Saturday 30 December 2017

Heino's Hat-Trick leads Mils to a 5-1 win over Yorkton on Saturday

The Melville Millionaires (13-21-0-2) have now won 3 of their last 4 games after a 5-1 win over the Yorkton Terriers (7-24-2-1) on Saturday night.

The line of Dayton Heino (1st SJHL Hat-Trick), Issac Embree (1G 1A) and Damian Bentz (3A) combined for 8 points for the Mils to lead the way. Shane Sherban, in his 1st game against his old team had the other goal.

Chantz Petruic's 12th goal of the season was the only marker for Yorkton.

Colby Entz made 23 saves for his 10th win of the season while Joe Marcouiller stopped 23 shots in the loss.

The two teams will meet on New Years Day Monday from the Farrell Agencies Arena. Pregame 1:50, pxp at 2PM with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey on GX94.

Friday 22 December 2017

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Dec 22nd edition (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)

                   Joined this week by Swan Valley Stampeders Asst. Coach Darren Webster

Wednesday 20 December 2017

Stamps explode for 10 as they hammer the Kings on Wednesday night

The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 15th victory of the season on Wednesday night hammering the Dauphin Kings 10-2.

The Stamps for the 2nd straight night would get off to a quick start as Keaton Jameson would convert on the power play, goal number 14 on the season just 1:16 into the 1st to make it 1-0. They would make it 2-0 just 25 seconds later as Jaden Townsend would get a slick pass in front from Josh Tripp (pictured above) and pot home his 8th of the year to give the home side an early advantage. Connor Navrot would make it 3-0, 8:22 into the opening frame as Connor Navrot would net his 3rd goal in as many nights and 6th of the campaign to make it 3-0. Then before the first period buzzer could go off, Roblin's Jaden Townsend would make it a 4 goal lead with his 2nd of the period on a beauty feed from Shane Roulette. Shots 10-4 Swan Valley after 1 period.

Swan would add 3 more quick goals to start the middle frame off the sticks of Shane Roulette, Josh Tripp and Matt Osadick to give them a 7-0 lead early in the 2nd. The Kings would get on the board almost half way through as Landon Lushanko's long point shot would go over the left shoulder of Brett Evans for his 1st goal in the MJHL to make it 7-1. But the Stamps would regain their 7 goal lead, as Tripp add his 2nd of the period and 9th of the year making it 8-1 after 40 minutes.

Then 8:05 into the 3rd period Swan Valley would make it 9-1 as Derek Frater would pick up a loose puck and slip home his 1st goal as a Stampeder. The two teams would exchange goals late in third period from Lushanko (DAU) and Trevar Mann (SV) to finish off the scoring.

Grandview's Brett Evans earned his 12th win of the season making 27 saves in the win while Justin Anderson turned aside 22 shots in the loss.

The Stamps and Kings are now both officially on their Christmas break and they both will return back to face-off with the Selkirk Steelers. Swan will host them on January 3rd while the Kings will host them the very next night on Jan 4th in Dauphin.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Joey Moffatt had 2 goals to lead Portage to a 6-2 win over the Wayway Wolverines.

The line of Navrot, Mann & Jameson explode for 11 points in big win over Dauphin on Tuesday night

The Swan Valley Stampeders snapped a 4 game losing streak in a big way last night (Tues) hammering the Dauphin Kings 6-2 at Credit Union Place.

The Stamps would get off to a quick start as just 25 seconds in, Trevar Mann would be left alone in front and jam home his 9th of the season to make it 1-0 Swan. They would add to their lead just 2:16 later on the power play, as from below the line, Connor Navrot would bank one in off a Kings defenceman in front for his 4th to make it an early 2-0 lead. The Kings would be able to cut their deficit in half as Thomas Hansell received a nice pass from Mason Fischer and bury his 9th of the year to make it 2-1. But with 5:33 to go in the 1st period, the Stampeders would regain their 2 goal lead as Daylin Smallchild would walk in from the right point and let out a hard slap-shot that would beat Justin Anderson over the right pad for his 2nd to give his team a 3-1 advantage after 1 period. Shots 13-12 Dauphin after 20 minutes.

The visitors would add to their lead 4:47 into the middle frame as Connor Navrot (pictured above) would rip home his 2nd of the night past Anderson to make it a 4-1 Stamps lead. Riley Shamray would bring the Kings to once again within 2 with his 7th making it 4-2. Swan Valley would add 2 more late goals, 1:51 apart late in the 2nd off the sticks of Trevar Mann and Shane Roulette to give the road team a 6-2 lead after 40 minutes and that's where it would end off after a scoreless 3rd period.

Ethan Peterson earned his 2nd win of the season making 33 saves in the Stamps' net while Justin Anderson turned aside 43 shots in the losing cause.

