Fresh off hosting the Western Canada Cup, Dauphin is preparing to host the region's top midget hockey tournament.
On Friday, Hockey Manitoba announced it had awarded the 2015 Telus Cup West Regional event to Dauphin, where the Parkland Rangers will serve as host. The tournament will bring together the best midget squads from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario and Saskatchewan from April 2 to 5, to battle for a chance to move up to the national Telus Cup championship.
Meanwhile, the 2015 Western Canada Bantam Championship was awarded to Winnipeg, also from April 2-5. Tha tournament will feature top AAA bantam teams from Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and B.C. The Winnipeg Warriors will serve as host team.
Football Herd on tube
The University of Manitoba Bisons football squad will start its season on TV, as Shaw is set to televise three of their first four games this season.
Shaw will broadcast from Saskatchewan on Friday, Sept. 5 when the Bisons open their season against the Saskatchewan Huskies, a rematch of the wild 2013 conference semifinal which the Bisons won 37-36 at home. Kick-off at that one is set for 8 p.m.
The Bisons' home opener against Regina on Sept. 12 will also be televised, as will their Sept. 26 road game in Calgary. Shaw has an option to broadcast other games in the final three weeks of the Herd's season.