Malchuk leads on and off the ice

Kings fans got a small sample size of what Parker Malchuk could do last season when he played six games with the club before the season was cancelled.

This year, the 20-year-old from Birtle is back for his final junior season and the former Yellowhead Chief is putting together a great senior season with six goals and 27 assists.

“I’m definitely happy with what I’ve done this season,” said Malchuk. “More importantly; however, I’m very pleased with what the team has been able to do.”

Coming off a tough loss against OCN, the club is putting that game behind them as they prepare for a huge home and home with the Waywayseecappo Wolverines. The top two teams in the West Division will play twice this weekend, first in Wayway on Friday. Dauphin is 3-1 against the Wolverines entering the game.

“We have to treat every game like a playoff game,” offered Malchuk. “Everyone has to bring their A-game this weekend, Wayway has some solid scoring and good goaltending. We’re confident with our abilities and we’re looking forward to the weekend.”

Parker is enjoying every second being a King and he was given the opportunity to be the team’s captain this season. The team’s alternate captains are Cordell Coleman, Kaden Bryant and Colby Jaquet. This season is Parker’s first season of his junior career as a part of the leadership group

“It’s a huge honour, I was so excited when I found out that I was going to be the team’s captain,” said Malchuk. “It means a ton to me, this is a great organization.”

Parker also says this is one of the closest teams he has ever been on, everyone on the team treats each other with respect and they all trust each other.

Friday’s game in Waywayseecappo can be seen on HockeyTV or you can listen to the game on 730CKDM with Darnell Duff.

Get to know Parker:

What are some of your hobbies?

I love golfing, hunting and fishing. Really anything outdoors, I love being outside

Favourite arena to play in the MJHL and least favourite?

Virden or Wayway is close to home so I love that, the worst rink is either OCN or Swan Valley

Have you put any thought into what your future may look like?

Well, I want to play hockey at the next level. As far as a career other than hockey, I want to take Agri-Business in school

Any places that you would want to travel to?

Anywhere hot, I would love to head to Mexico

Ahead of Friday, you can also hear Parker’s chat with Darnell during the power play show on Friday afternoon at 4:05 p.m.