DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings continued their strong scoring pace Friday night at home as they beat the Centennial Cup host Portage Terriers 7-4 at Credit Union Place.
Grady Hobbs, who was named the MJHL MVP earlier in the day, led the way for the Kings, scoring three goals Friday.
The Terriers were the ones who came out scoring early however. They made it 1-0 just over six minutes into the affair. The Kings would respond though with Hobbs (36) scoring his first of the evening. That was followed up by Colby Jaquet (5), he tallied his first as a King to give the club a 2-1 lead before the Terriers evened things up at 2-2. After the game was tied up Austin Lamotte (18) and Nakodan Greyeyes (23) treated the fans to shorthanded goals nine seconds apart. Dauphin would take that 4-2 advantage into the middle frame.
In the second it was Portage scoring 1:25 in, but a quick response by Lamotte (19) quieted the Terrier fans in attendance quickly. Then with less than 15 seconds to go in the middle frame Hobbs (37) notched his second of the night as well.
In the third period the Terriers scored to make it 6-4 but Hobbs (38) would cap off his night with a hat trick making the final 7-4 Kings.
Levi Mitchell took the win between the pipes and was solid. He turned aside 26 of 30 shots. The team in front of him had 36 on the Terrier goal.
Dauphin finished the night 1 for 5 on the man advantage while the Terriers were 0 for 4.
The win helps keep pace with Waywayseecappo and Virden. Wayway beat Winkler Friday night while Virden gained a point in an overtime loss to Neepawa, the team the Kings visit Saturday night.
Dauphin is now 28-23-3-2 on the season. Their next home game is the final TV Tuesday of the season and it's against the Neepawa Natives. It's also Rain Check night and presented by Westman Communications!
|6:10||PT||Logan Calder (7) ASST: Chase Felgueiras (6)|
|12:41||DK||Grady Hobbs (36) ASST: Nakodan Greyeyes (44), Baron Thompson (33)|
|13:16||DK||Colby Jaquet (5) ASST: Carter Sawchuk (23), Bryson Cecconi (13)|
|13:52||PT||Mack Belinski (15) ASST: Joey Moffatt (39), Jacob Piller (23)|
|16:27||DK||Austin Lamotte (18) ASST: None (SH)|
|16:36||DK||Nakodan Greyeyes (23) ASST: None (SH)|
|1:25||PT||Joey Moffatt (24) ASST: Jacob Piller (24), Layne Toder (5)|
|3:35||DK||Austin Lamotte (19) ASST: Andrew Liwiski (13), Brayden Pawluk (27) (PP)|
|19:46||DK||Grady Hobbs (37) ASST: Nakodan Greyeyes (45), Baron Thompson (34)|
|4:32||PT||Peyton Gorski (6) ASST: Logan Calder (17)|
|8:47||DK||Grady Hobbs (38) ASST: Kadin Ilott (9)|