The Dauphin Kings earned a crucial victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders Saturday night at Credit Union Place.

Heading into the game the Kings were 6 points behind the Stampeders in the MJHL standings. It was the last meeting of the season between the two clubs, the Kings with the chance to gain some ground.

The Kings relied on the heroics of Brandon Holtby, who stopped all 30 shots sent his way, earning the shutout. 

The win was the Kings third in the last four games, and their 10th of the season. 

Keaton Leininger and Daniel Chartrand scored in the win.

The season series with the Stampeders is now done, each team was 3-3, the home team always coming out on top. 

The Kings are now four points out of a playoff spot when they head north to play OCN Sunday. That game will be played in The Pas in the Roy H Johnston Arena.