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Kings head to the valley

The Dauphin Kings have an opportunity tonight to jump up into a tie for first place in the West Division.

Heading on the road to play the Swan Valley Stampeders, Dauphin enters the game just two points back of Waywayseecappo for first. Swan Valley; meanwhile, has 40 points and sits one point behind Dauphin.

The Kings are coming off a weekend sweep in which they scored three straight goals on Saturday to stun Winnipeg. Swan Valley had a very tough weekend as they lost two straight games in regulation against Waywayseecappo and scored just one goal in the process.

Dauphin has won three of four contests against Swan Valley this season, all three wins have come in overtime.

Dauphin has just one regulation win over their last seven games and they are 5-1-0-1 over that span. The Kings made a couple of big additions to their roster earlier this week as they added Sam Boldt on the back end and Blake Boudreau up front. Boldt bolsters a solid back end while Boudreau brings some all-star offensive talent back to

Tonight’s meeting between Dauphin and Swan Valley is the final meeting until March 1. Dauphin plays six more games this month including tonight, all of which come against West Division opponents. Three of them are against OCN while the team plays a home-and-home with Waywayseecappo.

You can listen to tonight’s game with Darnell Duff on 730CKDM and you can also watch it on HockeyTV.