Dauphin, Canada

The Dauphin U-15 Men's soccer team are Champions!

They were in Swan River for a tournament this weekend, and didn't lose a game.

In the round robin, they won two games and tied one. 

Then in the finals, they capped it off perfectly by shutting out Swan River 2-0.

Here is your local scoreboard for Sunday.

Dauphin FC Rangers:

Lost 1-0 to Oldcastle United.

Grandview Lakers:

Tied Roblin Stars, 6-6.

Lost to Roblin Stars, 18-12.

The Dauphin McDonalds Mosquitos are on top of the Parkland.

They proved that this weekend by winning the Parkland Regional Baseball Championships in Grandview.

With the 8-4 win in the final against the Grandview Lakers, the team from Dauphin will now head to the Mosquito "AA" Provincials in Morden in July. 

By advancing to the finals, the Lakers are off to the "A" Provincials also in July.

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The Dauphin Kings continued to alter their lineup for the upcoming season, with the addition of Bryon Fobair.

Fobair comes over from the OCN Blizzard, after a productive rookie campaign.

The 19-year-old had 18 points (9 G) in 56 games last season for OCN, and he added another point in the playoffs.

Going to the Blizzard is Thomas Hansell.

 

The "Big Hope Open" took place at the Dauphin Lake Golf Club yesterday, and it was a gorgeous day on the links for the more than 40 players.

Men's Championship Flight:

1st - Luke Davidson.

2nd - Brad Carefoot. 

3rd - Owen Connolly. 

Men’s First Flight:

1st - Jerome Bass.

2nd - Braydyn Tkachuk.

3rd - Tom Messinbird.

Ladies Championship Flight:

1st - Gail Tycholiz.

2nd - Cathy Cyr.

3rd - Lori Bourque.

Ladies First Flight:

1st - Kathy Farnsworth.

2nd - Betty Hanson.

3rd - Chris Carefoot.

Most Honest Golfers:

Jason & Melissa Taffinder

Chris Streveler didn't look like a rookie, and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers looked like a team that wanted to rebound from last week's tough loss, and oh boy did they ever.

Behind 246 yards through the air from Streveler, the Bombers throttled Montreal tonight, 56-10 on the road.

On top of the 246 yards passing, Streveler rushed for 98 yards on 10 carries to lead the Bombers, while Andrew Harris picked up 58 on the ground.

And, don't forget, Streveler was 22-28. 

Tristan Okpalaugo led the Blue & Gold with two sacks in the first half, as the Bombers allowed the Al's just 95 yards offensively in the first 30. 

It was a 34-7 lead at the half, then the Bombers went on to score another 22 in the second half while giving up just three.

With the win, the Bombers are now 1-1 and they'll remain on the road to take on Hamilton next week.

It's playoff time in Grandview, at the U-11 Parkland Regional Baseball Championships.

Playoffs:

10:00 a.m. - 1st in Pool A vs 2nd in Pool B - Kinsmen Diamond. Semifinal # 1

10:00 a.m. - 1st in Pool B vs 2nd in Pool A - Museum Diamond. Semifinal # 2

1:00 p.m. - Championship Game - Winner of # 1 vs # 2. - Museum Diamond.

It's one thing to smash your opponents en route to a Provincial Championship gold medal, but it's another thing to smash your own personal best, and that's exactly what Alonsa's Brooklyn Knaggs did at the MHSAA High School Track & Field Championships a couple of weeks ago in Winnipeg.

The 17-year-old won the Varsity Girls Pentathlon with 2561 points. The silver medalist picked up just 2376 points over the five events which included the 100M and 800M races, Shotput, Long Jump, and High Jump.

"It definitely feels really good, and it feels like all of my hard work paid off," said Knaggs. "It was a little bit more challenging, but I know I'd be able to pull it off if I put the time and effort into it."

Winning was that much more impressive because Knaggs did it with an injury. She had a bulging disc in her back during the entire event and has for some time now.

