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Dauphin Kings Three ★’s Of The Week

February 16, 2015

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A solid week by the Dauphin Kings has them rolling into the biggest seven days of their season.

In case you missed it last week here’s a rundown of what happened…

On Friday the Kings grabbed an impressive 4-3 road win over the Winnipeg Blues. They followed that up with a disappointing 4-2 loss to the Neepawa Natives. In their biggest game of the season (At that point) Dauphin was able to pick up a key 3-2 shootout win against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines.

The Kings enter this week with a record of 20-28-6 on the season. They’re two points up on Wayway for eighth in the MJHL, which translates into home ice advantage in the best of three survivor series in early March. However there are still games to be played.

Dauphin has six contests left in their campaign, five are on the road and three are this week. It starts with a MASSIVE tilt on Tuesday when they visit the Wolverines in Waywayseecappo. After Tuesday the Kings go to OCN to battle the Blizzard on Friday (7:00pm on 730 CKDM) and then they’ll look for redemption against the Natives in Neepawa on Saturday (7:30pm on CKDM).

STANDINGS UPDATE:

MJHL STANDINGS (As of Feb 16 – 11:30am)
TEAM GP W L OTL PTS SO GF GA DIFF PCT STRK
Portage 55 50 2 3 103 4-3 270 109 +161 0.936 W2
Winnipeg 55 34 15 6 74 4-4 208 171 +37 0.673 L1
Steinbach 53 33 13 7 73 4-5 198 142 +56 0.689 W3
Winkler 54 29 14 11 69 1-8 188 170 +18 0.639 W1
Virden 52 28 16 8 64 3-3 185 164 +21 0.615 L1
Swan Valley 53 24 23 6 54 5-3 156 178 -22 0.509 L1
Selkirk 52 25 25 2 52 6-1 161 171 -10 0.500 L2
Dauphin 54 20 28 6 46 3-4 150 200 -50 0.426 W1
Wayway 54 20 30 4 44 2-4 128 180 -52 0.407 L2
OCN 53 18 31 4 40 2-2 153 205 -52 0.377 L1
Neepawa 55 14 39 2 30 5-2 133 240 -107 0.273 W1

SIDE TREAT:

Dauphin Kings prospect and Captain of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League’s Parkland Rangers, Tyler Derkach, wants you to join him for warmups at Credit Union Place this past Sunday…

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Three ‘s Of The Week

3. Chance Thomas

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Picture via Dallas Rudkavitch. For more solid pics go to dallasrfoto.com

 

I contemplated giving the entire third star to the BLT line, but since Chance Thomas’ goal on Saturday against Wayway was a beauty I’ve elected to give him third star honours. Thomas enters this week on a three game point streak (1G, 3A). Dauphin’s leading scorer has been solid all year round and continues to lead the team in points with 44 (17G, 27A). The BLT line, although it was split up on Saturday, has three goals and eight assists in it’s last three games. Here’s Chance Thomas’ goal from Saturday against Wayway…

2. Kirklan Lycar

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Kirklan Lycar had three big goals for the Dauphin Kings last week. The first came against the Winnipeg Blues on Thursday. The next two came against the Wayway Wolverines on Saturday. The first tied up the contest when the Kings were trailing 2-1 in the second period. The second won’t go to his goal total this season, but it was a very important one because the Kings got a point out of it in the 3-2 shootout victory. Lycar has consistently been scoring for the Kings this year. He’s got 16 goals and six assists for Dauphin. That puts him sixth on the club in scoring. Go for a ride in the Lycar below…

1. Connor Shaw

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Picture via Dallas Rudkavitch. For more solid pics go to dallasrfoto.com

 

Connor Shaw picked up two wins in two starts for the Dauphin Kings last week. He was very good in Dauphin’s 4-3 victory against the Blues in Winnipeg, making key saves and having solid control of his rebounds. He then followed that up with a great effort at home on Saturday when they Kings beat the Wayway Wolverines 3-2 in a shootout. Even though he made just 14 saves according to the stats, a good amount of those shots were quality opportunities. Shaw’s record this season is 6-5 with a 3.31 goals against average and an .897 save percentage.

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