelers.

Over in the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers got 2 goals from Brandon Sookro but it wasn't enough as they dropped a 5-3 decision to the Kindersley Klippers.

Tyson Enzie had the other marker for the Terriers who got 18 saves on 24 shots from Matt Kustra also backup Carson Bogdan saw action and turned aside all 14 shots he faced.

The Terriers next action will be Wednesday when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20.

Rossiter plays hero as Terriers slip by North Stars on Friday

The Yorkton Terriers got back on the win track as they defeated the Battlefords North Stars 3-2 last night in the Battlefords.

20 year old Dallas Rossiter got the OT winner in the opening minute of the extra period while Kailum Gervais and Riley Hunt had singles for the Terriers.

Matt Kustra made 40 saves in the victory for the Terriers.

The Terriers will finish off their western Saskatchewan roady in Kinderlsley against the Klippers. 

Friday 12 December 2014

Canadian Open Day 4 Recap

Fri. Dec 12th/14
W- Alison Flaxey (Listowel, Ontario) 6 vs Nina Roth (USA) 10
W- Chantelle Eberle (Regina) 5 vs. Sherry Middaugh (Ontario) 7

M- Adam Casey (Charlottetown) 7 vs Sven Michel (Switzerland) 3
M- David Murdoch (Scotland) 8 vs. Jeff Stoughton (Winnipeg) 3
W- Binia Feltscher (Switzerland) 3 Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 5
M- John Epping (Toronto) 4 Steve Laycock (Saskatoon) 6
W- Chelsea Carey (Edmonton) 9 Kristy McDonald (Winnipeg) 7

W- Amber Holland (Regina) 6. Jill Thurston (Winnipeg) 9
M- Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 8 Niklas Edin (Sweden) 7 Extra End
W- Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) 2 vs. Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 8
M- Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 3 vs. Jim Cotter (Kelowna) 8
M- Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie) 7 vs. Brad Gushue (St. Johns) 3

W- Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland) 1 vs. Sherry Middaugh (Ontario) 6
W- Julie Hastings (Ontario) 6 vs. Nina Roth (USA) 7

Canadian Open Draw 13 Final Scores(C-Event)
Morris 7 Casey 5 
Thurston 2 Jones 6
McDonald 3 Middaugh 7
Murdoch 5 Howard 6
Feltscher 5 Roth 4

Thursday 11 December 2014

Canadian Open Day 3 Recap

Thurs. Dec 11th/14
W- Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) 6 vs. Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 7
W- Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 8 vs. Julie Hastings (Thornhill, Ontario) 1

W- Nina Roth (USA) 6 vs. Jill Thurston (Winnipeg) 10
W- Amber Holland (Regina) 7 vs. Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater, Ontario) 3

M- Glenn Howard (Ontario) 3 vs. Brad Gushue (St. Johns) 6
M- Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 3 vs. Kevin Koe (Calgary) 7

M- Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 6 vs. Jeff Stoughton (Winnipeg) 5
M- Sven Michel (Switzerland) 3 vs. Jim Cotter (Kelowna) 8
M- John Morris (Calgary) 4 vs. John Epping (Toronto) 8
W- Val Sweeting (Edmonton) 5 vs. Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 3
W- Kristy McDonald (Winnipeg) 7 vs. Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 8

W- Chelsey Carey (Edmonton) 7 vs. Jill Thurston (Winnipeg) 2
W- Binia Feltscher (Switzerland) 5 vs. Amber Holland (Regina) 4
W- Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland) 8 vs. Jennifer Joens (Winnipeg) 9
M- Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) 7 vs. Brad Gushue (St. johns) 3

M- Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie) 12 vs. Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 7
M- Niklas Edin (Sweden) 6 vs. Jim Cotter (Kelowna) 7M- Steve Laycock (Saskatoon) 6 vs. Glen Howard (Ontario) 4
W- Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 6 vs. Juilie Hastings (Thornhill, Ontario) 4

Wednesday 10 December 2014

Langan gets shootout winner as Stamps shade past Wolverines

The Swan Valley Stampeders got their 14th victory of the season on Wednesday night when they slipped by the Wayway Wolverines 5-4 in the shootout.

The Stamps would get off to a pretty quick start as just 5:11 into the 1st period, Nick Kobelka seeing eye wrister would make it to the back of the net for his 12th goal of the season to give Swan an early 1-0 lead. But before the period could wrap up George Spilchal would walk off the half wall and go top shelf over Lasse Petersen on the power play to tie things up at 1-1 with Stamps leading in the shot department after 1, 20-7.

In the 2nd, the tides would turn and it would be all Wolverines as they would out shoot the Stamps overall in the middle frame 20-9. Offensively in the 2nd, Cody Ellingson would regain the home teams 1 goal lead with his 3rd of the year to make it 2-1 Swan Valley. But once again the Wolverines would get the equalizer as Morgan Greve with a nice wrister would also top shelf for his 1st MJHL goal, and 1st goal as a Wolverines to make it a 2-2 game. Wayway would get their first lead of the night with just 33 seconds remaining when Robert Briem's one timer would slip through Petersen for his team leading 14th goal of the season to give the Wolverines their first lead at 3-2 after 40 minutes.

The Stamps this time would be the club that would be able to get the equalizer on a puck that was misplaced by goalie Mitch Wiebe, reigning MJHL Player of the Week Carter Johnson would capitalize on it to make it 3-3. The two teams would then late, exchange powerplay goal of the sticks of Dylan Gedjos (Wayway) & Braydon MacDonald (Swan) to tie things up at 4-4 headed to overtime which would solve nothing.

In the shootout, Stamps forwards Tristin Langan (pictured above) and Carter Johnson would be the only ones to score in the shootout to give the Stamps a 5-4 shootout victory.

Lasse Petersen stopped 35 Wolverines shot for his 2nd win of the season while Mitch Wiebe made 40 saves in a losing cause.

These two teams will go right back at it against one another on Saturday night at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Over in the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires had their 2 game win streak snapped as they dropped a 5-2 decision to the visiting Weyburn Red Wings.

Landon Farrell & Dalton Menke had the lone goals for the Mils, while Troy Trombley made 34 saves in the loss.

The Mils now just have a 5 point lead on the Wings for 1st place in the Viterra Division, with Weyburn having 2 games in hand.

The Mils will play their final game before the Christmas break on Tuesday night when they host the Nipawin Hawks at the HCUC at 7:30.

Day 2 Recap of Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open

"Wed. Dec 10th/14"
9:30AM (A-Event)
Jennifer Jones (Winnipeg) 6 vs. Nina Roth (United States) 4
Heather Nedohin (Edmonton) 7 vs. Jill Thurston (Winnipeg) 6
Val Sweeting (Edmonton) 7 vs. Alison Flaxey (Listowel, Ontario) 6
Rachel Homan (Ottawa) 9 vs. Amber Holland (Regina) 2
Sherry Middaugh (Coldwater, Ontario) 2 vs. Julie Hastings (Thornhill , Ontario) 5

**1PM (A-Event)**
(M)- Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 8 vs. Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie) 2
(M)- Kevin Koe (Calgary) 7 vs. Reid Carruthers (Winnipeg) 6
(M)- John Morris (Calgary) 7 vs. Jeff Stoughton (Winnipeg) 3
(M)- Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) 7 vs. Adam Casey (Charlottetown) 6
(M)- Glenn Howard (Ontario) 6 vs. Sven Michel (Switzerland) 3


(M)- Brad Gushue (St. John's) 7 vs. Jim Cotter (Kelowna) 6

W- Chelsey Carey (Edmonton 7 vs. Alison Flaxey (Listowel, Ontario) 6
W- Chantelle Eberle (Regina) 4 Binia Feltscher (Switzerland) 8

W- Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland) 4 vs. Val Sweeting 6
W- Eve Muirhead (Scotland) 2 Kristy McDonald (Winnipeg) 7


M- Steve Laycock (Saskatoon) 3 vs. Mike McEwen (Winnipeg) 8
M- John Epping (Toronto) 1 vs Brendan Bottcher (Edmonton) 7
M- Kevin Koe (Calgary) 5 vs. John Morris (Calgary) 4

M- Niklas Edin (Sweden) 7 Adam Casey (Charlottetown) 6
M- Brad Jacobs (Sault Ste. Marie) 5 David Murdoch (Scotland) 3

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Canadian Open Curling- Day 1 Recap

Draw 1: (Tues. Dec 12th- 7PM)
Canadian Open Draw 1 (A-Event) Final

Steve Laycock 8 Niklas Edin 5
John Epping 8 David Murdoch 4
Silvana Tirinzoni 8 Chelsey Carey 4
Binia Feltscher 5 Kristy McDonald 6 in Extra End
Eve Muirhead 7 Chantelle Eberle 2

Steve Laycock- Draw 1 Recap below

Wayway Coaches Show- Dec 9th Edition

Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open begins today in Yorkton

The Pinty's Grand Slam of Curling's Canadian Open, the third of 5 Grand Slam events on the curling circuit begins tonight (Tues) at the Gallagher Centre in Yorkton.

