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Kings Restructure Board Of Directors

July 15, 2014

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The Dauphin Kings have adjusted their Board of Directors for the 2014-15 season to help improve the financial position of the team.

The Kings new structure was adopted at their regular meeting on Thursday, July 10th, and will consist of a President and seven Directors that will each oversee several subcommittees (similar to the structure of the 2010 RBC Cup and 2014 Western Canada Cup Host Committees).

As you read in past articles, Blaine Johnson has stepped down as President, meaning Randy Daley steps in.

Speaking of Randy Daley, here he is in an interview talking about the restructuring. Beginning with why it was done…

The new Dauphin Kings Board of Directors for the 2014-15 season are: 

President and Director of Hockey Operations – Randy Daley
Directors of Finance & Business Operations – Travis Roos & Dean Cooley
Director of Marketing – Carla Wolfenden (with Asst. Coach, Marc Berry)
Directors of External Relations – Mike Csversko & Blaine Johnson
Directors of Game Day Operations – Tim Inkster & Daryl Bacon

A shortage of volunteers was identified as a shortcoming of the previous structure, so a major recruitment drive will be undertaken by the respective Directors. Aside from continuing to provide a high quality on-ice product, the overall goal of the board is to improve the financial position of the team and retain the confidence of its fans and of the local business community.

Depth On D

July 15, 2014

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The Dauphin Kings have signed a big defenceman as the club hits the 45 days until their main camp opens for the 2014-15 season.

The latest addition is 20 year old defenceman Ben Hull from Littleton, Colorado. Hull finished last season with the Idaho Jr. Steelheads. In 19 games with the Steelheads, Hull had 10 goals and 9 assists for 19 points. The 6’3, 205 lb defenceman also went on to add 6 goals and 10 points in 10 playoff games and was named to the All-Thorne Cup Team in the WSHL. The WSHL is a 30 team league and stretches as far east as Texas, as far west as California and as far north as Washington State.

Kings Head Coach and General Manager Marlin Murray speaks highly of his newest acquisition. “Ben is a big bodied defenceman that can play in all situations. He will be heavily relied upon to be a dominant force on the back end. His shot will be a factor on our power play. We’re glad to add a significant piece”

This move could be one of the biggest in the off season for the Kings, at least how I see it. Following the end of last season Dauphin lost all of their defencemen to either signings or future consideration deals. So this addition could be very important come the months of February and March.

“I’m very excited to be apart of such a world class organization and hope that I can help lead us to another RBC Cup” said Hull.

Hull Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-      Postseas. GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 2011-12  Twin Cities Northern Lights  MNJHL 38 5 9 14 27 |  Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2  
 2012-13  Edina High  USHS 24 3 3 6 4 |  Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0  
 2013-14  Idaho Jr. Steelheads  WSHL 19 10 9 19 29 |  Playoffs 10 6 4 10 4

Drive to 500

2014-15 Dauphin Kings Season Tickets

Tickets can be snagged at North of 51 Designs and Computers in Dauphin.
The deadline to get the early bird price and its benefits is Friday, July 18th.

North of 51 hours this week:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Price: $240 plus tax

Other benefits for buying early include:

  • FREE Dauphin Kings Replica Jersey
  • Customized ticket packages
  • Tickets delivered by Kings players (where possible)
  • Name entered in a draw to be made at the Kings’ Home Opener, for each of the following:
    • 1 of 10 Official Team Photos
    • 1 of 3 Team Autographed Sticks
    • Game-worn autographed jersey
    • Dinner for you and up to 3 friends with 3 Kings players
    • Draw to be held Opening Night

NOTES: 

Current season ticket holders seats will be held until July 18th

After the early bird deadline Kings Season Tickets go up in price to $290 plus tax.

If you buy your season tickets online there is a payment plan option available.

Fore more information check dauphinkings.com

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Kings Drive For 500

July 14, 2014

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This Friday is the deadline for Dauphin Kings fans to get their season tickets for the upcoming MJHL campaign.

This year is an important one for the Kings who are, as most people know, in quite a large amount of debt (Around $200,000). The Kings are shooting for 500 season ticket holders before the early bird deadline.

Earlier today (Monday) I had Assistant Coach/Marketing Director Marc Berry and Carla Wolfenden on 730 CKDM to talk a bit about this week, and the fact that the team has shuffled their board of directors.

With the shuffle comes a couple changes, Blaine Johnson is no longer the MJHL club’s President as he has stepped down. That means Governor Randy Daley now takes over as President. You’ll hear a bit more about it in the FREE interview below.

Before the interview, here’s some quick information on Kings season tickets in case you’re wondering!

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2014-15 Dauphin Kings Season Tickets

Tickets can be snagged at North of 51 Designs and Computers in Dauphin.
The deadline to get the early bird price and its benefits is Friday, July 18th.

North of 51 hours this week:

Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday: 9am-5pm
Thursday: 9am-5pm
Friday: 9am-5pm

Price: $240 plus tax

Other benefits for buying early include:

  • FREE Dauphin Kings Replica Jersey
  • Customized ticket packages
  • Tickets delivered by Kings players (where possible)
  • Name entered in a draw to be made at the Kings’ Home Opener, for each of the following:
    • 1 of 10 Official Team Photos
    • 1 of 3 Team Autographed Sticks
    • Game-worn autographed jersey
    • Dinner for you and up to 3 friends with 3 Kings players
    • Draw to be held Opening Night

NOTES: 

Current season ticket holders seats will be held until July 18th

After the early bird deadline Kings Season Tickets go up in price to $290 plus tax.

If you buy your season tickets online there is a payment plan option available.

Fore more information check dauphinkings.com

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Here now is the interview with Marc Berry and Carla Wolfenden…

Shaw Signed

July 10, 2014

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The Dauphin Kings have signed another local player to their lineup for the upcoming season.

This time they inked 18 year old goaltender Connor Shaw.

A Dauphin product, Shaw spent last season with the Manitoba ‘AAA’ Midget Hockey League’s Parkland Rangers where he played over 1300 minutes and helped the team to a massive 2-1 victory over the Winnipeg Wild during the season. Arguably their biggest win of all time. Before that Shaw spent time with the Westman High School Hockey League’s Dauphin Clippers where he backstopped the club to the league finals in 2012-13.

Shaw has been watched closely throughout his career and was an auto protect by the Dauphin Kings in 2011.

Below is the release from the Kings…

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The Dauphin Kings are pleased to announce that local product, Connor Shaw has signed with the hockey club.

Shaw spent last season with the Parkland Rangers in the Manitoba AAA Midget League. Last season Shaw had 8 wins in 24 games with a 4.02 GAA and a .882 save %. Shaw was originally listed by the Kings in 2012 when he was the team’s only auto-protected player that season.

“Connor has worked hard over the last few seasons to give himself the best possible chance at playing at the Junior A level.” said Kings AC Marc Berry. “He’s a very athletic goaltender and has excellent character. We are happy to have him signed and look forward to getting him into camp and continuing his development.”

Shaw has gotten to know the Kings first hand as his family have been billets. Shaw has also been the Kings back up in practises over the last 2 seasons when needed.

“Unbelievable feeling signing with the Dauphin Kings!” stated Shaw. “I can’t wait to get the season started!”

Kings early bird season tickets are available until July 18th at North of 51 and Rogers Wireless. Head over to 21 – 3rd Ave N.E. and pick your tickets up in person or go to the BUY TICKETS link on our website and reserve your seats today!

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Lion Tamer

July 8, 2014

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Forward Mitch VanTeeling is the next Dauphin King to further his hockey career.

Last year’s Captain and the longest serving King is headed to the York University Lions in Toronto for the upcoming CIS campaign.

VanTeeling was arguably the face of the Dauphin Kings franchise for a number of years. He along with Tanner Butler were two players that I got to watch from start to finish and it was a pleasure.

VanTeeling was a steady and reliable player both in the offensive and defensive zones. As mentioned in the article about Justin Valentino, VanTeeling was on that line that was matched up against other team’s top lines. They were the shut down line, and most nights they were greatly successful.

Off the ice VanTeeling was great in the community, taking part in numerous initiatives throughout his years with the Kings. He will be greatly missed.

Below are some treats and the release from the Dauphin Kings…

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VanTeeling Treats

Mic’d Up

(Kings Captain Mitch VanTeeling was mic’d up for a big game in February against Virden)

Post & In

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Mitch VanTeeling will be taking his talents east. This past season’s captain has committed to York University in the CIS.

VanTeeling has been a big part of the Kings for the better part of the last 4 seasons. He played his first full season in the MJHL with the Kings as a 17 year old, picking up 15 points and being named to the Canada West team in the CJHL Top Prospects game. In 208 regular season games with the pride, the Brandon product picked up 167 points including 40 goals. In his 50 career playoff games, VanTeeling racked up 20 points including 8 goals. During that time the Kings won two Sherwood Division titles, went to the league final twice, finished second at the Western Canada Cup and qualified for the RBC Cup. He was a huge part of this past season’s run to the RBC Cup, as he lead the Kings to the semi finals in Vernon, BC.

VanTeeling has worn a letter and been a part of the leadership group for the Kings for 3 out of his 4 seasons and has always been known as a reliable, responsible player. Mitch played a huge part on all special teams and lead by example each and every night.

“Obviously we’re very happy for Mitch.” said Kings AC Marc Berry. “Teels has been such a huge part of our organization over the last 4 seasons. With his size, skating and intelligence, he should adapt to the CIS game very well. Teels has always been a player that did the little things well. He’s very coachable and competes hard at both ends of the ice. We’re excited to see how he does at the next level.”

I’m excited to be moving on to the next level and school. Thanks to Marc and Marlin on everything they did for me, helping me move on and giving me a chance to win every year. I appreciate all their hard work and couldn’t have asked for a better place junior hockey’ – Mitch VanTeeling

Season Tickets are still on sale online at http://www.dauphinkings.com and in person at North of 51, Rogers Wireless. The early bird prices have been extended to July 18th. 

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Kings Hire New Trainer

July 4, 2014

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Hope your summer is going well!

Today the Dauphin Kings announced that they have hired a new trainer. I’ll keep this article short. The release from the MJHL club is below.

Also, in case you missed it the Kings have scheduled four exhibition games for the upcoming season. As of right now they have two against the Swan Valley Stampeders (September 2nd (Home) & 10th (Away)) and two more against the Neepawa Natives (September 5th (Home) and 6th (Away)). I would expect more to be added, but ya never know!

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The Dauphin Kings would like to welcome Anthony Morrison to the organization. Morrison will take over the Trainer/Equipment Manager duties starting in the 2014-2015 Season.

Morrison who is from Deloraine, MB is a recent graduate of the University of Manitoba. He has spent the past 2 seasons working with the U of M Bisons Hockey Club. Morrison replaces Tyrol “Skippy” Deeg who recently was hired by the Salmon Arm Silverbacks of the BCHL.

“It’s a great honour to be part of an organization such as the Dauphin Kings.” stated Morrison. “I’m very excited to be joining a high calibre team like the Kings, especially with the recent success they have had in the past years. I have a lot of respect for both the club as well as the city of Dauphin and cannot wait to start.”

Morrison is expected to be in Dauphin in the middle of August.

“We’re very happy to have Anthony join our staff.” stated Kings HC/GM Marlin Murray. “The Dauphin Kings pride ourselves on being able to meet our player’s needs and safety. Having a qualified full time Trainer / Equipment Manager is essential for our hockey club. We’re looking forward to bringing Anthony in and getting him familiar with the organization and the city of Dauphin.”

Reminder

Season Tickets are still available at North of 51 and Rogers Wireless. Be sure to get your seats early and receive your Dauphin Kings replica jersey.

Due to flooding and weather the Early Bird Season Ticket Deadline has been extended to July 18th.

Purchase your tickets online at http://www.dauphinkings.com/buy_tickets.php and take advantage of our new payment plan!

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Tino Time

June 26, 2014

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Justin Valentino has joined his fellow 20 year olds on the Dauphin Kings when it comes to advancing his hockey career. The Kings announced today that Valentino is moving on to the CIS where he’ll play with former Dauphin King Guillaume Naud and the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

Like the rest of the 20 year olds from this past year’s Dauphin Kings, Valentino was a big part. Dauphin acquired him in a trade with the Swan Valley Stampeders during the season. It did take Valentino some time to adjust to his new role on the Kings, but once he did he was a very valuable piece. Playing on a line with Mitch VanTeeling, the two would face other team’s top lines on most nights and were able to shut them down many times from the MJHL to a national stage at the RBC Cup.

Below are some treats from Valentino this past season and the release from the Dauphin Kings. All FREE as usual!

TINO’S TREATS

Found Rebound

First As A King

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The Dauphin Kings are happy to announce Justin Valentino is the 6th graduating player this season to move on to the CIS with the Lethbridge Pronghorns.

The Kings acquired Valentino in a trade in mid December last season from the Swan Valley Stampeders. In 30 regular season games, the Thompson, MB product, notched 4 goals and 16 assists for 20 points. In the MJHL playoffs, Valentino scored 3 times and added 3 helpers for 6 points in 13 games. He went on to pick up 4 points in 4 games at the Western Canada Cup, and another assist in 5 games at the RBC Cup in Vernon, BC.

“Tino was great player and great person for us.” stated Kings AC Marc Berry. “He’s highly skilled and can play the game at top speed. Tino is a guy we relied on heavily throughout the post season, he was a key guy on our special teams. You can’t talk about Justin and not mention his character. He was a leader for us on and off the ice. He’s a first class person. He’ll do very well at the next level and we were proud to have had him in a Kings jersey.”

Valentino will join former King Guillaume Naud with the Pronghorns. Lethbridge is coming off a disappointing season by their standards, but are taking great steps to get back to the top of the CIS standings.

“I want to say “Thanks” to the Dauphin Kings along with Muzz and Bearzy.” said Valentino. “It was a great run. It was a great way to end off my junior career. I wouldn’t have wanted it to end with any other guys.”

The DauphinKings would like to thank Justin for his time in Dauphin and wish him all the best in Lethbridge next season and beyond.

This brings the total of committed graduating players by the Kings to 6. The Dauphin Kings pride themselves on helping their players move on to the next level and will have more announcements coming!

DON’T FORGET!!

The Early Bird date for purchasing your season tickets and reserving your seat is July 4th. Tickets can be bought online at http://www.dauphinkings.com or in person at North of 51, Rogers Wireless which is located at 21 3rd Ave NE. Across the street from Dauphin Consumers Co-op.

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