The Dauphin Kings dominated the Neepawa Titans on Tuesday in just about every statistical category except for the one that means the most. 

On a night where the Kings racked up 65 shots, they only capitalized once in a 2-1 loss against the West Division foe as Dauphin began their preseason schedule. 

The Kings jumped out to an 11-1 shot lead in the first and they finished the first period with 25. Neepawa did find the back of the net very late in the first. Karson Raymond, who otherwise played a solid game, turned the puck over at Neepawa’s blueline and Kohen Kulbacki was sprung away on a breakaway, one that he would score on. 

Chase Glover started for Dauphin and he made 12 saves. Piet Mierau came in relief and turned away all 12 shots he saw through overtime. To get into extra time, Elias Eisenbarth scored with just more than four minutes left in the game. It was Dauphin’s lone goal on the man advantage as they struggled heavily, going just 1-for-8. They were 3-for-3 on the penalty kill. 

Jordan Bax scored for Dauphin in the shootout after no goals were scored in overtime. Addison McIntosh and Owen Wallace responded for Neepawa, who will now return home to play Kam River of the Superior International Junior Hockey League. 

Dauphin will welcome Swan Valley to town on Wednesday night, the puck drops at 7:30 at Credit Union Place. $5 for adults and those aged 18 and under get in for free.  

The 2023-24 Manitoba Junior Hockey League regular season is just more than two weeks away.

Five games will hit the ice on opening night which is slated for Friday, September 22. The Dauphin Kings will open their campaign that night at Credit Union Place as they welcome the Swan Valley Stampeders to town. It will be the first meaningful game between the two clubs since game six of the Turnbull Cup playoffs last year, a game in which Swan Valley won and eliminated Dauphin from the playoffs in the process.

Ahead of that, the Kings will have a busy preseason schedule which includes five games. The first of which will take place on Tuesday when Dauphin welcomes the Neepawa Titans to town before playing Swan Valley on Wednesday. The Kings then make their way to the valley to complete a home-and-home with the Stampeders. Dauphin then takes on the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League next Friday at Credit Union Place. That leads the Kings into their final preseason game next Saturday when they head to Virden to play the Oil Capitals.

As the push to the regular season does continue, 730CKDM is thrilled to release the broadcast schedule for the upcoming season. Darnell Duff will have the call of 26 Dauphin games throughout the season which includes 21 games on the road. The first two games of the season will be live on the radio and the schedule includes a special 'school' game on February 28 when Dauphin plays in Swan Valley at 12:30. The final broadcast of the regular season is Friday, March 15.

On top of the 26 Kings games, Darnell Duff will also broadcast six Parkland U-18 Rangers games. Four of the games are played in Dauphin and two will be on the road. 


Whether you're a Winnipeg Blue Bomber fan or a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan, you were treated to an incredible game on Sunday.

In Regina for the Labour Day Weekend Classic, it was the Roughriders who tied it up late and won in overtime, 32-30. Saskatchewan tied it up with just 31 seconds left and scored first in overtime. Winnipeg then quickly scored six points; however, they were unable to convert their two points in the defeat.

Zach Collaros had 279 yards passing in the game while Jake Dolegala continued his impressive stretch of play as he completed 22 passes for 326 yards. Nic Demski had some highlight reel plays and 118 yards for the Blue Bombers while Brady Oliveira had 88 yards rushing. It took Winnipeg more than 15 minutes before scoring their first point of the game and they only had seven points going into halftime.

They played a much better offensive second half with 17 points; however, it wasn't enough. Winnipeg dropped to 9-3 with the loss but they still remain ahead of B.C. for first place in the West Division. Saskatchewan is now four points back of B.C., but they do have a game in hand and have six wins in their first 11 games.

Winnipeg will now look to get back on track and get revenge in the process as they host the Banjo Bowl on Saturday afternoon at 3. The game is sold-out and has been for quite sometime. 

Blake Boudreau, who came into main camp in outstanding shape, scored a pair of goals on Sunday as Team Hobbs downed Team Cherepak, 6-5, in the JoFo Cup.

Rylan Gage, Riley Borody, Jordan Bax, and Elias Eisenbarth also scored in the victory. 

Joshua Schmidt led the way for Team Cherepak as he scored twice to wrap up a weekend where he excelled and impressed. 

