DAUPHIN, MB - After falling short on Friday the Dauphin Kings bounced back Saturday in a 5-4 victory over the Selkirk Steelers.
The Kings finally got a start they were looking for when Leeam Tivers notched his 5th of the season on the man advantage late in the opening period. Dauphin would get another tally, this time from Brendan Arnold (5) before the period was out, but Selkirk would cut the lead a few moments later.
In the second period the Kings continued their strong play with goals coming off the sticks of Grady Hobbs (10) and Landon Russell, who notched his first MJHL goal with just 12 seconds reminding in the middle frame. Selkirk, however, would stick with the Kings as they trailed 4-3 heading into the third.
Two goals in the final period. The first came from Selkirk early on, but Kolby Johnson pulled his hero card with less than five minutes to go, scoring his sixth of the campaign.
Bryan Landsberger picked up the win between the pipes and was solid when he needed to be, making a few key saves throughout the night. He stopped 37 of 41 shots while his team fired 44 on the Selkirk goal.
Dauphin and Selkirk both grabbed a power play goal Saturday. Both were in the first period.
The win improves the Kings to 20-19-4 on the season and keeps them tied with the Winnipeg Blues for 6th in the MJHL Standings.
The MJHL will now take almost a week off before returning to action as players head west to Regina for the MJHL / SJHL Showcase. The Kings are sending three players: Cole DeKoninck, Grady Hobbs, Brendan Arnold & Riley Shamray. Games begin on Monday.
Dauphin's next home game happens Friday when they entertain the Neepawa Natives at Credit Union Place. It's the Parent & Pride Game sponsored by Dean Cooley GM and it goes at 7:30pm!
|14:53||DK||Leeam Tivers (5) ASST: Carter Sawchuk (11), Avery Smith (10) (PP)|
|16:44||DK||Brendan Arnold (5) ASST: Jaxon Heeney (9), Andrew Liwiski (13)|
|18:58||SS||Nate Halvorsen (24) ASST: Carter Barley (18), Connor Barley (22) (PP)|
|13:59||SS||Blake Burr (5) ASST: Thomas Colter (1), Will Middleton (17)|
|17:20||DK||Grady Hobbs (10) ASST: Mitchell Boss & Cole DeKoninck|
|19:07||SS||Connor Barley (22) ASST: Nate Halvorsen (15), Carter Barley (19)|
|19:48||DK||Landon Russell (1) ASST: Leeam Tivers (8)|
|5:49||SS||Ryan Piwniuk (12) ASST: Carter Barley (20), Noah Basarab (20)|
|16:13||DK||Kolby Johnson (6) ASST: Cole DeKoninck & Andrew Liwiski|
KINGS THREE STARS
Bryan Landsberger - 37SV on 41SH
Leeam Tivers - 1G & 1A
Kolby Johnson - GWG
TIVERS STARTS IT
Leeam Tivers opened the scoring tonight in Dauphin! #MJHL #RiseAgain 👑 pic.twitter.com/4WmZKHRPW4— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) January 13, 2019
BACK IN BRENDAN BACK AT IT
Brendan Arnold back at it again tonight (For the kids)! #MJHL #RiseAgain 👑 pic.twitter.com/cXbyXvtntK— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) January 13, 2019