Friday, 30 December 2016

Terriers wrap up 2016 with a 4-1 win over the Millionaires


The Yorkton Terriers took the latest instalment of the Highway 10 battle beating the Melville Millionaires 4-1 on Friday night at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

The Terriers got on the board first as Jared Legien would take a nice pass across and bang home his 13th of the season to give the home team an early 1-0 lead. They would make it 2-0 lead with 1:18 left in the opening frame as LJ Naccarato (pictured above) would go top shelf on Brandon Wells for his 2nd of the year  on the power play to make it a 2 goal game after 1 period with shots even at 12-12.

Mckenzie Welke would add to the Terrier lead just 7:56 into the 2nd as he would get his 9th of the season to make it 3-0. Then just 1:33 later, the home side would make it 4-0 as Quin Hobbs would deflect home his 2nd of the season. The Mils would add one before the 2nd buzzer could go off as Mitchell Torrens would capitalize on a nice 3 on 1 rush and bang home his 2nd of the year but after a scoreless 3rd, thats as close as the Mils would get.

Nathan Hargrave was once again solid in the Terrier goal making 32 saves on 33 shots while Brandon Wells made 26 saves in the losing cause.

The two teams will go right back at it on Sunday afternoon at the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville. pregame 1:50 pxp at 2PM on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.

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Elsewhere on Friday in the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders closed out 2016 with a 6-2 loss on the road to the Neepawa Natives.

Tanner Koroscil and Josh Martin scored for the Stamps while Connor Slipp made 38 saves in the loss.

Reigan Buchanan led the way for Neepawa with 2 goals and 2 assists.

The Stamps are back at it on Tuesday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals at 7:30 from Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

Friday, 23 December 2016

Catching up with Melville Prairie Fire Head Coach Dean Amy




Prairie Fire's Macs Tournament Schedule:

Dec 26th- vs. Vancouver Island Seals (12:30PM SK time)

Dec 28th- vs. Kootenay Wild (5PM SK time)

Dec 29th- vs. Westman Wildcats (5PM SK time)

Dec 30th- vs. Rocky Mountain Raiders (4PM SK time)

Schedule and results for Prairie Fire  Click Here

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard To Cease Operations at the End of the 2016/2017 Hockey Season

(From mjhlhockey.ca)

The Opaskwayak Cree Nation Blizzard will officially cease operations at the end of the 2016/2017 hockey season.

The OCN Blizzard entered the Manitoba Junior Hockey League for the 1996/1997 season.
Over the past 20 years, the OCN Blizzard positively contributed to hockey development of indigenous youth across Canada, and led to the formation of other First Nation hockey teams in Canada.

The announcement comes after careful deliberations with Opaskwayak Cree Nation representatives from administration and finance, who presented recommendations to the Opaskwayak Cree Nation leadership.

Based on the information presented, the decision was made to proceed with winding down on the operations of the OCN Blizzard, announced officially on December 20, 2016.


Chat with OCN Blizzard Play by Play Voice Jaret Schneider

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Valentino's OT winner helps Swan Valley to 5-4 win over Wayway

The Swan Valley Stampeders went into the Christmas break on a high note with a 5-4 overtime win over the Wayway Wolverines on Tuesday night.

Jordie Valentino had the OT winner while Brian Harris (2), Trevar Mann & Tanner Koroscil also scored for the Stamps.

Brendan Martin (2G 1A) & Landyn Cochrane (1G 2A) had 3 points each for the Wolverines.

Connor Slipp made 33 saves for the Stamps while McKenzie Chalmers kicked aside 34 shots in a losing cause.




Melville's Svenson named to Canadian Coaching staff for 2017 Women's World Championship


Football Canada has named 5 more coaches to the Women’s National Team coaching staff which will guide Canada into the 2017 IFAF Women’s World Championship.

One of those 5 coaches includes Melville Cobras Head Coach John Svenson.

Svenson who will coaching the Defensive Line,  is coming off helping Saskatchewan capture the Women's National Championship in Regina this past summer.

Canada will look to build upon a pair of silver medals earned at the 2013 Women’s World Championship in Vantaa, Finland and the inaugural 2010 event in Sweden.

The host nation and location for the 2017 Women’s World Championship has yet to be named.

Melville's Heshka named to Canadian team for Spengler Cup


Hockey Canada announced the 23 players that will wear the Canadian jersey and compete for Team Canada at the oldest club tournament in the world, the 2016 Spengler Cup, Dec. 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

Included on this years Canadian roster is Melville product Shaun Heshka who is playing for Karpat in Finnish Elite League.

With 13 tournament championships, and a chance to repeat for the first time since 2002-2003, Canada is making its 33rd consecutive appearance in the tournament when it kicks off on Boxing Day.

Canada will open the tournament on Dec. 26 at 2:15 p.m. ET (11:15 a.m. PT) against HC Dinamo Minsk

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show - Dec 19th Edition

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Mils drop final pre-Christmas matchup 5-1 to the Battlefords

The Melville Millionaires dropped their final game before the Christmas break, losing 5-1 to the first place Battlefords North Stars at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

In the 1st, the North Stars would strike first just 10:30 in as Troy Gerein would knock home his 8th of the season to make it 1-0. Just 3:07 later, the Stars would make it 2-0 as Layne Young would pounce on a rebound and slip home his team leading 18th of the season. The North Stars would add a couple more on the PP off the sticks of Levi Kleiboier and Ben Allen to make it 4-0 after 1 period.

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Mils would get on the board with 5:35 left in the 3rd period as Mathieu Jallabert would score beautiful, highlight reel goal going back-hand top shelf by Taryn Kotchorek for his 7th of the season to make it 4-1. Thats as close as the Stars would get one late on the PP by Keaton Holinaty to give the SJHL-leading Stars a 4 goal win.

Taryn Kotchorek got his 16th win of the season making 34 saves for the North Stars while Brandon Wells made 44 saves in the losing cause.

The Mils return to action on Friday Dec 30th when they take on the Yorkton Terriers for the 6th installment of Highway 10 battle. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies.

Saturday Night Local Jr. A Recap

The Melville Millionaires snapped a 2 game slide as they hammered the Weyburn Red Wings 6-1 on Saturday night.

Colby Entz made 42 saves on 43 shots for his 6th win of the season while Damian Bentz had 2 goals for the Mils and  Keegan Milligan had 1G 2A to lead the offensively. Aaron Aragon, Tucker Scantlebury & Alex Maticic also scored for the Mils.

The Mils wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule tonight (Sun) as they host the top-ranked Battlefords North Stars. Pregame 5:50, pxp at 6PM with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Coby Downs scored just 91 seconds into the game and that was the only offence as the Battlefords North Stars blanked the Yorkton Terriers 1-0 at the FAA.

Joel Grzybowski made 20 saves for the North Stars while Nathan Hargrave made 36 saves in the losing cause.

The Terriers return to action on Fri. Dec 30th when they host the Melville Millionaires. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.


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In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines fell on home ice on Saturday night 4-3 to the Neepawa Natives.

Aaron Beauchamp led the Wolverines with 1G 2A while Brendan Martin and Landyn Cochrane also scored.

McKenzie Chalmers made 24 saves in the loss for Wayway.

Meantime in Swan River,

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their 4th straight losing 3-0 to the Selkirk Steelers.

