Thursday 28 April 2022

2022 East Central District Senior Badminton Results


The 2022 East Central Senior Badminton District Championships were held yesterday (Wed) in Yorkton. 

The results include: 

Boys Singles: 1) Skylar Ryczak (Sturgis)

                        2) Dylan Prince (Sacred Heart)

Girls' Singles: 1) Rycell Perpetua (Melville Comp) 

                         2) Angela Fetsch (Sacred Heart) 

Boys' Doubles: 1) Tyler Powell & Levi Straker (Melville Comp) 

                          2) Thomas Hauber & Logan Lewchuk (Canora) 

Girls' Doubles: 1) Jordyn Thomas & Rylee Zbeetnoff (Kamsack)

                           2) Sierra Sapara & Marie Dunster (Esterhazy) 

Mixed Doubles: 1) Justin Adam & Hailey Madsen (Yorkton Regional) 

                            2) Taylin Ruf & Ty Thomas (Kamsack) 

The top finishers will now advance to the SHSAA Regional Badminton Championships on May 7th in Humboldt. 


Wednesday 27 April 2022

Millionaires; Terriers make signings for 2022/23 SJHL Season

 The Yorkton Terriers and Melville Millionaires have both signed more players to letter of intents for the 2022/23 SJHL season.

The Terriers' have signed 2004-born defenceman Cade Van Brabant and 2004-born forward Cade Kennedy. 

Van Brabant, a Sturgeon County, Alberta product had 13 points in 35 games this past season with the Fort Saskatchewan U18 AAA Rangers, while Kennedy led the Yorkton SeCon Maulers in scoring this past season scoring 23 times while adding 18 assists for 41 points in 44 games.

The Regina product has suited up for 15 combined regular season & playoff games with Terriers scoring once. 

Meanwhile, the Millionaires inked up 2004-born forward Daxin Peterson out of the Moose Jaw U18 AAA Warriors and 2004-born D Ayden Lamarre out of the Estevan Bears U18 AAA. 

The Assiniboia, SK product compiled 17 goals, 25 assists for 42 points in 44 games this past campaign. 

Lamarre, who hails from Gull Lake, SK had 22 points in 40 games with the Bears. 

He was also pointless in 9 games as an AP with the Millionaires during the 2021/22 season. 

Friday 22 April 2022

April 22nd Local Hockey Notes


Two Terriers' named to SJHL All-Rookie Team

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced their All-Rookie team on Thursday, and it included two Yorkton Terriers. 

Terriers' G and Yorkton product Kael DePape & Terrier D Parker Jasper have been named to the team after solid rookie seasons. 

DePape, who was also named the Viterra division's Top Goalie and Rookie of the Year posted a 22-15-5 regular season record with a 2.32GAA, 0.915 SV% and 4 shutouts in 43 games. 

Jasper, a Regina product compiled 2 goals, 26 assists for 28 points in 51 games. 

D Jaryd Sych, and forward's Connor McGrath (Humboldt), Kevin Anderson (Notre Dame) and Jeremi Tremblay (Flin Flon) were also named. 



Yorkton's Berezowski recognized with WHL Award Nomination 

After an excellent regular season, Yorkton's Jackson Berezowski has been recognized by the Western Hockey League. 

The Everett Silvertip forward was named the U.S division nominee for the league's Most Sportmanslike Players, while also being named to the division's first team All-Start squad. 

He registered 46 goals, 33 assists for 79 points in 62 regular season games while registering just 23 penalty minutes. 

Other locals recognized include Rossburn's Chad Nychuk named an East division 2nd team All-Star & Strathclair, MB's Conor Geekie who was named the East Division nominee for Humanitarian of the Year. 

The WHL Awards will be announced on June 1st.  

Thursday 21 April 2022

Locals players gearing up to compete in 2022 WHL Playoffs

The 2022 Western Hockey League Playoffs kicks off tonight with the Edmonton Oil Kings taking on the Lethbridge Hurricanes. 

The other series begin on Friday (April 22nd). 

Local players taking part in the race for the Ed Chynoweth Cup below:

Brandon Wheat Kings:

Tyson Zimmer (Russell, MB) 

Chad Nychuk (Rossburn, MB) 

Everett Silvertips: 

Jackson Berezowski (Yorkton, SK) 

Dexter Whittle (Virden, MB)

Tarin Smith (Porcupine Plain, SK) 

Kelowna Rockets:

Mark Liwiski (Dauphin, MB) 

Jake Poole (McAuley, MB)

Moose Jaw Warriors: 

Ryder Korczak (Yorkton, SK)  

Daemon Hunt (Moosomin-born) 

Prince Albert Raiders: 

Evan Herman (The Pas, MB) 

Saskatoon Blades: 

Tristen Robins (Clear Lake, MB) 

Nolan Maier (Yorkton, SK) 

Spokane Chiefs: 

Grady Lane (Virden, MB) 

Chase Bertholet (The Pas, MB) 

Vancouver Giants: 

Kyle Bochek (Moosomin, SK) 

For full bracket of the 2022 WHL Playoffs   CLICK HERE


Tuesday 19 April 2022

Zerr; Kozushka named to CFL's Scouting Bureau's Spring Top 20 Rankings ahead of 2022 CFL Draft


The Canadian Football League has announced its final edition of the Top-20 prospects list ahead of the 2022 CFL Draft.

Among those listed included Langenburg's Noah Zerr at number 10 and Yorkton's Peter Kozushka at number 16. 

The CFL Scouting Bureau, comprising player personnel directors and general managers from the league’s nine clubs, as well as CFL scouts, releases its prospect rankings in FallWinter and Spring editions each year.

The 2022 CFL Draft goes on Tues. May 3rd 

For Full Rankings CLICK HERE

Tuesday 12 April 2022

Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration still looking Community Applications


The Grey Cup is this November in Regina – but six communities in Saskatchewan will also host a once-in-a-lifetime Grey Cup party!

The Richardson Pioneer Rider Nation Community Celebration is a one-day party that six communities will experience.
The party will include the Grey Cup, Rider alumni, Gainer the Gopher – AND each winning community will also receive a $25,000 donation from Richardson Pioneer toward a community project

"It came together through a partnership with the Grey Cup committee, the Riders and Richardson Pioneer and it was an idea that was ready to be rolled in 2020 when it was supposed to be held, but now it will be here in 2022 and it's a chance to bring that Grey Cup party atmosphere to six communities across the province," Grey Cup Host Committee member Jonathan Huntington says. 

Huntington also adds that the time on when it would happen in each community would be the preference of the host committee. 

You can nominate your community by completing the application form before Wednesday, April 20th by visiting

Monday 11 April 2022

Stamps' season comes to an end after falling in Double OT in Game 6 against Dauphin


The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 2021/22 season come to an end on Sunday night after a 3-2 loss in double overtime to the Dauphin Kings in Game 6 of their first round MJHL Playoff series. 

Kaden Bryant scored his 2nd goal of the game with 6:45 left in the 5th period to vault his team to round 2. 

Nakodan Greyeyes also scored for the Kings, while Trey Sauder and Justin Keck replied for the Stampeders. 

Both goals were fantastic in between the pipes as Kings' G Carson Cherepak made 40 saves on 42 shots in the series clincher while Kobe Grant in the Stamps' crease turned aside 47 shots. 

The Kings will now take on the Winkler Flyers in 2nd round, while top-ranked Steinbach Pistons face the Virden Oil Capitals. 


Congrats to the graduating Stampeders' 20 year olds: 

#8 Carter Cockburn 

#10 Brad Fortin 

#14 Callum Fortin 

#19 Quinn Mulder 

#23 Cody Barnes 

#25 Nic Roussel 

#27 Jacob Paler-Chow 


Final Post Game with Stamps' Associate Coach Darren Webster 

Friday 8 April 2022

Yorkton's Maier becomes WHL's All-Time Winningest Goalie


(from WHL twitter)

Yorkton product Nolan Maier now stands alone in the Western Hockey League record books.

Maier stopped all 20 shots he faced on Friday night to earn his record-breaking 121st career WHL win in goal in the Saskatoon Blades 2-0 win over the Prince Albert Raiders.

The Yorkton Minor Hockey alumni whose in his 5th season with the Blades past Tyson Sexsmith and Corey Hirsch who both had 120 victories.

The 21 year old, who was a 2nd round pick of the Blades in the 2016 WHL draft has a career 121-72-18 record in the league.

Maier also spent time with his hometown Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) during the 2017/18 season.

Yorkton Terriers' season comes to an end after Game 4 Semi-Final loss to Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers' had their 2021/22 campaign come to an end on Thursday night after a 7-2 loss to the visiting Estevan Bruins in Game 4 of their SJHL Semi-Final series. 

The Bruins got off to a quick start in the 1st with goals from Keagon Little, Eric Pearce, Olivier Pouliot and Mikol Sartor to make it 4-0 through 1 period. 

Caelan Fitzpatrick, Eric Houk, and Aleksa Babic also scored for the Bruins, while Kishaun Gervais and Colby Vranai replied for the Terriers in their final Junior games. 

The Bruins now advance to the SJHL Final, with their opponent being either the Flin Flon Bombers or Humboldt Broncos. 


Salute to the Terriers' graduating 20 year olds: 

#10 Tanner Sklaruk

#14 Gavin Ingram

#18 Colby Vranai

#22 Zach McIntyre 

#26 Kishaun Gervais 

#27 Carson Henry 

#44 Erik Boers 

#91 Tyson Janzen 

#94 Steven Norum 


Final Post Game with Terrier Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr below: 

Friday 1 April 2022

Yorkton Terriers/ Estevan Bruins - SJHL Semi-Final Recaps

 GAME 1 (Bruins win 7-4; lead series 1-0)

The Yorkton Terriers dropped Game 1 of their SJHL Semi-Final series, 7-4 to the Estevan Bruins. 

Olivier Pouliot had 2G 3A to lead the Bruins offensively, while Jamie Valentino scored twice while Mark Rumsey and Mikol Sartor chipped in with singles.

Karsten Kruska replied for the Terriers with 2 goals, while Zack McIntyre and Tyson Janzen also scored for Yorkton.

Boston Bilous made 18 saves on 22 shots in the Bruins net, while Terriers' G Kael DePape turned aside 29 shots in the loss.

GAME 2 (Bruins win 3-1; EST leads series, 2-0)

Cody Davis’ short-handed goal in the first was the game winner as the Estevan Bruins held on for a 3-1 win over the Yorkton Terriers in Game 2.

Eric Pearce opened the scoring for the Bruins in the first before icing it with just over 40 seconds left in the 3rd, while Nolan Wutzke scored the lone goal for Yorkton.

Boston Bilous made 30 saves on 31 shots in the win, while Terriers netminder Kael DePape made 26 stops in loss.

The Terriers now trail the Best of 7 Semi-Final, 2-0 and will host Games 3 and 4 of the series back in Yorkton on Tuesday (April 5) & Thursday (April 7) respectively. 

GAME 3 (Bruins win 2-1; EST leads series, 3-0) 

The Yorkton Terriers let a one goal lead slip away as they fell 2-1 to the Estevan Bruins in Game 3 of their SJHL Semi-Finals. 

Former Bruin Erik Boers got the Terriers out to a lead with 2nd period powerplay goal, but two third period goals from the Bruins by Eric Pearce Mikol Sartor was the difference. 

Bruins' G Boston Bilous turned aside 28 of 29 shots to get the win, while Kael DePape for the Terriers made 23 saves. 

Yorkton will look to keep their season alive when they host Game 4 of the Best of 7 Semi-Final on Thursday (Apr. 6th). 

SJHL Semi-Final Preview: #6 Yorkton Terriers vs. #1 Estevan Bruins

                             #6 Yorkton Terriers vs. #1 Estevan Bruins 

How They Got Here?

Beat Melfort in 7 games 

Estevan- Beat Notre Dame in 5 games


Regular Season Head to Head

Sept. 24th -- 2-1 Estevan 

Sept. 25th -- 4-3 Estevan 

Nov. 23rd -- 6-1 Estevan 

Dec 4th -- 4-3 Estevan 

Dec. 17th -- 5-2 Yorkton 

Jan 27th -- 4-3 Yorkton (SO) 

Feb 5th -- 5-4 Estevan 

Feb 16th -- 3-2 Estevan 

Yorkton: 2-6 (23GF; 29GA) 

Estevan: 6-1-1 (29GF; 23GA) 


Top Scorers 

Terriers (Regular Season):

#26 Kishaun Gervais: 47GP 22G 21A = 43 points

#94 Steven Norum: 52GP 14G 28A = 42 points

#22 Zach McIntyre: 47GP 20G 20A= 40 points 

#10 Tanner Sklaruk: 54GP 11G 23A= 34 points 

#7 Maddux Nollski: 53GP 15G 17A= 32 points 

Goaltending- Kael DePape: 43GP  22-15-0-5 record   2.32GAA  0.915 SV%  4SO 
                       Tresor Wotton:  6GP  5-0-0-1 record   2.74GAA   0.911 SV%  

Terriers (Playoffs)

#26 Kishaun Gervais:  7GP 5G 2A = 7 points 

#16 Karsten Kruska: 7GP 2G 4A = 6 points 

#55 JD Hall: 7GP 2G 3A = 5 points 

#22 Zach McIntyre, #17 Greg Nelson & #10 Tanner Sklaruk = 4 points

Goaltending (Playoffs):

#33 Kael DePape:  4-3 record   2.79GAA  0.919 SV%  


Bruins (Regular Season): 

#7 Mark Rumsey - 56GP 39G 37A = 76 points

#8 Olivier Pouliot - 56GP 22G 43A = 65 points 

#19 Mikor Sartor - 49GP 15G 36A = 51 points 

#17 Caelan Fitzpatrick - 57GP 28G 20A = 48 points 

#16 Eric Pearce - 40GP 20G 28A = 48 points 


#1 Boston Bilous - 40GP  25-9-2-0   2.11GAA  0.923 SV%  6SO 

#35 Cam Hrdlicka - 22GP 18-1-0   1.71GAA  0.935 SV%   5SO 

Bruins (Playoffs)

#8 Olivier Pouliot: 5GP 3G 7A = 10 points 

#7 Mark Rumsey: 5GP 5G 4A = 9 points 

#5 Dayton Deics: 5GP 2G 5A = 7 points 

#16 Eric Pearce: 5GP 4G 2A = 6 points 

#18 Kade Runke: 5GP 4G 1A = 5 points 

Goaltending (Playoffs):

#1 Boston Bilous: 4-0-1 record   1.59GAA   0.931 SV% 


Special Teams:

Terriers (Regular Season) : 
PP-- 30/218 = 13.8% (9th) 
PK-- 219/253 = 86.6% (3rd) 

PP-- 4/28= 14.3% (5th) 
PK-- 36/40= 90% (2nd)

Bruins (Regular Season) : 
PP--  22.1% (3rd) 
PK-- 90.2% (2nd) 

PP-- 5/26 = 19.2% (4th) 
PK-- 19/19 = 100% (1st) 



Game 1- Fri. April 1st - Yorkton @ Estevan  7PM (GX94) 

Game 2- Sat. April 2nd - Yorkton @ Estevan 7PM (GX94) 

Game 3- Tues. April 5th - Estevan @ Yorkton  7:30PM (GX94) 

Game 4-  Thurs. April 7th - Estevan @ Yorkton  7:30PM (GX94) 

**Game 5- Sat. April 9th - Yorkton @ Estevan  7:00PM

**Game 6- Tues. April 12th - Estevan @ Yorkton  7:30PM 

**Game 7- Thurs. April 14th - Yorkton @ Estevan  7:00PM  

**If Necessary

(GX94)- Broadcasted on GX94 with "Legacy Co-Op" Terriers' hockey , pregame starts 10 minutes prior to puck drop


Audio with Terrier Head Coach and GM Mat Hehr below: