The Winkler Flyers selected five ’99 born players during the 2014 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Bantam Draft held Sunday in Winkler. The Flyers took D Tyler Jubinville from Gilbert Plains with their first pick, third overall in round one.
“We are extremely pleased with the quality we got in this draft considering we didn’t have a second round pick.” Said Flyers Head Scout Craig Anderson.
“We are thrilled with the leadership these kids will bring with three of the five players selected being captains on their respective teams.” Added Anderson.
Winkler had five selections in the six round draft after trading their second round pick to the Winnipeg Blues for defenseman Sean Collins midway through the 2013-2014 season.
Round One – 3rd overall: D – Tyler Jubinville (99) played for the Central Plains Capitals and is from Gilbert Plains, Manitoba. Tyler stands 5’6” and weighs 150lbs. He is a highly skilled defenseman with top end hockey sense. He is highly creative with top end potential.
Round Three – 25th overall: F – Nikko Morrin (99) played for the Pembina Valley Hawks and is from Morden, Manitoba. Nikko stands 6’0” and weighs 176 lbs. He is a big power forward with the ability to score. He plays with passion and energy.
Round Four – 36th overall: F – Brody Moffatt (99) played for the Central Plains Capitals and is from Portage, Manitoba. Brody stands 5’9” and weighs 165lbs. He is a skilled forward who can score goals and has great leadership. He is the son of former MJHL great Shane Moffatt.
Round Five – 46th overall: F – Everett Bestland (99) played for the Pembina Valley Hawks and is from Brunkild, Manitoba. Everett stands 5’10” and weighs 140lbs. He is a reliable two way player, capable of playing on the top line while defending other team’s top lines.
Round Six – 56th overall: D – Tyler Weatherbie (99) played for the South West Cougars and is from Shilo, Manitoba. Tyler stands 5’11” and weighs 170lbs. He is a good puck moving defenseman with good vision. He makes a good first pass.
The Flyers also selected Winkler natives G – Griffin Dyck (99) and D – Owen Wiebe (99) with their two auto-protects. Dyck played with the NPC Nighthawks High School team, while Wiebe played for the Pembina Valley Hawks.
The Flyers would like to welcome Griffin, Owen, Tyler, Nikko, Brody, Everett and Tyler and their families to the Flyers organization.