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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Saturday, February 16th

SEMHL
Quarterfinals
Altona at Morden, 8 p.m.
(best of 5 series tied 1-1)
Portage at Notre Dame, 8 p.m.
(Hawks lead series 2-1)

MJHL
Wpg Blues at Winkler, 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach at Dauphin, 7:30 p.m.
Neepawa at Virden, 7 p.m.
Waywayseecappo at Swan Valley, 7 p.m.

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Pembina Valley vs Yellowhead
@ Morden, 5:15 p.m.
Central Plains at Wpg Wild, 2 p.m.
Kenora at Wpg Thrashers, 3:30 p.m.
Southwest at Wpg Bruins, 3:15 p.m.
Brandon vs Norman
@ Thompson, 7:30 p.m.
Parkland vs Interlake
@ Teulon, 7:30 p.m.

Hockey Manitoba
Senior AAA Championship
Norway House at Ste. Anne, 6:30 p.m.
(1st game in best of 3 semifinal)

WHL
Prince Albert at Brandon, 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Detroit at Philadelphia, 12 p.m.
Calgary at Pittsburgh, 12 p.m.
St. Louis at Colorado, 2 p.m.
Edmonton at N.Y. Islanders, 6 p.m.
Montreal at Tampa Bay, 6 p.m.
Ottawa at Winnipeg, 6 p.m.
Toronto at Arizona, 6 p.m.
Dallas at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Columbus at Chicago, 7:30 p.m.
Nashville at Vegas, 9 p.m.
Vancouver at San Jose, 9 p.m.
Boston at Los Angeles, 9:30 p.m.

Friday, February 15th

SEMHL
Quarterfinals
Notre Dame 5 Portage 4
(Hawks lead best of 5 series 2-1)

MJHL
Selkirk 3 Winkler 1
Dauphin 2 Steinbach 1 (OT)
Wpg Blues 8 Neepawa 1
Swan Valley 4 Portage 2
Waywayseecappo 4 OCN 0

MMJHL
Pembina Valley 2 St. James 1

MFMHL
Pembina Valley 3 Wpg Avros 2 (OT)
(best of 5 quarterfinal tied 1-1)

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Eastman 4 Wpg Thrashers 1

WHL
Brandon 5 Prince Albert 4 (OT)

AHL
Manitoba 3 Chicago 2

NHL
N.Y. Rangers 6 Buffalo 2
Carolina 3 Edmonton 1
New Jersey 5 Minnesota 4 (OT)
Boston 3 Anaheim 0

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