The Parkland U18 Rangers looked like they would earn at least a point on Sunday. 

Until Pembina Valley scored late as they secured a regulation win by a score of 3-2.

Madden Murray and Dru Mushumanski would score for Parkland in the game and Kyler Swanton made some excellent saves, finishing with 33 saves. Pembina Valley scored the winner with just 75 seconds left.

The Rangers will look to continue with their solid play on Tuesday night at Credit Union Place.

Morgan Gouldie made 52 saves on Saturday but the Parkland U15 Women's Rangers lost 9-3 against Norman.

Madison Colon, Peyton Lehmann-Mullin and Layne Minshull scored for Parkland in the game. 

Lehmann-Mullin also had an assist in the game.

The Dauphin Kings were looking for their 12th win of the season but instead, they're heading home with just 11.

Heading into Selkirk to play the 1-11-3-1 Selkirk Steelers, Selkirk scored a late goal in the third and held on for a 2-1 win over Dauphin. Myles Yearwood scored Dauphin's lone goal in the game and it came in the first period.

Selkirk responded with Ethan Brown and Peyton Hinkel-Lysak both scoring a goal. Dauphin still ends the season series against Selkirk with three wins and they remain in second place in the MGEU West Division. However, they now only have a two point lead over Swan Valley for that second spot and Waywayseecappo is in fifth, but they're only five points back.

Dauphin will be on home ice twice next weekend, as they play Virden on Saturday at Credit Union Place and then Winkler comes to town on Sunday afternoon.

The Parkland U18 Rangers have earned their biggest win of the season. Opening the weekend against the seven win Pembina Valley Hawks, Madden Murray had the hot-stick as Parkland held on for a 4-3 win.

Murray scored twice in the win as Parkland won their third game of the season and it was their most impressive victory. The Hawks came into the game near the top of the league at 7-2-2, but they had no answers for a very hungry Parkland team on Saturday night.

Tavyn Boychuk and Luke Myhre also scored for the Rangers in the game and Chase Glover made some big saves and ended the night with 27 saves.

Parkland will look for their fourth win of the season on Sunday afternoon as the two teams meet once again at Credit Union Place, the puck is set to drop at 1:30.

The Mackenzie Middle School Magic grade eight girls volleyball team is having a season to remember. Playing in their fourth tournament of the year this weekend, they won again and now have four championships to their name.

The team that has yet to lose a game this season beat the MMS grade 7 team in the finals, 25-4 and 25-6. The team also beat Swan River twice and the MMS grade 7 team one other time.

The team will now look to keep it rolling on Tuesday as they're off to divisionals. 

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Deepkaran Hans led the way with two goals, Cole Sheffield was once again solid, and the Dauphin Kings cruised to their 11th win of the season.

Dauphin improved to 7-2 on home ice in a 5-2 win against the Selkirk Steelers as the two teams opened a home-and-home.

After Selkirk opened the scoring early on a goal by Lucas Brennan, Dauphin dominated the remaining 16 minutes as they scored three goals to take a 3-1 lead after 20 minutes. Hans scored two of the goals while Aidan Brook scored the team's other marker. Dauphin outshoot Selkirk in the first period, 13-4.

Selkirk would turn the table shots wise in the second as they recorded 20 of them but Sheffield was brilliant as only one got past him when Lucas Brennan scored his second of the night. Thomas Stewart and Matthew Gough would respond for Dauphin as they opened up a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes.

No goals were scored in the third period as Dauphin skated to their 11th win of the campaign and they now have 24 points on the season, five fewer than OCN who is in first place in the highly contested West Division.

The loss drops Selkirk to 1-11-3-1 and the two teams will complete the two-game weekend series on Saturday in Selkirk.

The Dauphin Kings are in a heated race for first place in the West Division. They’re just five points back of the OCN Blizzard for that spot.

Tonight, the club opens up a home-and-home with the 12th-place team in the league, the Selkirk Steelers. Selkirk has just one win this season and they’re just one point ahead of the Winnipeg Freeze.

Dauphin is 2-0 against the Steelers this season, with a 3-2 win and a 7-3 win. Despite their struggles, Doug Hedley knows Selkirk can still compete.

“I don’t think their record is indicative of their team,” said Hedley. “They have some top-end players and have lost many close games. We have to focus on our play and capitalize on our end.”

The Kings come into the game fresh off one of their best performances of the season as they shutout Waywayseecappo on Monday night. That win followed a 6-4 defeat two nights prior.

At 10-6-2 entering Friday’s game, Dauphin has won six of their last eight games and the team’s offence has scored 33 goals in that span. This weekend marks the final two times that Dauphin and Selkirk will play against each other in the regular season

GF – 62
GA – 63
PP – 14.1%
PK – 80%
Leaders – Jayden Harris 6g, 9a / Matthew Gough 8g, 6a / Alex Senf 7g, 7a / Mason Smith 6, 8a

GF – 41
GA – 69
PP – 16.4%
PK – 80%
Leaders – Lucas Brennan 5g, 9a / Tyson Smith 3g, 10a / Joel Purdom 5g, 6a / Mathieu Catellier 3g, 7a

Mason Smith has been very well travelled as he continues his hockey journey, a journey that he hopes one day will lead to him playing Division 1 hockey in the United States.

Born in Rochester, New York, Smith played U15 hockey in Grande Prairie before moving to Edmonton to play prep hockey. Then he moved to Abbotsford to play with the Pilots in the Pacific Junior Hockey League. He played 77 games with them and recorded 50 points, 20 of which were goals.

