Brandonite Mitch Van Teeling scored the winning goal as the Dauphin Kings downed the Winkler Flyers 3-2 on Tuesday to move within striking distance of first place overall in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
In Tuesday’s other MJHL game, the Selkirk Steelers topped the Winnipeg Blues 4-3 in a shootout.
At Dauphin, Jon Gaudet had a goal and an assist, while Jesse Sinatynski also scored for the Kings. Brian Archibald of Killarney had a quiet night in the Dauphin net making 13 saves for the win, while Reed Peters stopped 43 shots for Winkler.
The Kings (28-11-2) are one point behind the Sher-Wood Division and league-leading OCN Blizzard, with Dauphin holding four games in hand. Tristan Keck and Nicholas Lamoreux replied for the Flyers (11-22-8).
Steelers 4 Blues 3 (SO)
At Selkirk, Brandonite Riley Feser made 25 saves in regulation and overtime, then stopped five of the six shots he faced in the shootout for the victory. Shane Gingera scored twice as the Steelers (23-17-2) snapped a four-game losing streak by beating the Addison Division leaders.
Brock Vanderveen had a goal and an assist for the Blues (25-12-1), who had a four-game winning streak snapped. Winnipeg goalie Isaiah Plett had 37 saves going into the shootout, where he stopped four of six shots.
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