Monday 31 March 2014

Terriers prevail in Game 2 behind Gervais' Double OT heroics

For the 2nd straight game this Series went to the extra period, and for the 2nd straight game the Visitors prevailed as the Yorkton Terriers took Game 2 on Sunday night defeating the Humboldt Broncos 3-2 in double OT to even the Best of 7 Semi Final series at 1-1.

It was a pretty tightly checked start to Game 2, with not much offense to start off with, with the shots at one point being 3-3 about 11 minutes into the 1st period. But the play would start to open up as we got to the latter stages of the 1st period, and the Broncos would be the ones that would draw first blood for the 2nd straight night, as quickly off the draw Cody Pongracz woulda  get the puck just outside the slot and would snap it over the pad for his 4th of the playoffs to give the hometown Broncos a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd period, the play would open up a little bit more as both teams would have great opportunities and this time it would be the Terriers breaking through and evening things as Brett Boehm would get his 3rd goal of the playoffs to even it up at 1-1 after 2 periods.

Just 4 minutes into the 3rd period the Broncos would regain their 1 goal lead as Pongracz would bang home his 2nd of the night to make it a 2-1 Humboldt lead. That lead didn't last long as Boehm would get his 2nd of the game and 4th of the postseason to even it up at 2-2 after regulation. 

The game would remain even at 2's after almost 2 complete overtime periods when in the late stage of the double overtime the Terriers would get a power play and shortly into their 3rd power play chance Kailum Gervais (pictured above) would sneak one through Ryland Pashovitz to give the Terriers a thrilling 3-2 Game 2 victory. 

Kale Thomson stopped 41 shots for the victory while Ryland Pashovitz made 42 saves in a losing cause. 

Series now tied up at 1-1, Game 3 takes place on Tuesday at the FAA. Pregame show 7:20, PxP at 7;30 on GX94. 

Saturday 29 March 2014

Mils up 2-0, after 2-1 victory in Game 2 over Battlefords

The Melville Millionaires have once again took the first two games of their series on the road  in these SJHL playoffs as they defeated the Battlefords North Stars 2-1 to take a 2-0 lead in their Best of 7 Semi-Final series.

The Stars came out with a vengeance in period number and quickly took much of the control early on at one point outshooting the Mils 11-3 , but as the period would go on the Mils would start to get their legs back once again to shorten the gap in the shot department to a 12-10 shot advantage for the North Stars in a scoreless 1st period.

The Mils in the middle frame for the 3rd time in this series would get a goal in the opening 3 minutes and this time it would be Winnipeg native Sam Williams jumping on a loose puck and putting it past Michael Gudmanson for his 1st goal of the playoffs to give the Mils an early 1 goal lead that would go right into the 2nd intermission.

In the 3rd the North Stsrs would come back with some quick strike offence of their own as they would get the equalizer just 1:22 into the 3rd period as Jake McMillen would redirect one by Isaiah Plett for his 1st goal of the postseason to pull Stars even at 1-1. It would stay like that until the Mils would go in on a 2 on 1, and Allan Kilback would slip it over to Reed Murray who was absolutely robbed by Gudmanson but the puck was just sitting there in the crease and a pinching Alec Brandrup (pictured above) would gobble it up and put it in the back of the net for his 2nd postseason goal to give the Mils a thrilling 2-1 Game 2 victory.

Isaiah Plett continued his stellar postseason play recording his 6th straight win stopping 32 shots and now has a 1.32GAA in 6 games this post season while SJHL MVP stopped 21 shots in a losing cause.

With the Mils up 2-0, the series shifts back to Melville for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday st the HCUC. at 7:30

Tickets are on sale now at or you can get them in person from 6pm-9pm tomorrow (Sun) & Monday the HCUC Box Office. Season ticket holders have until 11AM on Game Day to purchase their ticket/seat or it will be released to the public.

Friday 28 March 2014

Mils win Game 1; Terriers lose In triple OT

The Melville Millionaires drew first blood in their SJHL semi final series as they beat the Battlefords North Stars 4-1 to take a 1-0 series lead in their best of 7 series.

The Stars got off to a quick start as they would get a quick power play and convert as Blake Young would deflect home a long wrist shot for his 3rd of playoffs to make it a 1-0 Bronco lead. Then Just 9 mins into the opening frame, Colin Mospanchuk would get the equalizer his 2nd of the postseason to tie it up at 1 And that's how we would sit after 1 period. 

The Mils would come out with quick strike offence in the 2nd as just over a 1 minute in, Reed Murray on a good mid line drive would direct home his 1st of the playoffs to give the Mils a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes. 

Lane Harbor would come out in the 3rd and give the Mils a 3-1 lead just 23 seconds in for his 3rd of the playoffs. The Mils would get into some penalty trouble but their penalty was outstanding and kept the Stars off the board. Alec Brandrup would ice it with just 12 seconds left to make it a 4-1 Game 1 win.

Isaiah Plett (pictured above)  was terrific in Mils goal stopped 38 of 39 shots. 

The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night in Game 2, Pregame 7:20 on Gx94. 
Meanwhile the Yorkton Terriers fell in a wild one in triple overtime as David Miazga got the winner with just over 2 minutes remaining to give the Humboldt Broncos a 6-5 Game 1 win. 

Chase Norrish, Brett Boehm, Tyler Giebel, Dylan Johnson and Zack Zadarozniak scored for the Terriers in a losing cause. 

Busy and solid night for Kale Thomson, he stops 64 shots in the loss. 

Game 2 is in Humboldt on Sunday night from the EPA. Pregame 5:50, 6:00 on GX94. 

Thursday 27 March 2014

Esterhazy's Johnson competes at World X-Country Championships in Uganda.



Wednesday 26 March 2014

SJHL Semi-Final Preview- Yorkton Terriers. vs Humboldt Broncos

"SJHL Semi-Final Series"

  Yorkton Terriers (37-12-2-5) 81 points vs.  Humboldt Broncos (31-20-1-4) 67 points
How Did they Get Here?

-- The Yorkton Terriers defeated Notre Dame Hounds  4 games to 1 in the SJHL's Quarter-Finals

-- The Humboldt Broncos beat the Melfort Mustangs in the SJHL's Quarter-Finals, 4 games to 2.
Regular Season Head to Head
Oct 8th- Yorkton over Humboldt 3-1
Oct 22nd- Humboldt over Yorkton 1-0
Jan 24th - Yorkton over Humboldt 1-0
Jan. 31st- Yorkton over Humboldt 7-0
Feb 11th- Humboldt over Yorkton 4-1
Mar 1st- Yorkton over Humboldt 4-3 SO

Terriers : 4-2-0
Broncos:  2-3-1

Top Scorers:

Terriers (Regular Season):

#23 Brett Boehm - 48GP 31G 35A= 66 points
#91 Tayler Thompson- 52GP 23G 38A= 61 points
#5 Chase Norrish- 56GP 9G 36A= 45 points
#26 Kailum Gervais - 46GP 12G 20A= 32 points
#10 Brady Norrish - 54GP 9G 21A= 30 points

Goaltending- Kale Thomson- 31-11-3 record 1.89 GAA 0.934 SV % 8 SO
                        Riley Medves - 6-3-2 record 2.57GAA 0.908 SV %

Terriers (Playoffs):

#5 Chase Norrish-  3G  4A=  7 points
#7 Jordon Ross-  3G  2A=  5 points
#27 Tyler Giebel-  1G  4A=  5 points
#15 Derek Falloon, # 23 Brett Boehm, #10 Brady Norrish and #4 Devon McMullen all with  4 points

Goaltending: Kale Thomson-- 4-1-0 record   1.57GAA   0.930%
                       Riley Medves-
(Regular Season):

#9 Jarrett Fontaine- 56GP  15G 21A= 36  points
#5 Logan Sproule - 54GP 12G 24A= 36 points
#21 David Stumborg- 56GP  9G 27A= 36 points
#12 David Miazga - 55GP 16G 18A= 34 points
#10 Cody Pongracz - 47GP 13G 18A= 31 points

Goaltending- Ryland Pashovitz-- 18-8-3 record   1.60GAA  0.948%   5SO
                       Cade Spencer-- 12-10-1 record   2.70GAA   0.908%  1SO

Broncos (Playoffs):

#10 Cody Pongracz-- 3G 3A= 6 Points
#21 David Stumborg-- 2G 4A= 6 points
#14 Ryan Aubertin-- 4G 1A= 5 points
#26 Matt Audette, #19 Gray Marr & #12 David Miazga all with 4 points each

Goaltending: Ryland Pashovitz-- 4-1-0 record   2.79GAA   0.898%
                        Cade Spencer-- 0-1-0 record  6.00GAA  0.828%



Game 1) Fri. March 28 Humboldt at Yorkton, 7:30pm
Game 2) Sun. March 30 Yorkton at Humboldt, 6pm (GX94)
Game 3) Tues. Apr 1 Humboldt at Yorkton, 7:30pm (GX94)
Game 4) Wed. Apr 2 Yorkton at Humbldt, 7pm in HUMBOLDT (GX94)
Game 5) Fri. Apr 4 Humboldt at Yorkton, 7:30pm **
Game 6) Sun. Apr 6 Yorkton at Humboldt, 7:30pm ** in Warman (GX94)
Game 7) Tues. Apr 8 Humboldt at Yorkton, 7:30pm **

**If Necessary

(GX94)- Broadcasted on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Playoff Hockey.


The Yorkton Terriers will be looking for a repeat of last years' series win over the Humboldt Broncos, while the Broncos will be looking for a little revenge from last year when the Terriers' beat thte Broncos in 6 games to capture the Canalta Cup Title.

In between the pipes, it'll be a battle between 2 of the best goaltenders in the SJHL, and between 2 goaltenders who were both recognized with league awards earlier this week. Terriers netminder and Yorkton product Kale Thomson witbh 31 wins and record breaking 8 shutouts during the regular season  was named the league's top Goaltender, while Broncos goalie Ryland Pashovitz is also very, very good, by being named the SJHL Rookie of the Year with a dazzling 1.60GAA, but he was a little shaky in the Quarter-Finals and the Broncos will need him to return to regular season form to be successful in this series.

In looking at any matchup you match the Terriers' defence with any other team's defence, the Terriers' defence will always have the edge. Led by SJHL Defenseman of the Year Chase Norrish, twin brother and last years' Western Canada Cup Top Defenseman Brady Norrish and 4 year Terrier vet & Captain Devon McMullen and then you add in a star in making in the SJHL in Tanner Lischynsky, and veterans Dallas Rossiter & Dylan Baer this Terriers defense is very, very deep. Meantime on the Broncos side, their backend is no slouch either led by a couple veterans in Logan Sproule and Captain David Stumborg who can provide offensive production from the backend, while youngsters Connor Swystun and Greg Moro have both put together very solid rookie campaigns.

Up front the Terriers' forward depth really showed in that matchup with the Hounds as they were able to win games with their top scorers' Brett Boehm and Tayler Thompson  only getting 1 goal apiece, but they looked like their found that groove again in Game 5. While The veteran likes of Tyler Giebel, Daylan Gatzke and Dylan Johnson had very solid first rounds while the youngest member of the Terriers club, 17 year old Jordan Ross was probably the best forward chipping with 5 points in 5 games including the OT winner in Game 4 to give the Terriers a 3-1 series lead. For the Broncos they have some veterans that they will need to be at their best, that includes Cody Pongracz, David Miazga, and Dillion Fluter among others, that have been through it before. Former Prince George Cougar Jarett Fontaine had a very good first round point wise during the regular season and needs to try and translate that play into the playoffs while another smallerish forward Gray Marr has got to use his good speed and try & make things happen.  

Place Predictions below if you so choose. 

SJHL Semi-Final Preview- Melville Millionaires vs. Battlefords North Stars


"SJHL Semi-Final Series"
Melville Millionaires (34-16-2-4) 74 points vs Battlefords North Stars (36-17-0-3) 75 points
How Did they Get Here?
-- The Melville Millionaires defeated Kindersley Klippers 4 games to None in the SJHL's Quarter-Finals
-- The Battlefords North Stars beat the Estevan Bruins in the SJHL's Quarter-Finals, 4 games to 1.
Regular Season Head to Head
Sept. 24th- Melville over Battlefords 4-3
Sept 27th- Melville over Battlefords 3-2
Oct 5th-  Battlefords over Melville 5-4 SO
Oct 29th- Melville over Battlefords 4-2

(Mils) : 3-0-1
(North Stars): 1-3-0

Top Scorers

Mils (Regular Season):

#10 Colin Mospanchuk- 53GP 20G 28A= 48 points
#9 Kelvin Walz - 54GP 20G 26A= 46 points
#20 Landon Farrell- 46GP 17G 20A= 37 points
#15 Allan Kilback - 28G{16G 17A= 33 points
#23 Reed Murray- 13G 19A= 32 points

Goaltending- Isaiah Plett- 28-18-3 record 2.37 GAA 0.924 SV %
Richard Palmer- 6-5 record 3.65 GAA 0.891 SV %

Mils (Playoffs):
#7 Brady Constant-  3G  1A=  4 points
#9 Kelvin Walz- 0G  4A= 4 points
#22 Lane Harbor- 2G  1A=  3 points
#20 Landon Farrell- 1G  2A=  3 points
#15 Allan Kilback-  2G  0A=  2 points
#10 Colin Mospanchuk-  1G  1A=  2 points
#6 Matt Carr-  0G  2A=  2 points

Goaltending: Isaiah Plett-- 4-0-0 record   1.49GAA  0.950%   1SO
                       Richard Palmer-


North Stars (Regular Season):

#9 Cam Blair - 39GP  19G 26A= 45 Points
#15 Blake Young- 54GP  18G  25A= 43 Points
#12 Luke McCologan - 48GP  12G  27A= 39 Points
#8 Kyle Schmidt- 46GP  7G   27A= 34 Points
#19 Ryne Keller- 55GP  11G  21A= 32 points

Goaltending- Michael Gudmanson-- 20-3-1 record   1.74GAA  0.944%   4SO
                        Darren Martin-- 12-7-1 record    2.34GAA    0.923%     1SO

North Stars (Playoffs):

#9 Cam Blair- 5G  2A=  7 Points
#15 Blake Young- 2G  1A=  3 points
#8 Kyle Schmidt- 0G  3A=  3 points

#11 Nick Fountain- 2G  0A= 2 points

Goaltending: Michael Gudmandson-- 4-1-0 record  1.70GAA   0.944%   1SO
                       Darren Martin-


Game 1) Fri. March 28 Melville at Battlefords, 7:30pm (GX94)
Game 2) Sat. March 29 Melville at Battlefords, 7:30pm (GX94)
Game 3) Tues. April 1 Battlefords at Melville, 7:30pm
Game 4) Wed. April 2 Battlefords at Melville, 7:30pm
Game 5) Fri. April 4 Melville at Battlefords, 7:30pm **if necessary)
Game 6) Sun. April 6 Battlefords at Melville, 6:00pm **if necessary)
Game 7) Tues. April 8 Melville at Battlefords, 7:30pm **if necessary)

**If Necessary

(GX94)- Broadcasted on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Playoff Hockey, pregame 7:20.


