The Fusion Fireballs won the Dauphin Dinos Rec Hockey Tournament that wrapped up earlier today at Credit Union Place and Rotary Arena.

They beat the GP Rink Rats, 6-4 in the finals. Dauphin Vet Clinic won bronze, 9-5 over the Northern Edge Lagers. 

Winning the consolation side was Joyal's Royals, 7-5 while The Pas Huskies Old Timers beat the Rangers, 7-5 in the seventh-place game.

 

Quinten Fisk is showing that he’s ready to make the jump up to Peewee hockey. 

He scored again today and helped the Dean Cooley GM Peewee A1’s reach the gold medal game at the provincials in Altona by beating Morden, 3-2.

Quinten scored first to put the team up 1-0 after the first. Shonie Caplan added one for the A1’s in the second and Morden also scored one. 

Morden tied up the game in the third which set up a thrilling finish. 

That finish ended perfectly for the Dauphin squad as another AP player made some big noise.

Cash McCallum scored the game-winner with just more than three minutes left.

Luke Myhre was the hero with just 22 seconds left and the Dauphin Home Hardware Peewee A Kings’ will be playing for a Provincial Championship gold medal later today. 

The big goal came in a 2-1 semifinal win against Carman. 

After Easton Odut had Dauphin up 1-0 after the first period, Carman bounced back to tie it in the second. 

That set the stage for Myhre and he delivered the perfect finish to send the team to the gold medal game. 

The Dauphin Kings’ wrapped up their regular season tonight with a 6-4 loss against Virden.

Riley Shamray opened up the scoring just 2:49 in off a beautiful individual effort. Carter Sawchuk and Ian Tookenay drew the assists on the goal. 

Virden came right back. Jack Einarson tied the game just less than seven minutes later. 

Just less than four minutes after Virden tied it, Dauphin regained their lead. Eamonn Miller scored his 12th of the season. 

The rest of the opening period was owned by Virden.

With just under five minutes left, Josh Belcher tied it up and Hunter Cloutier gave Virden a 3-2 lead after 20.

Jack Einarson scored the only goal in the second to double up Virden’s lead as they led 4-2 after 40.

Entering the third period on a 5 on 3, Dauphin needed to score early and that’s exactly what they did. Shamray scored his second of the game to bring it within one with over 19 minutes left.

At 7:42 of the third, Brett Paddock made it 5-3 Virden. Hunter Cloutier made it 6-3 less than one minute later. 

Ian Tookenay did bring Dauphin within two, but that was as close as they would get. 

Dauphin finishes their regular season with a 29-25-3-3 record which gives them 34 more points than last season. 

Stay tuned for coverage on the team all week leading up to game one of their best of seven quarterfinal matchup with the Swan Valley Stampeders on Friday night. 

Darnell Duff will have the call.

 

 

Quinten Fisk and William Miner scored two goals each and the Dean Cooley GM Peewee A1 Kings’ are off to the provincial semifinals. 

They beat Altona, 6-2 to advance. 

Cash McCallum and Rhett Tkachyk also scored one each in the win.

AP player Cash McCallum scored twice for the Dean Cooley GM Peewee A1 Kings’, but the team dropped their game this morning in Altona, 5-4 against Morden.

It was their second game of the provincials after a big 11-1 win last night. 

Zach Perih and Quinten Fisk scored one goal each while Fisk also added an assist.

Notching three helpers was Jesse Hockridge.

Dauphin Home Hardware Peewee A Kings’:

In Swan River, it was another solid performance for Liam Chartrand as he scored twice and added one assist in a big 6-0 win against Stony Mountain.

Easton Odut scored once while adding three assists.

Luke Myhre also scored once and had one assist. Tyron Sweetman and Linden Smigelsky also chipped in a goal in the win. 

McCreary Peewee Mustangs:

Will play in the consolation semifinals after losing 5-4 earlier today. 

Brady Turko led the team with two goals. 

Ryan Gower and Ffion Devonald each scored once in the game. 

Grand Plains Ice Dogs Bantam A:

Lost 4-0 to Manitou in today’s action. 

Grand Plains Atom Ice Dogs:

Olivia Brown made 30 saves and the team beat Treherne/Holland, 2-0.

