Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Melville Millionaires Coaches Show - Sept 28th edition

In this weeks edition of the Melville Motors' Melville Millionaires Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Devin Windle talks about the teams recent success including winning 2 at the SJHL showcase, the upcoming 3 games in 3 night roady this weekend and an update on the futures deals continuing to be dealt with for his hockey club.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Canadian Junior Hockey League names Ladds as their new President

(CJHL Press Release) 

CALGARY, Alberta (September 27, 2016) – The Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced Tuesday that Brent Ladds has been named the organization’s new president effective immediately.  As CJHL president, Ladds will lead all operations of the organization, including strategic planning, events, corporate partnerships and league administration.    

"Brent brings a vast amount of passion, experience and understanding of Junior A hockey and he is extremely well-respected and trusted across the country at all levels of hockey," said CJHL Chairman of the Board Kirk Lamb.  "Brent's abilities and personal values are a tremendous addition to our organization and we are all looking forward to his leadership and to working closely with him to grow and strengthen the CJHL."

Ladds comes to the CJHL with a wealth of hockey experience and has been a fixture on the junior hockey landscape for many years.   He served as president of the Ontario Hockey Association (OHA) for 35 years, from 1977 to 2012, and has a deep understanding of hockey at the Junior A level and its events.   He served as Director of Operations for teams in the Canada Games, winning gold and silver in successive events, and was Director of Operations for Team Canada East in the first three World Junior A Challenges, where the teams he led captured two silvers and a bronze medal.   The native of Noranda, Quebec, who now resides in Calgary, Alberta, has also acted as Chair of Hockey Canada Junior Council for the past two years and chair of the RBC Cup in Lloydminster this past spring.   Along with many other recognitions, Ladds was awarded the Gold Stick for outstanding service to the OHA in 1992, the Hockey Canada Order of Merit in 1997 for contributions to the game nationally, and the Ontario Hockey Federation's President's Award in 2012 for outstanding contribution to hockey in Ontario.  

"The CJHL has made such tremendous strides in recent years elevating their program both domestically and internationally, to the benefit of their players and fans," said Ladds.  "I am extremely optimistic about what lies ahead working with our partners, on the corporate side and through Hockey Canada with our national and international partners. I am very excited for the opportunity."

Rick Morocco, CJHL Executive Director since 2014, has departed the organization to pursue another opportunity.  "We wish Rick and his family all the best in his future endeavours and thank him for his two-and-a-half years of service to the league," said Lamb. 

Terriers wrap up SJHL showcase with a 6-5 OT loss to the Flin Flon Bombers

The Yorkton Terriers got 3 out of a possible 4 points in the 2016 edition of the SJHL Showcase as they fell in overtime 6-5 to the Flin Flon Bombers at the Legends Arena in Warman.

Dondre Watson would get the Bombers on the board first 7:11 into the first as he go forehand then backend by Terriers' net minder Matt Vernon for his 6th of the season to make it a 1-0 Bombers lead while also leading the shot column 17-6 after 1 period.

In the 2nd early on, the Terriers would even things up as Cole Keenleyside would snipe home his 2nd to tie it up at 1-1. But just 14 seconds later, Brandon Lesko would regain the Bombers' 1 goal lead at 2-1. But once again the Terriers would answer as Tyler Baier would pinball one through traffic to make it a 2-2 game. The teams would exchange goals off the sticks of Nick Shumlanski (FF) and Kaleb Bell (YOR) to make it 3-3. Before the 2nd period buzzer could go, Watson would add his 2nd of the night and 7th of the season to make it a 4-3 Bombers' lead headed into the 2nd intermission.

Terriers captain Corwin Stevely would pull his team even once again at 11:04 mark of the 3rd on a nice feed from Jordan McCausland to make it 4-4. But yet again the boy from Flin Flon would answer back in a matter of seconds on the PP as Kristian St. Onge would get his 5th to make it 5-4. It would stay like that until 2:54 left in regulation when Tyler Baier would walk off the half wall and beat the Bombers' goalie over the left shoulder for his 2nd of the night and 3rd of the season to send the game into overtime tied at 5-5.

After not being able to convert on an early PP, the Bombers would get the winner from Dondre Watson, his hat trick goal at the 2:27 point of the 4th period to give the Bombers a 6-5 win over the Yorkton Terriers.

