Dauphin, Canada

It's been a disappointing season overall for the Midget Parkland Rangers, but they have the chance to end the season on a high note as they welcome the Southwest Cougars to town this afternoon.

The Rangers (16-26-2-3) will not qualify for the playoffs this season, but despite the under .500 record, the team has shown they are capable of playing very good hockey.

The two teams met just two days ago in Souris, and the Cougars came out on top in that game, 5-1.

Game time this afternoon is set for 2:00 at Credit Union Place.

The Dauphin Kings scored first, but they couldn't hold it as they lost to the Steinbach Pistons, 7-2.

Just over one minute in, Brendan Arnold put the Kings up 1-0, but Steinbach scored two-straight in the first, and another four in the second to lead, 6-1 after 40.

Kyle Oleksiuk notched one for the Kings in the third, and Steinbach also added one to pick up two points.

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It wasn’t quite the finish they were looking for, but what a week it was for Emma Jensen and her curling team as they were in Winkler for the Provincial Championships, and they will head back to the Parkland as Provincial Finalists.

The Clippers went without a loss until the A-Side final where they lost their first game of the tournament against Ashern.

The foursome then got their revenge against Ashern in the B-Side final in the double knockout, which set up another meeting between the two teams, and this time it would be for the Championship.

Steals of one and two paced the way for Ashern as they claimed the Championship.

It was do-or-die for the Dauphin Clippers this afternoon in Deloraine, and the Clippers are still alive after they won game two, 2-1.

The teams went into the first intermission tied at zero.  Wade Kopytko and Riley Hammond scored for the Clippers in the second and Deloraine scored one as Dauphin led 2-1 after 40.

In the third, no goals were scored as the Clippers pushed the series to game three.

Game three goes tomorrow night at Credit Union Place at 8:30.

Two Saturdays ago, the Dauphin Kings stunned the Steinbach Pistons on their home ice, and tonight they get another chance as the teams hook up for the sixth and final time this season. 

The Kings will also look to snap their current four game losing streak after falling last night against Selkirk. 

Just four more games remain in the regular season for the Kings, in what has been a tough year statistically, but the team continues to show improvement, and a case for what should be a bright future. 

After tonight, the Kings will be back on home ice on Tuesday, before wrapping up their season next weekend on the road. 

Game time tonight between the Kings and Pistons is set for 7:30.

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Ray Baker and his foursome fell to 1-3 at the Senior Men’s Provincials in Winnipeg after day two action yesterday.

The rink won their first game, but have dropped three-in-a-row since.

Also in action this weekend is Butch Mouck and after two days, his rink is 3-1.

Kurtis Luke recorded his 65th point of the season, and Carter Cockburn picked up his 61st, but it wasn’t near enough as Southwest beat the Rangers, 5-1.

Southwest jumped out to a 2-0 lead midway through the second, before Luke scored for the Rangers to cut the deficit in half as the Rangers trailed, 2-1 after 40.

The Cougars added three third-period goals to win the first half of a home and home between the clubs.

They will now play Sunday afternoon at Credit Union Place.

The Dauphin Kings came back from a one goal deficit twice, but Selkirk had the last punch as they scored with under two minutes left to beat the Kings, 3-2.

The Steelers opened the scoring just under midway into the opening frame, but Landon Lushanko tied the game for the Kings 17:08 into the game as the teams were tied after 20.

The Steelers scored the only goal in the second to lead, 2-1 after 40.

Kyle Oleksiuk tied the game up on the powerplay early in the third, but the Steelers scored with just 1:20 left in the game to earn two points. 

The Kings are next back in action tomorrow night in Steinbach.


Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings

The Dauphin Clippers recorded 41 shots, but none went in as they dropped their opening game of the playoffs against Deloraine, 3-0.

With the loss, the Clippers must win tomorrow in Deloraine or the team's season will come to an end.

The puck drops tomorrow at 4:00.

The season is winding down for the Parkland Midget Rangers but first, they have a home and home with the Southwest Cougars, and it kicks off tonight in Souris.

The Rangers (16-25-2-3) earned three of a possible four points last weekend against the Pembina Valley Hawks and will look to try and build off that as they cap off their season this weekend.

Kurtis Luke (64 points) and Carter Cockburn (60) have led the Rangers all season, while Jaeger Lapointe has been efficient offensively with 48 points.

Puck drop tonight is set for 8:00 in Souris and the teams will return for a 2:00 p.m. puck drop on Sunday at Credit Union Place.

The Gilbert Plains women's Hockey Team are in Reston this weekend for the A/B Provincial Championships, and so far so good for the club.

They played Carman earlier this afternoon and won, 4-0.

Allee Hretchka who is a Peewee Call up led the team with two goals and was the game star.

Emmalie Thompson and Ameron Laliberty each scored one goal for GP.

Next up for the team is a game tomorrow morning at 8:00 a.m. against Cross Lake.

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