Dauphin, Canada

The Dauphin Kings AG Project is one step closer to being completed this go around.

Rae Csversko, External Relations for the Kings provides an update.

"We have some good news, the crop is off and is in the bin," said Csversko. "We started last Friday and got about half done until we were rained out. Then yesterday, we finished the other half of the crop."

A couple of weeks ago, Mother Nature showed up and blanketed the Dauphin area with lots of snow. But, that snow wasn't keeping the AG Project from going on.

"I don't think it affected our canola at all," said Csversko. "If it was wheat, it may have affected the grade of it. But, our canola came off pretty good."

Once again, the money raised from the crop will go towards eliminating the Dauphin Kings debt. 

"Having the ability to have a crop with basically no input cost is absolutely huge for the club," added Csversko. "It'll go a long way in helping to pay the clubs expenses."

"The best thing about it is, the Dauphin Kings have a five-year lease on Industrial Park land," he added. "That gives the Kings some financial security for the next four years."

How much money will the club be getting this year from it? Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out.

 

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings.

 

 

When Grandview's Logan Storey's on the ice, he's always giving his opponents troubles as they look to lock him down.

That's not something that most can say they've done, however. The 16-year-old is set for another season with the Dauphin Clippers, and last year was a very successful one for him.

He had 43 points in 21 games which saw him record one hat-trick and four multi-goal games. Now through this year's pre-season, it's safe to say Logan picked up right where he left off.

Logan has dominated. He had a four-goal game against Swan Valley this past Saturday. He also had a goal on Sunday in the Clippers 7-3 win, which was their fourth straight pre-season win.

"I mean I think I've been pretty good off the start for sure," said Storey.

Despite the success, Logan isn't sitting back, and he knows he has things to work on.

"My stick handling is always my weakest point, so I'll be working on that a lot this season at practice, and in my free time," added Storey.

In his third year with the club, Logan will also be one of the Clippers Assistant Captains this season.

"I'm looking forward to being one of the top guys on the team, and being a positive role model for all of the younger guys on the squad," said Storey. "I always like to think I'm a leader on and off the ice. It's pretty special to be named one of the AC's and I can't wait for the challenge that comes with it."

Last year's 43 points had him ranked second on the team. That was only behind current teammate and Captain Riley Hammond. The 43 also ranked him in the Top-20 in the Westman High School Hockey League.

Looking ahead to this year's regular season which starts on Sunday, Logan has some big goals.

My goal is to lead the league in points this year," said Storey. "If I work hard and give it my all, I don't see a reason why I can't make it happen."

On top of what he hopes will be a strong year for him, Logan is also feeling good about the Clippers heading into their season. The club will enter the campaign after making it to the league semifinals last year.

"I think we're going to be a really strong team, and we'll easily be one of the top teams," said Storey. "If we work hard, we can win this league. We learned last year in that series against Killarney that we can't only play two periods. If we do that, we'll lose, so we have to play hard for a full 60."

You can catch Logan and the rest of the Clippers at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at Credit Union Place. They'll welcome the Swan Valley Tigers to town for their home opener.

Another week has passed, and it was another solid one for Dauphin Kings goalie Brennan Kitchen. 

He was named a Runner Up for MJHL Player of the Week. 

He won three games last week, which included a shutout against Waywayseecappo on Saturday. 

Brennan hasn't allowed a goal in the last 1:10:36 of playing time. The last goal he allowed was 9:24 into the the first period on Friday night. 

The 20-year-old is 7-4 on the season with a .916 save percentage and a 2.69 goals against average.

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings.

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team played five pre-season games this year.

They won four of them including yesterday's 7-3 victory against Swan Valley. 

Now the club will have a couple of practices before beginning their regular season on Sunday at Credit Union Place.

"I'd say I'm happy to a point with how things finished off yesterday," said Trevor Robak, Head Coach. "I don't think we had a very good first period yesterday and we were sort of on our heels. We had to re-focus in between the first and second, and that's what we did and it translated to success."

There is no doubt that one of the Clippers strongest traits this season will be their offence. They lit up the scoreboard pretty much everytime out in the pre-season. 

The club scored 27 goals in the five games, including seven goals in back to back games this past weekend. 

"We have some players from last year that know they can score," said Robak. "But, the thing we need to keep in mind is it's not easy to score. We need to work hard and outwork the other teams. If we keep that mindset each game, we'll have more success offensively."

The Clippers will once again play a 24 game regular season.

Here is a full list of the team's home games:

Sunday, October 28 - 5:00 p.m. vs Swan Valley.

Sunday, November 4 - 2:00 p.m. vs Sandy Bay.

Sunday, November 18 - 7:30 p.m. vs Roblin.

Tuesday, December 11 - 7:30 p.m. vs Major Pratt.

