RDC Kings fall behind and can’t recover in 6-3 loss

Griffins roll into Penhold and emerge with a win over the Kings

Griffins 6 Kings 3

The Grant MacEwan University Griffins rolled into the Penhold Multiplex Friday night and swept by the RDC Kings with a swift 6-3 win in Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference hockey action.

Discipline was a real killer for the Kings, as seven trips to the penalty box resulted in two power play goals from the Griffins. RDC only had three man-advantage opportunities.

“I understand getting frustrated but it was embarrassing that we had three or four players that just were not in control of their emotions and took penalties and put us down,” Kings head coach Trevor Keeper said.

“Our power play didn’t score but we only had a few opportunities but we gave them seven. They have a pretty good power play.”

Shawn Proulx scored for Grant McEwan just 3:48 into the first on a 2-on-1 and from there the Kings had to battle uphill all night.

Mike Statchuk did even the score at one for the Kings with a bomb from the point at 9:28, but the Griffins quickly quelled any momentum from RDC with a goal just over a minute later.

Grant MacEwan opened up a three-goal lead with markers in the second period including a power play goal from Ryan Benn, before Riley Simpson gave the Kings a little bit of life with a short-handed goal 36 seconds after that.

Another power play for the Griffins at 9:09 of the third all but iced the comeback for RDC.

“We didn’t play well. There’s been games that we’ve lost in the past month or so where we’ve played well, worked hard and didn’t get bounces. I thought tonight we couldn’t get through the neutral zone and into their zone,” Keeper said.

“We were turning pucks over, we didn’t have close enough puck support. We talked about it before the game, during the game and when that happens you start to get frustrated. Guys were starting to take penalties and you try to kill seven penalties and you only get three power plays opportunities, that’s the way it’s going to go.”

Scott Ferguson buried a great pass from Jordan McTaggart with at 12:17 of the third for the Kings.

Mike Salmon only made 21 saves on 26 shots for RDC.

The Kings will travel to Grant MacEwan to take on the Griffins Saturday night.

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