The Winkler Flyers are proud to announce that former Flyer goaltender Dylan Meilun has transferred to Stonehill College (NCAA Div I).
Meilun played all 3 of his junior hockey years for the Flyers. A Morden Manitoba native who played 58 total games for the Orange and Black. In those 58 games he posted a goals against average of 3.35 and a save percentage of .890. In his 20 year old year Meilun showed incredible leadership, as well as being involved in the community. In his first year with Wisconsin Superior(NCAA Div III) Meilun had a 12-3-2 record with a 1.51 GAA and a .941 Save Percentage.
Meilun explained why he chose to go to Stonehill “I chose them because of the opportunity to play lots of games at the highest level of college hockey. They’re a team making the jump to division 1 and because of this jump they have spots opening in the lineup that they need filled by players that can impact their game in a positive way.”
“I’m thrilled, it’s a dream come true to have the opportunity to play at that level. Lots of players have opportunities to play high level pro when they finish their division 1 careers, and I’m grateful to have that same opportunity.” Meilun spoke on what it meant to him to make the transfer to D1 hockey. “Playing division 3 helped me build confidence in all aspects of my game. Everybody’s got a different path and mine led me to an environment where I got the chance to take it and run.”
GM & Head Coach Justin Falk is not surprised Meilun is making the jump “Dylan was a strong veteran MJHL goalie for our club two years ago. He absorbed the full meaning of what it takes to become a professional on the day to day and the transformation within himself. After instilling these character traits it is no surprise he had the success he did with us, and this past season. A major part of the culture that continues to grow in Winkler, Dyl left a lasting impact on the program through his leadership and self competitive drive. We are excited to see him continue to climb the ladder, now as a NCAA Division 1 goalie. Congratulations to Dylan and the Meilun family!”
“Playing with the Flyers helped me understand the game and my role in it. Once I learned what it takes to get there and saw from the example of three Ex NHL players as coaches, it was put in my hands to get to work and follow my path to get there.” Meilun explained what playing Junior A hockey in Winkler did for his game.
The Flyers organization would like to congratulate Dylan and his family on his achievement, and look forward to seeing where he will take his hockey career!