The Dauphin Kings will hold their Spring Camp this weekend at Credit Union Place. Ahead of that, the organization has committed two players moving forward.
The first is Matthew Boonstra (2001). He's no stranger to the Kings organization as he suited up in two playoff games and he also scored his first career MJHL goal against Swan Valley. Before playing for Dauphin, Boonstra suited up for the Eastman Selects Midgets for the past few seasons.
He put up 63 points in 46 regular season games this past season. He also added four more points in four playoff games.
"It feels good to commit to the Kings. Playing for the team in the playoffs gave me a good opportunity to see what the organization was about," said Boonstra. "I really enjoyed it. I'm really looking forward to spending the next few years in Dauphin with the team."
"He can play up front and on the back end so he's a very versatile player," said Doug Hedley, Head Coach & GM. "He has outstanding speed and has a very good skill set. We'll put him up front on the left side next season. He has to get better but he has a natural skill set right now."
The second player to commit is Matthias Smith. He played in the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (Jr.B) last year with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings and he was an AP player for the BCHL's Powell River Kings.
The 17-year-old had a 4.91 goals against average and a .887 save percentage.
"We've had two or three scouts looking at him and they all feel that he's very capable of being of a backup goalie at the Jr. A level," said Hedley. "He seems like a great kid and he really wants to get better. The coaches that we've talked to believe he has a ton of potential."
Dauphin's Spring Camp kicks off on Friday afternoon.