Friday 27 February 2015

Stamps lose on home ice 3-2 to visiting Neepawa; Now have 2 point lead for 6th on Selkirk

The Swan Valley Stampeders got out to a 3-0 deficit and couldn't finish the comeback late as they fell short in a 3-2 home ice to the Neepawa Natives on Friday night in front of a packed house at the Centennial Arena.

The Stampeders would get off to a pretty good start to the opening period, but they couldn't make anything out of their chances to open the scoring as it would be visitors who would draw first blood as Drake Lindsay would deflect home his 24th goal of the season to give Neepawa an early 1-0 lead, a lead that would stand after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Stamps thought they had tied things up just second into the period, but the goal was disallowed as they said BJ Avery batted it in with his glove. Then just 16 seconds later, the Natives would increase their lead to 2, when captain Steven Phillips would slip home his 21st of the year through the five-hole of Lasse Petersen to make it 2-0 and that would draw the end for the Stamps' goalies night as he was pulled for Graham Hunt. The visitors would take that 2 goal lead into the 2nd intermission.

Stephen Mather would make it a 3-0 lead for Neepawa just 3:27 into the final frame as his deflection would go top shelf on Hunt for his 14th of the season.  But the Stamps would wake up as the period would go on as Daylan Creasy would get the Stamps on the board as he got only his 2nd goal of the 14/15 season to make it 3-1. Tristen Mullin would make things very interesting as with the extra attacker he would cut the Stamps to within 1 as he got his team leading 23rd goal of the season to make it 3-2 but that's as close as they would get as their valiant effort at the end would come up short as Neepawa won its 15th game of the season, 3-2 over Swan Valley.

Alex Henry faced alot of shots but was able to turn aside 43 shots for the win while Lasse Petersen started for Swan but was pulled after allowing 2 goals on 10 shots. Graham Hunt would make 18 saves on 19 shots he faced for the Stamps.

The Stamps are now only 2 points ahead of Selkirk for 6th place after the Steelers beat OCN Blizzard in the shootout tonight. Swan Valley will return to action on Sunday when they visit the Winkler Flyers at 5PM.


Over in the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires took one big step closer to clinching top spot in the Viterra Division as they snapped their 4 game losing streaking by blanking the Estevan Bruins on Friday night, 3-0 in front of a packed house at Affinity Place in Estevan.

Brennen Miller, Tyson Predinchuk & Landon Farrell (Empty netter) would score for the Mils while Trevor Martin made 25 saves for his 3rd shutout of the season. Captain Allen Kilback had 2 assists in his return to the Mils lineup.

The Mils are now a win and/or Weyburn loss away from clinching the Viterra division and they will play their final regular season game on Saturday night when they host the back end of the home and home vs. Estevan at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.


Meanwhile in Yorkton,

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final game of the 2014/15 season as they got a point but loss in overtime to the Humboldt Broncos 4-3.

Riley Hunt, Tyson Enzie & Shane Sherban (1st SJHL goal) scored for the Terriers in the loss, while 20 year old Dawson MacAuley playing in his final Junior game made 36 saves in the losing cause.

The Broncos secure a playoff spot with win, while the Terriers will not make the playoffs for first time in 13 years.

Big props and Congratulations to the 5 20 year olds who had their Junior careers end, to Josh Ellis, Daylan Gatzke, Dallas Rossiter, Dylan Johnson and Dawson MacAuley, best of luck going forrward thanks for making memories over your 3 years with the Terriers.

2014/15 Yorkton Terrier Award Winners

Subway 3 Star Award
: 1st- Riley Hunt
                                     2nd- Dawson MacAuley
                                     3rd- Daylan Gatzke

Scholastic Award/ Donna Moore Scholoarship Recipien
t: Dallas Rossiter

Ed Ruf Memorial for Dedication & Community Service: Dylan Johnson

Jamie Standish Award for Mr. Personality: Josh Ellis

Most Gentlemanly
: Brandon Sookro

Park's Jewelry Unsung Hero
: Adam Santoro

Amos Border Memorial for Most Popular: Kailum Gervais

Yorkton Co-op Mr. Hustle: Daylan Gatzke

Doc's Cup for Rookie of the Year: Regan Seiferling

Schoenroths & Wolfe Memorial for Most Improved: Zack Zadorozniak

Regular Season Top Scorer: Riley Hunt

Josh Campbell Memorial Award for Most Coachable: Dawson MacAuley

Most Valuable Defenceman: Dallas Rossiter

Guy Lamb Memorial for Most Valuable Player: Riley Hunt

Presidents Trophy: Josh Ellis

Wednesday 25 February 2015

Terriers lose 3rd straight as Mustangs clinch 1st with a 5-0 win in Yorkton

The Yorkton Terriers lost their 3rd straight game and allowed the Melfort Mustangs to clinch top seed in the SJHL for the first time in team history as they defeated the Terriers on Wednesday night 5-0 at the FAA.

The league leading Mustangs wouldn't take long to get on the board as right off the draw as Andrew Durham would sneak one through Matt Kustra for his 12th of the year to make it an early 1-0 lead. The Mustangs would then add a PP goal late as David Heath would pinch in from the right point and put it five hole for his 8th to give Melfort a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The league leading Lefort would keep on coming
with offence in the 2nd period as they would add two more off the sticks of Landon Robin and Regan Wilton to make it a 4-0 Mustangs after 2 periods. The Terriers would have a few close calls in the middle frames on their 4 powerplays they got in the 2nd, but they weren't able to capitalize.

