The Winkler Flyers are proud to announce the contract extensions of General Manager Jeff Jeanson and Head Coach Kelvin Cech.
In his first full season, Jeanson oversaw a team that made an impressive improvement to finish in third place in the MJHL’s standings and secure home ice advantage in last spring’s pandemic-shortened playoff season.
A personal note from Jeff Jeanson:
“I’m honoured to be back as the GM of the Flyers. There have been many challenges in the past year and a half for everybody, for our club as well as many individuals and businesses. I’m excited and looking forward to a complete season in 2021/22.
My first order of business was to extend our head coach, Kelvin Cech, to a two year contract. We are very lucky to have a coach with Kelvin’s skill-set. He has had a major impact on the team and I’m thrilled he’ll be back with the organization for the next two years. It’s been a pleasure and an honour working closely with Kelvin and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us and the Flyers.”
Head Coach Kelvin Cech was hired in the spring of 2019 after a three-year career as assistant coach with the UBC Thunderbird’s Men’s Varsity Hockey Team. Kelvin was named the 2020/21 MJHL coach of the year.
A personal note from Kelvin Cech:
“There’s nowhere I’d rather be than here in Winkler working towards the unfinished business we have. The past two years have been tumultuous for a lot of people, and the Flyers are a major source of pride that the community can rally around. This is my dream job.
I’d like to thank Jeff for believing in me two years ago, I owe him and the Flyers so much for giving me the chance to pursue my coaching career in a passionate hockey town on the prairies.
Most importantly I wanted to recognize the players in our dressing room. Without the guys, their passion to compete, and their dedication to Winkler, obviously none of this would be possible. The players and I can’t wait to be back home at the rink, the loudest building in the MJHL.”
The Flyers will have more announcements in the coming days with regards to staffing. Stay tuned.