You have a dream of being a Dauphin King one day and coming up this August, you can learn from them. 

For the first time, the Dauphin Kings will be hosting a hockey school from August 26-30 at Credit Union Place. The camp is for players born in 2002 to 2014. 

It's $175 for players born in 2002-05 and that includes five ice sessions that are one hour and 15 minutes each. 

Players born from 2006-2014 will be at the rink for six hours and 30 minutes each day. The cost is $350 and it includes development, on-ice sessions, dryland, and lunch each day.

Here's the breakdown for each day:

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The beginning of this camp is just a couple of days before the Kings' begin their training camp. That means all players will be in town and they will spend time on the ice with each group. 

"We're really looking forward to having the players and coaches involved with this camp," said Christian Laughland, Marketing Director & Media Relations for the team. "It's a really good bang for your buck for an entire week of hockey."

Each player will also get their own jersey with a personalized name bar on it.

To register, head to Dauphin Kings Hockey Camp.

11U and 13U players that play their ball in the Dauphin Minor Baseball Association will be treated going forward.

The association has bought two pitching mounds that can be installed onto softball diamonds and they can also be used inside through the winter months. The mounds were already used this past weekend at the 11U regionals at Vermillion Sportsplex. It allowed the organizers to schedule four games at once, compared to the regular two if they didn't have the mounds.

The mounds itself were $1700 for one. The association used the monies they had left over from McHappy Days.

Jodie Romanow, President of the Dauphin Minor Baseball Association is already in the works of getting the mounds inside.

"I'm just working with Dauphin Rec Services so we can have a program that will allow players to train inside throughout the winter months," she added. 

The mounds are available to kids that play within the DMBA and that play in the 11U and 13U age groups. Having the ability to play all year-round will certainly give DMBA a head start on their development. 

"It's going to be such a huge benefit to these players. Especially the kids coming up from the 9U group where they don't pitch at all," added Romanow. "Then when they move up to 11U, we have the tools to develop those pitchers and even just figure out who can and wants to pitch. It gives Dauphin a huge advantage to get our players in good shape before they get outside."

The 11U Dauphin program has already had a great season. The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy team won regionals this past weekend to advance to the provincials. The Parkway Lanes squad have also advanced to the provincials as they beat Grandview. 

"It was so exciting. I watched both of the games and it was awesome, I was so proud of the players and coaches," said Romanow. "The coaches did such a great job with all of the players this year, we give them the tools as a board and they take it from there. It was a fantastic outcome."

The DMBA is busy once again this weekend.

Two Dauphin teams will head to Ste. Rose for the 13U regionals. In Swan River, Dauphin will be present for the 15U regionals.

After somewhat of a tough season last year, Grandview's Branden Storey has really found his stride this year with the Lakers. 

Through 12 games this season and 40 at-bats, Branden is second on the Lakers' with a .600 average. The 24 hits are also seven more than Derrick Pulock who has 17 hits and is second on Grandview with that number.

In fact, when it comes to the league in general, Branden's 24 hits are tops. Pulock and Kody Rock of the Canora Supers are tied with 17. Storey's 14 runs scored are also tied with Rock for tops in the Southeast Senior Baseball League. 

"It's been going good, I have a lot of confidence at the plate right now," said Storey. "I'm telling myself I'm going to get a hit and I usually end up on base, it's been fun."

Storey and the rest of the Lakers' are 4-5 on the season. They picked up a big win against the Langenburg Legends last night. They scored 12 runs. It would appear that scoring 12 runs is the lucky number for Grandview. They also scored 12 in a big win against the first place, Canora Supers who are 9-2 on the season. 

With just a few games left in the regular season, Branden knows if the team keeps it going, that they can make some noise.

"Yeah, that was a really good confidence booster when we beat Langenburg," said Storey. 'It makes us realize that we can beat any team when we're playing our best. We just need to keep it up."

Branden certainly isn't just a one-dimensional player. In a tight loss against Back Forty yesterday, Branden pitched all seven innings and he struck out eight batters. Despite picking up the loss in the game, Branden knows what needs to be done so he can have the same type of performance moving forward.

