The Dauphin Kings suffered their first taste of defeat on Friday night as the curtain on the new MJHL season officially opened.
Playing from behind for nearly the entire game, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines left Credit Union Place with a 7-3 win over Dauphin.
After Jacob Charko scored just 2:57 into the game, the Wolverines scored five more goals to take a 6-0 lead into the third period.
Braeden Young, Grady Hobbs, and Koby Morrisseau would score in the third; however, it wasn't nearly enough as Wayway added one more for the four-goal victory to open up the season.
The victory moves Wayway to 1-0 on the season after they won 32 games last season in their second-most successful campaign in franchise history while the Kings drop to 0-1. Keep in mind, each team only plays 40 games this season. Earlier on Friday, the league announced its playoff format.
The highlight of the game was a save by Brendan Forman for Wayway.
- Dauphin outshot Wayway in the game, 33-29.
- Brendan Forman was solid for the Wolverines as he finished 30-for-33 while Matthias Smith was pulled after 40 minutes -- he gave up six goals on 20 shots -- while Mathias Savoie went 8-for-9 in relief in the third period.
- Koby Morrisseau led Dauphin with one goal and one assist while Colby Jaquet had two assists.
- Six different Waywayseecappo players had at least two points led by Gerrik Ripley and Conrad Phillips who both scored once and added two assists. Kieran Thiessen, Reagan Rabbit, Rayman Bassi, Jaymes Knee, and Leyton Smith all scored once and added one assist.
|2:57||Waywayseecappo||Jacob Charko (1) ASST: None|
|17:21||Waywayseecappo||Conrad Phillips (1) ASST: Rayman Bassi (1), Jaymes Knee (1)|
|5:42||Waywayseecappo||Rayman Bassi (1) ASST: Gerrik Ripley (1), Kieran Thiessen (1) (PP)|
|13:03||Waywayseecappo||Gerrik Ripley (1) ASST: Leyton Smith (1)|
|19:12||Waywayseecappo||Jaymes Knee (1) ASST: Reagan Rabbit (1), Conrad Phillips (1) (PP)|
|19:50||Waywayseecappo||Leyton Smith (1) ASST: Gerrik Ripley (2), Conrad Phillips (2)|
|4:00||Dauphin||Braeden Young (1) ASST: Colby Jaquet (1), Garret Hrechka (1)|
|5:28||Waywayseecappo||Kieran Thiessen (1) ASST: Kobe Campbell (1)|
|18:53||Dauphin||Grady Hobbs (1) ASST: Vincent Nardone (1), Koby Morrisseau (1)|
|19:59||Dauphin||Koby Morrisseau (1) ASST: Colby Jaquet (2)|
Darnell Duff begins Saturday's broadcast with the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show at 7:15.