The SJHL's leading scorer Travis Mayan would add one more for the Mustangs in the 3rd as he would bang home his 37th goal of the season to give the Mustangs win number 38 on the season a 5-0 win over Yorkton.

Former Millionaire Richard Palmer would turn aside 19 shots in net for his 5th shutout of the season while Matt Kustra made 34 saves in a losing cause.

The Terriers will have their awards banquet on Thursday at the Gallagher Center with tickets still available at the Terrier office in the afternoon tomorrow for $25, or by calling 306-783-4077. Cocktails go at 5:30 with the supper to follow at 6:30.

The Terriers will then put a cap on the 2014/15 season on Friday night when they host the Humboldt Broncos at 7:30 from the FAA.

Terriers Head Coach/GM Trent Cassan's final post game of the season; Also he acknowledges and comments bout his 5 - 20 year olds and what they have meant to the Terrier Organization.

Mils Coaches Show- Feb 25th Edition

Tuesday 24 February 2015

Holtby stands tall as Wayway wins 3rd straight, 4-1 over Virden

The Wayway Wolverines continued their winning ways on Tuesday night as they won their 3rd consecutive game 4-1 home ice win over the Virden Oil Capitals.

After a pretty back and forth start to the 1st period, the Oil Caps would take control at the mid point but they wouldn't be able to capitalize on their chances and it would be the Wolverines getting the lone goal of the opening frame as Rhett Lough would deflect home his 2nd goal of the season on the PP to give them a 1-0 lead after 1 period.

The Wolverines would add another goal on the man advantage in the 2nd, as Johl Swedlo would redirect a Connar Bass point shot through the legs of Oil Caps' goalie Cameron Pateman for his 14th of the year to increase Wolverines lead to 2-0 through 40 minutes of play.

The score would remain 2-0 until the 7:26 mark of the 3rd period when Soren Frederiksen would sneak one through the five-hole of Brandon Holtby for his team leading 30th of the season to make it a 2-1 game. But just a short time later, Robert Briem would take that momentum right back for the Wolverines as he snuck behind the Oil Caps after a nice feed from Montana Tanner, and hammer home his 21st, to once again make it a 2 goal Wolverine lead at 3-1. Wayway leading scorer George Spilchal would add an empty netter late, to finish things off and help the Wolverines cruise to their 23rd win of the season a 4-1 victory over Virden.

Brandon Holtby (pictured above) made 33 saves for his 2nd win of the season while fellow Regina product Cam Pateman turned aside 16 of 19 shots in a losing cause.

With the Dauphin Kings beating OCN tonight, the Wolverines are still 2 games back of the Kings for 8th place in the MJHL standings.

Wolverines next action will be on Thursday night when they host the league leading Portage Terriers at 7:30 from the Wayway Arena Complex.

Monday 23 February 2015

Terriers Coaches Show- Feb 23rd Edition

The Yorkton Terriers are hosting their year end awards banquet on Thursday, starting with the cocktails at 5:30 pm and dinner beginning at 6:30 pm. The dinner will be at the Gallagher Centre Wellington Room on the second floor.

The Terriers will be saying good bye to their graduating 20 year olds on Thursday. Players that will be graduating are Dawson MacAuley, Dallas Rossiter, Dylan Johnson, Daylan Gatzke, and Josh Ellis. All five players played three seasons for the Terriers.

Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase at the Terriers Locker Room at the Gallagher Centre. Office hours are Monday to Friday from 1-5 pm.

Sunday 22 February 2015

Saturday Night Recap

The Wayway Wolverines got a big victory on the road last night as they defeated the OCN Blizzard 5-2.

George Spilchal led the way with 2G 1A while Montana Tanner, Alex Keena & Neil Woolfrey got singles for the Wolverines. Mitche Wiebe once again was solid stopping 28 shots in the victory. 

Wayway is still 2 points back of Dauphin for 8th place, while they do have a game in hand which will be when they host the Virden Oil Capitals 7:20 pregame, PxP at 7:30 on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey. 

Also in the MJHL, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders are now 1-1 on their 3 game roady as they were doubled up by the Steinbach Pistons. 

Tristan Mullin and Colton Brausen scored for the Stamps while Lasse Petersen made 54 saves in the losing cause. 

The Stamps are still 4 points clear of the Selkirk Steelers for 6th in MJHL standings, but Steelers do have a game in hand. 

Swan Valley will finish up their roady in Winnipeg tonight visiting the Blues at 6:30. 


Over in SJHL both of our local teams were shutout on Saturday.

First off, the Melville Millionaires lost their 4th straight as they were blanked in Weyburn by the Red Wings. 

The Red Wings scored all 4 of the goals in the first period led by Aiden Teilborg who lead the way with a 2G 1A performance.

Trevor Martin got the start for the Mils and was yanked after allowing 2 goals on 5 shots then Josh Bykowski went the rest of the way and made 26 saves on 28 shots in the Mils net. 

The Mils will finish off their regular season with a pivotal home and home series next Friday and Saturday when they take on the Estevan Bruins. Bruins are one point behind the Mils with a game in hand and that game will be tonight when they visit Notre Dame. 


Carson Bogdan put together another impressive performance for the Yorkton Terriers stopping 29 shots but it was in a losing cause as they fell 1-0 to the Flin Flon Bombers. 

Alex Smith had the lone goal for the Bombers while Adam Beukeboom made 38 saves for the shutout. 

