Hall of shame sports owners led by Ottawa’s Melnyk

Far too many odious owners haunt the world of professional sports, preying on ticket-buying fans

Hall of shame sports owners led by Ottawa’s MelnykIt takes a lot of talent to screw up a National Hockey League franchise in a Canadian city. But Senators owner Eugene Melnyk is up to the challenge. The Melnyk misery tour has reduced Ottawa to the frozen equivalent of an Albanian shoe factory. The Sens are four points clear in the Titanic Cup, my…

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-up

Bantams host the Stallions in Unity on Sunday. The peewees play the Knights in Prince Albert on Saturday and are in Warman on Sunday

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-upCrossroads staff The West Central Atom Wheat Kings came close to winning a tournament in North Battleford last weekend. Results were mixed for the other Wheat King teams. In Saskatoon, the bantam Wheat Kings lost 8-3 to the Generals on Feb. 2 and 9-5 to the Maniacs on Feb. 3. In their only action in…

Playoffs set for senior hockey leagues

SWHL, SVHL quarterfinal series begin this weekend on several fronts

Playoffs set for senior hockey leaguesCrossroads Staff The battles for the Sask West Hockey League and Sask Valley Hockey League championships start this weekend with quarterfinal matchups ready to go. SWHL The Wilkie Outlaws and Kindersley Sr. Klippers have earned a bye to the league semifinals as the top seeds heading into the league’s quarterfinals. The final games of the…

Regular seasons nearly done for senior hockey leagues

Still some jostling taking place in the SVHL and SWHL for playoff positions

Regular seasons nearly done for senior hockey leaguesCrossroads Staff The playoffs are just on the horizon for senior hockey leagues in the region. The final games of the regular season will be played this weekend. SWHL The Wilkie Outlaws have climbed their way back to the top of the standings and only the Kindersley Sr. Klippers have a slim chance to retake…

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-up

The bantams are in Saskatoon this weekend for two games; the peewees are in Prince Albert and Warman on Feb. 9 and 10

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-upCrossroads staff The West Central Bantam Wheat Kings had a chance to move up in league standings but lost 6-3 to the Regina Aces on Sunday in Dodsland, after being downed 6-2 by the Prince Albert Pirates in Kerrobert on Saturday. They remain in 11th place in the North Division of the Saskatchewan AA Bantam…

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-up

The bantams host the Prince Albert Pirates in Kerrobert on Saturday and the Regina Aces in Dodsland on Sunday

Wheat Kings minor hockey wrap-upCrossroads staff The West Central Peewee Wheat Kings got just one point on their two-game road trip this past weekend. And while that tie, 1-1  on Sunday, was with the league-leading Warman Wildcats in Warman, it wasn’t one of the peewee Wheat Kings’ best games, according to their head coach. “I don’t think we played…

Prince Albert man wins classic car raffle

Raise the Roof Raffle generated thousands of dollars for upgrades to the Eatonia Memorial Arena

Prince Albert man wins classic car raffleKenneth Brown of The Crossroads A real storybook tale has played out for a Prince Albert man who won the classic car of his dreams after his name was drawn in the Raise the Roof Raffle. The draw for the Raise the Roof Raffle took place on Jan. 12 at the Eatonia Memorial Arena during…

Atom Wheat Kings’ first season going well

Creation of Tier 1 team helping the development of young players at all skill levels

Atom Wheat Kings’ first season going wellCrossroads staff The West Central Atom Wheat Kings have had a successful first season so far, going by both feedback and their record. Meanwhile, the other two Wheat King teams added to their records but in opposite ways. The Bantam Wheat Kings didn’t get back in the win column last weekend. They lost 8-5 to…

Sr. Klippers have wings clipped to end unbeaten streak

Kindersley and Wilkie have locked up the top two spots and a first-round bye in the SWHL playoffs, but the race for first is far from finished

Sr. Klippers have wings clipped to end unbeaten streakCrossroads Staff A two-team race for first place in the Sask West Hockey League is closer after the season-long unbeaten streak for the Kindersley Sr. Klippers was snapped on Sunday. The Macklin Mohawks have given the Sr. Klippers all they could handle this season. The Mohawks defeated Sr. Klippers 5-3 on Jan. 13 in Macklin…
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