It's often that you see certain players get up and find a way to hurt other teams. For Brad Marshall, it always seems that when he plays the Dauphin Kings, that's exactly what happens. The Ste. Rose native did it once again on Wednesday night when his Neepawa team met the Dauphin Kings.
Down 4-0, Marshall kicked off Neepawa's comeback bid with two straight goals. He would then add another goal in the third as he secured the hat-trick as Neepawa stunned Dauphin, 6-4. All in all, it was nothing but smiles for Brad as he helped his team win their 11th game of the campaign. Marshall now has 14 goals this season.
"It's always great to have those bounces. I have to give my linemates a lot of credit," said Marshall. "Jaegar Lapointe also from Ste. Rose and Rylan Gudnason got the puck to me in some pretty dangerous spots. It's pretty easy when they do that."
It was the third time this season that Marshall and company have gotten past the Kings who have 25 wins.
"It's always a bit more special to beat Dauphin being from Ste. Rose, it's a great feeling," continued Marshall.
Marshall will play his home region twice more before his junior career comes to an end. This is Brad’s final junior season and he's played every year with the Neepawa Natives after playing his AAA hockey with the Rangers program.
He's been through some ups, some downs, but at the end of the day, it's been a ride he always wished he would go on.
"I came into this year with the mindset of just really wanting to enjoy the season," continued Marshall. "I've met so many great people and I've made so many great friends, I'm very lucky that I'm in this position and I've enjoyed every second of it."
The team plays eight more games this season, three of which come on home ice at the Yellowhead Centre. Ultimately, Marshall's junior career will come to an end on home ice against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on February 28. He's played in 217 games with the team and he has 102 points (52G). On top of that, he has recorded at least 20 points in every season with Neepawa.
"Neepawa has given me everything I could have asked for, this truly is a special organization," concluded Marshall. "The community gives so much to the team and I'm really glad I was able to give back. I'll never forget these past few years in Neepawa."