The Dauphin Kings continue to pump out players moving on to the next level of their hockey career.
This time its Defenseman Connor Faupel who is going forward. Faupel will play in his home country at the University of Wisconsin Superior.
Faupel was an excellent defensive defenseman for the Dauphin Kings this past season and ate up a lot of ice time.
Below is the release from the Dauphin Kings on Faupel’s advancement…
Graduating D-man Connor Faupel is the latest Dauphin King to commit to college. The 20 year old from Rochestor, MN will be playing at the University of Wisconsin Superior (Div III) in the fall.
Faupel was acquired at the beginning of the 2012-2013 season from the Portage Terriers in a multi-player trade that also brought fellow defenceman Brett Griffin to the Kings. In 59 games with the Kings the 6’2”, 190lb right handed defenceman picked up 8 goals and 12 assists for 20 points. Faupel was used in all situations for the Kings, and was a key piece of their extended playoff run.
“We’re very happy for Faups.” Said Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “He’s a big strong guy that just got better and better as the season went on. Faups logged a lot of tough minutes in key times for us. He’ll do very well at the next level due to his skill set and versatility. We would like to wish him all the best in his hockey and schooling future.”
With Connor Faupel‘s commitment, the Kings have now moved 5 of their 9 graduating players on. Keep checking back for more announcements on upcoming player movement.
Early in January I remember Connor and I were speaking in the Kings dressing room before a practice and he told me that he decided he was gonna start trying to get more points (Jumping into the rush more etc.) so he could earn a scholarship, I guess that’s mission accomplished. Before that conversation he had 1 goal and 3 assists, after he added 7 goals and 9 assists. Faupel was a good kid, fun to talk to when it came to radio and blog stuff for me. The stories he told were golden, including the one where he and his roommates almost set their billets house on fire when cooking dinner and got to meet the Dauphin Fire Department. I also enjoyed listening to his arguments on why ‘America is better then Canada’. I wish Connor all the best in the U.S.
Earlier today the Dauphin Kings announced they made a trade with the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Dauphin acquired 19 year old D-man (93) Colton Magwood from Swan in exchange for (D)(97) Jesse Lawrence.
Magwood, who is from Killarney MB, will be an excellent addition to the Kings. He is one of the toughest players in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and has some friends on the Dauphin Kings considering he is from the southern part of the province.
Last season Magwood had 1 goal and 10 assists along with 135 penalty minutes in 40 games.
I’ll have more on this move with Kings Head Coach and General Manager Marlin Murray this Friday on “The Friday Five”, so be sure to check back then.
For now, here is the release from the Kings on the move…
The Dauphin Kings are excited to announce that they have acquired veteran Defenceman Colton Magwood in a trade with the Swan Valley Stampeders.
Colton Magwood spent 2 seasons in Swan Valley, where he accumulated 22 points in 84 games to go along with 275 penalty minutes. The 6’2”, 230lb native of Killarney, Manitoba, is well known throughout the MJHL for his ability to punish teams physically. He is an exceptional open ice hitter and can wear opposing forwards down in the defensive zone.
“Colton Magwood is a veteran defenceman who is very familiar with our players.” saidKings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “He competes at a high level and adds a physical presence on the back end, which we need.”
Magwood will join returning defencemen Tanner Butler, Brett Griffin and Brendan Dusik on the Kings blue line this season.
“Mags will be a good addition to our group.” stated Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “He’s a guy that’s tough to play against. He’s very good at leaning on other team’s top players and doesn’t leave a lot of easy ice for opposing teams to work with.”
Going the other way in the trade, the Kings dealt 1997 born defenceman, Jesse Lawrence from Brandon.
The Dauphin Kings would like to welcome Colton and his family to the organization and wish Jesse all the best in his hockey future.
Congratulations to all the teams that took part in the Dauphin Kings Par 3 this Saturday at the Gilbert Plains Golf and Country Club. Here are the top 3 teams and the winner of the Ford Fiesta for a hole in one on hole 6!
1st Place Team
With a score of 46
2nd Place Team
With a score of 47
3rd Place Team
With a score of 48
Hole In One
Dale won a Ford Fiesta, congratulations Dale!
Dauphin Kings Annual General Meeting
June 25, 2013 at 7pm
Curling Rink Lounge, Credit Union Place
Meeting to consist of a summary of committee reports.
Due to the increasing demands on the organization; all new and current board members are required to hold a chair position in the organization.
Possible board chair vacancies could include but are not limited to:
• Ag Project chairperson (organize and co-ordinate Ag fundraiser)
• Poker tournament chairperson (organize and run a poker tournament)
• Office Assistant (working with the director of marketing to carry out daily tasks)
If you are interested in one of the following chair positions please e-mail your intent to firstname.lastname@example.org please include your contact information and a quick bio. All expressions of nomination must be received by 12 noon on June 21, 2013. All new board members will be contacted on or before June 24, 2013.
For further information please contact Mike at email@example.com or 638-6040
It’s Episode Three of The Friday Five.
This is a weekly posting with Marlin Murray that will ask the Kings Head Coach and General Manager five questions, not always about the Dauphin Kings but about hockey.
This week questions on meeting and recruiting players in the summer, how much travel is done in the off season during that recruiting and we’ll end it with Murray’s thoughts on the Dauphin Kings Par 3 Golf Tournament in Gilbert Plains tomorrow!
I start with a question I have wondered ever since I started with the Kings two seasons ago. It’s a question about phone usage for the Kings Head Coach and GM. Every time I see him he’s almost always on his phone.
So I asked, how many phone messages does he go through on a daily basis…
Remember to check back here later this weekend for results from the Kings Par 3 on Saturday!
Another Dauphin King 20 year old is moving on to the next level in hockey, this time it’s The Evolution that continues…
Release from the Dauphin Kings
Former Kings forward Jeff Archibald is the latest graduating player to move on to the ACAC. The Sylvan Lake, AB product will be joining team mate Shamus Graham at Red Deer College in the fall.
Archibald had a break out year with the Kings. The 5’10”, 175 lb centre, racked up 13 goals and 27 assists for 40 points in 40 regular season games. Archibald didn’t slow down in playoff either, as he picked up 7 goals and 10 assists in 17 post season games.
Archibald was the longest serving King on last year’s squad. He appeared in 147 regular season games in 3 seasons in Dauphin and was one of the assistant captains last year.
“We’re very happy for Jeff. He’s a player that that has played in every situation for us over the years.” Stated Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “Jeff is a very intelligent player and reads the game very well. He was a big piece on our special teams, and is very reliable. He’s a team first guy and has been since he got here. We wish him all the best.”
With Archibald’s commitment the Kings have move 4 of 9 graduating player on to the next level. The Dauphin Kings pride themselves on having the ability to promote its players onto continued success. Stayed tuned for more announcements coming soon!
Like Shamus Graham who moved on as well not long ago, Jeff Archibald was with the Dauphin Kings for quite some time. He was always fun to talk to and great to be around. He was on radio broadcasts multiple times throughout the seasons he was here, both during the regular season and playoffs. Always brought something fun to the broadcasts, even threw out a couple neat facts from time to time. I wish him all the best with Shamus Graham at Red Deer College in the ACAC.
The MJHL Draft and Annual General Meeting are now in the past and soon the Dauphin Kings will be looking forward to the 2013-2014 season that sees them host the 2nd ever Western Canada Cup.
Right now the Kings are working on a few items. One, which you may have seen already, is the advancement of players on to the next level. Most recently Shamus Graham moving on to play in the ACAC with Red Deer.
Another item the club is working on is their Annual Par 3 Golf Tournament, which is set to go this Saturday. I’m in, are you?! It’s gonna be a fun day.
Along with that are the signings of players for next season.
Dauphin announced today they have signed Forward Cameron Whyte and Goaltender Adam Vander Linden.
Whyte was a very strong player for the Manitoba ‘AAA’ Midget Hockey League’s Southwest Cougars last season. He led the club in goals (21) and assists (31). I had multiple opportunities to see Whyte play throughout last season. He was the type of player that you knew had the puck when he did, and almost always seemed to generate something each shift.
Another powerful goaltender coming up in the Dauphin Kings system, Adam Vander Linden has a lot of positives to his game. He’s tall (6′) and has good lateral movement. As a Rookie this past season with the Winnipeg Wild in the Manitoba ‘AAA’ Midget Hockey League, Vander Linden had a record of 19-3-1 in goal adding an assist in the process. His Goals Against Average was 2.26 while his Save Percentage was a nice .906%. Vander Linden also had 2 shutouts.
For info on the Draft, AGM, Signings and lots more. Listen to this interview between myself and Kings Head Coach and General Manager Marlin Murray.
We begin with changes coming to the league down the road…
Kings Prospects Selected For 2013 Team West Summer Camp
The Dauphin Kings would like to congratulate 5 their prospects on their selection to the 2013 Team West Selection Camp. Hockey Manitoba selects 34 players in the 97 birth year to represent Manitoba in the selection camp. They will be combined with players from Saskatchewan to eventually form Team West at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey challenge.
The following Kings prospects were invited to the Camp
(All players played in the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League)
• Troy Martynuik – Goaltender – Winnipeg Wild – Kings draft pick 41st overall
• Jesse Lawrence – Defenseman – Brandon Wheat Kings – Kings draft pick 43rd overall
• Travis Kilbrei –Forward - Interlake Lightning- Kings draft pick 24th overall
• Kirklan Lycar – Forward – Eastman Selects – Kings draft pick 10th Overall
• Braden Purtill – Forward – Winnipeg Thrashers – Kings listed player
“We want to wish best of luck to our prospects moving forward.” Said Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray “As a hockey club we feel that that the 2012 draft was very strong for us, and having 5 players selected to this evaluation camp is a feather in the cap of our scouting staff lead by Mark Johnson”
Team West will compete at the 2014 World U-17 Hockey Challenge held December 28th, 2013 – January 5th, 2014 in Cape Breton, NS.