"I need to realize that I have a strong defence behind me and I don't always need to strike the batter out," said Storey. "Lots of times a good ground ball or pop-up will work just as well."

The team doesn't have any scheduled games this week. They have to make up two games against Willowbrook and one each against the Yorkton Orioles and Parkland Pirates.

The Dauphin Kings will welcome a lot of size and skill to their lineup when training camp opens up in early September.

Former Brandon Wheat King, Baron Thompson has committed to the program for the upcoming 2019-20 campaign. Baron played the past three seasons with Brandon where he suited up in 172 regular season games. His career high was in the 2017-18 season when he put up 26 points. In all, Thompson had 50 points with Brandon (24G).

"I was excited that Dauphin was the first organization that got in touch with me," said Thompson. "I went up to Dauphin and met Doug, Scott, and the billets that I'll be staying with and I really enjoyed everything. It's also nice that I'll be close to Brandon still. My billets can come down and watch me and I can always go for a visit."

"Baron is a kid that we think is going to be a really good leader in the room," said Doug Hedley, Head Coach & General Manager. "He brings some energy on the ice and he's a great skater with some great size. He's going to give some of our players some space as well, which is great. We're really looking forward to him helping the hockey club, that's for sure."

Just like Westoba Place was a first-class facility, Baron is set to join a team that also offers a first-class facility.

"Yeah, the team just re-did the locker room and it looks really nice," said Thompson. "I had a lot of fun in Brandon and made a lot of new friends, but I'm really looking forward to working my way into Dauphin and starting fresh, so to speak."

Thompson is a player that you'll immediately notice when he steps on the ice. The Lakeville, Minnesota native is 6'5 and he weighs in at 254 pounds. He's also played in Dauphin previously. He was a member of the Wheat Kings' playoff runs in 2017 and 2018 when they played at Credit Union Place.

Baron shares some insight into what you can expect from him.

"I'm a big guy, I like to be physical, but I also have the skill-set to hopefully put up some decent numbers this year," said Thompson. "I'm also not afraid to scrap at times. Overall, I'm just a power forward who can get the puck on goal and make plays."

Thompson is spending Monday to Thursday in the gym and he's on the ice Tuesday and Thursday's as he prepares for his final junior hockey season, and first in the City of Sunshine.

"I'm just trying to well round myself and make myself the best hockey player I can be," said Thompson.

Alex Iwanchysko's life during his time at the DRCSS extended well past the regular school hours that end in the afternoon. Going into high school, Alex had a vision of playing for the Clippers hockey team. He got that chance right off the bat as an "AP" player in his grade nine year.

Once grade 10 came around, Alex was a full-time Clipper and he was living his dream. Along the way, he's helped the team make league finals, win tournaments, and anything you can ask from a player.

In fact, he's done so well for the Clipper organization that his trophy case is just about overflowing. On top of being a league finalist with the team this year, Alex has won three scholarships as he embarks on the next step in his life.

The first is the Jack Forsyth Scholarship that is awarded by Hockey Manitoba. He also won a McDonalds Leadership Award that's through the Manitoba High School Athletic Association. Iwanchysko's final scholarship was through the Westman High School Hockey League, where he and the entire Clippers had a ton of success in.

"It felt amazing, this gives me a little bit of financial security for my future endeavors," said Iwanchysko. "It feels really good to know that my hard work, in the end, paid off."

"I was hoping to win at least one, but to win three was unreal," he added. "It honestly surprised me a little bit."

After putting up eight points combined in his first two seasons with the team, Alex went to work in the past two campaigns. He scored 23 times and added 44 assists for a 67 point regular season total. He also chipped in with three playoff points in the last two seasons.

"In my years with the Clippers, we were always a successful team and we always had a winning record," said Iwanchysko. "My teammates were amazing, my coaches were amazing and I just want to thank them for everything they did for me."

