The Dauphin Kings completed two trades today with the 2020-21 MJHL season now in the past.
The first deal saw the team send Colby Jaquet to the Lloydminster Bobcats of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. With the AJHL set to resume a developmental season early next month, Jaquet will get the chance to finish out his 19-year-old season. Jaquet will return to Dauphin next season as his trade to Lloydminster is done on a loan basis.
"We asked the 19-year-old players if they wanted to finish their season and Colby wanted to," said Doug Hedley. "We'll get him back here in time for next season."
The second deal brings the end to Vincent Nardone's time as a King. The 20-year-old was sent to the Carleton Place Canadians of the Central Canada Hockey League. This move gives Nardone a place to finish his junior hockey career.
"He's closer to home now as well," said Hedley. "It will do us some favours next year and he gets the chance to finish out his junior career so we're happy about that."
Nardone became a fan favourite in Dauphin with his speed and great hands. In six games, Vincent recorded seven assists playing on the first line alongside Grady Hobbs. Although it was a short stint in Dauphin for Nardone, Hedley says he made an impact.
"He was a great kid as well, in the room, and on the ice," ended Hedley. "He was a great teammate and we wish him the best moving forward."