Courtesy of Steinbachonline.com – Written by Dave Anthony
The Steinbach Pistons added to their roster on Thursday by acquiring 19 year-old forward Carter Chorney from the Virden Oil Capitals for future considerations.
The Rainy River, Ontario native, who played 14 games for the Oil Capitals last season picked up three assists and 25 penalty minutes has been on the Pistons radar for a while.
“He’s a player I have some familiarity with.” Head coach and general manager Paul Dyck said Friday morning. “He represented the SIJHL (Superior International Junior Hockey League) at the World Junior A Challenge camp in Edmonton last year and Calgary the year before. Very, very comfortable with him fitting into our program. He’s a player that brings a little bit of everything. He see’s the ice well, has a little bit of edge to his game but obviously, two years of experience is something that we value. He’ll add depth to our lineup.
Dyck also knows that the versatility with a player like Chorney can only help his club. “We’ve been looking at trying to establish all four lines that can contribute on both sides of the rink and I think he will enhance that.”
As far as when fans will see Chorney in the lineup, Dyck says there is no rush to make any type of decision. “We’re not exactly sure of the timeline with Carter. In the short term, he will come in tonight and practice with us tomorrow. He will not be in the lineup tonight (regular season opener against Waywayseecappo) and probably unlikely for Sunday (in Selkirk) as well. We’re going to give him a few days to get acclimated. We will get him in when he’s ready.”
The Pistons roster now stands at 25 players.