Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Millionaires' fall in overtime in SJHL Showcase finale on Tuesday



The Melville Millionaires' dropped their 2022 SJHL Showcase finale on Tuesday, 5-4 in overtime to the Flin Flon Bombers. 

Jaxon Martens scored the OT winner just 50 seconds into the extra period, while Cole Duperrault (2), Jeremi Tremblay, and former Yorkton Mauler Dryden Jeannot also scored for Flin Flon. 

Payton Kostyshyn, Zach Cain and Ayden Lamarre chipped in with 1G 1A each to lead the Mils offensively, while also chipping with a marker was forward Brayden Fryfogle. 

The Moneymen's record now sits at 2-2-1-0 on the season, and they'll return to action on Saturday night visiting the Weyburn Red Wings. 

Other Tuesday showcase results: 

Melfort Mustangs 4 vs. Notre Dame Hounds 0 

Weyburn Red Wings 0 vs. Battlefords North Stars 8

Estevan Bruins 4 vs. Humboldt Broncos 5

Showcase Recap with Millionaires' HC/GM Mike Rooney

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Millionaires victorious; Terriers' fall on Day 2 of the SJHL Showcase in Warman



The Melville Millionaires got two goals from 17 year old Carter McKay as they won their 2nd straight beating the Notre Dame Hounds 4-3 at the Legends Center in Warman. 

Zach Cain and Cole Larocque also scored for the Mils while Noah Wills had 3 assists to pull into the league-lead in points with 10 on the season. 

Nolan Dawson replied with all three goals for the Hounds in the loss. 

Millionaires' netminder Kelton Pyne made 37 saves on 40 shots in the victory. 

The Moneymen wrap up their games at the SJHL Showcase at 1:30PM this afternoon (Tues) against the Flin Flon Bombers. 


The Yorkton Terriers' suffered their first loss of the 2022/23 season on Monday afternoon, falling 2-1 to the Kindersley Klippers. 

Klipper captain Brayden Koch scored the game winner with 4:23 remaining in regulation, while Cash Arntsen also scored for the Kindersley who earned their first win of the campaign. 

Karsten Kruska replied with the lone marker for Yorkton, who got a 33 save performance from goalie Tommy Bouchard in his Terrier debut. 

The Terriers' return to action on Fri. Oct 7th in Melville against the Millionaires.  

Other Monday results: 

                                              La Ronge Ice Wolves 3 Humboldt Broncos 10 

                                                  Flin Flon Bombers 4 Weyburn Red Wings 1

Sunday, 25 September 2022

Allen’s shutout leads Terriers to win over Hawks on Sunday

 The Yorkton Terriers earned their 4th straight win to start the season after 3-0 win over the Nipawin Hawks on Sunday Night. 

The Terriers' got the only goal of the first frame as Cale Strasky's shot provided a big rebound in front and Greg Nelson tapped it home for his 2nd of the season to make it 1-0 Yorkton through 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd period, Dalton Mayes added some insurance with 3:42 remaining as his seeing-eye wrister beat Reid Lalonde over the left shoulder for his 1st SJHL goal to make it 2-0 before goaltender Caleb Allen was credited with the third Terrier goal of the game after the Hawks shot it into their empty net to wrap up the scoring. 

Allen, the Lone Tree, Colorado product also made 41 stops for his 1st career SJHL shutout while Hawks netminder Reid Lalonde made 38 saves on 40 shots in the loss.

The Terriers wrap up their SJHL Showcase on Monday afternoon at 1:30PM vs. Kindersley Klippers.

Other Sunday result:

La Ronge 4, Kindersley 1

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Millionaires' win; Stampeders' lose on Saturday Night


Noah Wills had 2G 1A and also along with Payton Kostyshyn scored in the shootout to lead the Melville Millionaires' to their first win of the season, a 4-3 decision over the Kindersley Klippers.

Louis-Frédéric Théberge also scored for Melville and added an assist as the Mils improved to 1-2 on the season.

Tylan Hilbig (2) and Spencer Paplawski replied for the Klippers.

Melville netminder Kelton Pyne made 32 saves on 35 shots to earn his 1st win of the season.
The Moneymen will have the day off on Sunday before they embark on the SJHL Showcase in Warman, where they kick things off on Monday at 4:30PM vs. Notre Dame Hounds

Other SJHL result:




Garrett Hrechka scored 1:22 into overtime to lead the Dauphin Kings to a 3-2 overtime win on Saturday night over the Dauphin Kings.

Riley Borody and Mason Smith also scored for the Kings, while Callum Halls and Thomas Gazich replied for for the visiting Stampeders' who fell to 2-2-1 on the season.

