Dauphin, Canada

In just over two weeks, Dauphin's Karlee Ushkowski will be off to Vancouver with the U16 women's Manitoba Rugby team, as the team gets set to take part in the Vancouver Rugby Festival.

"This is my first year playing rugby, so it's an honour to make the team," said Ushkowski. "I really enjoy playing the sport."

Karlee joins Sam Ryz and Morgan Taffinder as the Dauphin girls on the team.

The Festival features provinces from across Canada, and kicks off on March 8th, and goes until the 9th.

"I'm really looking forward to travelling with the team," said Ushkowski.  "And, of course, playing with all the ladies and just getting the chance to bond, and get better as a player."

All the games are played at the University of British Columbia.

The Dauphin Kings are one day away from their second-last home game of the season, as the Selkirk Steelers will be in town.

Just about a month ago, the Steelers were comfortably in a playoff position, but struggles, as of late, have fans, around the MJHL, wondering if the Steelers will even make the playoffs.

Although missing the playoffs for the Steelers would be highly unlikely, finishing eighth is very much in the question.  With six games left this season, the Steel town boys are in a tie for seventh, and are just four points ahead of Swan Valley, who currently hold the final playoff spot.

Connor Barley, Nico Labossiere, and Nate Halvorsen, lead the Steelers, offensively, with 62, 61, and 55 points, respectively.

The Kings, meanwhile, are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but are still looking to build momentum, going into next season.

Jaymes Knee leads the Kings, into the game, with 34 points, as the Kings lost their most-recent outing, on Saturday, 4-1, against Steinbach, and before that, last Wednesday, against OCN, 7-4.

After tomorrow's game, the Kings will head out for two-straight road games, before playing their final home game, of the 2017-2018 season, next Tuesday, when the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, are in town.

Puck drop, tomorrow night, is set for 7:30.

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings 

The Grandview Comets cruised in game one, of their NCHL playoffs, against Foxwarren, and game two was the same, as the Comets blasted the Falcons, last night, 9-0.
Regan Hedley, Joran Hedley, Brad Potoroka, and Devron Jakeman scored, two each, for the Comets, while Jason Shaw added one.
Between the pipes, Danny McDonald picked up his second-straight shutout, as the Comets now have a 2-0 lead, in their best-of-five, against the Falcons, with game three set for Wednesday, in Grandview.

Dauphin's Lisa Hale-Menard and Ray Baker didn't win the Championship, but they did very well, advancing to the playoffs, at the Manitoba Mxied Doubles Championship, this weekend, in Winnipeg.

It was a busy day for the duo, who played three games, losing their first one 7-6, but they rebounded in their second, winning 7-6, to advance to the playoffs.

In the playoffs, Hale-Menard and Baker fell, 9-5, against Team Kurz.

The Parkland Rangers scored three second-period goals, and led after 40 minutes, but they couldn't hold it this afternoon, as they lost, 6-5, in a shootout, against the Pembina Valley Hawks.

The Hawks scored three first-period goals, while Kurtis Luke added one for the Rangers, shorthanded.

It was the Carter Cockburn show, in the second period, as he scored three goals, for the Rangers, in the period, as the team led, 4-3, after 40.

The Hawks scored two in the third, to take a 5-4 lead but, with just over 2:30 left, Jaeger Lapointe tied-up the game.

Eventually, the Hawks picked up two points, with the shootout win.

The Bantam AAA Rangers were hot, heading into their final game of the regular season this afternoon and, after it, they're just as hot, as they beat the Pembina Valley Hawks, 8-6, in McCreary.

The Rangers ended up the season with six straight wins, and finished the regular season by going 13-2, in their last 15 games.

Next up for the team is the Provincial Championships, next weekend, in Killarney.

The Dauphin Bantam AA Kings lost just one game this weekend, en route to winning the Championship, at the Swan River tournament.

The team kicked off the tournament, beating Thompson, 7-0, on Friday night.  On Saturday night, Flin Flon edged Dauphin, 3-2.

In the semifinals, earlier today, the Kings beat Swan River, 5-0, and got their revenge against Flin Flon in the final, beating them, 3-0, to win the Championship.

The Dauphin Clippers won’t be heading to the Provincial Championships, after they fell, 5-2, against Vincent Massey, earlier today.

Hunter Glover and Riley Hammond scored, short-handed, for the Clippers, as they took a 2-1 lead in the first, but the Vikings came back, as the game was tied, after 20.

From there, the Vikings shutdown the Clippers offence, and scored three of their own, to earn a spot in the AAAA Provincial Championships next month.

The Bantam Parkland Rangers head into their season finale, this afternoon, as one of the hottest teams in the province.

The Rangers have won five straight games, and they're 12-2, in 2018.

Despite the team's success (22-10-2-1), the Rangers are 2-3 against their opponent today, the Winnipeg Hawks.

After this weekend's game, the Rangers will prepare for the Provincial Championships, next weekend, in Killarney.

First, the puck drops this afternoon, at 1:30, in McCreary.

The Parkland Rangers will look to do something they haven't in a while, this afternoon, and that's a weekend sweep.

The last time the Rangers won two games in a row was December 8 and 9, against the Kenora Thistles.

Although the Rangers are eliminated from playoff contention, the club played a great game of hockey, last night, in beating the Hawks, 5-1.

Kurtis Luke comes in with the hot stick, after potting three goals last night, while Zach Grouette was very good between the pipes.

The puck drops this afternoon at 2:30.

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team are one win away from the Provincials but, to advance, they’re going to have to beat a very tough Vincent Massey Vikings squad.

The Clippers have hooked-up with the Vikings a couple times this season, including in the regular season, when they lost, 8-4.

The Vikings beat Neepawa yesterday, while Dauphin beat Virden.

The puck drops at 2:00 this afternoon, in Hamiota, and the winner advances to the AAAA Provincial Championships, next month, in Winnipeg.