YORKTON, SK - The Dauphin Kings bounced back after a 3-2 loss on home ice Friday, beating the Terriers in Yorkton 6-5 on Saturday.
The Kings jumped out to a great start, going up 4-0 on the Terriers just over seven minutes into the game. Matthew Pitchenese got things going for the Kings, continuing to be very effective he capitalized after Yorkton coughed up the puck behind their net. Nick Ness, Matt Bartel and Riese Gaber all followed up Pitchenese's goal for Dauphin. The Terriers would put a little dent in the Kings' lead with a late goal in the first.
In the second period the Terriers continued to chip away, making it 4-2. The teams would then trade a couple goals in the middle frame. The Kings got markers from Bradyn Smelski and Brendan Arnold, making it 6-3 going into the third. Yorkton would score a couple in the final period but the Kings held on to the victory.
Parker Waseylenko and Brady Weiss shared the win in goal for the Kings Saturday. Waselenko turned aside 10 of 12 shots while Weiss stopped 9 of the 12 he faced. Dauphin out shot Yorkton 27-24.
The victory puts the Kings at 3-1-0 in the pre season. They'll resume their exhibition schedule on Tuesday when they welcome the Neepawa Natives to Credit Union Place. Game time is 7:30pm!
3:00 - Dauphin Kings - Matthew Pitchenese from Brendan Arnold and Kyle Oleksiuk
5:00 - Dauphin Kings - Nick Ness from from Riese Gaber and Ryder Richmond
5:33 - Dauphin Kings - Matt Bartel from Mitchell Joss (PP)
7:17 - Dauphin Kings - Riese Gaber from Nick Ness and Ryder Richmond
11:13 - Yorkton Terriers - William Brochu from Austen Flaman and Mason Mullaney
3:32 - Yorkton Terriers - Josh Bryant from Mason Mullaney and Jordan Hudson
13:20 - Dauphin Kings - Bradyn Smelski from Vito Carlo
14:55 - Yorkton Terriers - Cody Bruchkowski from Kaleb Bell
19:41 - Dauphin Kings - Brendan Arnold from Matthew Pitchenese
2:30 - Yorkton Terriers - Karstin McDonald from Cole Keenleyside
12:04 - Yorkton Terriers - Jordan Hudson (Unassisted)
Nick Ness - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Matthew Pitchenese - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Riese Gaber - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
Pitchenese Starts It
Here's Matthew Pitchenese's goal tonight. The first of the evening. #MJHL #SJHL 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/SlIWT5Hnve— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 10, 2017
Gaber To Ness
Nick Ness had Dauphin's second goal tonight after a nice set up from Riese Gaber. Look at it here: #MJHL #SJHL 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/dOv0udpM49— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 10, 2017
Gaber Toe Draggin'
Here's Riese Gaber's first of the pre season. A real treat for the fans... #MJHL #SJHL 🦁👑 pic.twitter.com/id72ZqEMjS— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 10, 2017
GOAL: Kings back up by three. Smelski the marker to make it a 5-2 affair. #MJHL #SJHL 🦁👑 https://t.co/KKmA5v9E55 https://t.co/YGUnE1knO9— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) September 10, 2017