Friday, 31 March 2023

Friday Sports News

Whitewood product Hamilton & Blazers captured Sask. Male U18 AAA title 

Whitewood's Reese Hamilton and the Saskatoon Blazers are 2023 league champions. 

Hamilton chipped in with 1G 1A to help the Blazers beat the Regina Pat Canadians 8-0 on Thursday night to capture the Best of 5 Sask. Male U18 AAA Hockey league championship in 5 games. 

"It's an amazing accomplishment to win your province, it was a grueling series but glad were able to come out on top," Hamilton said in a phone interview this morning (Fri). 

The Blazers trailed the series 2-1, before winning back to back including a 4-3 road win in Game 4 to win it all. 

Hamilton, who was named a first team league All-Star had 8 points in 11 playoff games for Saskatoon who now advance to the 2023 Telus Cup West Regionals running from April 6-9 in Warman, Saskatchewan 

Chat with Reese below:



Millionaires sign '04 born F Larsen to LOI for 2023/24 season

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have announced the commitment of 2004-born forward Ryan Larsen for the 2023/24 season.
Larsen, a Kamloops BC product had 27 goals, 26 assists for 53 points in 44 games with the Kamloops Storm (KIJHL) last season.


Hockey Saskatchewan awards Parkland Fire (Melville), a U15 Female AA team

Hockey Saskatchewan has announced the expansion of the Female Under-13 (U13) AA and Under-15 (U15) AA leagues for the upcoming season.

The expansion aims to promote female hockey development and provide more opportunities for young female players in the province.

The Female U15 AA league, which currently has eight (8) teams, will expand to twelve (12) teams which includes a new Parkland Fire U15 AA team out of Melville

In addition the Sponsoring center of the U15 AA in Prairie Storm (Balgonie) was moved to Lumsden so that Lumsden will sponsor both a U13 AA and U15 AA team.

The expansion of both the Female U13 AA and Female U15 AA leagues aligns with objectives outlined in Hockey Saskatchewan’s 2022-25 Strategic Plan.

Tuesday, 28 March 2023

Stampeders drop Game 3 at home to Dauphin; still lead series 2-1

The Swan Valley Stampeders saw their Best of 7 first round series lead split in half on Tuesday night after a 6-3 loss to the Dauphin Kings at the Centennial Arena.

For the first time in the first round series the Stampeders struck first as initially being stopped, Justin Keck got the puck again and this time slid it around Cole Sheffield for his 3rd of the series to make it 1-0 SV just 8:48 in.

Just two minutes later they'd add to their lead as Jakob Jones got a nice deflection on Collin Jennings long point shot to make it a 2 goal lead just over half-way through the period.

Dauphin cut their deficit though in half with just 1:02 left in the period on the powerplay on a nice tip from Jayden Harris to make it 2-1 for the home-side after 20 minutes. 

The Kings continue their momentum into the 2nd period as just 1:45 into the middle frame, Blake Boudreau walked out and beat Kobe Grant over the left pad for his 1st of the playoffs to tie it up.

The visitors grabbed their first lead at 6:45 of the 2nd as Logan Walker banged home a rebound before Deepkaran Hans added some insurance just a short time later on a nice back-door feed from Aidan Brook to make it 4-2 after 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, the Stampeders cut it back within one as Justin Keck went forehand and backhand & in for his 2nd of the night to make it 4-3 but then a quick response again from the Kings this time from Matthew Gough to retain the two goal lead before Myles Yearwood wrapped up the scoring.

Cole Sheffield in the Kings net made 33 saves on 36 shots for the win while Stamps G Kobe Grant turned aside 37 shots in the loss.

The series now shifts back to Dauphin for Game 4 on Friday night. GX94 will broadcast the game with the pregame show starting 7:20 and play by play kicks off 7:30PM MB time from Credit Union Place. 

Elsewhere in MJHL,

Niverville 5, Portage 4
(Portage leads 2-1)

Winkler 1, Steinbach 3
(Steinbach leads 2-1)

OCN 6, Virden 4
(OCN leads 2-1)

Yorkton Terriers announce commitment of '05 F Furman for 2023/24


The SJHL's Yorkton Terriers have announced that 2005-born forward Clark Furman has signed a letter of intent for the 2023/24 season. 

The 6'4 Regina, SK product had 6 goals, 25 assists for 31 points with Gilmour Academy (PPHL U18) this past season. 

Monday, 27 March 2023

Local Weekend Recap

For the first time in 10 years, the Theodore Buffalos are league champions. 

Former Yorkton Terrier and Melville Millionaire Zach McIntyre scored the game winner with 5:03 left in the first overtime in Game 4 led the Buffalos to a 2-1 OT win over the Rocanville Tigers, to win the Best of 7 Sask East Hockey League Championship series 3 games to 1. 

"It's been a long 10 years since our last league title that's for sure but to do it at home in front of our great fans & supporters just makes it that much more special", said Buffalos Coach Josh Garbutt. 

Dylan Johnson and Ryan Regel exchanged goals in the 2nd period of a game that was highlighted by the play of Buffs netminder Warren Shymko and goaltender Dakota Berezowski of the Rocanville Tigers. 

"Just great to see our mixture of older veteran players and the young guys we picked up this year kinda gel together as the season went on & goaltending too was a big part of the success, Garbutt added. 

The Buffalos dropped the league final to the Tigers last year.

Hear full audio chat with Garbutt below:


Hoopla 2023, the Saskatchewan Provincial High School Basketball championships wrapped up over the weekend in Prince Albert. 

Locally, the Wynyard Bears captured the 3A Girls title after a 61-55 win over the Lanigan Lazers in the Gold Medal Game. 

Blaire Otsig (16 points) and Olivia Finnson (15 points) led the way offensively for the Bears. 

Meanwhile, in the 2A Girls Bronze Medal game it was Rocanville hammering LCBI 62-42 while the Preeceville Panthers won Bronze in the 2A Boys category after defeating St. Brieux by a 78-67 score. 

The Fort Qu'Appelle Bert Fox Marauders dropped the 3A Boys Bronze medal matchup, losing 67-64 to Unity. 

For full results CLICK HERE


The Melville Millionaires are happy to announce the commitment of graduating forward Isaac Suppin to the College of St. Scholastica Saints (NCAA Div III) in Duluth, Minnesota starting in the Fall of 2023. 

The Kelowna, BC product played in 28 games this past season as a Millionaire compiling 8 goals and 20 points. 

Previously he spent time with the Canmore Eagles and Drayton Valley Thunder of the AJHL. 

Saturday, 25 March 2023

Jennings' Hat-Trick propels Stampeders to Game 2 win in Dauphin on Saturday

The Swan Valley Stampeders won their 2nd straight in their Best of 7 first round series & 11th straight overall by coming back to defeat the Dauphin Kings 6-5 on the road on Friday night.

For the 2nd straight night the Kings struck first as 10:51 in, Matthew Gough walked in and beat Kobe Grant over the left shoulder for his 1st of the playoff to make it 1-0.

They added to their lead with 1:00 remaining as Gough was on the giving end this time as he found Anthony Bax back-door on the PP and he made no mistake making it a 2 goal lead for Dauphin. 

Trey Sauder cut the Stamps deficit in half though just 38 seconds later banging home a rebound to make it 2-1 for the home team after 20 minutes.

Jamie Valentino got the party started in the 2nd just 1:08 in as he banged home a rebound by Grant for his 1st to regain their two goal lead but just over 5 minutes later Landon Gulutzan cut it within one with a PP goal.

Just as the Stampeders thought they had some momentum it would be another former Stamp in Deepkaran Hans gave Dauphin another two-goal lead this time at 4-2.

Swan Valley like they have all season fought back late in the 2nd in a big way as they notched 3 more powerplay goals in the period including two from Collin Jennings (pictured above)  and one from Justin Keck to pull out in front by one after 2.

In the 3rd, Jakob Brook with 11:43 remaining in regulation brought the home crowd back to their feet tying the game by beating Kobe Grant top-shelf short side to make it a 5-5 game.

But just like on Friday night the Stampeders got the game-winner as Jennings rifled one bar-down with 2;29 to go to grab another come from behind win.

Kobe Grant got the win in his 2nd straight playoff start making 30 saves on 34 shots.

The Stampeders host the Kings on Tuesday night and GX94 will once again broadcast the game with the play by play kicking off at 7:00PM MB time.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Virden 1, OCN 3 (Series even 1-1)
**( Drayden Kurbatoff with 2G for OCN)


Portage 5, Niverville 2 (Portage leads series 2-1)
**(Ryan Botterill with 1G 2A for PORT)


Steinbach 3, Winkler 2 (Series tied 1-1)
**(Dawson Milliken notches 2 points (1G 1A) for STEIN)

Friday, 24 March 2023

Third period comeback helps Stampeders strike first in 1st round MJHL Playoff matchup


The Swan Valley Stampeders took an early 1-0 series lead in their first round MJHL playoff series after a 2-1 victory over the Dauphin Kings on Friday night.

Carter Zalischuk opened the scoring in the game for the Kings as he pick-pocketed Stamps' D Collin Jennings then put it over the left shoulder for his 1st career MJHL playoff goal to the give the visitors the early advantage through 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd, the Stampeders evened things up just 4:45 into the 3rd period as Trey Sauder got a stick on a long Jennings' point shot to make it 1-1 before Justin Keck deflected home the game winner with just 68 seconds left to send the Stamps crowd home happy.

MJHL Goalie of the Year Kobe Grant turned aside 29 of 30 shots to earn the win while Kings' G Cole Sheffield was also very solid making 37 saves in the loss.

The two teams meet again on Saturday night from Dauphin's Credit Union Place and GX94 will broadcast the game as we will pick up the game in progress after Kinsmen Radio bingo starting at around 8:00PM Manitoba time (7PM Sask. time)

Other MJHL Game 1 results: 

Niverville 4, Portage 5 (2OT)

Winkler 5, Steinbach 4 (OT)

Virden 4, OCN 2

Millionaires & Terriers announce player commitments for 2023/24 season


The SJHL's Melville Millionaires announced a couple more commitments for the 2023/24 season.

The Mils inked up 2005-born forward Parker Dunn and 2005-born netminder Lyam Leblanc out of Quebec

Dunn, a Regina product had 11 goals, 15 assists for 26 points in 44 games with the Tisdale Trojans (SK U18 AAA) this past season while Leblanc played this past year with the QCHL's Cegep de L'Abitibi- Temiscaminque where he had a 0-10-0 record with a 4.77GAA & 0.823 SV% in 13 games. 


Meanwhile the Yorkton Terriers added some more size up front signing 6'4 forward Bryton Morrow. 

The Sherwood Park, AB native suited up in 37 games with the Leduc Oil Kings (AB U18 AAA) this past year and had 26 points. 

Thursday, 23 March 2023

2023 MJHL West Division First Round Preview- Swan Valley Stampeders vs. Dauphin Kings


#1 Swan Valley Stampeders (36-16-5-1 = 78 points) vs. #4 Dauphin Kings (32-21-3-2 = 69 points)

Regular Season Head to Head

Sept. 23rd/22 - 3-0 Swan Valley 
Sept. 24th/22-  3-2 Dauphin (OT) 
Dec 11th/22-    5-4 Dauphin (OT) 
Dec 16th/22-    4-3 Dauphin (OT)
Jan 11th/23 -    4-3 Dauphin 
Mar 1st/23 -     4-3 Swan Valley 

Dauphin - 4-2-0
Swan Valley- 2-1-3-0 

Regular Season Top Scorers 

#20 Jacob Jones - 58GP 30G 42A = 72 pts 
#16 Justin Keck - 53GP 31G 32A - 63 pts
#15 Trey Sauder - 58GP 24G 36A - 60 pts 
#2 Adam Rajsigl - 53GP 13G 39A = 52 points 
#6 Collin Jennings - 54GP 16G 25A = 41 points 

Goaltending-  #35 Kobe Grant- 45GP 26-14-3 record  2.69GAA  0.933SV%  3SO
                         #1 Loic Mainguy-Crepault- 15GP 10-2-2 record   3.31GAA  0.910SV%  

#16 Matthew Gough - 55GP 27G 29A = 56 pts 
#11 Mason Smith - 54GP 17G 26A = 43 pts 
#15 Alex Senft - 55GP 19G 20A = 39 pts 
#8 Owen Wareham - 58GP 8G 29A = 37 points 
#9 Blake Boudreau - 45GP 14G 18A = 32 points 

