Graduating Winkler Flyers’ Captain Connor Hamonic has accepted a scholarship to play for the University of Wisconsin-Superior Yellow Jackets (NCAA Div III) for the 2017-18 season. The Winnipeg native suited up for 228 regular season games over his four year junior hockey career, which is the most of any Flyers’ player during that stretch.
“Playing in Winkler the past 4 seasons has pushed me each and every day to better myself both on and off the ice.” said Hamonic.
The 6’1”, 198lbs defenceman had 80 regular season points (12 goals – 68 assists) and 333 penalty minutes during his time in an Orange and Black uniform. He also accounted for nine points (1 goal – 8 assists) in 30 playoff games. He was also a tremendous leader off the ice, volunteering many hours to schools, minor hockey and other community volunteer projects.
“The expectations from the coaching staff and the town to win night in and night out is a constant motivator to put in the work necessary to be at your best every day.” added Hamonic.
“My time with the Flyers taught me how to be a role model around town and conduct myself in a professional manner while at the rink and in the community. I hope to bring everything I have learned in Winkler with me to Superior”
Hamonic joins D Lawson McDonald (University of Nebraska-Omaha – NCAA Div I), D Tyler Jubenvill (Bemidji State – NCAA Div I) and D Tyler Lindstrom (Currey College – NCAA Div III) as committed players from the 2016-2017 Flyers roster.
The Flyers congratulate Connor on his decision to continue his hockey career and education at Wisconsin-Superior and wish him and the Yellow Jackets all the best in the year to come.