DAUPHIN, MB – The Dauphin Kings have added some high end young talent to their roster as the 2016-17 MJHL campaign draws closer.
Joining the Kings is 17 year old defenceman Darren Gisti and 16 year old forwards Grady Hobbs and Kyle Oleksiuk.
“Make no mistake about it, these three young players came into camp and earned their spots on our roster. They’ve shown that they can play at a high level against Junior A competition” says Kings Head Coach and GM Marc Berry.
A product of Winnipeg, the 5’8 Darren Gisti spent last season with the Winnipeg Hawks city midget team where he put up 18 goals and 17 assists for 35 points in just 30 contests.
“Darren Gisti is a highly skilled offensive minded defenseman that is always looking to be involved. He excels at offensive zone entries and has a pro quality shot” says Kings Head Coach and GM Marc Berry.
Standing at 5’8 the Deloraine forward has good speed and size. Hobbs spent last season with the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League’s Southwest Cougars where he had 10 goals and 12 assists in 39 contests.
“Hobbs has displayed the speed strength and maturity of players two and three years older than him. He competes at a very high level and never takes a shift off” says Berry.
With a great Ukrainian last name for a town like Dauphin, Kyle Oleksiuk comes to the Kings from the Winnipeg Hawks city midget team. The 5’5 forward from Winnipeg notched 38 points (21G, 17A) in 32 games with the Hawks last season.
“Kyle is another highly skilled and very creative player. He has the ability to make those around him better. He adds a level of talent and intelligence that will make an immediate impact on our hockey club” notes Berry.