The Orange and Black built up a three goal lead through 28 minutes of play, and hung on for the 3-2 victory, earning their fourth win of the year over the Dauphin Kings. Kayden Jarvis, Scott Gall and Bryce Enns did the goal scoring for the Flyers who picked up their 15th win of the season.
Beginning their second northern road trip of the season, the Winkler Flyers traveled to Dauphin for their fourth meeting against the Kings. The Flyers were 3-0 against the Kings entering the game and had scored six goals in each of their three previous contests.
The Flyers opened the scoring, 4:02 into the game when Kayden Jarvis redirected a Brett Klassen centering pass into the net for his third goal of the season and second in as many games. Winkler took their 1-0 lead into the first intermission, outshooting the Kings 12-10 through 20 minutes.
Winkler added two more to start the second period to increase their lead to 3-0. The first came off the stick of Scott Gall who scored his 10th of the season and the second came from 20 year old Bryce Enns who put home his fourth. Gall’s goal, which was assisted by Winkler native Jordan Wall, increased the Morden native’s point streak to four games, while Enns now has five points in his last six games.
Leading by three, the Flyers found themselves in some penalty trouble later in the period and the Kings took advantage. With a Flyer already in the penalty box and another delayed penalty coming to Winkler, Chance Thomas cut the Flyers lead to 3-1 with 8:03 to go in the second. Still on the power-play, Kings defenseman Ben Hull brought the Kings to within a goal just 1:59 later. Winkler took their 3-2 lead into the third.
The Flyers, who had a 10-0-1 record when leading after two periods, protected their lead in the third and earned their 15th win of the season, fourth in as many games against Dauphin.
Dasan Sydora picked up his 11th win of the year, increasing his record to 11-2-1. He made 21 saves in the win as the Flyers out-shot Dauphin 27-23. Winkler was 0-for-3 on the power-play and 4-for-6 on the power-play.
Winkler (15-5-5) will travel to OCN (10-12-1) on Saturday night to play the Blizzard. The Flyers are 2-0-2 against the Blizzard this season. OCN is coming off a 3-1 loss to the visiting Portage Terriers on Friday night. Puck drop at the Gordon Lathlin Memorial Centre is 7pm on Saturday with Matt Friesen’s pregame show getting underway live on Country 88.9FM and online at www.pembinavalleyonline.com at 6:55pm.