Friday, 29 September 2023

Terriers offence explodes in home win over defending champs


The Yorkton Terriers got two goals each from Dylan Ruptash and Tate Schofer as they doubled up the defending champion Battlefords North Stars 8-4 on Thursday night.

Brett Butz, Colton Koran, Harrison Aldridge (1st SJHL goal), and Jye Zawatsky (1st MJHL goal) also scored while Clay Sleeva and Quinton Unreiner chipped in with three assists each.

Blake Sittler made 24 saves on 28 shots in the win.

Jackson Allan, Kobie Anderson, Matthew Biros and Marshall Light replied for the North Stars who got 25 saves from Joey Hawco in the loss.

The two teams will meet once again on Friday night from the Westland Arena, before the North Stars wrap up their road trip on Saturday night in Melville.

Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Wolverines hand Stampeders convincing home-ice loss on Wednesday night


The Waywayseecappo Wolverines improved to 2-1 on the young MJHL season after a 6-2 victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday night. 

The Wolverines got off to a good start as just 4:45 in, Sean Williams took a nice feed from Thomas Kaufield and made no mistake to make it 1-0. 

But the Stamps responded just 10 minutes later as after a scramble in front it would be Josh Danis sneaking one through Marek Andres for his 1st of the season to knot it up. 

Jesiah Bennett regained the lead for Wayway just over 30 seconds later to give the road team a 2-1 lead after 1 period. 

The Wolverines took control of the game in the 2nd as they scored three unanswered off the sticks of Neo Kiemeney, Aiden Herring and Jack Clarke to increase their lead to 3 after 40. 

The two teams exchanged goals in the 3rd as the visitors made it 6-1 on an early powerplay goal from Luke McCarthy, wile Stamps 2022 1st round pick Owen Warnick ripped one past Andres for his 1st MJHL goal to wrap up the scoring. 

Wolverine G Marek Andres turned aside 27 of 29 shots to earn his 2nd victory of the season, while Liam VanDerKooi made his Stamps' debut & allowed 5 goals on 28 shots before being relieved for Elias Giaccari-Dimitriou, who stopped 15/16 in relief. 

The Stampeders look to even their record at 2-2 on Friday night hosting the Niverville Nighthawks, while Waywayseecappo looks for back to back wins on Saturday entertaining the Virden Oil Capitals. 

Full Game Summary HERE

Monday, 25 September 2023

Yorkton's Kozak captures third straight SHSAA Provincial Women's Golf title


It's a three-peat for Yorkton's Ella Kozak (pictured above middle).

The Sacred Heart High School athlete won her third straight Saskatchewan High School Provincial Girls Golf championships at the Harbour Golf course at Elbow.

Kozak shot rounds of 71 & 73 to finish at 144, a 28 shot win over Saskatoon's Sarah Henderson and Kyle's Chloe Wills.

She previously won Gold in the 2021 event in Rosthern and at Jackfish Lake last year.  

Saturday, 23 September 2023

Millionaires; Stampeders winners on Saturday Night



William Dyke made 31 saves for the shutout to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 5-0 win over the Estevan Bruins on Saturday night.

Caden Drury, Brenden Olson, Liam Cox-Smith, Preston Tauter and Payton Kostyshyn all scored for the Mils.

Jackson Miller made 23 saves on 27 shots in the loss.

The Millionaires return to action on Saturday night hosting the Battlefords North Stars. 


Blake Betson scored at the 3:44 mark of overtime to lead the Weyburn Red Wings to a 1-0 victory over the Yorkton Terriers at the Westland Arena. 

Dazza Mitchell turned aside all 20 shots he faced for the shutout, while Caleb Allen made 34 saves in the loss. 

Terriers return to action on Thursday night hosting the Battlefords North Stars.


Melfort 2, Flin Flon 1 (OT)

Notre Dame 0, Humboldt 5

Battlefords 3, Kindersley 5

Nipawin 2, La Ronge 3 (SO)




Alex Walicki had 2G 1A while Elias Giaccarri-Dimitriou made 37 saves for his 1st MJHL win as the Swan Valley Stampeders rebounded with a 6-3 home ice win over the Blizzard.

Griffin Ayotte, Callum Halls, Darius Makse and Ashton Fishley also scored for the Stamps while Sam Zagari scored twice for the Blizzard while Lucas del la salle had a single.

The Stampeders return to action on Wednesday night hosting the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. GX94 will broadcast the game with the play by play starting at 7:00PM MB time.