Maliya Malowski and Layne Minshull did the scoring for the team who are now 2-0-1.

Parkland Bantam Rangers:

Five different players scored and the team is off to the consolation final. 

Matthew Munro, Carter Zalischuk, Steven Arp, Rylan Gibbs, and Aiden Ziprick were the scorers. 

The team plays Brandon on Sunday morning  

 

The Dauphin Clippers are still alive. They beat the Killarney Raiders, 3-1 in game two of their semifinal series tonight. 

It was Dauphin who took a 2-0 lead in the game thanks to Brayden Broome and Logan Storey. 

Killarney cut into the deficit with a goal but that was it.

Logan Conrad picked up a rebound and scored the insurance marker for Dauphin. 

Bode Childs was incredible in net as he weathered the storm early and continued making solid saves throughout the game. 

The deciding game three goes on Sunday in Killarney at 8:15.

The Provincial Championship season is upon us as the hockey season nears an end and several teams from the Parkland are in action this weekend.

Here are the results:

Parkland Bantam AAA Rangers.

Lost 3-0 to Yellowhead and 2-0 against Interlake. They will continue their tournament on Saturday.

Dean Cooley GM Peewee A1 Dauphin Kings.

Playing in Altona, the team crushed the Stonewall Blues, 11-1. They finish their round-robin on Saturday morning.

Dauphin Peewee A:

The team made the short trip to Swan River and what an opening game it was for Liam Chartrand.

He scored three goals and added two assists as the team beat Minnedosa, 7-6. Easton Odut was also solid with two goals and two assists.

Tyron Sweetman had one goal and two helpers, while Linden Smigelsky had one goal and one assist.

Luke Myhre was an assist machine with three of them.

Swan Valley Peewee A:

Hosting the tournament, the team got off to a great start with a 10-2 win over Mitchell. Brady Burghart and Noah Weir had two goals apiece. Tyrell Leaske also scored twice. 

Tayvin Boychuk had a monster game with one goal and five assists while Eli Betcher, Crystal Zamzow, and Jackson Badowski all scored once.

In their second game of the day, they lost 3-0 to Souris.

McCreary Mustangs Peewee B: 

Dropped their only game of the day, 4-0 to Killarney.

Grand Plains Ice Dogs Bantam A:

Beat Hamiota 6-0 and lost to Souris, 8-3.

Grand Plains Ice Dogs Atom A:

Dara Robak scored the lone goal in a 1-1 tie against Boissevain in their first game.

They kept it going in a big way by beating Northern Lights, 9-2 in their second game of the day. Dara Robak and Kaylee Maguet led the way with two goals each.

More:

Stay tuned all weekend long for score updates.

It's an all Parkland battle in the first round of the MJHL Playoffs as the Dauphin Kings' will tangle with the Swan Valley Stampeders.

In the regular season, Dauphin went 1-3-2 against the Stamps' but most of the defeats could have gone either way. The two teams will play in an alternating best of seven series.

Here is the full schedule:

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Ticket information:

Season ticket holders' seats will be held until the day of each game.

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Darnell Duff will have the call for each and every game throughout the playoffs. Stay tuned for times for the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show.

The best men's curlers in Canada will invade Westoba Place for the next week as the Tim Hortons Brier goes down in Brandon.

Tonight, John Epping will play Brendan Bottcher in the wild-card game with the winner grabbing the 16th spot. Team Manitoba this year will be Team Reid Carruthers. The foursome consists of Carruthers, Derek Samagalski, Mike McEwen, Colin Hodgson, and Matt Wozniak. 

They won the Viterra Championships by beating the Lyburn rink in the final.

"We are very excited to be heading to the Brier," said Carruthers. "It was a hard-earned way to get here because Manitoba is always super tough. We're really looking forward to beginning the tournament."

For two members of the team, they will be playing right where they live. Mike is from Brandon and Derek currently lives in Brandon. 

"We want to make sure we're playing well and I mean we don't want to let the fans down for sure," said Carruthers. "We have to try and feed off the crowd in a positive way rather than that nervous tighten up way. We've been working with our sports psychologist to get ready ahead of playing in front of our home crowd."

At the Viterra's, the foursome experienced an early setback. They dropped a game against the McNamee rink that dropped them to the B-side. After that, the team got on a real roll and won seven straight games to claim the title just down the road from where two members of the team live.

"I think we're playing at the highest level that we've been at this season," said Carruthers. "I don't think we're quite at our potential but we're definitely on the right path. Our team dynamic has improved every bonspiel that we've played in as well. I think the opportunity to play in Brandon is going to leapfrog us to where we want to go."

First, up for Reid and the foursome is a game against Saskatchewan tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m. That team is skipped by Kirk Muyres. It also includes Kevin Marsh, Daniel Marsh, and Dallan Muyres.

"Kirk has been to the Brier a ton so we're playing a team that has experience," added Carruthers. "You always want to win your opening game at the Brier because it kind of sets the tone for the rest of the week. I think we'll keep it simple early on and we will probably amp up the aggression and the shot calling as the game goes on."

Reid has also had a lot of success in Brandon. Westoba Place is the same venue that he won the Viterra Championships in 2015. He also won the Home Hardware Canada Cup back in 2016 when he beat Brad Gushue, who will play as Team Canada this week.

Here is their complete schedule:

Saturday, March 2 - vs Saskatchewan @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 3 - vs Quebec @ 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 3 - vs Wildcard @ 7:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4 - vs Yukon @ 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5 - vs Newfoundland and Labrador @ 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday, March 5 - vs Northern Ontario @ 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6 - vs Prince Edward Island at 2:00 p.m.

The Parkland Bantam Rangers have played more than 40 games this season. 36 of them came in the regular season and plus you add some exhibition games as well.

All of that is in the past and now the team is set to embark on their most important weekend of the season.

The AAA Rural Provincials take place in Niverville and St. Adolphe and they begin this morning. The winner of the tournament goes on to play the winner of the City Championship for a berth in the Western Canadian Championships.

"We look ready and the guys have come a long way since the start of the season," said Tom White, Head Coach. "Recently, we've been very tough to play against so we're looking forward to this."

First up for the Rangers is a daunting task. The team takes on the Yellowhead Chiefs at 11:15.

They went 27-7-1-1 in the regular season and won the Bantam 1 West division by 17 points. Although on paper the Chiefs are the favourites, the Rangers have played Yellowhead very well this season and the Rangers are motivated to get an early win against the league's best.

"We have to play a complete 60-minutes," said White. "We have to especially pay attention to our defensive zone and the offence will look after itself. They have a couple of players that we have to keep our eyes on, and if we do that, we should be fine."

At 4:45 this afternoon, Parkland hits the ice against the Interlake Lightning. They play in the city conference and they went 13-18-5. In two meetings this season, the Rangers and Lightning split their season series.

"They're a team that doesn't quit and they have a really good power play," added White. "We need to be at our best all weekend long."

"We need to be focused and we need to come to the rink ready to play," he added. 

Parkland's remaining schedule will be based off how the team does today. The gold medal is on Sunday at 5:30 in Niverville.

The Dauphin Kings’ ended the home portion of the regular season the same way they started it, with a win. 

Tonight, it was 4-2 against the Neepawa Natives.

It was Dauphin who scored first just 8:33 in. Mitchell Joss scored his fourth of the season off a mad scramble in front. 

On the powerplay just about four minutes later, Parker Allison tied the game up and Eli Leiffers made it 2-1 before the first ended for Neepawa.

6:45 into the second, Joss scored his second of the game to tie the game at two. 

Dauphin did the rest of the scoring. 

Just one minute later, Riley Shamray hammered a shot from the top of the slot that gave Dauphin a 3-2 lead. 

Bryon Fobair scored with just five seconds left in the midway period to give Dauphin a 4-2 lead. 

Ethan Slobodzian shut the door the rest of the way as Dauphin earned a win.

With the win, the Kings’ have locked up their quarterfinal berth with the Swan Valley Stampeders. 

Before that, Dauphin plays against Virden on Saturday. Darnell Duff will have the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show beginning at 7:15.

Kings’ Three Stars:

1st - Mitchell Joss - Two goals.

2nd - Leeam Tivers - Three assists.

3rd - Ethan Slobodzian - 34 saves.