The baseball season is right around the corner and Dauphin Minor Baseball Association is ready for another great summer on the diamond.

As of right now, registration is open and they're currently looking for volunteers for the upcoming season. Volunteering can include becoming a coach, an assistant coach, or just helping out when you have some spare time.

Rachelle Schau with Dauphin Minor says it's a great opportunity to enjoy the summer weather.

"It's a great way to get involved in the community as well," said Schau. "It also wraps up before the school year begins, so it's not a huge committment."

Rachelle is expecting registrations to skyrocket this season as things return to more normalcy after the COVID-19 pandemic. Coaches are needed at all levels starting at 7U. There is levels at 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, and 18U.

If you are interested in becoming a coach or volunteer, you can reach out to Dauphin Minor Baseball on Facebook or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Doug Hedley became the winningest coach in Dauphin Kings history on Sunday after the team downed the Niverville Nighthawks.

That win also pushed Dauphin into fourth place in the highly contested MGEU West Division. On Tuesday, Dauphin has the opportunity to create some space for themselves as they hit the ice against Waywayseecappo.

At 60 points, Dauphin holds a slim one-point lead over the Wolverines entering Tuesday’s contest, which is the sixth and final between the two teams this season.

Dauphin has won three of the five games so far and both at the Arena Complex, the venue for Tuesday’s meeting.

Dauphin snapped a five-game winless skid on Sunday while the Wolverines have lost four straight games, three of which have come against Steinbach while their other loss was against OCN.

The Wolverines do have a game in hand on Dauphin with the Kings set to play — including Tuesday — five more games in the regular season.

Darnell Duff has the call on 730CKDM.

Player to Watch – Dauphin – Anthony Bax

His work ethic is thru the roof and he never gives up. In fact, Anthony Bax – who was drilled head-first into the boards on Sunday — returned to action a short time later and that just shows he tough he is.

Bax is also a very smooth skater and has an excellent offensive upside with five goals and 18 assists this season.

2022-23 Stats: 5 goals, 18 assists

Player to Watch – Waywayseecappo – Carson Baptiste

The Wolverines are still playing without their captain as — Andrew Boucher — who had 30 points in 30 games to start the season is still out with an upper-body injury.

So the Wolverines have relied heavily upon Carson Baptiste, who was still relied heavily upon with Boucher in the lineup. Carson has certainly not disappointed as he possesses some of the best wheels in the league and he has an incredible shot with a knack for finding the corners of the net.

If Dauphin wishes to have success on Tuesday, they will have to limit Baptiste, which not many teams have been able to do this season.

2022-23 Stats: 30 goals, 28 assists

The Parkland 14U Vipers had an excellent weekend that resulted in a gold medal.

Playing in the Westman Tournament in Brandon, the team ultimately downed Vision Black in the final in straight sets, 25-13, and 25-8. Previous to that, the Predators opened their tournament with a first set loss against the Predators, but they never looked back after winning the second set in that match.

They then lost the first set against Club West, 22-25, before rebounding for a 25-16 second set victory. They then won a split against the Phoenix Flames, 25-18, 20-25. Placing second in their pool, the Vipers beat the Pirates Gold in the quarter-finals. They then swept the Aces in their semi-final, 25-13, 25-8. That was ultimately followed up by beating Vision in the championship final.

The 13U Predators were short handed over the weekend, but that didn't stop them from putting together a fantastic weekend.

In their first-ever tournament, the team beat the Phoenix Aces in the third set of the bronze medal game, 15-7.

Playing with just six players is certainly a tall task, but the Predators showed great heart and skill. 

The Swan Valley Stampeders, Virden Oil Capitals, and OCN Blizzard have all created some space in the MGEU West Division. It isn't a lot of space, but there's is a five-point cushion from third to eighth place and an eight point cushion for first to fifth.

The Dauphin Kings jumped into the fourth and final playoff spot on Sunday afternoon when they downed the Niverville Nighthawks. That has them a single point ahead of Waywayseecappo.

Stuck at 59 points, the Wolverines have struggled to find points as of late as the team has lost four straight games in regulation. Three of those are against Steinbach while the team also came up short against OCN. Despite their recent struggles, Taylor Harnett believes the best from the team is ahead.

"We have a confident group and we definitely have a positive energy coming from our dressing room," said Harnett, head coach, and general manager. "Although we haven't been getting the results as of late, we completely believe in the group we have here."

Next up for Waywayseecappo is a key game against the Dauphin Kings as the Wolverines will play host on Tuesday night at the Arena Complex. Dauphin has a slight edge in the season series heading into Tuesday as they have won three of five meetings against the Wolverines this season. Dauphin has also won both contests in Waywayseecappo by a combined score of 8-1.

