Saturday 31 July 2021

Yorkton's Kemp signs 1 year contract with the AHL's Ontario Reign


Yorkton's Brett Kemp has signed his first pro contract. 

Kemp has signed a 1 year AHL deal with the Ontario Reign for the 2021/22 season. 

Reign are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings

The former Yorkton Mauler just completed his 5 year WHL career this past season where he had 218 points in 255 games. 

During the 2021 campaign, he compiled 12 goals and 19 assists for 31 points in 23 games with the Medicine Hat Tigers. 

Wednesday 28 July 2021

Ochapowace's Bear dealt from Edmonton to the Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

The Edmonton Oilers have traded defenceman Ethan Bear to the Carolina Hurricanes for forward Warren Foegele.

The product of the Ochapowace First Nation  is coming off his second season as a full-time NHLer with the Oilers.

During the 2021 season, he had 2 goals and 8 points in 43 game

Monday 26 July 2021

Yorkton's Korczak selected in 3rd round by New York Rangers in 2021 NHL Entry Draft

Yorkton resident Ryder Korczak selected by the New York Rangers in the NHL Entry Draft over the weekend.

The Moose Jaw Warriors forward was picked in the third round, 75th overall.
Korczak tallied 16 points in 17 games this past abbreviated WHL season, and the year prior finished with 18 goals, 49 assists, and 67 points in 62 games.
His older brother, Kaeden Korczak, was selected in the 2nd round two years ago by the Vegas Golden Knights.

Meanwhile former Yorkton Terriers Ryan McCleary was also selected, in the 7th round by the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

McCleary had 7 points in 18 games with the WHL's Portland Winterhawks this past season. 

He was also pointless in 3 games with the Terrier during the 2020/21 SJHL season 

GX94's Ryan Young spoke with Korczak about getting drafted

Monday 12 July 2021

Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League releases 2021/22 Schedule

he Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud to announce the return of Junior-A Hockey in Saskatchewan with the release of the 2021/22 schedule.

The puck will drop on the 2021/22 SJHL season starting on September 24th and will feature a full 58-game schedule. All 12 of league’s representing teams will be in action for a home and home set on opening weekend.

Regular Season Breakdown

After attempting to utilize a North/South Division split in the cancelled 2020/21 campaign, the SJHL will return to its more familiar three-division format in 2021/22.

The Top-8 teams regardless of where they finish within their division will advance to the SJHL playoffs.

The divisions are comprised as follows:

Sherwood Division
Flin Flon Bombers
La Ronge Ice Wolves
Melfort Mustangs
Nipawin Hawks

Global Ag Risk Solutions Division
Battlefords North Stars
Humboldt Broncos
Kindersley Klippers
Notre Dame Hounds

Viterra Division
Estevan Bruins
Melville Millionaires
Weyburn Red Wings
Yorkton Terriers

Each team will play their natural rival 10 times throughout the season and every other team within their division eight times. Teams will then faceoff against the remaining eight teams from across the league four times apiece, rounding out the 58-game regular season.

The regular season will conclude on Sunday, March 6th, 2022.

SJHL Playoffs and Beyond

Following the conclusion of the 2021/22 regular season, and the subsequent two rounds of the SJHL Playoffs, the SJHL Championship Finals is slated to begin on Friday, April 8th, 2022.

The SJHL Championship team will then advance to take on the champion representing the Manitoba Junior Hockey League in the ANAVET Cup. The best-of-7 series is scheduled to start on Friday, April 29th, 2022.

After the conclusion of the ANAVET Cup, The SJHL, and more specifically, the Estevan Bruins are proud to host the National Junior-A Championships, better known as the Centennial Cup.

Tournament play is scheduled to begin in Estevan on Friday, May 20th, 2022.

Other Notable Dates

SJHL Showcase

All 12 SJHL teams will have an opportunity at showcasing their skills in front of fans and scouts alike when the SJHL Showcase returns to the Legends Centre in Warman, SK from October 4th to 6th.

Each team will play two regular season games (one home, one away) throughout the three-day hockey filled extravaganza.

Games will be broadcast live on SaskTel and SaskTel Max TV.

SJHL/MJHL Showcase

After three consecutive and successful years of Saskatchewan hosting the annual all-star event, the SJHL/MJHL Showcase will head across provincial boarders and into Manitoba where the top players representing each league will square off at the Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. The event which features two veteran teams and one young guns team from each league will take place on January 25th and 26th, 2022.

After enduring the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year and a half, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League is proud and excited to welcome its 12 teams, along with it’s players and fans, back into arenas across the province in 2021/22.

For the full 2021/22 Schedule, click HERE.

(SJHL Release) 

Friday 9 July 2021

Moosomin's Metzger named to Hockey Canada U18 Women's Summer Camp Roster

Forty-six players will attend the Hockey Canada National Women’s Under-18 Team Summer Development Camp,  beginning July 29 at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Among those selected include Moosomin product Ava Metzger of the Swift Current Wildcats.

Metzger had 5 points in 5 games with the Wildcats during the abbreviated 2020/21 season.

Yorkton's Kozak captures Saskatchewan Women's Amateur in Swift Current

(From Golf Saskatchewan)

Yorkton’s Ella Kozak fired a final round 77, to claim a one-shot victory over Regina’s Autumn Neizsner, at the Saskatchewan Women’s Amateur Golf Championship, in Swift Current.

The 15 year old Kozak who golfs out of the Deer Park Municipal Golf Course finished the event at +13, and will now advance to the Canadian Amateur Women’s Championship in Spruce Grove, Alberta from July 27 – 29.

“It feels really good,” Kozak said after the victory. “It was a battle out there. Overall I won and it feels really good to have the trophy and come back to provincials being the champion.”

The Men’s Mid-Amateur also wrapped up yesterday in Speedy Creek, and Fort Qu’Appelle’s Sarain Lafond finished 49th, with a three-round total of 273.

And heading into today’s (Fri) final round of the Men’s Amateur Championship in Swift, Yorkton’s Kade Johnson sits fourth, after firing a two-under 70 yesterday, leaving him seven-under through three rounds, 13 strokes back of the leader.

And Theoren West, of Golf Kenosee is tied for 15th, at two-over through three rounds.

Full Results –> CLICK HERE

Hear from Ella ---> Click Here

Wednesday 7 July 2021

Binscarth’s Peake capture Manitoba Junior Girls Golf title; Swan River’s Zamzow finishes 2nd in Shilo

Binscarth’s Clara Peake has captured the Manitoba Junior Girls Golf Championships.
She fired a final round of 5 over 75 to finish with a three round score of 239, 11 shots ahead of 2nd place finisher and Swan River product Crystal Zamzow.

Zamzow did capture the aged 15-16 category after final round of 78 to finish the tournament at plus-40.

Full results cant be found at

Stampeders' captain Kirk commits U of A-Augustana (ACAC) for 2021/22 season: HC/GM Wolff signs new 3 year extension


The Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL are proud to announce that graduating Captain Lane Kirk has committed to play for the
University of Alberta-Augustana Vikings of the ACAC starting in the fall of 2021. 

"I am pleased to join the U of A Vikings, they are a great school, and have a fantastic program. It is exciting to be put in to a veteran line up and have a chance to make an impact and win a Championship right away. I would like to thank the Stampeder organization and everyone who has helped me further my career,", Kirk said. 

Kirk a native of Swan River, Manitoba, played parts of five seasons for the Stampeders, collecting 5 goals and 58 assists in 180 regular season games. 

"We are very happy for Lane, and this opportunity is well deserved. The Vikings Hockey team and U of A-Augustana School just got a whole lot better," added Stampeders' Head Coach and GM Barry Wolff 

(Stamps Press Release) 

Chat with Stamps' Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff about the commitment below:

Chat with Kirk about the commitment below: 


Stamps' sign Head Coach/GM Wolff to new 2 year extension 

For the past three seasons, the Swan Valley Stampeders have had a strong leadership presence both on the bench and in the office with Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. And, this will continue as Wolff has now inked a new two-year contract with the team with an option for a third year if he chooses.

“We are thrilled to announce the extension of Barry’s contract,” said team President and Governor Cramer Coulthart. “Barry has been nothing but first class since first arriving in Swan River in 2018.

“Our community and board have really embraced Barry as the leader of this organization and Barry has delivered by having a team that is very active in the community, and entertaining on the ice.”

In 129 regular-season games, Wolff has lead the team with 82 wins and 36 losses. Additionally, in 20 playoff games, he has recorded 13 wins and seven losses. Wolff also lead the 2018-19 Stampeders to that historic league finals, Game 7 overtime thriller no Stampeders fan will soon forget.

Off the ice, Wolff has been instrumental in furthering the career of many alumni. To date, he has advanced 19 players – two to ACHA Div 1, two to NCAA Div 1, seven to NCAA Div 3, one to the WHL, one to ACAC and six to USports teams.

“I chose to (renew my contract) because the Swan Valley is a great community with great people and has a great organization in a great league,” said Wolff. “Wherever you are and whatever team it is – whether you’re a player or coach –  you quickly bleed the colours and do whatever you can to make everything run smoothly and successfully.”

Wolff is looking forward to resuming hockey-based activities on the ice later this summer and has been busy making plans for the team.

“We want to continue to develop players both on and off the ice, getting them to the next level of hockey, whether that is college or pro,” he said. “And, in the process, turn them into solid citizens and quality people.“

The Stampeders Board of Directors and the Swan Valley community creates the platform for the Stampeders to be successful on and off the ice, and I can’t thank both the board and community enough for giving us this opportunity.

“We are the community’s team, and we want to make sure the community has something they can be extremely proud of, on and off the ice!”

(Stamps Press Release) 

Stamps' President Cramer Coulthart chats about the extension below: