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Flyers sign Pilot Mound defenseman

The Orange and Black have signed another defenseman for the 2018-2019 season, inking Pilot Mound, MB native Carson McConnell (00). The 6’1”, 185lbs blueliner played last season with the Pilot Mound Hockey Academy Buffaloes. In 61 games played last season, McConnell accounted for 47 points (5 Goals – 42 Assists) and 62 penalty minutes.

Left, Laurent Benjamin, Geoff Maloney, Nathan Karlowsky, Aaron Lewadniuk, Ryan McIntosh, Brock Vanderveen, Leo Lotscher. Missing: Steve Christie. (SUPPLIED PHOTO)

Beavers celebrate winning season

The Carman Beavers celebrated their season and presented awards to their players, while saying goodbye to some long time executive members at Scotswood Links.

Flyers release schedule

The Winkler Flyers will open up the 2018-2019 Manitoba Junior Hockey League Regular Season at home against the Neepawa Natives on Friday, September 21st. The Flyers and the MJHL announced their regular season schedule this week as the Orange and Black prepare for their 39th year in the league.

Martyniuk commits to Carleton

Graduating Goaltender Troy Martyniuk has capped off a very impressive Junior Hockey career with a commitment to the Carleton University Ravens for the 2018-2019 season. The Winnipeg native was the backbone of the Winkler Flyers this past season and his strong play did not go unnoticed, highlighted by a number of team and league awards.

Bates joins Yellowjackets

Veteran Flyers’ forward Coltyn Bates has found a new home for next season as the graduating centre has accepted a scholarship to the University of Wisconsin-Superior. The pride of Brandon, Manitoba saw his point totals increase significantly from one year to the next during his three years in Winkler.

Back left, Acoyen Fehr, Cris Yaschyshyn (head coach), Rhett Perrin, Nic Wiebe, Jason Vanrobaeys (coach), Miranda Wuerch, Zach Dyck, Ben Dias, Jayden Penner, Jerry Fehr (coach). Middle, Owen Vanrobaeys, Brooks Merasty, Rory Hunt, Marissa Fehr, Josh Guilford Rickman, Darby Olson. Front, Raiden Legall, Bryson Yaschyshyn.

Morden Hawks win provincial bronze

The Morden Hawks AA Pee Wee team won bronze at the provincials in Dauphin. They started the weekend off strong defeating their division rival Portage Terriers 5-0 but then stumbled against a very strong Dauphin team to end the round robin portion of the tournament with a 1-1 record.