The Dauphin Kings dropped game two of their six game home stand to the Winkler Flyers 4-2 on Teddy Bear Toss night.
Despite being outshot 17-5 in the first period it ended scoreless.
Fans got the chance to throw their stuffed toys on to the ice at Credit Union Place courtesy of a Matt 'Teddy Bear' Greening goal at the 8:36 mark of the second period.
Winkler evened the scoring when Braden Billaney charged down the ice to beat an icing call, his pass to Mitch Dyck set up recent Flyers acquisition for the equalizer.
The Kings regained the lead 26 seconds later on a controversial goal. Two Flyers and Kings players collided behind the Winkler net. The Flyer's player caught on the back of the net and lifted it, when it came down the net was off its moorings. Winkler abandoned the play, which allowed Ashton Clark time to steal the puck and shoot it between Flyers goaltender Cole Weaver and into the net. Despite the Flyers protests the goal stood.
The Flyers stormed out of the gates in the third period, scoring three goals and outshooting the Kings 14-1 to take the win.
Brandon Holtby stopped 37 of 41 shots in the loss.
The Kings now shift their focus to Saturday's game against the Winnipeg Blues.
The Dauphin Kings have their fourth meeting of the season with the Winkler Flyers during Teddy Bear Toss night.
The Kings enter tonight's action coming off a huge 3-1 win over the OCN Blizzard.
The Kings have lost their three previous contests against Winkler this season, but have become a much stronger team in the previous weeks.
As it is Teddy Bear Toss night fans are asked to bring plush toys and stuffed animals to throw after the Kings score the first goal.
Stuffed miniature versions of the Kings mascot Roary will be for sale at the Kings merchandise table for just $10 for anyone who forgot to bring a teddy.
Tractor Lotto Ticket sales continue. Game time is 7:30 at CUP.
The MJHL's first trade deadline has come and gone.
The Dauphin Kings didn't add any bodies to the lineup, but they did send two players to different clubs.
The Kings continued to built on their trade relationship with the Thief River Fall Norskies of the SIJHL, dealing American forward Parker Simonson to the club Thursday in exchange for future considerations.
Recently the Kings sent Tommy Stang, another American forward, to the Norskies.
The Kings have also traded Brendan Kochanski to the Portage Terriers.
The MJHL's second trade deadline is January 10th.
It looks like Dauphin Minor Baseball is here to stay. The former board will install the new board today.
That's according to former board president Carri Hlady who says several people have stepped up with nominations. A minimum of 5 board members was required according to the organization's constitution.
Earlier this month Dauphin Minor Baseball faced the threat of dissolving as no members of the existing board planned to return.
The Dauphin Clippers varsity boys volleyball team faces off with the Margaret Barbour Spartans (The Pas) in a wildcard game today.
The winner of the Game moves on to AAA provincials in Winnipeg starting tomorrow.
The game will be played in a neutral location with a 2:00pm start. Stay tuned for results.
The Parkland Gators have returned from the St. Jame's Seals' Swim Meet over the weekend.
The Gators were amoung 425 swimmers from across Manitoba and Kenora, ON competing at the event.
The Gators extend a congratulations to Ava Paziuk and Emyrsen Carefoot for swimming their first 'A' times.
Listed below are each swimmer's best finish.
Kenzie Amendt: 3rd 50 free
Rhea Amendt: 18th 100 free
Maddy Bouchard: 7th 50 back
Emyrsen Carefoot: 4th 50 back
Norah Gulak: 16th 200 back
Dayna Lytwyn: 15th 50 back
Ava Pazuik: 7th 50 free
Kara Pazuik: 6th 50 back
Taryn Rathwell: 2nd 50 back
Sammi Rea: 3rd 50 back
Kiara Wilson: 2nd 100, 200 free, 100, 200 back,
Mia Zamrykut: 1st 50 breast
Kelton Amendt: 4th 50 free
Dominic Bednorski: 3rd 100 back
Parker Beers: 9th 50 back
Brendan Cruikshanks: 2nd 200 back
Deacan Fidierchuk: 3rd 200 back
Lars Gudbjartson: 4th 50 free
Mujtaba Khalid: 9th 200 free
Murtaza Khalid: 9th 100 back
Liam Sobering: 5th 50 free
Matthew Vatters: 3rd 200 breast
Milo Zamrykut: 2nd 50 back
The Dauphin Kings will no longer be holding a practice with the Winnipegosis Tigers midget hockey team this evening.
Weather and the poor road conditions are the reason for the cancellation. No makeup date has been announced.