For the final time this season, the Dauphin Kings saluted and paid appreciation to their home fans at Credit Union Place.
In a must-win game against Swan Valley, the Kings were unable to get the job done as they were downed by the Stampeders, 4-1.
With the win, Swan Valley wins the series four games to two. Dauphin was trying to force a winner take all game seven on Wednesday; however, it wasn’t meant to be.
Dmytro Kubrytskyi got the start for Dauphin and he played very well as he made 34 saves in the game.
Swan Valley came out very hard and they opened the scoring 10:42 into the game as Collin Jennings was left alone at the right circle and he was fed a perfect pass in which he beat Kubrytskyi. Then less than five minutes later, Josh Danis scored his first of the series as the Stampeders went up 2-0 in the game.
On their third power play of the period late in it, Alex Senf scored his second of the series; however, that was as close as the Kings would get. Swan Valley would score twice more in the third period, one of which went into an empty net as they sealed the series in six games.
Swan Valley will now play the Steinbach Pistons in the second round of the playoffs while Dauphin’s season officially comes to an end.
The Kings will now shift their focus to hosting their spring camp later this month.