In the 6th and final meeting of the season between the two clubs the Kings would strike first as 16 year old forward Kyle Oleksiuk would jam home his 8th of the season just 7:32 into the 1st period would give the home side an early 1-0 lead. The Wolverines would tie it up just a short time later as Derek Wood’s (pictured above) long point shot would go off a Kings’ defender in front and by Brandon Holtby for the Wolverine dman’s 3rd of the year to make it a 1-1 game after 1 period with shots 16-11 Dauphin after 20 minutes.
The Wolverines would outplay the Kings in the 2nd outshooting them 26-8 but it would be the Kings who would get the lone goal as Keaton Leininger would sneak home his team-leading 22nd of the season to give the Kings a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes.
The Kings would add to their lead just 3:36 into the 3rd period as local product Matthew Greening would bang home his 11th of the season to make it 3-1 Dauphin. But the Wolverines would come back to even it up with goals 1:18 apart. First up a Quinton Cubbon would bang home a PP goal, his 6th of the season to make it 3-2 then Justin Paulson’s long point shot would sneak through Holtby for his 1at to knot it up at 3-3.
After a scoreless overtime, a shootout would be need to decide the extra point and it would be Landyn Cochrane and Brendan Martin scoring the only goals of the shootout while McKenzie Chalmers stopped both Daniel Chartrand and Keaton Leininger to help lead the Wolverines to a victory.
McKenzie Chalmers got the win in goal, his 7th of the year stopping 34 shots while Kings’ net minder and former Wolverine Brandon Holby turned aside 52 of 55 shots in the losing cause.
The Wolverines go right back at it on Wednesday night as they visit the Swan Valley Stampeders. We will have it on GX94 with Yorkton Dodge Junior Hockey, pregame 7:20 pxp at 7:30 from the Centennial Arena.
The Kings are also on the road on Wednesday as they visit the Neepawa Natives.
Elsewhere in the MJHL,
Brett Epp stopped all 26 shots he faced for the shutout to lead the OCN Blizzard to a 4-0 blanking over the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Jeremy Dumont had 2 goals for the Blizzard while Tavis Roch and Anthony Keeper had singles.
Brett Evans made 38 saves in the loss for the Stamps.
In the SJHL,
Jordan Ross got the OT winner just 1:19 into the extra period as the Yorkton Terriers won their 3rd straight beating the Kindersley Klippers 5-4 at the Farrell Agencies Arena.
Jared Legien led the Terriers offensively with 2G 1A while Dakota Odgers and Dexter Robinson also scored for the home team.
Matt Vernon made 41 stops to get the victory.
The Terriers’ next game is on Friday night against these very same Kindersley Klippers. Puck drop is 7:30