DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings scored early in the first period, but that's all they were able to muster in a 2-1 loss to the Winnipeg Blues Friday night at Credit Union Place.
Jaxon Heeney got the Kings going early when he fired in his second of the season with the assists going to Brett Piper and Mark Ziobro.
The Kings took that 1-0 advantage into the middle frame and saw it slip away when the Blues tied things up just over two minutes into the period. The second was pretty uneventful overall with both teams failing to capitalize on a few opportunities each.
The third period was much the same, both teams had chances and eventually it was the Blues her were able to score. They did so with just under three minutes to play. The Kings had a couple late opportunities but couldn't push the puck over the goal line.
A bright spot for Dauphin was the return of Brennan Kitchen. He was superb in goal, stopping 46 of 44 shots while his team put 23 on the Winnipeg net.
The Blues had the edge in Power Plays on Friday, but neither team was able to score. Winnipeg was 0 for 7 while Dauphin was 0 for 4.
The loss puts Dauphin at 4-16-2 on the season. The Kings now get a full week off before their next action which comes on Friday November 17th. It'll be a special night as the evening will mark the 50th Anniversary for the start of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. It was 50 years ago on November 17th, 1967 when the Dauphin Kings hosted the Portage Terriers to open up the first MJHL season.
We'll have lots of special activities going on at the rink that night so stay tuned!