Jake Dudar, Ezra Hall and Nathan Hillis scored for the Steelers while Hayden Dola made 27 saves for the shutout. Brett Evans made 30 saves in the losing cause for Swan.

The Stampeders and Wolverines wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule on Tuesday when they host the Wayway Wolverines at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Friday, 16 December 2016

B. Martin's 2 goals helps Wayway clip past Swan Valley 4-1 on home ice

The Wayway Wolverines snapped their 3 game losing streak as they defeated the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders 4-1 on Friday night on home ice.

In the 1st period, the Wolverines would strike early on as Brendan Martin with dangle his way through some Stampeder defenders and go top shelf on Connor Slipp for his 6th of the season to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Shots 13-10 Wayway.

The Stampeders get some opportunities to even things up in the middle frame as they would get a total of 3 power play opportunities, but they would not be able to convert on any of them. It would then be the Wolverines who would add to their lead as Brandon Stanley would capitalize on a Swan turnover at the Wayway blueline and he would go in alone on the Stamps goaltender & slip it five-hole for his team-leading 15th of the year to give them home side a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots after 2 periods, 25-18 Wayway.

Brian Harris would make it a 1 goal game just 4:22 into the 3rd as he would jam home his 6th of the season for Swan to make it 2-1. But Brendan Martin would add some insurance with 4:15 to go and then Layne Anderson would ice it into the empty net to give Wayway the 4-1 win.

McKenzie Chalmers got the win in net against his former team making 27 saves for Wayway while Connor Slipp made 31 saves in the losing cause.

Wayway and Swan Valley both go right back at it on Saturday night as the Wolverines host the Neepawa Natives and the Stamps entertain the Selkirk Steelers. Both games are 7:30 puck drops.

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show- Dec 16th Edition


In this weeks "Club Sapp Gaming Center" Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen talks about the MJHL Showcase and tonights (Fri) matchup in Waywayseecappo.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Wolverines; Stampeders lose 2nd games at MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg

The Wayway Wolverines got a point but they fell in their final game of the MJHL Showcase, 4-3 in overtime to the 2nd place Winkler Flyers.

In the first period, the Flyers would get the lone marker as Coltyn Bates would get a loose puck in the high slot and go top shelf on McKenzie Chalmers for 6th of the season to give Winkler a 1-0 lead after 1 period with the shots being 13-10 Flyers.

The Wolverines would even it on the power play just 3:58 into the 2nd period as Landyn Cochrane would finish off a nice passing play and he would jam home his 10th of the season to make it 1-1. But just a short time later at the 7:49 mark of the middle frame the Flyers would regain their one goal lead as Will Blake would re-direct home his 7th of the year to make it 2-1 Winkler after 40 minutes. Shots even at 19-19

Another PP goal for the Wolverines would tie things up as Trevor Kavanaugh would hammer home his 11th of the season to make it 2-2. But Coltyn Bates would once again answer jamming home his 2nd of the night to regain the Flyers 1 goal lead at 3-2. But Landyn Cochrane would force overtime with 3:36 left to make it 3-3 headed to overtime.

In the extra period it would be Brandon MB's Coltyn Bates completing the hat-trick in the final minute to give the Flyers the extra point and 1 goal victory.

Cole Weaver would get his 16th win of the season making 30 saves on 36 shots for the Flyers while McKenzie Chalmers made 31 saves in the losing cause.


Also at the MJHL Showcase,

The Swan Valley Stampeders lost their 2nd straight at the MJHL showcase as they lost on Wednesday 7-1 to the Winnipeg Blues.

Boedy Vaeth had the lone marker for the Stamps while Dexter Kuczek had 1 goal & 2 assists to lead the way for the Blues.

Jacob Gnidziejko made 16 saves in the win while Connor Slipp gave up 7 goals on 39 shots in the Stamps' net.

The Stamps are back in action on Friday night when they visit the Wayway Wolverines. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Wayway Arena Complex.


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In the SJHL,

Jared Legien, Tyler Baier and McKenzie Welke scored for Yorkton as the Terriers held on for a 3-2 win over the Melfort Mustangs at the FAA.

Nathan Hargrave made 19 saves on 21 shots to earn his 16th victory of the season.

Terriers wrap up their pre Christmas break schedule on Saturday night as they host the Battlefords North Stars at 7:30

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Stamps; Wolverines both drop their MJHL Showcase Openers

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2 game win streak snapped as they fell 3-1 to the Winkler Flyers in their opener at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg

In the 1st, the Flyers would get the lone marker as it would be Nolan McGuire banging home his 13th goal of the season to give Winkler a 1-0 lead after 1 period. Shots 17-7 Flyers.

The Flyers would add a couple more in the middle frame as first of it would be Braden Billaney blocking a shot as his own line then going in alone on Brett Evans and sniping home his 9th of the season to make it 2-0. Then just 1:32 later, Ian MacKey would finish off a nice passing play from Matt Christian to redirect home his 6th of the year to give the Flyers a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots 30-10 Winkler.

The Stamps would be able to get one in the 3rd on a powerplay goal by Daylin Smallchild, his 3rd of the season but thats as close as they would get as the Flyers would hang on for the 2 goal win.

Troy Martyniuk turned aside 15 of 16 shots for his 2nd victory of the season while Brett Evans made 35 saves in the losing cause.

The Stamps wrap up their MJHL showcase on Wednesday at 4PM when they take on the Winnipeg Blues at the MTS IcePlex


Elsewhere locally in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines fell to the hometown Winnipeg Blues 5-4.

Brandon Stanley had 2 goals for the Wolverines while Layne Anderson and Quentin Cubbon had the others.

Hunter Lorenson got the start for Wayway and made 25 saves.

The Wolverines will take on the Winkler Flyers on Wednesday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 5:50 pxp at 6PM.


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In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires lost another heartbreaker on home ice to Melfort, this time 2-1 in overtime to the Mustangs.

Damian Bentz had the lone goal for the Mils while Jaxon Joseph and Tyler Heidt (OT winner with less than a 2nd left) had the goals for the Mustangs.

Brandon Wells stopped 32 of 34 shots in the loss for the Mils.

The Mils are back in action on Saturday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Canada West falls to 1-1 at WJAC after loss to Russia

Canada West had their record drop to 1-1 at the 2016 World Junior A Challenge in Bonnyville, Alberta after 5-3 loss to Russia on Monday night. 

Carter Turnbull had 2 goals for Canada West while Yorkton Terrier defenceman Regan Seiferling had 1 assist in the loss to earned his 3rd point of the tournament. 

Alexey Lepanov had 2 goals, 2 assists for the Russians who will take on Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon.

Canada West will now have to wait to learn their fate in the playoff round as Pool play concludes on Tuesday night. 

Swan Valley Stampeders F Trevar Mann named MJHL Player of the Week



Trevar Mann (pictured above) of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named this week’s Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week
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The second-year forward from Saskatoon recorded five points (1-4) in two games last week. Mann, 19, was selected first star in one game after a three-point outing.

The runners up are 18 year old forward Chase Brakel of the Portage Terriers and 20 year old goaltender Roman Bengert of the Steinbach Pistons.

(MJHLhockey.ca)

Catching up with former Terrier Head Coach/GM & Calgary Hitmen Asst. Coach Trent Cassan


(from hitmenhockey.com)

The "Welke-Side" line erupts as Terriers snap 2 game slide with win over Humboldt



The Yorkton Terrers scored 2 in the 1st and added two more in the 2nd to snap their 2 game skid with a 4-3 win over the Humboldt Broncos on Sunday night at the FAA.

