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than they speak. “You need to listen to the people and hear their concerns. You can’t always please everyone but we do hear what the people have to say.” With 78.5 per cent of the vote, Goudy received a higher percentage of the vote than Phillips did in the last election, which was 77 per cent. The MLA-elect said he doesn’t believe the increase is because of him – in fact, he feels he has big shoes to fill. “If there’s any movement in the numbers, I think the people are giving the Sask. Party a clear mandate to continue to lead and I think that shows the people do trust the leadership that we currently have in Regina.” Continued on page 2...

The federal government tabled a budget with an $18.1 million deficit, with no plan to get back into the black in the next five years. The budget features $5 million to improve access to the Canada Child Benefit; $170 million towards a new Canada Workers Benefit aimed at ensuring low-income earners can take home more money while they work; $10 million to improve rural broadband internet; $1 billion to improve Indigenous children’s safety, health, housing and drinking water; $340 million towards research; $249 million towards environmental initiatives; and $165 million towards addressing the opioid crisis. “It is a plan that puts people first, that invests in Canadians and in the things that matter most to them,” said Bill Morneau, the finance minister, in his budget speech. “It’s a plan that builds on the hard work of Canadians, and that keeps us squarely focused on the future.” The budget features no GST or income tax hikes, but will generate $43 million from taxing passive investments within a private corporation, $365 million from what it calls tax loopholes – including the “application of certain rules for limited partnerships in order to prevent taxpayers from obtaining unintended tax advantages through the use of complex partnership structures”, $375 million from increased tobacco taxation and $35 million from cannabis taxes. The opposition Conservatives expressed disappointment with the budget. “Budget 2018 was a huge opportunity for Justin Trudeau,” said Saskatoon MP Kevin Waugh in a release. “The world economy is roaring but Justin Trudeau is failing to turn this opportunity into results for Saskatchewan. Instead, the Prime Minister is raising taxes on over 90 per cent of Saskatchewan middle class families, and this budget announces new tax hikes on local businesses.” Continued on page 2...

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Todd Goudy, the MLA-elect for Melfort, celebrates his election night victory with his family March 1. Goudy is wearing former MLA Kevin Phillips’ green tie, a gift given to him that night by Kevin's wife April.


Goudy wins Melfort byelection Devan C. Tasa

The torch has been passed. With a strong mandate from the people – and former MLA Kevin Phillips’ green tie around his neck – Todd Goudy will be the next MLA for Melfort. Goudy, who’s the Saskatchewan Party candidate, received 78.5 per cent of the vote – 3,270 votes, in the March 1 byelection. Lorne Schroeder of the NDP received 809 votes, 19.4 per cent of the vote, and Shawn Setyo of the Greens received 77 votes, 1.8 per cent. The turnout was 34 per cent of registered voters. “For you to send me to Regina to represent you, I really take that

seriously,” Goudy told the crowd at his victory party. “It’s such a humbling thing to grow up here and be sent off to Regina, so I’m going to do my absolute best because I really, really love you all.” The pastor and school board trustee said he has a lot to learn now he’s elected. “My first goal is to learn the ropes from the guys that have done it well in the past,” he said in an interview. “I’ve been able to spend some time with the other MLAs as they came to help me door knock and they gave me some good advice, so I’m going to be having fun learning from these guys.” One key point of advice he’s learned from his new colleagues: it’s the job of an MLA to listen more


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Sask. Party wins byelection

Budget has special focus on women

...Continued from page 1 As for any big ticket items that Goudy will lobby for now he’s an MLA, he said he had one big ask granted already. “I asked Scott [Moe, the premier] for removing the PST from farm insurance and that’s been pushed forward, so I’m not going to be pushing for more in the next few days. I’m going to be thanking him that he listened,” he said. “I’ll wait a bit of time here before I have any big requests for them.”

NDP heartened with door-to-door response

Schroeder said the New Democrats managed to hold their own in the election, keeping close to what they received in the last election. They got 19.4 per cent of the vote in both elections. “I’m quite enthusiastic and quite heartened by the response of the people as I went door-to-door,” he said. “There’s an undercurrent in the [public] mood for more fairness, a change. They want to be heard. People want to be heard and right now they feel we have a top-down government.” The LeRoy-area farmer said there wasn’t enough discontent out there yet to kick the Saskatchewan Party government out, but he heard a lot of good ideas from the grassroots that could be built on rejuvenating rural and smalltown Saskatchewan. The task now is to refine them and have them ready for the next election. Schroeder congratulated Goudy on a nice, clean election campaign. “He’s a good man and he’s my MLA now,” he said. “We will be in contact going forward because he represents all of us now and he

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Premier Scott Moe, right, celebrates with Todd Goudy before making a speech to local Saskatchewan Party supporters.

needs to understand he represents the poor and the poverty-stricken people also.” Schroeder said he wasn’t sure if he’d run in the next election, saying it would depend on what’s happening then, but he’s going to remain engaged. “I’m going to continue building on the relationships I’ve made over these last 27 days.”

Premier thrilled with results

Among the guests celebrating with Goudy was the premier himself. Moe said he’s pleased to see Goudy, Everett Hindley in Swift Current and Ken Francis in Kindersley win their seats. “We’ll be back up to 49 MLAs on the governing side representing the people of the province of Saskatchewan and I think

it’s fair to say that tonight, our team is strengthened with these three fine individuals joining us.” Moe said the results come from both Goudy as an individual and his party’s focus on ensuring the province’s industries and communities continue to grow in the decades ahead. Now that Goudy’s a part of his team, Moe is planning to put him to work. “We’re going to get him set up in the constituency, first and foremost, so he has a contact avenue for the people of the constituency to contact Todd as their MLA.” The premier added the spring session starts March 12 and Goudy will be getting right into it. “He will be busy starting from right now.”

...Continued from page 1 “Never has a government spent so much to accomplish so little. Budget 2018 is a big disappointment,” wrote Kelly Block, MP for Carlton TrailEagle Creek, in an email. The New Democrats said this was a timid budget that failed to make real progress into programs that help Canadians and failed to crack down on tax loopholes. “For all their talk on helping the middle class, this is a very timid budget that will actually increase the gap between the super-wealthy and the rest of us,” said Jagmeet Singh, the NDP’s leader, in a release. “Canadians are rightfully asking, ‘if the economy is doing so well, why am I not feeling those benefits?’”

Focus on women

The budget also featured a focus on women, with $105 million pegged towards women entrepreneurs, $28 million aimed at promoting equality in the workplace, $210 million to support women in other countries and other initiatives aimed at sexual harassment prevention. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back,” Morneau said. “Every Canadian woman should have the chance to succeed in the workplace, however she defines success. I believe Budget 2018 is long on symbolism,” wrote Block, adding she would have to see what effect the government’s spending on women entrepreneurs would have. The budget also devotes money to domestic violence shelters. Louise Schweitzer, the North East Outreach and Support Services’ executive director, said the shelter in Melfort doesn’t receive any federal funding at this point, but she was pleased with another announcement in the budget. “We were very excited to see that they are planning on implementing five days of paid leave for domestic violence,” she said. “That’s definitely a bonus for the individuals we work with.”























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Gronlid School’s catchment area to expand to the east

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A process to expand Gronlid Central School’s catchment area east has begun. The expansion uses the Carrot River as its south boundary all the way to Highway #35, missing Armley and Ridgedale. From there, the border goes north by two sections, west by two sections and north by one section before going back west. The change will require the bus heading to Gronlid stop at two more yard sites. “This relates to some requests we had been receiving from east of Gronlid for students to attend

Gronlid versus going all the way down south to Tisdale,” Wanda McLeod, the North East School Division’s business superintendent, told the board at their Feb. 27 meeting. “ Because we were receiving various requests from various families, the board asked administration to look at what would be a reasonable boundary change so we didn’t have to piecemeal this.” The change will mean that students will go to Gronlid Central from Kindergarten to Grade 8 and then go south to Tisdale Middle & Secondary School from Grades 9 to 12. Students in the boundaries that are already going to TMSS – which starts at Grade 6 – will be grandfathered in

and see no changes. Luke Perkins, the division’s chair, told media after the meeting the change made sense. Notice of the change will appear in local newspapers. The board will review written submissions and listen to delegations wishing to respond to the changes at its April 24 meeting. That wasn’t the only boundary change the board supported. They also voted to support a change to the border between it and the Saskatchewan Rivers School Division west of Melfort to allow a property owner there to get busing to Melfort. Saskatchewan Rivers’ board has yet to discuss that proposal.


NESD supports province-wide student information system Devan C. Tasa

The province’s 28 divisions all have different, non-connected systems to keep track of student data. A new system aims to bring them together and with the data bind them. The North East School Division’s board voted to support the new system, which will allow students to seamlessly move from division to division as well as make it easier for school divisions and the government to share data, at its Feb. 27 meeting. Don Rempel, the division’s director of education, said the division will start implementing the system within the next two years. “We’ve expressed interest in moving ahead [sooner] if we can get commitment from the government to do it sooner,” he said. Nine school divisions will be transitioning to the new system before the end of June. The licensing fee for the system, which isn’t used by any division in Saskatchewan but has been used in B.C., is $8.06 per student, placing the cost for the division around $40,300. There is a requirement for a five year commitment. Luke Perkins, the division’s chair, said the costs are comparable to what the division pays now for its Maplewood system. The division will be responsible for paying for training its staff on the new system.

Correction Due to a misunderstanding, last week’s article on the Carrot River Outback Thunder’s dressing room proposal got it wrong when discussing when the team had practices at the Carrot River arena. There used to be two practices of the Thunder in the fall back when the arenas in Arborfield and Zenon Park didn’t have fall ice.


“We will have to put in a plan for staff training in place when we move to the new information system,” Rempel said. Staff that need training include administrative assistants, division office staff, and could possibly include teachers. The division expects that once the unified system is in place, there will be less need to re-train staff when they move from one school to another. The new system has been in the works for three years. The division had staff members involved in the provincewide project.

Wish list unchanged

The division is sticking with its wish list when it comes to new schools. Since 2015, the top three desires are a new school in Carrot River to consolidate the elementary and secondary school, a major renovation to the Melfort and Unit Comprehensive Collegiate, and a new elementary school in Melfort to consolidate two existing elementary schools.

AGM replaced with closed meeting

Changes to legislation means the division doesn’t have to hold an annual general meeting open to the public anymore. The division is replacing it with a meeting only open to the members of the school community councils. “This is where we’re starting,” Perkins said. “Next year, if we decide to have it open, that’s what we’ll do, but we have to start somewhere.”

