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So we meet again

The Dauphin Kings open up another home-and-home with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Friday night in a season series that is now being billed as a battle of the best in the West.

Dauphin will enter Friday’s contest in first place in the West Division as they’ve won three straight games, including two straight against the Wolverines. Last weekend, Dauphin outscored the Wolverines, 10-4 and the team’s special teams were a big reason why. Dauphin went 4-for-9 over the two games and the team’s now 32.7% on the power play, the best in the league. Dauphin’s penalty kill of 87.1% is also near the top of the league.

The Kings are 11-3 for 22 points while the Wolverines are two points back at 10-4. Friday’s contest will be played at the Arena Complex while the two teams will return to Credit Union Place on Saturday night.

By the numbers:

Dauphin:

GF – 58

GA – 33

PP – 18-for-55 – 32.7%

PK – 54-for-62 – 87.1%

Leaders: Colby Jaquet – 4 goals, 19 assists

Kaden Bryant – 9 goals, 7 assists

Brayden Dube – 9 goals, 4 assists

Carson Cherepak – 9-2, .928 save percentage, 2.27 goals-against average

Road record – 5-2

Waywayseecappo:

GF – 68

GA – 51

PP – 21-for-85 – 24.7%

PK – 43-for-61 – 70.5%

Leaders: Boston Bird – 5 goals, 12 assists

Lonan Bulger – 3 goals, 12 assists

Troy Hamilton – 12 goals, 2 assists

Liam Tereposky – 7-3, .883 save percentage, 3.72 goals-against average

Road record – 6-1

You can hear Friday’s game with Darnell Duff on 730CKDM beginning with the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show at 7:15