Friday, 22 March 2019

MJHL Semi-Final Preview- #2 Swan Valley Stampeders vs. #3 Steinbach Pistons


 





REGULAR SEASON


Swan Valley's Leaders

Points: Tripp (84), Goethals (79), Osadick, (63)

Goals: Tripp (36), Goethals (34), Osadick (29)

Assists: Tripp (48), Goethals (45), Sudom (39)

D-Man Points: Sudom (55), Hirst (40), Quinn (24)

Rookie Points: Cockburn (12), Glasrud (8), Betcher (5)



Playoffs

Points: Sudom (7), Kruse, Goethals, Uryga, Harris (6)

Goals: 
Kruse (5), Tripp (4), Goethals, Scantlebury (3)

Assists:
Sudom (7), Harris, Hirst (5)


Steinbach's Leaders



Points: Martin (58), McConnell (47), Vaeth, Williams (44)

Goals:
Martin (31), McConnell (20), Vaeth, Tatro (18)

Assists:
Williams (36), Martin, McConnell (27)

D-Man Points:
Williams (44), Graham (27), Ireland (20)

Rookie Points:
Bettens (29), Neill (14), Beauchemin (12)




Playoffs

Points:
Bettens (8), Mole (5), Bennett (5)

Goals:
Mole, Martin, McConnell (3)

Assists:
Bettens (6), Bennett (4), Williams (4)



Season Series (6 games)

Oct 6-- 5-2 Steinbach
Oct 14--  3-2 Swan Valley
Nov 17-- 2-1 (SO)  Steinbach
Nov 18-- 4-2 Swan Valley
Dec 15-- 3-0 Swan Valley
Dec 16-- 4-3 Steinbach


Swan Valley: 3-2-0-1
Steinbach: 3-3-0-0


Swan Valley Goaltending (Regular Season)


#33 Merek Pipes-- 31GP 20-8-1 4SO 2.45GAA 0.924 SV%
#35 Michael Davis-- 24GP 18-3-2 1SO 2.97GAA 0.904 SV%


Swan Valley Goaltending (Playoffs)

#33 Merek Pipes-- 4GP   4-0 record   3.00GAA  0.913SV%

Steinbach Goaltending (Regular Season )


#30 Matt Radomsky-- 27-12-1 record   2.06GAA  0.929SV%  6 SO
#1 Matt Lenz--   12-15-3 record    2.10GAA   0.930SV%    3 SO

Steinbach Goaltending (Playoffs)


#30 Matt Radomsky--  6GP   4-2 record    3.40GAA  0.908 SV%


Special Teams


Swan Valley

Reg Season PP: 4th- (21.3%)
Reg Season PK:
6th- (81.4%)


Playoffs PP: (4/24) = 16.7%
Playoffs PK:
75.0%



Steinbach


Reg Season PP: 6th - (19.6%)
Reg Season PK: 1st - (87.0%)

Playoffs PP:
(4/23) = 17.4%
Playoffs PK: 87.0%

Series Schedule:



GM 1 (Fri. Mar 22nd)-- Steinbach @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB

GM 2 (Sat. Mar 23rd) -- Steinbach @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB**(picked up in progress at 7PM MB time after Kinsmen Radio Bingo)

GM 3 (Wed. Mar 27th) - Swan Valley @ Steinbach 7:30 MB**

GM 4 (Thurs. Mar 28th) - Swan Valley @ Steinbach 7:30 MB**

*GM 5 (Sat. Mar 30th) - Steinbach @ Swan Valley  7:30 MB

*GM 6 (Mon. Apr 1st) - Swan Valley @ Steinbach 7:30 MB

*GM 7 (Wed. Apr 3rd) - Steinbach @ Swan Valley 7:30 MB


*If necessary

**on GX94


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Series Preview with Stamps Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff:

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Local teams competing in Hoopla 2019 this weekend in Saskatoon!



FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND

2A Boys 

4:15PM- Norquay vs. Regina Harvest City (at Centennial) 

2A Girls 

7:45PM- Wynyard vs. Canora (at St. Joseph's) 

3A Boys 

11AM- Indian Head vs. Regina Christian (at Evan Hardy)

3A Girls 

4:15PM- Melville vs. Briercrest (Caronport)

Results and Schedule found HERE

Riders' Head Coach Dickenson headlines the 13th annual Football Night in Saskatchewan in Yorkton this May!

                                     
Before taking on his new gig as Head Coach of the Saskatchewan Roughriders this upcoming season, Craig Dickenson will be in Yorkton to speak at the 13th edition of Football Night in Saskatchewan which will take place on May 4th at the St. Mary's Cultural Center in Yorkton.

The night is once again presented by the Cornerstone Credit Union, Saskatchewan Roughriders and of course Yorkton Minor Football.

Yorkton Minor Football President Roby Sharpe says to get Dickenson is pretty awesome. 

"Ya we are pretty excited to get him, talking with Craig Reynolds, they say he's just a wonderful guy whose very well spoken and well respected by his players and fellow coaches so we are pretty excited he's coming."

As it is each and every year Football Night in Saskatchewan is once again Yorkton Minor Football’s biggest fundraiser and Sharpe says all the funds raise will right back to the football community.

“The  money that we raise at Football Night goes towards Yorkton Minor Football and to our kids,” said Sharpe.  “It's not cheap to play football and we started this night to keep football affordable for all of our kids; raising money so that the local area kids can afford to play football in the city & area.”

Sharpe also add the the night brings alot of the community together.

"We got the Adult Jazz band performing, we got the cheerleaders, we got the auction items, we got the speakers, we got some games and all in all its just a fun night to be a part of."

Cocktails will begin at 5PM with the supper starting at 7PM.

Tickets are $50 per person or you can get a corporate table for $400 and you can get those tickets by contacting Yorkton Minor Football at 306-521-1231 or 306-621-9660.


Chat with Yorkton Minor Football's Roby Sharpe below:

Brandt's big night in Game 4 pushes the Terriers to within a win of SJHL Semi-Final round

The Yorkton Terriers have pushed the defending champion Nipawin Hawks to the brink of elimination after winning Game 4 on Wednesday night, 5-2 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

The Terriers would get off to their best start of the series as just 4:35 in, Mason Mullaney would add his 4th goal in as many games on the PP to get out in front 1-0. Then two goals just 24 seconds just under 4 minutes later Chantz Petruic and Quin Hobbs would give the home-side a 3-0 lead and that would draw a goalie change from the Hawks as Declan Hobbs was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 10 shots. Before the 1st intermission would come the Hawks cut their deficit to just two once again as  Walker Cote would hammer home a rebound off a Jaxsen Wiebe shot and would get it past Ryan Ouellette for his 2nd of the series to make it 3-1 after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Hawks add some good chances at the beginning of the period but just didn't get the results and it would be Yorkton getting the only marker as Colby Brandt would capitalize on a Hawks' turnover at the Terrier blue-line and he would go in one beat Patrick Pugliese five-hole to make it a 3 goal lead after 40 minutes.

Josh Lester would cut the Hawks within two once again as he would chip it past Ouellette for his 1st SJHL playoff goal but in the end it would Colby Brandt wrapping up a big night icing the game with his 2nd of the night into the empty net to give the Terriers their 3rd straight win.

Terriers goaltender Ryan Ouellette improved his record to 5-2 in the playoffs after making 32 saves on 34 shots. Meanwhile Hawks starter Declan Hobbs was pulled after allowing 3 goals on 10 shots and he was relieved for Patrick Pugilese who was solid stopping 29 of 30 shots.

So the Terriers have a chance to advance to the SJHL's Final Four on Friday night with a victory in Game number 5 from the Cage in Nipawin. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Playoff Hockey, "Sask Milk" pregame show is on the air starting at 7:20 with the PXP kicking off at 7:30.


Game 4 Star Colby Brandt spoke Post Game




Game 4 Post Game with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr



In Wednesday's other SJHL game,

Brandson Hein scored the OT winner just 17 seconds into the extra frame as the Flin Flon Bombers stayed alive with a 2-1 win over the Battlefords North Stars.

