Friday 31 May 2019

Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers 2019 SJHL Draft Recap

The 2019 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Draft took place today (Fri) in Nipawin.

For the Melville Millionaires they made 5 total selections including the 2nd overall pick where they selected Tisdale product and Northeast Wolfpack D Nicholas Andrusiak

Andrusiak had 6 goals and 30 points in 31 games with the Wolfpack this season.

Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams says Andrusiak is the whole package.

"We think he's an all-around defenceman, he makes a great first pass, can skate and plays with a physical edge so we are just overall happy with the skill-set he has."

The Mils also picked up forward's Declan Cosford (Regina) in 2nd round, Rosetown's Jakin Lawrence in the 3rd , Saskatoon Outlaws F Berg Weber in 5th and big goaltender Ty Shumanski from Hafford in the 4th.

Meanwhile for the Yorkton Terriers and their first pick 5th overall they selected Warman defenceman Kody Norberg.

Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr commented other first round pick

"He's a guy I've been tracking for awhile, he's a big solid defenceman so we were happy to get him where we did"

Nyberg compiled 16 points in 31 games with the Wildcats this past year.

They made 5 others including Norberg's Warman teammate F Mesele Klassen in the 2nd, Rosetown's Vaughn Watterodt in the 3rd, F Kyren Gronick of Regina & D Carter Price of Moose Jaw in the fifth round.

The Terriers wrapped up their draft with a 6th round pick of F Keenan Bender from Saskatoon.
Other local selections included: Canora's Carter Dereniwsky of the Yorkton SeCon Midget AAA Maulers selected in the 4th round by Estevan and Beau Helmeczi of Esterhazy (Melville Millionaires in the 5th by the Battlefords North Stars. 

Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr comments on draft:

Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams comments on draft:

Full List of Terriers and Mils draftees below:

1st round, 5th overall

D Kody Norberg (Warman, SK)- Warman Wildcats

(31GP 3G 13A = 16 points)

2nd round, 17th overal

F Mesele Klassen (Neanlage, SK)- Warman Wildcats

(29GP 28G 18A = 46 points)

3rd round, 29th overall

F Vaughn Watterodt (Rosetown, SK)- Okanagan Hockey Academy

(25GP 18G 19A = 37 points)

5th round, 53rd overall

F Kyren Gronick (Regina SK)- Regina Aces

(24GP 27G 26A = 53 points)

5th round, 54th overall

D Carter Price (Moose Jaw SK) - Moose Jaw Warriors

(26GP 2G 7A = 9 points)

6th round, 64th overall

F Keenan Bender (Saskatoon, SK)-- Saskatoon Outlaws

(31GP 11G 6A = 17 points)

1st round, 2nd overall

Nicholas Andrusiak (Tisdale, SK)-- Northeast Wolfpack

(31GP 6G 24A = 30 points)

2nd round, 14th overall

Declan Cosford (Regina, SK)-- Regina Monarchs

(30GP 27G 18A = 45 points)

3rd round, 26th overal

F Jakin Lawrence (Rosetown, SK) -- West Central Wheat Kings

(31GP 14G 21A = 35 points)

4th round, 48th overall

G Ty Shumanski (Hafford, SK)- Battlefords Barons

(18GP 7-9-2-2 record  2.93GAA  0.914 SV%)

5th round, 60th overall
F Berg Weber (Saskatoon SK)-- Saskatoon Outlaws

(31GP 7G 7A =14 points)

Mils' earn 1st W of WCBL season after convincing victory over Yorkton on Thursday

The Melville Millionaires used a big 6 run 8th inning to help them cruise to a 15-2 victory over the Yorkton Cardinals on Thursday night in Western Canadian Baseball League action.

Evan Moore, Ryan Moormeyer and Cody Goggins had 3 hits each to lead the way offensively for the Mils while St. Louis product Luke Summers scattered 5 hits and 1 run over 6 innings to earn the win on the mound while striking out 6.

Tanner Huber had a couple hits for the Cards in the loss.

The two teams will meet once again on Friday night from Jubilee Park. Game time is at 7:05PM.

