The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce the commitment of Dominik Wasik to the NCAA DIV 1 school of Air Force Men’s Hockey Program!
Dominik Wasik is from Erie, Colorado and prior to joining the Pistons spent time in the NAHL, splitting his time between the Aberdeen Wings and the Johnstown Tomahawks. Dominik joined the Pistons shortly after the start of the 2022/2023 season and has proved to be a top goaltender in the league. In 21 games this season Dominik has a 14-7 record, GAA of 2.20 and a SV% of 0.925. His GAA and SV% are both top 3 in the MJHL for all goaltenders. Dominik has been a big reason for the Pistons success this season and one of the most reliable goalies in the league day in and day out.
“There were a lot of things leading me to commit to Air Force, but the main reason is over these last couple of years in my junior career I learned so much, not only as a player but as a person” stated Wasik on what led him to Air Force. “I found out that I want to explore other things in life then just hockey and I believe the Air Force Academy will give me just that. I will still be able to play hockey but also be equipped with the right tools to accomplish anything I want outside of it. I am beyond excited to have this opportunity!”
“The Pistons have been an unbelievable pillar in my development” Wasik commented on how the Pistons aided in his development. “I would not have done it without everyone involved. From the brotherhood in the locker room, to the supportive fans, this organization has helped me go back to the love of the game and why I strap on the pads in the first place, which is to have fun and love the challenge. Even though this is a great personal achievement, there is still work to be done. I am truly blessed to be a part of the Pistons as they make me better every day.”
“Dom has been a great fit in our room and has bought in and contributed to our culture both on and off the ice” Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck commented. “Dom has battled through the ups and downs that goaltenders so often experience in Jr hockey and has really found his game this year. He approaches each day with a professional workmen like attitude and is always striving to improve. It’s so good to see that his persistence and resilience have paid off to where he is getting this opportunity at Air Force.”
The Pistons congratulate Dominik on his achievement and wish him all the best in his hockey endeavours!