DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings are pleased to announce Jayden Jubenvill and Hayden Lacquette are the latest players to sign a Letter of Intent for 2021-22!
Both come to the Kings from the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League's Parkland Rangers. Jubenvill is currently the Captain of the club.
The Gilbert Plains product had three goals and six assists through seven games when things were put on pause late in 2020. In two seasons before this year Jubenvill had 16 goals and 29 assists in 88 outings.
The 6'0, 176 pound D-man says he's excited for the fall.
"It's always been a dream of mine to play with the Kings and move up a level in my hockey career. So hopefully I can show off my talent and crack the roster this upcoming season" he says.
"Since the pandemic started I've been like most guys, just trying to stay active and on the ice" Jubenvill added.
Jubenvill was originally selected by the Kings 26th overall in the 3rd round of the 2018 MJHL Draft. He says it'll be a good fit with the familiarity considering he's played a lot of his hockey at Credit Union Place.
Meanwhile, Hayden Lacquette had four goals and five assists in seven games when the season was placed on pause. Over the last two seasons he fired 19 goals and 22 assists from the back end in 93 affairs.
"It's my home town and I'm excited to play for the Kings. I'm looking to move my hockey career forward and maybe get a scholarship sometime down the road" he says. "I've been on the river in Vermillion Park lots since the pause of the season back in November."
Lacquette says he models his game after D-man Brady Keeper. Keeper of course is currently on the Florida Panthers' taxi squad this NHL season.
The 5'10, 165 pound Lacquette was an Auto-Protect of the Dauphin Kings ahead of the 2018 MJHL Draft. He's also a cousin of Mallard's Brigette Lacquette, who was recently invited to Team Canada's Women's Camp for the World Hockey Championship. Hayden says he's learned a few things from his cousin along the way, noting she has given him some pointers on the defensive side of the puck.
Both Lacquette and Jubenvill are hoping they can return to action with Parkland this season as the Rangers currently sit atop the Manitoba U18 AAA Hockey League with a record of 6-1-0.
The Kings would like to welcome Jayden, Hayden and their families to Dauphin! Stay tuned for more Kings player announcements in the coming days!