Josh Heistad, Sam Boldt, and Danylo Dolin also scored in the tight defeat.

Dauphin will now begin preseason play on Tuesday at Credit Union Place when the Neepawa Titans come to town. Puck drop for that game is set for 7:30.

Forrest Karlson led the way with four goals as Team Freese beat Team Hedley, 16-11, on Thursday to win the Parkland Summer Hockey League.

In the win, both Carter Zalischuk and Jordan Height scored three times. Cade Legaarden potted a pair of goals in the win while Parks Gardner, Jace Paterson-Brading, Ryder Gardner, and Ryzlie Nepinak all scored singles for Team Freese. 

In the defeat; meanwhile, Havyril Simchuk, Noah Smigelsky and Sam Swanton scored a pair of goals. Jake Myhre, Alex Lopez and Samson Bourgouin also found the back of the net. 

Karlson finished the league as the scoring champion with 36 goals and 17 assists. Cash Clarkson was one behind with 52 while Carter Zalischuk had 44 and Quinten Fisk had 40. 

In the third place game, Team Soupy and Team Carefoot played to a 16-16 tie. Brayden Budolowski and Landyn Garton both scored four goals for Team Carefoot. Dillian Anderson scored a pair of goals. Brayden Alf, Coy Dixon, Jake Nykolaishen and Luke Harness also scored for Team Carefoot.

Scoring four times for Team Soupy was Ethan Carnegie while Thomas Schmidt recorded a hat-trick. Carter Moncreif, Jaxon Bodnar, and Carter Rands each scored twice. Kaleb Crowe, Dominic Chartrand, and Ayden Bradley all scored once. 

The Dauphin Kings are holding their main camp this weekend at Credit Union Place.

The three-day camp kicks off a very busy next several days for the club as after Sunday's JoFo Cup, they will host the Neepawa Titans on Tuesday in their first preseason game.

All sessions this weekend are free of charge. 


He has always dreamt of playing with the Dauphin Kings.

Eventually, that dream became a reality and now, his dream is set to roll on. Carter Zalischuk played 39 regular season games with the Dauphin Kings last season, scoring four goals and adding five assists. He then would score his first Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoff goal in the first round against Swan Valley.

Being a rookie last year, Carter had to earn every single moment of ice-time and when it comes to work ethic, you may have a hard time finding anyone more committed than Carter. Being the first person on the ice for practice and the last one off, Zalischuk is now ready to make a larger impact with his hometown junior team this season.

With players rolling in from across the country, main camp will begin on Friday at Credit Union Place. It will wrap up with the JoFo Cup which takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday before the team opens their preseason on Tuesday when they welcome the Neepawa Titans to town.

Upwards of 50 players will compete for spots on this year's roster beginning Friday.

"I'm expecting a lot of really great talent, we also have a solid group of returnees this year," said Zalischuk. "The compete level will be very high and we will have a very strong defensive core. It will interesting to see how our young players perform. I'm really looking forward to this weekend, it's time to get down to business."

Ahead of camp, Zalischuk has spent his summer in the gym and he's been on the ice for the last month playing for Team Freese in the Parkland Summer Hockey League. While it's hard to compare the league to what Carter can expect when the MJHL season gets going, he has had a very solid showing with 40 points in just nine games. 25 of those points are goals as he ranks tied for third in league scoring. The league will wrap up on Thursday with the championship game alongside the third place game. Zalischuk will lead his team into the gold medal game against Team Hedley beginning at 8:30 at Credit Union Place.

"I'm feeling much more confident putting the puck in the net and finding guys on the ice," offered Zalischuk. 

With main camp being just one day away, Zalischuk is ready to do whatever it takes.

"I'm just trying to make an impact every time I'm on the ice and I'll do whatever it takes to get more minutes," said Zalischuk. "I'll keep playing the way I do and I plan on doing it better this year. I also want to have fun with it."

Growing up in Dauphin, Carter spent countless Friday and Saturday nights at Credit Union Place watching the Kings. 

"The people around here make you feel amazing being a King," said Zalischuk. "I love playing in front of the hometown crowd and being a part of the atmosphere. I'm living my dream and I can't wait to get going this year."

