The Dauphin Kings dropped a decision in The Pas at the Roy H. Johnston Arena to the OCN Blizzard Sunday. The Blizzard defeated the Kings 3-1 on #SaveOurBlizz weekend, spoiling Duncan McGovern's Kings debut.
The Blizzard put up two goals in the first period at 6:25 when Shane Roulette scored the game's first marker, and at 16:56 courtesy of Brady Valiquette. That would be the last scoring for awhile.
No more scoring occurred until 18:19 in the third when Justin Nachbaur scored an empty net marker for OCN.
The Kings weren't done yet though, Keaton Leininger spoiled Brett Epp's otherwise perfect night between the Blizzard pipes with 31 seconds on the clock. Graeme Hore and Riley Shamray added assists.
The Kings now look ahead to a busy weekend when they're in Neepawa, Steinbach, and Portage, their only 3-in-3 of the season.
The Parkland Rangers were 0-2 over the weekend after 5-2 and 8-2 losses to the Winnipeg Wild and the Pembina Valley Hawks, respectively.
On Saturday the Rangers saw scoring from Andrew Liwiski and Bradyn Smelski. Dauphin Kings prospect Mitchell Joss had two goals for the Wild.
Sunday, Swan River's Carter Cockburn opened the scoring for the Rangers. The Hawks wasted no time in responding, evening the score just 31 seconds later when Everett Bestland scored his first of three goals in the game.
Vincent Hughes had the Rangers second tally.
The Hawks used a four goal third period to separate themselves from the Rangers, taking the win.