Keaton Leininger has come alive in the last two weeks for the Dauphin Kings.
The 20 year old forward is currently on a five game point streak where he has picked up three goals and four assists. He also has three goals in his last three games.
Leininger (6G, 8A) has crept his way up to the top of the Kings in scoring and is now tied with Ashton Clark for top spot with 14. Clark, Leininger and Graeme Hore spent the week together on a line where they collected eight points in three outings.
DAUPHIN, MB - After getting out of their slump over the weekend the Dauphin Kings will look to keep the ball rolling with two games on the menu this week.
In case you missed it last week the Kings lost their first two games but ended up winning their final outing, 2-1 over the Winnipeg Blues on Saturday. Earlier in the week Dauphin lost 6-3 to Swan Valley on Tuesday and 6-3 to Virden on Thursday. Despite the the scores the Kings were in both games until the second half of the third period.
This week Dauphin will play two games, one on the road and one at home with both contests coming against the same team, the Portage Terriers. First on Wednesday the Kings head south to Portage to play at 7:30pm. Then the club is back on home ice Friday at 7:30pm as well.
Friday’s game will feature the second ‘SKATE WITH THE KINGS’ night of the year (Brought to you by CIBC). The affair will also see Kelleher Ford Dauphin at the game collecting food for the Dauphin food bank! If that wasn’t enough for you Tractor Lotto tickets continue to be sold and books for kids thanks to the South Parkland Healthy Child Coaltion!
If you’d like to sponsor the Dauphin Kings Three Stars Of The Week, give the Kings office a call for details at 204-622-5461!
Riley Shamray continues to play strong since the Kings acquired him from the Waywayseecappo Wolverines in October.
Shamray was finally rewarded on the offensive side of the puck last week with a goal and two assists.
The Shoal Lake D-man has been one of Dauphin’s hardest working players since arriving, playing top minutes against other team’s best forwards on most if not every night.
Kings forward Ashton Clark has been playing better and better since being acquired from the Portage Terriers last month.
The Aberdeen, Saskatchewan product put up a goal and an assist last week and continues to get under the skin of his opponents.
Clark currently leads the Kings in points with Keaton Leininger (6G, 8A). The 6’2 forward has nine goals and five assists for 14 points so far this season.
The town of Swan River allowed hockey fans to take time off from their day on Wednesday to honour Riese Gaber’s goal Tuesday night during the third period at the Centennial Arena (Below).
Although Gaber only had one point in the final two games of the week, he scored two in the Kings’ 6-3 loss in Swan River. Gaber’s goal at the time brought Dauphin within one before Swan Valley pulled away.
The Gilbert Plains forward continues to climb up in scoring on both the Kings and the MJHL. Right now he’s third on the team in points with 12 (6G, 6A) and fifth in the league in rookie scoring.