October 29th, that'll be almost 5 months since these two teams have played each other and a lot has changed this then. Both teams have different players brought in that have made a difference. After starting the season 4-12 the North Stars went 32-5-0-3 to come all the back to claim the Kramer Division title, while the Mils only having 5 players return from last year, have surprised many along the way which led to Head Coach Jamie Fiesel being named the league's Coach of the Year for the first time.

In between the pipes , a very big reason for the success of the North Stars has been the play of their goaltender Michael Gudmandson who had a record of 20-3-1 as a North Star to lead him to be named recently as the SJHL's MVP. The Mils hope the consistent play of 20 year old Isaiah Plett will continue as after a very solid regular season, he came back with an even better Quarter-Final series, leading his team to a sweep of the Kindersley Klippers. So goaltending will definitely be a huge part of this series.

On the back end, the Mils as a whole have playing some very, very solid defensively play only allowing 2 goals in the last 3 games of the first round series with the likes Simon Genereux, Matt Carr and Alec Brandrup all chipping with offense, while veteran Adam Dibella returned in Game 4, and he will be an integral part of the Mils success going forward. The North Stars have a veteran, but underrated blueline with the likes of one time WHLer and Captain Kyle Schmidt &hard-nosed Dillion Forbes leading the charge while youngsters Latrel Charleston and Kendall Fransoo have showed they can play with the best of them.

Up front,  for the Mils they will need to be going as a full unit for them to be successful but the likes of Colin Mospanchuk, Kelvin Walz, and Allan Kilbackwho  have been the go to players for the Mils all season long and definitely will need to be at their best once again for the Mils. Lane Harbor was also very good for the Mils in round 1, and they will need his physical play to continue against the Stars skilled, and big forwards. For the Stars, they were looking for that number 1 Center for most of the season and they got him on Trade Deadline day acquiring Cam Blair from Flin Flon, and he has been everything they have wanted and more including a huge Quarter-Final series scoring 5 goals and 7 points in 5 playoff games this year. The Stars also have other dangerous players in NCAA commit Blake Young, former Yorkton Harvest star Jake McMillen and American forward Luke McCologan.

Let the predictions roll, down below.

Mils Coaches Show with Jamie Fiesel/ Semi-Final Preview

Monday 24 March 2014

C Norrish; Thomson among SJHL Award Winners Announced Today


The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced their award winners today (Mon) for the 2013/14 season and two Yorkton Terriers were recognized.

Local product and Terrier netminder Kale Thomson (bottom picture) was named SJHL's Goaltender of the Year, while Terriers defenseman and Strongfield native Chase Norrish (top picture) was named SJHL's Top defenseman.

20 year-old Thomson had a 31-11-3 record during the regular season and also the the league's single season shutout record in the process.

While fellow 20 year old Chase Norrish led all SJHL defenceman in scoring during the regular season with 45 points, 9 more than his closest competition. Chase also currently leads his team in playoff scoring with 7 points through 5 games.

Other award winners named were Estevan's Austin Daae named the SJHL Player of the Year, Battlefords Goaltender Michael Gudmandson as the SJHL MVP, and Humboldt netminder Ryland Pashovitz as the league's Top Rookie.

Thomson, Norrish and the rest of the Terrers will host Game 1 of their Semi-Final series on Friday against the Humboldt Broncos from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Kale Thomson Chats about the Goalie of the Year Award

Chase Norrish reacts to being named Dman of the Year

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Mar 24th Edition

Swan Valley Stampeders 2013/14 Recap with Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen

Big Weekend for Yorkton Minor Hockey

BANTAM A PROVINCIALS Yorkton Terriers defeated Martensville 9-4 in Game 2 of the 2 game total goal series, to win the series 20-8. Thats the Bantam A division's 3rd straight provincial title.

Pee Wee AA PROVINCIALSThe Yorkton Pee Wee AA Sherring Gold Terriers defeated Warman 4-2 in Game 2 of the 2 game total goal series, to win that series 12-8. Its their 2nd consectutive provincial title.

ATOM AA LEAGUE TITLE The Yorkton Atom AA Terriers won their 6th league title in the last 7 years as they defeated Swift Current 1-0, to win the Best of 3 series 2-0.

**Also the Bantam AA UCT Terriers will host Game 1 of their Best of 3 Saskatchewan Bantam AA Final Series tomorrow night (Tues) when they host the North East Wolfpack at 7:30 from the FAA.

Jason Gordon with Yorkton Minor Hockey's Hockey Development department talks about the recent successes.

Sunday 23 March 2014

SAIT Trojans capture ACAC Championship over NAIT

The SAIT Trojans Men's Hockey team defeated NAIT Ooks 3-2 last night in Game 2 of the ACAC Championship to sweep the Best of 3 Final series, 2-0.

Two players who have local ties were members of the Championship team. Former Yorkton Terrier captain Riley Paterson who played 3 seasons with the Terriers, while Wolseley product and former La Ronge Ice Wolves forward Nolan Souchotte, was the captain on the Trojans' team.

Friday 21 March 2014

Terriers book their ticket into the SJHL Semi-finals with 7-1 Game 5 Victory over Hounds.

The Yorkton Terriers have punched their ticket into the SJHL's Final Four on Friday night with a big 7-1 home ice victory in Game 5 over the Notre Dame Hounds to win the Best of 7 Quarter-Final series 4 games to 1.

Brett Boehm got things going in the first period, and took the monkey off his back and got his 1st of the series to give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead after 1 period.

The Terriers would come out with a dominant 2nd period, as Tayler Thompson and Brady Norrish would both notch Terrier goals and get their 1st goals of the playoffs respectively to give the Terriers a 3-0 2nd period lead. But just 16 seconds later the Hounds would show some life as Brandon Kuse would get his 2nd goal of the playoffs to cut the Terriers lead to just 3-1. But Tyler Giebel would notch one more for Yorkton before the 2nd intermission break to regain the Terriers a 3 goal lead at 4-1 after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would never look back as they would add 3 more markers for good measure off the sticks of Dylan Johnson, Daylan Gatzke and Jordan Ross to lead them to a 7-1 Game 5 clinching victory.

Terriers dman Chase Norrish (pictured above) added 3 more assists to his point total and now is tied for 3rd in league playoff scoring with 7 points.

