Whether it’s being out in the community, helping out at minor hockey practice or killing a penalty at a crucial time, Cordell Coleman is there and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to represent the Kings organization and he does a great job at it.

The 20-year-old from Lac La Biche, Alberta, is back with the Kings after he was acquired in a trade with Swan Valley back in the 2019-20 season. He played 35 games that year and was back last season; however, only played in six as the season was cancelled early on because of the pandemic.

Coleman has now played 75 games with the team and he couldn’t imagine being in a better place than Dauphin.

“I’ve been on a few good teams in the past but this is probably the best I have ever been on,” said Coleman. “I’m really excited for what the rest of the season can bring for us, we’re looking to go on a run.”

Parker Malchuk is the head of the leadership group as he’s the club’s captain. Kaden Bryant and Colby Jaquet are assistant captains and Coleman wraps up the team’s leadership group. It’s the first time that Cordell has been an assistant captain in his junior career and it’s a special feeling.

His brother Leyson played 112 games with the Swan Valley Stampeders, 50 of which came in the team’s run to the league final in the 2018-19 season when they ultimately came up short in seven games. The 2019-20 season was Leyson’s final campaign as a junior hockey player and he served as the Stampeders captain.  So there’s no doubt that great leadership runs in the Coleman family, on and off the ice.

“My brother has always been a huge leader and role model to me,” said Cordell. “He was super proud and happy for me when I was named an assistant captain. I’ve always tried to put myself in spots where I can help people, whether that be teammates, friends or anything at all.”

Cordell will be back on the ice this Friday when the club welcomes the Virden Oil Capitals to Credit Union Place. Dauphin is coming off a 3-2 win last Saturday.

“That was a big win for us. We didn’t get the result we wanted in the first three games of the year but we stuck with it,” said Coleman.

Get to know Coleman:

Favourite part about living in Dauphin?

Just going to the rink every day to see my teammates, we’re like one big family

What are some of your hobbies?

Fishing, hunting, quadding. Really anything I can do outside, I’m all about that kind of stuff

Favourite hockey moment? 

In my second year playing U18, we made it all the way to provincials and game seven, which was an incredible experience. One of the greatest years of my life with such a great group of guys

Is there anywhere you would like to travel to?

I would love to go down to Texas and go hunting, fishing and just some of the other things I enjoy outside

Favourite NHL team? 

Edmonton Oilers, I’m a ride or die with them, there is no doubt about it

Islanders Manitoba broke onto the scene last year and now in its second year, it is your one-stop-shop from everything New York Islanders and it's produced and aired right here in Dauphin.

Mitchell Rauliuk is the main host and he alongside several guests provide analysis before every Islanders game and after throughout the season. Dubbed as Islander coverage with some Parkland flavour, Rauliuk keeps you up to date with everything Islanders and is having a blast doing so.

"Going on and seeing followers every night, it's great," said Rauliuk. "Especially with my dad helping me out, we're having a lot of fun."

You can check out Islanders Manitoba on Facebook. While he's staying very busy with his show, Mitchell is staying very busy on the hockey broadcast side of things.

He joins Boston Karlson as the Voice of the Parkland U18 Rangers and just recently, he joined forces with the U15 Dauphin Kings to call their games and did one this past weekend at the Rotary Arena. 

Mitchell has also called a few Dauphin Kings games this season on HockeyTV and has also provided great colour commentary on multiple occasions.

The young broadcaster from Dauphin is doing anything he can to break into the industry and he's doing a tremendous job. Here's Mitchell during the Dauphin Kings Plays of the Week.

"When I get up to the booth and get ready to call a game, I get so excited," said Rauliuk. "Calling a game is more fun than it ever has been and I'm really into it."

Jayce Legaarden is putting together an all-star season with the Parkland U18 Rangers and we now know where he will suit up next year. The Grandview native has signed his letter of intent with the MJHL's Winkler Flyers.

The signing means the Ranger will join one of the top organizations in the league.

"It felt amazing, Winkler is an amazing organization and I can't wait to get started with them," said Legaarden.

The Ranger has also had the chance to experience the junior hockey lifestyle as he played in two games with the team this season.

"It was a tremendous experience, I had such a great time," said Legaarden. "It was great to see the players and meet everyone in the organization."

Jayce leads Parkland this season with 37 goals, the third most in the U-18 provincial circuit and he's added 22 assists as well. 

"I worked on some things in the off-season and it's paying off," said Legaarden. "With that said, I couldn't do it without my teammates, they help me succeed."

Legaarden also says it's not all about the points, he wants to win with this group and right now, Parkland is in a playoff spot. You can catch the team in action on Friday in Roblin at 7:30 as they play the Norman Northstars. 

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team won for the second time in as many nights.

Jaymen Fee scored twice on Monday as the Clippers doubled up the Sandy Bay Badgers, 4-2. Dauphin downed Deloraine one night prior.

Cole Delamare and Liam Chartrand also scored for the Clippers who had just 13 available skaters for the game. 

It was a historic night in St. Paul, Minnesota on Monday. 

Former Parkland Ranger Connor Dewar scored his first NHL goal as the Wild went on to win 8-2 against the Montreal Canadiens. 

Dewar already has two assists as he's suited up in 11 games. 

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League's West Division is tight at the top and the bottom.

Up top is the Dauphin Kings as they lead the division with 49 points while the OCN Blizzard is at the bottom in sixth place; however, they are only five points back of a playoff spot with the Neepawa Titans holding down fourth place to start the week. 

In second place and sitting only one point back of Dauphin is Waywayseecappo who are on a nice little roll in 2022. Following a blip out of the gate to Steinbach in their first game of the new year, the Wolverines have won three straight games, two of which came against Winkler and on Sunday night, the club downed OCN in a shootout, 3-2. 

At 23-9-2, it's been a tall task for any team to shut down the Wolverines as their 145 goals for are the most in the league. 

Taylor Harnett is the team's head coach and general manager and he says he's pleased with how things are going.

"You never know what to expect when players come back after the break," said Harnett. "We had a great series against Winkler and a good battle against OCN. We're heading in the right direction and that's what we need to continue doing."

The team's game on January 16, a 3-2 win against Winkler was also one for the books as Harnett coached his 200th game with Waywayseecappo. A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Harnett was hired to become the team's coach and general manager on November 28, 2017. The team was 7-3 before the season was cancelled last year and Harnett led the organization to the playoffs in the previous two years. This year, the Wolverines are title contenders and will be an extremely tough test for anyone that has to go up against them. 

"I really enjoy living and working in this community, I truly love it here," said Harnett. "I'm really fortunate that the organization gave me an opportunity to coach this team and be a part of this community. Everyone in this organization is first-class, there is a lot of pieces and great people."

The Wolverines were 8-48-3-1 in the 2017-18 season and as this year rolls on, the team is certainly a championship contender and they're preparing for another pair of games against OCN this weekend. They will play Friday in Waywayseecappo before playing a road game, close to home as the two teams will play at the Russell Memorial Complex on Sunday evening. 

Dauphin plays the Wolverines in four straight starting on February 18. 

The Dauphin Clippers took a business trip to Deloraine on Sunday afternoon and they took care of business.

Playing the Colts, the Clippers played a solid 60 minutes to earn a 5-1 win. Logan Chapman led the way for Dauphin with a pair of goals. 

Matthew Zurba, Austyn Roos and Cole Delamare scored for Dauphin in the game.

Delamare leads the club with 22 points while Chapman is just one behind with 14 goals and seven assists. 

The Parkland U18 Rangers are back home with two more points.

On the road for a pair of games against Pembina Valley, the Rangers picked up a point each on Saturday and Sunday after dropping both games in a shootout.

In Saturday's weekend opener, Jayce Legaarden led the way with two goals while Kyan Grouette and Matthew Munro both potted in a 5-4 defeat. Then on Sunday, six different Rangers scored.

Will Munro, Parker Boguski, Hayden Seib, Kyan Grouette, Cash Clarkson and Marco Bodnarski scored the goals. Parkland has now lost five games in a row and they'll look to get back on track on Friday when they play Norman. 

In other news, four Parkland wins have been taken away as the Kenora Thistles have taken a leave of absence. The team is now 12-12-5 and are seventh in the league, two points up on the eighth-place Hawks.

Ahead of a busy week that will include three games in four days, the Dauphin Kings are pleased to announce the commitment of Joe Gerebi for the 2022-23 season.

From Chanhassen, Minnesota, Joe is in his fourth season with Chanhassen High School and he serves as the team's captain. Drawing interest from several teams in the North American Hockey League, Gerebi decided that Dauphin was the perfect place for him to begin his junior career and he will do so next fall. Joe has also started on the back end in all four years with his high school team, which is quite unheard of according to Andy Kubas, the team's Northern USA Scout.

The 18-year-old has chalked up six points this season in 14 games. Kubas talks about Gerebi.

"He's a great kid first, an elite hockey player but he's a great kid," said Gerebi. "I've talked to his coach, friends, parents and they all say amazing things about him. He's a really good human being and I know he is thrilled to join the team."

When it comes to his performance on the ice, Kubas says Joe has all the pieces to become an elite junior hockey player.

"I've watched him this year in his senior year and he's been outstanding," said Kubas. "He has an incredible IQ and great edges. He's playing against a few players that are on the NHL Central Scouting list, so he's playing against elite players and he's holding his own."

Signing a top-end player from south of the border proves that Dauphin is heading in the right direction. The team currently leads the West Division and year-after-year seems to be adding more and more talent from the United States. This year, Keaton Woolsey has been solid in the net when he has had an opportunity to play while Tanner Brouwer has seven points in his rookie season. 

"We're really looking forward to working with him, said Doug Hedley, the team's head coach and general manager. "He skates really well and his leadership qualities are high. We're excited to get him in our crest for next season."

In a chat with Joe from his Chanhassen home, the captain is looking forward to making his way to Dauphin in the fall.

"It felt really good to put pen to paper, I'm really excited to play with Dauphin," said Gerebi. "They have a rich history and they're having a great season and I know they have a bright future, it's exciting to be a part of that."

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Gerebi knows the biggest transition will be physicality that is seen in the MJHL compared to the Minnesota high school scene. However, he's looking forward to spending some extra time in the gym to prepare and get ready for training camp in August. This year with Chanhassen, Joe has helped the team win 10 of their 14 games and with a 4-1 Metro West record, they're in a tie for first. They have also outscored their opponents, 27-6 in four games in 2022. 

Nakodan Greyeyes is back.

The 20-year-old scored the game winning goal on Saturday night as Dauphin came from behind to beat the Virden Oil Capitals, 3-2.

Dauphin opened up the scoring before Virden scored two straight to take a 2-1 lead. Then some hometown flavour found the back of the net as Garrett Hrechka scored late in the third to tie the game.

Then Greyeyes capped it off as he scored with less than three minutes left as Dauphin won a thriller.

Dauphin won their 24th game of the season and snapped a three-game losing streak. Kaden Bryant ended the night with one goal and one assist and was named the games first star.

The two teams will play a home-and-home next weekend.

The Parkland U15 Rangers put together a good effort on Saturday afternoon and came out with a point. 

The club lost a close 3-2 affair against the Bruins Brown. 

Luke Myhre and Ethan Carnegie scored for Parkland in the game.