Week four of the MJHL season is nearly upon us and another home-and-home is on deck for the Kings.
On Friday night, they’ll welcome the OCN Blizzard to Credit Union Place while on Sunday, the team makes another trip to The Pas to play the Blizzard.
Dauphin is 4-2 this season which has them in a tie for first in the highly-competitive West Division. The team is coming off a weekend split with the Blizzard.
And as Friday continues to near, it’s time to take a look at the Kings by the numbers:
Record: 4-2 (Tied first in the West Division)
Goals for: 17 (Tied fourth in the West Division)
Goals against: 12 (First in the West Division, third overall)
The team has given up two or fewer goals in three of their six contests, one of which they gave up 0 in a 1-0 win against Neepawa.
Powerplay: 7-for-21 – 33.3%. After failing to score a goal while on the man advantage in their first two games, Dauphin has caught fire. Dauphin has scored at least two powerplay goals in three of their last four games, going 7-for-19 in the process. Only the Winnipeg Blues (37.5%) have a superior percentage.
Dauphin is scoring once every three powerplays they get. They are averaging 3.5 powerplay chances per game
Penalty kill: 23-for-27 – 85.2%. Given Dauphin has one of the top goaltenders in the league and solid penalty killers outside of the crease, there’s no surprise the team has a solid percentage. It’s tied for second in the West Division.
Dauphin is averaging 4.5 penalties per game. They are killing off 3.8 of those in the first three weeks.
Leaders: Kaden Bryant and Colby Jaquet both are tied for the team lead with seven points. Bryant has four goals while Colby scored his first goal of the season on Sunday.
Carson Cherepak was named the league’s Goaltender of the Month in September and if you don’t know who the young man from Winnipeg is yet, just watch one game and you’ll find out. He’s 4-1 with a .948 save percentage to go along with a 1.60 goals-against average. He also has one shutout to his name.
There hasn’t been a lot of talk about Keaton Woolsey yet for the fact that he’s only played one game, but he looked good in that game. He gave Dauphin a chance to win in their first game of the season against Neepawa.
Eight rookies this season have recorded at least a point. Four of which has three points, Slade Stanick, Hayden Lacquette, Jayden Jubenvill, and Jeriah Shantz.
Stanick and Morris both have two goals while Lacquette, Williams, and Jubenvill have a goal a piece.
Upcoming schedule: bold denotes home game
vs OCN Blizzard – Friday, October 8 – 7:30 p.m.
@ OCN Blizzard – Sunday, October 10 – 7:00 p.m.
@ Virden Oil Capitals – Friday, October 15 – 7:30 p.m.
vs Virden Oil Capitals – Saturday, October 16 – 7:30 p.m.
vs Virden Oil Capitals – Friday, October 22 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Virden Oil Capitals – Saturday, October 23 – 7:30 p.m.
vs Waywayseecappo Wolverines – Friday, October 29 – 7:30 p.m.
@ Waywayseecappo Wolverines – Saturday, October 30 – 7:30 p.m.