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Tough Tests Ahead For Kings At MJHL Showcase

October 2, 2015

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The Dauphin Kings begin their MJHL Showcase Weekend late this afternoon at the MTS Iceplex in Winnipeg when they face the Winkler Flyers.

It’s the start of two games in two days and will see Dauphin meet Winkler today and Winnipeg tomorrow, both are teams that should be in the upper half of this year’s standings when everything is said and done.

Last year the Flyers were one of the higher offensively powered teams in the MJHL and that’ll likely be the case again this year with guys like Tristan Keck and Cam Whyte back for another go. Add a solid D core to that and really the only question mark for the Flyers, at least for the start of the campaign, is goaltending. We’ll touch more on the Winnipeg Blues tomorrow when the Kings get set to close out their Showcase Weekend.

This evening’s game won’t be on 730 CKDM due to time restrictions, but tomorrow’s against Winnipeg will be. Opening face off this afternoon is 4:00pm at the MTS Iceplex. If you can’t watch the game online then follow me on Twitter (@ChristianCKDM), I’ll have lots of updates, pictures and videos along the way.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT

I was travelling when it took place, so I didn’t have a chance to write anything up immediately…

October 1st – 3:47pm – The Dauphin Kings have acquired goaltender Jarrod Schamerhorn (95) from the BCHL’s Vernon Vipers after sending D-man Ryan Coghlin (95) to the BCHL’s Merrit Centennials.

Things got a lot more interesting in the Kings’ goal crease after this acquisition of a 20 year old potential starter for the club.

Schamerhorn is expected to join the Kings at some point during the MJHL Showcase this weekend.

Here’s the article via the Kings…

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The Dauphin Kings are excited to announce they have acquired 20 year old goaltender, Jarrod Schamerhorn in a three way trade from the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. In the deal the Kings sent 20 year defenceman, Ryan Coghlin to the Merrit Centennials.

Schamerhorn, listed at 6.02, 190lbs, spent last season with the Vernon Vipers of the BCHL. In 41 games the Victoria, BC native posted a 2.71 Goal Against Average and a .907 Save Percentage. Schamerhorn spent time in the WHL with the Lethbridge Hurricanes and the Portland Winterhawks, the team that went all the way to the Memorial Cup in 2013.

“We needed to upgrade our starting goalie.” said Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “Jarrod brings size and a lot of experience to our net. We are excited to add him to our hockey club.”

Schamerhorn is expected to join the Kings in time for the MJHL Showcase this weekend.

The Kings would like to welcome Jarrod and his family to the City of Sunshine.

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Team Stats

Kings 1-2-0: The Dauphin Kings now have some momentum following Tuesday’s 6-4 victory over the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. It seems like the Kings’ offence is now moving along, but now the focus is on defence where the club has given up 14 goals in its first three tilts. We’ll scratch out the empty netters from the first two games and say they’ve given up 12 total. That’s still an average of four per game. Obviously Dauphin continues to miss D-men Hayden Pierce and Kyle Bird, both eat up a lot of minutes for the club. When those two return it will be a big boost for the club. On the Special Teams side Dauphin’s Penalty Kill enters today’s contest seventh in the MJHL at 80% while their Power Play rests at seventh as well, 12.50%. Kirklan Lycar and David Brumm lead the Kings in scoring on the young season, they each have two goals and one assist.

NEAT TREATS

Kirklan Lycar is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 1A).

David Brumm is on a 2 game point streak (2G, 1A).

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Winkler 2-1-0: After trading road wins with the Steinbach Pistons at the start of the season the Winkler Flyers snagged a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Blues on Tuesday to get above .500. As mentioned above, the Flyers have the potential to be one of the higher scoring teams this year. With the return of league MVP Tristan Keck, former Dauphin King Cam Whyte and a very solid supporting cast, the Flyers should be well over 200 goals for as a team this season. It’s been a good start to the year for Winkler’s Power Play. They’re second in the league on the man advantage at 33.33%. The Flyers’ Penalty Kill meanwhile has been battling, it’s at 72.73% which is tied for ninth in the MJHL. Through three games forward Scott Gall and D-man Zak Hicks are top of the Flyers with five points, each has three goals and two assists. Parkland hockey fans will be keeping an eye on D-man Tyler Jubenvill who signed with Winkler in the Summer. The 15 year old and former Parkland Ranger is still looking for his first point in the MJHL, he had two assists in the pre season. Jubenvill turns 16 at the end of November.

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