Monday 29 November 2021

Local Weekend Recap


The Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers had a pretty successful weekend on the ice. 

The Terriers got 4 out of a possible 4 points after a 6-2 win over La Ronge Ice Wolves on Friday, and a 1-0 shootout victory over the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night. 

The Terriers' will return to action on Friday night on GX94 when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. 

The Millionaires' fell 4-3 in overtime to Nipawin on Friday,  and then rebounded in Churchbridge on Saturday with a 5-2 win over the La Ronge Ice Wolves to earn 3 out of a possible 4 weekend points. 

The Moneymen are back on home ice on Tuesday hosting the Notre Dame Hounds at 7:00PM. 



The Swan Valley Stampeders split their two games this past weekend with the Winkler Flyers.

The Stamps' fell 2-0 on Friday, before a 6-5 overtime on Saturday night at the Centennial Arena. 

It was also pretty cool for the Stampeders' to recognize former Stampeder Justin Falk, whose now the Head Coach and GM of the Flyers. 

Falk suited up as a 16 year old for the Stamps, then went on to play over 300 games in the National Hockey League. 

Swan has the week off before visiting the Winnipeg Freeze on Saturday. 

Meanwhile, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines snapped a 3 game losing streak on Sunday with a 10-6 win over the Winnipeg Freeze on a night they honored Shane Goodrunning. 

Goodrunning, died in April of 2020 at the age of 28. 

The Alberta product suited up in 140 career games with the Wolverines contributing 131 points. 

Waywayseecappo returns to action on Thursday when they entertain the Selkirk Steelers. 



An exciting finish for the Saskatchewan Huskies Football team who came back to beat the Montreal Carabins 14-10 in Saturday's Uteck Bowl in Montreal. 

Local players on the Huskie squad include Esterhazy's Sam Baker, Langenburg's Noah Zerr, Melville's John Stoll, Ituna's Coy Clark, Carter McLean of Foam Lake, and Yorkton's Matthew Mandziuk & Jordin Rusnack.

The Huskies will play for a Vanier Cup this Saturday in Quebec, City when they battle the Western Mustangs starting at 2:00PM. 


It was also a successful weekend for Melville Cobra linebacker Taylen Assman-Shewchuk. 

Assman-Shewchuk helped the Saskatchewan U15 squad capture the National Youth Alliance Pigskin tournament over a team from Kansas City on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

The 14U selects also won Gold, while 13U's earned a Silver medal.  

Friday 26 November 2021

Nov. 26th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap


The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2 game win streak snapped on Friday night after a 2-0 loss to the Winkler Flyers.

The game was scoreless until 3:51 left when Ryan Monias got a loose puck back-door and made no mistake for his 5th to make it 1-0, before Mike Svenson iced it into the empty-net with just over a minute to go.

Malachi Klassend made 23 saves for his 2nd shutout of the season for Winkler, while Stamps' G Kobe  Grant was solid in loss making 39 stops.

The two teams will once again meet on Saturday night in Swan River starting at 7:00PM

Other results:

OCN 3, Winnipeg Blues 2

Dauphin 5, Portage 2

Steinbach 4, Neepawa 3

Waywayseecappo 6, Winnipeg Freeze 7

Selkirk 8, Virden 5




Clay Sleeva had 2G 1A to lead the Yorkton Terriers back into the win column after a 5-2 win over the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Erik Boers, Kishaun Gervais, Colby Vranai and Tanner Sklaruk also scored, while Bradley Mistol made 20 stops in the win.

Gavin Mattey had both goals for the Ice Wolves. 

The Terriers' return to action on Saturday hosting the Nipawin Hawks.



The Melville Millionaires' dropped their 7th overtime game of the season on Friday, falling 4-3 to the Nipawin Hawks.

Alex Johnson scored the game winner in overtime for the Hawks who got singles from Christian Albertson, Zander Stewart and Jake Smith.

Noah Wills (1G 1A) and Louis-Frederic Theberge (2A)  led the Mils with two points each, while Nicolas Samson and Jonathan Krahn also scored.

