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Kings off to Virden

For the first time this season, the Dauphin Kings and Virden Oil Capitals will square off and entering the game, both teams are playing very well.

Dauphin has won three straight games, scoring 18 goals in the process. During that time, Dauphin has also only surrendered six goals.

The Oil Capitals; meanwhile, have points in their last five games. They have secured nine of a possible last 10 points with eight of them coming from wins while they lost in overtime to Neepawa in the other contest.

Dauphin enters the game at 6-2 and they are tied with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines for the top spot in the West Division while Virden is 4-3-1 and are three points behind both Dauphin and Wayway.

Over the past five years, Virden is 11-5-1-1 against Dauphin and they’re 6-2-0-1 over the same span at Tundra Oil & Gas Place, the venue for Friday’s contest.

By the numbers:

Dauphin

GF – 31 (tied for second in the West Division)

GA – 17 – (best in the West Division, Wayway is next with 28 allowed)

PP – 10-for-34 – 29.4% (second-best in the West Division)

PK – 30-for-35 – 85.7% (best in the West Division)

Leaders – Colby Jaquet – 3G, 11A

Kaden Bryant – 5G, 3A

Jayden Jubenvill – 1G, 6A

Road record – 2-2

Virden

GF – 31 (tied for second in the West Division)

GA – 34 – (worst in the West Division)

PP – 9-for-34 – 26.5% (third-best in the West Division)

PK – 23-for-32 – 71.9% (fifth in the West Division)

Leaders – Braden Fischer – 9G, 8A

Carson Buydens – 4G, 5A

Dylan Halliday – 5G, 3A

You can catch Friday’s game on HockeyTV. Dauphin returns to Credit Union Place for a game against the Oil Capitals on Saturday.