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The Parkland Gators swim team competed in the Brandon Bluefins swim meet over the weekend.

The Gators had 21 swimmers at the meet, many swimming personal bests, A, and AA times. 

Kiara Wilson and Mia Zamrykut both swam AA times.

Kelton Amendt, Kenzie Amendt, Parker Beer, Sophia Heschuk, and Taryn Rathwell all swim A times in their respective events.

Brendan Cruikshanks also swam an A time as he prepares to head to Toronto next summer to compete in the North American Indigenous Games. 

A alphabetical list of each swimmer's placing and events is below.

 

Kelton Amendt- 4th 50 back

Kenzie Ament- 1st 50 free

Domin Bednorski - 1st 200 back

Parker Beer - 5th 50 back

Maddy Bouchard - 6th 50 free

Emerson Carefoot -10th 50 back

Brendan Cruikshanks - 2nd 200 back

Lars Gudbjartson - 3rd 100 free, 50 back

Norah Gulak - 13 100 back

Mila Heschuk - 16th 50 free

Sophia Heschuk - 3rd 200 free

Mujtaba Khalid - 2nd 200 back

Murtaza Khalid - 3rd 200 breaststroke 

Dayna Lytwyn - 13 50 back

Ava Paziuk -10th 100 back

Kara Paziuk - 11th 100 back

Taryn Rathwell - 1st 50 free, 50 back, 200 back

Liam Sobering - 4th 50 back

Kiara Wilson - 1st 50 free, 50 back, 50 breast, 100 back, 100 free, 200 back

Mia Zamrykut - 1st 50 back, 50 fly, 100 back, 200 back

Milo Zamrykut - 1st 50 back

 

A new girls hockey team is making waves in the Parkland. 

The Grand Plains Ice Dogs are in their inaugural season in the Rural Manitoba Female Hockey League. They are one of nine squads who compete in the Atom division.

Head coach Cary Fillion says the team was created after he and some friends realized there were 31 eligible atom-aged girls in the Parkland and could create a team without disrupting rosters of boys atom teams in the area.

According to Fillion the team is a welcome change.

"We're hearing it from the girls and their parents. I'm getting all sorts of emails and comments at the rink 'way to go you guys'."

"Their daughters are having more fun than they're ever had and they're more into it than they ever have been."

The team won their season opener against Neepawa 4-1. 

Over the weekend the Ice Dogs held their home opener in Grandview where they dominated the Rivers Jets 19-0.

The Dogs won't play again until December 11th when they host Elkhorn in Grandview.

 

For more on the Ice Dogs tune in to the Kings One Hour Power Play on Friday, November 18th from 4:00-5:00pm for the full interview with Cary Fillion. 

 

The Dauphin Kings and Swan Valley Stampeders have their fifth meeting of the season in Swan River tonight.

The Stampeders tied the season series 2-2 with a 4-1 win at home Saturday afternoon. 

Matteo Espositio made his debut for the Kings in that game stopping 21 of 25 shots.

Defenseman Austin Douglas scored the lone marker for the Kings in the loss. The goal was his third of the campaign, all three have been scored against the Stamps.

So far the home team has been victorious in each of the 4 games between the two teams this season. The Kings look to break the trend tonight. 

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The Dauphin Kings have named their three stars of the week.

Keaton Leininger was named third star picking up three assists last week moving into second in Kings scoring with 10 points. 

Riese Gaber is on the stars list again this week in the second spot, adding another goal on Friday. His 9 points is the third most on the Kings and 5th amoung rookie scorers.

And Graeme Hore is first star, he picked up two assists in the last week of action, and now has 8 points on the year.

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