Troy Martyniuk Lifts Kings To RBC Cup!
Dauphin Kings are going to the RBC Cup. Before an ecstatic home crowd at Credit Union Place, Kings won in thrilling fashion, coming from behind to post a 4-3 victory over Spruce Grove Saints at the Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup. Kings had their backs to the wall, after losing the 1-2 playoff to Yorkton Terriers Saturday night. Sunday’s second-berth game was all or nothing for the boys from Dauphin. A number of heroes emerged for the Kings in Sunday afternoon’s game, most notably rookie goaltender Troy Martyniuk, who had begun the game as back-up to Jordan Piccolino, who was forced out of the game in the first period with the game deadlocked 1-1. “It feels awesome,” Martyniuk told CKDM Radio. “It’s good to get the first game out of the way. Got a win for the boys! The crowd was behind me all the way. It was really exciting.” Martyniuk, 16, played the past two seasons with Winnipeg Thrashers and likely thought he would spend the WCC in the stands munching on popcorn. But the snacks would have to wait when an injury to Michael Stiliadis resulted in Martyniuk dressing on Sunday. For more on the article by the MJHL Click Here.