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Pistons 2017 MJHL Draft Recap

It was a busy weekend for the Steinbach Pistons as they added a new crop of young talent at the 2017 MJHL Draft. The Draft, along with MJHL scheduling and marketing meetings, took place in Winnipeg this past weekend.

The 2002 birth year draft class was very deep and the Pistons are excited about the new players that were added to our strong prospect pool. Making the draft selections were Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck along with Head Scouts Daryl Anning and Kim Ridd.

The entire Steinbach Pistons organization would like to congratulate the players drafted and welcome them and their families to the Pistons community. We look forward to having the players attend the upcoming Rookie Camp at the end of August where Pistons fans will be able to see the newest team editions on the ice.

 

The following are the players selected by the Steinbach Pistons. As a result of finishing first in the league this past season, the Pistons held the 11th pick in all 6 rounds of the draft.

 

Round 1: Pick 11: Landon Roberts

Position: Forward

Height: 6’0” Weight: 160 lbs

2016-17 Team: Southwest Cougars Bantam 1 AAA

Stats: 31 Games Played, 25 Goals, 27 Assists, 52 Points

Coach’s Comments: Landon is a power forward with very strong character. He brings a physical edge each night and can contribute offensively. We like the fact that he is an all around good athlete.

 

Round 2: Pick 22: Ty Thorpe

Position: Forward

Height 5’11” Weight: 146 lbs

2016-17 Team: Rink Hockey Academy Bantam Rep

Stats: 30 Games Played, 13 Goals, 29 Assists, 42 Points

Coach’s Comments: Ty is a complete player who plays in all 3 zones. He has excellent vision, a good skill set and a high compete level.

 

Round 3: Pick 33: Carter Bateman

Position: Defense

Height: 5’8” Weight: 168 lbs

2016-17 Team: Interlake Lightning Bantam 1 AAA

Stats: 35 Games Played, 9 Goals, 11 Assists, 20 Points

Coach’s Comments: Carter is a hard-nosed defenseman that makes the opposition pay the price. He has good size and mobility and can contribute in many different ways.

 

Round 4: Pick 44: Logan Danis

Position: Forward

Height: 5’6” Weight: 180 lbs

2016-17 Team: Rink Hockey Academy Bantam Rep

Stats: 29 Games Played, 11 Goals, 10 Assists, 21 Points

Coach’s Comments: Logan is a solid player that is strong on pucks. He has a real knack for the net and is a good character going man.

 

Round 5: Pick 55: Lucas Fry

Position: Defense

Height: 5’9” Weight: 170 lbs

2016-17 Team: Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam 1 AAA

Stats: 34 Games Played, 0 Goals, 13 Assists, 13 Points

Coach’s Comments: Lucas plays a simple heads up game and makes good decisions with the puck. He has good size and plays an efficient game.

 

Round 6: Pick 66: Aeden Loschiavo

Position: Forward

Height: 6’3” Weight: 150 lbs

2016-17 Team: Winnipeg Monarchs Bantam 1 AAA

Stats: 33 Games Played, 14 Goals, 18 Assists, 32 Points

Coach’s Comments: Aiden is a good-sized skilled forward that can produce offensively. He also can bring a physical dimension to his game.

 

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Caleb Thiessen

Position: Forward

Height: 5’9” Weight: 151 lbs

2016-17 Team:

Stats: Unavailable

 

Cole Oswald

Position: Goalie

Height: 5’10” Weight: 155 lbs

2016-17 Team: Eastman Selects Bantam 1 AAA

Stats: 21 Games Played, 12 wins, 2 shutouts, 3.10 GAA, 890 SV%