The Kings have committed to players 1996 Forward Zac Boyle and 1996 defenceman Brandon Young. Kings also added 1995 forward Ramano Morrison from Whitecourt wolverines for future considerations.
Zac Boyle hails from Wichita, Kansas and was born in Montreal, Quebec.. The 6.02, 190 lb forward spent last season in Florida playing in the USPHL Elite League with the Florida Eels. In 40 games last season as an 18 year old, Boyle put up 32 points including 13 goals. He went on to add another two goals in three playoff games.
“Zac has a good frame and moves well for his size.” said Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry. “He had very good numbers last season down south and his game should translate well to the MJHL. Zac will add size and some offensive punch to our forward group, areas we felt needed some help.”
Brandon Young hails from Twin Lakes, MI. Young is a 6.04, 190 lb defenceman that spent last season with the Reeths-Puffer Varsity team in Michigan Highschool Leage. In 27 games last season, Young had an impressive 48 points including 18 goals, in 27 games leading the team in scoring. The senior defenceman and team captain became the first player in Reeth-Puffer Rocket history to earn Dream Team Honours as selected by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches Association. Young was also named the Muskegon Chronicle’s MLive Player of the Year for Hockey. The big defenceman was heavily recruited this offseason but in the end chose to come to the city of sunshine.
“We were very excited to recruit Brandon to Dauphin.” said Kings Head Coach/GM Marlin Murray. “He’s got great size for a defenceman without losing mobility. He’s a good skater, smart with the puck and has a good shot from the point. Once he feels comfortable in our league, Brandon has the ability to play a lot of minutes in key situations. He played nearly 40 minutes a night for his high school team last season.”
Romano Morrison was acquired in a trade from the Whitecourt Wolverines in the AJHL for future considerations. The 6.01 ft 190 lb winger had 23 points including 10 goals in 55 games as a nineteen year old for the Wolverines last season. The veteran forward brings a ton of experience to the Kings having played 114 games in the AJHL with Whitecourt and Calgary. The Kings will look for the Edmonton product to make an immediate impact on their line up.
“Romano is a very competitive player, and he hates to lose.” said Berry. “He has a great work ethic. He blocks shots and likes to finish checks. He can be a terror for opposing defencemen on the forecheck. Romano is a high energy type of player that will add a veteran presence and leadership to our hockey club. We’re looking for Romano to play top line minutes this season due to his size and skill set.”
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