After a huge weekend sweep against the Portage Terriers, the Dauphin Kings continue their push to the playoffs on Monday evening.
For the final time this season, the club is heading to Manitoba’s capital to play the Winnipeg Freeze. Dauphin played like a team on a mission over the weekend as they beat Portage twice and scored 10 goals in regulation in the process.
The pair of wins now has them sitting at 66 points and they can jump into a tie for third in the West with OCN with a win on Monday. The Blizzard will still have the tie-breaker against Dauphin based on their season series.
Dauphin is also looking to even up its record away from Credit Union Place as the team is 12-13-2 on the road this year. The Freeze have lost 51 of their 55 games this season and they have a -166 goal differential.
You can catch Monday’s game on HockeyTV.
Player to Watch – Dauphin – Myles Yearwood
The 19-year-old from Ontario is starting to heat up at the right time. He scored two goals in Friday’s win and he scored the game-tying goal on Saturday.
Myles is one of the fastest players in the league and when he pairs that speed with a great shot, he is a constant threat.
2022-23 Stats: 12 goals, 8 assists
Player to Watch – Winnipeg – Nathan Lenoski
It’s been a season to forget for the Freeze as they have just four wins this year. Despite that, they are a team that has kept several games close, they just haven’t been able to secure many wins.
When they are having success, Nathan Lenoski is front and centre as he leads the team in scoring. Not quite as fast as Yearwood, Lenoski can be quite evasive on the ice and he has a solid IQ. Averaging .80 points per game this season, Lenoski will have to be good on Monday if the Freeze wants to have any chance at winning.
2022-23 Stats: 19 goals, 16 assists