Graduating Flyers’ defenseman Zak Hicks has committed to the Red Deer College Kings (ACAC) for the 2016-2017 season. The Boissevain, Manitoba product was a key piece to the Flyers’ blueline during the past three seasons and will serve the Kings very well for the next few years.
Hicks joined the Flyers early on in the 2013-2014 season and went on to play 154 regular season games for the Orange and Black. The 6’1”, 190lbs defenseman wracked up 102 points (24 Goals – 78 assists) to go along with 184 penalty minutes during that time. He also picked up 11 points in 20 playoff games.
Hicks is an offensively gifted player with a great shot and the ability to make plays that other players don’t make. Hicks was named the Flyers’ Top Defenseman during his rookie season and was the co-winner of that award this past season. He led all Flyers’ defensemen in scoring in each of his three seasons in Winkler. He was tied for the league lead in scoring among MJHL defensemen in 2015-2016, despite missing the entire month of February with an injury.
The Red Deer College Kings play in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC). Hicks will be joined on the ice by a pair of other former Flyers in forward Connor Patchett and goaltender Devon Fordyce.
The Flyers would like to congratulate Zak on his commitment to Red Deer College and wish him and the Kings all the best in the future. He is enrolled at Red Deer’s School of Business.
Hicks becomes the fifth member of the Flyers to make a college commitment this year, joining Tristan Keck (University of Nebraska-Omaha – NCAA Div I), Tyler Jubenvill (Bemidji State – NCAA Div I), Jordan Williamson (Curry College – NCAA Div III) and Kurt Sonne (Northland College – NCAA Div III).