The Terriers have 2 more game left in season starting Wednesday when they host Melfort on GX94. 

Friday 20 February 2015

Terriers' win streak snapped at 3 in Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers had their win streaked snapped at 3, after they dropped a 7-4 decision to the Estevan Bruins on Friday night

The first would not be the road period the Terriers would've wanted as the Bruins would get on the board just 7:07 into the first as Brad Arabia would hammer home his 3rd goal of the season to give the Bruins an early 1-0 lead. The Bruins would take a 2 goal lead just 3:09 later as Taylor Ross would finish off a nice passing play, from Jason & Ryan Duret for his 8th to make it 2-0. Then just 19 seconds later, Mahlon Head would gain control right off the initial face-off, then make his way into the Terrier zone and slip it five-hole on Matt Kustra for his 4th of the year to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead after 1 period. 

The Bruins would start the 2nd period where they left off from the 1st with some offensive, as they would make it a 4-0 lead as Charles Manley's point shot on the PP would get through some traffic and hit the back of the net for his 4th marker of the campaign. Then the Terriers would come on with some pretty effective pressure and they would be credited for the effort as Carson Cayer would get the Terriers on the board at 10:24 of the 2nd period, as he would get it over the left shoulder of Tyler Fuhr for his 6th to make it a 3 goal Terrier deficit. Zack Zadorozniak just 14 seconds later from an impossible angle would some how sneak it through the post and the Bruins netminder for his 8th of the year and all of a sudden the Terrier were within 2 at 4-2. But before the 2nd period buzzer could go the Bruins would once again come back and regain their 3 goal lead as Ross would take another nice feed back door from Jason Duret for his 2nd of the night to give the Bruins a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would be the team this time to get to the offence early as just 1:12 in Joe Wilkinson would send a knuckle shot that fooled Tyler Gutenberg for Wilkinson's 2nd to cut the Terriers to within 2. But then it would be the Bruins again replying as Ross would complete the hat trick for his 10th of the season to make it 6-3. The Terriers thought wouldn't quit yet, as with a 6 on 3 advantage late, Captain Kailum Gervais would slip home his 10th to make the deficit 2, at just 6-4. But that's as close as the Terriers would get on this night as Josh Rieger would ice it into the empty net with just a minute remaining to give th Bruins a big 7-4 victory. 

Both teams would have both of ther goaltenders play in the game as Tyler Fuhr would start for the Bruins and stop 16 of 18 shots while his partner Tyler Gutenberg would let in 2 goals on 11 shots in relief. Matt Kustra (4 goals on 13 shots) & Carson Bogdan (3 goals on 24 shots) would split time for the Terriers.

The Terriers with loss officially eliminates them from playoff contention while Bruins now move within just 1 point of the Melville Millionaires for top spot in VIterra division. 

The Terriers have now 3 games remaining in the season, all of them on home ice starting tomorrow (Sat) hosting former teammate Bret Boehm & the Flin Flon Bombers at 7:30 from FAA. 

Elsewhere in SJHL down in Melville, 

The Millionaires lost their 3rd straight as they were doubled up by the Flin Flon Bombers 4-2. 

Dalton Menke & Logan Karakochuk scored for the Mils while Trevor Martin stopped 25 of 29 shots in the loss. 

Mils back on the ice, on the road on Saturday when they visit Weyburn. 

When in the MJHL, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders still have a 2 point lead for 6th in VIterra division as Carter Johnson had 2 goals in regulation and notched the shootout winner as they beat Winkler 3-2. 

2nd team All-Star goalie Graham Hunt made 46 saves for the win in goal. Nick Kobelka chipped in offensively also with 2 assists. 

The Stamps will search for some more points when they continue the roady in Steinbach on Saturday night. 

MJHL announces Award winners and All-Star Team selections

(MJHL Press Release)

Tristan Keck of the Winkler Flyers has been named the MJHL’s most valuable player, Commissioner Kim Davis announced today.  Currently, the 19-year-old from Morris tops all MJHL goal scorers with 40 in 55 games.

Keck was one of five major award winners announced today, joining three members of the Portage Terriers who were also recognized for their outstanding season. The MJHL also released its all-star teams today.

“Every player should be commended for their outstanding performance over the regular season,” said Davis. “Coaches of the league vote and make the selections. These selections are extremely difficult to make. The talent level our league is reflective in how difficult it was to select these respective teams.”

MVP ─ Steve “Boomer”  Hawrysh Award
Tristan Keck, Winkler Flyers
Rookie of the Year – Vince Leah Trophy
James Shearer, Steinbach Pistons

Hockey Ability – Lorne “Windy” Lyndon Trophy
Brad Bowles, Portage Terriers

Top Goaltender
Nick Deery, Steinbach Pistons

Top Defenseman – Brian Kozak Trophy
Tanner Jago, Portage Terriers

Coach of the Year – Portage Terriers “ Muzz McPherson” Award
Blake Spiller, Portage Terriers

1st All Star Team

Nick Deery
Steinbach Pistons
Tanner Jago
Portage Terriers
Jordan Greig
Virden Oil Capitals
Tristan Keck
Winkler Flyers
Zack Waldvogel
Portage Terriers
Brad Bowles
Portage Terriers

2nd All Star Team

Graham Hunt
Swan Valley Stampeders
Landon Cross
Steinbach Pistons
Ryan Bittner
Winnipeg Blues
Drake Lindsay
Neepawa Natives
Tyler Penner
Steinbach Pistons
Jackson Keane
Winnipeg Blues

Rookie All Star Team

Hayden Dola
Selkirk Steelers
Brady Keeper
OCN Blizzard
James Shearer
Steinbach Pistons
Kirklan Lycar
Dauphin Kings
Devin Muir
OCN Blizzard
Rylee Zimmer
Wayway Wolverines

Each all-star winner will receive their award at their home rink over the next two weeks. The MJHL’s top scorer, who will be decided upon season’s end, will receive the Mike Ridley Trophy, named after the prolific goal scorer who starred with the St. Boniface Saints.