The Stars still lead the series, 3-1 and will host Game 5 on Friday night





Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Roblin's Brook named a nominee for WHL's Top Defenceman; Local products named to WHL All-Star teams



The Western Hockey League is out with their Eastern and Western Conference nominees for their major individual awards for the 2018/19 season.

Among the nominees was Moose Jaw Warrior defenceman and Roblin, Manitoba product Josh Brook who is up as a nominee for the league's Top Defenceman.

The 19 year old Montreal Canadiens prospect had 16 goals, 59 assists for 75 points in 59 games which tied him with Saskatoon Blades D Dawson Davidson for the points lead among Dman.

Brook will go up against Canadian Junior teammate Ty Smith of the Spokane Chiefs for the award.

Other WHL award nominees can be found HERE:

Meanwhile also today (Wed), the league announced his 1st and 2nd team All-Star teams for their respective conferences.

Brook, Moosomin's Dawson Davidson (Saskatoon Blades), and Swan River's Tristan Langan of the Moose Jaw Warriors were all named to the Eastern Conference's 1st All-Star team while the Pas, MB's Connor Dewar (Everett Silvertips) was selected to the 1st All-Star team for the Western Conference.

To take a look at the full list of All-Star teams Click Here


Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - March 19th edition



In the final Waywayseecappo Wolverines' Coaches show of 2018/19, Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett recaps the season that came to an end over the weekend, talks about their improvement and talks about what the graduating 20 year olds meant to the organization.

Bruchkowski's 2 goals leads Terriers to Game 3 home ice win over Nipawin


The Yorkton Terriers have won their 2nd straight in the SJHL Quarter-Final series defeating the Nipawin Hawks 3-2 in Game 3 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

The Hawks like they did in Game 1 would strike first as Jaxsen Wiebe would beat Ryan Ouellette over the far side for his 1st of the playoffs to make it 1-0. But the Terriers would respond just 1:10 later as Colby Brandt's long shot would hit the stick of Cody Bruchkowski and get past Declan Hobbs for the Cochenour, Ontario's 2nd of the playoff to make it even at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd, Nipawin would regain their one goal lead as Jake Tremblay would find a loose puck and slide past Ouellette for his 3rd of the postseason to make it 2-1. But once again the Terriers would come back to even it up as on the PP, Mason Mullaney took a nice feed from Branden Klatt and walked to the high-slot and beat the Hawks netminder for his 3rd to even it up at 2-2 after 2 periods.

The Terriers would get the only marker of the 3rd at the 4:29 mark and it would stand up as the game winner as Colby Brandt made a nice inside-out move around a Hawks defender and would send it on net where Cody Bruchkowski would tap in for his 2nd of the postseason to give the Terriers the home ice victory.

Terriers G Ryan Ouellette turned aside 29 of 31 shots to earn his 4th playoff win while his counterpart in veteran Declan Hobbs made 24 stops in the loss.

The two teams will go right back at it in Game 4 on Wednesday night from the FAA. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, "Sask Milk" pregame show begins at 7:20 with the PXP starting at 7:30.

If you want to get your tickets for Game 4, you can do so by clicking HERE


Post Game with Terriers F Cody Bruchkowski



Post Game with Terriers HC/GM Mat Hehr



Other SJHL Quarter-Final results:

Estevan Bruins 4 Humboldt Broncos 8
(Humboldt leads Best of 7 series, 3-1)


Melfort Mustangs 1 Kindersley Klippers 2 (OT)
(Melfort leads Best of 7 series, 3-1)


Battlefords North Stars 3 Flin Flon Bombers 2 OT
(Battlefords leads Best of 7 series, 3-0)

Monday, 18 March 2019

Two Wadena rinks capture Curl Sask Provincial titles over weekend

It was a pretty successful weekend for rinks out of the Wadena Curling Club.

First off, Delores Syrota captured their 2nd straight Saskatchewan Master's Womens Curling Championship after a 8-3 victory over Moose Jaw's Lorraine Arguin in the Final yesterday (Sun) from Watrous.