Keaton Woolsey made 21 stops in the win for the Kings, while Loic Mainguy-Crepault made 34 saves in his MJHL debut for Swan Valley.

The Stampeders' return to action on the road on Friday visiting the Steinbach Pistons.

Other Saturday MJHL results:

Friday, 23 September 2022

Millionaires drop Friday road decision in North Battleford


The Melville Millionaires dropped their 2nd straight to start the season on Friday, falling 6-3 on the road to the undefeated Battlefords North Stars.

The Stars and Millionaires exchanged goals in the 1st and 2nd period respectively as Colby Bear opened the scoring in the first for Battlefords, while Zach Cain replied back in the final seconds of the 2nd period to even it 1-1 through 40 minutes.

Noah Wills gave the Mils their first lead of the night just 86 seconds into the 3rd as his wrister snuck past Josh Kotai for his 1st of the season. 

But the North Stars came back with four unanswered including two on the powerplay from Tynan Ewert and Keiton Klein to push their lead to three. 

Ashton Boschmann’s 1st SJHL goal pulled the Moneymen within two but Jake Southgate’s empty netter iced it home in the final minute. 

Josh Kotai made 26 saves on 29 shots in the North Stars crease for his 4th straight W, while Jared Thompson made 34 saves in the loss for Melville

Millionaires go right back at it, continuing their 4 game road trip in Kindersley on Saturday, while the North Stars return to action on Tuesday in Warman at the SJHL Showcase against the Weyburn Red Wings. 

Other Friday results: 







Kobe Grant made 40 saves for his 1st shutout of the season to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 3-0 win over the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena.

Jakob Jones, Myles Mason and Tyler Park scored for the Stampeders, who won their 2nd straight.

The two teams will meet once again on Saturday in Dauphin

Elsewhere in the MJHL,





Thursday, 22 September 2022

SJHL & Canterra Seeds team up for the "Canterra Seeds Cup"


When teams across the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) hit the ice this fall, they’ll all have one goal in mind – hoisting the newly-minted Canterra Seeds Cup in the spring.

“We couldn’t ask for a better fit than the name of a farmer-owned company with deep roots in our province on our championship cup,“ says Kyle McIntyre, Commissioner of the SJHL. “When Canterra Seeds reached out to us about sponsorship opportunities and I mentioned the naming rights had become available, they jumped on the opportunity immediately.”

For Canterra Seeds, partnering with the league as a major sponsor is another piece of the company’s commitment to supporting rural communities across Western Canada.

“It’s important to us, as a company, to see the resources we have available for sponsorships benefit rural communities – the communities we live and work in – as much as possible,” says David Hansen, President and CEO of Canterra Seeds.

“This opportunity to work with the SJHL and the twelve teams and towns from all corners of Saskatchewan, and to have them play for a championship cup with our name on it, is just really special,” he says.

In addition to the naming rights for the cup, fans will see Canterra Seeds sponsorships in all of the team arenas and at the bantam draft in June of next year.

The company and the league will also be working together over the next few months to design and produce a new cup to be handed to the top team in the league next spring.

“The league has been thinking about introducing a new cup design since last season and when we started talking with Canterra Seeds about the naming rights, it all just came together,“ says McIntyre. “Both of our organizations are really excited about collaborating on a new cup and seeing it raised for the first time.”

Rooted in the Prairies

The partnership with the SJHL is the latest of a number of rural-focused organizations Canterra Seeds has thrown their support behind, including 4-H Canada, Ag in the Classroom and the company’s own initiative, the Rooted in the Prairies Project.

“We celebrated our 25th anniversary last year and as part of that milestone launched our Rooted in the Prairies Project,” says Hansen.

In that first year, $25,000 was committed to 10 projects by the company’s seed grower shareholders and farmer customers, but with opportunities for nominees to match or amplify the investment, the total raised was over $161,000. Now in its second year, the project has doubled its investment and will be supporting seventeen worthy causes.

“After seeing the effect of last year’s project – the communities it touched and the people it helped – we knew we had to do it again.” says Hansen. “Like building a championship team in the SJHL, it’s all about teamwork. We are able to plant a seed – our investment – to help these projects, but then so many people come together and work so hard to turn that seed into a big win for everyone.”

(SJHL Press Release) 

Terriers' capture 3rd straight after home win over Weyburn on Wednesday


For the first time since the 2008/09 season, the Yorkton Terriers have started a regular season with three straight wins. 

Brett Butz's (pictured above)  1st SJHL goal with 8 minutes left in regulation helped the Terriers to a 3-1 victory last night (Wed) over the Weyburn Red Wings at the Westland Insurance Arena. 

Jackson Hassman (Weyburn) and JD Hall (Terriers) exchanged late 2nd period goals before Butz's game winner in the third, then Canora's Clay Sleeva iced the game into the empty net in the final minute of the third. 

Caleb Allen made 24 saves on 25 shots in the Terriers' goal to earn his 3rd victory of the season, while Dazza Mitchell for Weyburn made 27 stops in the loss.

The Terriers' return to action on Sunday at the SJHL Showcase in Warman against the Nipawin Hawks.  GX94 will broadcast the game with Legacy Co-op Terriers' hockey,  the pregame show starts at 7:20PM and play by play kicking of at 7:30PM from the Legends Center.

Other Wednesday results: 

Estevan Bruins 3  Nipawin Hawks 6

Notre Dame Hounds 1 Battlefords North Stars 6


Post Game with Terrier HC/GM Mat Hehr

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

Stampeders' earn 1st win of the season in Neepawa on Tuesday


Jakob Jones and Myles Mason (pictured above) each had 1G 1A, while Kobe Grant earned the victory in goal to help the Swan Valley Stampeders' to their first win of the season, a 6-3 decision over the Neepawa Titans. 

Amar Power, Adam Rajsigl, Callum Halls and Justin Keck also scored for the Stamps', while Cooper Kasprick, Parker Korman and Dillon Birch replied for Neepawa. 

The Stampeders' return to action on Friday hosting the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena for a 7:00PM Manitoba time. 

Other results: 


Dauphin Kings 4  OCN Blizzard 8


SJHL (2)
Estevan Bruins 4
  Nipawin Hawks 1
Notre Dame Hounds 5  Kindersley Klippers 4 (SO)

Tuesday, 20 September 2022

Sept. 19th edition of the Yorkton Terriers' Coaches Show; Terriers' D Perkins named SJHL Defenceman of the Week

Terriers Head Coach & GM Mat Hehr 



The SJHL is out with their first weekly award winners of the 2022/23 season. 

Among those named include Yorkton Terriers' D Tyson Perkins who was named the league's Defenceman of the Week.

The Cochrane, Alberta product chipped in with 2 assists for the Terriers in their two opening wins over the Estevan Bruins this past weekend. 

Other weekly winners included Nipawin's Bryden Kiesman as MVP of the Week, Joel Favreau of Melfort as Goalie of the Week and Carsten Kayter from the Humboldt Broncos was the Rookie of the Week. 


Sunday, 18 September 2022

Saturday Night Local Jr. A Recap


The North Stars struck first in the 1st as Colby Bear took a nice feed in front from newcomer Kian Bell and he snapped home his 1st of the season over top the right shoulder of Jared Thompson, 8:05 into 1st to make it 1-0.

The score stayed like that until the final 2 seconds of the 2nd period as on the powerplay, Zach Cain walked in from the top of the right circle and went bar-down on Josh Kotai for his first to pull the Moneymen even with Battlefords after 2 periods.



Kobe Grant stopped 40 shots for his 1st shutout of the season to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 3-0 win over the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena. 

Jakob Jones, Myles Mason and Tyler Park scored the goals for the Stamps', who won their 2nd straight. 

The Stamps' and Kings will play the 2nd game of their back to back on Saturday night back in Dauphin.

Other Friday MJHL results:

Friday, 16 September 2022

Sept. 16th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


Clay Sleeva scored the game winner with 6:48 left in regulation to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a season-opening, 3-2 win over the Estevan Bruins.

Kaden Bandura (1st SJHL goal) and JD Hall also scored for the Terriers, while Caleb Allen made 42 saves on 44 shots to earn his 1st SJHL victory.

Jeromy Fortin and Evan Forrest replied for the Bruins.

The two teams will play the back-end of the home and home series on Saturday night back in Yorkton at 7:00PM.


Kirk Mullen scored twice while Dazza Mitchell made 30 saves to lead the Weyburn Red Wings to a 4-2 win over the Melville Millionaires.

Ethan Whillans and Riley See also scored for the Wings, while Nicolas Samson and Noah Wills scored for the Moneymen.

Alexis Giroux made 25 saves on 29 shots for the Mils in the losing cause.

The Millionaires will return to action next Friday night visiting the Battlefords North Stars. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show starting at 7:20, and the play by play kicking off at 7:30PM.


The Waywayseecappo Wolverines got a point but fell in their opening game, 4-3 in overtime to the Virden Oil Capitals.

Davis Chorney scored the OT winner just 1:53 into the extra period, while Luke DeCorby, Nicholas Guberman and Andrew Blocker also chipped in offensively for the home-side.

Owen Wheatley, Aiden Ziprick and Jack Clarke scored for the Wolverines, who got 36 stops from Michael Basham in the loss.

The Wolverines and Oil Capitals meet in Waywayseecappo on Saturday night.


Ashton Paul scored twice and added an assist to lead the OCN Blizzard to a 4-1 triumph over the Swan Valley Stampeders at the Centennial Arena.

Drayden Kurbatoff and Keilan Holland scored the others for the Blizzard who got a very solid 26 save performance from Chase Hamm in between the pipes. 

Jakob Jones' 1st MJHL goals was the only offence for the Stampeders, while Kobe Grant made 27 stops in his 1st start of the season.

Swan Valley travels up to OCN for the rematch at the GLMC on Saturday night.

2022/23 Local SJHL/MJHL Season Preview


Terriers Head Coach and GM Mat Hehr 

Millionaires Head Coach and GM Mike Rooney 

Wolverines Head Coach and GM Taylor Harnett 

Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach and GM Barry Wolff

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Yorkton Terriers held 2022 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday


The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League's Yorkton Terriers held their 2022 annual general meeting last night (Wed) at the Gallagher Center. 

From the AGM, the Terriers' announced a deficit of $37,895 from the 2021/22 season. 

"I'm disappointed but not totally surprised by the number, we went through a lot of challenges last season with the capacity restrictions on fans, people hesitant to come out because of COVID and other variables," said Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld. 

Neufeld also said there is one change to the board with Blaine Buckle stepping away and Steven Boucher coming on.

"Just would like to thanks Blaine for all his years of service with the Terriers, he was a great board member and long-time volunteer over the years, and in saying that I'm looking forward to see what Steven can bring to the board."

The Terriers open their 50th anniversary season on Friday when they visit the Estevan Bruins, before hosting the Bruins for the home opener on Saturday at the Westland Insurance Arena.


Audio with GX94's Matt Dekker with Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld:

Audio with GX94's Matt Dekker with Terrier Director of Marketing & Public Relations Grayson Neufeld: 

Monday, 12 September 2022

Terriers win; Millionaires lose on final day of Junior A Preseason schedule on Sunday


Loghan Nimmo had 1G 2A, while JD Hall also scored twice to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 8-4 victory yesterday (Sun) over the Dauphin Kings in their preseason finale from the showcase event in Melville. 

Aidan Knutson, Jackson McDonnell, Karsten Kruska, Greg Nelson, and Dylan Ruptash also scored while Caleb Allen made 21 saves on 25 shots in the win for Yorkton.

Teague Porter, Connor Picard, Michael Gallagher, and Jovan Malay replied for the Kings. 

The Terriers' will open their 2022/23 regular season with a home and home series with the Estevan Bruins starting Friday night at Affinity Place.

Dauphin begins their regular season taking on the Neepawa Titans, also on Friday. 



The Melville Millionaires' finished their preseason with a 6 and 2 record, after falling 3-2 in overtime to the Notre Dame Hounds last night (Sun) at the HCUC. 

Antoine Saint-Onge scored the game winner, 2:34 into the extra period while Mathieu Fehr and Connor O'Keefe chipped in with singles. 

Noah Wills and Zach Cain replied for the Mils, who got 27 saves from youngster Clement Labilliois. 

The Millionaires' will hold their home opener this Friday night against the visiting Weyburn Red Wings. 

Friday, 9 September 2022

Millionaires; Wolverines both victorious on Thursday Night Preseason Sked


Noah Wills, Brayden Fryfogle and Carter McKay (pictured above) each had 1G 1A to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 4-1 win over the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders on Thursday night, for their 5th win of the preseason. 

Breckin Den Hartog also scored for the Moneymen, while Jared Thompson had 28 saves on 29 shots for the win. 

Josh Danis scored the lone marker for the Stampeders, who got a 33 save performance from Kobe Grant in a losing cause. 

The Millionaires return to exhibition play on Saturday night at 6PM SK time battling the Dauphin Kings, while that was the finale of the preseason for the Stamps, who now shift their focus to their season opener next Friday hosting the OCN Blizzard. 


Issac Nett had 2G 2A, while Andrew Boucher also chipped in with a 3 point night (2G 1A) to lead the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a 7-2 thrashing of the Neepawa Titans in MJHL Preseason action. 

Caden Carlson, Ben Roulette and Carson Baptiste also scored for the Wolverines, while Dean Noonan and Parker Murn replied for the Titans. 

Jase Warham made 26 stops for the Wolverines in the win. 

The two teams will play the back-half of their preseason home and home on Saturday at the Yellowhead Center in Neepawa. 

Thursday, 8 September 2022

Terriers get past Melville in Wednesday's preseason matchup



The Yorkton Terriers earned their 2nd straight preseason game on Wednesday, beating the visiting the Melville Millionaires 5-2.

Logan Cyca scored twice to lead the Terriers, who got singles from Dylan Ruptash, Maddox Nollski and Cade Van Brabant.

Cole Larocque and Tyler Zembrzycki replied for the Millionaires, who got 41 stops from Alexis Giroux in goal.

Terriers' G Caleb Allen made 13 saves on 15 shots to earn the win.

The Milllionaires are back at it tonight (Thurs) hosting Swan Valley, while Terriers take on the Notre Dame Hounds on Saturday afternoon at 2PM from the Preseason showcase in Melville.

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Sept. 7th Edition


Sept. 6th Local SJHL/MJHL Preseason Recap


The Yorkton Terriers got their first win of the preseason on Tuesday night, doubling up the Waywayseecappo Wolverines 6-3 at the Westland Arena. 

Ty Olsen led the way for the Terriers with 2 goals, while Clay Sleeva, Jackson McDonnell, Colton Koran and Dylan Ruptash chipped in with singles. 

Tim Kim and Boone Mathison replied for the Wolverines, who got 24 stops from former Terrier Tresor Wotton in the loss.

Sean Norum (9 saves on 12 shots) and Caleb Allen (18 saves on 18 shots) split the goaltending duties for the Terriers in the win. 

The Terriers' return to action on Wednesday hosting the Melville Millionaires, while the Wolverines take on the Estevan Bruins in Ochapowace tonight (Wed). 


Nicolas Samson and Brayden Fryfogle each scored twice for Melville as the Millionaires won their 4th straight preseason game, beating the SIJHL's Wisconsin Lumberjacks 5-2 at the HCUC. 

Carter McKay also scored while also adding 2 assists for a 3 point night for Melville, who got 27 saves from Jared Thompson in the win. 


Amar Power scored 81 seconds into overtime on the powerplay to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 2-1 preseason over the Dauphin Kings in Swan River. 

Deepkaran Hans also scored for the Stamps, while Ethan Williment replied for the Kings.

The Stampeders return to action on Thursday night visiting the Melville Millionaires at the HCUC. 

Other Tuesday results: 

Kam River Fighting Walleye 5 @ Neepawa Titans 2

Flin Flon Bombers 10 @ OCN Blizzard 4

Virden Oil Capitals 5 @ Portage Terriers 3 

Kindersley Klippers 3 @ Battlefords North Stars 4 (OT)

Tuesday, 6 September 2022

Wolverines' down Stampeders in MJHL Preseason action on Monday

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines captured a 4-1 home ice win on Monday over the Swan Valley Stampeders as the two teams continue their preseason schedules. 

Jeremiah Jacques (1G 2A) and Kaeden Larocque-Wolfe (2G 1A) each had a 3 point nights for the Wolverines, while Tyson Vouriot also scored. 

Veteran defenceman Ethan Matchim scored the lone goal for the Stampeders, who'll return to action tonight (Tues) host the Dauphin Kings from the Centennial Arena at 7:00PM. 

The Wolverines who got a 35 save performance from Jase Wareham in the win, will travel to Yorkton to take on the Terriers tonight (Tues) for a 7:00PM SK time face-off. 

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

Millionaires beat Terriers in 2022 Preseason Opener on Monday

The Melville Millionaires opened up their 2022 SJHL preseason last night (Mon) with a 9-2 win over the Yorkton Terriers at the Westland Arena. 

Tucker Buhay led the way for the Moneymen with 3G 1A, while Parker Dunn, Brayden Fryfogle, Caden Drury, Kole Keen, Loik Plouffe and Tyler Zembrzycki also scored.

Brett Butz and Tyler Gyori replied for the Terriers. 

Clement Labillois and Melville product Spencer Phythian split goaltending duties for the Mils, while Yorkton's Preston Patenaude and 2004-born Sean Norum played net for the Terriers. 

The two teams will meet once again on Saturday from the HCUC in Melville at 7:00PM. 


1st- MLV: Tucker Buhay from Kole Keen and Felix Beauchemin 
1st- MLV: Parker Dunn from Blaze Gutzke  (PP) 

2nd- MLV: Brayden Fryfogle (Unassisted) 
2nd- MLV: Kole Keen from Tucker Buhay
2nd- MLV: Tucker Buhay (2) from Caden Drury 
2nd- MLV: Caden Drury from Brayden Fryfogle 

3rd-YKT: Brett Butz -- Unassisted (SH) 
3rd- MLV: Loik Plouffe from Parker Dunn and Jake Gusavitch
3rd- YKT: Tyler Gyori from Sam Cristo and Jake Ruptash 
3rd- MLV: Tucker Buhay (3)  (Unassisted) 
3rd- MLV: Tyler Zembrycksi from Parker Dunn and Blaze Gutzke (PP) 


MLV- 34 

YKT- 24 


MLV- 3 for 6 

YKT- 0 for 5 

Melville Millionaires held 2022 AGM last week!

