Photo Credit – Pederson Photographic
The Dauphin Kings dropped their first home game of the season on Friday when they gave up a seven spot in a 7-5 loss against the Winnipeg Blues.
Now on Sunday, the club hits the road as they make their way to Winnipeg and the Rink Training Centre to play the same Blues to wrap up a weekend home-and-home. Dauphin led 2-0 after 20 minutes on Friday but they gave up six markers in the second in the defeat.
The bright spot about Friday’s loss was the team’s ability to score. Heading into the game, they were averaging just two goals per game before they scored five. Another bright spot was Rylan Gibbs who scored his first MJHL goal with his hometown team.
The West Division is very tight to start the year. Coming into Sunday’s game at 2-4-1, Dauphin has five points but they’re only four points behind the OCN Blizzard for the top spot. The Blues; meanwhile, have won four straight games and are fourth in the highly competitive East Division.
Dauphin will look to get back in the win column ahead of a weekend set against the Steinbach Pistons.
By the numbers:
Leaders- Anthony Bax 2g, 3a / Mathew Gough 2g, 2a / Riley Borody 2g, 2a
Away Record- 0-3-1
Leaders- Matthew McLeod 1g, 7a / Jack Kaiser 6g, 1a / Ryland Kuczek 4g, 3a / Garrett Zasitko 4g, 3a / Luke Janus 2g, 5a
Home Record- 2-0