Kings coast past Wolverines to gain some space

The Dauphin Kings have now put two great road performances together in a row as they’re starting to roll at the right time.

In Waywayseecappo for a key divisional game on Tuesday, Dauphin controlled the game from start to finish and they skated off with two points after an extremely solid 4-0 win.

Dominating in their defensive zone, Dauphin gave Cole Sheffield plenty of support offensively and it started just more than five minutes into the game when Jamie Valentino made a beautiful rink wide pass to Mathew Gough who snuck in across the line and went to the backhand just above the blue paint to beat Tresor Wotton as Dauphin led 1-0 after 20 minutes.

Then in the second, Dauphin completely took over as they scored three times in the midway period to lead 4-0 after 40. Mason Smith scored his 15th, Mathew Gough scored his second of the game and 24th of the season and Jakob Brook scored his eighth of the season as Dauphin went into cruise mode.

The Kings once again locked down defensively in the third as they allowed just five shots against as they earned two great points. Dauphin allowed just 24 shots as Sheffield earned his second shutout of the season at the Arena Complex.

With the win, Dauphin is now 29-21-2-2 on the season and they remain in fourth place, now with a three point lead over the Wolverines for the final playoff spot.

The Kings embark on a two-game weekend series with the Portage Terriers now. Friday’s game can be heard on 730CKDM with Darnell Duff starting with the pregame show at 7:15. Dauphin then returns home on Saturday.