The Dauphin Clippers took a business trip to Deloraine on Sunday afternoon and they took care of business.

Playing the Colts, the Clippers played a solid 60 minutes to earn a 5-1 win. Logan Chapman led the way for Dauphin with a pair of goals. 

Matthew Zurba, Austyn Roos and Cole Delamare scored for Dauphin in the game.

Delamare leads the club with 22 points while Chapman is just one behind with 14 goals and seven assists. 

The Parkland U18 Rangers are back home with two more points.

On the road for a pair of games against Pembina Valley, the Rangers picked up a point each on Saturday and Sunday after dropping both games in a shootout.

In Saturday's weekend opener, Jayce Legaarden led the way with two goals while Kyan Grouette and Matthew Munro both potted in a 5-4 defeat. Then on Sunday, six different Rangers scored.

Will Munro, Parker Boguski, Hayden Seib, Kyan Grouette, Cash Clarkson and Marco Bodnarski scored the goals. Parkland has now lost five games in a row and they'll look to get back on track on Friday when they play Norman. 

In other news, four Parkland wins have been taken away as the Kenora Thistles have taken a leave of absence. The team is now 12-12-5 and are seventh in the league, two points up on the eighth-place Hawks.

Ahead of a busy week that will include three games in four days, the Dauphin Kings are pleased to announce the commitment of Joe Gerebi for the 2022-23 season.

From Chanhassen, Minnesota, Joe is in his fourth season with Chanhassen High School and he serves as the team's captain. Drawing interest from several teams in the North American Hockey League, Gerebi decided that Dauphin was the perfect place for him to begin his junior career and he will do so next fall. Joe has also started on the back end in all four years with his high school team, which is quite unheard of according to Andy Kubas, the team's Northern USA Scout.

The 18-year-old has chalked up six points this season in 14 games. Kubas talks about Gerebi.

"He's a great kid first, an elite hockey player but he's a great kid," said Gerebi. "I've talked to his coach, friends, parents and they all say amazing things about him. He's a really good human being and I know he is thrilled to join the team."

When it comes to his performance on the ice, Kubas says Joe has all the pieces to become an elite junior hockey player.

"I've watched him this year in his senior year and he's been outstanding," said Kubas. "He has an incredible IQ and great edges. He's playing against a few players that are on the NHL Central Scouting list, so he's playing against elite players and he's holding his own."

Signing a top-end player from south of the border proves that Dauphin is heading in the right direction. The team currently leads the West Division and year-after-year seems to be adding more and more talent from the United States. This year, Keaton Woolsey has been solid in the net when he has had an opportunity to play while Tanner Brouwer has seven points in his rookie season. 

"We're really looking forward to working with him, said Doug Hedley, the team's head coach and general manager. "He skates really well and his leadership qualities are high. We're excited to get him in our crest for next season."

In a chat with Joe from his Chanhassen home, the captain is looking forward to making his way to Dauphin in the fall.

"It felt really good to put pen to paper, I'm really excited to play with Dauphin," said Gerebi. "They have a rich history and they're having a great season and I know they have a bright future, it's exciting to be a part of that."

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Gerebi knows the biggest transition will be physicality that is seen in the MJHL compared to the Minnesota high school scene. However, he's looking forward to spending some extra time in the gym to prepare and get ready for training camp in August. This year with Chanhassen, Joe has helped the team win 10 of their 14 games and with a 4-1 Metro West record, they're in a tie for first. They have also outscored their opponents, 27-6 in four games in 2022. 

Nakodan Greyeyes is back.

The 20-year-old scored the game winning goal on Saturday night as Dauphin came from behind to beat the Virden Oil Capitals, 3-2.

Dauphin opened up the scoring before Virden scored two straight to take a 2-1 lead. Then some hometown flavour found the back of the net as Garrett Hrechka scored late in the third to tie the game.

Then Greyeyes capped it off as he scored with less than three minutes left as Dauphin won a thriller.

Dauphin won their 24th game of the season and snapped a three-game losing streak. Kaden Bryant ended the night with one goal and one assist and was named the games first star.

The two teams will play a home-and-home next weekend.

The Parkland U15 Rangers put together a good effort on Saturday afternoon and came out with a point. 

The club lost a close 3-2 affair against the Bruins Brown. 

Luke Myhre and Ethan Carnegie scored for Parkland in the game. 

The Manitoba Junior Hockey League was excited to host the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League for a Showcase in Winnipeg; however, that won't take place this season.

Because of concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been postponed.

It'll take place next season in Winnipeg.

The Dauphin Kings hit the ice on Saturday night and when they do, they’ll be looking to snap their three-game losing streak.

For the first time in 2022, the club plays the Virden Oil Capitals. Dauphin has won three of four meetings against them this season, all in the first half of the season.

In their game back on Wednesday, Dauphin made some critical errors that led to Swan Valley scoring goals and ultimately, earning their fourth straight win. The Stampeders dropped a game against Neepawa last night. Dauphin will also go up against the league’s top goal scorer for the first time this season as Nathan Driver was acquired by Virden at the trade deadline. He has 24 goals this year, two of which have come in his first two games with his new team.

Dauphin remains atop the West Division by one point over Waywayseecappo while the Oil Capitals are in a tight race for a playoff spot as they enter Saturday's contest just two points back of a playoff spot with Neepawa holding the fourth and final spot in the division 

To note, Virden is the only team in the league with a losing record yet they still have a goals differential of +3, the only team that is below .500 and positive in that category. The two teams will play four times against each other in the next two weeks and then they won’t meet again in the regular season. Aidan Brook, Nakodan Greyeyes and Logan Calder will play their second game with the team this season after all three made their debuts on Wednesday night.

By the numbers:

Dauphin

GF – 127

GA – 81

PP% – 26.7

PK% – 85.2

Leaders – Kaden Bryant 21g, 19a

Colby Jaquet 8g, 28a

Logan Calder 19g, 14a

Virden

GF – 122

GA – 119

PP% – 19.7

PK% – 74.6

Leaders – Braden Fischer 21g, 26a

Nathan Driver 24g, 17a

Dylan Halliday 20g, 10a

Tonight’s game between the Kings and Oil Capitals has been postponed due to poor weather and road conditions.

Stay tuned for a rescheduled date.

The Dauphin Kings hit the ice on Friday night and when they do, they'll be looking to snap their three-game losing streak.

For the first time in 2022, the club plays at Tundra Oil and Gas Place against the Virden Oil Capitals. Dauphin has won three of four meetings against them this season, all in the first half of the season.

In their game this week, Dauphin made some critical errors that led to Swan Valley scoring goals and ultimately, earning their fourth straight win. Dauphin will also go up against the league's top goal scorer for the first time this season as Nathan Driver was acquired by Virden at the trade deadline. He has 24 goals this year, two of which have come in his first two games with his new team. 

Dauphin remains atop the West Division by one point over Waywayseecappo while the Oil Capitals are in a tight race for a playoff spot as they enter Friday's contest in a tie for the fourth and final spot in the division alongside the Neepawa Titans. Neepawa is in Swan Valley for a pair of games this season. 

To note, Virden is the only team in the league with a losing record yet they still have a goals differential of +3, the only team that is below .500 and positive in that category. The two teams will play four times against each other in the next two weeks and then they won't meet again in the regular season. Aidan Brook, Nakodan Greyeyes and Logan Calder will play their second game with the team this season after all three made their debuts on Wednesday night.

By the numbers:

Dauphin

GF - 127

GA - 81

PP% - 26.7

PK% - 85.2

Leaders - Kaden Bryant 21g, 19a

Colby Jaquet 8g, 28a

Logan Calder 19g, 14a

Virden

GF - 122 

GA - 119

PP% - 19.7

PK% - 74.6

Leaders - Braden Fischer 21g, 26a

Nathan Driver 24g, 17a

Dylan Halliday 20g, 10a

In their final two games before Christmas, the Parkland U15 Rangers went 2-2. Since returning to the ice in 2022, Parkland is playing some of their best hockey of the season.

The team has won three of their four games since 2022 began and they're coming off an impressive sweep this past weekend in which they scored 10 goals in two games while giving up just three. 

"We've put together a few really solid performances in a row," said Tom White. "Everyone on the team is playing a full 60 minutes, the players are engaged and ready to go, it's nice to see."

The team will make another trip to Winnipeg this weekend for a rare solo game in the city as they take on the Bruins Gold who are 12-8-1. Following this weekend, three of the team's next four games will come against clubs with below .500 records and they will also tangle with the 12-12 Yellowhead Chiefs. 

From February 6 to 12, the Rangers will wrap up the season with three games against three teams that have championship aspirations. The Bruins Gold, Wild Red and the 24-0 Brandon Wheat Kings who at this point, are heavy title favourites. Entering this weekend, Parkland is tied for fourth in the league and they're just six points behind third. Eight players have at least 17 points for Parkland this season led by Hayden Shtykalo. 

Tom White was named the team's head coach in the 2018-19 season and he's proud of this group.

"It's a big step for some of these guys that move up from their hometown minor hockey systems, but they give everything they have to make sure they can get the job done," said White. "It's not easy but guys continue to push it as hard as they can and it's great to see the effort they put in."

Here's the team's remaining schedule.

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The Dauphin Kings have suffered their third straight loss.

Playing for the first time since January 9, some uncharacteristic errors held the team back in a 5-2 loss against the Swan Valley Stampeders. Following a goal from Carter Cockburn, Dauphin owned the final 90 seconds of the first as Kaden Bryant and Jeriah Shantz scored to give the club a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes.

That was it; however, as the Stampeders scored the next four goals in the game, one into an empty net as they secured the three-goal win.

Keaton Woolsey got the start for Dauphin and turned away 35 of the 39 shots he faced.

“We made some errors  and I think perhaps we were a bit rusty, not playing in several days,” said Jeriah Shantz. “We’re looking forward to this weekend, we’re motivated.”

Dauphin opens a home-and-home on Friday at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.