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December 2, 2015

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With the December 1st Deadline now in the rear view mirror the Dauphin Kings will hit the road for their third to last away game of 2015.

It is in fact the first game of December. Last month Dauphin finished 2-2-1 at home and 2-4-0 away from Credit Union Place, putting their record at 4-6-1 for November.

Tonight the Kings are in Portage to take on the Terriers. It’s the third meeting of the campaign between the two clubs. In previous outings Dauphin lost 2-0 at home and 6-3 in Portage.

You can hear tonight’s tilt on 730 CKDM, the Parkland Source for Sports Pre Game Show begins at 7:15pm. Opening face off is 7:30pm. If you can’t listen then follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM) for updates!

Intermissions: Tonight in the first intermission I’ll have the latest edition of RAPID FIRE which features Kings D-man Sam Schultz. He’ll answer up to 20 questions in 60 seconds or less. Also in both intermissions will be the out of town scoreboard. Tonight there are two other games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League, the Swan Valley Stampeders are home to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines and the Virden Oil Capitals visit the Neepawa Natives. In the WHL the Brandon Wheat Kings head west to battle the Swift Current Broncos and in the NHL there’s four contests including the Winnipeg Jets home to the Toronto Maple Leafs. So we’ll check in on all that and lots more.

In Case You Missed It:

The December 1st Deadline was yesterday. If you don’t know what the December 1st Deadline is, CLICK HERE!!!

The Kings made a couple transactions…

December 1st – 9:49pm – The Dauphin Kings have traded goalie Darin Fox (97) to the Notre Dame Hounds of the SJHL for future considerations.

December 1st – 9:01pm – The Dauphin Kings have acquired forward Kendall Huckins (96) from the Soo Eagles of the NOJHL for future considerations.

December 1st – 4:15pm – The Dauphin Kings have traded D-man Zach Klebaum (95) to the Kindersley Klippers of the SJHL for future considerations.

December 1st – 4:11pm – The Dauphin Kings have acquired goaltender Brandon Holtby (96) from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for future considerations.

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The Kings also re-added 20 year old forward Dylan Bredahl. The addition is one Dauphin needed as Bredahl will be a nice piece to slide into the club’s top six forwards. Bredahl (14G, 20A) was fourth on the Kings last season with 34 points.

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Team Stats

Kings 10-13-1: Games in hand continue to be a key factor as the Dauphin Kings head into their first game in December. They have games in hand on every team in the MJHL coming into this evening’s affair. Just to put things into perspective… If Dauphin was to win just three of their games in hand on teams like OCN, Swan Valley and Winnipeg, they would jump from eighth in the standings to sixth. They’d also be within six points of Winnipeg for fifth if that happened, with a game in hand. The scheduling for the Kings to start the season has been slow, and it will pick up this month, but what lies ahead is a very busy schedule for the team in the months of January and February. Dauphin has 13 games in January and 12 in February. Back to tonight… The Kings enter the contest with the MJHL’s 8th ranked Power Play (17.46%) and Penalty Kill (76.86%). Kirklan Lycar (11G, 9A) and Matthew Greening (7G, 13A) lead Dauphin in scoring with 20 points. So far this season the Kings are 6-7-0 on the road.

NEAT TREATS

Matthew Greening is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 1A).

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Terriers 23-4-1: After a hot start to the season the Portage Terriers have hit a bit of a snag, losing two of their last three. The Terriers are still the top team in the league, but the significant gap between themselves and second place has shrunk considerably. The Winkler Flyers are on a great run, the Steinbach Pistons are right there as well and the Virden Oil Capitals seem to be picking up their play. Portage was ranked 5th on the CJHL’s Top 20 this week. They have the MJHL’s 6th best Power Play at 20.56% while their Penalty Kill sits 1st at 88.98%. So once again, if you’re the Kings, you don’t want to get into a Special Teams battle with the Terriers. Leading the club in scoring is Brad Bowles (18G, 24A) with 42 points, that’s good enough for second in the MJHL. Portage has just one loss at home this season (13-1-0), it came in the middle of November to Winkler (5-3).

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