Kings go into hammer mode, earn a split

An offensive outburst from the Kings in their 2021 finale has the team heading into the Christmas break happy.

Powered by five goals in the first period alone, Dauphin skated off with a decisive 7-3 win in front of the best crowd of the season at Credit Union Place on Hockey Night in Treaty 2.

Kaden Bryant gave Dauphin a 1-0 lead just more than seven minutes into the game before Ryan Ostermann tied it up for Selkirk. However, Dauphin would run away with it after that, scoring four goals in the final 11 minutes of the period to take a 5-1 lead.

Bryant scored another goal in the period while Nick Braun scored twice and Jayden Jubenvill notched one.

Brayden Dube and Luke Morris scored the rest of the way as Dauphin picked up the win.

The team is now 23-7 and they remain atop the West Division heading into the break. Their first game of 2022 comes on Friday, January 7 when they welcome the Winkler Flyers to town. It’ll be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs.

Keaton Woolsey earned the win in net for Dauphin, making 18 saves.

King Tips:

  • After scoring two power play goals on Friday night, Dauphin went 3-for-5 on the man advantage on Saturday
  • They were also perfect on the penalty kill, going 9-for-9
  • Bryant led the way with two goals and two assists while Parker Malchuk had three assists
  • Dauphin improved to an impressive 11-3 at Credit Union Place (they have 12 home wins, one was at Stride Place in the showcase