The Parkland U18 Rangers came from behind to pick up one of their biggest wins of the season on Friday.

Hayden Seib scored the game-winner in a 3-2 win against the Southwest Cougars. Parkland was down 2-1 before they scored two straight for the win.

Dru Mushumanski and Tavyn Boychuk also scored for Parkland while Chase Glover was sensational in net as he turned away 45 shots. 

Parkland heads on the road to play Southwest on Saturday.

The Ste. Rose Celtics varsity girls' volleyball team are off to the playoffs at the provincial championships and two players on the team have already picked up some hardware.

Isabelle Raffray and Katelynn Preston both won the serving challenge at the event. Ste. Rose got off to a great start as they won two of their first three games of the event. The team then won their final game of the round-robin on Friday evening to earn a playoff spot.

They finished second in their pool and will now go up against the Rivers Rams on Saturday in their quarterfinal.

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team came out on fire on Friday in a 6-2 win.

Playing Beaver Brae, Dauphin scored five goals in the opening period.

Logan Chapman was named player of the game and Cody Coombs earned the win in net. Chapman scored two of the team's goals. Ethan Carnegie, Landon Brown, Dixon Flett, and Trayden Guiboche each scored a goal apiece for Dauphin. 

Dauphin will now hit the ice on Saturday afternoon. 

Several volleyball teams from the Parkland are in provincial championship action this weekend and Caitlin Fillion has already won an award.

During the all-star skills challenge on Friday, Fillion was named the Most Accurate Setter. 

She's playing on the Gilbert Plains Trojans team, they lost a tight battle on Friday morning against Grandview. 

After a solid season that saw the team advance to the league semi-final, the Dauphin Clippers football team handed out their season-end awards earlier this week.

Oliver Dandeneau took home the most improved player from last season. He finished with 159 on 31 carries and two touchdowns. He also had 38 tackles, 11 assists, one sack, one fumble recovery, and two interceptions.

The most improved player during the season was Kyle Lunsted. He ran for 126 yards and had one touchdown and he also played on the offensive line at times. The most outstanding defensive player award went to Joseph Lopez, who also won the league-wide award. He finished his incredible season with 44 tackles, five assists, one sack, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. On the offensive side of the ball, he ran for 508 yards while racking up four touchdowns and he had three receptions for 85 yards.

Damon Nepinak was the most outstanding player on the defensive line as he finished with 12 tackles, one quarterback zack and three tackle assists. Lopez and Scott Gower shared the most outstanding offensive player award. Gower rushed for 376 yards, had two touchdowns and he also had one reception for 30 yards.

The most outstanding player on the offensive line was Sully Fox and Owen Tyschinski. 

Mitchell Rauliuk was named the team's rookie of the year.

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The Wellborn Family Dedication Award went to Scott Gower while Liam Jamieson took home the Coaches Award. The Best First Year Player in grade 11 and 12 was Josiah Seale and Austen Semchyshyn was the team's most outstanding special teams player. The playoff most valuable player was Joseph Lopez.

Rob Tomkins won the Ron Ricketts Family Award for his tireless effort for the team.

Hayden Lacquette continues to get recognition from the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and he deserves every bit of it.

After he was named an MJHL Star of the Week following last week's play, he has now been named the Safe Work Manitoba Defenseman of the Month for November.

Lacquette put together a fantastic month as he racked up 13 points in just nine games, four of which were goals. Hayden is tied for seventh in league scoring as the team plays the OCN Blizzard at Stride Place twice this weekend. He also leads Portage in points as they're just three points back of Steinbach for first place in the East Division.

Meanwhile, in Neepawa, Mason Lobreau has been named the Original 16 Goaltender of the Month. He won five of seven games that he started last month. He earned one shutout and had a spectacular .950 save percentage to go along with a fantastic 1.57 goals-against average. Neepawa is now just three points back of the final playoff spot in the West Division. 

Volleyball Manitoba has announced its rosters for the 2022 graduating all-stars games and several players from the Parkland are on the list.

Three players from Grandview School have made the list as Ezra Zamonsky will be joined by Kourtney Mancheese and Jorja Cords on Team Grey in the A-AAA girls' game. Jessica Kuysten from Goose Lake High in Roblin also made the team. They will go up against Team Black. That roster features three players from Major Pratt. They are Kylee Peake, Kiera Haney, and Emily Lavallee.

The graduating all-star games are set for next Saturday, December 10, at St. Paul's High School. 

Players and goalies on last year’s Victoria Cougars team may still be having nightmares after what Logan Walker and the rest of the Kerry Park Islanders did against them last season.

After a 35-win regular season, the Cougars entered the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s playoffs as the top team in the South Division and that put them up against the Islanders, who finished 27 points behind them in the regular season.

The Cougars were the hands-on favourite to win the series, but Walker had something to say about that. In game one of the series, Logan scored twice while adding two assists. He then scored one goal in game two and another two in game three.

Kerry Park had the chance to sweep the series in game four and that is exactly what they did, backed by Logan’s four assists. Logan finished the series with four goals and six assists as the Islanders pulled off the massive upset.

The team’s run to a league title would come to a screeching halt the following round when they were downed in a hard-fought six-game series by Peninsula.  In all, Logan scored five times and had seven assists in the playoffs. In the regular season, he scored 21 times and had 50 points in what was an all-star season.

Logan also played two games with the Victoria Grizzlies of the British Columbia Hockey League before he joined the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League this year.

He produced four points in eight games and now, he’s the newest Dauphin King. In a trade completed earlier this week, the Kings acquired Walker. He’s now eligible to make his debut with the Kings this weekend as they play a home and home with the Winkler Flyers.

“It feels great to be here in Dauphin, the guys in the locker room are great,” said Walker. “I’m excited to put the jersey on and get going here.”

Logan believes he’s a 200-foot player that likes to backcheck, forecheck and put the puck in the back of the net.

Walker started playing hockey when he was eight years old and 13 years later, Walker is looking to help the team get back in the win column after they suffered back-to-back losses last weekend against Neepawa.

Mike O'Shea will be back on the sidelines for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers next season.

The Bombers and O'Shea have agreed to a three-year contract extension. Originally from North Bay, Ont., O'Shea was named the league's Coach of the Year after he guided Winnipeg to a league-best 15-3 record this past season. It was Winnipeg's winningest season ever in franchise history.

The Bombers' won the Grey Cup under O'Shea in 2019 and 2021. On top of O'Shea, the team earlier announced the signings of Adam Bighill and Willie Jefferson

It wasn't the result they were looking for on the ice, but it was still an extremely special night.

The Parkland U18 Rangers hosted their 'Hockey Fights Cancer' night earlier this year and it was a great success says, Jason Gibbs.

"We played Brandon so that brought in a lot of fans," Gibbs. "We had many great prizes and I want to say thank you to Dave Swanton and the parents for putting it together, it was a tremendous success."

In the end, the team raised $3600 and the money raised will be going towards local Parkland Cancer wards. 

The team is now putting their focus on their two games this weekend, both of which come against the Southwest Cougars.

"I also want to thank Bill Nicholson from Embroidery by Design for the jerseys," ended Gibbs. "We will be back next year."

Next up for Parkland is a home and home with the Southwest Cougars this weekend. Friday's game is set for 7:30 at Credit Union Place. Friday's game is also Parkland's final home game of 2022. They close things out with five straight games on the road.

The Rangers are seven points back of the final playoff spot. Madden Murray has paced the team with 22 points, 13 of which are goals. Chase Glover; meanwhile, has racked up four wins in net. 

Dave Height started officiating in 1986. For the last 35+ years, Height has been an official for minor hockey games to the junior level and everything in between. 

Back this year for his 37th year as an official, Dave is now joined by his son, Jordan. He's decided to put on the stripes and he has now officiated two Dauphin Minor games this season and he doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon.

"I was glad that he decided to follow in my footsteps, that means a lot to me," said Height. 

While he has only done two games, Jordan's second game will be a game that he won't ever forget. That's because Jordan and Dave joined forces to officiate a U11 game. It was a game that was filled with many emotions and it was a special night for the father and son.

"It was a proud dad moment to be able to share the same ice with my son," said Height. "I'm excited to have the opportunity to watch him blossom into a good young official."

Jordan; meanwhile, who is already a provincial champion on the pebbled ice said it was a fun night with his dad.

"It felt great, I learned a lot of stuff from my dad," ended Jordan.

Although they aren't scheduled to officiate another game together at this time, Jordan and Dave both said they're very excited for when they get on the ice together again.