Meanwhile, Jayden Bindig and his Wadena foursome won the Optimist U18 Men's Provincial title in Regina after a 5-2 victory over Daymond Bernath of Saskatoon.

Bindig will play in U18 Nationals this April in Sherwood Park, AB while Syrota advances to the Canadian Masters Championships that runs next month in Saskatoon

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Keenleyside's Hat-Trick helps Terriers earn road split after Game 2 victory in Nipawin on Saturday



The Yorkton Terriers captured a wild Game 2 on Saturday defeating the Nipawin Hawks 5-4 to even up their Best of 7 Quarter-Final at 1-1. 

The Terriers would get the only goal of the opening frame as Cole Keenleyside (pictured above) would get his 1st of playoffs with 1:36 left in the 1st period to give the visitors the early 1-0 lead. 

In the 2nd, the Hawks would explode with 3 goals in first 4:28 off the sticks of Austen Flaman, Jordan Simoneau and Michael Makarenko to give Nipawin a 3-1 lead. But the Terriers would respond with two more quick ones just a short time later both off the stick of Cole Keenleyside who completed his Hat-Trick to make it 3-3 after 40 minutes. 

Mason Mullaney would pull the Terriers back in front just 3:17 into the 3rd as his long shot would beat Declan Hobbs to make it 4-3. Then just over 5 minutes Mullaney would add his 2nd of the period as he would take a nice feed in front from Chantz Petruic and make no mistake to make it a two goal lead. The Hawks would try and battle back but they would only be able to get one by Ryan Ouellette from Jake Tremblay as the Terriers hung on for the road win.

Terriers G Ryan Ouellette turned aside 40 of 44 shots to earn his 3rd SJHL playoff win while Declan Hobbs made 30 saves in the loss. 

The series will now shift back to the Farrell Agencies Arena for Games 3 & 4 on Tuesday and Wednesday. GX94 will broadcast both games with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey with the "Sask Milk" pregame kicking off at 7:20 and PXP beginning at 7:30. 

**If you want to get your tickets for Games 3 and 4 in Yorkton you can do so by clicking HERE 


Elsewhere in the SJHL Playoffs,

Flin Flon 1 Battlefords 2 (OT) 
**Kaden Boser with winner 11:01 into overtime
(Battlefords leads Best of 7, 2-0) 

Kindersley 2 Melfort 5 
**Carson Albrecht with 2G for MFT
(Melfort leads Best of 7, 2-0) 

Humboldt 2 Estevan 4
**Jayden Davis with 2 goals for EST
(Best of 7 Series tied at 1-1) 

Friday, 15 March 2019

March. 15th MJHL/SJHL Local Recap

Stamps' earn sweep over Dauphin; Wolverines' season ends on home ice in Friday's MJHL Playoff Recap 



The Swan Valley Stampeders punched their ticket into the MJHL's Semi-Final round on Friday night after a 7-5 victory over the Dauphin Kings to complete the 4 game sweep of their Parkland rivals.

The Stamps would get the early lead in Game 4 as Brad Goethals would hammer one over the right shoulder of Bryan Landsberger for his 3rd of the playoffs, to make it an 1-0 for the visitors just 32 seconds in. But the Kings would respond in a big way in the period as they notched two straight PP goals off the sticks of Cole DeKonick and Eamonn Miller to help Dauphin earn a 2-1 lead after 1 period with shots even at 12-12.

Avery Smith would give the Kings an early two goal lead in the 2nd, but shortly after back to back goals jut 1:58 apart from Tucker Scantlebury and Josh Tripp pulled Swan back even at 3-3. But an answer back marker from Nakodan Greyeyes gave Dauphin a 4-3 advantage after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, big Alex Uryga (pictured above) would continue his hot play as he would tuck in his 2nd of the playoffs to pull them all event at 4-4. But once again the Kings would grab another one goal lead, this time it was from Carter Sawchuk who went top shelf on Merek Pipes to make it 5-4. The Stamps though would explode 3 unanswered goals including 2 from Kasyn Kruse and a empty netter from Matt Osadick to help them complete the comeback to advance on.

Stamps' G Merek Pipes made 36 saves to improve to 4-0 in the postseason while on the other side, Bryan Landsberger turned aside 43 shots in the loss.

The Stamps' now advance to the MJHL Semi-Finals which will most likely begin next weekend in Swan River, their opponent though is still to be determined.

Elsehwere,

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines had their 2018/19 season come to an end on Friday as they 5-2 on home ice in Game 4 of their Best of 7 Quarter-Final.

20 year olds Jake Bestul and Brandon Lawson scored for the Wolverines in their final games of Junior hockey while Isaac Labelle in his Junior finale turned aside 25 of 30 shots.

Sam Huston had 2 goals to lead the Terriers who'll join the Stamps in the Semi-Final round.

With the Wolverines' season coming to an end, the Junior careers also came to an end for graduates: Isaac Labelle, Brandon Lawson, Greg Lee, Karstin McDonald, and  captain Jake Bestul. I just would like to congratulate them on their Junior careers and wish them the best going forward!

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Terriers drop opener in SJHL Quarter-Final matchup with Nipawin in Friday's SJHL Playoff Recap 

The Nipawin Hawks scored two goals 6:50 apart in the 2nd period to lead them a 3-0 Game 1 victory over the Yorkton Terriers to open up their SJHL Quarter-Final matchup.

Jake Tremblay, Walker Coter and Arik Breton (empty netter) scored for the Hawks while Declan Hobbs turned aside 30 shots for the shutout.

18 year old Ryan Ouellette made 29 saves for the Terriers in the loss.

The two teams will meet in Game 2 of their Best of 7 series on Saturday night from Nipawin. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, "Sask Milk" pregame show kicks off at 7:20 with PXP starting at 7:30PM.


Other SJHL Quarter-Final openers:

Kindersley 1 Melfort 2

Humboldt 4 Estevan 1

Flin Flon 0 Battlefords 3

(Nipawin, Melfort, Humboldt and Battlefords now lead their Best of 7 series, 1-0 with Game 2's happening on Saturday night)


Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - March 15th edition


In this weeks edition of the Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff recaps the teams first 3 games of their series and preview's Game 4 tonight (Fri) in Dauphin

Local teams competing in SHSAA Regional Championships this weekend!



It's a busy weekend for Saskatchewan High School Basketball as Boys and Girls Regional Championships will be held all over the province.

1A Boys Regional
(In Middle Lake)
2:45PM - Preeceville vs. Paradise Hill

(In Coronach)
8PM- Rocanville vs. Thunderchild

2A Boys Regional
(in Norquay)
6PM- Wynyard vs. Norquay
8PM- Balcarres vs. Saskatoon Christian

3A Boys Regional
(in Regina)
6:15PM- Churchbridge vs. Watrous
8PM- Melville vs. Caronport

(at Valley Christian Academy)
8PM- Indian Head vs. Sandy Bay

4A Boys Regional
(In Moose Jaw)
6PM- Yorkton Sacred Heart vs. Saskatoon Bedford Road

5A Boys Regional
(at Yorkton Regional)
8PM- North Battleford vs. Yorkton Regional



1A Girls Regional
(at Middle Lake)
8PM- Rocanville vs. Middle Lake

2A Girls Regional
(In Canora)
6PM- Canora vs. Redvers
8PM- Foam Lake vs. Rosthern

(In Wynyard)
6PM- Wynyard vs. Turtleford
8PM- Norquay vs Osler VCA

3A Girls Regional
(in Melville)
6PM- Melville vs. Moosomin

(in Caronport)
6PM- Esterhazy vs. Caronport
8PM- Indian Head vs. Kindersley

5A Girls Regional
(in Prince Albert)
7:30PM- Yorkton Regional vs. Weyburn


Results and Schedule here Click Here


 

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Local players taking part in 2019 University Cup in Lethbridge this week!


The 2019 University Cup (USports Men's Hockey Championships are taking place this Thursday to Sunday at the Enmax Center in Lethbridge, Alberta with some local flavour taking part.

The host Lethbridge Pronghorns will be the host team for the event and the squad features 5th year F and Swan Valley Stampeder alumni Justin Valentino.

"It's obviously a great opportunity to be a part of and it's huge for our University, the athletics program and for our hockey team to participate in a first class event like this", Valentino said in a phone interview with GX94. The Pronghorns will open up their event in the Quarter-Finals tonight (Thurs) against the top-ranked & defending national champion Albert Golden Bears and Valentino knows it'll be a tough test.

"They are the defending champions for a reason, and we had some tough games against this year but we also played them tough at the end of the year taking them to overtime, and in a tournament like this in a single-game elimination anything can happen so we will stick to our structure and see what happens tonight."

Meanwhile the 2nd-ranked Saskatchewan Huskies who feature Hudson Bay's Levi Cable, Grenfell's Donovan Neuls, Moosomin's Dakota Boutin and Yorkton Terrier alum Tanner Lishchynsky, they open up their play this afternoon (Thurs) at 1PM SK time against the Guelph Gryphons

Dakota Odgers (Spy Hill), Moosomin product Rykr Cole and Wayway Wolverines' alumni Troy Martyniuk & the Carleton Ravens will play their Quarter-Final on Friday afternoon at 1PM SK time vs. the University of New Brunswick Varsity Reds.

For Schedule and Results Click Here


Chat with Swan Valley Stampeder alum and Lethbridge Pronghorns F Justin Valentino




Chat with Yorkton Terrier alum and Carleton Ravens F Dakota Odgers

SJHL Quarter-Final Preview: #8 Yorkton Terriers vs. #1 Nipawin Hawks






REGULAR SEASON

Nipawin's Leaders

Points: Flaman (44), Simoneau (33), Tremblay (33)

Goals:
Flaman (19), Erhardt (18), Simoneau (16)


Assists
: Flaman (25), Tremblay (25), Breton (23), Misskey (23)


D-Man Points
: Misskey (25), Gerlib (23), Lenchyshyn (15)


Rookie Points
: Girod (26), Wiebe (26), Makarenko (17)



Yorkton's Leaders

Points:
Petruic (84), Legien (65), Klatt (65), Brandt (65)


Goals:
Legien (35), Petruic (32), Klatt (28)


Assists
: Petruic (54), Brandt (41), Mark (40)


D-Man Points:
Mark (51), Dubas (20), Janzen (17)


Rookie Points:
Bulych (49), Gervais (19), Janzen (17)





PLAYOFFS

Yorkton's Leaders


Points: Petruic (5), Brandt (4), Klatt (4), Bruchkowski (4)

Goals:
Brandt (3), Klatt (3), Petruic (2)



Season Series (4 games)

Sept 24th-- 5-3 Nipawin (at SJHL Showcase)

Oct 30th-- 7-2 Nipawin (in Yorkton)

Dec 7th-- 2-1 Nipawin (in Yorkton)

Feb 23rd-- 5-2 Nipawin (in Nipawin)



Nipawin: 4-0-0
Yorkton: 0-4-0


Goaltending

Nipawin (Regular Season)


#1 Patrick Pugliese-- 20GP 16-2-1 1.95GAA 0.931SV%
#31 Declan Hobbs-- 39GP 22-13-1-2 1.84GAA 0.937SV% 6SO


Yorkton (Regular Season)

#29 Andrew Henderson-- 12-16-0-3 1SO 3.39GAA 0.902 SV%
#30 Ryan Ouellette-- 17-13-0-0 3.72GAA 0.897 SV%


Yorkton (Playoffs)


#30 Ryan Ouellette-- 3GP 2-1 3.67GAA 0.904SV%



Special Teams

Nipawin


Reg Season PP: = 10th- (16.2%)

Reg Season PK: = 1st- (88.8%)


Yorkton

Reg Season PP: 3rd- (20.4%)

Reg Season PK: 9th- (79.2%)



Playoffs PP: (1/8)= 12.5%
Playoffs PK: 4 PPG against = 63.6%



Series Schedule:

GM 1 (Fri. March 15th) – Yorkton @ Nipawin 7:30

GM 2 (Sat. March 16th)- Yorkton @ Nipawin 7:30**

GM 3 (Tues. March 19th)- Nipawin @ Yorkton 7:30

GM 4 (Wed. March 20th)- Nipawin @ Yorkton 7:30

*GM 5 (Fri. March 22nd)- Yorkton @ Nipawin 7:30

*GM 6 (Sun. March 24th)- Nipawin @ Yorkton 7:30

*GM 7 (Tues. March 26th)- Yorkton @ Nipawin 7:30

*If necessary

**On GX94

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Stampeders' one victory away from the MJHL Semi-Finals after Game 3 victory over Dauphin


The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 3rd consecutive victory on Wednesday night, defeating the Dauphin Kings 5-3 at the Centennial Arena to take a 3-0 series their MJHL Quarter-Final matchup.

The Stamps like they did in Game 2 would strike first in Game 3 as it would be Brian Harris picking up his 1st of the playoffs just 66 seconds in the 1st to make it a 1-0 lead. They would make it 2-0, 1:45 later as Brad Goethals would beat Bryan Landsberger for his 2nd of the postseason to give the home team a two goal lead very early on.  Dauphin would respond just a short-time later on a 5 on 3 PP as Riley Shamray would one-time home one past Merek Pipes to make it 2-1.  The two teams would then exchange PP goals, 2:37 apart on markers from Campbell Balk (SV) and Cole DeKonick (DAU) that put the score at 3-2 Stampeders after 20 minutes. Shots were 22-9 Swan Valley.

MJHL MVP Josh Tripp would help Swan regain their two goal lead as Josh Tripp would take nifty feed in front from Quintin Sudom and he would use good patience to tuck in his 3rd of the series to make it 4-2 just 3:40 into the 2nd. The Kings would once again cut their deficit in half when Matt Boonstra was driving to the Stamps net and the refs would talk about it and would call it a goal as the game sat at 4-3. But before the middle frame would conclude, the Stamps would once again make it a two goal hockey game at 5-3 after a highlight reel goal from Maine Black Bear commit Matt Osadick (pictured above) as he tucked in the back of the net with a nice back-hand by the Kings net minder.

Merek Pipes earned his 3rd straight win between the pipes making 23 saves while Kings' netminder Bryan Landsberger in his 1st career playoff start turned aside 41 shots in the loss.

The Stamps will go for the 4 game sweep on their series on Friday night when the two teams meet in Game 4 of their series from Credit Union Place in Dauphin. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame show begins at 7:20 with PXP kicking off at 7:30PM MB time.

Elsewhere on Wednesday,

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines dropped their 3rd straight in the postseason losing 8-5 to the Portage Terriers.

Scott Mickoski (2G 1A), Chase Brake (3A) and Sam Huston (1G 2A) led the Terriers with 3 points each.

Jake Bestul (2), Greg Lee, Brandon Lawson, and Nick Doyle replied for the Wolverines who will look to keep their season alive when they host Game 4 of their MJHL Quarter-Final on Friday night at the Wayway Arena Complex. Puck drop will be at 7:30PM MB time from the Wayway Arena Complex.





Yorkton's Johnson captures first collegiate Golf win

                

Yorkton’s Kade Johnson has his first college golf victory.

The reigning Saskatchewan men’s amateur champion overtook fellow Saskatchewanian and Southern Arkansas University teammate Roman Timmerman on Tuesday to win the 36-hole event by four shots over Zach James of SE Oklahoma State. Johnson said the win has been a long time coming.

“It feels amazing, it’s something I’ve been working towards for a long time,” he told Golf Saskatchewan. “I’ve been close a few times and learning over the past couple years what it takes to win at this next level. To finally get it done against a really good field feels awesome.”

Timmerman was leading after round one with a one-under, 71, but Johnson battled back from third place with a final round minus-two, 70, for the win. Johnson said his familiarity with the course helped him get over the hump and collect his first win.

“I’ve played there a bunch, I’ve played home tournaments at Deer Park (in Yorkton) and I’ve learned a lot from playing home courses. Just go out there and play like it’s any other day and if I play well, I play well. I felt comfortable, it’s a tough course but I knew if I made a couple bad numbers I could turn it around but I got off to a great start. I made a few birdies early on, kept the momentum going and made a birdie on my third last hole and calmly closed it out. It was very exciting,” Johnson said.
The tournament was also the second straight team victory for Southern Arkansas.