The Establishment of the Yorkton Terriers Alumni Association

Terriers Alumni & Yorkton product Trevor Secundiak chats about the making of the Yorkton Terriers Association and how people can get involved.


If your an Alumni and/or business and you want to get involved contact Trevor Secundiak at

Tuesday 17 February 2015

Stamps; Wolverines both win on a Terrific Tuesday in MJHL

The Swan Valley Stampeders move 4 points ahead of the Selkirk Steelers for 6th place in the MJHL standings after they hammered the OCN Blizzard 6-1 on Tuesday night from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

After a scoreless but entertaining first period, the Stamps would be finally be able to convert on their 6th ranked PP as Carter Johnson (pictured above right) would be at the right spot at the right time as he would get his 14th goal of the season and only his 2nd since early December to give Swan Valley a 1-0 after 40 minutes.

The Stampeders would explode in the 3rd, as first Tristan Langan (pictured above left) would finish off a nice pass from Carter Johnson and pot home his 9th goal of the season to give the Stamps a 2-0 lead. Tristan Mullin would be next up as he tapped home his team leading 21st goal of the season to make it a 3 goal lead. The Stamps would add 3 more in the 3rd, as Langan and Johnson would both add their 2nd goals of the night while the other marker would come from BJ Avery, his 18th to make it a commanding 6-0 Stampeder lead. The Blizzard would break the shutout bid for Lasse Petersen as Devin Muir would deflect home his 18th of the season to make the final, 6-1 Swan Valley for their 25th win of the season. 

Petersen would end off the night getting his 5th win in between the pipes with 31 saves on the night, while on the other side Blizzard netminder would allow 6 goals on 32 shots in his 1st MJHL start before he was yanked after the 6th goal for Brody Cleays would stopped all 5 shots he faced.

The Stamps now sit 4 points ahead of the Selkirk Steelers for 6th place in the standings , Steelers do have a game in hand. Of course, 6th place would avoid the survivor series.

Swan Valley's next action will be on Friday night when they start a 3 games in 3 nights road trip in Winkler against the Flyers before they visit Steinbach on Saturday & Winnipeg on Sunday.

While down in Waywayseecappo,

The Wayway Wolverines got the game winning goal from Robert Briem with 10:06 to go in regulation as they got a huge win, 2-1 over the Dauphin Kings.

Landyn Cochrane had the other goal for Wayway who got a 27 save performance from 20 year old Mitch Wiebe in the victory.

Wayway/Dauphin now in a tie for 8th place in the MJHL standings, at 46 points and their next action will be on Saturday night when they visit the OCN Blizzard.

Yorkton's Inglis and her rink captured 2nd Prov. Sr Curling Title in 3 years over the weekend

(Bev Fuches, Donna Liebrecht, Pat Kuspira & Cathy Inglis)

Yorkton's Cathy Inglis and her rink of Pat Kuspira, Donna Liebrecht and Bev Fuches are headed back to the Nationals.

For the 2nd time in 3 years, the foursome are the Affinity Provincial Senior Women's Curling champions after they scored 3 in the 5th, and 4 more in the 7th to hammer defending champion Lorraine Arguin of Moose Jaw 10-3 in the Championship game from Watrous on Sunday.

Inglis and the crew won their other title back in 2013

Inglis advanced to the final after a 6-5 victory over Wadena's Delores Syrota in the Semi-Final Saturday

The Yorkton rink will now represent Saskatchewan and wear the green and white at the 2015 Canadian Senior Curling Championships March 21st-28th in Edmonton, Alberta.

Inglis talks about the win and about the Nationals in March

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show- Feb 17th Edition plus yesterday's Terriers Coaches Show


Also yesterday's (Feb 16th) Terrier Coaches Show, GX94's Brenden Pawliw caught up with Terrier HC/GM Trent Cassan

Sunday 15 February 2015

Stampeders fall short in date with the Top Dogs

The Swan Valley Stampeders started off toe-to-toe with CJHL's Top ranked team but simply ran out of a gas, coming off a 4-3 SO win last night, they dropped a 6-1 decision on Sunday to the Portage Terriers.

The Terriers would strike first just 6:57 into the opening period, when Andrew Zerban wuld cause a turnover at the Stamps blueline and slip it to Jordan Boyd who would go top shelf for his 27th goal of the season to give Portage a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

Shawn Bowles would give the Terrier a 2-0 lead just 1:59 into the middle frame on the PP as he knocked home his 25th. But just 1:22 later, the Stamps would get on the board when Tristan Mullin would pick up some loose garbage in front of goaltender Justin Laforest for his team leading 20th goal of the season to make it 2-1 game. That 1 goal deficit wouldn't last long as veteran Zack Waldvogel would get a power play goal of his own, his 27th to give the Terriers a 2 goal after 2 periods.

