The Steinbach Pistons play their last away game of the season Saturday evening as they head to Winnipeg to face off against the Winnipeg Blues
The Pistons currently sit in first place in the MJHL with a 4-point cushion at 81 points and a
39-9-2-1 record. The Pistons are currently riding a 12-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 63-19 over that span. On the season as a whole Steinbach has scored 215 goals and let in 119 for a league leading goal differential of +96. The Pistons need one more win in their last 3 games of the season to clinch first in the MJHL. The Pistons are waiting to see who gets the last playoff spot in the East between Portage and Selkirk as the Pistons will be meeting the winner of those two in the first round.
The Winnipeg Blues currently sit in third place in the East division with 59 points and a
28-19-1-2 record. The Blues look to have third place on lock and will be facing the Winkler Flyers in the first round of playoffs. The Blues are looking to get back into the win column as they have dropped their last 3 games, all to the Winkler Flyers. The Blues have missed the presence of Brayden Foreman who has been out with an injury for the last couple of weeks as he is a big offensive presence with 58 points (20 goals and 38 assists) in 37 games.
PISTONS: PP 46/207 – 22.2% PK 194/220 – 88.1%
BLUES: PP 36/211 – 17.1% PK 165/202 – 81.7%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers leads the Pistons in points with 60 points (25 goals and 35 assists) in 51 games. Rogers is currently riding a 4-game point streak, where he has 12 points over that span with 3 points in every game. Rogers has great offensive awareness and lately has had a keen awareness for the open man and setting up scoring chances.
Blues: Ryan Ostermann
Ryan Ostermann joined the Blues part way through the season in a trade with the Selkirk Steelers. Since joining the Blues Ostermann has 22 points (13 goals and 9 assists) in 20 games. With over 100 MJHL games under his belt Ostermann has experience and with that a confidence with his play. Ostermann is good at breakouts, setting up the offense and generating puck movement.