The Dauphin Kings beat the Coquitlam Express 5-3 Thursday to advance to the championship contest Saturday at 7:00pm.
The victory came on the strength of four unanswered goals by the Kings as they went up 4-0 on tallies by Brett Hope (1 & 2) and Brent Wold (4 & 5). Mitch VanTeeling (2) added an empty netter to seal the deal for Dauphin late in the third. Coquitlam had Mark Whiteley (1), Zach Hodder (1) and Jace Hennig (1) notch goals.
Power Plays saw both teams miss on the scoresheet. Dauphin was 0 for 3 while Coquitlam ended 0 for 5.
Gordie Defiel took the loss between the pipes for Coquitlam, stopping 32 of 36 shots launched his way. Jordan Piccolino stopped 31 of 34 put on him.
Player of the game awards were handed out to Dauphin's Brett Hope and Coquitlam's Bo Pieper.
So everything is finally set. The Dauphin Kings will have home ice against the Yorkton Terriers in the Western Canada Cup Final Saturday night at 7:00pm at Credit Union Place. Earlier that day the Spruce Grove Saints will be the home team against the Coquitlam Express (2:00pm).
Tickets for the Western Canada Cup Final and the Semi Final go on sale FRIDAY at noon at the Credit Union Place South Ticket Office, or online at 9:00am at WesternCanadaCup.com.
Tomorrow is an off day for the WCC, the event will hold it's Awards Banquet as it gets set for 'Super Saturday' in Dauphin!
Thanks for following tonight!
FINAL STANDINGS (Following Tiebreakers)
Dauphin Kings at 0:58 - Brett Hope from Tanner Lomsnes
Dauphin Kings at 18:32 - Brett Hope from Jesse Bernard
Dauphin Kings at 0:30 - Brent Wold from Justin Valentino and Dylan Butler
Dauphin Kings at 13:18 - Brent Wold from Justin Valentino and Dylan Butler
Coquitlam Express at 19:25 - Zach Hodder from Adam Rockwood and Bo Pieper
Coquitlam Express at 0:38 - Mark Whiteley from Canon Pieper and Adam Rockwood
Dauphin Kings at 19:02 (SH) (EN)- Mitch VanTeeling from Justin Valentino
Coquitlam Express at 19:45 - Jace Hennig from Jackson Cressey and Mark Whiteley
Dauphin Kings at 6:36 - Dillan McCombie for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 6:36 - Ryan Cooper for Roughing (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 6:36 - Bo Pieper for Roughing (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 10:44 - Brett Griffin for Tripping (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 1:09 - John Saunders for Interference (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 3:27 - Dillan McCombie for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 5:13 - Marc Biega for Slashing (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 6:22 - Ryan Cooper for High Sticking (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 13:18 - Gordie Defiel for Tripping (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 19:42 - Tanner Lomsnes for Roughing (2 Min.)
Coquitlam Express at 19:42 - Joey Santucci for Cross Checking (2 Min.)
Dauphin Kings at 17:28 - Chandler Irvin for Interference (2 Min.)