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)

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