Tuesday 31 March 2020

Terriers' F Guiney commits to Concordia University Wisconsin (Division III)

The Yorkton Terriers' are pleased to announce that another graduating player will be playing college hockey coming up this fall.

Jordan Guiney will suit up with the Concordia University Wisconsin Falcons in Mequon, Wisconsin starting in the 2020/21 campaign.

The Victoria, BC product compiled 18 goals, 38 assists for 56 points in 53 regular season games in his only season in a Terrier uniform.

Jordan will join his brother Nic who will be a Senior on the Falcons roster this upcoming season.

Monday 30 March 2020

Yorkton Terriers' Woodford commits to Fredonia State (Div. III); Wolverines' Bilka commits to Marian

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that graduating defenceman Kurri Woodford has committed to the men's hockey program of Fredonia State University in Fredonia, New York starting this fall.

The Littleton, Colorado product had 18 points in 53 games with the Terriers this past season that was cut short due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Woodford who was acquired from the Notre Dame Hounds last season, suited up in 101 career games in a Terrier uniform scoring 7 times while chipping with 23 assists.

Fredonia State is the alma-mater of current Yorkton Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr who played with the Blue Devils from 2009-2013.


Waywayseecappo Wolverines graduating forward, Anthony Bilka has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the Marian University Sabres next fall.
A two-year Wolverine, Bilka was relieved to nail down his decision and choose Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.
“It’s definitely a big weight off my shoulders,” Bilka shared. “Playing college hockey has always been a personal goal for me.”
“As far as landing at Marian, I couldn’t be more thrilled. I’m excited to have the opportunity to pursue my education at a top-notch school while getting to play hockey at a very competitive level.”
The Coppell, Texas native who will study finance when he gets to campus this fall suited up in 106 MJHL games with the Wolverines, scoring 25 goals while adding 37 assists.
For a young man who didn’t know much about the MJHL or the Wolverines, he certainly left with nothing but great things to say.
“I can’t say enough about my time with the organization. From day one I was brought in with open arms. The community, my billets, and the coaching staff were always there to support me. I’ll definitely remember all the fans and miss the tight-knit community.”
“As an organization, it’s definitely one of the top places to play. You’re brought in and treated like a professional,” Bilka concluded.
(Wolverines Press Release)

Thursday 26 March 2020

Terriers' captain Petruic commits to Carleton Ravens (USports)

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers are pleased to announce that graduating captain Chantz Petruic has committed to the USports' Carleton Ravens for this fall.

The Moose Jaw product completed his unbelievable final season of Junior Hockey with a league-leading 58 goals, 51 assists for 109 points in 52 games while also adding 8 points in 4 playoff games, before the postseason was cut short because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

This past year, he was also named the SJHL's Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year.

Petruic suited up in 176 career games in a Terriers' uniform compiling 120 goals, 142 assists for 262 points.

He will join former Yorkton Terrier and Spy Hill product Dakota Odgers & Moosomin product Rykr Cole on the Ravens' roster.

Petruic talks about the commitment below:

Monday 16 March 2020

Yorkton Hyundai Terriers Coaches Show - March. 16th edition

Kindersley Klippers (SJHL) , Selkirk Steelers (MJHL) and OCN Blizzard (MJHL) name new Head Coaches

The SJHL's Kindersley Klippers have announced their new bench boss.

50 year old Ken Plaquin was named the Head Coach by the hockey club this morning (Mon).

The Calgary product recently was the Head Coach of the Okotoks Midget AAA Oilers of the Alberta Midget AAA Hockey League

Plaquin takes over Larry Wintoneak who served as Interim Head Coach this past season


The MJHL's Selkirk Steelers have announced Hudson Friesen as their new Head Coach & Asst. Director of Player Personnel.

Friesen spent this year with the Steelers' as their Asst. Coach and Business Manager.

Also along with being the teams' Head Scout, Melville-born Tim Schick was named the clubs Director of Player Personnel.

Back on March 6th, the Steelers announced they weren't going to extend the contract of Head Coach Nick Lubimiv.


The OCN Blizzard hockey club, a proud member of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, would like to announce the following changes to the hockey operations side of the team.
Chris Perchaluk will now move into the role of full time Head Coach and General Manager. Chris has been in the role of Head Coach since November but will now handle all day to day decisions on players, trades and development of the hockey club.
Greg Hunter- is moving in to the role of Director of Player Development, Greg will be an advisor to Chris and assist with the scouting staff ensuring the Blizzard are recruiting top Jr. A talent.
Nic Rusak- will continue in the role of video and analytics coach.
The Blizzard will now move forward with hiring a full time Assistant Coach and a Director of Marketing and Business Operations to have in place by mid-April 2020.  Please the job descriptions provided below.
Any question contact OCN Blizzard Governor Kris Menard thru email @ blizzard.governor@gmail.com

(OCN Press Release) 

Friday 13 March 2020

Canadian Junior Hockey League officially cancels 2019/20 hockey season

The Canadian Junior Hockey League, in conjunction with its 10 member leagues and Hockey Canada, have officially cancelled the remainder of the 2019-20 season, due to the ongoing global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

As a result, all hockey-related activities, including respective League Playoffs, the CJHL’s four regional championship events (Fred Page Cup; Dudley-Hewitt Cup; ANAVET Cup; Doyle Cup) and the Centennial Cup Canadian National Junior A Championship will not be held.

In further consultation with Hockey Canada, it was determined that the cancellation of the CJHL playoffs is an unavoidable outcome.

“We continue to align our direction, consistent with that of Hockey Canada, and support their overall direction completely. “ said CJHL President Brent Ladds.

“We extend our extreme gratitude, understanding and commend the due diligence put forth by the CJHL’s Executive Board, each of our 10 league commissioners/presidents, their staffs and respective clubs and Hockey Canada in their commitment to safeguard all those involved in our wonderful game,” finalized Ladds.

(CJHL Press Release) 

Wednesday 11 March 2020

Stampeders' win; Terriers lose in Mar. 12th SJHL/MJHL Playoff Recap

The Yorkton Terriers' dropped Game 4 of their SJHL Quarter-Final on Wednesday night, 5-1 to the La Ronge Ice Wolves that evened up the Best of 7 series at 2-2.

The Ice Wolves grabbed the only goal of the 1st period on the PP as Stuart Pond walked in from the right half boards and snapped it far side on Matthew Pesenti for his 1st of the series to give La Ronge a 1-0 advantage after 1 period.

For the 2nd straight night, the Ice Wolves grabbed a two goal lead early in the 2nd as while on a 5 on 3 PP it would be James Philpott going top-shelf on Pesenti for his 1st of the series to make it 2-0 just 4:26 into the middle frame.

But the Terriers responded rather quickly as 22 seconds later, Keenan Taphorn made a nice defensive play at his own blue-line that sprung him on a breakaway and he made no mistake scoring the shorthanded marker, his 3rd in as many nights to cut their deficit to just one.

La Ronge though regained their two goal lead late as Spencer Kennedy added his third of the playoffs converting a breakaway chance making 3-1 after 40 minutes.

The Ice Wolves added two more in the 3rd from Booker Chacalias and Ben Manson into the empty net to pace them to the win.

The series now shifts back to Yorkton for Game 5 on Friday night at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Get your tickets on-line www.yorktonterriers.com

Other SJHL match-ups:

Battlefords 3 Nipawin 6
(Battlefords lead series, 3-1)

Flin Flon 2 Humboldt 1
(Flin Flon sweeps series 4-0)

Melfort 2 Estevan 1
(Melfort's leads series, 3-1)



The Swan Valley Stampeders took a 2-1 series lead in their MJHL Quarter-Final after a 10-0 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Wednesday.

Swan River product Carter Cockburn led the way with 4 goals in the win while Luke Beerman also scored twice and Frazer Dodd, Tommy Cardinal, Tanner Glasrud and Ryley Lanthier chipped in with singles.

Mikael Foucher recorded his 2nd shutout making 31 stops in the Stamps' net while Wolverines' G Colin Ahern turned aside 28 shots in the loss.

The two teams meet in Game 4 on Friday night from the Wayway Arena Complex. We will broadcast the game, starting with the pregame show at 7:20 and the play by play kicks off at 7:30 on GX94.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Steinbach 5 Winnipeg 0
(Steinbach wins the Best of 7 series, 4-0)

Tuesday 10 March 2020

Terriers' grab series lead after wild Game 3 win over La Ronge

The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers now have a 2-1 series lead in their SJHL Quarter-Final after a 6-5 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves in Game 3. 

The Ice Wolves for the 3rd straight game would strike first as Chad McIwain shot hit a couple of skates on its way through and beat Terrier net minder Matthew Pesenti for his 2nd of the playoffs to make it 1-0 just 6:21 into the 1st. 

The Terriers responded late as Captain Chantz Petruic walked over the blue-line and his snapshot beat Xavier Cannon over the right pad of his 4th of the series evening it up at 1-1 with 3:05 left in the first frame. 

But the Ice Wolves on a late PP with 39 seconds to go, Spencer Kennedy regained his team the lead as his wrist-shot went over the left shoulder of Pesenti and into the back of the net to give the home-side a 2-1 advantage after 1 period. 

Grant Longtin regained the Wolves their one goal lead with a PP goal early in the 2nd to make it 2-1. 

The Terriers would come back though with two goal to tie it up as Keenan Taphorn and Petruic with his 2nd of the night made it 3-3 through 40 minutes. 

In the 3rd, Yorkton grabbed their first lead just 3:30 in as Kaeden Taphorn scored to make it 4-3 before brother Keenan added his second of the evening to give the road team a 5-3 lead. 

But La Ronge cut their deficit in half as Spencer Kennedy got his 2nd straight PP goal going top-shelf before Kaeden Taphorn added his 2nd of the period to once again put Yorkton ahead by two. 

Booker Chacalias added one late for La Ronge with 2:57 to go but that's as close as they would get. 

Matthew Pesenti earned his 2nd straight win making 41 saves for the Terriers while Ice Wolves tender Xavier Cannon stopped 28 shots in the loss. 

Game 4 of the Best of 7 series goes on Wednesday once again in La Ronge. Our pregame show begins at 7:20 with the play by play kicking off at 7:30 on GX94. 

Other Tuesday SJHL Results: 

Melfort 2 Estevan (OT) 
**Melfort leads series, 2-1

Flin Flon 6 Humboldt 1 
**Flin Flon leads series, 3-0 

Battlefords 4 Nipawin 2 
**Battlefords lead series, 3-0

Monday 9 March 2020

Wolverines even MJHL Quarter Final at 1-1 after Game 2 win over Swan Valley

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines evened up their MJHL Quarter-Final at 1-1 after a 4-3 Game 2 victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders.

Gerrick Ripley, Brody Moffatt and Rayman Bassi each had 1G 1A to lead the Wolverines while Conrad Phillips chipped in with a single.

Frazer Dodd scored twice for Swan while Nathan Carl also had a marker.

Colin Ahern made 29 saves on 32 shots in his return to the line up to get the win while Mikael Foucher stop 27 shots in the loss.

Game 3 will be played on Wednesday night back in Swan River with the puck drop at 7:30PM MB time

Local rinks capture SHSAA Provincial Curling Medals

The Saskatchewan High School Curling Championships was held in three seperate communities this past weekend.
In the Boys Championship in Meadow Lake, the rink from Foam Lake captured the Provincial title after defeating Swift Current in the Gold Medal Game, 6-5.

Meanwhile in Allan for the Girls championships, it was a battle of local teams in the Gold Medal game with Wadena coming out on top defeating Yorkton Regional 8-1.

For more results CLICK HERE

Saturday 7 March 2020

Zawatsky's 4 points to lead Terriers to a 4-3 Game 2 win over La Ronge

The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers evened up their Quarter-Final series at 1-1 after a 4-3 victory over the La Ronge Ice Wolves in Game #2 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

For the 2nd straight night, the Ice Wolves scored first as Daylon Mannon walked in from the slot and went bar-down on Matthew Pesenti for his second of the series to make it 1-0 just 6:57 in.

The Terriers would respond though just under 3 minutes later as after Keenan Taphorn shot was stopped, the rebound came out to his brother Kaeden who put it in over Ice Wolves G Xavier Cannon for his first of the series to tie it up at 1-1 after 20 minutes.

La Ronge grabbed their one goal lead back, 3:46 into the second as after a mad scramble in front it would be Chad McIllwain chipping it for his 1st of the series making it 2-1.

