Kelly Buchberger (Langenberg, SK) grew up playing hockey in Langenburg, a small village located in southeastern Saskatchewan. Buchberger played his midget hockey years with Moose Jaw before moving up to the Melville Millionaires of the SJHL, and then the Moose Jaw Warriors of the WHL In Moose Jaw. In Moose Jaw, Buchberger would have his #24 jersey number retired with the club in 2009.
Following Buchberger’s Junior career, he would be drafted in the ninth round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft to the Edmonton Oilers. He made his NHL debut in ...
Cliff Koroll (Canora, SK) burst onto the Saskatchewan hockey scene playing for the Midget ‘A’ Saskatoon Wesley’s. Koroll helped the team win a Provincial Championship in 1961-62 and was also a major factor in the Wesley’s 1963-64 Juvenile ‘A’ Provincial Championship. Koroll would continue his hockey career as a player for the University of Denver Pioneers. During Koroll’s senior year at Denver, he would be named team Captain in addition to being named to the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s all-star team.
Nicholas "Nick" Schultz (Strasbourg, SK) was born in Strasbourg, Saskatchewan and started playing minor hockey for the Strasbourg Maroons up until his second year of Bantam. In 1987-88, Schultz would move up and play one season of Midget ‘AAA’ with the Yorkton Mallers where he would be named Rookie of the Year, Top Defenseman, and Most Valuable Player of the league’s All-Star Game. The following season, Schultz made the jump to the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders and played three seasons, being named the team’s Top Defencemen in 2000 a...
Mandi Schwartz (Yorkton, SK) started playing minor hockey at the age of 6 in Melfort, Saskatchewan before her family relocated to Emerald Park where she would play Tier 1, boys hockey. As Schwartz made her way to the Midget age-level she would be on the move agian, this time to Wilcox, Saskatchewan as she enrolled at Athol Murray College of Notre Dame.
Playing on the Hounds, Schwartz would capture three provincial titles and win one Western Canadian Championships. In 2003, Schwartz would play for Team Saskatchewan in the Canada Winter Gam...
Gerald "Gerry" James (Regina, SK) was born in 1934 in Regina, Saskatchewan. At an early age, James would move to Winnipeg and graduate from Kelvin High School. James was a duel sport athlete, playing competitively in both hockey and football. At age sixteen, James was playing for the Winnipeg Monarchs junior hockey team and a year later would become the youngest Canadian Football League (CFL) player to ever play.
In 1951, James would move to Toronto to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs junior affiliate, the Toronto Marlboros. With the Marl...
Allan "Al" Harrison
Allan "Al" Harrison (Maryfield, SK) began coaching with Yorkton Minor Hockey in 1977. Al and his wife Linda had three sons in Michael, Dallas, and Bradly which meant Harrison would take on various roles as Coach, Manager, and even Bus Driver for their teams.
As Harrison’s kids grew older, Harrison continued his love for coaching, joining the Midget “AAA” Yorkton Mallers. Harrison would serve as Head Coach when in 1992-93, the Mallers gained a birth in the Air Canada Cup which was the National Championship for the Midget age category...
Wayne Henley (Melfort, SK) grew up on a farm just south of Fort Qu’Appelle. Henley was a hard working individual that traveled around the province for his job. After stops in Regina and Weyburn, Henley would meet his life partner, Kae Knelson in Swift Current. The young couple moved to Ituna before 1966 when Henley was promoted and transfred to a position in Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
In Yorkton, Henley would immerse himself in the community through volunteer work. Henley was heavily involved in Yorkton Minor Hockey for over 20 years, he se...
1992-93 Yorkton Mallers
(1992-93) Yorkton Mallers played in the Midget age category along with teams throughout Saskatchewan. Prior to the 1992-93 season, the Mallers were selected to host the Air Canada Cup Western Regional Tournament giving them an automatic birth in the tournament.
During the season, the Mallers finished in 2nd place heading into playoffs. In the opening round, the Mallers quickly disposed of the Moose Jaw Warriors winning the series in 2 straight games of a best of 3. In the second round, the Mallers took on the Saskatoon Blazers and wer...
2013-14 Yorkton Terriers
(2013-14) Yorkton Terriers took the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League (SJHL) by storm, finishing with a regular season record of 37 wins, 12 losses, 2 overtime losses, and 5 shootout losses. The team was led by team Captain, Devon McMullen, along with Assistant Captains Tyler Giebel, Chase Norrish and Brady Norrish. That season, Kale Thomson would be honored as SJHL Goaltender of the Year and be selected to the SJHL All-Star team, along with teammates Chase Norrish and Brett Boehm.
The Yorkton Terriers were ranked first heading into the pla...