Wednesday 31 January 2018

Terriers' comeback falls short on the road in Nipawin on Tuesday Night.

The Yorkton Terriers put together a very good road effort, but in the end it came up a little bit short as they fell 4-2 to the 1st place Nipawin Hawks on Tuesday night.

In the 1st, the Hawks would strike first. Just 8:13 into the opening frame Josh McDougall's long point shot would beat a screened Joe Marcoullier for his 14th of the season making it 1-0. But the Terriers would answer back as Cody Dubas' would do a good job to keep it in at the blue-line and then send a beauty feed back door to Chantz Petruic for his 14th to even it at 1 apiece.  But with 2:57 left in the first period, the top-ranked Hawks  would regain their 1 goal lead as Daven Smith would hop on a big rebound from the Terriers net minder and slip in his 4th to give his club a 2-1 lead on the Terriers after 20 minutes. Shot 15-10 Nipawin through 1 period.

The Hawks would get the only goal in the middle frame and it would come with the man advantage. Josh McDougall would take a nice feed high slot from Yorkton's Brett Harasymuk and would put it top shelf for his 2nd of the night & 15th of the year and that gave the home team a 2 goal lead after 2 periods. Shots after 2 was 27-25 Nipawin.

In the 3rd, the Terriers would bring themselves within one once again as just seconds into their power play, Brendan Mark would find a seam in between the traffic and beat Declan Hobbs for his 2nd of the season that made it a 3-2 game. The Terriers big comeback though would fall short as Daven Smith would ice the game in the final minute with his 2nd of the night into the empty net to help the Hawks continue their point streak which moved to 26 games.

Hawks goaltender Declan Hobbs made 33 saves to earn the win while Joe Marcouilier stopped 31 shots in the Terriers net to take the loss.

The Terriers' next game will be on Friday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place while the Hawks start a home and home series with the Melfort Mustangs on Friday night.

Other SJHL games:

Kindersley Klippers 0 @ Battlefords North Stars 5
Estevan Bruins 0 @ Humboldt Broncos 2
Notre Dame Hounds 6 @ Weyburn Red Wings 2

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Jan 31st (presented by Melville's Future Ford)



Joined this week by Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle

Tuesday 30 January 2018

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show - Jan 30th edition

                             I caught up with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett

Job Opportunity with the SJHL's Yorkton Terriers

The Yorkton Terriers Junior A Hockey Club is seeking a Director of Marketing and Public Relations.
As Director of Marketing and Public Relations you will be responsible for managing all advertising accounts, public relations and game day promotions. This position reports to our General Manager and the Board of Directors. The Director of Marketing will be responsible to ensure the promotion of the Yorkton Terriers Hockey Club is consistent with the goals and direction of the Board of Directors from a Strategic Planning perspective.
Within Advertising you will build our supporter base by selling advertising in our home rink, game day programs and through various team items. Public relations will include promoting the Yorkton Terriers at public events, coordinating our team website and social media. The Marketing Director is responsible for Game Day promotions. Another area of responsibility is serving as a liaison between the SJHL’s marketing department and our club. This will include attending league meetings, coordinating rink advertising and game sponsorships.
Your communication skills, creativity and experience will be considered assets for this position.
We're looking for someone
- with sales, marketing and/or social media communications education and/or experience
- that is passionate about providing exceptional customer service
- that possesses engaging phone skills as well as interpersonal and communication strengths - that wants to be an integral part of the team that drives the growth of our club.
This is a full-time position. Basic computer skills, excellent record keeping, the ability to multi- task, being a self-starter and able to work unsupervised are required for this position.
Compensation will be based on experience and education.
If this is the position for you, please forward cover letters and resumes including the names and contact information of 3 references by February 17, 2018 to Gerry Smysnuik via email to or mail attention Gerry Smysnuik to Box 277 Yorkton SK S3N 2V7.
The Yorkton Terriers Junior A Hockey Club thanks you for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Monday 29 January 2018


The Swan Valley Stampeders have updates on 2 games this week

 Tuesday January 30th game against the OCN Blizzard has been POSTPONED  and Wednesday January 31st game against the Neepawa Natives will now be held in Dauphin.
Wednesday January 31st vs The Neepawa Natives will be held at 7:45pm at the Credit Union Place In Dauphin.
The games have been relocated due to a local State of Emergency and a reduction in water for the Town of Swan River.
We thank you for your continued support.
(Swan Valley Stampeders Press Release)

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Jan 29th (presented by Merit Ford in Esterhazy)


                                     Joined this week by Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr


Entz among SJHL Weekly Award Winners; Laidlaw named Rookie of the Week runner-up


Cole Johnson, Battlefords North Stars

1998 F Cole Johnson (Marwayne AB) caught fire in a big way this past week, scoring 8-goals and 1-assist in four games played.  Johnson had a hat trick in a 7-3 win over Melfort last Wednesday and then erupted for four goals in an 8-1 thrashing over La Ronge on Saturday.  Johnson is up to 10-goals and 4-assists in 8-games this season.  He’s a veteran of 64 games in the WHL and also played the first half of this year in Lloydminster (AJHL).  Runner-up:  Brandson Hein, Flin Flon.


Bryce Fiske, Humboldt Broncos

1997 D Bryce Fiske (La Ronge SK) had a productive weekend, helping the Broncos win both games played and putting up three points to boot.  That included a one goal, one assist game on Saturday against Flin Flon.  He also had an assist on Friday night against his former team, the La Ronge Ice Wolves.  Fiske has 4-goals and 22-assists in 41-games this season, including 19-points in 29-games as a Bronco.  Runner-up:  Blake Kleiner, Kindersley.


 Colby Entz, Melville Millionaires

1998 G Colby Entz (Churchbridge SK) had an impressive week, yielding just one goal in two games played as he led the Mils to two wins and an end of their five game losing skid.  On Friday night, Entz was the top star in a 2-1 shootout decision over Flin Flon in making 28-saves.  One night later, he blocked 33-of-34 in a victory at Weyburn to finish with a SPCT of .968.  He’s now 12-17-and-2 with a 2.99-GAA and .910-SPCT overall.  Runner-up:  Justen Close, Kindersley.


Matthias Urbanski, Battlefords North Stars

1999 F Matthias Urbanski (Oliver BC) found the scoresheet in three of the four games played by the North Stars this week.  He had one assists against Kindersley on Tuesday and then two assists in a win over Melfort on Wednesday.  He scored a goal against La Ronge, in Spiritwood, on Saturday.  Urbanski now has 18-goals and 15-assists in 39-games played on the year.  Runner up:  Ben Laidlaw, Yorkton.


Yorkton's Adam headed to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in South Korea

(Adam, pictured above left with Skip Sylvana Tirinzoni will coach the Switzerland rink at the upcoming Winter Olympic games in South Korea)

Next month's Winter Olympics will feature a little local flavour.

Yorkton's Gerry Adam will be the coach for the Switzerland ladies curling team of Sylvana Tirinzoni at the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

"It's one of those dream comes true moments, I've been to a Brier and such but this is kind of the next step up", Adam said in a interview this morning (Mon).

Adam will leave Regina for Switzerland on Feb. 4 before heading to South Korea on Feb. 6 to prepare for the games

The Yorkton product says the women's event has a pretty strong field.

"You look at the field, it's a great from top to bottom so you look at it you could be in the Gold Medal game or in 7th, just depends on how the week goes, but our goal and expectation like many of the other rinks is to win the Gold"

Adam and the Switzerland rink will open up their Olympics on Feb. 14th against China.

Chat with Gerry Adam below:

Saturday 27 January 2018

Mils; Stamps win on Friday night Junior Recap

The Melville Millionaires earned their 2nd straight win on Friday night as they defeated the Weyburn Red Wings 3-1 on the road.

The Mils would strike first and get the only goal of the opening frame as a long Eric Soar point shot would draw a big rebound in front and Dayton Heino, who was playing in his 100th career Junior, would scoop it up and go top shelf on Arik Weersink for his 11th of the season to give the Moneymen a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Shots 13-11 Melville.

It wouldn't take the Millionaires long to make it a two goal game as Kamsack’s Logan Foster (pictured above) would deflect home his 2nd of the year to make it 2-0 for the visitors. But the Red Wings would get one back just under 3 minutes later as Cole Woodliffe would gobble up on a loose puck in front of the Mils net and slide home his 7th of the campaign that made it a 2-1 Melville lead after 40 minutes. Shots were 29-22 Moneymen after 2 periods. 

The Mild would add some insurance in the 3rd period as the Montana Streit and Cory Schillo would go in on a two on one and Streit would slide over a saucer pass to Schillo who redirected it home to give the Mils a 2 goal lead. 

Colby Entz made 33 saves to earn his 2nd straight win in the Mils net while Arik Weersink turned aside 35 shots in the losing cause. 

The Mils' next game will be on Wednesday night when they travel to Melfort while the Red Wings will host the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night. 

Elsewhere, the Yorkton Terriers let a late 3-1 lead slip away and then fell in a shootout 4-3 to the visiting Flin Flon Bombers. 

