Saturday 30 December 2023

Terriers wrap up 2023 schedule with home win over Melville



Jeff Hammond scored three times to lead the Yorkton Terriers to a 4-1 victory over the Melville Millionaires to wrap up the 2023 portion of their schedule.

David Coyle also scored for the Terriers, who got 28 saves on 29 shots from Ethan Farrow.

Euan Morrison replied with the only goal for the Mils.

William Dyke started for the Moneymen and 12 saves on 16 shots while Ethan Rau stopped all 9 shots in relief.

The two teams will meet again on Monday afternoon in Melville. 

Thursday 21 December 2023

Eight rinks pre-qualify for 2024 Sasktel Tankard in Saskatoon

The 2024 SaskTel Tankard will be held in Saskatoon, January 30 – February 4, 2024, and 8 mens rinks have pre-qualified for the event.

Team McEwen (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon), Team Kleiter (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon), Team Knapp (Highland Curling Club, Regina), Team Kalthoff (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon) have qualified based on their Curling Canada CTRS Points, while qualifying from their Sask Curling Tour points include Team Laycock (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon), Team Jacobson (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon), Team Hartung (Nutana Curling Club, Saskatoon) and Team Bryden (Callie Curling Club, Regina).

Teams nine-twelve will qualify through the SaskTel Tankard Last Chance Event January 11-14, 2024 held
at the Prince Albert Curling Club. This will be a 17 team triple-knockout event.

These twelve teams will compete at the Nutana Curling Club in Saskatoon, January 30 – February 4, 2024
in Round Robin Play with 2 Pools of 6 with a four-team page-playoff.

The winner will represent Saskatchewan at the Montana’s Brier March 1-10, 2024, in Regina.

Monday 18 December 2023

Russell, MB's Tweet named 2023 WCBL Most Outstanding Canadian


A local product has collected one of the major awards from the 2023 Western Canadian Baseball League season. 

Russell, Manitoba's Dawson Tweet was named the WCBL's Most Outstanding Canadian after leading the league in hitting with a .411 batting average, 61 runs scored and 90 hits for the Moose Jaw Miller Express.

Tweet, also named the Express Most Valuable, also established a new league record hitting safely in 36 straight games. 

Tweet just completed his first year with the William Jewell College Athletics in Liberty, Missouri. 

Regina's Knapp captures SCT Spiel in Wadena over weekend


The defending Saskatchewan Men's Curling champions continued their winning ways over the weekend in Wadena. 

Kelly Knapp's Regina foursome which also includes Trent Knapp, Mike Armstrong and Brennen Jones beat Saskatoon's Jason Jacobson 6-2 in the Final yesterday (Sat) of Scott Comfort RE/MAX Blue Chip Realty Tour Spiel. 

Knapp advanced to the Final after beating Dustin Kalthoff in one Semi-Final, while Jacobson defeated Riku Yanagisawa of Japan in the other Semi. 

Friday 15 December 2023

Stampeders fall on Friday night in Virden

The Swan Valley Stampeders dropped their third straight on Friday night, falling 5-2 on the road to the Virden Oil Capitals. 

The Oil Caps struck first just 8:58 into the 1st on the powerplay as Naton Miller took a nice feed in the slot and beat Gage Stewart for his 10th of the season to make it 1-0.

Stampeders responded by quickly though as Trey Sauder led a short-handed rush & sent a nifty pas across to Griffin Ayotte and he tucked it by Liam Bechtold for his 6th of the year to knot things up. 

But it was Miller again that helped the home team regain their lead as he beat Stewart five-hole to make it 2-1 Oil Caps through 20 minutes.

After a scoreless 2nd frame, Alex Walicki pulled the Stampeders even just 4:47 into the third period deflecting  Truman Boetteger point shot for his 10th to make it 2-2.

But the Oil Caps powerplay finally woke up as they scored a pair of powerplay goals just 1:11 apart off the sticks of Trevor Hunt and Josh Lehto to make it a 4-2 game before AP Tyson Draper added an empty-netter in the final minute. 

Liam Bechthold made 27 saves on 29 shots to earn a win in his Virden debut, while Stamps' G Gage Stewart turned aside 50 of 54 shots in the loss. 

The Stampeders return to action on Saturday hosting the Neepawa Titans to wrap up their pre- Holiday break schedule. 

Other Friday results: 

Steinbach 2, Winnipeg Freeze 1 (OT) 

Niverville 2, Winkler 1 (OT) 

Portage 9, Winnipeg Blues 1 

The Blizzard 6, Waywayseecappo 3 

Selkirk 3, Dauphin 2 

Wednesday 13 December 2023

Terriers' earn big road win on Wednesday over division rival Bruins

The Yorkton Terriers put an end to their 8 game slide on Wednesday night with a 5-2 road win over the Estevan Bruins.

Anthony Domina got the Terriers' on the board just 36 seconds into the 1st period as he deflected home his 8th of the season to make it 1-0. 

The Bruins responded a short time later and it would be a familiar face as former Terrier Cade Kennedy got the home-side even as he tapped home his first as a Bruin & 7th of the season to make it 1-1.

Terriers though regained their lead just over four minutes later as Dalton Mayes' long pass found a sprinting Dylan Ruptash & he went forehand-backhand five-hole on Cam Hrdlicka to give his team a 2-1 lead after 1 period.

In the 2nd period the two exchanged goals off the sticks of Tyson Perkins (YKT) & a PP goal from Ilia Chmelevski to put Yorkton up by 1 through 40 minutes.

After a back & forth start to the final frame, the Terriers got the much needed insurance they needed as with 3:11, Domina added his 2nd of the night before Cooper Algajer finished it off with an empty-netter just over a minute later to wrap up the win.

Terriers' G Ethan Farrow made 29 saves on 31 shots to improve his record to 5-5-0 on the season while Cam Hrdlicka made 36 stops in the loss.

Yorkton will go for back to back wins on Saturday as they wrap up their pre-Christmas break visiting another division rival in the Weyburn Red Wings at Crescent Point Place. 

Other Wednesday matchup:

Notre Dame 0, Kindersley 5
(Logan Linklater (KIN) with 1G 2A in win) 

Millionaires close off 2023 home schedule with loss to Melfort

The Melfort Mustangs captured their 6th straight win on Tuesday night doubling up the Melville Millionaires 4-2 at the CN Community Center. 

The Mustangs got on the board first as Aidyn Hutchinson finished off a nice passing play for his 12th of the season just 4:15 in to make it 1-0 for the visitors. 

Just 3:42 later, Flynn Maxcy would let the Teddy Bears fly for the Moneymen as he deflected a Boston Harkness point-shot  through the five-hole of James Venne for his 9th to tie things up 1-1.

But just 40 seconds later, the Mustangs regained their one goal lead as Chase Friedt-Mohr's one-timer on a feed across from Leith Olafson squeaked through Will Dyke for his 11th.

Euan Morrison brought the Millionaires back even though before the 1st frame ended as he tapped home a loose puck in the crease for his 6th to make it even through 20. 

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Mustangs got the eventual game winner 4:09 into the 3rd as a pair AP's would connect as Jaxon Kehrig used a good fore-check and then found his Tisdale Trojan teammate Tristan Ziola in front and he made no mistake for his 1st SJHL goal to give the Mustangs lead, before Zac Somers added insurance in the final seconds to wrap up the scoring. 

Mustangs' netminder James Venne made 25 saves on 27 shots to earn his 17th victory of the campaign, while William Dyke turned aside 23 shots in the loss. 

The Millionaires' are now on their holiday break and they'll return to action on Dec. 30th visiting the Yorkton Terriers while the Mustangs wrap up their pre-break schedule with a home & home with Nipawin, starting on Friday night at the Northern Lights Palace. |

Post Game Audio with Mils Asst. Coach Geordie Wudrick 

Elsewhere on Tuesday, 

Notre Dame Hounds 4, Battlefords North Stars 7
(Rylan Williams with 2G for BFD) 

Sunday 10 December 2023

Sunday SJHL/MJHL Trades


 Yorkton Terriers trade captain Sleeva to Melfort (SJHL) in 4-player deal; Terriers trade F Kennedy to Estevan

The Yorkton Terriers completed a big deal on Sunday night with the Melfort Mustangs (SJHL).

The Terriers traded their 20 year old captain Clay Sleeva (pictured above) to the Mustangs in exchange for F David Coyle ('04), prospects D Thomas Ries ('06), F Kale Johns ('07) and a 2025 2nd round draft pick.

Sleeva, a Canora product suited up in 137 career games in a Terrier uniform compiling 39 goals, 46 assists for 85 points. So far this season he has 10 goals, 12 assists for 22 points in 28 games.

In return for the Terriers, Coyle (North Vancouver, BC) has 13 goals, 14 assists for 27 points in 31 games.

Reis (Humboldt, SK) is a member of the Estevan Bears (SK U18 AAA) and has 19 points in 28 games this season, while Johns (Lumsden, SK) has 1 assist in 3 games with Yorkton Maulers U18 AAA.


The Terriers then traded 19 year old forward Cade Kennedy (Regina, SK) to the Estevan Bruins in exchange for the CJHL rights to 2004-born forward Carter Dereniwsky and a player development fee.

Kennedy played in 86 career games with the Terriers notching 14 goals, 17 assists for 31 points. So far in 2023/24 he had 6 goals, 7 assists for 13 points in 27 games.

Dereniwsky, a Canora product is currently a member of the WHL's Lethbridge Hurricanes and has 4 points this season in 17 games.


