Friday 31 December 2021

Millionaires take final Highway 10 battle of 2021 over Yorkton


Noah Wills scored the only goal in the shootout as the Melville Millionaires won their 3rd straight, 3-2 in the shootout over the Yorkton Terriers.

Brayden Taschuk (1st SJHL goal) and Colby Ball scored in regulation for the Mills, while Maddux Nollski and JD Hall replied for the Terriers.

Alexis Giroux made 38 saves on 40 shots in the Mils' net before he left with injury then Jared Thompson made 5 stops in regulation and stopped all 3 shooters in the shootout to get the W. 

Kael DePape turned aside 20 shots in the Terrier net for the shootout loss.

The two teams will meet once again on New Years Day from the Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville. GX94 will broadcast the game with "Melville Chevrolet" Millionaires hockey, with the play by play starting at 7:00PM.

Other Friday result:

Nipawin 4, Melfort 6

Friday 17 December 2021

Dec. 17th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap


In the first meeting since January 2020, it was the Portage Terriers getting the better of the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday. 

Mason Smith scored a couple goals while Logan Calder and Matt Wisener chipped in with singles to lead the Terriers to a 4-2 victory. 

Noah Fladager got the Stamps' on the board in the 2nd, and then Jackson Betcher pulled them within one with a 3rd period powerplay goal, but that's as close as they would get. 

The two teams will wrap up the 2021 portion of their schedules on Saturday night at Stride Place for a 7:30PM puck-drop. 

Other Friday MJHL results: 

Winnipeg Freeze 4, Neepawa Titans 3 (SO) 

Steinbach Pistons 3, Virden Oil Capitals 0

Selkirk Steelers 5, Dauphin Kings 2

Winkler Flyers 8, OCN Blizzard 6



Maddux Nollski netted his first careet SJHL hat-trick to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 5-2 win over the Viterra-division leading Estevan Bruins at the Westland Insurance Arena.

Nolan Wutzke and Erik Boers also scored for the Terriers who got 31 saves from Kael DePape in the win. 

Kade Runke and Eric Houk replied with the goals for the Bruins. 

The Terriers' are now officially on their Christmas break, and they'll return to action on Dec. 31st when they host the Melville Millionaires.


16 year old Carter McKay chipped in with 1 goal and 2 assists to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 5-2 win over the Weybrun Red Wings on Friday.

Nicolas Samson, Cole Larocque and Jake Spak also scored for the Moneymen.

Ethan Whillans replied with the lone marker for the Red Wings.

Mils' goalie Jared Thompson made 27 saves on 28 shots to earn the win. 

Melville will wrap up their pre-Christmas schedule on Saturday hosting the Notre Dame Hounds at 7PM from the HCUC.


Other SJHL results: 

Flin Flon 2, La Ronge 7

Humboldt 5, Notre Dame 3

Kindersley 1, Battlefords 3

Nipawin 1, Melfort 6

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Millionaires; Terriers both drop home games on Tuesday


The Melville Millionaires lost their 4th straight game on Tuesday night, falling 5-1 to the visiting the Melfort Mustangs. 

The Mils got off to a quick start as Nicolas Samson capitalized on miscue by Mustangs' goalie James Venne by sliding home his 6th of the season just 4:46 in to make it 1-0. 

But just over 5 minutes later on the powerplay, Carter Anderson responded for the Mustangs going top-shelf on Alexis Giroux to even it up. 

Melfort grabbed their first lead of the night late in the period on a rebound goal from Tye Scherger to take a 2-1 lead into the first intermission. 

In the 2nd, there was only one goal as Anderson added his 2nd of the night for the Mustangs just 1:57 into the period.

In the 3rd, Melfort added some insurance as first up Marco Lopez finished off a nice passing play on the PP for his 14th of the season, before Trenton Curtis added more insurance to wrap up the scoring. 

Melfort G James Venne made 27 saves for his 8th victory of the campaign, while Alexis Giroux turned aside 37 shots in the loss. 

The Mills' return to action on Friday night when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings, while Mustangs' entertain the Nipawin Hawks also on Friday. 


The Yorkton Terriers had their 2 game win streak snapped on Tuesday, dropping a 5-4 overtime decision to the Nipawin Hawks. 

Brody Wilson scored the game winner 1:49 into overtime while Rylan Lefebvre, Andrew Schaab, and Christian Albertson chipped in with singles for the Hawks. 

JD Hall notched two goals for the Terriers' offensively, while Maddux Nollski and Erik Boers also scored. 

Chase Hamm made 23 saves in the win for the Hawks, while Terriers' G Bradley Mistol took the loss stopping 18 shots. 

The Terriers' will play their final game before the Christmas break on Friday night when they host the Estevan Bruins at the Westland Insurance Arena. 


Other SJHL results: 

Kindersley 0, Humboldt 8 

Notre Dame 3, Battlefords 5 

Saturday 11 December 2021

Terriers' take 4th Highway 10 battle in Melville on Friday


The Yorkton Terriers took the 4th Highway 10 battle of the season by beating the Melville Millionaires 6-4 on Friday night from the Horizon Credit Union Center.

Former Terrier Enrique Fontes scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal for Melville just 7:45 into the 1st period as he went top-shelf on Kael DePape for his 1st as a Millionaire to make it 1-0.  But just 45 seconds later, it would be Clay Sleevea responding with his 9th of the season to even it up for the Terriers.

The Milionaires regained their one goal lead just under a minute later from Nicolas Samson, and it was 2-1 Mils after 1 period.

In the 2nd,  5:33 into the 2nd, Charles-Thomas Larochelle redirected home his 5th of the season on the powerplay to give the Mils their first two goal lead.

But the Terriers stormed back late in the 2nd with 3 unanswered goals from Colby Vranai, Zach McIntyre and Tanner Sklaruk to take a 4-3 lead into the 2nd intermission.

Late in the 3rd, they added to their lead with two goals 27 seconds apart from McIntyre and Tyson Janzen to push their lead to three.

Ryland Maier added one late on a beauty short-handed with 1:38 left in the 3rd, but that's as close as Melville would get.

Terriers' G Kael DePape made 29 saves to earn his 11th win of the season, while Jared Thompson in the Mills' go made 34 saves in the loss.

The two teams meet once again tonight (Sat) at 7:30PM from the Westland Insurance Arena. 


Other SJHL results: 

Weyburn 5, Flin Flon 2

Melfort 3, Battlefords 2 (OT)



The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped a 3-2 decision on Friday night to the visiting Selkirk Steelers at the Centennial Arena.

Matthew Gerke, Mathieu Catellier, and Jordan Hughesman scored for the Steelers, while Brad Fortin and Callum Fortin replied for the Stampeders. 

Cole Plowman made 37 saves on 39 shots in Steeler net to earn the win, while Stamps' G Kobe Grant made 35 stops in the losing cause. 

The Stamps and Steelers will meet once again in Swan River on Saturday.


Other Scores: 

Steinbach 3, OCN 2

Dauphin 1, Winnipeg Blues 0

Waywayseecappo 2, Portage 5

Winkler 2, Neepawa 3

Winnipeg Freeze 0, Virden Oil Capitals 7

Friday 10 December 2021

Revitalization continues of the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame


The board of directors of the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame continue the revitalization of the hall by making a few exciting announcements. 

Some of the announcements include: 

- The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame website is now fully-operational at

- Can check out the Hall of Fame in person on the 2nd-floor of the Gallagher Center in Yorkton. 

- First induction dinner since 2014, is slated to held in the Fall of 2022. 
(They are accepting nomination for athlete, team and builder categories until May 31st, 2022) 

- You can nominate online on the website, or picking up a hard-copy at the Yorkton Recreation office. 

-The Board will be holding their annual general meeting in February 2022 (date to be determined) 

For more information contact chair Don Pfeifer  at 306-621-7849 or talk to any Hall of Fame board member. 


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Locals selected in 2021 WHL Prospects Draft On Thursday


The 2021 Western Hockey League Prospects draft took place yesterday  (Thurs) as the 22 member clubs welcomed 2006-born prospects into their organizations.Locally, there was a few players selected.Porcupine Plain’s Tarin Smith was the highest selected, going 1st round 20th overall by the Everett Silvertips.Currently he has 15 points in 23 games with the Saskatoon Blazers.Parkland U18 AAA Ranger forward and Rossburn, Manitoba’s Dru Mushuamanski went in the 7th round, 141st overall to the Regina Pats, while Lipton’s Connor Miller went 9 picks later at 150th to the Vancouver Giants.Miller, a Melville Minor hockey alumni has 10 goals, 11 assists for 21 points in 23 games with the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Saskatchewan U18 AAA hockey league.

Friday 3 December 2021

Terriers; Mils both victorious on Friday night in SJHL

Steven Norum



The Yorkton Terriers were able to win for the third time in a row on Friday night after a 6-2 win over the Melfort Mustangs.

The Terriers got off to an early start offensively as just 3:49 in, it would be Carson Henry banging home his 6th of the season to give them an early 1-0 lead.

The two teams then exchanged goals late in the 1st from Tye Scherger (MFT) and Steven Norum (YKT) and Yorkton led 2-1 after 1 period.

In the 2nd, the Terriers special teams came up big with three powerplay goals from Norum (pictured above), JD Hall and Tanner Sklaruk in a span of 13:13 to increase their lead to 5-1.

The Mustangs added their own powerplay goal with 3:50 left from Curtis Hammond to make it 5-2 through 40 minutes.

The only goal in the 3rd would be an empty netter from Erik Boers with 3:28 left in regulation.

Terriers' G Kael DePape made 34 saves on 36 shots to earn his 10th win of the season, while James Venne got the start for the Mustangs allowing 5 goals on 16 shots before being relieved by AP Alex Bell who stopped all 12 shots he faced.

The Terriers will look for their 4th straight win on Saturday night when they visit the Viterra Division-leading Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place.


Cole Larocque scored the game winning goal in the 3rd period as the Melville Millionaires won their 3rd straight, 4-3 over the Weyburn Red Wings.

Zach Cain scored twice for the Mils', while Noah Wills chipped in with a single.

Troy Hamilton led the way for the Wings with 2 goals.

Alexis Giroux turned aside 35 Red Wing shots to earn the win in the Mills' net.

The Mills head back on the road on Saturday to take on the Melfort Mustangs at the Northern Lights Palace.


Other Friday games in SJHL, 

Humboldt 4, Flin Flon 3 (SO) 

Notre Dame 1, Kindersley 3 

La Ronge 3, Nipawin 2 (SO)

Terriers' and Millionaires' complete a trade

The Melville Millionaires and Yorkton Terriers have completed a rare trade between the two clubs on Friday. 

The Terriers' have acquired 20 year old F Zach McIntyre from the Millionaires in exchange for 18 year old F Enrique Fontes, a 2022 3rd round pick, a 2023 5th round pick and future considerations.

The Rhein, SK product has suited up in 139 career SJHL games split between the Mils and the Humboldt Broncos compiling 39 goals, 45 assists for 84 points.

Currently, during the 2021/22 season he had 7 goals, 6 assists for 13 points in 18 games. 

Fontes, a Edmonton, Alberta product had 5 points in 14 games with the Terriers in his first Junior season.

Langenburg's Zerr & Huskies getting set for Saturday's Vanier Cup in Quebec City


The mind-set for the Saskatchewan Huskies football team was to treat this week like any other week as they prepare for their first appearance in the USports Football's National Championship since 2006, this Saturday against Western Mustangs. 

"Yea that kind of been the message all week as we prepare for Saturday, is to take it one day at a time, and one play at a time, and focus on playing Huskie football," said Huskies left tackle and Langenburg product Noah Zerr.

The Huskies advanced to the 56th Vanier Cup in Quebec City, after a 14-10 win over the Montreal Carabins' in the Uteck Bowl last Saturday, while the Mustangs hammered St. FX 61-6 in the Mitchell Bowl. 

"We just kinda stuck with it all game long, and stayed connected and focused knowing we would eventually score, and when Adam scored it was just an amazing feeling," said Zerr. 

The Yorkton Regional Raider Gridder alumni is in his 4th year with the Huskies, and was rewarded on Thursday with being named a USports All-Canadian at his position. 

"I'm pretty honoured, but as much as its an individual award, it's a team award and I couldn't have got this without the effort of my teammates around."

The other local products include: Sam Baker (Esterhazy), John Stoll (Melville), Cauy Clark (Ituna), Carter McLean (Foam Lake), and Yorkton products Jordin Rusnack & Matthew Mandziuk. 

Kick-off between the Huskies and Mustangs will be at 12 Noon SK time from TELUS-Universite Laval Stadium.


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Wednesday 1 December 2021

Krahn leads Millionaires to home win over Notre Dame on Tuesday


Melville Millionaires' captain Jonathan Krahn scored twice including the game winner in the 2nd period to lead the Mils to a 3-1 win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night. 

Zach Cain (1G 1A) and SJHL MVP of the Week Noah Wills (2A) also had 2 point nights. 

Jared Thompson made 23 saves on 24 shots in the victory. 

Johno Hoins replied with the only goal for the Hounds. 

The Millionaires return to the ice on Friday night when they host the Weyburn Red Wings at the Horizon Credit Union Center for a 7:00PM puck-drop.


Post Game with Mils Head Coach and GM Mike Rooney 

Other Tuesday results: 

Nipawin 0, Estevan 6 

Humboldt 7, Kindersley 2