SELKIRK, MB - The Dauphin Kings fell asleep for about 10 minutes Friday night in Selkirk and it cost them in a 5-3 loss to the Steelers.
The game was mixed from a Kings perspective. Dauphin was excellent in the opening period, playing a very well structured game. They were rewarded in the first when George King tallied his second of the campaign on a great shot off the right wing.
The Kings would take their 1-0 advantage into the second period and Jaymes Knee would pot his second of the year after a solid forecheck by Jaxon Heeney turned over the puck in the offensive zone. Late in the period Selkirk would make it a 2-1 contest.
In the third the Kings fell asleep. The Steelers would score two goals three minutes apart to take a 3-2 advantage. After Selkirk's third goal the Kings woke up, carried the play and tied it when Bryon Fobair got his second of the campaign as well. The tie was short lived however, as Selkirk took the lead about six minutes later on the power play and would add an empty netter in the final minute.
Brennan Kitchen suffered the loss in goal, stopping 37 of 40 shots while his team had 34 shots on the Selkirk net.
The Steelers were the only team to score on the man advantage Friday night.
The Kings' record drops to .500 on the season, they're now 5-5-0 with their next contest happening Saturday night in Winnipeg against the Blues. Game time is 7:00pm at the Bell MTS Iceplex.
|14:42||DK||George King (2) ASST: Bryon Fobair (3), Riley Shamray|
|12:10||DK||Jaymes Knee (2) ASST: Carter Sawchuk (6), Jaxon Heeney (4)|
|18:29||SS||Ryan Piwniuk (5) ASST: Ryan Sokoloski (6)|
|2:35||SS||Nate Halvorsen (7) ASST: None|
|5:30||SS||Nolan Ferguson (3) ASST: Ryan Piwniuk (4), Nate Halvorsen (3)|
|9:35||DK||Bryon Fobair (2) ASST: Avery Smith (2), George King (3)|
|15:20||SS||Ryan Piwniuk (6) ASST: Ryan Sokoloski (7), Colby Jaquet (5) (PP)|
|19:35||SS||Ryan Sokoloski (3) ASST: Ryan Piwniuk (5) (EN)|