Brandonite Brayden Cuthbert and Tanner Lomsnes both had three-point nights to lead the Dauphin Kings to their ninth win in a row, 6-2 over the Neepawa Natives Friday in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
Lomsnes had two goals and an assist, while Cuthbert earned a goal and two helpers.
In Friday’s other MJHL games, it was: Virden Oil Capitals 4, OCN Blizzard 2; Winnipeg Blues 5, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 2; Portage Terriers 5, Winkler Flyers 1; and Selkirk Steelers 3, Steinbach Pistons 2.
In Dauphin, Jesse Bernard of Killarney and Brett Hope had a goal and an assist each for the Kings (40-14-1). Drake Lindsay set up goals by Sam Briscoe and Jaret Smith for the Natives (10-35-4), who have lost 11 straight games.
Oil Capitals 4 Blizzard 2
In Virden, Brandonite Cody Nelson and Ben Williams of Souris both scored as the Oil Capitals (28-13-3) clinched a playoff spot and remained two points back of Dauphin for first place in the Sher-Wood Division. Artsiom Kalashnikov and Kevin Pochuk earned two assists apiece for Virden.
Rhett Law of McCreary scored one of the goals for the Blizzard (17-27-4), who lost despite 36 saves from Killarney’s Brian Archibald.
Blues 5 Wolverines 2
In Waywayseecappo, Scott Rowswell’s two first period goals sent the Blues (25-16-6) on their way to the victory. Jordan McCallum, Brett Brooks and Liam Bilton each had a goal and an assist for Winnipeg.
Robert Briem and Dylan Gejdos replied for the Wolverines (13-31-2).
Terriers 5 Flyers 1
In Portage la Prairie, Tyler Jeanson scored a goal and set up another as the Terriers (30-13-6) moved to within two points of second-place Steinbach in the Addison Division. The Elkhorn duo of Brett Orr and Brad Bowles picked up assists in Portage’s four-goal third period. The Flyers fell to 14-30-4.
Steelers 3 Pistons 2
In Selkirk, the Steelers set a team record by winning their 20th straight game, matching the feat accomplished last season by the Dauphin Kings.
Justin Augert and Colin Baudry scored goals 20 seconds apart in the third period to gave the Pistons (33-13-2) a 2-1 lead, but the Steelers (40-6-2) bounced back with goals from Parker Thomas and Soren Fredriksen.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition February 1, 2014