Kings come up just short

It was a game that came down to the wire but in the end, it didn’t go the way of the Dauphin Kings.

Virden held on to beat the Kings on Tuesday night, 6-5 at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.

It was a game in which Virden led by a pair of goals on three different occasions. Dauphin did score with 1:14 left on the clock and they made a good push near the end of the game; however, it wasn’t enough for Dauphin.

The loss snaps the Kings eight-game winning streak. Despite the loss, Dauphin still remains first place in the West Division and they will enter the playoffs as the top seed in the division.

The Virden Oil Capitals; meanwhile, won their 27th game of the season.

Four different players scored for Dauphin, Parker Malchuk led the way with one goal and one assist. Cordell Coleman also had a goal and a helper while Logan Calder and and Kaden Bryant also scored for Dauphin.

The Kings will now return to Credit Union Place for a pair of games this weekend against Swan Valley.

Game notes:

  • Kaden Bryant’s 32nd of the season means he is still the league leader in goals
  • Virden’s win is the team’s second straight against Dauphin at Tundra Oil & Gas Place
  • Dauphin is still 18-7-1 on the road this season
  • They have just one road game left before the playoffs, next Thursday in Winnipeg