Kings outlast Blizzard in marathon OT, force game seven

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Kings Win One of The Longest Games in MJHL History, Force Game 7 | Series Tied 3-3
It took until the 5th overtime and around 1:00 am before Cayden Glover put one on goal that found the back of the net ensuring the Dauphin Kings would live to fight another day. Alex Senf assisted on the winner and also scored in the final minute of regulation with the extra attacker which forced the eventual marathon but it was all worth it in the end for the home side as it’s down to a winner-take-all matchup on Wednesday.

The goaltenders were the real heroes of the night with Cole Sheffield making 66 saves and Tomas Anderson putting up a 56 save performance. Both clubs had chances on the power play but both teams displayed a lot of heart on the penalty kill, refusing to give up a special team’s marker, most notably in the overtimes. Special credit needs to go out to the trainers on both sides for doing their part to keep players energized, healthy, hydrated, and safe. Also, a shoutout to the officiating crew, broadcast crews, arena volunteers, and of course, the fans who stuck around to be a part of MJHL history. Dauphin has the momentum but the Blizzard are with home ice advantage. Game 7 may come down to which team can dig the deepest or rest up the quickest.

Tonight – Titans Season On The Line As Virden Looks To Advance | Virden Leads Series 3-2
The home team has won all 5 games so far in the series and if the Titans want to keep their season alive, they’ll need for that trend to continue. Both teams know what the other is about at this point and they know what they need to do in their own games to be successful. Virden will look to use their size and speed while Neepawa will be patient and dynamic when opportunities arise. Both goaltenders will be tested and need to do what they can to either keep their team in the game or keep them ahead late in the contest. The Oil Caps have led in shots in all but one of the games so far. If it comes down to special teams, Virden has the advantage having scored 4 times on the power play while Neepawa has potted just once. Every time the Neepawa Titans have been counted down or out, they rise to the challenge. Virden showed they can close out games and are comfortable playing up by a single goal. Do the Titans have a little more magic left or is Virden heading off to the second round and a date with the Winkler Flyers? Puck drop tonight is at 7:30 from the Yellowhead Centre.