Starting their season way back in September, the Dauphin Kings play just 12 more games this season and that tally will decrease to 11 after tonight.
For the third time this season, the Kings and Steinbach Pistons will meet. Dauphin opened the season series with a 5-3 win after Cole Sheffield turned away 49 shots. Then two days later, Keaton Woolsey — who is no longer with the team — struggled as the Pistons put up an eight spot in an 8-1 win. Steinbach has already clinched their playoff berth while Dauphin is looking to do the same, but that won’t happen tonight, regardless of the result.
Dauphin is tangled in a heated battle in the MGEU West Division. Currently sitting in a tie for second place with Virden and OCN, Dauphin is just one point clear of Swan Valley who is in fifth and they are two back of Waywayseecappo for first.
The Kings will be looking to string together some consistent efforts moving ahead as the race to the playoffs intensifies. The club is coming off a 2-1 loss against the OCN Blizzard, in which the team struggled to get anything going. A hard week at practice; however, has the team feeling positive heading into the third Turnbull Cup rematch of the season.
Jayden Harris will not play this weekend as he’s out with an upper-body injury which is certainly a blow to Dauphin’s roster.