Nick Braun’s friend gave him a big winter park and he’s certainly happy about that because although this is his first winter in Dauphin, he knows what is coming.
From West Vancouver, BC, this winter will be Braun’s first experience of waking up consistently and it being minus 30. But he’s okay with that because, at the end of the day, he’s getting the chance to play the game he loves with a great organization and one that is ranked 12th in Canada.
Braun is in his first year with the Kings after scoring twice and adding one assist in just five games last year with the North Vancouver Wolf Pack. And the first-year King is coming off his best weekend of the year and he’s certainly looking to build off of that.
In two games against Waywayseecappo last weekend, Braun scored three times. Two of the goals came on Friday in a 4-2 win and he also notched the game-winner. He would then score once more one day later as Dauphin rolled all over Wayway. Braun now has five goals and five assists in 13 games.
“Scoring those three goals this past weekend couldn’t have come at a better time for me,” said Braun. “I’m feeling pretty good about where my game is at right now and most importantly, I’m just happy that I was able to help the team win.”
Dauphin enters Friday’s first game of a home-and-home with the Wolverines at 11-3. That has them in first place in the MJHL’s West Division. It’ll be the third meeting of the season between the two teams.
“They’re going to come at us with everything they have,” offered Braun. “We have to be prepared and make sure we play with the same energy that they will.”
A big Star Wars fan, Braun says this year’s group has done a great job coming together as they have done various team-building events throughout the season so far.
Get to know Braun:
What are some of your hobbies? I love reading, it’s super relaxing to me.
Who are your favourite professional sports teams? Canucks for sure, they’re my hometown team and I like the Arizona Cardinals. Kyler Murray is sweet and when it comes to basketball, I like the Charlotte Hornets
What’s your favourite TV show? How I met your mother is one of my favourite shows and I’m looking forward to starting Friends soon here