The Dauphin Clippers hockey is team on a roll as another Westman High School Hockey League season is well underway. The team has eight wins in their 10 games, with one loss coming in regulation and the other in a shootout.
So overall, Dauphin earned 17 of a possible 20 points. Dauphin's 52 goals are the fourth-most in the league; however, the team has been most impressive in the defensive end, giving up just 18 goals. Only Sandy Bay has given up fewer goals but they've also played five fewer games.
"We're pretty happy with how things have gone so far. It was a bit of an unknown because some guys haven't played for a long time," said Alf. "We're happy but we're never really satisfied, we know there is always room for improvement."
Another bright spot this year has been the team's depth. There are a few main contributors including Logan Chapman, Cole Delamare and Liam Chartrand, to name just a few. But it seems that everyone from the top of the lineup to the bottom is finding a way to put the puck in the back of the net and play solid defensively. That's why this year's Clippers are certainly a team that everyone is gunning for.
"For years now, it's been all about the team. We try to roll four lines and get everyone on the ice as much as possible," ended Alf. "Everyone seems to be stepping up in different ways and that's allowing us to enjoy some success."
Dauphin wraps up November on Sunday in Boissevain. And it'll be a very busy December for the team as they'll play eight times in the month before the Christmas break.