The Moose Jaw Canucks will have home field advantage as they look to claim their second straight Saskatchewan Premier Baseball League Midget AA Championship.

The Canucks will welcome six teams from around the province into the Friendly City this weekend for the league playoff tournament, which kicks off on Friday.

“It’s an honour to host the tournament, there will be some darn good talent coming here, the games will be exciting, they’ll be played with intensity and we’re looking forward to hosting it,” said Canucks Head Coach John Eberl.

The competition will be tough throughout the tournament with three teams in the league posting single digit losses this season.

“When you look at the top 4-5 teams in the league, anyone of us on any given day can give the other a run for their money,” said Eberl. “Every game is going to be tight and the teams will have to play their best to advance.”

Moose Jaw finished first in the SPBL’s regular season standings with a 17-4-2 record, which included a win and tie in Weyburn to finish the regular season on Tuesday night.

Eberl said the team has found their game again after stumbling at the start of the month and that should serve them well heading into this weekend.

“The bats were alive again, the pitching was good and the defence was where we wanted it to be, it stepped up a little bit,” said Eberl. “We had a couple of ups and downs throughout the year, like any other team, but we’re heading into the playoffs with a real good feel.”

Heading into the tournament, the Canucks know that when they play clean defence, there isn’t a team in the league that can compete with them, but Eberl said doing that wil be the key.

“With that defence it comes with as well that our arms on the hill are good, but we have to throw strikes and not get into walk trouble as well, so those are the two keys, defence and pitching around the plate,” he said. “The pitchers have to trust in that defence to be able to pick the ball up and get it across the infield or catch those fly balls.”

The Canucks have a busy night ahead on Friday as they will face the Regina White Sox in their opening game at 6:30 p.m. and then battle the Weyburn Beavers at 9 p.m. Both games are at Ross Wells Park.

The tournament starts with the Lumsden Cubs hosting the Regina Blue Jays at 3 p.m. at Ross Wells and then the Regina Buffaloes face the Regina Pacers at 6 p.m. at Blackwell Diamond.

The round robin continues on Saturday with games at 9 a.m. and noon. The playoff round starts at 3 p.m. Saturday, the semifinals are at 9 a.m. Sunday and the final goes at 1 p.m.

More Local Sports

Riders Battle Stamps Saturday

It's been eight years since the Saskatchewan Roughriders won a game at McMahon Stadium. In fact, the Calgary Stampeders have been so dominant at home, that they haven't lost a game there since 2015.…

Millers Snap Losing Skid; Double Bulls

In a complete reversal of the night before, the Moose Jaw Miller Express jumped out to an early lead and rolled to a skid-snapping win on Thursday night. Moose Jaw did all their damage in the first…

MJ’s Helland Playing in AAA Provincials

Moose Jaw’s Reece Helland took the opportunity to play Midget AAA baseball this summer with the Regina Wolfpack and now he’s hoping to come away with a provincial championship this weekend. Helland…

Canucks at Provincials in Swift Current

With a second straight league title under their belt, the Moose Jaw Canucks have turned their attention to capturing the 2017 Baseball Saskatchewan Midget AA Tier 1 Championship. The Canucks are in…

Williams Drains Another Ace at Lynbrook

For the fifth time in the last ten days, someone was celebrating a hole-in-one at the Lynbrook Golf Club. Moose Jaw’s Elaine Williams drained an ace on Thursday during the Jokers Wild Tournament.…

Flegel Finishes Strong at Sask Amateur

Moose Jaw’s Mike Flegel got better as the tournament went on, but couldn’t overcome a rough first round. The local golfer finished in 18th place at the 106th annual Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Golf…

PODCAST: Preview of Riders-Stamps

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are back from their bye and have big game ahead as they get set to battle the Calgary Stampeders at McMahon Stadium. DiscoverMooseJaw's CFL Insider Matt Sheridan and host…

Regals Like Chances at Provincials

The Moose Jaw Regals have their sights set on a provincial championship this weekend when they travel into Regina for the 2017 Baseball Saskatchewan Junior AAA Championship. The seven-team tournament…

Successful Inaugural Tourney for PHA; Add Midget Coach

The Prairie Hockey Academy is coming away happy with how everything played out last week at their inaugural Royden Taylor Golf Classic at the Hillcrest Golf Club. They had 122 golfers come out for a…

Millers Shutout by Bulls Wednesday

A four-run first inning was too much to overcome for the Moose Jaw Miller Express on Wednesday night. Lethbridge jumped out to a big early lead and Moose Jaw couldn’t battle back as the Bulls pulled…

Flegel Makes Cut at Sask Golf Amateur

Mike Flegel was the only local to make the cut at the 106th Saskatchewan Amateur Golf Championship in Yorkton. Flegel fired his second straight three-over 75 to sit in 20th place. He's 21 shots back…

Point Remains Hungry After Stellar Rookie Season

Not many in Moose Jaw were surprised when Brayden Point started turning heads in the National Hockey League with the Tampa Bay Lightning this past season. The speedy forward had been doing that for…

Kettlebell Nationals Coming to MJ

The national championship for a growing sport is coming to Moose Jaw this weekend as the Redgoat Training Centre will be hosting the 2017 Canadian Kettlebell Championship. There will be 60 athletes…

Mavericks Down Millers in Extras

Fans at Ross Wells Park on Tuesday night received their money’s worth as the Moose Jaw Miller Express and Medicine Hat Mavericks battled back-and-forth through 11 innings. Moose Jaw coughed up a 5-4…

Flegel & Knoop Steady; Bearchell Falters at SK Amateur

Moose Jaw’s Mike Flegel had a strong bounce back round on the second day of the 106th Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Golf Championship in Yorkton. The local golfer fired a three-over 75 in the second…

MJ’s Epoch Ready to Take on the World

For the second straight summer, Moose Jaw’s Libby Epcoh is getting the opportunity to wear a Team Canada jersey. Epoch is over in Europe this week for the start of the 2017 FIBA Under-19 Women’s…

Mallards Win Provincial Championship

The Moose Jaw Mallards had ups and downs throughout their season, but they were able to put it all together in the end. The local squad walked away with the 2017 Baseball Saskatchewan Bantam AA Tier…

Aces Keep Coming at Lynbrook

Sunday was another special day for a local golfer at the Lynbrook Golf Club as Wayne Pringle recorded the fourth ace in eight days at the course. Pringle scored a hole-in-one on the par-3 3rd hole at…

Bearchell & Flegel in Contention at SK Amateur

The 106th Saskatchewan Amateur Men’s Golf Championship is underway in Yorkton and a pair of Moose Jaw golfers are right in the thick of things following the opening round on Monday. Leighton…

Tough Loss for Millers in Regina

The Moose Jaw Miller Express and Regina Red Sox were tied 3-3 heading into the seventh inning on Monday night, but that's when things got away from Moose Jaw. With runners on first and second,…

DiscoverMooseJaw.com is Moose Jaw's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Needs Assessment Survey for Moose Jaw Metis

15 June 2017 12:00 am - 15 August 2017 11:00 pm

TBA





RuBarb Productions presents... THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST

22 July 2017 7:30 pm

Moose Jaw Cultural Centre, Moose Jaw





Free Movie & Popcorn Night

23 July 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Victory Church, Moose Jaw





Girls Exploring Trades and Technology (GETT) Camp

24 July 2017 9:00 am - 28 July 2017 4:00 pm

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus, in the , Moose Jaw





Cheer 101 - Week 2 - MJ Cobra Cheer Summer Session

24 July 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MJ Cobra Cheerleading Gym, Moose Jaw





Cheer 101 - Week 2 - MJ Cobra Cheer Summer Session

25 July 2017 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

MJ Cobra Cheerleading Gym, Moose Jaw





TOPS Meeting St Andrews Church

25 July 2017 5:30 pm

St Andrews United Church, Moose Jaw





Login