The Winkler Flyers are pleased to announce the signing of two local players for the 2017-2018 season. Forward Everett Bestland and goaltender Aaron Brunn, both of the Pembina Valley Hawks (Manitoba AAA Midget) have committed to play for the Orange and Black during the upcoming season.


“We are thrilled to be able to sign both Aaron and Everett.” said Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson.


“Both guys are quality kids and will certainly be able to help us. We are thrilled that some of the most talented kids in the Pembina Valley choose to come and play for us.” added Pearson.


Everett Bestland is a 6’3”, 175lbs forward from Brunkild, Manitoba. He recorded 33 points (16 goals – 17 assists) in 46 games with the Hawks last season. Bestland has the potential to be a reliable two-way forward that is capable of playing on the top line, while defending other teams top lines. He was drafted in the 5th Round (46th Overall) by the Flyers in the 2014 MJHL Bantam Draft.


“I’m excited to get this season started with the Flyers as another step in my hockey career and I can’t wait to play for this great organization.” said Bestland.


Aaron Brunn is a 5’8”, 160lbs goaltender from Morden, Manitoba. He made 37 starts for the Hawks last season, finishing with a record of 20-16-1. He finished with a 2.90 GAA and a .900 SV% with two shutouts. Brunn has proven that he can be a winner at the AAA level and will look to continue that success at the Junior level. Brunn did make a start for the Flyers during the 2015-16 season.


“I’m excited about being able to sign with the Winkler Flyers.” said Brunn.


“I am looking forward to being able to play in front of family and friends. Having a good relationship with the coaching staff and players should help make the transition from AAA to Junior a lot easier.” added Brunn.


The Flyers would like to officially welcome Everett, Aaron and their families to the Flyers organization. Please stay tuned for more player signings and other Flyers’ news in the days and weeks to come.