The two teams will meet tonight (Wed)  in Swan River for the final pre-Christmas break game for both teams. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

(Don’t forget to enter in for the Stampeders Penalty Kill contest during tonight’s broadcast for chance to win $40 gift certificate to Y Not Johnny’s. Call 1-306-783-8622 between 5:00PM-7:20PM to enter in your name to become a contestant


Stamps' Derynck commits to Marian College

The Swan Valley Stampeders are excited to announce that defensemen Taylor Derynck has committed to Marian College in Wisconsin. Dernyck will be joining the NCAA Division III Sabres hockey program next season.
The 20 year old Whistler BC native has played in 194 games in his Junior career. He has suited up for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL), OCN Blizzard (MJHL), Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) and The Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL).
Over the coarse of his junior career Derynck has scored 12 goals and added 38 assists.
We are excited to add Taylor to the Marian Hockey Family. We have had our eye on Taylor since he began his career with Alberni in the BCHL. Taylor’s leadership, skating ability, and skill on special teams will be a great addition to our program. Coach Berger and myself look forward to watching Taylor patrol the blue line for years to come,” said Zach Gaynor
Head Coach of the Marian Sabres.
“Im excited that I selected Marian College because it’s fits me best, both academically and from a hockey stand point, I will also be playing with a former teammate from Alberni,” Said Derynck. Taylor said that it feels awesome to be apart of a great college that treats you like family and is excited about touring the college in early 2018.
Head Coach and GM Taurean White has created at positive atmosphere in Swan Valley. One that allows his players to be focused and committed to doing what ever it takes to make it to the next level.
The entire Stampeder organization would like to congratulate Taylor on his recent commitment to Marian College in Wisconsin.


Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Dec 20th edition (presented by Melville's Future Ford)



Joined by Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle

Monday 18 December 2017

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 18th (presented by Merit Ford in Esterhazy)


                                 GX94's Ryan Young caught up with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr


Terriers' F Petruic named SJHL Player of the Week

Chantz Petruic, Yorkton Terriers

1999 F Chantz Petruic (Moose Jaw SK) has shouldered much of the Terrier offense this season and he helped them pick up three points in the standings in three games played this past week by firing 3-goals and 2-assists over that stretch.  He scored once and set up another as the Terriers upset Melfort on Tuesday.  He scored twice in a shootout loss to Notre Dame on Friday.  He picked-up an assist on Saturday in a loss to the Hounds and now has 11-goals and 19-assists in 26-games.  Runner-up:  Zach Goberis, Estevan.

Meanwhile Melville goaltender Brandon Wells was named the runner-up for SJHL Goalie of the Week

Sunday Local Hockey Recap

MJHL (3)

Swan Valley Stampeders 4 @ Neepawa Natives 5 OT
Keaton Jameson with 1G 1A in the loss for Swan)
Selkirk Steelers 0 @ OCN Blizzard 6
Wayway Wolverines 0 @ Steinbach Pistons 7


Saskatchewan Midget 'AAA' Hockey League (6)
Yorkton Rawtec Maulers 3
@ Battlefords Stars 1
(Jackson Berezowski with a natural Hat-Trick for the Maulers)
Notre Dame Argos 2 @ Prince Albert Mintos 7
Beardy's Blackhawks 1 @
Swift Current Legionnaires 7
Regina Pat Canadians 4
@ Moose Jaw Generals 2
Notre Dame Hounds 5 @ Saskatoon Contacts 1
Saskatoon Blazers 1 @ Tisdale Trojans 3


Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League (4)
Melville Prairie Fire 5
 @ Battlefords Sharks 0
(Prairie Fire F Heather Fiske had 1G 2A in the win)
Prince Albert Bears 2 @ Regina Rebels 1
Saskatoon Stars 1 @ Swift Current Wildcats 6
Notre Dame Hounds 7 @ Weyburn Gold Wings 0


South Sask Hockey League
**Midget AA division**

Melville Millionaires 4 Notre Dame Hounds 5 (OT)


Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League

Melville Millionaires 6 @ Humboldt Broncos 8
Regina Pat Blues 1 @ Yorkton Crossfit Function Terriers 8

Qu'Appelle Valley Junior C Hockey League Lumsden Jax 3 Bredenbury Tundra 6


Manitoba Midget AAA Hockey League
Winnipeg Wild 7
@ Southwest Cougars 3
Interlake Lightning 3 @ Yellowhead Chiefs 2 OT

Prairie Junior Hockey League (3)
Regina Capitals 3
@ Pilot Butte Storm 2 SO
Prince Albert Titans 0 @ West Central Rage 8
Delisle Chiefs 6 @ Saskatoon Westleys 3

Major Hockey League Atom Division
Preeceville Pats 7
@ Yorkton Western Financial Group Terriers 5

Friday 15 December 2017

Terriers' extend point streak to 3 games after SO loss in Wilcox

The Yorkton Terriers now have points in 3 straight games after a 4-3 shootout loss on the road to Notre Dame Hounds on Friday night.