The Stamps would have chances, a couple on the PP to try and cut into the Terrier lead, but they just didn't have gas left to get it done, as the Terriers would add 3 more in the 3rd off the sticks of Boyd, Carson Perraux, and Brett Orr to give the MJHL's top team their 50th win of the season a 6-1 victory on home ice.

Justin Laforest earned his 29th win of the seaosn in net for Portage turning aside just 17 shots while Graham Hunt made 35 saves for the loss.

The Stamps, even with the loss remain 2 point ahead of the Selkirk Steelers for 6th in the MJHL standings and Swan will return to action on Tuesday night when they host the OCN Blizzard. GX94's coverage begins with the pregame at 7:20, pxp at 7:30.

Saturday 14 February 2015

Saturday Night Recap

In Melville, 

Carson Bogdan stopped 42 shots for his 1st SJHL shutout to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 1-0 victory over the Melville Millionaires on Saturday night. 

Kailum Gervais had the lone goal for the Terriers who will visit the Estevan Bruins on Friday night on GX94. The Mils will welcome the Flin Flon Bombers on Friday. 

In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders held on after blowing a 3-0 lead to defeat the Winkler Flyers 4-3 in the Shootout on home ice. 

Tristan Mullin, Braydon MacDonald, and Linden McCorrister scored for the Stamps in regulation while BJ Avery had the shootout winner.

Swan is now 2 points ahead of Selkirk for 6th in MJHL standings.

Graham Hunt made 43 saves in the victory for the Stamps who will visit the Portage Terriers on Sunday on GX94 (Broadcast Weather Permitting)


The Wayway Wolverines got goals from George Spilchal and Rylee Zimmer as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Dauphin Kings on the road. 

Wolverines are now 2 points behind the Kings for 8th place in the MJHL standings and they will entertain the Kings on Tuesday night from the Wayway Arena Complex. 

Friday 13 February 2015

Terriers win 2nd straight, 6-4 over rival Millionaires

The Yorkton Terriers won back to back games for the first time since early December as they held to defeat the visiting Melville Millionaires 6-4 on Friday night at the Farrell Agencies.

The Terriers would open the scoring just 1:03 into the opening period as Josh Ellis (pictured above) would cut off a Mils cross ice pass and put it top shelf on Trevor Martin for his 5th goal of the season to make it an early 1-0 Terrier lead. Reed Murray would even things up just 1:28 later as he got his 11th to tie things up a 1-1. Then it turned into the Logan Karakochuk show as he would net his 1st 2 SJHL goals from basically the same place on the ice, the left point and both would go top shelf on Matt Kustra to give the Moneymen a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes.

That lead wouldn't last long as Paul Savage's long shot from the point would find its way to the back of the net for his 2nd in as many games to cut the Mils lead to just 3-2 (Tyler Baier got first SJHL point with an assist on the goal). At the mid way point of the middle frame, Carson Cayer would chip home his 5th goal of the season to get it even at 3-3. Before the 2nd buzzer could go off, the Terriers would add their 3rd of the 2nd period, as captain Kailum Gervais would finish off a nice passing play with Brandon Sookro to get his 10th of the season to give the Terriers a 4-3 after 40 minutes.

Mark Zvonkovic would pull the Mils even at 4-4 when his long point shot would get through for his 2nd as a Millionaire. The Terriers would get the game winner at the 7:10 mark of the 3rd period, when Terrier forward Adam Santoro would drive hard to the net and deflect home his 5th of the SJHL season to give them a 5-4 lead, before Josh Ellis would add the empty netter late in the final minute to give the Terriers their 16th win of the season a 6-4 win over Millionaires.

Matt Kustra made 38 saves for the victory in the Terrier crease while Trevor Martin stopped 25 of 30 shots in the loss.

The two teams will meet for the 8th and final time of the SJHL regular season on Saturday night when they battle at the Horizon Credit Union Center at 7:30.

Mils HC / GM Jamie Fiesel's comments on RH Electric Post Game Show tonight

Wolverines' Zimmer; Stampeders' Hunt up for MJHL League Awards

Nominees for the MJHL’s six major awards were announced today. Not surprisingly, four members of the Portage Terriers ─ No. 1 ranked team in the CJHL ─ have been nominated for awards.

“Each nominee should be extremely proud of their accomplishment and their excellence on the ice,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said today. “The MJHL member clubs nominated players in each of the award categories. The voting for each award was done entirely by the head coaches.”

Winners will be announced next week, with the players being honoured at a home game later this month.

MVP Award – Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh Memorial Trophy
Tristan Keck      Winkler Flyers
Tanner Jago      Portage Terriers
Graham Hunt     Swan Valley Stampeders

Rookie of the Year Award – Vince Leah Trophy
Dylan Thiessen            Virden Oil Capitals
James Shearer             Steinbach Pistons
Rylee Zimmer             Waywayseecappo Wolverines

Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award – Lorne “Windy” Lyndon Memorial Trophy
Soren Frederiksen       Virden Oil Capitals
Brad Bowles               Portage Terriers
Jackson Keane           Winnipeg Blues

Top Goaltender Award
Graham Hunt     Swan Valley Stampeders
Dasan Sydora     Winkler Flyers
Nick Deery        Steinbach Pistons

Top Defenseman Award – Brian Kozak Memorial Trophy
Tanner Jago     Portage Terriers
Ryan Bittner     Winnipeg Blues
Jordan Greig     Virden Oil Capitals

Coach of the Year Award – Portage Terriers “Muzz McPherson” Award
Paul Dyck                   Steinbach Pistons
Don MacGillivray          Winnipeg Blues
Blake Spiller                Portage Terriers

The MJHL’s other major award, Top Scorer  – Mike Ridley Trophy ─ will be announced upon the end of the regular season.


