Cameron Whyte scored a power-play goal against his hometown team on Sunday to lead his Dauphin Kings to a 5-1 Manitoba Junior Hockey League win over the Virden Oil Capitals.
In Sunday’s other games, it was: Steinbach Pistons 3, Neepawa Natives 1; and Selkirk Steelers 2, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 0.
On Saturday, it was: OCN Blizzard 3, Oil Capitals 2; Pistons 4, Portage Terriers 0; Steelers 7, Swan Valley Stampeders 4; and Winnipeg Blues 4, Winkler Flyers 1.
At Dauphin, Souris’s Tanner Butler and Killarney’s Jesse Bernard also scored for the Kings (22-14-1) in the battle of the top two teams in the Sher-Wood Division, while Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling had two helpers. Mack Hardy replied for the Oil Caps (23-13-2), while Kyler Beckett made 41 saves.
Pistons 3 Natives 1
At Steinbach, Tyler Penner scored twice for the Pistons (30-9-1), with Ryan Edevold supplying the other marker. Sam Briscoe replied for the Natives (10-26-4), while Matthieu Verreault made 34 saves.
Steelers 2 Wolverines 0
At Waywayseecappo, Joel Messner and Adam Wowryk scored in the second period for the league-leading Steelers (30-6-2), who have won 10 straight. Nathan Park made 12 saves for the shutout, while MacGregor’s Mitch Wiebe stopped 20 shots for the Wolverines (11-23-2).
Blizzard 3 Oil Capitals 2
At The Pas, Grant Valiquette broke the 2-2 tie with his game-winner in the third period. Tyler Grove and Bryce MacInnis supplied the other markers for OCN (15-22-3), while Artsiom Kalashnikov and Jake Dudar replied for the Oil Capitals, who got an assist from Souris’s Jordan Greig.
Pistons 4 Terriers 0
At Portage la Prairie, Hayden Goderis scored a pair of goals for the Pistons, while Zach Rakochy made 18 saves for the shutout. Talor Joseph stopped 19 shots for Portage (26-10-5).
Steelers 7 Stampeders 4
At Swan River, Kolby Woods posted a hat track and an assist for the Steelers. Nic Erb had two goals and a helper for the Stampeders (17-23-1).
Blues 4 Flyers 1
At Winkler, Joel Schreyer, Clay Tait and Brett Brooks all sniped in the third period for the Blues (20-14-5). Lawson McDonald netted the lone goal for Winkler (11-25-4).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition January 6, 2014