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Kings Lose Special Teams Battle In Portage

PORTAGE, MB - The Dauphin Kings came up on the losing end of a penalty filled affair Friday night in Portage, falling 4-1 to the Terriers.

The two teams combined for a total of 144 minutes in penalties which included 11 misconducts. 

In the opening period the Kings came out and started slow, falling behind 1-0 just over 30 seconds into the contest. The Terriers were then awarded three straight power plays including a lengthy 5-on-3 in the first half of the period. Eventually Portage would go ahead 2-0 after the opening 20 minutes.

In the second period the Kings played a bit better and were rewarded with Riese Gaber scoring on a nice tip off a John Jebamani point shot. Portage, however, would respond less than three minutes later to regain their two goal advantage and taking that 3-1 lead into the third. 

The final frame saw the Kings play excellent in the first few minutes, but they were unable to get the puck over the goal line. Eventually penalties would take over the third period and the Terriers would add one more goal to win the affair 4-1.

Brennan Kitchen was again strong between the pipes for the Kings, turning away 24 of 28 shots while his team put 22 on the Portage goal. Dauphin actually out shot the Terriers 10-3 in the last 20 minutes.

Power Plays had the Kings finish 0 for 6 while Portage ended 2 for 6. 

The loss puts the Kings to 3-7-0 on the season. They'll look to regroup and put forth a better effort Saturday when they visit the Selkirk Steelers for the first time this year, game time is 7:30pm!

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SCORING SUMMARY

 
     FIRST PERIOD  
0:34 POR Jeremey Leipsic (2) ASST: Mackenzie Dwyer (5), Daniel McKitrick (6)  
12:23 POR Ty Barnstable (2) ASST: Turner Ripplinger (2), Cole Oliver (3) (PP)  
     SECOND PERIOD  
11:58 DK Riese Gaber (8) ASST: John Jebamani (1), Jaymes Knee (6)  
14:52 POR Mackenzie Dwyer (4) ASST: Jeremey Leipsic (13), Daniel McKitrick (7)  
     THIRD PERIOD  
10:43 POR Joey Moffatt (4) ASST: Mackenzie Dwyer (6), Kain Stevenson (1) (PP)  

GABER'S EIGHTH

KINGS THREE STARS

  John Jebamani

 Riese Gaber - 1 Goal

 Brennan Kitchen - 24 SV on 28 SH