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Slow start dooms Kings

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The West Division is close, and it doesn’t look like that will change anytime soon. Coming into Saturday’s game against the Oil Capitals with a two-point lead over their divisional rival, Dauphin struggled in the first 40 minutes.

In the end, Virden scored three straight goals and secured a 5-2 win at Credit Union Place.

Blake Boudreau scored both goals for Dauphin in the defeat. The game was tied at two until Virden scored three goals in the final 4:44 of the game. Trevor Hunt led the way with a pair of goals for Virden while Colten Miller, Brody Wilson, and Andrew Blocker scored Virden’s other goals in the contest. Eric Reid made 28 saves for the win.

Cole Sheffield played quite well for Dauphin as he made 30 saves; however, it wasn’t enough for Dauphin as they have now lost two straight games.

Virden won their 12th game of the season as they now jump ahead of Dauphin in the West standings, but both teams have the same amount of points with 24.

Dauphin doesn’t have much time to rest as they welcome the Winkler Flyers to town on Sunday afternoon. The puck for that one will drop at 4:00 p.m. and it will be the team’s final game before the MJHL Top Prospects Showcase which goes down on Tuesday and Wednesday in Portage at Stride Place.