Dauphin, Canada

The Dauphin Kings have been the Kings so far of pre-season comebacks.

For the second game in a row, the Kings came back from two deficits as they beat the Virden Oil Capitals tonight, 5-3.

Virden opened up the scoring just 1:40 into the game, but Grady Hobbs tied it for the Kings at the 16:52 mark.

Now we fast forward to the 8:14 mark of the second as Ben Dalke gave the Oil Caps their lead right back.

But, that didn't last long. The Kings tied it up just over eight minutes later as 20-year-old Wayde Johannesson scored with George King and Ste. Rose's Reece Hopfner picking up the assists on the marker.

Heading into the third all tied up at two, the Kings took over.

Brendan Arnold scored his first of the pre-season to give the Kings a 3-2 lead 14:32 in, with Samson Mouland and Mason Fischer picking up the assists.

31 seconds later, Carter Sawchuk put the Kings up 4-2 with the assists going to Alex Schneider and Alonsa's Dustin Mozdzen. 

Virden cut into the deficit at the 17:08 mark but that's as close as they would come. Johannesson scored his second of the game with nine seconds left to seal it for the Kings.

"I'm really happy with how the guys played tonight," said Mitch Topinka, Assistant Coach. "We were moving the puck with a lot of speed. We're really stressing competing for the entire 60, and we're doing that. It was a really good game for us."

The Kings will now welcome the Waywayseecappo Wolverines to Credit Union Place tomorrow evening.

That game will wrap up the team's pre-season. Puck drop is set for 7:30.

Photo Credit - Dauphin Kings.