Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers Bid Farewell to Seven 20 Year-Olds

As the 2023-24 season ends, the Terriers say goodbye to seven twenty-year-olds.

They will lose three defencemen and four forwards when they shift to the 2024-25 campaign.

Let’s start with Captain Tyson Perkins, who bled Orange and Black for three seasons and led by example from day one. Perkins took over the captaincy role midway through the season when Clay Sleeva was dealt to the Melfort Mustangs. Perkins saved the best game for the last, closing out his junior career with a two-goal, one-assist effort. Perky played 138 games in a Terrier uniform, scoring ten times, adding 52 assists, and racked up 261 penalty minutes. Perkins will take his talents to the collegiate level next season, suiting up for Red Deer Polytechnic in the Fall.

Sticking with the defence, Quintin Unreiner wrapped up his Terriers career as the only player to suit up in all 56 games this season. He tickled the twine three times and added 20 assists. The offensive-minded defenceman arrived in Yorkton last season in a trade from the Calgary Canucks of the AJHL. In 96 games in a Terriers uniform, Unreiner had 40 points.

The final defenseman the Terriers will graduate is Dalton Mayes, who played in 77 games and added 22 points. The hard-hitting defenceman was not shy about mixing it up every game, racking up 430 penalty minutes. The Anchorage, Alaska native will play for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in NCAA Division III.

Offensively, they will bid farewell to Center Anthony Domina. Domina’s time with the Terriers was short, but he was impactful immediately. He quickly solidified himself as one of the most underrated players in the SJHL. Domina finished second in the team scoring behind Jarron Desnoyers, adding twenty goals and 26 assists in 50 games played.

Colton Koran battled some injuries in 2023, only suiting up in 37 of the 56 games, adding four goals and seven assists. Over the three seasons in a Terrier uniform, the Carstairs, Alberta product dawned the Terrier sweater 121 times, scoring 13 times and adding 18 assists.

Finally, they will say goodbye to a pair of American Forwards who joined the Terriers midway through the season. David Overbeeke was snake-bitten most of the season, but it wasn’t because of the lack of effort.  He added his first point 18 games into the year and finished with five points in 28 games.

Tommy Chunchukov came to the Terriers after the New Year in a swap with the Amarillo Wranglers of the North American Hockey League; in 20 games in a Terrier uniform, he scored twice, chipping in 4 assists. Life after the Terriers brings Tommy to Buffalo State University to continue his education and hockey career.

We wish all seven the best in what ever their next step is, and thank them for their dedication to the Terriers program.