The Dauphin Kings have found their offensive stride in a big way. After scoring five goals on Friday in a 7-5 loss, Dauphin put up a six spot on Sunday.
A solid first period backed by a tremendous second period saw the Kings earn a full two points as they downed the Blues in the back half of a home-and-home, 6-4.
It’s Dauphin’s first road win of the season and they also dealt Winnipeg with their first loss on home ice. Jayden Harris opened up the scoring in the game before Garret Zasitko responded for the Blues as it was 1-1 after 20 minutes.
Dauphin came out in the second and completely dominated the Blues, outshooting them 18-6 and it resulted in three goals as Rylan Gibbs, Matthew Gough, and Mason Smith found the back of the net as Dauphin led 4-1 after 40 minutes.
Winnipeg didn’t go down quietly in the third as they scored two straight goals as Ryland Kuczek and Pearce Gare beat Cole Sheffield to cut their deficit to just 4-3. Nolan Wickham would make it 5-3 for Dauphin before Matthew McLeod once again brought the Blues within a goal. In the end, it wasn’t enough as Alex Senf scored with 35 seconds left to seal the game and two points for Dauphin.
The Kings are now 3-4-1 and will play another weekend home-and-home next week against the Steinbach Pistons. Friday’s game is in Dauphin and Steinbach hosts Sunday’s contest.
Here are tonight’s Dauphin Herald Three Stars of the Night: