Blizzard battle: Round 5

Photo credit – Pederson Photographic


On a night where five to 10 cms of snow is expected to fall, the OCN Blizzard is in Dauphin to take on the Kings for the fifth time this season.

Dauphin is 3-1 this season with them winning the past three contests after dropping their opener against the Blizzard at the Roy. H. Johnston Arena. The Kings are coming off their best 60-minute performance of 2022 as they dispatched Swan Valley on Wednesday, 3-0.

It was a game in which Dauphin allowed just 22 shots against and Nakodan Greyeyes found the back of the net twice. Logan Calder, who is starting to look more comfortable in a Kings jersey, scored his first with the team and 20th of the season.

Entering Friday’s action, Dauphin has a one-point lead over Waywayseecappo for first place in the West Division, the Wolverines do have a game in hand. Dauphin has been dominant on home ice, winning 14 of their 18 games at Credit Union Place and they’re a plus 34 on home ice. OCN; meanwhile, is 5-12-0-2 on the road this season and is a minus 50. OCN has just one win in 2022 and February is an extremely busy month for them as they play 12 times.

Friday’s game is the first of four straight between the two teams, they will meet once again on Sunday at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre.

Game notes:

  • Colby Jaquet leads the way with eight points against OCN this season while Ben Hackl has six and Jayden Jubenvill has five
  • For OCN; meanwhile, Riley Zimmerman has three against Dauphin
  • Dauphin is a league best 26.7% on the man advantage, OCN is down at 18.2%
  • To note, Dauphin still has three games to make up. One will be played on March 8 against the Virden Oil Capitals, two more are to be scheduled against the Winnipeg Freeze