Game 4 is set for tonight as the Steinbach Pistons head to Selkirk to face off against the Steelers at 6pm.
The Pistons are currently up 2-1 in the series coming off a 3-0 win on Friday evening. Steinbach’s defence looked great on Friday evening as they completely locked down the defensive end. Whether it was blocking shots, clogging the lanes or disrupting breakouts the Pistons defence performed well. Each game has been won by the home team so far this series so the Pistons will be looking to change that tonight. Steinbach will be looking to keep the game quick and up tempo so that the Steelers do not have time to settle in and get going.
Selkirk has put up a good fight through the first 3 games of the series. The Steelers took game 2 on home ice by a score of 3-1 and looked great that game. Goaltending has been a key part for the Steelers as Hunter Tarves has played really well these 3 games, giving the Steelers a chance and keeping them in each game. The Steelers will continue to look to disrupt the Pistons flow of play through grit and physical play.
PISTONS: PP 0/9 – 0% PK 8/8 – 100%
STEELERS: PP 0/8 – 0% PK 9/9 – 100%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Bryce Kilbourne
Bryce Kilbourne had an exceptional game 3. Kilbourne’s lockdown ability in the defensive end is amazing as he sacrifices the body constantly, blocking shots left and right. Bryce Kilbourne plays a physical game, as he uses the body to disrupt the play and always finishes his checks. Bryce is also great at setting up the breakout and setting up the offensive. A great two-way defenceman, Kilbourne also will join the rush from time to time and look to set up teammates for scoring chances.
Steelers: Lucas Brennan
Lucas Brennan is a great young player who has a lot of fire to his game. Brennan plays with a lot of energy and is always in the middle of it, whether it be a scoring chance or a post whistle scrum. Brennan is a quick skater who moves well with the puck and uses that to his benefit to create scoring chances for teammates or for himself.