DAUPHIN, MB – The Dauphin Kings are proud to announce their first four signings of the off season. The MJHL club has inked forwards Cole Booth (1998) and Logan Nelson (1997), defenceman Austin Douglas (1996) and goaltender Tanner Douglas (1998).
In other recent news the Dauphin Kings have made a couple trades.
The first saw the club send 20 year old forward Steven Sisco to the South Shore Lumberjacks (MHL) for future considerations.
The second deal had Dauphin moving 19 year old defenseman Thomas Lenchyshyn to the Portage Terriers for future considerations.
Finally, the Kings have moved 20 year old forward Landon Plett to the Steinbach Pistons for future considerations.
The Kings would like to thank all three players for their hard work with the club during their time in Dauphin and wish them the best down the road.
Stay tuned for more key signings in the coming days!
Austin Douglas brings a great amount of size and strength (6’6, 205lbs) to the back end for the Kings. Last year he played 17 games for the Selkirk Steelers, notching one goal, two assists and 87 penalty minutes. He also snagged a goal and two assists in six post season contests.
“Austin will add size to our back end and a strong presence. He provides a wealth of experience and we really like the way he carries himself on and off the ice” says Kings Head Coach and General Manager Marc Berry.
Austin’s brother Tanner Douglas is another big body which stands between the pipes (6’2, 180lbs). The Winnipeg goaltender spent last season winning the Saskatchewan AAA Midget Hockey League championship with the Notre Dame Hounds. In their playoff run Douglas had a 6-1 record with a .939 save percentage and a 1.98 goals against average.
“Tanner is a very good technical goaltender who really came on late in the season last year. He was a key piece for his team when it came to advancing to the Midget West Regional for the Telus Cup in April” says Berry.
Finally, forward Cole Booth joins the Dauphin Kings after ending last season with the Wenatchee Wolves 18U club (NAPHL 18U). The Delta, BC native scored two goals in 22 contests, he stands at 6’2 and 225lbs. Earlier in the year Booth picked up a solid 39 points (23G, 16A) in 38 games with the Northern Pacific Hockey League’s Wenatchee Wolves.
“Booth is another player with size and has the ability to finish. We’re looking for him to come in and contribute immediately.” – Marc Berry
Logan Nelson rejoins the Kings after a stint with the Alexandria Blizzard in the NA3HL. Nelson had 29 points (12G, 17A) in 37 contests. The St.Michael, Minnesota product stands at 6’2, 190lbs.
“Logan is a skilled forward with an excellent release. He’s familiar with our organization and we expect him to step in and provide some offense for us.” – Marc Berry
Berry notes all four additions add excellent size and strength to the Kings for the upcoming season. All four players are no smaller than 6’2.