Photo credit – Pederson Photographic
The Dauphin Kings will look to hit the 40 win mark this evening as they welcome the Winnipeg Freeze to town for the first time.
Dauphin is coming off a weekend sweep against their Parkland rival Swan Valley Stampeders and has won two straight games since a mid-week loss last week. This is the final week of the regular season as Dauphin will head to Winnipeg to play the Freeze on Thursday.
The Kings will then open up their playoff schedule next weekend against the Stampeders, a date for game one is still to be announced and stay tuned for details when it comes to playoff tickets.
The Freeze enter this game with just 10 wins on the season and they have long been eliminated from the playoffs. When it comes to the standings, Steinbach has finished first overall in the league and they will have home-ice advantage for as long as they stay alive, Dauphin will finish second overall.
The Kings would also like to take this time to thank their graduating players as Cordell Coleman, Nakodan Greyeyes, Logan Calder, Kaden Bryant, Mathew Rathbone, Colby Jaquet, and Parker Malchuk are all playing their final regular-season home game with Dauphin. Klim Georgiev is also a graduating player; however, he won’t be in the lineup tonight as he continues serving his 18 game suspension.
By the numbers:
GF – 205
GA – 128
PP% – 25.1
PK% – 85
Leaders – Kaden Bryant 33g, 35a
Colby Jaquet 12g, 46a
Logan Calder 25g, 25a
GF – 141
GA – 276
PP% – 18.6
PK% – 70.8
Leaders – Ryder Ringor 13g, 22a
Rylan Ringor 7g, 26a
Dean Gorchysnki 9g, 27a