Thursday 30 September 2021

Wolverines beat Stampeders in first meeting of MJHL season


The Waywayseecappo Wolverines (4-1-0) stayed perfect on home ice after a 4-3 win on Thursday night over the Swan Valley Stampeders (2-3-0).

Logan Wotton scored twice to lead the way for the Wolverines in the win, while a short-handed goal by Josh Peppler and a power play marker by Troy Hamilton provided the other offence. 

Callum Fortin, Brad Fortin and Jordan Gagnon replied for the Stampeders. 

Wolverines' goalie Liam Tereposky made 36 saves on 39 shots to earn his 4th win of the season while Dylan Black made 31 stops in the loss.

The two teams will play the 2nd of their stretch of 4 straight meetings on Saturday night in Swan River at 7PM MB time.


In the SJHL,

JD Hall had 1G 2A against his former team, while Kale DePape made 24 saves for his 1st SJHL win as the Yorkton Terriers (1-3-0) beat the visiting Weyburn Red Wings (0-1-0) 5-1 on Thursday.

Karsten Kruska, Prescott Senger, Clay Sleeva and Enrique Fontes also scored for the Terriers while Shayde Peterson replied for the Red Wings. 

The Terriers will look for their 2nd straight win when they host the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday night. 

Other SJHL results:

Battlefords 3, La Ronge 8

Swan Valley acquire D Pahtayken (03) from Melfort

 The Swan Valley Stampeders have acquired 2003 defenceman Lare Pahtayken from the Melfort Mustangs of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for futures.

The 6’2” 209 lbs. right shot defenceman from Onion Lake, Sask., dressed in one game for the Mustangs this season.

Before that, Pahtayken spent the start of the 2020-21 season with the Tisdale Trojans of the Saskatchewan AAA U18 League

Wednesday 29 September 2021

Yorkton Terriers let lead slip away in home loss to Melfort on Tuesday

 The Yorkton Terriers (0-3-0) surrendered three goals in the 3rd period in a 5-3 home loss last night (Tues) to the Melfort Mustangs (2-1-0).

Carson Henry, Tyson Perkins and Maddux Nollski helped the Terriers get out to a 3-1 lead in the 2nd but third period goals by Tye Scherger, Ty Albrecht and Ben Tkachuk helped fuel the comeback win for the visitors.

Joel Favreau made 28 saves on 31 shots for the Mustangs in the win, while Terriers' G Jacob Herman turned aside 21 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers' next game will be on Thursday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at 7:30PM from the Westland Arena.

Other Tuesday SJHL results:

Nipawin Hawks 4  Flin Flon Bombers 1

Notre Dame Hounds 3  Battlefords North Stars 6

Tuesday 28 September 2021

Yorkton Terriers' Proof of Vaccination goes into effect this Saturday

Effective October 1,2021 the Province of Saskatchewan has introduced a public health measure requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative test for COVID-19 for entry to paid sporting events.  In order to be compliant with this mandate, starting at our game on October 2 versus the Notre Dame Hounds, the Yorkton Terriers will require all fans age 12 years and older to provide proof they are fully vaccinated or produce a negative test result.

Fans are encouraged to arrive at the game early as there will likely be delays.  Volunteers will be available at tables set up near the east and west entrances to the Westland Arena and at the Terrier window to check your information.  Once proof has been provided, you will be given a wrist band which will be required for entrance into the arena.

Acceptable proof of full vaccination includes either:

·         A printed copy, photo or screen shot of your vaccination record from e-health, or

·         Record of COVID-19 Immunization card provided at the time of your vaccination

Photo Identification will also be required.

Proof of a negative test provided by a certified health care provider within the past 48 hours can be provided in paper copy, screen shot or photo along with photo identification.

Any fan 12 years of age or older will require a wristband to enter the arena.


Monday 27 September 2021

Yorkton's Kozak captures SHSAA Girls Provincial Golf Championship in Rosthern

(Kozak pictured above in middle)

Yorkton's Ella Kozak continued to add to her golfing resume over the weekend.

The 15 year old captured the Saskatchewan High School Provincial Golf Championships in Rosthern after a final round of 70 to finish the event with a 2-day total of 148, and a 22 shot victory.

The win is another one on the Saskatchewan golf scene for Kozak, who also won the Saskatchewan Women's Amateur back in June.

Our local East Central District came in 2nd in the district totals, finishing 3 shots back of Horizon Central.

For full results CLICK HERE

Friday 24 September 2021

Sept. 24th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


The Yorkton Terriers kicked off their 2021/22 season on Friday night with a 2-1 loss on the road to the Estevan Bruins. 

Antoine St. Onge scored early in the 1st to give the Bruins a one goal lead before Caelan Fitzpatrick gave the home team a 2 goal lead early in the 3rd.

Karsten Kruska netted his 1st SJHL goal a short time later but that's as close as the Terriers would get.

Boston Bilous made 25 saves in the Bruins' net to get the win, while Terriers' G Jacob Herman made 35 stops on 37 shots in the loss. 

The two teams will meet for the back-end of the home and home series on Saturday at 7:30PM from the Westland Arena.

Other SJHL scores:

Kindersley 1, Battlefords 3

Nipawin 5, La Ronge 4

Flin Flon 2, Melfort 5 

Humboldt 5, Notre Dame 1


Stampeders 1, Blizzard 0

Dylan Black made 30 saves for his 1st MJHL shutout to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders' to a 1-0 win in the shootout over the OCN Blizzard.

Jamie Valentino and Adam Rajsigl scored the goals in the shootout for Swan Valley.

Nick Pineo made 39 saves during regulation and overtime for the Blizzard.

The Stampeders' next game will be on Thursday night when they visit the Wayway Wolverines. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show starting at 7:20, play by play starting at 7:30PM MB time. 

Wolverines 7, Oil Capitals 2 

 The Waywayseecappo Wolverines used 7 different goal scorers as they won their 3rd straight game, a 7-2 decision over the Virden Oil Capitals.

Luke Robson, Caleb Petrie, Andrew Boucher, Logan Wotton, Leyton Smith, Spencer Paplawski and Troy Hamilton all scored for the Wolverines, while Adam Paplawski chipped in with 3 assists. 

Liam Tereposky made 29 of 31 saves for his 3rd win of the season.

The Wolverines will be in Virden to take on the Oil Caps on Saturday.

Other MJHL results:

Winnipeg Freeze 3, Winnipeg Blues 6

Selkirk 1 Steinbach 5

Neepawa 2 Dauphin 5

Portage 3 Winkler 4

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) games postponed until further notice

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and the Melville Millionaires announce that until further notice, the Melville Millionaires’ games are postponed.

The postponement is due to positive COVID case associated to the Melville Millionaires. After consultation with local health officials, the Melville Millionaires in conjunction with the SJHL are exercising extreme caution and considering the health and safety for all players, coaches and staff of the teams, as well as the fans and the respective communities that the players live in.

The decision for postponement did not come easy, but we all feel that this is the best decision to make at this time to mitigate the potential risks. The SJHL will work with the Melville Millionaires and teams affected by the postponement in rescheduling and will announce when that information is available.

Any health matter is private in nature, the SJHL and the Melville Millionaires will have no further comments at this time.

Thank you for your understanding.

William D. (Bill) Chow
Saskatchewan Jr Hockey League

Wednesday 22 September 2021

Swan Valley earns 1st win of MJHL season on Tuesday Night

 STAMPEDERS 3, Blizzard 2 

Defenceman Adam Rajsigl scored twice to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders (1-2-0) to their first win of the season, a 3-2 road decision over the OCN Blizzard (2-1-) on Tuesday night. 

Myles Mason also scored for Swan, while Brad Fortin chipped in with 2 assists in the win. 

Stamps' goalie Dylan Black turned aside 22 of 24 shots to earn his 1st victory of the season. 

Max Mazur replied with both goals for the Blizzard.

The two teams will wrap up their stretch of 4 straight games to start the season on Friday when they meet in Swan River. Puck drop will be at 7PM MB time from the Centennial Arena.  

Full Summary CLICK HERE

Monday 20 September 2021

Local MJHL/SJHL Weekend Recap

 Wolverines win both to kick-off 2021/22 MJHL campaign

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines (2-0-0_ began their 2021/22 seasons by sweeping the Virden Oil Capitals (0-2-0) in a home and home series over the weekend. 

The Wolverines' used a 5 goal second period to beat the Oil Caps, 5-2 on Friday. 

Josh Peppler, Lonan Bulger, Reese Malkewich, Troy Hamilton and Carson Baptiste scored the Wolverines, while Liam Tereposky made 36 saves in then win. 

Then on Saturday, the Wolverines won by a score of a 5-1 on home ice.

Peppler, Jacob Charko, Tristen Bear, Mi-Kwan Tallman and Boston Bird chipped in offensively and Tereposky earned his 2nd straight win in goal stopping 18 shots. 

Waywayseecappo will return to action on Friday when they host Virden for their 3rd straight meeting. 

Stampeders drop both on MJHL Opening Weekend. 

The Swan Valley Stampeders (0-2-0 fell to 0-2 early in the MJHL season after falling in both games against the OCN Blizzard (2-0-0). 

Ashton Paul scored the game winner with 8:34 left in the 3rd on Friday to lead the Blizzard to a 4-3 win. 

Aaron Lorenz, Riley Zimmerman and Dain Sardelli also scored for OCN, while Carter Cockburn, Jackson Betcher and Callum Fortin replied for the Stampeders. 

Stamps' G Dylan Black made 32 saves on Friday in the loss. 

On Saturday, 

Noah Fladager had 1G 1A for the Stampeders' but they fell 5-3 on the road to the Blizzard. 

Dayvan Bull and Jackson Betcher also scored for Swan while in the loss Dylan Black made 31 saves on 34 shots. 

Swan Valley and OCN will meet in 3rd of 4 straight meetings to start the season on Tuesday night in The Pas. 


Millionaires split final two games with Notre Dame to wrap up preseason 

The Melville Millionaires and Notre Dame Hounds split their final two games to wrap up the SJHL exhibition schedule. 

Zach McIntyre tied the game in the 3rd then had the shootout winner on Saturday to lead the Moneymen to 4-3 shootout win over the Hounds. 

Louis-Frederic Theberge and Aiden Robson also scored for the Mills who got 14 saves from Keaton French in the win. 

Then on Sunday, 

The Hounds got a little revenge in Wilcox with a 7-4 victory over Melville. 

Johno Hoins led Notre Dame with 2 goals, while Connor O'Brien, Blake Rasmuson, Connor Nolan, Elliot Dutil, and Dane Probe also scored. 

Noah Wills (2 goals) and Jake Spak (2 assists) led the way for Melville offensively, while Louis-Frederic and Zach Cain also chipped in with goals. 

The Millionaires will open up their 2021/22 regular season for a home and home series against the Weyburn Red Wings starting on Friday night at Crescent Point Place. 

Melville will then host their Home Opener against the Wings on Saturday at the Horizon Credit Union Center.  


Thursday 16 September 2021

Cain leads Melville to a road win over Yorkton in SJHL Preseason action

 Zach Cain had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 6-2 preseason win last night (Wed) over the Yorkton Terriers.

 Matt Strilets, Austin Lusok, Cole Larocque and Jake Spak also scored for the Mils while Alexis Giroux made 35 saves in the win. 

Clay Sleeva and Erik Boers replied with the goals for the Terriers. 

The Moneymen will continue their preseason on Saturday night when they host the Notre Dame Hounds at the HCUC, while the Terriers' exhibition schedule is done, they'll visit the Estevan Bruins next Friday to open up their 2021/22 regular season. 

In the other SJHL game, Weyburn was a 3-2 winner over the Notre Dame Hounds. 

Wednesday 15 September 2021

Henry leads Terriers to road preseason win over the Melville Millionaires

 Carson Henry scored a Hat-Trick to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-2 preseason win last night (Tues) over the Melville Millionaires at the HCUC. 

Steven Norum also scored for the Terriers, who got 33 saves from Drayden Ramage in the victory. 

Mils forward Noah Wills replied with both goals for the Moneymen. 

The two teams will wrap up their preseason head to head tonight (Wed) at 7:30PM from the Westland Insurance Arena. 


Melfort Mustangs 5  La Ronge Ice Wolves 2 

Kindersley Klippers 1  Nipawin Hawks 3 

Notre Dame Hounds 2  Weyburn Red Wings 1 

Friday 10 September 2021

B. Fortin leads Stampeders' to home preseason win over Dauphin


20 year old Brad Fortin had 2 goals and 1 assist to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 5-4 preseason win over the Dauphin Kings on Thursday night.

Swan River's Steven Arp, Keefe Gruener and Darius Makse also scored for the Stampeders'.

Braedon Lacomy, Carter Zalischuk, Kaden Bryant and Owen Wareham replied for the Kings.

Swan Valley will go right back at it tonight (Fri) when they host the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 7PM MB time from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Full Summary CLICK HERE

Millionaires'; Terriers complete Thursday night trades

A couple of trades in the SJHL on Thursday night. 

The Yorkton Terriers have acquired 2002-born forward J.D. Hall (pictured above right) from the Weyburn Red Wings for future considerations.

The Raymond, Alberta product had 1 point in 3 games with the Red Wings during the abbreviated 2020/21 SJHL season.

And the Melville Millionaires have picked up 2001-born defenseman Jackson Bohan (pictured above left) and a fifth round pick in 2022, from the Humboldt Broncos, in exchange for second round picks in 2022 and 2023.

The, now 20 year old, blueliner spent the last 2 seasons with the Broncos where he was named to the SJHL All-Rookie Team in his 2019/2020 campaign.

Bohan lead all 2001 born SJHL defenseman in points his rookie season after posting up 5 goals and 24 assists for a total of 29 points.

Thursday 9 September 2021

Wolverines; Stampeders drop MJHL preseason games on Wednesday


The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their 2nd game of the preseason on Wednesday night, falling 6-2 to the OCN Blizzard. 

Riley Zimmerman had 2 goals, while Drew Peters had 1G 3A to lead the Blizzard offensively while Aaron Lorenz, Max Mazur and Brock McDonald also scored. 

Brad Fortin and Isaac Gordon replied for the Stampeders. 

Swan Valley will return to action tonight (Thurs) when they host the Dauphin Kings from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.  



Connor Brust scored the game winner just 1:55 into overtime to lead the Neepawa Titans to a 4-3 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Wednesday. 

Cade Bendsten, Will Highet, and Cameron Trimble also scored for Neepawa, while Eli Reimer, Tristen Bear and Troy Hamilton replied for Wayway. 

Titans' goalie Tyson Gregory made 27 saves to net the win, while Wayway G Tresor Wotton turned aside 26 of 30 shots in the loss. 

The Wolverines' next game will be on Friday when they visit the Swan Valley Stampeders.  



Other result: 

Selkirk Steelers over Winkler Flyers 5-2. 


Wednesday 8 September 2021

Sept. 7th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


The Melville Millionaires won their 2nd straight to start their exhibition schedule after a 4-2 win over the Yorkton Terriers in preseason action last night (Tues).

Noah Wills and Braden Larochelle each had a goal and an assists in the win, while Zach McIntre and Jonathan Krahn had singles for the Mils.

Tyson Janzen and Karsten Kruska replied for the Terriers, who got 35 stops from Jacob Herman in the loss.

Mils' netminder Alexis Grioux made 26 saves to earn the victory.

The Terriers will return to exhibition play on Friday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings, while the Mils' will entertain the Humboldt Broncos, also on Friday night.

Full Summary HERE


Weyburn Red Wings 3  Estevan Bruins 2
La Ronge Ice Wolves 6  Melfort Mustangs 2 



Kaedin Wolfe scored the game-winner half way through the 3rd period to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to 3-2 road preseason win over the Neepawa Titans on Tuesday night. 

Beau Kennedy and Spencer Paplawski also scored for the Wolverines, who won their 2nd straight game.

Replying for the Titans was Brayden Michalchuk and Cameron Trimble. 

The two teams will meet again tonight (Wed) at the Waywayseecappo Arena Complex for a 7:30PM MB face-off. 

Full Summary HERE


The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped the annual rookie game to the Dauphin Kings by a 3-1 score. 

Nolan Whickman, Jerriah Shantz and Luke Morris scored for the Kings, while Cash Clarkson scored the only goal for Swan. 

The Stampeders will return to action tonight (Wed) when they host the OCN Blizzard at 7PM MB from the Centennial Arena in Swan River. 

Full Summary HERE

Other Tuesday MJHL results: 

Virden Oil Capitals 3 Portage Terriers 4 OT 
Winkler Flyers 4  Selkirk Steelers 3 
Winnipeg Blues 6  Winnipeg Freeze 3 

Monday 6 September 2021

Millionaires beat Terriers 7-2 in SJHL Preseason Opener

 Nicolas Samson and Charles-Thomas Larochelle each had 2 goals to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 7-2 victory over the Yorkton Terriers in the SJHL preseason openers for both teams.

Ayden Lamarre, Liam Burns and Jake Watson also scored for the Mils while Keaton French made 37 saves on 39 shots to earn the win in goal.

Clay Sleeva and Enrique Fontes replied for the Terriers. 

The two teams will have a rematch on Tuesday night at 7PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Admission to the game will be $5 for fans 12 and older, and those under 12, it'll be free admission.

Thursday 2 September 2021

SJHL announces mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League have announced a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy.

The vaccination policy will apply to all coaches, players, scouts, athletic therapists and trainers, equipment managers, on-ice officials, ice level off-ice officials, and any other individuals who interact directly and on a regular basis with players.

First vaccines must be obtained by September 10th and second vaccines by October 15th.

Players, coaches and staff that are not fully vaccinated must wear a mask at all times when around other players, coaches or staff, or when involved in off-ice team activities.

Also, due to travel restrictions into Manitoba, coaches, players and staff cannot travel into Manitoba until they are fully vaccinated.