Dauphin, Canada

The Parkland Vipers U-15 women's volleyball team were in Virden this past weekend for a tournament.

Here's how they did.

Vs Brandon Cats - 19-25, 25-23, 7-15.

Vs Club West Smash - 23-25, 23-25.

Vs Club West U-15 - 25-12, 23-25, 15-8.

Vs Brandon Cats South - 17-25, 25-23, 13-15.

Vs Wawota (Saskatchewan) - 25-21, 25-20.

Vs Carlyle (Saskatchewan) - 20-25, 19-25.

The Parkland 07 Thunder didn't lose a game this past weekend en route to winning the Portage Cup.

In the round-robin, they beat Central Plains 7-0, and the Crush from Winnipeg, 9-4.

The Thunder then crushed the Yellowhead Chiefs in the semifinal, 5-2 which set up a berth in the finals against the Interlake Cobras.

In those finals, Easton Odut stole the show potting three goals, while Easton Hramaluk, and Ryan Gower scored one each.

It was the second time in three days that the Brandon Wheat Kings trailed by two goals but staged a big comeback and now they're off to the WHL Eastern Conference Semifinals.

It was the fourth straight win for Brandon who trailed the series 2-0, and three of the team's wins this round came at Credit Union Place.

"In the first two games we weren't at our best, and we switched things up for game three through tonight," said David Anning, Head Coach of the Wheat Kings. "The switch allowed us to play more in the offensive zone and we were able to capitalize. We played physical, and we never stopped fighting regardless of the score."

Midway through the second, the Tigers found themselves up 2-0 thanks to two goals from Mark Rassell.

The Wheaties then turned it on scoring two goals in the next five minutes to tie the game up at two heading into the third.

Stelio Mattheos and Evan Weinger scored the team's goals.

Rassell got the Tigers their lead back just :34 into the third. 

Peguis' Linden McCorrister tied it up for the Wheaties just over midway through the third, which eventually sent the game into overtime.

After some good chances both ways, McCorrister once again went to work and redirected a pass in front which found the back of the net as the Wheaties skated off with a thrilling 4-3 overtime win.

"It was huge and felt great," said McCorrister. "It's not easy winning in Med Hat, so we were really pushing it tonight."

Dylan Myskiw was a brick wall in net for the Wheaties. He stopped 52 of 55 shots, including a couple great chances from the Tigers in the overtime frame. 

"The series went great, and the team played really well in front of me," said Myskiw. "This win definitely gives me, and our whole team a lot of confidence heading into our next series."

Brandon will now take on the Lethbridge Hurricanes who beat Red Deer in five games.

The quarterfinal series between the Brandon Wheat Kings and Medicine Hat Tigers has provided two completely different scripts.

Brandon lost the first two games of the series in a landslide, but they've flipped the script and now have won three games in a row to take a 3-2 series lead.

Over the course of the last three games, the Wheaties have ramped up their defensive play, and have found a way to put the puck in the back of the net at key times.

Perhaps the most impressive part about the Wheat Kings three wins in a row is the ability to battle back when down.

In game three, they were down by one goal twice and ended up winning 5-3.

After leading the whole way in game four en route to a 5-2 win, they trailed by two goals in game five before scoring five straight.

With a win tonight, the Wheat Kings will advance to the next round of the WHL playoffs.

No matter what, tonight will be the final game WHL game at Credit Union Place this year, and the Wheat Kings have teamed up with Temptations Concessions to give fans a sweet deal.

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The Grandview Comets picked up another win at the Provincial Championships earlier today.

Comets captain TJ Warkentin scored two goals, while Regan Hedley had one as they beat Ste. Anne, 3-2.

The club will now wrap up their round-robin next Saturday, and a win will clinch a spot in the finals next Sunday.

After a day off, the Grandview Comets are back on the ice. 

They play their second game of the Provincial Championships against the Ste. Anne Aces.

Grandview is coming off a thrilling 1-0 win on Thursday where Danny McDonald was incredible between the pipes.

The two teams square off at 3:30 at the Bell MTS Iceplex.

The Parkland Jr. Rangers kicked off their Parkland Source for Sports Prospects Challenge with a big win. 

They beat the Parkland Pirates, 9-1.

Carter Rands and Kenai Mouck both scored three times for the Rangers. 

Joshua Weir, Dylan Anderson, and Luke Harness all scored one each. 

Weston Oversby scored the lone goal for the Pirates, and was named the POG for the team, while Carter Rands earned POG honours for the Rangers. 

The PSFS Prospect Challenge continues today. 

Here's the schedule.

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It was the Danny McDonald show last night in Rivers. 
The Grandview Comets goalie made 30 plus saves as the team shutout Gladstone, 1-0 in their opening game at the Senior A Provincials.
Devron Jakeman scored the lone Comets goal. 
The goal came on the PowerPlay.
They will play again tomorrow in Winnipeg.

Dauphin's Lisa Hale-Menard and Ray Baker are in Leduc, Alberta for the Canadian Mixed Doubles Curling Championships.

The duo kicked off their Championships late last night but it didn't go as planned, as they fell by a final score of 9-1.

"We started out really well, and then I kind of struggled a little bit through the middle ends," said Baker. "We definitely learned we have to place rocks above the tee line, not behind because that's where we got in trouble."

The Championships include 32 teams, but only two curlers will be able to call themselves the best in Canada at weeks-end.

"The teams are really good," said Baker. "A big thing is being ready to play. Things drag on, and you have to be good at going with the flow, and just letting things happen as they do."

Next up for the Dauphin duo is two games later this afternoon.

"We have to believe in the ice," said Baker. "We have to convince ourselves where the broom needs to be. We just need to keep battling, and we'll see how it goes."

In total, they play seven round-robin games.

The Grandview Comets are back on the ice tonight as they kick off their Provincial Championships.

The team takes on the Tiger Hills Champion - Gladstone Lakers in game one.

The Comets lost just one game in the NCHL Playoffs, which included sweeping the best team in the league in the finals.

Offence has been the key to the Comets success.

They've scored no less than five goals in any game during postseason play.

The Lakers earned their spot in the Provincial Championships by beating Killarney in the finals.

Heading into their League Championship, Killarney was near unstoppable, losing just once in the regular season and once in the playoffs.

But, Gladstone who also had a good regular season (12-6) got hot at the right time to earn their berth.

Tonight's game will be in Rivers at 8.