The Winkler Flyers have added two more forwards for the 2017-18 season after the signing of Griffin Leonard (99) and Lucas Barker (99).
“Leonard was a part of the Winnipeg Wild team that won the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Championship last season and will be really good for us down the middle” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson.
“Barker is a guy who can find the back of the net, he will score goals in bunches and in all different ways.” added Pearson.
Griffin Leonard is a 5’11”, 175lbs forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba and recorded 31 points (15 goals – 16 assists) in 41 regular season games with the Wild last season. He also recorded six points (2 goals – 4 assists) in Winnipeg’s Championship run through the playoffs. Leonard played one game with the Flyers as an AP last season.
“I can’t wait for the season to start. It’s a huge honour to be a part of the Flyers organization” said Griffin Leonard.
Barker is a 5’11”, 170lbs forward from West Vancouver, British Columbia and is another highly sought after prospect that the Flyers were able to recruit. In 49 games played at the Burnaby Winter Club last season, Barker recorded 48 points (28 goals – 20 assists) and 55 penalty minutes. He also played in two games with the Prince George Spruce Kings (BCHL) last season.
“I’m very excited to start the next chapter of my life by playing for the Flyers. I’m choosing this path to develop my game, grow as a person and earn a scholarship to play college hockey” said Barker.
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Griffin, Lucas and their families to the Flyers organization and look forward to seeing them on the ice this season.