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Bryce Kilbourne Commits to Wilfred Laurier University

The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce the commitment of defenceman Bryce Kilbourne the USports Wilfred Laurier University Men’s Hockey Program.

A native of London Ontario, Bryce started his junior career in the GOJHL and OJHL playing two seasons split between the St. Thomas Stars, London Nationals and the Oakville Blades. During his time in the GOJHL and OJHL, Bryce had 37 points (9 goals and 28 assists) in 91 games. For his twenty-year-old season Bryce split time between the Whitecourt Wolverines in the AJHL where he had 2 points (0 goals and 2 assists) in 24 games and the Steinbach Pistons where he had 13 points (3 goals and 10 assists) in 28 games. Bryce fit right in once he came to Steinbach on and off the ice. Bryce is a man of the people, always interacting with fans and taking the time to high five every kid as he comes off the ice and taking the time to make relationships. Bryce has been a big part of the back end with great lock down defensive play. Bryce puts everything he’s got into every shift, whether it be sacrificing the body to block shots or finish his checks and his presence is felt on the ice.

“I committed to Laurier because I’ve heard lots of great things about USports and the hockey is extremely good while being close to home makes it a bonus” Kilbourne stated on what led him to Laurier. “They also have a good policing and law programs that made me really interested.”

Looking back on his time and development while in Steinbach Bryce commented, “the Pistons have aided my development tremendously by giving me the opportunity and confidence to take my game to the next level. Everyday coach Paul and Calvin are helping me on the ice to push myself and make me the best player I can be. Also, Graham does a great job with the video and helping me understand different looks and plays I could make in the future.” Bryce finished off by saying, “overall I would not be where I am today without the Pistons and I’m very thankful I had the opportunity to come here to finish off my junior career.”

“Killer has been rock solid for us since he arrived” stated Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck. “He plays a very intelligent game in all 3 zones and is able to play big minutes. His poise is evident with and without the puck and is a player that often settles things down for our group when it’s needed.”

When talking about how Bryce has impacted the Pistons this season Dyck stated, “he has added stability and maturity to our backend and room. He is very competitive and one of those guys that other players want to be on the ice with.”

The Pistons organization congratulates Bryce on his achievement and wish him all the best in his future hockey endeavours!