Photo credit – Pederson Photographic
For the first time since 2014, the Dauphin Kings will play for an MJHL title. A complete 60 minute performance from Dauphin on Saturday night earned the team a 5-1 win on home ice.
The win gives Dauphin the series win in just five games and they were a perfect 3-0 on home ice throughout the series. It was a perfect start to the game for Dauphin as Mathew Rathbone scored 12:37 into the game and his fourth of the playoffs gave Dauphin a 1-0 lead.
Trent Sambrook would score a powerplay goal early in the first to tie the game; however, Dauphin took over from there. Cordell Coleman scored shorthanded just 30 seconds later and his goal stood up as the game-winner.
Nakodan Greyeyes made it a 3-1 game for Dauphin for Kaden Bryant scored two straight for the Kings as they skated off with a 5-1 win in front of a great crowd at Credit Union Place.
Dauphin will now have to wait to see who they will play. They’ll either start the MJHL final on the road against the Steinbach Pistons or they will host game one against the Virden Oil Capitals. Steinbach can win that series on Monday night.
- Carson Cherepak was solid once again for Dauphin, making 26 saves
- Dauphin never trailed in the game and the game was tied overall for just more than 13 minutes
- The Kings were a perfect 3-0 on home ice in the series
Stay tuned to our social media pages in the near future for final dates and when can you get tickets.