Dauphin, Canada

Today’s the final day of the Bantam Parkland Championships.

2:00 p.m. - Dauphin vs Swan River.

4:30 p.m. - Swan River vs Roblin.

7:00 p.m. - Ste. Rose #1 vs Ste. Rose #2.

All games are at Burnside Park.

Here's the scoreboard for Saturday, June 16.

Parkland Bantam Regionals:

Ste. Rose #1 beat Dauphin, 7-6.

Ste. Rose #2 beat Swan River, 13-2.

Roblin beat Dauphin, 2-1.

Ste. Rose #2 beat Roblin, 6-3.

Ste. Rose #1 beat Swan River, 13-3.

Southeast Senior Baseball League:

Canora Supers beat Roblin Stars, 15-6. (Game one of doubleheader).

Canora Supers beat Roblin Stars, 12-5. (Game two of doubleheader).

Santa Clara Senior Baseball League:

Dauphin Brewers beat Austin A's, 12-2. (Game one of doubleheader).

Dauphin Brewers beat Austin A's, 16-5. (Game two of doubleheader).

Here's the scoreboard for June 15.

Southeast Senior Baseball League:

Grandview lost 7-3 against Back Forty Brewers.

Dauphin Minor Baseball Association:

Dean Cooley GM Peewees tied Grandview, 6-6.

 

 

The Parkland Regional Baseball Championships get underway today in Ste Rose.

Here's the full weekend schedule

Saturday, June 16:

9:00 a.m. - Dauphin vs Ste. Rose # 1.

11:30 a.m. - Ste. Rose # 2 vs Swan River.

2:00 p.m. - Dauphin vs Roblin.

4:30 p.m. - Swan River vs Ste. Rose # 1.

7:00 p.m. - Ste. Rose # 2 vs Roblin.

Sunday, June 17:

9:00 a.m. - Ste. Rose # 2 vs Dauphin.

11:30 a.m. - Roblin vs Ste. Rose # 1.

2:00 p.m. - Dauphin vs Swan River.

4:30 p.m. - Swan River vs Roblin.

7:00 p.m. - Ste. Rose # 1 vs Ste. Rose # 2.

All of the games will be played at Burnside Park.

 

The first day of the Future Links Prairie Golf Championships is taking place in Portage La Prairie, and Dauphin's Thomas Scott has wrapped up his first round.

The 13-year-old fired a 90 earlier this morning (46-44).

Scorecard

"I really didn't play my best," said Scott from Portage. "I was playing okay, then I hit the wrong ball and I got a two-stroke penalty for that. Then, I hit the ball into the water and I made a triple bogey. Things just started going downhill from there."

The opening round 90 currently has Thomas in a T-31, heading into round two tomorrow.

"I just have to forget about today," said Scott. "It's all about focusing for tomorrow. I have two more days, so it's time to focus on tomorrow."

"I think I putt the ball pretty well today," he added. "I was in a lot of trouble with some of my other shots, but my putting usually saved me and I salvaged a bogey. I definitely have to keep it going into tomorrow."

At the time of publishing, Scott will enter tomorrow's round 20 strokes back of the lead, but, that isn't stopping him from setting a goal.

"I just want to play better," said Scott. "I want to post a better score, and improve my course management."

Thomas tees off in round two tomorrow at 9:50 a.m.

Scott2

Today's the last day to register for the Parkland Junior Golf League at the Gilbert Plains Country Club.

It all starts up on July 4 at 6:00 p.m., and takes place every Wednesday in the month of July. 

It's open to kids in the Parkland aged 9-17 and gives them a chance to get on the course and learn the game of golf or get some extra playing time if you're already a regular.

The cost to take part in the league is $40, plus the green fee for the junior golfer each week unless you're a member at the GPCC, then you only have to pay the one-time $40.

"It's just going to be a really fun night," said Ryan Rauliuk. "It's going to give the kids a chance to get out every Wednesday, and play a full nine holes and just have fun. Kids will be playing with different kids every week, and there are no scorecards."

The max amount of players that can take part is 36, and just seven spots are still open.

