The Dauphin Kings
are a Canadian Junior "A" ice hockey
team from Dauphin
. They are members of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League
(MJHL), a part of the Canadian Junior A Hockey League
(CJAHL) and Hockey Canada
. The Kings were established in 1967 and now play at the Credit Union Place
which opened in the fall 2005 with a capacity of 2,500.
The Dauphin Kings have won the Turnbull Cup as MJHL champions six times in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1983, 1993, and 2010.
In the fall of 1967 Dauphin, along with the Selkirk Steelers
, Portage Terriers
and Fort Garry Frontiersmen, started the Central Manitoba Junior Hockey League.
After years of trying to secure an MJHL franchise Dauphin finally got its wish when the CMJHL and the MJHL merged for the 68–69 season. The Kings opened the season with nine straight wins and remained undefeated for twelve games. All season long the Kings' battled with the Selkirk Steelers
for first overall which came to a showdown on the very last night of the season at a head to head match in Dauphin. The Kings "blanked" them 4–0. The Kings were led by goaltender Ron Low
loaned by the Winnipeg Jets
of the Western Canada Hockey League
. Bob Neufeld
anchored the defense with Johnny Roy who gave the Kings an offensive flare from the blueline, Ron Boyes, Farley Hemmings and Wayne Pockett. The first line of “Captain” Dennis Schick, Jim Cahoon and Bob Leguilloux would combine to score 93... Read More