Kale Thomson turned aside 25 shots for his 4th victory of the playoffs while Alexi Thibedeau made 32 saves in a losing cause.

The Terriers' opponent is still to be determined in the Semi-Finals, it will either be the Melfort Mustangs or the Humboldt Broncos, that Quarter-Final series is tied at 2-2. Game 5 is tomorrow (Sat) in Melfort, Game 6 Sunday in Humboldt and Game 7 (if necessary) will be Tuesday night at the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort.

Also the other Semi-Final was set, as the Battlefords North Stars defeated the Estevan Bruins 2-1 to win their series 4-1. The North Stars will now battle the Melville Millionaires in Semi-Finals.

Yorkton "Harvest" looking for New Corporate Sponsor

Harvest Meats has decided not to renew its sponsorship agreement with the Yorkton Harvest AAA Midget Hockey Team.  They have been the main corporate sponsor for the team since 2002.

While other team news, Dupont Canada has awarded Team President Glen Fafard with the Dupont Volunteer Recognition Program Award.

Fafard began his two-year term as Club President this season and oversees all aspects of the team including the budget and the board of directors.

ACTING GENERAL MANAGER, GARTH SIMMS talks about sponsorship with media yesterday (Thurs) and about Team President Glen Fafard getting national recognition.


Ross' Heroics give Terriers 3-1 series lead over Hounds

The Yorkton Teriers have pushed the Notre Dame Hounds to the brink of elimination as they defeated the Notre Dame 3-2 in OT to take a 3-1 series in this Best of 7 Quarter-Final series.

In the 1st, the Terriers/ Hounds would be playing once again a very tight period here at the Olympic sized Duncan McNeil Arena as neither team wanted to give up the first goal of the evening and neither team did in the opening period as it was a scoreless opening frame with shot margin also very tight with a 13-12 shot edge for the Hounds.

The Terriers took an early penalty to start the middle frame but on that initial powerplay, it would be the Terriers' getting the best chance and they would convert as the birthday boy Riley Hunt (turned 19 years old) would take a nice feed behind the Hounds defence and go in alone with Alexi Thibedeau and slip it five-hole for his 2nd goal of the postseason to give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead. It would stay like that until the 12:12 mark of the 2nd period, as the Kramer Division Player of the Year Sam Aulie would go top shelf on Kale Thomson for his 3rd goal of the playoffs to give his team the equalizer, and make it a deadlocked 1-1 game after 40 minutes.

In the final frame, both teams would have their chances of trying to get the go ahead early on but were unsuccessful and then it would be the home team getting the go ahead marker as Andrew Cummings would bang home a loose puck by Kale Thomson for his 2nd goal of the series to give the Hounds a 2-1. So the Hounds would look to get the home ice victory with the lead, but that evaporate as Tanner Lischynsky back hander would slip past the Hounds net minder for his 1st SJHL playoff goal to even it up at 2-2 heading into the overte.

Early on in the overtime period, it would be the Hounds getting a great chance when Cory Anderson would feed across on a 2 on 1 over to Dion Antisin but he was robbed by Thomson. Then just shotty after a an unsuccessful Terriers powerplay, Jordan Ross (pictured above)  would step over the Hounds line and let a shot go that would go through Thibedeaus glove to give the Terriers the thrilling 3-2 OT win.

Kale Thomson stopped 31 shots for the win, while Alexi Thibedeau made 36 saves in a losing cause.

The Terriers will look to wrap things up in Game 5 tomorrow night (Fri) at the FAA. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 on GX94. 

Thursday 20 March 2014

Former Mil and U of S Huskie Forward Aschim previews CIS University Cup




Tournament website is

Wednesday 19 March 2014

Mils Complete Sweep; Stamps' season ends in Double OT

The Melville Millionaires completed the 4 game sweep of the Kindersley Klippers with a 1-0 Game 4 win on home ice on Wednesday night.

The teams will play a very defensive first period, with both teams not wanting to make that first mistake and it showed in the shot column as the two teams combined for a total of 10 shots in the opening period.

In the 2nd, things would start opening up a bit for the Mils and they would credit for their strong effort as Captain Colin Mospanchuk (pictured above) would finish off an nice passing play started by Lane Harbor and Kelvin Walz to tap in his 1st of playoffs to make it a 1-0 Mils lead after 40 minutes of play.

The Kindersley Klippers would play like a desperate hockey team in the 3rd, playing for their 13/14 season as they sent a lot of pucks the way of Isaiah Plett, but like he has all series long is play solid and shut the door for the Mils to let the moneymen hold on for a 1-0 victory to win the Best of 7 series, 4-0 to advance to the SJHL's Final Four.

Isaiah Plett stopped 26 shots for his first SJHL Playoff shutout while surprise starter Evan Weninger was very solid stopping 34 in a losing cause.

Time and Opponent still to be determined for the Semi-Final (Stay tuned to GX94 so find out when)

But lastly congratulations to the Klippers on the solid season, and best of luck to their 20 year olds as they had their junior careers ended tonight.

While in the MJHL

Arty Kalashnikov got the Double OT winners as the Virden Oil Capitals ended the 13/14 season for the Swan Valley Stampeders beating them in Game 6 4-3, to win the Sherwood Division Semi-Final series 4-2.

Max Flanagan, Dylan Hykawy, and Bo Sigurdson got the Stamps' goals while also replying for the Oil Caps in the clinching game was Curtis Oliver, Corey Haverstick, and Ben Williams.

Adam Iwan stopped 56 shots for the win while Cole Holowenko turned aside 49 shots in his final Junior game.

The Oil Caps will now advance to the Sherwood Division Final against the Dauphin Kings that wil start Sunday in Dauphin.

Big Shoutout and Best of luck to the graduating Stamps 20 year olds:

#5 Andrew Howard,
#6 Evan Morden
#7 Dylan Favell
#15 Max Flanagan
#18 Max Provencher
#20 Dylan Hykawy
#33 Cole Holowenko

Also big thanks to Erik, Brad and the rest of the Swan Valley Stampeders on letting me broadcast their games throughout the season, for the interviews and just being a class organization throughout the season. Also to the Stamps fans for tuning in during the season.

Mils' Fiesel wins SJHL Coach of the Year

(SJHL Press Release)
For the first time in recent memory, Saskatchewan sports media will not be voting for the SJHL Coach Of The Year as there were not enough finalists.
The finalists are chosen by the coaches, who vote for the peer they feel should be the Coach Of The Year and then the media selects the winner out of those three finalists. 
This season, the SJHL coaches have, unanimously, picked long time Millionaire bench boss Jamie Fiesel as the winner. Fiesel took a team that lost all but four regulars (Colin Mospanchuk, Allen Kilback, Adam Dibella, and Adam Koopman) from last year and led them to a
season in which they challenged for first overall almost all season long,before settling into second place in the Viterra Division.
Fiesel has been with the Mils since the 2004 season when he was hired to replace Steve Young, who left in the middle of the year to accept a position in the Western Hockey League. Under the Regina native's tenure the Mils have been to a pair of league finals and have won thirty or more games in four of the last seven years.

Tuesday 18 March 2014

Mils; Terriers both win Game 3's on home ice

Lane Harbor (pictured above) got the game winner with just 52 seconds remaining in regulation as the Melville Millionaires pushed the Kindersley Klippers to the brink of elimination defeating them in Game 3 2-1 at the HCUC.

Joseph Sutherland got the lone other goal for the Mils, while Isaiah Plett turned aside 23 shots for his third straight win. 

The Mils will look to be the first team to book their ticket in the semi-finals when they host Game 4 on Wednesday night at the HCUC. Pregame 7:20, PXP at 7:30 on GX94. 

**Also of note Mils' Head Coach Jamie Fiesel was named the SJHL Coach of the Year for 13/14


Chase Norrish (pictured above) led the way with 3G 1A as the Yorkton Terriers took a 2-1 lead in their Best of 7 Quarter-Final series with a 5-2 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds at the FAA.

Dylan Johnson and Derek Falloon also scored for the Terriers while Kale Thomson turned aside 10 shots for the victory. 

Game 4 of this series will take place Thursday night in Wilcox. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20, PXP at 7:30. 

Monday 17 March 2014

Stamps pushed to the brink as they lose 4-1 to Virden in Game 5

The Swan Valley Stampeders will now have to play for their playoff lives as they have been pushed to the brink of elimination as they fell in Game 5 of their Sherwood division semi-final series by falling 4-1 to the Virden Oil Capitals on Monday night.

The Oil Caps came out flying in the 1st period and had some great scoring chances early on but they were denied by Cole Holowenko. Then the Stamps would get pick pocketed at their own blueline by Ben Williams would dish it over to Lucas Oliver for a easy tap in for his 1st goal of the playoffs to give the Oil Caps an early 1-0 lead. Everyone thought we would go into the 1st intermission with Virden out in front but Stamps forward Max Flanagan had other ideas as he would poke it by a flat footed Oil Caps defenceman and go in alone with Adam Iwan and make no mistake for his 2nd goal of the playoffs with just 7 seconds remaining to even it up at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd period, it would once again be the Oil Caps with all the jump and just half way into the 2nd period, they would regain their 1 goal lead as Jordan Greig's long point shot would find its way to the back of the net for his 1st goal of the postseason to make it 2-1. Then with just 1:53 remaining in the middle frame Virden would once again go to the PP, and this time it would be Arty Kalashnikov throwing one in front that would go off a Stamp in front and through the wickets of Holowenko for his 2nd goal of the playoffs to make it 3-1 through 2 periods of play.

The Stamps/Oil Caps would play a more even third period with Stamps coming back with more pressure and chances as they would try and cut into the Virden lead, but they were not able to do so as Kalashnikov would ice it into the empty net with just under 2 minutes remaining for his 2nd of the night and 4th of the playoffs to give the Oil Caps a 4-1 Game 5 win.

Adam Iwan, who is finding his groove in goal stopped 31 Stamps' shot for his 3rd straight victory in goal, while Cole Holowenko who was once again his solid self turned aside 34 shots in a losing cause.

The Oil Caps will try and wrap things up while the Stamps look to keep their playoff hopes alive as they host Game 6 of this series on Wednesday night at 7:30 MB time from the Centennial Arena.

Sunday 16 March 2014

Terriers drop Game 2 in Wilcox

The SJHL Quarter-Final series between the Yorkton Terriers and the Notre Dame Hounds is now down to a Best of 5, as the Hounds doubled up the Terriers 2-1.

The game would remain scoreless until Dylan Johnson would take a nice feed in the slot from Tayler Thompson and rip it shortside on Alexi Thibedeau for his 1st goal of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 lead Terriers lead early on. The Terriers would get some more chances in the 1st as they would have 5 total Powerplays but couldn't convert and would end up 0 for 9 overall during the game. The Hounds would even it up shorthanded as Andrew Cummings would send one from below the goal line and it would some how squeeze between the post and Kale Thomsons pad for his 1st to even it up at 1-1 after 1 periods, and then it would remain deadlocked at 1's after 40 minutes. 

In the third once again more chances both ways especially on the Terriers who had some glorious chances on the PP. The Hounds would break the tie with just 4:20 remaining in regulation as Dion Antisin would grab a loose puck in the slot and get it past Thomson for his 1st of the playoffs and it was 2-1 Hounds. The Terriers would come out in full bore in the last 4 mins and change left in the 3rd which included pulling their goalie for the extra attacker but they came up empty to give the Hounds a 2-1 Game 2 win.
Alexi Thibedeau got his 4th win of the playoffs in goal stopping 28 shots while Kale Thomson had 23 saves in a losing cause. 
With the series tied at 1-1 , the series will shift back to Yorkton for Game 3 on Tuesday night at 7:30 from the FAA

Terriers Coaches Show/Post Game Comments from Sunday

Saturday 15 March 2014

Kilback's 2 goals leads Mils to Game 2 win over Kindersley

The Melville Millionaires held on to take Game 2 by a score of 2-1 to take a 2-0 series lead in the Best of 7 series. 

The opening frame had a lot of chances both ways but it would end with a scoreless 1st period. 

In the 2nd period, it would be the Millionaires getting the lone goal of the middle frame as TJ Constants slap shot from the point would get deflected home by Allan Kilback for his 1st goal of the playoffs to give the Mils a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.

It would stay like that until towards the midway point of the 3rd period when Eric Pouliot would send one towards the net that would beat Isaiah Plett five hole to even it up at 1-1. But the Mils would once again find a way to pull ahead as It would be Kilback again picking up the garbage and putting it by King to give the Mils a lead, and they were able to hold on for the 2-1 Game 2 win. 

Isaiah Plett stopped 34 shots for his 2nd straight win, while Tyrell King once again was tagged with the loss.

The Mils now with a 2 games to none lead and will host Game 3 & 4 respectively on Tuesday and Wednesday at the HCUC. 7:30 start

(Game tickets are on sale at or on Monday at 6pm-9pm at the HCUC) 

Also in the SJHL, 

The Yorkton Terriers took game 1 of their Quarter Final series as they defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 5-1 on home ice. 

Kailum Gervais, Riley Hunt, Daylan Gatzke, Jordon Ross and Derek Falloon scored for the Terriers. Sam Aulie had the lone goal for the Hounds. 

Kale Thomson got the win in goal while Alexi Thibedeau took the defeat in the Hounds net. 

Game 2 will go tomorrow night from Wilcox, pregame show at 7:20, pxp at 7:30 on GX94. 

MJHL action,

The Sherwood Semi-Final is now a best of 3 as the Virden Oil Capitals defeated the Swan Valley Stampeders 3-2 in Swan River tonight to even the Best of 7 series at 2-2.

Corey Haverstick, Mack Hardy and Ben Williams (GWG) had the Oil Caps goals, while Nic Erb and Dylan Favell had the Stamps goals in a losing cause. 

Game 5 will be on GX94 from Virden, pregame show 7:20, pxp at 7:30 MB time. 

B Constant is OT Hero as Mils beat Klippers in Game 1

The Melville Millionaires in a wild one defeat the Kindersley Klippers 5-4 in overtime to take a 1-0 series lead in the SJHL Quarter final series.

