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The Goring AffairEdit

  • On Sunday February 9, the MJHL held a special emergency meeting to discuss Butch Goring leaving the Winnipeg Jets of the WCHL and joining the Dauphin Kings. Goring played the night before in Kenora for the Kings during a regular season game, scoring 3 goals. The MJHL gave the Kings approval to use Goring in regular season and playoff games. Goring was leading the WCHL in goals at the time. Monday, WCHL president Ron Butlin said a court injunction would be sought against Goring and another Jet forward Merv Haney from playing with Kings. Also saying the Canadian Hockey Assocation would be "taking whatever action is necessary against Dauphin and the MAHA for damages." Goring and Haney would play for the Kings, all the way to the Western Memorial Cup Finals.

Butch GoringEdit

  • Considered the greatest King ever, yet only played 1 regular season game for the Kings, scoring 3 goals.
  • Signed with the Kings Friday February 7, along with Merv Haney, shortly after playing for the Winnipeg Jets of the WCHL. Both accompanied the Team, Saturday, to Kenora, Goring played that night, Haney sat. Sunday, both sat. Both played Wednesday, in an exhibition game, Goring suffered a broken wrist. And was lost until the MJHL Finals. Haney played in the Kings final regular season game, Friday February 14.
  • All season long the Kings battle with the Selkirk Steelers for first overall, and it came down to the last night of the season, head to head, in Dauphin. And then Ron Low blanked the Steelers 4-0.


  • The Kings established a modern day MJHL record of 40 Wins in a season.



  • Jim Misener became the MJHL career leader in goals, assists, and points, ending with 205 goals, 208 assists, and 413 points.

The Chris Walby IncidentEdit

On April 5, 1977, MJHL commissioner Bill Addison called off the Turnbull Cup Finals between the Dauphin Kings and Kildonan North Stars, saying "No, I am not going to allow these characters an opportunity to beat on each other any longer. I am calling the series (a best-of-seven) and awarding it to Dauphin on the basis they won two of the three games completed." The decision came just hours after the two clubs had engaged in a pre-game brawl, in which two Kings players were taken to hospital and two North Stars were criminally charged. Chris Walby was later convicted of common assault, and granted a conditional discharge. The CAHA was not as kind, suspending Walby for life.


The 2009-10 Dauphin Kings’ incredible season came to an end loosing the RBC Cup final 8-1 to Vernon Vipers at home in Dauphin. The lose was bitterly disappointing for the Kings and their supporters, they can take solace in knowing this year’s version of the Kings must be considered one of the best in decades in the MJHL. Winning a staggering 71 games, playing 86. Winning the Turnbull Cup, the Anavet Cup, undefeated in four RBC Cup round-robin games, and a victory in the RBC Cup semi-final. Steven Shamanski was also named the MJHL’s Player of the Year and Shane Luke being named the MVP of the RBC Cup tournament.

Shane Luke receives Mike Ridley Trophy

Scoring Champion
Shane LukeDauphin Kings

Steven Shamanski receives Brian Kozak Memorial Award

Top Defenseman Award
Steven ShamanskiDauphin Kings

League AwardsEdit

Trophy Winner Season
Scoring Champion Dennis Schick 1968-69
Dan Tremblay 1970-71
Jim Misener 1974-75
Brian Thompson 1984-85
Joey Moggach 2005-06
Bryan Kauk 2007-08
Shane Luke 2009-10
Jesse Sinatynski 2011-12
MVP Jim Cruise 1974-75
Jim Misener 1976-77
Brian Thompson 1984-85
Bryan Kauk 2007-08
Shane Luke 2010-11
Guillaume Naud 2012-13
Top Goaltender Larry Budzinski 1971-72
Jim Tkachyk 1976-77
Terry Fishley 1977-78
Fred Breault 1990-91
Archie Milcharek 1994-95
Brett Koscielny 2004-05
Top Defenseman Rich Little 1978-79
Barry Trotz 1982-83
Chris St. Cyr 1983-84
Wade Bartley 1987-88
Lars Oxholm 1990-91
Pat Mullin 1991-92
Steven Shamanski 2009-10
Brenden Kotyk 2011-12
Tanner Butler 2012-13
Rookie of the Year Jim Cahoon 1968-69
Myles Hubbard 1986-87
Ken Donaldson 1992-93
Bryn Chyzyk 2010-11

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