Thursday 12 February 2015

Wolverines doubled up 2-1 by Virden on Thursday night

The Wayway Wolverines had their 2 game win streak snapped as the Virden Oil Capitals got their 4th win in a row defeating the Wolverines on Thursday night 2-1.

The Oil Caps were able to catch maybe a little bus legs from the Wolverines squad, as they were all over Wayway early on, and the home team would be the only team to strike in the opening period as Soren Frederickson would sneak behind the Wolverine D and take a nice feed from Mack Hardy and slide it five-hole on Brandon Holtby for his 28th of the year to give the Oil Caps a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Wolverines only took 39 seconds into the 3rd to get the equalizer as Rylee Zimmer would finish off a nice passing play from linemates George Spilchal and Robert Briem and bang home his 8th of the season to tie things up at 1-1. It had the looks that both team might get a much needed point, but Kurt Johnas had other ideas as with just 3:21 remaining the former Yorkton Terrier deflected home his 2nd of the MJHL season to give his team that much need extra point and 2-1 win.

In the battle of the backup goalies tonight, Cameron Pateman made 21 saves for his 8th victory of the season while Brandon Holtby was sensational for the Wolverines making 37 saves in a losing cause.

The Wolverines' next couple games will be big as they will both be against the Dauphin Kings starting Saturday in Dauphin. Kings moved ahead of Wayway into 8th in the MJHL standings after they were victorious tonight, 4-3 over Winnipeg.

Wednesday 11 February 2015

Wiebe's impressive performance leads Wayway over Swan Valley 2-1

The Wayway Wolverines moved into sole possession of 8th place in the MJHL standings as they doubled up the Swan Valley Stampeders 2-1 on Wednesday night from the Wayway arena Complex.

It was a pretty fast paced start to the opening period for both clubs as early Wolverines captain Alex Keena would ring one off the iron early on, and then shortly after Stamps forward BJ Avery would get a breakaway but he would put it high and wide. The only offence of the opening period would come with just 5 seconds left as George Spilchal would sneak it five-hole on Graham Hunt for his 19th goal of the season to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after 1 period.

The tide would shift in the direction of the Stamps in the 2nd period as they would have all kinds of chances to even things up and they finally would on the PP at the 14:26 mark as Nick Kobelka would take a nice feed back door for his 16th goal of the year to even things up at 1-1. But that would last only for a short time as just 2:24 later, Lanigan SK product Morgan Greve would jump on a loose puck in front and slam home his 2nd of the season to give the Wolverines a 2-1 lead. That lead would last for the remaining of the 2nd period and through a scoreless 3rd frame as well to lead Wayway to their 20th victory of the season a 2-1 win over Swan Valley.

Wolverines goaltender Mitch Wiebe (pictured above) was the best player on the ice on both sides as he stopped 32 shots for the win, while Graham Hunt made 21 saves in a losing cause.

The Wolverines will go right back at it on Thursday when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from Tundra Oil & Gas Place in Virden. Stamps will host the Winkler Flyers on Friday night.

In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires got a 1G 3A from Reed Murray as they snapped the Humboldt's 6 game winning streak with a 4-2 victory over the Broncos on Wednesday night.

Lane Harbor scored his 19th and 20th goals of the season while Tyson Predinchuk had the other one for the Mils. Trevor Martin made 31 saves in the win.

Mils now have a 5 point lead on the Estevan Bruins for top spot in the Viterra division standing and their next action will be on Friday when they visit the Yorkton Terriers. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the FAA.

Mils Coaches Show- Feb 11th Edition

Hunt's 6 points power the Terriers past the Bruins 7-4

The Yorkton Terriers snapped their 8 game losing streak in a big way as 19 year old Riley Hunt (pictured above) had a 2G, 4A performance to lead the Terriers over the Estevan Bruins last night by a score of 7-4.

AP call-up Jared Legien, Joe Wilkinson & Paul Savage all got their 1st SJHL goals in the victory while Carson Cayer and Alex Cheveldave also chipped in with markers.

Dawson MacAuley made 32 saves for his 10th victory of the season.

The Terriers will host the front end of the home and home series with their Highway 10 rivals, the Melville Millionaires on Friday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the FAA.

Monday 9 February 2015

Terriers drop 8th straight, 7-2 to Notre Dame

The Yorkton Terriers had their losing streak increase to 8 games on Monday night with a 7-2 loss to the Notre Dame Hounds.

It was a terrific start to the opening period for the Terriers as they got an early 5 on 3 and 19 year old Riley Hunt would be able to convert as he would get his 12th goal of the season to give the Terriers an early 1-0 lead. Then just 45 seconds later, on now a 5 on 4 advantage rookie Brandon Sookro was able to squeeze out his team leading 16th goal of the year, to give the home team a 2 goal lead. But then a turning point as the momentum changed when Sam Aulie was rewarded with a penalty shorthanded and he would be able to convert to get the Hounds on the board and cut the lead in half at 2-1. The Hounds would be able to score 4 more in the opening frame as Aulie would another along with Martin (2), Rhett Kingston and Corey Anderson to give the visitors a 5-2 lead after 1 period.

