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The Winkler Flyers are pleased to announce the signing of forward Mitch Thiessen (02) for the 2019-2020 season. Thiessen was a key member of the Brandon Wheat Kings last season, helping his club capture the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Championship.

“Mitch is a skilled and hard working player,” said Flyers General Manager Jeff Jeanson.

“His character both on and off the ice is also something that will make him a very valuable asset to our hockey club,” added Jeanson.

The 5’11”, 165lbs Brandon native had 36 points (18 Goals – 18 Assists) and 65 penalty minutes in 36 regular season games played with the Wheat Kings last season. He also recorded 10 points (5 Goals – 5 Assists) in 11 playoffs games which resulted in a league title for Brandon.

The Flyers drafted Thiessen in the third round, 32nd overall in the 2017 MJHL Bantam Draft.

The Flyers would like to officially welcome Mitch and his family to the Orange and Black and look forward to seeing him on the ice this fall.