Tuesday, 29 June 2021

June 29th Local SJHL/MJHL News and Notes

Mils' D Wells commits to RMC (USports)

The Melville Millionaires are pleased to announce that graduating defenceman Dylan Wells has committed to the USports’ Royal Military College Paladins starting in the fall of 2021.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity of pursuing a career in the Canadian Armed Forces as well as get the chance to continue my hockey career at a high level,” Wells said.

Wells, a St. Albert, Alberta product was acquired by the Mils on Sept. 9th, 2019 from the AJHL’s Olds Grizzlys and suited up in 56 games in a Melville uniform compiling 2 goals, 11 assists for 13 points while accumulating 128 penalty minutes.

Wells added, “Despite my time in Melville being cut short by the pandemic, it was a great experience playing for the Millionaires and being a part of the community. I believe that under the direction of Head Coach/GM Mike Rooney and his staff, that the club is headed in the right direction as they’ve established a competitive & structured environment which pushes the players to be better players and people on and off the ice.”

His Junior career consisted of having 25 points in 116 career games with the Mils, Sherwood Park Crusaders, Olds Grizzlys, Whitecourt Wolverines, and Drayton Valley Thunder of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

“RMC is an excellent opportunity.  Dylan will continue playing hockey with an excellent academic program – this is essentially a full scholarship.” indicated Millionaires General Manager / Head Coach Mike Rooney. “RMC have secured an excellent person.  Such great character and team player. Dedicated and trustworthy. He is very deserving. We are very proud of Dylan and wish him all the best”.


Langenburg's Peppler acquired by Wayway Wolverines (MJHL)

 The Waywayseecappo Wolverines are excited to announce the acquisition of forward Josh Peppler from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League

Peppler (’02) was on the Bobcats team last season for the shortened AJHL season.

Prior to Josh playing in the AJHL he affiliated for the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the SJHL.

Peppler says fans can expect a fast forward with playmaking skills who can also put the puck in the back of net.

The Langenburg, Saskatchewan native won’t be too far from where he grew up, with the town only being a 35-minute drive to Waywayseecappo.

“I have a lot of family and friends that can come out to my games now,” says Peppler. “I’m pretty excited for that.”

Head Coach Taylor Harnett says the team has had their eye on Josh for a while.

“After doing an extensive evaluation we are extremely excited about his skill set. He possesses great foot speed and has the ability to provide optimal offence.”

The 5’10”, 154-pound forward says he is thrilled to be part of a team that he says is expecting to be a contender this upcoming season.

“I’ve talked to Taylor (Harnett), and I’m ready to compete and help out the team for this upcoming season,” says Peppler. “I’ve talked to a few of the guys on the team already and they say it’s going to be a good year, so I’m pumped.”

(Wolverines’ Press Release)


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