The Dauphin Kings will play their fifth pre-season game tonight as they head to Virden.
With tomorrow being the team's final pre-season game before the points really start to matter, tonight is one of the last chances for bubble players to show what they're made of.
"It'll be a combination of rookies and vets tonight," said Doug Hedley, HC/GM. "For the most part it'll be like Wayway, but we'll have some more vets in there. This is the second last shot for guys so hopefully, they can show well."
The Kings have already trimmed their numbers a tad heading into tonight's game but more players will still be cut going forward.
"Chad Kilimnik was sent home yesterday because of a lower-body injury," said Hedley. "We have seven lines and we need to get down to five. So, like six forwards and three defencemen will have to go before the weekend."
Last Saturday the Kings played a pretty good game of hockey as they dispatched of Virden 4-1 at Credit Union Place.
The puck drops at 7:30 from Tundra Oil & Gas Place.
The Kings will kick off their 51st season on September 22 against the same Virden Oil Capitals at Credit Union Place.
You can hear that game right here on 730CKDM with Darnell Duff beginning with the pregame show at 7:15 p.m. Puck drop is shortly after 7:30.
For the complete list of Kings games on 730CKDM this winter, head to Dauphin Kings Broadcast Schedule.
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