First, it was Carter Sawchuk, and now the Dauphin Kings have added yet another star player, as Mitchell Joss has committed to the program.
The Kings drafted Joss in the third round-25th overall in the 2016 MJHL Draft, and since that, he's continued his very good play in Midget AAA.
As a part of the Winnipeg Wild last season, he had 65 points in 48 regular season games and added eight goals and three helpers in the playoffs as the Wild went on to win the League Championship.
He didn't stop there, as he added six more points in four games at the Telus Cup Midget West Regional, where the Wild lost in the final against the eventual Telus Cup Winner Notre Dame Hounds.
"Mitch is a guy who comes from a good program with the Wild in Winnipeg," said Doug Hedley, HC/GM for the Kings. "He's an energy guy, and his work ethic is through the roof. He's a player that wants to be here, and I think there's nothing but top end things coming for him."
"We're going to obviously try and fit him in a role where he can play here right away," he added. "The fact that he wants to be here, is a great thing for our organization."
One of the things Hedley continues to do is lock down players he wants in the organization, and Mitch is another guy Hedley really wanted to commit.
"He was definitely a guy we wanted," said Hedley. "He stayed a little bit of the exhibition season last year. I'm really looking forward to working with the kid. He's got a great attitude, wants to learn, is very coachable and he's a guy you can really fit in your program."
Stay tuned for some exciting Kings news in the near future, including the 2018 MJHL Draft on June 3rd.