Trent Genyk scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, as the Steinbach Pistons defeated the Dauphin Kings 4-3 in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Sunday night at Steinbach.
Justin Augert and Dustin Loeppky also scored for Steinbach (15-15-2), which got an assist from Neepawa’s Quintin Lisoway. Brandon’s Mitch Van Teeling had one goal for Dauphin (22-9-2). Killarney’s Aubrey Chapman and Deloraine’s Sutton Olson both added one helper.
In Sunday’s other games, it was: Portage Terriers 3, Winnipeg Blues 1; and Selkirk Steelers 4, Winkler Flyers 3.
On Saturday night, it was: Kings 3, Flyers 2 in overtime; Pistons 5, Oil Capitals 4; and OCN Blizzard 4, Neepawa Natives 2.
Terriers 3 Blues 1
At Winnipeg, Dylan Butler and Regan Stire gave the Terriers (18-10-1) an early lead they wouldn’t give up. Bryce Lipinski added an empty-netter and Brandon’s Taylor Wells had one assist. Jared Morris replied for Winnipeg (21-12-0).
Steelers 4 Flyers 3
At Selkirk, Brandonite Riley Feser made 34 saves to backstop the Steelers (18-13-2) to victory. Dustin Bruyere and Erik Pushka both had one goal and one assist. Cartwright’s Jory Mullin had a goal and a helper for Winkler (7-20-7), which also got an assist from Brandon’s Tanner Jago.
Kings 3 Flyers 2 (OT)
At Winkler, former Brandon Wheat King Dominick Favreau scored his second goal of the night 38 seconds into overtime for the Kings. Guillaume Naud scored Dauphin’s other goal and set up both of Favreau’s markers, while Killarney’s Brian Archibald made 28 saves for the win.
Tyler Swerdyliak had a goal and an assist for the Flyers, who got 42 saves from Reed Peters.
Pistons 5 Oil Capitals 4
At Virden, Justin Augert scored two goals and added an assist for the Pistons. Dan Taillefer and Myles Nykoluk each contributed a goal and two assists.
Jordan Greig of Souris led the way for the Oil Capitals (12-17-5) with a goal and two assists. Ben Williams of Souris and Sean Collins added two assists apiece for the Oil Caps.
Blizzard 4 Natives 2
At The Pas, Roger Tagoona scored three times for the Blizzard (26-9-3). It was OCN’s first game under interim head coach Clay DeBray after the Blizzard fired Jim Mollard with no explanation on Friday despite having the league’s best record.
Lyndon Soper of Gladstone and Riley Pace replied for the Natives (8-11-4).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition December 17, 2012