The Yorkton Terriers have completed a blockbuster four-player trade with the Melfort Mustangs that saw 20-year-old Captain Clay Sleeva move to the Mustangs in exchange for David Coyle, Thomas Reis, Kale Johns, and a 2nd Round Draft Selection in the 2025 SJHL Draft.
Coyle, 19, is enjoying an excellent season with the Mustangs, finding the back of the net 13 times and adding 14 assists for 27 points.
Johns, 16, a Lumsden product, plays for the Yorkton Maulers in the Saskatchewan AAA League.
Reis, 17, from Humboldt, currently plays for the Estevan Bears in the SMAAAHL with eight goals and 19 points in 28 games.
The Terriers also added a pair of prospects in the trade: 2006-born Defenceman Thomas Reis and 2007-born forward Kale Johns. Reis plays for the Estevan Bears in the Saskatchewan U18 AAA league, while Johns plays for the Yorkton Maulers.
Head Coach Emery Olauson admits trades like this are tough decisions.
“Clay has given his heart and soul to the Terrier organization, and we are sad to see him go. However, we are excited to see him go to one of the league’s top teams in the standings this year and have a chance for a deep playoff run in his final year of junior,” said Olauson.
“We feel we added a very high-end player in David Coyle, who is the current plus-minus leader of the Mustangs and sits in the league’s top 24 scorers with 27 pts in 31 games played. Along with Coyle, we add valuable prospects in Kale Johns and Thomas Ries, who will certainly push to make the Terriers better for years to come,” added Olauson.
Sleeva suited up for 137 games in a Terriers uniform, scoring 39 times and adding 46 assists.
The Terriers wish Clay all the success the rest of the season and thank him for his service to the program!