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Kings Finish Showcase Against Blues

October 3, 2015

The Dauphin Kings will try and bounce back from a lacklustre effort last night at the MJHL Showcase when they meet the Winnipeg Blues tonight at 6:00pm.

Dauphin is coming off a 3-0 shutout loss to the Winkler Flyers yesterday in a game that saw the club fall short in a number of categories including work ethic and finishing on scoring chances.

The Winnipeg Blues should be in the upper half of the standings by the time the MJHL season comes to a close in March, so this affair tonight will be another tough test for the Kings.

Listen to tonight’s tilt on 730 CKDM, the Parkland Source for Sports Pre Game Show gets going at 5:45pm. Opening face off is 6:00pm. Depending on the Winnipeg Blue Bomber game, the hockey broadcast might start a little late. If you can’t listen then follow me on twitter for updates tonight (@ChristianCKDM)!

Intermissions: Coming up tonight in the first intermission you’ll hear the latest edition of RAPID FIRE. This time it’s with Kings goalie Troy Martyniuk. Throughout the broadcast we’ll check in on the out of town scoreboard. Lots going on including four other games in the MJHL. Plus the Winnipeg Blue Bombers are in action this afternoon and there’s a handful of NHL games including the Winnipeg Jets visiting the Calgary Flames.

Team Stats

Kings 1-3-0: The compete level by the Dauphin Kings in yesterday’s 3-0 loss to the Winkler Flyers is something the team will try and improve on today when they meet the Winnipeg Blues. Dauphin will look for more hitting, better play down low and finishing on their chances. Another piece the Kings need to improve on is their Special Teams. Dauphin’s Power Play has not scored in two straight games while their Penalty Kill gave up another last night to Winkler. Overall the Kings man advantage is sitting at 10%, which is tenth in the MJHL. Dauphin’s Penalty Kill is 81.25%, good enough for seventh. Kirklan Lycar  (2G, 1A) and David Brumm (2G, 1A) continue to lead the Kings in points with three.

Blues 3-1-0:
The Winnipeg Blues have quietly gone about their business to start the Manitoba Junior Hockey League season. They’re sitting second in the league and have given up just eight goals in four contests, which is two per game. They’ve also scored 15 in that span. Winnipeg is coming off a 3-1 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders last night. The tilt was the later game of the day, so it’ll be a tighter turnaround for the Blues than it is for the Kings. Winnipeg’s Special Teams are near the top of the MJHL. Their Power Play is fifth at 17.65% while their Penalty Kill sits third at 88.24%. Veteran forward Liam Kroeker (4G, 1A) leads the Blues in scoring with five points.

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