The Muleriders on the strength of Johnson’s and Timmerman’s top-three finishes held off Henderson State by three strokes. Johnson said as a team they are improving and climbing the national rankings.

“We went to Georgia two weeks ago and won, we were like, let’s go. Our home tournament, we had extra pressure to win and to go out and get it done, it was awesome. Moving from 110th in the country, last rankings we were 29th. Rankings come out Tuesday night so a chance to break into the top 20 is incredible,” he said.

The team will head to Oklahoma for an event Sunday. They return to Arkansas for another home state event following that. The conference championship is scheduled within the next month.

(Golf Sask Release)

Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Terriers' win Game 3 over Notre Dame to advance to SJHL's Quarter-Finals

Chantz Petruic

The Yorkton Terriers have punched their ticket into the SJHL's Final Eight after a 5-4 victory over the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night to capture the SJHL Wild-Card series, 2 games to 1.

After the Hounds opened the scoring with the only goal in the 1st period, a PP marker from Jarrett Penner, the Terriers would respond in the 2nd in a big way.

Just 59 seconds in, Cody Bruchkowski would tap in his 1st of the playoffs to make it 1-1. Then would add a couple more markers just 2:30 apart a short time later as Colby Brandt and Chantz Petruic (pictured above) would hit the back of the net to push the home-teams lead to 3-1. The Hounds would cut their deficit in half just under 3 minutes later when Kyle Robinson's long point shot would beat a screened Ryan Ouellette for his 2nd of the post season to make it 3-2. But once again the Terriers would complete their strong middle frame with Brandt sniping home his 2nd of the period on a nice feed in front from linemate Chantz Petruic to help the Terriers take a 4-2 lead into the 2nd intermission.

In the 3rd the Terriers will grab their first three goal lead of the night as Branden Klatt would re-direct a long point from Tyson Janzen for his 3rd of the playoffs to make it a 5-2 game. The Hounds wouldn't go down with a little bit of a fight as goals by 20 year old's Marshall Wilton and Charles Martin would pull the visitors within one but thats as close as they would get.

Ryan Ouellette was once again solid in the Terrier goal making 43 saves on 47 shots to grab his 2nd playoff win.

The Terriers now advance on to the SJHL Quarter-Finals where they'll take on the Nipawin Hawks which will likely begin on Friday night in Nipawin for Game 1.


Post Game with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr

Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - March 12th edition


In this weeks' edition of the Wayway Wolverines Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Taylor Harnett recaps Game 1 & 2 of their Quarter-Finals vs. Portage and preview's Wednesday's Game 3.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Swan River played host to U18 Curling Championships this past weekend


The Swan River Curling Club hosted the Asham U18 Provincial Championship on March 7-10, 2019

The event featured 12 Junior Men’s and 12 Junior Women’s teams from across the province of Manitoba. 

The Champion for the Junior Women is Team Jensen representing the Dauphin Curling Club - Skip - Emma Jensen, Third - Jaycee Terrick, Second - Kaitlyn Szewczyk, Lead - Gracey Gulak    Coach, Alan Jensen.

The Finalist is Team Walter from the Elmwood Curling Club, Skip- Meghan Walter, Third - Emily Zacharias, Second - Becky Friesen, Lead - Mackenzie Elias.

Junior Men's Champion - Team McDonald from the St. Vital Curling Club.  Skip - Jordon McDonald, Third - Jaedon Neuert, Second - Braxton Kuntz, Lead - Alexandre Fontaine, Coach - John Neuert.

Junior Men's Finalist - Team Loewen from the St. Vital Curling Club.  Skip - Graham Loewen, Third - Sean Flatt, Second - Zack Bilawka, Lead - Adam Flatt, Coach Tom Clasper.

Team Jensen and Team McDonald will go on to represent Manitoba at a National U18 event April 2-7, 2019 in Sherwood Park, AB.

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