Tuesday, 30 September 2014
It was on pace to be a race to 10 goals, but we didn't get that far but close enough as the Swan Valley Stampeders got their 2nd win of the MJHL season with a 7-6 overtime win over the Virden Oil Capitals on Tuesday night from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.
In the first period, it looked like it would be a blowout in favour of the Stamps as they got 3 goals in a span of 8:03 as Riley Welsh (1st MJHL goal), Tristin Mullin (3rd of the season) & Braydon McDonald (3rd of the season) all chipped in with the goals as the Stamps took a commanding 3-0 lead into the 1st intermission. Shots were 17-15 in favour of SV.
But in the 2nd, it was a different as the visiting Oil Caps came out flying in the middle frame outshooting the Stamps in the period and also outscoring them in the frame as they would get goals off the sticks of 19 year old Devin Schram and 18 year old Jake Dudar to cut the Swan lead to only one at 3-2 heading into the 2nd break.
The floodgates for goals would open for both sides in the 3rd period with 8 total goals scored in the period, 4 from the Oil Caps (Taylor Fisher, Tanner Lewis, Ben Williams and Devin Schramm) and 3 Stamps goals including the tying goal from Tristin Mullin, his 2nd of the night with just 2:18 remaining to force the extra period.
In the overtime period, it would be back and forth until Holden Cronin grabbed the puck from his own end and made his way into the attacking zone, went around the Oil Caps net and snuck it five-hole through Cam Pateman's legs for his 1st MJHL goal to give the Stamps the extra point and a 7-6 overtime victory.
Graham Hunt got his 2nd win of the season for SV stopping 36 of 42 shots while Kyler Beckett started for Virden and let in 3 goals on 13 shots before being he was relieved by Cam Pateman who had 24 saves in relief.
The Stamps next action will be a couple games this weekend at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg starting Friday afternoon when they take on the undefeated Portage Terriers (4PM MB time) before taking on the Dauphin Kings at 7:00 MB time on Saturday evening. All games of the Showcase are taking place at the MTS Iceplex.
In other MJHL action,
The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 3rd straight a 7-1 decision to the Winnipeg Blues at the Wayway Arena Complex.
Johl Swedlo had the lone goal for the Wolverines while Mitch Wiebe made 34 saves in a losing cause.
Liam Bilton led the way for the Blues with a Hat-Trick.
The Wolverines will also play 2 games at the MJHL Showcase. The first one is on Friday afternoon at 3PM MB time when they take on the Neepawa Natives while on Saturday they battle the Winkler Flyers (1PM MB time)
In this weeks installment Wolverines Head Coach/GM Barry Butler discusses this past weekends road trip through Winnipeg & Winkler, about tonights matchup vs.Winnipeg and also about this weekend's MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg
Monday, 29 September 2014
Builder/Athlete (Hockey)- Don Chesney
Builder/Athlete (Football)- Blaine Knoll
2002/03 Yorkton Harvest Head Coach Ryan Hoffman
Other Inductees included Mike Matish (Gymnastics), Larry Popein (Hockey) and Bryce Jacobs (Baseball).
Sunday, 28 September 2014
Saturday, 27 September 2014
Friday, 26 September 2014
The Yorkton Rawtec Maulers of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League have completed their preseason schedule with a 4-1-0-1 record and now get set to open up their regular season this Saturday afternoon when they visit the Notre Dame Hounds at 1PM from the Duncan McNeil Arena in Wilcox.
I caught up with Rawtec Maulers Head Coach Dan Cross to recap the preseason, and to preview tomorrow's (Saturday) season opener.
The 2nd SJHL Showcase will take place Monday and Tuesday at the Legends Centre Arena in Warman.
