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Kings Comeback Falls Short

March 6, 2016

  
The Dauphin Kings battled back from a 5-2 deficit at the start of the third period to force overtime, but a bad bounce cost them in a 6-5 OT loss to the Steelers on Sunday.

Dauphin’s start to the contest was excellent. Just over one minute in the Kings scored on Thomas Lenchyshyn’s first of the post season. However after a couple more chances by Dauphin the Steelers responded with four unanswered, chasing Kings starting goal Jarrod Schamerhorn after three goals against.

In the middle frame the two teams traded goals. Dauphin’s came from Keaton Leininger.

The Kings started the final frame down 5-2 but scored three straight in the in the first five minutes to get the game at 5-5. Dauphin controlled the third period and Selkirk were clearly on their heels. The Kings just couldn’t snag the go ahead goal.

In overtime the two clubs traded chances but it was a bounce at centre ice that allowed Dexter Kuczek to walk in on a breakaway and get the Steelers the victory. It was just an unfortunate break for Trevor Kavanaugh who went down on one knee to stop the puck at the red line, but it knuckled around him and sent the Selkirk forward in on a breakaway from the Dauphin blue line.

The official shots had Selkirk outshooting Dauphin 47-38 but I thought the shots were inflated on the Steelers side. Brandon Holtby (0-1) played well in relief of Schamerhorn, but takes the loss between the pipes.

Power Plays on Sunday had the Kings finishing 0 for 3 while Selkirk was 0 for 2. The Steelers second man advantage was a three minute one after Chance Thomas was charged with a five minute fighting penatly which worked out to be a three minute Power Play with other infractions worked in.

There are loads of positives the Kings can take from the affair, their never quit play got them back in the game and a few chances away from winning it.

Dauphin returns to Credit Union Place for game two on Tuesday. Opening face off is 7:30pm. You can get tickets for game two Monday and Tuesday at the Parkland Rec Complex Reception Desk. Monday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and Tuesday from 8:30am to puck drop at 7:30pm. Don’t forget about the FREE One Hour Power Play Show on CKDM Tuesday afternoon, it goes at 4:00pm!

Thanks for following tonight…

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NEAT TREATS

Sam Schultz is on a 6 game point streak (0G, 8A).

Tyler Derkach is on a 3 game point streak (3G, 0A)

Trevor Kavanaugh is on a 3 game point streak (3G, 0A).

Romano Morrison is on a 2 game point streak (0G, 4A).

Daniel Chartrand is on a 2 game point streak (0G, 2A).

Good Start

Bounces

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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1

Dauphin Kings at 1:22 – Thomas Lenchyshyn from Tyler Garrioch and Kirklan Lycar
Selkirk Steelers at 4:15 – Jake Dudar from Victor Knaub and Taylor Fisher
Selkirk Steelers at 6:00 – Brady Castellano from Cole McCartan
Selkirk Steelers at 14:39 – Victor Knaub (unassisted)
Selkirk Steelers at 15:28 – Dexter Kuczek from Taylor Fisher

PERIOD 2

Dauphin Kings at 2:46 – Keaton Leininger from Landon Plett and Thomas Lenchyshyn
Selkirk Steelers at 19:30 – Dale Goodbrandson from Dallas Starodub and Riley Derlago

PERIOD 3

Dauphin Kings at 2:25 – Tyler Derkach from Romano Morrison
Dauphin Kings at 3:51 – Landon Plett from Keaton Leininger and Oliver Lester
Dauphin Kings at 4:49 – Trevor Kavanaugh from Sam Schultz and Romano Morrison

OVERTIME PERIOD 1

Selkirk Steelers at 9:28 – Dexter Kuczek from Mark Wilson

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Kings Lineup @ Selkirk (Mar. 6)