Brenden Mark, Cole Keenleyside and Austen Flaman scored for the Terriers while Brody Madarash, Caleb Moretz and Brandson Hein would reply for the Bombers.

It would take 11 rounds before Moretz would scored the only goal in the shootout to give the Bombers the extra point. 

Colten Lancaster turned aside 25 shots for the win while Ben Laidlaw was once again terrific making 45 saves in the Terriers' net. 

The Terriers' next game will be on Tuesday night when they visit the top-ranked Nipawin Hawks. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Cage. 

The Bombers wrap up their road-trip on Saturday when they take on the Humboldt Broncos. 

Other SJHL Scores: 

Nipawin over Battlefords 4-1 
Humboldt beat La Ronge 6-1 


In the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, 

The Swan Valley Stampeders held on Friday night for a 3-2 win over the Virden Oil Capitals at the Centennial Arena. 

Noah Basarab had 1G 1A to lead the way for the Stamps while Daniel Chartrand and Daylin Smallchild also scored for the Stampeders. 

Tyler Kirkup and Kolten Kanaski scored the goals for the visiting Oil Capitals. 

Ethan Peterson (pictured above) made 39 saves for the Stamps to earn his 4th victory of the season while Dalton Dosch got the loss making 32 stops in the Virden net. 

The two teams will play the back half of the home and home series on Saturday night at 7:30 from Tundra Oil & Gas Place. 

Other Friday MJHL scores: 

Winnipeg over OCN 3-1 
Steinbach hammered Selkirk 8-2 
Dauphin defeated Waywayseecappo 4-3 (OT) 
Portage doubled up Winkler 4-2 

Friday 26 January 2018

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Jan 26th edition (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


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

Mils snap slide with SO win over visiting Bombers

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 5 game losing streak on Thursday night as they defeated the visiting Flin Flon Bombers 2-1 in the shootout at the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Montana Streit got the Mils on the board early in the 1st period to give them the early lead before Nate Hooper sent it to the extra time with a 3rd period power play goal.

After overtime solved nothing, Mils defenceman Eric Soar would get the only goal in the shootout in the 5th round to give the Mils the key 2 points.

Colby Entz (pictured above) made 28 saves on 29 shots including all 5 in the shootout to get the win in goal while Brenden Newton made 22 saves in the loss for the Bombers.

The Mils will go right back at it on Friday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

The Bombers will be in Yorkton on Friday night to take on the Terriers.

Thursday 25 January 2018

Laidlaw shines to lead Terriers to victory over Estevan on Wednesday night

The Yorkton Terriers snapped their 5 game losing streak on Wednesday night by beating the Viterra division leading Estevan Bruins 3-1 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

After a scoreless 1st period, the Terriers would strike 2:31 into the middle frame. Drew Coughlin would get a nice back-door feed from Karstin McDonald for his 3rd of the season to give the Terriers a 1-0 lead. The Bruins would though respond just 1:21 later, as Kaelan Holt would bang in his 25th of the season to make it 1-1. But the home team would regain their one goal lead just 6:08 into the 2nd as Cody Bruchkowski would find Regina's Mason Mullaney in front and the former Regina Capital's one timer would beat Bruins net minder Matt Lukcas short-side,  for his 4th of the year making it 2-1. Ben Solomon would make it 3-1 Terriers just over 4 minutes later with his 1st goal in the SJHL as his quick snapshot would beat the Bruins goaltender once again on the short side as that added some insurance for the Terriers to earn them the 2 points.

Ben Laidlaw was outstanding in the Terriers stopping 40 of 41 shots for his 4th victory of the season while Bruins netminder Matt Lukcas made 20 saves in the losing cause.

The next game for the Yorkton Terriers will be tomorrow night (Fri) when they they host the Flin Flon Bombers. Game time is at 7:30. It will also be a Children's Wish game, which features Wish ambassador & Cancer Survivor Paige Hansen singing the National Anthem.

Elsewhere in the SJHL last night (Wed):

Humboldt Broncos 1 @ Kindersley Klippers 3
Battlefords North Stars 7 @ Melfort Mustangs 3

Weyburn Red Wings 4 @ Notre Dame Hounds 2


In the MJHL,

OCN Blizzard 4 @ Wayway Wolverines 1
Virden Oil Capitals 2 @ Neepawa Natives 5
Winkler Flyers 1 @ Steinbach Pistons 10

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Jan 24th (presented by Melville's Future Ford)



                                   Joined this week by Mils Head Coach/GM Devin Windle

Terriers & Mils partner with Children's Wish Foundation for Wish Games this week

The Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers have partnered with the Children's Wish foundation of Canada (Saskatchewan chapter) to hold Wish games in their respective communities this week.

On Thursday in Melville, it has been designated as a Wish game. Wish Ambassador Brielle Johnson will join the Captains of the Mils and the visiting Flin Flon Bombers at center ice for the ceremonial face-off.

The Millionaires will also be selling OYOs, a lego type toy which was specially designed for the Mils. All proceeds will go to the Wish foundation to help grant the most heartfelt wish of a child in Saskatchewan who has been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Meanwhile on Friday in Yorkton it will be their Wish Game.

Wish ambassador Paige Hansen who is a cancer survivor will do the honour of singing the National anthem. Also "I WISH" bracelets and raffle tickets will be sold at the game with all proceeds going to the foundation.

The Children's Wish Foundation extends a huge thank you to the Mils and the Terriers for their support. We count on the support of the community minded heroes, like the Millionaires and Terriers and their fans, to help create the magic of a wish!

For more information on the Children Wish Foundation of Canada you can Click Here

Chat with Development Coordinator Marilyn Jackson below:

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - Jan 22nd edition

                             I caught up with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett

Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan raises over $67,000 for Balcarres arena

(Cameco Press Release)

Balcarres turned Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan into a week-long celebration of hockey and community spirit.

When the final buzzer sounded Sunday, the host organizing committee announced a profit of $67,295 to help cover renovations to their 51-year-old facility. Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan travels to a different community each year to help raise funds for the local arena. The event is a partnership between Cameco, the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) and the host community.

Balcarres succeeded on the strength of local volunteers and sponsors from throughout the region, said Craig Geisler, head of the local organizing committee.

“It wasn’t just the rink board and minor hockey that did this,” he said, applauding the dance club and mixed martial arts studio also housed in the arena. “Everyone in the community has stepped up to do this for the youth in Balcarres and it’s been a huge success.”

Weekend highlights included a banquet featuring five-time Stanley Cup champ Grant Fuhr and long-time NHL scout Barry Trapp of Balcarres; a youth skills clinic conducted by the SJHL’s Melville Millionaires; an SJHL showdown between Melville and Battlefords; plus midget AAA, junior B and senior action.

“The rink is definitely the hub for Balcarres in the wintertime,” added Geisler. “With all of the youth groups that use it, I couldn’t imagine if we didn’t have the rink here. There’d probably be no youth in the community and if you don’t have youth in your community, you’re definitely not going to succeed.”

Cameco and the SHA spent eight months working closely with the organizing committee. On-site volunteers in Balcarres included Cameco CEO Tim Gitzel who made himself at home behind the grill.

“I was back there flipping burgers and it was a lot of fun,” he said. “Whether it’s working in the kitchen or cleaning the ice, people here stepped up. That’s what Saskatchewan volunteering is all about.”

Host Committee Chair Craig Geisler reflects on the outstanding event in Balcarres

Stamps' Osadick named MJHL Player of the Week

Matthew Osadick of the Swan Valley Stampeders has been named the Recycle Everywhere MJHL Player of the Week recipient.
The 17-year-old rookie recorded four points (1-3) in a recent two-game home stand against the Winnipeg Blues.
Osadick, who hails from Winnipeg, currently has 27 points (12-15) in 37 games. Of note, he has only accumulated a total of six penalty minutes this season.
The runners up are 19 year old forward Nico Labossiere of the Selkirk Steelers and 20 year old forward Ashton Anderson of the Neepawa Natives.

Monday 22 January 2018

Local products named to NHL Central Scouting Midterm Rankings

NHL Central Scouting is out with their Midterm Rankings ahead of the 2018 NHL Draft and a couple local products were named.

Foxwarren's Dawson Barteaux (pictured above right) is ranked 156th  while the Yorkton product Brett Kemp (pictured above left)  is ranked 166th among North American skaters.

Kemp  has 11 goals, 11 assists for 22 points in 44 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings this season while Barteaux who plays with the WHL's Red Deer Rebels has 16 points in 38 games.

Yorkton Terriers Coaches Show- Jan 22nd (presented by Merit Ford in Esterhazy)


                                     Joined this week by Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr

Sunday MJHL Recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders got back in the win column on Sunday with a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Blues.

Connor Navrot (pictured above)  led the way with 1 goal and 3 assists while Matt Osadick (1G 2A) & Trevar Mann (2G 1A) had 3 points each to lead offensively.

Josh Tripp and Noah Basarab also scored for the Stamps while Ethan Peterson made 33 saves to earn the victory.