Yorkton Terriers (12):
Melville Millionaires (10):
Defenseman- Cole Berreth (94)
Forward- Allen Kilback (94)
Forward- Landon Farrell (94)
Forward- Lane Harbor (94)
Forward- Miles Manson (95)
Goalie- Sean Keuhn (95)
Defenseman- Ben Mack (95)
Defenseman- Tanner Kyle (96)
Forward- Greyson Reitmeir (96)
Forward- Drew Litwin (97)
Schedule can be found at: http://www.sjhl.ca/schedule/day/league_instance/23913?subseason=187002
Full Rosters: http://www.sjhl.ca/roster/show/1422325?subseason=187002
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) is proud to announce the first-ever Midget/Junior Showcase, to take place on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Legends Centre Arena in Warman.
The day will feature games between the top 40 16-year-olds and top 40 17-year-olds from the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (SMAAAHL).
1:30pm – Game 1 – 1998 born players
4:00pm – Game 2 – 1997 born players
Full rosters for all four teams can be found at: http://www.sjhl.ca/news_article/show/422542?referrer_id=618093
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Melville Millionaires won their 3rd straight to start the 2014-15 SJHL season as they defeated the Humboldt Broncos 2-1 on Tuesday night.
The first period was not the start the Mils would've wanted as the Broncos controlled much of the early part of the opening frame leading in the shot column 6-0 but goaltender Josh Bykowski was very solid early in his 1st SJHL start as he kept his team in it with a couple of timely saves. The Mils were able to break through on the power play on their first shot of the game, Lane Harbor snapped home his 2nd goal of the season to give the Mils a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.
Elsewhere in the SJHL,
The Yorkton Terriers lost on home ice but they managed to get a point as they dropped a 3-2 shootout decision to the Battlefords North Stars at the FAA.
Kurt Johnas & Brandon Sookro (1st SJHL Goal) got the Terriers goals in regulation while Brendan Henrichs and Jordan Towsend replied for the North Stars.
Spencer Tremblay stopped 30 Terriers shots for the win while Terriers' Dawson MacAuley made 34 saves in the shootout loss.
The Terriers' next action will be on Friday night when they welcome the Melfort Mustangs to the Farrell Agencies Arena at 7:30.
Over in the Manitoba Junior Hockey,
The Swan Valley Stampeders got their first win of the season in their home opener at the Centennial Arena defeating the visiting OCN Blizzard 4-3.
16 year old Linden McCorrister's 1st MJHL goal stood up as the GWG while Nick Kobelka, Braeden Pearl and Tristin Mullin also scored for the Stampeders.
Graham Hunt turned aside 19 shots for the victory in the Stamps' goal.
The Stamps will have a couple days off before starting a 3 games in 3 nights road trip in Steinbach on Friday night.
The Wayway Wolverines got their first win of the 2014/15 campaign as they got the OT winner from Dylan Gedjos to defeat the Virden Oil Capitals 3-2 on home ice.
Aaron Dupasquier had both of the Wolverine goals in regulation while Alex Keena chipped in with 3 helpers.
Mitch Wiebe turned aside 23 Oil Caps shots for the win.
Wayway will also be on the road this weekend starting Friday in Winnipeg against the Blues.
Monday, 22 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
The Stamps got off to a slow start to their opening period of the season, as the Dauphin Kings kind of took it to the Stamps playing most of the period in the Stamps zone, and the Kings would get rewarded for their hard work by netting the first goal as Drake Bodie would slip home a nice feed from Tyler Garrioch past Stamps' goalie Graham Hunt for his 1st goal as a King to give Dauphin a 1-0 after 20 minutes of play.
In the 2nd is where much of the offence came, it would start just 2 minutes in as Stamps would even things up as Brayden McDonald would get the Stamps on the board to make it a 1-1 game. But just 2 minutes later, Riley Thiessen's point shot would get past goalie Graham Hunt to regain the Kings 1 goal lead at 2-1. The Stamps would then explode for the next 3 goals off the sticks of BJ Avery, Tristin Mullin and McDonald with his 2nd to give the visiting Swan Valley 4-2 lead after 2 periods.
