DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings are pleased to announce that forward Kolby Johnson has committed to York University (USports) for the 2019-20 hockey season.
Johnson, who came to the Kings earlier this season in a trade with the SJHL's La Ronge Ice Wolves, is an energy player that currently has seven goals and four assists for 11 points in 20 contests.
"Kolby's provided a different element to our dressing room since he got here. He brings energy, passion, intensity and physical play every night. When he plays simple and keeps it straight ahead he's a great hockey player and will be a benefit to the York University hockey program for sure" said Kings Head Coach and GM Doug Hedley.
"Going to York has been one of my dreams. I kind of thought for awhile it was a pipe dream because they were such a good program. So to get a shot to go play there and be in the same University as my brother is pretty awesome." said Johnson.
"It's a big weight off my shoulders because now I know where I'm going after I'm finished junior hockey. At the same I'm really excited with what's going on here moving forward to the playoffs. Next year's next year and right now I'm just going to use this as a confidence booster and help get the team some more W's" he added.
York University is located just north of Toronto. The last Kings player to play at York University was Mitch Van Teeling, the Captain of the RBC Cup semi finalist Kings in 2014.