Killarney’s Jesse Bernard scored the first goal for the Dauphin Kings on Sunday night and assisted on the winner as the they defeated the host Neepawa Natives 6-2 in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
In Sunday’s other games, it was: Selkirk Steelers 4, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 2; and Steinbach Pistons 5, Virden Oil Capitals 3.
On Saturday, it was: Natives 4, Steelers 2; Winnipeg Blues 5, Oil Capitals 1; Winkler Flyers 4, Wolverines 3 (OT); and Portage Terriers 4, Pistons 2.
At Neepawa, Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling and Cartwright’s Tristen Mullin also found the back of the net for the Kings (17-12-1), while Killarney’s Brian Archibald made 23 saves for the win.
Brandonite Clayton Heinrichs and Luke Karakas replied for the Natives (9-19-4). Brandon’s Tyson Verhelst took the loss in net after giving up three goal on nine shots. He was pulled for Davy Fisher, who stopped 31 of the 34 shots he faced.
Pistons 5 Oil Capitals 3
At Virden, Justin Augert had a goal and two helpers for the Pistons (22-7-1), who moved into a tie for first in the league with the Terriers. Corey Haverstick replied with two goals for the Sher-Wood Division-leading Oil Caps (19-11-1).
Steelers 4 Wolverines 2
At Selkirk, Shane Gingera scored twice in the third period to bring the Steelers (21-6-2) within a point of the Terriers and Pistons. George Splichal and Aaron Dupasquier replied for the Wolverines (8-20-2), who got a 40-save performance from Brandonite Justin Holder.
Natives 4 Steelers 2
At Selkirk, Verhelst made 44 saves as the Natives came from behind in the third period to win. Drake Lindsay was in on all three of the Natives’ third-period goals, scoring one and setting up the other two. Colton Magwood of Killarney and Riley Hillis each had a goal and an assist, while Sam Briscoe also scored for Neepawa. Kolby Woods and Erik Pushka scored for the Steelers.
Blues 5 Oil Capitals 1
At Winnipeg, Byron Spriggs was only 26 seconds away from a shutout when he gave up a goal to Rob Newton. Brandonite Cody Nelson drew one of the assists on the goal, which was the only blemish on a 24-save night for Spriggs. Warren Callis scored twice for the Blues (16-11-3). Adam Iwan made 34 saves for the Oil Capitals.
Flyers 4 Wolverines 3 (OT)
At Winkler, the Wolverines rallied from a 3-0 deficit before Michal Sofillas scored in overtime to spoil their comeback. Sofillas and Scott Gall each had a goal and an assist for the Flyers (10-19-4), while winning goalie Adam Vander Linden made 41 stops. Splichal, Robert Briem and J.J. Cruikshank scored for the Wolverines, who got 27 saves from MacGregor’s Mitch Wiebe.
Terriers 4 Pistons 2
At Steinbach, Talor Joseph made 32 saves for the win. Taylor Friesen had a goal and an assist, while Elkhorn’s Taylor Sanheim had one of the other goals for the Terriers (20-7-5). Colin Baudry and Augert replied for the Pistons.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 9, 2013