The Dauphin Kings were finally able to announce a number of transactions today after patiently waiting for the last couple of weeks.
The reason for the delay was MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis was on holidays so no moves could be approved, but now that he has returned deals across the league can be announced.
It’s actually been more than a month since my last post on here! However, there’s no need to worry, things will be heating up with just over a month until Kings Fall Camp opens at Credit Union Place. In fact I believe the ice is beginning to go in this week. I’ll post pictures on Twitter when I get a chance!
Also, 730 CKDM will release the 2015-16 Broadcast Schedule in the coming days. It may be a bit delayed because, as some of you may know, 730 CKDM is moving into a new state of the art building and moving is a top priority. The station expects to be in the building sometime in the next two months (August or September).
July 29th – 3:30pm – The Dauphin Kings have acquired the CJHL playing rights of forward Romano Morrison (95) from the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL for future considerations.
This move is one the Kings have made a couple times this off season. One that brings in a player that knows what he’s doing and can help the younger guys along the way. Romano Morrison joins a number of other 20 year olds with loads of experience. He’s racked up over 100 games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League and I’m told he’s also friends with current King Chance Thomas. I expect Morrison will have the same type role as Rory Davidson who was acquired earlier this summer. Dauphin will look for him to make an immediate impact and possibly slip into a top six role.
Boyle is another 19 year old the Kings will add to their fall camp roster. The picture above doesn’t state it, but Boyle is 6’02, 190lbs. Dauphin will no doubt be a young team again this season, but all their young players are very skilled and it will be one of a few interesting battles to watch at camp. According to my numbers, the Kings have over ten 18 year olds set to attend camp. Boyle will turn 19 in September.
Some Stats: HERE
Another fun battle to watch at camp will be on the Kings blue line. Currently Dauphin has numerous D-men, most of which are 19 years of age. You can add another 19 year old to the mix in Brandon Young. Young joins the club with leadership and scoring ability.
Below you’ll read “Brandon Young hails from Twin Lakes, MI. He’s a 6.04, 190 lb defenceman that spent last season with the Reeths-Puffer Varsity team in Michigan High School League. In 27 games last season, Young had an impressive 48 points including 18 goals, in 27 games leading the team in scoring. The senior defenceman and team captain became the first player in Reeth-Puffer Rocket history to earn Dream Team Honours as selected by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association. Young was also named the Muskegon Chronicle’s MLive Player of the Year for Hockey (READ ARTICLE HERE). The big defenceman was heavily recruited this off season but in the end chose to come to the city of sunshine.”
Here’s the release from the Kings…
The Kings have committed to players 1996 Forward Zac Boyle and 1996 defenceman Brandon Young. Kings also added 1995 forward Ramano Morrison from Whitecourt wolverines for future considerations.
Zac Boyle hails from Wichita, Kansas and was born in Montreal, Quebec.. The 6.02, 190 lb forward spent last season in Florida playing in the USPHL Elite League with the Florida Eels. In 40 games last season as an 18 year old, Boyle put up 32 points including 13 goals. He went on to add another two goals in three playoff games.
“Zac has a good frame and moves well for his size.” said Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “He had very good numbers last season down south and his game should translate well to the MJHL. Zac will add size and some offensive punch to our forward group, areas we felt needed some help.”
Brandon Young hails from Twin Lakes, MI. Young is a 6.04, 190 lb defenceman that spent last season with the Reeths-Puffer Varsity team in Michigan Highschool League. In 27 games last season, Young had an impressive 48 points including 18 goals, in 27 games leading the team in scoring. The senior defenceman and team captain became the first player in Reeth-Puffer Rocket history to earn Dream Team Honours as selected by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association. Young was also named the Muskegon Chronicle’s MLive Player of the Year for Hockey. The big defenceman was heavily recruited this offseason but in the end chose to come to the city of sunshine.
“We were very excited to recruit Brandon to Dauphin.” said Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “He’s got great size for a defenceman without losing mobility. He’s a good skater, smart with the puck and has a good shot from the point. Once he feels comfortable in our league, Brandon has the ability to play a lot of minutes in key situations. He played nearly 40 minutes a night for his high school team last season.”
Romano Morrison was acquired in a trade from the Whitecourt Wolverines in the AJHL for future considerations. The 6.01 ft 190 lb winger had 23 points including 10 goals in 55 games as a nineteen year old for the Wolverines last season. The veteran forward brings a ton of experience to the Kings having played 114 games in the AJHL with Whitecourt and Calgary. The Kings will look for the Edmonton product to make an immediate impact on their line up.