It was pretty good back and forth pace for most of the 1st period until the Terriers would be able to break through in the late stages. First off McKenzie Welke (pictured above right) was left alone in the high slot and he would go top shelf on Garrett Mason for his 7th of the year to make it an early 1-0 lead. Then just 38 seconds later, it would be his linemate Cole Keenleyside (pictured above left) notching home his 5th marker of the season to give the home squad a 2-0 lead on Humboldt after 1 period. Shots 15-11 Yorkton.

The Broncos though would cut their deficit in half just 45 seconds into the 2nd period as Erik Gardiner would knock home his 14th of the season on the PP to make it a 2-1 game. The Terriers would regain their 2 goal lead just under 4 minutes later as LJ Naccarato would snipe home his 1st of the campaign to make 3-1 Terriers. Then the Terriers would take their first 3 goal lead of the night as Carson Welke (pictured above below) would bang home his team tying 11th of the season to make it 4-1. But before the 2nd buzzer to go off, the Broncos would once again get within 2 as Chris Van Os Shaw would go top shelf on Nathan Hargrave for his league leading 25th goal of the season to make it 4-2 Yorkton after 40 minutes.

The 3rd perid would only produce one goal and that would come from the visitors as Erik Gardiner would jam home his 2nd of the night and 15th of the season but that's as close as the Broncos would get as the Terriers held on for the 1 goal victory.

20 year old Nathan Hargrave earned his 16th victory of the season for the Terriers making 35 saves while fellow 20 year old Garrett Mason turned aside 37 in the loss.

The Terriers have a couple more games before the Christmas break both coming on home ice. The Terriers host the Melfort Mustangs on Wednesday and the Battlefords North Stars on Saturday night, with both at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.


Post Game Comments/Terriers Coaches Show with Casey O'Brien below:

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Other SJHL news:




SJHL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:

Damian Bentz, Melville Millionaires

1998 F Damian Bentz (Punnichy SK) had a goal and four assists in two games played last week, including a three helper third period on Saturday as the Mils fell just short in a comeback bid against Humboldt.  He scored and set up the game winner against Notre Dame on Wednesday.  He now has 6-goals and 8-assists in 19-games and is emerging as the club’s top offensive threat.  Runner up:  Josh McDougall, Nipawin.

Couple more teams qualify for 2017 Viterra Scotties in Melville

Two more teams have earned berths into the 2017 Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts taking place in Melville next month.

Team Penny Barker of Moose Jaw and Team Brett Barber of Biggar picked up provincial berths by qualifying in the Viterra Women's Challenge this past weekend in Kindersley.

They join Chantelle Eberle, Sherry Anderson, Robyn Silvernagle and Kim Schneider who've already qualified.
The final 3 qualifiers would be determined in the "Last Chance" competition taking place Jan 13-15, 2017 in Regina.
The 2017 Viterra Scotties runs Jan 24-29th, 2017 at Melville's Horizon Credit Union Center.

Canada West opens up with big win over Switzerland at World Junior A Challenge

(Hockey Canada Press Release)

Cale Makar (Calgary, Alta./Brooks, AJHL) became the first defenceman in World Junior A Challenge history to record five points in a game, scoring twice and adding three assists to lead Canada West to a tournament-opening 6-2 win over Switzerland on Sunday night.


The Canadian captain had a goal and an assist in the first period, two helpers in the second and a goal in the third, making him just the seventh player in WJAC history to reach the five-point plateau in one game.

Jordan Kawaguchi (Abbotsford, B.C./Chilliwack, BCHL) added a goal and two assists for the westerners, and Ian Mitchell (Calahoo, Alta./Spruce Grove, AJHL) had one of each.

Yorkton Terrier defenceman Regan Seiferling had 2 assists while Gilbert Plains MB product Riese Gaber had an assist in the win.

Canada West is right back on the ice tonight (Mon) for a match-up against Russia at 8:30PM SK time. 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Saturday Night Local Jr. A Recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders completed the weekend sweep of Portage with a 6-4 win over the Terriers on Saturday night.

Cody Ellingson had a third period Hat-Trick to lead the way for the Stamps while Keaton Jameson, Connor Navrot and Jordan Valentino also chipped in with Stamps markers.

The Stamps are back at it on Tuesday night at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg when they take on the Winkler Flyers. Pregame 5:50, pxp at 6PM with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines got 3 out of a possible 4 points this weekend after winning last night (Fri), on Saturday they fell 4-3 in overtime to the Neepawa Natives.

Brandon Stanley (2) and Trevor Kavanaugh scored for the Wolverines while Justin Metcalf had a couple for Neepawa including the OT winner.

Mckenzie Chalmers made 25 saves in the loss for Waywayseecappo.

The Wolverines will kick off their MJHL showcase on Tuesday afternoon at 4PM when they take on the Winnipeg Blues.


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In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires scored 3 3rd period goals to make it a 1 goal game but thats as close as they would get as they dropped a 5-4 decision to the Humboldt Broncos.

Clayton Eisler scored twice for the Mils while Keegan Milligan and Tucker Scantlebury also scored for the Mils.

Melville is back on the ice on Tuesday night at 7:30 when they host the Melfort Mustangs

Friday, 9 December 2016

Stampeders; Wolverines both victorious on Friday Night


The Wayway Wolverines snapped their 10 game losing streak, beating the Dauphin Kings 5-1 on the road on Friday night.

In the 1st after a back and forth start it would be the Wolverines getting the lone goal of the period as Dylan Tanner would go five-hole on Brandon Holtby for his 4th of the season to make it 1-0 after 1 period. Shots 12-10 Dauphin.

Wayway would add to their lead just 2:32 into the 2nd period as Brendan Martin would grab a loose puck and slip it over a sprawled out Holtby for the Thunder Bay product would snipe home his 5th of the season to make it 2-0. Before the 2nd period could end the Wolverines would add one more as Riley Martin would follow up on a rebound and pot home his 3rd of the season to make it 3-1 Wayway after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, it was more of the same for the Wolverines as this time it would be Mack McPhee providing the offence going top shelf on Holtby for his 2nd of the season to make it a 4 goal Wolverine game. The Kings would get on the board with just over 7 to go in regulation as Keaton Leininger would beat McKenzie Chalmers short side, but thats as close as they would get as Quinton Cubbon would re-direct home his 1st of the season to complete the scoring and the 4 goal Wolverine victory.

McKenzie Chalmers (pictured above) got his 2nd win of the season for the Wolverines making 39 saves while former Wayway Wolverine Brandon Holtby made 29 saves in the loss.

Wolverines will go right back at it on Saturday night as they look for their 2nd straight hosting the Neepawa Natives at 7:30.


Elsewhere in the MJHL on Friday night ,

Trevar Mann had 2 goals & 2 assists to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 6-4 win over the Portage Terriers at the Centennial Arena.

Cody Ellingson Keaton Jameson, Connor Navrot and Jack Leblanc also scored for the Stamps while Connor Slipp made 23 saves in the win.

Chase Brakel (2G 2A) and Jeremy Leipsic (4A) led the way for the Terriers with 4 points each.