The Kings though would not go away as 9:42 into the 3rd they would cut the Stamps lead to 1 as Drake Bodie would get his 2nd of the night to make it a 4-3 game. Then with just 2:38 to go, Matt Kenny would rip one bar down on Hunt on the powerplay for his 1st to make it a 4-4 game after regulation.
In the extra period, the Kings would once again get a powerplay and once again they would make no mistake as Chance Thomas would finish off his 3 point night with a wicked wrister to send the home town fans home happy with a 5-4 Dauphin win.
Riley Corbin wasn't the busy of the goalies but did make 20 saves for his 1st MJHL win, while Graham Hunt was very solid for Swan Valley stopping 35 shots in the loss.
The Stamps next game will be their home opener on Tuesday night when they host the OCN Blizzard at 7:30 MB time from Centennial Arena. (Also Don't forget its Farm Credit Canada Food Drive, so don't forget if your heading to the game to bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank)
Thursday, 18 September 2014
Fiesel said on the post game show "They key for us is that we only let in one goal, , our penalty kill was good and to be honest were are a different team than other years we lean on you and try to wear you down then try to find ways to score"
The first period was a back and forth opening frame with both teams having some glorious chances especially on the teams respective powerplays, but both goalies in Sean Keuhn & Brett Lewchuk stood tall in between the pipes making it a scoreless hockey game after 1 period of play.
In the 2nd period, the Mils would come out a firing and would get rewarded for their efforts as just 2:09 into the middle frame, Kirk Bear's lazer wrist shot from the point would find its way into the back of the net to give the Mils a 1-0 lead. But just 1:35 later, in similar fashion, Bruins captain Nolan Nicholas would let go a point shot of his own that would beat the Mils netminder Keuhn for his 1st of the season to knot it back up at 1 apiece. The Mils would get into a little bit of penalty trouble as Mils Captain Allen Kilback would get kicked out for checking from behind, then dman Cole Berreth would follow to the box to set up a lengthy 5 on 3 PP for Estevan but they weren't able to convert because of 2 outstanding defensive plays by defenseman Ben Mack. On that ensuing PK, the Mils would get the eventual game winner as Landon Farrell would finish off a nice passing play with Reed Murray to give the hometown Mils a 2-1 lead. Then late in the 3rd, Brennen Miller would deflect home his 1st SJHL goal to give the Mils a little insurance.
The third period would solve nothing and the Mils would cruise to a a 3-1 opening night victory.
19 year old Flower Mound, Texas native Sean Keuhn (pictured above) had 31 saves to get his 1st SJHL victory while Brett Lewchuk had 22 saves in a losing cause.
These teams will go right back at it on Friday night this time in Estevan.
Post game for Mils HC/GM Jamie Fiesel
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
The Edmonton, AB product Bernier had 4 assists in 27 regular season games with the Stampeders last season.
Welsh, is a 1996 born forward from Oakbank, Manitoba that played high school hockey last season.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
In this weeks Wolverines Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Barry Butler chats about tonight preseason finale in Ochapowace, who has impressed him so far, and this upcoming weekends home opener.
Monday, 15 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
6:32 – Terriers Goal – Devin Nemes from Cortlan Procter & Dallas Rossiter
13:56- Wayway Goal – Landyn Cochrane from Robert Briem & Connor Bass
18:44- Wayway Goal- Montana Tanner from George Spilchal & Brock Paddock
18:12 (PP) – Terriers Goal – Kurt Johnas from Dayton Boutilier & Dylan Bowman
Yorkton: Riley Hunt- No Goal
Kurt Johnas- No Goal
Tyson Enzie- Goal
Dylan Johnson- Goal
Wayway:Landyn Cochrane- No Goal
George Spilchal- No Goal
Aaron Dupasquier- Goal
Johl Swedlo- No Goal
Yorkton: Riley Medves-- (23 saves on 25 shots)
Wayway:Mitch Wiebe (33 saves on 35 Shots)
The Swan Valley Stampeders have made a deal as they have sent 1995 born forward Tanner Hepp (pictured above) to the Dauphin Kings for future considerations.
