Kings open Final Four series with a win

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The Dauphin Kings have opened up their first MJHL semifinal since 2014 with a win.

In front of another tremendous playoff crowd, Dauphin doubled up the Flyers, 4-2 on Saturday night. Starting the series one day later than originally scheduled, Dauphin got the job done on home ice.

On their only powerplay of the game midway thru the first, Nakodan Greyeyes opened up the scoring with a goal 11:05 into the game; however, Winkler tied it up just more than three minutes later when Kyle Crewe found the back of the net on a shot from the right point.

Logan Calder gave Dauphin a 2-1 lead heading into the second as he scored with less than 90 seconds left in the first and no goals were scored in the second. That set the stage for a two-goal period for Dauphin in the third while Winkler notched just one, giving the Kings a 4-2 win as they opened up the series with a win.

The two teams will meet again on Sunday for game two in this best-of-seven series with puck drop slated for 7:30 p.m. You can catch the game on HockeyTV or tune into the game with Darnell Duff on 730CKDM.

King Tips:

  • Saturday’s win was Dauphin’s first against Winkler, they lost twice to them in the regular season
  • Dauphin went a perfect 1-for-1 on the man advantage while their penalty kill sparkled, going 3-for-3
  • Dauphin allowed just 25 shots in the game and only five in the third period
  • Winkler’s big duo of Jayden McCarthy and Justin Svenson were held to just one point on the night, Carson Cherepak stopped 23 shots