Coming off a weekend sweep of the OCN Blizzard, The Titans are right back at it for a rare weekday afternoon game on Louis Riel day. Dauphin will be making its way down highway 5 for a 3:00pm start.
Wins of 7-4 and 5-2 allowed the Titans to gain ground in the Western division playoff race and now sit three points back of the Swan Valley Stampeders with three games in hand.
Pacing the way offensively this weekend was the line of Kieran Thiessen, Josh Romanyk and Will Highet. The trio combined for five goals and eight assists over the two games.
“Our line was able to find success this past weekend because we all like to play at a fast pace and we see the game pretty well. We were also able to build some chemistry through this week’s practices. In games we talk a lot on the bench after each shift about plays that happened or could happen so we know where each other are in certain situations.” says Thiessen
After getting two wins on Friday and Saturday, the Titans are playing some of their best hockey of the season at just the right time. In the last four games, we have grabbed seven out of eight points from the Oil Capitals and the Blizzard.
“Our team success is due to everyone buying into our systems and special teams. When we stick to our systems in all 3 zones we are very hard to play against” the 20 year forward said
With every game being so important, the clash between Neepawa and Dauphin is a big one for both sides. Neepawa is looking to climb into a playoff spot while Dauphin is looking to extend their first place lead.
The Titans and Kings havent seen eachother for quite some time. They played the first four games of the season and haven’t played since. In those games Neepawa was able to win the first one, but then fell short in the following three.
Kieran has this to say about what to expect from Dauphin
“Tomorrow’s game against Dauphin will be a fast, hard and exciting game. If we can stay disciplined and play our systems well for a full 60 minutes, we will have a good chance of finding success.”
Goals: Jaegar Lapointe (21)
Assists: Dallon Wilton (31)
Points: Dallon Wilton (44)
Goals: Kaden Bryant (27)
Assists: Colby Jacquet (34)
Points: Kaden Bryant (54)