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The political stage is set


he political stage in the province of Saskatchewan has been set. To the right, we have Scott Moe, a rural-based Conservative out of Shellbrook. To the left, we have Ryan Meili, a Saskatoon-based MLA who’s from the activist Devan C. Tasa wing of his party. Editor’s Comment The question now is: will either of the leaders of the province’s two major political parties bust out of their rural or urban base and get enough seats to get a majority in the next election? Moe will have an easier time of it. His party already has the urban and suburban seats needed to win – and having incumbent MLAs that locals know is a powerful position to be in. Yet if the recent byelections are any indication, the New Democrats might take those urban seats away from the Saskatchewan Party. Meili has the harder challenge. He’s starting out with 12 seats compared to the Sask. Party’s 48. His party has to reclaim its urban base before it can even think about going for the suburbs. As for the rural parts of the province, well, looking at the recent byelections again, the NDP could barely make any gains in voter share, even being in a situation where they could concentrate their resources. Will Moe’s defiant stand against the federal government’s carbon tax keep Saskatchewan residents on his side? Will Meili’s insistence that new government programs designed to help the average Saskatchewan resident attract more voters to his side? I don’t know, but what I do know is in the next election, there’s going to be a clear choice instead of a battle for the mushy middle.

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Give up supply management: Mulroney


ormer Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is suggesting it is time Canadians give up the supply management system. In a recent keynote speech at CropConnect in Winnipeg he said dismantling the system would create a boom for food processors and provide more affordable food for consumers. At the same time Mulroney did suggest that farmers would need to be offered a healthy compensation package as part of the changeover. These are not particularly new ideas, neither is the offered position when one considers the political leanings of the former Conservative leader. The Conservative in whatever manifestation they have taken at the federal level in Canada have never been particularly supportive of supply management. The concept of the dismantling of the supply management sector leading to lower food costs is appealing, at least on the surface. Of course we have often seen potential cost savings arise which never quite get to the consumer, the savings seeming to be lost somewhere in the supply chain long before getting to the till at the store where the consumer benefits. Of course a question that one might want to ask which might not be popular, is if our food is too costly now. Certainly a trip to

Views on Agriculture Calvin Daniels

the supermarket each week burns through a considerable amount of income. But as I have noted here before when one eliminates the dish soap, after shave, tea towels, hockey magazines, cat food, water softener salt, garbage bags, junk food, and all the other non-food items in the bags one carries to the car, the actual food cost is far less than most immediately assume. There is also something about a system which benefits consumers only by reducing the amount of money going to the primary producer of the food which should rub us all a bit uncomfortably. It is great to have reasonably priced food, but one would hope society also wants to see local producers able to make a reasonable living producing that food. There is also the very real concern we should have in terms of food security. The system is increasingly geared to be able to trace food from the table to the source farm should any food safety issue arise. That traceability becomes far

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more difficult and frankly suspect, when crossing federal borders. And there is also the potential for border closures, higher costs and less control of standards moving forward. In the United States at present there is a blustering wild card president whose next move on any front is at best a guess. We have seen him reopen the North American Free Trade Agreement with the outcome of that effort far from clear at present. Trump is also blustering about massive new tariffs such as steel and aluminum. What might come next is unknown, but becoming more reliant on foreign sources for key food stuffs such as dairy, cheese and poultry might seem questionable given the current trade uncertainty Trump brings. Any change to supply managed systems will need to be carefully mapped out before taking a step from which there will be little chance of recovery if it proves to offer less than expected in terms of returns.

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Young team made it to the playoffs

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Another successful Tisdale Trojans’ season has come to an end. The Trojans fell in the first round of the playoffs, 3-1, in a best-of-five series to the fifth-seeded Swift Current Legionnaires. Darrell Mann, the Trojans’ head coach, said the opportunity to compete in the playoffs allowed his players to understand what it’s all about and what it takes to play there. “We had a good group of core veteran players who had been to the league finals last year who were able to show the young guys what it does take and how you have to play.” Tisdale finished the regular season with a 29-10-1-4 record and in fourth place in the league standings. The Legionnaires finished in fifth with 57 points to the Trojans’ 63. Swift Current had a 26-13-1-4 record. Tisdale posted an impressive regular season with a young group. Thirteen players on the roster were

rookies. Seven Trojans were in their 15-year-old seasons. Some of the rookies got a taste of the SMAAHL playoffs last season as affiliated players. The Trojans have been to two straight SMAAAHL championship series. Veteran forward Andrew Hawes played on both of those teams. Jordan Dasko, captain Rhett Frey, Colton Schell, Connor Hayward, Brett Neumeier and Zack Smith were on last season’s squad. Mann said these players possess important playoff experience. “Hopefully that will rub off on our other guys,” he said. A challenge the Trojans faced heading into the postseason were injuries. A number of players, such as Hawes, have been banged up. Mann expects to enlist the aid of affiliated players, who have stepped in and performed for the squad this season. When discussing the team’s strengths, Mann said that it starts in net. Goalie Roddy Ross posted a Trojans record 1.85 goals against average and was named the team’s

Most Valuable Player. Fellow netminder Tanner Martin set a team record with five shutouts and won the Most Dedicated Player award. They have held the team in games and have made key saves when needed. “We’ve just had so many big saves this year,” Mann said. “It gets our guys fired up and wanting to go out and score some goals.” Up front, the Trojans have a number of young, talented forwards. Cade Hayes led the team with 19 goals and 36 points. He was named the team’s Rookie of the Year. Fellow rookie Kalen Ukrainetz was third on the squad with 28 points and was second with 15 goals. Kaden Kohle, another first-year-player, was two points behind with 26 points. Smith had 30 points (second on the Trojans) and a team-high 26 assists. Schell rounded out the Trojans’ top five scorers with 21 points. Rookie Landon Kosior led the Tisdale blue line with 20 points. Dasko, a key veteran, had 10 points.


