Noah Hanneson scored the game-winner as the Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Kings are on the board at the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Classic.

Hanneson also had an assist in the 5-4 win over Brandon.

Noah Smigelski had one goal and two assists while Jake Myhre and Forrest Karlson both scored in the win for Dauphin. 

Parks Gardner also scored.

They play their next game tomorrow at 1:15 against The Pas Huskies.

Lawson Yates quest to become a national champion has come up short.

Playing on Team Brett Walter, the team ended their tournament earlier today with an 8-5 loss against Newfoundland and Labrador.

They finished up with a record of 5-5.

Team Manitoba #2 have earned a berth directly into the national final after they went 9-1.

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League joined the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League earlier this week in Regina for a Showcase event.

The event featured three all-star teams from the MJHL and SJHL and each team played two games. This year, Manitoba got the best of Saskatchewan as they won four of the six contests. They also won four of the last five games after Saskatchewan opened up the event with a 1-0 win.

This was the third year running for the event. In the first event during the 2018 season, the SJHL went 4-1-1. At last year's event, Saskatchewan went 4-1-0-1 and they had two games where they scored eight goals.

This year, however, was different as the MJHL put together some very strong rosters en route to getting the edge. Mike Stackhouse called all of the action from the Cooperators Centre and he shares his thoughts.

"The quality of hockey is very, very good. The calibre of play is top-notch, but it's also very emotional," said Stackhouse. "You can tell that both provinces want to win, they don't want to lose. It was a great event with six really good games."

There has been a lot of talk in the past that the SJHL is a better league than the MJHL. However, Stackhouse isn't sure that's a correct statement, specifically after this year when they MJHL came out on top.

"There's nothing really to separate the two leagues, both are pretty much in a dead heat," added Stackhouse. "It was nice to see Manitoba win the majority of games this go around."

Dauphin had plenty of representation at the event. Eight Kings in all took part. Grady Hobbs led it offensively as he scored twice and added one assist. Brayden Pawluk and Carter Sawchuk also scored. Nakodan Greyeyes, Austin Lamotte, and Baron Thompson all looked solid as well.

"Grady definitely stood out for me. He was a threat to do something almost every time he was on the ice," continued Stackhouse. "I really liked the emotion that Baron Thompson brings to the game. Sometimes you don't see the big guys mix it up, but Baron certainly does."

Here are the scores from the entire event:

Game #1 - Team Kunitz (SJHL) beat Team Belfour, 1-0.

Game #2 - Team Zajac (MJHL) beat Team Mitchell (SJHL), 4-1.

Game #3 - Team Garbutt (MJHL) beat Team Schwartz (SJHL), 5-2.

Game #4 - Team Zajac (MJHL) beat Team Kunitz (SJHL), 4-3.

Game #5 - Team Belfour (MJHL) beat Team Mitchell (SJHL), 4-3.

Game #6 - Team Schwartz (SJHL) beat Team Garbutt (MJHL), 8-6.

The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Atom AA Tournament takes over Dauphin this weekend. Games will be played at Credit Union Place and the Rotary Arena.

Here is the schedule: Bold denotes game played inside of the Rotary Area. 

Friday:

1:00 p.m. Moosomin Ice Badgers vs McCreary Mustangs.

1:30 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs Dauphin Kings.

2:45 p.m. Carman Cougars vs The Pas Huskies.

5:00 p.m. Winkler Flyers vs Thompson King Miners.

Saturday:

11:30 a.m. Winkler Flyers vs Moosomin Ice Badgers.

11:30 a.m. McCreary Mustangs vs Thompson King Miners.

1:15 p.m. Dauphin Kings vs The Pas Huskies.

1:15 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs Carman Cougars.

3:00 p.m. Winkler Flyers vs McCreary Mustangs.

3:00 p.m. Thompson King Miners vs Moosomin Ice Badgers.

4:45 p.m. Dauphin Kings vs Carman Cougars.

4:45 p.m. Brandon Silver Knights vs The Pas Huskies.

Sunday:

10:00 a.m. "B Side" 2nd place vs 2nd place.

10:00 a.m. "D Side" 4th place vs 4th place.

12:00 p.m. "A Side" 1st place vs 1st place.

12:00 p.m. "C Side" 3rd place vs 3rd place.

Stay tuned for scores all weekend.

The Dauphin Clippers hockey team is back in action tonight when they welcome the Sandy Bay Badgers to town. When they do, one of their leaders, Logan Storey will be on the ice as he looks to help the team keep it rolling.

Dauphin leads the North Division at 16-1-1-1 which gives them 34 points, eight more than Swan Valley. In fact, Dauphin has more points than any other team in the Westman High School Hockey League. 

Dauphin has also won six straight games with their last regular-season defeat coming back on December 17.

"It's a lot different this year because we have all new coaches," said Storey. "I was really used to Trevor, but I really like our new coaches, they're all great and they push us to win games."

"We run all of our lines so we're always fresh and we're allowing fewer goals," he added. "They have us playing a solid structure and it's working for us."

The Clippers have also had some success out of league play. Playing in the Victoria Inn Invitational earlier this season, the team finished in third place. They also played a very solid game against the Garden City Fighting Gophers who are one of the top teams in the province.

In another tournament recently, Dauphin played some solid contests, one of which was against River East who at the time was the top-ranked team and have since dropped to #3.

"Knowing that we played that good against some of the top teams in the province, it's definitely a motivation boost for us," continued Storey. "We just have to continue doing that in our own league."

As expected, Logan is having a solid season offensively. He has 12 goals and he's also added 22 assists for a 34 point total. That has him in a tie for eighth in league scoring. He leads Dauphin in scoring while Kayden Bodnar is just one point behind.

"I'm happy with how things are going, I give it my best every shift," said Storey. "I'm just proud to be a Clipper and I'll do whatever it takes to help this team win games."

When the Badgers do come to town tonight, they'll do so as one of the top teams in the league. They lead the East Division by eight points with a record of 15-2. They have only allowed 31 goals which are the second-fewest across the league. They went through the first couple of months of the season without a defeat, however, they have since dropped two of their last four games dating back to January 10.

"I'm not too sure what to expect, but we know they don't allow many goals against," concluded Storey. "We're going to have to be at our best if we want to have success."

Tonight's game is at Credit Union Place beginning at 7:30.

The Peewee McCreary Mustangs have booked their ticket to Souris, Manitoba.

They beat the Grand Plains Hawks, 7-3, to sweep their best of three. The win means the Mustangs will take part in the Rural B Provincial Championships from March 13-15.

Adam Stuhm and Nolan Buchanan scored in the second period to give the Mustangs a 3-1 lead and they didn't look back.

Overall, six different Mustangs scored on the night.

After a week off from game action, the Dauphin Kings will look to continue their solid play tonight. 

The team heads to Portage to play the Terriers. Last week, Dauphin beat Portage, 2-0.

The Kings have now strung together three straight wins and they can possibly move within a point of fifth tonight with two points.

Tonight also kicks off a very tough stretch for Dauphin. They'll also play Swan Valley twice, Virden, Selkirk, and Winkler, all within the next week and a half.

Darnell Duff has the call of the game tonight beginning with the pregame show at 7:15.

Team Brett Walter put together a solid game last night at the Canadian juniors in Langley.

Playing against B.C. #1, they opened up a 6-2 lead and they never looked back in an 11-6 win.

Earlier in the day, they dropped a 7-6 game against Team Saskatchewan. 

With one game left, they're 5-4, however, they won't qualify for playoffs.

The Winnipegosis Lakers varsity boys basketball team is putting together a wonderful season.

Playing in a tournament in Elm Creek, Winnipegosis finished in second place. They would follow that up with an even better performance in their next tournament. They beat Riverton, 94-47 in the final, to claim a title.

The team has also competed very well in league play and thanks to their success, they're being recognized. In the most recent Power Rankings put out by the Manitoba High School Athletic Association, they are the fifth-best varsity boys basketball team in the "A" category.

The fourth-ranked team is Minegoziibe Anishinabe Talons, who the Lakers have had success against this season. They've beaten them once while they lost twice against them, however, both losses came in overtime.

