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Kings Great Effort Falls Short

DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings season came to an end Friday night at Credit Union Place, but the team left everything on the ice in a 7-5 loss to the Swan Valley Stampeders.

It was an excellent game for both sets of fans Friday night, the game went back and forth all evening. The Stampeders once again opened the scoring less than a minute in, but this time the Kings answered back. Eamonn Miller (1) scored for Dauphin on the man advantage and then his club scored again on the power play, this time Cole DeKoninck, notching his third of the post season.

The Kings would take a 2-1 lead into the middle frame and then add to it when Avery Smith (1) scored just four minutes in. Swan Valley would bounce back though, scoring two to tie it at three. The Kings would once again stick with it though, Nakodan Greyeyes (1) banged home a rebound midway through the period to give the Kings a 4-3 advantage heading into the third.

The final frame saw five goals, four of them by Swan Valley including an empty netter. The lone Kings tally came from Carter Sawchuk on the man advantage. Dauphin had three power play goals on Friday, something did not do all season.

Bryan Landsberger was excellent in goal Friday. He stopped 42 of 49 shots while his team launched 42 on the Stampeder goal.

Dauphin ended the night 3 for 5 on the power play. Swan Valley was 0 for 5.

Dauphin's roster was a depleted one in this playoff series. The club had a number of players lost to injury and a number who played through injuries including Cole DeKoninck & Riley Buller. Both had broken fingers.

The Kings would like to congratulate the Stampeders on their second series win in franchise history and wish them all the best the rest of the playoffs.

The Kings would also like to wish graduating players Riley Shamray, Bryon Fobair, Eamonn Miller, Riley Buller & Kolby Johnson all the best in their hockey careers moving forward!

The Kings will return in the 2019-20 season, and boy will it be an exciting season!

Thanks for following this year, see you in September!

#ForTheCrown  

SCORING SUMMARY

Scoring
1st FIRST PERIOD
0:32 SVS Bradly Goethals (3) ASST: None
6:16 DK Eamonn Miller (1) ASST: Riley Shamray (2), Carter Sawchuk (4) (PP)
18:48 DK Cole DeKoninck (3) ASST: Riley Shamray (3), Grady Hobbs (3) (PP)
2nd SECOND PERIOD
4:00 DK Avery Smith (1) ASST: Jaxon Heeney (1)
6:14 SVS Tucker Scantlebury (3) ASST: Dane Hirst (4)
8:12 SVS Josh Tripp (4) ASST: None
12:28 DK Nakodan Greyeyes (1) ASST: Riley Buller (2), Grady Hobbs (4)
3rd THIRD PERIOD
2:59 SVS Alexander Uryga (2) ASST: Jun Yi Zhong (1)
4:48 DK Carter Sawchuk (1) ASST: Andrew Liwiski (1) (PP)
8:11 SVS Kasyn Kruse (4) ASST: Alexander Uryga (4), Josh Maucieri (2)
14:58 SVS Kasyn Kruse (5) ASST: Josh Maucieri (3), Alexander Uryga (5)
18:37 SVS Matthew Osadick (2) ASST: None (EN)

KINGS THREE STARS

  Riley Shamray - 2 Assists

  Carter Sawchuk - 1G, 1A

 Bryan Landsberger - 42 SV on 48SH

MILLER FLICKIN'

DEKONINCK ON THE PP

SMITH SNAPPIN'

GREYEYES GETS IT DONE