Kings fall short again, fourth straight defeat

The Dauphin Kings pushed hard, they hit the cross-bar late in the third period and ended up falling on Wednesday afternoon.

In a crucial game against the Swan Valley Stampeders, Dauphin opened up a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes but they couldn’t hold on in a 4-3 loss. It was Dauphin’s fourth straight loss in regulation as they remain outside of the top four in the West Division.

Just 70 seconds into the game, Anthony Bax gave Dauphin a 1-0 lead before the Stampeders tied the game with just more than two minutes left. The Kings would; however, regain their lead a short time later as Mason Smith scored on the power play with just seven seconds later.

Collin Jennings, Jakob Jones, and Darius Makse scored for the Stampeders in the second period as Swan Valley took a 4-2 lead after 40 minutes.

Jamie Valentino would bring the Kings within a goal with just more than three minutes left. Then Bax hit the cross-bar late and it bounced up and over the net in a 4-3 loss.

The Kings will look to snap their skid on Friday when they welcome Niverville to Credit Union Place. Dauphin has seven games left this season and they remain two points back of Waywayseecappo for the fourth and final playoff spot.