Former Brandon Wheat King Ryley Miller’s goal early in the second period held up as the game-winner for the Dauphin Kings in their 3-2 win over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines Friday night to open the Manitoba Junior Hockey League’s playoffs.
Souris’ Tanner Butler also scored for the host Kings, who took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Sher-Wood Division semifinal, while Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling had one assist. Connor Faupel netted Dauphin’s other marker.
Wayway native Robert Briem had one assist for the Wolverines, who got goals from Kyle Threndyle and Brenden Luchinski. Wayway hosts Game 2 on Sunday.
In Friday’s other games, it was: Winnipeg Blues 4, Winkler Flyers 1; Steinbach Pistons 3, Portage Terriers 0.
Blues 4 Flyers 1
At Winnipeg, Connor Cleverley scored a pair of goals as the Blues opened their best-of-seven Addison Division semifinal with a victory. Brandon’s Tanner Jago and Cartwright’s Jory Mullin both assisted on Tyler Swerdyliak’s lone goal for Winkler.
Pistons 3 Terriers 0
At Steinbach, Treherne’s Justin Dalebozik scored all three goals for the Pistons, with Richard Olson assisting on each marker, as they took a 1-0 lead in their best-of-seven Addison Division semifinal. Corey Koop made 33 saves for the shutout. Adam Iwan stopped 23 shots for Portage.
MJHL camps open March 22 when the Neepawa Native hold their three-day camp at the Yellowhead Centre. The Waywayseecappo Wolverines’ camp is April 5-7 at the Wayway Arena Complex, and the Dauphin Kings’ camp is from April 12-14 at Credit Union Place. Virden is the last Westman team to hold a camp from April 19-21 at Tundra Oil and Gas Place.
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition March 9, 2013