A storied SJHL franchise is in financial trouble. 

In a release issued on social media Saturday, the Yorkton Terriers announced the franchise needed the public's help to keep the team in Yorkton.

"The club's financial situation is dire," team president Corvyn Neufeld said in the press release. "Running a Junior A hockey club costs a lot of money - in excess of $700,000 each season. Our club as struggled for many years financially, and the 2023/24 season has been no different."

The release stated there were a number of reasons as to how they ended up in the current situation, and the conclusion reached by the board of directors was that the community's help was needed, or the future of the Terriers was in jeopardy. 

There was some optimism in the release, however. The club stated they will be announcing plans to re-build the finances in the next few days, and the key to success will be the support of fans and the community. 

The Terriers joined the SJHL in 1972 and have won the league championship six times. They are also the most recent SJHL team to capture a national title, winning it all in 2014.