A pair of former Flyers will be taking their talents to North Dakota to play for the Dakota College at Bottineau Lumberjacks. Graduated forwards Brett Klassen and Bryce Enns have both earned scholarships for the 2015-16 season.
“We are very happy to have Brett join the Lumberjacks. We were lacking a player like him which can provide us some presence up front. We like his work ethic and he will provide us with some leadership. ” said Lumberjacks Head Coach Travis Rybchinski
Klassen played three seasons with the Flyers, suiting up in 130 regular season games. The Rosenfeld, Manitoba native recorded 41 points (12 goals – 29 assists) and 136 penalty minutes over that time.
“Bryce is a good addition for us. We expect Bryce to come in and contribute right away. We want to be a tough team to play against and we like the grit Bryce will bring and his work ethic.” Added Coach Rybchinski.
Enns, who comes from Cartwright, Manitoba, also completed his third season with the Orange and Black in 2014-15, finishing his Flyers’ career with 63 points (25 goals – 38 assists) and 162 penalty minutes over 135 regular season games.
“We are happy to get players from the Winkler Flyers and Coach Pearson. Kenny gets these players ready for school and hockey and we know we are going to get good people from his organization.” Concluded Rybchinski.
Dakota College is a two-year institution that is a member of the NJCAA and has a storied hockey tradition throughout the past 40 years, including several National Championships to its credit.
The Flyers would like to congratulate both Brett and Bryce for their decision to continue their hockey careers and education at Dakota College at Bottineau.