Alex also helped Dauphin win the Lonestar Invitational two seasons ago when the team hit the road for Dallas. The team dominated most of the competition in route to winning the title.

"That was such an incredible trip. The whole team got closer and we won, so it doesn't get any better than that," concluded Alex.

Alex now plans to attend school in Winnipeg and play rec sports. 

The Grandview Lakers busted out their good bats today as they played a doubleheader at Wilson Park.

Despite a 6-4 loss in their first game, several players had strong performances. On the mound, Branden Storey pitched a complete game and he struck out eight Brewers batters.

Branden also delivered three hits. Kieran Raknerud ended up going a perfect 4-4.

Playing against a title contender in Langenburg in their second game, the Lakers showed off their best stuff.

The offensive output was led by the Storey’s as the team won 12-6. 

Branden went 5-5 in the game while Logan Storey went 4-4.

Kieran Raknerud and Alex Michaleski both went 4-5 in what turned out to be a hitting clinic by Grandview.

It didn’t matter who it was, no one was stopping the Dauphin Soccer Association’s u15 travel soccer team today. 

They went to Swan River for a tournament and came out with a perfect record and a title. 

First they beat Swan Valley Red, 7-1 before they dispatched of Swan Valley Orange, 7-3.

The team completed the perfect day with a big 10-3 win against Swan Valley Blue.

In what was one of the most exciting games of the weekend, the Parkway Lanes u11 baseball team came up clutch. 

They beat Grandview, 4-3 in the back and forth affair.

The win means the team has advanced to the “A” Provincial Championships in Niverville from July 5-7.

Grandview saw their season come to an end.

The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy u11 baseball team is heading to the “AA” Provincial Championships. 

The team completed a fantastic weekend by beating Grandview in the final earlier today, 11-6.

The provincials go down from July 12-14 in Winkler.

Grandview now gets another chance. They play Parkway Lanes this afternoon for a spot in the “A” provincials.

The U11 Dauphin Soccer Association travel team had quite the weekend in Swan River.

Playing in a tournament, the team dominated in winning five straight games to win the title.

The wins came against three different Swan River teams and one from Winnipegosis.

Former Dauphin King Riley Shamray trades his hockey stick for a bat and glove each summer. He's on the Oak River Dodgers senior baseball team and they're heading to Winnipeg for the Senior AAA Provincial Championships that go down this weekend.

The tournament features the Dodgers, Elmwood, and St. Boniface. They kick off their tournament tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. against St. Boniface and they complete their round-robin at 6:00 p.m. against Elmwood

Playing in the South West league, Oak River isn't really familiar with either St. Boniface or Elmwood which adds the element of surprise.

"I mean yeah it's a little bit tough. We know everyone at the tournament is going to be very good," said Shamray. "Hopefully we can match their competition."

"We're going in with the goal of winning and hopefully we can get on a roll at the right time," he continued.

After tomorrow's play, the second-ranked team challenges the third-ranked team in the semi-finals. That game is at noon. The top-ranked team earns a berth to the finals at 3:00 p.m. 

If the top team is unbeaten after tomorrow's play, they will need to be beaten twice on Sunday.

After this weekend, Riley and the Dodgers will return to regular season play in the South West league. The team is 6-4 which has them in third place in the North division. 

They won their first three games of the season before suffering four straight losses. But, the Dodgers have caught fire as of late. They've won three straight games and they've scored 14 runs in two of them and 13 in the other. 

The 41 runs in the past three games are eight more than they scored in the previous seven games of the season.

"We had a slow couple of weeks, but we're back on track now," added Shamray.

The team will play the 5-4 Reston Rockets on June 26. That's followed by a date with the 1-8 Elkhorn Expos on July 2 and they finish their regular season on July 3 against the 9-2 Rivers Comets. The top four teams in each division make the playoffs and Oak River is currently third.

Oak River last won a league title in the 2017 season and they're looking forward to making a push this season as well.

"For sure, we know what it takes to win because we did it a couple of years ago," said Shamray. "We have to improve on our defensive play, but I think we have what it takes."