Monday 31 July 2017

Local products named to Baseball Sask's U15 Selects team

The 15U Selects roster that will represent Baseball Sask at the 15U Baseball Canada Championship in Summerside, PEI from August 24-28 has been announced.

The roster includes Balcarres product Josh Cleggett and Goodeve's Ryan Rathgeber.

Meanwhile the coaching staff will include a pair of former Melville residents in Brett Walchuk and Chris Sastaunik.

Saskatchewan will play their first game on Thurs. Aug 24th when they take on Manitoba.

Monday's Local Schedule

Southeast Senior Baseball League Final (1)
Canora Supers @ E&S Yankees 8PM at Jubilee Park
(Yankees lead the Best of 5 championship series, 2-0)

Tri-Highway Fastball League Playoffs
Neudorf Posse @ Balcarres Bronx 6:30pm
(Best of 5 Series is tied at 1-1)

2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg MB
"Men's Baseball"
9AM SK time-
Saskatchewan vs. Quebec
6PM SK time- Saskatchewan vs. Alberta
**(Saltcoat's Gregor Farquason is with Team Sask)

6PM SK time- Team Manitoba vs. PEI
**(Pipestone's John Patmore, Inglis' Lyndon Zimmer and Strathclair's Noah Geekie with Team Manitoba)

Results at:

"Men's Basketball"(Round of 16)
2:15PM SK time-
Team Sask vs. Northwest Territories
(Yorkton's Matthew Mandziuk is a member of Team Sask
Results at:

2017 Canadian Junior Boys Golf Championships in Kingston, Ontario
Local Round 1 Results
Kade Johnson (Yorkton)
RD 1 Score:
Overall Score:

Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
RD 1 Score: 
Overall Score: 

Results at:

Friday 28 July 2017

Melville hosting their 1st ever Big Hole Golf Tournament on Mon. Aug 7th


-All proceeds will be going towards the "Lets Build a Lake" project, which will build a 12 acre lake in Melville's Regional Park.

-Texas Scramble (Best Ball Format)

-Enter as a Team (4) or Couple or Individual

-Teams will be Men's, Ladies' or Mixed

-Entry Fee $65 per person

-18 holes of (Big Hole) Golf (holes are 8 inches across)
-A Big Steak Supper
-A chance at the Hole-In-One Jackpot

Register early because......every golfer that registers early will receive a gift pack valued at over $55

Early bird registration ends July 31st so call today 306-728-3931

One of the organizers Brian Hickie chats about the tournament

Mils win final home game; Cardinals fall in Swift in July 27th WMBL Roundup

Melville overcame a 5-1 deficit to defeat the Moose Jaw Miller Express 7-6.  
Scott Platt led Moose Jaw with three runs, three hits including a double, a RBI and a stolen base.
Melville first baseman Marshall McPherson chipped in with three hits and two runs in the Millionaires victory. Keaton Sullivan also added his sixth home run of the season. 
Tanner Emes started for Moose Jaw and took the loss. He gave up seven runs and eight hits over 4.1 innings. 
Brody Curry got the nod for Melville and turned the game over to the Millionaire bullpen after four innings. Andrew Astalos came on in relief to earn the win. Mason Furlong pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the save.


  Swift Current defeated Yorkton 8-3 to maintain their hold on first place in the Eastern Division. 422 fans were on hand at Mitchell Field to watch the 57’s win their 3rd game in a row. The Cardinal dropped their eighth consecutive game.    
Bryce Mulcahy started for the Cardinals and was charged with five runs on five hits and three walks over 4.2 innings. Yorkton relievers DJ Depiero and Kyle Stevenson stepped in to finish the game.
Wayne State College starter Bobby St. Pierre made his 10th start of the season for Swift Current. His six innings, three hit effort was good enough to earn his fifth win. 
Blake Adams had two doubles and drove in two runs as he set a new single season Swift Current RBI record with 48. 
Yorkton had five hits from five different players in the game. 
Swift Current is now 29-15 and now hold a one game lead over the second-place Regina Red Sox in the Eastern Division standings. Third-place Weyburn is 1.5 games back of the 57’s.

