Making his debut with the Dauphin Kings on Saturday, Carson Cherepak stole the show and made his debut an extremely memorable one.
The Winnipeg-born netminder who was acquired by Dauphin just days ago, made 45 saves to shutout Neepawa as Dauphin won their first game of the season, 1-0.
Cherepak’s best period was in the second when he turned away 21 shots. Carson won back-to-back goaltender of the year awards in the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League from 2018-2020.
Scoring Dauphin’s lone goal of the game was Luke Morris, just 7:40 in. Three Parklanders suited up for Dauphin in the game as Garrett Hrechka, Jayden Jubenvill, and Hayden Lacquette all played their first games of the season.
With the win, Dauphin evens their record at 1-1 while Neepawa fell to 1-1.
- Carson Cherepak is now 6-5-2 in his junior career. His first 12 games were played with the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League
- Dauphin has scored twice this season, Luke Morris has scored both goals
- Dauphin tied up the season series with Neepawa. The two teams will play another home-and-home next weekend with Friday’s game being in Dauphin