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Kings Pounded By Terriers

February 5, 2016


Aside from a good opening five minutes Friday night, the Dauphin Kings played one of their worst games of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League season, falling 10-2 to the Portage Terriers.

Granted, Portage is one of the best teams in Canada but I don’t think it would of mattered who the Kings played Friday. They would have come out on the losing end regardless of who it was. The Terriers scored five goals in the middle frame to take control of the contest and lead 7-1 after 40. Brad Bowles led the way for Portage Friday, picking up a goal and three assists while Nick Henry had three goals.

Oliver Lester opened the scoring for Dauphin in the contest, notching his fourth of the season. Aaron Kellogg (5) had the Kings’ other tally late in the tilt. Ironically, Dauphin’s defence scored both their goals but were arguably the worst part of the team’s game Friday. At times the entire club looked disinterested and flat. The club will be happy to get Hayden Pierce back from suspension Saturday night. Brandon Young was probably the Kings best D-man Friday.

Brandon Holtby (8-26) started the game but did not finish it. He allowed three quick goals in the opening five minutes of the second period. Holtby was replaced by Jarrod Schamerhorn who saw his first game action since late November. I’ll give Schamerhorn a break because it was his first action in a long time and he went in to the contest when his team had a very low amount of ‘care’ in their systems. In the end Holtby stopped 21 of 26 shots, Schamerhorn entered and turned aside 13 of 18 against.

Special Teams saw Dauphin finish 0 for 5 on the Power Play and 2 for 4 on the Penalty Kill.

If you want to look at some positives there were a few for the Kings. Brendan Kochanski, who was called up from the Winnipeg Thrashers of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League, was arguably Dauphin’s best player Friday. He also picked up his first MJHL point, assisting on Aaron Kellogg’s goal. I also thought Daniel Chartrand and Tyler Derkach played well for the Kings.

The loss is Dauphin’s seventh straight. The good news for the club is they get a chance to redeem themselves in less than 24 hours when they take on the Selkirk Steelers at Credit Union Place. Game time Saturday is 7:00pm.

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Chance Thomas is on a 4 game point streak (0G, 4A).

Matthew Greening is on a 3 game point streak (1G, 2A).

Aaron Kellogg is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 1A).

Lester Gets Kings’ First





Dauphin Kings at 1:17 – Oliver Lester from Romano Morrison and Matthew Greening
Portage Terriers at 3:33 (PP) – Braydon MacDonald from Jeremey Leipsic and Chase Brakel
Portage Terriers at 10:53 – Nick Henry from Brad Bowles and Shawn Bowles


Portage Terriers at 1:08 (PP) – Nick Henry from Brad Bowles and Shawn Bowles
Portage Terriers at 2:12 (PP) – Kain Stevenson from Jeremey Leipsic and Chase Brakel
Portage Terriers at 3:37 – Brad Bowles from Riley Thiessen
Portage Terriers at 6:54 – Shawn Bowles from Brad Bowles and Adam Wowryk
Portage Terriers at 14:56 – Brett Orr from Ryan Hendrix


Portage Terriers at 3:50 – Brock Weston from Kain Stevenson and Chase Brakel
Portage Terriers at 6:32 – Brandon Stanley from Riley Thiessen
Portage Terriers at 11:31 – Nick Henry (unassisted)
Dauphin Kings at 18:34 – Aaron Kellogg from Stephen Sisco and Brendan Kochanski

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