The Pistons traveled to Neepawa for their Wednesday night matchup with the Natives. Captain Jordan Bochinski made his contribution with two key goals and showed that speed is the ultimate weapon. The Pistons ran out 5-2 winners on the evening which had Mackenzie Graham named 1st star with his two goals.
Defensively and in the blue paint the Pistons were fantastic. Roman Bengert got his team back on track with some key saves picking up his 15th win of the season.
Steinbach’s success on the penalty kill played an important part in the team’s defensive performance going a perfect 8-for-8 while shorthanded..
“Defensively we had a few key blocked shots on our penalty kill,” said Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck about his team’s #1 ranked PK unit. “It was great to see the guys paying the price and sacrificing their bodies to complete the kill.”
Mackenzie Graham’s second goal was a fantastic display of puck movement and led to be one of the prospects for goal of the season. Coach Dyck stated that “Graham’s goal was as pretty a goal you will see in our league.” Mack’s two goals on Wednesday now take him to 17 this season, which is top in the MJHL.
Bradley Schoonbaert wanted to get in on the action as well, tallying a goal and two assists for a statement three-point night.
The Pistons will face-off against the Waywayseecappo Wolverines on Friday night at the T.G. Smith Centre, the puck drops at 7:30pm.
Tonights 3 Stars
1st: Mackenzie Graham (Steinbach) 2 Goals
2nd: Bradley Schoonbaert (Steinbach) 1 Goal 2 Assists.
3rd: Griffin Chwaliboga (Neepawa) 2 Assists