In Virden, Dalton Dosch has been involved in two of his passions: hockey and agriculture.
On the ice, the goaltender has been an important contributor to the Virden Oil Capitals junior hockey team. Off it, Dosch has worked for the J & L Seeds – Hodson Family farm operation. It has been a great combination for Dosch and the Oil Caps have certainly been pleased to have his personality and skills on the team.
“In my mind, Dalton is a perfect example of what we want an Oil Capital to be,” Oil Capitals goaltending coach Ryan Potter said. “He is a tireless worker, great in the community, and performs at a high level. Dalton has been an absolute pleasure to work with. He is willing to push the limits of his ability, try new ideas, and his compete level is second to none.”
The 20-year-old is in his third and final season with the Oil Capitals. The 6-foot, 190-pound Dosh had a 5-3 record with a 3.30 goals against average and a .909 goals against average through Monday while sharing the crease with Oak Lake’s Riley Wallace. As well as stopping pucks, Dosch is someone players look up to.
“Dalton is very athletic, keeps himself in extremely good shape and is never afraid to put the work in to get better,” Potter said. “Dalton is a great teammate and a guy that is very well respected in the dressing room.”
Dosch grew up on a farm near Willow Bunch, Sask. After junior hockey, he hopes to further his education in agricultural marketing. Dosch is planning on a future in agriculture.
On the ice, Dosch spent his first year of hockey not playing in the crease. After that, he has always been a goalie.
“I enjoy being able to win games for my team when needed,” Dosch said.
With the Oil Caps, Dosch billets with the Bryants. He said he is thankful for what they have done for him in the past and during this current season. As for what he has enjoyed most about his time in Virden, Dosch said:
“I’ve enjoyed meeting new friends every year and also being able to help out the Hodson’s Farm.”