DAUPHIN, MB - The Winkler Flyers scored two goals in the first seven minutes and it would be all they'd need in a 2-1 win over the Dauphin Kings Saturday night.
The Flyers scored two goals just over four minutes apart in the opening period to go up 2-0 on the Kings. After that there was no scoring in the affair until Riese Gaber cut the lead in half late in the third period with his 10th of the season.
Dauphin would significantly out play Winkler in the final 20 minutes and would gain a number of quality scoring chances but were able to capitalize on them.
The game was arguably lost for the Kings on the Power Play where the team finished the night 0 for 3 while the Flyers had just one opportunity. It came in the first period and they were unable to score on it.
It's beginning to sound like a broken record, but a broken record that the Kings don't mind hearing over and over, Brennan Kitchen once again played excellent between the pipes. The Ontario product stopped 29 of the 31 shots he took on while the Kings fired 37 at Winkler netminder Aaron Brunn.
Even though he wen't 1-2 this past week in three games for the Kings Kitchen's numbers were superb. He finished the week with a .956 save percentage and a 1.67 goals against average.
The loss puts the Kings at 4-9-1 on the season. Now the club once again gets set for another stretch on the road. They'll play their next four away from Credit Union Place starting on Wednesday when they visit the Neepawa Natives. Dauphin is back home on Saturday November 4th when they take on the Virden Oil Capitals.