If you'd like more information, or you want to sign up your kid today, contact Ron Chapen at 638-8861, 572-5581, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dauphin's Andrew Liwiski is getting set for his second full year of JR. hockey, but, it won't come in the same place his first full one did.

The 19-year-old played with the Lloydminster Bobcats last season, but now he's a Melfort Mustang.

He was acquired by the Mustangs earlier this month in a three-player trade, which also saw Foxwarren's Jacob Tibbats head Melfort's way.

"I'm excited for the opportunity to play in the SJHL," said Liwiski. "Melfort is always right up there in the standings. I think it's a good fit for me."

"When coming into the season, you always know who the top teams are," he added. "And, to know I'm going to join a top team is pretty awesome."

Liwiski was a near everyday player last season for the Bobcats, who play in the AJHL The AJHL is widely regarded as one of the top JR. leagues in Canada.

"Playing in that league as an 18-year-old allowed me to develop a lot," said Liwiski. "It's a super fast league, so I think just translating over to the SJHL and being able to make quicker decisions will come pretty naturally. I definitely feel I improved my skating throughout the season playing there."

Being wanted from one of the top teams in the SJHL every season, Andrew will be feeling extra confident heading into Fall Camp in August.

"That definitely gives me a lot of confidence," he added. "I think I'll be able to provide some more offence from the backend then I did last year, and I'm pretty excited about that."

Mustangs

Here is your local scoreboard for June 14.

Dauphin Minor Ball:

Strilkiwski Contracting Peewees lost 15-7 to Swan River. 

Dean Cooley GM Peewees lost 13-2 to Swan River. 

Competitive Slopitch League:

Denray Tire beat Outlaws, 17-16.

Giants beat Guns N' Hoses, 17-8.

The Dauphin Kings held their AGM tonight inside the Lion's Den at the Parkland Rec Complex.

Overall, the Kings posted a loss of just over $12,000 last season.

Dean Cooley, who was appointed the new Team President, shares his thoughts on the loss.

"Our goal of the hockey club is to make a little bit of money," said Cooley. "We are a non-profit organization, so making a lot of money isn't necessarily a must. I think we can note the attendance as one of the factors because we didn't quite have the numbers we wanted."

"Next year, we hope to have an exciting club on the ice, that fans want to come out and support," he added.

The Kings doubled their fundraising from 2017 to 2018. In 2018 the organization fundraised $267,801, $180,000 of which was combined between the Ag Project and Tractor Lotto. In 2017, they fundraised $127,028.

Here are some other comparisons:

Game Night Revenue - 2018 ($77,243)  2017 ($77,710).

Other Revenue - 2018 ($19,193)  2017 ($28,960).

Sponsorship - 2018 ($133,642)  2017 ($112,628).

Ticket Sales - 2018 ($105,399)  2017 ($107,566).

Regardless of it being the 50th Anniversary for the club last season, Cooley notes whatever year it is, the goal is to succeed financially and on the ice.

"I don't think it really mattered what year we were in, we were disappointed to be the 10th place team and the fact that we lost some money," he added. "Yes, we wanted to be able to celebrate more in our 50th year, but that's a part of sports. We're looking forward to an exciting year coming up."

Cooley takes over for the departing Randy Daley who decided to step down after 16 years as Team President. 

"I think it's important for everyone to take their turn," said Cooley. "I, first of all, want to say thank you very much to Randy for all he's done. I believe everyone deserves a turn, so now, I'll take over the presidency for a few years, and hand it off to someone at that point."

Here are some other changes in the organization:

New Team Governor - Jason Gibbs. 

Director of Billets - Ashley Shaw/ Lindsay Kyle.

Director of Volunteers - Cam Abrey.

Director of Marketing - Hector Paulhus. 

Board Resignations:

Randy Daley - President/Governor.

Ray Lofgren - Volunteer Coordinator.

Sherrie Volk - Marketing.

"I'm very pleased with our Board of Directors," said Cooley. "Again, I do believe in change and new and exciting ideas is always a good thing. I thank very much to the people who've come to our board and did everything they did. We're very excited to add new people to the board."

Going forward, Cooley believes Ticket Sales is a huge way to turn things around financially.

"We're very excited to have Doug Hedley as our HC/GM," he added. "Everyone knows the success he's had, and what he's already brought to our club. Getting people in the stands will help without a doubt."

The Kings also unveiled a new logo at the AGM, that will be used going forward. 

New Logo

Closing facts:

The Kings officially wrapped up their "50 for 50" campaign and successfully raised over their $50,000 goal.

For the first time since 2012, the teams debt is now under $100,000 ($98,000).

You can officially set your calendar for the winter if you're a Dauphin Kings fan.

The MJHL has released this upcoming season's schedule.

Kings Preseason Schedule:

Sunday, September, 2 - JoFo Cup - 2:00 p.m.

Monday, September 3 - Swan Valley - 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4 - @ Swan Valley - 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, September 8 - Virden Oil Capitals - 7:30 p.m.

Monday, September 10 -  @ Waywayseecappo Wolverines - 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, September 12 - @ Virden Oil Capitals - 7:30 p.m.

Friday, September 14 - Waywayseecappo Wolverines - 7:30 p.m.

To see the entire regular season schedule for the team, head to Dauphin Kings Schedule.

Here are some important dates throughout the season:

Saturday, September 22 - "Home Opener" Sponsored by Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy.

Friday, September 28-30 - First Road Trip (3 games in 3 days).

Saturday, October 6 - Skate with the Kings.

Friday, November 9 - Heroes Night.

Wednesday, November 21 - Rain Check Night.

Saturday, November 24 - Ag Appreciation Night.

Friday, December 7 - Teddy Bear Toss/ Hockey Cards.

Sunday, December 9 - Tractor Lotto.

Tuesday, December 11-12 - "MJHL Showcase" in Winnipeg.

Saturday, December 22 - Skate with the Kings/ Christmas Game.

Friday, January 18 - Skate with the Kings.

Saturday, January 19 - Kings Comedy Night.

Saturday, January 26 - Ukrainian Night.

Wednesday, February 13 - Rain Check Night.

Saturday, February 16 - Skate with the Kings.

Thursday, February 28 - Awards Night/ Final Home Game.

He's already worn a Dauphin Kings jersey in game action, but, going forward Nakodan Greyeyes will be wearing a Kings jersey full-time.

The 17-year-old top prospect officially committed to the Kings earlier today.

"I was super happy to commit to the Kings," said Greyeyes. "I'm looking forward to the season, and it was nice to get the decision over with."

"The young group we're going to have next year," said Greyeyes on why he decided to commit. "Doug's a really good coach, and he's going to provide me with a really good year of development."

Doug Hedley, HC/GM for the Kings is thrilled just like Nakodan that he committed.

"Getting to commit him to us this year is a great signing for us," said Hedley. "Teams in the WHL were interested in him, but the good thing is he's decided to go NCAA Division 1. We feel he's going to add some speed, and skill to the lineup. He will definitely contribute offensively for us this season."

Nakodan will be coming over from the Rink Hockey Academy (RHA) where he absolutely tore it up. In just 36 games, he scored 24 goals and assisted on 29 other for a 53 point total, which is an average of 1.47 points per game.

"That program really took my game to the next level," said Greyeyes. "It really prepared me for JR., and it's pretty much the same schedule I'm on now which is really exciting."

"Nakodan had the chance to play exceptional competition from around Canada and the United States during his time at RHA," said Hedley. "We're looking forward to him wearing a Kings jersey."

Greyeyes becomes the third 17-year-old to commit to the Kings in the last month, with the other two being Mitchell Joss and Alex Cattani. 

"We're getting some really good hockey players," said Doug Hedley on getting commitments from younger players. "When you can sign a 17-year-old that can play in this league, it means we'll have them for a couple years, and we can develop them. We're going to surround them with experience, and put them in situations that we feel they can succeed in."

Nakodan will now skate with RHA all summer, and workout to prepare for the Kings Fall Camp in late August.