The Steinbach Pistons are proud to announce the commitment of Quinton Pepper to the NCAA Division 1 University of St. Thomas men’s hockey program!
Quinton Pepper started his time with the Pistons last year in the shortened Covid season where he got 5 points (1 goal and 4 assists) in 8 games. Pepper was looking to make an impact this season with the Pistons and that is exactly what he has done. Pepper is currently tied for the team lead in points with 22 in 16 games and leads the MJHL in goals with 14 on the season. Quinton Pepper was also just named the Steinbach Pistons player of the month. As great as he is on the ice Pepper is also a great guy off the ice, being a leader on the team and one of the alternate captains this year. A young man with great character, Quinton Pepper is a big part of the team on and off the ice.
When asked about his thoughts on the opportunity to go play at St. Thomas Quinton Pepper had nothing but good things to say. “Really excited to be a part of the start of their D1 program and take this opportunity to take my game to the next level, as well as to get the chance to go to such a prestigious academic university”.
When asked about his time so far in Steinbach and the community Pepper stated “Steinbach is such a great place to play junior hockey. The community, billets and fans are all so driven to support the team every season in every way” Pepper commented. “Although the last 2 years we haven’t been able to have the attendance that we normally get, the fans have still shown their support and hopefully we can get back to packing the TG very soon”.
In reflecting on his time here and how he has improved as a player Quinton commented “my game has improved a lot since coming to Steinbach. The organization puts a lot of effort into player development and getting guys to the next level. The coaching staff as well as my teammates have pushed me to be the best player I can be every day at the rink”.
“We have watched Quinton take major steps in his development since he arrived at camp in his first season” Head Coach/GM Paul Dyck commented. “He is a strong leader on and off the ice, plays the game the right way and exhibits strong character each day. As a result, I believe St. Thomas will be getting a young man who can assist them with building their culture.”
The Steinbach Pistons congratulate Quinton on his commitment to the University of St. Thomas and wish him all the best with his hockey career.