The Dauphin Clippers varsity boys basketball team are on top once again. 

Playing in a tournament in Brandon, the team went a perfect 3-0 to win the title.

In their first game, they hammered Crocus Plains, 88-58.

They would follow that up with a big 72-56 win against Vincent Massey in the semifinals. 

In the finals, Dauphin beat The Pas, 76-61.

The Dauphin Kings are set to battle the Swan Valley Stampeders tonight at Credit Union Place.

The theme of the night will be “Ukrainian Night” as Ryan Rauliuk is back with the hit.

There is about 250 tickets left for $5 and they’re available at Credit Union Place at 5:30.

Dauphin enters this evening 11 points behind Swan Valley for fourth place.

Tonight is also the first of a back to back between the teams. They’ll play once again on Wednesday in Swan River.

Game time tonight is set for 7:30.

The Dauphin Kings had a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes tonight, however, they couldn't hold it.

The Portage Terriers scored four straight goals to beat Dauphin, 5-2.

It was a sense of revenge for Portage, who lost to the Kings, 2-0, last week.

Carter Sawchuk and Austin Lamotte scored for Dauphin in the loss.

Next up for the Kings is Ukrainian Night which is Saturday night. There is still 250 tickets available for purchase at 5:30 at Credit Union Place.

The Dauphin Clippers ran into a hot Sandy Bay Badgers team tonight. 

The Badgers opened up a 3-0 lead and they held on to beat the Clippers, 5-2, inside of Credit Union Place.

Kayden Bodnar and Brayden Broome scored for Dauphin in the game who are still 16-2-1-1.

Sandy Bay, meanwhile, is 16-2.

Noah Hanneson scored the game-winner as the Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Kings are on the board at the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Classic.

Hanneson also had an assist in the 5-4 win over Brandon.

Noah Smigelski had one goal and two assists while Jake Myhre and Forrest Karlson both scored in the win for Dauphin. 

Parks Gardner also scored.

They play their next game tomorrow at 1:15 against The Pas Huskies.

Lawson Yates quest to become a national champion has come up short.

Playing on Team Brett Walter, the team ended their tournament earlier today with an 8-5 loss against Newfoundland and Labrador.

They finished up with a record of 5-5.

Team Manitoba #2 have earned a berth directly into the national final after they went 9-1.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League joined the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League earlier this week in Regina for a Showcase event.

The event featured three all-star teams from the MJHL and SJHL and each team played two games. This year, Manitoba got the best of Saskatchewan as they won four of the six contests. They also won four of the last five games after Saskatchewan opened up the event with a 1-0 win.

This was the third year running for the event. In the first event during the 2018 season, the SJHL went 4-1-1. At last year's event, Saskatchewan went 4-1-0-1 and they had two games where they scored eight goals.

This year, however, was different as the MJHL put together some very strong rosters en route to getting the edge. Mike Stackhouse called all of the action from the Cooperators Centre and he shares his thoughts.

"The quality of hockey is very, very good. The calibre of play is top-notch, but it's also very emotional," said Stackhouse. "You can tell that both provinces want to win, they don't want to lose. It was a great event with six really good games."

There has been a lot of talk in the past that the SJHL is a better league than the MJHL. However, Stackhouse isn't sure that's a correct statement, specifically after this year when they MJHL came out on top.

"There's nothing really to separate the two leagues, both are pretty much in a dead heat," added Stackhouse. "It was nice to see Manitoba win the majority of games this go around."

Dauphin had plenty of representation at the event. Eight Kings in all took part. Grady Hobbs led it offensively as he scored twice and added one assist. Brayden Pawluk and Carter Sawchuk also scored. Nakodan Greyeyes, Austin Lamotte, and Baron Thompson all looked solid as well.

"Grady definitely stood out for me. He was a threat to do something almost every time he was on the ice," continued Stackhouse. "I really liked the emotion that Baron Thompson brings to the game. Sometimes you don't see the big guys mix it up, but Baron certainly does."

Here are the scores from the entire event:

Game #1 - Team Kunitz (SJHL) beat Team Belfour, 1-0.

Game #2 - Team Zajac (MJHL) beat Team Mitchell (SJHL), 4-1.

Game #3 - Team Garbutt (MJHL) beat Team Schwartz (SJHL), 5-2.

Game #4 - Team Zajac (MJHL) beat Team Kunitz (SJHL), 4-3.