After a 7 goal period, there would be only a single marker scored in the 2nd period, as Andrew Cummings would show some pretty nice hands as he would go top shelf on Kustra for his 7th goal of the season to add to the Hounds lead, and make it a 6-2 lead for visitors after 2 periods.

The Hounds would add one more in the 3rd, as Langenburg product Evan Werel would rip home his 8th goal of the season on the powerplay to make it a 7-2 Hounds victory, (their 5th straight win). Meanwhile the Terriers dropped their 8th straight decision.

Benjamin Patt made 31 saves for his 9th victory of the season in goal while Matt Kustra stopped 25 shots in the loss.

The Terriers will play for the 2nd straight night on Tuesday when they host the Estevan Bruins at 7:30 from the FAA.

Terriers Coaches Show- Feb 9th Edition

Sunday 8 February 2015

Laycock defends Sasktel Tankard with 8-7 win over Jacobson in Final

For the first time since 1971 the province of Saskatchewan has back to back Sasktel Tankard champions as defending chanpion and Saltcoats product Steve Laycock made his draw for two in the 10th end to defeat fellow Saskatoon Nutana skip Jason Jacobson 8-7 in the Championship final at the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville.

Laycock himself will be making his 5th Brier appearance, while its the 2nd straight trip for the team to the National tournament which takes place Feb. 28th- March 8th, 2015 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgaty, Alberta.

Jacobson was looking to book his first ticket into the Brier, advanced to the Final with a 8-3 victory over Langenburg's Jeff Hartung in the morning's Semi-Final.

Steve Laycock Post Game Media Session

Jason Jacobson Post Game Media Session

Saturday 7 February 2015

Mils drop a 5-2 decision in fight filled game vs Flin Flon

The Melville Millionaires dropped the 2nd game of their 3 game in 3 nights road trip as they lost 5-2 to the Flin Flon Bombers on Saturday night. 

The Mils started off very slow for the 2nd straight night as in the opening 2 minutes the opposition would get on the board as Alex Smith would capitalize on a Millionaire turnover and jam it last Trevor Martin for his 17th of the season to make it 1-0. But the Mils would come back with a goal of their own as Mark Zvonkovic long shot from the point would hit the back of the net for his 1st as a Millionaire on the PP to tie things up at 1-1 after 20 minutes. 

In the 2nd, it would be the turning point of the game as the Bombers would get 3 goals in the first 7 minutes of the period off the sticks of Chris Rauckman, Dean Allison and Austin Calladine to push their lead to 4-1. The Mils would add one before the end of the 2nd, as Jaden Kreklewich would be Johnny on the spot and hammer home a rebound for his 1st SJHL goal to cut the deficit at 4-2. Then with 19 seconds remaining is where the action happened as a 5 man line brawl would break out that made both teams a little bit shorter for the 3rd. 

In the 3rd, the Mils would get an early 5 minute powerplay as Landon Farrell was slammed dangerously into the end boards hard from behind but the Mils would not be able to capitalize on it and Rauckman would be able to ice it late with an empty netter his 35th of the season to give the Bombers 5-2 victory.

Because of the lineup the Mils will be a little bit short handed I'm assuming because of the line up and the loss of captain Allen Kilback in the 1st, as they head to Melfort to finish up the roady on Sarurday. 

Elsewhere in the SJHL, 

Regan Seiferling had the lone goal as the Yorkton Terriers fell to those Melfort Mustangs 3-1. 

Dawson MacAuley was the games best player making 51 saves to keep his team in, while Travis Mayan had 2 goals and an assist to lead the way for the Mustangs.

The Terriers will go right back at it hosting Kindersley  tonight at 7:30  FAA. 

Over in the MJHL, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders got a point against the number 1 ranked team in the country as they fell 3-2 in overtime to the Portage Terriers. 

Bo Sigurdson and Tristan Mullin scored for the Stamps who got a 39 save performance from Graham Hunt in the loss. 

The Stamps/Terriers will go right back at it tonight at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena. 

The Wayway Wolverines also lost on Friday night as they dropped a 3-1 game to the visiting Winkler Flyers. 

Mitch Wiebe made 28 saves in the loss while Dylan Betteridge had the lone goal for the Wolverines. 

Wayway hosts the Steinbach Pistons on Tonight 

Thursday 5 February 2015

Mils start roady with 5-4 SO win in La Ronge

It wasn't pretty but the Melville Millionaires managed to get the 2 points as they defeated the La Ronge Ice Wolves 5-4 in the shootout in the 1st of their 3 games in 3 nights on Thursday night.

It wasn't the start that the Mils would've liked as the Ice Wolves drew first blood as Colby Daniels would hammer home his 7th goal of the season to give them an early 1-0 lead. Just under 5 minutes they would increase their lead as Joel Blacquiere would deflect home a power play marker for 11th goal of the season to make it a 2-0 Wolves lead. That bad start would kinda wake up the Millionaires as they would add 3 unanswered goals to finish off the period off the sticks of Mitch Lipon, Tyson Predinchuk (pictured above) and Ben Mack to give the visitors a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd it would be pretty much be all Ice Wolves as Toby Shattler would add the 1st of 2 on the period for La Ronge as he would jam home his 2nd of the season to even things up at 3-3. Then Cole Porter would squeeze home his team tying 13th goal of the year to regain the Ice Wolves lead at 4-3. Then the turning point, as the home team had all the momentum going for them, Adam Koopman just outside the blue line would send an innocent shot on the net that Austin Rediron initially stops but the rebound would take a weird bounce and go off his back and into the net to tie things up at 4-4 through 2 periods.

