(KINGSVILLE, ON) – Kingsville Kings’ general manager and president Andy Dowling is busy putting the final touches together for Sunday’s home opener against the London Lakers as the club enters their fourth season in the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League.
Dowling’s coaching staff, of Doug Raymond and alum Matthias Gardiman, have been putting the newest Kings squad through their paces and have them ready to take to the ice for some regular season action. The Kings have spent the off-season recruiting heavily in Europe.
The team, so far, is loaded with Czech talent, including goalies Marek Pavlas and Ondrej Klimek, defencemen Ondrej Benda and Radim Kalista, and forwards Pavel Svoboda, Richard Boruta, returnees Matyas Mach and Filip Kafka, and Honza Sefl, and Honza Novak.
Joining the Pavlas and Klimek in the crease will be Norway’s Hans Martin Meling. The team also features Canadians Dexter Gourlay and veteran Zachary Dillen and Americans Joshua Lemke, Brett Berry, and returnee Noah Shultz.
Also from Europe are Finland’s Aleksi Haapakoski and Slovenia’s Zan Markic.
The Kings are still recruiting, but are not yet prepared to announce other new additions.
Kingsville will host the Lakers at the Kingsville Arena on Sunday at 3pm. The full schedule is available at the GMHL website.