“Romano is a very competitive player, and he hates to lose.” said Berry. “He has a great work ethic. He blocks shots and likes to finish checks. He can be a terror for opposing defencemen on the forecheck. Romano is a high energy type of player that will add a veteran presence and leadership to our hockey club. We’re looking for Romano to play top line minutes this season due to his size and skill set.”
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The Dauphin Kings have been a little active over the last little while, adding three players to their mix. One forward and two D-men.
Today Dauphin added a 20 year old forward in Rory Davidson.
June 23rd – 11:40am – The Dauphin Kings have acquired forward Rory Davidson (95) and future considerations from the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL for forward Rylan Freed (96).
via Dauphin Kings…
The Dauphin Kings have dealt 19 year old forward Rylan Freed for 20 year old forward Rory Davidson from the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL and future considerations.
Davidson who is comes from Delburne, AB spent the past two seasons with the Dragons. In 102 regular season games with the Dragons, Davidson picked up 36 points including 23 goals. The 5.09, 160 lb, right hander has elite speed and agility and will add some veteran presence in the top 6 forward group. Along with his blazing speed, Davidson will provide the Kings with outstanding leadership as he was an Assistant Captain with the Dragons and Captain of the Red Deer AAA Midget championship team.
Davidson is a former teammate of former Dauphin King and Niagra University commit, Tanner Lomsnes as well as newly acquired King, Lindsey MacLellan. Lomsnes and Davidson were a part of the Telus Cup Champion Red Deer Chiefs AAA midget team during the 2011-2012 season.
Going the other way is 19 year old froward Rylan Freed. As a rookie last season, Freed had 30 points in 58 games for the Kings.
“At closing out meetings last season, Rylan expressed an interest in a move, as he didn’t see Dauphin as the right fit in his Junior A career.” stated Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “Picking up conversations this summer, he told us he would only play in the AJHL. This obviously limited our options, however by getting a player like Rory Davidson as well as futures, we are ecstatic with the return we got.”
The Kings would like to wish Rylan Freed the best of luck in the AJHL and would like to welcome Rory Davidson and his family to the organization.
The Kings have been busy in the month of June. They have added 20 year old forward Tyler Garrioch, 19 year old forward Lindsey MacLellan, 19 year old defenceman Sam Schultz, and 20 year old forward Rory Davidson via trade.
Yesterday the Kings traded for a defenseman from the SIJHL’s Fort Francis Lakers.
June 22nd – 8:41pm – The Dauphin Kings have acquired D-man Sam Schultz (96) from the Fort Francis Lakers of the SIJHL for future considerations.
Schultz is a very good add considering he’s got lots of high caliber experience, playing in the Dudley Hewitt Cup last season. The Lakers were actually the hosts of the event and ended up losing in the championship game to the NOJHL’s Soo Thunderbirds. Soo of course went on to be the first team eliminated at the RBC Cup in Portage.
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The Dauphin Kings swung a deal on Friday adding defenceman Sam Schultz from the Fort Frances Lakers in the SIJHL for future considerations.
The 19 year old right hander had 26 points in 49 games for the Lakers last season. The 5.10, 165 lb product of Hartland, WI was a key part of the Lakers SIJHL Championship season.
“Schultz has great feet and moves the puck extremely well.” stated Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “He loves to compete and he has experienced playing at a high level during the playoffs last season. Sam will be a very good addition to our back end.”
“I’m excited to be joining the Kings club.” Said Schultz. “I cant wait to join the very competitive group, I’ve heard great things about Dauphin.”
Schultz will be joining the Kings September 3rd as the team comes together for main camp.
The Dauphin Kings would like to welcome Sam and his family to the City of Sunshine!
Don’t forget, this is the last week to purchase your season tickets at the special early bird price. All unsold seats will be released to the public on June 27th. Don’t lose your seat! Head on down to North of 51/Rogers Wireless today and take advantage of our special early bird prices!
Earlier this month the Kings added D-man Tyler Wicks. Last year he played in two US Junior leagues. He went from the NA3HL to the WSHL and racked up 141 in the process, he’s an 18 year old.
Wicks won’t bring a lot of points to the Kings, but he will bring a presence, something Dauphin lacked last year. The Ontarian will also make Kings Fall Camp more competitive on the defensive side of the puck. Looking at Dauphin’s core of D-men they have seven guys coming back, most are 19 years old.