The two teams will go right back at it against each other on Saturday night at the Centennial Arena at 7:30.


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In the SJHL,

Yorkton Terrier net minder did all he could stopping 45 of 46 shots but the Terriers drop their 2nd straight road game, 2-0 to the league-leading Battlefords North Stars

Coby Downs and Layne Young scored for the Stars who got a 19 save shutout from Joel Gryzbowski in the Stars' net.

The Terriers return back to home ice on Sunday night when they host the Humboldt Broncos at the Farrell Agencies Arena. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 5:50 pxp at 6PM.

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Dec 9th Edition


In this weeks edition of the "Club Sapp Gaming Center" Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen talks about last weeks road trip, this weekends showdown with the Portage and next weeks MJHL Showcase.

Terriers drop a 5-2 decision to Kindersley in Macklin

The Yorkton Terriers dropped the first game of their 2 game road trip last night (Thurs) in a neutral site in Macklin, 5-2 to the Kindersley Klippers.

20 year olds Jordan Ross and Corwin Stevely scored for the Terriers while Macklin product Tyler Baier had 2 assists in his return to his hometown.

Brendan Wagner (2G 2A)  and Cody Hodgson (1G 3A) had 4 points each to lead the way for the Klippers.

Nick Trenciansky made 27 saves for the win while former Klipper Nathan Hargrave was tagged with the loss turning aside 32 of 36 shots.

The Terriers wrap up the 2 game road trip on Friday in the Battlefords before returning home to host the Humnboldt Broncos on Sunday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 5:50 pxp at 6PM.

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Melville Minor Hockey Sports Dinner & Auction set for January 14th



Melville Minor Hockey will be holding their 6th edition of the Sports Dinner and Auction coming up on Saturday January 14th, 2017 from the Horizon Credit Union Convention Center.

This years speakers include:

Stanley Cup champion and former NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr




Saskatchewan Roughriders President/CEO
Craig Reynolds




Melville product & Global TV Sports Anchor
Kevin Karius




Tickets are $75/person or a table of 8 for $500.

For tickets please contact Wayne at 306-728-3399 or email thebokors@sasktel.net

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I caught up with Melville Minor Hockey President & Dinner organizer Wayne Bokor to talk about the event.

Mils snap 3 game slide with 5-4 win over Notre Dame


The Melville Millionaires snapped their 3 game winning streak on Wednesday night slipping by the Notre Dame Hounds 5-4 at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

The Mils would strike first just 1:19 into the 1st as Damian Bentz would direct home his 6th of the season to make it 1-0. The Hounds would even it up with a PP goal by Chaz Smedsrud for his 4th of the year to make it 1-1. Teal Sobkowicz would regain the Mils 1 goal lead with his 6th on the power play to make it 2-1 for the home side. But once again that Hounds power play would strike as former Millionaire Tyler Podgorenko would one-time home his 12th of the season to even it up at 2-2 after 20 mins.

The Hounds would grab their first lead just 1:40 into the middle frame as SJHL point leader Ben Duperrault would hammer home his 22nd to make it 3-2. Then just 3:05 later, the Mils even it back up as Mitchell Torrens (pictured above) would take a pass in the high slot and go top shelf on the Hounds netminder for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 3-3 game. Then just a short time later, Teal Sobkowicz would bang home his 2nd of the nigh & 7th of the year to put the back up at 4-3 after 40 minutes.

It would stay 4-3 until the 13:56 point of the 3rd as Tucker Scantlebury would finish off a nice passing play to get the eventual game winner, his 6th of the campaign to make it 5-3 Mils. The Hounds would get one late with the goalie pulled off the stick of Connor McLean but that's as close as they would get as the Mils would hang on for the 1 goal win, their 13th victory of the season.

Mils netminder and Churchbridge product Colby Entz made 34 saves to improve his record to 5-3 on the season while Jordan Greenfield-Flemon took the loss making 28 saves on 33 shots.

The Mils return to action on Saturday night when they visit the Elgar Peterson Arena to battle the Humboldt Broncos at 7:30.

Post Game chat with Mils Asst. Coach Mark Chase

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Yorkton Terriers' Seiferling cracks Canada West for 2016 World Junior A Challenge



The 22 man roster for Team Canada West for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge has been named and Yorkton Terriers defenceman and 19 year old Regan Seiferling (pictured above) has made the squad.

The Moose Jaw product who is currently in his 3rd season with the Terriers, he has 67 points in 126 career games. So far this year he has 5 goals, 12 assists for 17 points in 18 games.

Meanwhile also making the squad was Gilbert Plains product Riese Gaber of the Dauphin Kings.

Melville goaltender Brandon Wells, Moosomin's Dakota Boutin (Melfort Mustangs), and Winkler Flyer D Tyler Jubenvil of Gilbert Plains didn't make the final roster.

Canada West will play pre-tournament game on Friday night in Cold Lake against the United States.

The tournament runs Sunday Dec 11th to Sat. Dec 17th in Bonnyville, Alberta.


Canada West  Round Robin Schedule 

Sun. Dec 11th -- vs. Switzerland (8:30PM SK time)

Mon. Dec 12th -- vs. Russia (8:30PM SK time)

For full roster of Canada West and more information on WJAC Click Here




Swan Valley/Neepawa Postponed for Tonight (Wed)

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The Manitoba Junior Hockey League game between the Swan Valley Stampeders and Neepawa Natives has been postponed due to weather conditions.

The game will be made up on Tuesday January 17th/2017 at 7:30 in Swan River.

The game between the Portage Terriers and OCN Blizzard has also been postponed for tonight (Wed).

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Dec 7th Edition

 

In this weeks' "Melville Motors" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Devin Windle talks about trade with Estevan, the teams recent 3 game slide and tonights (Wed) matchup with the Notre Dame Hounds.



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Mils Swing trade with Estevan

The Melville Millionaires have swung a deal with the Estevan Bruins.

The Mils have acquired 17 year old forward Logan Foster (pictured above) from the Bruins in exchange for future considerations.

"He's got some amazing wheel's, he brings that element of speed that we felt we needed for our hockey club," Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle said about his new acquisition.

The Kamsack SK product had 1 point in 6 games with the Bruins this season. Foster started this year with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs where he recorded 1 assist in 7 games.

This is his first season of Jr hockey after spending last year with the Tisdale Trojans where he compiled 12 goals & 39 points in 42 games. 

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Melville Millionaires holding Toy Drive on Wednesday vs. Notre Dame


Melville Millionaires Annual Toy Drive on Wed. Dec  7th. Bring a new $10 valued unwrapped toy to the Game on Dec. 7th and get free admission. 1 toy 1 admission.  

Monday, 5 December 2016

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show - Dec 5th Edition

 

In this weeks edition of the ""KW Men's Wear" Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Casey O'Brien talks about their 4 point weekend this past weekend, this weeks road trip against Kindersley and the Battlefords and WJAC.





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TERRIERS SEARCHING FOR OFFICE MANAGER

The Yorkton Terriers Junior Hockey Booster Club Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that operates the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League franchise located in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.  We are looking for a qualified individual to fill our office manager position.  

Reporting to the Board of Directors and the General Manager/Coach, the office manager will have proven organizational skills, a firm commitment to customer service and an ability to work with other Terrier staff members and volunteers.  You will have a working knowledge of office software (MS Office, Sage 50 Accounting Software, Point of Sales software).

