The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce that Captain Jordan Bochinski has committed to play for the Liberty University Flames of the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division One program this upcoming season.
The Pistons 2016-17 captain is excited for what lies ahead at Liberty University. “I wanted to go to a College that really fit me as a person. Liberty is a really special place that offers a lot more than a successful hockey program, so that was a big factor in my decision process.”
The East St. Paul product played five seasons with the Pistons from 2012 to 2017. In that time, the 5’11”, 180 lbs forward played 220 games, scoring 48 goals and contributing 67 assists for 115 points.
Bochinski played a very skilled, high-tempo game during his Pistons career, and always exuded his energetic personality both on and off the ice. He was always the first one to touch base with fellow teammates, helping them with any problems they had, and made everyone who entered the Pistons dressing room feel welcome.
Bochinski will bring his energetic character to Lynchburg, Virginia, where he’s looking forward to continuing his athletic and educational careers. “I can’t wait to see the rink, facilities, campus and play in front of the crazy fans. I’ve never been to that part of the states either so I’m really excited to experience Virginia. I also can’t wait to continue the Bo Show at Liberty University!”
With the help of the Steinbach Pistons, Bochinski created the Bo Show, which centers on special guests that Bochinski interviews in a comedic manner. Some guests that have been featured on the Bo Show have included Steinbach Pistons players Bradley Schoonbaert, and Braden Purtill, Philadelphia Flyers 2017 second overall pick Nolan Patrick, and Winnipeg Jets star defenseman Dustin Byfuglien.
Bochinski, who is looking to pursue Kinesiology at Liberty University and obtain a Physical Education degree, believes the Pistons have played a vital role in his growth as a person and a player. “The Pistons were the biggest part of my individual process. I grew a lot in different aspects of my life because of the great coaches, teammates and billets I was lucky enough to have. Steinbach will always be a part of me and I will continue to come back and visit every chance I get.”
“Liberty is a great fit and opportunity for Jordan”, explains Pistons Head Coach and General Manager Paul Dyck. “He was a good soldier, teammate and leader for us and we are thankful for his 5 years of service with the Pistons. We wish him all the best as he enters this new phase of his life.”