It’s been a busy weekend for the Dauphin McDonald’s Atom 4 team. 

They’ve played three games in Gilbert Plains at their tournament. 

In their first game, Brayden Budolowski was the Gold Jersey winner as the team beat Gilbert Plains, 10-5.

In their next game, they lost to Dauphin #2, 10-5. Josh Beyette won the Gold Jersey.

Parks Gardner took home the Golden Jersey in their third game in a 5-2 defeat against Russell.

The Dauphin Kings will hit the road again today for a very important game.

The club is in Selkirk to play the Steelers for the final time at Selkirk’s home.

Dauphin is coming off a solid 7-3 win last night while Selkirk beat Winnipeg.

Only one point separates the two teams. Dauphin can jump three points ahead of Selkirk with two points in regulation while if Selkirk wins in regulation, they will jump into seventh place.

Dauphin’s power play still struggled last night despite the win by going 0-for-3. They are now 7-for-45 this month.

Darnell Duff has the pregame show at 7:15.

The Dauphin Clippers junior varsity girls basketball team is one win away from winning another title.

Hosting their own tournament, the team won two games today to advance to the final. 

First, they beat Swan Valley, 74-26. That was followed up with a win against Hapnot.

They downed them, 69-43. Dalmarie Lavallee and Shaylee Custer were named Player of the Game for Dauphin in the first and second game, respectively.

Kaden Bryant lit the twine three times and the Dauphin Kings are back in the win column.

It was Kaden’s first ever Jr.A hat-trick.

In a game where Levi Mitchell made 42 saves, Dauphin beat Virden, 7-3.

Baron Thompson scored two goals in the win for Dauphin, who snapped their three-game losing streak. 

Carter Sawchuk and Bryson Cecconi scored singles in the win as Dauphin won their 22nd game of the season. 

Cole Dekoninck had four assists while Cecconi had two.

Dauphin will look to win their 23rd win tomorrow night in Selkirk.

The Dauphin Kings made some big moves at the CJHL Trade Deadline earlier this month. One of those moves was acquiring defenceman Colby Jaquet from the Selkirk Steelers. 

Colby played the first 110 games of his junior career with the Steelers. The first six-games came when he was a member of the Winnipeg U18 Bruins in the 2017-18 season. During the six games, Jaquet had one goal and two assists.

Since making the move to Dauphin, Colby has played in six games and he has one assist. He now has 22 points this season as he had 21 points (4G) with Selkirk to begin this season.

"Yeah, it's been good so far, I'm really enjoying it," said Jaquet. "The guys have made me feel really welcomed, the coaching staff is great, and the city is great. I'm really enjoying my time here."

Moving to Dauphin meant for the first time, Colby would move out of his childhood home. From Winnipeg, Colby lived at his home there until his move to Dauphin. For him, being in Dauphin gives him another chance to show what he has.

"I mean, it was tough to leave Selkirk, I got really close to the players and coaching staff," he added. "With that said, I'm fitting in nicely here and I'm adjusting well."

"The goal coming here is to win a title and make that solid push," he continued. "I'll do whatever I can to help this team win games."

Entering tonight's game against the Oil Capitals, Dauphin has lost three in a row. They won the first three games that Colby was on the team. In Colby's debut, Dauphin downed the Oil Caps', 5-2.

Colby wasn't the only member of the Steelers that was set to become a King. Dauphin also acquired Levi Mitchell from Selkirk. The duo played last year and the start of this year in Selkirk and now, they're both representing the City of Sunshine.

"We've gotten really close and he's a great guy," continued Jaquet. "He's also one of the best goaltenders in the league so it's great to have him here."

Although Colby isn't looking past tonight's game, tomorrow will mark his return to the place where he began his junior career. Dauphin hits the road as they play the Steelers at the Recreational Complex.

Tomorrow's game will be the first game of his junior career where Selkirk will be involved in the game and he won't be trying to help their team win a game.

"I'm pretty fired up for that. Every time you play your old team, you want to show them what they're missing out on," added Jaquet on returning home. "I'll be focused, that's for sure."

Get to know Colby:

What song gets you pumped up the most for a game? Really anything Post Malone.

What's your favourite hockey memory? When I was playing spring hockey when I was 11 or 12, we beat the Mustangs who were our rivals. It took us a few years to beat them, but we got over the hump.

Who's your favourite NHL team? Winnipeg Jets or the Colorado Avalanche. 

Who's your favourite professional sports team? Baltimore Ravens, it was a bit of heartbreak when they lost in the playoffs. They had a good season, they just couldn't get it done.

What do you want your life to look like after hockey? I want to go and play college hockey somewhere and get my business degree.