Matt LeBlanc and Levi Cudmore replied for the Blues.

The Stamps now sit 2 points back of the Neepawa for the 8th and final playoff spot in the MJHL standings.

Their next game will be on Friday night at 7:30 when they entertain the Virden Oil Capitals.

Elsewhere in Waywayseecappo,

Nico Labossiere had a Hat-Trick to lead the Selkirk Steelers to a 5-2 win over the hometown Wayway Wolverines on Sunday.

Kyle Schneider and Carter Barley also scored for the Steelers while Jesse Kortyko and Drayson Skulmoski replied for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines next hit the ice on Wednesday night when they welcome the OCN Blizzard at 7:30.

Other Sunday game in the MJHL:

The Winkler Flyers slipped by the Portage Terriers 3-2.

Jan 21st Local Sports Scores

MJHL (3)
Selkirk Steelers 5
 @ Wayway Wolverines 2
Winnipeg Blues 2 @ Swan Valley Stampeders 6
Winkler Flyers 3 @ Portage Terriers 2


PJHL (4)
Fort Knox 1 vs. Saskatoon Westleys 4
(A part of Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan in Balcarres)
Prince Albert Titans 2 @ Delisle Chiefs 6
Regina Capitals 5 @ Pilot Butte Storm 4
Saskatoon Quakers 4 @ Carrot River Thunder 3


Saskatchewan Female Midget AAA Hockey League  (3)
Swift Current Wildcats 5
@ Melville Prairie Fire 1
Weyburn Gold Wings 2 @ Battlefords Sharks 3
Notre Dame Hounds 2 @ Saskatoon Stars 3 OT
South Sask Hockey League
**Pee Wee AA Division**

Swift Current Broncos 6 Melville Millionaires 4
(A part of Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan)
**Midget AA Division**
Moose Jaw Warriors 2 @ Yorkton Kinsmen Terriers 7

Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League
Melville Millionaires 4 Prairie Storm Lightning 6

North Central Hockey League (2)
Miniota/Elkhorn C-Hawks 8
Swan Valley Axemen 3
Grandview Comets 3 Moosomin Rangers 7
====================================================================Senior Hockey All-Star Game in Balcarres (A part of Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan)
Bethune AAA Bulldogs 11
QVHL All-Stars 5


SJHL (1)
Notre Dame Hounds 3 @ Humboldt Broncos 4

Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League (4)
Prince Albert Mintos 5
@ Moose Jaw Generals 3
Saskatoon Blazers 3 @ Notre Dame Argos 0
Tisdale Trojans 1 @ Swift Current Legionnaires 2
Battlefords Stars 1 @ Notre Dame Hounds 8
Moosejaw Warriors 5 Saskatoon Blades 3
Kamloops Blazers 4  Edmonton Oil Kings 2
Prince Albert Raiders 3  Calgary Hitmen 4 OT
Swiftcurrent Broncos 1 @ Everett Silvertips 4
Brandon Wheat Kings 3 @ Portland Winterhawks 4

Triangle Hockey League
Esterhazy Flyers 4 @ Bredenbury cougars 1

Friday 19 January 2018

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Jan 19th (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


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

Friday's Schedule of Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan 2018 in Balcarres

11AM - 1PM- Chili Feed at the Balcarres Arena ($5 per person)

12 Noon-
School Skate

5:30PM - Banquet at Lions Hall with 5-time Stanley Cup champion Grant Fuhr
(Dinner at 6PM)
$80 per person. Tickets available at the rink or by calling 306-334-2566.

For more information visit:


I caught up with Cameco's Johnathan Huntington to chat about the weekend

Thursday 18 January 2018

Thursday's Schedule of Cameco Hockey Day in Saskatchewan 2018 in Balcarres


1:30PM- Melville Millionaires SJHL Practice 

3:30PM- Skate with Millionaires 

6PM (Atom)- Balcarres Broncs vs. Balcarres Bronx 

8PM (Bantam Female)- Balcarres Barracudas vs. Parkland Crushers 

For more information go the Hockey Day in Saskatchewan website at: 

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Jan 17th (presented by Melville's Future Ford)



Day 2 Recap of SJHL/MJHL Showcase in Regina

                                                    Media preview

Team Schwartz (SJHL) 2  Team Garbutt (MJHL) 5
Terriers' F Cody Bruchkowski with 1G 1A and was named Player of the Game for Team Schwartz

(Yorkton Terrier F Cody Bruchkowski & Moosomin's Jevon Schwean are apart of Team Schwartz while Swan Valley forwards Matt Osadick (oh-sad-ick) & Noah Basarab are apart of Team Garbutt)


Team Mitchell (SJHL) 4
  Team Belfour (MJHL) 3 OT
Yorkton product Brett Harasymuk had one of the goals for Team Mitchell

(Team Mitchell includes Yorkton's Brett Harasymuk while Team Belfour features Swan Valley's Keaton Jameson & Quinton Sudom)


Team Kunitz (SJHL) 5  Team Zajac (MJHL) 2
**Mils F Damian Bentz had an Assists in the win for Team Kunitz

(Team Zajac has Swan Valley's Josh Tripp while Team Kunitz features Clayton Eisler and Damian Bentz of the Melville Millionaires)

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show - Jan 16th edition


                             I caught up with Wolverines Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett

SJHL sweeps Day 1 of SJHL/MJHL Showcase in Regina

                                                        Media preview

Under 18 Game- Team Schwartz 5 Team Garbutt 1

Notre Dame Hounds D Tim Gould had 1G 2A while Chrystopher Collin had 2 goals to lead SJHL's Team Schwartz to a 5-1 win over MJHL's Team Garbutt.

Curtis Wiebe (Notre Dame) & Cade Kowalski (Weyburn) also scored for Schwartz while James McIssac (Portage) had the lone marker for Team Garbutt.

Nipawin's Jake Anthony (9 of 9)  and Notre Dame's Jake Ryan (9 saves on 10 shots) split the duties in net for Team Schwartz while Matt Radomsky (Steinbach) made 22 saves on 27 shots in the loss for the MJHL squad.

Under 20 game- Team Mitchell (SJHL) 4 Team Zajac (MJHL) 2

Estevan's Michael McChesney had 2 goals while G Evan Plotnik (Melfort) made 23 saves to lead Team Mitchell to a 4-2 victory over Team Zajac in the first Veterans game of the Showcase

Calvin Boots (Flin Flon) and Nick Shumlanski (Humboldt) also scored for Mitchell while replying for Team Zajac was Ashton Anderson (Neepawa) and Daylen Campbell (OCN).

Hayden Dola of the Selkirk Steelers got the start for Team Zajac and he made 26 saves in the losing cause.

Under 20 game- Team Kunitz (SJHL) 4  Team Belfour (MJHL) 2

Melville Millionaires F Damian Bentz had the GWG for Team Kunitz shorthanded in the 3rd while Notre Dame F Chance Longjohn had 2G 1A to lead them to a 4-2 doubling of Team Belfour in the Day 1 finale.

Levi Kleiboer (Battlefords) had the other marker for the SJHL squad while Drew Worrad (Steinbach) and Nolan McGuire (Winkler) replied for Team Belfour.

Notre Dame's Jacob Standen (11 saves on 12 shots) and Kindersley G Justen Close (22 of 23 shots) split the duties for Team Kunitz meanwhile Troy Martyniuk made 30 saves on 34 shots in the loss for the MJHL squad.

Day 2 Schedule:
10:30am- Team Schwartz (SJHL) vs. Team Garbutt (MJHL)**Yorkton Terrier F Cody Bruchkowski & Moosomin's Jevon Schwean are apart of Team Schwartz while Swan Valley forwards Matt Osadick & Noah Basarab are apart of Team Garbutt

2PM- Team Mitchell (SJHL) vs. Team Belfour (MJHL)

**Team Mitchell includes Yorkton's Brett Harasymuk while Team Belfour features Swan Valley's Keaton Jameson & Quinton Sudom

5PM- Team Kunitz (SJHL) vs. Team Zajac (MJHL)

**Team Zajac has Swan Valley's Josh Tripp while Team Kunitz features Clayton Eisler and Damian Bentz of the Melville Millionaires

Friday 12 January 2018

Stamps; Mils drop decisions on home ice on Friday

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their 2nd straight on Friday night, falling 3-0 to the 1st place Steinbach Pistons.

After a scoreless 1st period the Pistons would get on the board very early in the middle frame. Just 29 seconds into the 2nd, Drew Worrad would take a nice pass in front and he would snap home his 17th of the season to give the visitors an early 1-0 lead.  The Stamps would have some great chance to even things up with 5 power plays in the 2nd including a short 5 on 3 and a lengthy 4 minute PP but they weren't able to convert as Pistons' goaltender Matt Radomsky stood tall. The Pistons would add  a late PP goals as a nice give and go would be finished off by MJHL-leading scorer Bradley Schoonbaert for his 26th and that gave the road team a 2-0 lead after 40 minutes.

