The Pistons will be getting stronger up front, as Head Coach/GM Paul Dyck announced that the Fargo Force of the USHL have returned F Kyle Bettens (’01) to the Steinbach Pistons.
Bettens has two games of MJHL experience under his belt, notching three assists in one regular season game in 2017-18, and played in Game 4 of the 2018 ANAVET Cup against the Nipawin Hawks.
“We saw Kyle last season during a couple of call-ups and it was evident he was ready to make the step to junior hockey,” Dyck said. “He is a big body with good skills, and he thinks the game very well.”
Bettens was the 2017-18 Manitoba AAA Midget Hockey League MVP with the Winnipeg Wild, scoring 95 points in 48 games played in 2017-18. He notched 14 points in 10 games in the playoffs last year, and led the Wild to the MMHL Championship.
The Winnipeg native committed to the Bemidji State University Beavers of NCAA Division I last season. He will wear #21 for the Pistons, and will be in the lineup tomorrow night when the Pistons take on the Portage Terriers.