On Wednesday night, Alex Senf showed up in a big way as the Dauphin Kings snapped their four-game losing streak with a 6-5 shootout win against the Portage Terriers.
The 19-year-old from Valley City scored twice in the team’s win to raise his total to 10 goals on the season. A player that always gives his all when he’s on the ice, Senf played a big part in the team’s win. It was Dauphin’s 15th win of the campaign and with that win, they are just four points back of Swan Valley for first place in the MGEU West Division.
“It felt really good to get that win,” said Senf. “It was nice to contribute to that and hopefully, we can keep it going into this weekend.”
This season is Alex’s first playing in Canada after playing his entire career south of the border in the United States. He played eight games last year with the Bismarck Bobcats. Coming to Dauphin with an open mind, Senf says his experience in Dauphin so far has been incredible and he wouldn’t change it for anything.
“It’s been absolutely amazing, the guys have been great,” offered Senf. “The adjustment has been flawless, I’m thrilled to be here.”
On top of his success on Wednesday, Alex has been a regular contributor to his new team. As mentioned above, Senf has scored 10 times this season and that’s paired with nine assists and his 19 points are the fourth-most on the team. He’s just four points back of Mathew Gough for the team lead.
“For me, it’s all about the team winning games,” offered Senf. “I’ll do whatever I can to help us win, that’s what it comes down to at the end of the day. I’m never satisfied with my play, I feel that I can always be better.”
Dauphin will return to the ice for practice on Thursday ahead of their game on Friday in Winnipeg against the Freeze. Then Dauphin returns home for two critical West Division games against the Swan Valley Stampeders before ending their pre-Christmas schedule on December 17 on home ice against Waywayseecappo.
Being just four points back of the Stampeders, Senf and the rest of the club know what is at stake and they’re enjoying the process of battling for a top spot.
“We don’t take practice lightly and right now, the morale is pretty solid in the room, especially after that win on Wednesday,” said Senf. “It’s always fun to win and our goal is to continue doing that.”
Get to know Senf:
What is your favourite hockey memory? In my sophomore year in high school, we won the state semifinal and I ended up scoring the game-winner, it was pretty special
What’s your favourite TV show? Prison Break
If you could eat any food 24/7, what would it be? Fettucini chicken alfredo, that’s my go-to
Of your teammates this year, who would you most want to go on a 2-on-1 with? Forward wise it would be Jayden Harris, we have built some pretty good chemistry together. If it was a player on the back end, I would say Owen Wareham
If you could sit down and have a meal with any professional athlete or celebrity, who would it be? I would say, Auston Matthews, I think that would be really cool and I’m a Maple Leafs fan
What’s your favourite movie? I love the Rocky Series and I’m also a big fan of Inception