The Dauphin Kings dominated in the final two periods on Wednesday night and as a result, the team has created a little bit more space atop the MJHL standings.
Backed by three more goals from Kaden Bryant, Dauphin completed a showcase sweep with a decisive 5-2 win against the Winnipeg Blues.
It was Winnipeg who opened the scoring as Mathieu Moreira and Brayden Foreman scored first period goals as the Blues led 2-0 after 20 minutes; however, that was it offensively for them.
Dauphin was nearly perfect defensively in the final two periods and when they weren't, Carson Cherepak made some big saves to earn his 15th win of the season.
Kaden Bryant scored twice in the second period to tie it and less than eight minutes into the third, Klim Georgiev scored his second goal as a King and it stood up as the game-winner. Nick Braun also scored to make it 4-2 and with less than a minute left, Bryant potted a puck into the empty net to record his second straight hat-trick.
Dauphin is now 18-4 this season and currently have a six-point lead on Waywayseecappo in the MJHL's West Division. They are also three points ahead of anyone for the top spot in the East Division.
Next up for Dauphin is a home-and-home starting this weekend against the Portage Terriers. You can hear Friday's game with Darnell Duff on 730CKDM at 7:15 or you can also watch it on HockeyTV.
- Dauphin has given up two or fewer goals 15 times this season, they're 15-0 when doing so
- Dauphin scored 11 goals in the showcase and have now scored 88 this season
- The team's 44 against is the fewest of any team with the Blues 56 being the second fewest
- Dauphin has now won six straight games and they're 2-0 against East Division teams this season