The Winkler Flyers have added a pair of Pembina Valley Hawks for the upcoming season, signing forward Jayden McCarthy (01) and defenseman Noah Goertzen (00).
McCarthy (01) is a 5’11”, 180lbs, 17 year old forward from Morris, MB. He recorded 36 points (14 Goals – 22 Assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 46 regular season games played last season with the Pembina Valley Hawks of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League. Following the Hawks season, McCarthy joined the Flyers, playing well in seven of the club’s playoff games. McCarthy is a good all-around forward who has the ability to play physical and still contribute offensively.
“After being part of the playoffs with the Flyers, I am looking forward to contributing to the team’s success this fall,” said McCarthy.
Goertzen (00) is an 18 year old blueliner from Homewood, MB and stands 6’1”, weighing 160lbs. He played 48 games with the Hawks last season, recording 24 points (2 Goals – 22 Assists). He is a smooth skating defenseman with good instincts and tends to make a good first pass.
“As a former Pembina Valley Hawk, it is a relief to be signed by a team close to home. I’m excited to get a chance to play for the Winkler Flyers in front of local fans. I feel I can be an asset to the team and bring a good defensive and offensive role to the Flyers with my size and the ability to move the puck,” said Goertzen.
The Flyers are pleased to welcome Jayden, Noah and their families to the Flyers organization and look forward to seeing them in Orange and Black uniforms in the fall.