When the 2024 PGLL season kicks off next week, there will be a new team based in southeast Saskatchewan. The Weyburn Razorbacks are the newest team in the U22 junior circuit and will be looking to make an impact.  

“I think we’re going to come out firing,” said head coach Matt Dalton. “Every game is going to be explosive, every game we’re going to come out with a lot of grit, a lot of hustle and a lot of heart.” 

Since the plan for the team was first announced in late 2023, there has been a lot of buzz in the community. The season ticket drive is well underway, and the team has been creating excitement. Part of that excitement is the recruiting process, which has seen a lot of home-grown talent committing to the club.  

“We got some kids from the Buff (Standing Buffalo First Nation) coming out, as all, and I mean, it’s good to have Sammy Borschowa back – I know he played in the Dub (WHL) and he’s coming back home,” Dalton said of some of the talent that has signed o n for the season. “Merrick Baht, he used to play at a very high level. Same with Trent Benning and Mathew Charlton. Jessica Benning, our captain, has been around playing all over. She’s played for Langley, she tried out for Team Canada earlier this year, and she's going to be leading the team as captain.” 

The talent has the coach looking optimistically at their chances when the season opens.  

“We’re going to be an above .500 team,” Dalton said with confidence.  

The Razorbacks will be holding a scrimmage with the U17 Weyburn Thrashers on Friday, and then April 27th will see the team make the trip to Prince Albert for a doubleheader against the Prince Albert Predators. The Razorbacks will then host the Regina Barracudas for their home opener on May 1st.