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Sifton's Kelton Amendt will be competing in six events at the Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson when his events starts on March 7.

"I'm really looking forward to the 50M breaststroke, and the 100M IM," said Kelton. "I'm really excited to go to the Games."

Kelton has prior Games experience, after competing in the Manitoba Summer Games in 2016.

"That was a great experience," said Kelton. "Now I can't wait to experience the Winter Games, and meet some new people."

The 13-year-old just recovered from an injury, but he isn't making that an excuse heading into the Games.

"I've been training really hard," said Kelton. "So, I'm hoping it all pays off."

Kelton also notes he's ready to swim his best.




Sifton will have some representation at this year's Manitoba Winter Games in Thompson as Rhea Amendt is set to compete in the swimming competition.

"I've never competed in the Games before," said Rhea. "So, I'm really excited about this opportunity."

At just 12-years-old, Rhea who swims with the Parkland Gators will be one of the youngest competitors in the swimming competition and event in general but she's ready for the challenge.

"My goal is to get better times in each race I take part in," said Rhea. "I'm going to try my hardest, and I've been training a lot, so hopefully I can get some really good times."

The swimming competition gets underway on March 7, and Rhea says she can't for the 50M freestyle race, and the chance to meet new people.

The Manitoba Winter Games Opening Ceremonies take place this Sunday.




At just 12-years-old, Dauphin's Breken Brezden has had a very successful figure skating career, and now she's taking her talents to the Manitoba Winter Games.

"I am super excited to head to the Games," said Brezden. "It's going to be fun."

The selection committee chose Breken as one of the competitors in the U-16 women's competition based on her past results at various events.

"I'm just hoping I can do the best I can do," said Brezden. "I just have to give it my best, and not worry about what the other skaters are doing."

This will be Brezden's first appearance at a Manitoba Winter Games, and she can't wait for the Games to begin.

"I'm really looking forward to the whole experience that will come out of this event," said Brezden. "It's going to be so much fun to spend time with my team, and watching other events as well."

Brezden notes this event will help her going forward for future events because the team is always pushing each other to compete at the highest of their abilities.

The Dauphin Clippers are one win away from playing for a Championship.

The Clippers and Raiders will hook up tonight in game two of the best of three series, and after a big comeback win yesterday, the Clippers can win the series with a win tonight.

Hunter Glover was the star last night scoring three times including the game-winner. 

Dating back to the regular season, the Clippers have now beat Killarney twice and both were by one goal apiece.

The action gets underway tonight at 7:00 in Killarney.



Several teams from around the Parkland are taking part in the Hockey Provincial Championships this weekend, and below you can see exactly where.

Dauphin AA Peewee Kings in Dauphin

March 2 - 9:00 a.m. vs Portage - Credit Union Place

March 2 - 8:00 p.m. vs Morden - Credit Union Place

Grand Plains Ice Dogs Atom in Hamiota

March 2 - 1:00 p.m. vs Ste. Anne

March 3 - 10:00 a.m. vs Morden

March 3 - 5:00 p.m. vs Peguis

Winnipegosis Midget in Winnipegosis

March 2 - 8:30 a.m. vs Cross Lake

March 2 - 4:30 p.m. vs Steinbach

Parkland Rangers Bantam Women in Garson

March 2 - 4:00 p.m. vs Norman

March 3 - 12:00 p.m. vs Eastman

March 3 - 7:30 p.m. vs Pembina Valley

Swan Valley Peewee A in La Broquerie 

March 2 - 2:15 p.m. vs Virden

March 2 - 7:30 p.m. vs Gimli

Russell Peewee C in Shoal Lake

March 2 - 10:45 a.m. vs Hartney/Deloraine

March 2 - 4:00 p.m. vs Southern Steelers


730CKDM will provide updates all weekend long, so stay tuned.








The Grandview Comets have been idle in the NCHL playoffs while they waited to see who they would play and it's the Swan Valley Axemen, and the series begins tonight on the road for the Comets.

The Comets easily dispatched of the Foxwarren Falcons in the first round, while Swan beat Moosomin in four games.

Grandview went 1-1 against Swan Valley this year with the win being in extra time.

In the other semifinal, Miniota-Elkhorn takes on Virden.

Game time between the Comets and Axemen is set tonight for 8:30 at the Minitonas Arena.



The Dauphin Kings hit the road for the second last time this season as they take on the Swan Valley Stampeders tonight at the Centennial Arena.

The Kings snapped their five-game losing streak earlier this week against Wayway, and have two wins against the Stamps this year including in the team's last meeting early in January.

