Winkler Flyers assistant captain Drake Burgin and head coach Kelvin Cech have been recognized as the Manitoba Junior Hockey League announced their 2019-2020 year end awards.
Coach of the Year – After spending three seasons as assistant coach with the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds Cech has led a resurgence of the Winkler Flyers in his first season as a junior head coach. Missing the playoffs last season, the Flyers are clinched for the 2020 playoffs under the leadership of Cech and his commitment to building a strong culture and development environment in Winkler.
Defenseman of the Year – In his second MJHL season, Burgin earns the 2019-20 Defenseman of the Year with a current 57GP, 10G-40A, 50PTS. The smooth skating defenseman, who was also nominated for the MJHL’s MVP Award, boasts excellent offensive skills and hockey sense matched with a strong competitive consistency on the defensive side of the puck.
The Winkler Flyers would like congratulate both Drake, and Kelvin on these very deserving awards.