The Steinbach Pistons finish off a home and home versus the Dauphin Kings tonight in Dauphin at 7:30pm. The Pistons are coming off a 4-2-win last night versus the Kings with a great night from goaltender Will Hambley.
The Steinbach Pistons are currently on a 4-game win streak outscoring their opponents 17-8 over that span. Will Hambley has been in net for the Pistons in all 4 games and has a 1.94 GAA and 0.939 save % over the 4 games. Jack Rogers was named Pistons Player of the Month for November where he got 15 points (6 goals and 9 assists) in 10 games. The Pistons currently sit first in the Eastern division with 39 points and second in the MJHL.
The Dauphin Kings are currently in first place in the MJHL with 40 points. The defensive core is strong for the Kings as they have 2 defencemen in the top 5 scoring for all defensemen in the MJHL, Colby Jaquet is number 1 and Parker Malchuk is number 4. Goaltending is also a strength for the Kings as their starter Carson Cherepak has a 16-4 record with a 2.09 GAA and 0.927 Save %.
PISTONS: PP 21/100 – 21% PK 84/96 – 87.5%
KINGS: PP 24/96 – 25% PK 92/104 – 88.5%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Cooper Rice
Cooper Rice is currently on a 4-game point streak where he has 6 points (1 goal and 5 assists) in that time. Rice is a dynamic player who has a great defensive aspect to his game but also an offensive touch, joining in on the rush and making things happen in the offensive zone. Rice doesn’t shy away from playing the body and always gives his best effort.
Kings: Parker Malchuk
Parker Malchuk is third in team scoring as a defenceman with 22 points (6 goals and 16 assists) in 21 games. A great leader and captain of the Dauphin Kings, Malchuk has a great offensive defenceman style of play. He is able to lock down the defensive zone but also puts shots on net and propels the offense in the offensive zone.