Goaltending- #35 Cole Sheffield -  32GP 15-9-2 record   2.61GAA   0.921SV%  2SO
                       #1 Marko Belak - 22GP 14-6-0 record    3.25GAA  0.903   1SO 
                       #33 Dmytro Kubitsky - 1-3-1 record   3.19GAA   0.911SV %  

Special Teams:

PP-- 45/227 = 19.8% (6th)
PK-- 171/227 = 78.8% (8th) 

PP-- 39/223 = 16.7% (13th)
PK-- 185/233 = 80.4% (7th) 

Stampeders PP vs. Dauphin -->  5/28 = 17.9% 
Kings PP vs. Swan Valley -->   6/26 = 23.1% 


Game 1- Fri. Mar 24th - Dauphin @ Swan Valley (7:00PM MB) (GX94) 

Game 2- Sat. Mar 25th - Swan Valley @ Dauphin (7:30PM MB) (GX94)  

Game 3-  Tues. Mar 28th - Dauphin @ Swan Valley (7:00PM MB) (GX94) 

Game 4- Fri. Mar 31st- Swan Valley @ Dauphin (7:30PM MB) (GX94) 

**Game 5- Sat. Apr 1st - Dauphin @ Swan Valley (7:00PM MB) (GX94) 

**Game 6- Tues. Apr 4th - Swan Valley @ Dauphin (7:30PM MB) (GX94) 

**Game 7- Wed. Apr 5th - Dauphin @ Swan Valley (7:00PM MB) (GX94) 

**If Necessary

(GX94)- Broadcasted on GX94 with pregame starting 10 minutes prior to puck drop


Series Preview with Stampeders Asst. Coach Darren Webster below:

Wednesday, 22 March 2023

Yorkton's Kozushka signs with Edmonton Elks (CFL)

Yorkton product Peter Kozushka has signed a CFL contract with the Edmonton Elks.

Kozushka was a four-year starter at the University of Alberta, where he suited up for 29 consecutive games with the Golden Bears between 2018 and 2022. He started five games at left tackle and three at guard in 2022.

The Yorkton Raider Gridder alumni was drafted 51st overall in the 2022 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes, before being released prior to the regular season.

Local products help Minot State win 3rd ACHA Men's Division I National Hockey Championship

For the third time in school history, the Minot State Beavers have captured the ACHA Men's Division I National hockey championship. 

The Beavers got the lone goal in the 2nd from Josh Pederson to beat the Adrian College Bulldogs 1-0 on Tuesday night in Boston, Mass. 

Beavers goaltender Jake Anthony made 19 stops in the win as they last won National titles in 2019 and 2013. 

The Beavers consisted of an abundance local ties including Yorkton-born Wyatt Waselenchuk as Head Coach, as well Yorkton product Reid Arnold, Swan Valley Stampeder alumni Connor Navrot, Yorkton Terrier alum Austin Wieler, Melville Millionaire alum Eric Soar & Payton Jerome, former Wayway Wolverines Jake Bestul, Wayde Johannesson, Troy Hamilton, Eric Krywy, Joey Moffatt & Landyn Cochrane (Russell, MB). 

Tuesday, 21 March 2023

Millionaires announce commitment of 2005-born D Belles-Isles for 2023/24 season


The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have announced they committed to 2005-born defenceman Noah Belles-Isles for the 2023/24 season. 

The product Levis, Quebec played this past season with the Ontario Hockey Academy Prep where in 16 games he had 3 goals and 11 assists 

Saturday, 18 March 2023

Local Weekend Recap


      (Photo from Wadena Wildcats Facebook)

It was a special night on Saturday night in Wadena, as the hometown Wildcats captured their first ever Senior hockey provincial title after beating the Carlyle Cougars 3-2 on Saturday night in Game 2 of their Best of 3 Senior "B" Final.

The Wildcats outshot the Cougars 39-22 in the game and got goals from Andrew Schaab, Torrie Dyck and Shain Scheschuk as they won their first provincial title in their 77 year history. 

Congrats to the entire Wadena Wildcats organization and the town of Wadena on the win.

Wadena will now shift their focus to their Long Lake Hockey League championship series which continues on Tuesday night in Davidson as they look to stay alive taking on the Cyclones in Game 3 of their Best of 5 series.

Chat with Wildcats Coach Byron Lazar below:



The Saskatchewan High School Regional Basketball championships wrapped up across the province over the weekend and there was a few local schools that qualified for Hoopla 2023 in Prince Albert.

In the 2A Girls, Rocanvalle Rara Avis captured a Provincials berth on home court after a 76-41 victory over Southey in their regional final and they'll take on Wilkie in their first game of Hoopla.

Meanwhile in Wynyard, the hometown Golden Bears earned a Hoopla berth after defeating Regina Christian 70-57 in the final of their regionals. 

The Golden Bears will take on St, Walburg in the Provincial Semi-Final.

On the boys side, the Preeceville Panthers earned a Hoopla berth in the 2A boys category by getting past Paradise Hill 69-38 in their Regional final on home court.

The Panthers take on Legacy Christian Academy in their Provincial Semi-Final.

Finally, the Fort Qu'Appelle Bert Fox Marauders will take on Regina Christian in their first game of their 3A Boys Hoopla event after a 89-63 victory over the Indian Head Broncs in their Regional championship game.

For more information on Hoopla & this past weekends Regionals CLICK HERE


Moosomin's Metzger; Birtle's Amy helped Mount Royal capture USports Women's Hockey National Title 

For the first time in school history, the Mount Royal Cougars are U-Sports Women's National Hockey champions. 

Emma Bergesen scored at 11;10 of overtime Sunday as the Cougars defeated the Concordia Stingers 4-3 in a dramatic finish.

The Stingers led 3-2 with 10 seconds left in the third period and appeared ready to hoist the University Cup when the Cougars got possession of the puck

Breanne Trotter scored her second goal of the game with only two seconds on the clock to force the overtime.

The Cougars' featured local players in Tatum Amy (Birtle, MB) and Ava Metgzer (Moosomin, SK). 

On the Men's side, Moosomin's Dawson Davidson and the Alberta Golden Bears dropped the Gold Medal game of the U-Sports Men's University Cup hockey championships, 3-0 to the UNB Varsity Reds.  


2023 MJHL Playoff Match-Ups now set! 

The 2022/23 Manitoba Junior Hockey League regular season is now complete, and the 2023 playoff matchups are now set for Round 1. 

In the West, the division champion Swan Valley Stampeders will take on the Dauphin Kings in a rematch of the 2022 playoffs while the Virden Oil Capitals tangle with the 2nd-seeded OCN Blizzard. 

Meanwhile in the East Division, the top-seeded Portage Terriers will battle the Niverville Nighthawks and the Steinbach Pistons are up against the Winkler Flyers. '

All series are most likely to get underway on Friday night including Swan Valley hosting Dauphin. 

Thursday, 16 March 2023

Swan Valley clinches MJHL West division after road win over Virden

(Photo from Stampeders Twitter)

The Swan Valley Stampeders clinched first place in the MJHL's West division after a 6-3 win over the Virden Oil Capitals, for their 8th straight victory.

Collin Jennings led the way offensively with his 15th and 16th goals of the season in the win while Griffin Ayotte (7th), Callum Halls (4th), Warren Marcotte (13th) and Trey Sauder (24th) also scored for the visitors.

Andrew Blocker, Josh Lehto and Davis Chorney replied for the Oil Capitals.

MJHL Top goalie Kobe Grant made 37 saves on 40 shots to earn his league-leading 26th win of the season while Oil Caps netminder Eric Reid made 34 stops.

The two teams wrap up their regular seasons in the back-end of the home & home series on Friday night in Swan River. GX94 will broadcast the game with the play by play kicking off at 7:00PM MB time.

2023 U-Sports Men's & Women's Hockey Championships to run this week!

2023 U-Sports Women's Hockey Championships in Montreal, Quebec



1PM SK time-
  Mount Royal Cougars vs. Toronto Varsity Blues

**(Birtle's Tatum Amy & Moosomin's Ava Metzger are members of the Cougars) 



1PM SK time-
  St. FX X-Women vs. UBC Thunderbirds

**(McKiya Mazur of Russell, MB is a member of St. FX)

5PM SK time- Nipissing Lakers vs.  Concordia Stingers

**(Wapella products Ally & Megan Hayhurst are a part of the Lakers) 

Schedule & Results CLICK HERE


2023 U-Sports Men's University Men's hockey championships in Charlottetown, PEI


9AM SK time-
Alberta Golden Bears vs. Windsor Lancers

**(Moosomin's Dawson Davidson is a member of the Golden Bears) 

For results and schedule CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Millionaires announce commitment of 2005-born F Nachai for 2023/24 season


The Melville Millionaires announced the commitment on Tuesday of 2005-born forward Cale Nachai for the 2023/24 season. 

The product of Sherwood Park, Alberta had 9 goals and 13 points in 35 games for the Edmonton Jr. Oilers 18U AAA this past season. 

Tuesday, 14 March 2023

Millionaires drop season finale in Wilcox on Monday

 The Melville Millionaires wrapped up their 2022/23 SJHL season on a sour not on Monday night, falling 8-2 to the hometown Notre Dame Hounds. 

Sam Schofield and Caden Drury scored the only goals for the Mils, who finished the season with a 16-39-1-2 record on the season and 12th overall in the standings. 

Antonine St. Onge and Dane Probe each scored Hat-Tricks for the Hounds, who'll wrap up their season on Tuesday against the Humboldt Broncos. 

Also on Monday, 

Sal Collara and Owen Barrow each had 1G 1A to lead the Estevan Bruins to a 4-2 win over the Weyburn Red Wings to capture the Highway 39 Cup between the two rivals.  

Saturday, 11 March 2023

March 11th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap


The Swan Valley Stampeders earned their 7th straight win on Saturday night after a 6-1 victory over the Niverville Nighthawks at the Centennial Arena.

Alex Walicki led the way for Swan with 1G 2A while Warren Marcotte scored twice and Collin Jennings, Josh Danis and Justin Keck chipped in with singles.

Brett Tataryn replied for the Nighthawks.

Loic Mainguy-Crepault earned his 9th victory of the season in the Stampeders goal making 36 stops.

The Stamps who clinched home-ice in round 1 with the win will return to action on Thursday night visiting the Virden Oil Capitals.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

-The Waywayseecappo Wolverines won their 2nd straight as Boone Mathison & Nolan Grier each scored twice to lead them to a 9-1 win over Winnipeg Blues.

-Dawson Milliken scored the SO winner to lead the Steinbach Pistons to a 1-0 win over the OCN Blizzard.

-The Neepawa Titans got two goals from Hayden Stocks to lead them to a 3-1 win over Winkler.

-AP Havryil Simchuk scored the only goal of the shootout to help the Dauphin Kings to a big 4-3 triumph over the Portage Terriers.



The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final game of their 2022/23 season after a 7-5 road loss to the Humboldt Broncos.

Karsten Kruska, Greg Nelson, Dylan Ruptash and Cohner Saleski scored the goals for the Terriers who got a 44 saves performance from Caleb Allen in the loss.

Also the Junior careers of graduating Terrier 20 year old's: Maddux Nollski, Logan Cyca, Greg Nelson, Karsten Kruska, JD Hall and Cohner Saleski.

Other Saturday SJHL results:

-Steven Kesslering and Holden Doell each had hat-tricks to lead the top-ranked Battlefords to a convincing 8-0 win over the Kindersley Klippers.

- Brent Gulenchyn scored short-handed GWG in the 3rd & Harmon Laser-Hume made 35 saves to lead Flin Flon to a 3-2 win over La Ronge.
**Ice Wolves loss clinches home ice for Melfort in their series with LA.

Friday, 10 March 2023

Grant shines as Stampeders capture 6th straight after home ice decision over Steinbach


The Swan Valley Stampeders won their 6th straight on Friday night after defeating the Steinbach Pistons 2-1 in the shootout.

Owen Harris opened the scoring in the late stages of the first period and it would stay like that until 45 seconds into the 3rd period when Langley Kruggel's point shot beat a screened Kobe Grant to tie it up 1-1.

After overtime solved nothing, the Stampeders got shootout goals from Myles Mason and Josh Danis, while Grant stopped 2 of 3 to secure the two points.

The Vernon, BC product also stopped 33 shots in regulation to earn his 24th win of the season, while Pistons G Dominik Wasik stopped 25 of 26 shots in the SOL.

The Stampeders go right back at it on Saturday night hosting Niverville, while the Pistons wrap up their roadie visiting the OCN Blizzard.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Dauphin 7, Portage 5

OCN 5, Niverville 1

Selkirk 1, Virden 2


In the SJHL,

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their final home game of the season, falling 7-4 to the Humboldt Broncos.

Ben Kotylak, Maddox Amaral and Quinn Myles each scored twice for the Broncos while Ethan Zielke also scored.

JD Hall replied with two goal for the Terriers while Colton Koran and Karsten Kruska chipped in with singles.

The Terriers wrap up their 2022/23 campaign on Saturday night in Humboldt.

Other Friday scores,

Battlefords 10, Kindersley 1

Flin Flon 1, La Ronge 5

Melfort 3, Nipawin 0

Thursday, 9 March 2023

2023 9 -a side football Challenge Cup to take place in Shoal Lake on May 22nd


The 9-a side Football Challenge Cup game will be played in Manitoba in 2023.

The matchup between graduating 9 a-side football players from Manitoba & Saskatchewan will take place on Mon. May 22nd in Shoal Lake, Manitoba.

The previous two games took place in Melville in 2019 and 2022 respectively, with Saskatchewan winning both.

Wednesday, 8 March 2023

Millionaires win in Estevan; Stampeders clinch playoff spot after wins on Wednesday night

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 6 game slide on Wednesday night after 5-4 road win over the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place.

The Millionaires got off to a quick start in the first with two goals just over 5 minutes in as Issac Suppin made it 1-0 before Tucker Buhay (pictured above) added to the lead with his 6th of the season just over 2 minutes later.

Both Suppin and Buhay got their 2nd goals of the period in the 2nd half of the first to give the visitors a 4-0 advantage after 1 period.

Kade Runke got the Bruins on the board early in the 2nd as he got it past Ethan Rau for his 7th of the season to cut their deficit to 3.

But at the 3:01 mark, just 30 seconds later Buhay completed his first career SJHL Hat-Trick sniping it past goaltender Cam Hrdlicka to push the Mils back up by four.

The Bruins continued their pressure though as 49 seconds later as Keagon Little made it 5-2 before Tim Tychonick went bar-down to make it a two goal Millionaire lead through 40 minutes.

In the 3rd, Ilya Chmelevski tallied the only goal of the game late with 3:31 to go sneaking it over top of Rau, but that's as close as they would get.

Ethan Rau, on his 19th birthday turned aside 35 shots to earn his 3rd win of the season while Bruins' starter Cam Hrdlicka made 10 saves on 14 shots & took the loss. Jackson Miller also seen time in the Estevan goal in relief and allowed 1 goal on 10 shots.

The Millionaires wrap up their season with a home and home series against the Notre Dame Hounds starting Saturday night in Melville, while the Bruins finish their regular season schedule on Saturday night visiting the Weyburn Red Wings.

Other Wednesday SJHL matchup,

Humboldt 6, Weyburn 3


Stampeders clinch MJHL Playoff spot after home ice triumph over Neepawa

Justin Keck scored his 29th & 30th goals of the season while Swan River's Steven Arp also scored twice to lead the West-division leading Swan Valley Stampeders to a 5-2 win over the visiting Neepawa Titans on Wednesday night.

Adam Rajsigl also scored while MJHL's Goalie of the Year Kobe Grant made 32 saves on 34 shots to earn the win for the Stamps who clinched a spot in the MJHL Playoffs with the two points.

Hayden Stocks and Cameron Trimble replied for the Titans.

The Stampeders return to the ice on Friday night as they continue their home-stand against the Steinbach Pistons. GX94 will broadcast the game, starting with the pregame at 6:50 and play by play begins 7:00 from the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

Elsewhere in MJHL,

Portage Terriers 3, Winkler Flyers 2

March 7th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap


AP Blake Sittler made 28 saves on 32 shots to earn his 1st SJHL win to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 5-4 win over the Notre Dame on Tuesday, to officially eliminate the Hounds from playoff contention. 

Ashton Funk, Dylan Ruptash, Cohner Saleski, Quinton Unreiner and Clay Sleeva led the way for the Terriers offensively with 1G 1A each. 

Dane Probe, Antonie St. Onge, Cyprus Smith-Davis and Carson Baylis replied for the Hounds. 

The Terriers will wrap up their season with a home and home with Humboldt this weekend starting on Friday night in Yorkton. 

Other SJHL results: 

Melfort 6, Flin Flon 3 

Nipawin 2, Battlefords 3 (OT) 




Cole Sheffield made 24 saves for the shutout to lead the Dauphin Kings to a 4-0 win last night (Tues) over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. 

Matthew Gough scored twice while Jakob Brook and Mason Smith also scored for the Kings who pulled 3 points ahead of Wayway for the 4th and final playoff spot in the MJHL's West division. 

The Wolverines return to action on Thursday night hosting the Winnipeg Blues. 

Elsewere in MJHL, 

Selkirk 6, Steinbach 3 

Sunday, 5 March 2023

Stampeders' Grant named 2023 MJHL Top Goalie


The Manitoba Junior Hockey League have announced their individual award winners from the 2022/23 regular season.

Among the winners include Swan Valley Stampeder netminder Kobe Grant named as the Ed Belfour Trophy winner as the MJHL's Top Goalie.

The Vernon, BC product thus far has suited up in 43 games this season and sports a 23-14-0 record with a 2.74 goals against average, 0.931 save percentage and three shutouts.

Other award winners included: Selkirk's Carter Cormier (Top Rookie), Virden's Tyson Ramsey (Coach of the Year), Ryan Botterill of Portage (Hockey Ability Award), Winkler Flyers' Trent Sambrook (Top Defenceman and Lucas Brennan of Selkirk (Most Valuable Player).

Saturday, 4 March 2023

Terriers win final Highway 10 battle over Melville; Millionaires awarded 2023 Parks Cup


Pavel McKenzie netted a Hat-Trick to help lead the Yorkton Terriers to the weekend sweep of Melville after a 5-3 win over the Millionaires on Saturday afternoon.

