Thursday, 29 March 2018

Melville Millionaires' Spring Camp slated for this weekend


The Melville Millionaires will be holding their annual Spring Camp this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Horizon Credit Union Centre in Melville.

Camp will commence with registration Friday from 3-4 pm with scrimmages to follow. 

Camp will continue with scrimmages Saturday and will conclude Sunday morning with an ice time and all players being offered an in person exit meeting if desired.


Friday March 30 

Registration 3 - 4 pm
Meeting 4:00 - 4:15 pm
Team 1 vs Team 2 5:15 - 6:30 pm
Team 3 vs Team 4 6:45 - 8:00 pm
Team 5 vs Team 1 8:15 - 9:30 pm

Saturday March 31
Team 2 vs Team 3 9:00 - 10:15 am
Team 4 vs Team 5 10:30 - 11:45 am
Team 1 vs Team 3 12:30 - 1:45 pm
Team 2 vs Team 4 5:00 - 6:15 pm
Team 5 vs Team 1 6:30 - 7:45 pm
Team 1 Exit meetings 8:00 pm

Sunday April 1
Team 3 vs Team 4  9:00 - 10:15 am
Team 2 vs Team 5 10:30 - 11:45 am

Exit Meetings 12:00 pm


Mils Spring Camp Preview with Head Coach/GM Devin Windle

Tigers; Spitfires capture Senior Hockey Leage Titles on Wednesday



The Rocanville Tigers and Grenfell Spitfires both repeated as league champions last night (Wed).
Michael Rogoschewsky had the OT winner as the Spitfires won their 2nd straight Qu'Appelle Valley Hockey league title with a 4-3 overtime win over the Balgonie Bisons.

Meanwhile in Theodore on Wednesday, the Rocanville Tigers' completed the repeat as they captured Triangle Hockey League title with a 6-1 victory over the Theodore Buffaloes.

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League adds couple teams ahead of 2018 season




The Richardson Pioneer Men’s Fastball League welcomed the Rhein Rockets, and Gordon’s to the league at their annual scheduling meeting Tuesday night.

 The two teams join the Wadena Bantam’s, Fishing Lake Cubs, Foam Lake Merchants, Wynyard Blues, Rosebud Royals, and last years Champions the Stoney Creek Braves.

Carter Kolybaba, Richardson Pioneer 
Director of Operations, Wadena Business Unit, said "Richardson Pioneer is happy to be returning as the title sponsor in the Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League. As the league has grown to eight teams, with the addition of the Rhein Rockets and Gordon's First Nations, we are pleased by the impact the league has made in communities in East Central Saskatchewan by offering a competitive fastball league for rural community members.” 


This will be the 3rd season for the league that prides itself on high participation.  In an effort to encourage more players to join the league, the rules allows all players to bat every game (until playoffs), and rules are in place to avoid (non-weather) cancellations.  Jason Bitternose of Gordon’s, said “We chose to join the league due to its reputation of no cancellations, close proximity, and 'all-players bat’ rule which all offer our young players a chance to play and develop their skills".  Darin Faubert, coach of the Wadena Bantam Boy’s team added "The Bantams play in the men's league as it helps them better prepare for Canada-wide competition.  The benefit of having more balls in play and more hits to the outfield is a huge benefit to our fielders. In addition to this, seeing faster pitching and more movement of pitches helps develop our hitting.”  

The league schedule is being finalized with intentions to start the first week in May, and wrapping up with a 8-team double knockout tournament June 29th, and 30th in Foam Lake (Weather Permitting).  

Theodore's Sperling & Saskatoon Stars capture SFMAAAHL Fedoruk Cup Title

                                      

The Saskatoon Stars won their 4th Sask. Female Midget AAA Hockey League's Fedoruk Cup title in the 5 years on Tuesday night defeating the Prince Albert Bears 2-1 to win their Best of 5 Championship series, 3-0.

Kaitlyn Jockims and MacKenna Parker scored for the Stars while Kate Bell opened the scoring for the Bears to provide their only offence.

Theodore's Chace Sperling (pictured above) and the Stars will now travel to Manitoba for the Best of 3 Esso Cup West Regionals that'll start on April 6th.

Their opponent is still to be determined as currently the Eastman Selects lead the Pembina Valley Hawks 2-1, with Game 4 set for tonight (Wed).

Yorkton Terriers' G Marcouiller commits to NCAA Division III



(Terriers Press Release)

Monday, 26 March 2018

Selkirk (MJHL) announces resignation of General Manager


The Selkirk Steelers announce the resignation of General Manager, Ken Petrash.

Mr. Petrash is stepping down from his role as General Manager/Director of Hockey Operations effective immediately.

The Steeler organization wishes to thank Mr. Petrash for the professionalism and experience that he has brought to the organization over his two separate terms of service.

The complete Steeler organization wishes Ken much success in his future endeavours.

In the interim, the Executive Board will be assuming the hockey operations responsibilities and duties.

(Steelers Press Release)

Local Recap from Hoopla 2018 in Prince Albert

                                   

The Saskatchewan High School Basketball Championships were held this past weekend in Prince Albert with some local teams taking part.

The Wynyard Bears captured the 2A Girls title on Saturday with a 72-37 win over Asquith.

The Rocanville Rara Avis captured the 1A Boys Bronze Medal after a 88-59 win over Davidson.

Meanwhile the Norquay Knights won the 3A Boys Bronze Medal after defeating the Clavet Cougars 75-55.

and in the 5A Boys Bronze Medal game, the Yorkton Regional Raiders fell to Saskatoon Holy Cross 78-56.