March 6, 2016

Tonight’s Dauphin Kings Lineup

Number – Position – Player – Status

#35 – G – Jarrod Schamerhorn – Starting

#29 – G – Brandon Holtby – Backup

#35 – G – Connor Shaw – Scratched

#3 – D – Hayden Pierce – In

#4 – D – Aaron Kellogg – In

#5 – D – Trevor Kavanaugh – In

#7 – FW – Kelby Picard – In

#8 – D – Sam Schultz –In

#9 – D – Brandon Young – In

#10 – FW – Tyler Garrioch – In

#11 – FW – Stephen Sisco – In

#12 – FW – Riese Gaber – In

#13 – FW – Graeme Hore – In

#14 – FW – Romano Morrison – In

#15 – FW – Keaton Leininger – In

#16 – FW – Daniel Chartrand – Scratched

#17 – FW – Landon Plett – In

#18 – FW – Chance Thomas – In

#21 – FW – Kirklan Lycar – In

#22 – FW – Tyler Derkach – In

#23 – FW – Matthew Greening – Scratched

#24 – D – Oliver Lester – In

#39 – D/FW – Thomas Lenchyshyn – In

No Pressure

March 6, 2016

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The Dauphin Kings and Steelers kick off their best-of-three MJHL Survivor Series tonight in Selkirk.

There is not much pressure on the Kings coming into this evening’s affair. Even though it’s a best-of-three Dauphin does not ‘need’ to win the opening tilt. Yes, it would be nice for the Kings to get a victory on the road, but the pressure to win tonight is square on the shoulders of the Selkirk Steelers.

Dauphin comes into the affair playing well with points in six straight games. Points are obviously not awarded in the post season, but the club has showed consistency over the final two weeks of the MJHL campaign.

Selkirk, meanwhile, finished up their regular season yesterday with a 5-4 victory against the Blizzard in OCN. Before yesterday the Steelers had not won a game since February 21st, they had lost five straight contests before their win in OCN.

During the regular season the Steelers took four of the six tilts between themselves and the Kings. The latest meeting had Dauphin beating Selkirk 5-2 at Credit Union Place in February.

You can hear tonight’s contest on 730 CKDM and 730ckdm.com. The Parkland Source for Sports Pre Game Show begins at 7:15pm with opening face off at 7:30pm. If you can’t listen then just follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM) for updates!

Intermissions: Lots to keep track of on the out of town scoreboard tonight so we’ll be focusing on a number of items. The other MJHL Survivor Series gets going in Swan River between the Stampeders and Waywayseecappo Wolverines. It’s a winner take all game tonight in Brandon for the Westman High School Hockey League Championship, the Dauphin Clippers and Vincent Massey Vikings hit the ice for the third and deciding game of their series. I’ll have updates on the tilt. On top of all that you’ve got games in WHL, NHL and the Tim Hortons Brier continues in Ottawa. All that and more on tap.

TICKETS FOR GAME 2

Fans can get tickets at the Parkland Rec Complex Reception Desk starting Monday morning at 8:30am until 4:30pm.

You can also get tickets Tuesday from 8:30am until puck drop which is at 7:30pm!

NOTE: The Parkland Rec Complex Reception Desk is across from the Pool Desk, see you Tuesday night!

WHO WILL WIN THIS SERIES?

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Team Stats

Kings (0-0): Most of the Dauphin Kings lineup now has playoff experience following last year’s exit in the survivor series against Wayway. With the way the Kings have been playing as of late there is no reason they can’t win this series, but they can’t take any time off during games like they did during the regular season. Dauphin’s Special Teams bumped up with their success at the end of the regular season. Their Power Play is currently 7th at 17.56% while their Penalty Kill is 9th in the MJHL at 75.00%. Kirklan Lycar (24G, 30A) won the Kings scoring race in the campaign, notching 54 points, two more than Tyler Garrioch (15G, 37A).

Key Players:

(G) Jarrod Schamerhorn – The Dauphin goaltender played very good down the stretch and will need to be sharp if the Kings are to advance to the next round.
(F) Kirklan Lycar – The 18 year old forward had a good post season last year for Dauphin and will hope to add to his production in this year’s playoffs.

Interesting:

The Dauphin Kings Power Play was excellent in the final few games of the regular season. In the club’s last six contests their Power Play went 10/23 (43.48%).

NEAT TREATS

Sam Schultz is on a 5 game point streak (0G, 7A).

Kelby Picard is on a 3 game point streak (1G, 2A).

Tyler Derkach is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 0A)

Trevor Kavanaugh is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 0A).

Daniel Chartrand is on a 2 game point streak (0G, 2A).

Brandon Holtby has won 2 straight starts.

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Steelers (0-0): As mentioned the Selkirk Steelers ended their regular season last night in OCN against the Blizzard. Selkirk’s season, in my opinion, was a one that saw the club severely under achieve. With the names they have I believe the team should have been inside the top six of the MJHL standings. Selkirk has three players that will be key to their success in the post season Dallas Starodub (21G, 35A = 56PTS), Riley Derlago (26G, 29A = 55PTS) and Ty Kraus (17G, 38A = 55PTS). The Steelers’ Power Play is 8th in the MJHL (16.89%) while their Penalty Kill is at 75.58% which is good enough for 8th as well.

Key Players:

(G) Hayden Dola – The 19 year old (97) started the season with a leg injury and has been hot and cold since returning to the Steelers lineup. He put together five straight wins in January but ended the season with three losses in a row. Dola did not play Saturday afternoon in OCN.
(F) Dallas Starodub – The 20 year old (96) will be leaned on for points in the post season. He was second on the Steelers (2G, 5A in 6GP) in scoring in the playoffs last year behind the now departed Adam Wowryk.

Interesting:

Selkirk has only won once on home ice since the start of February.

Important Kings News As Playoffs Approach

March 3, 2016

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A handful of things to talk about as the Dauphin Kings get set to open up their playoffs Sunday with the MJHL survivor series.

 

2016 MJHL Playoffs
Survivor Series (Best of 3)

GM 1 – Sun Mar. 6 – Dauphin Kings @ Selkirk Steelers – 7:30pm – CKDM
GM 2 – Tues Mar. 8 – Selkirk Steelers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:30pm – CKDM + PP
*GM 3 – Wed Mar. 9 – Dauphin Kings @ Selkirk Steelers – 7:30pm – CKDM

Yes, that’s right. A special One Hour Power Play Show will come your way Tuesday afternoon on 730 CKDM. It’ll be LIVE from MR MIKES in Dauphin. It goes at 4:00pm and is FREE to listen to!

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SEASON TICKETS

Recently the Kings launched their season ticket drive. Here’s the release from the club, who have lowered ticket prices and have brought them down to $179 which is just over $6 per game…

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The Dauphin Kings Junior A Hockey Club has drastically reduced its season ticket price for the 2016-17 season, and will launch the sale of its Early Bird Season Ticket Packages at its first home playoff game.

This year’s Early Bird Season Ticket Package will be available for only $199, a $50 savings over last year’s early bird price.  This price is in effect until June 30th and is your chance to get the best “per game value” of the season at $6.86 per game, based on a 29-game schedule.

As extra incentive to buy early, the Kings are excited to introduce their “First to 100” Ticket Package.  The first 100 people to buy their tickets will receive their season tickets for just $179 per ticket!  This offer will end after the 100th ticket is sold or until the end of the playoffs, whichever comes first.

Tickets will be available on the concourse at playoff games.

The Student Season Ticket will once again be available, at $99.  All ticket prices are exclusive of taxes and fees.  Due to the low ticket price, the Seniors Season Ticket will not be offered this year.

As a further benefit of purchasing a season ticket, the Manitoba Junior Hockey League has entered into a partnership with Dauphin’s Countryfest, offering special pricing on Countryfest tickets to all MJHL season ticket holders.

After the early-bird period, starting on July 4th, adult season ticket packages will be $209 (compared to $249 last season).  All seats will also be released at this time.  Ticket packages will be available for pick-up at the Kings’ exhibition games in September.

Walk-up tickets for 2016-17 will be reduced to $10 (from $13) for adults, while the student price (13 and up) will remain at $5 and children 12 and under will get in for free.  These walk-up prices will also be in effect during this 2015-16 play-off season!

Another significant change being introduced due to fan feedback, is that the game start time will be changed to 7:30pm for all home games.

For more information contact Marc Berry, Head Coach and General Manager of the Dauphin Kings at dauphinkings@hotmail.com.

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Kings Seek Applications For Head Coach & GM

The club also announced recently they are looking to applications for the Head Coach and GM position. This does not mean current Head Coach & GM Marc Berry will not be around next year, it’s just the Kings having all their bases covered when it comes to the end of the season. The release from the club is below. I had time to speak with Co-Director Of Finance, Dean Cooley and Marketing Director, Carla Wolfenden about all the things above (Season tickets, playoff tickets and more).

Dean Cooley starts by discussing the fact the club is looking for Head Coach and GM applications, but that doesn’t mean Marc Berry is done after this season…

Below is the release from the club that can be found on their website…

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The Dauphin Kings of the MJHL are seeking applications for the position of General Manager / Head Coach.

This is a full time position with the requirement the successful candidate must live in Dauphin.

The successful candidate will have:
•    Strong leadership skills
•    Above average communication skills
•    Strong background in coaching, player development,  recruiting and promoting players to the next level
•    A strong ability to work in a fast paced team and business environment
•    Have a solid network for scouting and identification of top prospects
•    Experience managing a full time hockey program
•    Ability to manage a budget

The closing date is Friday, March 18th, 2016.

Only those candidates selected for the interview process will be notified.

Please submit resume with cover letter to:

Randy Daley
President
Dauphin Kings
rdaley@mymts.net

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Strong Finish

March 2, 2016

  
The Dauphin Kings are headed into the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs on a high following a 4-1 win over the OCN Blizzard Wednesday night.

Unlike Tuesday the Kings put together a full 60 minutes and battled through some adversity in the third period to get the win.

In the first period Dauphin scored the only goal as their Power Play remains hot on the road. Chance Thomas grabbed his 15th of the season on the man advantage.

The two teams went into the middle frame and Dauphin once again pulled through with the only goal. It came off the stick of Trevor Kavanaugh (12) from almost the exact same place he scored from on Tuesday, this time even strength.

In the third period the Kings pulled away when Tyler Derlach (4) notched his second in many nights, jumping on a loose puck off a Daniel Chartrand shot. OCN made things interesting when Tre Potskin got a friendly bounce on a point shot midway through the third. The Kings response after the goal against was excellent, and eventually Graeme Hore (9) put them back up by three later in the frame.

Special Teams had Dauphin end the night 1 for 3 on the Power Play and 2 for 2 on the Penalty Kill.

Brandon Holtby (10-28) was superb between the pipes for the Kings Wednesday, he stopped 37 of 38 shots including a magnificent post-to-post save in the third period to keep his club up by two. Dauphin had 41 shots on OCN’s Brett Epp.

It’s the sixth straight game the Dauphin Kings have earned at least a point. They finish the MJHL season with a record of 21-33-6 and will LIKELY go on to play the Selkirk Steelers in the best of three survivor series which begins Sunday.

I’ll have more later this week.

Thanks for following tonight…

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NEAT TREATS

Sam Schultz is on a 5 game point streak (0G, 7A).

Kelby Picard is on a 3 game point streak (1G, 2A).

Tyler Derkach is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 0A)

Trevor Kavanaugh is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 0A).

Daniel Chartrand is on a 2 game point streak (0G, 2A).

Brandon Holtby has won 2 straight starts.

Rocket Man

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SCORING SUMMARY

PERIOD 1


Dauphin Kings at 6:50 (PP) – Chance Thomas from Brandon Young and Hayden Pierce

PERIOD 2


Dauphin Kings at 4:35 – Trevor Kavanaugh from Sam Schultz and Chance Thomas

PERIOD 3


Dauphin Kings at 1:10 – Tyler Derkach from Daniel Chartrand and Kelby Picard
OCN Blizzard at 9:45 – Tre Potskin from Adam Heinemann and Anthony Keeper
Dauphin Kings at 15:07 – Graeme Hore from Chance Thomas

Kings Lineup @ OCN (Mar. 2)

