The Steinbach Pistons head to Selkirk tonight for their last meeting of the regular season. Over their last two meetings the Pistons have outscored the Steelers 15-1.
The Steinbach Pistons still sit atop of the MJHL with 77 points and a 37-9-2-1 record. The Pistons were the first team to clinch a playoff berth and earlier this week clinched top spot in the East Division. Steinbach is currently riding a 10-game win streak where they have outscored their opponents 55-15 over that span. Will Hambley has been a brick wall in net with a 24-3 record and he leads the league in SV % (0.929) and GAA (1.99) and is tied for shutout lead with 6.
The Selkirk Steelers are currently battling it out with the Portage Terriers for the final playoff berth in the East Division. Selkirk has 52 points and a 23-22-4-2 record with a 4-point lead on Portage, but the Terriers have 3 games in hand. The Steelers will be looking for a win tonight and pretty every night for the remainder of the season as they look to lock up the final playoff spot in the East.
PISTONS: PP 44/202 – 21.8% PK 185/211 – 87.7%
STEELERS: PP 50/255 – 19.6% PK 190/238 – 79.8%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Travis Hensrud
Travis Hensrud is coming off a 4-point night where he registered a hattrick (with a shorthanded goal) and 1 assist. Hensrud has 38 points (22 goals and 16 assists) in 43 games this season. Hensrud is the corner stone of the Pistons PK with great pressure, causing turnovers and generating scoring chances (sometimes it feels like more scoring chances then the opposing teams PP gets). A 200 ft player, Hensrud goes hard, giving it all to the end of his shift and it shows.
Steelers: Jordan Hughesman
Jordan Hughesman has 40 points (13 goals and 27 assists) in 41 games this season. Hughesman has the longest point streak this season in the MJHL that capped off at 18 games. A dynamic player, Hughesman is a great playmaker who is great at setting up the offense in the offensive zone and finding the open man.