The Winkler Flyers coaching staff will remain intact for the 2015-16 season, as Assistant Coach Steve Mullin has agreed to remain behind the bench for another year. This will be Mullin’s fourth year with the Orange and Black.
“It brings continuity to the staff,” says Flyers Head Coach and General Manager Ken Pearson. “We work well together, and he understands the vision and goals that this hockey club has.”
Mullin played two seasons in Winkler in the early 2000’s before playing NCAA Div I hockey with the Maine Black Bears. He coached the Pembina Valley Hawks to the Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League championship in 2010 and also guided them to the finals of the Telus Cup West Regionals that season.
Mullin, a native of Cartwright, was an All-Star defenseman for the Flyers in 2002 and was named the MJHL’s Top Defenseman during his final season as a Flyer. He earned a scholarship to the University of Maine where he played four seasons. Mullin and the Black Bears went to the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament all four season. He was an assistant captain with both the Flyers and the Black Bears. He went pro following university, playing one season with the Texas Wildcatters of the ECHL. He also captained the Morden Redskins to the SEMHL championship in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 as well as the Provincial Senior Championship (Hockey Manitoba Cup) in 2014-2015.