The Dauphin Kings continued their dominance in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League playoffs on Saturday night in Virden.
Brent Wold and Dylan Butler both had a goal and an assist as the Kings defeated the host Virden Oil Capitals 5-2 to complete their sweep of the best-of-seven Sher-Wood Division final and run their post-season record to 8-0. Brandonites Brayden Cuthbert and Hudson Morrison also scored for the for Kings, who struck for three markers in the second and two more in the opening 2:44 of the third.
Dillan McCombie netted Dauphin’s other goal, while Michael Stiliadis made 22 saves in net.
Brandonite Zach Whitecloud scored his first-ever MJHL goal for Virden, with Cole Hamblin supplying the other and Adam Iwan stopping 26 shots.
Dauphin will play the winner of the Addison Division final between the Winnipeg Blues and Steinbach Pistons for the league title.
On Sunday in Winnipeg, the Pistons kept their season alive with a 2-1 victory over the host Blues. Ryan Edevold scored the game winner 4:25 into the third period, while Tyler Penner supplied the other marker for the Pistons, who now trail the best-of-seven series 3-1.
Mack Heisinger was the only Blue to beat Pistons goalie Zach Rakochy, who made 37 saves. Byron Spriggs stopped 30 shots for Winnipeg.
The Pistons will try to wrap up the series on home ice on Tuesday.
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