Submitted by Winkler Flyers
Winkler Flyers leading scorer Scott Gall has committed to the Lakehead University Thunderwolves (U Sports) for the 2017-2018 season. Gall played four seasons in Winkler, finishing his final season as the team’s leading scorer and Fan’s Choice Award winner.
In 201 regular season games played in Winkler, the Morden, Manitoba native recorded 185 points (97 goals – 88 assists) to go along with 15 points (6 goals – 9 assists) in 27 playoff games. This past season, Gall led the Flyers with 50 points despite missing the last 16 games due to injury. He also served as the club’s Assistant Captain.
“My four years spent in the Flyers organization really helped me develop as a player.” said Gall.
He went on to say “I am very grateful for the amount of effort the coaches put into helping me and my fellow 20 year olds move on to various college programs.”
The Lakehead University Thunderwolves play in the top collegiate hockey league in Canada (U Sports, formerly known as CIS) and are based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Gall is enrolled at Lakehead’s School of Business.
“Scott has a big body and good hands, and we’re excited to add another power forward to our line-up,” said Thunderwolves Head Coach Bill McDonald on the Lakehead Thunderwolves website.
“He’s been a consistent goal scorer, and the majority of them came from the hard areas around the net.” He added, “Assistant Coach Andrew Wilkins and I were both impressed with his character during the recruiting process.”
Gall joins D Lawson McDonald (University of Nebraska-Omaha – NCAA Div I), D Tyler Jubenvill (Bemidji State – NCAA Div I), D Connor Hamonic (Wisconsin-Superior – NCAA Div III) and D Tyler Lindstrom (Currey College – NCAA Div III) as committed players from the Flyers’ 2016-2017 roster.
The Flyers would like to congratulate Scott for his decision to continue his education and hockey career at Lakehead University, and wish him and the Thunderwolves all the best in the future.