Tuesday, 20 June 2023
One team and four individuals will be inducted into the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame and
Museum (YSHF&M) on Sep. 9.
The following individuals will join the Yorkton Sports Hall of Fame:
Gerry Adam, athlete/builder, curling
Steven Laycock, athlete, curling
Madison Neufeld, athlete, synchronized swimming
Kathy Ziglo, athlete, golf
The team being inducted is the 2013-14 Yorkton Terriers, which won the Royal Bank Cup
national championship in a thrilling overtime victory.
The inductions will take place at the Gallagher Centre on Saturday, Sep. 9 starting at 5 pm.
There will be a reception with appetizers and a no-host bar, followed by the inductions at 6.30
pm. Tickets will go on sale in July at www.yshf.ca.
Following last year’s highly successful induction, the first in eight years, the YSHF&M board
decided to again host an early-evening event rather than a formal dinner, board chair Dick
“The event will also provide an opportunity for the Terrier team to get together 10 years after
the start of their very successful championship season,” he added.
Potential inductees are nominated by members of the community, who provided detailed
information to the YSHF&M nominations committee, chaired this year by Ryan Kitchen. The
committee then applied a widely-used and accepted scoring system to evaluate the nominees
and determine their eligibility for the Hall of Fame.
Following are highlights of the accomplishments achieved by this year’s inductees, leading to
their nomination and induction.
Gerry Adam, athlete/builder, curling
Served as President of the Yorkton Curling Club;
Chair and co-chair of major provincial, national and international curling events held in
District rep with Saskatchewan Curling Association;
Assistant coach, trainer and volunteer with Yorkton United Football Club;
Instructor and coach of numerous junior and women's Saskatchewan curling teams;
Member of the Shymko 1999 Brier bronze medal team;
Member of various teams in 2007, 2008, 2015 and 2016 Briers;
Coach of 1991, 2006, 2021, 2022 and 2003 teams participating in national
Coach of Swiss women's team which won a Grand Slam event and the 2017 Swiss
Olympic trials, leading to their participation in the 2018 Olympics.
Steven Laycock, athlete, curling
Winner of the Cambrian Cup as top 16 and under curler in the Yorkton area at age 14;
Winner of the 1998 Juvenile Provincial Curling Championship;
Nine time winner of the Saskatchewan Tankard Men's Curling Championship between
2007 and 2020 with an additional four runner-up finishes;
2003 Canadian Junior Curling Champion;
2003 World Junior Curling Champion;
2006 Canadian University Curling Champion;
Ten appearances in Canadian Men's Curling Championship including twice as a bronze
Four time participant in the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championship;
Member of Team Canada at the 2007 World Universiade Games;
Along with teammates, conducted more than 30 junior camps and learn-to-curl events
to give back to the sport and increase future participation levels.
Madison Neufeld, athlete, synchronized swimming
In the 2012-2013 provincial championships, represented Yorkton Aquabatix and won
gold medal in the 13 to 15 age group in the stream figure event, gold medal in solo
event and gold medal in the duet event at the age of 13;
Youngest member of the 2014-2015 Saskatchewan provincial team that competed at
2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George, BC;
At the 2014-2015 provincial championships represented Saskatoon Aqualenes and won
the gold medal in 13 to 15 age group national stream duet and gold medal in senior
national stream team;
At the 2015 Espoir Nationals, participated in the 13 to 15 national stream duet and
placed ninth in Canada;
Bronze medalist in senior team free at the 2015 Canadian Open Championships and
participated in the 2015 Canada Winter Games in Prince George;
Coached provincial stream trio and solo with the Yorkton Aquabatix club.
