A Bantam tournament took over Credit Union Place the last two days.

Here are the results:

Aspen Insurance Bantam Kings beat The Pas, 7-2.

Central Plains beat The Pas, 7-5.

Central Plains beat Aspen Insurance Bantam Kings, 7-3.

Aspen Insurance Bantam Kings beat The Pas, 5-4.

Atom tournament in Brandon:

The Dauphin Red Knights beat the Dauphin Knights, 8-6 to win the Consolation Championship.

Dauphin Jr. Kings finished in second place on the B-side.

Dauphin's Lisa Hale, Ashley Sirminski, Laurie MacDonnell, and Lisa Bartley are now getting ready to play for a buffalo.

The foursome won their spot to the Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts Provincial Championships by beating team Ursel yesterday.

Ursel then won her spot by beating team Sagert.

Men's side:

Two perfect games has the Greg Todoruk rink heading to Virden.

Greg, Dwight Bottrell, Darcy Todoruk, and Rob Lulashnyk earned their spot to the Viterra Championships.

Also earning a berth to tbe Viterra's from the A-side was team Robertson.

Robertson, Ray Baker, Bob Scales, Mark Hadway, and Peter Prokopowich won both of their games.

Butch Mouck will play at 2:00 p.m. at the DCC for the final berth.

The Parkland Bantam Rangers outplayed the Southwest Cougars for 50 minutes tonight, but it wasn’t quite enough. 

A hot goaltending performance led the Cougars to a 4-1 win over Parkland.

The Rangers outshot the Cougars 33-24.

Parkland is back at it Sunday afternoon. They play at 3:30 against Central Plains in Roblin.

Midget Rangers:

They kicked off a weekend road trip in Winnipeg, earlier today. 

The Wild ended up beating Parkland, 4-0. Zach Grouette made 38 saves. 

Parkland plays the Winnipeg Bruins on Sunday afternoon. They’ll be looking to snap their 12-game losing streak. 

Roblin's Josh Brook is getting set to spend his holidays on the coast. 

The future Montreal Canadien will represent the country as he was selected to play in the World Junior Hockey Championships. They kick off on December 26 in BC. 

Josh is one of seven back end players on the recently named Canadian team.

Brook has really settled into his role as a leader on the Moose Jaw Warriors this season. He's already racked up 33 points in 25 games. 

Jayce Hawryluk is going to the show! The Florida Panthers have recalled the Roblin native. 

Jayce is enjoying a fantastic season. Before getting called up, he was leading the Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL) with 28 points. 

Hawryluk has yet to play a regular season NHL game, so there is no doubt his first one will be very special.

The Grandview Comets are on a little bit of a roll. 

After a tough start to the season, the club has won two straight games. They beat Rivers tonight, 5-2.

Viterra Championship Qualifier:

It was a pretty solid day for the Parkland at the event. 

The Kyle Forsyth rink picked up three in the 10th to win 10-6.

Also, Butch Mouck cruised in his game, winning 8-2 over Lorne Orpin.

The Parkland Bantam Rangers won the battle on the shot clock, but lost the main battle tonight. 

They fell 3-1 to the Pembina Valley Hawks.

Despite the loss, the Rangers played very good at times and had some great opportunities. 

Seth Falkevitch scored the lone Rangers goal in the game. 

The team is back at it tomorrow in Grandview.

The Bantam Parkland Rangers are ready to battle the Pembina Valley Hawks tonight at Credit Union Place. A player that will look to make a difference is Ste. Rose's, Drake Pahl.

The Rangers will enter the contest with a 5-9-2 record.

"We've been working on our power play and penalty kill a lot, and it's been really beneficial for us," added Pahl. 

Pahl's words are backed up with some very good stats. In their last seven games (3-2-2), the Rangers special teams have been very good. On the power play, the team is 6-31 (19.35%). The team's penalty kill has been nearly unbreakable. The team has killed off 24 of their last 25 penalties (96%).

Playing on the Rangers is a transition for Drake that so many other players on the team have had to make. The 14-year-old played for the McCreary Bantam Mustangs last year. This is his first year of AAA hockey.

"It was definitely a pretty big change at the start," added Pahl. "It's a lot faster then I was used to before. The guys are also a lot bigger and more skilled."

Drake hasn't had any trouble making noise, however. He has 11 points (3G) in 15 games. 

"We've been doing a really good job of working as a team," added Pahl. "I've been able to put up some solid numbers, but I couldn't do it without my teammates."

"I just want this team to win games, points don't really matter to me," he added.

Tonight's game is the first of five straight on home ice for the Rangers. Drake's really excited to just play in front of his family and friends here in the Parkland.

"It's going to be awesome having the crowd out there, it really pumps us up," added Pahl. "It's a really fun game to watch, so everyone should come out and cheer us on."

What's Drake's favourite memory in his first season as a AAA hockey player? That's a no-brainer.

"When we went to Regina and beat a couple teams that were really good," said Pahl. "We played really well and took it to them. That was a pretty great moment."

Berths to the 2019 Viterra men's Curling Championship and the 2019 Manitoba Scotties Tournament of Hearts will be on the line this weekend in Dauphin.

All games tonight are at 7:00 p.m. at the Dauphin Curling Club.

Here are tonight's men's games:

Team Jerry Chudley vs Team Glen Toews.

Team Jeff Stewart vs Team Rob Fisher.

Team Kyle Forsyth vs Team Travis Gregory.

Team Butch Mouck vs Team Lorne Orpin.

Here are tonight's women's games:

Team Terry Ursel vs Team Presley Sagert.

The action continues all weekend so stay tuned for updates.

Jaxon Heeney's nickname could be Mr. Reliable. Last year for the Dauphin Kings, the 19-year-old played in 59 games. Very impressive considering the team has a 60-game schedule.

This season, Jaxon has played in 31 games. Yes, the Kings have played 35, but Jaxon's missed games this season were because of a suspension. So all in all, it's safe to say he's made his mark on the organization over the past couple of seasons. 

"Yeah, things are going pretty good right now here," said Heeney. "We lost the last couple, but we're looking to get the last few before Christmas."

Last year, Heeney and the Kings finished with a 14-44-1-1 record. Some eligible players didn't return after it. For Jaxon, it was a no-brainer that he was coming back to Dauphin to play for the Kings.

"I love it here. The city is great and I love everything about Dauphin," added Heeney. "It's a great place to be."

"We as a group, we're just a lot closer this season," he added. "Everyone’s getting along and we all love coming down to the rink."

In the 31 games this season for Jaxon, he's put up 10 points (2G). Last season, he had 13 points. The 10 points are a little quieter than Heeney would have hoped, but he is on pace for a career year in his second full year of junior hockey.

"I mean, I would like to do more offensively for sure," added Heeney. "I'm just trying to do what I can. I have to stick with it and good things will happen."

"I just have to keep grinding in practice and play my game," he added.

Get to know Jaxon:

Where are you born? Forrest, Manitoba. But, I live in Brandon now when I'm not in Dauphin.

Hobbies? I love hunting and fishing. Just basically anything outdoors and of course, I love pretty much any sport. 

What's up for the holidays? I'll go home and spend some time with my family and friends. 

Favourite Christmas meal? Definitely the turkey. I don't get it often, so I have to take advantage of it.

Favourite memory with Kings so far? I would have to say Ukrainian Night. It's a great night and everybody on the team is pretty pumped up for it.

Don't forget, this year's Kings Ukrainian Night goes down at Credit Union Place on January 26.

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings/Pederson Photographic.

Statistically, the MJHL has been owned this season by the Swan Valley Stampeders and Portage Terriers. Those are the two teams that are atop the league heading into this weekend. As far as individual points go, the MJHL has been dominated by Swan River's and former Parkland Ranger Josh Tripp.

The 20-year-old is having a dominating season for the Stampeders. A by far career year. He's got 54 points already through 34 games. That's 12 points more than Matt Osadick, who also plays on Josh's line.

"It's honestly a pretty awesome feeling, it's already my best ever junior season, and it's just half over," said Tripp. "It's even better that I get to do it at home. It's just a great feeling."

For as long as Josh can remember, playing for the Stampeders was a dream of his. The Tripp family has been season ticket holders since the Stampeders' inaugural campaign in the 1999-2000 season. 19 years later, Tripp is living his dream. It just so happens that it comes during one of the best Stampeders' seasons in franchise history.

"Playing at home is the biggest reason I decided to stay here, and wanted to come back when I wasn't here," said Tripp. "It's a great feeling to play in front of my family and friends. It's been extra fun this year with all the success we're having as a team."

"I've always put up a decent amount of numbers and I knew I wanted to bump that up this year," said Tripp, who had a previous career-high of 47 points with Swan Valley in the 2015-16 season. "I'm off to a good start here. I didn't think I would be this hot early, but I'm super happy about it."

Not only is Josh turning out to be a superstar on the ice, but he's a celebrity off the ice in the valley, and that's something he's enjoying. "Anytime someone sees me outside, they'll come and say hey and sort of talk about the season,"

Of course, this isn't the first season that Josh has played with his hometown team. Besides that 47 point season back a few years ago, Josh also played for the team last season. Sandwiched in between that was a 70-game stint with the Corpus Christi Ice Rays of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The 20-year-old left-winger returned to the NAHL to start this season with Jamestown. He played one game for them before coming back home, and the rest has turned out to be history.

Josh has a firm grip on the MJHL scoring race. That's something he hopes he can finish out in his final junior hockey season, but most of all, he just wants the Stampeders' to win games.

"My expectation is just to keep up the pace I have going on right now," said Tripp. "I just want to help this team win games every time out. Obviously putting up 100 points and winning the scoring title is in my sight, but I just want this team to win. That's the most important thing.

Josh and the Stampeders' play 27 more regular season games. Right now, Josh is averaging 1.59 points per game. If he keeps up with the pace he's on right now, Tripp would record just under 43 more points through the end of the regular season. That total would have him at 96, based on where he's at now. The last person to record more than that in an MJHL season with Jeremey Leipsic. He had 100 in the 2016-17 season and he won the scoring title. Dexter Kuczek led the league last year with 92 points. 

Those 54 points have come in a bunch of wins for the team. Swan Valley is 22-6-3-2 and that's good enough for second in the MJHL. They're one point behind the Portage Terriers, a team they beat at the MJHL Showcase earlier this week.

"We're playing really well and It's really exciting to be a part of this group," added Tripp. "We just came off a big win against Portage and that was huge for us. We're looking to make a big push here and make even more noise."

"I want to bring a Championship to Swan River, this community deserves it," he added. "Hopefully we can keep it up and make something special happen."

Josh and the team welcome the Steinbach Pistons to town on Saturday. The two play a heavyweight two-game series.