The Steinbach Pistons acquired a new crop of young talent this past weekend at the MJHL’s Bantam Draft hosted in the Canalta Hotel at Selkirk. That list included 1st round selection Max Neill who is pictured above.
There is always a sense of optimism from a team’s staff at the end of the draft day, and that goes for Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck, who was accompanied by the team’s Head Scout Darryl Anning during the selection process.
“We are very excited about the players we were able to select in this year’s draft,” Dyck said. “There is a lot of skill and talent in this group, and we look forward to the future with them in our program. I was very pleased with the outcome of the draft and thought our scouts did a terrific job once again of preparing for it.”
The Pistons held the 10th spot in the 11 team six round draft based on their 2nd place finish in the standings this past year. Steinbach held Selkirk’s 4th pick in the 5th round and also swapped picks with Selkirk in the 6th round attaining their 4th in exchange for Steinbach’s 10th. Those draft changes were because of trades during this past season.
This year’s draft class was in the 2001 year, and it will be at least two years before Pistons fans will see these players in Blue and White on game days.
The Pistons selected the following players in order: