The Virden Oil Capitals are pleased to announce that two more letters of intent have been signed. This time a pair of twins! Joey and David Bielik both are members of the Winnipeg Bruins in the U18 Manitoba AAA League.
First, we will start with David. A left-handed defenceman who the Oil Caps selected in the fourth round 34th overall in the 2018 MJHL Draft. Before making the jump to U18 with the Bruins, David played U15 and U17 with the Winnipeg Monarchs, which saw him put up impressive numbers from the back end. Throughout two seasons, David found the back of the net nine times and racking up 35 assists for a 44 point clip.
Last year was his first year at the U18 level with the Bruins, and he did not disappoint. The 5’7 defender scored twice and chipped in with 21 assists, good for 9th in team scoring. This season, David tallied two points in four games before COVID-19 halted the season.
Now let’s get to his twin brother Joey. Both are not defencemen. Joey is a forward and similar to David, played for the Monarchs before making the jump to the U18 level. In his time with the Monarchs, Joey scored at a very high level. In 69 games, he found the back of the net 41 times, also racking up 46 assists for a total of 87 points.
In his first season with the Bruins, he failed to score at the rate he did at the U15 and U17 level, scoring only seven times last year for a total of 20 points in 43 games. Before COVID-19 halted play this season, Joey had three goals and two assists in five games.
Head Coach and GM Tyson Ramsey is very excited to add the pair to the Oil Caps organization. This is what he had to say about the signings.
“We are very excited that both Joey and David have chosen to pursue their junior hockey experience here in Virden,” said Ramsey. “Although they both play different positions, they both bring a high amount of skill, energy and intelligence to the game. David is a smooth-skating puck-moving defenceman that can contribute offensively. Joey plays a 200-foot game and will be a guy that can play up and down the lineup in a lot of different situations. We want to welcome both David and Joey to the Oil Capitals organization,” added Ramsey.
The two both attended the fall Prospects camp and will look to push for a roster spot next fall for the 2021-22 campaign.