Netminders key to the Trojans’ success Robin Wark Review Writer

When it comes to goaltending, the Tisdale Trojans strongly believe in the late 1980s song It Takes Two. This winter Tanner Martin and Roddy Ross both set records while they backstopped the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League team to a strong regular season. While acknowledging he has talented young forwards and a good blue line, Darrell Mann, the head coach, said: “When you look at the strength of our team, it really has been the goaltending. Every night they give us a chance to win.” The 6-foot-4, 175-pound Ross posted the lowest goals against average in a season by a Trojans netminder with a 1.85 GAA. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Player. Martin, who stands 5-foot10, 175 pounds, set a team record with five shutouts in a season. He won the Trojans’ Most Dedicated Player award. “Roddy and I are two different styles,” Martin said. “He is very large and can make saves easier in this league. I’m smaller and focus more on foot speed and being in the right place at the right time.” Both have certainly been

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Martin Ross crucial to the team’s success. Ross had a pair of shutouts and a .94 save percentage this season. Martin recorded a 2.17 GAA and a 0.92 save percentage. “I love it when a goaltender can go out and steal you a hockey game,” Mann said. “Our two guys can defi nitely do that.” The veteran bench boss said that both have kept the Trojans in games this season. In fact, they have done that so well that Mann never pulled either of them during the regular season. “I can go back and count on one hand the number of bad goals,” he said. The goaltending duo have also made the big saves and the timely ones. Mann said their prowess gives the team’s forwards the confidence to try something because they know the goalie behind them can make the save if needed. Last season Martin, a St. Brieux product born in 2001, played for the

regional North East Wolfpack bantam AA team. Ross is from Meadow Lake. Last winter the 2000born goalie played for the Onion Lake Border Chiefs of the North Eastern Alberta Junior B Hockey League. They are pleased to be helping the Trojans. “The best part is awesome coaching and a bunch of guys who are all there for the same reason,” Ross said. “A very close group.” When asked about his success this season, Ross attributed it to: “Hard work and great teammates. Also with my goaltending partner Tanner Martin playing so awesome, I have no choice to keep battling or I will be on the bench watching him play.” Mann said that Martin and Ross have competed and pushed each other. However, they also back each other. “They have no animosity for each other,” Mann said. “They support each other.” Both goalies embrace that they are the last line of defence. They know that a mistake on their part could swing a game. “I live for the moments when the players need me the most – in other words, big games, ones where we have to win – because I’m willing to sacrifice my body and do whatever it takes to stop the puck,” Martin said.

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Depth has been a key factor in the Tisdale Trojans’ success this Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League season. Each player has contributed to accomplishments of the young, talented team.

Tanner Martin

Yorkton, D 6 G, 14 A, 20 Pts, 34 PIM Lake collected six of his points in February. He has shown he can defend and contribute offensively. Lake won provincial titles in bantam and midget AA.

Kalen Ukrainetz

St. Brieux, G, 2.17 GAA, 0.92 save percentage The 2001-born Martin set a Trojans record with five shutouts this season. He was named the team’s Most Dedicated Player.

Wynyard, F 15 G, 13 A, 28 Pts, 44 PIM The 15-year-old finished second on the team in goals and third in points. Trojans bench boss Darrell Mann said that Ukrainetz couples a high skillset with grittiness.

Landon Kosior

Liam Rutten

Regina, D 4 G, 16 A, 20 Pts, 22 PIM The 15-year-old rookie has impressed with his poise and confidence on the backend. Tisdale head coach Darrell Mann praised his coachability and hockey IQ.

Jordan Dasko

Alameda, F 6 G, 11 A, 17 Pts, 18 PIM Rutten, who turns 16 this week, has been a sparkplug for the Trojans. Mann said “He is 5-foot-6. He plays like he is 6-2. … He loves to go in and crash and bang.”

Brett Neumeier

Balgonie, D 3 G, 7 A, 10 Pts, 24 PIM The assistant captain, who turned 18 in January, logs a lot of minutes for the Trojans. The head coach said he blocks shots, does a lot of dirty work, and is a top penalty killer.

Kerrobert, F 8 G, 9 A, 17 Pts, 32 PIM The 17-year-old is one of the league’s fastest skaters and an important penalty killer. The assistant captain had five points in February.

Luke Arndt

Eatonia, F 19 G, 17 A, 36 Pts, 10 PIM The 15-year-old rookie paced the Trojans in goals and points. Mann said Hayes makes the players around him better.

Weyburn, D 1 G, 8 A, 9 Pts, 74 PIM Mann called him “an unsung hero on the backend.” The 16-year-old has played in the top four, blocks shots, kills penalties, and delivers big hip checks.

Cade Hayes

Colton Schell

wing, the 16-year-old excels on faceoffs, kills penalties, and blocks shots. Mann called him “a real character guy.”

Lampman, F 13 G, 8 A, 21 Pts, 54 PIM The assistant captain from Lampman is one of the league’s top skaters. The 17-year-old kills penalties and was fift h on the squad in scoring.

Davis Chorney

Kaden Kohle

Nipawin, F 4 G, 7 A, 11 Pts, 18 PIM Chorney plays physical and kills penalties. Trojans bench boss Darrell Mann said Chorney, a 15-year-old rookie, “does whatever is asked.”

Cudworth, F 12 G, 14 A, 26 Pts, 34 PIM The rookie, who turned 16 in January, was fourth on the Trojans in scoring and goals. The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder uses his big body to be effective.

Dylan Ashe

Andrew Hawes

Warman D 1 G, 1 A, 2 Pts, 10 PIM Ashe joined the team in January from his hometown midget AA squad. With his confidence and physicality, Ashe has established himself as a key contributor on the backend.

Kindersley, F 9 G, 10 A, 19 Pts, 26 PIM Hawes, who turned 18 in January, helped the Trojans to the last two league finals. “He just shows the guys how hard they have to work and what it takes to win in this league,” Mann said.

Connor Hayward

Zack Smith

Naicam, D 2 G, 7 A, 9 Pts, 16 PIM Tisdale head coach Darrell Mann said that Hayward is a great skater. Now in his third midget AAA season, the 17-year-old brings valuable experience to the young team.

Saskatoon, F 4 G, 26 A, 30 Pts, 26 PIM Smith, a 16-year-old, led the team in assists and was second in points. Mann said, “He wants to make that nice pass and set guys up for those nice goals.”

Rhett Frey

Brett Fogg

Weyburn, F 9 G, 8 A, 17 Pts, 4 PIM The Trojans captain is a hard-nosed winger who plays in all situations. While not afraid to play physical, his disciplined approach earned him the team’s Most Gentlemanly Player award.

Wadena, D 6 A, 6 Pts, 28 PIM The rookie is a good skating defenseman who can handle the puck. An injury forced Fogg, who turned 16 in February, to miss almost all of the 2018 portion of the schedule.

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Meadow Lake, G 1.85 GAA, 0.94 save percentage The 17-year-old netminder set a Trojans record with a 1.85 goals against average this winter. He was named the team’s Most Valuable Player.

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8 The Review | | Friday, March 9, 2018 MUSTANGS AND HAWKS VS. KINDERSLEY KLIPPERS, FEB. 27 & 28


Fates decided at games Warkentine plays the hero Christopher Lee

The Hawks are division champions. The Mustangs will face Humboldt in the playoffs. Those fates were decided at contests against the Kindersley Klippers.


The Hawks put the finishing touches on their first division title since 19992000 with a 4-1 win over the Kindersley Klippers in Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League action from Nipawin. “It’s nice. It just shows the hard work these guys have put in this year but at the end of the day that’s not the title we’re looking for. We’re looking for a playoff championship,” noted Doug Johnson, the Hawks’ head coach. Brandan Arnold scored a second period marker for the Hawks before Chad McCartney, Jake Tremblay and Tyler Adams, into an empty net, added third period goals for the Hawks, who turned a 1-1 third period tie into a 4-1 win. The win also completed a 4-0 season sweep over Kindersley, which saw the Hawks outscore the Klippers 18-9. Hawks back-up netminder, Jake Anthony made his 29th appearance of the season turning aside 41 of the 42 shots he faced as the Klippers outshot the Hawks 42-31. The Hawks entered the contest as the league’s top team, and with their win over the Klippers have moved eight points clear of the Battlefords North Stars, with the Stars having five games remaining.


The Mustangs’ chase for a division title ended when the Nipawin Hawks beat the Kindersley Klippers 4-1.

That means Melfort will take on Humboldt in Round 1, with the Mustangs holding home ice advantage. With their playoff fate sealed, the Mustangs welcomed the Klippers to the Northern Lights Palace and dropped a wild 7-6 decision in a shootout. Justin Ball and Andrew Thompson chipped in with three point nights, with Ball registering two goals and an assist, and Thompson a goal and two assists. Drew Warkentine, Jake Misskey and Rock Ruschkowski also scored for the Mustangs, while Evan Plotnik turned aside 16 of the 19 shots he faced for his 23rd win of the season after coming on in relief of starter Hunter Arps, who surrendered three goals on nine shots. It was a big night for Melfort’s offense as all but five of their 18 skaters registered at least a point. “We are scoring goals but I think the big thing for us going forward is paying attention defensively. We’re a team right now I think that’s confident in scoring some goals and in offense and I think it’s just a matter of in all three zones just polishing it up and being a little more committed and make sure we’re doing all we can to defend,” noted Trevor Blevins, the Mustangs’ head coach. Nikolas Malenica led the way offensively for the Klippers, chipping in with a goal and one assist to pull the Klippers past both Notre Dame and Weyburn and into sixth in the league standings. Ball got the Mustangs on the board in the first round of the shootout, beating Klippers netminder Justen Close, but goals from Keillan Olson in the second round and Cole Plotnikoff in the third round, coupled with Warkentine, and Colin Schmidt misses, giving the Klippers the shootout win.

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The Melfort Mustangs withstood some early body blows, before delivering the knock out punch in overtime as the Mustangs upended the rival Nipawin Hawks 5-4 in overtime in Nipawin. Drew Warkentine scored at 1:33 of overtime to help the Mustangs overcome a 2-0 second period hole, and a 4-3 third period deficit. Being able to come back against a good team, who is both a rival and ahead of them in the standings was huge, said Trevor Blevins, the Mustangs’ head coach, who said a win like that can be used as a momentum booster for the club. “You need to draw on those experiences for playoff time. When you’re getting knocked down you know that you can go out and get it done and respond and get a bounce back. That’s the whole key to having success you can’t be perfect and when you’re not you’ve got to respond.” While Blevins was pleased to see his club come back, Doug Johnson, the Hawks’ head coach, said it was a disappointing loss, but said the key is to learn from it. “Hopefully we learn from some of the mistakes. I honestly think our guys are kind of done with the regular season. They’re looking forward to the playoffs and we’re just trying to take care of limiting some minutes and staying healthy.” The Mustangs had a trio of players finish with two point nights as Tristen Elder and Reed Gunville each had a goal and one assist, while Loch Morrison chipped in with two assists. Tyler Heidt, Warkentine and Rock Ruschkowski added the other goals for the Mustangs while Evan Plotnik turned aside 27 of the 31 shots he faced for his 24th win of the season.