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The Dauphin Kings latest commitment is 6.03, 212lb defenceman Tyler Wicks. Hailing from Orleans, ON, Wicks spent last season playing in the US Junior leagues. Wicks split last season between Syracuse Stampede in the NA3HL and the Lake Tahoe Blue in the WSHL. In 29 games Wicks had one assist and 141 penalty minutes as a seventeen year old.
“Obviously the first thing you notice about Tyler is his size. He’s a big boy.” said Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “Bringing Tyler in will immediately increase the average size of our backend. He’s a guy that takes care of his own end first and takes pride in the defensive side of the game. We want to make sure we keep the opposition honest and he’ll help us accomplish that.”
“I am very excited to have signed with Dauphin.” said Wicks. “It is great to be back in Canada this year and I can’t wait to have a great year with a great organization.”
Wicks will be in Dauphin for the Kings Main Camp Sept. 3rd.
Don’t forget you have until June 26th to get your Season Ticket and reserve your seat for another season of Kings hockey! Get down to North of 51 and Rogers Wireless today and get yours before time runs out.
Earlier this week it was announced that former Dauphin King Tanner Lomsnes has been invited to the Dallas Stars Development Camp in early July.
Lomsnes follows in the footsteps of former Kings D-man Brendan Kotyk who attended the Chicago Blackhawks’ camp last year.
The Alberta product was key for the Kings many times during his stint in Dauphin. His biggest post season impact came at the 2014 Western Canada Cup, where he snagged two goals and three assists in six contests.
Troy Martyniuk’s mask is getting ready for the new season…
The 2015-16 Manitoba Junior Hockey League regular season schedule has been released and the Dauphin Kings will be one of the first two teams to hit the ice to kick things off.
Dauphin begins the campaign with a home series against the Neepawa Natives. Opening Night will happen on Friday September 25th at Credit Union Place. The Kings and Natives drop the puck at 7pm, every other game that evening goes at 7:30pm. Overall the schedule is very favourable for the Kings, at least how I see it.
The broadcast schedule for 730 CKDM will be released later this summer.
Here are some notable items for this year’s schedule…
- Friday Sept. 25 – Home Opener vs. Neepawa Natives @ 7:00pm
- Friday Oct. 2 & Saturday Oct. 3 – MJHL Showcase @ MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg
- 3-in-3’s (2) – January 15-17 & February 12-14
- Longest Home Stand – Three games, four different times
- Longest Road Swing – Both 3-in-3’s
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Here’s a look at the Kings regular season for 2015-16…
2015-16 Regular Season
Friday Sept. 25 – Neepawa Natives @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Sept. 26 – Dauphin Kings @ Neepawa Natives – 7:30pm
Tuesday Sept. 29 – Dauphin Kings @ Wayway Wolverines – 7:30pm
Friday Oct. 2 – (SHOWCASE in WPG) Winkler Flyers vs. Dauphin Kings – 4:00pm
Saturday Oct. 3 – (SHOWCASE in WPG) Dauphin Kings vs. Winnipeg Blues – 6:00pm
Tuesday Oct. 6 – Wayway Wolverines @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Oct. 9 – Dauphin Kings @ Selkirk Steelers – 7:30pm
Saturday Oct. 10 – Dauphin Kings @ Wayway Wolverines – 7:30pm
Friday Oct. 16 – Winnipeg Blues @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Oct. 17 – Portage Terriers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Oct. 23 – Dauphin Kings @ Neepawa Natives – 7:30pm
Saturday Oct. 24 – Steinbach Pistons @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Oct. 27 – Dauphin Kings @ Selkirk Steelers – 7:30pm
Wednesday Nov. 4 – Dauphin Kings @ Portage Terriers – 7:30pm
Friday Nov. 6 – Winnipeg Blues @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Nov. 7 – Dauphin Kings @ Neepawa Natives – 7:30pm
Tuesday Nov. 10 – Wayway Wolverines @ Dauphin Kings – 7:30pm
Friday Nov. 13 – Dauphin Kings @ Winkler Flyers – 7:30pm
Sunday Nov. 15 – Dauphin Kings @ Winnipeg Blues – 6:30pm
Friday Nov. 20 – OCN Blizzard @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Nov. 21 – Dauphin Kings @ OCN Blizzard – 7:00pm
Wednesday Nov. 25 – Dauphin Kings @ Virden Oil Capitals – 7:30pm
Friday Nov. 27 – Selkirk Steelers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Nov. 28 – Virden Oil Capitals @ Dauphin Kings – 7:30pm
Wednesday Dec. 2 – Dauphin Kings @ Portage Terriers – 7:30pm
Friday Dec. 4 – Neepawa Natives @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Dec. 5 – Selkirk Steelers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Dec. 8 – Swan Valley Stampeders @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Wednesday Dec. 9 – Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders – 7:30pm
Saturday Dec. 12 – Virden Oil Capitals @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Sunday Dec. 13 – Winkler Flyers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Dec. 18 – Virden Oil Capitals @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Dec. 19 – Dauphin Kings @ Virden Oil Capitals – 7:30pm
Sunday Jan. 3 – OCN Blizzard @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Thursday Jan. 7 – Dauphin Kings @ Winnipeg Blues – 7:00pm
Friday Jan. 8 – Dauphin Kings @ Selkirk Steelers – 7:30pm
(JAN. 10 – CJHL TRADE DEADLINE)
Tuesday Jan. 12 – Wayway Wolverines @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Jan. 15 – Dauphin Kings @ Winkler Flyers – 7:30pm
Saturday Jan. 16 – Dauphin Kings @ Steinbach Pistons – 7:30pm
Sunday Jan. 17 – Dauphin Kings @ Steinbach Pistons – 7:00pm
Tuesday Jan. 19 – Swan Valley Stampeders @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Jan. 22 – Portage Terriers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Jan. 23 – Steinbach Pistons @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Jan. 26 – Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders – 7:30pm
Thursday Jan. 28 – Dauphin Kings @ Wayway Wolverines – 7:30pm
Sunday Jan. 31 – OCN Blizzard @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Feb. 2 – Dauphin Kings @ Virden Oil Capitals – 7:30pm
Friday Feb. 5 – Portage Terriers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Saturday Feb. 6 – Selkirk Steelers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Feb. 9 – Swan Valley Stampeders @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Friday Feb. 12 – Dauphin Kings @ Steinbach Pistons – 7:30pm
Saturday Feb. 13 – Dauphin Kings @ Winkler Flyers – 7:30pm
Sunday Feb. 14 – Dauphin Kings @ Portage Terriers – 6:30pm
Friday Feb. 19 – Winkler Flyers @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Sunday Feb. 21 – Winnipeg Blues @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Wednesday Feb. 24 – Dauphin Kings @ Swan Valley Stampeders – 7:30pm
Friday Feb. 26 – Steinbach Pistons @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Sunday Feb. 28 – Neepawa Natives @ Dauphin Kings – 7:00pm
Tuesday Mar. 1 – Dauphin Kings @ OCN Blizzard – 7:00pm
Wednesday Mar. 2 – Dauphin Kings @ OCN Blizzard – 7:00pm
(END OF REGULAR SEASON)
Despite losing out in the survivor series to the Waywayseecappo Wolverines, the Dauphin Kings had a solid year financially.
The MJHL club made $28,017 during the 2014-15 year (ending May 31st, 2015). With the profit the club chips a little bit into its debt, bringing it down to about $185,000 in the red.
KINGS REVENUE FOR 2014-15
Fundraising – $154,087
Game Night – $53,318
Sponsorship – $108,179
Ticket Sales – $170,473
Other – $10,726
TOTAL – $496,783
KINGS EXPENDITURES FOR 2014-15
Administration – $79,477
Advertising – $17,927
Billets – $51,101
Dressing Room – $4,779
Equipment – $32,539
Occupancy – $32,941
Player Personnel – $23,478
Home Opener – $650
Team Travel – $61,082
Uncategorized – $46,747
Wages & Benefits – $118,045
TOTAL – $468,766
EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURES
The Kings made a couple changes to their board of directors, Sherrie Volk steps in as Co-director for External Relations and former King Jason Shaw (Current Grandview Comet) joins the club as Director of Hockey Operations.
A number of local players also took in the AGM at the Parkland Rec Complex, Marlin Murray speaks about them below, adding they have signed local D-man Andrew Bayduza for the 2015-16 season. For fans counting, that’s now six local players signed on the Kings for the upcoming campaign.
Congrats to Dale Murray, Terry Murray (also won 50/50), Brian Sharpe and Gary Gulak on winning the Dauphin Kings Par 3 Saturday at the Gilbert Plains Country Club. They shot a 44 (-10) to take top spot.
Also a big thanks to Scott and everyone at the Gilbert Plains Country Club on an awesome day, it’s always first class when I golf out there. Dauphin Kings goalie Connor Shaw was even out signing autographs and did a great job setting up the driving range in the morning. Other notable faces included New York Islanders prospect Ryan Pulock and NCAA champion and former Kings Captain Shane Luke. Plus a whole bunch of other former Dauphin Kings. The Dauphin Herald’s Doug Zywina even made an appearance and took some time to speak with his massive fan base.
