Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Talk

- I'm getting giddy about the World Juniors. Yorkton Terrier Coach Ed Zawatsky had the chance to coach both Red & White Intra-Squad Games at the Brandt Centre in Regina.

(From the Canadian Press)


Team White beat Team Red 6-4 in the second intrasquad game in as many nights at the Canadian junior team selection camp in Regina.Members of the Windsor Spitfires led the way.

Greg Nemisz had two goals and two assists, Adam Henrique had the tying and winning goals, Taylor Hall had four assists and defenceman Ryan Ellis added a goal and an assist.

Twenty-two of the players will be teammates when the roster for the world junior championship squad is announced tomorrow.

*Blogger note... Nazim Kadri had 1g, 1a for Team Red in a losing cause, while Regina's Jordan Eberle scored once, assisted by Kadri and Brayden Schenn. Wow there's a lot of talent at the camp! The plan was to catch a practice before the Terriers' game in ND on Sunday, but the practices were in the morning and the Red/White game was at night, so the time slots didn't really work.

- The Yorkton Terriers have over 2 weeks off for Christmas. The T-Dawgs host the Weyburn Red Wings tonight in their final game of 2009, so you better watch 'em now, because you won't see them at home again until January 2nd when Melville's in town to finish off the New Year's home and home.

- Melville's also on home ice against Nipawin. We're broadcasting the game, which is a little unusual. We try to avoid doing ANY home games, but when we can't do any Saturday games, and try to squeeze in 15 road games for four teams in two leagues, it's not always possible to make it all road games, so this is what I call a "filler" game. 7:20 Pre Game Show. But please do head out to Melville Stadium. I'm hoping the game on the radio doesn't make an excuse for fans to stay out of the cold. I'm not telling people not to listen, but there are always people who couldn't make the game anyway, whether it be sickness, shift work, or family listening online.

- Dairy Queen Minor Hockey on GX94 is back this year. We're doing a 'Game of the Month' in December, January and February. We made our December draw, and the winner was Colin McDonald of the Yorkton Atom Concrete Crushers. It looks like we'll be doing their game on Tuesday, December 22nd when they host the Melville Blues, 7:30 at Farrell Agencies Arena. The two teams play in Atom Tier II in the Major Hockey League. Last year we did a novice game between two Yorkton teams in Springside and a Bantam playoff game between Preeceville and Foam Lake. Enter now at Yorkton Dairy Queen!

- All I can say is this 'slew of prospects' the Jays are supposed to get for Roy Halladay better be good! The Doc appears to be on his way to Philadelphia, with the Phillies flipping lefty Cliff Lee to Seattle, and the Phillies AND Mariners sending a package of young talent to the Jays. Phillies' starters Joe Blanton and/or J-A Happe are rumoured to be the main parts of it. I love Roy Halladay and the Phils will immediately become my second favourite team when the deal becomes official.

- Talk to you tonight from Melville! I'm thinking of talking to Hawks' Coach/GM Colin O'Hara about the plethora of trades he's made this season. Might even chat with the Hawks' Alex Leclerc, a former Swan Valley Stampeder, who was just named SJHL Player of the Week... and, maybe ex-Yorkton Terrier David Skagen, who, with the Hawks making several moves, has found himself in a top line role for Nipawin. He had a 4-game point streak snapped against BAT the other night, but had 3g-5a-8p in his first 4 games as a Hawk.

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