The Steinbach Pistons would like to congratulate Joey Dosan on committing to the United States Military Academy West Point, Army Black Knights Div 1 Men’s Hockey Program!
The Pistons are proud of Joey for committing to such a prestigious school like Army and all that he will experience there. Once finishing his time at the school Joey will then serve in the USA military for an extended period of time.
Joey’s time in Steinbach was great but filled with its fare share of ups and downs. His first season with the Pistons was the 2019-2020 season where in 32 games he had 6 points (1 goal and 2 assists). Joey dealt with injury problems throughout the season which he fought through, showing his resilience and drive to play. Joey returned for the shortened Covid season but had many obstacles that were Covid related he had to get around to make it back to Steinbach. Joey’s time in Steinbach was special for both him and the city as he made many special bonds, displaying great character on and off the ice. Joey decided due to Covid to not come back to the Pistons for his 20-year-old season and is currently playing for the Springfield Jr. Blues in the NAHL where he has 23 points (9 goals and 14 assists) in 35 games.
“I feel like the biggest reason I was led to West Point is the development I’m going to get.” Joey commented on what led him to committing to West Point. “On and off the ice, I will be constantly being pushed to my limits which will in turn make me reach my potential. I want to improve on every facet of my life and there is no better place than West Point.”
When asked what it means to attend a school with such prestige and in turn being able to serve his country Joey said, “An honor. The school itself is one of the most prestigious in the world. And as far as serving, I’ve been surrounded by family members and close friends who have served or currently are and I will find it life giving. I believe it will be a humbling experience that I look forward to. Being able to protect and serve the best country in the world after attending the most prestigious academy in the country will be a special experience.”
Touching on his time in Steinbach and how it developed him as a player and a person Joey stated, “I look back at my time in Steinbach as some of the best years of my life. I experienced a lot of setbacks during my two years, whether it was due to Covid, injuries or other things. Yet, through those setbacks I grew so much on and off the ice.” The people of Steinbach and relationships made are a big memory for Joey when looking back at Steinbach. “The relationships I made are lifelong. The coaches, especially Paul, helped mold me into the player I am today. My billets are some of the most special people I’ve met in my life. And the teammates I’ve had are some of my best friends to this day. I would not be the person nor the opportunity I have today if it wasn’t for the Pistons.
When looking back on Joey Dosan’s time in Steinbach Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck stated, “I am not sure I have witnessed a player exhibit a greater degree of perseverance and fortitude than Joey did while overcoming injuries and the challenges Covid presented to him. He is a tremendous leader, teammate and just a great human. We are excited for what lays ahead for him as he is one of those people you just know will succeed in life.”
Congratulations Joey and the Pistons wish you all the best in your future endeavours!