Special teams burn Wolverines in loss to Kings

A near perfect powerplay led the Dauphin Kings to a 6-3 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at the Credit Union Place.

The Kings were a 5 for 7 with the man advantage, and killed all five Wolverines powerplays in the game.

The Kings had to come from behind after the Wolverines got out to a hot start.

Kolton Shindle rifled a shot past Carson Cherepak to make it 1-0 early on in the contest.

Three minutes later, it was Adam Paplawski who got a pass in front from Colby Wotton to make it 2-0.

But the Kings were able to tie it up before the end of the period with goals from Jayden Jubenvil and Nick Braun, both on the powerplay.

In the second period, two goals by Dauphin in 17 seconds put them in front by two, with goals by Nakoden Greyeyes and Nick Braun.

The Wolverines got within one as Boston Bird finished off a great passing play with Shindle and Joey Moffatt.

But Dauphin was able to get back in front by two with a Logan Calder powerplay goal.

In the third, Brayden Dube made it 6-3 halfway through the period to put the game out of reach.

With the win, the Kings are now seven points clear of the Wolverines for first in the West Division.

Carson Cherepak stopped 29 of 32 shots for the win, while Brett Mirwald stopped 21 of 27 in the loss.

The two teams will play for the last time of the season on Saturday night in Waywayseecappo at 7:30pm.