The Terriers would strike first just 9:11 into the opening frame as Brendan Mark would make his way into the attacking zone and then find Slater Strong on a nice back-door feed and the Calgary product would tap home his 5th of the year to make it 1-0. They would add to their lead just 3:22 later, as Ben Solomon's long point shot would take a big bounce off the end boards and would come out to 18 year old Chantz Petruic and he would put home his 10th goal of the season that would make it 2-0 for the road team. But the Hounds would answer back, 1:18 after as former Yorkton Terrier and Moose Jaw product Kaleb Bell received a nice feed in front from Curtis Wiebe and slip in his 3rd through the five-hole of Joe Marcouiler to make it a 2-1 Terriers after 20 minutes. Shots 16-11 Notre Dame through 1 period.

The Hounds would even it up just 2:51 into the middle frame as Riley Perka would beat the Terrier goalie over the left pad for his 4th and that made 2-2. They would then grab their first lead of the night later on in the 2nd, as Zack Kosteniuk would go top shelf for his 10th of the season to make it 3-2 after 2 periods.

The visitors would get equalizer just over halfway through the third as Chantz Petruic would do a good job to keep it deep in the Hounds zone and then would finish off the play going bar down on Ryan for his 2nd of the night and 11th of the year to make it 3-3 to force extra time.

Overtime would solve nothing and in the shootout after the first two rounds produced no goals, Marshall Wilton would get the Hounds on the board and then Jake Ryan denied Brendan Mark to give the home team the extra point.

Jake Ryan made 24 saves in the Hounds goal to get his 11th victory of the season while Joe Marcouiler made 42 saves in the loss.

The two teams will go right back at it on Saturday as they wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule at the  Farrell Agencies Arena at 7:30.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires dropped their final road game of 2017, 4-2 in Estevan against the Bruins.

Jake Fletcher, Johnny Witzke, Hayden Guilderson and Kaelan Holt scored for the Bruins while Tucker Chapman and Damian Bentz replied for the Mils.

Bo Didur got his 2nd win of the season making 29 saves in the Bruins' net while Brandon Wells has record drop to 1-1, also making 29 stops.

Those two teams will also meet on Saturday night in Melville to wrap up their pre-Christmas break schedules.

Other SJHL scores:

Battlefords over Melfort 3-2

Nipawin slipped by Humboldt 3-2

La Ronge beat Flin Flon 5-2


In the MJHL,

The Swan Valley Stampeders lost their 3rd straight and 2nd consecutive against Selkirk, losing 4-2 on home ice to the Steelers.

Keaton Jameson and Matt Osadick scored for the Stamps while Brett Evans in a losing cause made 34 saves.

Ryan Gardiner, Carter Barley, Nathan Halvorsen and Nolan Ferguson replied with markers for the Steelers.

The Stampeders' next game will be on Sunday night at 6:30 when they visit the Neepawa Natives.

Other MJHL results:

Virden doubled up Waywayseecappo 8-4

Dauphin beat Neepawa 6-5 in the shootout

Portage hammered Winkler 5-2

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Dec 15th (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


Joined this week by Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach/General Manager Taurean White 

Thursday 14 December 2017

Cameco's Hockey Day in Saskatchewan 2018 is coming to Balcarres


Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan, and all the games and events that go along with it, are coming to the Town of Balcarres.

It will be held on the weekend of January 19th to the 21st.

The occasion gets started on the 19th with a banquet featuring 5-time Stanley Cup Champion, and Hockey Hall of Famer, Grant Fuhr. Tickets for the banquet cost $80 dollars.

On the 20th, there will be an SJHL matchup between the Melville Millionaires and the defending league-champion Battlefords North Stars; the Sask. Female Midget AAA League will be represented with a contest between the Melville Prairie Fire and Swift Current Wildcats; the Sask. Midget AAA Hockey League’s Yorkton Rawtec Maulers and Regina Pat Canadians will square off in the third game scheduled for that day.

Games on the 21st feature All-Stars from the Qu’Appelle Valley Hockey League going up against the Midget AAA Bethune Bulldogs that will compete for the 2018 Allan Cup.

The Saskatoon Westleys and Fort Knox of the Prairie Junior Hockey League will play each other on the 21st as well.

Tickets can be bought at several locations in Balcarres — the Town Office, Broncs Kitchen in the rink, Chatterson Lumber, Pattison Ag and R.W. & Sons Builders.

A weekend pass is $125 dollars, hockey passes are $40, tickets for any hockey game $15 dollars and banquet passes are $80 dollars.

A first time for everything
Cameco’s Director of Communications Jonathan Huntington says this is the very first time the event has been in Balcarres.

“It has not come to Balcarres before, it rarely comes to this region of Saskatchewan, it comes to this region once every eight years, so this is a rarity to come out to this Balcarres area,” Huntington admitted. “We never been here before so we’re thrilled to come and see this town embrace it.”

Huntington explains how the home-town of the Broncs got to host the event.

“Balcarres applied for the opportunity to have Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan. We had a few communities apply, but Balcarres came forward with the best bid package, the best opportunity to raise money and impact the community, so we were thrilled to choose them.”

Supporting the local rink
Host Committee Chair Craig Geisler says this announcement means a lot to the community.

“For our little town to have a provincial event like this in our community, everyone’s excited” Geisler said. “It’s one of the things you can take pride in that you can show off your community to the rest of Saskatchewan and show that it’s a hockey hotbed.”

Balcarres mayor Kent Esplin says they’re hoping to raise 80 thousand dollars to pay off recent, much needed, renovations.

“If you were to look back in the day when it was first built, and what we have now, it’s second-to-none,” Esplin boasted. “The lobby area’s great, you can view on the inside you don’t have to go on the outside into the cold, we have a local restaurant in the rink now which we hadn’t had before.”

He added the improved rink has also helped out in increasing participation in hockey in the town.

With the new bells and whistles comes the cost, as the fundraising goal for this event is $80-thousand dollars to help pay off the recent renovations.

Cameco's Johnathan Huntington 

Balcarres Host Committee Chair: Craig "Gubba" Geisler

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Mils get back in win column with overtime win in Weyburn on Wednesday

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 5 game winning streak on Wednesday night beating the Weyburn Red Wings 2-1 in overtime.

The Mils would strike early just 1:39 into the 1st period as Shane Sherban would take a nice feed in front from Dayton Heino and snap home his 7th of the season to give Melville a 1-0 lead after 1 period. Shots were 7-5 Millionaires.

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Red Wings would continue to push for that equalizer and it would finally come with just over a minute to go in regulation. Mike Eskra would send a low-point shot and big Tyran Brown would pick up the rebound and jam in his 10th goal of the season to tie it up at 1-1 and send it to the overtime period.

In overtime, the Red Wings would control much of the play but it would be the Mils getting the winner in the final seconds. Clayton Eisler (pictured above) would work it up ice and send it on net from the left-hand boards and would beat Arik Weersink for his 10th marker of the season to give the Mils the extra point.

Brandon Wells in his first game back in a Mils jersey, stopped 29 of 30 shots to get the win while Arik Weersink turned aside 22 shots in the loss.

The Mils will wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule this weekend with a home and home series with the Estevan Bruins starting on Friday at Affinity Place.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Nipawin Hawks defeated the Kindersley Klippers 4-3.


At the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg,

The Swan Valley Stampeders drop their showcase finale on Wednesday night, 4-2 to the Selkirk Steelers.

Keaton Jameson and Quinton Sudom scored for the Stamps while Brett Evans made 35 saves in the loss.

Cole Thompson, Nico Labossiere, Connor Barley and Nolan Ferguson replied for the Steelers.

The Stamps and Selkirk will meet once again on Friday night from the Centennial Arena in Swan River. Puck drop at 7:30

Other Results:

Steinbach over Dauphn 3-0

Virden hammered Neepawa 5-1

Portage doubled Winnipeg 4-2

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Dec 13th (presented by Melville's Future Ford)



Terriers win 2nd straight in thrilling fashion on Tuesday night

The Yorkton Terriers won their 2nd straight game on Tuesday night as they beat the visiting Melfort Mustangs 4-3 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

After a back and forth 1st period, the Mustangs would strike in the final minute as AP forward & Yorkton Rawtec Mauler forward Beau Stevenson would jump on a loose rebound and flip it over top of goaltender Ben Laidlaw for his 1st goal to make it a 1-0 Melfort after 1 period. Shots were 15-8 Mustangs.

Just over the half way point of the 2nd period, the Terriers would draw even as Cole Keenleyside would take a nice pass across from Dino Antonidas and hammer home his 7th of the season to make it 1-1. Then just 3:45 later, the home team would grab their first lead of the night as Austin Wieler's side angle shot would find its way through a screen Hunter Arps for the rookie defenceman's 2nd of the campaign to make it 2-1. But the Mustangs would knot it up with a late power play goal as Andrew Thompson would get his 8th of the year to even it up at 2-2 after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would regain their lead just 4:24 into the 3rd period as Quin Hobbs (pictured above) would head in alone and go back-hand shelf over Arps for his 3rd of the season to make it 3-2. It would stay like that til the final minute as with just 48 seconds left and an empty-net, Colin Schmidt would bang home his 11th of the year to tie the game back up this time at 3-3. The game looked like it would be headed for the overtime period, but Chantz Petruic had other ideas as would force a turnover at his own blueline and head on a breakaway with 19.1 seconds and make no mistake to give the Terriers the 2 points in thrilling fashion.

Ben Laidlaw was once again solid in the Terriers' crease making 36 saves for his 2nd straight win. Mustangs' goaltender Hunter Arps turned aside 23 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers' next action will be on Friday night when they visit Wilcox to battle the Notre Dame Hounds. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton dodge Junior hockey, pregame 7:50, pxp at 8PM from the Duncan McNeil Arena.

Head/GM Mat Hehr Post Game comments

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Notre Dame Hounds 2   Estevan Bruins 9
Nipawin Hawks 3   Battlefords North Stars 2
Humboldt Broncos 4    Kindersley Klippers 2


Meanwhile at the MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg,

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their showcase opener, 4-0 to the Steinbach Pistons at the Bell MTS Iceplex.

Daniel McKitrick scored twice and Austin Heidemann & Mark Taraschuk also scored while Matthew Thiessen made 17 saves for the shutout in the Pistons' net.

Ethan Peterson took the loss in the Stamps' net making 35 saves on 39 shots.

The Stamps will wrap up their showcase event this afternoon (Wed) at 4PM against the Selkirk Steelers.

Other Tuesday results:

Dauphin Kings 1  Winnipeg Blues 5
Winkler Flyers 2  OCN Blizzard 5
Neepawa Natives 6  Wayway Wolverines 3 

Tuesday 12 December 2017

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show - Dec 12th edition

                             I caught up with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett

Monday 11 December 2017

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 11th edition (presented by Merit Ford in Esterhazy)


Langenburg's J. Hartung captures SCT "Farmer's Edge" Super Spiel in Wadena

The final Saskatchewan Men’s Curling Tour spiel of the calendar year took place this past weekend at the Wadena Curling Club.

Langenburg's Jeff Hartung was able to capture the "Farmer's Edge" Superspiel with a 8-1 in the final over Swift Current's Jeff Chambers.

Hartung and his rink have now earned a direct berth into the SaskTel Tankard Men’s Provincial Championship joining Brent Gedak, Ryan Deis & Scott Bitz as teams who are already qualified for the provincial January 31 – February 4 at Affinity Place in Estevan

2017 MJHL Showcase kicks off today (Mon) in Winnipeg


Fans are reminded that the 2017 Old Dutch – MJHL Showcase will take place on December 11-13 at the Bell MTS IcePlex. This is the 14th consecutive year which the MJHL has staged this event.

Each club will play two regular season games during the Showcase event which aids in providing the players an opportunity to showcase their talents through playing meaningful mid-season games. The full schedule can be viewed on the MJHL website.

“This event has generated significant interest among scouts from both professional hockey to college levels,” MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis said. “For many players, our Showcase is a highlight to their season. It allows them to showcase their talents with dozens of scouts evaluating.”

Davis says many fans from around the league travel to Winnipeg to take in the Old Dutch Showcase, as they have the unique opportunity to watch all 11 MJHL teams in action.

About the Bell MTS Iceplex:  The Bell MTS Iceplex and recently recognized Hockey Canada Centre of Excellence is a 177,000-square-foot hockey facility that is owned and operated by True North Sports and Entertainment. The Bell MTS Iceplex is the official training facility of both the Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose and is also home to the Winnipeg Blues of the MJHL.

Mondays Schedule:
4PM- Virden Oil Capitals vs. Selkirk Steelers
Portage Terriers vs. OCN Blizzard
Winkler Flyers vs. Wayway Wolverines 

Saturday 9 December 2017

Mils; Terriers drop road decisions on Friday night

The Melville Millionaires suffered their 4th straight loss on Friday night losing 4-1 on the road to the Nipawin Hawks.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Mils would strike early in the 2nd period as Issac Embree would walk off the side wall and snap home his 9th of the season past Jake Anthony on the powerplay to make it 1-0 Mils. The Hawks would respond just 5:53 later as Jake Tremblay would come in on a 2 on 1 and sneak one through Colby Entz for his 7th of the year that would even the score at 1-1 after 40 minutes. Shots were 29-16 Hawks after 2 periods.

In the 3rd, the Hawks powerplay would take over. Mils defenceman Mitchell Torrens would be issued a 5 minute major for head contact and the Hawks would strike twice. First off SJHL's leading scoring dman Josh McDougall one-timer would beat Colby Entz five-hole for his 9th goal of the season to give them their first lead 2-1. Veteran forward Grant Baetsen would make it 3-1 as his long snap-shot would beat the Mils net minder on the blocker side to give them a 2 goal lead. The Hawks would add some more late insurance on another goal on the man-advantage as Baetsen would get his 6th of the season to help pace the Hawks to their 3 goal victory.

Jake Anthony made 23 saves for the victory in the Hawks net while Colby Entz made 41 stops in the losing cause.

The win was the Hawks 12th straight win at home while the Mils losing streak against the Hawks continues as they haven't beat the Hawks in regular season play since Oct 31st/14

The Mils and Hawks will meet in the back end of the home and home series on Saturday night at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Cenrter

It will also be the Mils Toy Drive game as if you bring a $10 or more valued unwrapped toy to the game you'll get into the game free of charge.

Mils Alumni update with Dana Sorensen

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers suffered their 3rd straight loss as they fell 9-0 on the road to the Estevan Bruins

Michael McChesney both had 2 goals to lead the way for the Bruins while Bo Didur stopped 24 shots for his 1st shutout and 1st SJHL win.

Joe Marcouiler made 55 saves in the loss.

The two teams once again on Saturday night at the Farrell Agencies Arena for a 7:30 puck drop. Once again the admission for the game for everybody will be only 2 dollars.

Battlefords over La Ronge 5-2

Weyburn slipped by Kindersley 4-1

Humboldt beat Flin Flon 4-3


In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines got 3 point nights from Jesse Kortyko (1G 2A) and Ryan Ignace (3A) as they defeated the Winnipeg Blues 8-2.

Brandon Lawson, Drew Anderson, Jeff Venzon, Mack McPhee, Peyton Malcolm and Darren Gisti also scored for the Wolverines.

Issac Labelle made 30 saves to earn the victory for Waywayseecappo.

The Wolverines will return to the ice on Saturday night back at home when they host the Swan Valley Stampeders at 7:30.

Other MJHL results:

Selkirk hammered OCN 7-2

Viridian defeated Dauphin 8-2

Steinbach over Neepawa 8-2

Friday 8 December 2017

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show -Dec 8th (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


Global Ag Risk Solutions Partners with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) as New Title Sponsor of Division

(SJHL Press Release) 

Global Ag Risk Solutions has partnered with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, and will be the new title sponsor for the division which includes the Battlefords North Stars, Humboldt Broncos, Kindersley Klippers and Notre Dame Hounds, effective immediately.

With headquarters in Moose Jaw, Global Ag Risk Solutions is a fixture in our province’s farming community, and is excited to assist the athletes in those communities, many of which will end up making careers in the agricultural industry, following in the footsteps of several SJHL alumni.

“Global Ag Risk Solutions is very excited to be a part of the SJHL.  We have a long history of top-level athletes coming to work for us, after their playing careers are over. And we look for the drive, dedication and teamwork that high performing athletes have,” explained Grant Kosior, President and CEO of Global Ag Risk Solutions.  “We are proud to support the SJHL, and the kids that play there in the rural communities, where we do business, and we see it as a great fit for our company, and a chance to give back to a sport we love.”

Bill Chow, President of the SJHL, is extremely excited that Global Ag Risk Solutions is now a division sponsor.
He went on to say, "there are similarities between these two organizations - Global Ag Risk Solutions provides an innovative product that supports the farmers of Saskatchewan, and the SJHL provides support, as well as a great development
opportunity for young players. The partnership is definitely a good fit."

About Global Ag Risk Solutions

Global Ag Risk Solutions launched the world’s first margin protection product in 2011. It offers what no other insurance can, by allowing farmers to maximize inputs and add more coverage with every additional spend on fertilizer, seed or chemical – without increasing premiums. Global Ag Risk Solutions is entering its eighth year of insuring Canadian growers, and now in the third year in the US.

Thursday 7 December 2017

Mils drop 4-2 on home ice to Weyburn in Wednesday's Junior A Recap

Ben Hiltz had 2 goals to lead the Weyburn Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Melville Millionaires on Wednesday night.

Tyran Brown and Erik Olson also scored for the Red Wings while Issac Embree and Clayton Eisler replied for the Mils.

Arik Weersink stopped 24 shots for the Wings to earn the victory while Connor Dochuk started for the Mils allowing 2 goals on 7 shots. He was then relieved by Colby Entz who made 13 saves on 15 shots.

The Mils next game will be on Friday night when they visit the Nipawin Hawks. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

The Melfort Mustangs used a 3 goal second period en route to a 4-1 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Jacob Standen made 29 saves for the shutout as the Notre Dame Hounds blanked the Kindersley Klippers 5-0.


In the MJHL on Wednesday,

The Virden Oil Capitals got back into the win column with a 4-1 win over the Portage Terriers.

Tyler Kirkup had 2 points in the win for Virden 

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017

Kirk & Peterson lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a OT road win in Virden

                                           Lane Kirk                                  Ethan Peterson

The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 12th victory of the season on Tuesday night beating the Virden Oil Capitals 4-3 in overtime at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Oil Caps would get on the board just 7 seconds into the 2nd period as Kyle Salaway would jam home his 14th goal of the season to make it 1-0. Just 7:45 later, the Stamps would respond as Shane Roulette would take a nice feed in front from Josh Tripp and snap home his 8th of the year to make it 1-1. The Oil Caps would once again respond to regain their 1 goal leas as Dylan Thiessen would find the loose puck and slip home his 9th making it 2-1. But once again the stingy Stampeders would respond as Noah Basarab would notch his 10th goal to even the score at 2-2. Then before the 2nd period buzzer could go off the Stamps would grab their first lead as a loose puck would trickle to Trevar Mann who would then find Josh Tripp in the high-slot and he would one time home his 6th of the year to give the visiting Stampeders a 3-2 lead after 40 minutes.

It would stay even til the Oil Caps would get a late powerplay in the 3rd and convert. Ethan Peterson couldn't get back in position in time before Tyler Kirkup was able to slip in his 16th of the season to tie the score at 3-3 to force overtime.

In the extra period the Stamps would get an early powerplay and they would make no mistake. Lane Kirk would walk in from his left point position and through traffic, wrist in his 2nd of the season to give his club the extra point.

Park River, ND product Ethan Peterson making his 1st start with the Stampeders would make 48 saves on 51 shots to earn his 1st MJHL win while Dalton Dosch made 21 saves in the losing cause.

The Stamps' next game will be on Saturday night when they visit the Wayway Wolverines while the Oil Capitals go right back at it on Wednesday night visiting the defending champion Portage Terriers.

Other MJHL Results: 

Dexter Kuczek with the lone goals as the Winnipeg Blues blanked the Winkler Flyers 1-0

Grady Hobbs scored twice to lead the Dauphin Kings to a 4-2 win over the OCN Blizzard.

Connor Barley's 2 goals lead the Selkirk Steelers to a 5-2 win over the Neepawa Natives


In the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, 

Troy Gerein had the OT winner as the Battlefords North Stars slipped by the Humboldt Broncos 3-2.

Michael Grant had a 2 goal night as the Nipawin Hawks hammered the Nipawin Hawks 5-1.

Justen Close made 30 saves for his 2nd shutout to lead the Kindersley Klippers defeated the Notre Dame Hounds 3-0.

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show - Dec 5th edition

                       I caught up with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett to chat about  this past weekend games against Winnipeg and Selkirk, the Dec 1st roster deadline and previewed this weekends matchups with Winnipeg and the Swan Valley Stampeders

Monday 4 December 2017

Parkland Valley looking for Mission Staff for 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games

Team Parkland Valley is looking for responsible, enthusiastic, fun-filled and energetic adults to volunteer to be Mission Staff for Team Parkland Valley at the 2018 Saskatchewan Winter Games!

Volunteer for the whole week (February 18-24, 2018) or just half (February 18-21 or February 21-24, 2018). 

Mission Staff are responsible for the overall management of Team Parkland Valley while at the Saskatchewan Winter Games.

Visit their website at for an application form or call Erin Sobkow at 306-786-6585 for more information

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Dec 4th (presented by Merit Ford in Esterhazy)


                                     Joined this week by Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr

Sunday 3 December 2017

Stamps; Terriers fall short in Sunday Night Recap

The Steinbach Pistons used a 3 goal opening period to pace them to a 6-1 win over the hometown Swan Valley Stampeders on Sunday night.

The Pistons would strike first just 2:32 into the 1st period as newcomer Mark Wilson's long point shot would beat a screened Brett Evans for his 3rd of the season to make it 1-0. Austin Heidemann would make it 2-0 Pistons just over 6 minutes later as he would finish off a nice feed from Tyson McConnell for his 13th of the year. The visitors would add 2 more late goals off the sticks of Braden Purtill and MJHL leading scorer Bradley Schoonbaert to make it 4-0 Steinbach after 1 period. Shots 13-8 Pistons.

Steinbach would add to their lead almost half-way through the 2nd as Daniel McKitrick would lead a 2 on 1 rush, and slide it across to Brendan Martin who made no mistake for his 5th of the season making 5-0. Then just a short time later, it would be Tanner Mole, shorthanded with a slap-shot beating Ethan Peterson over the right pad to make it a 6 goal lead. But on that same penalty, the Stamps would get on the board as Quinton Sudom's nice low shot would get re-directed by Stamps forward Jaden Townsend for his 7th, making it a 6-1 lead but thats as close as Swan would get.

Reigning MJHL Rookie of the Month Matthew Thiessen stopped 24 shots to earn his 13th win of the season while Brett Evans got the start for Swan and allowed 4 goals on 13 shots. Ethan Peterson in his Stamps' debut relieved Evans and played the last 2 periods making 21 saves on 23 shots.

The Stamps next action will be on Tuesday night when they visit the Virden Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

Other MJHL results:

Selkirk over Wayway 5-1

Portage slipped by Neepawa 3-2

Winnipeg Blues came back to beat Dauphin 6-5


In the lone game in the SJHL,

The Humboldt Broncos completed the weekend sweep of the Yorkton Terriers.

After a 8-3 win on Saturday, the Broncos came back with a 7-2 win on the road over the Terriers on Sunday night.

Connor Lukan (2G 2A) & Logan Schatz (4A) led the way for the Broncos with 4 point nights while Jaxon Joseph had 2G 1A.

Derek Patter, Layne Matechuk and Brayden Camrud had singles for Humboldt.

Cody Bruchkowski and Josh Bryant (1st SJHL goal) replied for the Terriers.

Newcomer Parker Tobin made 23 saves in the Bronco net for his 1st SJHL win while Ben Laidlaw stopped 31 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers next game will be on Friday night at Affinity Place when they visit their Viterra division rival, the Estevan Bruins.


Meanwhile in the WHL,

It was a big night for Yorkton product Nolan Maier.

Maier made 48 saves for his 1st Western Hockey League shutout to lead the Saskatoon Blades to a 4-0 win over the Western- Conference leading Portland Winterhawks on Sunday.

He now has a 3-4 record since returning to the Blades from the SJHL's Yorkton Terriers

Saturday 2 December 2017

Dec 1st recap for the Melville Millionaires

The Melville Millionaires picked up 19 year old forward Shane Sherban from the Estevan Bruins in exchange for future considerations.

Sherban, a Lanigan SK product who was acquired from Yorkton by the Bruins earlier in the day, had 6 goals, 7 assists for 13 points in 25 games this season with the Terriers

The Millionaires then traded D Cole Thompson (98) to the Selkirk Steelers for the CJHL rights of Colby Haugen (98) & futures. 

Dec 1st Recap for the Yorkton Terriers

The Yorkton Terriers acquired 19 year old D Brendan Mark from the Estevan Bruins (SJHL) in exchange for 19 year old F Shane Sherban.

Mark, who hails from Grand Rapids, MN had 4 assists in 12 games with the Bruins this season.

The Terriers also trade 20 year old forward Kaleb Bell to the Notre Dame Hounds for a player development fee.

In 92 career games in a Terrier uniform, the Moose Jaw product had 9G 8A for 17 points.

Friday 1 December 2017

December 1st SJHL/MJHL movement

The Swan Valley Stampeders acquired F Tanner McKechnie (98) from the Estevan Bruins.


The Merritt Centennials have F McKullen Astill (98) to the Humboldt Broncos of the SJHL in exchange for future considerations

The Yorkton Terriers trade F Kaleb Bell (97) to the Notre Dame Hounds for futures


The Selkirk Steelers deal D Mark Wilson (97) to Steinbach Pistons for D Nolan Ferguson (98)


The Swan Valley Stampeders acquired D Michael Sande (99) from the Dryden Ice Dogs


The Swan Valley Stampeders trade MJHL-rights to F Eli Carels (99), D Anthony Cuglietta (99) and futures to the Wayway Wolverines for F James Maxwell (99), D Taylor Redmond (99) and G Ethan Peterson (99).


The Dauphin Kings have traded G Matt Kustra (97) to the Hearst Lumberjacks (NOJHL) in exchange for Future Considerations. 


The Swan Valley Stampeders have traded F Dawson Waddell  (98) to the
Waywayseecappo Wolverines in exchange for Future Considerations.

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have traded F Adam Withers (98) to the Fort Frances Lakers in exchange for F Jeff Venzon (97) and Future Considerations.

The Dauphin Kings have traded F Brett Piper (98) to the Thief River Falls Norskies in exchange for Future Considerations.


The Flin Flon Bombers acquire G Colton Lancaster (98) from the Alberni Valley Bulldogs (BCHL) for futures.


The Calgary Canucks trade D Mitchell Stapley (97) to Nipawin (SJHL) for futures


The Dauphin Kings have traded F Riese Gaber (99) to the Steinbach Pistons for F Danny Pion (98), D Matt Boonstra (01), a 2018 5th round pick and future considerations.


The Dauphin Kings have acquired G Justin Anderson (98) from the French River Rapids (NOJHL) for Future Considerations.


The Portage Terriers trade F Rylee Zimmer (97) to the Virden Oil Capitals for F Braden Billaney (98).


The Melville Millionaires trade D Cole Thompson (98) to the Selkirk Steelers for the CJHL rights of Colby Haugen (98) & futures 


The Notre Dame Hounds receive F Jack Flaman (97) back from the WHL's Red Deer Rebels.


The Neepawa Natives deal F Peyton Malcolm (00) to the Wayway Wolverines for futures. 


The Humboldt Broncos acquire G Parker Tobin (99) from the Spruce Grove Saints for futures


The Battlefords North Stars have trade G Kolby Matthews (99), PDF & futures to the Calgary Canucks (AJHL) for F Dylan Williamson (98) 


The Kindersley Klippers trade F Christian Bosa (98), 2019 3rd round pick & futures to the Nipawin Hawks for F Keilan Olson (97) & F Bryson Cecconi (99).


The Spokane Chiefs (WHL) have picked up G Declan Hobbs (98) from the WHL's Spokane Chiefs 


The Yorkton Terriers trade F Shane Sherban (98) and Conditional draft pick to the Estevan Bruins for D Brendan Mark (98)


The Melville Millionaires acquire F Shane Sherban (98) from the Estevan Bruins for future considerations


The Kindersley Klippers trade F Jordan Funk (97) to the Flin Flon Bombers for a 2019 5th round pick and a player development fee.