Other Thursday results:

Regina Red Sox 8 @ Weyburn Beavers 3
Okotoks Dawgs 5 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 4
Fort McMurray Giants 15 @ Brooks Bombers 6
Edmonton Prospects 12  Lethbridge Bulls 14 


Locals at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, MB


Farquharson (Saltcoats SK)
John Patmore (Pipestone MB)
Lyndon Zimmer (Inglis MB)
Noah Geekie (Strathclair MB)

Men’s Basketball

Matthew Mandziuk (Yorkton SK)


Jessica Riley – Coach (Yorkton SK)


Kade Johnson (Yorkton SK)
Chloe Sies (Melville SK)

Men’s Soccer

Spencer Steele (Canora SK)

Women’s Softball

Andrea Wolf – Coach (Wapella SK)

Women’s Volleyball

Ashleigh Wolensky (Redvers SK)

Chat with Yorkton product & Team Sask Basketball player Matthew Mandziuk

Thursday 27 July 2017

2017 SJHL Showcase Schedule has been released

The Yorkton Terriers will play in the final two days of the 2017 SJHL Showcase taking place September 24th-27th at the Legends Arena in Warman.

The Terriers will take on the Humboldt Broncos at 3PM on Tues Sept 26th and then battle the Melfort Mustangs in the showcase finale at 2:15PM on Sept 27th.

Meanwhile the Melville Millionaires will take on the Battlefords North Stars and La Ronge Ice Wolves in Warman.

The Mils play the North Stars at 4:15PM on Sept 24th and then the Ice Wolves at 4:30PM on Sept 25th.

Weninger joins Warriors; Zaba joins Tri-City Storm as Goalie Coaches

 Tri-City Storm Head Coach and General Manager Anthony Noreen has named Matt Zaba the team’s goaltending coach. Zaba, 34, spent the last two seasons as a volunteer assistant coach at his alma mater Colorado College and played goaltender professionally for eight seasons (2007-15). He is the co-founder of Mountain High Hockey, where he specializes in working with goaltenders. 
A former eighth-round selection of the Los Angeles Kings in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Zaba played three seasons in the North American professional leagues. From 2007-10, he tended for four teams over 98 games and played one game with the New York Rangers in 2010.

“I’m excited to join the USHL ranks,” Zaba said. “I’ve heard great things from [former Storm assistant] Taylor Nelson and we’ve chatted about the team and the goalies coming in. It seems like a great opportunity.”

Noreen added, “Matt was a successful goaltender at all levels of competition. He’s been running a goalie school and has a lot of hands-on experience working with goaltenders. He’s going to bring a wealth of knowledge to our goaltenders through his teaching and experience.”

Zaba Coaching Career 
2015-16: Colorado Rampage U-18 (Goaltending Coach)
2015-17: Colorado College (Volunteer Assistant Coach)

Zaba Playing Career
2003-07: Colorado College (NCAA)
2007-10: Charlotte (ECHL), Idaho (ECHL), Hartford (AHL), New York (NHL – 1 GP)
2010-15: Overseas in Italy (2010-12) and Austria (2012-15)

Prior to his professional career, Zaba spent four years at Colorado College (2003-07) and compiled a career record of 55-42-10. Zaba was named to the All-WCHA Rookie Team in 2003-04 and backstopped the Tigers to the NCAA Tournament as a starter in 2005-06. He played 18 games in 2004-05 during Colorado College’s run to the 2005 Frozen Four.

A native of Yorkton, SK, Zaba led the Vernon Vipers to the 2003 Fred Page Cup and won the BCHL’s Most Valuable Player award with a 2.21 goals against average.
(Tri-City Press Release)


Moose Jaw Warriors General Manager Alan Millar has announced the hiring of Matt Weninger as the teams new Goalie Coach.
Weninger is currently the Regional Consultant and Goaltending Lead for Hockey Alberta and previously worked with the Saskatchewan Hockey Association in 2015-2016 as a Goaltending and Coaching Consultant.
Weninger’s other Goalie Coach/Instructor experience include: Goalie Coach for the Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) from 2015-2017; Goalie Coach at Laurentian University (CIS) from 2014-2015; and Hockey Canada experience in 2016-2017 with the Program of Excellence Under-17 program.
Weninger played four seasons at St. Lawrence University (NCAA Division 1) from 2010 to 2014.  As a four year starter, he holds school records for career and single season games played, minutes played, consecutive games played, and total saves.  In 2014 Weninger was awarded the schools Terry Slater Perseverance Award.  At the conclusion of his college career, Weninger signed with the American Hockey League’s Adirondack Phantoms.  Prior to attending St. Lawrence University, Weninger played three years in the SJHL with Kindersley and Flin Flon.

(Moose Jaw Press Release)

Wednesday 26 July 2017

Millionaires take latest Highway 10 battle with Yorkton in July 25 WMBL roundup

Keaton Sullivan (pictured above) doubled in two runs and scored as part of a four run ninth inning that lifted Melville past the Yorkton Cardinals 9-6. 
The versatile Mason Furlong, who leads the WMBL in strikeouts, played a key role in the Melville victory as he pitched a scoreless inning in relief and smacked his fifth home run.
Offensively the Cardinals got doubles from Jackson Soto, Jake Davidson, Chance Wheatley and Terry Zuccola.
Andrew Astalos, came on in relief of Millionaire starter Aaron Page in the fifth inning. Astalos made his fifth WMBL appearance and earned his first win.
Yorkton starter Justin Johnson pitched six complete innings in a losing effort. 
Melville has won two straight while the Cardinals have now dropped seven in a row.

Both teams will be in action on Wednesday as the Mils visit Weyburn and the Cardinals start a mini-road trip in Swift Current against the 57's


Wayway Wolverines (MJHL) hire a couple of positions

(Wayway Wolverines Press Release)

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines Junior A Hockey Club announced today that Derek Wiest has been hired as the team's new Assistant Coach.

 Wiest, 31, from Enchant, Alberta brings a wealth of coaching experience and successes to the new position with the Wolverines, having coached at the Midget level in Taber, and in junior as Head Coach of the Coaldale Copperheads.
“Derek is a great young coach with a lot of passion who's ready to take the next step in his coaching career.” said Arnie Caplan, Head Coach and General Manager of the Wolverines. He's ready and willing to work with our young talent and we're really happy to have him join the staff as the organization begins a new chapter with its branding and culture,” he added.
During Wiest's playing career, he spent time in the AJHL with the Olds Grizzlys and Calgary Canucks. Derek begins his position in early August.
Please welcome Derek and his family to the Wolverines' clan.


The Waywayseecappo Wolverines Junior A Hockey Club announced today that Ray Walker has been hired by the club as the new Director of Marketing and Communications.

 Ray Walker comes with a wealth of experience in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, as a radio and television broadcaster with previous stops in Selkirk and Virden.

Tuesday 25 July 2017

Stampeders (MJHL) hire Corbett as new Asst. Coach/Director of Marketing

(SV Stampeders Press Release)

The Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey Team is pleased to announce the hiring of Jamie Corbett as our new Assistant Coach/Marketing Director.

Jamie, from Headingly, Manitoba brings 15 plus years of coaching experience to our organization.

The past two years Jamie was the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Monarchs.

We would like to welcome Jamie to our Stampeder family.

Jamie and his family will be relocating to Swan River in the near future.

I caught up with Corbett to chat about the new position.

Southeast Senior Baseball League Finals' series is now set

The Southeast Senior Baseball League Finals has now been determined.

The E & S Yankees advanced to their 5th straight championship series after defeating the Willowbrook Royals at Jubilee Park on Monday night, 13-4 to win their Best of 3 Semi-Finals, 2 games to 1.

The Yankees will now look for their 4th league title in the last 5 years as they advance to face the Canora Supers in the Best of 5 Final.

Game 1 will go on Wednesday night at 8PM in Yorkton while Game 2 is set for Friday at 6:15PM in Canora.

The Supers are making their first appearance in the final since 2009

Monday 24 July 2017

Mils win; Cardinals lose in July 23rd WMBL Recap

Fort McMurray Giants 4 at Melville Millionaires 9

The Melville Millionaires ended their eight-game winless skid with a 9-4 win over the visiting Fort McMurray Giants.

The win was Melville’s 12th of the season. 
Millionaire starter Amado Almanzar picked up his second win of the year. The Ranger College product faced 27 batters over 5.2 innings in the victory.
Samuel Hersh was tagged with the Fort McMurray loss. He lasted five innings surrendering six runs. 
Max Hewitt had two hits in the Giants loss. It was a shared offensive effort for the Millionaires as six Melville hitters had two hits. 
The loss ended the Giants three game winning streak as they dropped to 16-16 in the Western Division standings.

