Tuesday 31 July 2018

Melville's Parker joins Battlefords North Stars Coaching Staff

The Battlefords North Stars are excited to announce the hiring of our new Assistant Coach, Brett Parker, to work alongside Head Coach Klimosko this coming season.

Brett Parker was born and raised in Melville, SK. Brett has a successful past as a hockey player which included playing in the Melville Minor hockey system until moving to Tisdale to play for the Tisdale Trojans of the SMAAAHL.

He was an integral part of this team that won the National Midget AAA Championship in Moncton, NB in 2002. He was drafted by the Prince George Cougars of the Western Hockey League where he played for three seasons. Brett then moved back to Melville to play for his hometown Melville Millionaires in the SJHL. At the end of his season with the Millionaires, Brett signed with the Vancouver Giants of the WHL prior to the WHL playoffs. In 2006-07, Brett was recruited by the University of Saskatchewan Huskies where he played for four seasons. He then played a season in the Southern Professional Hockey League in Pensacola Beach, Florida as he was finishing up his schooling.

Most recently Brett spent two seasons as the Head Coach for the Saskatoon Royals of the PJHL, where he was the recipient of the 2018 Peter Ditittman “Coach of the Year” award.

Battlefords North Stars Head Coach/GM, Brayden Klimosko says “I am very excited to have Brett join the North Stars. Brett is a proven winner and competitor. His passion for the game is second to none. I’m looking forward to working daily with him”

The North Stars are very excited to have Brett join the team to assist us in having another successful season. Brett has a true passion for the game of hockey and
continually learns the many lessons hockey has to offer.

Welcome to the Battlefords North Stars, Brett!

(North Stars Press Release)

5th round of Saskatchewan Championship Motorcross was held in Yorkton


The Yorkton Motorcycle Club hosted the fifth round of the Saskatchewan Championship Motocross Series sanction by the SMA/MRC.

We had 233 entries ranging, male and female, ranging in age from 4 to 65.

Although we have fewer local racers than some years we still had some rides by some of the area racers.

Local Results:
MX2 Junior:
Brendan Walkington - Yorkton (12th)
Austin Walkington - Yorkton (16th)

MX2 Intermediate

Ty Ballard - Roblin MB (4th)

MX3 Pro

Kane Dawson - (4th)
Nicolas Hohne - Swan River MB (6th)

85 (12-16)

Dylan Ringdal - Rokeby (4th)
Morgan Kriger - Ebenezer (6th)

GP Beginner

Kyan Ell - Grayson SK (2nd)
Halian Shebluk - Yorkton (5th)
Kendal Fidek - Yorkton (7th)
Johnathan Bradley - Buchanan (9th)

Vet Junior

Warren Bullock - Swan River MB (1st)
John Kereluke - Wadena SK (5th)

Vet Master

Sean Vincent - Saltcoats SK (2nd)
Rick Dawson - Yorkton (DNS)

50cc OPEN

Jens Vincent - Saltcoats (2nd)

Super Mini

Dylan Ringdal - Rokeby SK (9th)
Morgan Kriger - Ebenezer (15th)

MX1 Junior

Brendan Walkington - Yorkton (7th)
Halian Shebeluk - Yorkton (17th)


Rick Dawson - Yorkton (1st)


Katie Lees- Carlyle (1st)

50 Pee Wee (7-8)

Jens Vincent -Saltcoats - (3rd)

50 Pee Wee (4-6)

Connor Vincent - Saltcoats (6th)
Jesse Stanley - Saltcoats (7th)

The Southeast Senior Baseball League Championship series is now set!

The Willowbrook Royals gave the Yorkton Yankees a run for their money by winning the continuation of game 2,  5-4 on a Mike Hrebnik single that prolong ed the series to a third and deciding game on Monday night.

In game 3 the score was tied at 3 heading into the bottom of the 5th where the floodgates opened as the Yankees scored 5 to put the game
out of reach. The Yankees would put up two more in the sixth for a 10-3 series clinching win.

The Yankees and Langenburg Legends will now meet in the Best of 5 SESBL Finals.

Yorkton will be making their 7th straight appearance in the League Final, looking for their 4th consecutive champion & 6th in 7 years.

Meanwhile, Langenburg will look to capture for their first league title since 2002.

Game 1 will go on Wednesday night in Langenburg at 6:15 while Game number 2 is slated for Friday night in Melville at 8PM from Pirie Field.

The rest of series' schedule is yet to be determined.

Friday 27 July 2018

Wayway Wolverines acquire 20 year old F Girard from Grande Prairie (AJHL)

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have swung a deal to bring some experience to their forward group.

The Wolverines acquired 20 year old forward Brad Girard from the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for future considerations.

Girard, who hails from Slave Lake, AB had 16 goals, 24 assists for 40 points in 47 games split between the Olds Grizzlys and Battlefords North Stars last season.

The Storm had acquired Girard from the North Stars this offseason

OCN Blizzard announce Summers as their new Head Coach

The OCN Blizzard Jr “A” Hockey Club is proud to announce the hiring of head coach Matt Summers. 

Matt is an OCN Blizzard Alumni (2003-2006) who has played and has prior experience within the Blizzard organization with an extensive background of professional accomplishments.  Matt, who hails from Savage, Minnesota, USA spent last season as Head Coach of the Tri City Ice Hawks (USPHL Premier) in Bay City, Michigan USA.

“I want to thank the OCN Blizzard organization for this opportunity.  I can’t wait to get started!  My time playing for the Blizzard, 2003-2006, provided me the foundation to play 10 years of professional hockey.  This was only possible from the support and experience I received from my time in OCN.  These years were filled with non-stop thoughts of what I would do if I were ever in a position to coach the OCN Blizzard.  Now it’s here and real!  My love for the organization, the community, the proud people of OCN, The Pas and Northern Manitoba is the reason I can’t wait to get to work and lead these young men in the right direction on and off the ice for this season and many more seasons to come.

I look forward to working alongside everyone involved with the organization and seeing all the old faces and the new at the rink and in the community.  Hope to see you all at the AGM and tryouts in August.  Together we will put the pieces together for the championship that needs to get back to OCN.”

“It’s really neat to have someone that I’ve previously coached and it’s about time that we bring in someone who is as enthusiastic as Matt,” said Greg Hunter Interim General Manager of the OCN Blizzard.  “He has played in The Pas/OCN, he’s familiar the area, he knows the fans and the type of hockey played in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.”

The OCN Blizzard are set to start their regular season on Friday September 21st, 2018 against the Swan Valley Stampeders at the Gordon Lathlin Community Centre.  Summers who will make his debut as head coach during exhibition games September 5th against the Laronge Ice Wolves then on September 8th against the Swan Valley Stampeders both games played at the Gordon Lathlin Community Centre.  Matt aims to lead a young, talented and determined team into the 2018-2019 hockey season.

The OCN Blizzard will be hosting an Annual General Meeting on August 9th, 2018 at the Guy Hall at 7pm.  Come out and take the opportunity to meet our staff, hear about the upcoming season, and voice any questions or concerns that you may have.

(Blizzard Press Release)

Thursday 26 July 2018

Russell MB's Derkatch cracks U-16 Female Team Manitoba

Hockey Manitoba are very excited to announce the roster for the 2018 Female U16 Team Manitoba.

The roster was selected which includes Russell MB product Levi Derkatch, following the July Selection camp which took place July 6-8 at the BellMTS Iceplex in Winnipeg. With a mixture of returning players as well as some exciting first year bantam athletes the coaching staff are very excited about what the future holds for this talented group of 2003’s and 2004’s.

Below are a few highlights for the 2018 U16 Team Manitoba roster:
  • This year’s roster sees a mix of 9 athletes from teams within Hockey Winnipeg and 11 from programs within rural Manitoba.
  • The roster is highlighted by three returning forwards (Ashley Keller, Madelaine Desrosiers and Shaylee Scraba) who were all members of the 2017 Female U16 Team Manitoba.
  • Of the 20 athletes selected, five will be going into their second year of bantam hockey.
Team Manitoba are being led once again by head coach John Ferg (Central Plains) who returns after serving as the head coach of the Inagural Female U16 Team Manitoba. Joining him will be returning assistant coach Kelsi McGonigal (Winnipeg) and former video coach Troy Gould (Westman South) who is moving into the position of Assistant Coach. The coaching staff are very excited about the talent level that has been on display throughout selection camps and look forward to what this group will accomplish going forward.

The final challenge for Team Manitoba will come in early September as they travel to Swift Current, SK to participate in the Swift Current Wildcats Preseason Tournament September 8-10, 2018. The highlight of this tournament will be a match up between U16 Team Manitoba and U16 Team Saskatchewan which is tentatively scheduled for Saturday September 9th.

(Hockey Manitoba Release)

Deer Park Golf Report - July 26th edition

            This weeks "Deer Park Golf course Report" with Director of Golf Al Sauser

Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) sign 20 year old F Klatt for 2018/19 season

                                         (from @SJHLTerriers twitter)

The Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) are pleased to announce that 20 year old F Branden Klatt will join the hockey club for the 2018/19 season.

The Moose Jaw product spent last year with his hometown Moose Jaw Warriors (WHL) where he had 7 goals, 8 assists for 15 points in 69 games.

He's a veteran of 209 WHL games where he compiled 48 career points.

Klatt once was an AP with the Terriers during the 2014/15 season.

Offseason update with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr

Wednesday 25 July 2018

WMBL Expands Schedule in 2019

The WMBL which will change its name to the WCBL is excited to announce more regular season games coming in 2019.

It was determined that our teams and our fans would benefit from an extension of the regular season in order to offer more home games during the best weather of the summer. In the past our regular season has consisted of 48 games (24 home games) followed by best of five (5) playoff series.

Commencing in 2019, the regular season will be extended into the first week of August and we will offer 56 games, including 28 home games, in other words four (4) more home games for our fans at a time when the weather is at its best.

As in past years, the regular season will be followed by the same playoff format however recognizing the need of our college players to get back to their universities, rather than best of five (5) series, starting in 2019 all playoff series will be best of three (3).

Cards win in Tuesday's WMBL Recap

Yorkton over Regina 6-2

With over 1,000 fans at Currie Field, the Yorkton Cardinals defeated the second-place Regina Red Sox 6-2.

Jared McDonald, a junior from Western Oregon University, led the Cardinals attack with three hits, an RBI and two runs scored. Adam De La Cruz, did his impression of the Bronx Bomber as he smacked his fifth home run of the year in the Regina’s half of the first inning.

Wryland McKnight, the Cards left-hander from Sutherlin, Oregon earned his first WMBL win going six innings while giving up two runs on six hits and five walks.

Red Sox starter Kyle Wilson pitched 6.1 innings in a losing cause.

Moose Jaw over Melville 8-7

This southern Saskatchewan battle needed 12 innings to settle things at Pirie Field. After trading runs during the game, Ty Barclay ended the game with a single that scored John Prudhom with the winning

Fraser Valley junior Markus Gregson registered three hits including a home run for the Miller Express. Jaxsen Davis had two hits and two runs for the Money Men.

Logan Hofmann, the Muenster, SK product picked up his third win after 1.2 extra innings of work. Landen DeLozier dropped the game for Melville.

Other Tuesday WMBL  Results:

Okotoks Dawgs 5 Edmonton Prospects 3
Lethbridge Bulls 2 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 4
Brooks Bombers 0 @ Fort McMurray Giants 6

Tuesday 24 July 2018

Fort Knox (PJHL) announce their new Head Coach

The Prairie Junior Hockey League's Fort Knox are pleased to announce Ryleigh Campbell as their new Head Coach for the upcoming hockey season.

In 2011, the North Battleford SK product was an assistant coach with his hometown North Stars under then head coach and GM Kevin Hasselberg, and following that, he accepted a position in Lloydminster as an assistant coach with the Bandits.

Campbell played in the North Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League in 2001 with the Warman Valley Crusaders, tallying 61 points and 396 penalty minutes, being named the Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-Star. In 2002 they went on to win the NSJHL Championship.

Campbell takes over Randy Cuthill who was the teams Head Coach for the past two season.

Monday 23 July 2018

Local Weekend Sports Highlights

Yorkton's Gramyk & Team Sask capture 2018 Football Canada Cup in Calgary

After winning three silver medals in a four-years, Team Saskatchewan has finally won Football Canada’s annual under-18 football championship.