"Our guys have been playing really strong this season," said Jeremy Gilfoy, Head Coach. "We're off to a good start and we're looking to keep it going towards the zones."

One of the Lakers' leaders this season has been Ryan Eyre. He's played with the program for four years. JJ Chartrand and TJ Menard from Camperville and Blake Maud from Skownan have also been solid.

"They're all playing at all-star levels," continued Gilfoy. "We've had contributions from players across the board, that's been our key."

The team will play some more league games moving forward, but they certainly have February 21 circled on their calendars. That's when they'll play in the Zone Championships that will be hosted by Gilbert Plains, who is the 10th ranked team in the province.

If they get past the semifinals, they will play in the finals on February 23 and the winner of that tournament will get an automatic berth to the provincials.

"We're confident that we'll be able to finish what we started," said Gilfoy. "With that said, there are some very good teams in this area, so it'll be fun for our guys."

The Ste. Rose Celtics have also cracked the Top-10 as they're ranked #9.

Grady Hobbs has been putting together a remarkable season with the Dauphin Kings. Hobbs, from Deloraine, is in his fourth full season with the Kings.

He joined the team in the 2016-17 season after playing his AAA days with the Southwest Cougars. Four years after it started, he's still with the team as they look to jump up in the standings and make a playoff push.

It's something the team hasn't done since Grady has been in town, but with the season he's putting together and how the team is playing lately; they're hoping they can change that this season.

"Things are going really good. We're headed in the right direction right now, for sure," said Hobbs. "I'm looking forward to playing on Friday and Saturday this weekend, they're two big games."

Prior to this season, Grady recorded 67 regular-season points (28G) in three seasons with the team. This year alone, Grady already has 28 goals and he's added 29 points for a 57 point total. Hobbs has 21 more points than he had all of last season and that includes playoff action. 

Hobbs has one other 50 point season in his competitive hockey career, but you'd have to go back to his AAA days. With the Southwest Cougars Bantam team in the 2014-15 season, Grady had 50 points.

"I'd say I'm exceeding my expectations a bit, but I knew what I could do and I knew what I can bring to the table," said Hobbs. "My goal was to have my best year yet and help this team win games."

"I also couldn't do it without my line mates, they help me a ton," he continued.

Thanks to his success with Dauphin, Hobbs was chosen to play on Team Zajac for the MJHL/SJHL Showcase that took place the past two days in Regina. Just like he's done in Manitoba this year, Hobbs continued to produce against some of the best players from the SJHL.

In the team's first game, Hobbs had a goal as they skated to a 4-1 win. In their next game, Grady had the game-winning goal and he also chipped in an assist as Team Zajac took down Team Kunitz, 4-3. Brayden Pawluk had the lone assist on Grady's goal. 

So that's two games and Grady had one goal and two assists for the Deloraine native.

"Regina was a lot of fun. You play with guys you're used to and then some guys you aren't," said Hobbs. "I just tried getting shots through and I was lucky enough that they went in."

Grady and the rest of the club are back on the ice tomorrow when they play the Portage Terriers at Stride Place. Darnell Duff will have the call of that game at 7:15. Last week, Dauphin beat the Terriers, 2-0.

Get to know Grady:

What's your nickname? Hobbsy.

What's your favourite movie? The Other Guys.

Best warmup music in the MJHL? Swan Valley. It's a small arena and it gets pretty loud so it gets you going.

Who is your favourite NHL team? Winnipeg Jets.

Who is your professional athlete? Drew Doughty.

Make sure you tune into the Dauphin Kings Power Play Show tomorrow afternoon right after the 4:00 p.m. news, weather, and sports, where you'll be able to hear my full chat with Grady.

Owen Sigvaldason, Ronin Mouck, Dominic Young, and Zak Fillion are on top.

The foursome from the Gilbert Plains Elementary School joined forces to win their Divisional Championship.

Playing against Mackenzie Middle School, the foursome tied up the game at three going into the last end. They would end up putting together a wonderful end as they stole a point to win, 4-3.