Dauphin forward signs with hometown club

Kyan Grouette signed his letter of intent to join the Dauphin Kings last week and this week, another member of the Parkland U18 Rangers has done the same.

Dauphin’s own Carter Zalischuk has signed his letter of intent after a solid campaign with Parkland.

“It’s a great feeling, I’ve been watching the Kings for a long time now,” said Zalischuk. “It’s a great feeling to be a part of this organization.”

Zalischuk added nearly a point-per-game in the regular season with the Rangers this past season, scoring 16 times and adding 25 assists in 44 games. In the playoffs, Carter scored twice and chalked up four assists.

Known as a tireless worker that will do whatever it takes to help the team win, Doug Hedley is pleased to announce Carter’s commitment.

“We’re excited to bring Carter into our program,” offered Hedley. “His commitment to getting better on and off the ice is excellent. He will bring a high level of energy and speed to our organization and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Just like Grouette was taken by the Everett Silvertips in the WHL Bantam Draft, Zalischuk was also chosen in that draft, he was selected 172nd overall by Spokane and he took part in their camp before reporting to the Rangers.