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Kings Finish Season With 3-2 Loss

February 28, 2015

 

A controversial goal in the third period turned out to be the game winner as the Virden Oil Capitals edged the Dauphin Kings 3-2 Saturday night in Virden.

Ben Williams grabbed the eventual game winner 39 seconds into the final frame. The goal was scored after a Virden player bumped in to Kings goalie Connor Shaw (9-6) and forced the net off its pegs. The puck then slid out font and Williams put it into the empty net, which was already off. Despite the confusion on the ice, lone referee Kevin Mitchell called it a goal. Even the goal judge behind the Dauphin net was trying to wave the official over to say something to him, but he decided not to speak to the Kings or the goal judge and skated to the time keeper box. The goal stood, and as mentioned, turned out to be the winner. It’s disappointing that this happened considering the magnitude of the game for both teams. Earlier this season the referees spoke to the goal judges when they had to say something in Winkler, I guess that isn’t allowed in Virden?

Back to the contest…

The Kings played pretty good for most of it, but were unable to keep the lead, giving up 1-0 and 2-1 advantages. Scoring Saturday for Dauphin were Ty Moffat (2) and Drake Bodie (7).

The bad part about the Kings’ game Saturday was their Power Play, they finished 0 for 6 and could never really set up in the offensive zone throughout the night. Dauphin’s Penalty Kill went 2 for 3. Virden outshot the Kings 31-22.

3 Stars

3. Drake Bodie (DAU) (1G)
2. Devan Schram (VDN) (1G, 2A)
1. Ben Williams (VDN) (2G)

Dauphin finishes the 2014-15 Manitoba Junior Hockey League regular season with a record of 23-31-6. Their loss Saturday combined with a 4-1 Wayway win against Selkirk means the Kings will be on the road for game one of their Survivor Series with the Wolverines. The best of three set begins sometime next week. Stay tuned for the schedule.

Thanks for following tonight and good night from the bus…

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NEAT STATS

Drake Bodie is on a 2 game opoint streak (1G, 1A).

Ty Moffat is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 1A).
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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

1-0 Dauphin Kings at 9:42 – Ty Moffat from Hayden Pierce and Mathieu Lapointe
1-1 Virden Oil Capitals at 16:29 (PP) – Ben Williams from Devan Schram and Clay Van Diest

PERIOD 2

2-1 Dauphin Kings at 9:30 – Drake Bodie from Lucas Nagel
2-2 Virden Oil Capitals at 10:34 – Devan Schram from Taylor Fisher

PERIOD 3

3-2 Virden Oil Capitals at 0:39 – Ben Williams from Devan Schram and Soren Frederiksen 



Kings Lineup @ Virden (Feb 28)

February 28, 2015

Team Roster / Status for tonight

#29 G Troy Martyniuk – Backup

#35 G Connor Shaw – Starting

#3 D Hayden Pierce – In

#4 D Kyle Bird – In

#5 D Lucas Nagel – In

#6 D Riley Thiessen – In

#7 D Justin Sadler – In

#8 D Ty Moffat – In

#9 D Ben Hull – In

#10 FW Conner Kortko - Scratched

#11 FW Kirklan Lycar – In

#12 FW Ryan Edevold – In

#14 FW Dylan Bredahl – In

#16 FW Cody Nelson – In

#17 FW Landon Plett – In

#18 FW Chance Thomas – In

#19 FW Drake Bodie – In

#20 FW Tom Stanislavski – Scratched

#22 FW Mathieu Lapointe – In

#23 FW Graeme Hore – In

#24 D  Taran Lacquette – In

#39 FW Rylan Freed – In

The Finish Line

February 28, 2015
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It is the final game of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League season for the Dauphin Kings tonight, and it’s also the biggest as they travel to Virden to battle the Oil Capitals.

It’s the biggest for more than one reason, not just winning, but showing that they can play consistent hockey heading into the playoffs.

Even though they won three of the five contests against Virden, that doesn’t mean tonight will be a walk in the park. Like last night in Winnipeg, the Oil Capitals are fighting for something too. They’re looking to catch Winkler for fourth in the standings, and home ice in their first round series. Like the Kings, the Oil Capitals know who they’ll play in their first series. The only question that remains is who will have home ice in that series. Winkler or Virden.

Tune in to the Kings final game of the season. The Pre Game Show on 730 CKDM kicks off at 7:20pm, opening face off is pegged for 7:30pm! If you can’t listen then follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM)!

Intermission Treats: Tonight in the first and second intermission it’s pretty safe to say we’ll be keeping and eye on the out of town scoreboard. Lots going on in the MJHL including that game in Wayway between the Wolverines and Selkirk Steelers. The Dauphin Clippers continue High School Hockey Provincial Playdowns, they’ll entertain the Vincent Massey Vikings at Credit Union Place. Also, there’s games in the WHL, NHL and the Tim Hortons Brier begins in Calgary. Manitoba’s Reid Carruthers has two games.

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Team Stats

Kings 23-30-6 (8th): After yesterday’s loss to the Blues, it’s now confirmed the Kings will play the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in the best of three survivor series next week. All that is left to be decided is home ice advantage. That could be determined tonight. A Dauphin win and a Wayway loss in regulation would give the Kings home ice. A Kings loss in regulation and a Wolverine win would give Wayway home ice. If both teams win, then it’ll all be decided Sunday evening in Wayway’s final game of the season against Selkirk. As for tonight, Dauphin brings the MJHL’s sixth best Power Play at 15.50% and ninth best Penalty Kill 81.40%. Chance Thomas (18G, 27A) still leads the Kings in points with 45, but after last night Kirklan Lycar now leads the team in goals with 19.

NEAT STATS GOING IN

Connor Shaw has won 5 straight starts.

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Oil Capitals 29-18-10 (5th): With 68 points the Virden Oil Capitals are currently tied for their franchise record in that category. However they are still three victories away from tying their wins record which is 32, set last season. Lately times have been tough for the Caps. They’ve lost four in a row and are falling behind Winkler for fourth in the standings. Like the Kings they need a win tonight if they want a shot at home ice in their first playoff series. Virden is four points back of the Flyers with three games left in their campaign. The Oil Capitals have the MJHL’s seventh ranked Power Play (15.18%) and eighth best Penalty Kill (81.61%). Soren Frederikson (30G, 27A) leads Virden in points with 57, that total puts him eleventh in the MJHL.

Singing The Blues

February 27, 2015

A bad second period Friday night did the Kings in in a 6-2 loss to the Winnipeg Blues.

After an ok first period, the Kings looked like they were ready to battle for two key points. However the team seemed to fall asleep in the second and gave up four unanswered tallies before Kirklan Lycar (18) stopped the bleeding.

In the third Lycar (19) would add another to make it 4-2, but Winnipeg quickly responded and didn’t look back. Lycar was arguably Dauphin’s best player.

Troy Martyniuk (9-21) was left out on an island for most of his goals against and cannot be faulted for the loss. He stopped 25 of Winnipeg’s 38 shots. Dauphin had 21 on former King Brian Archibald.

Power Plays were even, both teams went 1 for 5.

Uncle Christian’s 3 Stars (Since none were named)

3. Taeron Lewis (WPG) (1G, 1A)
2. Kirklan Lycar (DAU) (2G)
1. Jackson Keane (WPG) (1G, 2A)

So the Kings slip to 23-30-6 on the season. They remain eighth in the standings, one point up on Wayway. However, now they need some help as the Wolverines hold a game in hand. The loss was once again another episode of Jekyll and Hyde for Dauphin, most of the team failed to show up for a good chunk of the tilt and it cost them.

Both Dauphin and Wayway are in action tomorrow. The Wolverines are home to Selkirk, the Kings visit Virden. Listen to the Kings on CKDM, Pre Game in Virden is 7:20pm, face off is 7:30pm.

Thanks for following tonight…

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NEAT STATS

Connor Shaw has won 5 straight starts.

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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

No Scoring

PERIOD 2

1-0 Winnipeg Blues at 2:53 (PP) – Taeron Lewis from Reid Stefanson and Joren Johnson
2-0 Winnipeg Blues at 3:29 - Brett Brooks from Taeron Lewis and Gianlucca Esteves
3-0 Winnipeg Blues at 11:49 – Gianlucca Esteves from Brett Brooks
4-0 Winnipeg Blues at 13:28 – Liam Bilton from Jackson Keane and Mitch Hansen
4-1 Dauphin Kings at 17:43 - Kirklan Lycar from Graeme Hore and Ty Moffat

PERIOD 3

4-2 Dauphin Kings at 1:27 (PP) – Kirklan Lycar from Drake Bodie
5-2 Winnipeg Blues at 5:32 – Jackson Keane from Kamerin Nault and Cole Berreth
6-2 Winnipeg Blues at 10:27 - Kamerin Nault from Mitch Hansen and Jackson Keane

Kings Lineup @ Winnipeg (Feb 27)

February 27, 2015

Team Roster / Status for tonight

#29 G Troy Martyniuk – Starting

#35 G Connor Shaw – Backup

#3 D Hayden Pierce – In

#4 D Kyle Bird – In

#5 D Lucas Nagel – In

#6 D Riley Thiessen – In

#7 D Justin Sadler – In

#8 D Ty Moffat – In

#9 D Ben Hull – In

#10 FW Conner Kortko - Scratched

#11 FW Kirklan Lycar – In

#12 FW Ryan Edevold – In

#14 FW Dylan Bredahl – In

#16 FW Cody Nelson – In

#17 FW Landon Plett – In

#18 FW Chance Thomas – In

#19 FW Drake Bodie – In

#20 FW Tom Stanislavski – Scratched

#22 FW Mathieu Lapointe – In

#23 FW Graeme Hore – In

#24 D  Taran Lacquette – In

#39 FW Rylan Freed – In

Controlling Their Fate

February 27, 2015
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It’s the start of the final road trip of the season for the Dauphin Kings tonight as they visit the Blues in Winnipeg.

It may be the last couple games of the campaign for the Kings, but unlike recent years past these ones are very meaningful.

Following a shootout loss last night by the Wayway Wolverines to the Portage Terriers, the Dauphin Kings sit one point in front of Wayway for eighth in the standings. However the key now is both the Kings and Wolverines are even in games played. Both clubs have two contests left going into this weekend. Tonight the Kings are in Winnipeg and tomorrow they visit Virden. The Wolverines are home to Selkirk twice Saturday and Sunday. As of right now those games for Selkirk are very meaningful, they’re trying to keep Dauphin off their backs and catch Swan Valley for sixth.

The good news the schedule brings to the Kings is that one of those teams will have to lose in both those games this weekend. We’ll have to wait and see.

As for tonight’s tilt the Kings control their own fate. All they have to do is go out and win their final two games of their season, and they won’t finish any lower than eighth place. This season Dauphin is 2-3-0 against the Winnipeg Blues. Last time in Winnipeg the Kings beat the Blues 4-3. Even though this game tonight is huge for the Kings, it’s equally important for Winnipeg. They’re battling with Steinbach for second in the standings. The Pistons are currently a point ahead with a game in hand. So the Blues need this game if they want to finish second.

Tune in to tonight’s contest on 730 CKDM, it’s 100% FREE to listen to! The Pre Game Show will get going at 6:50pm, opening face off is 7:00pm. If you can’t listen then follow me on Twitter for updates (@ChristianCKDM)! 

Intermission Treats: Lots going on tonight in the intermissions. In the first we’ll have the latest edition of RAPID FIRE. This time D-man Kyle Bird steps up. We find out the answers to some huge questions, including which rink outside of Dauphin has the best warmup music, who’s the best to be paired up with on defence and which Kings rookie would win in a skills competition? Stay tuned for ALL those answers! In the second intermission I’ll have the first edition of the Midget West Regional Report which is coming to Dauphin April 2-5. On top of those items it’s a busy night on the out of town scoreboard. Two other contests in the MJHL, High School Curling Provincials continue in The Pas, six games in the NHL and lots more!

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Team Stats

Kings 23-29-6 (8th): Another tough game for the Dauphin Kings tonight. This time they battle a Blues team that is looking to catch Steinbach for second in the standings. Not only that but you can guarantee Winnipeg will be wanting to put out a better effort after falling to Dauphin at home last time out. As mentioned earlier, the Kings currently control their own fate. They need to have a good start this evening and whoever starts in goal must not give up anything weak. Special Teams last time these two teams met were critical with Kings having to kill off a 5 on 3 less than one minute into the game. Coming in Dauphin’s Penalty Kill is ninth overall in the MJHL (81.42%), but still strong on the road (2nd @ 84.96%). On the Power Play side the Kings moved up a little. They’re now sixth in the league at 15.41%. Chance Thomas (18G, 27A) is still atop the Kings in points with 45.

NEAT STATS GOING IN

Dylan Bredahl is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 1A).

Connor Shaw has won 5 straight starts.

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Blues 37-15-6 (3rd): The Winnipeg Blues cannot finish any lower than third place in the standings, but with second well within their grasp they’ll be wanting to pass Steinbach this weekend. Like the Kings, this is Blues second to last contest this season. Getting to second may or may not be an advantage, it depends on how you look at it. Yes, if you finish second you get one of the two survivor series teams. But that could be a disadvantage, just ask last year’s edition of the Selkirk Steelers. If you finish third you still get time off and will face the sixth place team, who also gets time off. Looking at it that way you don’t have to sit around and worry about your opponent gaining any momentum moving forward. Special Teams for the Winnipeg Blues are both inside the top five. Their Power Play is third at 20.50% while their Penalty Kill is fourth at 84.08%. With 68 points forward Kamerin Nault (31G, 37A) leads Winnipeg in scoring and is third overall in the MJHL.

