DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings played an excellent game at Credit Union Place, but couldn't hold on in a 3-2 loss to the Winkler Flyers Saturday night.
The game was mixed with both teams controlling certain parts throughout the night.
In the opening period the Flyers had most of the shots and had some good scoring chances, but it was Dauphin who came away with a 1-0 advantage when Kyle Oleksiuk snapped a shot just inside the face off circle on the left wing in the late stages of the first period. Danny Pion and Thomas Hansell drew the assists on the play.
In the second the play was pretty even with the Kings getting the better of the scoring chances. Late in the frame Jacob Evans notched his first as a Dauphin King as his point shot found its way through.
The Kings would take a 2-0 lead into the third but the Flyers came back, scoring on the man advantage and then tying things up midway through the period. With less than a minute to go Winkler then scored the go ahead goal which appeared to be stopped by Kings goaltender Brennan Kitchen (Above). The goal stood and Dauphin ended up falling 3-2 to Winkler.
Kitchen was excellent in his return to the pipes after injury. He made some critical saves at key times to keep his club in it. In the end he turned aside 43 of 46 shots while Troy Martyniuk stopped 33 for his Flyers.
The Kings ended the night 1 for 2 on the Penalty Kill and 0 for 4 on the Power Play but Dauphin's man advantage did have some very good looks.
Next up for the Kings is a matchup with the Swan Valley Stampeders. That goes down Tuesday night at Credit Union Place. Game time is 7:30pm!
|18:15||DK||Kyle Oleksiuk (9) ASST: Thomas Hansell (12), Danny Pion (20)|
|13:40||DK||Jacob Evans (1) ASST: Kyle Oleksiuk (11), Danny Pion (21)|
|1:35||WINK||Nolan McGuire (24) ASST: Mitchell Dyck (26), Will Blake (19) (PP)|
|11:38||WINK||Brady Pupp (5) ASST: Weiland Parrish (15), Coltyn Bates (21)|
|19:33||WINK||CJ Corazzin (3) ASST: Nolan McGuire (12), Coltyn Bates (22)|
KINGS THREE STARS
Danny Pion - 2 Assits
Kyle Oleksiuk - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Brennan Kitchen - 43 SV on 46 SH
Jacob Evans scored his first goal as a Dauphin King Saturday night! #MJHL #LongLiveTheKings 👑🦁 pic.twitter.com/ZOb4WTsFag— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) January 7, 2018