The Dauphin Kings have committed two players for the upcoming season.
The first is defencemen Kadin Ilott (2001). He played the past season with the Kenora Thistles and he had 25 points. He had just 14 in the 2017-2018 season, also with Kenora.
He's 5'9 and 155 lbs.
"He was the quarterback on the power play for their team. He's very skilled, skates very well and he had a couple of very good camps in BC," said Head Coach and GM Doug Hedley. "After talking to his parents, they feel our program is what they're looking forward to. We're really looking forward to him coming in here and being one of our top players on the back end."
The second committed player is Bryson McDonald. He also played the past two seasons with the Kenora Thistles. He had 10 points in 80 total games. Bryson is 5'11 and he weighs in at 190 lbs.
"He's a big kid that plays physical. We need a little bit of weight on the back end and up front," said Hedley. "He's a good team kid and we're looking forward to him being a part of the team."
The off-season is well underway for the organization and Hedley has been a busy man.
"We've been out talking to kids. I've been from Regina to Kenora to Winnipeg and a few other places," commented Hedley. "Things are looking positive. With a good group of returnees and some much needed size and speed, we should be in a very good spot."
Dauphin also made a couple of deadline deals last season. They sent Wayde Johannesson to Selkirk and George King to the Melfort Mustangs. Both of those trades will benefit the Kings' moving forward.
"We have a player coming back to us from Selkirk, but we can't announce that until June 1 when roster changes happen," added Hedley. "We also have a good idea who will be coming from Melfort in exchange for George."
Don't forget about the Dauphin Kings Par 3 Extravaganza. It goes down on June 8 at the Dauphin Lake Golf Club.