The Mils would open the scoring as Sam Williams' long shot would get deflected by Brady Constant (pictured above) for his 1st of the playoffs to give the Mils a 1-0 lead. But shortly after the Klips would get a 5 on 3 PP and Gio Bombini evened it back up at 1-1 as he would go top shelf on Isaiah Plett for his 1st. It would stay like until the final 3 minutes of the 1st when Cody Young would captialize on a Mils turnover and beat Plett with a shorthanded marker to give the Klips a 2-1 lead after 1 period.

The 2nd would be Another back and forth period and it would be the Mils getting the lone marker as Lane Harbor would be left alone in front and he would go top shelf on King to pull the Mils even  at 2-2 after 40 minutes. 

The Klippers would regain their 1 goal lead early on in the 3rd, as Marc Dabeau would capitalize on a bad Mils change and go over the glove of Plett for his 1st to give them a 3-2 lead. Brady Constant would give the Mils some life and even it up at 3 as he snapped home his 2nd of the game/playoffs. But just 33 seconds later Stefen Seel grabbe a loose puck in front and backhanded it past Plett to ice again for the 3rd time give the Klips a 1 goal lead at 4-3. Just over a minute later the Mils would get a PP and they would convert to tie it up at 4-4 as Simon Genereux shot would go off Landon Farrell in front to pull even to head to OT.

In Overtime, for the third time for me in these playoffs the player looking for his hat trick would get his hat trick as Brady Constant finished the trick rifling one shortside over top Kings for his 3rd of the night to give the Mils a 5-4 win.

Isaiah Plett stopped 31 shots for the win while Tyrell King took the loss in goal.

The Klips will host the Mils for Game 2 Tonight at the West Central Events Center. Game time is 7:30, pregame show gets going at 7:20 on GX94. 

Friday 14 March 2014

SJHL Quarter-Final Preview- #1 Yorkton Terriers vs. #8 Notre Dame Hounds

"SJHL Quarter-Final Series"
1st. Yorkton Terriers (37-12-2-5) 81 points vs  8th. Notre Dame Hounds (22-27-2-5) 51 points
                                                                             ( Beat Nipawin 3-1 in Survivor Series to Advance)

Regular Season Head to Head
Dec 14th- Notre Dame over Yorkton 6-3
Dec 17th - Yorkton over Notre Dame 6-0
Feb 4th-  Yorkton over Notre Dame 4-2
Feb 26th- Yorkton over Notre Dame 6-0

Terriers : 3-1-0
Hounds:  1-3-0
Top Scorers (Regular Season):


#23 Brett Boehm - 48GP   31G 35A= 66 points
#91 Tayler Thompson- 52GP  23G 38A= 61 points
#5 Chase Norrish- 56GP  9G 36A= 45 points
#26 Kailum Gervais - 46GP  12G 20A= 32 points
#10 Brady Norrish - 54GP 9G 21A= 30 points

Goaltending- Kale Thomson- 31-11-3  record   1.89 GAA     0.934 SV %    8 SO
                        Riley Medves - 6-3-2  record   2.57GAA      0.908 SV %


3 Sam Aulie- 55GP 26G  17A= 43 Points
#16 Dillion Schwartzenberger- 47GP 14G 25A= 39 Points
#12 Ian Williams - 42GP  13G 22A= 35  Points
#10 Ryan Donovan- 45GP 11G  19A= 30 Points
#5 Spencer Trapp  -56GP 4G 26A= 30 points

Goaltending-Alexi Thibedeau 15-20-4 record 2.69GAA   0.910%  4SO
                       Brett Soles-- 6-8-1 record 3.55GAA 0.895%  3SO


Game 1- Sat. Mar 15th- Notre Dame @ Yorkton 7:30
Game 2- Sun. Mar 16th- Yorkton @ Notre Dame 7:30 (GX94)
Game 3- Tues. Mar 18th- Notre Dame @ Yorkton 7:30
Game 4- Thurs. Mar 20th- Yorkton @ Notre Dame 7:30 (GX94)
Game 5- **Fri. Mar 21th- Notre Dame @ Yorkton 7:30 
Game 6- **Sun. Mar 23rd- Yorkton @ Notre Dame 7:30
Game 7- **Tues. Mar 25th- Notre Dame @ Yorkton 7:30 

**If Necessary

(GX94)- Broadcasted on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Playoff Hockey, pregame 7:20.


With the survivor series finally coming to an end the Yorkton Terriers finally know who their Quarter-Final opponent and it is...the Notre Dame Hounds who defeated the Nipawin Hawks 3-1 in one Wild-Card Series.

The Terriers are coming into this first round series, on a little roll playing some great hockey down the stretch. In goal the Terriers have probably SJHL's Goalie of the Year in between the pipes in Kale Thomson who has been outstanding all season long with his 31 victories and SJHL record 8 shutouts. The Hounds might not have the experience as the Terriers do in goal but 18 year old's Alexi Thibedeau and Brett Soles have done their job in between the pipes to put the Hounds to where they are at.

On the backend, its no stranger that the Terriers have the best backend maybe not in the SJHL, but all of Canada led Chase Norrish who had a breakout season, and definitely is the leading candidate for the league's Top defenseman . You add his twin brother Brady, Captain Devon McMullen, newcomer Tanner Lischynsky, Dallas Rossiter and Dylan Baer that's a very experienced and deep blueline. For the Hounds Kale Derkson  and Brandon Kuse on the backend are steady and reliable while rookie defenseman and Rookie of the Year Spencer Trapp has impressed the whole league with his poise and offensive ability.

Up front, it might be where the Terriers improved on the most from last years Canalta Cup team. You get a healthy Tayler Thompson who finishes near the top of SJHL scoring and showed the fantastic skill he possesses, you sprinkle in sniper Brett Boehm who has been on fire since joining the Terriers, a healthy Tyler Giebel has returned and is playing better than ever. Then you got your sandpaper with guys like Kailum Gervais, Daylan Gatzke and Dylan Johnson that's a deep forward unit.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Stamps lose Game 3 in Virden 6-2; Still lead series 2-1

The Swan Valley Stampeders still got a 2-1 series lead in their Best of 7 Sherwood Division Semi-final but they fell on Thursday night 6-2 to the Virden Oil Capitals.

The Oil Caps came out with a bang and had a lot of good chances and they would score for the first time, the first goal as former Yorkton Terrier Curtis Oliver would slip one by Cole Holowenko for his 2nd of the playoffs to give the Oil Caps an early 1-0 lead. It would sit like that until 1:39 remaining in the first frame, when BJ Avery would finish off a nice passing play and go forehand, backhand past Adam Iwan for his 1st of the playoffs to make it deadlocked at 1-1 after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the floodgates would open as the Oil Caps would get all 3 goals in the 2nd period off the sticks off Arty Kalashnikov, Jake Dudar and Ben Williams to give the home team a commanding 4-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

The Stamps needed a big 3rd period to get back into the hockey game, but they didn't get it as Wyatt Kalynuk and Cole Hamblin would get 2 more markers for Virden to give them a big 6-1 lead. The Stamps would add one late by Braydon McDonald, but it wasn't enough as they lose 6-2.

Adam Iwan stopped 25 shots for the Oil Caps, while Cole Holowenko turned aside 32 in a losing cause.

