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50th Anniversary Hockey Draft


With the Dauphin Kings celebrating their 50th anniversary in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League this season, thoughts turn to the past and the team’s rich history as a junior franchise.
Many great players from near and far have passed through the City of Sunshine. Some went on to a successful college career, while others made it all the way to the National Hockey League.
Who are some of the best players to wear the Kings’ crown? Well, that is where you, the fans, come in.
After much thought and debate, and, let’s be honest, agonizing turmoil and second guessing, we have come up with a list of 100 players who once played for the Dauphin Kings, 50 from the Parkland (the home team) and 50 from outside the Parkland (the away team).
Your job is to vote for 25 players - 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goalies - to form each team.
To vote, you can click here or see the ad on pages B10 and B11 and mail it in or drop it off at the Herald office.
The 25-man roster for each team will be revealed in the Nov. 14 issue of the Herald.
How did we come up with the list of 100 players? It wasn’t easy, I can tell you that.
The league was not much help as their archived stats only go back to 1998-99.
Most of the information was found on the internet, but a lot of it - and I mean a lot of it - was incomplete. As a result, some players who maybe deserve to be on this list are not there, simply because of a lack of, or incomplete, information.
So, for better or worse, here it is, the list of 100 players for you, the fans, to vote on. Remember, select 14 forwards, eight defencemen and three goalies.
Home team
(Parkland players)
Bob Buchy - 1968-69 and 1969-70. Two-time Turnbull Cup champion. Scored 113 points in 68 games.
Ken Buchy - 1971-72 and 1972-73. Turnbull Cup champion (1972). Captained the Kings in 1972-73.
Curtis Campbell - 1996-97 to 2000-01. Selected to MJHL’s Manitoba Pride team for the 2000 Viking Cup.
Mitch Carefoot - 2000-01 and 2001-02. Drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the eighth round, 237th overall in 2004 NHL entry draft.
Brad Church - 1992-93. Turnbull Cup champion as a 16-year-old. Drafted by Washington in the first round, 17th overall in the 1995 NHL entry draft.
Jim Cruise - 1971-72 and 1974-75. Turnbull Cup champion (1972). League leader in assists with 76 in 1974-75.
Ken Donaldson - 1992-93 and 1993-94. Turnbull Cup champion (1993). MJHL Rookie of the Year (1993).
Rob Doroschuk - 1983-84 to 1986-87. Led the Kings in scoring in 1985-86. Had 42 goals that year, 33 coming in the last 24 games.
Ryan Dreger - 2007-08 to 2009-10. Turnbull Cup champion in 2010. Led MJHL with 53 goals in 2010.
Brian Gilroy - 1984-88. Gritty, point per game winger. Also strong-armed his way on to this list as part owner of this newspaper.
Bryan Glasman - 1981-82 and 1982-83. Turnbull Cup and Anavet Cup champion (1983).
Blair Hopfner - 1979-80 to 1981-82. MJHL all-star and league leader in assists with 86 in 1982.
Rich Hopfner - 1975-76 to 1977-78. Turnbull Cup champion (1977).
Rene Hunter - 1977-79. From Ebb and Flow, slick puckhandler and point producer.
Brian Kostur - 1995-96. Won MJHL Hockey Ability and Sportsmansip Award. Played in MJHL all-star game. Second team all-star.
Kirby Law - 1992-93. Turnbull Cup champion as a 15-year-old (1993). Played 12 seasons as a professional.
Blair Lee - 1985-86 to 1988-89. Named a league all-star in 1989.
Ron Lemieux - 1969-70. Turnbull Cup champion. Drafted by Pittsburgh in the ninth round, 110th overall in the NHL amateur draft.
Shane Luke - 2007-08 to 2010-11. Two-time league scoring champion, RBC Cup MVP (2010) and league MVP (2011). Kings all-time leader with 214 assists.
Jeff McDill - 1972-73. After a year with the Kings, went on to the Flin Flon Bombers of the WCHL before playing five years of professional hockey, including a game with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jim Misener - 1973-74 to 1976-77. Kings all-time leading goal scorer with 205. Second all-time with 208 assists. All-time leading scorer with 413 points. MJHL MVP in 1976-77. Turnbull Cup champion (1977).
Billy Murray - 1970-71 to 1972-73. Turnbull Cup champion (1972).
Perry Nakonechny - 1980-81 to 1982-83. Turnbull Cup champion (1983). A slick passer, led the Kings with 75 assists in 1983.
Mark Odut - 1998-99 and 1999-2000. Selected to Manitoba Pride team for 2000 Viking Cup. Selected to MJHL all-star game (2000).
Richard Oswald - 1985-86 to 1987-88. Recorded two assists in one game as a 15-year-old AP in 1982-83.
Luke Stokotelny - 2005-06 to 2008-09. Selected Sher-wood Player of the Game in MJHL prospects game (2007). MJHL rookie all-star team (2007).
