The Winkler Flyers are pleased to announce a two year contract extension for Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson. This past season, Pearson guided the Flyers to their best regular season record since 2010-2011 finishing in fourth place in the MJHL standings with a record of (31-17-12).
“We are very happy to have Ken come back for another two years.” Said Flyers President Dan Giesbrecht. “The way our club has continued to improve year after year is a testament to the work that Ken and his staff have been able to get done” added Giesbrecht.
“Ken has done a great job in rebuilding our prospect list with a focus on local players. And the fact that the results are starting to come, we felt it was time to make sure that Ken is around for a few more years” concluded Giesbrecht.
In nine total seasons as Head Coach of the Flyers, Pearson has an overall record of (283-182-54). His 283 regular season wins, ranks first among all Flyers’ Head Coaches in franchise history. After making his Head Coaching debut with Winkler in the 1998-99 season, Pearson has been the bench boss for 966 regular season games with Winkler, Winnipeg Blues (MJHL), Brooks Bandits (AJHL) and the Battlefords North Stars (SJHL) winning two championships over that span.
Pearson has coached a total of 710 regular season games in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League and his 401 wins puts him third on the all-time MJHL coaching wins list behind only Don MacGillivray and Doug Stokes.
“I’m glad to be able to remain behind the bench for the next couple years and thank the organization for letting me do so.” Said Pearson. “I feel we are positioned well to have some success and I really hope we can bring a championship back to Winkler in the very near future.”