It was an exciting start to the week for the Dauphin Kings when Keaton Ziprick signed his Letter of Intent to join the team for the 2021-22 season. And the week of excitement for the organization has continued as Hayden Lacquette and Jayden Jubenvill have also signed their Letter of Intent for next season.
That means three current Parkland Rangers have signed their letters in the past few days as the entire province remains in pause mode when it comes to hockey activities. Doug Hedley commented on the commitment of both Lacqette and Jubenvill.
"Any time you can get that kind of a push with that kind of talent from underneath in your system, it's a great time for the organization," he said. "These two players will contribute a lot to where we're heading in the coming years."
Jubenvill is the captain of this year's Rangers team and he was off to a great start prior to the pause -- with his nine points -- three of which were goals in seven games. In 88 games prior to this year with the team, Jubenvill tallied 16 goals and 29 assists. He was originally selected by the Kings 26th overall in the 3rd round of the 2018 MJHL Draft. He says it'll be a good fit with the familiarity considering he's played a lot of his hockey at Credit Union Place.
Hedley talked about what Jayden will bring to the team.
"He sees the ice very well and he's always competing," said Jubenvill. "He has talent, he skates well, and he's very versatile. He's someone we want in our organization and he will be very good for us."
Lacquette had four goals and five assists prior to the pause and he scored 19 goals while adding 22 assists in 93 contests prior to this season with Parkland. The Dauphinite says he models his game after Brady Keeper who is on the Florida Panthers taxi squad this season.
Hedley says Lacquette never stops working and that he will be a great addition to the team.
"He has a very good skill set and he makes some great plays," ended Hedley. "He has that patience that you can't teach."
More exciting news from the team is expected in the coming days.