DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings have added Manitoba goaltender Trent Miner (01) to their active roster going forward.
Miner, a draft pick of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche, joins the Kings from the WHL's Vancouver Giants. Last season he put up a 2.76 goals against average and a .901 save percentage in 28 games with the Giants. He went 14-11-3 in that stretch.
If the name sounds familiar that's because Miner played his U18 AAA hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings. In his last season with the U18 club the Brandon product had a 1.64 GAA and a .941 SV%.
"We spoke with Dan Avril, our Goaltending Coach from a couple years ago, Trent is his step son and he figured it would be a good chance for Trent to come in and get some game action" said Kings Head Coach & GM Doug Hedley.
"Obviously we think that with his experience in big games, being drafted by the Colorado Avalanche along with his presence here in our practices and during games will help our current goalies. They can learn from him and it's a good fit for us right now until the Christmas break. Trent Miner is a good kid, works hard and hopefully some of his great habits rub off on our guys" Hedley added.