DAUPHIN, MB - It's been a great year for Kings forward Grady Hobbs and now the regular season has been capped off as the club's Alternate Captain has been named the MJHL's Most Valuable Player.
Hobbs started with the Kings in the 2016-17 season and has now been with Dauphin for four seasons. Since entering the league the Deloraine, Manitoba forward has been known as one of the hardest working players in the league.
During this season Hobbs has set career numbers in goals, assists and points. He also announced his commitment to the Rochester Institute of Technology (NCAA DIV I) earlier this season.
He is the first Dauphin King to win the Steve 'Boomer' Hawrysh Award since Guillame Naud did in 2013. Shane Luke also won the award in 2011.
In total (so far) Hobbs has played 223 games (3rd all time) with the Dauphin Kings and has 63 goals and 73 assists for 136 points.
Hobbs and the rest of his team will look to make a splash in this year's MJHL Playoffs which begin in two weeks time. For now the club has five games remaining in their season as they look to climb the MJHL Standings.
Grady Hobbs will be honoured by the MJHL at one of the Kings' upcoming home games, stay tuned for details!
via the Manitoba Junior Hockey League
Most Valuable Player – Grady Hobbs (Dauphin Kings)
Entering the league as a 16-year old in 2016-17 Hobbs is now in his fourth and most productive season as a 19-year old star for the Dauphin Kings. With strong shooting and scoring tactics and a nose for the puck Hobbs has found his touch this season currently with 55GP, 35G-34A, 69PTS. Being one of Dauphin’s most reliable players and a true all-star in the MJHL this season Hobbs recently earned a NCAA Division 1 commitment with RIT.