The Dauphin Kings have won five straight games as they prepare for another weekend home-and-home with the Virden Oil Capitals, beginning on Friday at Credit Union Place.
Later in the week, we’ll continue to get you ready for the game but first, we’ll take a look at this week’s Three Stars of the Week from this past weekend.
Parker Malchuk gets the nod this week after a solid weekend. The team’s captain returned to the lineup on Friday after missing four games with an upper-body injury and he immediately made his presence felt.
In a 4-3 win on Friday, Malchuk scored the game-winning goal late in the third period as Dauphin skated to their fourth straight win. In two games over the weekend, Parker had one goal and one three assists.
What Colby Jaquet is doing this season is nothing short of incredible and he earns this week’s second-star honours.
The 20-year-old has four goals this season and his 18 points are the fourth-most in the league. He’s also just one point out of the top three.
Colby scored on Saturday and he had four points across the two games. An assist machine that can also put the puck in the back of the net, Colby’s eight powerplay assists are tied for the most in the league.
Carson Cherepak broke onto the scene with a 45 save shutout in his debut last month against the Neepawa Titans. Since then, the Winnipegger has been phenomenal.
The former Sherwood Park Crusader is now 7-1 this season. The only goalie that has more wins is Dawson Green of the Winnipeg Blues; however, you could argue that the Blues schedule has been much easier so far to start the season. Not taking anything away from Green, he did also score a goal over the weekend and is an exceptional goalie.
Cherepak’s .943 save percentage is the second-best in the league and his 1.88 goals-against average is third. And Carson was back at it over the weekend.
He started by making 47 saves on Friday in the team’s 4-3 win and on Saturday, Carson turned away 23 shots to help Dauphin win their fifth straight game.
There is no doubt that Dauphin has a keeper in Cherepak and he also loves being in Dauphin, so it’s a win-win for both sides.