Other results:

Waywayseecappo 1, Niverville 3 

Portage 1, Neepawa 3 

Steinbach 3, Selkirk 2

WPG Blues 5, WPG Freeze 3

Friday, 22 September 2023

Sept. 22nd SJHL/MJHL Recap



Brett Butz score the game winner in round 4 of the shootout to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a season opening 3-2 road win over the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place.
Jaron Desnoyers and Anthony Domina (1st SJHL goals each) scored in regulation for the Terriers while Jermore Maharaj and Elijah Anderson replied for the Red Wings.
Caleb Allen turned aside made 38 saves on 40 shots then turned aside all four shooters in the shootout.
Red Wings G Dazza Mitchell made 34 stops in the SOL.

The two teams will do it again on Saturday in Yorkton. 

Felix Allard scored the game winner at 7:02 of the third period on the powerplay to lead the Estevan Bruins to 3-2 win over the Melville Millionaires in their home opener.

Owen Barrow and Brendan Hunchak gave the Bruins a 2-0 lead in the 2nd, before Mils got goals from Euan Morrison (1st SJHL goal) and Caden Drury to even it up after 2.

Cam Hrdlicka made 26 saves on 28 Melville shots to earn his 1st W of the season, while in the Mils' net William Dyke turned aside 26 of 29.

The Millionaires will have their home opener on Saturday night back in Melville against these same Bruins.


Trevor Stenglein scored twice, while Harmon Laser-Hume made only 17 saves to lead the Flin Flon Bombers to a 5-3 win over the hometown Nipawin Hawks.

Matt Egan, Aiden Chow, and Joey Lies also scored for the Bombers who outshot the Hawks 49-20. 

Maguire Ratzlaff, Hudson Cameron and Evan Forrest scored the Hawks, who got 44 saves from Damon Cunningham in the loss.


Joey Hawco's 29 saves shutout help lead the defending champion Battlefords North Stars to a 4-0 victory over the Kindersley Klippers.

Riley Girod, Owen Underhill, Alex Izyk and Josh Karman chipped in offensively for Battlefords.

Cody Jaman was solid in the loss for Kindersley making 38 saves.


The Melfort Mustangs used a six goal first period as they doubled up the La Ronge Ice Wolves 8-4 on Friday night. 

Mathieu Pigeon scored twice for the Mustangs while Zac Somers, Nolan Roberts, David Coyle, Ryan Duguay, Chase Friedt-Mohr, and Logan Belton.

Raine Hodge, Tyler Gyori, William Forsberg and Jacob Cossette scored the visitors. 

James Venne earned the win in goal for Melfort making 27 saves while Ice Wolves starter Topher Chirico stopped 36 of 44.




Gavin Nemis, Blake Boudreau and Logan Walker each scored twice to lead the Dauphin Kings to a commanding 7-1 victory over the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders.

Gabriel Bugeaud also had a goal for Dauphin who 24 saves from Cole Sheffield.

Truman Boettiger scored his 1st MJHL goal in the loss, while Elias Giaccari-Dimitriou made 33 saves in the defeat.

The Stamps host the OCN Blizzard in their home opener on Saturday night.


Neo Kiemeney had a 2G 1A night, while Marek Andres made 36 saves leading the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to a season-opening a 4-1 triumph over the Neepawa Titans.

Jackson Roth and Jack Clarke also scored for the Wolverines, while Mason Hartley scored for the road team.

Mason Lobreau in the loss for Neepawa stopped 33 of 37 Wayway shots.

The Wolverines head on the road on Saturday night to take on the Niverville Nighthawks.


The Niverville Nighthawks used a 4 goal third period to comeback to defeat the Selkirk Steelers 5-3. 

Captain Brett Tataryn led the way offensively with 1G 2A while Michael Debrito, Nathan Brown, Caleb Lepitre and Mighton Johnson also scored.

Mathieu Catellier (2) and Colton Crysler scored the Steelers. 


The defending champion Steinbach Pistons got two goals from Kirk Mullen as they opened up their season with a 4-3 win over the Virden Oil Capitals. 

Cole Plowman made 29 saves for Steinbach while the Yorkton's Grady Hoffman and Leo Chambers scored the other Pistons goal.

Nolan Wallace, Bryce Bryant and Noel Englot replied for the Oil Capitals who got 32 stops from Eric Reid.


