The Steinbach Pistons head to Neepawa today to face off against the Neepawa Titans. The Pistons are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the Titans and are looking to go for another win tonight with puck drop at 6:30pm.
The Steinbach Pistons are currently tied for second place in the MJHL with the Winnipeg Blues with 35 points, but they do have a game in hand on the Blues. The Pistons have won back-to-back games against the Waywayseecapo Wolverines and the Neepawa Titans. This past week the Pistons faced off against the Dauphin Kings and Waywayseecapo Wolverines at the MJHL showcase where the team went 1-1. The Pistons last win against the Titans was in shootout. This season the Pistons have had two games go to shootout and they have won both with Travis Hensrud getting the shootout winner both times.
The Neepawa Titans currently are last in the Western division with 19 points. At the MJHL showcase Neepawa also went 1-1, beating the Winnipeg Freeze 8-1 and losing to the Portage Terriers 3-2 in OT. The Titans starting goaltender, Emerik Demers, has a Save Percentage of 0.891 and a GAA of 3.27. The Titans are looking to bounce back tonight and get back in the win column.
PISTONS: PP 20/94 – 21.3% PK 77/88 – 87.5%
TITANS: 27/115 – 23.5% PK 56/84 – 66.7%
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Pistons: Jack Rogers
Jack Rogers has been hot the past two games where he has amassed 6 points (2 goals and 4 assists). On the season Rogers has 24 points in 23 games which is fourth in team scoring. Rogers is a dynamic player who is fast and confident with the puck. In the two shootouts this year Rogers has been one of the first 3 shooters both times showing to his stick handling ability and offensive talent.
Neepawa: Dallon Wilton
Dallon Wilton is tied for second in team scoring with 19 points (5 goals and 14 assists) in 23 games. Wilton spent some time in the WHL with the Kelowna Rockets and Vancouver Giants, so he has that skill and experience from playing there. A big power forward, Wilton has offensive talent but also uses the body and has a physical side to his game. Wilton has a great 200 foot game, joining the rush but also back checking and aiding on the defensive end.