March 2, 2016

Tonight’s Dauphin Kings Lineup

Number – Position – Player – Status

#35 – G – Jarrod Schamerhorn – Backup

#29 – G – Brandon Holtby – Starting

#35 – G – Connor Shaw – Scratched

#3 – D – Hayden Pierce – In

#4 – D – Aaron Kellogg – In

#5 – D – Trevor Kavanaugh – In

#7 – FW – Kelby Picard – In

#8 – D – Sam Schultz –In

#9 – D – Brandon Young – In

#10 – FW – Tyler Garrioch – In

#11 – FW – Stephen Sisco – In

#12 – FW – Riese Gaber – In

#13 – FW – Graeme Hore – In

#14 – FW – Romano Morrison – In

#15 – FW – Keaton Leininger – In

#16 – FW – Daniel Chartrand – In

#17 – FW – Landon Plett – In

#18 – FW – Chance Thomas – In

#21 – FW – Kirklan Lycar – In

#22 – FW – Tyler Derkach – In

#23 – FW – Matthew Greening – Scratched

#24 – D – Oliver Lester – Scratched

#39 – D/FW – Thomas Lenchyshyn – In

End Of The Season

March 2, 2016

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The Dauphin Kings conclude their regular season schedule tonight at the GLMC in OCN against the Blizzard.

After an entertaining game Tuesday night that resulted in a 4-3 shootout win for OCN the two clubs will play another meaningless game when it comes to the standings.

After yesterday pretty much everything is decided in the standings. OCN’s win clinched them sixth place while Selkirk’s 7-2 loss in Winkler to the Flyers has just about locked them into eighth. The Steelers aren’t mathematically out of seventh, but I don’t see them beating Steinbach and OCN and then having Swan Valley losing to Wayway over the next couple of days.

Keep your eyes on a storyline that is going to develop over the next few days. With Selkirk pretty much in eighth place the game this Saturday between the Steelers and Blizzard in OCN could be a meaningless one. The contest was originally scheduled in February but due to zamboni issues the Steelers and Blizzard could not play it so it got moved. With Selkirk being in Steinbach the night before it’s unlikely the Steelers will want to travel up to OCN for a late afternoon affair against the Blizzard. If Selkirk doesn’t play the game they and OCN will have played one less contest when the season comes to a close and Selkirk would get a free day of rest before their survivor series would begin. I’m not saying Selkirk is or isn’t going to travel up to OCN as of right now, but if they don’t play their 60th game of the season on Saturday and elect not to travel north it will not make them, or the MJHL look very good if they allow it.

Tune in to the game on 730 CKDM and 730CKDM.com. Did you know it’s FREE to listen to on the radio?! If you can’t listen to the game then follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM ) for updates!

Intermission: Coming up tonight in the first intermission it’ll be the final edition of RAPID FIRE this season. A special bonus edition with myself and Daniel Chartrand as the host so be sure to listen for that! Plus the out of town scoreboard which is a bit quiet this evening. The game between Dauphin and OCN is the only one on the MJHL schedule this evening. Also tonight the Brandon Wheat Kings are home to the Saskatoon Blades and there’s three games in the NHL.

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Kings 20-33-6 (9th): The Dauphin Kings continue to look for consistency on the road as the regular season comes to an end tonight. We touched on it during the Pre Game Show yesterday, if the Kings are to have success in the post season they’re going to need to win games away from Credit Union Place. After a successful night on the Power Play Tuesday the Dauphin man advantage is now 7th in the MJHL at 17.37%. On the road the Kings Power Play is 4th in the league at 23.62% while their Penalty Kill overall is 9th at 74.83%. Kirklan Lycar (24G, 30A) and Tyler Garrioch (15G, 37A) will decide the Kings scoring championship tonight, they’re separated by just two points. Lycar has 54, Garrioch has 52.

NEAT TREATS

The Kirklan Lycar is on a 5 game point streak (4G, 3A).

Landon Plett is on a 5 game point streak (2G, 4A).

Sam Schultz is on a 4 game point streak (0G, 6A).

Tyler Garrioch is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 3A).

Kelby Picard is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 1A).

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Blizzard 27-28-3 (6th): Nothing much for the OCN Blizzard to really play for tonight. Obviously you play to win but outside of that there isn’t really much for the Blizzard to go after this evening, although with a win OCN can get back to .500 before they head in to the playoffs. After this evening the Blizzard will get set for their first round playoff series, they’ll take on the Winkler Flyers. I thin OCN can upset Winkler, but thats a conversation for another day. Coming into tonight the Blizzard Power Play is 9th (16.39%) while their Penalty Kill rests in 6th (81.44%). Logan Harland (39G, 54A) has 93 points and will finish second in the MJHL scoring race, he’s nine points short of Portage’s Brad Bowles (45G, 57A) and 11 points clear of Winkler’s Tristan Keck (39G, 43A).