Friday 28 June 2019

Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) involved in 3-team Trade with Victoria & Brockville

The Yorkton Terriers announce they are a part of 3 team trade.

The Terriers dealt 20 year old F Cody Bruchkowski (pictured above left) to the BCHL's Victoria Grizzlies in exchange for 20 year old F Jordan Guiney (pictured above right).

Bruchkowski was then flipped to the Brockville Braves (CCHL) for 20 yea told G Liam Souliere and 20 year old F Chris Brown.

Bruchkowski, a Cochenour ON product played in 121 career games as a Terrier compiling 41 career goals, 67 assists for 108 points. This past year he had 24 goals & 55 points in 54 games.

Meanwhile Guiney hails from Victoria, had 5 goals 21 assists for 26 points in 56 gams with the Grizzlies in 2018/19.

Thursday 27 June 2019

Mils acquire veteran D Brown from Ontario

The Melville Millionaires have added some veteran experience to their back-end.

The Mils acquired 1999-born defenceman and 2 year Junior A veteran Tanner Brown from the St. Catharines Falcons for futures.

The Fenwick, Ontario product had 4 goals, 18 assists for 22 points in 44 games with the Falcons last season.

Mils Head Coach/GM Kyle Adams chats about the trade and the offseason thus far

Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) name Neufeld as new team President

With Alan Sharp stepping down due to relocation, the SJHL's Yorkton Terriers were looking for a new President and it looks like they've made their choice.

Corvyn Neufeld was named the team's new President after spending this past season as the Treasurer of the hockey club.

Chris Kosteroski will take over Neufeld's position as Treasurer while Pat Holtkamp returns as Vice-President, Peter Franck becomes Secretary, John Anderson remains as Governor and Chad Holinaty will be Alternate Governor.

Kurt Karcha, Darrin Campbell, Blaine Buckle, Curtis Maleschuk, Tom Mamela will be Directors.
Alan Sharp will stay on as Past President until Aug. 31st

Corvyn Neufeuld talks about the new position



The Yorkton Terriers would also like to extend a special thank you to past president Alan Sharp. Alan will be moving to Saskatoon and therefore has stepped down as President and given notice of resignation. Alan's hard work and dedication to the Terrier organization does not go unnoticed and we are thankful for everything he has provided and accomplished for the Yorkton Terriers. Alan will remain as Past President until his departure to Saskatoon. The entire Terrier organization wishes all the best to Alan and his wife. Thank You Alan!!!!

(Terriers Release)

Local Fastball teams battle New Zealand in Wadena

200+ fans enjoys some International Fastball in Wadena on Wednesday with the New Zealand Just Softball International Softball Academy visiting.

 The Junior Royals gave the New Zealand visitors a battle with a 2 run game through 4 innings but the Kiwi’s bats took them over the top with a 8-2 win.

In game 2 the Rosebud Royals started Nathen Pomedli, who is also a u19 aged player.  The Royals got a 2-0 lead after 1 1/2 innings with New Zealand answering back in the bottom of 2 with 1.  The pitches shut the door including a save by Royals Ace James Holowaty.

The local fans raved about the exciting ball in featured in both games.  New Zealand was once again impressed with the small town hospitality with the Wadena Bakery donating 24 of their infamous Boston Creams for the visitors, Locals stepping up with Meals for the team and billeting their houses out to the players.  The New Zealand ISA and Wadena are in talks for a return tour in 2020 for the Rosebud Royals 50th Anniversary year.

New Zealand will enjoy home cooked breakfasts front their billets followed by some floor hockey against the Juniors Royals before hopping on the bus to Prince Albert for games Thursday.


Wednesday 26 June 2019

Yorkton's Korczak; Roblin's Brook invited to Hockey Canada's Men's Summer U18 Selection Camp

Forty-four of the nation’s top under-18 hockey players have been invited to attend Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team selection camp and among those selected includes Yorkton's Ryder Korczak and Roblin, MB's Jakob Brook.

Korczak just completed his first season in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen where he had 15 points in 50 games.

He was then traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in early May.

Meanwhile for Brook, he helped the Prince Albert Raiders capture the 2019 WHL Championship and earn a berth in the Memorial Cup in Halifax.

In 62 games, he had 6 goals 6 assists for 12 points

Former Yorkton Terrier Assistant General Manager Gord Pritchard has also been named to the Canadian staff for the event as Guest Director of Hockey Operations.

Pritchard spent 3 seasons with the Terriers helping them win the RBC Cup in 2014

The camp is set for July 26-30 at the Markin MacPhail Centre at WinSport’s Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Yorkton Terriers 2019 AGM Recap

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers held their 2019 Annual General Meeting at the Gallagher Center on Monday night with just around 30 people in attendance.

The Terriers are coming off some pretty success on the ice by improving their win total by 18 victories and advancing to the SJHL's Final Four before falling to the eventual Canalta Cup champion Battlefords North Stars in the Semi-Finals.

But the success wasn't as good off of it as the team's financial report saw them with a loss of $54,792 from the 2018/19 season.

That total adds to their existing debt which now leaves them overall with a debt of around $90,000.

"It was disappointing as you said we had some great success on the ice, but we had some things not go our way this year specifically a major fundraiser that didn't quite the way we wanted it to go," Terriers Treasurer Corvyn Neufeld said in a interview after the meeting.

Another factor that Neufeld added was the sponsorship was little down from previous years.

"I know the numbers are lower than other years that was a difference, but still I feel like we are starting to head back to positive direction next year,  we've done a good job in rebuilding relationships in the city and our gate revenues were up a ton this year which is great."

Neufeld also added that in order to work off some debt simply they got to increase their revenue and he said they have some new ways they are working on to make that happen.

Also at last night 's meeting (Mon) , Alan Sharp announced that he has stepped down as team President as he will be relocating away from Yorkton.

A new President will be determined and announced in the near future.

Terriers 2019/20 Board of Directors:

Elected for 2 year terms ending in 2021

Darren Campbell
Chad Holinaty
Curtis Maleschuk
Thomas Mamela
Peter Franck

Directors on 2nd year of 2 year term ending in 2020

Pat Holtkamp
Blaine Buckle
Chris Kosteroski
Kurt Karcha
John Anderson (Governor)
Corvyn Neufeld

Some Financial Report notes:-Advertising went down from $217,250 to $178,800

- Gate receipt revenue rose from $35,544 to $153,419

- The club lost over $15,000 hosting the Montreal Canadiens alumni team


Terriers Treasurer Corvyn Neufeld spoke after Monday's meeting:

Saturday 22 June 2019

Yorkton's Korczak selected in 2nd round of 2019 NHL Draft

(Getty images: Andre Ringeutte)

Day 2 of the 2019 NHL Draft in Vancouver has come and gone and for one local product a dream became a reality.

Yorkton's Kaedan Korczak didn't have to wait long to hear his name called on Day 2 when he was selected in the 2nd round, 41st overall by the Vegas Golden Knights.

In his 2nd season with the Kelowna Rockets (WHL) in 2018/19, Korczak compiled 4 goals, 29 assists for 33 points.

Friday 21 June 2019

York Lake Golf & Country Club becomes 2nd 12-hole Golf Course to open in Saskatchewan

The newest 12-hole golf course in Saskatchewan officially held their Grand Opening today.

The York Lake Golf & Country Club becomes the 2nd 12-hole golf course in the province joining the Greenbrye in Saskatoon that opened up in 2012.

York Lake Vice President Rick Schrader says it was the right choice to go to 12 holes.

"Time frame wise and cost wise it's the most effective system being put in place right now and going forward."

A history of the Club shows it started out as a small sand 9-hole course in 1926 and grew into a grassy 18-hole course designed by world renown golf architect Les Furber.

Devastating floods in  2011 and 2014 destroyed the Back Nine compelling the Board and members to develop a plan to rebuild the golf course.

The club also introduced the new "Cornerstone Cafe" located in the clubhouse of the golf course.

On Saturday, the Country Club is offering a super special for golfers to try out the new 12 holes.
You can golf the 12-hole course for $12.00 a round or try your skills at Footgolf.

Chat with York Lake Vice-President Rick Schrader