Dauphin, Canada

First, it was Carter Sawchuk, and now the Dauphin Kings have added yet another star player, as Mitchell Joss has committed to the program.

The Kings drafted Joss in the third round-25th overall in the 2016 MJHL Draft, and since that, he's continued his very good play in Midget AAA.

As a part of the Winnipeg Wild last season, he had 65 points in 48 regular season games and added eight goals and three helpers in the playoffs as the Wild went on to win the League Championship.

He didn't stop there, as he added six more points in four games at the Telus Cup Midget West Regional, where the Wild lost in the final against the eventual Telus Cup Winner Notre Dame Hounds.

"Mitch is a guy who comes from a good program with the Wild in Winnipeg," said Doug Hedley, HC/GM for the Kings. "He's an energy guy, and his work ethic is through the roof. He's a player that wants to be here, and I think there's nothing but top end things coming for him."

"We're going to obviously try and fit him in a role where he can play here right away," he added. "The fact that he wants to be here, is a great thing for our organization."

One of the things Hedley continues to do is lock down players he wants in the organization, and Mitch is another guy Hedley really wanted to commit.

"He was definitely a guy we wanted," said Hedley. "He stayed a little bit of the exhibition season last year. I'm really looking forward to working with the kid. He's got a great attitude, wants to learn, is very coachable and he's a guy you can really fit in your program."

Stay tuned for some exciting Kings news in the near future, including the 2018 MJHL Draft on June 3rd.

It was a great turnout at the Dauphin Lake Golf Club for this past weekend's Gary Brandon Memorial Golf Tournament. 

Here are the results:

Championship Flight:

1st - Derek Benson, Taylor Fletcher.

2nd - Chad Facey, Shawn Macquarrie.

Consolation - Steve Desroches, Jake Wiens.

1st Flight:

1st - Mike Penrose, Ron Love.

2nd - Tyler Carefoot, Mike Pernarowski.

Consolation - Dan Scott, Chris Todoruk.

2nd Flight:

1st - Ron Lowe, Andy Pickering.

2nd - Rob Bouchard, Mike Sparrow.

Consolation - Cory Cleave, Greg Misener.

3rd Flight:

1st - Brad Carefoot, Gord Fox.

2nd - Curt Mosionier, Brian Kuzyk.

3rd - Ken Schulz, Kelvin Korman. 

4th Flight:

1st - Derek Vendramin, Dale Safronetz.

2nd - Ken Wiebe, Rob VanHumbeek.

It was a busy weekend for a few Dauphin minor baseball teams, and here is how they did.

Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Mosquitos:

Beat Parkway Lanes Mosquitos, 7-4.

Lost to Swan River, 5-4.

Dean Cooley GM Peewees:

Beat Ste. Rose # 2, 13-0 - Jayselyn Nybo threw a no-hitter, with eight strikeouts.

Beat Ste. Rose # 1, 8-5. 

Strilkiwski Contracting Peewees:

Beat Rosenort, 5-4.

Beat Trailblazers, 13-2. Cody Coombs had three RBI, and Mya Kubrakovich had three hits and four RBI.

Lost to Winkler, 11-0.

The Dauphin Brewers had a golden chance to get on a little bit of a roll today, but, they failed to do so, losing both of their games in a double dip against Portage.

In the team's first game, they fell 6-4 in a close battle.

The Brewers battled in game two with just nine players, but ultimately fell again, this time by an 8-5 final.

The loss drops the team to 2-3, but they can bounce back when they hit the field on Friday against the Minnedosa Mavericks, in Minnedosa.

The 1st Annual Mallard Stars golf tournament took over the Gilbert Plains Country Club yesterday, and here are the results:

Championship Flight:

1st Place - Team Valdez Bear.

2nd Place - Team Chief McKay.

3rd Place - Team Dave Highway

First Flight:

1st Place - Team D. Lacquette.

2nd Place - Team J. Straightnose.

Second Flight:

1st Place - Team Joe McKay.

2nd Place - Team Donna Blackbird.

Closest to the Hole:

#4 - Ryan Flett.

#9 - Elvis Nepinak.

#14 - Walter Mecredi.

#17 - Elvis Nepinak.

Longest Drive #12:

Men's - Larry Nepinak.

Ladies - Donna Blackbird.

The Grandview Lakers picked up their first win of the season last night, and Branden Storey was a huge reason why. 

He went .500 from the plate in the game, and knocked in four RBI, which was all the Lakers needed as they beat the red-hot Canora Supers, 9-3.

The Grandview native also pitched a complete game, and fanned four Supers batters. The pitching performance was extra impressive, as he slowed down an offence that scored 38 runs in the past two games.

Derrick Pulock also chipped in offensively, with three RBI. 

The two teams will cap off their home and home against eachother, next Saturday at Al Sapieha Park. 

The Parkland Predators soccer team are Champions!

The team consists of U12 girls from both Swan River and Dauphin, and they were in Selkirk for a tournament today, and they won all three games. 

First up, they beat St. Andrews, 3-0, and followed that up with a 2-0 win against Selkirk.

In the finals, the Predators then battled with St. Andrews Elite, and the girls from the Parkland won 3-1 to win the tournament. 

The Grandview Lakers will look to find their bats tonight, as they play their first home game of the season.

Grandview's only played one game this season, and it came five days ago when they opened up their season with a 4-0 loss to the Back Forty Brewers.

Tonight, they welcome the Canora Supers to town, and it won't be an easy test.

The Supers are 2-1 this season, and have scored 38 runs in their last two games, 25 of which came in a 25-0 thumping against the Parkland Padres two days ago.

First pitch tonight is set for 6:00 p.m. in Grandview.

The Parkland Zone Track & Field Championships were held today in Swan River.

Here are some of the results:

Grandview 

Taron Topham - 1st in Varsity Boys 800M, 2nd in Varsity Boys Javelin.

Eric Shingoose - 2nd in Varsity Boys High Jump, 3rd in Long Jump.

Mia Sturridge - 3rd in JV Girls Shotput.

Chance Shingoose - 4th in JV Boys High Jump

Constantine Byok - 2nd in Varsity Boys Discus

Gilbert Plains

Brady McRae - 1st in JV Boys Javelin.

Jordan McKay - 1st in JV Boys 800, 1500, 3000M.

Jordyn Silworsky - 3rd in JV Girls Javelin.

Grace Bonham - 1st in JV Girls Javelin.

Tyrene Crowe - 1st in Varsity Girls Shotput, 3rd in Varsity Girls Discus.

Tenley Ilnisky - 1st in JV Girls Shotput and Discus.

Sam Robak - 1st in Varsity Girls Discus.

Kyler Rubeniuk - 3rd in JV Boys Triple Jump.

Brenna Jubenvill - 3rd in Varsity Girls Shotput.

Brady Grasby - 1st in Varsity Girls High Jump.

Norah Gulak - 3rd in JV Girls 400M

Dauphin

Alex Iwanchysko - 2nd in Varsity Boys 3000M.

Emmalie Thompson - 1st in JV Girls 800M.

Zach Eiffert - 1st in Varsity Boys 100, 200 and 400M.

Mollie Nolan - 1st in Varsity Girls 200M.

Jocelyn Clement - 3rd in Varsity Girls 200M.

Rylee Zalischuk - 1st in JV Girls Triple Jump.

Rueben Houle - 3rd In Varsity Boys Shotput, and 2nd in Discus.

Justin Bull - 3rd in Varsity Boys Discus.

Lane Prokopowich, Mollie Nolan, Megan Zalischuk - 1st, 2nd, 3rd in Varsity Girls Long Jump.

All of the athletes above now advance to the Provincial Championships June 7th-9th in Winnipeg.

The Dauphin Lake Golf Club will be hosting the "Ladies Season Opener" tournament on June 2nd.

The event is open to both members, and the public.

For members, it's $25, and non-members are $50 and the format is an 18-hole texas scramble.

There will also be prizes, and a meal after the round with the tee times set to begin at 10:00 a.m. and registration is 9:30.

"It's a chance to see and experience the Dauphin Lake Golf Club," said Karen Toderian. "And, of course, you get to see how fun the Dauphin ladies are."

To sign up today, you can call the Dauphin Lake Golf Club at 638-9400.

Gilbert Plains Lukas Frykas will never play another high school basketball game, but the 17-year-old is definitely going out near the top.

At the end of the season, he was awarded the Garett Lee Sidor Memorial Scholarship, which is given out by the Manitoba High School Athletic Association (MHSAA).

"It's a huge deal, especially being it a Memorial Scholarship," said Frykas. "A lot of people think highly of it, and so do I. It's really exciting, and it feels great."

Although he won the scholarship, Lukas didn't even apply for it. His coach, Simon Chalke at the school nominated him for the award, and well the rest is history.

"It was a really big surprise," said Frykas. "I play at such a small school of only 67 kids, so you can't really expect to be noticed very much, and we didn't even make it to the provincials. It's really quite amazing that other people were looking out for me."

Frykas had a dominating season with the Trojans. He averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds and he led the team in free throw percentage.

The Garret Lee Sidor Memorial Scholarship is worth $750, and now Frykas has to decide what he wants to do.

"I have two options right now," said Frykas. "I'm hoping to go to Royal Military College, but I won't be able to use the scholarship there, so I'll have to turn it down. The other is through the Air Cadet program, and I'll be getting my private pilot license soon. Then I'll try and get my commercial license, and with everything needed it's quite expensive, so I'll definitely use my scholarship for it."

Not only was Lukas the captain of the Trojans basketball team, but he was also the captain of the volleyball team this past season.

"It meant a lot to me," said Frykas. "At one time, I was the person that was really new to the sport and I looked up to the older guys. So to grow under those guys, and then be able to be one of those guys, and a leader this year was really great. I'll never forget it."

He also highly excels in the classroom, maintaining an 89.6% academic average.