The Stampeders would have a few more good chance in the 3rd but they couldn't capitalize. Schoonbaert would add his 2nd of the game late in the 3rd to solidify the Pistons their 2 points.

Steinbach goaltender Matt Radomsky made 29 saves for his 6th shutout of the season while Ethan Petersen made 32 stops in the loss.

The Stamps who still remain 2 points back from the Neepawa Natives for that final MJHL playoff spot will be back at it on Saturday when they host the Portage Terriers. Puck drop is at 7:30.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Winnipeg beat Wayay 7-5

Portage hammered Dauphin 5-1

Virden blanked Selkirk 4-0


In the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League on Friday,

The Melville dropped their 2nd in a row falling 2-1 on home ice to the Nipawin Hawks.

Austin Mikesh and Cory Schillo exchanged goals to make it 1-1 then Josh McDougall would get the GWG late in the 3rd period.

Declan Hobbs made 22 stops to get the win in net for the Hawks while Colby Entz in the losing cause made 24 saves.

The two teams will play the back half of the home and home series on Saturday night when they meet in Nipawin Hawks.

Other SJHL games,

Melfort defeated La Ronge 6-2

Notre Dame came back to defeat Humboldt 5-2

Weyburn slipped by Kindersley 3-1

And Battlefords beat the Flin Flon Bombers 4-3 in OT

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Jan 12th (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


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

Terriers make deal with Melfort late on Deadline Day

The Yorkton Terriers made a trade with the Melfort Mustangs late Wednesday night.
The Terriers got forward Josh Dobberthien (99) from the Mustangs in exchange for a 2018 2nd round pick and a 2019 6th round pick.
In 16 games for Melfort this season, the Calgary product has 5 points - all of them assists.


Thursday 11 January 2018

SJHL rosters announced for next weeks SJHL/MJHL Showcase in Regina

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The SJHL rosters have been named for the upcoming SJHL/MJHL Showcase event taking place next week in Regina.

Melville Millionaires defenceman Clayton Eisler and forward Damian Bentz will be a part of the Under 20 Team Kunitz while Yorkton Terriers forward Cody Bruchkowski will be a member of the Under 18 Team Schwartz.

Other locals named included: Moosomin's Jevon Schwean (Weyburn Red Wings) to Team Schwartz, and Yorkton's Brett Harasymuk (Nipawin Hawks) to Team Mitchell

Each team will play will play two games, 1 on Monday and 1 on Tuesday against their Manitoba counterparts in the even thats taking place at the Cooperators Center in Regina.

For a full look at the SJHL rosters click Here

For the full MJHL Rosters click Here

Big Wednesday night for locals in the WHL

In Moose Jaw,

Swan River's Tristin Langan (pictured above) scored four times as the Warriors downed Calgary 8-2.

Justin Almeida, Brecon Wood, Tyler Smithies and Tate Popple also scored for Moose Jaw (34-6-3).

Yorkton's Ryder Korczak also made his WHL debut with the Hitment

In Regina,

Yorkton product Brett Kemp scored 1:40 into overtime for his 2nd straight game winner, lifting the Edmonton Oil Kings to a 4-3 victory over the Regina Pats.

Colton Kehler scored twice and Trey Fix-Wolansky also scored for the Oil Kings (12-24-6).

In Kelowna,

Yorkton's own Kaedan Korczak's 1st WHL goal was one of the seven Rockets goals to lead Kelowna to a 7-4 win over the Spokane Chiefs

Local Recap of 2018 MJHL/SJHL Trade Deadline



The Melville Millionaires didn't make a trade on deadline day but they were able to add a player. 

The Mils welcomed back F Logan Foster (99) from the WHL's Swift Current Broncos. 

Foster (pictured above) had 2 goals, 1 assist for 3 points in 22 games with Broncos this season. Foster played in 14 games with the Mils last season scoring 4 points in 14 games. 




The Swan Valley Stampeders were fairly busy on the Jan 10th deadline day. 

First off the Stampeders acquired 20 year old forward Daniel Chartrand from the La Ronge Ice Wolves for 18 year old F Sam Harris and future considerations. 

Chartrand, a Dauphin MB product had 24 points in 28 games with La Ronge/OCN this season. 

Harris had 5 points in 19 games with the Stampeders this season. 

The Stamps also shipped F Tanner Garnham (97) to the Portage Terriers in exchange for future considerations. 

Garnham who heads back home to Portage La Prairie in 34 games had 5 goals and 3 assists for 8 points.


The Wayway Wolverines also made a few moves.

The Wolverines dealt 19 year old captain Wayde Johanesson to the Nipawin Hawks for 18 year old F Caleb Paisley.

