SELKIRK, MB - The Dauphin Kings had their chances, but couldn't push the puck over the goal line in a 3-1 loss to the Selkirk Steelers Friday night.
The game was closer than the score would dictate. The Kings had numerous scoring opportunities in the opening 20 minutes, outplaying and shooting Selkirk in the first half of the frame. However it was the Steelers that would score first to make it 1-0 after the first.
The second period saw Drayden Kurbatoff score his first MJHL goal in his first MJHL game much like Mitchell Thiessen earlier in the month.
The Kings and Steelers would head to the final period tied 1-1. Selkirk would score the go ahead goal early in the frame and then add an empty netter with a couple second to go to make the final 3-1.
Selkirk out shot the Kings 36 to 31 with Matthias Smith taking the loss between the pipes. He turned aside 33 of the 35 shots he faced.
Both teams did not score on the power play Friday. The Kings went 0 for 4 while Selkirk ended the night 0 for 3.
The Kings see their record move to 8-8-3-2 on the season. They'll continue their six game road swing Saturday when they visit the Steinbach Pistons. Game time is slated for 7:30pm!