A win and a loss for Brandon Holtby last week, but the Saskatchewan netminder played well in both games.
On Tuesday he suffered the 3-2 loss to the Winkler Flyers, but stopped 48 of 51 shots. Then on Saturday Holtby picked up his first Junior A shut out as the Kings skated to a 2-0 victory over Swan Valley.
This season Holtby has very good numbers after a slow start. A 7-14 record with a 3.16 goals against average and .910 save percentage.
DAUPHIN, MB – A key 2-0 win over the Swan Valley Stampeders has the Dauphin Kings back in the hunt for the MJHL Playoffs.
Entering this week the Kings are four points behind Swan for the final spot in the post season.
In case you missed it last week Dauphin had three games. It kicked off with a 3-2 loss in Winkler to the Flyers on Tuesday. The game was close in the late stages, but the Kings were unable to tie things up despite having a few good chances.
On Saturday Dauphin bounced back with a very good 2-0 win against Swan Valley. Brandon Holtby had the shut out between the pipes for the Kings.
On Sunday Dauphin went north to The Pas where they played the OCN Blizzard at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. It was a game that saw the Kings get better as things went on, but they eventually fell 3-1 to the Blizzard.
This week is a quiet one to start for the Kings, but when the weekend rolls along Dauphin is on the road for three games in three nights. On Friday they’ll take on the Natives in Neepawa (7:30pm). Saturday they’re in the southern part of the province to square off with the Steinbach Pistons (7:30pm) and Sunday they tangle with the Terriers in Portage (6:30pm). You can hear all games on 730 CKDM this weekend.
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!
Not a bad week for local forward Daniel Chartrand.
Chartrand had the insurance goal against the Swan Valley Stampeders on Saturday and played well in all three of the Kings’ games this past week.
Chartrand is currently third on the Kings in scoring with 24 points (10G, 14A) following a really good month of December which saw him pick up four goals and five assists in nine outings.
Keaton Leininger enters this week on a four game point streak (3G, 1A). The Bismarck, North Dakota forward scored a goal in all three of the Kings games last week.
After this week’s results Leininger is now atop the Kings in scoring with 29 points (13G, 16A) and has points in nine of his last 11 games.