DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings had a 3-1 lead in the third period but couldn't hold one, dropping a 7-3 loss to the Selkirk Steelers Tuesday night at Credit Union Place.
The game was pretty even for the first 40 minutes. In the opening period neither team was able to score with Selkirk out shooting Dauphin 12-10 in the first 20 minutes.
The second 20 minutes was more of the same except both teams were able to find the back of the net. Selkirk tallied at the midway point of the frame while the Kings responded when Ian Briscoe scored his 6th of the season on the man advantage with seven seconds left.
The third period was the story of two Dauphin Kings teams this season. The first 10 minutes showcased a speedy Dauphin club with talent, they were heavily out shooting the Steelers and were rewarded twice. First Jaymes Knee notched his 11th of the year off a quick play at the side of the goal. Then Wilson Northey came through with his 10th of the campaign on the man advantage with just over seven minutes to play.
The second half of the third period showcased a Dauphin team that fell back on its heels and couldn't recover after the Steelers made it a one goal game, they gave up six goals in the final five minutes en route to the loss, 7-3.
Justin Anderson suffered the loss in net, allowing six goals on 18 shots in the final period. In total he stopped 40 of 46 shots while his team pushed 46 on the Selkirk net as well.
Dauphin's Power Play, along with the opening 10 minutes in the third period, was the team's lone bright spot Tuesday night. It scored twice while their Penalty Kill did not allow a goal against.
The Kings will look to rebound Friday night when they head to Selkirk to face the Steelers. The game marks the start of two games in two nights, concluding in Steinbach on Friday. Both games are 7:30pm starts!
|10:18||SELK||Nate Halvorsen (24) ASST: Nolan Ferguson (10), Ryan Gardiner (31)|
|19:54||DK||Ian Briscoe (6) ASST: Jacob Evans (13), Landon Lushanko (8) (PP)|
|1:38||DK||Jaymes Knee (11) ASST: Thomas Hansell (15), Wilson Northey (15)|
|13:07||DK||Wilson Northey (10) ASST: Jaxon Heeney (7), Justin Anderson (2) (PP)|
|15:17||SELK||Shanan McFadden (8) ASST: William Middleton (23), Ethan Eang (1)|
|16:48||SELK||Connor Barley (34) ASST: Dawson Martin (5), Ryan Gardiner (32)|
|18:04||SELK||Nico Labossiere (20) ASST: Nolan Ferguson (11), William Middleton(24)|
|18:29||SELK||Dawson Martin (4) ASST: Nate Halvorsen (33), Connor Barley (30)|
|19:13||SELK||Connor Barley (35) ASST: Carter Barley (25), Colby Dudek (13)|
|19:26||SELK||William Middleton (12) ASST: Ethan Eang (2)|