Thomas Stewart scored the game-winning goal late in the second period as Team White earned a hard fought 6-5 victory on Friday afternoon as Kings Prospects Camp has officially come to a close.
Stewart took a pass from Jayden Jubenvill of Gilbert Plains and he fired it to the back of the net. Dauphin’s Rylan Gibbs scored in the third period to bring Team Black within one goal, but it wasn’t quite enough.
Team White kicked off the scoring before Rylan Gage took a pass from Madden Murray to tie the game at one. Carter Zalischuk of Dauphin then got on the scoreboard as Team Black took a 2-1 lead. Rylan Gage had the lone assist.
Rory Poole scored his first of two goals late in the first as Team White tied it and after 20 minutes, it was 2-2.
Team White took an early lead as Skylar Ramsay found the back of the net at the 3:54 mark. Less than six minutes later at 9:24, Sean Williams of Winnipeg tied it at three.
Rylan Gibbs tickled the twine at the 13:44 mark as Team Black took a 4-3 lead but it was very short lived. Rory Poole scored his second of the contest at 14:28 to tie the game. Kyan Grouette of Dauphin had the lone assist. That led to Stewart’s game-winning marker with just 3:21 left in the period.
Brayden Stevenson gave Team White some breathing room with his goal 8:44 into the third. Gibbs’ second of the game came less than three minutes later, but as mentioned above, it wasn’t enough. Madden Murray picked up his second assist of the game.
Several players from the Parkland made their presence felt in the game. Rylan Gibbs had two goals, Jayden Jubenvill had an assist, Madden Murray had a pair of assists, and Carter Zalischuk had a goal.
The team will now focus on main camp which runs from September 3-5 at Credit Union Place. The team’s preseason starts on September 7 when they welcome the Swan Valley Stampeders to town.