The Brandon Wheat Kings have made an exciting change to their off-ice staff and brought more responsibility to a Brandon native with deep ties to both the community and the team. The Wheat Kings are pleased to announce that Mike Filipchuk has been named the new VP of Business Operations.
“I am excited to take on the position of VP of Business Operations with the Brandon Wheat Kings,” Filipchuk said. “The Wheat Kings are incredibly important to me and have been throughout my life, and to hold this position with them is an honour.”
Growing up in Brandon, Filipchuk was a Wheat Kings fan from the time he was old enough to have a favorite team. He played his minor hockey in Brandon, including time with the U18 AAA Wheat Kings, and has worked in hockey as a volunteer coach or off-ice staff member for much of his time in Brandon.
“We have a talented, hard working, and dedicated team on and off the ice and I am excited to continue to build on the strong relationship between the Brandon Wheat Kings and not only Brandon, but all of Manitoba.”
Away from the rink, Filipchuk has given back to the sport that meant so much to him by helping coach the U15 AAA Wheat Kings to a provincial title in 2022-23. He lives in Brandon with his wife, Cheryl, and has three children, Matthew, Meghann, and Sarah.
Source: Wheat Kings Release