All camp sessions this weekend will be open to the public.

The Swan Valley Tigers finished the regular season last year in the Westman High School Hockey League in third place.

They finished the playoffs; however, as champions. The team did not lose a game in the playoffs and they scored 13 times in the final against Neepawa as they were crowned league champions. While the team graduated a few of their all-star players, the Tigers are once again expected to be a force this season.

With September right around the corner and the Labour Day Weekend just days away, preparations are well underway ahead of the 2023-24 high school circuit which featured 17 teams last year. 

At this point, Jason Alf says things are looking positive.

"We're pretty much looking the same as we were at the beginning of last year," said Alf. "We have some teams that are supposed to get back to us by a certain date to let us know if they can commit to the season or not. There is a possibility of one less team this year, or there could be one more. Once school starts, everything starts to fall in place."

League executives will meet late next month and that's when the teams for the upcoming season will be confirmed.

When it comes to the Dauphin Clippers, they will begin skating on September 14 at Credit Union Place. Dauphin came up short in the second round of the playoffs last year against Swan Valley. Just like the Tigers, Dauphin did graduate a few key players; however, Jason is still feeling good.

"We're going to be okay, we have a good core coming back and they are all very excited to get back on the ice," offered Alf. "We won't truly know until after we get going, but we're looking forward to it."

The team will play in a preseason tournament in Glenboro from October 13 to 15. The league has also approved an early start to the season this year and Alf believes the regular season could begin the week after that tournament is played.

Moving ahead in the season, Dauphin is also hoping to make their way to Las Vegas for a tournament. Alf says they are in the pre-planning stage, but the goal is to attend a tournament in the 'Sin City'.

"We have been to Nashville, Anaheim, and other places in the past and it's always something that the kids talk about forever," Alf. "We go to play hockey but the experience of it all is something no one forgets. It's also a great bonding experience for the guys. Nothing is set in stone, but we will see how everything comes together."

As always, keep it locked here to 730CKDM for everything Dauphin Clippers throughout the 2023-24 season. 

Conner McKay was born in Thompson and since, he has been very well travelled.

McKay moved to Dauphin in grade four and played within the Dauphin Minor Hockey Association. He then made his way back up north to play with the U-15 Norman Wolves where he registered one goal and one assist in six games before the pandemic shut down the rest of the 2020-21 season.

McKay would then make the venture to Winnipeg as he joined the U-15 Bruins and he put together an excellent season with 14 goals and 28 assists in 30 regular season games. He then added two more points in three playoff games.

Conner would ultimately come back to Dauphin for his first year of U-18 AAA hockey as he joined the Parkland Rangers. He managed to score six times while adding 11 assists in 37 games with the Rangers, a team that showed signs of brilliance throughout the campaign.

Conner will only end up playing one season with Parkland, but it was a season to remember for the now 16-year-old.

"I loved the team, we had a great coaching staff, and a great group of guys," said McKay. "We all came together and grew as a team, we had some pretty impressive performances. It was also great to play in such a top notch facility like Credit Union Place, it was a very fun year."

Now with the 2023-24 season right around the corner, Conner is once again heading back up north and this time, that journey will take him home. The Norman Northstars held their training camp last week and McKay cracked the roster.

A team led by head coach Justin Valentino, Conner will get the chance to play with friends that he grew up playing alongside and while the Northstars have struggled to jump up the standings in the Manitoba U-18 AAA Hockey League in the past, McKay is excited to be joining his hometown team.

"This is my first time playing with the Northstars and I am very excited about it," offered McKay. "We have a great group of guys that are ready to get down to business."

To add to the excitement, McKay can't wait to play in front of his family and friends on a consistent basis, something that hasn't happened very often over the past few years.

"I'm thrilled about that, I'm going to get so much support and I'm really happy about that," ended McKay. "I feel like I play better with them watching, so I can't wait to soak it all in and hit that home ice for the first time with them in the stands."

Norman opens their regular season on September 30 when they welcome Interlake to the C.A. Nesbitt Arena for a pair of games to open the campaign. McKay will make his return to Dauphin for a pair of games against Parkland on October 21 and 22. 

The Dauphin Kings are just eight days away from opening their preseason as the Neepawa Titans will pay a visit to Credit Union Place on Tuesday, September 5. 

