Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Aschim returns to the SJ in Melville; Mils the most active of our local clubs on Deadline Day. (Photo courtesy

The Melville Millionaires added four new faces to the lineup during the deadline day, the most notable being the return of Sean Aschim to the SJHL. Aschim's never played a game in Millionaire colours, but is their property, as part of the futures that came from Melfort at last year's deadline, for Brayden Metz and Cody Hanson. He will rejoin the other two pieces of that deal, in Jesse Mireau and Lee Christensen, and two other ex-Mustangs, Brett Kipling and Connor Bradshaw. Bradshaw was also a deadline day pickup, more on that in a second.

Aschim put up 51 points (17g-34a) in 51 games for Melfort last season, and went to camp with the Moose Jaw Warriors at the start of this season. Someone who plays a full season of Junior 'A' at 18, almost never makes the jump to the 'Dub at 19, but Aschim impressed, and actually led the Warriors in scoring early in the season, before falling down the depth chart, and eventually sitting out (when he was still near the top of the scoring chart). When it looked like he could be on his way to Melville, the Warriors shipped Aschim to Seattle. He put up 18 points in 37 WHL games this season, but is on his way to Melville.

The Millionaires added two 20-year-old forwards as well, in Taylor Wasden from Kindersley (for futures), and Connor Bradshaw from Melfort (for the rights to Graham Hood and Futures). And they also added 19-year-old defenseman Landon Hall from Dauphin for futures.




Mils' Coach/GM Jamie Fiesel recaps a busy day
Jamie-fiesel-moves by cstein14

I also got Wasden's thoughts on coming to Melville
Taylor-wasden by cstein14
The Yorkton Terriers stayed with the status-quo for the most part. John Odgers has been recalled by the Prince George Cougars for the remainder of the season, and as a result, the Terriers have recalled 16-year-old forward Kailum Gervais from the Yorkton Harvest. Gervais has a goal and three assists in 16 games as a Terrier this season, and 2g-11a-13p in 15 games with the Harvest. The Terriers are also sticking with three goaltenders, as Warren Shymko, Kale Thomson and Dawson MacAuley all remain in the fold.

Terrier Coach & Associate GM Trent Cassan
Trent-cassan-yorkton by cstein14

Landon Peel is back with the Swan Valley Stampeders. The Regina Pats added to their blue line on deadline day, and that forced the 17-year-old Peel out of the lineup. The Stamps some added offense to the backend in Peel, who played most of last season in Swan.

Also making his way to the Valley, is 18-year-old forward Dylan Favell, a 6'2", 185 centre, who had 9 goals and 12 points with the Selkirk Steelers this season (stats below aren't quite up to date)

Director of Player Personnel Jerry Mosiondz

Jerry-mosizondz-swan by cstein14

And the Wayway Wolverines were also fairly quiet, but they did re-acquire a familiar goaltender. They've added 1992 G Riley Feser from the Neepawa Natives. Feser spent half of last season in Wayway, and was sent to Neepawa after the Wolverines traded for 20 year old Ryan Benitez. The Wolverines send Hudson Morrison and Jared Knott to Neepawa in return.

Wayway also recalls 1992 F Brett Lafond, who they'd sent to Junior 'B'.

Wolverines Coach/GM Barry Butler
Barry-butler-wayway by cstein14

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