Bryant seals opening round series

Kaden Bryant has sent the Dauphin Kings into the second round of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs for the first time since 2014.

In the second straight game that needed double-overtime to decide a winner, Bryant scored with 6:45 left to give Dauphin a 3-2 win and as a result, they have now moved onto the second round.

Swan Valley would open the scoring before Dauphin scored two straight, one from Bryant and one from Greyeyes as the Kings held a 2-1 lead somewhat late in the third. However, the Stampeders wouldn’t go away as local product Trey Sauder scored to tie the game and the goal forced overtime.

Ultimately, Bryant would seal the game for Dauphin as he scored his second of the game.

Dauphin won the series in six games and they will now play the Winkler Flyers in the second round which is a best-of-seven. The Stampeders season; meanwhile, has come to an end.

Stay tuned to the team’s social media pages to find out when tickets will be available for round two. Game one will be played next weekend.

King Tips:

  • Carson Cherepak bounced back very nicely for Dauphin as he made 40 saves
  • Kaden Bryant’s two goals were the first multi-goal game for him this playoffs
  • Dauphin hasn’t played Winkler since early January where they lost a weekend home-and-home, one game was in overtime
  • Dauphin recorded at least 50 shots for the third straight game