The Melville Millionaires held their Annual General Meeting last week at the HCUC

Team President Tammy Stevenson admitted that last season was a difficult one financially with the team reporting a deficit of $151,434.73.

Many of the expenses were due to one-time costs such as the installation of a new ticketing system and a roll-over of season ticket holders from the cancelled 2020/21 season.

Stevenson notes, however, that the team is doing a number of things to bring revenue to the hockey club.

This includes the Mils Golf Tournament, selling new Millionaires jerseys and for the first time a Calcutta.

However, Stevenson says the big thing is getting fans in the building, as season tickets and gate admission were down roughly $30,000 compared to the 2019 season.

The SJHL has gone through lots of change with a new commissioner and staff, and Stevenson is looking forward to working with Kyle McIntyre and his crew.

There is a lot of excitement for the new season and expectations are high for the Millionaires, with Stevenson stating that it’s time for the team to bring it, adding that she believes this is a squad that can go far in the SJHL.

Main camp for the Mils will run this weekend, while the first preseason will be on Monday when the Moneymen visit the Yorkton Terriers for the annual rookie game.

Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Yorkton's Washenfelder officially inducted into Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame over weekend!

"Pretty speechless, I've got to be honest."

That was the reaction that Yorkton's Brooks Washenfelder had when he got the call earlier this year that he would be one of the 2021 inductees in the Saskatchewan Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Washenfelder was part of enshrinement of 13 individuals, two teams, and one family that were celebrated this past weekend a part of the induction dinner in North Battleford. 

"I would like to thank two guys, Linus Westberg and Lorne Harasen who asked if they could put my baseball resume forward for the Hall, and I'm grateful for them in doing that."

Washenfelder, who has been a part of a number of very successful baseball teams over the years winning a number of provincial championships including the most recent one in 2012, but it's the relationships that he's made that he loves about the game. 

“I met a lot of good friends through baseball whether it was through coaching or playing, and it was these relationships that kept me involved many years after I was finished playing at a competitive level,”

Audio chat with Brooks Washenfelder below: 

Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Theodore's Bilokreli cracks Baseball Saskatchewan 13U selects roster


Baseball Saskatchewan has named the rosters for three of their teams competing in Baseball Canada National Championships later this month.

Theodore's Kyler Bilokreli has been named to the Saskatchewan 13U selects teams that'll compete at the 13U National Championship being held Aug 24th to Aug 28th in Windsor, Ontario.

Saskatchewan plays their first game of the event on Aug. 24th at 9:30AM SK time vs. the host Riverside.

CLICK HERE for full schedule on 13U Nationals

**Also Congrats to my brother Brett who'll once again be on the coaching staff for the 15U Team Saskatchewan selects that'll compete at the Ray Carter Cup 15U National Championships in Saskatoon from Aug. 25th to 28th. 

They'll play their first game on the 25th vs. Ontario. 

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) complete a pair of deals on Wednesday


The SJHL's Melville Millionaires completed a couple deals on Wednesday.

First the Millionaires trade 2003-born forward Ryland Maier (pictured above) to the Dryden IceDogs (SIJHL) for future considerations.

The Whitewood product had 3 goals, 6 assists for 9 points in 35 games during the 2021/22 SJHL season, after starting the year with the Fort Knox of the Prairie Junior Hockey League. 

Then the Moneymen sent the SJHL list rights to 2002-born forward Keaton Sorensen to the Estevan Bruins for a 2023 4th round pick and a conditional draft choice.

Sorensen, a Red Deer native had 12 goals and 28 points in 65 games during the 2021/22 season with the WHL's Prince Albert Raiders. 

Thursday, 4 August 2022

Canora Supers capture 3rd SESBL title in a row after Game 4 win over Marlins


 The Canora Supers are now three-peat winners of the Southeast Senior Baseball League. 

The Supers got 5 shutout innings from Kholton Shewchuk and a 2 inning save from Kody Rock as they defeated the Yorkton Marlins 3-0 on Wednesday night to win the Best of 5 championship series in 4 games. 

Travis Mentanko led the way at the plate with 2 doubles. 

The Supers also won the league title in 2019 and 2021, while the 2020 SESBL campaign was not played due to the pandemic. 

Thursday, 28 July 2022

Ochapowace's Bear signs 1 year extension with the Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have announced that they've re-signed defenceman Ethan Bear to a 1 year contract extension.

The 25 year old product of the Ochapowace First Nation just completed his 3rd NHL season, and 1st with the Hurricanes compiling 5 goals and 9 assists for 14 points in 58 games.

Carolina acquired Bear from the Edmonton Oilers last offseason.

Monday, 25 July 2022

Local teams capture Provincial Championships on the diamond


Baseball Sask 13U Tier 6 Provincial Champions -  LANGENBURG MINERS

Miners beat the Saskatoon Braves 11-7 in the Championship game in Warman 


Softball Sask. Men's "C" Provincial Champions - GRENFELL GEMS 

Gems slipped by the Saskatoon Merchants 5-4 in the Championship Final in Saskatoon 

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Swan Valley Stampeders complete 3-team trade with Blackfalds (AJHL) & Winnipeg Blues (MJHL)

 The Swan Valley Stampeders have made their first offseason trade as Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff looks to retool his team ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Swan Valley has teamed up with the Blackfalds Bulldogs and the Winnipeg Blues in a three team transaction.

The Swan Valley Stampeders traded 2002-born goaltender Brock Moroz to Blackfalds for a Player Development Fee.

Blackfalds then traded Moroz, and a PDF, to the Winnipeg Blues for Tyler Teasdale.

Moroz was acquired by the Stampeders Dec. 10, 2021 to be a back up to Kobe Grant while Dylan Black was injured and didn’t see any action in the short time he was with the Stampeders.


Wednesday, 20 July 2022

SaskEast Hockey League to tentatively grow by 4 for 2022/23 season

The SaskEast Senior Hockey League will have 4 teams tentatively joining the league for the 2022/23 season.
Expansion applications from Cote Selects and Wapella Blackhawks were accepted (with conditions) as well as intentions from good-standing members Langenburg and Hudson Bay to ice teams this upcoming season.

These teams will join the Rocanville Tigers, Theodore Buffalos, Canora Cobras, Whitewood Orioles and Ituna Avalanche who iced teams in the league's inaugural season this past year. 

(Sask East Hockey League Release) 


Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Swan Valley Stampeders' hire Mason as new Assistant Coach


The Swan Valley Stampeders of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League are excited announce the addition of Dakota Mason as the team's new Assistant Coach. 

The 30 year old Mason most recently spent this past season as Associate Coach & Head Scout with the Princeton Posse of the KIJHL. 

Mason's playing career included one year in the NAHL and two years with the AJHL's Brooks Bandits including helping them capture a RBC Cup in 2013.  


Stamps' Head coach & GM Barry Wolff chats about the hiring, the offseason and the upcoming Stamps' Hockey School below: 

Monday, 18 July 2022

Melville to host SaskMan Junior Showcase this September!

(From Millionaires Twitter) 

The Horizon Credit Union Center in Melville will host the SaskMan Junior Showcase coming up this September.

The showcase will be held on Sept. 8th, and Sept 10th & 11th featuring the Junior A preseason games with the Millionaires, Yorkton Terriers, Dauphin Kings, Notre Dame Hounds and Swan Valley Stampeders taking part. 

Game Schedule:

Sept 8th- Swan Valley Stampeders vs. Melville Millionaires  (7:00PM SK time)

Sept 10th - Yorkton Terriers vs. Notre Dame Hounds  (2:00PM)

Sept 10th - Melville Millionaires vs. Dauphin Kings (6:00PM SK time)

Sept. 11th - Yorkton Terriers vs. Dauphin Kings (2:30PM SK time) 

Sept 12th - Melville Millionaires vs. Notre Dame Hounds (6:00PM) 

Chat with Millionaire Head Coach/GM Mike Rooney below:

Local products help Team Saskatchewan capture third straight Football Canada Cup


(Pictured left to right: Joey Palagian, Hayden, Aidan Leslie/ Photo from Darcy Zaharia) 

Team Saskatchewan completed the three-peat at the 2022 Football Canada Cup in Kelowna, BC. 

The Saskatchewan squad which included local products Aidan Leslie (Yorkton), Hayden Russell (Yorkton) and Joey Palagian (Canora) beat Alberta on Sunday, 13-1 in the Gold Medal Game. 

Saskatchewan beat Nova Scotia 40-0 in their opener, and 23-11 over Ontario in the Semi-Finals to advance to the Championship Final. 

Thursday, 14 July 2022

Millionaires acquire Moosomin product Skulmoski from Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL)

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires' completed a deal with the AJHL's Grande Prairie Storm on Wednesday. 

The Moneymen picked up 2002-born defenceman Kayden Skulmoski from the Storm in exchange for future considerations. 

The Moosomin product had 2 goals, 12 assists for 14 points in 60 games with the Storm this past season. 

Wednesday, 13 July 2022

SJHL/MJHL Showcase will return in 2023

  The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) are pleased to announce the joint MJHL-SJHL Showcase presented by Alt Hotel Winnipeg will return for the 2022-23 season.

The showcase event will be held in Manitoba for the first time, taking place on January 31-Feb 1, 2023 at the impressive Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg, MB.

The joint Showcase will feature 3 select teams from each league made up with the top 60 players in the MJHL and in the SJHL. The 3 teams representing each league will consist of players aged 16 to 20 who will be selected by the coaches from their respective leagues. One team will be comprised of players who are 18 and under and two teams will be made up of players who are 20 and under – Each team will play 2 games during the high-performance event.

“The MJHL is pleased to continue our strong partnership with the SJHL and we are extremely excited to host this amazing event in Manitoba, especially after not being able to hold the event last season,” explained MJHL Commissioner, Kevin Saurette. “This event gives athletes from each league an incredible opportunity to showcase their skills and abilities in a high-performance environment in front of scouts from all higher levels of hockey.”

Annually, the Showcase is heavily attended by NHL, NCAA, Major Junior and University Programs from across North America and this event will be another important step for MJHL & SJHL athletes in attracting the attention of the many scouts / coaches that will be in attendance.

“We look forward to building off the success of the previous three years of the joint Showcase held in Saskatchewan and are ecstatic to be able to provide this wonderful opportunity for our elite athletes once again,” shared SJHL Commissioner, Kyle McIntyre.

Please stay tuned for further exciting MJHL / SJHL Showcase announcements to come.

Monday, 11 July 2022

Yorkton United captures 3 Sask. Soccer Provincial Championships in Saskatoon

It was a very successful weekend for Yorkton United FC at the 2022 SaskTel Outdoor Youth 11-Aside Provincial Championships in Saskatoon.

Yorkton captured the 15U Boys championship with a 1-0 win over Lakewood Revolution, the 19U Gold Medal game with a 4-0 victory over Melfort International, and finally Yorkton beat the PA Celtics 2-1 in the final of the 19U division. 

Yorkton's Angela Fetsch was also named the U19 Girls Most Valuable Player. 

Yorkton United FC is also holding Summer Camps and you find more information HERE


Hear from Yorkton United FC Technical Director Mike Jakubiec below: 

2022/23 SJHL Schedule has been released!

The 2022/23 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Schedule has been released, with regular season opening up on Fri. Sept 16th.

The Yorkton Terriers will open up that night visiting the Estevan Bruins, while the Melville Millionaires' kick off their season with their home opener that night hosting the Weyburn Red Wings.

The first Highway 10 battle between the two teams goes on Fri. Oct 7th in Melville.

For a full look at the 2022/23 SJHL Schedule CLICK HERE

Thursday, 7 July 2022

2021/22 MJHL season was a profitable one for the Swan Valley Stampeders


The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's Swan Valley Stampeders' held their annual general meeting last night (Wed), and it was announced the team earned a profit from the 2021/22 season.

"We had a profit of just over $31,000 from the past season, we were able to stick closely to our budget & hit all of our fundraising plus we had a pretty healthy crop which us bring in a bit more revenue than we expected," President and Governor Cramer Coulthart said. 

Also from the meeting, the Stampeders' saw two board members resignin Kim Kosokowsky and Brian Gilroy, while adding a new member, alumni Evan Morden.

Coulthart noted that the hockey operations staff returning include Head Coach/GM Barry Wolff, Athletic Therapist Kate Wiens, Head Scout Mitchell Kirkup while new full-time Assistant Coach will be announced shortly. 

Other Stamps AGM News & Notes 

Players start arriving in town August 27, to help with our annual Hockey School and take part in the conditioning camp August 28-September 1.


-2022 training camp opens September 2


-2022 exhibition season opens September 4, 

games on the 4-5-6-8.


-2022 Annual Golf tournament September 10.


-Regular season opens September 16 at home vs OCN


-Fundraising and planning already underway for 2022 with our Northwest Roundup Food Booth to kick it off! 


Audio with Stampeders' President and Governor Cramer Coulthart below: 

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

Local product Campbell named Asst. Coach with the AHL's Coachella Valley Firebirds

 Local product Jessica Campbell continues her rise in the professional coaching ranks becoming the first female Assistant Coach in the American Hockey League.

The product of Rocanville was officially named today (Tues) as a new Assistant Coach with the AHL's Coachella Valley Firebirds, the affiliate of the Seattle Kraken and will join Head Coach Dan Byslma behind the bench.

Campbell most recently served as an assistant coach for Germany at the 2022 IIHF Men’s World Championship, and will coach at the development camp of the NHL's New York Rangers next week.

The Firebirds will play in their inaugural season during the 2022/23 campaign.