The Winkler Flyers Hockey Club is pleased to announce changes to their hockey operations staff for the 2018-19 season.

Ken Pearson, who has served as General Manager and Head Coach for the last seven seasons, is relinquishing his head coaching duties, allowing Steve Mullin to take over behind the bench.

Pearson will continue to serve as General Manager.

Previously, Mullin served as Assistant Coach.

“We are really excited about this transition in our organization,” said Flyers President Nathan Elias. “Steve is an excellent coach and will do a great job in continuing what we have built over the previous seasons.”

Pearson has accumulated a regular season record of 519-295-62-14 over 16 seasons in the MJHL.

“This transition is something we have talked about for some time,” said Pearson. “Steve and I think the game the same way and as we move into a different stage as a team, this move makes a lot of sense.”

Mullin has been with the Flyers through all of the success over the last six years. This will be his first head coaching job in the MJHL.

“It is an honour to take on this new position,” said Mullin. “We have a great program here in Winkler and I look forward to continuing to build a winner on and off the ice.”

Mullin played two years in the MJHL with Winkler from 2000 to 2002, appearing in two Turnbull Trophy Championships with the Flyers. He went on to play four seasons at the University of Maine, and then played one season in the ECHL with the Texas Wildcatters.

Mullin’s head coaching experience includes a Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League Championship season with the Pembina Valley Hawks in 2010.

Assistant coaches will be named at a later date.


photo courtesy Winkler Flyers

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Monday, October 22nd

South Central Athletic Conference
High School Varsity Volleyball
Northlands Parkway vs Dakota
@ Wpg, (g) 6 p.m. (b) 7:30 p.m.

NHL
Colorado at Philadelphia, 6 p.m.
Carolina at Detroit, 6:30 p.m.
St. Louis at Winnipeg, 7 p.m.
Washington at Vancouver, 9 p.m.

NFL
N.Y. Giants at Atlanta, 7:15 p.m.

NBA
Charlotte at Toronto, 6:30 p.m.
Orlando at Boston, 6:30 p.m.
New York at Milwaukee, 7 p.m.
Indiana at Minnesota, 7 p.m.
Chicago at Dallas, 7:30 p.m.
Memphis at Utah, 8 p.m.
Washington at Portland, 9 p.m.
Phoenix at Golden State, 9:30 p.m.
San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 21st

MJHL
Winkler 3 Wpg Blues 2 (SO)
Portage 6 Virden 5 (SO)
Steinbach 7 OCN 0

MMJHL
Pembina Valley 6 Transcona 5

Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League
Interlake 5 Pembina Valley 3 
Eastman 4 Central Plains 3
Yellowhead 2 Kenora 0
Parkland 8 Norman 2
Wpg Bruins 5 Brandon 4
Wpg Wild 4 Southwest 3 (OT)

Winnipeg AAA Bantam Hockey League
Central Plains 7 Pembina Valley 3

AHL
Manitoba 6 San Antonio 3

NHL
Calgary 4 N.Y. Rangers 1
Tampa Bay 6 Chicago 3
Buffalo 4 Anaheim 2

NFL
Minnesota 37 N.Y. Jets 17
L.A. Chargers 20 Tennessee 19
Carolina 21 Philadelphia 17
Indianapolis 37 Buffalo 5
New England 38 Chicago 31
Tampa Bay 26 Cleveland 23 (OT)
Houston 20 Jacksonville 7
Detroit 32 Miami 21
New Orleans 24 Baltimore 23
Washington 20 Dallas 17
L.A. Rams 39 San Francisco 10
Kansas City 45 Cincinnati 10

NBA
Atlanta 133 Cleveland 111
Sacramento 131 Oklahoma City 120
Denver 100 Golden State 98 
L.A. Clippers 115 Houston 112 

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