Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Ice Wolves’ Layton commits to Alberta at Augustana

La Ronge Ice Wolves defenceman Parker Layton has committed to the University of Alberta at Augustana for the 2024-25 campaign. Layton, 21, just completed a terrific and consistent three-year Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League career, posting 91 points in 156 games; all for his hometown Wolves. The 6-foot-2, 194-pound left-shot blue liner scored 49 points in […]

Western Canadian Junior Hockey Pilot to launch in 2024-25 season

CALGARY, Alberta – Hockey Canada has announced that its board of directors has approved a Western Canadian Development Model (WCDM) pilot project for the 2024-25 season, following an extensive proposal submitted in collaboration from its four Western Members, their respective Junior A hockey leagues and the Western Hockey League (WHL). The WCDM pilot project focuses on […]

North Stars’ Bell commits to Acadia of USports

The two-time reigning Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League Most Valuable Player has made his choice. Battlefords North Stars’ Kian Bell has committed to Acadia University of USports for the 2024-2025 campaign. The North Stars are proud to announce that 2x SJHL MVP & Assistant Captain, Kian Bell has committed to the Acadia University Axemen (USports) for […]

Bombers’ Reagan Flin Flon through and through

One would likely have to be inside the Flin Flon Bombers organization to understand the depth of pain head coach and general manager Mike Reagan and the club have felt falling three years in a row in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League final. Yet from the outside the attitude toward the reigning SJHL Coach of […]

Notre Dame’s Pilkington No. 1 priority to move players on

It is impossible to sugarcoat that wins have not come nearly as often as Brett Pilkington and the Notre Dame Hounds would have hoped since he took over the club’s reins in 2020. But as much as the Calgary, AB native is a highly competitive individual, the drive to develop young players and move them […]

Highway 10 rivals complete trades over weekend

(Release courtesy Benny Walchuk/GX94) TERRIERS ACQUIRE 2006-BORN FORWARD LEONARD FROM PRINCETON (QJHL)  The Yorkton Terriers announce they’ve acquired 18-year-old forward William Léonard from the Princeton Titan of the QJHL in exchange for a player development fee. Leonard, a Drummondville, Quebec product had 15 goals, 36 assists for 51 points in 48 games with the Titan […]

Ice Wolves’ Kaminski ‘a lover’ AND ‘a fighter’

You have likely heard the phrase “I’m a lover, not a fighter”, a phrase coined by 1950s country singer Jay Miller. But in the case of Kevin “Killer” Kaminski, the La Ronge Ice Wolves head coach and general manager, he might be easily considered both. The 55-year-old from Churchbridge, SK played 139 National Hockey League […]

Bruins Burfoot commits to Dubuque, NCAA Div III

Estevan Bruins forward Zach Burfoot has committed to the University of Dubuque of NCAA Division III, and the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Burfoot, 20, had two stints with the Bruins, and was a part of the 2022 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League championship winning Estevan club. He rejoined the team mid-way through last season from Wisconsin […]

Klippers’ Coach Jardine brings wholistic approach to job

Clayton Jardine is uniquely equipped to bring a strong balance of analytics and humanity to his job. The Kindersley Klippers head coach and general manager has a degree in Criminology (from Merrimack College, where he also played Division I hockey), and a master’s degree in business administration. Still, before being a bench boss, and a […]

Bruins’ Chmelevski goes pro with Ufa of KHL

Estevan Bruins forward Ilia Chmelevski has signed with Salavat Yulaev Ufa of the Russian-based Kontinental Hockey League, the club announced Monday. Chmelevski, 19, posted 96 points in 96 regular and post-season contests with the Bruins and represented the league at the 2024 SJHL/MJHL Showcase in Winnipeg. “I would like to thank the entire Estevan Bruins […]