WINNIPEG, MB - An entertaining game saw the Kings come out on the wrong end Wednesday night in Winnipeg as the club fell 4-3 to the Portage Terriers.
It was a back and forth affair with both teams holding the lead a couple times along the way.
The first period saw Portage come out strong, getting a number of chances but they were unable to beat Kings goalie Ethan Slobodzian. The Kings would come back in the second half of the middle frame, but like Portage they were unable to get the puck to the back of the net.
In the second period the back and forth action continued. Dauphin opened the scoring when Bryon Fobair (8) scored on a bank shot on the goal line. Portage would get back on even terms with the Kings midway through the frame. Dauphin would grab the lead back when Cole DeKoninck (5) scored a great goal as he joined the rush. Portage, however, would respond right after to make it 2-2.
The third period saw both teams tally in the opening 10 minutes. First Portage scored and then on the man advantage Eamonn Miller (6) got the Kings back on even terms.
Late in the period the Kings were called for a holding the stick penalty which gave Portage a late chance on the power play. They would score on it.
Ethan Slobodzian was solid in net for the Kings on Wednesday, he turned aside 31 of 35 shots while his team fired 23 on the Terriers goal.
The loss puts the Kings at 17-14-4 on the season and they'll now get a full week off before their next game action. Dauphin's next contest comes Wednesday in Neepawa against the Natives with puck drop slated for 7:30pm.
|0:48||DK||Bryon Fobair (8) ASST: Eamonn Miller (5), Riley Buller (10)|
|10:21||PT||Caelan McPhee (6) ASST: Orca Wiesblatt (1), Ocean Wiesblatt (16) (PP)|
|12:28||DK||Cole DeKoninck (5) ASST: Riley Buller (11), Eamonn Miller (6)|
|12:42||PT||Braden Billaney (12) ASST: Owen Murray (20), Lane Taylor (9)|
|6:03||PT||Logan Calder (10) ASST: Caelan McPhee (23) (SH)|
|8:45||DK||Eamonn Miller (6) ASST: Bryon Fobair (11), Riley Buller (PP)|
|18:30||PT||Orca Wiesblatt (4) ASST: Jay Buchholz (16), Kolton Shindle (8) (PP)|