After a scoreless 3rd period and overtime, in the Shootout Joel Blacquiere would give the Ice Wolves an early lead but with goals from Tyson Predinchuk and Reed Murray & a couple of key stops from Trevor Martin that was enough to give the Mils their 23rd victory of the year a 5-4 win over La Ronge.

Trevor Martin made 27 saves for his 7th win while Austin Rediron stop 42 of 46 shots in the losing cause.

The Mils will continue their roady tonight (Fri) in Flin Flon, pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94 from the Whitney Forum

Wednesday 4 February 2015

Mils Coaches Show- Feb 4th Edition

2015 Sasktel Tankard Men's Provincial Curling Championships begins Today in Melville

Today's Action:

Wed. Feb 4th/15

Steve Laycock (Saskatoon)    vs. Erwin Hanley (Regina)
Brent Gedak (Estevan)   vs.   Jason Ackerman (Regina)
Joel Jordison (Moose Jaw)  vs.  Scott Bitz (Regina)
Terry Martenuik (Yorkton) vs. Jason Jacobson (Saskatoon)

7:30PM- (A-Event)

Randy Bryden (Regina) vs. Dale Craig (Saskatoon)
Josh Heidt (Kerrobert) vs. Jamie Schneider (Regina)
Jeff Hartung (Langenburg) vs. Drew Heidt (Unity)
Michael Carss (Saskatoon) vs. Kevin Marsh (Saskatoon)

Tuesday 3 February 2015

Terriers drop 5th straight, 6-3 to Estevan; Stamps win in OCN

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 5th straight decision on Tuesday night, losing 6-3 on home ice to the Estevan Bruins.

The Terriers returning back to home ice came out a little bit flat as the Bruins took it to the Terriers early on as they quickly got out to a 9-2 lead in the shot column. The Bruins would be able to be the first team to break through as they would capitalize on a Terrier turnover and Levi Barnstable would bang one past goaltender Matt Kustra for his 2nd of the season to give the visitors a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes.

In the middle frame, the Terriers would have to go shorthanded early on for a full 4 minutes after Lyndon Pastachak was high sticked, both refs missed the call but after a conference with all the officials about 30 seconds later they give Carson Cayer a double minor for high sticking. Fortunate enough for the Terriers they were able to kill it off,  but unfortunately they weren't able to build on that momentum as the Bruins would add to their lead as Wyatt Garagan would capitalize on a turnover by Terrier netminder Matt Kustra and slip home his 8th of the year to give the Bruins a 2-0 lead after 2 periods.

Lyndon Pastachak would increase his teams lead to a 3 goal advantage when when he got his 4th goal of the season to give the Bruins a 3-0 lead. The Terriers would get on the board a short time after that as Cortlan Procter would take a nice feed from Brandon Sookro in front and squeak home his 3rd, to make it a 3-1 game. (AP forward Branden Klatt got his 1st SJHL point with an assist on Procter's marker.)  Then at the 12:20 mark of the final frame, the Bruins would regain that 3 goal lead as they would get the 8th goal of the season from Kurt Sonne on the powerplay to make it a 4-1 Bruin lead. But the Terriers once again wouldn't back down as 20 year old Josh Ellis would hammer home a PP goal of his own to cut the Terrier deficit to 4-2. But the visitors would be at it again as former Yorkton AAA Harvest star Pastachak would squeeze through the Terrier D and get his 13th goal of the season to make it 5-2. But Corwin Stevely, with just over a minute to go would give his team a little life with the goalie and make it a 5-3 game with his 5th of the year. But Pastachak would ice it with his hat trick goal to make it a 6-3 Estevan Bruin victory.

Tyler Fuhr made 43 saves for the win in the Bruins' net while Mat Kustra made 30 saves in the losing cause.

The Terriers will play a couple games this weekend on Friday visiting the Melfort Mustangs before hosting the Kindersley Klippers on Saturday night.


In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders got back on the win train as they held on to defeat the OCN Blizzard 7-5 on the road.

Tristen Mullin with 2G 2A  and Colton Brausen 1G 2A led the way for the Stamps offensively while Nick Kobelka, Carter Johnson, Evan Akkerman and Bo Sigurdson also chipped in with singles.

Graham Hunt turned aside 21 Blizzard shot in the win.

The Stamps will next action on home ice on Friday night when for the first of 2 nights host the Portage Terriers.

Sasktel Tankard Preview with Chairperson Larry Petersen

We are just one day away from the start of the 2015 Sasktel Tankard Men's Curling Championships taking place at Melville's Horizon Credit Union Center.

I had a chance to catch up with the Tankard Chairperson Larry Petersen to see how the preparations are going.

Draw 1 gets underway tomorrow (Wed) at 2:30PM, opening ceremonies with some surprises takes place at 5:30.

Wayway Coaches Show- Feb 3rd Edition

Mils' Miller captures weekly Rookie of the Week Honours

Brennen Miller, Melville Millionaires

1995 F Brennen Miller (Keller TX USA) picked up a goal and four assists in three games played last week as the Millionaires lengthened their lead atop the tight Viterra Division standings.  Miller’s big game was Friday night in Battlefords when he assisted on three goals during a 5-2 win.  He now has 8-goals and 15-assists in 46-games this season