Riese Gaber got the Kings on the board at the 2:52 mark. The Kings held that lead for just about eight minutes until Braeden Binda tied up the game at the 10:18 mark.
After 20 minutes, it was the Kings, 1 and Neepawa 1.
The score stayed at one until midway through the second period when Ashton Anderson walked out into the slot and roofed one over the glove hand of Albert Adamsen at the 11:54 mark.
At the 8:08 mark of the third period, Brendan Arnold showed off his speed, and pure hustle as he picked up the puck just outside of his blue line and went all the way the other way and managed to squeak his second shot past Evan Robert to tie the game up at two.
Then one minute and two seconds later at the 9:10 mark, Lewis Negrich found himself wide open in front and did the rest as the Natives took a 3-2 lead.
The Kings stuck with it and had several chances to tie it, but in the end, they couldn't as the Neepawa Natives closed the door for a 3-2 win.
Kyle Oleksiuk dropped the gloves late in the third against Noah Carson.
The Kings return to the ice tomorrow as they wrap up their home and home with Neepawa, this time in Neepawa
Neepawa outshot the Kings, 43-39.