Lyle Stokotelny - 1975-76 to 1977-78. Won MJHL championship as a player (1977) and a coach (1993). Co-winner of Coach of the Year in 1993.
Blaine Stoughton - 1968-69. Turnbull Cup champion as a 15-year-old. Tied for the lead with 56 goals in the NHL in 1979-80 with Hartford.
T.J. Warkentin - 2001-02 to 2005-06. Recorded more than 200 points over five seasons.
Mark Zdan - 1987-88 to 1990-91. Named to league all-star team after scoring 59 goals in 1991.
Herb Andres - 1968-72. At six-feet, three-inches, Andres was a tough customer who was ahead of his time in both size and skill.
Wade Bartley - 1986-87 and 1987-88. Won MJHL Top Defenceman Award after recording 74 points. Drafted by Washington in second round of 1988 NHL draft.
Martin Dupont - 1974-75 to 1976-77. Turnbull Cup champion (1977). Recorded 101 points in 122 games.
Myles Fee - 1999-2000 to 2001-02. Second team all-star in 2002.
Mike Korney - 1970-71 to 1971-72. North Division first-team all-star in 1971. Turnbull Cup champion in 1972.
Rich Little - 1976-77 to 1978-79. Turnbull Cup champion (1977). Named MJHL Top Defenceman in 1979.
Kyle Lopez - 2003-04 to 2006-07. A durable, stay-at-home defenceman, played 240 games as a King.
Scott McCallum - 1999-2000. Played in MJHL all-star game. Drafted by Phoenix in fourth round, 96th over in the 1997 NHL entry draft.
Greg McPhee - 1972-73 to 1975-76. Led Kings defencemen in scoring two of his last three seasons.
Pat Mullin - 1988-89 to 1992-93. A five-year player. Two-time winner of MJHL Top Defenceman Award (1992 and 1993). Turnbull Cup champion (1993).
Dean Murray - 1974-75 to 1977-78. Turnbull Cup champion (1977).
Jordan Pernarowski - 2002-03 to 2005-06. First rookie all-star team (2005). Played in MJHL all-star game (2006).
David Pulock - 1984-85. Steady defenceman who played hard-nosed.
Barry Trotz - 1982-83. Turnbull Cup champion. Won Top Defenceman Award. League all-star. Anavet Cup champion.
Shane Allard - 2001-02 and 2002-03. Named Kings MVP in 2002 after he was acquired from Flin Flon mid-season.
Ray Leahul - 1973-74 and 1974-75. Had five assists in his career, as well as 80 penalty minutes.
Ron Low - 1969 and 1969-70. Two-time Turnbull Cup champion. Drafted by Toronto in the eighth round, 103rd overall in the 1970 NHL amateur draft.
Allan Luke - 1981-82 and 1982-83. Turnbull Cup and Anavet Cup champion (1983).
Damon Kustra - 1986-87. Played as a 16-year-old before moving on to the WHL.
Adrian Rubeniuk - 2006-07 to 2008-09. Played in MJHL prospects game (2007). Played in MJHL all-star game (2008 and 2009).
Away (outside Parkland)
Jim Cahoon - Rookie of the Year in 1969 (27 goals, 75 points in 33 games). Turnbull Cup champion that same year.
Brad Carefoot - 1970-71 and 1971-72. Turnbull Cup champion (1972).
Ron Chipperfield - 1969-70. Turnbull Cup champion. As a 15-year-old, tied for the league-lead with 39 goals and was one point behind scoring leader with 79.
Owen Connolly - 1973-74 to 1977-78. Played five seasons with the Kings, finishing with 252 points in 197 games. Turnbull Cup champion (1977).
Merv Fontaine - 1981-82 to 1983-84. Turnbull Cup champion (1983).
Butch Goring - 1968-69. Played one regular season game with the Kings, scoring three goals. Had 16 points in 12 playoff games.
Kevin Green - 1986-89. Highly skilled forward from Beulah, Man., who scored plenty of goals off the wing with an accurate shot.
Darcy Hordichuk - 1997-98. Had 279 penalty minutes in only season with the Kings. Selected by Atlanta Thrashers in sixth round, 180th overall in 2000 NHL entry draft.
Myles Hubbard - 1986-89. Small, feisty agitator who could back it up with a great scoring touch.
Lance Jervis - 1981-84. Lanky forward with great hands around the opposition goal.
Bryan Kauk - 2007-08. Led the MJHL in scoring and was named MJHL MVP.
Don Larway - 1970-71 and 1971-72. Back-to-back 55-point seasons. Drafted in the first round, 18th overall by Boston in the 1974 NHL amateur draft.
Ray Mayer - 1982-83 and 1983-84. Turnbull Cup champion (1983). A feisty, tough winger with a scoring touch.
Ken Mayer - 1983-84. Smooth skating forward from The Pas who helped teams of the early to mid 80’s rack up goals.
Joel Malchuk - 2004-05 to 2006-07. Played in CJHL prospects game (2006). Won gold at World Jr. A Challenge (2007).
Jim Miller - 1970-71 and 1971-72. Turnbull Cup champion (1972). Led MJHL with 58 assists (1972).
Joey Moggach - 2004-05 and 2005-06. MJHL scoring champion in 2006 with 118 points.
Lars Molgaard - 1993-94 and 1994-95. Led MJHL with 49 goals in 1995. First team all-star (1995).
Guillaume Naud - 2012-13. Led MJHL with 56 assists. First team all-star and MJHL MVP.
John North - 1975-78. From The Pas. Strong skating winger who could score goals.
Robin Poole - 1989-90 to 1992-93. Turnbull Cup champion (1993). Selected to MJHL all-star game (1992).
Brent Sapergia - 1982-83. Turnbull Cup champion. Still holds MJHL record for most goals in a game with 10. Holds Kings single season record with 77 goals.
Riley Saunders - 1989-90 and 1990-91. Scored 50 goals in 1990-91.
Dennis Schick - 1968-69. First Dauphin King to win league scoring title, with 84 points in 1968-69. His 50 assists also topped the league. Turnbull Cup champion that same year.
Jesse Sinatynski - 2010-11 to 2012-13. Two-time MJHL goal scoring leader, two-time league scoring champion (2012 and 2013).
Dan Tremblay - Turnbull Cup champion (1970). Led MJHL in assists (72) and points (109) in 1970-71.
Brian Thompson - 1984-85. MJHL all-star, scoring champion (110 points) and league MVP.
Brock Trotter - 2003-04. Led the Kings in scoring a 16-year-old rookie. Went on to play professional hockey, including a brief stint with the Montreal Canadiens.
Mel Angelstad - 1991-92. Led the Kings with 296 penalty minutes in his only season. Went on to play professionally for 15 seasons.
Mathew Backhouse - 2009-10 and 2010-11. Turnbull Cup champion (2010). Played in MJHL prospects game and named to MJHL rookie all-star team. (2010).
Tanner Butler - 2010-11 to 2013-14. Won MJHL Top Defenceman Award (2013).
Paul Dyck - 1988-89. Drafted by Pittsburgh in the 11th round, 236th overall in the 1991 NHL entry draft.
Dave Farquhar - 1982-83 and 1983-84. Turnbull Cup and Anavet Cup champion (1983).
Tyler Harder - 2003-04 to 2006-07. Second team all-star after scoring 23 goals in 2007.
Brad Harding, Elm Creek, Man. - 1976-77 and 1977-78. An all-star in 1978 when he scored 20 goals and led Kings with 71 points.
Steve Hogue - 1992-93 to 1994-95. Turnbull Cup champion as a rookie in 1993.
Brenden Kotyk - 2010-11 and 2011-12. Won MJHL Top Defenceman Award in 2012.
Jeff Penner - 2005-06 and 2006-07. Winner of MJHL’s Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award in 2007.
Wayne Pockett - 1968-69. Was the first player ever signed by the Kings.
Steven Shamanski - 2007-08 to 2009-10. Won MJHL Top Defenceman Award and MJHL Player of the Year Award in 2010.
Chris St. Cyr, Winnipeg - 1983-84. Won Top Defenceman Award.
Greg Vertz - 1976-77 and 1977-78. Turnbull Cup champion (1977).
Jeff Way - 1992-95. Smart, right handed defenceman with a good shot. Turnbull cup champion as a rookie in 1993.
Larry Budzinski - 1970-71 and 1971-72. Won Terry Sawchuk Memorial Trophy as goals-against average leader in 1972 (3.59). Turnbull Cup champion (1972).
Joe Caliguiri - 2009-10. Helped backstop the Kings to a franchise record 50 wins, Turnbull and Anavet Championships and RBC Cup final.
Brett Koscielny - 2003-04 and 2004-05. Won MJHL Top Goaltender Award in 2005.
Ty Langton - 1970-71 to 1972-73. Turnbull Cup champion (1972). North Division second team all-star (1973).
Archie Milcharek - 1992-93 to 1994-95. MJHL playoff MVP in 1993 after leading Kings to the championship. Won Top Goaltender Award in 1995.
Michael Stiliadis - 2013-14. Became first goalie in Kings history to score a goal. Top Goaltender and MVP in RBC Cup.
Brett Willows - 2008-2011. Willy was arguably the most athletic goaltender in Kings history, helped the Kings to a franchise record 50 wins in 2010, as well as, Turnbull and Anavet Championships and RBC Cup final.
Of course, you cannot have a team without a coach. And for these teams the selection was rather easy.
The coach of the home team is none other than Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh, one of the architects of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. The Kings would not be celebrating 50 years this season without him.
The coach of the away team is the winningest coach in Kings history, Marlin Murray, who coached 556 games, winning 348 of them.

Doug Zywina