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Monday, 06 November 2017 09:18

Clippers Win Third Straight Championship!

The Dauphin Clippers headed to Moosomin on Saturday morning for the Manitoba Rural Football League Championship, and for the third straight year, the Dauphin Clippers are Champions of the league as they beat the Generals, 48-40 in a thriller.

"Everyone was absolutely ecstatic," said Cam Bennet, Football Operations for the Clippers. "Especially the grade 12's. They really wanted to go out Champions, having been Champions in grade 10 and 11, so they really wanted to do that as there final moment and they stuck together and pulled it out."

The Clippers and Generals have a history dating back to last season when the Clippers beat the Generals for the Championship, but earlier this season, the Generals pummeled the Clippers, winning 74-34 in Dauphin.

"Moosomin came out in that regular season game having something to prove, and they definitely did," said Bennet. "This time, we just went out and had fun. We were definitely the underdogs, but I think our experience really came into play. Being in the Championship before and winning it, we just knew how to finish it off."

As we look ahead to next season now, the Clippers will be without 11 players who are set to graduate this spring.

"It was pretty emotional," said Bennet. "There was lots of hugs, and high fives and tears. it was great to see all the parents that came down, and rushed the field as we won."

When next season begins, the Clippers will look to make it four in a row, but as Bennet notes, it will be a different team.

"We have a lot of big shoes to fill, there's no doubt about that," said Bennet. "But we do have some experienced players that played big roles on this team. We're definitely going to improve every game next year, and I guess we'll just see what happens."

In other Championship action, the Swan Valley Tigers captured the Murray Black Cup winning 33-28 over Virden.

 

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UPDATE: Canadian Mixed Curling Championships Roll on

Friday, 17 November 2017 12:27
UPDATE: Canadian Mixed Curling Championships Roll on

For 10 teams, the dream of winning a gold medal at the 2017 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships will come to an end today, but for four teams, the dream will remain alive.

Gilbert Plains Jubenville Recognized in NHL Central Scouting Rankings

Friday, 17 November 2017 09:17
Gilbert Plains Jubenville Recognized in NHL Central Scouting Rankings

For Gilbert Plains Tyler Jubenvill, playing in the NHL is a dream, and that dream may have come a little bit closer as he has been listed on the NHL Central Scouting Rankings.

Kings and Terriers Square Off in 50th Anniversary Showdown

Friday, 17 November 2017 06:00
Kings and Terriers Square Off in 50th Anniversary Showdown

50 years ago, today, the Dauphin Kings and Portage Terriers hooked up in the first MJHL game, and 50 years later, the venue may have changed, but the rivalry continues as the two will square off tonight at Credit Union Place.

Dauphin's Smelski Enjoying Life as a King

Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:00
Dauphin's Smelski Enjoying Life as a King

Dauphin's Bradyn Smelski is well into his first full season with the Dauphin Kings, and despite the team struggles, the Dauphin native is enjoying it.