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Kings take care of business, get some space

The Dauphin Kings rebounded in a big way from last weekend’s loss to earn their 30th win of the season on Friday night.

Opening a home-and-home against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, Dauphin scored less than two minutes into the game and they never looked back as they downed the Wolverines, 5-2.

In a game that saw the Kings record 30 shots, it was Brayden Dube opening the scoring just 1:49 into the game and just about 12 minutes later, Cordell Coleman scored his first of the night.

The Wolverines did cut the deficit in half with a powerplay goal early in the second, but the Kings didn’t let that phase them. Dube scored his 18th as his stellar rookie season continues to give Dauphin a 3-1 lead and Cordell Coleman made it 4-1 when he took a beautiful pass from Luke Morris.

With just more than five minutes left in the third while on the man advantage, Wayway brought the game within two goals; however, that is as close as they would get. Coleman netted his first career hat-trick with the Kings with 48 seconds left as Dauphin earned a solid two points.

Game notes:

  • Dauphin now moves three points up on the Wolverines for first in the West Division, with a game in hand
  • There were three fights on the night, Garrett Hrechka, Klim Georgiev and Luke Morris took part for Dauphin
  • Dauphin has now won four of five games against Waywayseecappo this season
  • Carson Cherepak had a bounce back game, making 28 saves

The same two teams will meet at Credit Union Place on Saturday at 7:30.