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Kings Comeback Falls Just Short

MORDEN, MB - A loss for the Dauphin Kings, but a character building one as the club dropped a 6-5 decision to the Winkler Flyers in Morden Saturday evening.

Dauphin was behind 6-2 in the third period but dominated the second half of the frame, coming very close to tying things up in the final seconds.

In the opening period Dauphin started late, allowing two goals in the first 11 minutes of the game. The Flyers got a goal in the early stages of the second period to go ahead 3-0 but the Kings bounced back when Sammy Mouland (1) tallied shorthanded.

The final period is where things got very interesting. Winkler opened the scoring 59 seconds in, making it 4-1. After that Grady Hobbs took a hard check from behind where a line scuffle ensued. The Kings would score to make it 4-2 on the man advantage that followed. Eamonn Miller (4) had the marker. Winkler, however, would respond with two more goals to make it 6-2 with 8:30 left.

Dauphin took over in the final eight minutes of the game, dominating the Flyers. First Nakodan Greyeyes (2 & 3) would score to make it 6-3. He would then notch another goal three minutes later get it to 6-4. Grady Hobbs (6) would add one with 35 seconds left to get Dauphin within one. Eamonn Miller, Riley Shamray and Brendan Arnold all had some great chances late, but none of them could get the puck over the line.

Brennan Kitchen started the game, but did not finish. He stopped 12 of 15 shots. Bryan Landsberger replaced him and turned aside 17 of 20. The Kings had 32 shots on the Winkler goal Saturday.

Both teams capitalized on one power play chance in the affair. They also combined for 172 minutes in penalties.

The loss puts the Kings to 12-11-1 on the season. They'll return home and get set for a big game on Wednesday against the Portage Terriers. It's Rain Check Night and it's sponsored by Piston Ring in Dauphin!

Opening face off Wednesday is 7:30pm!

#RiseAgain

SCORING SUMMARY

Scoring
1st FIRST PERIOD
1:44 WF Eric Fawkes (3) ASST: Colton Friesen (8), Josh Kagan (4)
11:06 WF Colton Friesen (5) ASST: Eric Fawkes (8)
2nd SECOND PERIOD
3:46 WF Brody Moffatt (7) ASST: Kyle Lang (4), Colton Harder (2)
10:01 DK Sammy Mouland (2) ASST: Avery Smith (5) (SH)
3rd THIRD PERIOD
0:59 WF Jesse Korytko (8) ASST: Connor Beebe (5), Griffin Leonard (5)
6:11 DK Eamonn Miller (4) ASST: Brendan Arnold (10) (PP)
8:32 WF Griffin Leonard (8) ASST: Josh Kagan (5), Garrett Kuklica (3) (PP)
11:30 WF Kyle Lang (3) ASST: Josh Kagan (6), Raihan Kheraj (10)
13:14 DK Nakodan Greyeyes (2) ASST: Eamonn Miller (2), Cole DeKoninck (5)
16:09 DK Nakodan Greyeyes (3) ASST: None
19:25 DK Grady Hobbs (6) ASST: Brendan Arnold (11)

KINGS THREE STARS

  Brendan Arnold - 2 Assists

  Nakodan Greyeyes - 2 Goals

 Cole DeKoninck - 1 Assist

MOULAND SHORTHANDED

MILLER'S FINDS THE REBOUND

GREYEYES' SECOND OF THE NIGHT

HOBBS MAKES IT CLOSE