Thomas Lenchyshyn led the way offensively for the Hawks registering three assists, while Brett Harasymuk, Austin Mikesch, Tyler Adams and Logan Casavant did the scoring as Declan Hobbs was charged with the loss after allowing five goals on 26 shots. The offensive outburst was a long time coming for the Hawks defenseman who had not registered a point in eight full games and had just one in his last 12. “Lench is a guy that he can change a game with his style whether it’s offense or defense. He just needs to make sure he’s moving his feet and working hard all the time and he really did that. Hopefully it does show him how good he is when he just focuses a little more on moving his feet and moving fast,” noted Johnson. Mikesch got the Hawks on the board first converting a Lenchyshyn pass for his 19th of the year, on the power play. After Harasymuk put the Hawks in front 2-0 just 1:19 into period two, the Mustangs took over as both Elder and Heidt found the back of the net to pull the teams into a 2-2 tie after two periods. Despite the early hole, Blevins noted he felt his club started well, and said it was a very back-and-forth contest. “I thought it was a game of a lot of bounce backs from both teams whether it was a goal against, they had some momentum or we did. It was a really well played game I thought between both clubs. I thought either club could have won it. We were fortunate enough to catch the break on a 2-on-1 in overtime and capitalized.” The teams then traded goals 38 seconds apart as Ruschkowski gave the Mustangs their first lead of the hockey game, before Casavant tied the score. Adams then gave the Hawks the lead back, but a Gunville goal with 2:11 to play sent the game into overtime, setting up Warkentine’s heroics.


Outback Thunder competing in the PJHL north finals Robin Wark Review Writer

The Carrot River Outback Thunder are battling the Saskatoon Quakers in the Prairie Junior Hockey League North semifinals. In Game 1, the Outback Thunder outgunned the Quakers, 9-8. The Quakers, who topped the PJHL regular season standings, tied the series at 1-1 with a 4-2 win in the second contest. Game 3 of the best-of-seven series was set for Wednesday after the Review’s deadline. “Anyone who thought we were going to roll over them after winning one game isn’t being realistic,” said Trevor Logan, the Outback Thunder’s head coach. “If we are going to win this series, it’s going to be because we battled longer and harder than they do.” Carrot River hosts Game 4 on Friday night. Game 5 is Saturday in Saskatoon. If needed, Game 6 would be on Sunday in Carrot River with game seven on Wednesday in Saskatoon. The Outback Thunder, who finished fifth in the division, got to the North semifinals by upsetting the division’s No. 4-seeded Saskatoon Westleys, 2-1, in a Survivor Series. Carrot River dropped Game 1, 5-2, but tied the series with a 4-2 Game 2 victory. Last week the Outback Thunder closed out the series with a 2-1 victory.

“We’ve known all along that our team has had the potential to play with any team in this league and the last two games of this series we proved that,” said Kolton Holmen, a Carrot River goalie, after Game 3 of the Westleys series. Of the North semifinals, Holmen said: “We’ve got another tough series ahead of us, but we’re going to play with our backs against the wall with nothing to lose.”

North Finals, Game 1 Outback Thunder 9, Quakers 8

In a high-scoring affair where the teams combined for 17 goals, Carrot River’s Connor Tuffs scored the last – and game winning – goal with 3:24 remaining in the third period on March 2. Tuffs had a two-on-two with Terrell Draude going to the net. “I looked off the goalie and tried to thread the needle to Draude,” Tuffs said. “The puck ended up getting deflected off the second defensemen’s stick and in. Taking the puck to the net really pays off.” Coach Logan said it was nice to see his team open up on the scoreboard, but that it was tough to give up eight goals. The Quakers took a 3-0 lead in the first period. The Outback Thunder responded and cut it to 3-2 before the Quakers grabbed a 4-2 lead at the end

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of the first period. At the start of the second period, the Quakers opened up its second threegoal lead, 5-2. The Outback Thunder rallied again, but trailed 6-5 at the end of the second session. The third period featured three ties and as many lead changes. Tuffs came through with the game winner. “I was pleased that our guys never gave up even when we got down a few goals,” Logan said. “We just kept battling in what seemed like a next goal wins type of night.” The Quakers usually play their home games at the Rod Hamm Memorial Arena. Last Friday’s contest was at the University of Saskatchewan’s Rutherford Arena. “It was an odd night in a rink neither of us are familiar with,” Logan said. Tuffs had a hat trick for the Outback Thunder. Kyle Njaa and Cody Chasse both had two goals. Draude and Jordan Borstmayer also scored. Holmen made 34 saves on 42 shots. Saskatoon goalie Austin Swystun had 29 saves.

North Finals, Game 2 Quakers 4, Outback Thunder 2

In a much lower scoring affair on Feb. 3 in Carrot River, the Quakers evened the series with a 4-2 win. “Last night it was a completely different

game,” Logan said in a Sunday interview. “I think both teams realized they had to be better defensively and it was a lot tighter checking, more playoff style game than Friday.” The teams were tied at 1-1 after the first period. The Quakers led 2-1 after the second period and outscored Carrot River, 2-1, in the final session. “I think both teams were a bit fatigued,” Logan said. “At the end of the night, they were able to capitalize on one more of our mistakes than we did on theirs, if you don’t factor in the empty net goal at the end.” Draude and Chasse had Carrot River’s goals. Holmen made 27 saves, while Saskatoon’s Derrick Hucul had 21.

