One week after their biggest win of the season, the Dauphin Kings will once again play the Steinbach Pistons, this time on home ice at Credit Union Place.
Last Saturday, the Kings beat the Pistons at the T.G. Smith Centre in Steinbach 4-3 in overtime.
"We need to do much of the same thing we did in that game," said Mitch Giguere, Interim Head Coach and GM of the Kings. "Steinbach is a fast team, and they have a good transition game, so we have to find a way to stop them from doing that. We need to win the battles on the walls and just outwork them."
Tomorrow's meeting will be the fifth of six between the two teams, and so far the Pistons are 3-1 against the Kings this season.
In the past two games, the Kings have scored eight goals, four against Steinbach, and four this past Wednesday against OCN.
"We're starting to use more of our speed," said Giguere. "We're getting some passes behind the defenders, and our forecheck is getting better. We need to do the same thing tomorrow. But, we have to start playing in the defensive zone, and once we do that we can look at producing some offence like we have the last couple of games."
The Kings play just seven more games this season and just two more on home ice after tomorrow's tilt.
"Players are coming to the rink every day, and working really hard," said Giguere. "Everyone wants to learn, and they're happy they get to play hockey, so we're going to build off that."
Don't forget, you can pick up your Dauphin Kings season tickets for next year right now!
The puck drops tomorrow night at 7:30.
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