The Dauphin Kings are proud to announce All-star forward Brent Wold has committed to Utica College.
Wold, 20 was acquired by the Kings along with Dylan Butler in a trade with the Portage Terriers in mid November. At the time the Kings record was 9-11-1. After the trade, the Kings went 31-6-2 and took top spot in the SherWood Division.
Wold’s impact with the Kings was immediate. And even though he suffered a possible season ending injury in December, Wold still managed to play 21 games notching 10 goals and 13 assists for 23 points.
A great leader on and off the ice, the Lac Du Bonnet product was at his best from the play-offs on. In the MJHL playoffs Wold had 5 goals and 7 assists for 12 points in 13 games. At the Western Canada Cup, Wold had 6 goals and 5 assists in 6 games. He would take home WCC MVP and Tournament All-Star honours. At the RBC Cup in Vernon, Wold would again shine. Scoring 3 times and assisting twice in the King’s 5 games. King’s fans will always remember Wold scoring the OT goal at the WCC to beat the Winnipeg Blues, then again in OT against the Carleton Place Canadians at the RBC Cup.
“Brent’s a very good player and a quality kid.” said Kings HC/GM Marlin Murray. “He competes at a high level. He makes everyone around him better. When the game’s on the line he wants on the ice and wants the puck.”
Next season Wold will lace up his skates with the Utica College Pioneers. The Pioneers play in the ECAC, NCAA Div III.
“We are very excited to have Brent joining the Utica college hockey family. Obviously we were impressed with his talent but we are more attracted to his character an leadership qualities. We look forward to having Brent bring his winning ways to the city of Utica. “ stated Gary Heenan, Head Coach of the Utica Pioneers.
“I had a great year in Dauphin and wouldn’t want to spend my last year in Junior any other way and very excited to move on to my next step of my career in Utica.” - Brent Wold.
The Dauphin Kings would like to thank Brent for his time in Dauphin and wish him continued success as he moves on to Utica College.
Stay tuned for more announcements coming soon!