Sunday 17 January 2021

Mils' F Dureau set to join AHL's Syracuse Crunch

Melville Millionaires’ forward Jaydon Dureau (pictured above) will be getting his first taste of pro hockey coming up soon. 


The 19 year old White City product who was selected in the 5th round of the 2020 NHL draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, will be joining their American Hockey League affiliate the Syracuse Crunch.

Dureau played in 6 SJHL regular season games with the Mils during the 2020/21 season scoring 7 times while adding 4 assists for 11 points. 

Early next month is when the American Hockey League is slated to kick off their 2021 regular season.

Friday 15 January 2021

SJHL and WHL receives funding from Saskatchewan Government

The Saskatchewan government is giving $4 million to help junior hockey leagues and teams that have had their play interrupted by provincial health restrictions.

It says it will send $1 million to support the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League which includes the Yorkton Terriers and Melville Millionaires and $600,000 will go to each of the province's five Western Hockey League teams.

The Ministry of Trade and Export Development says the cash will help them cover revenue losses and ensure teams survive the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the province's public health order, athletes who are 18 and younger can practise or train in small groups, but team sports are banned.

The SJHL suspended its season in late November after the ban was announced, and says a return to play likely won't be decided until after today.

The WHL has said it was committed to playing a 2020-21 season, but potential start dates were undecided.


Thursday 14 January 2021

Curl Sask names reps for Tim Horton's, Scotties Tournament of Hearts and Mixed Doubles Nationals in Calgary


The battle to represent Saskatchewan at the Brier and Scotties is an unmatched annual tradition rooted in history. CURLSASK has worked tirelessly to preserve the history, tradition and competitive elements of our Men’s and Women’s Provincial Championship.

On January 12th, the Saskatchewan Government extended the ban on team sports until January 29th, 2021. On January 13th, the CURLSASK “bubble” Provincial Final proposal was rejected by the Saskatchewan Government. All options for any form of competition to declare our representatives have been exhausted.

CURLSASK has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 CURLSASK Mixed Doubles Championships, 2021 Viterra Scotties Women’s Curling Championship and the 2021 SaskTel Tankard Men’s Curling Championship.

The National Championships did take place for both Men's and Ladies last season, CURLSASK did not simply choose last year's champions as our representatives. Roster changes are present in both the men’s and women’s past champions. (Team Matt Dunstone retained three members from last season and Team Silvernagle has two returning members.) Therefore, an alternate solution was implemented.

The objective assessment of teams is based on the performance of teams in a two-season window. This system objectively and fairly assessed the value of teams including those with roster changes.

  • This includes season end points from last season (2019-2020) points earned from this partial season (2020-2021) which were calculated using the existing CTRS formula.

  • The points were calculated based on the current registered lineups of each team.

    o Each team and/or individual contributed their own value based on past performance.

Men’s Representatives:

A two-year window of points was used to rank all teams entered in the Provincial Playdowns.

Therefore, the representatives for Saskatchewan at the 2021 Tim Hortons Brier will be team Matt Dunstone, Braeden Moskowy, Kirk Muyres and Dustin Kidby.

Women’s Representatives:

A two-year window of points was used to rank all teams entered in the Provincial Playdowns.

Therefore, the representatives for Saskatchewan at the 2021 Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be team Sherry Anderson, Nancy Martin, Chaelynn Kitz and Breanne Knapp.

Note: last year’s champion retained only two members of the team.

Mixed Doubles:

The past champion team remains fully intact and did not have the opportunity to represent at the 2020 National Mixed Doubles Championship.

The team of Mike Armstrong and Ashley Quick will return as champion and representative at the 2021 Home Hardware Mixed Doubles Championship.

We look forward to cheering on our representatives in Calgary. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


(Curl Sask Press Release)

Saskatchewan Hockey Association's Jan. 14th Return to Play Update


The Saskatchewan Hockey Association announced that after the public health restrictions were extended for two weeks, they met with the government’s Business Response Team and announced that there will be no consideration of return to play (games) for at least four weeks and that return to game play is unlikely to happen before the end of March.

The current state of “training” with 8 players that are under the age of 18 will continue.

Sask Hockey also says they are currently reviewing the state of the game and intend on conducting meetings with each Zone hockey organization in the province plus all other Minor, Female and Senior leagues within the next two weeks.

For more information contact the Saskatchewan Hockey Association or go online to


Saturday 9 January 2021

MJHL provides update on status of 2020/21 season

Friday's announcement of extended Code Red Restrictions does not change the identified Restart Timeline announced earlier that the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has been planning towards.

The MJHL will continue to engage and consult with Public Health Authorities to determine a pathway forward for a safe and structured return to team on-ice training activity during the latter half of January, with return to game play targeted for February.

(MJHL Release) 

Wednesday 6 January 2021

Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame & Museum now available Online

 The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame, which includes photos and accomplishments of 79 individuals and 17 teams, is now available online.

The website can be found at

It is the first of two parts of a project to create a virtual hall of fame and museum, making it accessible to a wide audience.

The second segment will include up to a few hundred artifacts and memorabilia items and is expected to be online in late 2021 after all items have been photographed and their history and other relevant information entered into a database.

Volunteers with the Sports Hall of Fame and Museum are also adding to its display area on the second floor of the Gallagher Centre, where photos of all Hall of Fame inductees will be included and where changes will be made in the showcases. That work is expected to be completed by late January.

The new website was designed, developed and donated by Dick DeRyk at UncommonSense Business Solutions. The Kinsmen Club of Yorkton has provided financial support for the revitalization of the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.

The organization had seen limited activity for several years with limited volunteer involvement, but at a public meeting in the spring of 2020 a decision was made to reactivate it and a new board of directors was elected in July. An advisory committee consisting of some of the original founding members of the organization was also established.

Within the next few months the board will also work toward other goals of the organization, including holding an induction ceremony, preparing for an annual meeting, and more immediately, hosting a media conference to discuss its activities while showcasing the updated display area at the Gallagher Centre. The timing of some of those activities will depend on COVID‐19 related restrictions.


Audio with Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Chair Don Pfeifer below:

Yorkton's Korczak and Team Canada settle for Silver at World Junior Hockey Championships in Edmonton


Spencer Knight made 34 saves, and the United States topped Yorkton's Kaedan Korczak (pictured above) and Team Canada 2-0 to win the world junior hockey championship in Edmonton on Tuesday night.

The Canadians were undefeated at the 2021 tournament and aiming to repeat as gold-medal winners, but had to settle for silver after running into a strong American team.

The U-S won six straight games to capture its fifth under-20 title following a round-robin loss to Russia on opening day.

For the 19 year old Korczak, he dressed for all 7 of the Canadian and registered one point.

Next up for the Kelowna Rockets defenceman is to head off to Las Vegas to participate in main training camp with the NHL's Vegas Golden Knights