Graduating Winkler Flyers’ defenseman Mitch Dyck has committed to play for the University of Manitoba Bisons (U Sports) for the upcoming season. The Winkler native was one of the best defenseman in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last season, earning a Second Team All-Star selection and being named a finalist for the MJHL’s Top Defenseman Award.
Dyck saw his point totals nearly double from one year to the next over his three seasons in Winkler, finishing the 2017-2018 campaign with 44 points (8 Goals – 36 Assists) in 57 regular season games. He also had a team high 14 points (3 Goals – 11 Assists) in 11 playoff games this past season.
“We are very happy for Mitch,” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson.
“He’s worked hard for this and we are very thankful for everything he’s done for this organization over the past three years and we wish him nothing but success with the Bisons.”
Dyck was also named the winner of the RBC Junior A Scholarship this spring, due in large part to his outstanding work in the community. Mitch continues to follow in his father’s footsteps, as his dad Warren also played for the Winkler Flyers in the late ’80’s before moving on to play at the University of Manitoba under Head Coach Barry Trotz.
Dyck joins Will Blake (University of Wisconsin-Superior), Coltyn Bates (University of Wisconsin-Superior) and Troy Martyniuk (Carelton University) as other graduating Flyers who have committed to collegiate programs for the fall.