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Kings' coaching staff named to Prospects Games

Friday, December 03, 2010
Marlin Murray: named to Team East

Hockey Canada and the Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) are pleased to announce the Coaching Staffs for the 2010 CJHL Prospects Game in Dauphin, Manitoba.  The CJHL Prospects Game was created to showcase the top 40 NHL draft eligible players in the CJHL.


The 2010 CJHL Prospects Game will pit two local coaches against one another in a battle for the President’s Cup.  Team East will be led by Dauphin Kings General Manager and Head Coach Marlin Murray while Kings Assistant Coach Marc Berry will head the bench of Team West.



Team West


Head Coach: Marc Berry, Dauphin Kings

Assistant Coach: Steve Bray, Dauphin Kings

Trainer: Tyrol Deegs, Dauphin Kings

Host: Mr. Ron Forgeron


Team East


Head Coach: Marlin Murray, Dauphin Kings

Assistant Coach: Bruce Helgeson

Trainer: Dale Jackson, Battlefords North Stars

Host: Mr. Pat McKay


CJHL Prospects Team Doctor: Dr. Mike Penrose


This is Marc Berry’s first season as an Assistant Coach for the Dauphin Kings.  Marc has been coaching and scouting at various levels for 15 years, most recently as an Assistant Coach with the Yellowhead Chiefs in the MAAAHL. Following a brief junior playing career, Berry played a season in Norway.  Steve Bray works alongside Berry as the Dauphin Kings Goaltender Coach.  Bray is an alumnus of the Dauphin Kings, with experience playing for both the Brandon Wheat Kings (WHL) and Brandon Bobcats (CIAU).


Marlin Murray is in his 8th year with the Kings, three as an Assistant Coach before taking over as the GM / Head Coach in 2006.  Marlin played three years of junior hockey in the SJHL with the Nipawin Hawks, then continued his hockey career at University, playing three seasons with the Brandon Bobcats (CIAU) and one season with the Regina Cougars (CIS).   Bruce Helgeson won the MJHL Title as an Assistant Coach with the Dauphin Kings in 1993.  Helgeson also played in the MJHL with the Brandon Travellers and Winkler Flyers.


The CJHL Prospects Games feature players from the CJHL's five western leagues competing against the top prospects from the CJHL'S five eastern leagues.    Player selection is a joint initiative of the CJHL and NHL Central Scouting.  The event includes a two-game, total goal series between Team East and Team West, which is a premiere showcase for fans, media and scouts from across North America.

CJHL Prospects Game #1 will be played at Credit Union Place on Tuesday, December 7th @ 7:00 PM, Game #2 will follow on Wednesday, December 8th at 7:00 PM. Pre-game practice will be held at 9:00 AM and 10:45 AM each day.


The CJHL Prospects will be treated to a Player’s Luncheon on Wednesday, December 8th at 3:00 PM.  Chris Wolfenden will serve as the guest speaker for the Luncheon.  Wolfenden is a former member of Canada’s National Volleyball Team, having played eight seasons and almost 200 matches on four continents, including two Pan Am Games, two World Cups and a World Championship.  Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, and a Dalhousie University alumnus, Chris also played seven seasons in European professional leagues across Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, and Greece.  Chris retired from volleyball in 2009 and now calls Dauphin home with his wife and two year-old son.

A two-game ticket package is on sale now for only $20 (adults), or single-game tickets can be purchased for $12 (adults) and $5 (students).  Scout packages are available for $30. Game tickets and VIP packages are available at Dauphin Kings home games and the Credit Union Place North Ticket Office.


The 2010 CJHL Prospects Event will be hosted by the Dauphin Kings and Destination!  Dauphin.  Thank you to all of our sponsors for continuing to support Junior A hockey in Canada:


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           Dauphin Herald

           Dauphin Inn Express

           Dauphin Kings

           Dauphin Medical Clinic

           Dauphin Plains Credit Union

           Dauphin Super 8

           Dauphin Tire


           Embroidery by Design

           Hockey Manitoba

           Kelleher Ford

           Love & Persson Group

           McMunn & Yates



           Novozymes Biologicals

           Parkland Source for Sports

           Reit-Syd Equipment

           Richardson Pioneer

           Sawyer Insurance


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