Other Thursday WCBL results:

Weyburn Beavers 3  Regina Red Sox 10

Moose Jaw Miller Express 10
  Swift Current 57s 2

Okotoks Dawgs @ Edmonton Prospects PPD
Fort McMurray Giants @ Lethbridge Bulls PPD
Brooks Bombers 7  Medicine Hat Mavericks 8

Thursday 30 May 2019

Mils; Cardinals both drop 2019 Western Canada Baseball League openers

Evan Moore had 2 hits but then was picked off on third with the bases loaded to end the game as the Melville Millionaires' comeback fell a little short as they opened up their 2019 WCBL campaign with a 6-5 road loss to the Moose Jaw Miller Express.

Jake Green and Marquis Irving hit a double for Melville who nearly came back from a 6 run deficit.

Mils starter Ryan Moormeyer was tagged with the loss after allowing 2 runs on 1 hits, walking 5 and striking out 6 over 3 innings of work.

Meanwhile in Regina,

The Yorkton Cardinals got 4 hits from Calgary's Matthew Korman but it wasn't enough as the Regina Red Sox cruised to a 8-1 home victory at Currie Field.

Erik Crossman led the way for the Red Sox with 3 hits.

The next action for the Mils and Cardinals will be tonight (Thurs) when they meet for the first Highway 10 battle of the season at Pirie Field in Melville with first pitch at 7:05PM.

The two teams then play the back-end of the home and home on Friday in Yorkton.

Other Wednesday scores:

Weyburn Beavers 8  Swift Current 57's 9

Fort McMurray Giants 10  Brooks Bombers 15

Top finishers from 2019 ECDAA Track & Field Championships wrapped up yesterday in Yorkton

"Pee Wee Boys"

Liam Bewcyk (Chuchbridge)

GOLD- 200m, High Jump
BRONZE- 100m

Jake Thomas Foster (Norquay)

GOLD- 1500m, 3000m

Brady Kashuba (Preeceville)

GOLD- Triple Jump, Shot Put

**Pee Wee Girls**

Halima Kasim (MC Knoll)

GOLD- 200m, 400m
BRONZE - 100m

Jordyn Severson (Norquay)

GOLD- 800m, 1500m, 3000m

"Bantam Boys**
Will Exner (Yorkdale)
GOLD- 100m, High Jump
SILVER- 200m

Carter Dumelie (Melville Comp)
GOLD- 1500m, 3000m, High Jump
SILVER- 800m

**Bantam Girls**

Callie Metzger (Grayson)
GOLD- 400m, 800m

Cadence Campeau (Kamsack)
GOLD- 200m
SILVER- 400m, 800m

**Midget Boys**

Alex Mushanski (Sacred Heart)GOLD- 100m, 200m, 400m *(record)
SILVER- High Jump

**Midget Girls**

Kasey McCombs (Sacred Heart)

GOLD- Triple Jump, Long Jump, 80m Hurdles *(record)
SILVER- 100m

Jemimah Adefolarin (Sacred Heart)

GOLD- 200m, 400m, 800m
BRONZE- 100m

**Junior Boys**

Garrett Ellis (YRHS)
GOLD- 100m, 200m, Triple Jump

Josh Haczkewicz ( YRHS)

GOLD- 400m
SILVER- 200m, 800m

Jesse Horsman (YRHS)
GOLD- 800m, 1500m, 3000m

**Junior Girls**

Camryn Danchilla (Sacred Heart)
GOLD- 100m, 200m, High Jump, Long Jump *(record)

Brooklyn Korol (YRHS)

GOLD- 400m, 1500m, 3000m
SILVER- 800m

**Senior Boys**

Dami Ogunbiyi (Sacred Heart)
GOLD- 100m *(record), 200m
SILVER- Long Jump, 400mk

Logan Stachowich (Melville)

GOLD- 400m, Long Jump
BRONZE- Triple Jump

Sean Easton (YRHS)

GOLD- 800m, 1500m, 3000m

**Senior Girls**

Rebecca Hort (Canora)

GOLD- 80m Hurdles, 200m
SILVER- 100m

Sarah Novakowski (YRHS)
GOLD- 800m, 1500m, 3000m

Full results CLICK HERE

Tuesday 28 May 2019

2019 WCBL Season Preview with Yorkton Cardinals Coach Robbie Dombrowski

The 2019 Western Canadian Baseball League season will begin on Wednesday night for the Yorkton Cardinals with new Head Coach Robbie Dombrowski at the helm.

