DAUPHIN, MB - After being shut out in Virden over the weekend the Dauphin Kings flipped things in their favour and shut out the Winnipeg Blues 4-0 Wednesday night at Credit Union Place.
One line did the heavy lifting for the Kings on the score sheet.
In the opening period it was Bryon Fobair notching his fifth of the season off a nice set up from Brendan Arnold on a 2-on-1 rush. Eamonn Miller would draw the goals second assist to give the Kings a 1-0 advantage after one period. Dauphin heavily outplayed Winnipeg in the first, out shooting them 16-6.
In the second it was Eamonn Miller mixing in a goal. He scored his third of the campaign with Arnold and Fobair grabbing assists. Play was a bit more even in the middle frame.
The third period saw Cole DeKoninck score his first MJHL goal on a great individual effort. The marker was unassisted. Grady Hobbs would add an empty netter later in the period to secure the two points for the Kings.
Brennan Kitchen picked up the win and shut out between the pipes. He was excellent, stopping all 34 shots he faced and making some very good saves along the way. The Kings fired 45 shots on the Winnipeg goal.
Power plays were quiet on Wednesday. The Kings went 0 for 1 while Winnipeg was 0 for 3.
The win puts Dauphin back above .500, they're now 11-10-1 on the season and will begin preparing for a two game road swing in Winkler Friday and Saturday.
With ice issues at the Winkler Rec Complex the two games have been moved down the road to Morden. Friday's tilt is an 8:00pm start and Saturday's will be a 2:30pm puck drop.