DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings had great pressure late but couldn't beat Neepawa goaltender Evan Robert in a 3-2 loss to the Natives Tuesday night.
The Kings jumped out to an early lead when Riese Gaber stole the puck in the Dauphin zone and went in on a breakaway to give his team a 1-0 advantage. The Natives would later tie things up in the first to knot the game at one going into the middle frame.
The second had Neepawa getting out front, scoring just over eight minutes into the period on the power play. They would take that edge into the third.
The final period saw the Kings out shoot Neepawa 21-15 and tie things up when Brendan Arnold scored a great individual goal shorthanded. However, Neepawa would quickly respond 57 seconds later and hold on for the victory despite being outplayed in the last 20 minutes.
Brett Akins and Albert Adamsen shared the game between the piped for the Kings. Akins stopped 19 of the 20 shots he faced while Adamsen turned aside 21 of 23. Overall the Natives out shot the Kings 43-39 Tuesday. Dauphin finished the night 0 for 3 on the ma advantage while Neepawa was 1 for 4.
The result puts Dauphin's pre season record at 3-2-0 with three games to go.
The two teams will meet again Wednesday night in Neepawa. Game time at the Yellowhead Arena is slated for 7:30pm!
2:52 - Dauphin Kings - Riese Gaber (Unassisted)
10:18 - Neepawa Natives - Breaden Binda from Jesse Gibbons and Riley Vautour
11:54 - Neepawa Natives - Ashton Anderson from Jordan Martin (PP)
8:08 - Dauphin Kings - Brendan Arnold (Unassisted) (SH)
9:10 - Neepawa Naties - Lewis Negrich from Breaden Binda