Dombrowski, who just wrapped up his season as an Asst. Coach with Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi says he's looking forward of his first year coaching in Canada.

"My coaching mentors said a way to advance as a coach is to coach in a summer league, so then I saw the Yorkton post as I was looking for a summer job and I heard nothing bout good things about the league and that'll be a good challenge and way for me to grow as a coach," Dombrowski said in a phone interview.

The Cardinals will look to improve on their 5th place finish in the East Division one year ago and he says he'll bring a pretty gritty    style of baseball.

"I'll be a guy that wants to steal extra bases and put the pressure on the opposition, we will have to bunt, we will have to have good reads if you wanna compete with the other teams in the league."

Yorkton will open up their regular season on Wednesday night when they visit Currie Field in Regina to take on the Red Sox with a little bit of a short-handed line-up.

"Some of our guys are still in their playoffs, so its good cause that means we have some good players, but at the same time we will be little shorter for the first few games but still I want the guys to work hard and compete & good things will happen," Dombrowski added.

After Wednesday's game in the Queen City, the Cardinals will visit their Highway 10 rivals on Thursday before holding the Home Opener against the Mils on Friday night.

Full 2019 Cardinals Roster Click Here

Full 2019 Cardinals Schedule Click Here

Full Chat with Yorkton Cardinals Robbie Dombrowski below:

Monday 27 May 2019

Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) hire Grimwood as their new Head Coach/GM

The MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders have announced Geoff Grimwood as their new Head Coach & General Manager.

"We heard good things about him from Barry, which will put a lot of stock in and he's got lots of experience at the Junior A level in a small-market like ours plus he's got some great connections so he basically checked off all the boxes for us," Stampeders' President Pat Morden said in a phone interview this morning (Mon).

The 38 year old Grimwood takes over Barry Wolff who stepped down after one season with the Stamps to become the Head Coach/GM of the Merritt Centennials and he says he's looking for to the new opportunity.

"I've heard nothing but good things about the programs and town & what's in place with the staff, board, sponsorship and fans so I wanted to go to a place where I was working with and for good people and I think I've found that."

Grimwood has an extensive coaching background including recently being the Head Coach/GM with the BCHL's West Kelowna Warriors

Before that he spent 3 seasons (2015-18) with the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) as their Head Coach and GM and also spent time as Asst. Coach with the Powell River Kings (BCHL) and the WHL's Victoria Royals. 

The Stamps are coming off one of their most successful seasons in franchise history and with the position open, Morden says there was lots of interest,

"We had well over 20 candidates in for the job and about half-dozen or so that were very good and got strong consideration but in the end we were looking for someone who was committed to be here long-term and we're glad that was Geoff was."

Grimwood and his staff will now get ready for their first duties together getting ready for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Annual General Meeting on June 7th and 8th, with the 2019 MJHL Draft happening on Sunday June 9th.

Stamps President Pat Morden

Stamps new Head Coach/GM Geoff Grimwood

OCN Blizzard name new Coaching staff

The MJHL's OCN Blizzard have announced their new coaching staff.
The team has hired Ryan Wood and Chris Perchaluk as Associate Head Coaches with Wood also having the title of Assistant General Manager working along side current GM Greg Hunter.

Nic Rusak was also announced as the club's new Asst. Coach.

Wood was most recently the Head Coach/GM of the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners (NOJHL) while Perchualuk was a Coach in the The Pas Minor Hockey system the last number of years.

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Millionaires' Borynec commits to Lethbridge Pronghorns (USports)

The Melville Millionaires are pleased to announce that graduating forward Josh Borynec will be continuing his hockey career at the USports level with the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns.

The Parkland County, Alberta product had 18 goals, 29 assists for 47 points in 45 games with the Mils this season after starting the year with the AJHL's Olds Grizzlys.

Friday 17 May 2019

Wolverines' Labelle commits to Trinity Western

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are pleased to announced that graduating goaltender Isaac Labelle will be advancing his hockey career at the collegiate level.

The Saskatoon product has committed to the Trinity Western Spartans in Langley, BC.

