Just one week removed from hosting their prospects camp, the Dauphin Kings are one day away from main camp at Credit Union Place.
Beginning with check-in on Friday morning at 10, Team Low hits the ice for the first team practice at 1:00 p.m. Seven goalies will be at camp, including Matthias Smith who has been with the team the past two years. During his time with Dauphin, Smith has won 17 games, three of which came in last year’s shortened season.
Also returning from last year’s team are Parker Malchuk, Jayden Harris, Ben Hackl, Colby Jaquet, Cordell Coleman, Braedon Lacomy, Owen Wareham, Aiden Brook, and Kaden Bryant.
The Parkland will also be well represented as Garrett Hrechka returns to camp following a four-game season last year. The Dauphinite is a former all-star with the Parkland U18 Rangers. He will be joined by Hayden Lacquette, Cole Delamare, Rylan Gibbs, Madden Murray, Marco Bodnarski, all of whom are from Dauphin.
Roblin’s Aiden Brook and Skyler Carriere will also be at camp while Jayden Jubenvill of Gilbert Plains will look to make the jump up after a great few years with the Rangers program. Riley Zdan of Alonsa will also compete for a spot.
All in all, upwards of 50 players will be at camp and Doug Hedley is excited to get going.
“I’m looking forward to seeing some of these guys that we’ve talked to all summer,” said Hedley. “We have some good depth on the back end to help Smitty.”
Doug also believes the team has some good young kids that they hope to mould into a solid top six.
Here is the weekend’s full schedule. All sessions are open to the public, free of charge.
Hedley went on to say that he expects a physical camp, one that will see players and goalies battle to be a part of the team’s short preseason which begins on Tuesday against Swan Valley. Dauphin will play three tuneup games ahead of their season opener on Friday, September 17 against Neepawa.
“There are some guys from last year that didn’t really get a chance, we expect the competition to be very high,” ended Hedley. “We want guys to compete and try to earn a spot here to wear the crest.”
Here is the weekend’s full schedule: