SWAN RIVER, MB - The Dauphin Kings hit two crossbars and couldn't bury any of their chances in a 2-0 loss to the Swan Valley Stampeders Wednesday night.
The game was pretty even from start to finish with both clubs getting extended pressure in each others zone throughout the night.
The opening goal came in the final minute of the first period to give Swan Valley the advantage. After that the Kings were unable to score despite some good pressure in both the second and third periods.
Mitchell Joss and Andrew Liwiski both hit crossbars in the first and second period respectfully.
The Kings were out shot 35 to 22. Goaltender Brennan Kitchen was solid between the pipes and gave his group a chance at two points. He stopped 33 of the 34 shots he faced.
Something that has been a little unnoticed over the last few games is Dauphin's penalty kill. It was excellent again on Wednesday going 4 for 4 in the loss.
The Kings drop to 10-8-1 on the season and now get set for Friday's home game at Credit Union Place when they take on the Steinbach Pistons. Opening face off is slated for 7:30pm!