"The injury definitely took away a lot of my mobility," she added. "But, with different doctors, we were able to try out a bunch of different things, and I was able to get some of that mobility back. I knew I maybe wasn't going to be where I was, so I just had to focus on putting in the time, and working as I always have."

"It was a little harder emotionally to get past it," she added. "But, physically I was just able to put the drive into it and get through it."

Last year, Brooklyn was also very impressive at the Provincials as she finished with a score of 2378 in the same event, but this year's 2561 shows how hard she's worked to push herself to the next level.

"I knew last year that I could have done a lot better in my 800M race," said Knaggs. "Coming into this year, when I lost some muscle it really helped me. This year was definitely unexpected. I knew going in I was going to give it everything I had, so it feels good that I was able to do that, and found a way to do so well."

Being in grade 12, this was Knaggs last ever high school event, but she tried not adding more pressure than there already was.

"I was just focused on going out there and showing what I'm capable of," Knaggs added. "I was kind of worried I wasn't going to do as well as I know I can, so the pressure came in there a bit."

Thanks to her success at the Provincials, Brooklyn is now heading to the University of Manitoba and will join the Track Team, when they start up next year.

"It means so much to me," said Knaggs. "Ever since I was young, I wanted to do track at the university level. It was also nice that they recruited me, so it means even more because of that."

Brooklyn used her experience at the high school level to help her succeed, but at university next year, she'll be a rookie and won't have that experience to lean on, but she's not really worried about that.

"I think mentally I just have to tell myself that hard work is going to pay off, and it breeds success," she added. "I need to focus on what the coaches are telling me and understand all the information I'll be getting. There will be a lot of training, and they have the facilities there that I'll use to succeed."

Brooklyn has one last thought on winning gold.

"I was over the moon," said Knaggs. "I was so happy I was able to do it. It was emotional that it was my last year, but I was so grateful. It was an amazing atmosphere, and it all just felt fantastic."

Here's the full interview with Brooklyn:

  

48 athletes took part in the U-18 Manitoba women's expanded Top 40 Hockey Camp, and the program has now cut down to 27 players, and one of the players that is still going strong is Swan River's Kaila Powell. 

The 17-year-old is one of the nine defenders remaining on the team.

"Well, I'm really honoured to still be on the team," said Powell. "I hope to make it to the next round. I also have lots of friends still on the team, so that's a really good feeling as well."

Kaila will now get a couple weeks off, but those weeks will allow her to prepare for a Strength and Conditioning Camp on July 11-12 in Winnipeg, before the 27 players take part in an exhibition tournament against U of M, U of R and the U-18 Team Saskatchewan squad in September.

"I have to workout hard and make sure I keep in touch with everyone," said Powell. "I also have to work on my weaknesses."

"I know as long as I give it my all, I have a good chance at staying with this team," she added. "I just need to give it my best everytime I hit the ice."

 Kaila's #1 position with the team is defence, but there's another part of her game that she believes the coaching staff liked.

"I'm a very versatile player I feel," said Powell. "I can play forward and defence, so I think that's a strength of mine, and they like that."

Kaila's already had lots of success in her hockey career, which included a gold medal at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

Here is your June 21 scoreboard:

Southeast Senior Baseball League:

E & S Yankees beat Grandview Lakers, 15-0.

Canora Supers beat Back Forty Brewers, 3-1.

Dauphin Competitive Slopitch League:

Balloholics beat Showtime, 20-12.

Guns N’ Hoses beat Blackbeard, 23-15.

Well, it didn't take long for Dauphin's Stanley Cup Champion to find a new job.

Barry Trotz is officially the new Head Coach of the New York Islanders, as GM Lou Lamoriello announced the news earlier today.

The 55-year-old Dauphin native resigned from his position with the Washington Capitals this past Monday, and it took him just three days to find himself a new home.

It's a huge off-season for the Islanders, and Barry will bring in his 19 years of NHL coaching experience to Long Island, as they prepare to get back into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Trotz is the fifth winningest coach in NHL history, and before winning Lord Stanley this season, he led the Caps to back-to-back Presidents Trophy seasons in 2015-16 and 2016-17.