The rinks around here will be packed with plenty of young hockey players this weekend.
The Parkland Source for Sports Novice Classic kicks off tonight with one game between Grand Plains and the Swan Valley Broncos at 7:30 at the Rotary Arena.
The 16 team tournament features teams from Grand Plains, Shoal Lake, Portage, Boissevain, Souris, Neepawa, Ste. Rose, Russell, two teams from The Pas, two Swan Valley clubs, three Dauphin squads, and even a team from Yorkton.
The tournament really gets busy on Saturday morning with action all day from 8:00am until 6:30pm between the Rotary Arena and Credit Union Place. Some neighbouring communities will also get in on the action with Ste. Rose and Gilbert Plains hosting games on Saturday. The action continues Sunday, again all day from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
Be sure to check the daily sports schedules on our website Saturday and Sunday.
The Dauphin Clippers varsity girls volleyball team will make a repeat trip to provincials this season.
The reigning champs guaranteed a repeat trip there with a win in straight sets over the Neepawa Tigers in Interzone competition.
Before Interzones the Clippers cleaned up at Zones in Swan, rolling through competition Wednesday.
AAA Girls Volleyball Provincials take place in Winnipeg December 1-3.
February 22, 2014. That was the last time the Kings earned two points against the Terriers. February, 16, 2014 was the last time the Kings defeated the Terriers in regulation.
The Kings defeated the Terriers Wednesday night in Portage for their first road win of the season.
The Kings were out shot in the first period 13-4 and were down 1-0 heading into the first intermission.
Keaton Leininger responded for the Kings just 45 seconds into the second frame. After the goal he was hit violently into the boards by Chase Faulkner of the Terriers. No call was made on the late hit; however, Leininger stayed in the game.
Graeme Hore gave the Kings their first lead of the night halfway through the frame. Just over a minute later Ty Enns evened the score for the Terriers.
Former Terrier Ashton Clark capped a three goal second period for the Kings with a short-handed marker that just squeezed through goaltender Brock Aiken. The goal would stand as the game-winner.
The Kings began to dominate play in the third, holding the Terriers to five shots, while putting 16 of their own on Aiken.
Graeme Hore sealed the deal for the Kings scoring an insurance marker and his second of the night with 1:30 left in the game.
Dauphin Minor Baseball held their Annual General Meeting on November 7th. In attendance were current board members along with the Umpire in Chief.
However, none of those board members will be returning.
All of the positions on Dauphin Minor Baseball's board are open. The board is completely empty as no currently members will be returning to their positions.
"It's time for some new life," says current President Carri Hlady. "Many of us have been on the board, myself and my husband for sure, have been on there for probably almost 15 years."
Dauphin Minor Baseball will cease to continue as of November 30th without a new board of 5-10 members.
Currently applications and nominations for board positions are open. Forms can be found HERE.
Once board members are selected, the new board will decide amoung themselves who gets the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President, and President.
Other board members will hold the title of Member at Large where they will assist with other league duties such as convening or fundraising.
Hlady says that new board members, should there be any, will not be thrust into the position to figure it out for themselves.
"There will be help for people that want to take on a role, we're not going to leave them high and dry. It would be a matter of graduating them into being there."
The board typically meets for no longer than an hour once monthly from August-March according to the organizations constitution. However, once baseball season gets underway the monthly meetings don't always occur.
Hlady says that the time commitment of a board member is typically no longer than 1-2 hours per week, though that number can increase during tournament weekends or on game days, and depending on the person's role.
Nominations are open until November 28th. The current board will meet on November 30th and depending on the number applicants and nominees, either continue or dissolve the organization.
If not enough people step forward to take over the board that could spell the end of minor baseball in Dauphin.
"If something happens that we don't have the people, the downside is that ball will probably die in our community," says Hlady. "The kids will have to go and play ball in another community."
Gilbert Plains and Ste. Rose both have active minor baseball programs, which is where Dauphin ball players would likely end up if Dauphin Minor Ball is forced to dissolve.
The Winnipegosis Curling Club will host a curling clinic Tuesday. A member of Curl Manitoba will be on hand to run a Train the Trainer clinic.
This two hour clinic teaches interested people how to introduce youth to the sport of curling. No prior experience is necessary.
Act quickly, few spots are left.