Graduating Winkler Flyers defenseman Mitch Dyck has committed to play for the University of Manitoba Bisons this fall.

The Winkler native was one of the best defenseman in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League last season, earning a Second Team All-Star selection and being named a finalist for the league's Top Defenseman Award.

Dyck saw his point totals nearly double from one year to the next over his three seasons in Winkler, finishing the 2017-2018 campaign with 44 points (8 goals – 36 assists) in 57 regular season games. He also had a team high 14 points (3 goals – 11 assists) in 11 playoff games.

“We are very happy for Mitch,” said Flyers head coach and general manager Ken Pearson. “He’s worked hard for this and we are very thankful for everything he’s done for this organization over the past three years and we wish him nothing but success with the Bisons.”

Dyck was also named the winner of the RBC Junior A Scholarship this spring, due in large part to his outstanding work in the community.

Mitch continues to follow in his father’s footsteps, as his dad Warren also played for the Winkler Flyers in the late 1980’s before moving on to play at the University of Manitoba under head coach Barry Trotz.

Mitch Dyck joins Will Blake (University of Wisconsin-Superior), Coltyn Bates (University of Wisconsin-Superior) and Troy Martyniuk (Carelton University) as other graduating Flyers who have committed to collegiate programs for the fall.

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NHL
Western Conference
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(Blues best of 7 quarterfinal 3-2) 
San Jose 5 Vegas 2
(Golden Knights lead series 3-2)
Eastern Conference
Carolina 2 Washington 1
(series tied 2-2)

MJHL
Portage 5 Swan Valley 2
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Major League Baseball
American League
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Detroit 9 Chicago 7 
Kansas City 6 New York 1
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National League
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Washington 4 San Francisco 2 
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Western Conference
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Friday, April 19th

NHL
Eastern Conference
Toronto at Boston, 6 p.m.
(best of 7 quarterfinal tied 2-2)
Western Conference
Colorado at Calgary, 9 p.m.
(Avalanche lead series 3-1)

Major League Baseball
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NBA
Eastern Conference
Toronto at Orlando, 6 p.m.
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