Dakota Delbridge started for the Bombers and made 12 saves on 17 shots for the W while making his Terrier debut Matt Vernon made 33 saves in a losing cause.

The Terriers next action will be on Saturday night at 7:30 when they host the visiting Notre Dame Hounds from the Farrell Agencies Arena

Post Game from Terriers Head Coach/GM Casey O'Brien

Monday, 26 September 2016

Mils; Terriers both victorious on Day 2 of SJHL Showcase in Warman

The Melville Millionaires went 2-0 at the SJHL Showcase after a 4-2 win over the Battlefords North Stars at the Legends Arena in Warman.

The North Stars got on the board first just 6:44 in as Reed Delainey would go top shelf on Colby Entz to give the Stars an early 1-0 lead. Then in the late stages of the opening period Connor Logan would take a nice feed in front and would one time it high over the right shoulder of the Mils net minder to give the North Stars a 2-0 lead after 20 mins with the shots 9-8 for the Battlefords.

In the 2nd, the Mils were helped by some North Stars penalty trouble and their PP answered as Keegan Milligan would deflect home his 1st of the season to cut the Mils deficit in half at 2-1. Then just 26 seconds later, Clayton Eisler would one-time home his 1st of the SJHL campaign to make it a 2-2 tie. Tucker Scantlebury would give the Mils their 3rd straight PP goal as he would take a nice feed in front and hammer home his 2nd in as many games to make it a 3-2 Mils lead after 2 periods.

In the 3rd, the Mils would add some insurance with their 4th powerplay goal of the hockey game as Keegan Milligan would go over the left shoulder of Ryan Rewerts for his 2nd of the night to give the Mils their 3rd win of the season, 4-3 over the Battlefords.

Churchbridge product Colby Entz got the start for the Mils and made 24 saves for his 1st SJHL win while North Stars’ goalie Ryan Rewerts made 16 saves in the losing cause.

The Mils next action will be on Friday night as they start a 3 games in 3 nights road trip visiting the Flin Flon Bombers.

Also the Mils acquired 20 year old Eric Sinclair from the Melfort Mustangs to complete another part of the futures in the Mils/Mustangs trade from January.

Sinclair, a Kenora, ON product was named the SJHL’s top Defenseman in 2015/16 and in 2 games this season he had 2 goals, 3 assists for 5 points in 2 games with the 2 time SJHL champion Mustangs. 

Post game from Devin Windle, Mils Head Coach/GM 


The Yorkton Terriers got back in the win column after a 3-1 win over the Nipawin Hawks at the Legends Arena. 

After a scoreless 1st period, the Terriers would erupt in the 2nd as first up Corwin Stevely  (pictured above) would take a nice feed across from Derrick Budz and go top shelf to give Yorkton an early 1-0 lead. Then later in the 2nd on the power play, Tyler Baier would one time a nice feed across from Regan Seiferling to give the Terriers a 2-0 lead after 2 periods of play. 

In the 3rd, the Terriers would convert and once again it would happen on the PP as Regan Seiferling would get his 2nd point as he would snipe home a beauty to make it 3-0 Yorkton.  The Hawks would get one late as Mike Grant would make a nice move and go shelf on Terrier net miner Greg Maggio but thats as close as they would get as the Terriers got in the win column for the 2nd time this season after a 3-1 victory. 

Greg Maggio got the start in goal and was solid once again making 24 saves for the W. 

The Terriers will wrap up their SJHL showcase on Tuesday afternoon at 12:30PM when they battle the Flin Flin Bombers from Warman 

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Mils win 2nd straight, opening SJHL showcase with 3-1 win over Humboldt

The Melville Millionaires had a successful start to their SJHL showcase on Sunday afternoon as they won their 2nd straight, dropping the Humboldt Broncos 3-1 in Warman.

The Mils got off to a good start to their showcase as they would get on the board first as Jackson Nauss would put the loose puck over the right shoulder of Garrett Mason for his 1st SJ goal to give the Mils a 1-0 lead. The Mils would add to their lead just 51 seconds later as Drew Litwin would deflect home his 1st of the season to make it a 2-0 game. The Mils weren't done there as Jake Sutton shot would go top shelf on the Broncos goaltender for his 1st goal in the SJHL to give the Moneymen a 3 goal lead after 20 minutes. Shots 16-8 Broncos.

