DAUPHIN, MB - The Dauphin Kings are very happy to announce they've added two 16 year old forwards to their team for the 2021-22 hockey season!
Sean Williams and Brayden Stevenson were both very close to cracking the Kings' roster in 2020 and have now signed a letter of intent for the fall.
Both players were draft picks of the Kings in the 2019 MJHL Draft. Stevenson was selected in the 2nd round (19th overall) while Williams was taken in the 5th round (49th overall).
Williams comes to the Kings from Winnipeg where he played for the Rink Hockey Academy in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL). Before the break in the schedule this season he notched an impressive six goals and three assists in just four games for RHA.
Williams, who is 6'2 and 175 pounds, says he's driven by offence.
"I'm a skilled guy and I like to use my speed to my advantage and make plays. I also think I have a pretty strong hockey IQ."
The Winnipegger says he's spent time on his outdoor rink, skating daily and also working out in his home gym since the November pause. Williams and his team had a great start to the season.
"Ya we started off really well and I couldn't have got those points without my great teammates, it's too bad things were shut down cause we were playing well" Williams added.
Meanwhile, Brayden Stevenson also comes to the Kings from the Rink Hockey Academy. In his four games he put up a goal and an assist before things were frozen.
Stevenson is also product of Winnipeg. He says he's looking forward to getting a chance to play in Dauphin.
"I think of myself as a 200 foot player. I like to get in the dirty areas, play aggressive, throw my body around and set up my teammates. I like to encourage my teammates and get them going too!"
Standing at 5'10 and 185 pounds Stevenson adds things have been quiet the last few months, but he's staying active and going to the outdoor rink as much as he can. He says he's looking forward to starting his junior hockey journey.
"In a couple years from now I'm hoping to get a scholarship, maybe go down to the states and see how that goes." Stevenson added he'd still like to complete the 2020-21 season with RHA, noting he thinks the group could do some damage in the post season.
The Kings would like to welcome Brayden, Sean and their families to the City of Sunshine! Stay tuned for more Kings player announcements in the coming days!