The Mills return to action on Saturday night in Churchbridge at 7:30PM when they battle the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the Kaminski Arena.

other SJHL results: 

Estevan 1, Battlefords 2 

Melfort 2, Weyburn 3 (SO)

Wednesday 24 November 2021

Millionaires' earn road shootout win in Melfort on Wednesday


The Melville Millionaires earned win number 5 on the season on Wednesday night beating the Melfort Mustangs 3-2 in the shootout at the Northern Lights Palace.

The Millionaires came out with a solid first period and would be rewarded for their efforts as Zach Cain worked his way into the Mustangs' zone and his shot brought out a big rebound where Noah Wills (pictured above)  capitalized on it with his 4th of the season to make it 1-0 Melville after 1 period.

The home-side got the equalizer just 5:43 into the 2nd as off a offensive zone draw, Marco Lopez grabbed it and snapped it over the right-pad of Jared Thompson for his 8th to make it 1-1.

Melfort grabbed their first lead of the night late in the 2nd with just 88 seconds to go as Trenton Curtis caught the Mills on a sloppy change and went in alone and beat Thompson to make it 2-1 after 40 minutes. 

Nicolas Samson tied things up for the Mills, 4:43 into the 3rd as he walked in and went top-shelf on James Venne to pull his team back even after regulation.

After a scoreless overtime, Noah Wills' scored the only goal of the shootout while Jared Thompson stopped all three Mustang shooters.

Speaking of Thompson, he made 31 saves on 33 shots to earn his 3rd win of the season, while Mustangs' G James Venne turned aside 32 shots in the shootout loss.

The Millionaires will return to action on Friday night when they host the Nipawin Hawks at 7:00PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Tuesday 23 November 2021

Terriers' fall on road in divisional showdown in Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 3rd straight against Estevan this season, falling 6-1 to the Bruins at Affinity Place on Tuesday night.

The Terriers got off to a very quick start in Estevan scoring just 35 seconds in as Parker Jasper's long point-shot provided a big rebound in front as Karsten Kruska was in the right spot to back-hand it home for his 6th of the season to make it 1-0 Yorkton early.

It would stay like that until 18:24 mark of the 1st when Caelan Fitzpatrick capitalized on a rebound in front himself and beat Kael DePape for his 13th of the campaign to even the score heading into the 1st intermission.

The Bruins got off to a quick start in the 2nd period as they would score 2 goals in the opening 2:30 as Nolan Jones' side angle shot beat a screened DePape for his 2nd of the season to make it 2-1, and then 45 seconds later, Mark Rumsey scored his league leading 19th to give the home team a two goal lead.

Caelan Fitzpatrick added his 2nd of the night half-way through the 2nd period on the powerplay to push their lead to three after 2 periods.

In the 3rd period, the Bruins' offence continued as Brandon Ambrozik and Kade Runke added a couple more to increase their margin.

Bruins' G Boston Bilous made 30 saves on 31 shots to earn his 13th win of the season, while Kael DePape turned aside 32 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers' return to the ice for a couple home games this weekend, against the La Ronge Ice Wolves on Friday and then they'll welcome the Nipawin Hawks on Saturday night. 


Other SJHL result:

Nipawin Hawks 1, Flin Flon Bombers 5


Terriers' acquire F Nelson from Whitecourt Wolverines (AJHL)

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have acquired a forward from the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The Terriers picked up 19 year old F Greg Nelson of the AJHL's Whitecourt Wolverines in exchange for a player development fee.

The 6-foot, 182 pounder from Veteran, Alberta had 6 assists and 50 penalty minutes in 24 games split between the Wolverines and Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) this season.

He spent the previous 2 seasons with the Olds Grizzlys.


MJHL Showcase in Portage La Prairie

Swan Valley 4, Selkirk Steelers 2

The Swan Valley Stampeders completed a sweep of their two games at the MJHL Showcase by holding on for a 4-2 win over the Selkirk Steelers. 

Jacob Paler-Chow, Quinn Mulder, Carter Cockburn and Brad Fortin scored for the Stamps while it was a 31 save performance from Kobe Grant in the win.

Ryan Ostermann and Keagan Abbott replied for the Steelers. 

