DAUPHIN, MB - Brennan Kitchen gave his team a shot at winning Saturday night but the club couldn't capitalize in a 4-1 loss to the Steinbach Pistons at Credit Union Place.
Kitchen made 63 saves on 66 shots between the pipes Saturday, and it one point it looked like the Kings had a shot at gaining at least a point from the Pistons.
In the opening period it was all Steinbach as the Pistons out shot the Kings 27-6, but the top team in the MJHL could only get one shot past Kitchen.
The middle frame saw Steinbach score once again to take a 2-0 lead, but late in the period Thomas Hansell would score his 14th of the season to get Dauphin within one on the Power Play.
In the third period the Kings had some momentum at times but eventually the Pistons would prevail and got insurance to make it 3-1. Steinbach would add an empty netter to make it a 4-1 final.
As mentioned Brennan Kitchen was Dauphin's best player Saturday. His save percentage ended the night at .955 while his goals against average was just about three.
Special Teams saw the Kings with chances but they failed to connect a few times. Dauphin still scored once on the man advantage, ending the night 1 for 6 while the Pistons were 0 for 1.
Now the Kings have two weeks left in their season. Their next home game comes on Tuesday when they entertain the Selkirk Steelers at Credit Union Place. Game time is 7:30pm and it's Rain Check Night! So bring any unused season tickets to get into the game!
|8:27||STEI||Mark Taraschuk (9) ASST: Brady Tatro (14), Luke Bellerose (5)|
|14:36||STEI||Bradley Schoonbaert (34) ASST: None|
|19:17||DK||Thomas Hansell (14) ASST: Wilson Northey (14), Jacob Evans (11) (PP)|
|14:58||STEI||Mark Taraschuk (10) ASST: Declan Graham (21), Luke Bellerose (6)|
|17:58||STEI||Tanner Mole (6) ASST: Tyson McConnell (19) (EN)|