The top 16 Men's and top 16 women's teams in the world will battle it out in a new triple knock out format to try and claim the Canadian Open Title.

Draw 1 tonight has:

M= Men's

7PM (A-Event)
M- John Epping vs. David Murdoch
M- Steve Laycock of Saskatoon vs. Niklas Edin
W- Silvana Tirinzoni (Switzerland) vs. Chelsey Carey (Edmonton)
W- Eve Muirhead (Scotland) vs.Chantelle Eberle (Regina)
W- Binia Feltscher (Switzerland) vs. Kristy McDonald (Winnipeg)

I caught up with Saltcoats product Steve Laycock to preview the event.

Stamps' Johnson named MJHL Player of the Week

(MJHL Press Release)

Carter Johnson, 19, of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the Recycle Everywhere-MJHL Player of the Week.

The 6-foot-3 centreman proved tough to handle for the opposition, scoring four goals and six points in two games last week. Johnson, who hails from Gimli, leads his club in points with 27 (11-17) in 30 games played.

The runners up are 19 year old forward Drake Lindsay of the Neepawa Natives and 19 year old forward Kamerin Nault of the Winnipeg Blues.

Sunday 7 December 2014

Johnson's Hat Trick leads Stamps past Neepawa 7-3

The Swan Valley Stampeders (13-14-3) moved into sole possession of 6th place in the MJHL standings with a 7-3 thrashing of the Neepawa Natives (10-20-1) on Sunday night.

The Stamps' couldn't have drew up a better opening period on the road as they would able 1st period goals from Carter Johnson (pictured above), Michael Fortin and Braydon MacDonald in span of 9:23 to give them an early 3-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd, the Stamps would continue on their offensive outburst just 2:45 into the middle frame as Johnson would deflect home his 2nd of the night and 10th of the season to give the Stamps a 4-0 lead. But just a short time later, Neepawa would get on the board as Brayden Atkinson would bang home his 7th of the year on the powerplay to make it a 4-1 game. Jordan Valentino would regain the Stamps 4 goal at 5-1 , with a power play goal of his own his 5th of this MJHL season. The Natives would be able to get a couple more before the 2nd period buzzer would sound off the sticks of Kyle McDonald and Steven Mather to make it a 5-3 SV lead through 2 periods of play.

In the 3rd, it would be Swan Valley being the only team to break out offensively as they would add 2 more goals for good measure as Carter Johnson would complete the Hat-Trick (11th goal of the season) while Bo Sigurdson chipped in with the other to make it a 7-3 Stamps final.

Graham Hunt made 23 saves for the victory in net for SV, while Reid Stallard stopped 33 shots in a losing cause.

The Stamps next action will be on Wednesday night when they entertain the Wayway Wolverines from the Centennial Arena. GX94 will broadcast the game, pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.

Elsewhere in the MJHL tonight,

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 5th straight game as they fell 4-2 to the Portage Terriers.

Montana Tanner led the way for the Wolverines with a 1G 1A while Alex Keena chipped in with the other marker.

The Terriers were led by Zack Waldvogel and Brad Bowles who had 3 points each.

Mitch Wiebe in the loss, made 22 saves in between the pipes.

The Wolverines will be like mentioned above, will be Swan Valley on Wednesday night.

In the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League,

The Melville Millionaires increased their Viterra division lead to 7 points tonight as they defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 in the shootout.

Dalton Menke (2G), Cole Berreth (2A) & Greyson Reitmeier (2A) led the way offensively for the Mils while Lane Harbor chipped with the other Millionaire goal in regulation. Landon Farrell had the only goal, the game winner in the shootout.

Peyton Hogan, Sam Aulie and Ian Williams replied with the Hounds.

Troy Trombley once again continued his very strong play as of late, as he turned aside 50 shots for the victory, while Alexi Thibedeau made 27 saves in the shootout loss.

The Mils will go for their 3rd straight win and try for their 4th in 5 games when they welcome the Weyburn Red Wings on Wednesday night at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Saturday 6 December 2014

Terriers win; Wolverines lose on Saturday Night

The Yorkton Terriers got the game winner from Tyson Enzie in the early stages of the 3rd as they shaded by the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday 3-2.

Daylan Gatzke and Carson Cayer (Teddy Bear Toss goal) had the other goals for the Terriers who got a 33 save performance from Dawson MacAuley for the win. 

The Terriers will return to action Friday when they visit the Battlefords North Stars. 

The Wayway Wolverines got their lone goal from Dylan Gejdos as they dropped 3-1 decision to the visiting Steinbach Pistons. 

Mitch Wiebe made 19 saves in the loss in a game the Wolverines outshot their opponent 27-20.

The Wolverines will go right back at it on Sunday when they host the Portage Terriers. 

Friday 5 December 2014

Terriers drop a 3-1 road decision in Nipawin

After getting back in the win column last Saturday night with a shutout win over the Melville Millionaires, the Yorkton Terriers weren't able to build off that win as they fell 3-1 tonight on the road against the Nipawin Hawks. 

It wasn't a good start for the Terriers as the Hawks were able to capitalize on a little bus legs from the Terriers and get some early opportunities but like all game long Dawson MacAuley made some key saves for his club. Then just over 8 minutes into the 1st period the Hawks would get on the board as Chase Thudium would sneak one through for his 13th goal of the season to give the home team a 1-0 lead after 20 Minutes. 

In the 2nd, Nipawin would add to their lead early on at the 3:54 mark, Brandsn Arnold would get the eventual game winner as beat Dawson MacAuley with his 7th to give the Hawks a 2-1 lead. But just a short time later, the Terriers were able to get on the board on the power play as Carson Cayer bounced on a rebound and banged him his 2nd to cut the deficit in half for the Terriers at 2-1 through 2 periods.

The hometown Hawks in the 3rd would ice it on a powerplay of their own as Carter Coben would take a nice feed back door and slip home his 13th of the year to make it a 3-1 Hawks final. 

Joe O'Brien was solid enough for the Hawks stopping 24 shots for the win, while for the Terriers' Dawson MacAuley kept his team in the game and made 35 saves in the losing cause. 

The Terriers will go right back at it on Saturday night when they welcome the Battlefords North Stars at the FAA at 7:30
(**Also of note that this game is the 4th annual Teddy Bear Toss Night, so fans attending the game are asked to bring a new or gently used Teddy Bear to the game and throw it on ice when Terriers score first goal. All teddy bears will be donated to the Yorkton Salvation Army)


Lane Harbor (2G 1A) and Landon Farrell (1G 2A) each has 3 points each as the Melville Millionaires for the 2nd time this week defeated the Battlefords North Stars, this time 6-2. 

Tyler Kreklewich, Greyson Reitmeir, and Dylan Ostertag also scored for the Mils while Troy Trombley made 34 saves for the victory. 

The Mils will return to action on Sunday for an afternoon affair in Wilcox against the Notre Dame Hounds. Game time is 4:30. 

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Mils get a point but lose 2-1 in OT to Kindersley

 To keep it The Melville Millionaires put together another solid effort on the ice, but managed to get only a point as they lost 2-1 to the Kindersley Klippers. 

After a very good start to the game last night in the Battlefords, it wasn't quite the same tonight here in Kindersley as just 48 seconds into the opening frame Darcy Deroose's shot slipped through goaltender Troy Trombley for his 10th of the season (1st as a Klipper) to provide the only offence of the 1st to give the Klippers a 1-0 lead.

The Mils started off period number 2 with a couple PP chances but as what has become a common theme for the Money man as the PP continued to struggle and weren't able to capitalize. But as the period went on the Mils continued to have their fair share of better chances and they would finally break through as Dalton Menke finished off his 4th of the season to even things up at 1-1 after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd it was all Klippers as they sent 16 shots the way of the Mils net minder Troy Trombley but he was outstanding to keep it deadlocked at 1-1 going into the overtime.

The Klippers wouldn't take long to end it in the overtime period when Shaun MacPhearson would end off a nice passing play for his 6th of the season to get the extra point. 

Evan Weninger stopped 25 shots for the win, while Troy Trombley made 30 saves in the losing cause. 

Mils will return to action Friday when they host the Battlefords North Stars at 7:30 HCUC. 

In the MJHL, 

Graham Hunt was outstanding stopping 47 shots for the shutout to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders past the OCN Blizzard 4-0. 

Carter Johnson led the way with 1G 2A, while Nick Kobelka, Tristin Mullin, and BJ Avery also scored for the SV Stampeders. 