The Stampeders return to action on Friday night for the start of two home games against the Winkler Flyers. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show at 6:50PM, and the play by play gets underway at 7:00PM

Other Tuesday MJHL results:

Winnipeg Freeze 4, OCN Blizzard 2

Dauphin Kings 6, Steinbach Pistons 2

Winnipeg Blues 4, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 3
(Wolverines return to action in Portage on Wednesday at 7:30PM against the Steinbach Pistons)

Esterhazy's Baker and the Saskatchewan Huskies prepare for this weekend's Uteck Bowl in Montreal


(Photo courtesy of Sask. Huskies) 

The Saskatchewan Huskies earned the berth into the U-Sports football National Semi-Final, after a 45-17 win over the Manitoba Bisons in this past Saturday's 84th Hardy Cup. 

"It feels pretty good, this one might mean a little more special for me since back in 2018 when we won the Hardy, I was injured and wasn't able to play, so being more involved this year has made it extra special, but we know as a group that we haven't won the ultimate prize we want quite yet," said fourth year receiver and Esterhazy product Sam Baker. 

The Huskies are getting prepared to head to Montreal this week as they prepare for this weekend's Uteck Bowl National Semi-Final against the Montreal Carabins.  

"We know Montreal will be a challenge, but for us it's just worrying about our own game, if we play like we can and execute like we know we can that'll put us in the best chance to be successful on Saturday."


Baker, whose in his 4th year with the Huskies being named a Canada West All-Star, as he's hauled in 41 passes for 556 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2021, and he gave a message to other 9- a side players looking to advance their football careers. 

"Just keep working hard, it seems more and more that guys from the 9-man game are excelling at the next level, because it doesn't matter where you played or what game you came from, the teams will find you." 

The Huskies take on the Carabins' in the Uteck Bowl this Saturday (Nov. 27th) at 2:00PM Saskatchewan time. 


Locals on Huskies roster:

Sam Baker (Esterhazy) 

Noah Zerr (Langenburg)

Carter McLean (Foam Lake) 

Matthew Mandziuk (Yorkton) 

Jordin Rusnack (Yorkton) 

John Stoll (Melville) 

Cauy Clark (Ituna) 


Chat with Sam Baker below: 

Monday 22 November 2021

Mils drop OT decision to the Hounds in Midale


The Melville Millionaires lost their 6th overtime game of the season on Monday night, 4-3 to the Notre Dame Hounds in Midale. 

The Hounds got on the board first just over 4 minutes in, when Antonie Saint-Onge pounced on a rebound for his 1st as a Hound to make it 1-0.

Then just over 6 minutes later, Kevin Anderson walked in and went top-shelf on Alexis Giroux for his 11th of the season to give the home-side an early 2 goal lead. 

But late in the 1st, the Mills cut their deficit in half as Ryland Maier sent it on net and it went off a leg and in for his 1st SJHL goal to make it a 2-1 ND after 20 minutes.

The Moneymen got off a quick start in the 2nd as just 37 seconds in, Jake Spak banged him his fourth to tie it up before Zach Cain finished off a nice passing play for his 8th to give the Mills their first lead.

But just 73 seconds later, Kevin Anderson got the equalizer for his 2nd of the night to make it a 3-3 game through 2 periods. 

After a scoreless third, it would be the Hounds getting the OT winner as Oliver Bend finished off a nice drive play to give his team the extra point.

Ryley Osland made 34 saves for the Hounds in the win while Mils' G Alexis Giroux turned aside 31 Hound shots in the losing cause. 

The Mills' return to action on Wednesday night when they visit the Melfort Mustangs. GX94 will broadcast the game with "Melville Chevrolet" Millionaires hockey, pregame starts at 7:20 and the play by play kicks of at 7:30PM from the Northern Lights Palace.



Callum Fortin scored twice as the Swan Valley Stampeders snapped a 4 game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the Winkler Flyers on Day 1 of the MJHL Showcase in Portage la Prairie. 

Jacob Paler-Chow and Quinn Mulder also scored for the Stamps who got a 26 save performance from Kobe Grant in the win.

Gavin Waltz replied with the only goal for the Flyers. 

