The Dauphin Kings ran their unbeaten streak to 19 games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with a 6-2 win over the Winnipeg Blues in Dauphin on Friday night.
Guillaume Naud had a goal and two assists, while former Brandon Wheat Kings Jesse Sinatynski (two goals) and Ryley Miller (one goal, one assist) added two points each for the Kings. With the win the Kings (46-11-2) have clinched first place overall in the league.
Jake Heisinger and Connor Cleverley replied for the Blues (44-14-1).
In Friday’s other games, it was: Winker Flyers 3, Virden Oil Capitals 1; Swan Valley Stampeders 8, Neepawa Natives 1; Selkirk Steelers 4, Waywayseecappo Wolverines 1; and Steinbach Pistons 4, Portage Terriers 1.
Flyers 3 Oil Capitals 1
Ryan Leonzio scored his first MJHL goal for the Flyers (20-27-11) as they defeated the Oil Capitals (18-33-8) on home ice. Kyler Beckett made 38 saves in net for Virden.
Stampeders 8 Natives 1
Kyle Smart had five points as the host Stampeders (32-23-4) trounced the Natives (13-40-6). Justin Valentino had a hat trick and added an assist.
Brendan Wild replied for Neepawa.
Steelers 4 Wolverines 1
In Selkirk, Shane Gingera and Dallas Starodub had a goal and an assist as the Steelers (25-29-5) beat Waywayseecappo (25-27-5). Dustin Bruyere and Brian Mackenzie added the other Steelers markers.
Russell Turner replied for the Wolverines, who got 39 saves from goaltender Cory Simmons.
Pistons 4 Terriers 1
Myles Nykoluk had two points and Dan Taillefer, Richard Olson and Justin Augert added singles as the Pistons (29-25-4) beat the host Terriers (32-25-1).
Dylan Butler had the lone Portage marker.
Corey Koop made 32 saves for the victory, while Adam Iwan stopped 24.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 2, 2013