Recently, the Delisle Chiefs of the Prairie Junior Hockey League (PJHL) announced who their General Manager will be for the 2018-19 season. 

Ryan Marushak from Rosetown will be returning for his 7th season with the team and his 4th season as General Manager of the club. 

Marushak gave his reaction to the news. 

"Just happy, got some unfinished business that we want to take care of so it's very nice to get re-done up for another year so we can get moving forward," Marushak said." We got so far last year, losing out in the finals. I think we have a team that we put together that we would like to get there again and hopefully win the league." 

Marushak joined the Chiefs as an Assistant Coach and Director of Player Personnel in 2008-09, the Inaugural Season of the franchise in Delisle. He served in that role for 2 years before being named the Head Coach and General Manager of the West Central Rage for the 2012-13 season. 

He then returned to the Chiefs Organization for the 2014-15 season as the Assistant General Manager before being named the General Manager of the Chiefs prior to the 2015-16 season.

He talked about what's changed over the years.

"Every year in junior hockey is a different team," Marushak said. "the biggest things with us is having character guys that get along and I just feel that over the year's we've had good leaders that have passed the traditions of hard work and grit onto the younger guys." 

He said the team's been keeping in shape over the summer with some scheduled practices and will get back on the ice the weekend of September 14th, 15th and 16th for their training camp. 

The team's home opener is scheduled for October 6th. 


More Sports News

Thunder Back Home for Game 2 of SFHL Midget A Finals

The Diefenbaker Thunder, also known as the Western Prairie Thunder, are in their last matchup of the Saskatchewan Female Hockey League season as they battle in the Female Midget A Provincial Finals…

Pair of Tune Up Games This Weekend for Redwings Before Allan Cup

In two and a half weeks from today, the 2019 Allan Cup will be taking place in Lacombe, Alberta from April 8-13. So far, this year's participants are the host Lacombe Generals, Manitoba's South East…

Local Skaters Perform at Kindersley Skatetacular

Today marks the beginning of spring, which means winter sports are beginning to close down as the warmer months are ahead. The Kindersley Skating Club had one last hoorah for their skaters over the…

Keeley Keeps Klippers in Playoffs with Game 4 Overtime Winner

The Kindersley Klippers are alive in the 2019 SJHL Playoffs after beating the Melfort Mustangs last night in Game 4 at the West Central Events Centre. With six minutes remaining in overtime, Klippers…

Unity's Boys and Girls Basketball Teams Heading to Hoopla

For the first time in Unity Composite High School's history, their senior girls and boys basketball teams are in this weekend's provincial basketball tournament. The Warriors were able to qualify for…

Lions Soccer Wraps Up Another Year

It has been nearly thirty year since the Lions Club offered the very first Lions Soccer program in Rosetown and it doesn't look like it will be going away any time soon. This past weekend the kids…

Weekend Scoreboard - St. Patrick's Day Edition

SJHL Friday, March 15 Game 1: Kindersley Klippers 1-2 Melfort Mustangs (Melfort leads 1-0) Saturday, March 16 Game 2: Kindersley Klippers 2-5 Melfort Mustangs (Melfort leads 2-0) PJHL Friday, March…

Klippers Back Home for Game 3, Trail Mustangs 2-0

Two games are down in the quarterfinal series between the Kindersley Klippers and the Melfort Mustangs, and the Klippers find themselves behind with Melfort leading two games to nothing. The series…

Chiefs and Quakers Set to Clash in Division Finals

Four teams remain in the 2019 Prairie Junior Hockey League playoff picture as they fight to be one of this year's finalists for a shot at the championship. The Bob Dybvig Division Finals of the PJHL…

Softball Saskatchewan Sending Local Softballers South

Nine softball players from the west central region will be travelling to Oklahoma, U.S.A. at the end of the month. The players have earned the opportunity after participating in Softball… is West Central Saskatchewan's only source for community news, weather, and information.

Search the Biz Guide