Game #5 - Team Belfour (MJHL) beat Team Mitchell (SJHL), 4-3.

Game #6 - Team Schwartz (SJHL) beat Team Garbutt (MJHL), 8-6.

The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Tournament takes over Dauphin this weekend. Games will be played at Credit Union Place and the Rotary Arena.

Here is the schedule: Bold denotes game played inside of the Rotary Area. 

Friday:

1:00 p.m. Moosomin Ice Badgers vs McCreary Mustangs.

1:30 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs Dauphin Kings.

2:45 p.m. Carman Cougars vs The Pas Huskies.

5:00 p.m. Winkler Flyers vs Thompson King Miners.

Saturday:

11:30 a.m. Winkler Flyers vs Moosomin Ice Badgers.

11:30 a.m. McCreary Mustangs vs Thompson King Miners.

1:15 p.m. Dauphin Kings vs The Pas Huskies.

1:15 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs Carman Cougars.

3:00 p.m. Winkler Flyers vs McCreary Mustangs.

3:00 p.m. Thompson King Miners vs Moosomin Ice Badgers.

4:45 p.m. Dauphin Kings vs Carman Cougars.

4:45 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs The Pas Huskies.

Sunday:

10:00 a.m. "B Side" 2nd place vs 2nd place.

10:00 a.m. "D Side" 4th place vs 4th place.

12:00 p.m. "A Side" 1st place vs 1st place.

12:00 p.m. "C Side" 3rd place vs 3rd place.

Stay tuned for scores all weekend.

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team is back in action tonight when they welcome the Sandy Bay Badgers to town. When they do, one of their leaders, Logan Storey will be on the ice as he looks to help the team keep it rolling.

Dauphin leads the North Division at 16-1-1-1 which gives them 34 points, eight more than Swan Valley. In fact, Dauphin has more points than any other team in the Westman High School Hockey League. 

Dauphin has also won six straight games with their last regular-season defeat coming back on December 17.

"It's a lot different this year because we have all new coaches," said Storey. "I was really used to Trevor, but I really like our new coaches, they're all great and they push us to win games."

"We run all of our lines so we're always fresh and we're allowing fewer goals," he added. "They have us playing a solid structure and it's working for us."

The Clippers have also had some success out of league play. Playing in the Victoria Inn Invitational earlier this season, the team finished in third place. They also played a very solid game against the Garden City Fighting Gophers who are one of the top teams in the province.

In another tournament recently, Dauphin played some solid contests, one of which was against River East who at the time was the top-ranked team and have since dropped to #3.

"Knowing that we played that good against some of the top teams in the province, it's definitely a motivation boost for us," continued Storey. "We just have to continue doing that in our own league."

As expected, Logan is having a solid season offensively. He has 12 goals and he's also added 22 assists for a 34 point total. That has him in a tie for eighth in league scoring. He leads Dauphin in scoring while Kayden Bodnar is just one point behind.

"I'm happy with how things are going, I give it my best every shift," said Storey. "I'm just proud to be a Clipper and I'll do whatever it takes to help this team win games."

When the Badgers do come to town tonight, they'll do so as one of the top teams in the league. They lead the East Division by eight points with a record of 15-2. They have only allowed 31 goals which are the second-fewest across the league. They went through the first couple of months of the season without a defeat, however, they have since dropped two of their last four games dating back to January 10.

"I'm not too sure what to expect, but we know they don't allow many goals against," concluded Storey. "We're going to have to be at our best if we want to have success."

Tonight's game is at Credit Union Place beginning at 7:30.

The Peewee McCreary Mustangs have booked their ticket to Souris, Manitoba.

They beat the Grand Plains Hawks, 7-3, to sweep their best of three. The win means the Mustangs will take part in the Rural B Provincial Championships from March 13-15.

Adam Stuhm and Nolan Buchanan scored in the second period to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead and they didn't look back.

Overall, six different Mustangs scored on the night.

After a week off from game action, the Dauphin Kings will look to continue their solid play tonight. 

The team heads to Portage to play the Terriers. Last week, Dauphin beat Portage, 2-0.

The Kings have now strung together three straight wins and they can possibly move within a point of fifth tonight with two points.

Tonight also kicks off a very tough stretch for Dauphin. They'll also play Swan Valley twice, Virden, Selkirk, and Winkler, all within the next week and a half.

Darnell Duff has the call of the game tonight beginning with the pregame show at 7:15.