The Mils would control much of the play in the 2nd period as they would outshoot the Broncos 19-7 in the 2nd but it would be the Broncos getting the lone goal as Stephen Wack's shot would beat Brandon Wells on the far side for his 1st as a Humboldt Bronco to make it a 3-1 Melville lead after 2 periods. 

The Broncos came on in the 3rd period and were able to send a lot of rubber the way of the Mils net minder outshooting the Mils 13-2,  but he was able to stand tall and help the Mils preserve their 3-1 victory over the Broncos. 

Brandon Wells made 29 saves for his 2nd win of the season while Garett Mason suffered his 1st loss making 29 saves in the loss. 

The Mils wrap up their showcase event on Monday afternoon at 12:30 when the battle the Battlefords North Stars

The Yorkton Terriers open up their SJHL showcase on Monday afternoon at 4PM when they battle the Nipawin Hawks.


In the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their 2nd straight to start the season, losing 4-3 on the road to the OCN Blizzard.

Ty Enns, Layne Anderson and Hank Bouchard scored for the Wolverines while Landon Poiron made 29 saves on 33 shots in the loss.

The next game for the Wolverines will be on Friday night when they host the Virden Oil Capitals at 7:30PM MB time. 

Friday, 23 September 2016

Stamps beat Kings in Season opener; Mils win 1st of 16/17 in Fridays Jr. A Recap

The Swan Valley Stampeders started their 2016/17 MJHL season on the right foot, as they beat the visiting Dauphin Kings 3-1 on Friday night.

The Stamps got behind the eight ball early on as they were sent to the penalty box twice in the opening 4 minutes but they were able to get some momentum by killing both of them off behind some solid stops by Brett Evans. The Stamps used that momentum to get the only goal of the opening period as Tanner Koroscil would capitalize on a rebound from Brandon Holtby to flip it over top the Kings' goalie for his 1st of the season to give the home team a 1-0 lead after 1 period with the Kings leading the shot department at 16-11.

After a scoreless 2nd period, the Kings would tie it up early in the 3rd as Keaton Leininger would deflect home a Trevor Kavanaugh point shot that would get past Brett Evans for his 1st to make it 1-1. But just under 2 minutes later, Trevor Mann would regain the Stamps' 1 goal lead with a nice wrister inside the post to make it 2-1. Then Koroscil would get the insurance marker banging home his 2nd of the night to lead the Stamps to an opening night win, a 3-1 decision over the Dauphin Kings.

Grandview's Brett Evans was fantastic in the Stamps' goal making 44 saves on 45 shots for the W while Brandon Holtby made 32 saves in a losing cause for the Kings.

The Stamps' next action will be next Friday when they visit the Dauphin Kings while the Kings' are back at it on Saturday when they visit the OCN Blizzard.

Elsewhere in the MJHL,

The Wayway Wolverines dropped their season opener on the road, 6-2 to the Steinbach Pistons.

Landyn Cochrane and Layne Anderson scored for the Wolverines while Wayway goaltender Troy Martyniuk made 39 saves in the loss.

MacKenzie Graham and Jordan Bochinski both had 2 goals to lead the way for the Pistons.

The Wolverines are back in action on Sunday afternoon at 4PM MB time when they visit the OCN Blizzard.


In the SJHL,

The Melville Millionaires improved their record to 1-3 on the season as they got past the Notre Dame Hounds 4-1 in Wilcox on Friday night.

Taylor Kreutzer (pictured above) had 2 goals while Manitoba products Tucker Scantlebury and Dayton Heino scored their first SJ goals in the win.

Brandon Wells made 31 saves for the Mils to earn the victory.

The Mils will be looking for their 2nd straight win on Sunday afternoon at the SJHL showcase in Warman as they battle the undefeated Humboldt Broncos.

We will broadcast the game with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 1:20 pxp at 1:30 from the Legends Arena in Warman.

Swan Valley Stampeder Coaches Show - Sept 23rd Edition

In the first Club Sapp Swan Valley Stampeder Coaches Show, Head Coach/GM Erik Petersen recaps the team's preseason and also talks about tonight's (Fri) against the visiting Dauphin Kings.