The Steinbach Pistons made two acquisitions in the days leading up to the CJHL trade deadline, acquiring Jackson Betcher (’01) a defence man from the Swan Valley Stampeders and Zach Power (’01) a forward from the London Nationals in the GOJHL. In both trades the Pistons gave up future considerations.
Jackson Betcher is from Swan River and up until this point has played all his junior career for the Swan Valley Stampeders. A dynamic, two-way defence man Betcher has 18 points (9 goals and 9 assists) in 29 games this season.
When asked about Jackson Betcher’s style of play and what the Pistons liked, Head Coach and GM Paul Dyck stated “Jackson plays a solid game in all 3 zones and adds a little more offence from the backend. He provides another layer of maturity and poise to our group.”
Along with his skill level, Dyck commented he will also bring experience, “We like the fact that he has the experience of playing nearly 150 games in our league and having played in the league finals in 2019.”
Zach Power is from Glencoe, Ontario where he was playing for the London Nationals in the GOJHL. With an amazing offensive game Power had 54 points (17 goals and 37 assists) in 22 games so far this season.
Commenting on Zach Power’s game and skill level Paul Dyck stated, “Zach is a very talented offensive player who sees the ice extremely well and also has the ability to finish.”
On what Power will be bringing to the Pistons Paul Dyck said “With his addition it gives us added flexibility and options with what we do with our line combinations. He is another guy that has played a lot of Junior hockey and will bring veteran leadership.”
Welcome to Steinbach Jackson and Zach!