The Dauphin Kings beat the Steinbach Pistons by a score of 2-0 Sunday evening, as they tied the series up 3-3. Game 7 is set for Wednesday night in Steinbach with a winner take all.
The Dauphin Kings seemed to have an extra jump to their game right from the opening puck drop. The Kings generated a lot of offense, but Pistons’ goaltender Will Hambley stood tall.
Steinbach had some good aspects to their game in the opening period, disrupting Dauphin’s breakout, shutting down two Kings’ powerplays and generating good zone time but they struggled to hit the net and capitalize on chances.
The first period was scoreless, but the Kings way outshot the Pistons in the first period 20-5.
The Kings continued their good play into the second period and almost scored a few times with some scrambles in front, but Hambley was a brick wall.
Dauphin opened the scoring just over 5-minutes into the second period as a shot from the point was tipped by Garrett Hrechka, getting past Hambley and making the game 1-0 for the Kings.
Dauphin went into the second intermission up 1-0 with the shot totals 36-15 in favour of the Kings.
Steinbach tried to battle back in the third and tie the game up, but the Kings seemed to shut down everything Steinbach had.
Logan Calder got the insurance marker for Dauphin at the 17:09 mark of the third making it 2-0. Brayden Dube made a nice no look pass to Logan Calder in front of the net who put it home getting it past Will Hambley.
Dauphin went on to secure the 2-0 win and force a game 7 in Steinbach. Both goalies played amazing as Carson Cherepak turned away all 24 shots he faced and Will Hambley saved 45/47.