Darius Sawatzky of Hague plays for the Saskatoon Royals of the PJHL

The Hockey Day in Saskatchewan feature games gave fans an opportunity to watch area talent currently starring in the province’s top leagues.

The PJHL game on Wednesday between the Delisle Chiefs and the Saskatoon Royals saw Chiefs’ Mason Engele (Martensville) square off against  the Royals’ Darius Sawatzky (Hague). The Royals came away with a 6-3 win. Sawatzky opened the scoring for the Royals with an exciting breakaway goal.

Kolbee Ashe of Warman is a star player with the Saskatoon Stars

On Saturday, January 21 the U18AAA Female Saskatoon Stars featured area players Kolbee Ashe (Warman), Jocelyn Fiala (Clavet) and Megan Hirschfeld (Beaver Creek) in the game against the Swift Current Innovation Credit Union Wildcats. Ashe continued her strong play, scoring a hat trick in the 6-3 win. This extended her goal-scoring streak to four games, where she has scored seven goals in those four games.

Corben Schurr of Martensville is an outstanding goaltender with the Warman U18AAA Wildcats

Warman U18AAA Wildcats played the Yorkton Maulers at 4:00 p.m.. This game saw Martensville Marauders alumni Kazden Mathies (Martensville), Carsen Adair (Clavet), Jack Janzen (Martensville) and Corben Schnurr (Martensville) of the Wildcats playing their former Marauders teammate Kaden Shumay (Martensville), now playing with the Maulers. Other area players on the Wildcats were Gavin Sawatzky (Hague), Liam Bursaw (Warman), Carsyn Dyck (Warman) and Jaxon Herchak (Waldheim). The Martensville alumni were impressive in front of their hometown fans. Kaden Shumay earned Away Player of the Game award, while Jack Janzen earned the Home Player of the Game Award. Schnurr stopped 32 shots to earn the shutout as the Wildcats defeated the Maulers 7-0.

Tyler Semchyshen of Warman is an on-ice official in the SJHL

The day of amazing hockey culminated with a SJHL game between the Humboldt Broncos and the Battleford North Stars. Martensville’s Holden Doell, the league’s leading scorer, returned to his home rink as a key member of the first-place North Stars. The Broncos’ roster included Warman’s Carsten Kayter, Daylen Weigel, and Spencer Bell. The Broncos proved to be giant killers this weekend. After defeating the North Stars 4-3 in Humboldt on Friday night, the Broncos turned in another stellar performance, winning 4-2 on Saturday.