Noah Diemer scored the winner early in the 3rd period to lead the Winkler Flyers to a 3-1 win over the Winnipeg Blues. 

Logan Fillion and Brady Craik also scored for the Flyers, while Dawson Zeller scored the lone mark for Winnipeg. 

Malachi Klassen stop 21 of 22 shots to earn the win in net. 


Thursday, 21 September 2023

Yorkton Terriers & Yorkton Hyundai partner to be official Coach vehicle for 2023/24 season

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers and Yorkton Hyundai have entered a partnership as the dealership has supplied the Official Vehicle for Head Coach & General Manager Emery Olauson for the 2023/24 season.

Dealer Principal Ron Kaban says they are always willing to support local initiatives like the Terriers, and they are excited to offer a 2022 Santa Cruz Ultimate for the transportation.

The Terriers open up their 2023/24 season on the road on Friday against the Weyburn Red Wings.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Wolverines acquire 20 year old D Lacquette from Portage

The MJHL's Waywayseecappo Wolverines have acquired defencemen Hayden Lacquette in a three way trade involving the Neepawa Titans and Portage Terriers.

The Wolverines sent forwards Keenan Skrupa (05) and Dawson Andries (05) to the Titans exchange for forward Parker Korman (03), who was then sent to the Portage Terriers along with future considerations for Lacquette.

Lacquette had 54 points in 54 games with the Terriers last season, leading the league in points by defencemen. 

Tuesday, 12 September 2023

Yorkton Terriers receive 2004-born F Schofer from WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors

The Yorkton Terriers received 2004-born forward Tate Schofer from the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.

The Terriers acquired his CJHL rights from the Weyburn Red Wings in exchange for 2004-born Defenceman Ashton Funk.

Schofer hails from Regina had 13 points in just over 100 career WHL games with the Warriors.

“Tate brings lots of experience with him playing Major Junior. He can be a mentor to our younger players and we will benefit greatly from his high compete level, and we feel like this will be a great addition to a a deep forward group that we have here in Yorkton,” said Terriers Head Coach & GM Emery Olauson.

Funk, played 30 games in Terriers uniform last season, putting up two goals and seven assists.


Thursday, 7 September 2023

Melville Millionaires 2023 Preseason Recaps

TUES. SEPT 12TH/23: 

Brendan Olson had two assists to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 2-1 road preseason win over the Notre Dame Hounds on Tuesday night. 

The Mils got their goals from Kole Keen and Felix Beauchemin while William Dyke (6 saves on 6 shots) & Ethan Rau (9 stops on 10 shots). 

Kanyan Unger replied for the Hounds, who were outshot 51-16 by Melville. 


Cade Kennedy scored the game winner just 57 seconds into overtime to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-3 win over the Melville Millionaires on Saturday night.

Anthony Domina, Shaden Duliak and Dylan Ruptash also scored for the Terriers while Curran Wintonyk-Pilot, Luc Bydal and Jase Konecsni replied for the Millionaires.

Terriers G Caleb Allen made 32 stops to earn the win in goal while William Dyke (11 saves on 12 shots) and Ethan Rau (19 saves on 22 shots) split the Millionaires goaltending duties.


The Melville Millionaires won their 2nd straight preseason matchup after a 3-1 victory on Friday over the Yorkton Terriers.

Curran Wintonyk-Pilot, Felix Beauchemin and Matt Kjemhus scored for the Mils while Dalton Mayes replied for the Terriers.


Felix Beauchemin scored the game winner at the 2:55 mark of overtime to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 5-4 win over the Weyburn Red Wings in their preseason opener. 

Jake Briltz, Cohen Swan, Colten Sell and Ryan Larsen also scored for Mils, while Ethan Rau (12 of 14 shots) & Brendan Smith (9 of 11 shots) split goaltending duties. 

Brad Banach scored twice for Weyburn while Liam Fitzgerald and Zach Vaillancourt chipped in with singles. 


Wednesday, 6 September 2023

Yorkton Terriers 2023 Preseason Recap


WED. SEPT 13TH/23:

The Yorkton Terriers got two goals from Anthony Domina to help them to a 6-5 shootout win over the Weyburn Red Wings on the road on Wednesday night. 

Tate Schofer, Aiden Knutson, and Cade Kennedy also scored in regulation for Yorkton while Kennedy & Jye Zawatsky scored the goals in the shootout. 

Liam Fitzgerald scored twice for Weyburn, who got singles from Blake Betson, Max Monette and Drew Molde. 

