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 

Wednesday 8 February 2023

Millionaires' drop home decision to visiting Ice Wolves on Tuesday


With the chance to win back to back games, the Melville Millionaires came up short on Tuesday night, falling 6-1 to the visiting La Ronge Ice Wolves.

Felix Beauchemin got the Mils the early lead in the 1st, but Ice Wolves rattled off 6 unanswered off the sticks of Mason Bueckert (2), Lleyton Shearon, Thomas Wright, Dylan Handel and Liam McInnis. 

Dawson Smith was solid in the La Ronge net making 34 saves on 35 shots, while Millionaires' G Clement Labillois made 24 saves in the loss. 

Melville will return to action next Wednesday night on the road to take on the Estevan Bruins 

Tuesday 7 February 2023

Yorkton's Berezowski etched name in Everett Silvertips record books on Friday


Yorkton's Jackson Berezowski has scored a number of goals in his 250 plus game Western Hockey League career, but the one he recorded on Friday night was just that much more special. 

The 20 year old Everett Silvertip captain netted his record-setting 113th career goal in a 6-5 OT loss to Seattle to become the teams’ all-time leading goal-scorer. 

Berezowski says the feeling to get the goal was both outstanding and relieving. 

"It's pretty cool special I mean, a lot of guys have reached out and I think that's probably the coolest part is just seeing all the overwhelming support from everybody and it kind of shows how tightly knit the organization it's a pretty cool feeling."

Berezowski began his stint with the Silvertips after being selected in 2nd round, 44th overall of the 2017 WHL Draft by the club, and he says he couldn't imagine how everything has come together. 

"I think I was on a phone call with my dad yesterday and we were kind of talking about how surreal it's been and how it came kind of full circle it's pretty cool looking back on a short five years, from when I was 15 going to first Camp & to see how time flies and how it's changed that much."

The Yorkton Minor Hockey alumni has 60 points in 43 games the for 'Tips who currently sit in 5th place in the WHL's Western Conference standings. 


Full Chat with Berezowski below:

Monday 6 February 2023

Feb. 6th Local SJHL News and Notes

Millionaires announce commitment for 2020 1st round pick Gutzke for 2023/24 season 

The SJHL's Melville Millionaires have announced that 2005-born forward Blaze Gutzke has committeed to the club for the 2023/24 season.

The product of Francis, Sask was the number 1 overall pick of the 2020 SJHL Draft by the Millionaires.

Gutzke is currently in his 3rd season with the Estevan Bears of the Sask. U18 AAA hockey league and this year has 7 goals, 25 assists for 32 points in 35 games.



Terriers' G Allen named SJHL Goalie of the Week for third time 

The Yorkton Terriers got back in the win column Saturday night in Yorkton and a big reason why was the play of 18-year-old netminder Caleb Allen. The Wings peppered Allen with 48 shots and he turned aside 46 in the 3-2 overtime win. Allen is now 13-19-0-1 on the season with a 3.86 GAA and a .897 Save percentage.

Weekly Stats (1GP, 1-0-0-0, 1.94 GAA, .958 SV%)

Friday 3 February 2023

Millionaires drop road decision on Friday night in Humboldt

The Melville Millionaires dropped their 8th straight after a 6-1 road loss to the Humboldt Broncos on Friday night from the EPA.

The Broncos got on the board first just 5:53 into the 1st as Alec Saretzky initial shot was stopped but he was able to pot the rebound five-hole on Clement Labillois for his team-leading 21st of the season to make it 1-0. 

Humboldt added to lead just over 3 minutes later as Noah Barlage's point shot was deflected in nicely by Cage Newans for his 16th to make it a two goal game after 20 minutes.

In the 2nd, the home team added to their lead with a couple of power play goals just 1:53 apart, off the sticks of Saretzky and Carsten Kayter to push their lead to 4-0 through 2 periods.

The Broncos made it 5-1 just 12:29 into the third period as Ben Kotylak netted his 15th of the season.

Caden Drury got the Mils on the board towards the tail-end of the third as he potted home a rebound off a Tucker Buhay initial shot to pull the visitors within 4.

But just 5 seconds later, Kotylak added his 2nd of the night to wrap up the scoring.

Benjamin Motew turned aside 20 of 21 shots in the Broncos net to grab his 13th win of the season, while Millionaires' G Clement Labillois made 46 saves in the loss.

The Millionaires return to action on Saturday night hosting the La Ronge Ice Wolves at the HCUC for a 7:00PM puck drop.

Other Friday result:

La Ronge 3, Weyburn 4 (SO)

Thursday 2 February 2023

Wednesday Recap from 2023 MJHL/SJHL Showcase in Winnipg


GAME 1: 

SJHL 20U Gold 6,
  MJHL 20U Black 0

The SJHL 20U Gold used a 4 goal second period to cruise to a 6-0 win over Team MJHL 20U Black to kick off Day 2 of the Showcase. 

Kian Bell (Battlefords) netted a hat-trick for the SJHL squad while Melfort's Dawson Leroux (2) and Ryley Morgan (Weyburn) also scored. 

Melville Millionaires forward Jaxon Martens earned his 2nd point of the event with an assist in the 2nd period. 

Estevan goalie Cam Hrdlicka stopped 35 shots for the shutout, while MJHL G and Swan Valley Stampeders netminder Kobe Grant made 35 saves as well in the loss. 

GAME 2:  

SJHL 20U White 2, MJHL 20U Red 4 

Hayden Laquette (Portage) and Hayden Stocks (Neepawa) each had 1G 1A each to help lead MJHL 20U Red to a 4-2 win over SJHL 20U White. 

Matthew Gough (Dauphin) and Brett Tataryn (Niverville) also scored for MJHL while Swan Valley Stampeder F Trey Sauder had an assist in the game. 

Maguire Ratzlaff (Nipawin) and Jeremi Tremblay (Flin Flon)  replied for the SJHL team


SJHL 18U Blue 8,  MJHL 18U White 2

Alexi Sylvestre (Flin Flon) scored twice, while Battleford's Jackson Allan chipped in with 1G 2A to lead SJHL 18U Blue to a convincing 8-2 win over MJHL 18U White to wrap up the Showcase. 

Carsten Kayter (Humboldt), Matthew Van Blaircom (Humboldt), Xavier Roy (Humboldt), Ty Mason (Weyburn), Jag Phangura (Estevan) also scored for SJHL Blue. 

Replying for the MJHL squad was Winkler's Brody Beauchemin and Nolan Chastko of the Virden Oil Capitals. 

Full Scoring Summary CLICK HERE

Wednesday 1 February 2023

Yorkton Sports HOF & Museum to hold AGM on Feb. 9th

The Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and Museum will hold its annual general meeting on Thursday February 9th at 7 pm at the Gallagher Centre’s Ravine Room on the main floor.

Agenda items include a report from the chair on the past year’s activities and looking ahead to 2023, presentation of financial statements for 2022, and election of board members.

Directors serve three-year terms. Retiring from the board are Don Pfeifer and Jennifer Ingham, while Randy Goulden is letting her name stand for re-election. Other nominees will be introduced by the nominating committee, and nominations from the floor are welcome.

Memberships for 2023 will be available at the door at $5 per person. The meeting is open to all interested persons, but only members may vote.