Two Kings who have been playing very well as of late will not play tonight because of suspensions, as Grady Hobbs and McCullough Park will not be in the lineup.

Evan Gullet and Reece Hopfner from the Midget Parkland Rangers will draw into the lineup.

Coming into the game, the Stampeders have locked up a playoff spot, and they will take on the Steinbach Pistons in the first round regardless of tonight's result.

You can hear tonight's game here on 730CKDM, beginning with the pregame show just before 7:20.


Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings


Hunter Glover will be sleeping great tonight as he scored three goals, and the Dauphin Clippers came back in a big way to steal game one of their best of three series against Killarney, 5-4.

The Clippers jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to Riley Hammond and Glover as he scored his first of the game.

The Raiders then took the game by storm scoring four straight goals to lead 4-2, and then the Clippers picked it up.

Hunter Glover brought the Clippers within one, and with under a minute left Brandon Racette tied the game up at four and sent it into overtime.

In the extra frame, Glover played hero and earned the Clippers a victory in game one.

The Clippers will go for the sweep tomorrow evening in Killarney and game time is set for 7:00.


The Dauphin Kings and the Dauphin Friendship Centre once again came together this season for the "Food for Thought Progam".

"Every Thursday, the kids go to all the elementary schools in and around town and deliver hot lunches," said Christian Laughland, Marketing Director and Media Relations for the Kings. "The players also hang out with the kids, and read them books so it's been a really good thing, and a fun thing to be a part of."

This year's program was the fourth straight year running, and it's something the Kings always love being a part of.

"The players love it," said Christian Laughland, Marketing Director and Media Relations for the Kings. "All of the kids come up to the players and they want the players to sign things, and read to them. The Kings are really big role models in this community. That's why the Kings and the Friendship Centre partnered for the program, because it brings the kids and players together, and it humbles the players a little bit."

The schools included this season were: Barker Elementary School, Smith Jackson Elementary School, Ecole Macneill Elementary School, Henderson Elementary School, and Whitmore Elementary School.

A&W was also a sponsor for the school visits.

The program will return next October for its 5th Anniversary.

It wasn't the exact finish she was looking for, but Mallard's Brigette Lacquette returned to the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport earlier this week to hundreds of people waiting to see the Silver Medalist arrive back from the PyeongChang Olympics.

"It was simply amazing," said Lacquette. "It was a dream come true. I remember playing my first game, and I had the chills. The crowds were amazing, and yeah, it was just great."

Lacquette and the rest of the Canadian Women's Team lost 3-2 in a shootout against the Americans in the final.

"We had a great group of girls there," said Lacquette. "Obviously we came up short of achieving our goal, but, coming home with a medal from the Olympics is still pretty huge."

On December 22, Lacquette was introduced as one of six defenders that would represent Canada at the women's hockey tournament, and with it, Brigette became the first ever First Nations woman to represent the Canadian women's hockey team at an Olympics.

"I just want to be that role model for the young Indigenous kids around Canada," said Lacquette. "I wanted to show them that they can to make it to the world stage with hard work and determination. It doesn't matter where you come from, you can still achieve your dreams like I did."

In five games at the Olympics, Brigette had one assist from the backend.

"I'm going to focus on shooting the puck more," said Lacquette. "I have a pretty hard shot, so I need to utilize it a little more. And, I just have to play with more confidence."

Brigette was one of over 30 women who began training camp with the team looking to get a spot on the roster, but a very good camp for Brigette which included 11 points in 14 games locked up a spot for the Mallard native.

"The depth of Hockey Canada is pretty big," said Lacquette. "So, to make the Olympic team, it's pretty huge."

Brigette will now get some time off.





In just six days, Dauphin's Kiara Wilson will be hitting the water as she will compete at the Manitoba Winter Games in the swimming competition.

"It means a lot because I work really hard," said Wilson. "I'm the youngest girl on the team this year, so it means a ton to me."

At just 11-years-old, Kiara will not only be the youngest girl on her team, but she will be one of the youngest competitors at the Games.

Kiara will compete in six events, and two of her favourites are the 100m backstroke, and 100m IM.

"My goal is to make it to the A-Finals," said Wilson. "I'm working as hard as I can in practice so I can achieve my goal."

The Games begin in just three days with the Opening Ceremonies.

"I'm really excited to stay in the athlete's village," said Wilson. And, to meet new friends, and just enjoy the experience."

Kiara is a part of the Parkland Gators swimming club.

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