Blake Sittler made 37 saves on 42 shots for the Terriers in the win. 


Cade Kennedy scored the game winner just 57 seconds into overtime to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-3 win over the Melville Millionaires on Saturday night.

Anthony Domina, Shaden Duliak and Dylan Ruptash also scored for the Terriers while Curran Wintonyk-Pilot, Luc Bydal and Jase Konecsni replied for the Millionaires.

Terriers G Caleb Allen made 32 stops to earn the win in goal while William Dyke (11 saves on 12 shots) and Ethan Rau (19 saves on 22 shots) split the Millionaires goaltending duties.


The Melville Millionaires won their 2nd straight preseason matchup after a 3-1 victory on Friday over the Yorkton Terriers.

Curran Wintonyk-Pilot, Felix Beauchemin and Matt Kjemhus scored for the Mils while Dalton Mayes replied for the Terriers.


Dylan Ruptash scored twice to the lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 3-2 win on Wednesday night over the MJHL's Waywayseecappo Wolverines. 

Aiden Knutson also scored for the Terriers, while Caleb Allen made 27 saves on 29 shots in the win. 

Sean Williams and Owen Wheatley replied for the Wolverines while starter Marek Andres made 49 saves in the loss. 


The Yorkton Terriers drop the opening game of their 2023 preseason schedule on Tuesday night, 3-2 in the shootout to the visiting Weyburn Red Wings. 

Clark Furman and Ryder Woods scored the goals for the Terriers while Blake Sittler (11 saves on 13 shots) and Luke McKechnie (20 saves on 20 shots) split the Yorkton goaltending duties. 

Lucas Schmid and Wyatt Lacoste replied for the Wings.

Tuesday, 5 September 2023

CURLSASK announce 2024 host sites for Viterra Scotties and Sasktel Tankard

 CURLSASK is very excited to announce that the 2024 Viterra Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be held at the  RECPlex in Tisdale on January 17th – 21st 2024.

This arena  will host the 12 best women’s teams in the province this year as they compete for the coveted green jacket and a chance to represent Saskatchewan at the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Calgary from  Feb. 16-25, 2024.

Tisdale last hosted the Viterra Scotties in 2014.

Meanwhile the 2024 Sasktel Men's Tankard will be held at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon on January 30th – February 4th, 2024.

The 12 teams playing at this event will be competiting for the chance to represent Saskatchewan at the 2024 Brier being held in Regina,on March 1st starting March 1st 

Sunday, 3 September 2023

Swan Valley Stampeders 2023 Preseason Recap

Wed. Sept 7th/23: 

The Swan Valley Stampeders suffered their first defeat of the preseason on Wednesday, 5-0 to the hometown Dauphin Kings. 

Grady Nicholas (21 saves on 23 shots) and Michael O'Sullivan (21 saves on 24 shots) split the goaltending duties for the Stampeders. 

Mon. Sept 4th/23:

The Swan Valley Stampeders improved to 2-0 in exhibition play after a 5-1 road victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Monday night in Russell.

Darius Makse and Callum Halls each had 1G 1A each to lead the Stamps while Ashton Cure, Griffin Ayotte and Alex Walicki also scored. 

Andrew Pidskalny and Keaton Johnson chipped in with 2 assists each,

Wolverines' F Ben Roulette replied with the lone marker for Waywayseecappo.

Bennett Reinhard (18 saves on 19 shots) and Elias Giaccari-Dimitron (14 saves on 14 shots) split the goaltending duties for Swan Valley.

Sun. Sept 3rd/23:

2022 draft pick Ashton Cure had 1G 1A while Michael O'Sullivan & Connor Hatfield combined for a 20 save shutout to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 4-0 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in the annual Rookie game in Swan River.

Callum Halls, Colin Kwak and Riley Fequet also scored for the Stampeders.

The two teams will meet once again meet on Monday night starting at 6PM MB time from the Russell Multiplex.

Friday, 1 September 2023

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) hold 2023 Annual General Meeting

The SJHL’s Melville Millionaires held their 2023 Annual General Meeting last night (Thurs) in the boardroom of the HCUC.

President Tammy Stevenson says the night was full of good discussion. 

"Meeting was great. We are moving into the new season ready to get at it and kicking it off this weekend."

Financially, Stevenson says it showed the team did suffer a loss from the 2022/23 campaign 

"We came in better than the previous season, but we are still looking at a loss of about $60,000, so with the excitement and anticipation buzzing around town, we are definitely looking forward to seeing more fans at the rink this season which of course helps our bottom line immensely."