Saskatchewan defeated Alberta 31-26 in Sunday’s gold-medal game in Calgary.
Saskatchewan had previously won the Football Canada Cup in 2009.

Yorkton product Fayden Gramyk of the Yorkton Raider Gridders was a member of Team Saskatchewan

Parkland Expos win Bantam AA Tier 2 Provincial Title
(From Baseball Sask Facebook page)

The Parkland Expos are Baseball Sask Provincial Champions.

The Expos comprising of players from the Yorkton, Melville and surrounding defeated the Muenster Red Sox 16-5 in the Gold Medal of the Bantam AA Tier 2 championship on Sunday from Macklin.

The Expos advanced to the finals after a 2-1 victory over the Swift Current 57s in the Semi-Finals.

Neudorf wins 2018 Tri-Highway Fastball League Title

For the first time in 12 years, the Neudorf Posse are Tri-Highway Fastball League Champions.

The Posse won their first title since with 2006 with a 18-4 victory over the Balcarres Bronx in Championship Final from Neudorf

Friday 20 July 2018

Yorkton's Johnson captures 107th Saskatchewan Men's Amateur

                                          (photo compliments of www.golfsaskatchewan.org)

It was quite the week for Yorkton's Kade Johnson (pictured above).

The 19 year old member of Deer Park Golf Course fired his 2nd straight round of 6 under 66 on Thursday to finish at -9, a two shot victory over Humboldt's Mike Herperger to help him capture his 1st Saskatchewan Men's Amateur Golf Championship at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

"It feels amazing, you know I've put a lot of work into it over the years, and it's a dream come true, so it's a pretty good feeling", Johnson said in a phone interview on Friday.

Meanwhile Herperger’s score helped him over Saskatoon's David Stewart to win the Mid-Amateur championship (over 25 year old event)

Melville's Mitchell Matichuk capped off his championship with 3 over par 75 and score of +3. He finished in a tie for 12th in the Amateur event but a tie for 6th in Mid-Amateur competition which was enough to help him earn a berth into the Canadian Mid-Amateur in Victoria next month.

Johnson, Herperger, and Stewart plus Ty Campbell who won in a playoff to secure a spot on Team Saskatchewan will play at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship in Duncan, BC early in August.

Other local products in the event were Kipling's Carson Harcourt who shot a final round of 4 over 76, to finish in a tie of 29th at +9 while Stephen Oleskiw of Yorkton finished off his event with a 17 over par 89 to finish in a tie for 89th.

Chat with Johnson about the title.

Thursday 19 July 2018

Deer Park Golf Report - July 19th Edition

                        This weeks Deer Park Golf Report with Director of Golf  Al Sauser


Neepawa (MJHL) promote Howden to dual role

The Neepawa Natives Junior “A” hockey club is pleased announced that current Head Coach, Dustin Howden has become the team’s Head Coach and General Manager. Neepawa Natives board president Ken Waddell said, “The board of directors has full confidence in Dustin Howden and his abilities to take the team in the direction that he’d like to go with it. It’s a bit of a new direction, but building on to what we consider a fairly strong foundation, in many respects.”

Howden said, “It’s an opportunity, first and foremost. Discussions recently with the organization lead from one thing to another. We have been able to come to an agreement, so I’m very excited about this new chapter and the challenges that it’ll present. It’s exciting to work with the staff [of the franchise]. We’re not looking to change things up too much, but just keep moving ahead on the path we’ve been going on. It’s been going pretty good the past few years. The work done by Myles Cathcart, as well as our scouting staff has the team pointed in the right direction. We’re just looking to expand on what we have been doing.”

(Neepawa Press Release)

Wednesday 18 July 2018

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - July 18th edition (sponsored by: Prairie Co-op)

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In this weeks "Prairie Co-op" Melville Millionaires Baseball Coaches Show, I am joined by Head Coach Wes Hunt

Local Day 1 Recap of Sask. Mens Amateur & Mid-Amateur Championships at Dakota Dunes

Saskatchewan Men's Amateur & Mid- Amateur Golf Championships taking place at the Dakota Dunes Golf Course.

ROUND 1 (Tues)
Kade Johnson (Yorkton)
RD 1 Score: 3-over 75
Overall Score: +3
Placing: T31
(Wednesday Tee-Off-- 11:36AM)

Mitchell Matichuk (Melville)
RD 1 Score: Even-72
Overall Score: E
Placing (Amateur): T10
Placing (Mid-Amateur): T5
(Wednesday Tee-Off-- 12:39PM)

Stephen Oleskiw (Yorkton)
RD 1 Score: 8-over 80
Overall Score: +8
Placing: T68
(Wednesday Tee-Off-- 9:39AM)

Carson Harcourt (Kipling)
RD 1 Score: 4-over 76
Overall Score: +4
Placing: T39
(Wednesday Tee-Off-- 11:09AM)

Saskatoon's David Stewart is the first round leader after a 4 under par 68 in round 1

Tuesday 17 July 2018

Grandview's Pulock inks new 2 year deal with the New York Islanders

Grandview, Manitoba's Ryan Pulock has a new deal with the New York Islanders.

The Islanders and Pulock have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract.

The 23 year old Pulock played in 68 games last season with the Islanders, setting career high numbers with 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 points.

Monday 16 July 2018

Former Melville Millionaire & Langenburg product Buchberger named Head Coach of Tri-City Americans (WHL)

Tri-City Americans General Manager Bob Tory announced today that the team has hired Kelly Buchberger as the team’s new head coach.

“Kelly brings a wealth of experience and passion to the position,” stated Tory. “He checked off all the boxes I had when looking for a new coach.”

Buchberger is a former WHL player for the Moose Jaw Warriors where, in two seasons, he recorded 65 points. He was selected in the ninth round of the of the 1985 NHL Draft by the Edmonton Oilers where he won two Stanley Cups. He remained an Oiler until he was selected in the 1999 NHL
Expansion Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers. His number (24) was retired by the Moose Jaw Warriors a decade ago.

Buchberger begins his coaching career in the WHL after serving as a Head Coach in the AHL and an Assistant Coach for various NHL teams

(Tri-City Press Release)

Mils' Eisler commits to the University of Regina Cougars

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The Melville Millionaires would like to congratulate former captain Clayton Eisler on his commitment to the University of Regina Cougars who play in the Canada West division of USPORT.

Eisler spent 3 seasons with the Millionaires including being captain for the last season and a half.

 Most recently he led the SJHL in goals by a defenceman with 20.  In total Eisler played 160 games over 3 seasons amassing 32 goals, 40 assists for a total of 72 points and 70 PIM.

Congratulations Clayton and best of luck as a student athlete!

(Mils Press Release)

Eisler talks about the commitment below:

Local Weekend Recap

What a weekend of baseball it was in Melville!

The City of Melville and the Melville Millionaires paid tribute to one of their own over the weekend as they honored Melville product and former Major Leaguer Terry Puhl in a variety of ways.

First off they named the street that enters into Melville Regional Park as "Terry Puhl Drive" as well as placing a big Terry Puhl #21 Houston Astros banner on the right field fence and they held a ceremony ahead of the Mils' game on Saturday against the visiting Regina Red Sox.

Some pictures from the weekend compliments of the Melville Millionaires:


Speaking of the WMBL on the weekend,

Saturday's Results:

Regina Red Sox 6
@ Melville Millionaires 5

Yorkton Cardinals 5 @ Okotoks Dawgs 8
Moose Jaw Miller Express 5 @ Lethbridge Bulls 9
Fort McMurray Giants 7 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 3

Fort McMurray Giants 5 @ Medicine Hat Mavericks 10
Brooks Bombers 0 @ Edmonton Prospects 2

Sunday's Results

Regina Red Sox 9  Melville Millionaires 16
Yorkton Cardinals 0  Okotoks Dawgs 12

Swift Current 57s 5 
Weyburn Beavers 3

Fort McMurray Giants 8  Medicine Hat Mavericks 9
Brooks Bombers 2  Edmonton Prospects 16

Moose Jaw Miller Express 11 
Lethbridge Bulls 3

Also in Melville over 50 Minor Ball teams from across the Prairies took part in the 26th Melville Minor Ball Tournament

Winners included:

Mosquito- Regina White Sox

Pee Wee - Melville Millionaires

Bantam - White Butte Broncos


Also over the weekend,

Team Saskatchewan South captured the Silver Medal at the 2018 Football Canada U16 Eastern Challenge in Guelph, Ontario after falling 38-8 to Team Quebec in the Championship game.

Sask advanced to the Final after a 12-10 victory over Ontario in their opener.

Melville's John Stoll captured the Defensive MVP for Saskatchewan in both of their games.

Other locals on the Saskatchewan roster were Yorkton's Dallas Theissen, Jaxon Boyda, Keane Szabo, Kenten Effa and Reece McCormick and also Dalton Norek of Esterhazy

Monday 9 July 2018

Local Junior A Update

Mils Hire Assistant Coach
The Melville Millionaires are pleased to announce the hiring of Chris Beaudry as Assistant Coach. 
Beaudry takes over from Mark Chase who left the club for a job as Head Coach/GM with the Osoyoos Coyotes in the KIJHL. 
Beaudry, from St. Front Saskatchewan spent last season as an Assistant Coach with the Humboldt Broncos. He has also worked with the Prince Albert Raiders and Mississauga Steelheads in the CHL. 
The Mils would like to welcome Chris and his family to the organization!

(Mils Press Release) 

Mils holding Alumni Golf Tournament 

The Melville Millionaires are holding their Alumni golf tournament on Saturday, July 28 at the Melville Regional Park Golf Club.
Format - Texas Scramble Registration - 10:00 - 10:30 am Entry Fee - $100/player includes, golf, supper, beverage and prizing Call the pro shop to register today 306-728-3931



The Yorkton Terriers acquired F Colby Brandt (98) from the Notre Dame Hounds in exchange for D Austin Wieler and a player development. 

Brandt, a Regina SK product had 8 goals, 35 assists for 43 points in 54 game this past season. 

Wieler (Laird SK) had 5 points in 41 games with the Terriers in his rookie season. 



Stamps Captain commits to U of M Bisons

The Swan Valley Stampeders announced that graduating Captain Keaton Jameson has committed to the University of Manitoba Bisons (U-Sports) for the upcoming season. 

Jameson, who hails from Brandon Manitoba scored 46 goals and added 75 assists in 169 games

Stamps Hire full-time Marketing Director 
The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that they have hired Cody Manchester as the full time Director of Marketing. Manchester will return for his second year with the organization after obtaining the position in the summer of 2017. Manchester brings a wealth of experience in customer relations and a knowledgeable background.
“I am very excited to be continuing on with the Swan Valley Stampeders”, said Manchester.
The Stamps have a tremendous coaching staff to work with, and has unreal community support. My time with the club has been nothing but first class and I’m excited to get started on our 20th anniversary year.”
“We are thrilled to have Cody as part of our organization,” said Head Coach and General Manager Taurean White.

“His positive outlook and enthusiasm to get things done is second to none. I’m looking forward to working with him again this year.”
The club announced that Manchester will officially commence his duties on July 15. The Stamps plan to widen their corporate sponsorship opportunities due to the overwhelming demand last season for new ideas.

Stamps sign a couple 
The Swan Valley Stampeders are happy to announce the signing of F Carson Pawlenchuk and D Jacob Thomson for the upcoming season. 
The 6’1” forward who hails from Strathcona Alberta, Pawlenchuk scored 32 goals and added 26 assists in 32 games last season with the Strathcona Warriors Midget AA in the NAMHL.
The 6’3” Thomson from Brandon, Manitoba scored one goal and added 12 assists in 34 games last season with the Brandon Wheat Kings Midget AAA squad.
(Stamps Press Release)

Stamps complete trade with La Ronge 

The Stamps complete their deal with the La Ronge Ice Wolves that had them acquire F Daniel Chartrand this past season.

Swan sent F James Maxwell (99) to the Ice Wolves to complete the deal.

Maxwell had 25 points in 52 games split with the Stamps and Wayway Wolverines this past season 



The Winkler Flyers have traded D Brady Pupp (1998) to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for the MJHL List Rights of Jacob Tibbatts F (1999).

Pupp, who hails from Calgary AB had 6 goals, 12 assists for 18 points in 38 games with the Flyers. 

Tibbatts split last year with the Battlefords North Stars and the Lloydminster Bobcats.