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The Dauphin Clippers girl varsity volleyball team is victorious once again. 

The Clippers competed at a tournament over the weekend in Virden.

The Clippers struggled out of the gate, but later picked up their play.

"We started off rough, for the first time this season we had a little bit of adversity on the first day of pool play," said head coach Jeremy Love.

Heading into their last match of pool play there was a possible three way tie, which meant the Clippers would have finished third and outside the championship bracket.

Dauphin regained their confidence in that match, defeating Rivers to compete for the championship.

Dauphin defeated Killarney in the opening round of the championship bracket. 

In the next round the Clippers met with another Parkland opponent in the Grandview Spartans. The Clippers were victorious moving on to the tournament final.

In the tournament final they met with a familiar opponent, the Major Pratt Trojans from Russell. The two had met in the championship final of the Neelin Dig tournament the weekend before where Dauphin were the victors.

The script was very much the same this time, the Clippers defeating the Trojans in two sets.

The Clippers and Trojans have seen a lot of each other this season.

"They beat us in Regina in September in the first tournament of our season," said Love. "Since then we've played them four times, and we've beat them four times. We kind of have them figured out and we were able to win."

The Clippers look ahead to Zone Championships in Swan River on Wednesday, before Interzones against Neepawa as they prepare to make a repeat trip to a provincial championship.

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The Dauphin Kings have lifted the 10,000 lb. gorilla off their backs, snapping an 11 game losing skid with a 2-1 win over the Winnipeg Blues.

This was the first meeting between the teams this season. They will meet again in Winnipeg in two weeks.

Keaton Leininger continued his offensive output, scoring the first goal of the game in the second period. Matt Bartel looked across the ice and completed a perfect pass to Leininger for his 6th of the season. 

Leininger remains second in Kings scoring with 14 points on the year.

Kings defenseman Austin Douglas recorded his 4th marker of the seaon to put the Kings up 2-0. Douglas had a two point night after assisting on the first goal.

Recent Blues acquisition Rhett Lough scored a short handed marker to cut the Kings lead in half, but no more scoring occurred after the 2nd period. 

Brandon Holtby was the difference maker for the Kings making several ten bell saves stopping 28 of 29 shots. 

The Kings now look ahead to a home-and-home series with Portage Wednesday and Friday.

 

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The Parkland Rangers allowed six unanswered goals to start Friday afternoon's game against the Brandon AAA Wheat Kings. 

The Wheat Kings stormed out of the gates, scoring consistently through the first period, putting 5 goals on the board in the first 20 minutes.

For good measure the Wheaties added another goal in the first minute of the second period, before Andrew and Mark Liwiski both responded for the Parkland, both goals on the power play.

Brandon added two more makers in the second.

To start the third Taron Topham scored a short handed goal, and Liwiski notched his second of the game.

The Rangers now look to snap a three game losing skid when they host Central Plains on Sunday at Credit Union Place for a 2:00pm start.

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The Dauphin Kings kept pace with the Virden Oil Capitals for 50 minutes on Thursday night, but in the last 10 minutes of the third period they surrendered three goals as the Oil Capitals broke away to win 6-3.

The Kings scored twice on the power play. Keaton Leininger, Riley Shamray, and Ashton Clark all scored for the Kings. 

The Virden Oil Capitals power play continues to be their bread and butter, scoring four goals on five power play opportunities.

The Kings losing skid is now at 11. The Kings will try again to break the skid on Saturday when they meet the Winnipeg Blues for the first time this season.