The Millionaires have a few fundraisers that will be taking place this season including the annual Club 400 (Details below:) as well as new Cash Lotterry and a Calcutta, in which details will be sent out for those in the near future. 

Stevenson adds though looking forward with their new hockey operations staff in place, she's feels very optimistic for this campaign. 

"There is a great buzz around town, people are excited not only with the anticipation of what the team looks like this season but also with the addition our new head coach and assistant.
Doug has extensive history with the SJHL and that excites our fans and Geordie has a great hockey resume as well and will be a huge asset to our club."

The club also announced a new position was formed and that former Mils captain & current board member Daniel Hope will serve as the clubs Director of Hockey Operations. 

The Millionaires kick off their 2023 Fall Camp tonight (Fri) at the HCUC. 

2023/24 Melville Millionaires Board: 

President: Tammy Stevenson 

1st Vice-President: Renee Waldbauer 

2nd Vice-President: Kevin Kirkwood 

Secretary: Melissa Nicholauson 

Governor: Dawn Melnychuk 

Alumni/Education Fund Coordinator/Liaison: Len Wassill 

Director of Hockey Operations: Daniel Hope 

Zach Johnson 

Ryan Kienas 


Chat with Millionaires President Tammy Stevenson below to recap meeting: 

Thursday, 31 August 2023

2023 Fall Training Camps kick off this weekend for local MJHL/SJHL clubs


The Swan Valley Stampeders are gearing up for another hockey season with main camp set to start Friday Sept. 1 at the Centennial Arena.

Main camp gets underway with check-in at 10:00am Friday morning, followed by on ice practices and games that will close out the day.

Chat with Stamps Head Coach & GM Barry Wolff below: 

Please see the full schedule below.

Friday, September 1st

Check-in -10:00am

Practice – 10:30am

Practice – 11:00am

Practice – 11:45am

Game 1 –  12:30pm – 1:30pm

Game 2 –  1:45pm – 2:45pm

Game 3 –  3:00pm – 4:00pm


Saturday, September 2nd

Game 4 –  8:00am – 9:00am

Game 5 –  9:15am – 10:15am

Game 6 –  10:30am – 11:30am


Sunday, September 3rd

Practice – 9:00am – 10:00am

Pre-Season Game vs Wayway – 1:00pm ($5 admission, 12 and under are free).

The main camp portion is free for all to watch at the Centennial Arena.




Audio with Millionaires Head Coach & GM Doug Johnson 

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Audio with Wolverines Head Coach & GM Doug Johnson 

Saturday, 26 August 2023

Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) name Olauson as new Head Coach & GM

The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have announced that Emery Olauson will be their new Head Coach & General Manager. 

“Emery is a leader with a track record of success everywhere he has been. He is focused on developing players on and off the ice, and he understands our commitment to this community and we are confident he will build on the Yorkton Terriers long history of success and We look forward to working with Emery through the upcoming season. Emery will be in Yorkton in time to oversee our fall camp,” said Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld.

The 42 year old is an experienced hockey professional who comes to Yorkton from Invermere, BC where he was Head Coach/General Manager of the Columbia Valley Rockies in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in 2022/23. 

“Having played in the SJHL, I have a great appreciation for the league and joining a storied franchise like Yorkton is a responsibility I take very seriously. I am grateful to Corvyn and the Yorkton Terriers Board for their trust in me, and I look forward to working with the staff and players to build a championship calibre team in Yorkton,” said Olauson.

Previous to that he has coached in the Southern Professional Hockey League, KIJHL and Maritime Junior Hockey League.

In other news, The club also announced that Assistant Coaches Scott Musqua and Zach Rakochy will be back behind the bench for the 2023-24 campaign.

Main camp begins September 1st and runs through the 3rd at the Westland Insurance Arena. 


Audio with Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld below:

Thursday, 24 August 2023

Richardson Pioneer Sask East Oilers getting set for inaugural AA hockey seasons

With the hockey season fast approaching there will be three newly-named teams hitting the ice this winter in the Parkland region, named the "Richardson Pioneer Sask East AA Oilers".

The minor hockey associations from Yorkton Minor Hockey, Melville Minor Hockey and Moosomin Minor Hockey have entered a Memorandum of Understanding with their U18AA, 15AA, U15AA programs.

The philosophy behind this collaboration is to create a high quality, competitive, AA Hockey Program within the region.

This MOU is a cooperation amongst the three associations to work together to promote AA Hockey in the Sask-East region.

The SaskEast Oilers U15AA hockey team will be holding tryouts from Sept 8th to Sept 10th.

The sessions will be held in Yorkton on Fri. Sept 8th and in Melville on Sat. Sept 9th & Sun. Sept 10th.

Meanwhile the SaskEast Oilers 15AA & U18AA teams will be holding their tryouts from Sept 1st to Sept 3rd in Ochapowace.

For more information or to register for the tryouts visit


Chat with Yorkton Minor Hockey President & Sask East Oiler Director Lee Rusnak below: 

Tuesday, 22 August 2023

Yorkton Terriers held 2023 Annual General Meeting on Monday

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s Yorkton Terriers held their 2023 annual general meeting last night (Mon)  at the Gallagher Center

From the AGM, the Terriers’ announced a deficit of $35,547 from the 2022/23 season.

“Not what we want to see at the end of a hockey season, but really it boils down to not making playoffs and that's where you make your money but we will be working hard to get that on track", said Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld.

Neufeld also said there was also 5 spots open on the board of directors with Curtis Malysh, Chad Holinaty & Darren Campbell re-elected to return to the board while newcomers Grant Ottenbreit and Kevin Dziaduck whom are both are Terrier alumni were elected to board.

“It's nice to have a couple Terrier alumni coming on board to give back and pass along their knowledge, and it's nice to welcome Darren back on after he took a couple years off", Neufeld added.

Neufeld also thanked outgoing board members Curtis Maleschuk, Kathy Pearson and Peter Franck for all their hardwork.

Another hot topic of discussion from the meeting was status of the search for a new Head Coach & General Manager and Neufeld said the process is well underway.

"We are in a short-list stage, and we had a great respone of good applicants and we hope to be able to make an offer here very soon"

The Terriers will hold their training camp on the September Long Weekend at the Westland Insurance Arena in Yorkton.  

2023/24 Yorkton Terriers Board of Directors:

Corvyn Neufeld 

Chris Kosteroski

Pat Holtkamp

Chad Holinaty 

Kurt Karcha 

Grant Ottenbreit 

Darren Campbell 

Kevin Dziaduck 

Curtis Malysh 

John Anderson 

Steven Boucher 

Audio with Terrier President Corvyn Neufeld below:

Thursday, 17 August 2023

Millionaires announce signing of 2006 -born F Keen

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have announced the signing of 2006-born forward Kole Keen for the 2023/24 season. 

He led the Estevan Bears of the Sask. U18 AAA Hockey league in scoring netting 25 goals, 29 assists for 54 points in 43 games during the 2022/23 campaign. 

"Players like Kole don't come around all the time and he will be a big part in helping change the Millionaires fortunes around. It's exciting times with players like Kole and all the other quality individuals we have coming back and have signed with the Mills. We can't wait to start working with Kole and the rest of the team in September." said Mils Head coach & GM Doug Johnson

Keen, a White City, SK product was the Millionaires' 2nd round pick of the 2022 SJHL Draft. 


Monday, 14 August 2023

Millionaires acquire 20 year old G Dyke from Burlington (OJHL)


The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have acquired 20 year old goaltender William Dyke from the Burlington Cougars (OJHL) for a player development fee. 

The Lethbridge, AB product spent most of his 2022/23 season in the Ontario Junior A Hockey League compiling a record of 13-2-0 with a 2.42 GAA & 0.914 SV% split between the Cougars and Trenton Golden Hawks. 

He also suited up in 7 games with the AJHL's Drumheller Dragons sporting a 2-1-2 record. 

This is Dyke's 2nd stint in the SJHL after spending time with the Humboldt Broncos (SJHL) during the 2021/22 campaign. 

Thursday, 10 August 2023

Melville Millionaires (SJHL) announce Wudrick as new Assistant Coach


 The Melville Millionaires have hired Geordie Wudrick (pictured) as their new assistant coach.

The B.C. native played minor hockey around the Vancouver area, before playing one year of U18 'AAA' with the Notre Dame Hounds.

He spent five seasons in the WHL - four-and-a-half with the Swift Current Broncos, before finishing his fifth season with the Kelowna Rockets, and playing with Team Canada at the 2007 U18 Ivan Hlinka tournament.

Wudrick, who was drafted by the L.A. Kings in 2008, also played university hockey at New Brunswick and UBC, followed by several years of pro hockey in the ECHL, SPHL, Europe and Australia

Chat with Wudrick below:

Monday, 7 August 2023

Hehr steps down as Head Coach & GM of Yorkton Terriers (SJHL)


The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have announced that Mat Hehr has stepped down from his position of Head Coach & General Manager to pursue other hockey opportunities. 

The 34 year old, Sherwood Park, AB native joined the club in 2016 as Assistant Coach and then took over as Head Coach & GM during the 2017/8 campaign. 

Hehr compiled a record of 127-130-16 as bench boss of the Terriers. 

The hockey club has announced that the search for a new Head Coach and General Manager has begun immediately.

If you're interested in the position, you can send your application to President Corvyn Neufeld at

Audio with Terriers President Corvyn Neufeld 

Audio with Mat Hehr 

Thursday, 3 August 2023

Falcons; Posse capture League Fastball titles


The Whitewood Falcons are your 2023 South East Men's Fastball League Champions. 

The Falcons overcame deficits of 5-1 and 5-4 after 5 innings to beat the Grenfell Gems 9-6 on Wednesday night in the third & deciding game of their Best of 3 series in Grenfell. 

Falcons pitcher Tony Sparvier, coming off helping the Gems win a Provincial title last weekend, pitched 7 strong innings to help his club team the Falcons win it all. 



After falling in the previous two league finals, the Neudorf Posse can finally call themselves league champs. 

The Posse in front of a big home crowd beat the visiting Wynyard Blues 6-4 on Friday night to win the Richardson Pioneer Men's Fastball League title. 

The RPMFL, along with Wynyard & Neudorf, consists of teams like the Rosebud Royals, Earl Grey Rockets and the Rhein Rockets. 


Monday, 31 July 2023

Pair of Local teams capture Provincial Championships on the diamond


The Parkland Expos used home-turf to their advantage over the weekend to become Baseball Sask 18U AA Tier 1 champions. 

The Expos completed a perfect weekend with a 9-4 win over the Regina Pacers on Sunday at Jubilee Park.

Expos will now represent Saskatchewan at the 2023 Western Canadian 18U AA Baseball championships that'll run from August 18th to 20th in Kelowna, BC. 



Tony Sparvier hit a 3 run home-run to take the lead then struck out the side in the 7th to help the Grenfell Gems beat the Wynyard Blues 7-6 to capture the 2023 Softball Saskatchewan Men's Open Fastball championships in Earl Grey. 

Grenfell beat the Saskatoon Merchants and the Blues slipped by the host Rockets to advance to the championship final. 

The Rhein Rockets and the Neudorf Posse were the other local teams competing in the event. 

Friday, 14 July 2023

July 14th Local Sports News & Notes


The Melville Millionaires of the SJHL have announced the hiring of Pete Cockburn as the Director of Player Personnel and Scott Orchison as our Assistant General Manager and Alberta Scout.

Cockburn has over 10 years of WHL scouting experience and is currently working with the Swift Current Broncos. 

 In the SJHL, Pete has spent the past five years working with the Nipawin Hawks. 

Orchison has an extensive background as well in the hockey world accumulating over 20 years of experience as a player and on the scouting ranks. 

 He spent four years as the Assistant General Manager with the Nipawin Hawks, and last season scouted with the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. 

 He also spent eight years with the Edmonton Oilers in many different capacities.

Chat with Mils Head Coach/GM Doug Johnson below: 



Yorkton product Jackson Berezowski has signed his first professional contract, inking up with the Toronto Marlies on a 1 year AHL deal. 

Berezowski, broke the Silvertips’ single-season record for goals in a season in 2022-23 (48; most in the Western Conference) while finishing with a career-high 81 points in 62 games.

In 273 career WHL games, he scored 130 goals, 102 assists for 232 points. 

Thursday, 6 July 2023

Two graduating Swan Valley Stampeders announce Hockey commitments

The Swan Valley Stampeders are pleased to announce that a pair of graduating 20-year-olds will advance their hockey careers at the collegiate level starting this Fall.

Forward Noah Wilson (pictured above right) has committed to play for the Vancouver Island University Mariners in Nanaimo, B.C, while netminder & 2023 MJHL Goalie of the Year Kobe Grant (pictured above left) will suit up with the NCAA Division 3's Wisconsin-Superior Yellow Jackets.

Wilson, a native of St. Albert, Alta collected 13 goals, adding 23 assists during this past season while adding six assists in 12 playoff games.

Grant, posted a 2.69 GAA and a .933 SV% during 45 regular season games and followed that up with a 2.97 GAA and a .917 SV% in 12 playoff games last season.

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Swan River's Zamzow captures Manitoba Junior Girls Golf Championship


It's a 2nd Manitoba Junior Golf Championships for Swan River's Crystal Zamzow.

Zamzow fired a final round of 2 under par 70 on Wednesday in Teulon, MB,  which was good for a seven shot win over Clear Lake's Jeri Lafleche. 

Zamzow who golfs out of the Swan River Golf & Country Club had a three round combined event score  of 221, finishing +5 overall. 

Zamzow has now advanced and will compete at the 2023 Canadian Junior Girls Golf Championships in Hampton, New Brunswick from July 24th to July 27th.

Friday, 23 June 2023

2023 MJHL AGM was held recently in Winnipeg

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in early June at the ALT Hotel in downtown Winnipeg.  The AGM included Governor Meetings, Coach Meetings, Marketing Meetings and culminated with the 2023 MJHL Draft.

Below are highlights from the AGM as well as approved initiatives that will be in place as the league prepares for another exciting season of MJHL Hockey.

HockeyTV / Social Media Committee:

A new ad-hoc committee has been formed to work with teams in all areas involving online streaming broadcasts and social media / website promotion to continue to raise the standards for all member teams across the MJHL. This committee will provide direction, create audit reports, research best practices and act as a resource for all member teams on a go forward basis.

MJHL Officiating Committee:

A new MJHL Officiating Committee will be formed in advance of the upcoming season with representation from current MJHL officials, supervisors, the league office, current MJHL coaches and the MJHL Director of Officiating.  The goal of this committee is to strengthen the partnership between MJHL Officials, the League Office and MJHL Coaches going forward to allow for improved levels of recruitment, development, accountability, communication, consistency and standardization for everyone involved.

MJHL Player Education Program:

The MJHL will move forward with current player education initiatives for the 2023-24 season. These initiatives include:

Inclusivity, Hockey Culture, Creating Safe Spaces Seminar

Anti-Racism and Cultural Sensitivity Seminar

Mental Health / Suicide Prevention Seminar

Social Media, Leadership, Culture, Consent, Drug & Alcohol Awareness Seminar

Player Movement Guidelines:

The MJHL has introduced new player movement guidelines to provide prospects / member teams with additional player movement options.  New guidelines available HERE.

Player Showcases:

The annual MJHL Showcase will return to the traditional format with all 13 member teams playing two regular season games each in one location over three days. The Showcase will take place October 23-25 at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg. Further announcements to follow.

The annual MJHL | SJHL Showcase will once again be hosted by the MJHL in Manitoba. The Showcase features 3 select teams from each league made up of the top 60 players from the MJHL and SJHL. The Showcase will take place January 30-31 at Seven Oaks Sportsplex in Winnipeg with each team playing two games during this high-performance event. Further announcements to follow.

Annually, both events are heavily attended by scouts from the NHL, NCAA, Major Junior and University Programs from across North America.

2023 MJHL Draft:

The 2023 MJHL Draft took place on Sunday June 4, 2023.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW DRAFT RESULTS

2023/24 Regular Season Schedule: 

The 2023-24 regular season schedule was released on Friday June 16, 2023, and is set to begin on Friday, September 22nd 2023. Opening weekend will feature 13 games taking place over the course of the weekend involving all 13 member teams. The MJHL will continue with two divisions for the 2023-24 season featuring the MGEU West (6 teams) and the MGEU East division (7 teams).


2023-24 Playoff Format:

The current MJHL Playoff Format to remain in place for the 2023-24 season. Playoff attendance this past season was the highest it has been in the previous fifteen MJHL seasons averaging 1100+ per game.

Current Format: The top four teams from each division will advance to a Divisional Round 1 (Quarter-Finals) best of seven series based on regular season points. Winners from round 1 from each division will advance to a non-divisional Round 2 (Semi-Finals) best of seven series based on regular season points. The two winners will then advance to Round 3 (League Championship) in a best of seven series for the opportunity to raise the Turnbull Trophy and represent the MJHL at the 2024 Centennial Cup (CJHL National Championship).

Please stay tuned for more exciting announcements as we progress through the summer.

Audio with MJHL Commissioner Kevin Saurette below: