Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Terriers ride the Express to the WCC Playoffs




The Yorkton Terriers punched their ticket into the WCC Playoffs with a 4-1 win over the BCHL Champion Coquitlam Express.

It was a pretty slow start to the first period for both the Terriers and Express as both were not able to get any Grade A opportunities. But as the period went on both teams were able to get a power play each where especially on the Terriers PP they had some quality opportunities in the slot area and mustered up 5 shots on goal during that advantage, 2 from Kailum Gervais but they were not able to get anything past Express goalie Gordie Defiel. The game was scoreless after 1 period with the Terriers outshooting Coquitlam 14-7.

The Terriers would continue their dominate play in the 2nd period, having a flurry of chances the way of Express net and they would finally break through as Tayler Thompson would redirect home his 1st goal of the tournament to make it an early 1-0 Terrier lead. But not even a minute later Joey Santucci would send a shot from the side boards that eluded Kale Thomson and hit the back of the net for his 1st of the WCC to tie it up at 1-1. Then just under 7 minutes later the Terriers would get a man advantage and it would be Brett Boehm receiving a nice feed back door from Brady Norrish and it would tap home his 5th of the tournament to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes, with Yorkton with a huge advantage in the shot column at 29-17.

In the 3rd with the Terriers looking to hold on, would go up 2 goals as Dylan Johnson would step across the blueline and snap home his 1st to give the Terriers that 2 goal lead at 3-1. Yorkton would get one more for good measure with 34 seconds remaining as Chase Norrish would go bar down on Drefiel for his 1st of the tournament to make it a 4-1 Terrier final.

Kale Thomson was once again his solid self in the Terriers goal stopping 24 shots for the win, while Gordie Defiel was outstanding in a losing cause turning aside 40.

The Terriers end off the round robin with a 2-2 record and will await tomorrows (Thurs) results and could still finish as high as 2nd in the standings.

Terriers Player of the Game: #5 Chase Norrish
Express Player of the Game: #4 Marc Biega

3 Stars:

1.
Gordie Defiel- SG
2. Brady Norrish- YOR
3. Brett Boehm- YOR

Thursday will be final day of the round robin and it'll feature a battle to stay alive in the WCC as the Spruce Grove Saints battle the Winnipeg Blues in the early game at 2pm MB time, while a battle for a spot in the 1 vs. 2 game is on the line as the host Dauphin Kings battle the 2-1 Coquitlam Express.

Dylan Johnson Post Game



Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Terriers lose heartbreaker in overtime to Spruce Grove to drop to 1-2




The Yorkton Terriers fell to 1-2 at the Western Canada Cup after falling 3-2 in overtime to the AJHL champion Spruce Grove Saints

The Terriers top scorer in the regular season and playoffs, Brett Boehm carried off from Sundays win over the Dauphin Kings opening the scoring with a hard slap shot past goaltender Kenny Cameron for his 4th of the WCC to give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead. The Saints wouldn't back down as they would get in on the party at the 17:09 mark of the 1st frame as right off the draw Parker Mackay would let a snap shot go that would beat goalie Kale Thomson blocker side for his 2nd of the tournament to tie things up at 1-1 through 20 minutes of play.

Tyler Giebel would regain that 1 goal lead for the Terriers just 3:02 into the middle frame as he would deflect home a Devon McMullen shot from the point for his 1st of the tourney to make it 2-1 Yorkton. The Saints would come back with a marker and once again it would be a powerplay goal as Cameron Hughes would get Spruce Grove back even with his 1st as his wrister would get by Terriers netminder Kale Thomson to put it back to square one, a 2-2 tie after 2 periods.

The Terriers and Saints would play a very even and tight third period, but both teams were not able to break through and get that go ahead goal.

In the overtime, it was the Spruce Grove Saints Saints once again getting a powerplay as Brett Boehm would go to the penalty box, and on that ensuing powerplay the Saints would convert as Carson Samoridny would one time one past Kale Thomson to give the AJHL champs their first win of the WCC, a 3-2 decision in overtime over the Yorkton Terriers.

Kenny Cameron stopped 35 Terrier shots for the win while Kale Thomson made 39 saves in a losing cause.

The two teams both have 1-2 records now, and the Terriers will wrap up their round robin tomorrow night (Wed) when they take on the Coquitlam Express, 5:45/6:00 Sk time on GX94, while Spruce Grove Saints will finish of their round robin on Thursday battling the Winnipeg Blues

Terriers Player of the Game: #10 Brady Norrish
Saints Player of the Game: #19 Cameron Hughes

3 Stars:

1.
Kenny Cameron
2. Kale Thomson
3. Carson Samoridny

Post Game Thoughts from Terriers Head Coach Trent Cassan


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Moosomin's Boutin plays National Hero as PA Mintos win Telus Cup


(Courtesy Moose Jaw Times Hearld)



Moosomin product Dakota Boutin ended the longest game in Telus Cup history at the 18:36 mark of the third overtime, to lead Prince Albert Mintos to a 4-3 win over Ch√Ęteaugauy Grenadiers in the championship final of the National Midget AAA hockey league final.

Assiniboia's Carson Cayer, a Yorkton Terrier prospect also scored 2 goals in the win

The Mintos have an unbeaten streak of 21 games at the national midget AAA tournament, dating back to 2006 and 2007 (these were their last 2 national titles)

Boehm helps the Terriers conqueor the Kings to win first game of WCC



The Yorkton Terriers in a wild one got on the board at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup with a 8-6 win over the Dauphin Kings on Sunday night.