Duties will include running the day-to-day operations of the business office, including coordinating souvenir sales, maintaining the accounting and organizing records, assisting with season ticket sales, game-day operations and club sanctioned functions.

This is a permanent part-time position (3/4).  Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience.

Please submit cover letter and resume by e-mail to:
Gerald Smysnuik, Treasurer
gsmysnuik@gmail.com
Application deadline is December 12th at midnight.  

Sunday Local Hockey Recap

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 10th straight decision losing on home ice, 5-1 to the visiting OCN Blizzard.

Trevor Kavanaugh scored the lone marker for Wayway while McKenzie Chalmers stopped 30 of 34 shots in a losing cause.

The next game for the Wolverines will be on Friday night when they visit the Dauphin Kings. GX94 will broadcast the game the Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30


Other results had Winkler double up Virden 2-1 and the Portage Terriers hammered the Neepawa Natives 8-2.


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In the Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League,

Jordan Schmuland made 43 saves & Derrick Budz and Keenan Sperling each had a 1G 1A as the Yorkton Rawtec Maulers were 2-1 winners on Sunday over the Beardy's Blackhawks.

The Maulers were also victorious on Saturday, 5-2 over the Saskatoon Contacts to make it a 4-point weekend.

The Maulers are back in action on Wednesday night at 8PM in the Queen City when they take on the Regina Pat Canadians.


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In the Sask. Female Midget AAA Hockey League,

The Melville Prairie Fire earned 10th victory of the season yesterday (Sun) after a 3-2 victory over the Saskatoon Stars in the Bridge city.

Georgia Kotylak, Megan Leblanc and Heather Fiske scored for the Fire while Ashlyn Taillon made 31 saves to get the win.


The Prairie Fire now sit 1 point of the 2nd place PA Bears and 2 pts back of the 1st place Stars in the standings.

They will be back on the ice on Thursday Dec. 15th when they host the Regina Rebels at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Saturday Night SJHL/MJHL Recap

The Yorkton Terriers won their 2nd straight on Saturday night as they came back to defeat the Weyburn Red Wings 3-2 in the shootout.

The Terriers were down 2-0, but goals by Corwin Stevely and Cody Illebrun (1st SJHL goal) tied things up at 2-2 and then the Terriers had all 3 players score in the shootout to lead them to the win.

Nathan Hargrave made 33 saves in his first game against his former team while Shaun Fleming turned aside 29 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers return to action for a neutral site game on Thursday night in the hometown of Terriers' dman Tyler Baier, in Macklin as they take on the Kindersley Klippers.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires dropped their 3rd straight as they fell 3-2 to the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Mathieu Jallabert and Aaron Aragon scored for the Mils while Brandon Wells made 24 saves in the loss.

The Mils return back to home ice on Wednesday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey pregame at 7:20 pxp at 7:30.


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In the Manitoba Junior Hockey League,

The Swan Valley Stampeders gave up a late 3rd period lead as they dropped their 2nd straight on the road losing 3-2 to the Selkirk Steelers.

Jason Cohan and Jaden Townsend helped the Terriers gain a 2-1 lead but then 2 late goals by Connor Barley and Jake Dudar scored for the Steelers to help them to their 1 goal victory.

Brett Evans made 24 saves in the loss for the Stamps who are back in action on Wednesday night when they return to home ice taking on the Neepawa Natives.


Meantime in Wayway,

Matt Christian scored twice while former Wolverine Troy Martyniuk made 29 stops to lead the Winkler Flyers to a 5-1 win over the Wayway Wolverines.

Russell product Brayden Cullum also scored for the Flyers while Riley Martin scored the lone marker for Waywayseecappo.

Hunter Lorenson got the start for Wayway and made 34 saves on 39 shots.

Wolverines next game is today (Sun) at 4PM when they host the OCN Blizzard at the Wayway Arena Complex.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Local Friday Night Jr. A Recap

The Melville Millionaires dropped their 2nd straight decision, 6-1 on the road to the Melfort Mustangs on Friday night.

The Mustangs would get on the board first just 1:03 into the 1st as Braxx George's snapshot would sneak through Brandon Wells for his 1st of the season to make it 1-0. Then at the 9:34 mark Andrew Thompson would go top shelf on Wells for his 5th goal of the season on the PP to make it a 2 goal game. The Mustangs would get couple more 2:53 apart off the sticks of Miles Warkentine and Kalem Zary to make it 4-0 Mustangs after 1 period. Shot were 11-5 Melfort.

Kalem Zary would add to his lead at the 14:12 mark of the 2nd as he would deflect home his 2nd of the night and 10th of the season to make it 5-0. Then a late shorthanded goal by Tanner Zenter with 25 seconds left in the middle frame would give Melfort a 6-0 lead after 40 minutes. Shots after were 28-13.

The Mils would add one late in the 3rd on a nice redirection by former Mustang Teal Sobkowicz but that's as close as they would get losing 6-1 on the road.

Evan Plotnik made 20 saves on 21 shots to earn the win against his former team while Brandon Wells started for Melville and allowed 3 goals on 7 shots before being relieved by Colby Entz who turned aside and allowed 3 goals on 32 shots.

The Mils will go right back at it on Saturday night as they host the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Horizon Credit Union Center at 7:30.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers pulled 2 points ahead of the Mils for 3rd place in the Viterra division standings after a 3-2 win over La Ronge on home ice.

Tyler Baier, Quin Hobbs (1st SJ goal) and Jared Legien who had the GWG scored for the Terriers while Tanner Brewster and Brayden Dunn scored for the Ice Wolves.

Matt Vernon made 36 saves to get the win while Luke Lush faced 48 shots and turned aside 45 of them in the loss.

The Terriers are also back in action on Saturday as they visit their Viterra division rivals, the Weyburn Red Wings.


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In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2 game win streak come to an end as they lost 8-2 on the road in Steinbach against the Pistons.

Connor Navrot and Tanner Koroscil scored for the Stamps while Tyler Anderson, Jordan Bochinski and Braden Purtill led the way for the Pistons with 3 points each.

Connor Slipp made 34 saves on 41 shots to take the loss while Brett Evans also saw action for Swan and made 5 saves on 6 shots. Roman Bengert once again stood tall making 29 saves.

The Stamps wrap up their road trip on Saturday night visiting the Selkirk Steelers at 7:30

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show- Dec 2nd Edition


In this weeks edition of the "Club Sapp Gaming Center" Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen talks about the Dec 1st roster deadline, the last couple successful road games for his hockey club and this weekends road through Steinbach (Fri) & Selkrik (Sat)

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Wayway Wolverines deal Martyniuk and Peabody to Winkler; Poiron to Selkirk

The Wayway Wolverines have made a trade with the Winkler Flyers.

The Wolverines have traded 19 year old netminder Troy Martyniuk and 20 year old defenseman Nathan Peabody to the Flyers in exchange for the rights to F Aidan Woodley (99) and future considerations.

Martyniuk, a Winnipeg MB product had a 6-11 record with a 3.45GAA and a 0.900 SV% last season with the Wolverines.

Peabody who hails from Grand Forks, ND had 10 points in 22 career games with Wayway.

Woodley is currently with the Yellowhead Chiefs (MMAAAHL) and in 22 games this season the Strathclair, MB product has 11 points in 22 games.