The 19 year old Thompson, Manitoba native had 1 goal and 3 assists in 40 games with the Stamps last year.
Thursday, 11 September 2014
Dauphin Kings over Swan Valley Stampeders 5-2
Scoring Summary (Compliments of Kings' PXP man Christian Laughland)
6:45 – Dauphin Goal – Dylan Bredahl from Mathieu Lapointe and Chance Thomas
3:31 - Swan Valley Goal (PP) – Gavin Froese from Jesse Lawrence and Cody Ellingson
4:26 – Swan Valley Goal – Carter Johnson from Tristan Mullin
6:42 - Dauphin Goal - Dylan Bredahl from Landon Plett
14:05 – Dauphin Goal – Landon Plett form Rylan Freed and Dylan Bredahl
19:34 – Dauphin Goal (EN) – Dylan Bredahl (Unassisted)
Wayway Wolverines over Neepawa Natives 7-0
6:46 - Wayway Goal (PP) – Alex Keena from Dylan Betteridge and Ryland Nernberg
8:27- Wayway Goal (PP)- Alex Keena from Matt Miller and Aaron Dupasquier
10:46- Wayway Goal (PP)- Alex Keena from Matt Miller
18:17- Wayway Goal (PP)- Matt Miller from Alex Keena and Dylan Betteridge
3:12 –Wayway Goal – George Spilchal from Matt Miller
13:37- Wayway Goal - Dylan Betteridge (Unassisted)
14:16 – Waywa Goal – Brett Opperman from Brock Paddock and Stephen Dora
WAY: Mitch Wiebe (20 saves on 20 shots)
Neep: Alex Henry (18 saves on 20 shots)
Brady Plett (24 saves on 28 shots)
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
1st: ND- 11:18-- Jared Martin from Alex Laflamme
2nd: ND- 12:03-- Devin Pilkington from Dion Antisin
3rd: MLV- 0:38-- Lane Harbor from Miles Manson & Allen Kilback
3rd: MLV- 3:40-- Landon Farrell from Matt Carr & Tanner Kyle
Shootout:MLV- Lane Harbor-- GOAL
Miles Manson-- GOAL
Sam Aulie- GOAL
Devin Pilkington- NO GOAL
Spencer Trapp-- NO GOAL
MLV- Sean Keuhn (12 saves on 13 shots)
Jon Manlow (19 saves on 20 shots)
ND- Alexi Thibedeau (25 saves on 25 shots)
Benjamin Patt (11 saves on 12 shots)
Virden Oil Captials over Wayway Wolverines 6-3
1st: VIR- 1:35-- Ben Dalke from Mack Hardy & Jake Dudar
1st: WAY- 11:38-- Robert Briem from Brett Opperman & Johl Swedlo
1st: VIR-12:42-- Ben Williams from Kevin Pochuk
1st: WAY- 13:20-- Johl Swedlo, Unassisted
1st: VIR- 17:27 (PP)-- Kevin Pochuk from Jake Dudar & Mack Hardy
2nd: VIR- 5:28-- Dylan Theissen from Jake Dudar & Ben Williams
2nd: WAY- 3:37-- Brett Opperman from Johl Swedlo & Robert Briem
3rd: VIR- 0:17-- Ben Dalke from Kevin Pochuk
3rd: VIR- 3:37 (PP)-- Mike Matzke from Zach Whitecloud & Nick Prouty
Goalies WAY: Gabriel Spilchal (27 saves on 33 shots)
VIR: Brett Nichol (12 saves on 14 shots)
Ben Dennis (14 saves on 15 shots)
Tuesday, 9 September 2014
The Melville Millionaires have sent the rights to 20 year old forward Brady Constant (pictured above) to the OCN Blizzard of the MJHL as future considerations payment in the trade on January 10, 2014 involving T J Constant.