Kathy Ziglo, athlete, golf
Numerous wins in local and regional tournaments as a junior golfer;
Provincial High School Champion in 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, and was the only athlete in
golf to win all four years;
Provincial Junior Champion in 1989, 1990 and 1991;
Provincial Amateur Champion in 1995 and 2019; member of the provincial team at
national competitions in 1993 to 1995, 1999 and 2004;
Provincial Mixed Champion in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2021;
Golf Saskatchewan Order of Merit Champion in 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016, 2019,
2020 and 2022;
Four time winner of the Regina Ladies Open and the Waskesiu Ladies Lobstick; six time
Saskatoon Ladies Open champion; eight time winner of the Ladies Northern Amateur;
Member of the Saskatchewan silver medal team at the 2004 Canadian championship;
Participated in the World Junior Golf Championships at Torrey Pines in 1989;
Named as one of the top 50 collegiate golfers by Score Magazine in 1993.
2013-14 Yorkton Terrier hockey team
Claimed the title of SJHL champions by beating the Notre Dame Hounds, Humboldt
Broncos Melville Millionaires in the SJHL playoffs with a combined record of 12 wins and
Won the Western Canada Cup against the champions of Manitoba, Alberta and British
Columbia by beating the host Dauphin Kings in the final game;
At the Royal Bank Cup national championship in Vernon BC, the Terriers lost their first
two games but rallied to win their next three straight games to win a berth in the
championship game where they won 4-3 in overtime for the national title.
Chat with YSHOF Nomination Chair Ryan Kitchen below:
Canadian offensive lineman and Langenburg product Noah Zerr has signed on with the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
The 24-year-old played four games with the BC Lions across two seasons and spent training camp with the club earlier in the season.
The University of Saskatchewan product was originally drafted by the Lions with the 12th overall pick in the 2022 CFL Draft.
Wolverines sign Shoal Lake's Kominko for 2023/24 MJHL season
Friday, 16 June 2023
The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) is pleased to announce the 2023-24 regular season schedule, 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).
|MGEU WEST DIVISION||MGEU EAST DIVISION|
|Dauphin Kings||Niverville Nighthawks|
|Neepawa Titans||Portage Terriers|
|OCN Blizzard||Selkirk Steelers|
|Swan Valley Stampeders||Virden Oil Capitals|
|Virden Oil Capitals||Winkler Flyers|
|Waywayseecappo Wolverines||Winnipeg Blues|
Once the season gets underway September 22 2023, each team will play a 58-game schedule that concludes on March 17 2024.
The Swan Valley Stampeders open their season with a couple games: Fri. Sept 22nd visiting Dauphin before hosting the OCN Blizzard on Sat. Sept 23rd.
Meanwhile the Waywayseecappo Wolverines hold their home opener on Fri. Sept 22nd vs. Neepawa before visiting the Niverville Nighthawks on Sat. Sept 23rd.
The 2024 McMunn & Yates Turnbull Cup Playoffs will begin March 22nd, starting the road to the 2024 Centennial Cup (NJAC) to be held in Oakville, ON in May 2024.
Every MJHL exhibition, regular season, showcase and playoff game will be streamed online in HD with play-by-play through the MJHL partnership with HockeyTV as well as team local radio affiliates. . Each game will be available to be streamed live or on-demand by family, friends, fans and scouts alike.
July 20-22: MJHL Prospect Camp (Seven Oaks Sportsplex, Wpg)
September 22-24: MJHL Opening Weekend
October 23-25: MJHL Showcase (Seven Oaks Sportsplex, Wpg)
December 2023: World Junior A Challenge WJAC (TBD)
January 2024: CJHL Prospects Game (TBD)
January 29-31: MJHL | SJHL Showcase (Seven Oaks Sportsplex, Wpg)
March 17: Last day of the Regular Season
March 22: Round 1 MJHL Playoffs
April 5: Round 2 MJHL Playoffs
April 19: Round 3 MJHL Playoffs
May 9-19: Centennial Cup NJAC (Oakville, ON)
Please stay tuned for further announcements to come.
The Swan Valley Stampeders held their annual general meeting on Wednesday night in Swan River.
He also says that they are working to finalize their hockey operations staff, but most of last year's staff will return
"Head coach Barry Wolff will be back for another year, and we are working to finalize something with Asst. Coach Dakota Mason, who was a welcome addition to the club then we will fill the vacant Athletic Therapist spot shortly."
The Board of Directors are continually seeking volunteers and season-ticket buyers. If you or someone you know wants to jump on board, please contact any board member today.