The Stamps' wrap up their showcase event on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30PM against the Selkirk Steelers. 


Other MJHL results: 

Winnipeg Freeze 1, Neepawa Titans 8 

OCN Blizzard 0, Portage Terriers 3

Virden Oil Capitals 6, Selkirk Steelers 4

Swan Valley Tigers capture 2nd Rural Manitoba 9- a side Football League title in 3 years


The Swan Valley Tigers capped off a perfect season this past Saturday with a 24-16 win over the Dauphin Clippers to capture their 2nd straight Rural Manitoba 9- a side Football League title. 

"Ya it wasn't the most ideal conditions to play a championship game, and the conditions did play a little factor, but hats off to both sides for a great game, both teams battled the conditions and we are glad we were able to come out on top to cap the undefeated season," said Tigers Coach Reg Ellingson. 

It was a tight, defensive game throughout most of it with the Tigers leading 7-3 at the half-time, and Ellingson said they knew it would be a tough battle. 

"Dauphin played us pretty tough all year long, they are well coached football team and they gave us all they had with their strong running game and athleticism." 

The Tigers won the 2019 league title, while the 2020 season was cancelled due to the pandemic. 


Audio with Tigers Coach Reg Ellingson below: 

Friday 19 November 2021

Nov. 19th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap


The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their 3rd straight to the Dauphin Kings after falling 5-2 on Friday night on home ice.

After a scoreless 1st, the Kings' struck first early in the 2nd when Tanner Brouwer's shot beat Kobe Grant over the left shoulder to make it 1-0. 

Then the two teams would exchange goals just 28 seconds apart from Parker Malchuk (DAU) and Jacob Paler-Chow (SV) that made it a 2-1 Dauphin lead. 

The visitors would add a couple more before the end of the second from Nick Braun and Luke Morris to push their lead to three through 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, Callum Fortin just 4:13 into the 3rd cut into their deficit deflecting home his 3rd of the season to make it 4-2.

But that's as close as they would get as Roblin product Brayden Dube sniped one top-corner late to add some insurance for the Kings.

Carson Cherepak made 30 saves on 32 shots in the Kings net to earn his 13th win of the season, while Stamps' G Kobe Grant made 29 stops in the loss.

The two teams will meet once again on Saturday night in Dauphin.


Other Friday MJHL results:

Virden 1, OCN 2 (OT)

Steinbach 4, Winnipeg Blues 3 (SO)

Waywayseecappo 5, Neepawa 3




Bradley Mistol made 19 saves to earn his 1st SJHL win to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 2-1 win over the Kindersley Klippers on Friday.

Clay Sleeva and Tyson Janzen scored the Terriers' goals just 1:37 apart in the 2nd period, while Josh Pufahl scored the lone Klipper marker. 

Former Terrier Matthew Pesenti made 35 saves for the Klippers in the loss.

The Terriers' go right back at it on Saturday night hosting the Melfort Mustangs, while the Klippers continue their road-swing on Saturday visiting the Melville Millionaires. 


Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Battlefords 5, Nipawin 2

Weyburn 5, La Ronge 6 

Bruins 2, Bombers 3  (OT)

Thursday 18 November 2021

Thompson's shutout helps Millionaires to 2-0 win over Kindersley on Wednesday


The Melville Millionaires earned win number 4 on the season last night (Wed), after a 2-0 win over the visiting Kindersley Klippers at the Horizon Credit Union Center. 

Jared Thompson turned aside 32 shots for his 1st SJHL shutout, while Rylan Bruns and Jackson Bohan chipped in with the goals. 

Matthew Pesenti made 32 saves for the Klippers in the losing cause. 

The Millionaires return to action against Kindersley on Saturday night at 7PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center. 

The other game last night scheduled between Humboldt and Notre Dame was postponed due to the weather conditions. 

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Terriers drop shootout decision at home to Kindersley on Tuesday


For the first time in 24 days, the Yorkton Terriers returned to home ice, but they began their home-stand with a 3-2 shootout loss to the Kindersley Klippers on Tuesday night.

The Klippers after a dominate first period were rewarded for their efforts as just 8:29 in, Jaxon Georget re-directed one past Terrier G Kael DePape for his 6th of the season to give them a 1-0 lead after 1 period. 

In the 2nd, the Terriers' got on the board just under 9 minutes in as Carson Henry deflected a Parker Jasper point-shot by Brett Sweet to make it 1-1.

Kindersley thought quickly responded just 1:12 later, when after a nice individual effort, Georget finished off going top-shelf with the back-hand for his 2nd of the night to regain the Klippers one goal lead.

But before the 2nd period buzzer went off, Clay Sleeva on another deflection helped the Terriers tie it up through 40 minutes. 

After a scoreless third and overtime period, Aidan Bangs and Noah Lindsay scored the only goals in the shootout to help the road team get the extra point.

Klippers' G Brett Sweet turned aside 23 shots to earn his 5th win of the season, while Kael DePape made 29 saves in the Terriers' goal.

The Terriers and Klippers will meet once again on Friday, while Kindersley continues their road-trip in Melville on Wednesday night at 7PM from the Horizon Credit Union Center.


Other Tuesday SJHL result:

Weyburn Red Wings 2, Nipawin Hawks 4

Tuesday 16 November 2021

Swan Valley Stampeders trade 19 year old F Valentino to Estevan Bruins (SJHL)

The Swan Valley Stampeders have traded 19-year-old Forward Jamie Valentino (pictured above) to the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for Future considerations

Valentino, dressed in 17 games this season for the Stampeders and was first in team scoring with 8 goals, 14 assists for 22 points.

The next game for the Swan Valley Stampeders will be on Friday night when they host the Dauphin Kings. GX94 will broadcast the game, starting with the pregame at 6:50 and the play by play kicking off at 7:00PM.


Chat with Stamps' Head Coach and GM Barry Wolff below:  

Friday 12 November 2021

Terriers earn road decisions on Friday in Melville


The Yorkton Terriers took the 3rd instalment of the Highway 10 battle on Friday night, 3-1 over the Melville Millionaires.

Maddux Nollski got the Terriers on the board first at 9:13 of the 1st as he beat Jared Thompson five-hole for his 6th of the year to make it 1-0 Yorkton through 1 period.

The Millionaires would tie the game early in the 2nd, as just 2:19 in it would be Nicolas Samson finishing off a nice passing play from Jake Spak and Rylan Bruns for 2nd of the campaign to make 1-1 after 40 minutes.

The game winning goal came just 8:u19 into the 3rd period as off a long point shot, Logan Cyca was johnny-on-the-spot to tap in his 2nd to bring the visitors back in front by one.

Tyson Janzen added the insurance with an empty-netter late in the 3rd for the Terriers.

Kale DePape turned aside 24 shots for his 8th win of the season in the Terrier goal, while Mils' net minder Jared Thompson made 31 saves in the loss.

The Terriers will go right back at it on Saturday night when they visit the Melfort Mustangs, while the Mils' return to action on Wednesday night hosting the Kindersley Klippers.


Other Friday SJHL results:

Weyburn  0 Estevan 8 

Melfort 0  Flin Flon 5

Battlefords 3 Kindersley 1

Humboldt 10  La Ronge 2 

Notre Dame 7 Nipawin 3





The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped the opening game of their 4 game series with Dauphin, after falling 5-0 to the Kings on Friday.

Nick Braun and Luke Morris led the way for the Kings with 1G 1A each while Jayden Harris, Klim Gerogiev and Kaden Bryant chipped in with singles.

Carson Cherepak stopped all 19 shots he faced for the shutout, while Kobe Grant made 29 saves on 34 shots in the loss.


The two teams will meet once again on Saturday night in Swan River starting at 7PM.


Waywayseecappo Wolverines 5, Neepawa Titans 6 (OT)

Winnipeg Freeze 2, Portage Terriers 3 (OT)

Winnipeg Blues 5, Steinbach Pistons 2

Selkirk Steelers 3, Winkler Flyers 6

OCN Blizzard 3, Virden Oil Capitals 2

Tuesday 9 November 2021

Terriers; Millionaires both drop road decisions on Tuesday


The Yorkton Terriers’ win streak against the Weyburn Red Wings came to an end on Tuesday after 4-3 shootout loss on the road.

The Red Wings got the opening goal just over two minutes into the game as Braden Birnie notched his 5th of the season to give the home side the early lead, that’s before JD Hall replied just over a minute for Terriers to tie it up at 1-1.

The two teams would then exchange powerplay goals from Tyson Janzen (Yorkton) and Beau Larson (Weyburn) to put it at 2-2 through 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Terriers grabbed the one goal lead back when Enrique Fontes swatted home his 4th of the season, and 3rd goal against the Wings this season to make it a 3-2 game.

But, Weyburn product Cooper Chisholm got the equalizer a little while later going bar-down on Terriers’ G Kael DePape to make it 4-4.

After a scoreless 3rd and overtime, a shootout would be needed as after exchanging early goals we’d have to wait awhile for the next one which would be the 10th round of the shootout and that’s Graham Skinner snipe one over the right-pad of DePape and then Jackson Fellner stopped Tanner Sklaruk to help Weyburn gain the extra point. 

Fellner turned aside 44 of 47 Terrier shots to earn the win, while DePape made 20 saves in the shootout loss.

The Terriers will return to action on Friday night when they visit the Melville Millionaires at the HCUC. GX94 will broadcast the game with Legacy Co-op Terriers hockey, the pregame starts at 6:50 and the play by play gets underway at 7:00.



The Melville Millionaires got the early lead but Estevan then went on to score 4 unanswered en route to a 4-1 Bruins win on Tuesday.

Alex Liskowich got the Mills on the board early, but Eric Houk (2), Mark Rumsey and Olivier Pouliot came back with goals to help Viterra-division leaders to victory.

Boston Bilous made 20 saves on 21 shots to earn the win, while Mils goalie Jared Thompson stop 49 of 52 shots in the losing cause.


Other Tuesday result:

Battlefords over Kindersley, 3-1.

Friday 5 November 2021

Nov. 5th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


Kishaun Gervais (2G 1A) and Logan Cyca (1G 2A)  each recorded three points to lead the Yorkton Terriers to their 2nd straight win, a 5-3 decision over the Battlefords North Stars. 

Maddux Nollski and Karsten Kruska also scored, while Terriers' G Kael DePape made 31 saves in the win.

Matthew Henry, Emmett Wurst and Kevin-Thomas Walters replied for the North Stars.

The Terriers wrap up their weekend road-trip on Saturday night when they visit the Kindersley Klippers. 

Other Friday SJHL results:

Humboldt 4, Weyburn 0

Nipawin 5, La Ronge 4 (SO)



Mathew Rathbone scored the game winner at 2:33 of overtime to lead the Dauphin Kings to their 3rd straight win over Waywayseecappo, a 2-1 decision on Friday over the Wolverines.

Nick Braun also scored for the Kings, while Carson Cherepak made 33 saves in the win. 

Lonan Bulger scored the lone goal for the Wolverines.

Wolverines' G Liam Tereposky made 35 saves on 37 shots in the loss.

The two teams will meet once again on Saturday night in Dauphin Kings.

Other results:

Winnipeg Blues 1, Winkler Flyers 4

OCN Blizzard 2, Neepawa Titans 1 

Selkirk Steelers 5, Portage Terriers 4  (SO)

Stampeders' earn 7th win of the season Thursday with a road victory in Virden



Quinn Mulder (pictured above) and newcomer Justin Keck each scored twice to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 6-4 win last night (Thurs) over the Virden Oil Capitals.

Jaden Paler-Chow and Adam Ward (1st MJHL goal) also scored for the Stampeders' who got 43 saves from goalie Kobe Grant, to earn his 2nd win of the season.

Dylan Halliday scored twice, while Carson Buydens and Nathan McInnis chipped in with singles for the Oil Caps.

The two teams will once again meet on Saturday night back in Swan River for at 7PM MB time face-off.

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Wednesday 3 November 2021

Pyne's shutout leads Millionaires to road victory Wednesday over Weyburn

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 2 game losing streak on Wednesday night with a 4-0 victory over the Weyburn Red Wings.

