Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Venne dominant, Mustangs win Canterra Seeds Cup in Game 6

MELFORT, SK – The City of Melfort’s Motto goes “From Many Builders, One Community”.

It took many builders in Mustang blue to seal the Canterra Seeds Cup with a 4-1 win in Game 6 Tuesday night at the Northern Lights Palace.

From MVP and Goaltender of the Year candidate James Venne’s stellar 29-save performance to Tye Evans’ opener that just crossed the line in the second period. From Aidyn Hutchinson’s winner 1:06 after Justin Lies had tied it five minutes into the third period, and to Clay Sleeva’s bullet to give Melfort a huge two-goal cushion with six minutes remaining in regulation.

It is the Melfort Mustangs fifth-ever Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League championship, first since 2016.

They will now represent the SJHL at the 2024 Centennial Cup, the National Junior A Championship, in Oakville, ON beginning May 9.

Defenceman Chase Friedt-Mohr was awarded the UPL Canada Most Valuable Player award after his 23 points in the post-season was the most by an SJHL defenceman since 2006.