But once again the Terriers responded as SJHL MVP and Player of the Year Chantz Petruic's one timer went right through the Ice Wolf goalie for his 2nd of the series tying it up at 2's after 2 periods.

The Ice Wolves once again would go in front by a goal just under 9 minutes into the third when Grant Longtin deflected home a James Philpott point shot by Matthew Pesenti to make it 3-2.

But for the third time on the night, the Terriers even it up at 3-3 as Chantz Petruic whistled it by Cannon for his 2nd of the night.

Then with 2:54 left in the 3rd period the home side would get the winner as Petruic slid it across to Alec Zawatsky for the game winner over the shoulder of the Ice Wolves net minder to give the Terriers the win.

Matthew Pesenti made 26 stops to get the win for Yorkton while Xavier Cannon of the Ice Wolves he made 32 saves in the loss.

The Best of 7 series now shifts back tied at 1-1 to La Ronge for Games 3 and 4 on Tuesday & Wednesday respectively. GX94 will broadcast the games with the pregame shows starting at 7:20, with the play by play starting 7:30

Post Game with Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr:

Friday 6 March 2020

Stampeders' blank Waywayseecappo in Game 1 of MJHL Quarter-Finals

The Swan Valley Stampeders' used a 4 goal third en route to a 5-0 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

After a scoreless 1st period, Tommy Cardinal hammered home one by Wolverine starter Liam Tereposky to give his team a 1-0 lead after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, Carter Cockburn gave Swan a 2-0 lead just 9 seconds into the period shoving the rebound past Tereposky.

Trevor Schroder, Nathan Carl and Ryley Lanthier would add three more the Stampeders' to pace them  to the victory.

Mikael Foucher (pictured above) turned aside 32 shots to get the shutout for Swan while Wolverines' G Liam Tereposky made 31 saves in the loss.

The Stamps' now hold a one game to none series lead and will visit the Waywayseecappo for Game 2 of their Best of 7 MJHL Quarter-Final on Monday night at 7:30.

Other MJHL Quarter-Final openers:

Portage Terriers doubled Dauphin 4-2
(Parker Malchuk with game winner in 3rd)

Virden blanked Winkler 1-0
(Jack Einarson score GWG, 2:09 into double OT)

Steinbach slipped by Winnipeg 3-1
(Declan Graham and Rylan Bettens with 1G 1A to lead STEIN)



The Yorkton Hyundai Terriers surrendered 3 power play goals en route to a 6-1 loss to the La Ronge Ice Wolves to kick-off their SJHL Quarter-Final.

Chantz Petruic had the lone goal for the Terriers while Matthew Pesenti made 29 saves on 35 shots in the loss.

Kevin Fillier, Grant Longtin, Jake Gudjonson, Holden Knights, Daylen Mannon and Ben Manson all scored for the Wolves who got a 28 save win from Xavier Cannon.

The two teams will meet in Game 2 of the Best of 7 series on Saturday at the FAA. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show kicking off at 7:20 and the play by play starting at 7:30.


Estevan 4 Melfort 1
(Troy Hamilton with 2G; Keenan Rancier with 44 saves in win)

Humboldt 2 Flin Flon 5
(Donovan Houle-Villeneuve (2G 1A) and Alec Malo (3A) led FF with 3 points each)

Nipawin 0 Battlefords 3
(Kristian Lyon with 34 saves shutout victory)

Thursday 5 March 2020

Maulers' G DePape & Remax Blue Chip Realty Yorkton team up to raise over $2000 for Boys & Girls Club of Yorkton

Remax Blue Chip Realty Yorkton were proud to team up this past hockey season with Yorkton SeCon Maulers goaltender Kael DePape.

With each save that the 16 year old DePape made this past season, he collected 2 dollars from Remax and donated it to the Boys and Girls Club of Yorkton, a organization he volunteered with last year. 

Remax Yorkton Co-Owner/General Manager Rob Kozak says it was something that Kael came to them with before the season.

"Kael came up with the idea with us before the year and we were excited to oblige him, just doing a great thing for his community and of course with my connection with the Maulers playing a number of years ago, we were happy to help him out for sure."

After accumulating up the saves, the total amount that was donated to the youth organization was $2112.00.

Wednesday 4 March 2020

Millionaires' wrap up season with road loss in Humboldt

The Melville Millionaires wrapped up their 2019/20 SJHL season on Tuesday night with a 3-1 road defeat in Humboldt against the Broncos.

