The Winkler Flyers have avoided going down three games to none in their second round series with the Dauphin Kings.
In front of an absolutely electric crowd inside the Centennial Arena on Wednesday night, the Flyers held on late for a 5-4 win over the Kings. Dauphin still holds a series lead; however, it is now just two games to one.
The game was opened up with a flurry of goals in the first period as Winkler scored three times in the first frame while Dauphin countered with two.
Brayden Dube opened the scoring for Dauphin before Winkler scored three straight times before Parker Malchuk scored late on the man advantage as Dauphin trailed 3-2 after 20 minutes.
To start the third, Brody Beauchemin scored on the powerplay while Trent Penner also scored as Winkler went up 5-3. Tanner Brouwer did make things interesting for Dauphin as he scored with just more than five minutes left; however, that was as close as Dauphin would get in the game.
The two teams will meet for game four on Thursday night live from the Centennial Arena at 7:00 p.m. Game five has been confirmed and will be played on Saturday at Credit Union Place.
- Both teams scored on the man advantage, Dauphin going 1-for-2 while Winkler finished the night 1-for-3
- After Winkler recorded just 21 shots all game on Sunday, they had 20 in the first period alone on Wednesday and they finished with 38
- Dylan Meilun made some huge saves for Winkler in the third and ultimately, he was the difference
- Parker Malchuk scored a goal and now leads Dauphin with 13 playoff points while Kaden Bryant has 11 and Colby Jaquet has 10