DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings announced Friday morning that they've added former NCAA Division I goaltender Jayson Argue to their staff as the club's new Goaltending Coach and former Manitoba AAA Midget Coach Brad Dupasquier as Video & Assistant Coach.
Argue, who lives in Dauphin, has very solid resume. After finishing his midget AAA hockey career with the Parkland Rangers Argue went on to play with the Swan Valley Stampeders and Nanaimo Clippers (BCHL) before making the jump to Bentley University (NCAA DIV I) for four seasons.
"I'm really excited to join the Kings. I've talked to Doug lots over the last couple of weeks and understand the direction they want to go in. I've seen the acquisitions they've made recently and it's been nothing but positive news. Dauphin back when I played was a pretty impressive organization and that's what I'm excited for, being around that every day. I hope I can get us back to the days when Dauphin was a perennial powerhouse in the MJHL" says Argue.
"Very happy to have Jayson on board especially considering he lives in town and can be on the ice multiple times during the week. He's played NCAA and it's a place where our guys want to get to, so the experience there is a great thing" says Kings Head Coach & GM Doug Hedley.
"We're and very thankful for the time that Dan Averill put in for us. He was tremendous support for our goaltenders last year, it was just more the proximity and travel. Dan will stay with us as a scout" Hedley added.
Brad Dupasquier knows the area well after coaching with the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League's Parkland Rangers for a number of years. He spent last year as an Assistant Coach with the Central Plains Capitals.
"It's an honour and a privileged to be associated with the Kings. I know that they're taking great steps moving forward with not only Doug but the entire staff in place. It's a group of great people and they all have a common goal. I'm really excited about the fact that I'll be operating a software program for video that 26 of 31 NHL teams use" says Dupasquier.
Dupasquier worked with Doug Hedley for a number of years when the two were a part of the Parkland Rangers.
"Familiarity is good and I just know that everything is directed in a positive direction when it comes to the development of players. That's really what it's all about and I'm very fortunate to be apart of it" added Dupasquier.
The Kings open the regular season on Friday September 20th in Swan River. The Dauphin Clinic Pharmacy Home Opener happens the next night at Credit Union Place.
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