Kings Fall To Portage

DAUPHIN, MB – The Dauphin Kings suffered a disappointing loss to the Portage Terriers Friday night at Credit Union Place, falling 7-2 in a bit of a missed opportunity. 

On the out of town scoreboard the Swan Valley Stampeders also ended up losing at home, 5-1 to the Winkler Flyer. However the results on both sides means nothing changes in the standings, the Kings remain four points out of a playoff spot and they’re even in games played with the Stampeders. 

On Friday night Dauphin had some excellent chances early on, but were unable to capitalize and it cost them, because after the club was forced to kill a couple power plays and they were scored on twice to fall behind 2-0. Portage would exit the opening period with a 3-0 lead. 

In the middle frame the Kings got on the board when Ian Briscoe notched his third of the season on a two on one, but Portage would add three more later on to go up 6-1 after 40. 

Briscoe would score his second of the evening in the third period, but it was too little too late for the Kings as they fell 7-2.

Special Teams were on display Friday, the Terriers went 2 for 5 while Dauphin was 1 for 5. 

Duncan McGovern (1-3) suffered the loss in net for the Kings, but was not at fault for any of the goals. At the end of the night the 16 year old turned aside 43 of 50 shots while his team put 24 on the Portage net. 

The loss slips the Kings to 12-28-5 on the season. They’ll get a chance at redemption on Saturday night when they host UKRAINIAN NIGHT against the Virden Oil Capitals. Game time is 7:30pm!


Portage Terriers at 10:12 (PP) Ty Enns from Cody Thompson and Riley Thiessen


Portage Terriers at 17:27 (PP) Ty Enns from Josh Martin and Ty Barnstable


Portage Terriers at 19:50 (SH) Ty Barnstable (unassisted)


Dauphin Kings at 4:34 Ian Briscoe from Grady Hobbs and Daniel Chartrand


Portage Terriers at 8:07 Chase Brakel from James McIsaac and Riley Thiessen


Portage Terriers at 13:24 Ty Barnstable from Ty Enns


Portage Terriers at 19:31 Chase Brakel from Layne Toder and Jeremey Leipsic


Portage Terriers at 11:30 Jeremey Leipsic (unassisted)


Dauphin Kings at 16:15 (PP) Ian Briscoe from Daniel Chartrand and Austin Friesen