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Road Report: Powered by Compass Coach Lines – Dec 18 @ Oil Capitals

The Steinbach Pistons are in Virden tonight facing off against the Virden Oil Capitals with puck drop at 7:30pm.

The Pistons are coming off a back-to-back weekend in OCN where they split the games winning the first one 3-2 and losing the second 3-0. In the last 10 games the Pistons are 7-3, outscoring their opponents 35-32 over that period. The Steinbach Pistons currently sit in first place in the East division and second place in the MJHL with 43 points, one point behind the Dauphin Kings. The Pistons have had strong goaltending this season with Will Hambley boasting a 11-1 record, 0.922 save % and a 2.16 GAA. Hambley’s save % is 5th in the league and his GAA is second.

The Oil Capitals currently are in 3rd place in the West division and 6th in the MJHL with 30 points. Virden is coming off a dominant two games versus the Winnipeg Freeze, winning both games and outscoring them 15-3 over the two games. Oil Capitals goaltender Eric Reid has 6-7-1 record on the season where he has a 0.903 save % and a 3.08 GAA.

SPECIAL TEAMS

PISTONS: PP 23/113 – 20.4% PK 94/107 – 87.9%
OIL CAPITALS: PP 28/131 – 21.4% PK 83/114 – 72.8%

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Pistons: Davis Fry

Davis Fry has had a great season so far with 30 points (8 goals and 22 assists) in 27 games. Fry is second in team scoring and leads the MJHL in rookie scoring. Davis Fry is a big forward standing at 6’3 with a versatile game. With a great playmaking part to his game, Fry always finds the open man and is setting up scoring chances.

Oil Capitals: Braden Fischer

Braden Fischer has 41 points (19 goals and 22 assists) in 28 games this season which leads the Oil Capitals and is 4th in the MJHL. Fischer is currently riding a 6-game point streak where he has 9 points (6 goals and 3 assists) over that span. An elite goal scorer, Fischer is always on the rush and producing offence for the Oil Capitals.