Also in another deal, the Wolverines sent 17 year old netminder Landon Poiron to the Selkirk Steelers for futures.

The Beausejour, MB product in 6 starts had a 0-6 record with a 5.58GAA & a 0.847 SV%.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Leslie's OT winner helps Fort Knox to 1-0 thriller over league-leading Regina Capitals


The Fort Knox picked a good way to snap their 4 game losing streak as they beat the top-ranked Regina Capitals 1-0 on Wednesday night at the Fort Rexentre.

Both teams had some top notch chances throughout the first 3 periods but it wasn't until Overtime where the only goal would be scored.

Knox captain Logan Leslie took a nice feed across from Cody Chasse and he would slip it five-hole on Capitals net minder Thomas Spence for his 4th of the season to give the home squad their 8th win of the season.

Shane Blomquist was outstanding in the Knox goal stopping all 38 shots he faced for his 1st shutout of the season. Thomas Spence made 22 saves on 23 shots in the loss.

The Knox return to action on the weekend with a couple of games on home ice. Fort will host Assiniboia on Friday & the North-division leading Saskatoon Quakers on Saturday night with both games happening at 8PM


Terriers deal 19 year old F McCausland to the Flin Flon Bombers


The Yorkton Terriers ahead of the Dec 1st roster deadline have traded 19 year old F Jordan McCausland to the Flin Flon Bombers in exchange for 2018 2nd round draft pick. 

The Brandon MB product was in his 2nd season with the Terriers and compiled 31 points in 74 career games with the Terriers. Currently this season he had 1 goal, 4 assists for 5 points in 20 games this season. 



Dec 1st MJHL/SJHL Trade Tracker

**(Some of the deals were made leading up to December 1st, and some were on December 1st)

The Portage Terriers have trade 19 year olds Kirkland Lycar & Kelby Picard to the Virden Oil Capitals in exchange for F Turner Santin, a 2016 2nd round pick and futures.

The Dauphin Kings have traded Brendan Kochanski F (1998) to the Portage Terriers in exchange for Future Considerations.
The Steinbach Pistons have traded Cody Merritt to the Fort Francis Lakers in exchange for Future Considerations.
The Neepawa Natives have acquired Mackenzie Mindus F (1998) from the Drayton Valley Thunder in exchange for Future Considerations.

Selkirk Steelers acquire F Nico Labossiere (98) from the Winkler Flyers for future considerations

Melfort Mustangs acquire F Lucas Fraulin (98) from the Powell River Kings for a PDF

Melfort Mustangs trade F Nicholas Schultze (97) to the Neepawa Natives for a PDF 

Kindersley Klippers trade F Shea Kiryk (98) to the La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Flin Flon Bombers trade D Joseph Leonidas (96) to the Steinbach Pistons for D Troy Williams (98)

La Ronge Ice Wolves trade F Tristan Elder (97) to the Coburg Cougars for Arshia Mitchell (98) and a PDF

Weyburn Red Wings trade the playing rights to G Rylan Parenteau (96) to the Spruce Grove Saints for a player development fee.

Humboldt Broncos obtain Benton Hrywkiw from the Spruce Grove Saints for a player development fee.

The Winkler Flyers acquire F Braiden Jakubowski (96) from the Drayton Valley Thunder for futures.

The Winkler Flyers have traded D Dylan Dix (98) to the Thief River Falls Norskies for a Player Development Fee 

Nipawin Hawks trade D Boedy Donald ('98) to Melfort Mustangs in exchange for two 3rd round picks (2018, 2019)


The Dauphin Kings have traded FW Parker Simonson to Thief River Falls of the #SIJHL for future considerations 

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have traded Nathan Peabody D (1996) and Troy Martyniuk G (1997) to the Winkler Flyers in exchange for the MJHL List Rights of Aidan Woodley D (1999) and Future Considerations.

The Winkler Flyers have traded F Dionne Demke (98) to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners for futures.

The Steinbach Pistons have traded Max Cavallini F (1997) to the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners in exchange for the CJHL Playing Rights of Arthur Miller F (1997).

The Virden Oil Capitals trade F Tanner Lewis (96) and futures to the Winkler Flyers for future considerations


The Nipawin Hawks have transferred G Sam-Jaxon Visscher (1998) to Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL) in exchange for F Michael Spenrath (1997) and a player development fee.



The Steinbach Pistons have acquired Wyatt Hinson F (1996) from the Melfort Mustangs in exchange for Future Considerations.

The Yorkton Terriers dealt F Jordan McCausland (97) to the Flin Flon Bombers in exchange for 2018 2nd round draft pick. 

The Portage Terriers have traded Thomas Lenchyshyn D (1997) to the Nipawin Hawks in exchange for the CJHL Playing Rights of Connor Hobbs D (1997) and Future Considerations.

The OCN Blizzard have traded Jared Pedersen F (1997) to the Thief River Falls Norskies in exchange for Future Considerations.

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have acquired Ryder Prue F (1997) and Cameron Novak D (1997) from the English River Miners in exchange for Future Considerations.

The Portage Terriers have traded Josh Sielsky F (1998) to the Neepawa Natives in exchange for Future Considerations.

Kindersley Klippers obtain Mason Martin from Fort McMurray Oil Barons for a player development fee.

Nipawin Hawks obtain Thomas Lenchyshyn from the Portage Terriers for a player development fee.

Kindersley Klippers trade Josh Bly to the Nipawin Hawks for Cam Shorrock, Kyle Sargent and Jake Gerbner.

Weyburn Red Wings obtain Jameison Ree from the Lloyminster Bobcats for a player development fee.

Notre Dame Hounds obtain Marshall Wilton from the West Kelowna Warriors for a player development fee.

La Ronge Ice Wolves obtain Maxime Lague from the Campbellton Tigers for a player development fee.

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Nov 30th Edition


In this weeks' "Melville Motors" Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Devin Windle talks about the weekend split with Yorkton, this weekends games in Melfort and against La Ronge and also tomorrow's Dec 1st roster deadline.

Slipp's 26 save shutout leads Swan Valley to 4-0 blanking in Virden on Tuesday night


The Swan Valley Stampeders used a strong effort on the road as they won their 2nd straight, 4-0 over the Virden Oil Capitals on Tuesday night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Stampeders would get one in the middle frame as Connor Navrot would get his 8th of the season with 5:50 to go in the 2nd period to give Swan a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Stamps would get a couple more goals 3:23 into the 3rd period as Connor Navrot would bank home his 2nd of the night (9th of the year) and Tanner Koroscil (7th) to give the visitors a 3-0 lead. Elkhorn product Josh Martin would get one late for good measure top shelf on Riley McVeigh to give the Stamps their 9th victory of the season and a 4 goal victory.

20 year old Connor Slipp (pictured above) was once again impressive for the Stamps making 26 saves for the his 1st shutout of the season while 18 year old Riley McVeigh turned aside 36 shots in the loss.

The Stamps finish off their 7 game stretch away from the Centennial Arena this weekend with a couple of games. Swan will be in Steinbach on Friday and they visit the Selkirk Steelers on Saturday night.


Elsewhere in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines lost their 8th straight game on Tuesday night, 3-2 on home ice to the OCN Blizzard.

Trevor Kavanaugh scored both goals for the Wolverines while George King scored twice for the Blizzard including the GWG early in the 3rd.