Constant, an OCN product had 4 goals, 6 assists for 10 points in 47 regular season games with the Mils last season and he also chipped in with 5 points in 13 playoff games in 13/14.
Monday, 8 September 2014
In this weeks installment of the Terriers Coaches Show, Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan chats about the week of preseason games against Melville, Wayway and Swan Valley, the play of 20 year old netminder Riley Medves and about his new look backend.
The Melville Millionaires have traded 19 year old netminder Richard Palmer (pictured above) to the Melfort Mustangs in exchange for future considerations.
Palmer, a Calgary Alberta native had a 6-5 record, 3.65 GAA and a 0.891 save percentage with the Mils last season. Palmers bright spot for the Mils will be his 1st SJHL shutout which came in the series clinching game in last years Semi-Finals over the Battlefords North Stars.
Thursday, 4 September 2014
I had a chance to catch up with Yorkton Minor Hockey Vice-President Fred Schrader to chat more about this announcement.
The Yorkton Western Canada Cup Bid Committee regretfully announces that they will not be submitting a bid for the 2016 Western Canada Cup.
The committee is confident that they would host a very fan, friendly tournament, however under the present fiscal structure, the financial risk are just too great.
Chat with committee member and Yorkton Terriers President Dave Baron below:
Wednesday, 3 September 2014
Jesse Mitchell and Cody Ellingson led the way with a goal and an assist each while Daylan Creasy & Jacques Bernier also chipped in with markers for the visiting Stamps. Chance Thomas had the lone goal for the Kings.
16 year old Grandview MB product Brett Evans got the victory between the pipes turning aside 23 of 24 shots while the Kings tenders split duties, Connor Shaw stopped all 13 shots he faced while Troy Martynuik allowed all 4 goals on 16 Stampeder shots.
The Stamps will continue their preseason tomorrow night (Thurs) when they visit the Yorkton Terriers at 7:30 SK time for the Farrell Agencies Arena.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
(Notre Dame Hounds Press Release)
The Notre Dame Hounds are pleased to announce that they have added former SJHL (Estevan, Melville) player Bear Trapp as an Asst Coach. Bear comes to the Hounds as an experienced Jr A (Estevan, Melville), NCAA Div 1 (Sacred Heart) and professional (ECHL) hockey player. Trapp was a 2nd team All Star in his last year in the SJHL and was the AHA Rookie of the Year in 2006 as a member of the Sacred Heart (Fairfield, CT) University Pioneers. He also was nominated or won other numerous awards as a member of Sacred Heart's hockey team, including: AHA All Rookie Team 2006; Sacred Heart University Freshman Male Athlete of the Year 2006; AHA All Tournament Team 2007; AHA Second Team All-Star 2008; Hobey Baker Nominee 2007, 2008.
"Adding someone with the playing acumen Bear has will be a nice fit to our team. He has played where many players say they would like to be Division 1 hockey", said Head Coach/GM Clint Mylymok. "Bear was a very talented player in the SJHL and university. Having him on the ice and on the bench with our players will be extremely beneficial. He shares the same goals we have as a program, which is helping guide players to the next step of playing college hockey in Canada or the U.S."
Bear currently works in the Private Investment industry for Raintree Financial Solutions out of Regina, and is looking forward to getting involved with the coaching aspect of hockey.
"I am really looking forward to getting involved again at the SJHL level, with a league that did a lot for me. I am excited about sharing my passion, knowledge, and contact base with the kids in our program. I am thankful to Clint for the opportunity to get back with the SJHL and look forward to helping build a winning program at ND."
The Hounds kick off training camp September 5.
Monday, 1 September 2014
GX94 Newsman Catlin Hogan caught up with Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan for the Sept 1st Edition of the Terriers Coaches Show.