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Winkler Flyers Sign Two From Pembina Valley

By Carter Brooks

Photo provided by the Pembina Valley Hawks

The Winkler Flyers dipped into their southern Manitoba well, and have hauled up some young talent. On Wednesday it was announced that current Pembina Valley Midget AAA Hawks Jayden McCarthy and Noah Goertzen have signed standard player contracts.

Winkler Flyers Sign Two From Pembina Valley

Both players come from southern Manitoba and spent their last handful of seasons within the Pembina Valley Hawks’ AAA organization.

Goertzen – a 2000-born defenceman from Homewood, MB. – collected two goals and 23 points last season. McCarthy – a 2001-born forward from Morris, MB. – put up 14 goals and 36 points in 47 games for Pembina Valley in 2017-18. After being drafted by the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels and the MJHL’s Dauphin Kings, McCarthy found himself dealt to Winkler and recently joined the Flyers for their playoff run this past season.

Both players are expected to attend the Flyers’ training camp this fall. The main camp officially opens on August 29th.

Carter Brooks - Associate Editor of Game On Magazine - is a news writer and sports columnist situated in Winnipeg, MB. On top of reading and writing, his favourite pastimes include camping, car-modification projects and coaching hockey. Carter can be reached at

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