Killarney’s Jesse Bernard scored with seven minutes left in regulation time, and his marker held up as the game winner for the Dauphin Kings in their 5-4 Manitoba Junior Hockey League victory over the Swan Valley Stampeders on Wednesday night.
In Wednesday’s other game, it was the Steinbach Pistons 5, Neepawa Natives 2.
At Swan River, Cartwright’s Tristen Mullen had a goal and a helper for Dauphin (2-0-0), while Brandon’s Mitch Van Teeling, the squad’s captain, scored on a penalty shot. Killarney’s Aubrey Chapman and Colton Magwood had one assist apiece in the back and forth game in which neither team led by more than a goal.
Jeremy Pominville made 26 saves for Dauphin. Cole Holowenko stopped 31 shots for Swan Valley (1-2-0).
Max Provencher scored a pair of goals for the Stampeders, while Mitch Deacon had three helpers.
Pistons 5 Natives 2
At Neepawa, Nicholas Kobelka had a goal and an assist for the Pistons (3-0-0), who scored three unanswered goals to knock off the Natives (0-3-0). Fourteen different skaters recorded at least one point for Steinbach, which got a 41-save performance from Nicholas Deery.
Clayton Heinrichs assisted on fellow Brandonite’s Brayden Cuthbert’s power-play goal for Neepawa that tied the game 1-1 in the first period. Robby Moar scored Neepawa’s other goal.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 26, 2013