When you visit Credit Union Place, you can look up to the rafters and you will notice a banner that reads ’21 straight wins’. The Dauphin Kings achieved that 10 years ago.
From January 15, 2013, to March 8, 2013, the team won 21 straight games, one of which was in the playoffs against Waywayseecappo. Jesse Danny Sinatynski was on that team and he finished the year with 93 regular season points and he added another 16 in 15 playoff games.
The team’s goal to raise the Turnbull Trophy came up just short; however, they lost in six games against Steinbach in the league final. It may have been nearly a decade ago but it’s still something that Jesse thinks about.
“I still talk to my buddies and coaches about that series,” said Sinatynski. “It still bugs us to this day, that’s for sure. We were so close.”
Jesse doesn’t play competitively anymore, instead, he’s the father to Sophie and Maxim Sinatynski. So instead of lacing up the skates, Jesse has been loud and proud in the crowd cheering on the home team as they look to capture a league title.
“It’s been great to see a lot of fans during this playoff run,” said Sinatynski. “It’s a great experience for everyone, including my kids.”
The former King all-star is very impressed by this year’s team and he’s looking forward to game seven on Wednesday, he’ll be listening on 730CKDM.
During his time as a King, Jesse scored 117 times across 159 games and he added 92 assists. In the 2011-12 season, he was named to the league’s first all-star team, his 59 goals were the most in the league and his 90 points were also the most. The following year, Jesse’s 43 goals were the most in the MJHL and his 93 points were also on top of the list.
The saying is ‘Once a King, Always a King’ and Jesse is right behind his former team cheering them on.