Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wolverines playoffs hopes dashed as they fall on road to Neepawa

The Wayway Wolverines were officially eliminated from playoff contention on Wednesday night as they fell 5-3 on the road to the Neepawa Natives.

The home side would open the scoring very early in the 1st period and it would be the only offence of the opening frame as Reigan Buchanan would go in on a partial 2 on 1 and then go short-side shelf on McKenzie Chalmers for his 14th of the season to give Neepawa a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes with shots 10-8 Wolverines.

Quinton Cubbon would draw the Wolverines even 9:38 into the middle frame as he would bat home his 6th of the season out of mid-air to make it 1-1 game. Then just 2:38 later, the Wolverines would grab their first lead as Riley Martin would jam home his 8th of the year to make it 2-1. But the home squad would get 2 late goals one by Nolan Richards (15th) and a power play goal from Reigan Buchanan, his 2nd of the night & 15th of the campaign to regain Neepawa their lead at 3-2 after 40 minutes with shots at 22-18 Neepawa after 2 periods.

Cubbon would add his 2nd of the night just 1:09 into the 3rd period as he would poke it past Tyler Gutenberg for his 7th to make it 3-3. But just 5:40 later, Reigan Buchanan would complete the hat-trick top-shelf for his 16th to make it 4-3 Neepawa. They would then ice it into the empty net with just over a minute to go as Nolan Richards would cap a 4 point night with his 16th to help the home side to the 2 goal win.

Tyler Gutenberg earned his 11th win of the season making 30 saves on 33 shots while McKenzie Chalmers made 27 saves in a losing cause.

With the win, Neepawa is now just 1 point back of Swan for the final playoff spot. Neepawa is back at it on Friday hosting the Portage Terriers while the Wolverines are back at it on Sunday when they host the Steinbach Pistons.

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show- Feb 22nd edition


Other SJHL News:

Yorkton Terriers Cole Kennleyyside suspended 8 games for a Charging Major, Goalie Interference Penalty.
Yorkton Terriers Corwin Stevely suspended for 5 games for a Late Hit causing injury.

**Both hits came in the Terriers 2-1 overtime win on Monday against the Weyburn Red Wings

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Chalmers' shutout leads Wolverines to 4-0 blanking over Swan Valley

The Wayway Wolverines snap 2 game slide as they shut out the visiting Swan Valley Stampeders 4-0 on Tuesday night.

The Wolverines would hit the scoresheet first 12:25 into the 1st period as Adam Withers would go five-hole on Connor Slipp for his 5th of the season to give the Wolverines a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes of play.

Dylan Tanner would give Wayway just over 7 minutes into the 2nd as he went top-shelf over the left shoulder of the Stamps' goaltender for his 7th to make it 2-0. 18 year old Brendan Martin would add his 20th of the season late in the middle frame to give the home squad a 3 goal lead after 2 periods.

Wayway would wrap up the scoring a the 8:50 mark of the 3rd period as Wayde Johannesson's seeing-eye point shot would go off the far post and in for only his 2nd of the year to help the Wolverines' to their 4 goal win.

McKenzie Chalmers made 29 saves on the night to record his 1st MJHL shutout for Waywaseecappo while Connor Slipp made 23 saves in the losing cause.

The Stamps' still sit in the 8th and final playoff spot in the MJHL standings with a 3 point lead on the Neepawa Natives. The Wolverines' also kept their playoff hopes alive as they sit 9 points alive with 5 games to play.

Wayway will go right back at it on Wednesday night as they visit the Neepawa Natives. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Jr. Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.  The Stamps' next game will be on Saturday night when they host the Virden Oil Capitals at the Centennial Arena.


In the SJHL,

Eric Soar capped his 2 point night with the OT goal just 2:43 into the extra period as the Melville Millionaires won their 2nd straight a 3-2 decision over the Estevan Bruins.

Tucker Scantlebury and Clayton Eisler also scored for the Mils while Colby Entz made 35 saves on 37 shots for his 11th victory of the season.

The Mils now sit just 4 points back of the Melfort Mustangs for the SJHL playoff spot.

The Mils and Weyburn Red Wings will have a home & home this weekend starting Friday night at 7:30 from the Horizon Credit Union Center.


In the Sask. Female Midget AAA Hockey league playoffs,

The Melville Prairie Fire struck first in their Best of 5 Quarter-Finals as they blanked the Notre Dame Hounds 6-0 on Tuesday night.

Heather Fiske had 2 goals while Kelsey Fishley had 1G 2A to lead the Prairie Fire offensively while Ashlyn Taillon kicked out all 26 shots she faced for the shutout.

The Prairie Fire now lead the series 1-0 with Game 2 taking place on Thursday night at 8PM from the Duncan McNeil Arena in Wilcox

SFMAAAHL Playoff Preview with Melville Prairie Fire Head Coach Dean Amy

2016/17 SJHL & MJHL Award Nominees


Sherwood - Tyler Heidt, Melfort
Finning - Adam Dawe, Notre Dame
Viterra - Michael McChesey, Estevan

Sherwood - Greyson Reitmeier, Flin Flon
Finning - Ben Duperreault, Notre Dame
Viterra - Josh Rieger, Estevan

Sherwood - Kristian Stead, Nipawin
Finning - Ben Duperreault, Notre Dame
Viterra - Josh Rieger, Estevan

Sherwood - Kristian Stead, Nipawin
Finning - Taryn Kotchorek, Battlefords
Viterra - Colby Entz- Melville

Sherwood - Eric Sinclair, Flin Flon
Finning - Kendall Fransoo, Battlefords
Viterra - Josh Rieger, Estevan / Mike Eskra, Weyburn


MJHL announces award nominees

WINNIPEG – Nominees for the MJHL’s six major awards have been finalized, Commissioner Kim Davis announced today.

“Each team submitted a nominee for the awards and the league’s 11 coaches subsequently conducted a vote,” explained Davis. “Each of the nominees should be very proud of their accomplishment.”

The respective winners will be announced later this week. The Mike Ridley Award, given to league’s top point producer, will be known when the regular season comes to an end.

The award finalists are:

MVP Award – Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh Memorial Trophy

·         Mackenzie Graham - Steinbach Pistons
·         Chase Brakel - Portage Terriers
·         Brady Keeper - OCN Blizzard

Rookie of the Year Award – Vince Leah Trophy

·         Riese Gaber - Dauphin Kings
·         Will Koop - Steinbach Pistons
·         Cole Weaver - Winkler Flyers

Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award – Lorne “Windy” Lyndon Memorial Trophy

·         Jeremey Leipsic - Portage Terriers
·         Scott Gall - Winkler Flyers
·         Justin Metcalf - Neepawa Natives

Top Goaltender Award

·         Hayden Dola - Selkirk Steelers
·         Cole Weaver - Winkler Flyers
·         Roman Bengert - Steinbach Pistons

Top Defenseman Award – Brian Kozak Memorial Trophy

·         Brady Keeper -  OCN Blizzard
·         Tyler Anderson - Steinbach Pistons
·         Lawson McDonald - Winkler Flyers

Top Scorer Award – Mike Ridley Trophy

·         TBA at a later date

Coach of the Year Award – Portage Terriers “Muzz McPherson” Award

·         Paul Dyck - Steinbach Pistons
·         Ken Pearson - Winkler Flyers
·         Doug Hedley - OCN Blizzard

Monday, 20 February 2017

Hargrave shines & Ross pots OT winner again as Terriers move into 6th place overall with win over Weyburn

The Yorkton Terriers continue their strong month of February with a 2-1 overtime win on Family Day Monday over the Weyburn Red Wings.

Jordan Ross (pictured above right) got his 2nd OT winner in a week, 3:40 into the extra period while Nathan Hargave (pictured above left)  made 40 saves for the win against his former team.

Corwin Stevely (YOR) and Carson Rose (WEY) exchanged first period goals just 1:20 apart to open the game offensively.

With the win the Terriers have now pulled into sole possession of 6th place overall in the SJHL standings, 1 point clear of Weyburn & 1 point back of the Humboldt Broncos for 5th place.

Yorkton how has 8 days off in between game as they return to the ice on Tues. Feb 28th when they host the Estevan Bruins at the FAA. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.


Two Terriers honoured for SJHL Weekly Awards 

Canalta Hotels SJHL Player of the Week: Jared Legien, Yorkton Terriers
With the Yorkton Terriers having played the most games of any team in the SJHL, they had to make some hay while the sun shines and in their two games against the Kindersley Klippers this week they did just that winning the first 5-4 before falling by the same score in overtime in the second. Jared Legien, a 1998-born player from Pilot Butte, was the offensive catalyst for the Terriers scoring three goals and setting up three others in the two contests helping Yorkton move into a three-way tie for sixth place overall in the standings. Legien had two goals and two helpers in the win on Tuesday and then added another goal and an assist in the loss on Friday. Runner-up: Cole Plotnikoff, Kindersley Klippers.

IBAS SJHL Defenceman of the Week: Regan Seiferling, Yorkton Terriers
Third-year defenceman Regan Seiferling also enjoyed a strong week in the pair of contests against Kindersley as the 1997-born Moose Jaw native had two assists in each of the games against the Klippers. Seiferling, who is committed to attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall, is now tied for seventh among blueliners in scoring despite missing a number of games at Christmas when he played for Team West at the World Junior “A” Challenge. Runner-up:  Nick Rein, Notre Dame Hounds.

(SJHL Press Release) 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Friday/Saturday Local Jr. A Recap

The Melville Millionaires played a couple games over the weekend.

On Friday night,  Riley Higdon made 24 saves for his 1st SJHL shutout while Notre Dame scored 4 3rd period goals to lead the Hounds to a 5-0 win over the Millionaires.

Nick Rein, Adam Dawe, Riley Mohr, Colby Brandt and Brandon Sookro scored for the Hounds.

Then on Saturday night, Dayton Heino scored the overtime winner 33 seconds into the extra period as Melville for the 2nd time in the week beat the Kindersley Klippers, this time by 3-2 score.

Aaron Aragon and Alex Maticic also scored for the Mils while Colby Entz made 55 saves on 57 shots in the Mils' goal.

The Mils with 1 game in hand, sit 6 points back of the Melfort Mustangs for the final playoff spot in the SJHL standings.

The Mils are back in action on Tuesday night when they visit the Estevan Bruins at Affinity Place for 7PM face-off.


The Yorkton Terriers now have points in 4 straight games after a 5-4 OT loss on Friday night to the Kindersley Klippers.

Holden Daley had the OT winner for the Klippers 1:46 into the overtime period to earn the extra point.

Dakota Odgers, Evan Werle, Jared Legien and Tyler Baier scored for the Terriers while Nathan Hargrave stopped 44 shots against his former team.

The Terriers have 53 points, currently in a tie for 6th in the standings.

The Terriers are in action on Family Day Monday when they visit the Weyburn Red Wings at 3PM from Crescent Point Place.


The Swan Valley Stampeders got a point on Friday night but they lost in the shootout, 4-3 to the visiting Neepawa Natives.

Josh Sielsky had the shootout winner for Neepawa while Justin Metcalf, Ashton Anderson, and Zach Johnson scored for the visitors.

Keaton Jameson, Connor Navrot and Tanner Koroscil scored for the Stampeders.

Swan who still has a 4 point lead on Neepawa for the final playoff spot are back in action on Tuesday night when they visit the Wayway Wolverines. GX94 will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30.


The Wayway Wolverines dropped both of their games over the weekend against the OCN Blizzard.

The Wolverines lost 6-2 on Friday night they fell 7-0 on Saturday night.

Adam Withers and Brendan Martin scored the goals for Wayway on Friday.

Former Yorkton Terrier Matt Kustra earned a 46 save shutout for his 1st shutout for the Blizzard on Saturday