Once again Hoopla 2018 was held in Prince Albert this past weekend.

Ochapowace's Bear nets his 1st NHL goal on Sunday

                   Media preview
                                (Photo from Edmonton Oilers Twitter)

Ochapowace product and Edmonton defenceman Ethan Bear converted on his 1st National Hockey League goal on Sunday night in the Oilers' 5-4 overtime loss to the the Anaheim Ducks.

Bear, a former Yorkton Rawtec Mauler and Seattle Thunderbird took a nice cross-ice pass from NHL leading scorer Connor McDavid and made no mistake going top shelf that at the time gave the Oilers a 4-3 lead.

Bear now in 13 games with the Oilers this season has 1 goal, 3 assists for 4 points.

Friday, 23 March 2018

Theodore Buffaloes begin SHA Provincial Senior "C" Final on Sunday


Provincial Senior "C" Final
Sun. Mar 25th - Drake Canucks @ Theodore Buffaloes 6PM

Fri. Mar 30th  - Theodore Buffaloes @ Drake Canucks 8PM

**Sun. Apr 1st  - Drake Canucks @ Theodore Buffaloes 6PM

**If necessary


GX94's Ryan Young chatted with the Buffs Head Coach Dick Onslow for Series Preview below:

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Balcarres Broncs begin SHA Provincial Senior "B" Final on Saturday in Beechy


Provincial Senior "B" Final

Sat. Mar 24th -
Balcarres Broncs @ Beechy Bombers 8PM

Thurs. Mar 29th - Beechy Bombers @ Balcarres Broncs 8PM

**Fri. Mar 30th - Beechy Bombers @ Balcarres Broncs 6PM

**If necessary


Series Preview with Broncs Head Coach Craig "Gubba" Geisler below:

2018 Viterra Senior Bowl is headed to Yorkton for first time


For the first time ever the Viterra Senior Bowl games will be played outside of Saskatoon or Regina.

Football Saskatchewan yesterday (Wed) that the 6-Man, 9-Man and 12-Man All-Star games featuring the top graduating High School football players from across the province will be played right here in Yorkton.

The players will be selected during selection camps being held in Regina and Saskatoon on April 21st and April 22nd with the games happening on Sun. May 27th.

For more information go to https://www.footballsaskatchewan.ca/seniorbowl

Roby Sharpe talks about the announcement.

Steve Laycock's rink disbanding at season's end

The reigning Saskatchewan Men's Tankard Champions have announced they'll be disbanding at the end of the current curling season.

The rink of Saltcoats' product Steve Laycock, Matt Dunstone and Kirk & Dallan Muyres will not be together anymore as they each look for different opportunities in attempt to qualify for the 2022 Olympics.

The Laycock rink won their 4th Provincial Men's Title in the last 5 years in Estevan earlier this year.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Riders proud to support Amateur Football in Saskatchewan



 The Saskatchewan Roughriders were proud to invest in amateur football throughout Saskatchewan in 2017.

“It is extremely important to our organization that we provide valuable support to amateur football programs throughout the province,” stated Craig Reynolds, Riders President & CEO. “Our partnership with Football Saskatchewan and its members has allowed us to help grow the game of football at the grassroots and amateur level, making football accessible to youth of all ages.”    

In 2017, the Club assisted Saskatchewan-based football programs with financial support in excess of $600,000, provided thousands of in-kind donations and prizes, and participated with over 100 hours of Rider player appearances at youth camps, games and practices.     


“Football Saskatchewan owes a debt of gratitude to the Saskatchewan Roughriders for their past and continued commitment to all levels of amateur football,” stated Jeff Yausie, Football Saskatchewan Executive Director. “Through their varied initiatives dedicated to our groups often underrepresented in the sport such as women, First Nations’ communities and new Canadians, the Riders have elevated the game to one all Saskatchewan residents can relate to, not just for its athleticism, but for its spirit. Thanks to the Saskatchewan Roughriders, amateur football has expanded not just the depth of its base, but the breadth as well, resulting in increased access to grassroots talent from corner to corner in the province.”


Roughrider donation highlights:

Game Day 50/50
The Club donated over $530,000 of 50/50 earnings from 10 2017 home games to the University of Regina Rams, University of Saskatchewan Huskies, Regina Thunder, Saskatoon Hilltops, Regina Riot, Saskatoon Valkyries and Football Saskatchewan.

Riders & Dream Community Fund
The Club donated $83,000 towards capital projects to assist with the upgrading of existing football facilities or building new ones across five communities in Saskatchewan through the Centennial Legacy Fund.

Grey Cup Legacy Project
The Club donated 5,000 seats and required structure from Historic Mosaic Stadium to SMF Field at Gordie Howe Bowl in Saskatoon. The donation of the seats to SMF Field is valued at over $4 million.        
The Club also donated 1,000 more seats from Historic Mosaic Stadium to seven other sports and culture programs across the province.

Youth Flag Football
The Club provided $15,000 of sponsorship to four youth flag football leagues – two in Regina, one in Saskatoon and one in Moose Jaw. The Club also supplied the over 7,000 participants of these leagues with backpacks and water bottles. 

Grassroots Contributions
The Club held five football camps introducing over 500 youth participants to football, partnered with Football Saskatchewan on the Pass-Punt-Kick program, and Rider players made over 50 separate appearances at various camps, games and practices. 

(Riders Press Release)