Courtesy of TheCarillon.com – Written by Terry Frey
With three days of the Steinbach Pistons 2016 training camp and evaluation process now in the books, Pistons’ training camp now shifts into high gear for the second phase of the camp.
The first three days included only rookies, which culminated in a scrimmage Sunday afternoon. Twenty of those players will travel to Selkirk tonight for an all-rookie, or prospects game against the Steelers. Puck drop is at 7:30 p.m.
Pistons’ head coach Paul Dyck said he is very pleased with how the prospects camp went this year, “probably the best ever. There has been so much parity in this camp, we are getting better every year with identifying the young players to bring into our camp.”
The main camp kicks off this morning and a number of the prospects will be invited to join the main camp Wednesday morning following the prospects game in Selkirk tonight.
There will be about 55 players in the main camp and they will be divided into three teams for the next three days of the camp. First cuts will be made on Thursday.
Camp will continue Friday and Saturday and then the Pistons will play their first exhibition game Sunday night at the MTS Iceplex against the Winnipeg Blues. The Pistons will then host the Blues in a return tune-up on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Steinbach.
The Pistons will close out their four-game exhibition schedule with a home-and-home series with the Selkirk Steelers as they play Sept. 16 at Selkirk and then back in Steinbach on Saturday, Sept. 17, with both those games getting underway at 7:30 p.m.
Steinbach will open the MJHL regular season at home on Friday, Sept. 23 as they entertain the Waywayseecappo Wolverines at 7:30 p.m.