DAUPHIN, MB – In order to get out of their rut the Dauphin Kings needed a greasy win and they got it with a 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Blues Saturday night at Credit Union Place!
There was no scoring in the opening period where Dauphin out shot Winnipeg 14-7. The Kings got off to a good start in the middle frame though, scoring the game’s first two goals. The first came off the stick of Keaton Leininger (6) with the assists going to Austin Douglas and Matt Bartel. Dauphin snagged their second tally when Austin Douglas (4) snapped home a wrister late in the period with Riese Gaber getting the lone assist on the play. Winnipeg would get within one later in the period but the Kings would hold them off in the third.
Brandon Holtby stood tall, turning aside 28 of the 29 shots he faced while the Kings fired 27 on the Winnipeg goal.
There were a handful of penalties on the night but neither team was able to capitalize on the man advantage, including the Blues, who had a five on three advantage in the opening period.
The victory snaps the Kings losing skid and sends them into next week with a record of 3-15-2. They’ll try and keep the ball rolling Wednesday when they visit the Portage Terriers for the second time this season. Dauphin is back at Credit Union Place Friday when they host the Terriers for the first time in their campaign.
|Dauphin Kings at 5:17 - Keaton Leininger from Ashton Clark and Austin Douglas||
|Dauphin Kings at 15:52 - Austin Douglas from Riese Gaber||
|Winnipeg Blues at 17:19 (SH) - Levi Cudmore from Dallas Tulik||