Matt Lenz has been selected as the Most Valuable Player for the Steinbach Pistons during the 2019-20 season.
Lenz was the Pistons’ backbone the entire year. Whenever the team needed a big performance or a big save, he was always there to deliver that key play.
The Grapevine, Texas native was the number one goalie in virtually every major statistical category in the MJHL during the regular season. He posted a league-best 29-4-4 record in 38 starts, and recorded a .922 SV%, 2.13 GAA, and one shutout during the regular season.
He only got better in the playoffs, only allowing 3 goals in the four-game sweep of the Winnipeg Blues. He had a .969 SV% and a 0.66 GAA with one shutout in the series-clinching win for the Pistons in Game #4.
Lenz was selected to play in the 2020 MJHL/SJHL Showcase in Regina and arguably had the best performance of all the goaltenders from both leagues at the event, as he won a Player of the Game award in his only action of the Showcase.
He’s also headed to NCAA Division I hockey next season with his commitment to Mercyhurst University, becoming the fifth straight Pistons starting goalie to commit to a Division I school.
Lenz becomes the third Pistons goalie in the past four years to win the team MVP award, with Matt Radomsky (2018-19) and Roman Bengert (2016-17) being the other two to win the award.
Congratulations to Matt Lenz for winning the 2019-20 Pistons Most Valuable Player award!