Doug Hedley will continue to lead the Dauphin Kings as the team's head coach and general manager for a couple more years.

While the MJHL season remains on pause, the organization has announced the extension of Hedley's contract through the 2022-23 season. 

"Any time you get into a position like this you want to be able to get an opportunity to build something and I think we're moving in the right direction," said Hedley. "Last year with the playoffs being shortened it was tough and this season has been kind of an up and down year."

Not including this year Hedley has a regular-season record of 60-49-6-5 since returning to coach the club in 2018. Scott McCallum, Director of Hockey Operations for the team says it's a great feeling to have this deal completed.

"We can't signify enough how important Doug is to our team. We hired him at a crucial time for the organization," offered McCallum. "Doug's come in and done a tremendous job of changing the culture, changing the wins and losses and recruiting some very good hockey players to come here and play in our community."

When the season was put on pause in early November, Dauphin was 3-3 while most other teams in the league had played more games.