Last week, the Dauphin Kings announced that hometown boy Madden Murray had committed to the organization for the 2023-24 season.
Now two days removed from a solid overtime win against the Winkler Flyers, the Kings are pleased to announce the committment of Skylar Ramsay. From Brandon, Ramsay is in his third season with the U18 Wheat Kings.
He was originally drafted 60th overall by Dauphin in the 2020 Draft.
“It’s very exciting, it’s a great organization to join,” said Ramsay. “I have been thinking about this and looking forward to it for a long time, so I’m super excited and happy.”
Doug Hedley had this to say when asked about Skylar committing to the program.
“We are very excited to have Skylar join the organization,” offered Hedley. “He is a power forward with size and speed.”
The Wheat Kings are tied for first place in the Manitoba AAA U18 Hockey League with a record of 14-1. Their 28 points are matched by the Winnipeg Bruins; however, Brandon does have two games in hand. The Wheat Kings have scored 77 times and have allowed the fewest goals in the league with 32.
They won their first 14 games of the season before losing to the Bruins over the weekend.
“Things are going pretty well here,” said Ramsay. “It was great for us to get off to such a hot start. We didn’t play our best against Winnipeg but that’s going to happen, they’re also a very good team.”
Skylar scored 10 times in the regular season last year and he added 11 assists before scoring twice in the playoffs. In 15 games this season, the recent commit has scored twice while adding six assists. While he is somewhat pleased with his performance, Ramsay knows he has more in the tank.
“I’ve been alright this season but I believe I have more so producing more is something I am certainly working towards,” offered Ramsay.
When asked what he likes about Ramsay’s game, size is a big factor says, Hedley.
“We are looking forward to Skylar wearing our crest and us assisting in his development.”