The Stamps continue to lead the series 2 game to 1, and will host Game 4 on Saturday night at the Centennial Arena in Swan River 7:30 MB time start.

Wednesday 12 March 2014

SJHL Quarter Final Preview - #4 Kindersley Klippers vs. #5 Melville Millionaires

"SJHL Quarter-Final Series"

4th Kindersley Klippers (34-16-3-3) 74 points vs 5th. Melville Millionaires (34-16-2-4) 74 points
Regular Season Head to HeadSept.28th- Kindersley over Melville 5-3
Oct. 30th- Kindersley over Melville 3-2 SO
Nov.9th- Melville over Kindersley 1-0
Jan 24th- Melville over Kindersley 3-2 SO

Mils: 2-1-1
Klippers: 2-1-1

Top Scorers (Regular Season):

#10 Colin Mospanchuk- 53GP 20G 28A= 48 points
#9 Kelvin Walz - 54GP 20G 26A= 46 points
#20 Landon Farrell- 46GP 17G 20A= 37 points
#15 Allan Kilback - 28G{16G 17A= 33 points
#23 Reed Murray- 13G 19A= 32 points

Goaltending- Isaiah Plett- 28-18-3 record 2.37 GAA 0.924 SV %
Richard Palmer- 6-5 record 3.65 GAA 0.891 SV %

Klippers :#15 Colby Daniels - 55GP 13G 28A= 41 Points
#14 Stefen Seel- 54GP 17G 21A= 38 Points
#17 Brandon Lauder - 48GP 8G 26A= 34 Points
#8 Austin Yano - 6G 25A= 31 Points
#24 Eric Pouliot - 16G 13A= 29 Points

Goaltending-Tyrell King 23-13-3 record 2.16GAA 0.930% 4SO
Evan Weninger 11-6-0 record 2.14GAA 0.937% 2SO


Game 1- Fri March 14 Melville at Kindersley, 7:30pm *GX94

Game 2- Sat March 15 Melville at Kindersley, 7:30pm *GX94

Game 3- Tues. March 18 Kindersley at Melville, 7:30pm

Game 4- Wed. March 19 Kindersley at Melville, 7:30pm

Game 5- Fr. March 21 Melville at Kindersley, 7:30pm (if necessary)

Game 6- Sun. March 23 Kindersley at Melville, 6pm (if necessary)

Game 7- Tues. March 25 Melville at Kindersley, 7:30pm (if necessary)

*GX94- (GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Playoff, pregame 7:20)

Analysis: This might be one of the most intriguing match-ups come the SJHL Quarter-Final round, both teams had similar overall records during the regular season and had the same amount of overall points at 74. The two teams met 4 times during the regular season, and both won 2 (1 in regulation, 1 in the shootout).

Up front, the Mils are led by a couple 20 year olds in 3rd year Millionaire and Captain Colin Mospanchuk who could dominate a hockey game with his speed and size, and newcomer Kelvin Walz who was acquired at the beginning of the season from Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL for a minimal price and he has been a huge surprise for the Mils, chipping in with 20 goals and ranked in the Top 10 in scoring in the SJHL. 19 year old Allan Kilback who hit the injury bug earlier on in the season, and is back healthy and he will need to be huge for the Mils up the middle. The Mils will also need a huge series from 5 year Junior veteran TJ Constant, Landong Farrell, and 20 year old Sam Williams. For the Klips it doesn't get much bigger than the Kinderlsey Klippers forwards, they have 4 guys over 6'3" tall and need all those guys to be a little more physical during playoff hockey. A healthy Gio Bombini and Cody Thiel will strengthen an already dangerous and Klips attack.

On the backend, Alec Brandrup has come in as a 20 year old rookie on the blueline and chipped in with 29 points during the regular season, and has been one of the Mils top blueliners all season. Adam Dibella, and Adam Koopman the two Mils D with the most SJHL experience have to take their game to the next level, while Simon Genereux and Cole Berreth need to chip in with offence on the backend and will be very important on the Mils PP. Kindersley might have had the most underrated defense throughout most of the regular season with Austin Yano, Jared Pilet and Shaw Watkins and then you add Shaun MacPherson back from the WHL to make it even better.

The goaltending matchup is almost as good as you can get as two of the top goalies in the SJHL would battle as Tyrell King and Isaiah Plett are put up against each other. Plett came as a rookie in the SJHL and kind of as an unknown, but he has been everything Jamie Fiesel has wanted and more, playing alot of great minutes for the Mils and he needs to be the best player in these playoffs. You could say the same thing about Tyrell King in the Klips net, he has had an outstanding season and if Ryland Pashovitz was having such a solid rookie season, he couldve been the Kramer Division Goalie of the Year. So it could more than likely which goalie is able to perform over the other that might be the difference in the direction this series goes.

Mils Head Coach GM/Jamie Fiesel

Tuesday 11 March 2014

Terriers Coaches Show- Mar.10th Editon

(Terriers Press Release)

Terriers Will Start Their Title Defense Saturday Night

The Yorkton Terriers will open their SJHL title defense this Saturday night at home at the Farrell Agencies Arena at 7:30pm. Their opponent is still to be determined and will be confirmed after Thursday night's game between the Flin Flon Bombers and Estevan Bruins.

The Terriers will face the Notre Dame Hounds if Estevan wins Thursday night. If Flin Flon wins Thursday, Yorkton will face Flin Flon and Notre Dame will take on the Battlefords North Stars.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday at noon at the Gallagher Centre Ticket Kiosk. The Terrier season ticket holders will have until Friday at 8pm to reserve their seats for game 1.

Ticket prices are as follows:$15 Adult (20 and up)$11 Teen (13- 19 years)$6 Child (6-12 years)5 and under are free if don’t require a seat. Must pay child price if a seat is required.

Monday 10 March 2014

Johnson plays hero as Stamps win Game 2 thriller over Virden

The Swan Valley Stampeders came back from 2 goals down early in the 3rd to defeat the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3 in double overtime to take a 2-0 lead in their best of 7 Sherwood Semi-Final series on Monday night in Swan River.

Carter Johnson (pictured above) got things going in th first period as he deflected one home through the five-hole of Adam Iwan for his 1st of the playoffs to give the Stamps a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. 

The Oil caps would take over in period 2 as Curtis Oliver would finally get one by Cole Holowenko for his 1st to make it a 1-0 lead just before the Oil Caps would get their first lead of the series as Cole Hamblin deflected one past Holowenko to make it 2-1 Oil Caps after 2 periods. 

Ben Williams would give Virden a 2 goal lead at 3-0 early on in the third period as he beat the Stamps goalie short side to give them a commanding lead. But the Stamps would start a comeback of their own and it would start with Braydon McDonald deflecting one home, and then Carter Johnson would get the equalizer half way thru the 3rd to make it a 3-3 hockey game. 

The first overtime would solve nothing while in the 2nd OT, the Stamps would be rewarded a penalty as Nic Erb was hooked up and a short time into the PP, Carter Johnson  would walk out and go top corner on Iwan for his hat trick goal and a 4-3 double OT win for the Stamps. 

Cole Holowenko stopped 33 shots for the win while Adam Iwan turned aside 45 in a losing cause. 

Gx94 will broadcast Game 3 of the series on Thursday night from Virden, 7:20/7:30 MB time with Yorkton dodge Junior Hockey. 

Olympic Gold Medalist Lawes will be in Yorkton Tonight

The City of Yorkton will get paid a visit from a very special guest coming up tonight (Mon) as an Olympic Gold Medalist from the recently wrapped up Sochi Olympic Games will be in town.

Kaitlyn Lawes, the third for Jennifer Jones' Gold Medal winning women's curling team will be at the Canadian Tire in Yorkton this evening from 7:30pm- 8:30pm with autographs and pictures with Gold Medal will be available.

I had a chance to catch up with Lawes about the Olympics and about tonights event.

Saturday 8 March 2014

Holowenko shines as Stamps take Game 1 in Virden

The Swan Valley Stampeders drew first blood in their Sherwood division semi final as they went into Virden and shutout the Oil Caps 3-0 to take a 1-0 series lead in the Best of 7 series.

The first half of the 1st period would show that the teams had a little rust from their little break in between games but the Stamps would get things going late in the opening frame when Bo Sigurdson would capitalize on an Oil Caps turnover and go top shelf on Adam Iwan for his 1st of the playoffs to give Swan an early 1-0 lead. The Stamps would make it 2-0 just 1:48 later as Nic Erb would take a feed far side and go over the glove of Iwan for his 1st playoff goal to give the Stamps a 2 goal lead after 20 minutes. 

In the 2nd it would be the Oil Caps coming on strong trying to cut into the Swan Valley lead but they couldn't do so as Cole Holowenko who was solid all night long, kept them off the board. Then on a broken play it would be Dylan Favell feeding Max Flanagan who would beat Iwan high glove for his 1st to give them a 3-0 lead after 2 periods. 

Virden would once again start off the 3rd with lots of pressure and they would hit about 3 posts in that final frame including 2 in one shift, but they would not be able to get anything past Holowenko and it would end as a 3-0 Stamps Game 1 victory in one of the most complete games they have played all season.

Cole Holowenko (pictured above) stopped 31 shots for his 1st shutout as a Stamp while Adam Iwan turned aside 22 shots in a losing cause. 

Stamps will host the Oil Caps for Game 2 of the Best of 7 Sherwood Semi-Final series on Monday night at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior playoff hockey, pregame 7:20, PXP at 7:30. Game 3 goes back in Virden on Thursday. 

Friday 7 March 2014

2014 SJHL Hall of Fame Inductees Announced


The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, in association with the Melfort Mustangs, is pleased to announce 2014 Induction Class for the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Hall of Fame.

The SJHL Hall of Fame Weekend will include the Induction Dinner at the Northern Lights Palace Friday, July 25 followed by a charity golf tournament Saturday, July 26 at the Melfort Golf and Country Club.  Proceeds from the weekend will go towards the Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Kids Sport and the Mustangs.

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is pleased to welcome into the Hall of Fame Kevin Dickie, Willie Mitchell, Brian Munz, Mark Odnokon, Rick Schultz, Neil Shewchuk, Leonard Strandberg and the 1995-96 Melfort Mustangs team.


Kevin Dickie – 1992 - 1996
- Head Coach of the Melfort Mustangs from 1992 – 1996

- Won 2 SJHL Championships and 1 Anavet Cup.
- All time record with the Mustangs: 151 – 83 –26
- Head Coach of the Saskatoon Blades (WHL), Regina Cougars (CIS), Acadia Axemen (CIS)

- Assistant Coach of Canada’s National Junior Team

- Currently the Athletic Director for Acadia University.

Brad Meier

- Spent 12 seasons as an official in the SJHL
- Spent 3 years as a WHL official

- Entered the NHL in 1999.

- Was selected to the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games officiating crew.

Willie Mitchell 1995 – 1997

- Played for the Melfort Mustangs from 1995 to 1997.
- Had 16 goals and 48 assists for 64 points in 83 SJHL games.

- Named the SJHL’s Top Defenseman in 1997 and to the SJHL’s 1st All Star Team.

- NCAA Scholarship to Clarkson University

- Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1996.

- Played for New Jersey, Minnesota, Dallas & Vancouver (NHL)
- Stanley Cup Champion with the 2011-2012 Los Angeles Kings (NHL)

- Currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings (NHL).

Brian Munz 1995 – 2000

- Radio Play by Play Voice of the Melfort Mustangs, Nipawin Hawks and Humboldt Broncos on 750 CJVR from 1995 – 2000.

- Radio Play by Play Voice of the 1996 Royal Bank Cup hosted in Melfort.

- Broadcasted 3 SJHL Championship Series
- Radio Play by Play Voice of the Tisdale Trojans (Saskatchewan Midget AAA), Saskatoon Hilltops (Prairie Junior Football), Prince Albert Raiders (WHL), Beardy’s Blackhawks (Saskatchewan Midget AAA), Edmonton Road Runners (AHL), Manitoba Moose (AHL)

- Radio Host of the Edmonton Oilers (NHL).

- TSN television Play by Play Voice of the 2012 Royal Bank Cup hosted in Humboldt

- Currently the Radio Play by Play Voice of the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) on TSN 1290. 

Mark Odnokon

- First Head Coach of the Melfort Mustangs franchise 1988 - 1990

- Played for the SJHL’s Prince Albert Raiders winning the Centennial Cup Championship in 1981 and 1982

- Attended the University of Minnesota Duluth

- Assistant Coach of the Prince Albert Raiders (WHL)

- Scout for the Anaheim Ducks (NHL)

- Currently a teacher at Carlton Comprehensive High School in Prince Albert

Rick Schultz

-Played two seasons with the SJHL’s Prince Albert Raiders.

-Won one Centennial Cup

- Founder of the LaRonge Ice Wolves (SJHL)

- Currently the Chairman of the SJHL’s Board of Directors

Neil Shewchuk 1980 – 2006

- Sports Director of CJVR AM & FM Radio Stations from 1980 – 2006.

- Radio Play by Play Voice of the Melfort Mustangs, Nipawin Hawks and Humboldt Broncos from 1986 to 2006.
- Broadcasted 6 SJHL Championship Series, 6 Anavet Cups and 1 Royal Bank Cup.
- Media Communications Co-Ordinator of the 1996 Royal Bank Cup hosted in Melfort.

- Radio Play by Play Voice of the Saskatoon Hilltops (Prairie Junior Football) and University of Saskatchewan Huskies (CIS Football).
- Currently the General Manager of XM 105 Radio in Whitecourt, Alberta.

Leonard Strandberg 1988 - 1996 & 2000 - 2002

- Founding figure who assisted in the purchase and move of the franchise from Lloydminster to Melfort.

- General Manager from 1988 to 1996 and 2000 until 2002.
- Won 2 SJHL Championships and 1 Anavet Cup.
- Member of the 1996 Royal Bank Cup Organizing Committee

- General Manager of Hockey Canada’s Team West for the Canadian Junior “A” Challenge Tournament

- General Manger of the OCN Blizzard and Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL)
- Currently retired, but continues to volunteer and lend his knowledge to the Mustangs Board of Directors with fundraising and community events.