The Winkler Flyers handed out their individual team awards prior to their final regular season home game on Sunday. During that time, the club announced the winners of the MVP Award, Best Defensive Player, Top Defenseman, Coaches Award and Rookie of the Year.
This years’ recipient has excelled during his first year of play in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. In 49 games played this season, this Winnipeg native has led all Winkler Flyer rookies with 20 points, including 14 goals which has him tied for 4th on the team in goal scoring. He has recorded 5 multi-point games, including a pair of three point efforts and has been a mainstay on the Flyer special teams. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in congratulating the Winkler Flyers Rookie of the Year #26 – Kayden Jarvis
Awarded to the player deemed to make the greatest defensive contribution on a nightly basis, this years’ top defensive player anchors a Flyer penalty kill that has operated at 95% efficiency over the last 10 games, and has scored two shorthanded goals this season which has him tied for the team lead in that category. Matching up against the oppositions top lines on most night, this centreman has set the tone defensively for the club this season. Congratulations to the Winkler Flyers Top Defensive Player, Rosenfeld native and third year Flyer, #23 – Brett Klassen
While the results of hard work are evident on the ice, the time and effort off the ice that is invested to produce those results aren’t always recognized. The winner of this years Winkler Flyer Coaches Award has invested countless hours in the gym and watching video to maximize his exceptional talent. Not only has he made a considerable investment in himself, but has also taken the time to give back in the community through work with minor hockey teams and in local schools. He was a finalist for the MJHL’s top goaltender award and has backstopped 26 of the teams 31 victories this season. Congratulations to the winner of this years Coaches Award – #1 – Dasan Sydora
The Winkler Flyers Most Valuable Defenseman has provided steady, consistent play all season long. He ranks near the top of the Flyers defence in virtually all statistical categories but his best attribute is perhaps his ability to not only elevate his play, but also the play of his defensive partner on any given night. This 20 year old defenceman is completing his only year in orange and black, yet has become a key member of the teams leadership group and has recently committed to attending Fredonia State University next season – congratulations to the Winkler Flyers Most Valuable Defenseman – #27 – Jon Carlson.
The 2014-2015 regular season has featured a number of exceptional performances, but perhaps none more memorable than the work of the Winkler Flyers Most Valuable Player. This 3rd year Flyer opened the season by recording goals in 8 of the teams first 9 games and never looked back. He has recorded 20 multiple point games to date and has tallied a staggering 43 goals to lead the league in goal scoring. A leader on the team, this Morris native was named a 1st team MJHL All-Star and was selected as the league MVP earlier this month – Congratulations to #15 – Tristan Keck
Flyers President Dan Giesbrecht presented the awards.