Stampeders send F Warnick to the Selkirk Steelers (MJHL)

The Swan Valley Stampeders traded 17 year old F Owen Warnick to the Selkirk Steelers in exchange for a 2024 2nd round & 5th round draft picks and a player development fee.

Warnick was selected in the 1st round of the 2024 MJHL Prospects draft by the Stamps, and had 4 goals, 2 assists for 6 points in 25 games with the Stampeders this season.


Wolverines acquire 20 year old F Bochek from Niverville (MJHL)

The Waywayseecappo Wolverines added some more experience to their forward unit. 

The Wolverines picked up 2003-born forward and Moosomin product Kyle Bochek from the Niverville Nighthawks for future considerations. 

Bochek, a former Melville Millionaire has 16 points in 27 games with the Nighthawks this season.

He also has 93 total games of WHL experience with the Vancouver Giants.


The Wolverines acquired 19 year old forward Tyler Dale from the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL) for future considerations. 

The product of Waukesha, Wisconsin chipped in with 5G 4A for 9 points in 25 games this year. 

Millionaires acquire F Norris from Melfort

The Melville Millionaires have acquired 20 year old F Hudson Norris from the Melfort Mustangs for a player development fee.

Norris was acquired by the Mustangs from the Fort McMurray Oil Barons (AJHL), and chipped in with 6 points in 18 games with the Mustangs.

Dec. 9th Local SJHL/MJHL Scoreboard


Kaycee Coyle scored the game winner with 3:02 left in regulation to lead the Niverville Nighthawks to a 4-3 win over the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders on Saturday night.

Ty Kennett, Luke McKenzie and Luke McCrady also scored for the Nighthawks while Trey Sauder, Darren Hunt (1st MJHL goal), and Riley Fequet replied for the Stampeders.

Raiden Legall made 27 saves on 30 shots for Niverville in win, while Stamps' G Gage Stewart made 41 stops in the losing cause

The Stampeders wrap up their road-trip on Sunday afternoon at 3:00PM visiting the Winkler Flyers. 

Elsewhere on Saturday,

Selkirk 3, Portage 5

Winnipeg Blues 1, Dauphin Kings 4

The Blizzard 9, WPG Freeze 2



Jaron Desnoyers had 1G 1A, while Brett Butz scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal for Yorkton but it wasn't enough as the Terriers dropped their 8th straight, 4-3 to the visiting Melfort Mustangs. 

Anthony Domina also scored for the Terriers who got 20 saves from Ethan Farrow in the losing cause. 

Chase Friedt-Mohr, Hudson Norris, Nolan Henderson and Logan Belton replied for the Mustangs, while James Venne made 29 stops in the Mustangs net.

The Terriers return to action on Wednesday night visiting the Estevan Bruins on GX94.


The Melville Millionaires dropped their final road game before the Holiday break, a 5-3 decision to the Humboldt Broncos. 

Ben Constantino led the Broncos with 2G 1A while Marik Mamic, Dylan Nazareth and Spencer Bell also scored.

Colby Ball, Liam Cox-Smith and Euan Morrison replied for the Millionaires who got 26 saves from Wll Dyke in the loss.

Broncos G Ben Motew was the difference making 39 saves in the win including 20 of 21 in the third period.

Other Saturday results:

Kindersley 2, La Ronge 3

Weyburn 2, Flin Flon 6

Estevan 4, Nipawin 3 (SO)


Friday 8 December 2023

Stampeders' earn big road win on Friday in Winnipeg


The Swan Valley Stampeders got three points each from Josh Danis (2G 1A) & Griffin Ayotte (1G 2A) as they returned to the win column on Friday night with a 8-3 road victory over the Winnipeg Freeze. 

Callum Halls, Trey Sauder, Ashton Fishley, Landen Gulutzan and Amar Powar also scored while Gage Stewart made 29 saves on 32 shots in the win. 

Elliot Perrault, Xyon Kiemeney and Kyle Grysiuk replied for the Freeze. 

The Stampeders continue their road swing on Saturday visiting the Niverville Nighthawks. 


The Blizzard @ Winkler Flyers PPD
Portage Terriers 1 Steinbach Pistons 6
Waywayseecappo Wolverines @ Neepawa Titans PPD
Virden Oil Capitals @ Selkirk Steelers PPD


Stampeders move 20 year old F Jones to Winkler (MJHL)

The Swan Valley Stampeders have announced they've dealt 20 year old F Jakob Jones to the MJHL's Winkler Flyers in exchange for future considerations. 

Jones, a Vernon BC product suited up 97 career games in a Stamps' uniform compiling 46 goals, 58 assists for 104 points. 

Currently this season, Jones has 11 goals 9 assists for 20 points in 27 games. 

Monday 4 December 2023

Millionaires acquire 20 year old F Mabin; G Dyke named SJHL Goalie of the Week


The Melville Millionaires have added some veteran experience & grit after completing a trade with the Nipawin Hawks. 

The Millionaires have acquired 20 year old forward Joel Mabin from the Hawks in exchange for a player development fee.

Mabin is a veteran of 142 career Junior A games including 136 as Hawk, compiling 32 goals, 50 assists for 82 points. 

So far in 26 games during the 2023/24 campaign, he has 6 goals, 11 assists for 17 points & accumulating 84 minutes in penalties. 



Surprisingly for the first time this year 20-year-old goaltender William Dyke of the Melville Millionaires is being recognized as Sasktel Goalie of the Week.

The veteran netminder was rock solid in between the pipes for the Mills who bounced back in Battlefords with a come from behind win over the North Stars.

 Dyke has an 11-7 record on the season and is a big reason why the Mills have had so much success in the first half of the year.

(SJHL Release) 

Saturday 2 December 2023

Dec. 2nd SJHL/MJHL Scoreboard



After a home victory on Friday, the Swan Valley Stampeders couldn't complete the perfect weekend after dropping a 6-1 decision to the Selkirk Steelers.

Jakob Jones opened the scoring 5 minutes into the 1st to give the home team an early lead before the Steelers scored six unanswered from Mathieu Moreira, Mathieu Catellier, Roco La Cara, Nick Giasson, Rhett Marchand, and Ethan Brown. 

Noel Olsonawski made 35 saves on 36 shots to get the win for Selkirk while Stamps' G Gage Stewart allowed 6 goals on 36 shots. 

Stampeders return to the ice on Tuesday night hosting The Blizzard at the Centennial Arena.

Other Saturday results: 

Dauphin 1, Steinbach 4 

Waywayseecappo 2, Portage 4 

Winnipeg Freeze 3, Neepawa 6 




Euan Morrison scored his 2nd of night at 2:42 of overtime to lead the Melville Millionaires to a 4-3 comeback win over the Battlefords North Stars.

Kole Keen and Colby Ball also scored to power the third period comeback while William Dyke made 27 stops in the Mils net. 

Kian Bell, Brad Blake and Josh Medernach replied for the North Stars. 

The Millionaires return to action next Saturday visiting the Battlefords North Stars. 



The Yorkton Terriers score four times in the 3rd to make it a one goal game but wasn't enough as they fell 6-4 on the road to the La Ronge Ice Wolves. 

Shaden Duliak led the way for Yorkton with 2 goals while Jeff Hammond and Cooper Algajer also scored. 

Ty McKay scored three times for La Ronge while Mason Bueckert, Jacon Hufty and Rylan Silzer had singles. 

The Terriers return to the ice on Tuesday night visiting the Humboldt Broncos. 

Other SJHL scores: 

Humboldt 2, Flin Flon 6

Estevan 4, Kindersley 5 

Melfort 7, Melfort 2 

Friday 1 December 2023

Dec.1st SJHL/MJHL Recap




The Melville Millionaires kicked off their weekend road trip with a 2-0 loss in Kindersley.

The Klippers got the eventual game winner just half-way through the first as Keenan Ingram's shot just squeaked through Will Dyke's arm and in for his team-leading 16th of the season to make it 1-0 after 1 period.

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Mils came out firing early in the 3rd with a number of quality chances from Luc Bydal but Klippers' G Cody Jaman was equal to the task before Easton Inglis added some insurance late on a powerplay for his 5th of the season.

Jaman ended the game with 25 stops for his 1st shutout of the season while Mils' netminder William Dyke also made 25 saves in the loss.

The Millionaires will go right back at it on Saturday night visiting the Battlefords North Stars.



The Flin Flon Bombers got the best of the Yorkton Terriers for the third time in less than week, coming out with a 8-4 home-ice victory.

Carter Anderson led the Bombers with a 4G 1A night while Anthony Pincininno scored twice and Alexi Sylvestre and Justin Lies chipped in with singles.

Terrier Captain Clay Sleeva had two goals for the Terriers while Jaron Desnoyers and Jye Zawarsky also scored.

The Terriers wrap up their road trip on Saturday night in La Ronge.


Estevan 5, Battlefords (OT)

Humboldt 5, La Ronge 2

Melfort 5, Notre Dame 4




Aidan Taylor scored his first two goals as a Stampeders in a 6-2 home ice win for Swan Valley over the Neepawa Titans.

Trey Sauder, Dobie Unrau, Jakob Jones and Josh Danis also scored while Gage Stewart made 38 saves on 40 shots in the win.

Tim Tychonick and Keenan Skrupa repled for the Titans.

The Stampeders will once again be in action on Saturday night hosting the Selkirk Steelers.

Elsewhere in MJHL:

Selkirk 3, The Blizzard 1

Virden 5, Winkler 4 (OT)