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Players, goalies, coaches, and everyone involved in the Grand Plains U18 Ice Dogs team this year have several reasons to be proud and smile as the off-season has arrived.

The team that features players from throughout the Parkland region came up just short in the provincial final as they lost a hard-fought game against Birtle. Then in the league final of the Rural Manitoba Female Hockey League, Grand Plains and Birtle met again and it will go down as a series that won't soon be forgotten.

Four of the five games went into at least a single overtime and game five ended with Birtle scoring in double overtime. 

Dwayne Damsgaard has been with the program since its inception seven years ago and he stepped up as the team's head coach this year.

"It was an awesome season, the girls played so well," said Damsgaard. "Every practice and game our players improved. They never gave up and always continued to give it their all."

Damsgaard wanted the team to know how proud he is of them.

"We accomplished so much this year and there is a lot to be happy about," ended Damsgaard. "I am very happy with how things went this year and I believe female hockey in the Parkland is in a great spot."