Then he made his way to the prairies as he joined the Estevan Bruins of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League but his tenure was short there as he played just 13 games with them before being traded to the Portage Terriers. He scored eight times and had 12 points with Portage before he was acquired by Dauphin in the off-season. Now he’s coming off his biggest game as a King and he’s enjoying every second of being in Dauphin.

“Dauphin has been very good to me so far,” said Smith. “The rink is awesome, I think we have the best rink in the league. The community is smaller so I’ve had a good chance to get to know a lot of people as well.”

Entering Monday’s game against Waywayseecappo, Smith was stuck on three goals after 16 games but his 17th game was his biggest as he recorded his first hat-trick with his new team in a 5-0 win. Mason now has six goals and eight assists with Dauphin as he continues to find his stride and it appears that he has. In the last 10 games, Smith has five goals and five assists.

“It feels good to get things going offensively here,” said Smith. “I’ve had a ton of chances but I was struggling to find the back of the net so it’s nice that I’m starting to get things going.”

Dauphin has been on a roll as of late. The team has won four of their last five games and they’re 6-1-1 in their last eight games. Next up for the club is a weekend home-and-home with the Selkirk Steelers starting on Friday in Dauphin. Fan support is what junior players love and Mason is looking forward to seeing you down at the rink on Friday.

“We believe it’s going to be a great year, we have a lot to prove,” said Smith. “The team was great last year and our goal is to continue with that momentum and go back-to-back.”

A fun fact about Mason is he played with Mathew Rathbone at the Arctic Winter Games in Nunavut and the team won a gold medal. Rathbone won the Turnbull Cup with Dauphin last year and is now playing college hockey with Grand Canyon.

Get to know Smith:

What are some of your hobbies? I like playing video games with the guys but I mean we’re pretty busy with hockey and working out but when the chance is there, some games with the guys are fun

Do you have a favourite NHL team? I like the Dallas Stars, Roope Hintz is one of my favourite players on that team

What is your dream when it comes to hockey? Playing Division 1 is certainly the dream. With that said, playing any university hockey is really my goal, I would love to get four years in, play hockey and get an education out of it

Olivia Brown has already been named Player of the Week in the Manitoba AAA U15 Women's Hockey League once this season. She first won the award after making 73 saves in just two games.

Now as the team has won their first game of the season, Brown is once again the player of the week in the league. In their 1-0 win against Eastman, Brown was phenomenal as she made 55 saves in the contest. 

Brown continues to rack up 40+ save performances as the team prepares for a weekend road trip to Flin Flon as they play Norman twice this weekend. Parkland enters the game with a record of 1-6 while Norman has lost four in a row and they're 1-7. The Yellowhead Chiefs; meanwhile, lead the league at a perfect 6-0. 

Aiden Ziprick doesn't even turn 17 until the beginning of December and he's already in his second year with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. Starting his rookie year last year as a 15-year-old, Ziprick is loving being a Wolverine.

Growing up in Russell, he spent many weekend nights at the Arena Complex watching Waywayseecappo in game action and now he's living out his dream.

"It's awesome, being able to live at home and play junior is something pretty much all kids dream about," said Ziprick. "We have a great group of guys and we're all pretty close in the room which helps us on the ice."

After a 12-point campaign last year, Aiden is well on his way to posting a new career-high in points. After 15 games, the hometown favourite has scored three goals while adding four assists. He also had a goal on Saturday night in the team's win over the Kings. 

"The points coming is a nice little confidence boost for me," said Ziprick. "I have a year under my belt after last year so I feel better about where my game is at and I'm getting those opportunities to produce."

Waywayseecappo is fifth in the West Division after 15 games but they're only one point out of a playoff spot and five points back of second place which is currently occupied by Dauphin. The bulk of Waywayseecappo's success has come on home ice with just one regulation loss at the Arena Complex, compiling a record of 4-1-2. The team is back in action this weekend as they play a home-and-home with the Winnipeg Freeze who has struggled in the MGEU East Division.

It's not often that a 16-year-old is given the opportunity to play such a big role on their team but that is exactly the case for Aiden. He has been getting regular shifts on the power play and penalty kill which shows that Taylor Harnett has plenty of faith in the young man from Russell. 

"Playing a lot of minutes and getting some special teams time is pretty great," said Ziprick. "I've worked really hard and it feels great to know that the coaches can put trust in me. I'm doing everything I can to make the most of all the time I get."

What is Aiden's favourite moment as a Wolverine you ask? You have to go all the way back to the second game of the season last year. That's when the Wolverines played their home opener against the Oil Capitals as Ziprick made his MJHL regular season debut. The team won the game 5-1. 

"I just had that feeling of wow, I'm actually here," ended Ziprick. "To be able to get that chance to play with my hometown junior team for the first time, it was a proud moment for me and my family."

Ethan Carnegie continued with his solid start to the season on Tuesday night as the Dauphin Clippers hockey team continued to roll.

The first-year Clipper scored twice in a 5-4 win against the Virden Golden Bears. Dauphin also got a goal apiece from Tyron Sweetman, Norman Lacquette, and Jake Kuzmiak.

Cody Coombs continued to shine in the net as he earned the win. The Clippers lead the Westman High School Hockey League with a record of 5-1 for 10 points. The team has won three straight games and they've scored 16 goals in that time.

Dauphin's next action isn't until November 13 when they welcome the REMP Renegades to Credit Union Place at 12:30.