DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings concluded a six game home stand over the weekend and are now getting set for three straight games on the road before they close out 2016 at home against the Selkirk Steelers on Sunday.
Dauphin finished their season high home stand with a record of 2-3-1.
The week begins early for the Kings, and the rest of the MJHL, as the league hosts their Showcase at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg. All teams will descend on the Iceplex for two games over a three day span.
In past seasons the MJHL Showcase has been held in early October, but now the event has been changed to help with travel plans of scouts that will be coming in.
The Kings will play two games at the Showcase. The first one happens Tuesday against the Selkirk Steelers (Puck drop at 7:00pm). The tilt will count as a “road game” for Dauphin. Then on Wednesday the Kings will tangle with the Portage Terriers (Also at 7:00pm) with that affair counting as a “home game” for Dauphin.
Following contests at the Showcase the Kings will go to Virden on Saturday and then meet Selkirk at Credit Union Place on Sunday before hitting the Christmas break.
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Daniel Chartrand played strong all week for the Dauphin Kings. He scored the club’s lone goal in their 5-1 loss to the OCN Blizzard on Tuesday and added an assist in the Kings 3-2 OT loss to Virden on Saturday.
Chartrand has been solid since mid November where he’s been moving along at almost a point per game pace.
The Dauphin forward is currently fourth on the team in scoring. Six goals and 11 assists for 17 points in 31 games. He’s one of two players who have played in all games for the Kings this season, the other is 16 year old Grady Hobbs.
Keaton Leininger had two goals for the Dauphin Kings and both gave the fans something to talk about.
Leininger has now scored in two straight outings following goals against Wayway and Virden.
The Bismarck, ND has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points on the season. Second on Dauphin in scoring.
Despite losing two games, Brandon Holtby was excellent in the Kings’ three games last week.
After replacing Matteo Esposito in the opening game of the week against OCN, Holtby stopped 101 of the 110 shots he faced including 51 of 54 on Saturday against the Virden Oil Capitals.
This season Holtby is 5-12 so far with a 3.25 goals against average and a .906 save percentage.