Yorkton Cardinals 6 at Moose Jaw Miller Express 15
The Moose Jaw Miller Express continued their winning ways defeating the Yorkton Cardinals 15-6. Yorkton dropped their sixth game in a row. 
Mitchell Robinson started for Moose Jaw and gave way to the Express bullpen after five innings. Mitchell Price threw two innings to pick up his first win of 2017. 
Left hander DJ Depiero started for Yorkton and lasted just 2.1 innings, allowing five runs on six hits. Reliever Zackary Sharp, the senior from the University of Mary, was charged with the loss. 
The Cardinals Jackson Soto had three hits, a run and a RBI in the game. Parker Smejkal chipped in with two hits in the loss. 
Ty Schindel led the Moose Jaw attack with three hits, two runs and two RBI. In the bottom of the third Ben Dalke smacked a grand slam, it was his seventh homer of the season. 

Other Sunday Results: 

 Weyburn Beavers 6 at Swift Current 57s 0
 Medicine Hat Mavericks 6 at Lethbridge Bulls 11
 Okotoks Dawgs 10 at Regina Red Sox 5

Thursday 20 July 2017

Regina's Wright captures 1st Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Title in Yorkton

(L-R: Danny Klughart (3rd), Tyler Wright (Champion), Cory Selander (2nd)
**Photo from @absgolf on Twitter 

Regina's Tyler Wright has won his 1st ever Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Championship.

The 38 year old hung on for the victory after firing a final round of 4 over 76 to finish the tournament at 2-under par, 1 shot better than Yorkton product Matt Procyshen, Unity's Justin Wood and the Prince Albert duo of Cory Selander and Danny Klughart.

A playoff would be need to determine the 2nd to 5th place finishers and they went in the order of Selander, Klughart, Procyshen and Wood.

Melville's Mitchell Matichuk tied for the round of day shooting a 4 under par 68 to finish in 7th place at +4.

Other local products involved include: Kade Johnson (Yorkton) fired 2 over 74 to finish at +11 in 13th place while Kipling's Carson Harcourt finished at +14 in 17th place.

Wright, Selander and Klughart will now comprise of Team Saskatchewan for the 2017 Canadian Men's Amateur Golf Championships happening Aug. 7th-10th in Mississauga, Ontario while Procyshen, Wood, Matichuk, Jehremy Ryde, and Marc Sweeney also qualified for the championship from their placing

I caught up with Wright after capturing the 2017 title

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Day 3 Recap of 106th Sask. Mens Amateur Golf Championships in Yorkton

Round 3 of the 106th annual Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championships wrapped up on Wednesday at the Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton. 
Regina's Tyler Wright continues to lead but this time by only 1 shot after he shot 3rd round of 1 under 71 to sit at -6, 1 shot ahead Unity's Justin Wood who fired the round of the day, a 7 under 65 to sit at -5. 
Prince Albert's Danny Klughart shot a 3 under 69 on Wednesday to sit just 3 shots off the pace.
Yorkton's Matt Procyshen still in the mix after a Even par 72, to sit in a tie for 5th at +2. 
The fourth and final round of the championship will go on Thursday. 

Local Round 3 Results
Kade Johnson (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: Even Par 72
Overall Score: +9
Placing: T12th

Mitchell Matichuk (Melville)
RD 3 Score: 1 under par 71
Overall Score: +8
Placing: T10th

Matt Procyshen (Yorkton-born)
RD 3 Score:  Even Par 72
Overall Score: +2
Placing: T4

Todd Thorsness (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 8 over par 80
Overall Score: +21
Placing: Missed Cut
Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 5 over par 77
Overall Score: +20
Placing: Missed Cut  

Paul Keys (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score: 5 over par 77
Overall Score: +12
Placing: Disqualified

Chris Burton (Yorkton)
RD 3 Score:  2 over par 74
Overall Score: +18
Placing: Missed Cut

Carson Harcourt (Kipling)
RD 3 Score: 2 over par 74
Overall Score: +9
Placing: T12th

Bill Lummerding (Melville)
RD 3 Score:  9 over par 81
Overall Score: +43
Placing:  Missed Cut 

