Kings Lose In Virden

VIRDEN, MB – A back and forth affair between the Kings and Virden Oil Capitals Saturday night resulted in a 6-4 victory for the home side. 

The Kings played well Saturday, but a few defensive zone break downs cost them the victory. 

The opening period saw Dauphin take a 1-0 lead on a Grady Hobbs goal.

In the middle frame the Kings built up their lead to 2-0 after Matt Bartel put home a friendly bounce off a Kelby Picard shot. After that Virden notched three straight and didn’t give back the lead. 

The other King goals Saturday night came off the sticks of Kelby Picard and Jaymes Knee. 

According to the shots on goal in Virden the Oil Capitals out shot the Kings 58-29. Conor Klaers played the whole game between the pipes for Dauphin.

The loss is Dauphin’s third straight of the preseason, moving their exhibition record to 1-3. 

The Kings next tilt is Friday at Credit Union Place when they battle the Neepawa Natives. 

More below…


Dauphin Kings at 3:27 Grady Hobbs from Kyle Oleksiuk and Aaron Kellogg


Dauphin Kings at 3:10 Matthew Bartel from Kelby Picard


Virden Oil Capitals at 6:02 Tanner Lewis from Marco Mazza and Kyle Salaway


Virden Oil Capitals at 9:22 Marco Mazza from Connor Keith  
Virden Oil Capitals at 10:08 Ben Dalke from McCullough Park and Marco Creta


Dauphin Kings at 14:52 Kelby Picard from Matthew Bartel  
Virden Oil Capitals at 2:36 Tyler Kirkup from McCullough Park and Tanner Lewis


Dauphin Kings at 2:49 Jayme Knee (unassisted)


Virden Oil Capitals at 13:05 McCullough Park from Jesse Korytko and Skylar Lentz


Virden Oil Capitals at 19:45 (EN)Kyle Salaway from Tristen