NEEPAWA, MB - The Dauphin Kings dominated the shot clock and most of the play Wednesday night in Neepawa but couldn't squeeze any points out of the Natives in a 4-3 loss.
The Kings dug themselves into a hole, falling behind 4-1 by the mid stages of the second period.
In the opening frame Neepawa got the scoring started just under 30 seconds in. The Kings regrouped and responded when Riley Buller (3) snagged a power play goal for his club to get them back on even terms. Before the period ended the Natives would regain the lead to make it 2-1.
The second period saw Neepawa score two goals before the midway point, but Dauphin continued to out play the Natives in the frame and eventually they were rewarded when Bryon Fobair got his first with the club once again on the man advantage.
Neepawa took a 4-2 lead into the final period but the Kings came out flying and Riley Shamray (3) would get his group within one with another goal on the man advantage. That would be as close as the Kings would get though, despite dominating the rest of the period.
The final shots were 52-25 in favour of the Kings on Wednesday. Bryan Landsberger suffered the loss in goal. Dauphin also won the Special Teams battle. They scored three on the power play and didn't allow any against.
The loss drops the Kings to 5-4-0 on the season. They'll look for redemption on Friday when they head south once again to battle the Selkirk Steelers. Game time is slated for 7:30pm.
|0:27||NN||Jesse Gibbons (3) ASST: Mackenzie Belinski (5)|
|10:50||DK||Riley Buller (3) ASST: George King (2), Riley Shamray (4) (PP)|
|18:58||NN||Mackenzie Belinski (5) ASST: Jesse Gibbons (5), Scott Mickoski (3)|
|2:02||NN||John Elliott (1) ASST: Nathan Driver (4), Michael Boutoussov (3)|
|9:19||NN||Kurtis Luke (2) ASST: Mackenzie Belinski (6), Brad Marshall (2)|
|12:37||DK||Bryon Fobair (3) ASST:Riley Buller, Riley Shamray (PP)|
|1:25||DK||Riley Shamray (3) ASST: Brendan Arnold (3), Wayde Johannesson (5) (PP)|