That begins a stretch that will see Dauphin play three games in a four-day period, including a game on September 6 against Swan Valley in Dauphin before heading to the Centennial Arena in Swan River for a Parkland rematch two days later.

Dauphin will then welcome the Melville Millionaires of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League to town on September 15 before wrapping up their preseason the next night at Tundra Oil & Gas Place against Virden. Dauphin is set to open the curtain on the 2023-24 MJHL season on September 22 on home ice against Swan Valley. 

Ahead of all of that, the organization will host main camp at Credit Union Place this weekend. All sessions will be open the public; however, no schedule has been set as of yet. The JoFo Cup will take place on Sunday afternoon. Several local stars will be on the ice competing for spots and the list includes Rylan Gibbs.

From Dauphin, Rylan says being a member of his hometown junior team has been a great pleasure and he's enjoyed every single step of the way. The now 19-year-old who spent plenty of time working out in the summer, played his first full season with the team last year. He also joined the team at the Centennial Cup in Estevan two seasons ago.

"I'm very excited to get going here this weekend, some of the guys are starting to roll in which makes it that much more exciting," said Gibbs. "I put in a lot of work this summer so that I can take my game to the next level and I'm looking forward to doing so."

Appearing in 52 games in his rookie season, Rylan scored seven times and added six assists. He then went on to play in four playoff games against Swan Valley. Rylan showed how much talent he has offensively the prior year when he scored 21 times and had 63 points with the U-18 Rangers and while he was pleased with what he provided last year, he knows that now is the time to take things to the next level.

"I'm always looking to help the team as much as I can," offered Gibbs. "The offensive side of my game is quite strong and I believe that I have the ability to make things happen. Contributing offensively is something I look forward to doing this year."

Playing on Team Soupy in the Parkland Summer Hockey League, Gibbs has found the back of the net 19 times in just six games. His 19 goals rank as the fifth-most in the league. Only Cash Clarkson, Forrest Karlson, Carter Zalischuk, and Quinten Fisk have scored more. Zalischuk will also be at main camp this weekend in Dauphin. 

King Notes:

  • Darnell Duff will return to call games on 730CKDM, a broadcast schedule will be announced in the coming days;
  • Season tickets are on sale by calling Derrick Brucks at 1-306-290-7744;
  • Dauphin plays four straight home games from October 1 to 14, three of which come against West Division opponents (two against Neepawa, one against Virden)

Transaction Wire:

Ahead of main camp, the team has acquired Naaman Hofer from the Winnipeg Freeze. With them last year, the 6'1" defenseman scored three times while adding 12 assists. Hofer will be able to provide some great depth on a back end that is already loaded with talent. 


Ron Love took home the championship as the Dauphin Lake Golf Club hosted its senior men's and women's open.

Meanwhile on the women's side, Pearl McSymic won the championship side.

Dennis McKay finished in second in the championship flight while Brad Carefoot and Ken Benson finished in third and fourth. Shelley Love, Laurie Williams, and Chris Carefoot finished in second, third, and fourth, respectively in the women's championship flight.

Men's 1st Flight

1st - Bill Allbutt

2nd - Jim Cruise

3rd - Dick Kirkpatrick

4th - Bruce Hannibal

Men's 2nd Flight:

1st - John Kalechyn

2nd - George Lobert

3rd - Ron Forgeron

4th - Gerry Musey

Men's 3rd Flight:

1st - Fred Todoruk

2nd - Garth Turner

3rd - Wayne Catcheway

4th - Kent Wiebe

Men's 4th Flight:

1st - John Lesychen

2nd - Jim Mulligan

3rd - Tom Cyr

4th - Bill Speers

Women's 1st Flight:

1st - Bertha Davis

2nd - Irmgard Juce

3rd - Sue Leney

4th - Jean Sedor

Women's 2nd Flight:

1st - Margo Elliott

2nd - Leana Compton

3rd - Pennie Karlson

4th - Jackie Thompson

Age Category Winners:

Men's 50-59 - Ted Rea

Men's 60-69 - Ron Love

Men's 70+ - Brad Carefoot

Women's 50-59 - Cathy Cyr

Women's 60-69 - Shelley Love

Women's 70+ - Pearl McSymic