Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling assisted on Francis Alarie’s third-period winner as the Dauphin Kings rallied to beat the Virden Oil Capitals 3-2 Friday in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
In Friday’s other MJHL games, it was: Swan Valley Stampeders 4, Neepawa Natives 3 (OT); Portage Terriers 4, Winkler Flyers 2; Selkirk Steelers 7, Wayway Wolverines 2; and Steinbach Pistons 3, Winnipeg Blues 2.
Kings 3 Oil Capitals 2
At Dauphin, Alarie and Michael Sofillas each had a goal and an assist, while Van Teeling dished out two assists for the Kings (6-6-0).
The Oil Capitals (7-5-0) led 2-1 after two periods on a pair of Kurt Johnas goals. Jeremy Pominville made 23 saves for Dauphin, while Virden goalie Justin Holder of Brandon stopped 22 shots.
Stampeders 4 Natives 3 (SO)
At Neepawa, Max Flanagan scored his second goal of the game, 2:44 into overtime. Mitch Deacon and Max Provencher also scored for the Stampeders (6-7-0). Swan Valley goalie Cole Holowenko stopped 35 shots.
The Natives (2-8-2) led 3-0 at one point on goals by Neepawa product Kyle McDonald, Sam Briscoe and Riley Hillis. Justin Coachman had two assists for Neepawa.
Michael Gudmandson made 42 saves in a losing cause.
Terriers 4 Flyers 2
At Winkler, Riley Hay and Jordon Boyd scored third-period goals to lift the Terriers (7-3-1) to the win. Boyd, Brent Wold and Dylan Butler each had a goal and an assist.
Tristan Keck and Zach Heisinger scored for the Flyers (2-6-2), who suffered their fourth straight loss.
Steelers 7 Wolverines 2
At Selkirk, Erik Pushka had two goals and two assists as the Steelers (7-2-1) earned their third win in a row. Dallas Starodub (two goals, one assist), Damian Wallack (one goal, two assists) and Parker Thomas (one goal, two assists) had three-point nights for Selkirk.
Alex Keena and Aaron Dupasquier replied for the Wolverines (4-6-1), who are on a three-game losing streak.
Pistons 3 Blues 2
At Winnipeg, second-period goals by Colin Baudry, Daniel Taillefer and David MacGregor led the Pistons (10-1-0) to their fifth consecutive victory.
Cody Danylchuk set up goals by Scott Rowswell and Warren Callis for the Blues (5-4-2).
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Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 19, 2013