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Lessons Learned

January 17, 2016

The Dauphin Kings showed great character but couldn’t grab any points in a 5-4 loss to the Steinbach Pistons Sunday night.

Trevor Kavanaugh (4) opened the scoring late in the first period with a rocket from the point on the Power Play. The Kings then snagged a 2-0 advantage in the mid stages of the second period when Chance Thomas notched his 13th of the season. After that Dauphin got caught in an old habit and gave up three goals against in just over three minutes, allowing Steinbach to take a 3-2 lead heading into the final frame.

At the start of the third the Pistons scored again to double their lead at 4-2. This is normally where you’d expect a team in Dauphin’s position to fold up the tent and pack it in, but they didn’t. Led by Landon Plett (11 & 12) they bounced back and tied things up at four early in the final frame. Sadly for the Kings they were buried by the offensive power of the Pistons when Quintin Lisoway socred the game winner with just over a minute to play. It was his second of the night and a pretty much unstoppable one timer from the slot.

Brandon Holtby (7-19) was excellent between the pipes for the Kings. He kept the club in the game early by making some big saves and also kept them in it later on when the Pistons were pressing. Holtby stopped 34 of the 39 shots he faced while Roman Bengert turned aside 26 of 30 Dauphin shots.

The Kings won the Special Teams battle on Sunday night. They finished 2 for 5 on the Power Play and 3 for 3 on the Penalty Kill. Despite the high tensions in Saturday’s meeting between the two clubs Sunday’s affair didn’t feature as much rough stuff.

You could call this road trip a disappointing one for the Kings, and overall it is, considering they didn’t get any points. However, you could argue Dauphin got better as the weekend went on. Going from 8-1 to 4-1 to 5-4. With Sunday’s loss the Kings are now 15-23-2 on the MJHL season. They’ll return to Credit Union Place on Tuesday when they host the Swan Valley Stampeders, puck drop is 7:00pm.

Thanks for following tonight…



Tyler Garrioch is on a 4 game point streak (2G, 6A).




Dauphin Kings at 14:55 (PP) – Trevor Kavanaugh from Sam Schultz and Tyler Garrioch


Dauphin Kings at 10:54 – Chance Thomas (unassisted)
Steinbach Pistons at 15:42 – Bradley Schoonbaert from Robert Briem and Ryan Carlson
Steinbach Pistons at 16:27 – Daniel Taillefer from Cole Smith
Steinbach Pistons at 18:43 – Quintin Lisoway from Ryan Carlson and Hayden Goderis


Steinbach Pistons at 0:55 – Denis Bosc from Quintin Lisoway and Eddie Eades
Dauphin Kings at 7:05 (PP) – Landon Plett from Hayden Pierce
Dauphin Kings at 8:06 – Landon Plett from Tyler Garrioch and Trevor Kavanaugh
Steinbach Pistons at 18:57 – Quintin Lisoway from Denis Bosc and Hayden Goderis


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