The Spartans will play in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League in 2019-20 before making the jump next year to USports.

Labelle played in 81 career games in a Wolverines' uniform compiling a record of 29-43-3, with a career 3.05GAA, 0.905SV % and 3 shutouts.

Labelle is the 4th member of the Wolverines graduating class from this past season to ink a hockey commitment.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Yorkton's Wyonzek continues to excel in the officiating ranks

When you think of one of the top hockey officials in Saskatchewan, you don't have to look much further than someone from right in our own backyard.

For Yorkton's Tarrington Wyonzek, he traded in his stick for a whistle, and his players jersey for a striped jersey with the same dream in place of one day making the National Hockey League.

Wyonzek played his minor hockey in the Yorkton area and like any other young player with the hopes of one day making the big leagues but as his childhood continued another interest came up.

"I knew I wasn't a good enough hockey player to advance on as I just did it for fun and then starting officiating more seriously and got pushed along by the likes of Garry Gawryliuk, Jeff Bahrey and Marc Dubreuil and they kept pushing me and helped me get my foot in the door so to speak," Wyonzek said.

Ever since then his on-ice officiating career has took off each and every year with him doing around  150-160 games in the Midget AAA, Junior, Senior and Pro ranks (AHL) on average per season.

Like there is for any referee, there has been some highlights for Wyonzek during his career.

"This year has been pretty exciting for me just getting to do Game 7 of the WHL Final on Monday, and then I got the chance to go to Sweden last month for IIHF U-18 Hockey championships was an outstanding experience and then getting the chance to chance work last years' Memorial Cup in Regina in home city and that was big honour, and I've got to watch some great hockey the past couple years."

For Wyonzek he's always looking to get better and advance on his career, and just a couple years back signed a contract with the American Hockey League (AHL), which is that one step closer to his ultimate dream.

"At the end of the day every official in Major Junior and pro hockey, their goal is to get to the top level just like the players so yep that would be the main goal for me."

The next assignment for Wyonzek will be to head east to Halifax, Nova Scotia to work as a linesman for the 101st Memorial Cup.

Full Chat with Wyonzek below:

Tuesday 14 May 2019

May 14th Local Sports

Mils G Entz commits to St. Norbert College

The Melville Millionaires are pleased to announce that G Colby Entz will be playing hockey at the collegiate level next year. 

The 21 year old Entz has committed to advance his hockey career with St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin, joining former Millionaire Keegan Milligan who just completed his sophomore year with the team.

"I'm pretty excited to be going to an organization with a reputation as solid as St. Norbert", Entz said. "The school itself has such great history so that means a lot to me and I really don't think I could've picked a better school to get an education and play some top-end hockey as well."

The Churchbridge product played in 118 career games over 3 years with Melville compiling a record of 42-51-8-5 record with a 2.64 GAA, 0.915 SV% and 6 career shutouts. 

"Melville was a great place for me to play my Junior hockey, it was really close to my hometown where I always have gotten a ton of support and my billet family helped me more than I can possibly say and I'm just thankful for all the fans, supporters, sponsors and organization for giving me the chance to wear the Mils uniform, it helped me become not only a better player but a better person."

Entz also added he would like to thank  the Mils staff and personnel who did a lot for him his 3 seasons.

"When things were tough the coaches were there to help to make you a better player and when things were going well they helped me move forward".

The entire Melville Millionaires organization would like to thank Colby for his time as a Millionaire and also congratulate him on his commitment & wish him nothing but the best going forward. 

(Mils Press Release)


Roblin’s Brook & Prince Albert Raiders captures 2019 WHL Championship

The Prince Albert Raiders are 2019 Western Hockey League Champions.

Dante Hannoun scored with 95 seconds left in the first overtime as the Raiders downed the Vancouver Giants 3-2 in Game 7 of the Western Hockey League Championship to capture the Ed Chynoweth Cup and advance to the Memorial Cup.

The victory marked the first time the Raiders have won the WHL title since 1985.

Roblin, Manitoba’s JakoB Brook and Raiders AP & Swan Valley Stampeders F Brian Harris are members of the championship squad.

Prince Albert will begin their Memorial Cup on the opening day on Friday when they battle the host Halifax Mooseheads.


Winnipeg Blues (MJHL) name Whitewood's McEwen as General Manager

The Winnipeg Blues announced on Tuesday that it has named Taras McEwen its new General Manager.

McEwen joined the ICE organization in 2017 as the team’s Manager of Scouting.

In 2018, McEwen’s duties expanded and his title was changed to Manager, Scouting and Hockey Operations.

In addition to his role with the Blues, McEwen will continue his responsibilities with the Western Hockey League’s Winnipeg ICE.

Before joining the ICE, McEwen held a position in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League as the Hockey Operations Assistant and Assistant Coach of the Notre Dame Hounds. He also held two coaching positions in the Prairie Junior Hockey League including Assistant Coach of the Ochapowace Thunder (2013-2015) and Head Coach of Fort Knox (2015-2016).

(Blues Press Release)

Monday 13 May 2019

Melville duo captures SHSAA Mixed Doubles Badminton Provincial Title


It was a golden Saturday for a couple of local badminton players at the Saskatchewan High School Badminton Championships in Swift Current.

The Melville duo of Talon Frick and Kylie Severson captured the Mixed Doubles Gold Medal after 3 set victory over a team from Englefeld.

"It's really special, it's been something we've been working towards since we started playing together when I was Grade 8 and Kylie was Grade 7, so this was kinda our goal to win Provincials and we were able to finish it off", Frick said in a phone interview with GX94.

Frick will graduate from High School badminton this year while Severson whose currently in Grade 11 intends to switch to Girls' Singles next year.

Chat with Kylie Severson and Talon Frick below:

Team Sask (Female); Team Manitoba (Male) capture Gold Medals at National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Yukon

A couple of local teams captured Gold Medals at the 2019 National Aboriginal Hockey Championships in Yukon.

In Male Division championship game, Team Manitoba who featured Waywayseecappo's Cole Mentuck defeated Team Saskatchewan 6-1.

The Saskatchewan Male squad included Kamsack's Kishaun Gervais, Ochapowace's Josh Bear and Melville Millionaires prospect Chase Bertholet

Meanwhile, Team Saskatchewan flipped the script the Female title game defeated Team Manitoba 4-1.

Team Saskatchewan included Ochapowace's Kyla and Jordyn Bear, Anica Gauthier and Tori McNabb who all suited up for the Melville Prairie Fire (SFMAAAHL) this past season.

Kaila Powell of Swan River was a member of Team Manitoba

Friday 10 May 2019

Stamps' D Sudom commits to Augustana Vikings (ACAC)

The MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders are proud to announce that Quintin Sudom has committed to play for the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings, located in Camrose, AB.
The 6’2” 201 lbs Fort McMurray, AB native was named the MJHL Defenceman of the Year during the 2018/2019 season with the Stampeder organization.
Sudom played two seasons for the Stampeders, collecting 26 goals and 64 assists in 109 regular season games.
 “I am pleased to join the U of A Vikings, they are a great school, and have a fantastic program,” said Sudom. “It is exciting to be put in to a veteran line up and have a chance to make an impact and win a Championship right away. I would like to thank the Stampeder organization and everyone who has helped me further my career.”
 “We are very pleased to add a defenceman of Quintin’s pedigree to Vikings Hockey on many levels,” said Vikings Head Coach Blaine Gusdal. “Any time you can recruit a top end player, it’s a boost to your program and we are confident Quintin will fill a big role for us on our back end immediately and throughout his University career. His offensive numbers speak volumes as a productive power play quarterback and he’s also proven to be a very solid student which fits well with our high academic standards at U of A-Augustana.”
“We are very happy for Quintin, and it’s well deserved,” said former Stampeder Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “the Vikings Hockey team and U of A-Augustana School just got a whole lot better.”
The entire Stampeder Organization would like to congratulate Sudom on his recent commitment to play with the University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings.

(Stamps Press Release)

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Melville will host 2020 Sasktel Tankard & Viterra Scotties Provincial Curling Championships

(Left to Right: Jim Wilson (CURLSASK Board member), Ashley Howard (CURLSASK Executive Director, Larry Petersen (Host Committee Chair)

Two of CURLSASK's marquee events will be taking place in Melville next year.

The Sasktel Tankard Men's and Viterra Scotties Women's Provincial Curling Championships will be played at the Horizon Credit Union Center from January 24th- February 2nd, 2020.

Melville last hosted the Tankard in 2015 and the Scotties back in 2017.

"Melville's a trusted host and is a community thats put on some great events in the past, and we are just glad to combine the two events and take them to the next level", CURLSASK Executive Director Ashley Howard said after the news conference.

The top 9 Womens' teams will compete from Jan. 24th- 30th while the 16 best Men's rinks will take to the ice from Jan. 29th to Feb. 2nd.

Host Committee Chair Larry Petersen says they ecstatic to get the chance to host these prestigious events.

"We are so excited, we are going to have 25 of the top curling rinks in the province for 10 days and it's actually something we've talked about before as a committee so we are glad we can actually make it a reality."

Sponsorship packages for the event are now available and if you're interested you can contact Larry 306-720-0744.

Ticket packages and Volunteer opportunities will be announced in the near future.

Chat with CURLSASK Executive Director Ashley Howard

Chat with Melville Host Committee Chair Larry Petersen

Zawatsky named as new Head Coach of Yorkton SeCon Maulers (SMAAAHL)

The newly named "Yorkton SeCon Maulers" has named their new Head Coach and he's a familiar face to the area.

The Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League club announced that former Yorkton Terrier Player & Head Coach/GM Ed Zawatsky will be the teams new bench boss.

The 50 year old Langenburg product spent 6.5 years with the SJHL club including 3 as Head Coach and most recently was the Head Coach of the Pursuit of Excellence Midget Prep (CSSHL) team in Kelowna, BC.

Swan Valley's Tripp, a finalist for Canadian Junior Hockey League MVP

The Canadian Junior Hockey League has announced their five finalists for the Most Valuable Player award.

Among the finalists is Swan Valley Stampeder F and Swan River's own Josh Tripp.
Tripp helped the Stamps to one of their most successful seasons' ever while compiling 84 points in 50 games during the regular season.

Other finalists include: Alex Newhook (Victoria Grizzlies), Dylan Holloway (Okotoks Oilers), Brodie McArthur (Summerside Western Capitals) and Jett Alexander (North York Rangers)

Full Release CLICK HERE

Terriers' Legien commits to NAIT Ooks (ACAC)

The NAIT Ooks men's hockey team is proud to announce that forward Jared Legien has made a commitment to the program for the 2019-20 hockey season.
The 6'1 195 lbs., forward from Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan played for the Yorkton Terriers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this past season, where he posted 35 goals and added 30 assists for 65 points in 44 games.

Prior to this season Jared also played in 148 games in Western Hockey League with the Kootenay Ice, Victoria Royals and Regina Pats. Jared plans to study Geomatics Engineering Technology at NAIT.

(NAIT Release)

Monday 6 May 2019

Stamps' Harris commits to University of Manitoba Bisons (USports)

The Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) are pleased to announce that 19 year old F Brian Harris will forego his final Junior season and join the University of Manitoba Bisons (USports) for the 2019/20 season.

The Wawanesa, MB product just completed his 2nd season with the Stamps compiling 16 goals, and 52 points in 59 regular season while also chipping in with 15 points in 17 playoff games.

Harris also has played in 54 career WHL games with the Edmonton Oil Kings where scored 3 goals and added 1 assist.

Harris joins Stampeder alumni Keaton Jameson on the Bisons roster.

Friday 3 May 2019

Portage captures 2019 Anavet Cup with Game 5 win in Battlefords

The Portage Terriers are your 2019 Anavet Cup Champions after they defeated the Battlefords North Stars 7-3 on Thursday night to capture their Best of 7 series, 4 games to 1.

Orca Wiesblatt scored twice for Portage who got singles from Ocean Wiesblatt, Chase Brake, Joey Moffatt, Kolton Shindle and Jay Buchholz.

Matthew Fletcher and Brett Gammer replied for the Stars.

The Terriers' now advance to the 2019 National Junior A Hockey Championships that begins May 11th in Brooks, Alberta.

Thursday 2 May 2019

Yorkton's R. Korczak traded to Moose Jaw on WHL Draft Day!

On WHL Draft Day there was a blockbuster trade completed between the Calgary Hitmen and Moose Jaw Warriors that involved a local product.

