The Dauphin Kings scored five straight goals to defeat the Winnipeg Blues 5-2 in the Blues’ last game at the 2021 MJHL Showcase.
The two teams entered today’s game battling for first place in the MJHL. The opening minutes featured hard, tight hockey, with neither team giving the other team much room to shoot.
Eventually, the ice tilted in the Kings favour, as they outshot the Blues 14-5 in the opening frame. However, Winnipeg had the lead after 20 with goals from Brayden Foreman and Mathieu Moreira. This snapped a five-game stretch where the Blues surrendered the opening goal.
Dauphin came out hard in the second, and eventually got rewarded for their hard work. Kaden Bryant scored twice to tie the game in the second, while the Blues only got five shots in the middle frame. This marks the second game this season (Oct 22 vs Selkirk) where the Blues had ten or less shots through two periods.
The third offered a chance for either team to take home the two points, and the Kings were the team that responded.
Dauphin scored two goals in 2:02 early in the third, and Bryant potted an empty netter for his second straight hat trick to send the Blues home 1-1 at the Showcase this year.
Winnipeg plays home games Friday, November 26 and Saturday, November 27 against the OCN Blizzard. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. at the RINK Training Centre.