Jonathon Wong scored his biggest goal as a King and it stood up as the winner as Dauphin earned a hard fought two points on Friday night.
Opening a two-game weekend set with Selkirk, Dauphin outlasted the Steelers in a great game, 3-2. It was Dauphin’s fifth win of the season and they’re now 2-1 in their past three games.
It was Owen Johnston who opened the scoring for the Steelers late in the first; however, Dauphin had a response. Jayden Harris scored his fifth of the season with 92 seconds left in the first as the game was tied at one after 20.
Deepkaran Hans scored his first as King in the second and that was the only goal in the midway frame as Dauphin led 2-1 after 40. Dauphin was excellent defensively in the second period as they gave up just five shots.
In the third, Wong scored on a shot from the right point just 2:32 into the period to give Dauphin a 3-1 lead. Then with their net pulled, the Steelers scored with 46 seconds left to bring the game within one. They would push for the tying goal but they were unable to find the back of the net once more as Dauphin skated off with two points.
Selkirk remains the only winless team in the league as they’re 0-7-1-1. Dauphin; meanwhile, is now 5-5-1. Dauphin finished 0-for-4 on the powerplay but they were pretty solid on the penalty kill as they went 3-for-4.
Here is tonight’s three stars: