The Dauphin Kings are heading home with a chance to advance to their first league final since 2014.
Wrapping up their weekend with game four in Winkler on Thursday night, the Kings got the job done offensively, Carson Cherepak played stellar and the team skated off with a 5-2 win in front of another great crowd in Winkler.
Dauphin opened the scoring just 44 seconds in when Logan Calder tapped in a puck in front of the net as he scored his third goal of the playoffs. Klim Georgiev gave Dauphin a 2-0 lead just about 10 minutes later before Winkler brought the game within a goal 50 seconds later.
Dauphin would; however, regain their two-goal lead late in the second period as Colby Jaquet scored on the man advantage to give Dauphin a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.
Troy Hamilton cut into the deficit with a goal 2:45 into the third but that was as close as Winkler would get. Jayden Jubenvill scored on a breakaway and Klim Georgiev scored into an empty net late as the Kings have now taken a three games to one series lead.
Dauphin will have an opportunity to wrap up the series on Saturday night when they host game five at Credit Union Place. Note, tickets for the game go on sale Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. and you can also purchase 50/50 tickets for the game.
- After allowing five goals on Wednesday, Cherepak bounced back very nicely as he made 33 saves for his seventh playoff win
- Georgiev scored his first two playoff goals with the team
- Dauphin went 2-for-5 on the powerplay in the game while they were perfect on the penalty kill, going 5-for-5
- Dauphin played much of the game without Mathew Rathbone as he was assessed a game misconduct for hitting from behind late in the first period