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OCN strikes first

The Dauphin Kings scored 11 goals in their previous two games but they couldn’t get anything going on Friday night.

The club dropped their first meeting with OCN, 3-0 at the Roy H. Johnston Arena.

Bryden Sinclair scored the only goal of the first period off a nice play. The marker with just less than three minutes gave OCN a 1-0 lead after 20 minutes. Carson Cherepak made a very solid saves while Nick Pineo wasn’t tested much for the Blizzard.

After struggling to generate any offence in the opening 20 minutes, Dauphin’s struggles in the second period offensively continued. Nick Pineo wasn’t tested and OCN capitalized on their chance, taking a 2-0 lead with the lone marker of the period. It was scored 5:25 in by Drayden Kurbatoff as the Blizzard held a 2-0 lead heading into the final period.

Dauphin did push in the third period but they couldn’t find the back of the net while OCN sealed it with an empty-net goal late in the contest.

Dauphin drops to 3-2 while OCN improves to 3-1-0-1.

The two teams will go at it again on Sunday afternoon at Credit Union Place at 4:00 p.m. The South Ticket office will be open at 12.

King Tips:

  • For the first time this season, Dauphin failed to score a goal in a game
  • OCN hasn’t given up a goal in their last 120 minutes of regulation play. Nick Pineo earned his second straight shutout through 60 minutes. The Blizzard lost their last game out, but Pineo didn’t allow a game in 60 minutes
  • The Kings power play went cold, failing to score on their four opportunities
  • Dauphin has lost two of their three Friday games this season