Points in their final five games before the Christmas break have the Dauphin Kings just a couple of points back of first place in the West Division.
Dauphin’s next game is set for January 6 in Winnipeg as they play the Blues at the Rink Training Centre and their record will be 18-12-2-1 entering that game.
As the Christmas break has arrived for the team, there is one final edition of the Parkland Source for Sports Three Stars of the Week. Jakob Brook is on fire as of late with goals in three straight games and he earns first-star honours this week.
1st Star – Jakob Brook
It took Jakob a couple of games to find his footing with his new team and now that he has, he’s a man on a mission
Brook has scored five times in the past three games. He scored the game-winning goal on Friday night in the team’s overtime victory against their Parkland rival and he also scored on Saturday in the team’s shootout defeat.
Jakob is averaging a point a game with Dauphin scoring four times and adding five assists in nine games.
2nd Star – Jamie Valentino
Just like Jakob, Valentino is on fire with his new team. In his final year of junior hockey, Jamie has eight points in just six games with Dauphin.
He added two assists in Dauphin’s win on Friday and he chipped in with one assist on Saturday.
Jamie won a championship last year with the Estevan Bruins and the only thing on his mind right now is winning a championship with Dauphin. He skates extremely well and has a wicked shot, Valentino will be tough to stop in the second half.
3rd Star – Mason Smith
It seems that the 20-year-old is playing with more confidence and he has an extra pep in his step. I mean, he only has a few more months left in his junior career.
He came up clutch on Friday as he scored the game-winning overtime marker against Swan Valley and he also had an assist in the game.
Jakob Brook tied it with 3 seconds in regulation before Mason Smith scored the OT winner for the @dauphinkings 🚨 pic.twitter.com/bkUXm8Mhnk
— #theMJ (@mjhlhockey) December 17, 2022
Smith then had one assist on Saturday as the 20-year-old has nine goals and 17 assists before the Christmas break. Smith could be set up for a huge second half if he continues to pair his great speed with his solid shot.
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.