Saturday, January 5 - 7:30 p.m. vs Deloraine.

Sunday, January 6 - 2:30 p.m. vs Rivers.

Tuesday, January 15 - 7:30 p.m. vs Minnedosa.

Sunday, January 20 - 7:30 p.m. vs McCreary. 

Saturday, January 26 - 4:30 p.m. vs Boissevain.

Saturday, February 2 - 4:00 p.m. vs Virden.

Sunday, February 3 - 2:00 p.m. vs Vincent Massey.

Saturday, February 9 - 3:30 p.m. vs Glenboro/Carberry.

Just like last season, the Clippers will once again have Championship aspirations. But, they're not worried about what will happen later in the season, because it's all about now.

"We just have to take things on a game by game basis," added Robak. "You never want to look too far ahead. We have to make sure we're focused every shift, and look to have the success that way."

Ahead of their season opener, the Clippers have announced their leadership group. Riley Hammond will be the team Captain. Austin Storey, Logan Storey, and Wade Kopytko will be this year's Assistant Captains.

The four will be veterans with the team and will be a big reason this team has success this season, and Trevor and everyone else on the team is very happy that the four will be leaders.

"We're really confident with having them as leaders based on their professionalism on and off the ice," added Robak. "These guys have grinded it out with us in the past, and we know they're going to continue doing that. They're going to show the young guys the ropes and it should be great."

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He hasn't been an everyday guy for the Dauphin Kings this season. But, after Bradyn Smelski's last two games, that could change going forward.

After being a healthy scratch for a few contests, Smelski returned to the lineup on Friday night in Waywayseecappo. In that game, Bradyn had a dandy of an assist when he set up Avery Smith who scored late in the first period in what turned out to be a win for Dauphin.

AUDIO: Smelski's gorgeous pass to Avery Smith that set up the Kings first goal of the game.

On top of Smelski's assist in that game, he was easily one of the Kings best players all night.

Now we fast forward to the next night. Smelski was once again given the opportunity to play in front of his family and friends at Credit Union Place. In this contest, Bradyn once again played a solid all-around game. He also scored his biggest goal as a Dauphin King in his career that ended up being the winner with just over six minutes left in the final frame.

AUDIO: Bradyn after the game on how it felt to score in front of his family and friends.

So it's safe to say it was a very successful weekend for not only the Dauphin Kings but for Smelski as well. After it all, he's just excited to be back in the lineup.

"It feels great to be back in the lineup for sure," said Smelski. "I always want to be on the ice helping the team anyway I can. It was a great weekend."

For Bradyn, it was no doubt frustrating for him that he wasn't getting in the lineup. But, he knew if he continued to work hard it would happen.

"Honestly, it's just about waiting for your opportunity and then when you get it, you have to prove yourself," said Smelski. "When I get in the lineup, I sort of treat it like a tryout. I want to prove myself out there and give the club a reason to play me every game."

"It's pretty frustrating to not be on the ice helping out the team," he added. "But, it just gives me that much more motivation to prove myself and get in that lineup."

Bradyn played in 46 games for the Kings last season. He put up eight points in that time. This year he's played eight games, and he already has three points. 

"I definitely think I'm a lot faster than I was last year, and I really just have a lot more confidence in myself," added Smelski. "Last year was my first one with the team, so I was pretty nervous and was new to the league. I think I've adjusted pretty well to this league. The guys are also helping me out a lot."

"I'm not too focused on individual stats, I just want to win a Championship with this team," he added. "I mean I hope I can break that eight-point total from last year, but I honestly just want to do anything I can to help this club win games."

By his own admission, Smelski knows it's been a couple good games, but the hard work can't stop and he doesn't plan on letting it.

"I want to play more physical out there," added Smelski. "I've been slowing down on that a bit, so I want to keep working on that."

Smelski and the Kings will hit the ice on Friday as they welcome the Winkler Flyers to Credit Union Place. The club will be in search of their 10th win of the campaign. Last year, Smelski and the Kings won just 14 games the entire season.

"Honestly things have been going great," said Smelski. "Winning is huge and the celebrations after we've been winning games always feels so good. It's always easier to win games now opposed to late in the season, so we have to make the most of this and keep it going out there."

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings.

The Bayer Crop Science Parkland Super League of Curling kicked off tonight at the Dauphin Curling Club. 

Here are the scores: 

Richardson Pioneer skipped by Greg Todoruk beat South Fork Ag Services by default.

Oil Depot skipped by Jim Todoruk beat C. Bergen Service skipped by Tyson Beyak, 6-5.

Nutrien AG Solutions skipped by Glenn Toews beat Russell Murray, 9-4.

Turko Fertilizer skipped by Kyle Forsyth beat Duck Mountain Tire skipped by Brian Preston, 5-2

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In some football action, the Dauphin Clippers lost to Virden 29-14.

