Sunday, 19 November 2017

Terriers' strong effort falls short losing to visiting North Stars

The Yorkton Terriers let a 3rd period lead slip away as they fell to the defending champion Battlefords North Stars 5-3 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.

The North Stars got out to an early 2-0 1st period on goals from Tre Doyon and Elijay Loon-Stewardson but the Terriers would draw even in the 2nd as Cody Bruchkowski and Austin Wieler (1st SJHL goal) to make it a 2-2 game after 40 minutes.

The Terriers would grab their first lead, 1:37 into the 3rd period as Mason Mullaney would sneak one through for his 2nd of the season to make it 3-2. But the North Stars would storm back with 3 unanswered goals from Cody Spagrud, Matthias Urbanski and McGregor Sinclair to come back for the 2 goal win on the road.

Joel Grzybowski made 25 saves on 28 shots to get the win in the North Stars net while Ben Laidlaw was solid in the Terriers crease turning aside 31 shots in the losing cause.

The Terriers next action will be on Wednesday night when they host the Melfort Mustangs at 7:30 from the Farrell Agencies Arena.

Saturday's Local Sports Recap

(Curling Canada Press Release)

The Canadian champions! From left, Mike Anderson, Danielle Inglis, Sean Harrison and Lauren Harrison. (Photo, Curling Canada/Mountain Dweller Media)

Ontario’s Mike Anderson and his team from Thornhill stole its way to victory Saturday in the championship game of the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship, presented by Westman Communications Group.

Anderson, playing alongside vice-skip Danielle Inglis, second Sean Harrison and lead Lauren Harrison, stole a go-ahead point in the seventh end and three more in the eighth and final end for a 7-3 win over previously undefeated Robert Desjardins of Quebec.
Desjardins, a former Canadian Mixed Doubles champion, was left only with a nearly impossible triple takeout with his final shot, but was unsuccessful, leaving three Ontario counters for the victory.
“Awesome would be the first word. Proud would be the second, probably.,” said Anderson when asked to describe the feeling of winning a Canadian title. “It’s starting to set in; when we were reading the names of the people who’ve won the trophy in the past, and now to be considered in that class, and nobody can ever take that away from us; it’s pretty special.”
Quebec, which had won 11 consecutive games, couldn’t have asked for a better start, opening the gold-medal game with two points, and took a 3-1 lead after four ends.
But Ontario was able to keep Quebec from its defensive strategy in the final four ends of the game. Ontario blanked the fifth end, and tied the game with a sixth-end deuce. And when Desjardins tried to generate offence in the seventh end instead of going for a blank to take the last-rock advantage into the final end, Ontario made him pay with a series of wonderful shots that left a rock in the four-foot behind protection. Desjardins attempted draw-shot for a single was heavy, and Ontario had its first lead with the stolen point.
And in the eighth, Ontario took advantage of a series of Quebec missed shots to leave Desjardins (his Chicoutimi team was rounded out by vice-skip Amélie Blais, second Thierry Fournier and lead Véronique Bouchard) with the difficult shot at the end.

“When we got to vice-skip rocks in the eighth end, we said, ‘We’ve played three perfect ends. Let’s not outsmart ourselves. Just keep doing what we’re doing,’ ” said Anderson, a 32-year-old management consultant. “They (Quebec) kept it so open all week, but we knew we would get a couple opportunities and it was just going to be a matter of taking them when we got them. I was really proud of the team for sticking with it and staying positive.”
Both Anderson and Inglis have worn the Maple Leaf internationally; both were playing for Team Canada at the 2009 Winter Universiade in Harbin, China, where Anderson skipped Canada to a fifth-place finish, while Inglis won silver throwing third rocks for Hollie Nicol’s team. A year earlier, both had won Canadian university championships representing Wilfrid Laurier University.
And while the husband-and-wife front end of Sean and Lauren Harrison haven’t played internationally, Sean has some family history in that department. His dad, the late Neil Harrison, won two Brier and two world men’s championships playing lead for Ed Werenich’s renowned Ontario team.
The Anderson team will get its chance on the world stage at the 2018 World Mixed Championship next fall (location, dates TBA by the World Curling Federation).
“It’s unbelievable. I can’t wait to get (the Team Canada uniform) back,” said Anderson. “I was in awe the first time, and I feel like Danielle and I will be better prepared this time. You know you’re going to be the No. 1 target when you go anywhere and you’re wearing the Maple Leaf. We accept that and can’t wait to get started with it.”
In the bronze-medal game, Newfoundland/Labrador’s Chris Ford and his St. John’s team — third Brooke Godsland, second Zach Young and lead Kate Murphy — stole a crucial deuce in the fifth end, which made the difference in a 6-3 win over New Brunswick’s Charlie Sullivan.
It was Ontario’s fourth Canadian Mixed gold medal; previously, Cory Heggestad won in 2013 at Mount Royal, Que.; John Epping won in 2006 at Whitehorse; and in 1986 at Kamloops, B.C., it was Dave Van Dine coming out on top.


In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires made a late comeback but the fell short in Grenfell, 4-2 to the Notre Dame Hounds at the Grenfell Regional Park Arena.

Colby Brandt and Chance Longjohn led the way offensively for the Hounds with a goal and 3 assists

Cory Schillo and Ryan Warner replied for the Millionaires.

Jack Ryan turned aside 30 of 32 shots in the win while Mils net minder Colby Entz made 27 saves in the loss.

The Mils next game will be on GX94 on Wednesday night when they visit the Humboldt Broncos. Pregame show at 7:20, pxp at 7:30 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey.


In SHSAA Provincial Girls Volleyball Championships.

At the 4A Championships from Yorkton Sacred Heart,

Caronport earned the Gold Medal with a 2 set win over the Oxbow Black Knights.

In the Bronze medal game, Kipling beat Unity 2 sets to none.

At 3A championship in Carlyle,

The Foam Lake Panthers got a Silver medal after losing in 3 sets in the title game to Wakaw.

The Wynyard Golden Bears captured the Bronze medal with a 2 set sweep of the host Carlyle.

Friday, 17 November 2017

Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show - Nov 17th (presented by Valley Bearing & Auto)


In this "Valley Bearing & Auto" Swan Valley Stampeders Coaches Show, Asst. Coach Darren Webster recaps Wednesdays win over Wayway, the play of some his youngsters and previews Wednesday's match-up with the Neepawa Natives

Nov 17th Local Sports Schedule

2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in Swan River

10AM (Draw 13)

Northwest Territories vs. Northern Ontario

Alberta vs. Nova Scotia
Newfoundland/Labrador vs. Ontario
Quebec vs. New Brunswick

2:30 (Draw 14)
Yukon vs. Saskatchewan
Manitoba vs. PEI
BC vs. Nunavut

7PM (Draw 15)
Ontario vs. Quebec
New Brunswick vs. Newfoundland/Labrador
Saskatchewan vs. BC
Nova Scotia vs. Northwest Territories

Northern Ontario vs. Alberta

MJHL (4)
Winnipeg Blues @ Wayway Wolverines 7:30
Portage Terriers @ Dauphin Kings 7:30
Steinbach Pistons @ Winkler Flyers
Selkirk Steelers @ Neepawa Natives

SJHL (5)Battlefords North Stars @ Estevan Bruins
Kindersley Klippers @ Melfort Mustangs
Flin Flon Bombers @ Nipawin Hawks
La Ronge Ice Wolves @ Notre Dame Hounds
Humboldt Broncos @ Weyburn Red Wings

Saskatchewan Bantam AA Hockey League

Melville Millionaires @ Saskatoon Maniacs 8PM

South Sask Hockey League
**Midget AA division**

Regina Rangers @ Yorkton Kinsmen Terriers 8PM at FAA

Triangle Hockey League (2)

Esterhazy Flyers @ Bredenbury Cougars 8PM

Langenburg Warriors @ Ochapowace Thunder 8PM

Wheatland Hockey League
Kinistino Tigers @ Foam Lake Flyers 8:30PM

Porcupine Plain Blues @ Wadena Wildcats 8:30PM

North Central Hockey League (1)

Grandview Comets @ Shoal Lake Eagles 8:30

Qu'appelle Valley Senior Hockey League

Whitewood Orioles @ Odessa/Vibank Bruins 8:30 in Odessa

Qu'Appelle Valley Junior "C" Hockey League (1)

White Butte Eagles @ Wolseley Mustangs 8PM

2017 SHSAA 4A Girls Provincial Volleyball Championships in Yorkton

Games will go all day today (Fri) and tomorrow (Sat) at Sacred Heart High School & St. Michaels school

Yorkton Terriers (SJHL) make 2 deals

(Terriers Press Release)

It was another busy day in the Terriers offices for newly hired GM/Head Coach Mat Hehr, as he made his first two trades.

In the first trade, the Terriers sent 20-year old forward William Brochu to the Kanata Lasers in exchange for 20-year old goaltender Joe Marcouiller. Brochu played in 18 games for the Terriers this season, recording 7 goals and 3 assists for a total of 10 points as well as 31 penalty minutes. Marcouiller started the year in the NAHL before joining Kanata. While in Kanata, he played in 6 games, recording a 3.26 GAA and 0.913 Save Percentage.

In the second trade, the Yorkton Terriers dealt 18-year old d-man Charlie Risk to the Drayton Valley Thunder in exchange for a Player Development Fee and Future Considerations. Risk played in 18 games for the Terriers, recording 1 goal and 9 assists for 10 points as well as 20 penalty minutes.

The Terriers would like to welcome Joe Marcouiller and his family to the Terriers organization. We would also like to wish Charlie Risk and William Brochu the best of luck with their new teams!

Thursday's Recap at 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships in Swan River

Thurs. Nov 16th
(Draw 10)

Quebec 4
Northern Ontario 2
Newfoundland & Labrador 7
 Nova Scotia 5
Northwest Territories 4 New Brunswick 6
Alberta 5 Ontario 7
Manitoba 7
Yukon 5

(Draw 11)

BC 3 vs. Manitoba 11
Nunavut 0  vs. Yukon 9
Saskatchewan 14 vs.
PEI 2 
(Draw 12)

New Brunswick 8 vs.
Alberta 4
PEI 13 vs.
Nunavut 5
Nova Scotia 2 vs. Quebec 3

Northern Ontario 2 vs. Newfoundland & Labrador 5
Ontario 6 vs.
Northwest Territories 5

Fri. Nov 17th

10AM (Draw 13)
Northwest Territories vs. Northern Ontario
Alberta vs. Nova Scotia
Newfoundland/Labrador vs. Ontario
Quebec vs. New Brunswick

2:30 (Draw 14)
Yukon vs. Saskatchewan
Manitoba vs. PEI
BC vs. Nunavut

7PM (Draw 15)
Ontario vs. Quebec
New Brunswick vs. Newfoundland/Labrador
Saskatchewan vs. BC
Nova Scotia vs. Northwest Territories
Northern Ontario vs. Alberta

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Yorkton Raider Gridder Coaches Show- NOV 16TH edition

In this weeks report, I chatted with Yorkton Raider Gridder Head Coach Roby Sharpe & Grade 11 player Tyler Harasymuk about Saturdays tough Provincial final loss to North Battleford and to recap the successful season.