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.