Monday 17 July 2017

Cardinals win; Mils lose on July 16th WMBL Recap

The Yorkton Cardinals scored four runs on 13 hits to blank the Edmonton Prospects 4-0. The visiting Prospects managed just two hits in the game. The win improved the Cards record to 10-26 while Edmonton dropped back to .500 at 18-18.
Bryce Mulcahy, who picked up his second win of the year, threw six innings of shutout ball. He allowed three hits and two walks but struck out an impressive 12 Edmonton hitters. Derek Marshall and Tyler McDonald mopped up for the Cardinals. In total the Yorkton pitchers fanned 15 Prospect batters.
Kevin Connolly the senior from Creighton University had three hits and a RBI for the Cardinals. Chance Wheatley had a double and his second home run of the year. He also added three RBI.
The Cardinals next game will be on Tuesday night when they host the Okotoks Dawgs at Jubilee Park.


The Regina Red Sox continued their dominance of the Melville Millionaires winning for the sixth time in seven matchups this season. On Sunday, the Sox defeated the Millionaires 8-3 on a sunny afternoon at Currie Field.
Mason Furlong started for the Money Men and pitched a solid five innings. He allowed three runs on five hits and five walks. Keaton Sullivan came on in relief and was tagged with the loss.
Dalton England made his seventh start of the season for the Red Sox. The senior from North Dakota State pitched well as he lasted 6.1 innings.
458 fans watched on as the Red Sox win their 23rd win of the year while Melville’s loss took their record to 11-25.

The Mils will be back on the field on Monday when they host the Edmonton Prospects at Pirie Field.

Sunday 16 July 2017

106th Sask. Men's Amateur Golf Championships kick off on Monday in Yorkton

Yorkton, SK: The Access Communications 106th SK Amateur Men's Championship will began tomorrow at 7:00 am with 42 competitors (including U19 Junior Men) vying for the Championship. 

Justin Wood, reigning champion, is back to defend his title. Tyler Wright, qualified for Team SK.on the Mid-Amateur Men's Team, while Kade Johnson and Roman Timmerman, two of our Canada Games participants along with Stephen Oleskiwi, our Junior Team that will compete at the CDN. Junior Nationals in Kingston Ontario at the  Cataraqui Golf & Country Club. 

 The players are being tested at just over 6300 yards at Deer Park. The golfers are chasing the 3 team spots, an alternate and 4 quota spots for Nationals that will take place at
the Toronto Golf Club and Islington Golf Club in Mississauga Ontario August 7th-10th.
Tee Time Hole Players
7:00 AM 1 Klughart, Danny, Wood, Justin, Johnson, Kade 
7:10 AM 1 Matichuk, Mitchell, Wright, Tyler, Timmerman, Roman 
7:20 AM 1 Ryde, Jehremy, Oleskiw, Stephen, Courtney, Liam 
7:30 AM 1 Ferguson, Robert, Procyshen, Matt, Bearchell, Leighton 
7:40 AM 1 Harcourt, Carson, O'Hara, Sean, Campbell, Ty 
7:50 AM 1 Zawislak, Cole, Sweeney, Marc, Flegel, Mike 
8:00 AM 1 Schoettler, Adam, Selander, Cory, Knoop, Chris 
8:10 AM 1 Pasitney, Jeremie, Kocur, Drew, Sawchuk, Cory 
8:20 AM 1 Wiebe, Kyle, Burton, Chris, Pasitney, Jerrid 
8:30 AM 1 Houk, Kristian, Fifi, Travis, Thorsness, Todd 
8:40 AM 1 Garthus, Zac, Pasitney, Justin, Keys, Paul 
8:50 AM 1 Czuy, Darryl, O'Hara, Rod, Blakely, Brett 
9:00 AM 1 Devlin, Nathan, Wiens, Teddy, Gilewich, Ryan 
9:10 AM 1 Shore, Christopher, Lummerding, Bill, Nielsen, Eric

(Golf Sask) 

Friday 14 July 2017

Henley's strong outing leads Melville to 5th straight victory

The Melville Millionaires scored three runs in the first inning on route to a 7-2 win over the Moose Jaw Miller Express. 
This is an important series for both teams as Melville is chasing Moose Jaw for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.  After tonight’s action Moose Jaw holds down fourth place with a 16-18 record. With the win, Melville has now won five straight games and improved to 11-22 
Cole Warken had two of Moose Jaw five hits on the night. 
Austin Stokes, Melville’s lead-off hitter, had two hits, an RBI and a run scored. Mason Furlong and Keaton Sullivan also chipped in with a pair of hits each. 
Tanner Emes was the Moose Jaw starter, he lasted six innings after allowing four runs on six hits. Zach McDonald and Mitchell Price came on in relief. 

Melville starter Cole Henley (pictured above) made his second WMBL start and it was a dandy. The sophomore from Barton Community College pitched eight complete innings giving up two runs on four hits.  He also had a walk and six strikeouts.  Henley gave way to Thomas Halcomb who got the final three outs for the Millionaire victory.

Other Thursday Results:

Swift Current 57's 22 @ Edmonton Prospects 4
Regina Red Sox 2 @ Weyburn Beavers 4
Brooks Bombers 15 @ Lethbridge Bulls 10
Okotoks Dawgs 12 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 5


Swan River's Ferland re-signs with the Calgary Flames (NHL)

The Calgary Flames and forward Micheal Ferland have agreed to a two-year contract.
The club announced the signing on Thursday.
The deal has an annual average value of $US1.75 million and keeps the 25-year-old Ferland, who was a restricted free agent, with the Flames through the 2018-19 season.
Ferland played 76 games with Calgary last season and produced career highs in goals (15) and points (25).
The Swan River product has spent his entire career with the Flames after they selected him 133rd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft.

Thursday 13 July 2017

Mils win 4th straight in July 12th WMBL Round-Up

Melville 5 at Weyburn 3
Melville used a four run ninth inning to slide past the Weyburn Beavers 5-3 at Tom Laing Park. The Money Men have now won four straight games running their record to 10-22. It was the first loss in five games for the Beavers who dipped to 19-15 on the season.
Brody Curry started for the Millionaires and pitched seven complete innings. James Batton came out of the bullpen to pick up the win for the Millionaires. Mason Furlong came on in the ninth and earned the save.
Carson Perkins started for the Beavers and tossed six innings before handing the ball to the bullpen.  Cody Pamperin was hit for the loss after surrendering four runs in the top of the ninth.
Keaton Sullivan had two hits to extend his hitting streak to eight games. He also scored two runs for Melville.  
Weyburn shortstop Luis Jimenez had two hits including a homer and a RBI for the Beavers. Jimenez now has nine hits including two home runs in his last four games.

The Mils will go right back at it on Thursday hosting the Moose Jaw Miller Express at Pirie Field (7:05)

Yorkton 2 at Regina 12
The Yorkton Cardinals opened the scoring in the second inning to take an early one run lead. Regina countered with 12 unanswered runs before Yorkton added a final run in the ninth. The 12-2 loss dropped Yorkton to 9-24 and extended their winless streak to four games.
Yorkton starter Kyle Stevenson had a rough evening as the Red Sox batters tagged him for seven runs on nine hits and two walks. Derek Marshall and Zachary Sharp came out of the Cardinal bullpen to finish the game.
Jake Waters got the start for the Regina Red Sox and had a very good outing. Waters only allowed one run on six hits and three walks, as well as six strikeouts. Kendal Daniels was summoned from the Red Sox bullpen to pitch the next two innings. The local product shut down the Yorkton hitters before turning the game over to Chase Boone and Justin Magstadt.
Jackson Soto, Parker Smejkal and Jake Davidson all had two hits in the game for Yorkton.
Jordan Schulz and Aden Campbell both had doubles and home runs in the game. The homers came in the eighth inning to supply insurance runs for the Sox.   
Regina and Swift Current are tied for first in the Eastern Division with identical 21-11 records.

Cardinals will welcome the Red Sox to Jubilee Park on Friday night at 7:05

Other Wednesday Results:

Lethbridge 9 at Medicine Hat 11Okotoks 14 at Brooks 8
Swift Current 4 at Fort McMurray 2

Melville's Sies captures 2nd straight Sask. Junior Girls Golf Championships

(from Golf Sask)

The 2017 Saskatchewan Junior Golf Championships wrapped up yesterday (Wed) in Swift Current and Melville's Chloe Sies was able to repeat as the Junior Girls champion.

Sies captured the crown after shooting a final round of 9 over par 81 to finish the tournament at +23 overall and a 9 shot win over Alexandra Schmidt and Hannah McNeil.

"It feels pretty, I'm pretty proud of myself for being able to do it twice in a row and it's also fun", Sies said in a phone interview after the round.

Sies will be competing in a couple more National events this summer as she head off to the Canadian Junior Girls Championships Aug 1st-4th at the Camelot Golf & Country Club in Camelot, Ontario and then she'll be in Winnipeg August 8-11 to represent Saskatchewan in the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

Yorkton product Ella Kozak also competed in the girls event finishing in 10th place.

On the boys side,

Yorkton's Stephen Oleskiw fired a final round of 2 over par 74 to finish with an overall score of 7 over which was good for 6th.

Tayden Wallin of Humboldt won the event after finish -2 after a 2 under par 70.

Another local product was in the field in the Jr. Boys U15 closed competition as Yorkton's Jackson Long had a 6th place finish after finishing with a 3 round score of 278.

GX94's Ryan Young chatted with Sies about the win.

Wednesday 12 July 2017

Langenburg's Buchberger hired as Asst. Coach with New York Islanders

New York Islanders have hired Langenburg product Kelly Buchberger to be an assistant under coach Doug Weight.
Buchberger served as vice-president of player development for the Edmonton Oilers last season, after spending the previous two as the club’s manager of player personnel. He spent six seasons (2008-2014) as an assistant coach with the Oilers.

During his 18 NHL seasons as a player, Buchberger had 309 points  in 1,182 regular-season games and won two Stanley Cups with the Oilers, in 1987 and 1990.


Tuesday 11 July 2017

Mils trade F Wust (97) to the Drayton Valley Thunder

The Melville Millionaires have traded F Dryden Wust (97) to Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL) for future considerations.

The Calgary product had 4 goals, 6 assists for 10 points in 37 games with the Mils last season.

Prior to the Mils, Wust spent the 2015/16 season with both the Aldergrove Kodiaks and Port Moody Panthers of the PIJHL.

Golf Sask Junior Golf Championships - Day 1 Local Recap

2017 Golf Saskatchewan Junior Championships at Chinook Golf Course in Swift Current
**Junior Girls**

Chloe Sies (Melville)
Round 1: 9 over par 81
Placing: 1st Place

Ella Kozak (Yorkton)
Round 1: 23 over par 95
Placing: 10th place

**Junior Boys**
Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
Round 1: 7 over par 79
Placing: Tie for 18th

**Junior Boys U15**
Jackson Long (Yorkton)
Round 1: 20 over par 92
Placing: 5th

Monday 10 July 2017

Springside's Nehring signs in Germany

Local hockey player Chad Nehring has inked a pro-contract overseas.
The Springside SK product has signed a 2 year contract with the Fischtown Pinguins (DEL) of the German Ice Hockey League.

The former Yorkton Terriers spent last season with the AHL's Binghamton Senators where he compiled 5 goals, 13 assists for 18  points in 50 games.  

Mils sweep Sunday doubleheader at Pirie Field

Game 1:
Yorkton Cardinals 5 at Melville Millionaires 7
The Melville Millionaires won their second consecutive game by beating Yorkton 7-5 in game one of a double header.
Parker Smejkal, the sophomore from Nebraska Omaha, extended his hitting streak to six games with two hits. He also had a run and two RBI in the loss.
Melville first baseman Marshall McPherson had a great day at the plate in the Money Men’s eighth victory of the season. The native of Texarkana had three hits including his seventh homer, an RBI and a walk.  Mason Furlong added two hits for Melville.
Justin Johnson took the loss after pitching just four innings. His season record after pitching in 12 WMBL games this season is 1-4.
Amado Almanzar, the right hander form Ranger College, pitched five innings, giving up eight hits and five runs. The win evened his record at 1-1. Keaton Sullivan threw a perfect ninth inning for his first save of the season.
Game 2:
Yorkton Cardinals 0 at Melville Millionaires 3
With their 3-0 win over Yorkton the Melville Millionaires swept the two-game series against the Cards. It was also Melville’s third consecutive win. After the weekend, both Yorkton and Melville have identical 9-22 records.
Mason Furlong threw a seven inning complete came shutout. He allowed just two hits while striking out seven Cardinal batters.
Tyson Black also pitched a complete game. He took the loss after surrendering nine hits and three runs to the Millionaire hitters.   
Bryce Mulcahy and Hank Forrest had singles and were the only two Cardinal hitters to solve Furlong.
Shoma Sasaki, Keaton Sullivan and Jared Johnson each had two hits for Melville in their victory.

Other Sunday Results: 

Lethbridge Bulls 5 @ Brooks Bombers 7
Fort McMurray Giants 18 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 6
Edmonton Prospects 2 @ Okotoks Dawgs 10
Regina Red Sox 5 @ Moose Jaw Miller Express 0
Swift Current 57's 3 @ Weyburn Beavers 6

Friday 7 July 2017

Johnson; Sies among top finishers at Future Links Golf Prairie Championship in Estevan

Future Links Prairie Championship wrapped up yesterday (Thurs) at  Woodlawn Golf Club in Estevan.

Yorkton's Kade Johnson earned 2nd place finish after an even par 72 to finish the tournament at -1, 4 shots behind Winnipeg's Ryan McMillan.
Fellow Yorkton golf Stephen Oleskiw finished in 12th place at +12.
On the Women's side, Melville's Chloe Sies finished in solo 5th after a 87 in round 3.

Meanwhile Yorkton's Ella Kozak finished in 10th place overall.

Millionaires (SJHL) announce Rowe as new Athletic Therapist

The Millionaires are pleased to announce the hiring of Athletic Therapist Dave Rowe.  Rowe who hails from Toronto just recently graduated from Sheridan College which has produced several athletic therapists in the SJHL

Head Coach & GM Devin Windle had this to say about Dave, "we're thrilled to add Dave to our staff for the coming season.  Dave has grown up around the game and has a tremendous passion for hockey which in talking with him shows how much he cares about being part of a team and helping us pursue a championship."

Rowe added, "I'm excited to get my feet wet in the SJHL and continue working in the game of hockey.  Growing up playing hockey my whole life, this was a logical progression that allows me to use my skills to stay connected to the game."

Rowe will be moving to Melville at the end of summer to join the hockey staff.

(Mils Press Release) 

Tuesday 4 July 2017

Millionaires acquire Zimmer & Williams from FF Bombers to complete Eric Sinclair trade futures

The Melville Millionaires and Flin Flon Bombers have completed the futures in the deal that sent two-time SJHL Defenceman of the Year Eric Sinclair to the Bombers last season.

The Mils have acquired 20 year old forward Rylee Zimmer (pictured above top) & 19 year old defenceman Troy Williams (pictured above bottom)

"We're very excited, we knew with the futures back in October that we were going to be able to add a couple good pieces and we're excited heading into next season", Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle added.

Zimmer, who hails from Russell, MB is a veteran of over 200 career Jr. games had a career year last year with 21G 43A for 64 points in 50 games with the Bombers. He also added 13 points in 12 playoff games.

Zimmer described what kind of player Mils fans' can expect from himself. "I'm a player that's going to leave it out on the ice all the time, and do what ever it takes to win. I like to put the puck in the net, I like to score goals"

Meanwhile Williams is a Dryden, Ontario product who had 9 goals, 20 assists for 29 points in 54 games split between the Bombers and the MJHL's Steinbach Pistons.

Williams has spent 2 seasons with the SIJHL's Dryden Ice Dogs where he had 31 goals, 55 assists for 88 points in 129 career games there.

New Millionaire Rylee Zimmer chats about the deal

Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle chats about the deal.

2017/18 SJHL Schedule has been released

The 2017/18 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League regular season schedule was released

The Yorkton Terriers open up their season on Friday September 15th in Weyburn against the Red Wings while their home opener is on Sunday Sept 17th at 4PM hosting the Red Wings at the Farrell Agencies Arena

The Melville Millionaires will also open up their season Friday September 15th visiting the Estevan Bruins,  meanwhile their home opener will be the very next night on Saturday the 16th hosting the Bruins at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

For a full look at the 2017/18 SJHL schedule Click Here

Monday 3 July 2017

Melville's Svenson helps Canada win World Women's Football Silver medal

Football Canada’s women’s national football team earned the silver medal on home turf over the weekend.
Team Canada which featured Melville's John Svenson on the Canadian coaching staff were defeated 41-16 by the United States on Saturday at the IFAF Women’s World Championship in Langley, BC.
The American also defeated Canada in the 2010 and 2013 championship finals

I caught up with Svenson to chat about the Silver medal experience