Wolverines Edge Kings In Shootout

DAUPHIN, MB – The Dauphin Kings had a number of chances to finish off the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Tuesday night, but couldn’t find the back of the net in a 4-3 shootout loss at Credit Union Place. 

Dauphin controlled the contest for most of the night, getting a 1-0 lead in the opening period when forward Kyle Oleksiuk notched his 8th of the regular season. Wayway would later come back to tie things up in the first period.

The Kings would tally the only goal in the middle frame when Keaton Leininger didn’t quit on a chance down low, eventually chipping the puck into the net. The goal was Leininger’s 22nd of the season. 

In the final frame the Kings got out to a 3-1 advantage when Matthew Greening scored his 11th of the season. After that the Wolverines got a couple man advantages and scored on one and then tallied an even strength marker to make it even. 

In overtime forward Ian Briscoe had a breakaway but couldn’t put it home, hitting the cross bar. The game then went to a shootout where the Wolverines scored twice. Daniel Chartrand was Dauphin’s final shooter and hit the base of one post and watched the puck as it slid along the goal line hitting the other post and bouncing out to give Waywayseecappo the victory. 

Brandon Holtby was once again excellent for the Kings, stopping 52 of the 55 shots he faced and was named the game’s first star. The Kings fired 41 on the Wayway net. 

Special Teams were in favour of the Wolverines on Tuesday. They went 1 for 3 on the Power Play and only had to kill off one penalty.

With the loss for the Kings (15-33-6) and a loss for the Swan Valley Stampeders in OCN (4-0) Dauphin now finds themselves three points out of the MJHL’s final playoff spot. The Kings will play arguably their biggest game of the season Wednesday night when they take on the team chasing both them and Swan Valley in the standings, the Neepawa Natives, game time at the Yellowhead Arena is 7:30pm. 


Dauphin Kings at 7:32 Kyle Oleksiuk from Brendan Arnold and Howard Yawit


Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 15:20 Derek Wood from Brendan Martin and Trevor Kavanaugh


Dauphin Kings at 16:23 Keaton Leininger from Ashton Clark


Dauphin Kings at 3:36 Matthew Greening from Ian Briscoe and Grady Hobbs


Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 7:26 (PP) Quinton Cubbon from Derek Wood and Trevor Kavanaugh


Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 8:44 Justin Paulson from Brandon Stanley and Landyn Cochrane


Landyn Cochrane YES Keaton Leininger NO
Brendan Martin YES Daniel Chartrand NO