On this day in 2013, the Dauphin Kings broke the hearts of all the Waywayseecappo Wolverines fans that were cheering on their team inside the Arena Complex. Dauphin played the Wolverines in the first round of the Turnbull Cup playoffs that season and a great series it ended up being.
The Wolverines actually took a 2-1 series lead before Dauphin caught fire. They won three straight games including game six when they hammered the Wolverines, 6-1.
Guillaume Naud and Tanner Butler led the way for Dauphin as they both scored two goals. Jeff Archibald and Connor Faupel scored singles in the victory which sent Dauphin to the second round.
Christian Laughland was the Voice of the Kings at that time and he had this to say on what he remembered.
"I remember to this day that the weather was pretty bad and we actually talked about postponing the game because it was going to be bad coming back home and it was," said Laughland. "However, we played and got it done. I think the team had regained confidence in themselves after losing those two games early in the series. Winning that fourth game was huge."
Wayway won the second and third games of the series; the second was played in Waywayseecappo. Cory Simons made 55 saves to steal the show in a 3-2 overtime win.
"It was an exciting building to be in. They have a bunch of noise-makers and they had a ton of fans," concluded Laughland. "It was huge for the team to win that game, they gained the confidence they needed to move on."
Dauphin went on to play OCN in the semi-final. A series in which Dauphin went up 3-0 before the Blizzard won three straight games to force game seven. Ultimately, Dauphin beat the Blizzard, 3-2, in game seven to move to the league final against the Steinbach Pistons. In the league final, Dauphin came up short in six games.