|Portage Terriers at 5:38 - Ty Enns from Ryan Sokoloski and Takato Cox||
|Dauphin Kings at 0:45 - Keaton Leininger from Ashton Clark and Riley Shamray|
|Dauphin Kings at 10:32 (PP) - Graeme Hore from Keaton Leininger and Trevor Selk||
|Portage Terriers at 11:47 - Ty Enns from Chase Brakel and Thomas Lenchyshyn||
|Dauphin Kings at 16:38 (SH) - Ashton Clark from Parker Simonson||
|Dauphin Kings at 18:30 - Graeme Hore from Ashton Clark and Trevor Selk||
PORTAGE, MB – The Dauphin Kings got better as the night went on in a 4-2 victory over the Portage Terriers Wednesday.
The win is the Kings’ second straight and first on the road this season.
In the opening period the Kings fell behind, giving up the tilt’s first goal to the Terriers. Dauphin was out shot 15-4 in the first 20 minutes.
In the second period Dauphin played better and were rewarded for it when Keaton Leininger notched his seventh of the campaign from Ashton Clark and Riley Shamray. Later on in the period the Kings picked up a goal on the Power Play when Graeme Hore backhanded one home. Trevor Selk and Keaton Leininger gained assists on Hore’s fourth of the year. Portage would tie things up soon after, but Dauphin regained the lead late in the frame as Ashton Clark got one against his former team, shorthanded, his tenth of the season from Parker Simonson.
In the third period the Kings outplayed the Terriers, out shooting them 13-4 and getting the periods lone goal when Graeme Hore notched his second of the night and fifth of the season. Clark and Selk had the assists. The line of Clark, Hore and Leininger combined for seven points Wednesday night.
Final shots ended up being 28-26 for Portage as Brandon Holtby grabbed his second straight win between the pipes for Dauphin. When it came to Special Teams the Kings won the battle, going 1 for 2 on the Power Play and 4 for 4 on the Penalty Kill.
Next up is a rematch between the two teams on Friday night at Credit Union Place. Opening face off is pegged for 7:30pm, be sure to bring a food item for the Dauphin Food Bank as Kelleher Ford Dauphin looks to drive away hunger! All kids at Friday’s game will get a free book thanks to the South Parkland Healthy Child Coalition and AFTER the game it’s SKATE WITH THE KINGS night brought to you by CIBC!