Survivor Series, Game 3 Outback Thunder 2, Westleys 1

With their season on the line, the Outback Thunder persevered for a 2-1 victory over the Saskatoon Westleys. Carrot River won their best-of-three series 2-1. Chasse scored in the first period to put the Outback Thunder on top, 1-0, on the road. The Westleys tied things up at 1-1 in the second period. Njaa scored the game winner for Carrot River in the third period. Holmen stopped all but one of the 19 shots he faced. Carson Bogdan made 36 saves for the Westleys.

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The Review | | Friday, March 9, 2018


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THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 2018 6 Days 9am 7pm

Melfort Music Festival, Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort Quilters Group Sewing Day, Golden Age Centre, Tisdale Tisdale Twisters Paint Nite, Civic Centre, Tisdale

FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2018 Review Photo/Devan C. Tasa

The March 3 Nipawins vs. Melfort game in Melfort was a rowdy one, with the Mustangs’ penalty box filled with four players at one point.


Mustangs the Hawks’ kryptonite Christopher Lee

The Nipawin Hawks may be the top team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League but the Melfort Mustangs are their kryptonite. The Hawks dropped a 9-2 decision to the Mustangs in the teams’ final regular season encounter in Melfort on March 3. The loss marked the eighth time in ten contests that the Mustangs have beaten the Hawks, who despite being the league’s top team cannot seem to figure out a way to beat their rivals. “For whatever reason we made mistakes that weren’t indicative of the way we played for the other 48 games of the year. We just made little mistakes. I think in most games we had the lead at some point and we were very good with the lead all year. For whatever reason you make that one mistake and it ended up in the back of our net,” lamented Doug Johnson, the Hawks’ head coach, of their struggles with the Mustangs this season. Trevor Blevins, the Mustangs’ head coach, noted he felt his club played to the level of their competition, noting his team always got up to play the Hawks. “We were always ramped up, emotionally ready, physically ready and I think guys responded in those situations where you’ve got the top team in the league coming in and you have something to prove. We played well against the top teams and unfortunately gave up some points along the way to some teams below us,” he said. “But I think right now we’re playing our best hockey heading into the playoffs and that’s what’s most

important.” Loch Morrison finished with a game high five points (one goal and four assists), while Tristen Elder chipped in with a goal and three assists, Rock Ruschkowski with two goals and two assists, Drew Warkentine with two goals and one assist and Carson Albrecht added a goal and one assist for the Mustangs. Holden Knights scored his first career SJHL goal and Eric McNeilly added the other in the Mustangs win. Logan Casavant and Michael Grant did the scoring for the Hawks, who are still in search of the league title. The Hawks need one win in their final two games or a Battlefords North Stars loss in their final three games to lock up the league title. The Mustangs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as Ruschkowski and McNeilly scored first period markers to give the Mustangs a 2-0 lead after the first. After Casavant scored his 16th of the year to cut the Hawks’ deficit to one just 59 seconds into the second, the Mustangs took over. Morrison, Ruschkowski, Elder and Warkentine all found the back of the net in the second, extending the Mustangs’ lead to 6-1. Warkentine’s 12th goal of the season spelled the end for Hawks’ starting goalie Declan Hobbs, who was lifted in favour of Jake Anthony. Hobbs’ night came to an end after allowing six goals on 15 shots. Grant added a late goal, his 23rd of the season, to send the game into the second intermission with the Mustangs in front 6-2. Despite the late goal, the Hawks

showed no pushback in the third as they were outshot 12-7, thanks in small part to the Hawks having to kill off three power plays, to the Mustangs one. With the Mustangs holding the edge in shots in the period, they also held an edge in goals as Albrecht, Knights, and Warkentine all found the back of the net. Despite the lopsided win, Blevins notes he does not worry about how it looks league wide, and says his club is focused only on what they can control. “We want to be playing our best hockey obviously going in. We think we are. That brings us confidence and we just want to continue on with good habits.” Evan Plotnik picked up the win in the Mustangs goal turning aside 28 of the 30 shots he faced for his 25th win of the season, while Hobbs was charged with the loss in the Hawks goal. Anthony, who came on in relief of Hobbs finished the evening with 11 saves on 14 shots in 22:06 of action. Johnson was understandably upset with the effort of his club, noting there was not much to say. “There’s nothing to say about the game. We’ve been a pretty good team for 55 games and I guess everyone’s allowed one stinker and that was ours.” The Hawks will have their next chance to put the finishing touches on the league title when they return to action on March 6 for a home date with the La Ronge Ice Wolves. The Mustangs meanwhile, will finish their regular season on March 6 when they visit the Flin Flon Bombers.



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SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2018 5:30pm 6pm 7:30pm

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2018 2pm 4:30pm 6:30pm

Naked Tourist, Sacred Mountain, Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort Irish Stew Supper, Nipawin United Church, Nipawin LP Miller Drama Club presents 3 plays, LP Miller, Nipawin

MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 2 Days 6:30pm 7pm

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TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 2018 2 Days 9am 1:30pm 7pm

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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 5pm 6:30pm 7pm

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 2 Days Carrot River Trade Show, Community Hall, Carrot River 11:30am Stew and Biscuit Luncheon, Carrot River United Church 12:45pm Sask. Drama Association’s Region 7 Drama Festival TMSS, Tisdale 5pm St. Patty’s Day Wing and Curling Night Melfort Curling Club, Melfort 5:30pm Tisdale Kinettes Beat the Deck,Tisdale Hotel, Tisdale 6:15pm Sask. Drama Association’s Region 7 Drama Festival TMSS, Tisdale 7pm Melfort Music Festival Highlights and Awards Ceremony Kerry Vickar Centre, Melfort

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12 The Review | | Friday, March 9, 2018 NORTH EAST SPCA

NESPCA hoping to start shelter this year New hire to speed up process Devan C. Tasa

For the North East SPCA, 2017 was an exciting year that’s building towards construction of a new animal shelter in Melfort – a process that’ll accelerate in 2018 due to their first hire. “We had our ground-breaking, which was something major for us,” said Janine Kernalaguen, the SPCA’s president, after the organization’s annual general meeting March 1. “It was definitely a reminder to the community that we’re still working, we’re still moving forward.” The new shelter is budgeted at $750,000. The animal welfare organization had almost $434,000 in their bank account as of Dec. 21, 2017. The City of Melfort will guarantee a $500,000 loan. Kernalaguen said the process to get a new shelter built is a long one that involves extensive fundraising and getting building plans ready. Now, they have to get contractors to construct a new building. That’s where the new programs manager, Kirby Hardwick, will help speed up the process. The first item on her list is making sure advertising for the construction tenders are out in the next couple of weeks. She and Victor Kernalaguen, the chair of the building committee, will be giving the contractors the information they need. The hope is to start in the

summer. “That’s based on the fact we’re hoping to have the tenders by the end of March. That’s our goal, depending on what we get for information from our contractors,” said Janine Kernalaguen. “We’re hoping to get as many contractors [as possible] from all over the Northeast, so it does need a bit of co-ordination to do that, so if all goes well, we will be looking at early summer to start the groundwork.” After that, Hardwick will be setting up sponsorship packages. She will be meeting with RM, town and city councils, educating them about what the SPCA will be doing and how they can help them as local communities. She’ll also be getting the word out and getting the support to move forward. For the NESPCA, 2018 will feature lots of fundraisers, both big and small. Pat Rumberger co-ordinates the events in Melfort, while Jessie Harper co-ordinates the events in Nipawin. “We are looking for someone to head up our fundraising efforts in Tisdale,” Kernalaguen said. The president said Northeast residents should keep an eye on their Facebook page and website to keep up with what they’re doing. “The more people that come out to make fundraisers successful, the sooner we will be able to be building, be open and be able to help our local communities.”

Submitted Photo/Melfort Mustangs, Ryan Booth

The Melfort Mustangs handed out their yearly awards at their annual awards banquet on March 3. A total of 11 different Mustangs took home awards over the course of the evening. From left, starting in the back, are Colin Schmidt, Hunter Arps, Andrew Thompson, Tristen Elder, Rock Ruschkowski, Tanner Zentner and Carson Albrecht. In front are Adam Hergott, Loch Morrison, Evan Plotnik and Boedy Donald.


21 awards given at banquet

Christopher Lee

With the playoffs right around the corner, the Melfort Mustangs took some time to honour the outstanding players, and celebrate their team at their annual awards banquet on March 3. This year the Mustangs handed out 21 awards to 11 different players, with awards ranging from Hardest Hitter, Fan Favourite, and Most Valuable Player, among others. While the banquet is an opportunity to celebrate the players, Trevor Blevins, the head coach, noted it was also a chance to recognize the hard work of the whole team throughout the season. “You hope you have more hockey to play, quite a bit more, but you do need to celebrate that… We congratulate all the award winners but at the end of the day I think the thing that’s most impressive is what this group’s accomplished over the regular season.” With the pressure of the stretch drive and getting ready for the playoffs weighing on their young shoulders, Mustangs captain Andrew Thompson admitted the banquet was a great chance to focus on something away from the rink. “It was definitely nice to get away from the rink and have a different setting. And definitely refresh the minds a little bit and get ready for this last game [March 6] in Flin Flon and buckle up for the playoffs.” The biggest winner during the course of the evening was Loch Morrison, who took home five awards including Most Dedicated, Top Scorer, 3 Star Selection, Most Valuable Defenseman, and Most Valuable Player. Morrison noted it was because of his teammates that he was able to bring home five awards. “There’s a lot of guys on the team that could have got the same award I did. Everyone worked hard this year but it’s very humbling and I’m honoured to be chosen. I’ve worked hard and it’s nice to get it in your last year of your junior career and it’s going to help with my confidence

moving forward.” Of course, the major awards for Morrison were both Most Valuable Defenseman and Most Valuable Player, and he notes a lot of his success comes down to his coaches. “They made it easy and I think they’re a big factor in my success this year, just being able to put a smile on my face everyday at the rink and coming to enjoy the game and that was a huge factor in my on ice performance this year.” Morrison joined the Mustangs this season after playing in the Western Hockey League for the last four seasons and Blevins notes his impact was felt almost right away. “The intangibles he brought were even more impressive [than his on ice play]. His leadership, his character is through the roof, really it was. And his communication skills, the maturity level he brings, you can just tell he’s a winner and a natural winner.” While the season is far from over for Morrison, he admits it has been everything he expected since he agreed to join the blue and green. One of the other big winners from the evening was Thompson, who brought home three awards including Most Popular Player, Hardest Working Player, and the Kyle Johnson Memorial Award. Being recognized as a fan favourite meant a lot admits Thompson, who says it is always nice to know you have the fans behind you. Taking home the award for hardest worker is also a nice award to have, he said. “It’s a really good feeling to know that you’ve got people realizing that. And that award’s not about standing out it’s just about your effort and what you put forth.” That effort has been evident since the moment he got to Melfort, noted Blevins. “He really came in full of character and hard work and he brings it every shift. I’ve never had to say to him get working harder. That’s one thing that’s never come out of my mouth with him and to have that as a coach is just phenomenal.”

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