Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League


By Craig Stein Dondre Watson’s first SJHL goal came less than a minute into overtime of his first SJHL game, as he helped his new club, the Flin Flon Bombers, to a 4-3 (OT) opening night victory over the visiting Nipawin Hawks at the Whitney Forum. The 20-year-old Watson spent last season split between three teams […]

The Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL), SaskEnergy Network Members and KidSport celebrate funds raised by the 2015/2016 Goals for KidSport Program

By Shannon Doka, SaskEnergy The SJHL, the SaskEnergy Network of independent retailers and contractors, and KidSport are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2015/2016 Goals for KidSport Program. Thanks to SaskEnergy Network Member companies, community volunteers and fans of the SJHL, $26,918 was donated to KidSport through the Program. “Since it was introduced in 2014, […]

Fraser a natural fit for new public relations/marketing position

By Dave Leaderhouse It was a natural step for Logan Fraser to expand his role with the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League and become the public relations/marketing person. Fraser was after all managing the league’s sponsorship program for the last five years through Fraser Strategy and he also had been working with the individual teams in fulfilling […]

SJHL’s 49th regular season kicks off on Friday with full slate of games

By Dave Leaderhouse The puck drops on the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League’s 49th season this weekend and the excitement is building to see who will emerge as the Canalta Cup champion in seven months time. Can the Melfort Mustangs perform a three-peat or will it be one of the other 11 franchises capturing bragging rights? Parity […]


By Mike Stackhouse Geoff Grimwood is only in year two as head coach of the Kindersley Klippers, but that doesn’t mean he’s a new face.  “I’ve only been here a year and I feel like a new guy, but there are about five who have been hired around the league after I was, so I’m moving […]

New regime looking to continue moving forward with strong returning nucleus

By Dave Leaderhouse The Weyburn Red Wings returned to the upper echelon of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League one year ago winning the Viterra Division title with a 35-14-5-4 record. A quarter-final loss to the Flin Flon Bombers ended the spectacular turnaround leaving the southeastern Saskatchewan community excited about the future, but that future is now […]

Bruins to have near complete make-over after hosting successful WCC

By Dave Leaderhouse It is definitely going to be a fresh start for the Estevan Bruins. After spending the better part of the last season and a half gearing up to be the host team for the hugely successful 2016 Crescent Point Place Western Canada Cup, the 2016-17 edition of the Bruins will be an almost […]

Playing “Hawks’ Hockey” key to Nipawin’s quest to take final step

By Dave Leaderhouse Could this be the year for the Nipawin Hawks? The Hawks advanced to the semi-finals in each of the last two Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League seasons only to be sidelined by the eventual Canalta Cup champion Melfort Mustangs. Two years ago the series was over in five games while last spring Nipawin pushed […]


By Mike Stackhouse The Flin Flon Bombers may not have won the Canalta Cup last year, but losing to the Melfort Mustangs in the championship series did have its rewards. Mike Reagan, the longest currently serving SJHL Coach/General Manager, says having a summer to reflect on the year was helpful.  “As an organization, it has been […]