Kings open weekend with huge win

Owen Wareham scored into an empty-net with just less than a minute left in the game as the Dauphin Kings held on to secure a huge win on Friday night.

In front of a great crowd, the Kings opened up a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes of play and they held on in the end to pick up a 6-4 win over Steinbach.

It was a wild first period as Wareham, Myles Yearwood, and Blake Boudreau scored for Dauphin as they held a 3-2 lead after 20 minutes. Hunter Degelman and Landon Roberts scored for Steinbach.

Dauphin played an excellent second period as Jakob Brook and Deepkaran Hans scored to give the club a 5-2 lead after 40 minutes. Steinbach pushed hard to begin the third as Travis Hensrud and Dawson Milliken scored in the first 5:30 of the third to bring their deficit to one.

That was; however, as close as Steinbach would get as Wareham sealed the game with 55 seconds left.

Dauphin has now won 18 of their 26 games on home ice this season and they will look to earn a weekend sweep on Saturday when they head to the Automobile City to play the Pistons.