Riley Shamray did a lot of good things on the ice during his time with the Dauphin Kings. He's also done a lot of good things on the field for the Oak River Dodgers and now he's on top thanks to it.
The veteran of 154 games with Dauphin, Shamray helped the Dodgers win the Southwest Baseball League last night. They beat the Boissevain Centennials in the finals.
The series went the distance (five games) with Oak River winning 5-0 to win the league title.
"Absolutely it felt great. They got ahead in the series, but we just rebounded and stayed focus," said Shamray. "It was a good series and it was great to win it."
Oak River has now won two of the last three Southwest Baseball League titles.
With the off-season now upon us, Riley and the crew will enjoy their title, but they'll be back looking to win it again next summer.
"I'm sure our team is going to be pretty much the same as this year," he added. "Hopefully everyone comes back and hopefully we can make it another great season."
Riley is now Alberta bound. He's set to join the Mount Royal Cougars hockey team this season. He heads to Mount Royal on Thursday.
"I'm really looking forward to being a part of the team and taking the next step in my life," he added. "I know it's going to be a big step hockey wise, but I'm looking forward to the challenge."
"I'll give it all I can and hopefully, I can make good things happen," Shamray continued.
Riley suited up in 150 regular-season games with Dauphin and four playoff games last season. During that time, he had 92 points (23G). He also led the Kings' with 47 points last season in the regular-season and his four playoff points were second best on the team.
"I'm not really focusing on putting up a lot of points with Mount Royal," he concluded. "I'm just focusing on playing my best every time I get in the lineup and doing the little things right."
They play their first preseason game on September 10.