The Parkland Bantam Women’s Rangers continued their season earlier today, and once again showed off some skill and improved as a team. 

Despite losing 6-4 to Pembina Valley, the Rangers continue to get better each time they hit the ice.

Trynity Turner stole the show for the Rangers. 

She had all of the teams goals in the game. Jayselyn Nybo also had a very nice game, recording three helpers.

Parkland will now host a tournament in Grandview next weekend. 

They’ll play one game each against Westman, Norman and Pembina Valley.

Big hits, lots of goals and some bad blood headlined the Dauphin Clippers pre-season game this afternoon.

After it all, the Clippers wrapped up the pre-season with their fourth straight win. They beat the Swan Valley Tigers, 7-3.

Riley Hammond opened up the scoring for Dauphin just 3:13 into the game. The Tigers stormed back with two quick goals to take a 2-1 lead.

After that, the Clippers took over and went into cruise mode.

Brady Dyck tied the game up and scored the first of six straight goals for the Clippers in the process.

Logan Storey scored his fifth goal in the last two games for Dauphin and that proved to be the winner. But, the club definitely didn't stop there.

Craig Allard, Wade Kopytko, Carson Sokolan, and Austin Storey also added one goal apiece for the Clippers in the big win.

Swan added one goal late in the third.

Dauphin will now play their home opener next Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Credit Union Place.

The Parkland Midget Rangers are coming home with another win.

They thumped the Norman Northstars, 8-2 earlier today at the AAA Showcase in Portage.

Hunter Glover had a hat-trick while Warren Jubenvill and Jaegar Lapointe both had two goals, and Keaton Ziprick was fantastic between the pipes as he made 42 saves.

Just :31 seconds into the game, Garrett Hrechka put the Rangers up 1-0. After Norman tied it, Hunter Glover regained the Rangers lead midway through the opening frame.

Norman tied the contest at two, then the Rangers completely took over.

Lapointe scored his first of the game 2:08 into the second, and Warren Jubenvill made it 4-2 for Parkland just a couple minutes later.

In the third, the Rangers tacked on four more.

Jubenvill scored his second of the game 3:10 into the period, and then Hunter Glover continued his weekend dominance. He scored a goal at 15:01 and another one eight seconds later at 15:09. 

Lapointe scored his second of the game at 17:25 to seal the huge victory and two points.

With the weekend sweep, the Rangers improved their record to 3-6 on the young campaign. The Rangers are back at Credit Union Place next Sunday as the Winnipeg Wild are in town. Next Saturday, Parkland plays Southwest in Killarney.

The Parkland Bantam Rangers came out with a split this weekend as they hit the ice a couple times.

Yesterday in Winnipeg, the Rangers played a solid defensive game that transitioned to offence as they beat the Winnipeg Hawks, 4-1.

After a scoreless opening 20, the Hawks opened up the scoring just over 12 minutes into the second. From there, it was all Rangers. Jayce Legaarden tied up the contest with just 1:30 left in the second. Rylan Gibbs and Brayden Dube had the assists.

Cohen Smigelsky put the Rangers up just over midway through the final frame.

Matthew Munro made it a 3-1 game for Parkland on the power play at the 18:24 mark. Parkland continued to make Winnipeg pay for picking up penalties.

Rylan Gibbs scored the team's third PP goal of the game at the 18:53 mark to seal the game.

The Rangers were also extremely disciplined in the game. They had just two minor penalties.

Game Two:

After getting back to Dauphin at around one this morning, the Rangers were quickly back at it earlier today at 10:00 a.m.

They welcome the Norman Wolves and dropped an 8-6 contest.

Parkland was the team that opened up the scoring in the game. 2:54 in, Bo Eisner scored his first of the game. Steven Arp then went on to score two goals for the Rangers through the second period, but Norman dominated with seven to take a 7-3 lead into the final frame.

The Rangers did their best to come back in the third. Seth Falkevitch and Matthew Munro added goals while Arp recorded his hat-trick, but it was to little too late for the Rangers. Norman added one more goal late to pick up their first win of the season.

Parkland will return to the ice on November 3.

The Grand Plains Atom Ice Dogs are off and skating with their season, and it's off to a great start.

They played a couple games this weekend and finished up going 1-0-1.

In their first game, Olivia Brown shut the door and the Ice Dogs beat Wawanesa, 3-0.

Kenzie Garton led the Ice Dogs offensively with two goals. Dara Robak added the other goal in the solid win.

Game Two:

The Ice Dogs were then Westman bound. They took on the Brandon Purple Panthers in Brandon.

Kaylee Maguet and Maliya Malowski scored for the Ice Dogs as the team tied the Purple Panthers, 2-2.