What's your favourite cheat meal? Any kind of burger and fries, that's my go to.

Make sure you tune into the Dauphin Kings Power Play Show this afternoon where you can hear my full chat with Colby. That goes right after the 4:00 p.m. news, weather, and sports.

The Assiniboine Cougars women's hockey team plays in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in the Division 2 category. Last year, they took everyone by storm when they won a national title. That team included Marley Quesnel as she helped backstop the team to the title.

This year, Marley is back with the Cougars as they chase another title and they're off to quite the start. Playing in the West Division, the team is a perfect 16-0 in league play. They've scored 90 goals which is incredibly impressive, but the most impressive thing is the team's defence as they've only allowed 12 goals against.

Marley has been another big reason why the team is having so much success. She's a perfect 5-0 with one shutout in conference play. She also has a sparkling .946 save percentage. 

In all, the team has won 22 games in a row as they have played a few out of conference games. 

"We have a great group of girls that work really well together on and off the ice," said Quensel. "Hopefully, we can keep things going. It's been a great experience to be on a team that is having this much success."

"With that said, we're not trying to focus on the record too much, we're just taking it game by game," she continued. "We have some great coaches that really push us and that helps."

Marley isn't the only Quesnel on the roster, however. Megan Quesnel who is Marley's sister is also on the team. Just as Marley is having a great season in net, Megan is having an outstanding season offensively. In her 16 conference games, Megan has 14 goals and 13 assists for a 27 point total which is second on the team. With her 27 points, Megan is in a tie for 21st in scoring conference-wide.

"Yeah, it's been really cool playing with her. We grew up playing every year together so to be playing together at a college level, it's a pretty special feeling," said Marley. "She's always right by my side and it helps. It's been a great season."

The team plays three more conference games. Two of which will be at the Sportsplex in Brandon. On Saturday, February 29, they'll play North Dakota State University at 8:00 p.m. and the two teams will play again the next morning at 8:00 a.m.

With another title set as their goal, the Quesnel's are certainly a confident bunch moving forward and for good reason.

"I think we have a good chance as long as we keep our game going," she concluded. "We really have to continue to work hard because we know every team is coming hard for us. If we play our best, I think we can make it happen again."

The Dauphin Kings look to snap a losing streak when they head on the road tonight.

Dauphin has lost three straight games heading into their meeting with the Virden Oil Capitals. Virden, meanwhile, lost their last game, but they have won two of their last three games.

In their last meeting with Virden a couple of weeks back, the Kings won 5-2 thanks to Kaden Bryant who scored two goals and Levi Mitchell had a great performance in net.

Virden enters this evening seven points ahead of Dauphin in the standings for sixth place. Tonight's game is the first of a back to back for Dauphin who will play in Selkirk tomorrow.

Since 2020 began, the Kings are 4-5 and they've gone 7-for-42 on the power play. Four of the goals came in their first game back after Christmas. In their last eight games, Dauphin has gone 3-for-47 on the man advantage.

You don't have a miss a minute of the action tonight as Darnell Duff kicks off the broadcast with the pregame show at 7:15.

The Swan Valley Stampeders graduated a strong core of players after advancing to the MJHL Final last season. However, this year's team hasn't really lost a step as they're once again one of the best teams in the league. 

After a 3-1 win against their Parkland rival, Dauphin Kings on Wednesday night, the Stampeders are 29-15-4 and they're fourth in the league with their 62 points, which is just two back of Portage for third. Ironically enough, the Stamps' played Portage in the finals last year. 

The Stampeders are fuelled by a few local players including Jackson Betcher who scored two goals last night, however, a man from Michigan is also helping the team succeed in a big way. In his first year with the team and first year in Canada, Beerman leads the team with 45 points (14G) in 48 games. He has four more points than Trevor Schroder who is second in team scoring.

"It's been great so far, I have a lot of great chemistry with my linemates and we're making things happen," said Beerman. "I wouldn't be able to have the success I'm having without my linemates. We've had chemistry right from the beginning."

This season's production isn't the first season where Beerman has shown off his offensive talent. In two seasons with Marquette Senior High, Beerman had 29 points (14G) in 41 games between the 2015 and 2017 seasons. 

He would then join the Shattuck St. Mary's program where he had 64 points over two seasons. 

Swan Valley plays three games this weekend, all of which will be very tough. On Saturday, they play in Winkler, Saturday they're in Winnipeg and they end the set with a game in Steinbach on Monday. Monday's game is a makeup dating back to the snowstorm back in October.

"Things have been going good, but we know we're in tough this weekend," said Beerman. "Things always get harder as the season goes on."

Every week, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League names three players as Stars of the Week. Last week for the first time, Beerman was one of them. In three games played, Luke had four assists.

Beerman joined Kolten Kanaski and Joey Moffatt in the Top-3 last week.

"That was a big honour for me, it was special to be recognized by the league," concluded Beerman. "It''s definitely a boost of confidence for me."

The Dauphin Clippers varsity boys basketball team has continued to climb up the Power Rankings.

Earlier this season, the team was ranked as the fifth-best team in the province in the "AAA" category. They also reached number three in the province. Since that, Dauphin finished in third place in a tournament and they've also won a tournament.

Now, the Clippers are ranked as the second-best team in Manitoba in the "AAA" category.

"It feels good to be ranked up so high," said John Marshall, Head Coach. "The province is extremely competitive. If that's the ranking the MHSAA is giving us, we have to show that we deserve it."

"We have a great group of players, they play well together and there aren't any egos," continued Marshall. "I have a different high scorer every game."

This past weekend, the team went a perfect 3-0 to win a tournament in Brandon. They won every game by a minimum of 15 points. Right now, the only team that is above Dauphin in the rankings is the Westwood Warriors. 

In a meeting earlier this season, the Warriors narrowly got past Dauphin by six points. 

"Playing that close game with them, that shows that we're right there with them," continued Marshall. "That was a great measuring stick and I'm really happy about that game with Westwood, the guys battled hard and it came right down to the wire."

Dauphin has two more tournaments this season and they come back to back. Next weekend, they're in Neepawa and they play in the Winkler tournament the following weekend.

"We'll go into those tournaments with the mentality that anyone can win," concluded Marshall. "We can't sit back and take anyone lightly. We need to communicate, hustle, and execute and if we do those three things, we can be successful."

McKiya Mazur's hockey career over the past few years has taken her many different places and with that, she's played on many different stages. The full-time stage this season is playing with the Rink Hockey Academy Nationals team.

They're in the Female Varsity division and the team has been rolling all season. They're 18-1-1 and they lead the division by 17 points over Okanagan. They've won 14 straight games and they've scored 122 goals this year while only allowing 21.

A big reason why the team has been so successful is because the Russell native is putting together a fantastic individual effort as well.

She's played in 17 games and she's scored 10 goals while she's also added 10 assists for a 20 point total.

"Things have been going really, really well," said Mazur. "I wasn't really a scorer last year so I'm pretty happy that I've been able to produce this season. I didn't really know what role I would play because I'm on a brand new team. I just wanted to help this team win and score more than I did last season."

Their next games come on February 7, 8, 9 when they head to the Okanagan Hockey Training Centre for three games. With just four more games until the playoffs, Mazur is very confident that the team will continue to roll moving forward.

"I really believe in us and with how we're playing, winning a title could happen," said Mazur. "We're also playing games against older teams who have more experience. Our goal is to keep building and pushing ourselves so we can continue winning games."

83486507 2455160008079931 9049278599823097856 nEarlier this season, McKiya was given the chance to represent the province on the national stage. She was the Captain for Team Manitoba as the team played in the 2019 National Women's U18 Championship. The team ended up going 0-3, however, they played three solid games against the best teams from around Canada.

"That was always a goal for me, I always dreamed of playing for Team Manitoba," said Mazur. "Once you get there, it's such an honour. It meant everything to me. Even though we didn't have the success we wanted, it was amazing and I loved every minute of it."

"Just realizing how hard I worked for that opportunity, it was a special feeling," she continued.

Moving forward to next year, Mazur will embark on a new journey. McKiya has recently committed to play with the StFX X-Women hockey team. They play in the Atlantic University Sport Conference and they're currently 9-13-2. 

84136386 865278577235244 3701372536173363200 nMazur visited a number of schools, but ultimately, she decided that StFX was the right choice for her and she will join the team in time for the 2020-21 season.

"It's just crazy. It's completely surreal, I'm so lucky right now," she continued. "I get to play the sport I love while studying in the field I want to be in. Female hockey has taken off and I'm so privileged and thankful for this."

"I didn't know where I would end up, but StFX really does feel like home," she concluded. "I felt like I was a part of their family when I visited them."

Mazur also suited up for Team Manitoba at the 2019 Canada Games in Red Deer.

Tyler Carefoot picked up a win in his debut as interim Head Coach of the Parkland U18 Rangers.

Keaton Ziprick made 23 saves as Parkland beat the Brandon Wheat Kings, 3-2.

Rylan Gibbs, Jayden Jubenvill, and Steven Arp scored for Parkland in the game. 

They play on Saturday and Sunday inside of Credit Union Place.