The Wolverines look to snap out of their skid on Saturday night when they host the Winkler Flyers at 7:30 from the Wayway Arena Complex.


Meanwhile in the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers had their record drop to 11-13-3 on the season after a 4-1 loss to the Humboldt Broncos at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Tyler Baier had the lone goal for the Terriers while Chris Van Os Shaw scored his league leading 21st, 22nd and 23rd goals of the season to complete the Hat-Trick for the Broncos.

Nathan Hargrave got the start for the Terrier and made 38 saves in the losing cause.

The Terriers are back at it on Friday night at home, when they welcome the La Ronge Ice Wolves at 7:30 from the FAA.

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Wayway Wolverines acquire a couple from English River (SIJHL)

 


The Wayway Wolverines have made a move acquiring a couple 19 year olds from the SIJHL.

The Wolverines have picked up forward Ryder Prue (pictured above right) and defenceman Cameron Novak (pictured above left) from the English River in exchange for future considerations.

Prue, a Stoney Plain AB product had 9 goals, 12 assists for 21 points in 20 games with the Miners this season.

Meanwhile Novak who hails from Kenora, ON had 3 points in 15 games this season.


Four Women's rinks have pre-qualified for 2017 Viterra Scotties in Melville


CurlSask along with the Saskatchewan Women's Curling tour have announced the four teams that have pre-qualifed for the 2017 Viterra Scotties Tournament of Heart Women's Provincials to be held from January 24th- 29th, 2017 in Melville.

3 teams qualified for being the Highest ranked Sask teams on the Canadian Team Ranking System and those teams were Chantelle Eberle of Regina, Sherry Anderson of Saskatoon and North Battlefords's Robyn Silvernagle.

Meanwhile Kim Schneider's Kronau rink qualified from their ranking on the Saskatchewan Women's Curling Tour. 

Two more teams will be qualify from the Viterra Women's Challenge next weekend in Kindersley while the final 3 teams will be determined in the Last Chance competition that goes mid-January in Regina.

That will make up the new 9-team round robin draw for the Scotties that once again starts on January 24th at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show - Nov 28th edition

 


In this weeks "KW Men's Wear Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Casey O'Brien recaps the Highway 10 home and home series with Melville, SJHL Player of the Week Carson Welke and tomorrow's (Tues)  matchup with the Humboldt Broncos.



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Also the Yorkton Terriers have swung a deal sending 18 year old G Andrew Suriano to the Powassan Voodoos (NOJHL) for a player development fee.

The Lethbridge, AB product had a 1-1-1 record with a 4.26GAA & a 0.895 SV% this season with the Terriers

Terriers' forward C. Welke named SJHL Player of the Week



CANALTA HOTELS SJHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Carson Welke, Yorkton Terriers

1999 F Carson Welke (Yorkton SK) is still eligible for the midget ranks despite this being his second SJHL season.  He erupted for 2-goals and 4-assists in 2-games against the Terriers’ arch rival, Melville Millionaires, over the weekend.  He scored twice and set up another on home ice Friday night, despite the loss.  He had three assists in a road victory Saturday and now has 9-goals and 7-assists in 25-games played.  Runner-up:  Layne Young, Battlefords North Stars.

(SJHL.ca)

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Terriers; Stamps win on Saturday night Jr. Recap

The Yorkton Terriers won the back half of the recent Highway 10 home and home series as they defeated the Melville Millionaires 5-2 on Saturday night.

Dexter Robinson, Cole Keenleyside and McKenze Welke had 1G 1A each to lead the way for the Terriers while Carson Welke had 3 assists for the Terriers.

Damian Bentz and Tristan Paquette (1st SJHL marker & 1st as a Millionaire) had the goals for the Millionaires.

20 year old Nathan Hargrave made 33 saves to get the win for the Terriers while Brandon Wells stopped 37 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers' next action will be on Tuesday night when they host the Humboldt Broncos while the Mils are back on the road on Friday night as they visit the Melfort Mustangs. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Northern Lights Palace.


Meantime in the MJHL,

Connor Navrot had 1 Goal and 1 assist while Josh Martin got the winner in the 3rd period to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 3-2 win over the OCN Blizzard.

Keaton Jameson also scored for the Stampeders while Connor Slipp made 36 saves on 38 shots to get the victory in goal.

The Stamps are back on the road on Tuesday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals. Pregame 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94 from Tundra Oil Capitals.


In Winkler,

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines dropped their 7th straight game as they fell 7-2 to the Winkler Flyers.

Matt Christian had 3 goals and 1 assist for the Flyers while Trevor Kavanaugh and Dylan Tanner scored for the Wolverines in the loss.

McKenzie Chalmers turned aside 48 shots for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines' next action will be on Tuesday nigh when they host the OCN Blizzard at 7:30

Friday, 25 November 2016

Milligan scores a couple to lead the Millionaires over Yorkton in latest Highway 10 Battle



The Melville Millionaires climbed back into sole possession of 3rd place in the Viterra division on Friday night after a 7-4 win over the Yorkton Terriers at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

The visiting Mils would get on the board first as Jackson Nauss would capitalize on a rebound and knock home his 2nd of the season to give them an early 1-0 lead. Newcomer Tristan Paquette would get an assist on the goal to get his first point as a Millionaire. The Terriers would even it up with 3:29 to go in the 1st as McKenzie Welke would go top shelf on Colby Entz for his 5th of the season to launch the teddy bears for the Teddy Bear Toss goal to make it 1-1 after 1 period with the shots being 14-5 after 40 minutes.

In the 2nd period, the Mils regain their 1 goal lead just 43 seconds into the 2nd as Keegan Milligan (pictured above) would jam home his 7th of the season to make it 2-1. The Mils would then explode for 3 goals in a span of 2:51 off the sticks of Milligan, Aragon and Dryden Wust to make it a 5-1 Melville lead. Carson Welke would add one just over the half way point of the middle frame sneaking it through the post and the Mils net minder for his 8th to make it a 5-2 game after 2 periods, shot 30-25 Mils.

Mils rookie forward Damian Bentz would grab the Mils their 4 goal lead back as on the PP he would deflect home his 4th of the season to make it 6-2. Then the Mils would get in a little penalty trouble and the Terriers would capitalize on a couple power play goals from Jordan Ross and Carson Welke to cut the Terriers deficit to just 6-4.  But Mils would put it away with a late powerplay goal from Mathieu Jallabert to help the Mils to a 7-4 win on the road.

Mils netminder Colby Entz made 47 saves for his 4th victory of the season while Nathan Hargrave made 32 saves on 39 shots in the loss.

The Mils/Terriers will go right back at it on Saturday night at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville.

Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle recaps the victory on the Post Game Show:



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In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines fell on the road on Friday night, 5-2 to the first place Steinbach Pistons.

Ryan Mignault and Quinton Cubbon scored the Wolverines while Bradley Schoonabert and MacKenze Graham led the way for the Pistons with 3 points each.

McKenzie Chalmers faced 51 shots and turned aside 46 of them in the losing cause.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Stampeders drop 3rd straight, 6-2 on the road to the Virden Oil Capitals

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their 3rd straight decision and had their record to drop to 7-12-3 on the season losing 6-2 on the road to the Virden Oil Capitals on Thursday night.

