Season Snapshots | Part 1

Part 1 of 3  |  Taking a quick look at the 2019-20 MJHL regular season preview, with a team-by-team perspective:

Dauphin Kings

2018-19 Season: 29-25-3-3 (64 PTS, 7th)
2019 Playoffs: Lost Round 1, Swan Valley
Top Returning Scorer: Cole DeKoninck (11G-24A, 35 PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 12
3 Players to Watch: Grady Hobbs (F), Carter Sawchuk (F), Cole DeKoninck (D)
Coach’s Outlook: “We want to be a hard team to play against while improving our record from last season. Our goal is to finish in the top four and have home ice advantage for the first round of playoffs.” – Doug Hedley


Neepawa Natives

2018-19 Season: 9-43-4-4 (26 PTS, 11th)
2019 Playoffs: DNQ
Top Returning Scorer: Brad Marshall (16G-19A, 35 PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 14
3 Players to Watch: Eli Lieffers (F), Brady Whitley (D), Ethan Peterson (G)
Coach’s Outlook: “With changes in staff and players, patience early will hopefully lead to future succes in 19/20. A hard working group that will come to play each night.” – Ken Pearson


OCN Blizzard

2018-19 Season: 18-40-2-0 (38 PTS, 10th)
2019 Playoffs: DNQ
Top Returning Scorer: Cory Checco (12G-13A, 25 PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 6
3 Players to Watch: Kobe Campbell (F), Wes Dobbin (F), Jaden Pashe (F)
Coach’s Outlook: “The team has the potential to be competitive right out of the gate. It is great for the MJHL when the OCN Blizzard are in the playoff mix and that is our goal for the season is to make the playoffs. We have a great core of vets and young hungry players who are looking to make their mark at the Junior A Level. There is lots of optimism in OCN with new ownership and coaches looking to make their marks on the league as well.” – Ryan Wood


Portage Terriers

2018-19 Season: 46-11-2-1 (95 PTS, 1st)
2019 Playoffs: MJHL Champions, Anavet Champions
Top Returning Scorer: Joey Moffatt (26G-30A, 56 PTS)
Estimated Veterans: 14
3 Players to Watch: Joey Moffatt (F), Owen Murray (D), Kolton Shindle (F)
Coach’s Outlook: “Obviously with hosting the National Championship there will be some added outside pressure. We have more of an experienced line up to start the year. The MJHL is always a competitive league and our goal as always will be to get off to a good start to the season.” – Blake Spiller