The Dauphin Kings were shutout 3-0 by the Neepawa Natives in their second meeting of the season.
Neepawa opened the scoring near the halfway point of the first when captain Reigan Buchanen of McCreary put the puck by Kings goaltender Brandon Holtby.
Buchanan added a second marker on the power play just over three minutes later to give the Natives a two goal cushion.
Nolan Richards added another goal in the third.
Brandon Holtby stopped 17 of 20 shots in the loss. Tyler Gutenberg turned aside all 27 shots for the shutout.
Dauphin and Neepawa meet again in a week at Credit Union Place.
The Kings now shift their focus to Saturday evening's contest against Steinbach.