Monday 30 May 2022

2022 SJHL Draft set for June 10th

This years’ Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Draft will take place Friday, June 10, 2022, beginning at 10:00AM.

The draft will be held remotely with teams and their scouting staffs participating from their home arenas.

 This years’ draft will consist of 6 rounds of players born in 2006 and 2 rounds of players born in 2007.

Teams drafting will draft in reverse order from the final point standings of the previous regular season for each round and players eligible for the draft are players with a Saskatchewan residence and who recently completed their first year of 18U or their last year of 15U. 

The Melville Millionaires are slated to pick 3rd, while the Yorkton Terriers pick 7th overall in round 1.

Friday 27 May 2022

MJHL clubs announce auto-protects ahead of 2022 MJHL Draft

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) and it’s thirteen-member teams are pleased to announce the 2022 Auto-Protect list.

Each member club is given the opportunity to list two players born in 2006 from their respective home zone. The 2022 Auto-Protect list features 16 players who will no longer be eligible for the upcoming 2022 MJHL Draft.

As previously introduced in 2020, teams will have the option to decline an Auto-Protect selection and defer that pick to Round 7 or 8 of the draft.

This year’s Auto-Protect list contains a total of seven (7) forwards, eight (8) defensemen, one (1) goalie.

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Team Saskatchewan successfully defends Challenge Cup


The 2022 Challenge Cup, 9 a-side football showcase game between two prairie provinces went yesterday (Mon) in Melville, an for the 2nd straight time it was Team Saskatchewan coming out on top. 

Saskatchewan beat the team from Manitoba, 24-16 on the strength of two rushing touchdowns & a field goal from Melville's Charlie Broda. 

"We got off to a really good start, but give credit to Manitoba who really played well and made it hard on us throughout the game, but in the end we will able to execute enough to prevail with a full team effort", said Team Sask Head Coach John Svenson.

Indian Head's Owen Woidyla scored the other touchdown for Saskatchewan while Xavier Mowbray and Kirsten Moshenko of the Swan Valley Tigers replied with the scores for Manitoba. 

"I just can't thank everyone involved enough, from our presenting sponsor Prairie Co-op to all the other sponsors & volunteers to the caterers to everyone, without those people and businesses stepping up, these events can't happen", Svenson adds. 

The 3rd annual event is set to place in 2023 in Manitoba 


Chat with Melville's John Svenson (Team Saskatchewan Head Coach) 

Fort Knox (PJHL) announce Hockey Operations staff for 2022/23 season

The Fort Knox have announced their coaching staff ahead of the 2022/23 Prairie Junior Hockey League season.

Tucker Neuberger will take over as the teams new Coach, while Jarrod Williams will return the bench as well, along with his current title as the teams General Manager.

The club also announced Bud Holloway as their new Development Coach, Joel Niemegeers as an Assistant Coach while Don Chesney remains on as the teams Head Scout. 

Saturday 21 May 2022

Yorkton’s McCombs named to Canadian Women’s Tackle Football roster for 2022 Worlds


Football Canada has announced the final 45 player roster for the upcoming World Female Tackle Football Championships this summer in Finland.

Among those selected include Yorkton product and former Yorkton Lady Gridder Kasey McCombs.

McCombs, who now suits up with the Regina Riot of the WWCFL, will represent Canada now at the World Championships taking place in Vantaa, Finland from July 28th to August 8th.

Lemberg’s Chris Andrews, who is a Melville Minor Football alumni, was named the Canadian reserve roster for the tournament.

Full roster can be found HERE

Thursday 19 May 2022

Locals selected in 2022 WHL Prospects Draft


The 2022 Western Hockey League Prospects was held today (Thurs) as the 22 member clubs welcomed 2007-born players into their organization. 

The first local player selected was Whitewood product Reese Hamilton, who was picked in the 1st round and 4th overall by the Calgary Hitmen. 

"It's truly a honor to get selected, and being picked by Calgary is awesome, it's one of the place I really wanted to go and I'm glad to join the Hitmen organization," Hamilton said in a interview with GX94.

The Melville Minor Hockey alumni chipped in with 54 points in 27 games with NAX Extreme U15 Prep this past season. 

Meanwhile his former teammate and fellow Whitewood product Connor Bear was also selected by the Hitmen in the 6th round, 117th overall. 

Bear compiled 47 points in 29 games with the Rink Hockey Academy (CSSHL) during the 2021//22 season. 

Yorkton Under 15 AA Terriers top scorer and defenceman Max Threinen went in the 5th round, 94th overall to the Prince George Cougars. 

The product out of Langenburg scored 21 times while adding 23 assists in 29 games this past campaign. 

Other locals picked include McCreary's Ryan Gower in the 2nd round to the Prince Albert Raiders and Luke Myhre of Dauphin was selected in the fifth round by the Portland Winterhawks. 

Full Draft Results CLICK HERE


Full Chat with Reese Hamilton below:  


D Reece Hamilton (Whitewood, SK) - 
1st round, 4th overall to the Calgary Hitmen 

(27GP 12G 42A = 54 points with NAX Extreme U15 Prep (CSSHL)

D Ryan Gower (McCreary, MB) - 
2nd round, 32nd overall to the Prince Albert Raiders

(32GP 13G 21A= 34 points with Parkland U15 AAA Rangers) 

D Max Threinen (Langenburg, SK) 
5th round, 94th overall to the Prince George Cougars 

(29GP 21G 23A= 44 points with Yorkton U15 AA Terriers)  

F Luke Myhre (Dauphin, MB) 
5th round, 106th overall to the Portland Winterhawks

(31GP 28G 18A = 46 points with Parkland U15 AAA Rangers) 

F Connor Bear (Whitewood, SK) 
6th round, 117th overall to the Calgary Hitmen 

(29GP 21G 26A = 47 points with Rink Hockey Academy U15 Prep (CSSHL)  

Wednesday 18 May 2022

2022 Centennial Cup, presented by Tim Hortons begins on Thursday in Estevan

The 2022 Centennial Cup (National Junior A Hockey Championships) presented by Tim Hortons kicks off on Thursday and runs until May 29th at Affinity Place in Estevan, Saskatchewan. 

For the first time, there'll be 10 teams taking part in the event who include the host Bruins, Flin Flon Bombers (SJHL), Steinbach Pistons (MJHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL), Pickering Panthers (OJHL), Soo Thunderbirds (NOJHL), Red Lake Miners (SIJHL), College Francais de Longueuil (LHJQ), Ottawa Jr. Senators (CCHL) and Summerside Western Capitals (MHL). 

You can follow along to all the results by clicking HERE, and you watch the games online for FREE at


Preview with Dauphin Kings Head Coach & Fort Qu'Appelle product Doug Hedley below: 

Preview with former Swan Valley Stampeder & Estevan Bruins forward Jamie Valentino below:

Thursday 12 May 2022

Melville Millionaires Alumni hosting "Hockey Night in July" Fundraiser this July!


The Melville Millionaires Alumni are hosting a "Hockey Night in July" Fundraiser on July 9th in Melville.

The day will feature golf in the morning starting at 9:30AM, followed by a dinner including supper, auctions, guest speakers in the evening.

Guest Speakers include: Ray Ferraro, Sara Orlesky, Natasha Staniszewski, Dave King, and Mills Head Coach/GM Mike Rooney.

For tickets, donations, sponsorship opportunities, contact Daven at 1-306-361-6747 or email


Chat with Co-Chair Len Wassill below: 

Dauphin Kings become 2022 MJHL Champions


For the first time in 12 years, the Dauphin Kings have been crowned Manitoba Junior Hockey League champions.

Roblin's Brayden Dube score the game winning goal for the Kings with 8:27 left in regulation, to lead the Kings to a 2-1 Game 7 victory over the Steinbach Pistons on Wednesday night.

Dawson Milliken (STE) and Logan Calder (DAU) exchanged goals earlier in the game.

Carson Cherepak made 34 saves on 35 shots to lead the Kings, who'll now represent the MJHL at the 2022 Centennial Cup which starts on May 19th in Estevan, SK.

Thursday 5 May 2022

Yorkton's R. Korczak signs 3 year entry-level deal with the New York Rangers (NHL)


             Yorkton product Ryder Korczak has signed his  first contract in the National Hockey League.

The 19 year old signed his 3 year entry-level deal with the New York Rangers.

Korczak, who was drafted by the Rangers in the 3rd round, 75th overall in the 2021 NHL Draft, compiled 79 points in 68 games which was good for 18th overall in WHL regular season scoring.

Currently in the 2022 WHL playoffs, he has 5 points in 5 games for the Warriors, who'll kick off their round 2 on Friday night visiting the top-ranked Winnipeg Ice

Wednesday 4 May 2022

Local products Zerr; Kozushka selected in 2022 CFL Draft on Tuesday

A couple of local products were selected during last night's 2022 Canadian Football League draft.

Langenburg's Noah Zerr out of the Saskatchewan Huskies was picked in the 2nd round, 12th overall by the BC Lions, while Yorkton product Peter Kozushka of the Alberta Golden Bears went in the 6th round, 51st overall by the Montreal Alouettes.  

The 6'7, 330 pound Zerr appeared in 30 games over four seasons with the Huskies, starting all but one of those at left tackle and he says the moment was pretty surreal. 
""You dreamed about that moment your whole life and I'm just so lucky and happy that the BC Lions are willing to take a chance on me and draft me into their organization and see what I can do come training camp time." 
Zerr will also attend mini-camp with the NFL's New York Giants later this month.

Meanwhile for Kozushka, a fellow Yorkton Raider Gridder alumni, he just completed his 4th year with Golden Bears as their left tackle and he says it's a dream come true.
"Growing up in Yorkton and it's growing up in Saskatchewan, actually, it's the big football province and you always watch the CFL on TV and there's always a little voice in the back of the young kids head saying, hey, one day that could be me, kind of thing and so to actually have it happen is it's awesome and amazing and surreal and I'm just so thankful for everybody who's helped me out on this journey throughout my life and I'm really happy that it was able to happen. " 

As a former Coach, it was a pretty proud moment last night (Tues) for Raider Gridder Head Coach Roby Sharpe. 
"You know we've had these guys with us since there were, 11 years old and to see them get drafted and get the chance to live out their dream it's just absolutely awesome."


Noah Zerr Interview: 

Peter Kozushka Interview: 

Monday 2 May 2022

SJHL names McIntyre as next Commissioner


After an extensive search, the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League has announced Kyle McIntyre as their next commissioner.

” Kyle embodies everything that we were looking for in a commissioner and in a league. Passion, hard work, reliability, and desire to push our game to the next level. With a proven track record in his previous positions, we feel Mr. McIntyre was the best fit to implement our vision as a league. We look forward to working with Kyle with the aim to push our league to a new level under his leadership”, said Kyle Adamson, Chairman SJHL Board of Governors said in a news release 

The Swift Current product, assumes his new role fully on June 1st, takes over Bill Chow who announced he was stepping down after 11 years on the job.

It's a league I've been very passionate about, I'm a former player in the league and I've followed it vert closely and it's something that I really think that there's lots of opportunities for kids and my interest is really keeping our Saskatchewan kids in Saskatchewan and making the Saskatchewan Junior League even better than it is now.  "

McIntyre most recently retired after a 30-year career in education, including the past 20 years in a senior leadership position and he says he was intrigued by the position. 

McIntyre is familiar with the SJHL, having played 4 years in the league back in the 1980's with Swift Current and the Yorkton Terriers 


Full Chat with McIntyre below: 

Another successful Football Night in Saskatchewan takes place in Yorkton

(YMF President Roby Sharpe along with guest speaker and Grey Cup JR Larose, a part of Football Night in Saskatchewan 2022:  Picture from Darcy Zaharia) 

Football Night in Saskatchewan, the annual fundraising banquet, in support of Yorkton Minor Football made its return with a full house on Saturday night, following a two year hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"It was just nice to see everyone again, and be able to host the event after the couple year absence, this is our major fundraiser of the year to cover the expenses for our Yorkton Minor Football operations and just can't enough for the support from our community," said Yorkton Minor Football President Roby Sharpe.

Guest speakers included former CFL player J.R. LaRose, along with Langenburg's Noah Zerr and Yorkton's Peter Kozushka, who are both expected to be selected in tomorrow's (TUES) CFL Draft.

The evening also featured the announcement of a $100,000 donation from the Yorkton Kinsmen Club, for new lights at Kinsmen Century Field.

"It's just fantastic, Yorkton Kinsmen and has always been a big supporter of local minor football and with his donation it shows that, and even with the other business that are graciously going to help out is just awesome and we can't wait play under the lights even more in the future."

The new lights are expected to be ready in time for the upcoming fall football season, with Yorkton Concrete, Potzus Construction, R.H. Electric and Triple-A Directional Drilling donating their time and labour to help complete the project.

Sharpe adds the lights is the next possible step to bringing a Junior football to the community in the near future.


GX94/Fox FM's Craig Read caught up with YMF President Roby Sharpe below: