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Staff

GM & HEAD COACH - JUSTIN FALK

Justin joined the Flyers as GM & Assistant Coach in 2021 after an eleven year professional hockey career. A former MJHL alumni, the Snowflake, MB product spent one season for the Swan Valley Stampeders before moving on to the Western Hockey League and capturing the WHL “Ed Chynoweth” Cup and Memorial Cup with the Spokane Chiefs in 2008, while being named to the Tournament All-Star Team.

Drafted in the 4th Round, 110th Overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft to the Minnesota Wild, Justin went on to accumulate 279 career NHL games over spans of 10 seasons. A Stanley Cup finalist in 2014 with the New York Rangers, Falk also went on to win the Calder Cup of the American Hockey League with the Lake Erie Monsters in 2016, under current Colorado Avalanche Head Coach Jared Bednar. Justin resides in Winkler where he, his wife and 3 kids call home.

ASSISTANT COACH - RYAN WHITE

Ryan White joined the Winkler Flyers coaching staff in the summer of 2021. The Brandon, Manitoba product who played 4 seasons with the WHL’s Calgary Hitmen, was a 3rd round, 66th overall draft pick to the Montreal Canadiens and went on to enjoy a 13 year professional playing career. With respective stops in the Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, Arizona Coyotes and Minnesota Wild organizations, White went on to amass 313 NHL games.

“Adding someone to our staff of Ryan’s playing experience and character, to say is exciting is a massive understatement. The exact definition of heart, passion, will and leadership as a player, I look forward to seeing him utilize those characteristics as he inputs them into coaching, leading, and teaching within our group. When speaking on behalf of our organization, City of Winkler, and the Pembina Valley, we are fortunate to have him and extend a warm welcome to Ryan and his family.” said General Manager, Justin Falk.

DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL - RILEY DUDAR

Riley Dudar joined the Flyers staff in the summer of 2021, and provides over 15 years of experience in development, mentorship, high level training and the promotion of athletes through many Hockey Canada Skills and Hockey Manitoba programs.

After stints in the BCHL, SIJHL and MHL Riley went on to have a 5 year playing career at the University of Manitoba.  Upon graduation, Dudar went on to fill the role of Assistant Coach with the U of M, while finishing off his playing career with the Winkler Royals of the SEMHL.

With over a decade in helping players advance to the next level including Jr. A, WHL, NCAA, AHL and the NHL, Riley joins a staff that shares the vision of advancement of Flyers players via the Junior A platform.

SKILLS COACH - ANDREW CLARKE

Andrew Clarke joined the Flyers staff in the summer of 2021 as a Skills coach. With an extensive hockey background, including winning a AAA U18 National Championship as a 15 year old, scoring 46 points as a 16 year old with Neepawa in the MJHL and being named to the All Rookie team. Andrew also played 4 full seasons with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL, amassing 216 points, and hitting the 40 goal mark as a 20 year old.  After the WHL he went on to play 4 seasons at Acadia University where he posted 131 points and being named Player of the Year in the CIS as well as Most Valuable Player in the Atlantic Division, first team All-Star in both the Atlantic Conference and CIS in 2011-12.

After this he went to play 9 Pro hockey seasons in the AHL, ECHL, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. He lead the Danish League in scoring in 2014-15 and had the most assists in the EBEL(Austrian League) in 2018-19. He brings with him a wealth of experience and is extremely talented at passing that experience and knowledge on to Junior aged hockey players.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING - TYLER HILDEBRAND

Tyler joined the Flyers staff in the spring of 2021. Prior to being named the teams Director of Marketing & Game Day Operations he spent the better part of 15 years working at Golden West in Winkler as an on air host, sales consultant, morning show host and most recently Program Director.

In his career at Golden West Tyler has been able to connect with many community minded businesses and organizations and has used those relationships to build a strong brand in our community. His passion for the community has helped create a renewed sense of excitement around the Winkler Flyers.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR - BRITTNEY FROESE

Brittney joined the Flyers staff in the spring of 2021, however she has been involved in billeting for the Flyers for the last 8 seasons. Her husband Andrew is a board member and their two kids Mason and Lachlan both play hockey with Winkler Minor Hockey.

When she's not spending most of her time at the rink following her boys, she works as a surgical/obstetrical nurse at the Boundary Trails Hospital and has done so for the last  11 years. She also enjoys travelling, camping and staying active. We're so happy to have someone this passionate about hockey and the community helping us coordinate our community events!

STAFF

NAME POSITION
JUSTIN FALK GM & HEAD COACH
RYAN WHITE ASSISTANT COACH
RILEY DUDAR DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL
ASHLEY WALL HEAD TRAINER
CHRISTY COUSINS ASSISTANT TRAINER
TYLER HILDEBRAND DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
RAY AGOSTINO SCOUT
DAN PARR SCOUT
JESSE DECKERT GOALTENDING COACH
RYAN SAWATZKY TEAM PHOTOGRAPHER
MATT GIESBRECHT - PEMBINA VALLEY PHYSIOTHERAPY TEAM PHYSIOTHERAPIST
STEVEN WIELER - RISE ATHLETICS & WELLNESS - WINKLER STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH
DR. SHERWIN GACUTAN TEAM DOCTOR
DR. ERIN GORDEY TEAM PHYSICIAN
WINKLER DENTAL CLINIC TEAM DENTAL OFFICE
DR. RICK CORBETT TEAM CHIROPRACTOR
DR. ANDREW AIKEN CLARITY VISION CENTRE - TEAM OPTOMETRIST
SARAH JOY DERKSEN - KNEADED TREATMENT TEAM MASSAGE THERAPIST
APRIL MICKELSON BILLET CO-ORDINATOR

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NAME POSITION
CALEB SUDERMAN PRESIDENT & ALT MJHL GOVERNER
MARLIN FROESE VICE - PRESIDENT
CAM WIEBE TREASURER
NATHAN ELIAS SECRETARY
MATT BESTLAND MJHL GOVERNER & DIRECTOR
KEVIN BRAUN DIRECTOR
DAVE NEUBUHR DIRECTOR
MIKE ST. CROIX DIRECTOR
ANDREW FROESE DIRECTOR
PAUL MCDONALD DIRECTOR
STEVE DOELL DIRECTOR