The Dauphin Kings earned three of a possible four points over the weekend as they opened their campaign with a home-and-home against the Neepawa Titans. Next up for the team is a game against the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday night at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.
Before that, it’s time for the first Parkland Source for Sports Three Stars of the Week.
1st Star – Anthony Bax
Coming over from the Ontario Junior Hockey League, Anthony quickly made a big impression playing for his new team.
Bax fired home a shot from the right point on Friday night with just 25 seconds left in the game to force overtime. He then went coast-to-coast early in overtime and completed a wraparound just 59 seconds in to give Dauphin their first win of the season.
Bax then chalked up his first assist of the season on Saturday night in the team’s 3-2 overtime loss at the Yellowhead Centre.
2nd Star – Keaton Woolsey
Keaton was extremely strong last year playing in the backup role behind Carson Cherepak as the Eagan, Minnesota native had 11 wins.
This year, he’s back and he got the nod for the team’s first game of the season and he came to play. He turned away 22 shots, many of which were solid in a 2-1 overtime win.
After one game, Woolsey has a .957 save percentage to go along with a superb 0.98 goals-against average.
3rd Star – Jayden Harris
Jayden joins Aidan Brook as assistant captains this season and he had a solid opening weekend. Creating multiple chances for himself, Jayden did capitalize on Saturday night when he found the back of the net after Neepawa opened the scoring.
Harris is second in team scoring after two games with one goal and one assist, he trails only Bax who is this week’s first star.
A tireless worker that plays with great speed, Harris will be a tough player to contain this year and he expects big things from himself.
Season long standings:
Five points are up for grabs for the first star each week, three points go for the second star and a single point is up for grabs for the third star
After week 1:
- Anthony Bax – 5 points
- Keaton Woolsey – 3 points
- Jayden Harris – 1 point