It wasn't pretty, but the Dauphin Kings came back twice and eventually held on to beat the Waywayseecappo Wolverines tonight, 3-2.
Through the first 30 minutes of the game both Brody Palmer for the Kings and Isaac Labelle for the Wolverines shut the door.
Then, at the 10:37 mark of the second, the game took a turn as the pace picked up and with it the Wolverines opened up the scoring on a breakaway as Brian Mentuck beat Brian Landsberger who replaced Palmer midway through the game.
After 40 the hometown team led 1-0.
It didn't take the Kings long to tie it up in the third, however.
Riley Buller scored his second in as many games off a dandy of a tip with Alex Schneider and Matt Boren picking up the assists.
Wayway regained their lead at the 7:16 mark as Ethan Knusten beat Landsberger.
From there, it was all Kings. Playing in his first game with the team Ian Tookenay tied up the game at the 10:04 mark. Carter Sawchuk and Avery Smith picked up the assists.
Jaymes Knee scored the eventual winner 13:58 into the third with rookie Nakodan Greyeyes picking up the lone assist.
The Kings will now have two practices before they head to Virden on Thursday for their second last pre-season game.
Earlier today the Kings dealt McCullough Park to the OCN Blizzard for future considerations.