Watch my Twitter feed a little later on for a sweet video…
Next week (Tuesday) the Kings host their Annual General Meeting at the Parkland Rec Complex in Dauphin. I’ll have all the details that evening so stay tuned!
Fresh off the MJHL Bantam Draft last weekend the Dauphin Kings are getting set for another busy few days.
It all starts on Saturday with the Dauphin Kings Par 3 Extravaganza. The event is a complete sell out and will be held at the Gilbert Plains Country Club, which is one of the best courses I have ever played on, and trust me, I’ve played a lot of golf.
For those who don’t know, the course in Gilbert Plains is converted to a Par 3 and golfers have a shot at loads of different prizes including awards for closest to the pins, hole-in-ones and mini games.
730 CKDM’s Al Gaines was signing autographs and rippin’ shots at last year’s event…
After the Par 3 is the Kings’ Annual General Meeting on Tuesday June 16th.
The AGM is open to the public and starts at 7pm.
The club says they have some good news to announce as they begin preparations for the 2015-16 season. I’ll let you speculate on just what exactly it is…
Of course after the AGM I’ll have all the details right here on my blog that night. So if you’re not cool enough to go to the meeting you can recap it here later in the evening!
I recently had a chance to sit down with Dean Cooley who does the Kings Finance and Business Operations with Travis Roos. I’ll also speak with him after the AGM on Tuesday, and that’s where we start this interview…
Here’s some more info on Dauphin Kings Early Bird Season Tickets via the team…
The Dauphin Kings want to remind fans that the deadline to get the Early Bird Season Ticket price is Friday, June 26th.
The Early Bird Season Ticket Package will cost $249 plus GST, and Dauphin Recreation Services and Veritix fees. This is your chance to get the best “per game value” of the season at $8.59 per game, based on a 29-game schedule.
The Kings have also introduced a new Seniors Season Ticket (65+) which will be priced at $229 plus taxes and fees, at the early bird rate. The Student Season Ticket will also once again be available, at $99 plus taxes and fees.
This Friday, June 5th, go to North of 51 Designs & Computers to buy your tickets and meet local King, Tyler Derkach! Tyler will be available from 11am – 1pm The Kings will also be launching a new Twitter contest on Friday, so follow @dauphinkings for a chance to win some prizes every Friday in June. Watch for our new hashtag for the 2015-16 season, #RiseAndRoar!
After the early-bird period, starting on June 27th, Adult season ticket packages will be $308 including fees and GST, and the Seniors’ ticket will be $287. All seats will also be released at this time. Ticket packages will be available for pick-up at the Kings’ exhibition games in September.
Tickets will be available in person at North of 51 Designs & Computers, 21-3rd Avenue NE, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday.
It was a successful draft day for the Dauphin Kings Sunday morning in Neepawa.
The club selected six players, all of which they’re very happy to have.
During the event the Kings made a transaction:
June 7th – 10:28am – The Dauphin Kings have acquired forward Tyler Garrioch (95) and a 5th round pick in the 2015 MJHL Bantam Draft from the Steinbach Pistons for forward Bradley Schoonbaert (97) and a 3rd round pick in the 2015 MJHL Bantam Draft.
The move by the Kings is an important one when it comes to experience and overall familiarity. Tyler Garrioch joins the team and automatically becomes a key player on the penalty kill and in the dressing room. Dauphin needed some older guys going into this season. Right now they have over ten 18 year olds getting set to join the club. That obviously could change in the coming months.
Garrioch is happy to be returning to the City of Sunshine…
Kings Head Coach and General Manager talks about the trade…
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DAUPHIN KINGS 2015 DRAFT
1st / 3rd
2nd / 14th
3rd / 25th
4th / 36th
5th / 45th
5th / 47th
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NEAT: Grady’s brother Quinton is already listed with the Kings, he’s a 1998 born player (17 yrs).
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I know there are fans out there wondering how many local/Parkland players were selected in the MJHL Bantam Draft. There were just two with Reece Hopfner coming to the Kings in fifth round. Evan Gullett (Gilbert Plains) was the final player selected in the Draft, he was grabbed by the Portage Terriers in the sixth round. This year’s “Parkland Pool” wasn’t as deep as last where seven local products were selected, three by the Kings.
Marlin Murray and company were very happy with the way the draft went…