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Series returning to Dauphin

Photo credit РPederson Photographic 

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The Dauphin Kings will have to wait a few more days before getting another chance to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Looking to close out their first-round series on Monday night in Swan River, the Stampeders had other plans. They were excellent on the man advantage, Kobe Grant was tremendous in net and as a result, the Stampeders season is still alive. They locked up a 6-3 win and they now trail the series three games to one heading back to Dauphin.

Dauphin opened up the scoring in the game just 1:49 in when Logan Calder scored his first playoff goal with the team. Trey Sauder and Carter Cockburn would score for the Stampeders in the first as they led 2-1 after 20 and a goal from Cody Barnes in the second gave the Stampeders a 3-1 lead after 40 minutes.

In the third, Jeriah Shantz and Nakodan Greyeyes scored for Dauphin in the third; however, it wasn’t near enough. Cockburn scored his second of the game as did Trey Sauder and Justin Keck scored in the middle for Swan Valley as they skated off with the win.

Game five of this series moves to Dauphin on Friday at 7:30. Stay tuned for ticket details, they are likely to be on sale beginning at noon on Wednesday afternoon.

King Tips:

  • Kobe Grant was tremendous in net for Swan Valley, he made 47 shots in the win
  • Carter Cockburn (2g, 1a), Trey Sauder (2g) both had multi-point games for Dauphin
  • Swan Valley’s powerplay was the difference in the game, they scored three goals while a man up
  • Dauphin recorded 40 shots in the final two periods compared to just 23 for Swan Valley but that means nothing at the end of the day