It was a different start to the hockey game for the Yorkton Terriers as they showed why they were Canalta Cup champions with a very good start to the openong, they were moving their feet, taking the body and getting pucks on net unlike one night ago. Just 8:05 in, AP Call-Up Corwin Stevely who was making his WCC debut got his 1st of the tournament just letting a snap shot go and it beat Michael Stilladis over the blocker to make it an early Terriers 1-0 lead. Tayler Thompson would give the Terriers a 2-0 lead just 2:25 later, when he would bury a rebound past the Kings net minder for his 1st of the WCC.  The Kings wouldn't go away though and they would get one on the board before the period expired as Dylan Butler would walk out from below the goal line and feed Chandler Irvin backdoor for the Kings dman's 1st of the tournament to cut Dauphin's deficit in half to a 2-1 Terrier lead , after a very 20 minutes for the home side.

After only 3 goals in the opening frame, the teams combined for a total of 9 goals in the 2nd period. Riley Hunt started off the party with 2nd power play goal of the tournament finishing off a nice passing play by Tayler Thompson to make it a 3-1 Terrier lead. The Terriers would get their first 3 goal lead of the night as Brett Boehm would get his first goal of the WCC to make it 4-1. The Kings thought wouldn't go away as former Weyburn Red Wing Ryan Cooper's long point shot would get through a crowd and beat Kale Thomson to make it a 4-2 Terrier lead. Boehm would continue his hot 2nd period and get the Terrier back in front by 3 using that good wrist shot of his, to get it past Stilliadis for his 2nd to make it 5-2 Terriers. But discipline would come back to bite the Terriers, as the Kings would get another power play goal this time it was Tanner Lomsnes on the doorstep getting his 1st to make it 5-3. Terriers would get the momentum back with a late goal just 27 seconds left in the middle frame as Boehm would complete the hat trick to make it a 6-3 Yorkton lead after 2 periods.

The Kings would start the 3rd period with another powerplay which was dominate for them on the night, as Tanner Butler would get his 3rd goal of the tournament to cut the Terriers lead to just 6-4. The Kings would creep up to only a 1 goal deficit just 28 seconds later former Flin Flon Bomber Dillion McCombie would get his 1st of the tourney to cut the lead to 6-5. Kailum Gervais would regain the Terriers 2 goal lead as he would get his first goal of the WCC finishing off a nice passing play from Brett Boehm to put the Terriers back up at 7-5. Tanner Lomsnes and the Kings would not go away though as the 19 year old Kings forward would get his 2nd of the night to make the Terriers lead only sit at 7-6. But in the final minute it would be Gervais icing it into the empty net for his 2nd of the night to push it to a 8-6 Terrier victory.

Terrier net minder Kale Thomson who returned to the Terrier crease stopped 20 shots for the win while Kings goalie Michael Stilliadis made 33 saves in a losing cause.

Terriers Player of the Game: #23 Brett Boehm- 3G 1A
Kings Player of the Game: #22 Tanner Lomsnes- 2G 1A

3 Stars: 1) Brett Boehm YOR- 3G 1A
2) Kailum Gervais YOR- 2G 2A
3) Tanner Lomsnes DAU- 2G 1A

The Terriers and Kings now both have 1-1 records and both get the day off on Monday. The Terriers will battle the Spruce Grove Saints on Tuesday afternoon 12:55/1:00 SK time on GX94, while the Kings will also return to action on Tuesday when they take on the MJHL champs Winnipeg Blues in a Turnbull Cup Final rematch.


Saturday, 26 April 2014

Terriers fall in WCC Opener to Winnipeg Blues


A 3 goal first period was the difference, as the Yorkton Terriers dropped their first game of the 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup, 3-1 to the MJHL Turnbull Cup Champion Winnipeg Blues.

It wasn't the start, the Terriers wanted to begin the tournament as just 2:01 into the 1st, Jake Stillwell would get the Blues on the board redirecting one past Riley Medves, who made his 1st start since March 1st, and that gave the MJHL champs a 1-0 lead. The Terriers though would find a little bit of jump and manufacture some good chances on goal but couldn't beat Blues goalie Byron Spriggs. The Blues would add 2 more to end off the 1st period, one was just as their 2nd powerplay expired and it came off the stick of Ryan Bittner who got his first of the WCC, and then Clay Tait would add another his 1st of the tournament to give the Blues a 3-0 lead after 1 period of the play.

The Terriers came back with a better effort in period number 2, and looked like they found out their legs a little more and then they were able to go to the powerplay for the first time. On that ensuing powerplay, the Terriers would convert just 15 seconds into that man advantage Riley Hunt would deflect home his 1st of the tournament to cut the Terriers' deficit to 3-1, and that's where we sat after 40 minutes.

In a 3rd period the Terriers needed to kill off just over a minute of powerplay, which they did, they had more great opportunities to get even more back into this hockey game but they would end off not be able to beat the Blues netminder Byron Spriggs who really settled in as the game got later, especially a huge save on Tyler Giebel with just over 11 minutes remaining in regulation which could've really turned around this game in a different direction.

Byron Spriggs continues his very solid postseason play, stopping 25 of the 26 Terriers shots for the 1st Goaltending win of the tournament while Riley Medves who made the start in relief of Kale Thomson stopped 21 shots in a losing cause

Special Teams was a bright spot for the Terriers as they were able to kill off 6 Winnipeg Blues powerplays this afternoon, and were 1 for 2 with the man advantage. But the Terriers know they need to get off to a better start and need to better.

Terriers Player of the Game: #91 Tayler Thompson
Blues Player of the Game: #6 Channing Bresciani

3 Stars:
1)
Channing Bresciani- WPG
2) Byron Spriggs- WPG
3) Riley Hunt- YOR
The Terriers will go right back at it on Sunday night, when they take on the host Dauphin Kings. 5:45/6:00 SK time on GX94 while the Blues will have Sunday off before taking on the BCHL Champion Coquitlam Express in Monday's lone game.

Post Game Comments for Terries Asst. Coach Casey O'Brien below:






Thursday, 24 April 2014

2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup Preview


Quick Glance at Teams Involved:


"SJHL Canalta Cup Champion: Yorkton Terriers"



                                      How they got Here?                             -Beat Notre Dame Hounds 4 Games 1 in SJHL Quarter-Finals

                            -Beat Humboldt Broncos 4 games to 1 in SJHL Semi-Finals
              -Swept the Melville Millionaires 4 Games to None to win their 2nd Straight Canalta Cup

                                    Playoff Scoring Leaders :

#23 Brett Boehm- 10G 6A=  16 points
#27 Tyler Giebel- 5G 11A=  16 points
#5 Chase Norrish- 7G 8A=  15 points
                                                   #26 Kailum Gervais- 5G 6A=  11 points
#91 Tayler Thompson- 2G 8A=  10 points

#30 Kale Thomson- 12-2-0  1.74GAA  0.936GAA  1SO

When do they play?
(ALL SK Times)

Saturday April 26, 2014
Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) vs Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)
Pre: 12:45pm - Pxp: 1:00pm

  Sunday April 27, 2014
              Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) vs Dauphin Kings (HOST)
         Pre: 5:45pm - Pxp: 6:00pm

     Tuesday April 29, 2014
                    Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) vs Spruce Grove Saints (AJHL)
                 Pre: 12:55pm - Pxp: 1:00pm

          Wednesday April 30, 2014
               Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) vs Coquitlam Express (BCHL)
             Pre: 5:45pm - Pxp: 6:00pm

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"MJHL Turnbull Cup Champion- Winnipeg Blues"

                               How they got Here?

                -Defeated the Winkler Flyers 2 games to 0 in Addison Division Survivor Series
                 -Defeated the Selkirk Steelers 4 games to 1 in Addison Division Semi-Final
                - Defeated the Steinbach Pistons 4 games to 1 in Addison Division Final
                 -Beat Dauphin Kings 4 games to 1 to Win MJHL Turnbull Cup Title


                                   Top Playoff Scorers:

                                                   #19 Liam Bilton- 8G 9A=  17 points
                                                   #16 Clay Tait- 5G 9A= 14 points
                                                  #14 Brett Brooks- 3G 10A=  13 points
                                                  #6 Channing Bresciani- 2G 11A=  13 points

#30 Byron Spriggs-- 14-3-0   1.67GAA   0.936%


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  "AJHL Champion- Spruce Grove Saints"

                                  How they Got Here?

            
-Beat the Sherwood Park Crusaders in 7 Games in the North Division Semi-final
                    -Beat the Fort McMurray Oil Barons in 7 Games in the Norh Division Final
                     - Defeated the Drumheller Dragons in 5 games to become AJHL Champions

Top Playoff Scorers: #20 Jared Hauptman- 11G 6A=  17 points
#19 Cameron Hughes- 1G 16A=  17 points
#12 Dylan Hollman- 5G 8A=  13 points

#3 Carson Samoridny, #7 Parker Mackay. #10 Tyler Busch, #22 Corey Chorneyko all tied with 11
points


#1 Kenny Cameron-- 10-4-0  2.18GAA   0.913%
#35 Tanner McCorriston-- 2-2-0  2.84GAA  0.878%


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"BCHL Champion- Coquitlam Express"





                                          How they Got here?
                                 -Beat Prince George Spruce Kings in 6 games in the Division Semi-Finals
                                      -Beat Langley Rivermen in 6 games in the Division Finals
                                      -Advance along with Vernon, in the BCHL's Semi-Final Round robin
                                   - Swept the Vernon Vipers in 4 games to win BCHL Championship.
                                         Top Playoff Scorers

                                                       #26 Ryan Rosenthal- 14G 7A=  21 points
                                                     #17 Adam Rockwood- 4G 14A=  18 points
                                                         #24 Bo Pieper- 11G 6A=  17 points
                                                      #14 Canon Pieper- 7G 8A=  15 points
                                                  #20 Corey Mackin- 5G 10A=  15 points

                                                 #30 Gordie Defiel-- 14-5-0   2.69GAA 0.922%
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"Host Team- Dauphin Kings"



How they Got Here?
- Selected as the Host Team for the 2nd Annual Event
- In they playoffs, they swept the OCN Blizzard in Sherwood Division Semi-final
 -Swept the Virden Oil Capitals in 4 games as well in Sherwood Division Final
-Lost in the MJHL Turnbull Final in 5 games to the Winnipeg Blues

Top Playoff Scorers:

#21 Dylan Butler- 7G 7A=  14 points
#18 Brent Wold- 5G 7A=  12 points
#14 Dillion McCombie- 4G 6A=  10 points
#12 Jared Morris- 4G 6A=  10 points
#4 Chandler Irvin- 2G 8A= 10 points


#35 Michael Stilliadis-- 8-3-0  2.09GAA  4SO  0.909%
#29 Jordan Piccolino-- 1-1-0  2.47GAA  0.889%



















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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Mils Year End Award Winners; Final Mils Coaches Show of 13/14

Mils 13/14 Year End Award Winners

Fred McLean Memorial Trophy for Most Gentlemanly Player- Lane Harbor

Bob Parker Memorial Trophy for Mr. Hustle- Allan Kilback

Tom Dooley Memorial Trophy for Most Improved Player- Ben Mack 

Don & Vi Kilback Award Memorial Scholastic Award- Ben Mack 

3 Star Player Award- Isaiah Plett 

Edward Wozniak Memorial Award for Unsung Hero- Landon Farrell

Cheerful Spirit and Cooperative Attitude Award- Dylan Ostertag 

Richard Mann Memorial Trophy for Best Playoff Performer- Isaiah Plett

Bell, Kreklewich & Co. Law Office for Most Popular Players- Isaiah Plett and Kelvin Walz 

Swannie and Shirley Cox & Phyllis Sanftleben Memorial Trophy for Rookie of the Year- Landon Farrell and Reed Murray 

Vaughn Motter Memorial Trophy for Top Forward- Colin Mospanchuk and Kelvin Walz 

Gerald Wassill Memorial Trophy for the Best Defenseman- Alec Brandrup 

Molson's Award for Top Scorer- Colin Mospanchuk 

Mel Sullivan Awarf for Most Valuable Player- Isaiah Plett 




Monday, 21 April 2014

Terriers Pep Rally Send Off set for Thursday

GX94 will be holding a Pep Rally Send Off for the Canalta Cup Champion Yorkton Terriers on Thursday night in Curling Rink at the Gallagher Center. Beef on a bun will be sold starting at 5PM all the way until 6:30pm with a short program including the introduction of the Yorkton Terriers along with some honoured guests. The Canalta Cup trophy will Also be in attendance for pictures and viewing. 

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Also, Yorkton Terrier fan bus going Saturday April 26 9:00 am from the Gallagher centre. $25.00, doesn't include ticket everybody must have their own tickets.For a seat contact Ron at 306-782-7047

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show (WCC Preview)- Apr. 21st Edition

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Terriers complete the repeat; capture 2013/14 Canalta Cup Title

(Peter Baran Photography)

The Yorkton Terriers after a dominating effort capped off with a 4-0 win in Game 4,the Terriers repeated as Canalta Cup champions with a win over the Melville Millionaires to win the Best of 7 Series 4 games to none.

In a first period where it was even for the first half and then dominated in the 2nd half by the Yorkton Terriers with them leading in the shot department 12-7 after a scoreless first period.

The Melville Millionaires would come out in the 2nd, and play their best period of the series, they had chance after chance but just couldn't beat Terriers' netminder Kale Thomson. Then with just 3:37 left in the middle frame is where it would all change, Kailum Gervais would come on a partial break and deke around netminder Isaiah Plett and slip it into the back of the net for his 5th of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead, but in the process the Mils goalie would hit an edge suffer an injury and would have to leave for the rest of the game. That brings in Richard Palmer, and just 1:41 after that first Terriers goal they would add another one as Dylan Baer would beat Palmer five hole for his 1st of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would then add two more in the 3rd period, off the sticks of Tyler Giebel and Brett Boehm to push the Terriers to a 4-0 win in Game 4, and a 2013/14 SJHL Banner.

Kale Thomson stopped 22 shots for the shutout, his 12th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett stopped 17 of 18 before getting injured then was relieved by Richard Palmer who let in all 3 shots he faced.

**Terriers defenseman and SJHL Dman of the Year Chase Norrish was named the SJHL Playoff MVP after compiling 7 goals and 8 assists for 15 points in this postseason.

The Terriers will now advance to their Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup in Dauphin starting Sat. Apr 26th when they take on the MJHL Champion Winnipeg Blues, 12:45/1PM SK time on GX94. The other team competing are the Dauphin Kings ( Host ), Coquitlam Express ( BCHL ), and the Spruce Grove Saints ( AJHL ).

Congrats to the entire Yorkton Terrier organization on their 2nd straight title and a job well done.

Terriers Round Robin Sked below:
(MB Time)

Sat, Apr. 26
Game #1
2:00P SJHL Champion   MJHL Champion


  Credit Union Place
RR
Sun, Apr. 27
Game #4
7:00P Dauphin Kings (Host)   SJHL Champion


  Credit Union Place
RR
Tue, Apr. 29
Game #6
2:00P SJHL Champion   AJHL Champions


  Credit Union Place
RR
Wed, Apr. 30
Game #8
7:00P BCHL Champion   SJHL Champion


  Credit Union Place

Some Post Game Comments from the Champs done by Me and GX94's Newsman Catlin Hogan.

