SELKIRK, MB - The Dauphin Kings battled back from two one goal deficits Friday night but couldn't get any points out of the Steelers in a 3-2 loss.
In the opening period it was Selkirk opening the scoring about midway through, but Landon Lushanko would score his 4th of the season later on to knot things up at one after 20 minutes. The opening period was pretty even with Selkirk outshooting Dauphin 14-11.
In the second period the Steelers got three man advantages but couldn't score on any. They did tally on an even strength opportunity to make it 2-1 Selkirk after 40 minutes. The shots were once again pretty even with Selkirk edging the Kings 16-14 in the category.
The third period saw Kings forward Kyle Oleksiuk with some of the best scoring chances. He would capitalize on one for his 15th of the campaign, tying things up early in the final frame. The Steelers would then kill off a Dauphin man advantage and score right after. The Kings questioned the goal as the club thought icing should have been called after the Selkirk player had stepped out of the box. The play went on and the Steelers eventually scored the game winner with just over a minute to play.
Brennan Kitchen took the loss between the pipes, he stopped 48 of 51 shots while his team fired 39 on the Selkirk goal.
Dauphin ended the night 1 for 4 on the Power Play and 4 for 4 on the Penalty Kill.
Next up for the Kings is another date with the Pistons in Steinbach, the third meeting in three weeks between the two teams. Opening face off Saturday is 7:30pm!
|8:58||SELK||Carter Barley (17) ASST: Connor Barley (31)|
|17:08||DK||Landon Lushanko (4) ASST: Thomas Hansell (16), Wilson Northey (16)|
|10:51||SELK||Ben Coppinger (2) ASST: Dawson Martin (6), Nolan Ferguson (12)|
|3:14||DK||Kyle Oleksiuk (15) ASST: Brendan Arnold (14), Matthew Boren (11) (PP)|
|18:40||SELK||Nico Labossiere (21) ASST: Carter Barley (26)|