"They have a great history and Doug Hedley will have them well prepared," offered Harnett. "The rivalry between the two teams is real and we have had some great games against eachother already this season. We are expecting Dauphin to be at their best and we have to top them."

While he was not the winner, Tresor Wotton was a finalist for Goaltender of the Year. The award was ultimately won by Kobe Grant of the Swan Valley Stampeders. Wotton has racked up 22 wins this season and he has a 2.93 goals-against average to go along with a .901 save percentage. Wotton is expected to start on Tuesday night for his team.

"He has had an exceptional season for us, he has a great compete level," offered Harnett. "He's also a great teammate, being a finalist is certainly mcuh deserved."

The Wolverines and Kings will hit the ice Tuesday evening with the puck set to drop at 7:30. Darnell Duff has the broadcast beginning with the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show at 7:15. 

Team Kyle Forsyth won the Dauphin Men's Bonspiel played at the Dauphin Curling Club over the weekend.
Kyle, Jarvis Whyte, Cody Hill, and Trent Hill won over the Dave Marohn rink. Third, in the first event was the Rob Rempel rink, and fourth in the first event was the Logan Devos rink. 
The Seth Gares rink of Darcy Gares, Jeff Campbell, and Blaine Johnson rink won the second event over the Dwight Bottrell rink that came down to the last stone. Third, in the second event was the Jared Nimegeers rink, and fourth in the second event was the Nolan Hadway rink
Darcy Todoruk made a last rock draw to win the third event over the Rob Fisher rink.  Todoruk's rink consisted of Mark Graham, Dustin Mayuk, and Chris Todoruk. Third, in the third event was the Steve Michaleski rink, and fourth in the third event was the Craig McLean rink. 
The winner of the fourth event was the Greg Todoruk rink of Barret Procyshyn, Jeff Abraham, and Jeremy Mills. They beat the Mike VanAlystne rink. Third, in the fourth event was the Peter Prokopowich rink, and fourth was the Luke Michaleski rink. 
Overall, there were 22 rinks that competed in the event.  

It was an all Parkland battle inside the Centennial Arena on Sunday and the hometown Stampeders came out on top.

Hosting the U11 event, the Stampeders tripled up the Dauphin Kings in the gold medal game, 9-3, as they won the Provincial Championship in front of a raucous hometown crowd.

Tripp Warburton, Konnor Dixon, Dane Anderson, and Rylan Hagglund all scored a pair of goals for Swan Valley while Bennett Harness scored once. Megan Mykula was solid in net.

Emmett Murray, Jaxon Casavant, and Zayne Guiboche scored for Dauphin in the defeat. The Stampeders completed the event at 5-0 while the Kings ended up going 4-1. 

A new Provincial Championship banner is about to be raised at the Swan River Centennial Arena. 

The U15 Swan Valley Stampeders capped off a perfect weekend in the provincial final as they beat Virden, 2-0, in a hard fought battle that went both ways. In their semi-final earlier in the day, Swan Valley held off Rivers, 7-6.

The team also earned wins against Gladstone and La Broquerie. They scored 24 goals in their four games and only gave up 13. 

The Grand Plains U13 Ice Dogs hosted and won a Provincial Championship on their home ice on Sunday afternoon.

The team capped off a perfect weekend with an outstanding performance in the final as they beat Stonewall, 4-0, to claim the gold medal. Connelly McDonald scored twice for Grand Plains in the finals to lead the effort offensively. Tori Luhowy and Brookelynn Hess both scored singles. 

The group put together four amazing defensive performances throughout the weekend as they allowed just two goals in four games and they scored 21 times. 

Connelly McDonald finished the weekend with eight goals and three assists while Scotia Smith was second in team scoring with four goals and three assists. Both Jacy Froese and Kaysi Sliworsky were dominant between the pipes. 

Zak Fillion scored the golden-goal, Xander Perih recorded a shutout and the Dauphin Co-op U15 Kings are Provincial Champions.

Fillion also scored one other goal in the game as the Kings downed Minnedosa, 4-0.

Kingston Stirling and Ayden Bradley also scored for Dauphin in the win. 

Dauphin's golden season capped off with their 20th straight game without a regulation loss.

The Grand Plains U18 Ice Dogs put everything they had on the line on Sunday.

Despite coming up short, it was an amazing weekend for the team as they are provincial silver medalists.

The team came up short in the provincial final to Birtle, 2-0.

To get to the final, Montana Jubenvill scored twice against Manitou in a thrilling 3-2 win that needed extra time. Raylyn Koshowski ended up scoring the winner for the Ice Dogs in the win.