The Steinbach Pistons head to Winkler tonight to face off against the Winkler Flyers with puck drop set for 7:30pm.
The Pistons are coming off a big 5-2 win over the third place Waywayseecappo Wolverines. With a 28-9-2-1 record and 59 points, the Pistons are still first in the MJHL with the Dauphin Kings close behind. Jack Rogers still has the team lead in points with 44 (17 goals and 27 assists) in 40 games. In defensive scoring Zac Patrick leads the way with 21 points (4 goals and 17 assists) in 33 games. Will Hambley is second in the MJHL in both SV % and GAA with 0.923 and 2.19.
The Winkler Flyers have won their last two games versus the Pistons, beating them 3-2 both times but once in OT and once in regulation. The Flyers are sitting at fifth place in the MJHL with a 24-13-1-1 record and 50 points. Justin Svenson leads the team in points and is second in the MJHL with 59 points (24 goals and 35 assists) in 39 games. In net, Dylan Meilun has a 3.02 GAA and a 0.900 SV%.
PISTONS: PP 35/167 – 21.0% PK 139/163 – 85.3%
FLYERS: PP 46/184 – 25.0% PK 166/201 – 82.6%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Zach Power
Zach Power has been a great addition to the Pistons putting up 11 points (2 goals and 9 assists) in 9 games since being acquired. He also is a very consistent player currently riding a 9-game point streak and having a point in every game so far with the Pistons. Power is a great playmaker with good offensive awareness, finding the open man and setting up teammates with great scoring opportunities.
Flyers: Jayden McCarthy
Jayden McCarthy has 54 points (22 goals and 32 assists) in 39 games this season. With a great slap shot and eye for the net, McCarthy is a great goal scorer. With his big frame and grittiness McCarthy is not afraid to use the body and is often in the other team’s face. McCarthy has great offensive awareness and is constantly involved on the rush.