DAUPHIN, MB - It took the Dauphin Kings six games to get their first win in 2017-18, in 2018-19 the team is one-for-one following a 4-2 decision over the Virden Oil Capitals Saturday night.
With a great crowd on hand for the Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Home Opener the Kings scored the game's three first goals. The first came of the stick of forward Carter Sawchuk who notched his first in the MJHL. The tally was the only one in the opening period which was pretty even for the most part.
In the second period Dauphin came out flying and scored two quick goals to go up 3-0. First was from Wayde Johannesson and the second was Carter Sawchuk again just 2:20 into the frame.
The final period saw the Oil Capitals claw back a little, but they couldn't get three by goalie Brennan Kitchen who was solid on Saturday. Mitchell Joss would score his first MJHL goal to seal the the deal, an empty netter with less than a minute to play.
Other big point getters Saturday included Samson Mouland, he had two assists and a fight. Mitchell Joss added an assist to go along with his goal in the contest.
All of Dauphin's goals were even strength while Virden had one goal on the man advantage.
Brennan Kitchen picked up the win between the pipes with 26 saves on 28 shots while the Kings fired 34 on the Virden net.
No rest for the Kings or the Oil Capitals following tonight's tilt. The two teams will meet again Sunday night in Virden as the MJHL season begins to hit its stride. Game time from Tundra Oil & Gas Place is 7:00pm!
|19:24||DK||Carter Sawchuck (1) ASST: Sammy Mouland (1), Riley Shamray (1)|
|0:26||DK||Wayde Johannesson (1) ASST: Mitchell Joss (1)|
|2:10||DK||Carter Sawchuck (2) ASST: Sammy Mouland (2), Wayde Johannesson(1)|
|3:57||VIRD||Jack Einarson (1) ASST: Brett Paddock (1)|
|6:04||VIRD||Dylan Halliday (1) ASST: Josh Belcher (1), Jack Einarson (1)|
|19:09||DK||Mitchell Joss (1) ASST: Jacob Evans (1), Brendan Arnold (1)|
KINGS THREE STARS
Samson Mouland - 2 Assists
Brennan Kitchen - 26 SV on 28 SH
Carter Sawchuk - 2 Goals
FEAST YOUR EYES ON CARTER SAWCHUK’S FIRST GOAL IN THE #MJHL #RiseAgain 👑 pic.twitter.com/E6ODz29sfW— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 23, 2018
Dauphin Kings pick up their first win in their home opener, beating the Virden Oil Capitals 4-2 tonight at Credit Union Place. Carter Sawchuk the first star with two goals! More to come... #MJHL #RiseAgain 👑 pic.twitter.com/9LAGgvnISn— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 23, 2018