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Harkness Commits to Alvernia University

The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce the commitment of Simon Harkness to the NCAA Div 3 Alvernia University Golden Wolves Men’s Hockey Program!

Simon Harkness joined the Steinbach Pistons in the 2020-2021 shortened season. In 4 games that season, Harkness had a 1.97 GAA and a 0.914 SV% while also registering one shutout. A backbone to the Pistons success so far this season, Harkness bolsters the backend in a goaltender tandem alongside Will Hambley. In 20 games this season Harkness has a 2.76 GAA, which is top 5 in the MJHL, and a 0.901 SV% with one shutout. A leader on the team, Harkness has great character on and off the ice.

When asked about what lead him to choosing Alvernia Harkness stated, “I was really happy with Alvernia mainly because the school is very sport oriented, they take a lot of pride in all of their sports teams at the school, and it will be a fun spot to play at.” In looking at his academic future and what he will be studying Harkness commented “I’m going into communications, and they’ve got a very strong communications program which has a lot of success with giving students internships and opportunities to get involved in the working world, which I found very exciting.”

In reflecting on his time so far in Steinbach and the remainder of the season ahead and how it has contributed to his hockey career Harkness stated, “I’ve found my time in Steinbach to be a blast. From day one joining the team, I could tell this organization is one with a lot of success and strives for greatness every time you step out on the ice. I found being able to be a part of that was amazing as it would push me to be better every day, give me a challenge to improve and help me get better so that I am at where I am at now.”

“Hark has continued to work at his game and hone his craft which has put him in the position to play university hockey” stated Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck. “He is a competitor and that is a quality every team desires.”

When asked what kind of impact Simon Harkness has made since joining the Pistons Dyck commented, “He has played very well for us since he arrived in the fall of 2020, he has been an excellent teammate.”

The Pistons organization congratulate Simon on his commitment to Alvernia University and wish him all the best in his future hockey endeavours!