The Oil Caps would strike first as Mack Hardy would gobble up a rebound and bang home his 9th of the season 9:40 into the 1st to give them an early 1-0 lead.  Just 40 seconds later they would add to their lead as Carter Cowlthorp would snipe his 7th of the year over the right shoulder of Brett Evans to give the home team a 2-0 lead. The Stamps would be able to cut their deficit in half with 4:40 remaining in the opening frame as Conor Navrot would capitalize on a rebound for his 6th of the campaign to make it a 2-1 lead for Virden after 1 period, with shots 10-6 Oil Caps through 20 minutes.

The Oil Caps would pick up where they left off to start the 2nd as just 1:40 in, Jeran Knorr would jam home his 9th of the season to help the Oil Caps regain their 2 goal lead at 3-1. Virden would add 3 more in the middle frame off the sticks go Carter Cowlthorp, Tyler Kirkup and Kyle Salaway to increase their lead to 6-1. The Stamps would add a late goal with 3:09 left in the 2nd, Trevar Mann would rip home his 8th of the year to make it 6-2 and thats how it would end after a scoreless 3rd period.

Oil Caps' goalie Marc Audet made 34 saves to get the win while in the Stamps' net Brett Evans allowed 5 goals on 20 shots before being relieved for Connor Slipp who turned aside 13 of 14 shots.

The Stamps return to action on Saturday night when they visit the OCN Blizzard at 7PM while the Oil Caps go right back at it on Friday when they travel to battle the Neepawa Natives

Melville Millionaires acquire Paquette in 3-way deal

 




The Melville Millionaires have made a trade with the AJHL's Drumheller Dragons.

The Mils have sent 19 year old F Tyler Kreklewich (pictured above right) to the Dragons in exchange for fellow 19 year old forward Evan Rochowiak (pictured above left) and future considerations.

Kreklewich, a Melville product had 61 points in 102 career games with the Moneymen including 9 points in 15 games this season.

Rochowiak, who hails from Livonia, Michigan had 5 goals, 7 assists for 12 points in 20 games with the Dragons

The Mils then sent Rochowiak to the AJHL's Grande Prairie Storm in exchange for 18 year old forward Tristan Paquette (pictured above bottom).

Paquette, a Airdrie, Alberta product had 4 goals, 10 assists for 14 points in 26 games this season split between the Calgary Mustangs & Grande Prairie Storm

Local products named to Canada West Selection Camp Roster


The selection camp roster for Team Canada West for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge has been named and there is a few local products who made the list.

The camp will run Dec. 5th to 8th in Leduc, AB.

The list includes Yorkton Terriers defenceman Regan Seiferling (Moose Jaw) and Melville Millionaires' netminder Brandon Wells (Spirit River, AB).

Other local products include Moosomin's Dakota Boutin of the Melfort Mustangs, Virden's Tyler Kirkup & and a pair of Gilbert Plain products in Tyler Jubenvill (Winkler Flyers) Riese Gaber (Dauphin Kings).

Canada West staff members also include: Asst. Coach Marc Berry (Birtle MB- Dauphin Kings Head Coach) and Athletic Therapist Nathan Hollinger of the Yorkton Terriers.

The 60 players named will battle for a spot on Canada West for the 2016 World Junior A Challenge which runs Dec. 11th - 17th in Bonnyville, Alberta.

For a full look at the Canada West selection camp roster: Click here


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(Hockey Canada Press Release)

Working in partnership with Hockey Canada, the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) has extended invitations to 100 players from across the country to selection camps in advance of the 2016 World Junior A Challenge.

Forty players will vie for a spot on the Team Canada East roster when they report to selection camp at the MasterCard Centre in Etobicoke, Ont., Dec. 3-7. The camp schedule includes three games – Dec. 4, 5, and 6 – as well as practices. Team Canada East’s coaching staff and scouts Jack Ferguson, Paul Currie, and Patrice Bosch will use the camp as a final opportunity to evaluate the prospects before selecting their final World Junior A Challenge roster.

“Our entire staff has done an incredible job executing our player identification and evaluation plan since the beginning of September by scouring the five eastern CJHL leagues and its 70 teams,” said Brent Garbutt (Nepean, Ont./Ontario Junior Hockey League), director of operations for Team Canada East. “With the number of talented hockey players to choose from, it made this task extremely difficult in selecting only 40 players to attend selection camp. However, our staff is thrilled with the players we’ve invited, and are looking forward to an ultra-competitive camp as we finalize this process with the selection of players to earn one of 22 spots to represent Team Canada East.”
Jason Clarke (Carleton Place, Ont./Carleton Place, CCHL) will lead the coaching staff for Team Canada East, supported by assistant coaches Jeff Flanagan (Dublin, Ont./Milton, OJHL), Marc Lafleur (Hearst, Ont./Kirkland Lake, NOJHL), Martin Dagenais (Embrun, Ont./Ottawa, CCHL) and Stefan Blanchet (Terrebonne, Que./Longueil, LHJQ).

In Leduc, Alta., 60 players will gather Dec. 5-8 to take part in intrasquad games and practices in the hopes of cracking Team Canada West’s final line-up. The Leduc Recreation Centre will host all scheduled games and practices in advance of the final roster selections for Team Canada West.
“Coaches from all five leagues representing Team Canada West assisted in identifying players which will make for a fast-paced, very competitive selection camp,” said Trevor Alto (White Rock, B.C./B.C. Hockey League), director of operations for Team Canada West. “The focus is on competition for the 22 roster spots; however, the staff is dedicated to providing each invitee every opportunity to not only put their best foot forward, but to also enjoy the opportunity to represent Team Canada West.”

Barry Wolff (Kelowna, B.C./Coquitlam, BCHL) returns to Team Canada West, this time as head coach, alongside fellow 2015 Team Canada West assistant coach Mike Reagan (Flin Flon, Man./Flin Flon, SJHL), Marc Berry (Britle, Man./Dauphin, MJHL) and Rick Swan (Sherwood Park, Alta./Bonnyville, AJHL).

The CJHL leverages its five eastern Junior A leagues – the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League (NOJHL), Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), Central Canada Hockey League (CCHL), Ligue de hockey junior du Qu├ębec (LHJQ), and Maritime Hockey League (MHL) – to select players to represent Team Canada East.

Team Canada West players are selected from among the league’s five western Junior A leagues: the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), and Superior International Junior Hockey League (SIJHL).

The 2016 World Junior A Challenge, which features two Canadian and four international teams, takes place from Dec. 11-17 at the R.J. Lalonde Arena, part of the Bonnyville District and Centennial Centre. Full-tournament ticket packages can be purchased online, and include all 13 games at R.J. Lalonde Arena.

But first, both Canadian teams will take part in pre-tournament action on Friday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. MT when Team Canada West meets Team USA at the Cold Lake Energy Centre in Cold Lake, Alta., and Team Canada East plays Russia at the Clancy Richard Arena in St. Paul, Alta. Tickets to the pre-tournament games will be available at the door for $10; kids 17-and-under are free.

Team Canada West has won gold four times (2006, 2007, 2011 and 2015), captured a silver medal three times (2008, 2009 and 2012) and won bronze in 2013. Team Canada East has won four silver medals (2006, 2007, 2010 and 2011), and took bronze in 2008. Since the first event in 2006, more than 260 NHL draft picks have played in the tournament.


For more information on the 2016 World Junior A Challenge, please visit HockeyCanada.ca, or follow along via social media on Facebook and Twitter.