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Kings flashback to northern win

Photo credit – Pederson Photographic

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The Dauphin Kings will have to wait a few more days before they hit the ice again. The team’s next game after a pair of postponed contests this weekend is on Wednesday when they head to Swan River to play the Stampeders.

So we’ll take a look at the past. On this date two years ago, the Kings played the OCN Blizzard at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre and they came home with two points after a solid effort.

Backed by a solid performance from Levi Mitchell who turned away 26 of the 27 shots he faced, Dauphin picked up a 4-1 win.

Grady Hobbs who was named the league’s MVP that season scored once while ‘Bubba’ Baron Thompson scored on a penalty shot. Also finding the back of the net was Avery Smith and Bryson Cecconi. Current King Colby Jaquet also had an assist in the contest. Dauphin outshot the Blizzard, 39-27 in the game.

The Kings would go on to finish the season at 31-24-3-2 which gave them a first-round playoff date with the Portage Terriers. After losing the first two games of the series, Dauphin responded in a big way in game three at Credit Union Place.

Mitchell went a perfect 43-for-43 and offensively, Colby Jaquet and Bryson Cecconi set up Grady Hobbs who scored 2:25 into double overtime as Dauphin got back in the series. Ultimately, the season was cancelled just a few days later.