Shoveling Snow

February 24, 2015
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The Dauphin Kings finished their regular season schedule at home the same way they started it, with a victory. This time a 3-2 decision over the OCN Blizzard Tuesday night.

It was the Kings last game at Credit Union Place until playoffs and they played well for the most of it, scoring three unanswered after going down 2-0 in the early stages of the first period.

Picking up goals for the Kings Tuesday night were Mathieu Lapointe (18), Dylan Bredahl (14) and Rylan Freed (11). Dylan Bredahl’s goal (Below) happened because of the fore-check by Dauphin forward Matthew Greening who was playing in his third MJHL game. Greening battled the puck off the stick of OCN goalie and former Parkland Ranger teammate Brody Claeys then fired it out front to Bredahl who made no mistake. Greening, Tyler Derkach and Daniel Chartrand had their ups and downs on a line together, but overall they played well and never really looked out of place. Those three will now rejoin the Parkland Rangers for their playoff run which begins on Monday.

Connor Shaw (9-5) took the win between the pipes for the Kings. I thought he looked a little rattled off the start but settled in nicely and made some key saves as the night progressed. He stopped 19 of 21 total shots. Claeys turned aside 34 of 37.

Special Teams saw Dauphin finish the night 1 for 5 on the Power Play and 1 for 2 on the Penalty Kill. I’ll give credit to the Kings for not getting too sucked in to OCN’s shenanigans after the whistles, they were very disciplined. A few times I saw the linesmen get pushed by players on OCN, which is a bit disappointing to see.

3 Stars

3. Brody Claeys (OCN) (34 Saves)
2. Mathieu Lapointe (DAU) (1G)
1. Dylan Bredahl (DAU) (1G)

The win helps the Kings keep pace with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, who won Tuesday night over Virden. Dauphin remains two points up the Wolverines in the standings, but Wayway has a game in hand. With two contests left in their season the Kings are 23-29-6, eighth in the standings with 52 points. Dauphin now heads out on the road for their final tilts of the season. They’ll visit the Winnipeg Blues on Friday (On CKDM) and the Virden Oil Capitals on Saturday (On CKDM).

Stay tuned for more this week!

Thanks for following tonight… More below.

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Kirklan Lycar recieved his “Rookie All Star Team” sweater from MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis Tuesday…

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Here are tonight’s award winners for the Dauphin Kings (For the regular season)…

Most Popular On & Off The Ice
(Voted by Media)

Mathieu Lapointe
(Presented by Doug Zywina)

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The Dauphin Herald Award (Outstanding Character)

Cody Nelson
(Presented by Bob Gilroy)

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Most Gentlemanly Player Award
(Steve ‘Boomer’ Hawrysh Memorial Award)

Chance Thomas & Landon Plett
(Presented by Kevin Durston)

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Johnny Kay Award (Most Inspirational Player)
(Voted by the players)

Cody Nelson & Ryan Edevold
(Presented by Carla Wolfenden)

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Steve Antosko Memorial Award (Hardest Working Player)

Lucas Nagel & Ryan Edevold
(Presented by Blaine Johnson)

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Dave Snitka Memoria Award (Most Improved Player)

Rylan Freed & Dylan Bredahl
(Presented by Velma Snitka)

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Barry Trotz Award (Best Defensive Player)

Justin Sadler & Ryan Edevold
(Presented by Ernie Trotz)

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Dave Seeley Memorial Award (Community Involvement)

Cody Nelson & Landon Plett
(Presented by Randy Daley)

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Dauphin Minor Hockey Award (Rookie of the Year)

Kirklan Lycar & Troy Martyniuk
(Presented by Anne, Ruth & Oliver Dandeneau)

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Joe Dawson Memoria Award (Best Defenceman)

Ben Hull
(Presented by Dustin Dawson)

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Pepsi Cola Award (Most Valuable Player)

Ben Hull & Mathieu Lapointe
(Presented by Randy Daley)

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All Graduating Players (20 year olds) recieved watches!

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Under The Bar

NEAT STATS

Dylan Bredahl is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 1A).

Connor Shaw has won 5 straight starts.

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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

1-0 OCN Blizzard at 3:52 – Comacho Lathlin (unassisted)
2-0 OCN Blizzard at 7:35 (PP) – Devin Muir from Brett Griffin and Rhett Law
2-1 Dauphin Kings at 11:26 (PP) – Mathieu Lapointe from Kyle Bird and Ben Hull

PERIOD 2

2-2 Dauphin Kings at 18:07 – Dylan Bredahl from Matthew Greening
3-2 Dauphin Kings at 19:49 – Rylan Freed from Ryan Edevold and Taran Lacquette

PERIOD 3

No Scoring

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