For the first time since November 1, 2020, the Dauphin Kings will play a regular season home game .
Entering Saturday’s game at 0-1, the team wraps up a weekend home-and-home with the Neepawa Titans, one day after falling 3-1 at the Yellowhead Centre.
Dauphin struggled to generate enough offensive chances on Friday and when they were able to get the puck towards the net, Gavin Renwick was up to the task.
Luke Morris scored Dauphin’s lone goal on Friday night while Keaton Woolsey was solid in net despite picking up the loss. He made 22 saves in his MJHL debut.
Saturday’s game is the second of eight meetings between the two clubs and the second of four straight.
A new face is set to join the organization in the coming days as Dauphin acquired Carson Cherepak. The former Winnipeg Wild netminder was the goaltender of the year with the Wild of the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League in the 2018-19 season and the 2019-20 season.
With the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League last year, he sported a .910 save percentage across 12 games. Following tonight’s game, Dauphin is back on home ice next Friday.