After there was no scoring in the 1st, the second would produce the game's first goal as 5:09 into the middle frame Nathan Hannon sniped home his 1st SJHL goal over the left shoulder of Noah Decottignies to give the Mils a 1-0 lead.

The Broncos would respond though with 4:36 to go as Cade Cavallini's back-hander snuck through the left arm of Berk Berkeliev for his 2nd of the year and that put the game tied at 1-1 through 40 minutes.

In the 3rd it would be Braiden Koran jamming in the game winner just 3:11 into the 3rd period to make it 2-1 before Yorkton product Reid Arnold netted some insurance late in the game.

The Broncos split their goaltending duties as Brendan Foreman made 7 saves on 7 shots in the 1st while Noah Decottingnies turned aside 16 of 17 shots in the final 40 minutes.

Mils' netminder Berk Berkeliev made 29 stops in his final game of the season.

The Broncos with the win earned the 7th seed heading into the SJHL Playoffs.

Would like to thank the Millionaires organization for all they did for me and GX94 throughout the season and also Congrats to Mils' graduating 20 year olds in Aidan Steinke and Tanner Brown on their Junior careers & I wish them nothing but the best going forward.

SJHL Quarter-Final Match-Ups
1. Battlefords vs. 8. Nipawin

2. Flin Flon vs. 7. Humboldt

3. Melfort vs. 6. Estevan

4. Yorkton vs. 5. La Ronge

Tuesday 3 March 2020

Waywayseecappo Wolverines Coaches Show - March 3rd edition

Local SJHL/MJHL Quarter-Final Schedules


(Game 1) Fri. Mar 6th - La Ronge @ Yorkton 7:30PM

(Game 2) Sat. Mar 7th - La Ronge @ Yorkton 7:30

(Game 3) Tues. Mar 10 - Yorkton @ La Ronge 7:30

(Game 4) Wed. Mar 11th - Yorkton @ La Ronge 7:30

**(Game 5) Fri. Mar 13th - La Ronge @ Yorkton 7:30

**(Game 6) Sun. Mar 15th - Yorkton @ La Ronge 7:00PM

**(Game 7) Tues. Mar 17th - La Ronge @ Yorkton 7:30

(Game 1) Fri. Mar. 6th - Wayway @ Swan Valley  7:30PM

(Game 2) Mon.  Mar 9th - Swan Valley @ Wayway 7:30PM MB time

(Game 3) Wed. Mar 11th - Wayway @ Swan Valley 7:30PM MB time

(Game 4) Fri Mar 13th - Swan Valley @ Wayway 7:30PM MB TIME

**(Game 5) Mon. Mar 16th - Wayway @ Swan Valley 7:30PM MB time

**(Game 6) Tues. Mar 17th - Swan Valley @ Wayway 7:30PM MB time

**(Game 7) Wed. Mar 18th - Wayway @ Swan Valley 7:30PM MB time 

**If necessary

BOLD = Confimed to be broadcasted on GX94 (more to be added as the series' play out) 

Sunday 1 March 2020

Mils' win final Highway 10 battle of season after Saturday win over Yorkton

The Melville Millionaires won the final Highway 10 battle of the season on Saturday night after 3-1 victory over the Yorkton Hyundai Terriers at the Horizon Credit Union Center which also helped them win the annual Parks Cup.

Mils forward Luke Nkwama (22nd goal) and Terriers' AP Vaughn Watterodt (1st SJHL goal) exchanged goals in 1st to make it 1-1 after 1 period.

Then after a scoreless 2nd, local product Colby Lubachowski tucked home his 1st in the SJHL with 10:15 left to give the Mils the lead before Zach McInytre iced it into the empty net with 9.5 left in regulation.

SJHL Goalie of the Year Berk Berkeliev made 47 saves on 48 shots for the victory while 18 year old Matthew Pesenti made 32 saves for the Terriers in the loss.

The win also gave Co- Interim Head Coaches Jarett Waldbauer and Phil Fife their first SJHL wins behind the bench.

The Mils' will wrap up their 2019/20 season on Tuesday night when they visit the Humboldt Broncos while the Terriers' will host Game 1 of their SJHL Quarter-Final on Friday night with their opponent still to be determined.