Wolverines Look To Dethrone Streaking Kings

After a couple of days off, the Waywayseecappo Wolverines will return to game action on the road against the Dauphin Kings on Tuesday night.

The Wolverines are coming off a disappointing loss to the Neepawa Natives over the weekend in a game that saw the Wolverines outshoot the Natives 37-31 in a 3-1 loss.

Neepawa got off to a 2-0 start before Jacob Charko cut the Wolverines deficit to one. Five minutes later, Benoit Mowbray regained the Natives’ two-goal lead and would end up closing out the game.

The Wolverines will have their work cut out for them when they meet the streaking Dauphin Kings for their first of two meetings in the month of December.

Head to Head

It will be just the fourth meeting of the season between the Wolverines and Kings when the two clubs clash on Tuesday night.

Having gone 2-0-1-0 against the Kings so far, two out of three contests have required overtime to solve the game which has seen each club pick up a win during extra time.

The most recent win against the Kings came in early November when Conrad Phillips scored the overtime winner in a 3-2 triumph of the Kings.

All three contests against the Kings this season have been hard-fought battles that come down to the wire. If their first three meetings were any indication of what people can expect to see on Tuesday night, then fans are in for an exciting game.

Kings Outlook

There’s no question that the Dauphin Kings come into Tuesday night as the hottest team in the MJHL. The Kings picked up their 8th straight win on Sunday night after taking out the Virden Oil Capitals in overtime during a 3-2 victory.

Prior to winning eight in a row, the Kings dropped four straight and quickly turned things around which has included picking up five straight wins during their current six-game homestand.

After losing Baron Thompson to the Western Hockey League, the Kings will see the 20-year-old veteran make his return to the lineup on Tuesday night when they host the Wolverines.

Second-year forward, Nakodan Greyeyes continues to impress around the league with his 17 goals and 33 assists through 29 games to lead the MJHL in scoring.

Both Grady Hobbs and Cole DeKoninck find themselves in the top ten of league scoring with 42 and 35 points respectively in 31 games apiece.

News and Notes

The Wolverines sit only one point ahead of the Kings leading into Tuesday nights game in Dauphin while the Kings hold two-games in hand on the Wolverines.

Both teams have given up 111 goals against, while Dauphin has scored just 12 more goals than the Wolverines in two fewer games.

Tuesday’s game starts a busy stretch for the Wolverines as they will play four games in six nights including two on the road and a pair at home on Saturday and Sunday against Portage & Winkler.

Next up for the Wolverines is a meeting with the Virden Oil Capitals on the road Thursday night at 7:30 inside of Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

Where to Watch

Watch tonight’s game between the Wolverines and Kings live on HockeyTV.com or follow the Wolverines on Twitter @mjhlWolverines for live game updates.