Meanwhile the Wolverines also moved F Marco Mazza (99) to the La Ronge Ice Wolves for F Elijah Carels (99).


The Yorkton Terriers trade 2nd round pick (18) & 3rd round pick (19) to Melfort Mustangs for F Josh Dobberthien (99).

The Calgary AB product has 5 assists in 19 games with the Mustangs this season

Tuesday 9 January 2018

Stamps' get a point but fall in OT in Dauphin on Tuesday night

The Swan Valley Stampeder pulled into a tie with the Winnipeg Blues for the final playoff spot in the MJHL standings as they recorded a point in a 2-1 overtime loss to the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday night.

After a scoreless first 2 periods, the Kings would finally get on the board at the 14:00 mark of the 3rd period as Jaymes Knee would slip behind the Stamps defence and go in alone with Ethan Petersen and beat the Stamps netminder over the right pad for his 7th to make it 1-0. But the Stamps would get the equalizer with 1:29 left as Matt Osadick would use his good speed up the near-side wall and then one hand it through the five-hole of Brennan Kitchen for his 11th to tie it up at 1-1 to force the overtime period.

After a back and forth overtime period for the most part, Riley Shamry would use his strength and reach and would be able to beat Petersen around the far side to give his team the extra two points.

Brennan Kitchen was outstanding in the Kings' net making 43 saves for his 7th victory while Ethan Petersen turned aside 28 shots in the losing cause.

The Stamps next action will be on Friday night when they host the Steinbach Pistons to kick off a 5 game home stand. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.

2018 SJHL/MJHL Trade Deadline Tracker

Janaury 7th

The Melfort Mustangs acquire 20 year old F Ben Allen from the Penticton Vees (BCHL) for a player development fee.

January 10th

The Battlefords North Stars trade F Jared Power (99) and futures to the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for F Parker Smyth (98) and futures.

The Dauphin Kings trade D Riley Shamray (98) & futures to OCN Blizzard for F Dustin Mozeden (99), D Taron Topham (01) & futures

The Nipawin Hawks acquired D Wayde Johannesson (98) from the Wayway Wolverines for F Caleb Paisley (99). 

The Kindersley Klippers acquire D Blake Kreiner (98) from the Drumheller Dragson (AJHL) for future considerations.

The La Ronge Ice Wolves trade F Jason Bednarski (96) to the Nipawin Hawks for future consideration

The Melville Millionaires receive back F Logan Foster (99) from the Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

The Dauphin Kings trade F Danny Pion (98) to the Ottawa Jr. Senators for futures

The Flin Flon Bombers receive back F Brandson Hein (98) from the Everett Silvertips (WHL)

The Swan Valley Stampeders trade F Sam Harris (99) and futures to the La Ronge Ice Wolves in exchange for F Daniel Chartrand (97)

The Dauphin Kings have added F Ian Briscoe (99) from the WHL’s Seattle Thunderbirds

The La Ronge Ice Wolves trade rights to F Zack Gladu (98) to Drayton Valley (AJHL) for G Tymen Edelkoort (97)

The Humboldt Broncos acquire F Nick Shumlanski (97) from Flin Flon Bombers for player development.

The Humboldt Broncos trade F McKullen Astill (98) to South Shore Lumberjacks for player development fee.

Battlefords North Stars acquire F Garan Magnes (97) from the Spruce Grove Saints for player development fee.

The La Ronge Ice Wolves acquire F Damon Porter (98) from Calgary Mustangs for player development fee.

The La Ronge Ice Wolves trade G Tymen Edelkoort (97) to Dryden Ice Dogs (SIJHL) for player development fee.

The Estevema Bruins acquire F Bryce Platt (98)  from Canmore Eagles for player development fee

The Battlefords North Stars trade F Jacob Tibbatts (99) to the Lloydminster Bobcats for F Cole Johnson (98)

The Wayway Wolverines trade F Marco Mazza (99) to the La Ronge Ice Wolves for F Eli Carels (99)

The Swan Valley Stampeders trade F Tanner Garnham (97) to the Portage Terriers for future considerations.

The Humboldt Broncos trade G Sam-Jaxon Visscher (98) to the Olds Grizzlys (AJHL) for future considerations.

The Humboldt Broncos acquire D Cale Cripps (99) from the Olds Grizzlys for futures

The Neepawa Natives acquire G Brendan Benoit (99) from the Portage Terriers for rights to G Miles Minor (00) and futures

The Yorkton Terriers trade 2nd round pick (18) & 3rd round pick (19) to Melfort Mustangs for F Josh Dobberthien (99)