The Steinbach Pistons head to Selkirk to face off against the Steelers for game 2 of the series Sunday evening.
The Steinbach Pistons beat the Selkirk Steelers in game 1 by a score of 5-2 Friday evening. The Pistons finished the regular season first in the MJHL and have secured home ice advantage for the whole playoffs. The Pistons have established a great flow and control to their game. With a dominant penalty kill, powerplay and even strength game the Pistons are dangerous in all game scenarios. Goaltending has also been a major strong point with Will Hambley leading the way between the pipes.
The Selkirk Steelers were the last team to clinch a playoff spot. Facing off against the 1 seed Pistons in the first round, the Steelers will be looking to expose faults in the Pistons play and build on those. Selkirk has not been able to find much success against the Pistons so far this season as they lost all 8 games in the regular season versus Steinbach. With the regular season behind us, Selkirk will be looking to use the clean slate of the playoffs and stun the Pistons.
PISTONS: PP 0/3 – 0% PK 4/4 – 100%
STEELERS: PP 0/4 – 0% PK 3/3 – 100%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Zac Patrick
Captain of the Pistons and the quarterback of the back-end Zac Patrick is a player that will catch your eye. Zac Patrick is a great skater, who uses that to his advantage kick starting the breakout and setting up in the offensive zone. Zac also has grit and a tough side to him, using the body when needed to generate turnovers and turning them into scoring chances.
Steelers: Mathieu Catellier
Mathieu Catellier is the type of player that you love if he is on your team but hate to have against you. Able to get under the other team’s skin, Catellier is a player who ruffles feathers and uses that to his advantage. Catellier also has an offensive aspect to his game, generating scoring chances and driving the net to score goals.