Thursday 30 July 2020

Three Provincial Champions were crowned in Yorkton as Golf Saskatchewan championships wrapped up Thursday


It's always special to win a provincial championship, but it's even more special to do it on home turf and that's what Tammy Bezaire was able to do on Thursday.

The Togo, SK product and Deer Park Golf Course member was able to capture the 2020 Saskatchewan Senior Women's Golf Championship after firing a 7 over par 79 to finish at +26 overall. 

Bezaire, who last won a Provincial Senior title in 2015, won by 5 shots over Lloydminster's Joanne Schiller who finished in 2nd and 7 strokes ahead of 3rd place finisher Swift Current's Denise Wilson. 

For full results HERE


Deer Park Club champion Derek Stykalo proved this week at the home-turf was definitely an advantage. 

The Yorkton golfer captured the Golf Sask Men's Mid-Masters title by 10 shots over Meadow Lake's Chris Reid and Weyburn's Rick Hallberg who finished at plus 10. 

Stykalo followed up a 4 under 68 on Wednesday with a 1 under 71 on the final day to finish the championship at 5 under par. 

Melville's Doug Kreklewich finished at +11 for solo 4th place after final round of 2 over 74. 

Full results HERE 


For the 2nd time in 3 years, Weyburn's Rick Hallberg is the Senior Men's Provincial Champion in Saskatchewan. 

Halberd held off a late charge from Prince Albert's Cliff Selander shooting a final round of 78 to finish at plus 5, and 3 shot win over Selander who fired a round 1 under 69 on Thursday. 

Saskatoon's Warren Proctor finished in solo third place at +13. 

Full Results HERE 

Wayway Wolverines (MJHL) add 2 to their staff ahead of 2020/21 season

The MJHL's Waywayseecappo Wolverines have announced they've added two more members to their staff ahead of the 2020/21 hockey season. 
The Wolverines named Tim Lee as their new Director of Marketing and Jory Nychuk as their new Asst. Coach and Director of Media Relations. 
Lee, whose son Josh is an Asst. Coach and Asst. GM with the Wolverines, comes to the hockey club from Kirkland Lake, Ontario and has spent many years in the government and private sectors. 
Meanwhile for Nychuk, he hails from nearby Rossburn, Manitoba and currently is a business student at Mount Royal University, where he is hoping to graduate with a major in General management and a minor in Business of Sport. 

Millionaires (SJHL) ink Rocanville's Springer for 2020/21 season

The SJHL’s Melville Millionaires have announced the signing of 2002-born forward Dawson Springer for the 2020/21 season. 

The Rocanville, SK product had 21 goals, 14 assists for 35 points in 44 games this past season with the Prince Albert Mintos of the Saskatchewan U18 AAA Hockey League. 

Friday 24 July 2020

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) Off-Season Q & A with Head Coach/GM Mike Rooney

1. What's the off-season been like for you and the Mils organization?

2. You guys have announced some of your signings for the 2020/21 SJHL season, What can you tell us about some of the guys you got coming in?

3. Also it's been a busy off-season for you to put together a hockey operators staff, What went into putting that all together?

4. Lastly, looking ahead to the 2020/21 campaign, What have you heard from the SJHL and what do you know about the impact that Covid-19 has had?

Tuesday 21 July 2020

Johnson rejoins Terriers' organization as new Director of Marketing and Public Relations

                                                                               (Photo from Terriers Twitter)

A familiar face will be re-joining the Yorkton Terriers organization.
Yorkton product and former Terrier player Dylan Johnson was announced as the SJHL club's new Director of Marketing and Public Relations on Monday.

Johnson says he's looking forward to the new challenge.

"It's pretty exciting, I remember how much fun it was to be part of the Terrier organization and now being in a different role with them, I'm looking forward to bringing in some fresh ideas to get more fans engaged into the game and game day & to get more sponsorship dollars for the club."

The 26 year old just completed his college hockey career this past Spring with the Minot State Beavers, and graduated with a degree in marketing.

Johnson, played 3 seasons with his hometown club from 2012 to 2015 helping them win two league titles and the 2014 RBC Cup National Junior A championship.

Audio from with Dylan Johnson below:

Mils sign Wadena's Fogg and Mclean for 2020/21 SJHL season

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires are excited to announce the signing of 2002-born defenceman Brett Fogg for the 2020/21 season.

The Wadena, SK product played three seasons in the Saskatchewan U18 AAA Hockey League and this past season with the Swift Current Legionnaires, Fogg had 4 goals and 14 assists in 44 games.

Fogg was a 2nd round pick of the Moneymen in the 2017 SJHL Bantam Draft.


The Melville Millionaires (SJHL) are proud to announce the signing of 6 foot forward Campbell Mclean for the 2020-2021 season.

Mclean, from Whitecourt Alberta, played last season with the Grande Prairie AAA Storm where he tallied 5 goals and 10 assists in 32 games played.

Thursday 16 July 2020

Virden’s Kalynuk signs 2 year deal with the NHL’s Chicago Blackhawks

The Chicago Blackhawks have signed free agent defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk (KAL-nihk) to a two-year contract today (Thurs)
The contract carries a $925,000 salary cap hit and start for the 2020-21 season.
The Virden, MB product and former Virden Oil Capital had seven goals and 21 assists in 36 games while being the captain of the NCAA’s Wisconsin Badgers.
Kalynuk suited up in the MJHL with the Oil Caps during the 2013/14 season

Swan Valley Stampeders' held annual general meeting on Wednesday night

The MJHL's Swan Valley Stampeders held their annual general meeting in Swan River last night (Wed).

From the meeting financially they had some very sobering results as the team reported a deficit of $80,906 form the 2019/20 season

Cramer Coulthart, who was named new Stamps' President at the meeting taking over for Pat Morden, says there a number of factors involved from 
the inability to hold a spring camp, loss of playoff revenue, fundraising falling short thanks in part to the COVID-19 , but he pinpoints one big factor in particular

"I don't think its the expenditure side of the club, I think its definitely on the revenue side and we need to get more people in the stands, we can't rely on a long playoff run each year to balance the budget."
Coulthart who also serves at the clubs governor, adds COVID-19 has also played a role their financials this year like every Junior team in the country.

"It's something you didn't think you'd have to go through, but ya we lost out on playoff revenue, and some summer events like getting people together for golf tournaments or a social so we are just kinda sitting on our hands waiting for some news and hope we can get back to business as usual soon."

Businesses and organizations across the country have applied for different Federal and provincial financial relief programs and thats something that Coulthart says the club has looked into. 

"We've looked at every avenue possible, we've looking into as many programs we can and we continue that in the future to help the hockey club out."

Also of note:

--Warren Clark returned to the board after a year absence and has taken over the role of Vice President. Keera Coulthart was announced as the team treasurer, and Brian Gilroy resumes his role as secretary.  Other board members include Trevor Warburton, Pat Morden, Rod Pidskalny, Jarrett Mosiondz, Kim Kosokowsky, Pat Harness, Danielle Gordon-Broome, and Rhonda Mills.
--The 2020/21 season ticket drive is well underway, and what better time to help support the community run team. If you would like to purchase your season tickets or flex packs, visit
--The Stampeder organization are continually looking for community support to help fund the team. If you would like to become a Corporate Sponsor or make a donation, please
email or call Cody at 1-204-281-2765 to learn more.

Financial Breakdown below: 
Income 2019/2020 Season
Ticket Sales – $72,139, down from $132,308 in 2018/19.
Corporate Sponsorship – $123,139, grew by $12,516.
Game Night Events – $33,845, down from $81,059
Fundraising Events –$157,060
Total Revenue $391,346
Important Numbers In (Expenditures)
Expenses (Overlook)
Billets & Misc Player Costs – $43,390
MJHL Fees – $20,000
Referees – $22,167
Billets & Misc Player Costs $43,390
Arena Rental – $21,826
Recruit & Scouting – $9,547
Sticks – $36,544
Salaries & Benefits – $115,794
Bus Charter – $52,675
Hotels – $18,699
Meals – $23,499
Total Expenses   $464,982

Audio with Stampeders President/Governor Cramer Coulthart

Wednesday 15 July 2020

Catching Up with Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff

Stampeders Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff chats offseason, trades, commitments and Stamps Hockey School below:

Swan River's Zamzow captures Manitoba Junior Girls Golf Championship in Selkirk

(Photo from Golf Manitoba Twitter)

Swan River's Crystal Zamzow, won the 2020 Manitoba Junior Girls' Golf Championship yesterday, in Selkirk, firing a final round 84, to finish 30-over for the tournament. 

Zamzow finished two strokes ahead of Mikyla Alberta and three in front of Cala Korman.

In the Junior Boys' Championship, also held in Selkirk, Jose Mekish-Lacquette, of Shellmouth, shot a seven-over in his final round, to finish 17th overall. 

And after Day One of the 2020 Saskatchewan Junior Girls' Golf Championship, in Swift Current,

Yorkton's Ella Kozak is tied for fourth, after firing an opening round 86.

Monday 13 July 2020