The Pistons will make the short 1 hour trip to the Hockey For All Centre on Friday night as they take on the Winnipeg Freeze.
The Pistons have had the week off of games but have been hard at work knowing a big 4 points are up for grabs this weekend with a road game against the Freeze on Friday and a home game versus the Stamps on Saturday. The Pistons last game was a nail biting 4-3 win over the Winkler Flyers last Saturday to hand the Flyers their first regulation loss of the season thanks to a Noah Szabo goal with under 20 seconds left in the game.
The Freeze are coming off of 3 losses in a row but seem to be trending upward as they were one of only three teams to go undefeated at the MJHL showcase last week with wins over the Stampeders and Blues.
The Freeze are a young and relatively experienced team when it comes to junior hockey but they work hard making it important to not get complacent. When playing a team lower in the standings, it’s easy to approach the game with a ‘point night’ mentality but it will be key for the Pistons to come out ready to play as a team and earn the win with authority.
PISTONS: PP 13/58 – 22.4% PK 71/80 – 88.8%
FREEZE: PP 9/72 – 12.5% PK 43/60 – 71.7%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Noah Szabo
Noah has been no stranger to the scoresheet this season. The 19 year old defenseman is nearing a point per game at 10 points in 14 games played. No question he will double up on his point total of 17 in 48 from last year. When the going gets tough, you can always count on Noah Szabo. His game seems to rise to the occasion in tough situation/games. Szabo skates extremely well, moves the puck effectively and has scored some timely goals late in games for the Pistons this year. Look out for him not only tonight but in the news as it wouldn’t be a surprise if he landed himself a division 1 scholarship sooner than later.
Freeze: Kylow Monkman
The 19 year old forward is on a 5 game point streak with most of his points being goals. Monkman will be someone for the Pistons to keep an eye on as he gets near the blue paint .
Puck drop at the Hockey For All Centre is at 7:45pm. Catch the game on Flo Hockey or listen to voice of the Pistons Dave Anthony over at DAbroadcasting.mixlr.com.
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