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Kings light it up again, cruise by Blizzard

The Dauphin Kings have fully hit their stride offensively. Following a 7-2 win on Friday, Dauphin scored another seven goals on Sunday night to earn a weekend sweep in a 7-3 win against OCN.

It was somewhat of a slow start for Dauphin, who gave up the games first goal. Mike Hlady scored on a shot from the point 3:56 into the game. After allowing that goal, Keaton Woolsey was excellent as he played his second game with Dauphin.

Dauphin dominated the remainder of the period offensively. Ben Hackl scored his second goal of the campaign at the 9:48 mark and just less than two minutes later, Cordell Coleman scored his first goal.

Colby Jaquet — who entered Sunday’s game as the team’s point leader — scored his second goal of the season at the 15:29 mark as Dauphin took a 3-1 lead, one they held after 20 minutes of play.

OCN did push at the end of the period in an attempt to get back in the game, but Woolsey made several quality saves to preserve a two-goal lead.

5:12 into the second while on the powerplay, Colby Jaquet took matter into his own hands as he scored his second of the game and it was a beauty, off a toe drag. Dauphin led 4-1.

Just like they have done throughout the season, the Blizzard responded in a big way. Ryland Kuczek scored at 9:57 and less than 30 seconds later, Dain Sardelli found the back of the net to bring OCN within a goal. After 40 minutes, Dauphin led the game 4-3.’

In the third, Kaden Bryant gave Dauphin a 5-3 lead early in the third and that’s when Mathew Rathbone took over. In his debut as a King, the 20-year-old scored two goals in a four-minute span as Dauphin took a 7-3 lead and that was the final.

Dauphin remains in a tie for first in the West Division as they’re now 6-2 while OCN drops to 3-4-0-1. Dauphin returns to the ice on Friday when they play the Virden Oil Capitals at Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

King Tips:
  • Sunday’s game was the third straight that Dauphin has chased OCN’s goaltender. Nik Jerris was pulled in the second period
  • Dauphin has scored 31 goals this season, 30 of them in their last six games
  • Keaton Woolsey earned his first career MJHL win in net, playing solid in the process
  • Dauphin scored two more goals on the powerplay and they were a perfect 3-for-3 on the penalty kill
  • Colby Jaquet now has back-to-back three point games. Two goals and one assist on Sunday
  • Dauphin now leads the season series with OCN, 3-1