The Millionaires would struck first in the 1st period as off a nice face-off win from Charles-Thomas Larochelle, Rylan Bruns snapped home his 3rd of the season over the left-pad of Jackson Fellner to give Melville a one-goal lead through 20 minutes.

Melville would also use a late surge in the 2nd period as first, off another nice face-off win from Larochelle, this time Zach Cain would be beneficiary for his 6th of the year to make it 2-0 with 5:16 left in the middle frame.

Nicolas Samson made it a three goal game as he finished off a nice passing play with Zach Cain and Zach McIntyre and went bar-down for his 1st SJHL goal with just seconds to go in the period to give Melville a 3-0 lead after 2 periods.

In the 3rd, the Moneymen would wrap up the scoring as Rylan Bruns added his 2nd of the night, this one short-handed for his 4th of the season. 

Mills' 2019 4th round pick Kelton Pyne who made the start between the pipes for Melville stopped all 30 shots in his SJHL debut to earn his first career shutout, while Wings' G Jackson Fellner made 27 saves in the loss. 

The Moneymen will return to action on Saturday night at 8PM when they return to Weyburn for another meeting with Red Wings.


Other SJHL results: 

Flin Flon Bombers 3, Melfort Mustangs 7

Monday 1 November 2021

Moosomin Generals capture first ever Prairie Girls Football League title

It was typical cool playoff weather on Sunday in Moosomin as the hometown Generals hosted the Yorkton Lady Gridders in the first ever title game of the Prairie Girls Football League. 

The Generals were able to use home-field as an advantage as they held on for a 26-18 win over the Lady Gridders to capture the league title, in the league's first year of existence. 

" We are pumped, it was a great game as we managed to get up early, but Yorkton's a great team and we were able to hold own defensively and fight through the emotions and pull out the win", said Generals Coach Jason Schenn. 

The PGFL, which also includes teams in Melville, Estevan and Regina was formed to provide Grade 7-12 females the chance to play and develop their skills in the game of tackle football in a structured league.

Meanwhile in the 3rd place game of the PGFL that also took place on Sunday, it was the Regina Victoria's beating the Melville Vipers 26-0. 

Schenn adds he's ecstatic just how much that female tackle football has grown in the province. 

"Only just a few short years ago we had only a handful of girls that were playing tackle football in the province and now, with five girls teams now in the province and, and probably about 130 girls playing Grade 7-12 football, it's phenomenal to see you." 

The first ever National U18 Female Championship will take place on July 24th to Aug. 1st, 2022 in Regina. 


Audio with Generals Coach and President Jason Schenn below: 

Millionaires' drop road decision to Estevan on Halloween

The Melville Millionaires' struggles against Estevan continue, as they fell in their third straight meeting with the Bruins this season, 8-2 last night (Sun) on the road. 

Bruins' leading scorer Mark Rumsey got the only goal of the first period as he walked across the blue-line and his snap-shot went off a stick in front and over top the shoulder of Alexis Giroux for his 11th of the season to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead after 1 period

In the 2nd period, the Bruins opened the flood-gates with 3 goals in the first 2:43 of the period from Kian Calder, Olivier Pouliot and Alex Von Sprecken to extend their lead to 4-0. 

The Mils would get on the board just a few minutes later as Rylan Bruns beat Cam Hrdlicka over the right shoulder for his 2nd of the season to reduce the Mills deficit to just 4-1. 

But Estevan would come right back with 3 unanswered from Pouliot, Caelan Fitzpatrick and Kade Runke to push their lead to 7-1 through 40 minutes. 

The two teams would exchange goals in the 3rd from Mikol Sartor (Estevan) and Zach McIntrye to finish up the scoring

Cam Hrdlicka made 10 saves on 11 shots for the Bruins before being relieved by Boston Bilous who turned aside 12 shots in relief. 

Mils' G Alexis Giroux stopped 13 shots before he left the game due to injury, then Jonathan Verity came in and turned aside 14 of 15 shots. 

The Mills will return to action on Wednesday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place. GX94 will broadcast the game, with Melville Chevrolet Millionaires' hockey, pregame show starts at 7:20 and the play by play gets underway at 7:30PM.