After a preseason game on Monday followed by three practices on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, the Dauphin Kings stayed competitive on Friday, but in a different fashion.
They had the chance to show off their skills on the links as the team had a group outing at the Gilbert Plains Country Club. Teams were split into groups of four and the format was a nine-hole scramble on a gorgeous day here in the Parkland.
"It was great to get the guys away from the rink for a day," said Chad Facey, assistant coach. "They've been going hard here through training camp so to come out here and get a round in at the Gilbert Plains Country Club and have some fun, it was a great opportunity."
Playing in ideal conditions, the team of Parker Malchuk, Kaden Bryant, Ben Hackl, and Ian Lee caught fire as they went 4-under par to win amongst the players. Their day was highlighted with an eagle on #6 after a gorgeous approach shot from Malchuk. His second shot landed just inches away from the hole.
Overall, the team of Facey, Christian Laughland, and Darnell Duff got the job done as they fired a nine-hole score of 29 (6-under).
"There were a lot of good scores out there, apparently many of these guys are multi-sport athletes, it was great to see," ended Facey.
The Kings will return to the ice on Saturday morning as they prepare for their second exhibition game on Sunday against the Neepawa Natives. Darnell Duff will have the broadcast beginning with the Parkland Source for Sports pregame show at 7:15 p.m.