Terriers Head Coach Trent Cassan



2 Time Champs Derek Falloon & Kale Thomson.

Shoutout to the Millionaires 20's




#34 Isaiah Plett

#3 Alec Brandrup

#8 Simon Genereux

#9 Kelvin Walz

#10 Colin Mospanchuk

#16 Sam Williams

#25 TJ Constant

#26 Adam Dibella

Congratulations on great Junior Careers, you guys are great guys and best of luck in your future endeavours.

And thanks so much to the entire Mils organization Dawn, Feez, Neiler, Melly, Rob and everyone for helping me out throughout the season and best of luck going forward and into next season.

Feez Post Game

Monday, 14 April 2014

Terriers win Game 3 to push the Mils to Brink of Elimination



The Yorkton Terriers are now a win away from repeating as Canalta Cup Champions as they defeated the Melville Millionaires 3-1 on Monday night, to take a 3 games to none lead in the Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

In the first, the Mils would come out with their best 5 minutes of the series as they quickly get out to a 5-1 shot advantage in the game and controlled much of the play. And then Allan Kilback would be sent to the dressing after being assessed a checking from behind penalty and the momentum would shift from there as the Terriers would control most of the rest of the 1st period out shooting the Mils 14-6 in a scoreless 1st period.

The Terriers would continue on their strong play to start period number 2 as they would pepper Isaiah Plett with shot after shot and finally they would be able to break through as Derek Falloon would walk around Plett and slip it past him for his 3rd goal of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. The Mils would respond though just 2:43 later as Ben Mack would walk across the blue line and wrist a shot over top the left pad of Kale Thomson for his 1st of the postseason to tie it up at 1-1. It would stay like that until 1:13 left in the middle frame when Tyler Giebel (pictured above) would deflect home a Tanner Lischynsky point shot past the Mils net minder for his 3rd of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes of play.

In the 3rd the Terriers would play some best defensive hockey they've played all season long, only allowing 8 Millionaire shots, none of them that much quality at all. Giebel would ice it with 18 seconds left into the empty net for his 2nd of the night to give the Terriers a 3-1 Game 3 win on home ice.

Kale Thomson stopped 20 shots for his 11th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett was once again the Mils best player on the ice stopping 39 shots in a losing cause.

The Terriers will try and capture their 2nd straight Canalta Cup Title, while the Mils look to stave off elmination in Game 4 on Wednesday night at the HCUC. Pregame 7:15, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.


Tyler Giebel Game 3 Post Game

Terriers Coaches Show- Apr 14th Edition

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Terriers' Captain provides magic as Terriers win Game 2 in Double OT




For the 2nd consecutive night, the Canalta Cup Final went into overtime and for the 2nd straight night the Yorkton Terriers were able to prevail in dramatic fashion as the Terriers won Game 2 in double OT 2-1 over the Melville Millionaires to take a 2-0 lead series in this Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

In the first we would see the most even play we've seen so far in this series as both teams would come out with some good jump and have some great opportunities, but once again both goaltender would stand tall in between the pipes. The Terriers would finally break through with just under 5 minutes to go in the opening period as Jordon Ross would take a nice feed in front from Tyson Enzie and go top shelf on Isaiah Plett for his 5th goal of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Terrier lead after 20 minutes of play. The Terriers also had to kill off 8 minutes of Mils' powerplay time.

The 2nd period would once again produce some very even play, including a glorious chance by Allan Kilback shorthanded where he pick pocketed Devon McMullen but was robbed the glove of Kale Thomson to keep it a 1-0 Yorkton lead after 2 periods.

In the third the Mils would come on looking for that equalizer, and would finally get it at the 9:03 mark of the 3rd as Reed Murray would finish off the nice passing play and tap home his 5th of the playoffs to tie it up at 1, and send it into overtime for the 2nd straight night.

The first overtime would go scoreless. Then in the 2nd OT, Adam Koopman would bump Holden Cronin in the corner in the Mils' zone and would be sent to the box for the crosscheck. So the Terriers power play would go to work for the 5th time on the night, and they would have some glorious on the PP but couldn't beat Plett. Then just as the penalty expired Devon McMullen (pictured above) would take a nice feed in the slot from Chase Norrish and go five-hole on the Mils' net minder for his 1st of the playoffs to give the visitors a thrilling 2OT 2-1 in Game 2.

Both goalies were sensational once again and were a treat for the fans to watch, as Kale Thomson stopped 37 for the win, while Mils goalie Isaiah Plett stopped 43 Terrier shots in a losing cause.

Terriers now with a 2-0 lead, will host Game 3 with the Mils on Monday night from the FAA. Pregame 7:15, 7:30 on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.

Double OT Hero McMullen with Post Game Comments

Friday, 11 April 2014

Gervais nets OT winner as Terriers snag Game 1 of Canalta Cup Final

(OT Hero Kailum Gervais)


The Yorkton Terriers were behind for just about half of the hockey game but came from behind to defeat the Melville Millionaires 2-1 in overtime to take a 1-0 series lead in the Best of 7 Canalta Cup Final.

The first period would be a little tense for both sides as both teams tried to get out some early jitters and get into the hockey game. But it was the Yorkton Terriers taking the control for most of the opening period, outshooting the Mils 10-7 in a scoreless opening frame.

