The Dauphin Kings are heading into a six-day break happy after a huge 5-4 win over the Selkirk Steelers tonight.
In the back and forth affair, each team traded punches until Dauphin took the last one late in the contest.
It’s been rare lately, but the Kings scored first in the contest as Leeam Tivers opened the scoring just over 14 minutes into the contest. It took just more then two minutes for the Kings to strike again. That’s when Brendan Arnold hit the post but picked up his own rebound and potted it into the back of the net to take a 2-0 lead.
Selkirk responded on the power play late in the first off a sick snipe from Nate Halvorsen. Dauphin still led 2-1 after 20.
Blake Burr tied up the contest about 13 minutes into the second, but fired back Dauphin. At the 17:20 mark, Grady Hobbs got some seperation from the Steelers defender and fired a beauty of a shot past the blocker of Austin Deboer to give the Kings a 3-2 lead.
With just 53 seconds left in the second, Connor Barley tied up the contest.
Landon Russell then decided he wanted to give Dauphin a lead so that’s what he did with just 12 seconds left after a scramble in front.
Selkirk went on to tie the game in the third which set up a sick finish.
After a turnover from Selkirk and a gorgeous move from Kolby Johnson at the Steelers blue line, the 20-year-old snapped the puck home and it turned out to be the game winner.
Dauphin is now 20-19-2-2 and they’re just five points behind fourth place. They play Neepawa on Friday at Credit Union Place.