Karsten Kruska and Colton Koran also scored for the Terriers, while Caleb Allen made 29 stops in the win.

Nathan Fox, Tuckey Buhay and Carter McKay replied with the goals for the Millionaires who got 28 saves from Ethan Rau in the losing cause.

Both teams captured three games during their 6 game season-series but because of a better goal differential, the Millionaires were awarded this years Parks' Cup.



Kobe Grant turned aside all 28 shots he faced for his 3rd shutout of the season to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to a 4-0 victory over the Selkirk Steelers on Saturday night.

The Stampeders, who've now won 8 out of their last 9 games got goals from Trey Sauder, Landon Gulutzan, Alex Walicki and Noah Wilson.

Swan Valley returns to action on Wednesday night hosting the Neepawa Titans.

Yorkton Terriers 2022/23 Award Winners

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Phil Decker

Scholastic Award

Aidan Knutson

Ed Ruf Memorial for Dedication & Community Service:

Logan Cyca 

Chaplain's Award:

Caleb Allen

Jamie Standish Award for Mr. Personality:

Quinton Unreiner

Most Gentlemanly

Cale Strasky

Park's Jewelry Unsung Hero

Brett Butz

Amos Border Memorial for Most Popular:

Clay Sleeva

Yorkton Co-op Mr. Hustle:

Cohner Saleski

Doc's Cup for Rookie of the Year:

Dylan Ruptash

Schoenroths & Wolfe Memorial for Most Improved:

Pavel McKenzie

Regular Season Top Scorer:

Dylan Ruptash

Josh Campbell Memorial Award for Most Coachable:

Greg Nelson

Most Valuable Defenceman:

Tyson Perkins

Guy Lamb Memorial for Most Valuable Player:

Dylan Ruptash

Presidents Trophy:

Logan Cyca

Friday, 3 March 2023

Mils' Martens; Terriers F Ruptash among nominees for 2023 SJHL League Awards


The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League announced their nominees for their major individual league awards from the 2022/23 season.

Among those nominees include Yorkton Terrier F Dylan Ruptash (pictured above left), whose up for the league's Top Rookie. 

The product of Edmonton , Alberta has had a tremendous first season in the SJHL compiling thus far 21 goals. 16 assists for 37 points in 51 games . 

He also currently leads the rookie race in goals with 21. 

Meanwhile, Melville Millionaire F Jaxon Martens (pictured above right)  is a finalist for the Most Sportsmanlike Player. 

Martens was acquired by Melville from the Bombers in early January and currently leads the Moneymen in scoring with 44 points in 50 games while compiling only 6 penalty minutes. 

You can CLICK HERE to see all the SJHL Award nominees. 

Three Stampeders among finalists for 2023 MJHL League Awards

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League announced on Thursday the nominees for their league awards from the 2022/23 season.

Among those selected include Swan Valley Stampeders Head Coach and GM Barry Wolff (pictured above), named as one of the four finalists for MJHL Coach of the Year. 

Wolff has led the Stampeders through 51 games to a 29-16-5-1 record, good for 2nd place in the West division. 

Other finalists include Justin Falk (Winkler), Tyson Ramsey (Virden) and Doug Johnson of the OCN Blizzard. 

Meanwhile, Stampeders netminder Kobe Grant (pictured above left) is up for a couple awards including MJHL Top Goalie and the league's Most Valuable Player. 

Grant, a Vernon BC product has a 21-14-3 record on the season with a 2.86GAA and 0.929 save percentage. 

The MJHL Defenceman of the Year nominees also includes a Stampeder in 20 year old Adam Rajsigl (pictured above right). 

The Tecumseh, Ontario native currently sits in 4th among defenceman in scoring with 9 goals and 40 points. 

For a full list of MJHL Award nominees CLICK HERE


Thursday, 2 March 2023

March 1st Local MJHL/SJHL Recap


The Swan Valley Stampeders captured their 2nd straight, beating the visiting Dauphin Kings 4-3 in front of packed house of school kids at the Centennial Arena.

20 year old Justin Keck chipped in with 3 assists to lead the way offensively for the Stamps who got goals from Jakob Jones, Darius Makse, Collin Jennings and Noah Wilson.

Anthony Bax, Mason Smith and former Stampeder Jamie Valentino replied for the Kings who dropped their 4th straight game.

Kobe Grant made 39 saves in the Swan Valley goal to earn his 21st win of the season.

The Stampeders return to action on Friday night in Winnipeg against the Freeze.

Elsewhere in MJHL,

Selkirk Steelers 1  Winkler Flyers 2 (OT)


Neepawa Titans 6  Niverville Nighthawks 4

Winnipeg Blues 2  Portage Terriers 11



Jackson Fellner made 32 saves on 33 shots to lead Nipawin Hawks to a 4-1 win last night (Wed) over the Melville Millionaires, handing the Mils their 4th straight defeat.

Alex Ochitwa, Alex Johnson, Finley Radloff and Braxton Buckberger scored for the Hawks, while Tucker Buhay scored the lone goal for the home side.

Ethan Rau made 24 stops in the loss for the Mils, who return to action on Friday night hosting the Yorkton Terriers.

Other Wednesday results:

Flin Flon Bombers 2  Humboldt Broncos 3 (SO)
Kindersley Klippers 3  Melfort Mustangs 4 (OT)

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

Terriers' drop 2nd straight after home defeat to Flin Flon on Tuesday

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 2nd straight on Tuesday, a 4-1 decision to the Flin Flon Bombers.

Former Melville Millionaire Zach Cain led the way for the Bombers with 2 goals, while Brent Gulenchyn and Cory King also scored.

Canora product Clay Sleeva replied with the only goal for the Terriers who got 36 saves from Caleb Allen in the loss.

Kenneth Marquart got the win in goal for FF stopping 25 of 26 shots.

The Terriers return to action on Friday night in Melville against the Millionaires, while the Bombers wrap up their mini two-game road trip tonight (Wed) in Humboldt.

Monday, 27 February 2023

Millionaires announce commitment of D Konecsni for 2023/24 season


The Melville Millionaires have announced that 2005-born defenceman Jase Konecsni has committed to the hockey club for the 2023/24 season. 