This year the board had several departures to announce. Carson Crowe, Trevor Warburton, Pat Harness and Rhonda Mills have all stepped down. Cramer Coulthart and Danielle Gordon-Broome were both re-nominated and both accepted the role.
Other board members include Jeff Riddell, Ryan Bettesworth, Evan Morden and Rod Pidskalny.
If you'd like to join the Stampeders board contact Cramer at 1-204-281-4255.
Full Chat with Cramer below:
Tuesday, 13 June 2023
The AHL's Laval Rocket announced that they've agreed to terms on a one-year contract with forward and Swan River product Riley McKay.
The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey league recently held its AGM June 9th 10th and 11th at Jackfish Lodge near North Battleford. The event was attended by league governors, sponsors, coaches and SJHL staff. Full chat with SJHL Commissioner Kyle McIntyre below:
Friday, 9 June 2023
MELVILLE'S SEVERSON TRADED TO THE COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS
After spending 9 seasons as a member of the New Jersey Devils, Melville's Damon Severson has a new home in the NHL.
Severson was dealt by the Devils today (Fri) in exchange for a 2023 3rd round pick.
The deal was consummated after Severson signed an eight-year, $50 million contract through the 2030-31 season with New Jersey.
Severson has played in 647 career games with Devils, compiling 58 goals, 205 assists for 263 points.
He was drafted in the 2nd round by New Jersey in the 2012 NHL draft.
STAMPEDERS ACQUIRE 2004-BORN FORWARD DANN FROM SIOUX LOOKOUT (SIJHL)
The Swan Valley Stampeders have acquired 2004-born forward Nathan Dann from the Sioux Lookout Bombers of the SIJHL for a player development fee.
Dann, a native of Trail, BC, dressed in 31 games with the Bombers last season, collecting 15 goals, adding 13 assists.
Thursday, 8 June 2023
The Yorkton Terriers have traded 2004-born goaltender Tysen Smith to the Melfort Mustangs in exchange for a player development fee.
Smith suited up in 12 games last season with the Terriers compiling a 1-8 record with a 4.79GAA and a 0.870 save percentage.
The Prince George, BC product also spent time during the 2022/23 season with the AJHL's Spruce Grove Saints.
Tuesday, 6 June 2023
The Melville Millionaires have announced Doug Johnson as their new Head Coach and General Manager.
The 47 year old Johnson brings well of a decade of Junior Hockey coaching experience to the Mils organization and most recently spent this past season as the Head Coach & Asst. GM with MJHL's OCN Blizzard.
Previous to that, he coached the Nipawin Hawks (SJHL) for 11 seasons and was the winningest coach in Hawks history with a career mark of 342-207-25-31 mark and also won 3 Coach of the Year awards and a league title in 2018.
Johnson's first order of business for the Mils will be to attend the 2023 SJHL Annual General Meeting and Scheduling meeting this weekend
Monday, 5 June 2023
The Yorkton Terriers announced they've 2004-born forward Cooper Algajer for the 2023/24 season.
The Edmonton, Alberta product had 1 assist in 14 games with the Lloydminster Bobcats (AJHL) this past season.
In his final year of U18 AAA hockey in 2021/22, Algajer had 24 goals, 14 assists for 38 points in 38 games with the SSAC Athletics.
1st round, 11th overall:
F Carson Legault - St. Francois-Xavier, MB
(27 points in 28 games with RHA Winnipeg U16 Prep)
2nd round, 25th overall:
D Josh McGregor - Brandon, MB
(20 points in 28 games with RHA Winnipeg U16 Prep)
3rd round, 39th overall:
D Talon Hogg - Argyle, MB
4th round, 53rd overall:
D Logan Bruneau - Winnipeg, MB
(16 points in 36 games with Winnipeg Thrashers U17)
F Cade Legaarden - Grandivew, MB
(7 points in 43 games with Parkland Rangers U18 AAA)
6th round, 81st overall:
G Matthew Michta - Brandon, MB
F Tavyn Boychuk- Swan River, MB
(29 points in 44 games with the Parkland U18 AAA Rangers)
F Tyrell Leaske - Swan River, MB
(14 points in 32 games with the Parkland U18 AAA Rangers)
Stamps Head Scout Mitchell Kirkup recaps the 2023 draft below:
1st round, 8th overall:
F Mikey Thomas - Winnipeg, MB
(41 points in 37 games with Winnipeg Bruins U17)
3rd round, 34th overall:
D Cohen Pilkington - Altona, MB
(20 points in 40 games with Pembina Valley Hawks U18 AAA)
F Connor Weber-McKay- Winnipeg, MB
(17 points in 37 games with the Parkland Rangers U18 AAA)
F Hayden Paupanekis - Winnipeg, MB
(39 points in 29 games with RHA Winnipeg U18 Prep)
6th round, 72nd overall:
F Bradley Brandon - Waywayseecappo, MB
(5 points in 24 games with Yellowhead Chiefs U18 AAA)
7th round, 90th overall:
D Tytan Johnson - Riverton, MB
(14 points in 36 games with Interlake Lightning U17)
F Ariel Shuhtin-Poushkariov - Winnipeg, MB
(30 points in 25 games with Winnipeg Thrashers U17)
2023 Draft Recap with Wolverines Head Coach and GM Taylor Harnett
Friday, 2 June 2023
The Waywayseecappo Wolverines have acquired 2005- born forward Dawson Andries and a 2023 1st Round Pick from the Virden Oil Capitals in exchange for the CJHL playing rights of 2004-born F Luke Robson.
Andries played with the Southwest Cougars of the Manitoba U18 Hockey League this past season, putting up 45 points in 39 games.
Robson played with the
Wolverines during the 2021/22 season and spent last season in the WHL with the
Edmonton Oil Kings.
The Wolverines will now select 6th and 8th overall in the first round of the 2023 MJHL Prospects that will be held on Sunday starting at 9AM MB time.
Thursday, 1 June 2023
3rd round, 25th overall:
D Jordan Abrametz - Prince Albert, SK
(14 points in 31 games with the Prince Albert Vulcans U18 AA)
4th round, 43rd overall:
G Taylor Tabashniuk - Regina, SK
(25GP 16-2-0 1.95GAA 0.905 4SO with Regina Pat Canadians U18 AAA)
5th round, 51st overall:
D Kaden Shumay - Martensville, SK
(5 points in 38 games with Yorkton Maulers U18 AAA)
6th round, 61st overall:
F Henry Thunderblanket- Gallivan, SK
(31 points in 32 games with the Prairie Hockey Academy U16 Prep)
1st round, 73rd overall:
D Kohen Volk- Saskatoon, SK
(26 points in 30 games with Saskatoon U15 AA Bandits)
Draft Recap with Mils Scout Mark Campbell below:
1st round, 3rd overall:
F Kierin Osberg - Moose Jaw, SK
2rd round, 15th overall:
D Max Threinen - Langeburg, SK
(9 points in 44 games with Moose Jaw U18 AAA Warriors)
3rd round, 27th overall:
F Aidan Vallance - Grand Coulee, SK
(28 points in 33 games with Prairie Hockey Academy U17 Prep)
4th round, 39th overall:
F Ryder Woods - Eastend, SK
(6 points in 4 games with the Swift Current Broncos U18 AA)
5th round, 57th overall:
G Luke McKechnie - Lumsden, SK
(18GP 10-5-1 2.92GAA 0.919 SV% 1SO with Prairie Hockey Acadmey U17 Prep)
6th round, 63rd overall:
F Grady Keith - Yorkton, SK
(29 points in 36 games with Yorkton U18 AA Terriers)
1st round, 75th overall:
F Boston Schmidt - Pilot Butte, SK
(28 points in 26 games with Prairie Storm U15 AA)
2nd round, 87th overall:
Terriers Head Coach/GM Mat Hehr recaps the draft below:
F Hudson Brehaut - Whitewood, SK
F Luke Silvernagle - Stockholm, SK
(4th round, 47th overall to the Notre Dame Hounds)