The Dauphin Kings beat the Steinbach Pistons in reverse fashion from game 1, beating Steinbach by a score of 5-1 this time in game 2.
Dauphin opened the scoring at the 5:14 mark of the first period. The Kings were buzzing from the opening faceoff and eventually Cordell Coleman got one past Simon Harkness.
The first period was a Simon Harkness highlight reel. Harkness made about 5 jaw dropping saves where they looked like sure goals. This game could have gotten lopsided quickly, but Harkness was locked in and kept the score 1-0.
Steinbach was down 1-0 going into the first intermission with the shot totals 10-5 for the Kings.
Dauphin took a late penalty in the first period and the Pistons capitalized on this opportunity just 47 seconds into the second period. Zac Power made a great pass from the right faceoff dot to Braden Birnie on the left faceoff dot who then one timed it past Carson Cherepak to tie the game 1-1.
Dauphin would regain their lead just under 5-minutes later as Klim Georgiev scored the game winner from Kaden Bryant to make it 2-1.
The Kings were up 2-1 after two periods of play with the shot totals 22-19 for Dauphin.
Nick Braun would extend the Kings lead to 3-1 on the powerplay early in the third. Parker Malchuk and Colby Jaquet cycled the puck along the blueline, with Malchuk putting it on net and Braun tipping it past Harkness.
Dauphin would get an empty netter with just over a minute and a half left in the game as Logan Calder forced a turnover in the offensive zone and put it in the empty net making it 4-1.
Steinbach was assessed a late penalty with 43 seconds left in the game putting Dauphin on the powerplay for the remainder of the game. The Kings would capitalize one last time as Jayden Harris would score on the powerplay making it 5-1 and the final score.