The Melville Millionaires were kinda turned the tide in their direction as they had some great chances early on, and then they would be rewarded for their efforts just under half way through the middle frame, Brady Constant would jump on a loose puck and put it past Kale Thomson for his 4th of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Mils lead after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd it would be all Yorkton Terriers, as they were all over the Mils having chance after chance, but Mils' netminder Isaiah Plett was outstanding keeping his team in front including a couple of highlight reel saves. But the Terriers would be able to solve the Mils netminder with just 40 seconds left as Brett Boehm would jump on a juicy rebound and put it home for his 9th of the playoffs to even things up at 1-1 headed to OT.

In the opening shift of the OT, the Mils would have a great chance to end it, but Lane Harbor was robbed by the right hand pad of Kale Thomson. Then at the 2:39 mark of the extra period, the Terriers would end it as Kailum Gervais would finish off a nice passing play and slip it home for his 4th of the playoffs and 2nd OT winner of the post season to give the Terriers a 2-1 Game 1 win.

Kale Thomson stopped 24 shots for his 9th win of the playoffs, while Isaiah Plett stopped 44 shots in a losing cause.

The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday night for Game 2 as the Melville Millionaires host the Yorkton Terriers at the HCUC. Pregame 7:15, PXP at 7:30 on GX94.


OT Hero Kailum Gervais comments on Game 1 win.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Canalta Cup Final Preview-- Melville Millioniares vs. Yorkton Terriers



"Highway 10 Super Series"
Regular Season: Yorkton Terriers (37-12-2-5) = 81 points vs. Melville Millionaires (34-16-2-4)= 74 points


How did they Get Here?


--> Yorkton Terriers defeated the Notre Dame Hounds in 5 games in the SJHL Quarter-final, then beat the Humboldt Broncos in 5 games in the SJHL Semi-Final.

--> The Melville Millionaires swept the Kindersley Klippers in 4 games in the SJHL Quarter-Final, then beat the Battlefords North Stars in 5 Games in their SJHL Semi-Final Series.

Regular Season Head-to-Head
Oct 11th- Melville over Yorkton 4-1
Oct 12th- Yorkton over Melville 3-2 OT
Nov 22nd- Yorkton over Melville 3-2 OT
Nov 23rd- Yorkton over Melville 3-2
Dec 30th- Melville over Yorkton 4-2
Jan 1st- Yorkton over Melville 3-1
Feb 7th- Yorkton over Melville 3-1
Feb 8th- Yorkton over Melville 4-3


Terriers: 6-2-0
Mils: 2-4-2
Top Scorers (Playoffs)

Terriers:


#5 Chase Norrish- 7G  7A= 14 points
#23 Brett Boehm-  8G  5A= 13 points
#27 Tyler Giebel-  2G  9A= 11 points
#26 Kailum Gervais, #10 Brady Norrish & #91 Tayler Thompson all tied with 7 points each.

Goalies: #30 Kale Thomson- (8-2-0)   2.14 GAA   0.924 SV%
#29 Riley Medves-

Mils:
#9 Kelvin Walz-  0G  11A= 11 points
#22 Lane Harbor-  5G  3A= 8 points
#23 Reed Murray-  4G  3A= 7 points
#10 Colin Mospanchuk-  2G  4A= 6 points
#15 Allan Kilback & #3 Alec Brandrup both have 5 points each.

Goalies: #34 Isaiah Plett- (7-1-0)   1.92GAA   0.939 SV%   1SO
                     #35 Richard Palmer- (1-0-0)   0.00GAA   1.000 SV%  1SO


Series Schedule


Game 1) Fri. Apr 11th- Melville @ Yorkton-   7:15/7:30 FAA   (GX94)
Game 2) Sat. Apr 12th- Yorkton @ Melville -   7:15/7:30 HCUC   (GX94)
Game 3) Mon. Apr 14th- Melville @ Yorkton-   7:15/7:30 FAA   (GX94)
Game 4)Wed. Apr 16th- Yorkton @ Melville-   7:15/7:30 HCUC   (GX94)
**Game 5) Fri. Apr 18th- Melville @ Yorkton-   7:15/7:30 FAA   (GX94)
** Game 6) Sat. Apr 19th- Yorkton @ Melville-   7:15/7:30 HCUC   (GX94)
** Game 7) Mon. Apr 21st- Melville @ Yorkton-   7:15/7:30 FAA   (GX94)


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Analysis:

Its one of the most anticipated match-ups in Junior hockey history and for the first time, the two Highway 10 rivals the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers will battle it out for the Canalta Cup Championship.

Both teams have advanced to this championship final in dominant fashion during the playoffs , the Yorkton Terriers defeated the Notre Dame Hounds and Humboldt Broncos in 5 games in their Quarter & Semi-Finals respectively. Meanwhile the Melville Millionaires swept their opening round Quarter-Final series vs. the Kindersley before defeated the Battlefords North Stars 4 games to 1 in the semi-final round.

The Terriers up front have been led by the efforts of 19 year old Brett Boehm who after a quiet first round series, came on  in the 2nd round scoring 7 goals and 10 points in their seni-final win over Humboldt. Also upfront, Tyler Giebel and Kailum Gervais have been chipping in on a regular basis in the post season while Dylan Johnson and  Jordan Ross have scored some big goals in these playoffs. One status up in the air, is that of 20 year old Tayler Thompson who missed the final 2 games of the Semi-Final series'. For the Moneymen, Lane Harbor has been a pleasant surprise for the Mils' and has proved he is a playoff player leading the Mils in goals in the playoffs with 5, while centerman Allan Kilback and Kelvin Walz have been their consistent selves. Like the Terriers, the Mils have a 20 year vet forwards whose status is still up in the air, as captain Colin Mospanchuk who was knocked out of Game 4 of their Semi-Final series after taking a big hit from Stars' F Cam Blair, didn't play in the teams clinching Game 5 victory.

On the backend, the Terriers are led by reigning SJHL Defenceman of the Year Chase Norrish who after a very successful regular season, has maybe even topped that play with now leading the playoffs in scoring with 7 goals and 14 points that includes a couple of OT winners in their 2nd round win over Humboldt. Chase's Twin brother Brady and Captain Devon McMullen are no slouches either and have the ability to control the series' from the backend Tanner Lischynsky, Dylan Baer and Dallas Rossiter complete a very deep backend. For the Mils', the play of Adam Koopman who has been getting better and better as the playoffs go on, especially in Game 5, where he might've played his best game as a Millionaires. The Mils will also need to get offence from the backend to be successful from the likes Adam Dibella, Alec Brandrup, Simon Genereau, Cole Berreth and Matt Carr.

In once again, what might be the most intriguing matchups of a series is in between the pipes where Isaiah Plett has been outstanding in these playoffs with a  7-1 record and a GAA of under 2, with the only thing stopping him was an illness that prevented him from starting the Game 5 clinching victory but that's when his backup Richard Palmer stepped up in his 1st Junior A playoff start record a shutout. Then on the other side the Terriers boast the SJHL's Goalie of the Year in Kale Thomson who at times in the playoffs hasn't been his usual self giving up 5 and 6 goals respectively in the Semis, but has showed for most of the postseason that he  is the SJHL's most elite puckstopper.

So for one club they are looking to repeat as SJHL Champs, and earn a trip back to the Western Canada Cup, while the other is trying to capture that first league title in team history. It should be a dandy of a matchup  and just great overall series' for both teams.

**Winner of this series will be advance as the SJHL rep to the 2014 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup starting April 26th in Dauphin, Manitoba.

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Terriers Coaches Show/Series Preview with Terriers Head Coach Trent Cassan



Mils Coaches Show/Series Preview with Mils Head Coach/GM Jamie Fiesel

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Canalta Cup Final Game 1 is sold out

It's official advanced tickets for Game 1 of the SJHLs Canalta Cup Final between the Yorkton Terriers and Melville Millionaires is completely sold out. But Season ticket holders still have until 8pm Thursday night to claim their reserved seat. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

Highway 10 Super Series (Canalta Cup Final) Schedule Released





Game 1) Fri April 11  Melville @ Yorkton Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm FAA

Game 2) Sat April 12 Yorkton @ Melville Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm HCUC

Game 3) Mon April 14 Melville @ Yorkton Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm FAA

Game 4) Wed April 16 Yorkton @ Melville Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm HCUC

Game 5) Fri April 18 Melville @ Yorkton Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm***IF NEEDED** FAA

Game 6) Sat April 19 Yorkton @ Melville Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm***IF NEEDED** HCUC

Game 7) Mon April 21 Melville @ Yorkton Pre 7:15pm PXP 7:30pm***IF NEEDED FAA

**ALL GAMES WILL BE BROADCAST ON GX94 RADIO, OR LISTEN LIVE ONLINE AT gx94radio.com

**Tickets for Game 1 and 3 in Yorkton will go on sale tomorrow morning Tues. Apr 8th at 10AM, tickets are available at the Gallagher Center Ticket Kiosk or online at yorktonterriers.com. Terrier Season ticket holders have until 8PM, the day before game to reserve their seat.

**Ticket sales times for  games 2 and 4 in Melville are :  
Thursday 6 - 9pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm  
Saturday 10 am - game time
(At the Horizon Credit Union Center box office)

Or Web sales begin at 6pm Thursday at melvillemillionaires.com

Friday, 4 April 2014

Mils; Terriers Highway 10 Super Series Has Become a Reality

The Melville Millionaires punched their ticket into the SJHL's Canalta Cup Final as they shutout the Battlefords North Stars 2-0 Game 5 victory to win the Best of 7 SJHL Semi-Final series.

In the 1st period, the Mils had a lot of chances in that opening period having a number of quality odd man chances but just couldn't convert meanwhile the Stars best quality chance came when Tanner Quinn got a shot on Richard Palmer (who made his 1st SJHL Playoff Start) but Palmer made a solid save. Both teams were not able to break through in a scoreless opening period.

The 2nd period would produce the games opening goal as the Mils on the 4th powerplay of the night, Cole Berreth would take a nice feed cross crease and put it into had the open cage for his 1st goal of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Mils lead.

In the 3rd period both teams would have their fair share of chances, the Mils a couple breakaways to make it a 2-0 lead, while North Stars had their chances to try and even it up but both teams couldn't make it happen early on. That was until the final minute when Reed Murray would ice it into the empty net for his 4th of the playoffs to make it a 2-0 Game 5 Clinching win.

Richard Palmer, making his 1st SJHL Playoff start would stop 31 saves for the shutout while Michael Gudmanson stopped 24 shots in a losing cause, and his final Junior hockey game.

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While in Yorkton,

The Yorkton Terriers put the 2nd piece together to make the Highway 10 Super Series become a reality as Chase Norrish got his 2nd OT winner in as many games as the Terriers doubled up the Humboldt Broncos 2-1 to win their Best of 7 Semi-Finals in 5 games.

Brett Boehm got the lone other goal for the Terriers while Greg Moro chipped in with the Broncos lone goal.

Kale Thomson with another solid effort in goal stopping 29 shots for the win.


So the Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers in the Highway 10 Super Series, tentative start on Friday night.

Stay Tuned to the Blog and GX94 for details on the Series Schedule, and updates.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

Yorkton UCT Terriers begin Western Canadian Bantam Championships today in Kelowna

 

 



After capturing the Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey league championships with a 2 game to None series vicotry over the Northeast Wolfpack, the Yorkton UCT Terriers have now advanced to the 2014 Western Canadian Bantam AAA Hockey Championships that begins today (Thurs) in Kelowna BC.

There are 5 teams taking part, the Terriers, the host Kelowna Rockets, BC reps the North Shore Winter Club, the Alberta Champion Lloydminster Heat and the Winnipeg Monarchs from Manitoba.

Round Robin Schedule for UCT Terriers Below:

Thurs Apr 3rd/14
5PM SK time-
Yorkton UCT Terriers vs. Lloydminster Heat

Fri. Apr 4th/14
1PM SK time- Yorkton UCT Terriers vs. Winnipeg Monarchs

Sat Apr. 5th/14
10AM SK TIME-
Yorkton UCT Terriers vs. Kelowna Rockets
4PM SK time- Yorkton UCT Terriers vs. North Shore Winter Club out of BC

Sun Apr 6th/14Playoffs- To be Determined


Yorkton's Kustra and Notre Dame Argos get set for Telus Cup Western Regionals in Prince Albert


THE 2014 TELUS CUP WESTERN REGIONALS AAA MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP WILL BEGIN TONIGHT (Thurs) AT THE ART HAUSER CENTER IN PRINCE ALBERT.

ONE OF THE TEAMS INVOLVED IS THE SASK MIDGET AAA HOCKEY LEAGUE CHAMPION NOTRE DAME ARGOS, WHICH FEATURES ARGOS GOALTENDER AND YORKTON PRODUCT MATT KUSTRA AND LANGENBURG PRODUCT EVAN WERLE. 

I CHATTED WITH KUSTRA BELOW TO RECAP LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON AND TO PREVIEW THIS WEEKEND'S MATCHUP




Argos Round Robin Schedule






Thu, Apr. 3
Game #1

5:00P Notre Dame Argos (SMAAAHL) Winnipeg Wild (MAAAMHL)

Art Hauser Centre Arena



Fri, Apr. 4
Game #3

5:00P Thunder Bay Kings (HNO) Notre Dame Argos (SMAAAHL)

Art Hauser Centre Arena
RR

Sat, Apr. 5
Game #6

3:30P Notre Dame Argos (SMAAAHL) Prince Albert Mintos (Host)

Art Hauser Centre Arena

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Terriers; Mils now both have 3-1 Series leads

The Yorkton Terriers once again used a comeback from two goals down to win Game 4 of the semi final series 4-3 in overtime to take a 3 games to 1 lead.

It wasn't the first period the Terriers were looking for as they would give up a couple in that opening period. The first one came on the powerplay just 6:30 in as David Miazga would deflect one past Kale Thomson for his 4th goal of the playoffs to make it a 1-0 Bronco lead. They would make it a 2 goal lead as Gray Marr would finish off a nice passing play for his 5th of the post season to give the Broncos a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes lead.

The Terriers after having a lengthy 5 on 3 powerplay to start, would get a penalty of their own but on that ensuing penalty kill, Jordon Ross would send a backhander past Ryland Pashovitz for his 4th of the playoffs to cut the Broncos lead in half at 2-1. The Broncos would regain their 1 goal lead just half way through the 2nd period as Jarret Fontaine would get his 1st of the playoffs to make it a 3-1 Bronco lead. It would stay like that until the final 1:40 of the middle frame when they would get a couple of the sticks of Riley Hunt and Kailum Gervais would give the Terriers some confidence evening it up at 3-3 heading into the 3rd period of play.

In the a back and forth 3rd period, both teams were playing pretty tight, with no team wanting to give up that go ahead goal, and neither team did as they stayed even at 3-3 after 60 minutes, and we headed to the overtime for third game of the semi-final series. 

And with overtimes in the OT that took a triple and a double overtime, this time it didn't take long at all as just 25 seconds in, Chase Norrish would one time a knuckle puck that would hit the back of the net for his 6th of the playoffs to give the Terriers a 4-3 Game 4 win. 

Kale Thomson made 29 saves for the win while Ryland Pashovitz made 42 stops in losing cause. 

Terriers will look to book their ticket into their 2nd straight final as they host Game 5 on Friday night at the FAA. 

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While in Melville,

The Melville Millionaires were not able to sweep their Semi-Final series as they fell 5-1 on home ice to the Battlefords North Stars, they now lead the Best of 7 Series 3-1. 

Lane Harbor got the lone goal for the Mils  while Taylor Reich, Blake Young, Jake Erickson, Cam Blair and Tanner Quinn replied for the Stars. 

Michael Gudmanson stopped 24 shots for the win in goal while Isaiah Plett stopped 23 of 28 before being relieved by Richard Palmer who stopped all 5 shots he faced.

Mils will have another chance to wrap things up on Friday when they visit the Battlefords, 7:20/7:30 on GX94.