Yorkton's Ryder Korczak along with D Vladislav Yeryomenko, a 2019 1st round pick and 2021 2nd round pick were traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in exchange for Vancouver Canucks prospect Jett Woo.

Korczak adds it's a new experience being traded

"It's my first time get traded so it's a weird experience, but in saying that I'm looking forward to my new opportunity with Moose Jaw."

Korczak had 15 points in 50 games with the Hitmen in his rookie season in the WHL.

Chat with Ryder Korczak below:

Local players selected in 2019 WHL Bantam Draft


F Conor Geekie (Strathclair, MB)

---- > 1st round,  2nd overall by the Winnipeg ICE

(31GP 49 goals, 37 assists for 86 points for Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs)

F Tyson Zimmer (Russell, MB)
----- > 1st round,  6th overall by the Brandon Wheat Kings

(26GP 22 goals 30 assists for 52 points with Okanagan Hockey Academy)

F Carter Dereniwsky (Canora, SK)
---- > 2nd round,  39th overall by the Victoria Royals

(41GP 8 goals, 17 assists for 25 points with Yorkton Midget AAA Maulers)

D Ryder Thompson (Russell, MB)

---- >  5th round, 105th overall by the Portland Winterhawks

(29GP 3 goals, 20 assists for 23 points with the Rink Hockey Academy)

D Dexter Whittle (Virden, MB)

---- > 7th round, 152nd overall by the Everett Silvertips

(34GP  12G 18A for 30 points with the Yellowhead Bantam Chiefs)

Chat with newest Brandon Wheat Kings prospect Tyson Zimmer (Russell, MB)

Chat with newest Victoria Royals prospect Carter Dereniwsky (Canora, SK)

Wolff steps down as Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach/GM

When the MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders begin their 2019/20 season, they will be doing so with a new Head Coach and General Manager.

The board of directors with the club announced this morning (Thurs) that Barry Wolff has stepped down from his position with the hockey club to join the BCHL's Merritt Centennials as their new Head Coach/GM.

"It's disappointing because a person of Barry's ability doesn't come around very often but I guess we all knew the risk of wanting to head back closer to home in BC at some point that whats his decision, but I think we have positives we made this year and hopefully we can build on those & move forward", Stamps President Pat Morden said in a interview with GX94.

Wolff in his only season with the Stampeders led them to one of their most successful season in franchise history which included an appearance in their first ever MJHL Turnbull Cup Final.

He added that the decision was a difficult one and that monetary considerations did not factor into it.

"I loved my time in the Swan Valley, the people there are first class and the success we had it was just a great year but with the chance in BC where it's my home and those chances don't come very often so I felt it was in my best interests to move on."

Wolff’s contract with the Stampeders was for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 seasons, with an opt-out clause that could be exercised prior to May 31, 2019.

The search for a new Head Coach/GM is already underway, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to Club President, Pat Morden at

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 or until a suitable candidate has been selected.

Chat with Stampeders President Pat Morden:

Chat with outgoing Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff


The Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) are looking for a strong leader with a winning pedigree to immediately fill the dual roles of General Manager and Head Coach.

The ideal candidate will have:

• Excellent leadership skills.
• Previous head coaching experience at the Jr. A level.
• At least 5 years at the Jr. A level, either as a Head or Assistant Coach.
• Extensive knowledge of the MJHL and the CJHL.
• Experience building a winning program.
• A history of focusing on player development and promotion of players to higher levels.
• Budget development and management experience.
• Experience working for and with a volunteer Board of Directors.

• A track record of promoting community involvement of players.

Compensation will be dependent on experience and qualifications. A multi-year contract is available for the right candidate. Any short listed candidates will be subject to a Criminal Records Check.

The Swan Valley Stampeders are a community owned team run by a dedicated Board of Directors supported by numerous hardworking volunteers. The Stampeders recently completed the team’s most successful season in the 20 year history of the franchise. T

he Swan Valley Stampeders are based in Swan River, Manitoba in the center of the beautiful Swan River Valley (

If you are ready to be the next leader of the Swan Valley Stampeders please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to Club President, Pat Morden at

Deadline for applications is May 31, 2019 or until a suitable candidate has been selected.