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The Winkler Flyers have signed 17 year old forward Dionne Demke (97) as the club continues to get ready for the start of the 2015-16 season. The Winkler native played last year with the Pembina Valley Hawks of the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League, averaging nearly a point per game during the club’s championship playoff run.

The 5’9”, 155lbs forward recorded 18 points (7 goals – 11 assists) in 42 regular season games this past season with the Hawks. He stepped up his game in the playoffs with 11 points (5 goals – 6 assists) in 12 playoff games helping the team capture the 2014-15 Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League title.

“Dionne is a hard working, depth forward that really elevated his play the last half of the season and especially in the playoffs,” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson. “He knows what it takes to win, playing last year with the Hawks and will bring energy, a good attitude and a strong work ethic to the club.”

The addition of Demke will only add to the expected competition level that 2015-16 Flyers Main Camp will provide.

The Flyers now have seven new players signed for the 2015-16 season to go along with the 11 players eligible to return from the 2014-15 team that finished fourth in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League Standings a season ago.

The Flyers would like to officially welcome Dionne and his family to the Flyers organization.