As part of a recent trade with the Neepawa Natives, the Wolverines acquired 16-year-old defenseman Tyson Fincaryk. The young defender spent last season with the Midget AAA Winnipeg Bruins during their inaugural season in the MMHL.
Although getting traded to the Wolverines came as a bit of a surprise to Fincaryk, it was something he quickly took as a positive.
“I was pretty excited, it was good to know someone was watching. After talking to Troy (Hickman) I’m definitely excited to get started,” Fincaryk explained.
“I’m glad to be a part of it, I hope I can help as much as possible. My focus next is on coming to Wayway and doing the best I can there.”
According to Fincaryk, gaining strength and filling out with some muscle remain at the top of his list for the rest of this summer. The 5-foot-8, 119-pound Winnipegger also looks to improve his game on offense this coming season.
“I’ve been in the gym quite a bit, working on my strength and getting bigger. I’ve been on the ice quite a bit, just trying to get better every day. Right now I feel pretty confident in my defensive skills, I want to contribute more offensively and try to get more shots off.”
Fincaryk will see a familiar face during camp in his Bruins teammate Derek Mathez, who is also Wolverines property.
Camp gets going on Thursday, August 30th in Waywayseecappo.