Photo Credit – Pederson Photographic
Cole Sheffield put forth his best game as a King in net as he made 49 saves and the team continued firing on all cylinders offensively in their most impressive win of the season.
Welcoming the Steinbach Pistons in the front half of a home-and-home, Dauphin downed the Pistons, 5-3. The win saw Steinbach drop their first game of the season while the Kings have now won two straight games.
Davis Fry would open the scoring in the game for Steinbach as the Pistons took a 1-0 lead just 11:47 into the game. From there, the Kings fired things up offensively as they scored four straight. Starting with Ethan Williment as his first of the season late in the first saw the game tied at one after 20.
Rylan Gibbs would score in his third straight game in the second while Jayden Harris and Jovan Malay also scored for the Kings as they took a 4-1 lead after 40 minutes. Warren Clark and Leo Chambers would score for Steinbach in the third; however, it wasn’t enough. Alex Senf also scored his third of the season for Dauphin in the third as the club skated off with a solid 5-3 win.
After struggling to score early in the season, Dauphin has now found a way to find the back of the net often as they have scored 16 times over their past three games.
Dauphin went 1-for-7 on the power play while they were very solid on the penalty kill, going 5-for-6. Friday’s win saw Dauphin move into fourth place in the West Division and they’re just four points back of the OCN Blizzard.
Here is Sheffield after the dominating performance.
49 saves from this man tonight, huge performance from Cole Sheffield! pic.twitter.com/8FqkyrGdRT
— Dauphin Kings (@dauphinkings) October 8, 2022