Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Terriers sign Mat Hehr to a new deal

Terriers Sign New Deal with Coach/GM

The Yorkton Terriers announced they have signed Head Coach and General Manager Mat Hehr
to a new deal. “We’ve agreed to a new 2 year plus an option year contract with Mat,” said team
President Corvyn Neufeld. “We felt it was important to have continuity and stability at that
position. We felt it was especially important, given that we are still in the midst of a pandemic,
that we have our Coach and General Manager in place to make sure that as soon as we can
play hockey, we are ready to go Our board of directors is very pleased with the job Mat has
done. His record as a coach has improved each year that he has led this team. We made a
really nice run in the playoffs in 2018/19 beating Nipawin in the quarter finals and then losing to
Battlefords in the semi’s. We won our division in 2019/20 and were getting ready for a deep
playoff run before the season was canceled due to COVID. He’s worked hard building our list of
prospects. And he handled all the uncertainties of this past season very well. We believe he’s
a great coach and GM and are excited about our future with him at the helm!” Hehr joined the
club in 2016 as an Assistant Coach and took over as Head Coach and General Manager
midway through the 2017/18 season.

“I wanted to stay in Yorkton and am really happy we were able to get a deal done now,” added
Hehr. “Now I can focus on getting our coaching staff in place and continue the job of getting
players committed to joining us next season. Recruiting has been really different this year,
because you can’t go watch guys play. But we can watch video and there are other great
scouting tools we are using. I’m excited about the players we have returning and the young
guys committed to coming here in the fall.”

Neufeld added that while there are still lots of uncertainties about what the coming season will
hold, the team is planning and preparing as if hockey will be back in September. “We’re so
looking forward to having hockey back and seeing our fans back in the arena!”


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