The Dauphin Kings made some huge additions to their future in a blockbuster trade on Saturday night.
The Kings sent newly acquired forward Jake Dudar (96) and futures to the Selkirk Steelers for forwards Brad Goethals (98) and Ian Briscoe (99) and defenceman Kayle Tosh (98).
Dudar’s rights came to the Kings from the Virden Oil Capitals for Drake Bodie and Kyle Bird.
“After acquiring Dudar, he made it clear that he told Virden he was wanting to go closer to Winnipeg and would only report to one of the city area teams.” stated Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “It was a surprise. There was dirty pool there. We will put that into the memory bank.”
The Kings were forced to find a trade for Dudar and they couldn’t be happier with the return.
Brad Goethals (98) currently leads the Manitoba AAA Midget League in scoring with 37 points including 24 goals in 20 games so far this season with the Eastman Selects. The dynamic forward also has three goals in one game played with the Steelers.
Kayle Tosh (98), another Eastman Select, is a puck moving defenceman that is a power play catalyst and plays with an edge. Currently Tosh has 17 points including three goals in 20 games from the Selects blueline.
Both Goethals and Tosh have an Eastman Select connection with current Kings Kirklan Lycar, Landon Plett, Kelby Picard and Thomas Lenchyshyn.
Ian Briscoe (99) is a highly skilled forward currently playing with the Winnipeg Wild in the MBAAAHL were he is a teamamte with current Kings prospects Brendan Arnold and Matt Radomsky. Briscoe was also a member of Team Manitoba at the 2014-15 Canada Winter Games. Briscoe currently sits second in Wild scoring with 16 points including seven goals in 18 games.
“We added three great players to our organization.” stated Murray. “The future was bright before adding these young men. We feel we have an elite group moving forward.”
Although the Kings added prospects, Murray was quick to say that the focus is still on this year.
“This doesn’t mean we’re throwing in the towel this year at all.” said Murray. “We want to continue to get better and add pieces that will help us now as well. We owe that to the twenty year olds in our dressing room.”
The Dauphin Kings would like to welcome Brad, Kayle and Ian and their families to the organization!