The Winkler Flyers have signed local defenseman Mitch Dyck (97) for the upcoming Manitoba Junior Hockey League season. The 6’3”, 220lbs Winkler native helped the Pembina Valley Hawks win the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League in 2014-2015 as one of the top defensemen in the league.
In 41 regular season games played with the Hawks last season, the 18 year old recorded 29 points (8 goals – 21 assists) to go along with 39 penalty minutes. In 11 playoff games, he chipped in with seven assists as Pembina Valley went on to win the championship.
“Mitch will bring size, mobility and a winning attitude” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson. “We’ve tried to bring as many winners to the organization in the last few years and Mitch fits that bill” added Pearson.
“The fact that Mitch is from Winkler is also a tremendous asset as we have tried to bring in as many local players as possible” concluded Pearson.
Dyck becomes the fourth player from Winkler (Jordan Wall – Lawson McDonald – Nolan McGuire) on the Flyers current roster. He is also the eighth player to come from the Pembina Valley. He is also the fourth second generation player to wear the Orange and Black uniform with father Warren Dyck suiting up for the Flyers in the 1980’s. Ed and Dayn Belfour, Steve and Brett Harder and Paul and Lawson McDonald are the other father-son combo’s to play their Junior Hockey in Winkler.
The Flyers would like to officially welcome Mitch and his family to the Flyers organization.