The Southey, SK product in 43 games with the Estevan Bears (SK U18 AAA) has compiled 5 goals, 6 assists for 11 points.

Konecsni has suited up as an AP for the Millionaires earlier this season.  

Friday, 24 February 2023

Feb. 24th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders had their 4 game winning streak snapped on Friday night falling 6-5 to the visiting Winnipeg Freeze.

Lochlan Stefanyshin scored twice to lead the way for the Freeze who got singles from Hayden Chaloner, Naaman Hofer, Nathan Lenoski and Davis Thompson.

Justin Keck led the way for the Stampeders with 2 goals while Jakob Jones, Landon Gulutzan and Adam Rajsigl also scored.

Keegan Gordon made 47 saves on 52 shots to earn the win in goal while Loic Mainguy-Crepault made 23 saves in the loss.

The Stampeders return to action on Saturday night hosting the Winkler Flyers.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Dauphin 1, Virden 4

Neepawa 0 Portage 6

Winkler 3, OCN 1


In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires dropped their 2nd straight after a 9-2 loss to the Battlefords North Stars.

Issac Suppin and Caden Drury scored the lone markers for the Mils.

The Stars top line of Jake Southgate (3G), Kian Bell (1G 2A), and Holden Doell (1G 3A) combined for 10 points in the win.

Bradley Blake, Steven Kesslering and Colby Bear (2) also scored for Battlefords. 

The Millionaires wrap up their weekend roadie on Saturday visiting the Kindersley Klippers.

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

Terriers snap slide after road victory on Wednesday in Kindersley

The Yorkton Terriers snap their 6 game losing streak on Wednesday night after 5-4 comeback win over the Kindersley Klippers at the WCEC.

The Klippers got the opening goal at 5:46 of the first as Nathan DeGraves walked in and beat Terrier G Caleb Allen for his 3rd of the year to make it 1-0. 

Cohner Saleski tied it up though for the Terriers just under 5 minutes later as on his breakaway chance, he snapped it over the right shoulder of Cody Jaman for his 7th making it 1-1.

But Alex Mack answered for Kindersley just 46 seconds later as he tapped in a rebound past Allen for his 3rd to give his team the lead into the first intermission.

The Terriers even things up just 46 seconds into the 2nd frame as Dylan Ruptash took a stretch feed from Clay Sleeva and made no mistake sliding home his team-leading 21st of the season.

Logan Linklater responded though before the second could end as going post and in to give the home team a lead heading into the third period.

In that 3rd period, the Terriers came out in a big way netting three in a span of 1:27 as Maddux Nollski, Karsten Kruska, and Greg Nelson all hit the back of the net to give the Terriers a 5-3 lead before Tylan Hilbig got a late goal in the final seconds but that's as close as they would get.

Caleb Allen turned aside 37 of 41 shots to earn the victory in the Terrier goal, while Klipper G Cody Jaman made 22 saves in the loss.

The Terriers return to action on Saturday visiting the Estevan Bruins while the Klippers host the Notre Dame Hounds on Friday.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Cody Davis scored twice while Kade Runke had 1G 2A to lead the Estevan Bruins to a 7-1 win over the Melville Millionaires at the HCUC.

Aleksa Babic, Kaelan Whittingham, Ryan Zaremba, and Jag Phangura also scored for the Bruins who got a 30 save performance from Cam Hrdlicka in the win.

Ethan Anstey scored the lone marker for the Millionaires who return to action on Friday night visiting the Battlefords North Stars.



Jakob Jones had a 3G 2A night to lead the Swan Valley Stampeders to their 4th straight win after 7-5 decision over the OCN Blizzard on Wednesday night.

Trey Sauder also scored twice for the Stamps who got singles from Collin Jennings and Alex Walicki.

Eddy Wruck, John Kremer, Mike Hlady, Alex Bernauer and Drayden Kurbatoff provided the offence for the Blizzard.

Kobe Grant turned aside 33 shots to earn the victory in goal.

The Stampeders next game will be on Friday night hosting the Winnipeg Freeze. GX94 will broadcast the game starting with the pregame 6:50 and play by play kicking off at 7:00 from the Centennial Arena.

Other game in the MJHL, 

Winkler 5, Winnipeg Freeze 0

Tuesday, 21 February 2023

Terriers' drop 6th straight after road loss to the Battlefords

The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 6th straight on Tuesday night losing 8-2 to the Battlefords North Stars.

The North Stars got the only goal of the 1st in the late stages on the PP as with 38 seconds left in the period, Kian Bell took a feed in the top-right circle and snapped home his league leading 45th goal of the season over the right shoulder of Tysen Smith.

Shots after 1 were 20-10 Battlefords.

In the 2nd, the Terriers got the equalizer just 6:27 into the 2nd as Clay Sleeva went in on a 2 on 1 and snapped it short-side on Josh Kotai for his 13th of the year to make it 1-1. 

But the North Stars stormed back in a big way with 4 unanswered off the sticks of Steven Kesslerling, Kian Bell (2) and Zane Florence to increase the home-side's lead to 5-1 towards the late stages of the second frame.

Dylan Ruptash though cut the Terriers' back within three at 15:25 of the 2nd for his 20th to make it 5-2 before Jake Southgate regained Battlefords four goal lead just 3 minutes later.

The SJHL leading scorer would add to his league leading goal total in third period adding two more, his 48th and 49th of the season to wrap up the scoring.

Josh Kotai made 35 saves on 37 shots in goal for his 29th win of the season, while Tysen Smith got the start in Terrier goal and made 31 saves on 37 shots before giving way to Caleb Allen, who allowed 2 goals on 14 shots in the final frame.

The Terriers return to action on Wednesday visiting Kindersley while the North Stars host the Melville Millionaires on Friday.

Saturday, 18 February 2023

Millionaires drop home decision on Friday night

The Melville Millionaires fell in the opening game of a home and home against Melfort after a 7-1 loss to the Mustangs on Friday night.

Clarke Huxley and Zac Somers led the way for Melforr with 2G 2A each while Lleyton Holoien, Kevin Minnoch and Ben Tkachuk also scored for the Mustangs.

Carter McKay replied with the lone for the Millionaires.

The two teams will once again meet on Saturday night in Melfort for a 7:30PM puck drop. 

