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West vs West – Kings vs Oil Capitals

The MGEU West Division is as close as it has been for many years. On Friday night, the Dauphin Kings will look to take one step closer to the Turnbull Cup playoffs.

In a tie for fourth with Virden entering Friday’s contest, both clubs have 57 points. Dauphin has ten games left this regular season while the Oil Capitals will play nine games. Friday’s game is the front end of a home-and-home as the two teams will meet at Tundra Oil & Gas Place in Virden on Saturday.

The last the two teams met, Virden downed the Kings, 2-1. They scored the game-winning goal just less than a minute into the first period.

Dauphin is coming off a weekend in which they split with Steinbach and they filled up the scoresheet with 10 goals as the team continues looks to find consistency. The Oil Capitals; meanwhile, split last weekend with Waywayseecappo and they have won three of their last five games.

Players to Watch

Dauphin: Deepkaran Hans

Hans is coming off two of his strongest performances of the season last weekend against Steinbach. He recorded one goal and three assists and he looked fantastic throughout the games.

In 33 games, he’s scored 13 goals and recorded 11 assists.

Virden: Nolan Chastko

At just 17-years-old, Chastko has a long junior career ahead of himself. It may not all take place in Virden as he was a last minute cut in Prince George of the Western Hockey League.

While he’s in Oil Country, he has shown how good he is and he will continue to be a lot to handle. With one of the best releases in the league, Nolan has the ability to score anytime he has the puck on his stick in the offensive zone. He has 15 goals and 19 assists this season.