Oil Capitals earn weekend split

The Dauphin Kings recorded 43 shots on Sunday; however, they ran into a hot goalie and came up short.

Wrapping up a weekend home-and-home, Dauphin pushed late but fell short in a 3-2 loss against Virden.

“I believe we played a pretty good game tonight, we just didn’t get the bounces,” said Morris after the game. “We battled hard, sometimes it just doesn’t work out.”

After Virden opened the scoring, Luke Morris scored two straight as Dauphin opened a 2-1 lead.

Virden ultimately went 2-for-5 on the man advantage and that turned out to be the difference on the night.

Morris now has 15 goals this year in his rookie season. Happy with his success, he knows he couldn’t do it by himself.

“Not at all, I have some amazing line mates and teammates that push me everyday,” said Morris.

Dauphin will make their way to Swan River on Wednesday to play the Stampeders. The Stamps’ came out on top last time the two teams met.

“Big game for us, they’re climbing in the standings so we need to put a solid effort in,” ended Morris.