Wednesday, 15 February 2023

Feb. 15th Local SJHL/MJHL Recap

The Melville Millionaires snapped their 11 game winless skid against Estevan with a 3-2 overtime win over the Bruins on Wednesday night.

The Bruins got on the board first just 3:46 in as they caused a turnover deep in the Mils zone and Tim Tychonick found Dan O'Neill in front and he slipped it over top the right shoulder of Ethan Rau for his 1st as Bruin to make it 1-0.

Sam McPeak added to the home teams lead just under 4 minutes later beating Rau short-side for his 2nd of the season making it 2-0.

But the Moneymen responded just a short time later as Carter McKay finished off a nice feed from Jaxon Martens  (pictured above) for his 11th of the year to cut the Mils deficit in half through 1 period.

After a scoreless 2nd, the Mils got the only goal of third and it came on the powerplay with 4:48 left as Martens took a nice feed on the top right circle from Colby Ball and hammered in his team-leading 19th to make it 2-2 to force overtime.

In the extra period, the Warman product added his 2nd of the night as he made a nifty play off a draw and then went far post and in by Jackson Miller to give the visitors the extra point. 

Melville G Ethan Rau made 28 saves on 30 shots to earn his 1st SJHL win, while Bruins netminder Jackson turned aside 28 shots in the OTL.

The Millionaires return to action on Friday night on home ice starting a home and home series with the Melfort Mustangs at the HCUC.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Melfort 6, Kindersley



The Swan Valley Stampeders snapped out of their 3 game losing slide in a big way on Wednesday. hammering the Neepawa Titans 9-2 on home ice.

Trey Sauder (1G 2A) and Justin Keck (2G 1A) led the way offensively for the Stampeders with 3 points each, while Griffin Ayotte, Ashton Fishley, Amar Powar, Noah Wilson, Warren Marcotte and Myles Mason also scored for the Stamps.

Josh Romanyk and Cameron Trimble replied for the Titans.

Stampeders goalie Kobe Grant made 32 saves on 34 shots to capture his 17th win of the season. 

Swan Valley returns to action on Saturday night starting a two game roadie in Niverville before visiting the Winkler Flyers on Sunday afternoon.

Other game in the MJHL, 

Winnipeg Blues 3, Winnipeg Freeze 2 (OT)


Terriers drop 4th straight after home loss to Weyburn

The Yorkton Terriers surrendered 5 first period goals en-route to a 7-5 home loss last night (Tues) to the visiting Weyburn Red Wings at the Westland Insurance Arena.

Jakob Kalin, Jackson Hassman (2), Blake Betson, Ryley Morgan, Max Henderson and Matteo Turrin all scored for the Red Wings, while Dylan Ruptash, Quintin Unreiner, Clay Sleeva, Cohner Saleski, and Brett Butz replied for the Terriers.

Sleeva also added three assists to make it a 4 point night for the Terrier forward out of Canora 

The Terriers and Red Wings will meet once again on Saturday night back at Crescent Point Place for a 7:00PM puck drop.

Elsewhere in the SJHL,

Kindersley Klippers 6 Nipawin Hawks 5

Humboldt Broncos 5  Notre Dame Hounds 4 (OT)

Friday, 10 February 2023

Feb. 10th Local MJHL/SJHL Recap

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines won their 2nd straight on Friday night beating the the Swan Valley Stampeders 4-3 in overtime at the Centennial Arena in Swan River.

The Stampeders struck first with 5:43 left in the 1st as Justin Keck finished off a nice passing play and then went five-hole on Wolverine goalie Tresor Wotton for his 21st of the season to make it 1-0.

Waywayseecappo tied it up just over 4 minutes later as Aidas Sotas capitalized on a Stampeder turnover and went top-shelf on SV goalie Kobe Grant for his 2nd of the year to even it up at 1-1 through 20 minutes.

In the 2nd just 34 seconds into the period Cole Carlson regained the Wolverines one goal lead at 2-1, tapping home a powerplay goal.

Swan Valley evened it up in the late stages of the middle frame as defencemab Adam Rajsigl was able to tuck it home past Wotton for his 8th. 

But Carson Baptiste just over 2 minutes later to regain the visitors a 3-2 lead after 2 periods.

In the 3rd, the Stampeders got the equalizer with 6:23 left in regulation as Steven Arp was Johnny-On-The-Spot and tapped it home to make it 3-3.

After a back and forth start to overtime, it was Nolan Grier going down the right wing wall and he snapped it short side on Kobe Grant to gain his team the valuable extra point.

Tresor Wotton made 27 saves on 30 shots to earn his league-leading 19th win of the season in the Wolverine goal, while Stamps goalie Kobe Grant turned aside also 27 shots in the loss.

The two teams will once again meet on Saturday in Waywayseecappo.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

Winkler 4, Niverville 3

Dauphin 4, Winnipeg Freeze 0

Virden 6, Winnipeg Blues 1



The Yorkton Terriers dropped their 2nd straight on home ice, a 4-2 decision to the Melfort Mustangs.

Cameron Emigh scored the game winner for the Mustangs in the 2nd period while Kevin Minnoch, Ryan Duguay and Wyatt Cook also scord.

Brett Butz and Cade Kennedy replied for the Terriers, who got 30 saves from Caleb Allen in the loss.

James Venne stopped 24 of 26 shots in the loss.

The Mustangs and Terriers will meet from the Northern Lights Palace in Melfort on Saturday night.

Other games in the SJHL,

Nipawin 1, Estevan 2 (OT)

Battlefords 7, Notre Dame 2

Humboldt 3, Kindersley

Thursday, 9 February 2023

Terriers get shutout by Flin Flon on Wednesday night


The Flin Flon Bombers got the game winning goal just over two minutes by Zach Cain before Barron Stibbe added the insurance with just over 2 minutes left to lead them to their 4th straight win, a 2-0 decision over the Yorkton Terriers on Wednesday night. 

Kenneth Marquart made 21 saves to earn his 2nd shutout of the season in the Bombers' goal, while Terrier netminder Caleb Allen turned aside 35 of 37 shots in the loss. 

Yorkton will return to action on Friday hosting Melfort, while the Bombers continue their road trip with a stop in Weyburn tonight (Thurs). 


Post Game with Terrier Head Coach and GM Mat Hehr