Flyers’ Goaltender Troy Martyniuk and Defenseman Mitch Dyck have been recognized for their outstanding seasons by being nominated for three Manitoba Junior Hockey League Awards. Martyniuk has been nominated for both the MVP Award as well as the Top Goaltender Award, while Dyck is one of the three finalists for the Top Defenseman Award.

Entering play on Wednesday, Martyniuk leads all MJHL goaltenders with wins (26) and minutes played (2613). The 20 year old Winnipeg native has been the back bone of the Flyers all season, helping guide the club to their 37th straight playoff appearance.

Dyck leads all Flyers’ defensemen with 39 points in 53 games in his third season on the Winkler blueline. The third year Flyer plays in all situations and logs a lot of important minutes and is regarded as one of the best defenseman in the MJHL.

The Winkler Flyers would like to congratulate Troy and Mitch on their well deserved nominations.

“Each team submitted a nominee for the awards and the league’s 11 coaches subsequently conducted a vote,” explained MJHL Commissioner Kim Davis. “Each of the nominees should be very proud of their accomplishment.”

The respective winners will be announced later this week. The Mike Ridley Award, given to league’s top point producer, will be known when the regular season comes to an end.

The award finalists are:

MVP Award – Steve “Boomer” Hawrysh Memorial Trophy
Dexter Kuczek Winnipeg Blues
Tyler Kirkup Virden Oil Capitals
Troy Martyniuk Winkler Flyers

Rookie of the Year Award – Vince Leah Trophy
Justin Lee Virden Oil Capitals
Matthew Thiessen Steinbach Pistons
Matthew Osadick Swan Valley Stampeders

Hockey Ability and Sportsmanship Award – Frank McKinnon Memorial Trophy
Jeremey Leipsic Portage Terriers
Drew Worrad Steinbach Pistons
Keaton Jameson Swan Valley Stampeders

Top Goaltender Award
Emilien Boily OCN Blizzard
Troy Martyniuk Winkler Flyers
Matthew Thiessen Steinbach Pistons

Top Defenceman Award – Brian Kozak Memorial Trophy
Mackenzie Dwyer Portage Terriers
Darby Gula Steinbach Pistons
Mitch Dyck Winkler Flyers

Top Scorer Award – Mike Ridley Trophy
TBA at a later date

Coach of the Year Award – Portage Terriers “Muzz McPherson” Award
Paul Dyck Steinbach Pistons
Blake Spiller Portage Terriers
Troy Leslie Virden Oil Capitals