Stamps return to action Sunday when they visit Neepawa on GX94. 

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Mils' score 4 as they dump the Battlefords

The Melvillle Millionaires got win number 14 on the season as they defeated the Battlefords North Stars on Tuesday night by a score of 4-1. 

After a little bit of a slow start for the Mils, they finally got their bus legs' out of them especially after they killed off their first penalty kill they got some jump and got some great opportunities but couldn't captialize on their chances. But then they would get their first man advantage and Ben Mack would capitalize on it for his 5th of the season to give the Mils a 1-0 lead after 1 period. 

The Mils would make it a 2-0 lead just 23 seconds into the 2nd as Tyler Kreklewich playing his 1st game as a full time Millionaire, finished off a nice passing play for his 2nd goal of the season. It would stay like that until a short time later when Brady O'Sullivan would go top shelf on Troy Trombley to make it a 1 goal lead for the Mils at 2-1 after 40 minutes. 

The North Stars would put on some pressure to get the equalizer but they would come up a little bit short as the Mils would add a couple empty netters off the sticks of Dalton Menke and Landon Farrell to give them a 4-1 victory. 

Troy Trombley was once again solid for the Mils making 34 saves in goal while Ryan Rewerts made 32 saves In a losing cause. 

The Mils will continue their roady in Kindersley on Wednesday, 6:50/7:00 on GX94. 

While in the MJHL, 

The Wayway Wolverines got goals from Johl Swedlo and Rylee Zimmer but it wasn't enough as they fell 6-2 to the Dauphin Kings. 

Mitch Wiebe turned aside 35 shots on the losing cause. 

Wayway is back in action Saturday hosting Steinbach. 

Monday 1 December 2014

MJHL/SJHL Dec.1st Transactions

**(Involves one of your Local teams)

**-The Yorkton Terriers acquired 18 year old forward Jordan Evans from the Okotoks Oilers (AJHL) for futures
**-The Yorkton Terriers acquired 18 year old dman Alex Cheveldave from the Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL) for futures. The Calgary product had 0 points in 5 games this season.

**-The Wayway Wolverines acquired 18 year Rhett Lough from the Selkirk Steelers for 1998-born Nathan Halversen and a 3rd round pick in MJHL draft.

**-The Melville Millionaires have traded goaltender Casey Parker to the MJHL's Winkler Flyers for future considerations.

**- The Melville Millionaires recalled 19 year old goaltender Josh Bykowski. Bykowski, had a 1-2 record in 3 appearances for the Mils this season also 2.69GAA and a 0.926%.

**- The Melville Millionaires have called up 17 year old Melville product Tyler Kreklewich from the SMAAAHL's Tisdale Trojans for the rest of the season. Kreklewich was currently leading that league in scoring with 15 goals, 25 assists for 40 points in 20 games with the Trojans.

The Winkler Flyers have traded 19 year old goaltender Adam Vander Linden and 19 year old forward Shawn Pachet to the Neepawa Natives for the MJHL list rights of 15 year old defenseman Brennan Ostir and future considerations.

The Dauphin Kings have traded  19 year old forward Tanner Hepp to the Winkler Flyers for future considerations.

The Steinbach Pistons have traded 18 year old forward Cole McCartan and future considerations to the La Ronge Ice Wolves for the 19 year old forward Connor Kortko
(Steinbach then sent Kortko along with futures to the Dauphin Kings for 19 year old forward Tyler Garrioch.)

 -The Virden Oil Capitals have traded 18 year old defenseman Austin Douglas to the Nipawin Hawks for the  19 year old forward Torrin Grange

- The Humboldt Broncos sent forward Thomas Stanislavski to the Dauphin Kings for Futures.

- The Nipawin Hawks traded Zach Klebaum to the La Ronge Ice Wolves for futures.

-The Kindersley Klippers have traded Ty Lindberg to the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for rights to Hayden Berra and futures.

Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 1st Edition

Wolverines come up empty on road trip after loss in Selkirk

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines' losing is now at 2 games after they dropped a 5-4 decision last night to the Selkirk Steelers.

Aaron Dupasquier (pictured above) had 2 goals for the Wolverines who got singles from Brock Paddock and Neil Woolfrey.

Brandon Holtby got the start for Wayway and made 28 saves in a losing cause.

The Wolverines will return to action tomorrow night (Tues) when they visit the Dauphin Kings at 7PM from Dauphin's Credit Union Place.

Sunday 30 November 2014

Saturday Night Recap

The Yorkton Terriers rebounded from a Friday night loss to the Melville Millionaires to defeat the Mils last night 3-0 last night. 

Daylan Gatzke, Corwin Stevely and Devin Nemes scored for the Terriers while Dawson MacAuley stopped all 26 shots he faced for his 2nd shutout of the season. 

Troy Trombley made 33 saves in the losing cause. 

The Terriers next action will be on Friday night when they visit Nipawin. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, Pregame 7:20. 

The Mils will be in action on Tuesday when they start a 2 game roady in Battlefords. Pregame show 7:20, PxP at 7:30 on GX94. 

Over in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines started off their road trip on the wrong foot as they dropped a 7-3 decision to the Steinbach Pistons. 

Robert Briem chipped in with all 3 markers for the Wolverines while both net minders played for Wayway, Mitch Wiebe made 11 saves on 15 shots & Brandon Holtby had 16 saves on 19 shots. 

The Wolverines will finish their roady tonight in Selkirk. 

Friday 28 November 2014

Farrell nets game winner as Mils beat Terriers 3-1 on Friday Night

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 3 game losing streak as for the 3rd time this season they defeated their Highway 10 rivals, the Yorkton Terriers 3-1.

It was good pace to the 1st period for both sides, as both times had their fair share of chances early on, but both Matt Kustra and Troy Trombley were solid in their respective nets. The Mils would get on the board with only 34 seconds left in the 1st as captain Allen Kilback would send one on net that snuck through the Terrier goal for his 8th goal of the season to give the Mils a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd it was once again a back and forth start to the period, until the Mils killed a Terrier penalty that some very good chances on it, then shortly after it expired Landon Farrell (pictured above) showed his good speed and cut to the middle & jammed it through Kustra for his 8th of the year to give the Mils a 2 goals after 2 periods.

In the 3rd, the Terriers would cut the Mils lead in half just 8:17 into the 3rd frame when Carson Cayer would bang home a rebound in front into the open cage for his 1st SJHL goal to give the Terriers some life at a 2-1 deficit. But Reed Murray would put the icing on the cake with just 3:21 remaining when Reed Murray would beat Kustra high glove side for his 6th, to give the Mils a 3-1 home victory on Friday night.

Troy Trombley rebounded from the loss on Tuesday, to stop 25 shots in the win while Matt Kustra made 28 saves in the losing cause.

The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night at the Farrell Agencies Arena at 7:30.

Canada West Selection Camp Roster Named, includes Swan Valley's Mullin & Wayway's Zimmer

The selection camp roster for Team Canada West for the 2014 World Junior A Challenge taking place in late December in Kindersley has been set.

The roster which includes 60 players from the MJHL, SJHL, AJHL and BCHL includes a couple players from our local Junior A teams.

Russell MB product and Wayway Wolverines forward Rylee Zimmer and Swan Valley Stampeders' Tristen Mullin were among the 36 forwards named to the squad.

Zimmer has played 12 games since returning from the WHL's Regina Pats and has 3 goals and 15 points with the Wolverines this season.

Mullin, from Cartwright MB was acquired in the summer by the Stamps from the Dauphin Kings and is currently Swan Valley's top scorer with 9 goals, 13 assists for 22 point in 28 games this season.

Other notable invitees including a member of last years RBC Cup Championship team in Yorkton, and now Flin Flon Bomber defenseman Tanner Lischynsky and former Yorkton Midget AAA Harvest (now Maulers) sniper Lynden Pastachak.

Yorkton Terriers Head Coach/ GM Trent Cassan is the Head Coach of Team Canada West.

The selection camp will take place Dec. 7th-10th in Calgary, AB while tournament runs from December 14th-20th in Kindersley.

Chat with Stamps' Tristen Mullin below.

Thursday 27 November 2014

Tankard Committee in Melville holding Volunteer Blitz Night tonight!

The 2015 Sasktel Provincial Men's Tankard Committee in Melville is having Volunteer Blitz Night tonight (Thurs) at the Melville Curling Club. Chili & a beverage will be sold for only $5 from 5PM to 9pm and afterwards you can register to volunteer for a variety jobs including ticket selling, security, Bartending and much more. Also Tankard event passes can be purchased at Melville Chevrolet GMC, Royal Drug Mart, Pharmasave, House of Hair and Horizon Credit Union. The event takes place Feb. 4th-8th in Melville.

Terriers' hosting Teddy Bear Toss on December 6th