The Winkler Flyers have shored up their defense ahead of Friday’s MJHL Trade Dealine with the acquisition of Kaeden Tenkoppel (00) and Connor Gallagher (01). The club has also announced that Geoff Grimwood will be coming on board as an Assistant Coach.
FLYERS HEAD COACH KELVIN CECH DISCUSSING THE BLUE LINE ADDITIONS AND HIS NEW ASSISTANT COACH
Kaeden Tenkoppel (00) is a 5’10”, 165lbs defenseman from Edmonton, Alberta and was acquired from the Lloydminster Bobcats of the AJHL (Alberta Junior Hockey League) for future considerations. Tenkoppel is an excellent skater and plays a solid game in all three zones, says Flyers’ Head Scout Mike McAulay. He is committed to the game of hockey and his overall skill level, compete and work ethic will be a valued addition to the Flyers’ blue line. He has recorded nine points (1 Goal – 8 Assists) in 33 games played with the Bobcats this season. The 19 year old played the previous season with the Grande Prairie Storm (AJHL).
Connor Gallagher (01) is a 6’1″, 201lbs defenseman from Detroit, Michigan and started the season with the Victory Honda Midget program in Michigan. He recorded 17 points (5 Goals – 12 Assists) in 40 games played this season. The 18 year old made his Flyers’ debut in Tuesday’s win over the Winnipeg Blues.
The club has also announced that Geoff Grimwood has come on board as an Assistant Coach. Grimwood started the season as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Swan Valley Stampeders. He has previous coaching experience in the BCHL, SJHL and WHL. Grimwood joins current Head Coach Kelvin Cech and Assistant Coach Jamie Corbett on the Flyers’ staff.
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Kaeden, Connor and Geoff to the Flyers’ organization and look forward to what the future holds for the rest of the 2019-2020 season.